Simon Sohm

Simon Sohm 


Country: Switzerland/Nigeria

Date of birth: 11/04/2001 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Zürich (Switzerland)

Height: 188cm

Youth career: FC Zürich

Current club: FC Zürich

Squad number: 35

Current national team: Switzerland U-17

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 100.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2018 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2021

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Fabinho



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– technique Untitled

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No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– deep-lying orchestrator

– midfield controller

– player with great body mass ratio, physical strength, natural fitness and stamina who feels comfortable in contact situations with opposite forwards

– likes to play deeper in midfield as the man who will be able to control the tempo of the game

– tactically intelligent, versatile and charismatic midfielder, gifted with good ball skills, distribution, vision, and ability to read the game

– good pace and coordination for a player of his size

– likes to play through balls

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– highly technical and creative player

– very good in combination play

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

– provides many key interceptions, clearances and tackles for his team thanks to his good anticipation sense and defensive reliability

– his reading of the game helps him anticipate any attacking threats from the opposition team, most of the time by covering space and making interceptions

– great composure and confidence on the ball

– able to play line-breaking passes & pin-point crosses thanks to his technique, vision and timing

– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option

– finds himself best in positional attack

– high number of touches and passes per game

– very good ambidexterity using his left weaker foot

– fairly good in the air

– natural leader


He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.






League summary (as for 9 December 2018):

Promotion League 2017/2018: 1 games/0 goals (Zürich II)

Promotion League 2018/2019 (ongoing): 8 games/0 goals (Zürich II)

Swiss Super League 2018/2019 (ongoing): 1 game/0 goals (Zürich)



Simon Sohm is considered to be one of the most talented young players of his generation in Switzerland. He is a product of FC Zürich where he started out playing football at the age of 7. In 2018 he represented his country at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, where Switzerland failed to advance from a group containing Italy, England and Israel.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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