Pape Matar Sarr

Pape Matar Sarr

Country: Senegal

Date of birth: 14/09/2002 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Senegal

Height: 181cm

Youth career: Génération Foot

Current club: Génération Foot

Squad number: 8

Current national team: Senegal U-17

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

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Tournaments participated in: 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations (3/0), 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup (3/3)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Yaya Touré


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– tall and skinny – should work on his physicality and coordination

Style of play:

– box-to-box midfielder

– intelligent player, who finds the space well between the lines

– 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

– 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

– excellent range of passing

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

– quick despite being so tall, which allows him to make dynamic dribbling movements and cover large amounts of space

– 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

– 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

– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses

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

– very good at recovering from mistakes thanks to his long legs and determination

– often makes surging runs into the penalty box

– good ambidexterity when using his left weaker foot

– competent set-piece taker

Sarr drops deep to pick up the ball and participates in the build-up.
Sarr runs with the ball and plays a great through ball to assist his teammate.

He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 18 February 2020):

No senior team appearances yet.


Pape Matar Sarr is a product of Génération Foot academy – one of the most highly regarded academies in Africa which produced many superb footballers in recent years such as Sadio Mané, Ismaïla Sarr, Habib Diallo, and Ibrahima Niane. He is a part of a very interesting generation of Senegalese players born in 2002 which includes, among others Moussa Ndiaye, Dion Lopy, Niakhate Ndiaye and Cheikhou Ndiaye. Pape represented his country at the 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations and 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

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First team material in a top European club.




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