Aleksander Buksa

Aleksander Buksa

 

Country: Poland

Date of birth: 15/01/2003 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Kraków (Poland)

Height: 188cm

Youth career: Wisła Kraków

Current club: Wisła Kraków

Squad number: 44

Current national team: Poland U-17

Position: centre-forward

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 350.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 31.12.2020

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: FC Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax Amsterdam, PSV Eindhoven, Feyenoord, Atalanta, AS Roma, AC Milan, Sassuolo

Similar type of player: Arkadiusz Milik

 

Strengths:

– finishing Untitled1

– off the ball movement Untitled1

– instinct Untitled1

– heading Untitled1

– first touch Untitled

– link-up play Untitled

– ball control Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– tall and skinny – should work on his physicality but it should come with age and may become his strength in the future

– if he improves his ambidexterity he will become even more dangerous

 

Style of play:

– target man/goal poacher

– determined forward with killer-instinct, interesting technique on the ball, decent dribbling skills and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements

– can create a great striking partnership when paired with a pacey auxiliary striker

– good agility, coordination and decent pace for a player of his size

– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets

– likes to play with back to goal

– indirect set-piece threat

– aerial threat in the opposition box

– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize

– very good at link-up play thanks to his decent technique, first touch and ability to shield the ball from defenders

– possesses very impressive mid-range and long-range shooting skills with his left foot

– capable of holding up the ball for teammates to provide them with assists when playing with his back to goal/good ability to connect with midfield

– knows how to use his body to shield the ball from defenders

– able to sniff out a goal in any situation

– often moves deep into midfield and drawing defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates

– dependable option while defending set-pieces

Buksa with a beautiful curling finish into the far corner.

 

Buksa with back to goal – he controls the ball, turns, and scores with an amazing shot into the top corner.

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Centre-forward in 4-3-3.

 

Video:

 

Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 29 April 2020):

Ekstraklasa 2018/2019: 4 games/0 goals (Wisła Kraków)

Ekstraklasa 2019/2020 (ongoing): 14 games/3 goals (Wisła Kraków)

 

Description:

Aleksander Buksa is a product of Wisła Kraków youth academy. His older brother Adam is also a talented footballer who plays as a centre-forward for the New England Revolution in Major League Soccer. Aleksander is a part of the new wave of highly talented Polish players born in 2003 which includes, among others Jakub Ojrzyński, Radosław Cielemęcki, Ariel Mosór, Daniel Hoyo-Kowalski, Mateusz Łęgowski, Hubert Turski, Mariusz Fornalczyk, Kacper Kozłowski, and Krzysztof Bąkowski. Aleksander made his first-team debut for Wisła aged only 16 on 22 April 2019 in a league fixture against Wisła Płock. Four months later he scored his first goal becoming the youngest goalscorer in Polish Ekstraklasa in the 21st century and the youngest goalscorer in Wisła’s history.

 

Quotes:

“According to many experts, Buksa is one of the most talented young players in Poland. He scored his first Ekstraklasa goal aged only 16 years and 220 days – only Włodzimierz Lubański was younger in the history of the league.”

(pilkanozna.pl)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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