Egert Õunapuu

Egert Õunapuu

Country: Estonia

Date of birth: 30/04/2005 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Tallinn (Estonia)

Height: 180cm

Youth career: JK Sparta, Nõmme United (since 2019)

Current club: Nõmme United

Squad number: 9

Current national team: Estonia U-17

Position: striker

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

Strengths:

– pace 

– finishing 

– instinct 

– off the ball movement 

– flair 

– link-up play 

– heading 

– decisions 

– pressing 

Weaknesses:

– 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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Stats by Comparisonator:

He is best suited to playing as:

Striker in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

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)

Description:

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.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

6/10 

Capable to mark his name in Europe with a bit of luck and hard work.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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