Martin Georgiev

Martin Georgiev

Full name in native alphabet: Мартин Георгиев

Country: Bulgaria

Date of birth: 24/09/2005 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Sofia (Bulgaria)

Height: 184cm

Youth career: Slavia Sofia

Current club: Slavia Sofia

Squad number: 15

Current national team: Bulgaria U-17

Position: central defender

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 75.000 €

Tournaments participated in: 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2022

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: José María Giménez

Strengths:

– tackling and intercepting 

– marking

– tenacity  

– positioning  

– aerial duels  

– pace

– anticipation

– athleticism

– bravery

Weaknesses:

– passing game at a high tempo/under pressure

Style of play:

– no-nonsense defender

– player with decent body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– likes to play short passes

– he prefers to play it simple in the build-up and transport the ball to more creative teammates as soon as possible

– possesses good recovery pace

– concentrated player with very good reading of the game, timing, positioning, and anticipation

– energetic, consistent, aggressive, and hard tackling player

– fearless and good at timing tackles

prefers an active style of defending by getting into challenges and pressing opponents

– extremely dominant in the air

– aerial threat in the opposition box during the set-pieces

– aggressive in challenges with a high percentage of duels won

– charismatic with good leadership skills/potential leader in the future

Georgiev stops a dangerous attack and intercepts the ball thanks to his positioning and anticipation.
Georgiev wins a 1vs1 duel with a tricky winger thanks to his pace and tenacity.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 31 March 2022):

Parva Liga 2021/2022 (ongoing): 5 games/0 goals (Slavia)

Description:

Martin Georgiev is a product of Slavia Sofia academy – one of the best youth systems in Bulgaria that produced many interesting talents in recent years such as Petko Hristov, Andrea Hristov, Filip Krastev, Martin Atanasov, Dimitar Stoyanov, and Martin Sorakov. He made his professional debut at the age of only 15 years, 11 months and 18 days on 11 September 2021 in a league fixture against CSKA-Sofia. Martin is also a regular youth international for Bulgaria and currently he is one of the leaders of a very interesting U-17 national team.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

7/10

Country-scale star with top European club ambition.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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