Full name in native alphabet: Страхиња Бошњак
Date of birth: 18/02/1999 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Serbia
Youth career: Partizan Belgrade
Current club: Partizan Belgrade
Squad number: —
Current national team: Serbia U-17
Position: central defender, defensive midfielder
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: Future Talents Cup 2015/2016, 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2019
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Jan Vertonghen
– tackling and intercepting
– aerial duels
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– dominant and elegant ball playing defender
– strong left foot helps in the balance of the team when paired up with a right-footer
– very composed on the ball
– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals
– well-fit, hard-working, and quick at anticipating the movement of the opponents
– accurate and tenacious tackler
– despite his height, he is able to win headed duals due to his jumping technique
– able to play in a three-man defensive line system
– often patrticipates in build-up play
– very good at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, tactical intelligence, and ability to read the game
– able to control the threat of the attacker without causing an imbalance in the defensive line
– concentrated, determined and commited player with very good rate of individual and collective work
He is best suited to playing as:
Central defender in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 30 July 2016):
No senior team appearances yet.
Strahinja Bošnjak is another brilliant graduate of the Partizan Belgrade youth academy, which already produced many excellent players in recent years such as Lazar Marković, Adem Ljajić, Stefan Šćepović, Aleksandar Mitrović, Ivan Šaponjić and Andrija Živković. From an early age, Strahinja has been considered to be highly talented, and thanks to his modern play style and elegance, he raised interest even within FC Barcelona. Partizan isn’t afraid to place their trust in their most talented graduates, for instance, Dušan Vlahović from the class 2000 plays there on a regular basis, so it’s quite possible that Strahinja will soon get his chance to debut too. He is also a regular player for the Serbian junior national teams, he has represented his country at the U-16 and U-17 levels. In 2016, he captained his team at the European U-17 Championship, where Serbians failed to advance from a very tough group containing Spain, Netherlands and Italy.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.