Nino Kukovec

Nino Kukovec 


Country: Slovenia

Date of birth: 06/05/2001 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Slovenia

Height: 190cm

Youth career: NK Maribor

Current club: Fiorentina (on loan from NK Maribor)

Squad number: —

Current national team: Slovenia U-17

Position: centre forward

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2017/2018 (5/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Mario Gómez



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– should focus on the technical improvement


Style of play:

– goal poacher/target man

– complete striker who is able to create and score his own goals, or to act as a target man and also an off-the-shoulder striker

– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– very composed finisher capable on both feet

– tall and fast for his height

– possesses great sense of positioning while receiving through balls

– likes to try to beat offside trap

– often uses his strength and aerial presence to bring teammates into play

– indirect set-piece threat

– aerial threat in the opposition box

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

– capable of holding up the ball for teammates to provide them with assists when playing with his back to goal

– 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

– good decision maker in the final third

– dependable option while defending set pieces


He is best suited to playing as:

Centre forward in 4-3-3.






League summary (as for 18 March 2018):

No senior team appearances yet.



Nino Kukovec is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Slovenia. This young target man is already on the radar of several big European clubs including Italian Fiorentina. He is a regular youth international for Slovenia. Currently, he is the captain and one of the leaders of Slovenia U-17 national team.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

7/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Country-scale star with top European club ambition.





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