Sekou Sidibe

Sekou Sidibe

 

Country: Belgium/Ivory Coast

Date of birth: 05/05/2001 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Abobo (Ivory Coast)

Height: 172cm

Youth career: K. Beerschot AC, PSV Eindhoven (since 2011)

Current club: PSV Eindhoven

Squad number: —

Current national team: Belgium U-17

Position: winger, second striker

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2016/2017 (1/0), Al Kass International Cup 2017, 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (2/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2020

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Douglas Costa

 

Strengths:

– pace and acceleration Untitled1

– dynamism Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– flair Untitled1

– shooting Untitled

– ball control Untitled

– technique Untitled

– agility Untitled

– creativity Untitled

– balance Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– able to dispossess opponents thanks to his explosiveness & determination, but his defensive positioning is still improvable

 

Style of play:

– inside forward

– player with decent body mass ratio, natural fitness and stamina

– suitable to play on both wings (preferably on the right as an ‘inverted winger’)

– creative player with really good technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling and good shooting ability

– likes to dribble

– often uses feints and stepovers

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball with a low centre of gravity, balance and excellent close control

– all-action and energetic

– likes to have the ball at his feet and run at opponents

– often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut inside and create himself a decent opportunity to score from

– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets

– possesses powerful and accurate mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– known for flying down the right side of the field, cutting in, and curling shots towards the far corner

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/under pressure

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

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

– gets fouled often

– accurate penalty taker

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Right winger in 4-3-3.

 

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Achievements:

Dutch U-19 Championship 2017/2018 winner with PSV.

 

League summary (as for 16 September 2018):

No senior team appearances yet.

 

Description:

Sekou Sidibe started his career with Beerschot AC before joining PSV Eindhoven youth academy in 2011. He is considered to be one of the most talented Belgian players of his generation along with Nicolas Raskin, Yorbe Vertessen, Lars Dendoncker, Jamie Yayi Mpie, Mathis Suray and Largie Ramazani. It is well known that many European top clubs have shown interest in him, but it seems that it would be best for his development if he could stay in Eindhoven and play regular first-team football for PSV in the near future.

 

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Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

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

 

Links:

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