Date of birth: 31/05/2003 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Radece (Slovenia)
Youth career: NK Domžale, NK Krško, RB Salzburg (since 2019)
Current club: RB Salzburg
Squad number: 30
Current national team: Slovenia
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 1.500.000 €
Tournaments participated in: 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2022
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Erling Haaland
– off the ball movement
– link-up play
– ball control
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– target man/complete forward
– tall player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– powerful and determined forward with killer-instinct, interesting technique on the ball and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements
– decent agility and coordination for a player of his size
– incredible pace for such a tall player
– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize
– killer instinct and off the ball movement in the final third
– clinical finisher capable on both feet
– 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
– likes to attack from the left wing, cut inside and create himself a decent opportunity to score from
– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls
– equally useful in combinational and counterattacking style
– knows how to use his body to shield the ball from defenders thanks to his technique, strength and ball control
– 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
– aerial threat in the opposition box
– indirect set-piece threat
– good ambidexterity when using his left weaker foot
– accurate penalty taker
Šeško receives a through ball, outpaces his opponents, dribbles past goalkeeper and scores.
Šeško attacks from the left wing, cuts inside and scores with a brilliant finish.
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre-forward in 4-3-3.
2. Liga 2020/2021 runner-up with Liefering.
Austrian Bundesliga 2020/2021 winner with RB Salzburg.
League summary (as for 26 May 2021):
2. Liga 2019/2020: 15 games/1 goal (Liefering)
2. Liga 2020/2021: 29 games/21 goals (Liefering)
Austrian Bundesliga 2020/2021: 1 game/0 goals (Salzburg)
Benjamin Šeško is a youth product of NK Krško and NK Domžale. On 3 June 2019, he joined FC Red Bull Salzburg for 3 years and moved to their affiliate club FC Liefering. He made his debut for Salzburg on 30 January 2021 in a 3–0 Austrian Bundesliga win over Hartberg. He finished the 2020/2021 season as 2. Liga second top scorer with 21 goals in 29 games for Liefering. He represented Slovenia at U-15, U-16 and U-17 levels. In May 2021, he received his first senior international call-up.
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