Kai Kennedy

Kai Kennedy

 

Country: Scotland

Date of birth: 28/03/2002 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Scotland

Height: —

Youth career: Rangers FC

Current club: Rangers FC

Squad number: 70

Current national team: Scotland U-19

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: Al Kass International Cup 2019, 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Franck Ribery

 

Strengths:

– pace Untitled1

– acceleration Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– ball control Untitled1

– technique Untitled

– passing Untitled

– movement Untitled

– agility Untitled

– flair Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– aerial duels

– physicality

– defensive contribution

 

Style of play:

– explosive winger

– creative player with good technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling and good short-mid through passing ability

– likes to dribble

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– often uses his skills and speed to beat defenders, cut inside and create himself a decent opportunity to score from

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– can rapidly speed-up the game by dribbling, and in the final third he offers cross or finishing solution due to his ability in 1v1 duels

– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box

– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and close control

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and very confident of his skills

– excellent balance, coordination, and changes of pace

– gets fouled often

– all-action and energetic

Kennedy dribbles past his opponent and scores with a beautiful curling shot.

 

Kennedy outpaces the opponent’s right-back and sends a dangerous cross into the penalty area.

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-3-3.

 

Video:

 

Achievements:

2019 Scottish Youth Cup winner with Rangers.

Al Kass International Cup 2019 winner with Rangers.

Al Kass International Cup 2019 Player of the Tournament.

 

League summary (as for 6 March 2020):

No senior team appearances yet.

 

Description:

Kai Kennedy is a product of Rangers FC youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented young players in Scotland. He showed himself to a wider crowd at the prestigious Alkass International Cup, where Kai was named as player of the tournament. He made his professional debut for Rangers on 17 January 2020 in a Scottish Cup game against Stranraer FC.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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