Phil Foden

Phil Foden

 

Country: England

Date of birth: 28/05/2000 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Stockport (England)

Height: —

Youth career: Manchester City

Current club: Manchester City

Squad number: 80

Current national team: England U-17

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/2), UEFA Youth League 2016/2017 (1/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2020

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: David Silva

 

Strengths:

– pace & acceleration Untitled1

– passing Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– technique Untitled1

– vision Untitled

– finishing Untitled

– flair & agility Untitled

– creativity Untitled

– ball control Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– aerial duels

– ambidexterity

– needs to improve his physical power

 

Style of play:

– advanced playmaker/number ’10’

– short player with good agility and coordination

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

– 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 exploit spaces between defensive and midfield opposite lines

– likes to have the ball at his feet and run at opponents

– capable both of creating chances for team-mates, as well as scoring goals himself, due to his vision and ability to play off of other players

– often uses his skills and speed to beat defenders, cut inside and create himself a decent opportunity to score from

– 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

– avoids using weaker foot

– gets fouled often

– competent set-piece taker

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.

 

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Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 2 April 2017):

No senior team appearances yet.

 

Description:

Phil Foden joined Manchester City youth academy at U9 level. He was just 16 years and 193 days old when Pep Guardiola named him on the bench for Manchester City’s Champions League clash with Celtic on 6 December 2016. Currently, he is one of the biggest stars of a very strong City U-18 team, along with other extremely talented players such as Jadon Sancho, Joel Latibeaudiere, Ian Poveda and Curtis Anderson. He is also a regular player for the English youth national teams and now, he is one of the leaders of England Under-17 squad.

 

Quotes:

‘If Foden is given that chance to mature and he continues to perform as he is doing at youth level, then he can go a long way in the game as a real crowd pleaser who combines great skill with a good work ethic.’

(thesun.co.uk)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

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

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

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