Ismaël Doukouré

Ismaël Doukouré

Country: France/Ivory Coast

Date of birth: 24/07/2003 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Lille (France)

Height: 182cm

Youth career: Lille Wazemmes, Iris Club Lambersart, LOSC Lille, Valenciennes FC (since 2017)

Current club: Valenciennes FC

Squad number: 20

Current national team: France U-23

Position: central defender

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 1.200.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2023

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Dayot Upamecano


– pace

– tackling and intercepting 

– athleticism  

– agility  

– anticipation 

– ability to read the game  

– aerial duels

– passing 

– positional sense 

– ambidexterity 


– plays a little bit too risky near to his penalty area sometimes/lack of experience

Style of play:

– complete, dominant and elegant central defender

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

– perfect to play as a RCB and LCB in a three-man defensive line

– can also play as a full-back if needed

– superb pace, agility and coordination

– modern defender who feels very comfortable and has a good composure on the ball/press-resistant with good ball playing ability

– able to play in a high line/tactically astute to play in various tactical systems

– likes to maraud forward

– well-fit, hard-working, and quick at anticipating the movement of the opponents

– excellent positioning and ability to read the game for a player of his age

– very good recovery pace

– not very tall, but he is dominant in the air thanks to his jumping technique

– accurate and tenacious tackler

– able to control the threat of the attacker without causing an imbalance in the defensive line

– very good ambidexterity using his left weaker foot

Doukouré uses his pace, makes a great tackle and intercepts the ball for his team.
Doukouré makes a great and clean last-man tackle.

He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 16 July 2021):

Ligue 2 2020/2021: 19 games/0 goals (Valenciennes)


Ismaël Doukouré joined Valenciennes FC youth academy from his hometown club Lille. On 2 July 2020, he signed his first professional contract with Valenciennes. He made his professional debut in a 0-0 Ligue 2 draw with Sochaux on 17 October 2020. Thanks to his great form, he received a call up to represent France at the 2020 Summer Olympics where he will be the youngest player of the tournament.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.




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