Ivan Losenko

Ivan Losenko

Full name in native alphabet: Лосенко Іван Вікторович

Country: Ukraine

Date of birth: 24/07/2004 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Bilozerske, Donetsk Oblast (Ukraine)

Height: 181cm

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

Strengths:

– passing 

– vision

– technique 

– ball control 

– creativity 

– teamwork 

– versatility 

– tactical intelligence

– dribbling 

– set-pieces 

Weaknesses:

– 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.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 6 March 2022):

No senior team appearances yet.

Description:

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.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10 

First team material in a top European club.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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