Simon Simoni

Simon Simoni

Country: Albania

Date of birth: 14/07/2004 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Lezhë (Albania)

Height: 192cm

Youth career: KF Shënkolli, Dinamo Tirana (since 2021)

Current club: Dinamo Tirana

Squad number: 1

Current national team: Albania U-19

Position: goalkeeper

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

Strengths:

– reflexes 

– handling 

– 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

– agility

– composure 

– throwing 

– leadership skills 

Weaknesses:

– 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.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Goalkeeper.

Video:

Achievements:

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)

Description:

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.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10

First team material in a top European club.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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