Florent Da Silva
Date of birth: 02/04/2003 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Vaulx-en-Velin (France)
Youth career: US Meyzieu, Olympique Lyon (since 2010)
Current club: Olympique Lyon
Squad number: —
Current national team: —
Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2019/2020 (7/1)
Contract until: 30.06.2022
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Miralem Pjanić
– ball control
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– can also play as a deep-lying playmaker thanks to his technique, vision, and timing
– midfielder who sees the game differently from most revealing creativity, cleverness at his off-the-ball movements, great vision and passing ability orchestrating or providing dynamism to the team’s build-up process with ease and effectiveness
– 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
– very good pace, agility, and coordination
– highly creative, intelligent, and technical player
– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option
– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses
– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player
– cultured passer with a proclivity for breaking the lines with intricate vertical balls
– good anticipation sense and good defensive reliability/provides many key interceptions, clearances, and tackles for his team
– finds himself best in positional attack
– high number of touches and passes per game
– competent set-piece taker
Da Silva drops deeper, asks for the ball and orchestrates the moves of his team.
Da Silva charges with the ball at his feet and makes a great through pass to assist his teammate.
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
League summary (as for 23 April 2020):
National 2 2019/2020: 3 games/0 goals (Lyon II)
Florent Da Silva is considered to be the most talented Olympique Lyon youth graduate after the incredible Rayan Cherki who’s already a member of the first team. Both Florent and Rayan are tipped to follow in the footsteps of other famous ‘Les Gones’ youth graduates such as Nabil Fekir, Karim Benzema, Hatem Ben Arfa, Samuel Umtiti, Maxime Gonalons, and Alexandre Lacazette. Although Florent didn’t make his first-team debut yet, he already played for Lyon reserve team which is competing in Championnat National 2 – French 4th tier.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.