Country: Czech Republic
Date of birth: 19/02/2004 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Czech Republic
Youth career: Hradec Králové, Slavia Praha (since 2018)
Current club: Slavia Praha
Squad number: 13
Current national team: Czech Republic U-19
Position: central defender, defensive midfielder, central midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Casemiro
– tactical intelligence
– not the fastest player (compensates it with his positioning, timing, and anticipation)
Style of play:
– modern holding midfielder with both defensive and passing abilities/midfield controller
– can also play as a central defender if needed
– player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, natural fitness and stamina who feels comfortable in contact situations
– functions best when placed at the base of a midfield three as a holding midfielder
– well-rounded, hard-working team player
– excellent vision and range of passing at all distances
– doesn’t take any risks and prefers simple play
– very good composure and retention skills under pressure/press-resistant player
– above-average decision-making for a player of his age
– known for his understanding of the game and good defensive positioning
– hard-working and determined in defensive phase with many important tackles and interceptions for his team
– his reading of the game helps him anticipate any attacking threats from the opposition team, most of the time by covering space and making interceptions
– dominant in the air
– competent set piece taker
Samek stops a dangerous attack thanks to his positioning and anticipation.
Samek stays calm under pressure and start the attack of his team with a good pass.
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
Fortuna Liga 2020/2021 winner with Slavia.
Czech Cup 2020/2021 winner with Slavia.
League summary (as for 9 October 2021):
Fortuna Liga 2020/2021: 2 games/0 goals (Slavia)
Fortuna Liga 2021/2022 (ongoing): 7 games/3 goals (Slavia)
Daniel Samek joined Slavia Praha youth academy from Hradec Králové in 2018. He is considered to be one of the most talented players in the Czech Republic. Samek made his professional debut for Slavia on 3 March 2021 in a Czech Cup game against FK Jablonec. He showed himself to a wider crowd on 22 August 2021 – he scored his first senior goal and provided an assist in a league fixture against Banik Ostrava.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.