Full name in native alphabet: Лосенко Іван Вікторович
Date of birth: 24/07/2004 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Bilozerske, Donetsk Oblast (Ukraine)
Youth career: Shakhtar Donetsk
Current club: Shakhtar Donetsk
Squad number: 68
Current national team: Ukraine U-19
Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2021/2022 (4/0)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Fabián Ruiz
– ball control
– still has a margin to improve his defensive positioning and skills
– operating with his right weaker foot
Style of play:
– roaming playmaker
– player with decent body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– intelligent player, who finds the space well between the lines
– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his technique and close control
– likes to have the ball at his feet and orchestrate play with his passing and creativity
– elegant on the ball and calm under pressure
– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/under pressure
– above-average decision making/good feeling of when to speed up the play with progressive passes or runs and when to slow down to retain possession
– has the technique, ability, and confidence to execute the killer passes and set up goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates
– great tactical and spatial awareness
– very good in combination play
– avoids using his right weaker foot
– competent direct and indirect set-piece taker
Losenko dribbles past his opponent on the wing and makes a very smart pass to his teammate.
Under pressure Losenko provides an assist with a brilliant through ball.
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 6 March 2022):
No senior team appearances yet.
Ivan Losenko is a product of Shakhtar Donetsk youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented players of his generation in Ukraine. Ivan is a member of Ukraine U-19, an extremely interesting team with many exciting prospects such as Nazar Voloshyn, Yegor Yarmolyuk, Oleg Ocheretko, Mark Mampassi, Denys Shostak, Denys Tvardovskyi, Pavlo Isenko, and Andriy Buleza.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.