Full name: Nicolás González Iglesias
Date of birth: 03/01/2002 (17 years old)
Place of birth: A Coruña (Spain)
Youth career: FC Barcelona
Current club: FC Barcelona
Squad number: —
Current national team: —
Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2018/2019 (8/2), UEFA Youth League 2019/2020 (1/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2021
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Fabián Ruiz
– ball control
– defensive contribution
Style of play:
– well-rounded, hard-working team player
– known for his versatility and ability to play anywhere in midfield
– good coordination for a player of his size
– likes to play short passes
– elegant and composed under pressure/press resistant player
– 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, linking up the team’s midfield and attack with ease and effectiveness
– possesses excellent technique on the ball, vision, decision taking on the ball and passing ability at all distances
– cultured passer with a proclivity for breaking the lines with intricate vertical balls
– exceptional ability to maneuver in small spaces
– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his strength and close control
– very intelligent player with an excellent range of passing
– good ambidexterity using his left weaker foot
– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various tactical systems
– finds himself best in positional attack
– very accomplished for his age
González dribbles past two opponents and plays a very good through ball to his teammate.
Under pressure González plays a breaking line pass to his teammate.
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
Spanish U-15 Championship 2016/2017 winner with Barcelona.
League summary (as for 20 October 2019):
Segunda Division B 2019/2020 (ongoing): 1 game/0 goals (Barcelona B)
Nico González is a product of a famous La Masia – FC Barcelona youth academy. He is the son of Deportivo La Coruña legend and former Spanish international – Fran. He is a part of a very talented generation of Barcelona players which includes, among others Ansu Fati, Ilaix Moriba, Jaume Jardi, Arnau Tenas, Jandro Orellana, Alejandro Balde, Mika Mármol, Álex Rico, Álvaro Sanz, Arnau Solà, Abel Ruiz, Nils Mortimer, and Marc Domenech.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.