Achraf el Bouchataoui

Achraf el Bouchataoui

 

Country: Netherlands/Morocco

Date of birth: 12/01/2000 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Height: 179cm

Youth career: HOV/DJSCR, Feyenoord (since 2006)

Current club: Feyenoord

Squad number: —

Current national team: Netherlands U-19

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/1), 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/2), UEFA Youth League 2017/2018 (1/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2020

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Marco Verratti

 

Strengths:

– passing Untitled1

– technique Untitled1

– tactical intelligence Untitled1

– vision Untitled1

– ball control Untitled

– creativity Untitled

– teamwork Untitled

– defensive contribution Untitled

– pace & acceleration Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– aerial duels

 

Style of play:

– playmaker/deep-lying playmaker

– quick, creative, agile, and technically gifted playmaker

– press-resistant player

– tactically intelligent midfielder, who knows how to dictates tempo using his good vision, passing ability at all distances and natural technique to create dynamism on the team’s build-up process

– likes to orchestrate play with his passing and creativity

– very good in combination play

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– outstanding vision and extremely accurate long-range passing ability

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball with a low centre of gravity and excellent close control

– reads and anticipates play and makes good decisions

– able to deliver pin-point passes and crosses

determined in defensive phase with decent anticipation sense to provide key interceptions, clearences and tackles

– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option

– finds himself best in positional attack

 high number of touches and passes per game

– competent set-piece taker

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.

 

Video:

 

Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 8 October 2017):

No senior team appearances yet.

 

Description:

Achraf el Bouchataoui is a product of famous and successful Feyenoord youth academy. He is a part of the very talented new generation of Feyenoord players born in 1999, 2000 and 2001 which includes, among others, Dylan Vente, Jordy Wehrmann, Tyrell Malacia, Cheick Toure, Wouter Burger and Lutsharel Geertruida. In 2017, Achraf represented his country at the European U-17 Championship, where Oranje made it to the quarter-final. Currently he is a member of Netherlands U-19 national team.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

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