Maksim Kalimullin

Maksim Kalimullin

Country: Estonia

Date of birth: 21/06/2006 (15 years old)

Place of birth: Tallinn (Estonia)

Height: —

Youth career: FCI Tallinn, FC Tallinn (since 2018)

Current club: FC Tallinn

Squad number: 10

Current national team: Estonia U-17

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger, second 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: Florian Wirtz

Strengths:

– pace 

– passing 

– vision 

– creativity 

– technique 

– ball control 

– dribbling 

– finishing 

– off the ball movement 

– first touch 

– flair 

– set pieces 

Weaknesses:

– efficiency in defensive duels

– not afraid of physical duels with older and stronger opponents but still needs to work on his physicality

Style of play:

– advanced playmaker

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

– very good pace, coordination, flair, and agility

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

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

– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets

– able to make effective late runs into opposite penalty box lurking for a chance to score

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

– above-average movement and instinct in the penalty area/able to play as a shadow striker as well

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

– 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

– competent direct and indirect set-piece taker

– operates quite comfortably with his left weaker foot

Kalimullin spots the movement of his teammate and provides a superb assist.
Kalimullin with a superb run – he dribbles past two opponents and scores with a precise shot from outside the penalty area.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 20 May 2022):

Esiliiga B 2021: 12 games/5 goals (FC Tallinn)

Esiliiga B 2022 (ongoing): 9 games/8 goals (FC Tallinn)

Description:

Despite being only 15, Maksim Kalimullin is an absolute star of the third-tier side FC Tallinn – a team coached by his father Andrei. He is considered to be the most talented Estonian player born in 2006. He’s the leader of the new Estonia U-17 national team – so far he scored 6 goals in 6 games and is already one of Estonia’s best ever scorers in that age category.

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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