Garang Kuol

Garang Kuol

Country: Australia/South Sudan

Date of birth: 15/09/2004 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Egypt

Height: 175cm

Youth career: Goulburn Valley Suns FC, Central Coast Mariners (since 2021)

Current club: Central Coast Mariners

Squad number: 36

Current national team: —

Position: winger, second striker, striker

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 100.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Samuel Eto’o

Strengths:

– pace 

– acceleration 

– dynamism 

– finishing 

– instinct 

– off the ball movement 

– athleticism 

– flair 

– agility 

– technique 

– dribbling 

– ambidexterity 

– bravery 

Weaknesses:

No significant weaknesses.

Style of play:

– advanced striker

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

– capable of playing in several offensive positions, either in the centre as a striker, as a supporting forward, or as a winger

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

– electric pace and incredible burst of acceleration

– killer instinct and great off the ball movement in and around the final third

– clinical finisher capable on both feet

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

– in addition to his goalscoring ability, he is also a team-player who’s capable of creating chances and assisting goals for his teammates

– above-average decision-making, composure, and flair in the penalty area

– very skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure

– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls

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

– good dribbler who’s also prolific when attacking from deep/wing

– able to make spectacular and effective solo runs to beat the defensive line

– excellent body balance and changes of pace

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

– strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable, and very confident of his skills

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

– aggressive and hard-working in pressing/when out of possession

– all-action and energetic

– operates very comfortably with his left weaker foot

Kuol receives the ball in the edge of penalty area and scores with a precise finish with his left weaker foot.
Kuol makes a great off the ball movement and scores with a superb first touch half volley.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Striker in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 30 May 2022):

A-League 2021/2022: 9 games/4 goals (Central Coast Mariners)

Description:

Garang Kuol is the younger brother of VfB Stuttgart player Alou Kuol who’s also a talented footballer. Garang joined the Central Coast Mariners Academy in January 2021. On 21 December 2021, he made his first-team debut as a substitute in the FFA Cup 6–0 win against APIA Leichhardt and scored seven minutes after coming on. He made his A-League debut on 5 April 2022 against Wellington Phoenix in which he scored five minutes after coming on. Thanks to his great form he was chosen to play in the 2022 A-Leagues All Stars Game against FC Barcelona and received a lot of praise after the match, also from Barca’s manager Xavi.

Quotes:

We conceded two or three chances because of him. So a great player and a great future. He’s a talent.

(FC Barcelona’s manager Xavi about Garang Kuol after the A-Leagues All Stars vs Barca game)

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10 

First team material in a top European club.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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