Lūkass Vapne

Lūkass Vapne

Country: Latvia

Date of birth: 31/06/2003 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Latvia

Height: 185cm

Youth career: FK Metta

Current club: FK Metta

Squad number: 10

Current national team: Latvia U-19

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 50.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Kevin De Bruyne


– passing 

– vision 

– creativity 

– set pieces 

– technique 

– ball control 

– crossing 

– athleticism 

– first touch 

– ambidexterity 


– needs to learn how to play with higher tempo and pressure than in the Latvian league

Style of play:

– advanced playmaker

– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch

– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– can also play deeper as a midfield playmaker

– 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

– high work rate in pressing and defensive phase

– possesses good mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– 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

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player

– often makes surging runs into the penalty box

– set piece specialist

– good ambidexterity when using his left weaker foot

Vapne with a brilliant through ball with his weaker foot to assist his teammate.
Vapne with a brilliant first touch pass to create a big chance for his teammate.

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.



League summary (as for 4 June 2021):

Virslīga 2020: 17 games/0 goals (Metta)

Virslīga 2021 (ongoing): 11 games/2 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 Lūkass Vapne. He is a product of FK Metta youth academy. He made his professional debut for Metta, aged only 16, on 16 August 2020 in a league fixture against Spartaks Jurmala. He is a part of a very interesting generation of players produced by Metta in recent years – others worth mentioning are Rihards Ozolins, Bruno Melnis, Raimonds Krollis, Dario Sits, Artjoms Puzirevskis and Jegors Novikovs.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


Country-scale star with top European club ambition.




Leave a Reply