Jovan Šljivić

Jovan Šljivić

Country: Serbia

Date of birth: 14/10/2005 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Serbia

Height: 176cm

Youth career: Crvena Zvezda Belgrade

Current club: Crvena Zvezda Belgrade

Squad number: —

Current national team: Serbia U-17

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1), 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/1)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Isco

Strengths:

– pace

– passing

– vision

– technique

– ball control

– creativity

– first touch

– flair 

– agility 

– long shots 

– versatility 

– ambidexterity 

Weaknesses:

– needs to work on the consistency during games/has a tendency to ‘disappear’ sometimes

Style of play:

– roaming playmaker/advanced playmaker/false winger

– player with a slender physique and a low centre of gravity who knows how to use his body to gain advantage

– great coordination, footwork, changes of pace, and agility

– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various tactical systems and roles

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

– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space

– likes to dribble

– progressive carrier with very good footwork and close control in limited spaces that allow him to drift pass defenders with ease

– able to make effective late runs into opposite penalty box lurking for a chance to exploit his shooting skills

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

– possesses interesting mid-range and long-range shooting skills with both feet

– extraordinary sense of what is happening on the pitch/he often chooses simple but yet brilliant decisions when on the ball

– has the technique, vision, ability, and confidence to execute the killer pass and set-up goalscoring opportunities for his teammates

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

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

– active and hardworking when out of possession/pressing but still needs to work on his 1v1 defensive duels

– operates comfortably with his left weaker foot

Šljivić with a superb run from the left wing and great assist to his teammate.
Šljivić makes a quick one-two with his teammate and scores with a superb technical finish from outside the penalty area.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

Serbian U-17 Championship 2021/2022 winner with Crvena Zvezda.

League summary (as for 16 June 2022):

No senior team appearances yet.

Description:

Jovan Šljivić is a product of Crvena Zvezda youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented players in Serbia. Jovan showed himself to a wider crowd at the 2022 European Under-17 Championship where young Serbians made it to the semi-final and showed a very interesting generation of players like Šljivić, Jovan Milošević, Aleksandar Stanković, Vojin Serafimović, Jovan Mijatović, Mateja Bubanj, Luka Lijeskić, Jan-Carlo Simić, and Milan Majstorović.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10 

First team material in a top European league.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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