Full name: Marco Antonio Angulo Solórzano
Date of birth: 08/05/2002 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Esmeraldas (Ecuador)
Youth career: Independiente del Valle
Current club: Independiente del Valle
Squad number: —
Current national team: Ecuador U-17
Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2019 South American U-17 Championship (3/0), 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup (4/0)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: N’Golo Kanté
– pace and acceleration
– tackling and intercepting
– ability to read the game
– needs to improve his strength to endure stronger players
Style of play:
– determined and charismatic holding midfielder/ball-winning midfielder
– midfield destroyer
– energetic, consistent, aggressive, and hard tackling player with an extremely high work rate
– courageous, tenacious and willing to sacrifice
– likes to play short passes
– likes to tackle
– often makes pacy, energetic runs with the ball through the middle
– known for his incredible stamina and tireless work in midfield
– high number of successful tackles and interceptions per game
– his reading of the game helps him anticipate any attacking threats from the opposition team, most of the time by covering space and making interceptions
– good vision and ability to read the game
– very good at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, and tactical intelligence
– his stamina, determination, agility, and pace enables him to cover a lot of ground ground
– despite his height, he is able to win headed duals due to his jumping technique
Angulo chases his opponent, outpaces him and intercepts the ball.
Angulo makes another interception thanks to his great reading of the game and anticipation.
He is best suited to playing as:
Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 19 April 2020):
No senior team appearances yet.
Marco Angulo is a product of Independiente del Valle. He is a part of a new highly talented wave of young Ecuadorian players which includes, among others Leonardo Campana, Johan Mina, Pedro Vite, José Cifuentes, Jackson Porozo, Moisés Caicedo, and Gonzalo Plata. Marco represented his country at the 2019 South American U-17 Championship and 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.