Date of birth: 10/05/1998 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Germany
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 transfermarkt.de): 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
– tactical intelligence
– tackling and intercepting
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:
First team material in a top European club.