Noel López

Noel López

Full name: Noel López De la Fuente

Country: Spain

Date of birth: 17/03/2003 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Silleda (Spain)

Height: —

Youth career: Deportivo de La Coruña

Current club: Deportivo de La Coruña

Squad number: 27

Current national team: Spain U-19

Position: striker

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

Strengths:

– pace 

– finishing 

– instinct 

– off the ball movement 

– first touch 

– link-up play 

– dribbling 

– technique 

– ball control 

– versatility 

Weaknesses:

– 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.

Video:

Achievements:

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)

Description:

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.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10 

First team material in a top European club.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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