Rocco Robert Shein

Rocco Robert Shein

Country: Estonia

Date of birth: 14/07/2003 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Tallinn (Estonia)

Height: 178cm

Youth career: Flora Tallinn

Current club: Flora Tallinn

Squad number: 21

Current national team: Estonia U-21

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 25.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 31.12.2023

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Ilkay Gündogan


– passing 

– vision 

– technique 

– ambidexterity

– tackling 

– dribbling 

– pace 

– versatility  

– tactical intelligence 

– positional sense  


– needs to improve his consistency and decision making during games

– needs to learn how to play with higher tempo and pressure if he wants to play at a higher level

Style of play:

– box-to-box midfielder with good playmaking skills

– player with decent body mass ratio, natural fitness, and stamina

– known for his versatility and ability to play anywhere in midfield, being comfortable in defensive, attacking and central roles in both a three- or four-man midfield

– 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

– intelligent player, who finds the space well between the lines

– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option

– mobile with decent spatial awareness

– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses

– has the energy and defensive work-rate, which enable him to cover ground, press opponents, and start attacks after winning back possession

– cultured passer with a proclivity for breaking the lines with intricate vertical balls

– able to make effective late runs into opposite penalty box lurking for a chance to exploit his shooting skills

– good anticipation sense and defensive reliability/provides many key interceptions, clearances, and tackles for his team

– very good ambidexterity when using his left weaker foot

Shein makes a very good late run into the penalty area and scores with a clinical finish.
Shein receives the ball after superb off the ball movement between the lines and provides a great assist.

He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 24 August 2021):

Esiliiga 2018: 5 games/0 goals (Flora II)

Esiliiga 2019: 17 games/1 goal (Flora II)

Esiliiga 2020: 26 games/6 goals (Flora II)

Meistriliiga 2020: 1 game/0 goals (Flora)

Esiliiga 2021 (ongoing): 10 games/1 goal (Flora II)

Meistriliiga 2021 (ongoing): 3 games/0 goals (Flora)


Rocco Robert Shein is a product of Flora Tallinn youth academy. He is a part of an interesting generation of Estonian players born in 2003 which includes, among others Aleksandr Sapovalov, Maksim Paskotši, Matrix Einer, Oliver Jürgens, Nikita Ivanov, and Rasmus Kallas. Shein made his first-team debut for Flora on 22 November 2020 in a league fixture against Kalju FC.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


Capable to mark his name in Europe with a bit of luck and hard work.




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