Alessio Riccardi

Alessio Riccardi


Country: Italy

Date of birth: 03/04/2001 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Roma (Italy)

Height: —

Youth career: AS Roma

Current club: AS Roma

Squad number: —

Current national team: Italy U-19

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2017/2018 (5/0), 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/2), 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/2)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Christian Eriksen



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– defensive contribution

– aerial duels


Style of play:

– advanced playmaker/number ’10’

– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch

– intelligent player, who finds the space well between the lines

– likes to roam around in the space between the opposition’s midfield and defence

– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession and vision to make through passes to the teammates providing dynamism to the team’s last offensive third plays

– capable both of creating chances for team-mates, as well as scoring goals himself, due to his vision and ability to play off of other players

– likes to dribble

– likes to shoot from distance

– likes to come a bit deeper to get the ball

– possesses good mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and dynamism

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack

– able to deliver pin-point passes and crosses

– able to produce powerful and dangerous runs up field on the counter attack

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player

– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and very confident of his skills

– often makes surging runs into penalty box

– competent set-piece taker


He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.





2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship runner-up with Italy.


League summary (as for 2 September 2018):

No senior team appearances yet.



Alessio Ricardi is a product of AS Roma youth academy. He is one of the most talented Italian players of his generation. He is tipped to follow in the footsteps of other famous ‘Giallorossi’ graduates such as Francesco Totti, Daniele De Rossi, Alberto Aquilani, Alessandro Florenzi and Alessio Romagnoli. In 2018 he was one of Italy’s biggest stars at the 2018 European Under-17 Championship, where Azzurrini won a silver medal.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.





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