Mitchel Bakker

Mitchel Bakker

 

Country: Netherlands

Date of birth: 20/06/2000 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Purmerend (Netherlands)

Height: —

Youth career: Ajax Amsterdam

Current club: Ajax Amsterdam

Squad number: —

Current national team: Netherlands U-17

Position: central defender, left-back

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2016/2017 (5/0), 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2019

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Jan Vertonghen

 

Strengths:

– pace and acceleration Untitled1

– tackling and intercepting Untitled1

– athleticism Untitled1

– anticipation Untitled1

– tackling Untitled

– aerial duels Untitled

– teamwork Untitled

– positional sense Untitled

– bravery Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– his passing game might be a bit too risky at times

 

Style of play:

– technically gifted and tactically versatile central defender

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

– able to play as a left back as well, making him a more versatile and well-rounded player

– modern defender, who combines strength with good technique and passing

– already very accomplished for his age

– strong left foot also helps in the balance of the team when paired up with a right-footer

– feels comfortable and has a good composure on the ball, making part of the team’s build-up process at the first instances

– able to play in a three-man defensive line system

– well-fit, hard-working, and quick at anticipating the movement of the opponents

– known for his composure, elegance, ball playing ability, and confidence in possession

– accurate, concentrate and tenacious tackler

– likes to maraud forward

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– extremely dominant in the air

– indirect set-piece threat

– high tackling and interception rate

– able to control the threat of the attacker without causing an imbalance in the defensive line

– natural leader

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-3-3.

 

Video:

 

Achievements:

Eredivisie U-19 2016/2017 winner with Ajax.

 

League summary (as for 8 July 2017):

No senior team appearances yet.

 

Description:

Mitchel Bakker is a product of famous Ajax youth academy. He has been considered to be a great talent since his early years. He was one of the youngest members of Ajax U-19 team that made it to the quarter-final of UEFA Youth League 2016/2017. He is a regular player for the Dutch junior national teams, he has represented his country at the U-15, U-16 and U-17 levels. In 2017, he represented his country at the European U-17 Championship, where Oranje made it to the quarter-final.

 

Quotes:

‘Born just north of Amsterdam in Purmerend in the 21st century, Bakker is certainly one of the most experienced players in the academy of his age. He’s made 23 appearances for the Netherlands youth teams, including the U-15’s (7), U-16’s (6), and U-17’s (10). Bakker is a natural left-back, but he certainly can and has played as a centre-half at the U-19 level. With a contract until 2019, I believe Bakker certainly has the ability and potential to keep stepping up further until he reaches the first team.’

(ajaxdaily.com)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

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