Fedde de Jong

Fedde de Jong

Country: Netherlands

Date of birth: 13/06/2003 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Uitgeest (Netherlands)

Height: 185cm

Youth career: FC Uitgeest, AZ Alkmaar (since 2016)

Current club: AZ Alkmaar/Jong AZ

Squad number: —

Current national team: Netherlands U-19

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 500.000 €

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2021/2022 (6/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2022

Player’s agent: Forza Sports Group

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Julian Brandt

Strengths:

– passing Untitled1

– vision Untitled1

– technique Untitled1

– ball control Untitled1

– creativity

– football IQ

– pace Untitled

– first touch Untitled

– dribbling Untitled

– crossing Untitled

– versatility Untitled

– defensive contribution Untitled

Weaknesses:

– needs to work on the consistency during games/has a tendency to ‘disappear’ sometimes

Style of play:

– advanced playmaker

– can also play deeper as a midfield playmaker and even on the wing as a wide playmaker

– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack

– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game, so he is very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions

– has the technique, ability, and confidence to execute killer passes and set up goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates

– extraordinary thinking when on the ball – he often chooses options that are unexpected for the opposition/very high football IQ

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his ability to shield the ball and excellent close control

– good composure and retention skills under pressure/press-resistant player

– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses

– able to make effective late runs into the opposite penalty box lurking for a chance to score

– aggressive and tenacious in the defensive phase/high work rate in pressing

– good reaction to the loss of the ball with good aggressive attitude, and good recovery of his position

– operates quite comfortably with his left weaker foot

De Jong makes a superb off the ball run, loses his markers, and provides an assist to his teammate.
De Jong makes a very good off the ball movement and scores with a precise finish.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 4 March 2022):

Eerste Divisie 2020/2021: 17 games/1 goal (Jong AZ)

Eerste Divisie 2021/2022 (ongoing): 24 games/3 goals (Jong AZ)

Description:

Fedde de Jong is a product of AZ Alkmaar academy – underrated youth system that produced many interesting talents in recent years such as Teun Koopmeiners, Calvin Stengs, Guus Til, Myron Boadu, and Owen Wijndal. Fedde made his professional debut for Jong AZ on 2 November 2020 in a 1–1 Eerste Divisie game against SC Telstar. He is one of the leaders of a new wave of very interesting AZ academy players which includes the likes of Ernest Poku, Ilias Splinter, Maxim Dekker, Jayden Addai, Enoch Mastoras, Lewis Schouten, Wouter Goes, Jurre van Aken, Myron van Brederode, and Yusuf Barasi.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.

Links:

Transfermarkt

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