Matej Šakota

Matej Šakota

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Date of birth: 16/08/2004 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Height: —

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 —

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 31.05.2024

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Marko Pjaca


– pace 

– acceleration 

– technique 

– ball control 

– dribbling 

– athleticism 

– defensive contribution 

– creativity 

– crossing 

– ambidexterity

To improve:

– 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.




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