Gianluca Gaetano

Gianluca Gaetano


Country: Italy

Date of birth: 05/05/2000 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Cimitile (Italy)

Height: —

Youth career: SSC Napoli

Current club: SSC Napoli

Squad number: —

Current national team: Italy U-19

Position: attacking midfielder, winger, second striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 300.000 € 

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2018/2019 (6/5)

Contract until: 30.06.2023

Player’s agent: DOA management srl

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Luis Alberto



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– defensive contribution

– can be a little bit overambitious with dribble and has tendencies to give the ball away way too cheaply


Style of play:

– advanced playmaker

– typical Italian Trequartista

– 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

– holds good skill, pace and low center of gravity

– 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

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

– 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

– set-piece specialist


He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.






League summary (as for 3 February 2019):

No senior team appearances yet.



Gianluca Gaetano is a product of Napoli youth academy. In 2016 he became the youngest ever player to sign a professional contract with Napoli at the age of 16. Gaetano made his professional debut for Napoli in a 2-0 Coppa Italia win over Sassuolo on 13 January 2019. Currently he is the captain and the leader of Napoli U-19 side.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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