Date of birth: 30/04/2005 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Tallinn (Estonia)
Youth career: JK Sparta, Nõmme United (since 2019)
Current club: Nõmme United
Squad number: 9
Current national team: Estonia U-17
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: 31.12.2022
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Pauleta
– off the ball movement
– link-up play
– still needs to work on his first touch and general technical improvement at higher tempo and in tight spaces
Style of play:
– goal poacher
– player with decent body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels quite comfortable in contact situations
– killer instinct, great off the ball movement, and flair in the final third
– clinical finisher capable on both feet
– able to sniff a goal in any situation
– likes to try to beat offside trap
– likes to capitalize on defensive mistakes
– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets
– decent ability when playing with his back to goal/good ability to connect with midfield and attacking teammates
– good sense of positioning while receiving through balls
– dangerous in the air despite not being very tall/good timing and jumping technique
– often moves deep into midfield and draws defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates
– dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and movement
– aggressive and hard-working in pressing/likes to press and hassle the opposition’s centre-backs effectively
– accurate penalty taker
Õunapuu capitalize on defensive mistake and scores with ease.
Õunapuu receives a good through pass after a good off the ball movement and scores with a clinical finish.
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He is best suited to playing as:
Striker in 4-3-3.
Estonian U-17 Championship 2020/2021 winner with Nõmme United.
Estonian U-17 Championship 2020/2021 top scorer.
League summary (as for 22 March 2022):
Esiliiga 2020: 2 games/0 goals (Nõmme United)
Esiliiga 2021: 5 games/0 goals (Nõmme United)
Esiliiga 2022 (ongoing): 4 games/7 goals (Nõmme United)
Egert Õunapuu joined Nõmme United youth academy from JK Sparta in 2019. During the 2020/2021 season, he scored an amazing number of 63 goals in just 21 games in the Estonian U-17 Championship. He made his first-team debut for Nõmme aged only 15 on 28 August 2020 in the Estonian second tier game against Pärnu JK Vaprus. He has been in phenomenal form this season – he scored 7 goals in just 4 Esiiliga games so far. He is also a regular youth international for Estonia and currently he is one of the leaders of the U-17 team along with other interesting players such as Aleksandr Alteberg, Tristan Pajo, Mihhail Kolobov, Sander Soo, Kristofer Käit, Karel Mustmaa, Dimitri Jepihhin, Gregor Pürg, and Daniil Pareiko.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Capable to mark his name in Europe with a bit of luck and hard work.