Country: Czech Republic
Date of birth: 13/06/2003 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Czech Republic
Youth career: FC Hlucín, Baník Ostrava (since 2017)
Current club: Baník Ostrava
Squad number: 2
Current national team: Czech Republic U-17
Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 150.000 €
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Bastian Schweinsteiger
– tactical intelligence
– ball control
– decent tackler able to dispossess opponents thanks to his explosiveness, but his defensive positioning is still improvable/more effective at the offensive point of view than defensive one
Style of play:
– box-to-box midfielder
– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, natural fitness & stamina
– 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
– well-rounded, hard-working team player
– excellent range of passing
– possesses good mid-range and long-range shooting skills
– very quick despite being tall, which allows him to make dynamic dribbling movements and cover large amounts of space
– creative at his off-the-ball movements/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
– able to produce powerful and dangerous runs up field on the counter-attack
– eager to track back and work for the team
– equally useful in combinational and counterattacking style
– often makes surging runs into the penalty box
– decent finisher
– competent set-piece taker
– accurate penalty taker
Drozd with a late run into the penalty and great finish with his right foot.
Drozd with a great run on the counter and smart pass to his teammate.
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 1 June 2020):
No senior team appearances yet.
Jakub Drozd joined Banik Ostrava youth academy from FC Hlucín in 2017. He is the son of Petr Drozd – a former defender who won the Czech Championship with Banik back in 2004. He is a part of the new generation of extremely talented Czech Republic players born in 2003 which includes, among others Jáchym Šíp, Martin Vitik, Adam Karabec, Daniel Langhamer, Kryštof Daněk, and Filip Vecheta. Jakub is yet to make his professional debut, but thanks to his great form for Banik youth teams, he was named on the first-team bench several times and his debut seems to be only a matter of time.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.