Christian Capone

Christian Capone

 

Country: Italy

Date of birth: 28/04/1999 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Vigevano (Italy)

Height: 175cm

Youth career: Atalanta BC

Current club: Atalanta BC

Squad number: 98

Current national team: Italy U-18

Position: attacking midfielder, winger, second striker, striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 100.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (1/0), Viareggio Cup 2017

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Nicola Sansone

 

Strengths:

– pace Untitled1

– acceleration Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– technique Untitled1

– vision Untitled

– finishing Untitled

– flair Untitled

– creativity Untitled

– ball control Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– heading

 

Style of play:

– quick, modern, and versatile right-footed forward, capable of playing anywhere along the front-line, as a striker, in a supporting role, on the wing, or in the centre as a creative attacking midfielder

– likes to be fielded in a free role as a shadow striker, where he is given space to roam the pitch

– can create a great striking partnership when paired with tall centre forward

– creative player with very good technical ability, mobility, balance, 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 drop deep and link-up play between the forwards and midfielders

– likes to use his pace to stretch opposition defences when he runs the channels

– capable of scoring goals himself as well as creating them

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

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

– tricky off-the-ball movements in and around the opposite’ box

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/under pressure

– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box

– 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

– competent set-piece taker

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Second striker in 4-4-2.

 

Video:

 

Achievements:

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

 

League summary (as for 18 March 2017):

No senior team appearances yet.

 

Description:

Christian Capone is a product of Atalanta Bergamo academy – one of the best youth systems in Italy. He is a part of a very interesting generation of Atalanta players born in 1999 which includes, among others, Alessandro Bastoni, Alessandro Mallamo, Emmanuel Latte Lath, Filippo Melegoni and Simone Mazzocchi. He made his professional debut on 11 November 2016 in a Coppa Italia game against Pescara Calcio, which Atalanta won 3–0. He didn’t make his Serie A debut yet, but sat on the bench several times and it is almost certain that he will make his first league appearance for ”La Dea” very soon.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

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