Date of birth: 21/01/2004 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Latvia
Youth career: FK Metta
Current club: FK Metta
Squad number: 26
Current national team: Latvia U-17
Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Kevin De Bruyne
– ball control
– defensive contribution
Style of play:
– advanced playmaker
– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch
– intelligent player, who finds the space well between the lines
– likes to roam around in the space between the opposition’s midfield and defence
– 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
– 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 at spotting space and his teammates’ runs thanks to his excellent vision and awareness
– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack
– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses
– strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and very confident of his skills
– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player
Under pressure Melnis makes a great assist to his teammate.
Melnis shows his creativity and makes a brilliant pass to his teammate.
He is best suited to playing as:
Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
League summary (as for 22 February 2021):
Virslīga 2020: 3 games/0 goals (Metta)
Latvian football is going through a big crisis and fans are strongly hoping that the next generations will change this state of things. One of the biggest hopes to accomplish that is Bruno Melnis. Bruno is a product of FK Metta youth academy. He made his professional debut on 1 October 2020 in a Latvian Cup game against Riga FC.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.