William Bianda

William Bianda


Country: France

Date of birth: 30/04/2000 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Suresnes (France)

Height: 186cm

Youth career: Red Star, RC Lens (since 2014)

Current club: RC Lens

Squad number: 21

Current national team: France U-18

Position: central defender

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/0), FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 (4/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2020

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Samuel Umtiti



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No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– complete and dominant defender

– large, consistent, and physically strong player who feels very comfortable in contact situations

– modern defender, who combines strength with good technique and passing

– concentrated and aggressive player with very good reading of the game and anticipation

– strong left foot also helps in the balance of the team when paired up with a right-footer

– accurate and tenacious tackler

– good agility and coordination, with very good pace at all distances

– fairly comfortable with the ball at his feet when playing the ball out of defence

– fairly good in the air

– very good timing and defensive positioning

– able to control the threat of the attacker without causing an imbalance in the defensive line

– determined and commited player with very good rate of individual and collective work


He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-3-3.






League summary (as for 15 April 2018):

Ligue 2 2017/2018 (ongoing): 5 games/0 goals (Lens)



William Bianda joined RC Lens academy in 2014 from Red Star FC. This very talented centre-back is tipped to follow in the footsteps of other famous ‘Blood and Gold’ youth graduates such Serge Aurier, Raphaël Varane, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Jean-Philippe Gbamin and Wylan Cyprien. Bianda signed his first professional contract with RC Lens on 29 July 2017 and made his professional debut a few months later in a 2-2 Ligue 2 tie with Paris FC on 9 December 2017. He is also a regular player for the French junior national teams, he has represented his country at the U-16, U-17 and U-18 levels.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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