Full name: Noel López De la Fuente
Date of birth: 17/03/2003 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Silleda (Spain)
Youth career: Deportivo de La Coruña
Current club: Deportivo de La Coruña
Squad number: 27
Current national team: Spain U-19
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: Bahia Internacional
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Andriy Shevchenko
– off the ball movement
– first touch
– link-up play
– ball control
– can improve his heading ability to become even more dangerous
Style of play:
– complete striker
– a very rare type of player who combines the qualities of a target man and off the shoulder striker
– elegant, unselfish, and intelligent
– very good pace, footwork, agility, and coordination
– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize
– killer instinct and off the ball movement in the final third
– clinical finisher capable on both feet
– capable of holding up the ball for teammates to provide them with assists when playing with his back to goal/very good ability to connect with midfield
– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls
– equally useful in combinational and counterattacking style
– very good first touch to make quick combinations with his teammates
– decent dribbler who’s also prolific when attacking from the wing
– not the strongest player but knows how to use his body to shield the ball from defenders thanks to his technique and ball control
– above-average passing, vision, creativity, and playmaking skills
– often moves deep into midfield and drawing defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates
– aggressive and hard-working in pressing/when out of possession
López with a great off the ball movement, he outpaces his opponent and provides a great assist.
López with a great run, he dribbles past the goalkeeper and scores.
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre-forward in 4-3-3.
Spanish U-19 Championship 2020/2021 winner with Deportivo.
League summary (as for 15 September 2021):
Primera División RFEF 2021/2022 (ongoing): 2 games/2 goals (Deportivo)
Noel López is a product of Deportivo de La Coruña youth academy. He was one of the biggest stars of Deportivo U-19 during the 2020/2021 season – young Blanquiazules won the Spanish Championship and Noel was the best player in the final against FC Barcelona. He made his debut for Deportivo’s first-team on 29 August 2021 in a league fixture against Celta Vigo B in which he scored. Just two weeks later he scored his second goal against CD Calahorra.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.