Country: Faroe Islands
Date of birth: 17/04/2004 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Faroe Islands
Youth career: FC Midtjylland, HB Tórshavn (since 2020)
Current club: HB Tórshavn
Squad number: 29
Current national team: Faroe Islands U-21
Position: winger, second striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 25.000 €
Tournaments participated in: 2021 UEFA European Under-21 Championship qualifying (3/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2022
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Raheem Sterling
– pace and acceleration
– ball control
– off the ball movement
– defensive contribution
– often finds himself in good shooting positions thanks to his clever off the ball movement, but needs to work on the quality of his finishing
Style of play:
– inside forward
– versatile forward who is capable of playing anywhere along the front line
– creative player with very good technique on the ball, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling and good short-mid through passing ability
– likes to dribble
– likes to enter the opposition’s penalty area whenever possible
– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space
– often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut inside and create himself a decent opportunity to score from
– confident, dynamic and very positive with the ball
– excellent balance, footwork, coordination and changes of pace
– very good mobility and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements
– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his low centre of gravity and excellent close control
– able to dribble, cross, and make combinations with his teammates at top speed
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his electric pace and acceleration
– all-action and energetic
– active and tenacious in pressing
Samuelsen uses his clever off the ball movement and flair in the penalty area and scores.
Samuelsen cuts inside, dribbles past two opponents and shoots off the target.
He is best suited to playing as:
Left winger in 4-3-3.
Faroe Islands Premier League 2020 winner with Tórshavn.
Faroe Islands Cup 2020 winner with Tórshavn.
League summary (as for 8 September 2021):
Faroe Islands Premier League 2020: 4 games/0 goals (Tórshavn)
Faroe Islands Premier League 2021 (ongoing): 11 games/3 goals (Tórshavn)
Áki Samuelsen joined HB Tórshavn from FC Midtjylland in 2020. He became a star of the reserve team straight away. He made his first-team debut on 6 June 2021 in a league fixture against TB Tvøroyri. This season he already scored 3 goals in 11 league games for HB. Áki is also a regular youth international for Faroe Islands and currently he is a member of the U-21 team despite being only 17.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.
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