Dejan Joveljić

Dejan Joveljić

 

Country: Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina

Date of birth: 07/08/1999 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Bijeljina (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Height: 181cm

Youth career: Crvena Zvezda Belgrade

Senior career: Crvena Zvezda Belgrade

Squad number: 28

Current national team: Serbia U-19

Position: winger, second striker, striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2021

Player’s agent: LIAN SPORTS

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Mauro Icardi

 

Strengths:

– finishing Untitled1

– pace & acceleration Untitled1

– instinct Untitled1

– off the ball movement Untitled1

– first touch Untitled

– technique Untitled

– dribbling Untitled

– flair Untitled

– heading Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

No significant weaknesses.

 

Style of play:

– striker with killer-instinct, interesting 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

– can be also deployed as a winger or second striker thanks to his pace, mobility, dribbling skills and technique

– attacking movement, positional sense, and ability to interpret the game, which, combined with his pace, mobility and energy, enables him to make effective attacking runs to beat the defensive line

– likes to play off the shoulder of the opposition defenders

– likes to try to beat offside trap

– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls

– very composed finisher capable on both feet

– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize

– likes to capitalize on defensive mistakes

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

– aerial threat in the opposition box/good jumping technique

– able to sniff out a goal in any situation

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

– decent ambidexterity using his left weaker foot

– accurate penalty taker

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Striker in 4-3-3.

 

Video:

 

Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 19 November 2017):

No senior team appearances yet.

 

Description:

Dejan Joveljić is a product of famous Crvena Zvezda Belgrade youth academy. He is yet to make his professional debut, but thanks to his great form for Red Star U19, he was named on the first-team bench for the first time on 22 October 2017 in a Serbian SuperLiga fixture against Mladost Lucani. He is also a regular youth international for Serbia, where he started at U-16 level and currently plays for U-19. It is worth noting, that he has already played over 30 games for the national teams in total.

 

Quotes:

“Compared to Inter’s Mauro Icardi, the striker is very mobile and a lethal finisher who has been making waves in the Red Star academy since joining from Sloga United in Bijeljina, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Curiously enough, he shares a hometown with Luka Jovic, the Guardian’s Next Generation pick from two years ago, who is now at Benfica. Joveljic can also play on the wing and has scored nine goals in his 14 appearances for Serbia’s Under-17s. His senior debut for Red Star is just a matter of time.”

(The Guardian)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

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