Date of birth: 31/07/2004 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Rome (Italy)
Youth career: Atletico Sora, Frosinone, AS Roma (since 2018)
Current club: AS Roma
Squad number: —
Current national team: Italy U-19
Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2022 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (3/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2023
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Manuel Locatelli
– tactical awareness
– ability to read the game
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– midfield controller
– can also play higher as a midfield playmaker
– player with decent body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina and natural fitness who feels quite comfortable in contact situations
– concentrated and hardworking player with very good reading of the game and anticipation
– knows how to dictate tempo and has the natural ability of an ‘orchestrator’ midfielder who determines the geometry of play
– doesn’t like to take unnecessary risks and always tries to find the optimal option on the ball/above-average decision-making for a player of his age
– very good in combination play
– cultured passer with a proclivity for breaking the lines with intricate vertical balls
– great composure and retention skills under pressure/press-resistant player
– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option
– restricts the offensive play of his opponents very well through his positioning and timing
– accurate and tenacious tackler with very high percentage of defensive duels won
– competent set-piece taker
– high number of touches and passes per game
– good leadership skills, he seems to be a quiet but determined, mature, and charismatic player/possible captain in the future
Faticanti stays calm under pressure and plays a superb opening pass to his teammate.
Faticanti provides a great pass to his teammate with a superb first touch through ball.
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He is best suited to playing as:
Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.
Italian U-15 Championship 2018/2019 winner with AS Roma.
Italian U-17 Championship 2020/2021 winner with AS Roma.
League summary (as for 1 April 2022):
No senior team appearances yet.
Giacomo Faticanti joined the AS Roma youth academy from Frosinone in 2018. He is one of the most talented Italian players of his generation. He is tipped to follow in the footsteps of other famous ‘Giallorossi’ graduates such as Francesco Totti, Daniele De Rossi, Alberto Aquilani, Alessandro Florenzi and Alessio Romagnoli. During the 2020/2021 season, he was the captain and leader of Roma U-17 which won the Italian Championship. He is also a regular youth international and currently he is the youngest member of a very strong Italy U-19 setup – a team with many exciting talents such as Fabio Miretti, Giorgio Scalvini, Marco Nasti, Cesare Casadei, Wilfried Gnonto, Tommaso Baldanzi, Gabriele Mulazzi, Giuseppe Ambrosino, and Samuel Giovane.
“A tough-tackling, hard-running midfielder who has worn the captain’s armband for title-winning sides through multiple age categories at Roma, it is perhaps inevitable that Faticanti should draw comparisons with Daniele De Rossi. He is, after all, coached in the Giallorosso youth team by the former world champion’s dad. Such comparisons are a burden that any young player could do without, but Faticanti has thus far worn them lightly, showing a coolness under pressure and a knack for making smart decisions with the ball even when the spaces are tight and the stakes are raised.”
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.