Country: Czech Republic
Date of birth: 02/01/2004 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Czech Republic
Youth career: Banik Ostrava
Squad number: —
Current national team: Czech Republic U-16
Position: winger, second striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Luis Suárez
– off the ball movement
– decent in the air but if he improves his heading ability he will become even more dangerous
Style of play:
– advanced striker
– can also play as a winger thanks to his pace and dribbling skills
– player with decent body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– pacey striker with good technique on the ball, mobility, first touch, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling, and good short-mid through passing ability
– killer instinct in front of goal
– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets
– always alert to capitalize on some opposite defensive mistakes
– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his excellent close control and ability to shield the ball
– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls
– likes to attack from the left wing, cut inside and finish
– possesses good mid-range and long-range shooting skills
– very skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure
– known for his tricky off-the-ball movements in and around the opposite’ box
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration
– good technique and ability to connect with midfield when playing with back to goal
Šmiga with a great run and even better finish.
Šmiga attacks from the wing, cuts inside and scores with a beautiful shot.
He is best suited to playing as:
Striker in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 25 June 2021):
Fortuna Liga 2020/2021: 4 games/0 goals (Banik)
Daniel Šmiga is a product of Banik Ostrava youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented U-17 players in the Czech Republic. He is a real goal machine for Banik and Czech Republic youth teams. He made his professional debut for Banik on 1 May 2021 in a league fixture against Zbrojovka Brno.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.