Date of birth: 18/05/2002 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Hoorn (Netherlands)
Youth career: Ajax Amsterdam
Current club: Ajax Amsterdam
Squad number: —
Current national team: Netherlands U-17
Position: winger, second striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1), 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (6/3), 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup (7/6)
Contract until: 30.06.2021
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Dries Mertens
– pace and acceleration
– off the ball movement
– ball control
– first touch
– aerial duels
Style of play:
– auxiliary striker/advanced striker
– well-rounded attacking player, capable of playing out wide, through the middle or as a striker
– creative player with great technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling and good short-mid through passing ability
– can create a great striking partnership when paired with a tall centre forward
– superb coordination, agility and balance
– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space
– likes to dribble
– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/under pressure
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration
– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his low centre of gravity and excellent close control
– efficient in his play and has a natural eye for goal
– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and confident of his skills
Hansen with a great off the ball movement and right-footed finish.
Hansen with a fantastic volley into the top corner with his left weaker foot.
He is best suited to playing as:
Striker in 4-4-2.
2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship winner with Netherlands.
Eredivisie U-19 2018/2019 winner with Ajax.
2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup top scorer.
League summary (as for 1 December 2019):
No senior team appearances yet.
Sontje Hansen is a product of De Toekomst – famous Ajax’s youth academy. He is a member of a very talented generation of Ajax players born in 2002 which includes, among others Brian Brobbey, Kenneth Taylor, Jaymillio Pinas, Anass Salah-Eddine and Neraysho Kasanwirjo. In 2019, he was one of the leaders and scored three goals for the Netherlands U-17 national team, which won the European Under-17 Championship in great style. A few months later he became 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup top scorer with 6 goals scored in just 7 games.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.