Marks Kurtišs

Marks Kurtišs

Kurtiss

 

Latvia-32

Country: Latvia

Date of birth: 26/01/1998 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Latvia

Height: 183cm

Youth career: FK Liepāja

Current club: FK Liepāja

Squad number: 11

Current national team: Latvia U-19

Position: winger, second striker, striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 25.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: Granatkin Memorial 2016

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Edinson Cavani

 

Strengths:

– pace & acceleration Untitled1

– power Untitled1

– physicality Untitled1

– hold-up play Untitled1

– off the ball movement Untitled

– decisions Untitled

– finishing Untitled

– heading Untitled

– dribbling Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– can be a little wasteful sometimes, missing opportunities that he should be taking

 

Style of play:

– quick and powerful centre forward

– his primary position is a centre forward, although he can also operate as a second striker or a winger

– tall, powerful, strong, and unselfish striker with good speed and dribbling skills

– likes sniff out opportunities in and around the box

– able to score and dribble with both feet

– likes to play off the shoulder of the opposition defenders

– likes to try to beat offside trap

– often uses his strength and aerial presence to bring teammates into play

– indirect set-piece threat

– often makes surging runs into penalty box

– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize

– capable of holding up the ball for teammates to provide them with assists when playing with his back to goal

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Centre forward in 4-2-3-1.

KurtissM

 

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Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 14 September 2016):

Virsliga 2016 (ongoing): 17 matches/3 goals (Liepāja)

 

Description:

Latvian football is not famous for its traditions but from time to time some decent football players are born there as well. The best examples of this fact are Marians Pahars, Artjoms Rudņevs, Māris Verpakovskis, Igors Stepanovs and Kaspars Gorkšs. Currently, one of the country’s brightest prospects surely is a youth product of FK Liepāja – Marks Kurtišs. He made his professional debut on 11 March 2016 in a league fixture against Spartaks Jūrmala. His first senior goal came 4 months later in a home defeat to FK Ventspils. He is also a regular youth international for Latvia, having been capped at the U-17, U-18, and U-19 levels.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

6/10   BallBallBallBallBallBall

Capable to mark his name in Europe with a bit of luck and hard work.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

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