Henri Välja

Henri Välja


Country: Estonia

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

Place of birth: Tallinn (Estonia)

Height: —

Youth career: FC Nomme, Paide Linnameeskond (since 2018)

Current club: Paide Linnameeskond

Squad number: 23

Current national team: Estonia U-21

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 150.000 €

Tournaments participated in: 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying (2/0)

Contract until: 31.12.2019

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Thiago Alcántara



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– needs to improve his strength to endure strongest defenders

– aerial duels

– needs to learn how to play at higher tempo


Style of play:

– roaming playmaker

– can also play as an attacking midfielder/typical number ’10’

– known for his vision, dribbling skills and mobility

– likes to play short passes

– 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

– knows how to dictate tempo, he’s creative and has the natural ability of an ‘orchestrator’ midfielder who can perform at all of midfield positions

– often drops deeper to pick up the ball, participate in the build-up of plays, and create chances for his teammates, courtesy of his good vision and passing ability

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

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

– has the technique, ability and confidence to execute the killer pass and set-up goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates

– competent set piece taker

– accurate penalty taker


He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.






League summary (as for 26 October 2019):

Premium liiga 2018: 15 games/4 goals (Paide)

Premium liiga 2018 (ongoing): 27 games/9 goals (Paide)



Henri Välja is a youth product of FC Nõmme United. In 2018 he moved to Paide Linnameeskond. Despite being only 17, he has already played over 40 games in the Meistriliiga – the highest division of the Estonian Football Association annual football championship. Currently, he is also the youngest member of Estonia U-21 team.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

6/10   BallBallBallBallBallBall

Capable to mark his name in Europe with a bit of luck and hard work.





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