Ilaix Moriba

Ilaix Moriba


Full name: Moriba Kourouma Kourouma

Country: Spain/Guinea

Date of birth: 19/01/2003 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Conakry (Guinea)

Height: 185cm

Youth career: FC Barcelona

Current club: FC Barcelona

Squad number: —

Current national team: Spain U-17

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

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Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2018/2019 (5/1), UEFA Youth League 2019/2020 (3/0), 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (1/0), 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup (4/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2022

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Paul Pogba



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– should improve his concentration balance during matches


Style of play:

– powerful, skillful & creative box-to-box midfielder

– player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– known for his versatility and ability to play anywhere in midfield, being comfortable in defensive, attacking and central roles in both a three- or four-man midfield

– well-rounded, hard-working team player

– midfielder that imposes himself on the pitch with his physicality, work rate, energy and determination

– likes to shoot from distance

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his size, technique and good close control

– exceptional ability to maneuver in small spaces

– possesses high stamina, energy and the ability to go on lung-bursting runs through the middle of the park

– elegant and composed under pressure

– able to make effective late runs into opposite penalty box lurking for a chance to exploit his good shooting skills

– able to play line-breaking passes thanks to his technique, vision, and timing

– good ambidexterity using his left weaker foot

– fairly good in the air

– very accomplished for his age

Ilaix runs with the ball and makes a great line-breaking pass to his teammate.


Ilaix with his trademark long-shot goal.


He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.






League summary (as for 31 January 2020):

Segunda Division B 2019/2020 (ongoing): 5 games/0 goals (Barcelona B)



Ilaix Moriba is a product of a famous La Masia – FC Barcelona youth academy. He is a part of a very talented generation of Barcelona players which includes, among others Konrad de la Fuente, Nico Gonzalez, Jaume Jardi, Arnau Tenas, Alvaro Sanz, Alejandro Balde, and many others. Thanks to his great performances for Barcelona U19s, he was promoted to Barcelona B and made his professional debut on 7 September 2019 in the Segunda Division B game against SD Ejea. He represents Spain despite being born in Guinea. In 2019, he was an important member of La Rojita which made it to the quarter-finals of the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.



“They tell me that I look like Pogba, which I like, but Busquets and Iniesta were the ones who made me love playing in midfield.”

(Ilaix Moriba)


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.





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