Mátyás Kovács

Mátyás Kovács

Country: Hungary

Date of birth: 07/07/2003 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Budapest (Hungary)

Height: 181cm

Youth career: Gödöllői SK, Vasas, MTK Budapest (since 2018)

Current club: MTK Budapest

Squad number: 35

Current national team: Hungary U-19

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2021/2022 (4/0), 2022 UEFA European Under-19 Championship qualification elite round (3/0)

Contract until: 31.12.2025

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Dani Olmo


– pace 

– passing 

– vision 

– creativity 

– technique 

– ball control 

– dribbling 

– long shots 

– first touch 

– defensive contribution 

– versatility 


– needs to work on the composure in the final third to become even more prolific

Style of play:

– advanced playmaker

– offensive allrounder with many qualities allowing him to play anywhere along the front-line

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

– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch

– able to dribble and make quick combinations with his teammates at top speed

– likes to attack from the wing where he is capable of cutting into the middle to shoot or make combinations with his teammates

– vertical player who likes to speed-up the game by dynamic dribbling runs in the final third

– possesses very interesting mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– has the technique, ability, and confidence to execute the killer passes and set up goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates

– very good footwork and ability to dribble and maneuver in small spaces

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

– all-action and energetic

– active and tenacious in the defensive phase and pressing

Kovács cuts inside from the wing, dribbles past one opponent, and scores with a superb mid-range shot.
Kovács with a superb counter attacking run – he dribbles past one opponent with ease and provides an assist with a very smart pass.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.



League summary (as for 5 May 2022):

Nemzeti Bajnokság 2021/2022 (ongoing): 6 games/0 goals (MTK)


Mátyás Kovács is a product of MTK Budapest academy – one of the best youth systems in Hungary which produced many interesting players in recent years such as András Schäfer, Bendegúz Bolla, Zalán Vancsa, Botond Balogh, Szabolcs Mezei, Márk Kosznovszky, Benedek Varju, and Mihály Kata. Mátyás is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in Hungary. He made his first-team debut for MTK on 30 January 2022 in a league fixture against Mezőkövesdi. He is also a regular youth Hungarian international since the U-15 level and currently he’s one of the leaders of the U-19 team.


“He will be a valuable player not just for MTK but for the whole of Hungarian football.”

(József Kanta – MTK player and a former Hungarian international)

Football Talent Scout potential rating:


Country-scale star with top European club ambition.




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