Nick Venema

Nick Venema


Country: Netherlands

Date of birth: 09/04/1999 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Utrecht (Netherlands)

Height: 182cm

Youth career: SV Austerlitz, VV Woudenberg, Roda ’46, FC Utrecht (since 2014)

Current club: FC Utrecht/Jong Utrecht

Squad number: 54

Current national team: Netherlands U-18

Position: centre forward

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 25.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2020

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Edinson Cavani



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– despite being tall, his heading ability and playing back to goal could still improve


Style of play:

– advanced striker

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

– determined forward with killer-instinct, very good technique on the ball, decent dribbling skills and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements

– can operate effectively alone up front or offer versatility in his choice of striking partner

– possesses great sense of positioning while receiving through balls

– has the capacity to regularly get past defenders due to his acceleration

– likes to play off the shoulder of the opposition defenders

– likes to try to beat offside trap

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets

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

– able to sniff out a goal in any situation thanks to his great shooting skills, movement and ability to play off of other players

– often moves deep into midfield and drawing defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates

– has tendency to drift onto the wings


He is best suited to playing as:

Centre forward in 4-3-3.






League summary (as for 7 May 2017):

Eerste Divisie 2016/2017 (ongoing): 12 matches/7 goals (Jong Utrecht)

Eredivisie 2016/2017 (ongoing): 2 matches/0 goals (Utrecht)



Nick Venema joined FC Utrecht youth academy from small Roda ’46 in 2014. He is a part of a very interesting generation of Utrecht players born in 1998 and 1999 which includes, among others Mitchell van Rooijen, Odysseus Velanas, Jelle de Lange and Junior van der Velden. He made his professional debut in the Eerste Divisie for Jong Utrecht on 5 August 2016 in a game against NAC Breda. He made his Eredivisie debut six months later on 12 February 2017 in a game against PSV Eindhoven.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

7/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Country-scale star with top European club ambition.





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