Rayan Cherki

Rayan Cherki


Full name: Mathis Rayan Cherki

Country: France

Date of birth: 17/08/2003 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Pusignan (France)

Height: —

Youth career: AS Saint-Priest, Olympique Lyonnais (since 2010)

Current club: Olympique Lyonnais

Squad number: —

Current national team: France U-16

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: both

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2022

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: David Silva



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– defensive contribution


Style of play:

– advanced playmaker

– 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

– able to get out of various different scenarios, able to play wide and go direct, or being central and cutting through the lines/difference maker

– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game, so he is very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions

– likes to dribble

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

– 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

– often employs feints and tricks to beat opponents

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

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

– often makes surging runs into penalty box

– equally useful in combinational and counterattacking style

– perfectly two-footed

– competent set-piece taker


He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.






League summary (as for 8 September 2019):

National 2 2019/2020 (ongoing): 4 games/2 goals (Lyon II)



French football produces many incredible talents and Rayan Cherki is surely one of the most talented of them all. He is a product of Olympique Lyon youth academy. He is an extremely talented midfielder tipped to follow in the footsteps of other famous ‘Les Gones’ youth graduates such as Nabil Fekir, Karim Benzema, Hatem Ben Arfa, Samuel Umtiti, Maxime Gonalons and Alexandre Lacazette. He signed his first professional contract with OL at the age of just 15. He made his professional debut on 17 August 2019 in a Lyon’s reserves fixture against AS Monaco II, in which he scored.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

10/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

World class potential.





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