Leo Sauer

Leo Sauer

Country: Slovakia

Date of birth: 16/12/2005 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Slovakia

Height: —

Youth career: Slovan Bratislava, MŠK Žilina (since 2018)

Current club: MŠK Žilina

Squad number: —

Current national team: Slovakia U-17

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2022 Algarve Cup, 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/2)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Lucas Ocampos


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– should improve his decision-making and efficiency in the final third to become more prolific

Style of play:

– flamboyant winger

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

– has many qualities to play as an advanced playmaker as well

– creative player with very good technique on the ball, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling and good short-mid through passing ability

– likes to dribble

– always tries to find a vertical option in his game, so he is very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions

– above-average forward runs timings and off-the-ball movements

– often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut inside and create himself a decent opportunity to score from

– confident, mobile, dynamic, and very positive with the ball

– excellent balance, coordination, and changes of pace for a player of his size

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his size, ability to shield the ball, and close control

– very good footwork and ball control in limited spaces

– highly technical and creative with good vision and playmaking skills

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his electric pace and acceleration

– high work rate in pressing/out of possession

Sauer provides a superb assist to his teammate.
Sauer enters the penalty area, dribbles past his opponent with ease, and creates a big chance for his teammate with a very good pass.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 3 May 2022):

2. Liga 2021/2022 (ongoing): 5 games/0 goals (Žilina II)


Leo Sauer joined MŠK Žilina youth academy along with his older brother Mario from Slovan Bratislava in 2018. He is considered to be one of the most talented players of his generation in Slovakia. He made his professional debut for Žilina reserves on 27 February 2022 in the Slovakian second division game against FC Petržalka. He is also a regular youth international for Slovakia and currently he is one of the leaders of the U-17 team.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

7/10 BallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Country-scale star with top European club ambition.




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