Full name: Theo Bernard François Hernández
Date of birth: 06/10/1997 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Marseille (France)
Youth career: Atlético Madrid
Current club: Atlético Madrid
Squad number: —
Current national team: France U-19
Position: central defender, left-back, winger
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2014/2015 (7/0), UEFA Youth League 2015/2016 (4/2), 2016 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (2/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2016
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: FC Barcelona
Similar type of player: Marcos Alonso
– tackling and intercepting
– long shots
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– attacking-minded fullback/wingback
– versatile player who is naturally adept in several positions, and is capable of aiding his team defensively as well as offensively
– player with very good reading of the game, reactions and anticipation
– likes forward runs
– likes to cross
– likes to get ahead and overlap with his winger in order to provide a good cross into the box
– tenacious, fearless and good at timing tackles
– possesses powerful and accurate shot
– endless energy coupled with his physical strength and powerful running make him an incredibly useful asset as he brings an offensive value to a team, with a lot of activity during 90 minutes in the left side
– capable of shooting on-target goals from great distances
– very comfortable with the ball at his feet
– forceful, quick and powerful
– equally competent offensively as defensively
– plays with a great deal of confidence, and is solid in the air for a left back
– competent set-piece taker
He is best suited to playing as:
Left-back in 4-4-2.
División de Honor Juvenil de Fútbol 2015/2016 winner with Atlético Madrid.
Copa del Rey Juvenil de Fútbol 2016 winner with Atlético Madrid.
League summary (as for 1 July 2016):
No senior team appearances yet.
Theo Hernández is the son of former Atletico Madrid centre-back Jean-François Hernández and brother of Lucas – very talented defender, already a member of Atletico’s first team. Theo is set to join his older sibling in Diego Simeone’s side after impressing as part of Atletico highly successful youth teams. Recent Spanish media reports have claimed that Barca wants to buy him. It seems, though, that he’ll be better off staying with Atletico and trying to replace Filipe Luis at the left-back spot in the near future. He’s also a member of France’s youth squad and currently represents Les Bleus U19, which will soon play at the European U19 Championship, scheduled to go off on July 11 in Germany.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.