Nikolas Sattlberger

Nikolas Sattlberger

Country: Austria

Date of birth: 18/01/2004 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Wien (Austria)

Height: 189cm

Youth career: Inter AGO, First Vienna, Rapid Wien (since 2018)

Current club: Rapid Wien

Squad number: 34

Current national team: Austria U-18

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 150.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2025

Player’s agent: Skylar

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Sergio Busquets


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To improve:

– not the fastest player

– mid-range and long-range shooting skills

Style of play:

– deep-lying orchestrator

– midfield controller

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

– likes to play in front of the defence and dictate tempo using his good vision, passing ability at all distances, and natural technique to create dynamism on the team’s build-up process

– concentrated player perfect for the possession-based style of play

– excellent range of passing at all distances

– very good spatial awareness and high football IQ

– great composure and retention skills under pressure/press-resistant player

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces

– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option

– his reading of the game and positioning help him anticipate attacking threats from the opposition team, most of the time by covering space and making interceptions

– positively aggressive and tenacious in challenges with a high percentage of duels won

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

– mature with above-average decision-making for a player of his age

Sattlberger stays calm under heavy pressure and continues to orchestrate the moves of his team.
Sattlberger loses his marker with a brilliant first touch and provides a superb through ball to his teammate.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 25 July 2022):

2. Liga 2020/2021: 7 games/0 goals (Rapid II)

2. Liga 2021/2022: 7 games/1 goal (Rapid II)

Austrian Bundesliga 2021/2022 (ongoing): 1 game/0 goals (Rapid)


Nikolas Sattlberger joined the Rapid Wien youth academy from First Vienna in 2018. He is considered to be one of the most talented Austrian players of his age category along with the likes of Dijon Kameri, Denis Dizdarevic, Samson Baidoo, Moritz Wels, Luka Reischl, Filip Ristanic, Aristot Tambwe-Kasengele, and Tolgahan Sahin. Nikolas has been promoted to the first team before the 2022/2023 season and made his debut on 21 July 2022 in the UEFA Europa Conference League clash against Lechia Gdańsk. He made his Austrian Bundesliga debut just three days later in a game against SV Ried.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

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First team material in a top European league.




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