Filippo Melegoni

Filippo Melegoni

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Italy-32

Country: Italy

Date of birth: 18/02/1999 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Bergamo (Italy)

Height: 186cm

Youth career: Atalanta Bergamo

Current club: Atalanta Bergamo

Squad number: 94

Current national team: Italy U-19

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 100.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/0), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2019

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: André Gomes

 

Strengths:

– passing Untitled1

– vision Untitled1

– technique Untitled1

– ball control Untitled1

– pace Untitled

– acceleration Untitled

– defensive contribution Untitled

– versatility Untitled

– ambidexterity Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– needs to improve his strength to endure strongest defenders

 

Style of play:

– box-to-box midfielder/playmaker

– highly technical and creative player

– knows how to dictate tempo, he’s creative and has the natural ability of an ‘orchestrator’ midfielder who can perform at all of midfield positions, linking up the team’s midfield and attack with ease and effectiveness

– known for his movement, positional sense, ability to interpret the game, pace, mobility and energy

– likes to play short passes

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– provides dynamism to the team’s build up process

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack

– often makes pacy, energetic runs with the ball through the middle

– impacts the game at both the ends of the pitch

– able to produce powerful and dangerous runs up field on the counter attack

– excellent vision and ability to read the game

– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option

– skilful on the ball and calm under pressure

– determined in defensive phase with good anticipation sense to provide key interceptions, clearences and tackles

– mature player with natural leadership skills

– competent set-piece taker

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.

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Achievements:

Italian U-17 Championship 2015/2016 winner with Atalanta.

 

League summary (as for 28 January 2017):

Serie A 2016/2017 (ongoing): 1 match/0 goals (Atalanta)

 

Description:

Filippo Melegoni is a product of Atalanta Bergamo academy – one of the best youth systems in Italy. He is leading the latest wave of young talents that have graduated from Atalanta’s youth academy – others worthy of note include Alessandro Bastoni, Alessandro Mallamo, Emmanuel Latte Lath, Christian Capone and Simone Mazzocchi. This season, thanks to his great performances for Atalanta Primavera side, he was called to join the first team and sat on the bench several times during Serie A and Coppa Italia games. He finally made his professional debut on 22 January 2017 in a league fixture against Sampdoria. He is also a regular youth international for Italy and has already played over 40 games for the youth national teams, which is a very good result for a 17-year old.

 

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Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.

 

Links:

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