Mitchell van Bergen

Mitchell van Bergen



Netherlands-32 (1)

Country: Netherlands

Date of birth: 27/08/1999 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Oss (Netherlands)

Height: 170cm

Youth career: RKSV Margriet, Willem II, Vitesse Arnhem (since 2015)

Current club: Vitesse Arnhem

Squad number: 16

Current national team: Netherlands U-19

Position: winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 100.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2018

Player’s agent: SP International – Juzzt Football

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Gerard Deulofeu



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– aerial duels

– needs to improve his strength to endure strongest defenders

– a little bit too one-dimensional at this stage of his career

– could become a little bit more efficient and improve the number of goals and assists per season


Style of play:

– explosive winger

– suitable to play on both wings (preferably on the right as an ‘old-fashioned winger’)

– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession and vision to make through passes to the teammates providing dynamism to the team’s last offensive third plays

– likes to dribble

– likes to do energetic runs down the flank and finish them with good crosses

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and dynamism

– holds good skill, pace and low center of gravity

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and very confident of his skills

– excellent balance, coordination and changes of pace

– often makes surging runs into penalty box

– gets fouled often

– all-action and energetic


He is best suited to playing as:

Right winger in 4-3-3.







League summary (as for 20 October 2016):

Eredivisie 2015/2016: 1 match/0 goals (Vitesse)

Eredivisie 2016/2017 (ongoing): 9 matches/0 goals (Vitesse)



Mitchell van Bergen joined Vitesse on a three–year deal from Willem II in July 2015 as a fifteen-year old. He made his professional debut on 18 December 2015 in a 5–1 victory over Twente Enschede coming on as an 83rd minute substitute for Milot Rashica. Ahead of the 2016/17 campaign, van Bergen was promoted to the Vitesse first-team along with several other academy team-mates including Arshak Koryan, Thomas Oude Kotte, Zhang Yuning, Jeroen Houwen and Julian Lelieveld. He was given his first professional start on 6 August 2016, the opening day of the season, against his former club Willem II, playing 81 minutes before being replaced by debutant Arshak Koryan. On 9 September 2015, van Bergen made his Netherlands U-17 debut in a 2–1 defeat against Israel. Currently, he is a member of ‘Oranje’ U-19 national team.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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