Date of birth: 10/03/2003 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Zemun (Serbia)
Youth career: Crvena Zvezda
Current club: Crvena Zvezda
Squad number: —
Current national team: —
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: Bruno Fernandes
– ball control
– long shots
– defensive contribution
Style of play:
– advanced playmaker
– can also play deeper as a midfield playmaker
– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch
– very 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
– knows how to dictate tempo and has the natural ability of an ‘orchestrator’ midfielder who can perform at all of midfield positions, linking up the team’s midfield and attack with ease and effectiveness
– 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
– likes to come a little bit deeper to get the ball
– 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
– outstanding vision, range of passing and playmaking skills
– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses
– possesses good mid-range and long-range shooting skills
– has the technique, ability and confidence to execute the killer passes and set-up goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates
– above-average decision making
– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player
– often makes surging runs into the penalty box
– very good ambidexterity when using his left weaker foot
– direct and indirect set-piece specialist
Knežević with a beautiful through ball to assist his teammate.
Knežević scores with a precise long shot.
He is best suited to playing as:
Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
Serbian U-17 Championship 2019/2020 winner with Crvena Zvezda.
Serbian U-19 Championship 2020/2021 winner with Crvena Zvezda.
Kup Prijatelstva 2021 winner with Crvena Zvezda.
League summary (as for 7 June 2021):
No senior team appearances yet.
Nikola Knežević is a product of Crvena Zvezda academy – one of the best youth systems in the Balkans. Nikola is the captain and leader of Crvena U-19 – a very successful team that won the Serbian Championships U-17 and U-19 in the last two years. This season he scored 21 goals for the U19s and it seems that his first team debut next season is almost certain.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.