Date of birth: 17/05/2000 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Rho (Italy)
Youth career: AC Milan
Current club: AC Milan
Squad number: 47
Current national team: Italy U-19
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 250.000 €
Tournaments participated in: 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0), 2016 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0), 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0), 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (1/0), 2018 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (1/0)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Danilo
– pace and acceleration
– tackling and intercepting
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– complete full-back
– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– tall, well-built, hard-working, and quick at anticipating the movement of the opponents
– likes to cross
– very good at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, tactical intelligence, and ability to read the game
– impacts the game at both the ends of the pitch
– equally competent offensively as defensively
– very comfortable with the ball at his feet
– known for his explosive acceleration, and his dribbling ability at speed
– endless energy and his powerful running make him an incredibly useful asset as he brings an offensive value to a team, with a lot of activity during 90 minutes in the left side
– able to deliver pin-point passes and crosses
– great timing and game reading ability when going forward
– provides fluidity and dynamism going forward
– fairly good in the air
– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various demanding tactical systems
He is best suited to playing as:
Right-back in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 29 April 2018):
No senior team appearances yet.
Raoul Bellanova is a product of AC Milan youth academy. He is following in the tradition of right-backs raised at the club, which has produced the likes of Ignazio Abete, Mattia De Sciglio and Davide Calabria in recent years. This season, thanks to his great performances for Milan Primavera side, he was called to join the first team and sat on the bench several times during Serie A games. He is also a regular Italian youth international, having been capped at the U-15, U-16, U-17 and U-19 levels – he earned over 40 caps so far – which is quite impressive for a 17-year old.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.