Vitaly Janelt

Vitaly Janelt




Country: Germany

Date of birth: 10/05/1998 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Germany

Height: 184cm

Youth career: Bargfelder SV, SSC Hagen Ahrensburg, Hamburger SV, RasenBallsport Leipzig (since 2014)

Current club: RasenBallsport Leipzig/RB Leipzig II

Squad number: —

Current national team: Germany U-19

Position: central defender, defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by 125.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship (4/0), 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup (3/2)

Contract until: 30.06.2021

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: Hamburger SV

Similar type of player: Nemanja Matić



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No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– modern holding midfielder/box-to-box midfielder

– thanks to his vision and anticipation he is capable of playing in a variety of midfield roles, in adefensive midfielder position or in a more advanced role if needed

– well-rounded, powerful, hard-working, physically strong player

– likes to shoot from distance

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– skilful on the ball and calm under pressure

– concentrated player with very good reading of the game and anticipation

– very good at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, and tactical intelligence

– likes to play through balls

– able to keep the ball under pressure and hold up play thanks to strong physique and technique

– very good tackler, and a tactically intelligent midfielder, gifted with good ball skills, distribution, and vision

– capable of surprising the opponents by charging forward into the attacking third and testing the goalkeeper


He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-2-3-1.






2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship runner-up with Germany.


League summary (as for 9 September 2016):

Regionalliga Nordost 2016/2017 (ongoing): 4 matches/0 goals (RB Leipzig II)



Vitaly Janelt began his career at Hamburger SV, but he moved to RB Leipzig in 2014 – a club, which invests large money in its first team, but does not omit its youth academy, which signs very talented players from all over Germany and Europe. He showed himself to a wider crowd at the 2015 European Under-17 Championship, where Germany won a silver medal. Few months later, he represented his country at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, where young “Mannschaft ” unexpectedly lost to Croatia in the round of 16. Currently he is a member of Germany U-19 side.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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