Jens Odgaard

Jens Odgaard

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Denmark-32

Country: Denmark

Date of birth: 31/03/1999 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Denmark

Height: 188cm

Youth career: Lyngby BK

Current club: Lyngby BK

Squad number: 23

Current national team: Denmark U-18

Position: centre forward

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 100.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/4), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2018

Player’s agent: Spillerforeningen – Agentservice

Transfer rumours: Ajax Amsterdam, Borussia Dortmund

Similar type of player: Robin van Persie

 

Strengths:

– finishing Untitled1

– instinct Untitled1

– physicality Untitled1

– decisions Untitled1

– off the ball movement Untitled

– heading Untitled

– first touch Untitled

– hold-up play Untitled

– technique Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– if he improves his ambidexterity he will become even more dangerous

 

Style of play:

– number ‘9’

– tall, powerful, strong, and prolific striker

– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– 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

– aerial threat in the opposition box

– often moves deep into midfield and drawing defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his midfielders, second strikers or wingers

– 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 thanks to his body with cleverness and decent technique on the ball

– clinical in one-on-one situations with the goalkeeper

– good decision maker in the final third

– dependable option while defending set pieces

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Centre forward in 4-2-3-1

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Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 25 October 2016):

1st Division 2015/2016: 2 matches/0 goals (Lyngby)

Superligaen 2016/2017 (ongoing): 4 matches/0 goals (Lyngby)

 

Description:

Jens Odgaard is a youth exponent from Lyngby Boldklub. He is now considered to be one of the most talented youngsters in Danish football. He made his professional debut aged 16 on 17 April 2016 in a Danish Cup fixture against Aalborg BK, in which he scored his first senior goal. Few months later Lyngby have won promotion to the Danish Superliga and Jens made his first top-flight appearance on 24 July 2016 coming on as a substitute for Jeppe Kjaer, in a 2–2 draw against Odense Boldklub. In 2016, he played at the European U-17 Championship, where Danes failed to advance from a very tough group containing France, England and Sweden.

 

Quotes:

‘Being compared to Marco van Basten may not necessarily be a good thing for a player Odgaard’s age, but that is nevertheless the player he reminds everyone of. Odgaard is a natural striker with a very dangerous left foot. He is physically strong, has good technique and his positional sense is superb; he has that striker’s knack of being in the right place at the right time when the ball falls. He scored on his senior debut for Lyngby but is not a regular yet and ended with three substitute appearances in his first season. “Jens is a huge talent on both the Danish and European scene,” says his coach, David Nielsen. “He’s got everything a footballer needs to be a top player. He doesn’t care who the opponent is, he is just himself on the pitch and very strong mentally.” Although tall – 1.88m – his heading ability could still improve and he is, at the moment, a bit too one-footed.’

(theguardian.com)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

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