Date of birth: 14/07/2004 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Lezhë (Albania)
Youth career: KF Shënkolli, Dinamo Tirana (since 2021)
Current club: Dinamo Tirana
Squad number: 1
Current national team: Albania U-19
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 50.000 €
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Emiliano Martínez
– saving one-on-ones
– commanding in defence
– close-range shot-stopping ability
– footwork, technique, and distribution
– good speed and timing when rushing out of goal to anticipate opponents and clear the ball
– aerial ability
– leadership skills
– sometimes makes technical mistakes while parrying or catching the ball
Style of play:
Very mature for his age, tall, strong, confident, and agile right-footed goalkeeper with decent footwork.
Simoni saves a 1vs1 situation in the dying minutes of the match.
Simoni with an incredible close-range header shot save.
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League summary (as for 31 January 2022):
Kategoria e Parë 2018/2019: 1 game/0 goals (Shënkolli)
Kategoria e Parë 2019/2020: 2 games/0 goals (Shënkolli)
Kategoria Superiore 2021/2022 (ongoing): 5 games/0 goals (Dinamo)
Simon Simoni is considered to be one of the most talented youngsters in Albania and also one of the most interesting teenage goalkeepers in the Balkans. Before the 2021/2022 season, he moved from KF Shënkolli to Dinamo Tirana. He made his debut in the Albanian top tier on 17 December 2021 in a game against KF Vllaznia. So far he conceded only 2 goals and kept 3 clean sheets in 5 league games which is very impressive for such a young goalkeeper.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.