Willem Geubbels

Willem Geubbels

 

Country: France

Date of birth: 16/08/2001 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Villeurbanne (France)

Height: 185cm

Youth career: AS Villeurbanne, Olympique Lyonnais (since 2010)

Current club: Olympique Lyonnais

Squad number: 13

Current national team: France U-17

Position: winger, second striker, striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/2), 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: Chelsea

Similar type of player: Cristiano Ronaldo

 

Strengths:

– pace and acceleration Untitled1

– dynamism Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– finishing Untitled1

– ball control Untitled

– athleticism Untitled

– heading Untitled

– creativity Untitled

– balance Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

No significant weaknesses.

 

Style of play:

– wide forward

– powerful player with good body mass ratio, natural fitness and stamina

– well-rounded attacking player, capable of playing on both wings, through the middle or as a striker

– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space

– versatile wing forward with impressive shooting skills, great change of pace/explosive acceleration and 1vs1 offensive ability

– likes to dribble

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

– likes to vary his play by cutting inside, running to the by-line and swapping wings

– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets

– decent ambidexterity using his left weaker foot

– quick and skillful despite being so tall, which allows him to make dynamic dribbling movements and cover large amounts of space

– efficient in his play and has a natural eye for goal

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

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and confident of his skills

– good in the air

– already very accomplished for his age

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-3-3.

 

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Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 24 September 2017):

Ligue 1 2017/2018 (ongoing): 1 games/0 goals (Lyon)

 

Description:

Willem Geubbels is a product of Olympique Lyon youth academy. He is a very talented forward tipped to follow in the footsteps of other famous ‘Les Gones’ youth graduates such as Nabil Fekir, Karim Benzema, Hatem Ben Arfa, Samuel Umtiti, Maxime Gonalons and Alexandre Lacazette. He made his professional debut at the age of 16 on 23 September 2017 in a league fixture against Dijon becoming the first player born in 2001 to play in Ligue 1. He is a regular player for the French junior national teams, he has represented his country at the U-16, U-17 and U-18 levels. In 2017, he represented his country at the European U-17 Championship, where ‘Les Bleus’ made it to the quarter-final.

 

Quotes:

“Despite his young age, Geubbels is blessed with an already imposing physique, standing at around six feet in height, and this combined with blistering pace has made marking him an extremely difficult task for his counterparts in youth development league matches.”

(getfootballnewsfrance.com)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

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

 

Links:

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