Joe Gelhardt

Joe Gelhardt

 

Country: England

Date of birth: 04/05/2002 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Liverpool (England)

Height: 179cm

Youth career: Wigan Athletic, Leeds United (since 2020)

Current club: Leeds United

Squad number: 30

Current national team: England U-19

Position: second striker, striker

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 1.300.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2024

Player’s agent: Triple S Sports

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Wayne Rooney

 

Strengths:

– pace Untitled1

– acceleration Untitled1

– finishing Untitled1

– flair Untitled1

– agility Untitled1

– off the ball movement Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– technique Untitled

– ball control Untitled

– first touch Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– if he improves his heading ability he will become even more dangerous

– ambidexterity/playing with his right weaker foot

 

Style of play:

– advanced striker

– versatile & mobile forward

– pacey striker with good technique on the ball, mobility, first touch, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling, and good short-mid through passing ability

– superb off the ball intelligence to recognise spaces where to receive/run into

– very composed finisher

– always alert to capitalize on some opposite defensive mistakes

– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls

– excellent balance, footwork, and changes of pace

– likes to come a bit deeper to get the ball

– likes to start his runs from deep and attack space

– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets

– good playmaking skills

– eagerness to track back and work for the team

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his low center of gravity and excellent close control

– very skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure

– known for his tricky off-the-ball movements in and around the opposite’ box

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

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

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

– likes to press and hassle the opposition’s centre-backs effectively

– avoids using his right weaker foot

– high work rate in pressing

– all-action and energetic

– accurate penalty taker

After a great run Gelhardt scores with a superb finish.

 

Gelhardt loses his marker with a quick feint and scores in a superb fashion.

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Striker in 4-4-2.

 

Video:

 

Achievements:

 

League summary (as for 12 November 2020):

Championship 2018/2019: 1 game/0 goals (Wigan)

Championship 2019/2020: 18 games/1 goal (Wigan)

 

Description:

Joe Gelhardt is a product of Wigan Athletic youth academy. He made his professional debut for Wigan on 14 August 2018, appearing as a substitute against Rotherham United in the first round of the EFL Cup. After Wigan’s relegation from the Championship, he signed a four-year contract with Premier League side Leeds United where straight away he became a big star of the U-23 team. He is also a regular English youth international and currently he is a member of England U-19 national team.

 

Quotes:

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

One response to “Joe Gelhardt

  1. And yet, Leeds only paid a pittance for him, as Latics were in dire straits. Leeds could’ve done the decent thing and paid a fair price for him and helped a fellow club.
    Amazed he isn’t already in the 1st team. He is far to good to be languishing in the reserves.

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