Zoran Záhradník

Zoran Záhradník

Country: Slovakia

Date of birth: 19/08/2005 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Michalovce (Slovakia)

Height: 184cm

Youth career: Zemplin Michalovce

Current club: Zemplin Michalovce

Squad number: 66

Current national team: Slovakia U-17

Position: centre-forward

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 75.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2024

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Robert Lewandowski


– finishing 

– instinct 

– off the ball movement 

– link-up play 

– pace 

– technique 

– ball control 

– flair 

– heading 


No significant weaknesses.

Style of play:

– complete forward

– player with decent body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina, and natural fitness who feels quite comfortable in contact situations

– good pace, 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/good ability to connect with midfield

– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls

– knows how to use his body to shield the ball from defenders thanks to his technique, strength, and ball control

– possesses some decent playmaking skills

– able to sniff out a goal in any situation thanks to his instinct and determination in the final third

– often moves deep into midfield and draws defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates

– aerial threat in the opposition box

– indirect set-piece threat

– likes to press and hassle the opposition’s centre-backs effectively

– accurate penalty taker

Záhradník loses his markers and scores with a very calm chipped finish.
Záhradník takes advantage of the defensive chaos and scores thanks to his instinct and determination.

He is best suited to playing as:

Centre-forward in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 7 January 2022):

Slovak Super Liga 2021/2022 (ongoing): 3 games/0 goals (Zemplin)


Zoran Záhradník is a product of Zemplin Michalovce youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented players of his generation in Slovakia. He made his professional debut for Zemplin on 21 August 2021 in a league fixture against Tatran Liptovský Mikuláš. At the age of 16 years and 2 days, he became the second-youngest player ever to play in the Slovakian top tier just after Andrej Rendla.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


Country-scale star with top European club ambition.




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