Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Date of birth: 16/08/2004 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Youth career: HŠK Zrinjski Mostar
Current club: HŠK Zrinjski Mostar
Squad number: 16
Current national team: Bosnia and Herzegovina U-19
Position: attacking midfielder, winger
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: 31.05.2024
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Marko Pjaca
– ball control
– defensive contribution
– decision-making and general efficiency in the final third
– first touch mistakes
Style of play:
– flamboyant and explosive winger
– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– great acceleration, body balance, changes of pace, and coordination for a player of his size
– 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
– likes to dribble
– powerful winger who often plays a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace
– likes to vary his play by hugging the touchline, running to the by-line, cutting inside, or positioning himself in the half-spaces in order to make quick combinations with teammates
– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings
– very explosive over the first meters
– strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable, and confident of his skills
– dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration
– determined, hardworking, and tenacious in the defensive phase/pressing
– operates comfortably with his left weaker foot
– decent set-piece taker
Šakota loses his marker with a quick feint and attempts a dangerous shot on target.
Šakota dribbles past his opponent with ease and creates a good chance with a superb cross.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Left winger in 4-3-3.
Bosnian U-17 Championship 2020/2021 winner with Zrinjski.
Bosnian Championship 2021/2022 winner with Zrinjski.
League summary (as for 24 July 2022):
Premijer Liga 2021/2022: 7 games/1 goal (Zrinjski)
Matej Šakota is a product of HŠK Zrinjski Mostar youth academy. He was one of the biggest stars of Zrinjski during the 2020/2021 season when young Plemići won the Bosnian U-17 Championship and showed a very interesting generation of players such as Ivan Ivić, Marko Ćubela, Antonio Prskalo, David Čamber, Mirko Čule, Danijel Mijatović, and Filip Pandža. Matej is also a regular youth international for Bosnia and currently he is one of the youngest members of the U-19 team.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European league ambition.