Noah Mbamba

Noah Mbamba

Country: Belgium/DR Congo

Date of birth: 05/01/2005 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Brussels (Belgium)

Height: —

Youth career: FC Vilvoorde, KV Woluwe-Zaventem, KRC Genk, Club Brugge (since 2020)

Current club: Club Brugge

Squad number: 72

Current national team: Belgium U-15

Position: central defender, defensive midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 800.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2023

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Vincent Kompany

Strengths:

– pace  

– tackling  

– passing

– positioning

– anticipation 

– athleticism 

– technique 

– aerial duels  

– ability to read the game 

– ambidexterity 

Weaknesses:

No significant weaknesses.

Style of play:

– complete, elegant, and dominant centre-back

– modern and versatile defender, who combines strength and pace with good technique and passing

– can play as a LCB, RCB in a three-man defence as well as defensive midfielder thanks to his great ball skills

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

– able to play in a high defensive line

– known for his composure, elegance, ball-playing ability and confidence in possession

– great at finding passes through both the first and second line of pressing from the opposition

– very good vision and passing skills also when it comes to breaking the lines with laser passes

– often wins the ball back by outmuscling players thanks to his significant upper-body strength

– accurate and tenacious tackler/very godd in 1vs1

– fantastic positional sense, anticipation, and tactical awarenes

– likes to maraud forward

– dominant in the air (wins about 55% of aerial duels, this should improve with age and experience)

– concentrated, determined and committed player with a very good rate of individual and collective work

– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various tactical systems

– good ambidexterity when using his left weaker foot

Mbamba outpaces and outmuscles the opponent and intercepts the ball for his team.
Mbamba advances with the ball forward and makes a superb line-breaking pass.

He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

Belgian Super Cup 2021 winner with Club Brugge.

League summary (as for 26 July 2021):

First Division B 2020/2021: 11 games/0 goals (Club NXT)

Jupiler Pro League 2020/2021: 1 games/0 goals (Brugge)

Jupiler Pro League 2021/2022 (ongoing): 1 games/0 goals (Brugge)

Description:

Noah Mbamba joined Club Brugge from KRC Genk in 2020. On 22 January 2021, he made his debut for Brugge’s reserve side called Club NXT in the Belgian First Division B against Lierse. Four months later he made his first-team debut in a Jupiler Pro League fixture against his former club KRC Genk – at the age of 16 years, 4 months and 8 days he became the youngest player in Club Brugge’s history.

Quotes:

“Noah is phenomenal on the ball. He’s composed, not nervous – it’s very hard to put a pressure on him. He is a reasonable boy, that’s important.”

(Brandon Mechele – Mbamba’s Club Brugge teammate)

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10

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

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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