Luca Meisl

Luca Meisl

 

Country: Austria

Date of birth: 04/03/1999 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Salzburg (Austria)

Height: 184cm

Youth career: SV Kuchl, Red Bull Salzburg (since 2009)

Current club: Red Bull Salzburg/FC Liefering

Squad number: —

Current national team: Austria U-18

Position: central defender

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 175.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/0), UEFA Youth League 2016/2017 (8/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2018

Player’s agent: GRASS IS GREEN

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Leonardo Bonucci

 

Strengths:

– passing Untitled1

– anticipation Untitled1

– positioning Untitled1

– tactical intelligence Untitled1

– technique Untitled

– long balls Untitled

– aerial duels Untitled

– pace Untitled

– tackling & intercepting Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– can be a bit too aggressive sometimes picking up unnecessary bookings

 

Style of play:

– ball-playing centre-back

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

– great at finding passes through both the first and second line of pressing from the opposition

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

– known for his composure, confidence in possession, understanding of the game and an above-average technical capacity

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

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– likes to attempt diving/mory risky tackles

– likes to maraud forward

– good in the air

– constantly setting up attacks for his side and is remarkable in his passing to break opposition lines

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

– concentrated, determined and commited player with very good rate of individual and collective work

– finds himself best in positional attack

– natural leader

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-3-3.

 

Video:

 

Achievements:

UEFA Youth League 2016/2017 winner with Salzburg.

 

League summary (as for 27 August 2017):

Eerste Liga 2016/2017: 11 games/1 goal (FC Liefering)

Eerste Liga 2017/2018 (ongoing): 8 games/0 goals (FC Liefering)

 

Description:

Luca Meisl is an elegant ball-playing defender who has been one of the Red Bull Salzburg U19s brightest stars, helping the team get a dominant win in the UEFA Youth League 2016/2017. On 22 June 2016 he made his professional debut for Salzburg’s feeder team FC Liefering in the Austrian second tier. He is also a regular youth international for Austria and has already played over 30 games for the youth national teams, which is a quite good result for a 18-year old.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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