Vladimir Screciu

Vladimir Screciu


Country: Romania

Date of birth: 13/01/2000 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Corabia (Romania)

Height: 171cm

Youth career: Universitatea Craiova

Current club: Universitatea Craiova

Squad number: 54

Current national team: Romania U-19

Position: central defender, defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 600.000 €

Tournaments participated in: 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification (1/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2019

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: Benfica

Similar type of player: Javier Mascherano



– positional sense Untitled1

– tackling and intercepting Untitled1

– bravery Untitled1

– marking Untitled1

– tactical intelligence Untitled

– pace Untitled

– maturity Untitled

– passing Untitled

– aerial duels Untitled



No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– holding midfielder/ball-winning midfielder

– utility player who is naturally adept in several positions such as centre-back, defensive midfielder and centre midfielder

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

– strong, consistent, aggressive, and hard tackling player with an extremely high work rate

– courageous, tenacious and willing to sacrifice

– likes to play short passes

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

– reads and anticipates play and makes good decisions

– very good at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, and tactical intelligence

– able to keep the ball under pressure

– determined in defensive phase with good anticipation sense to provide many key interceptions, clearences and tackles

– high number of successful tackles, clearances and interceptions per game

– despite his height, he is able to win headed duels due to his jumping technique

– decent ambidexterity using his left weaker foot

– already very accomplished for his age with over 30 games at senior level


He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-1-4-1.






League summary (as for 3 December 2017):

Liga I 2016/2017: 13 matches/0 goals (Universitatea Craiova)

Liga I 2017/2018 (ongoing): 18 matches/0 goals (Universitatea Craiova)



Vladimir Screciu is a versatile defensive player who is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Romania. He made his first team debut for Universitatea Craiova at the age of 16 on 2 October 2016 in a 2–1 Liga I away loss to Steaua Bucuresti. Since then he established himself as a first-team regular, and has played with great consistency and maturity over the past year. On 6 October 2017 he made his debut for Romania U-21 despite being only 17.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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