Saël Kumbedi

Saël Kumbedi

Full name: Saël Kumbedi Nseke

Country: France

Date of birth: 26/03/2005 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Stains (France)

Height: 176cm

Youth career: Paris Saint-Germain, CC Taverny, Le Havre (since 2019)

Current club: Le Havre

Squad number: 33

Current national team: France U-17

Position: right-back, right wing-back

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 200.000 €

Tournaments participated in: 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (2/0), 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/2)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Achraf Hakimi


– pace

– acceleration

– athleticism

– bravery

– tackling

– determination

– stamina

– dribbling

– technique 

– ball control 

– tenacity 

– work rate


– still has a margin to improve his decision-making and final ball to become even more prolific and complete

Style of play:

– complete full-back

– combines perfectly the attributes of an attacking full-back and defensive full-back

– suitable to play as a wing-back in 3-5-2/3-4-3

– can also effectively play on the left side as an inverted full-back if needed

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

– excellent agility and coordination for a player of his size

– vertical player who’s always looking to push on at every opportunity, offering dynamic overlapping runs into advanced positions

– likes to make sliding tackles

– likes to enter the opposition’s penalty area whenever possible

– powerful, explosive, and confident when going forward

– above-average passing and technical ability/decent when making quick combinations with midfielders

– high work rate, determination, and winning mentality

– fearless and good at timing tackles

– excellent recovery pace/often wins the ball back by outmuscling or outpacing his opponents

– impacts the game at both ends of the pitch/able to cover a huge amount of ground

– tenacious and aggressive in 1v1 defensive challenges with a high percentage of duels won

– endless energy and his powerful running make him an incredibly useful asset as he brings an offensive value to a team, with a lot of activity during 90 minutes on the right side

– operates comfortably with his left weaker foot

Kumbedi makes a magnificent powerful run through the wing, enters into the penalty area, and wins a penalty.
Kumbedi reads the game very well, intercepts the ball, and starts a dangerous attack.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Right-back in 4-3-3.



2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship winner with France.

League summary (as for 9 June 2022):

National 3 2021/2022: 9 games/0 goals (Le Havre II)

Ligue 2 2021/2022: 2 games/0 goals (Le Havre)


Saël Kumbedi joined Le Havre in 2019 after previously playing for PSG and CC Taverny youth academies. He made his professional debut on 13 November 2021 in a 2–0 French Cup win against Vierzon. He showed himself to a wider crowd at the 2022 European Under-17 Championship – he was simply phenomenal throughout the tournament, scored a brace in the final and Les Bleuets deservedly won the tournament showing a superb generation of players like Kumbedi, Mathys Tel, El Chadaille Bitshiabu, Jeanuël Belocian, Valentin Atangana Edoa, Warren Zaire-Emery, Désiré Doué, Mamadou Sarr, and Tom Saettel.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


World-class potential.




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