Saidou Alioum

Saidou Alioum

Country: Cameroon

Date of birth: 25/07/2003 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Cameroon

Height: —

Youth career: Sahel de Maroua

Current club: Sahel de Maroua

Squad number: —

Current national team: Cameroon U-20

Position: winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: 2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations (5/0), 2021 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations (3/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Kingsley Coman


– pace and acceleration 

– ball control 

– dribbling 

– dynamism

– first touch 

– crossing 

– creativity 

– passing 


– shooting/should improve his end product and become more clinical in the final third

Style of play:

– explosive winger

– creative player with good technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling, and good short-mid through passing ability

– equally good on both wings

– superb coordination, agility, and balance

– good vision and passing skills

– likes to dribble

– likes to cross

– likes to vary his play by hugging the touchline or positioning himself on the halfspaces in order to make quick combinations with teammates

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– confident, dynamic and very positive with the ball

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

– excellent balance and changes of pace

– able to dribble, cross and make combinations with his teammates at top speed

– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and close control

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

– dynamic and tenacious in the pressing game

– good ambidexterity when using his left weaker foot 

– all-action and energetic

Alioum dribbles past his opponent and sends a dangerous cross into the penalty area.

Alioum dribbles past two opponents and wins a foul.

He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-3-3.



2019 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations winner with Cameroon.

League summary (as for 28 October 2020):


Saidou Alioum is one of the most talented teenagers in Cameroon. In 2019, he was an important member of his national team that won the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations. Two years later he played at the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations where The Indomitable Lions reached the quarter-final but lost to eventual champions Ghana.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


First team material in a top European club.




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