Date of birth: 24/01/1999 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Soroca (Moldova)
Youth career: Zimbru Chișinău
Senior career: Zimbru Chișinău, Sheriff Tiraspol, Torino (future transfer 30 June, 2018)
Squad number: 99
Current national team: Moldova U-21
Position: centre forward
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 850.000 €
Tournaments participated in: 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualification (6/2)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: iFootball
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Mauro Icardi
– pace & acceleration
– off the ball movement
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– goal poacher
– 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
– possesses impressive powerful and accurate shooting skills
– often moves deep into midfield and drawing defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates
– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his low centre of gravity and good close control
– decent ambidexterity using his left weaker foot
– accurate penalty taker
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre forward in 4-3-3.
Moldovan National Division 2016/2017 winner with Sheriff.
Moldovan National Division 2017 winner with Sheriff.
Moldovan Cup 2016/2017 winner with Sheriff.
League summary (as for 28 January 2018):
Moldovan National Division 2015/2016: 3 games/0 goals (Zimbru)
Moldovan National Division 2016/2017: 13 games/1 goal (Zimbru)
Moldovan National Division 2016/2017: 6 games/5 goals (Sheriff)
Moldovan National Division 2017: 17 games/13 goals (Sheriff)
Vitalie Damascan is considered to be the most talented young player in Moldova. He made his professional debut for Zimbru Chișinău at the age of 16 on 29 November 2015 in a Moldovan National Division match against Milsami Orhei. In 2017, he moved to rivals Sheriff Tiraspol – the best club in country and one of the most progressive clubs in the post-Soviet space. He scored his first goal for Sheriff against his old club Zimbru on 7 April 2017. He is also a regular youth international for Moldova and currently he is a member of Moldova U-21 national team.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.