Full name in native alphabet: Росен Маринов
Date of birth: 02/02/2005 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Lovech (Bulgaria)
Youth career: Litex Lovech, CSKA-Sofia (since 2017)
Current club: CSKA-Sofia
Squad number: 29
Current national team: Bulgaria U-17
Position: central defender
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Sven Botman
– aerial duels
– passing game at a high tempo/playing under pressure
– stands out with his positioning but he’s not very fast over the first meters and may struggle against quick and agile players
– long passing accuracy
Style of play:
– tall player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations
– able to play as a left-sided centre-back in a three-man defence
– composed player who doesn’t like to take unnecessary risk on the ball
– he prefers to play it simple in the build-up and transport the ball to more creative teammates as soon as possible
– concentrated player with very good reading of the game, timing, positioning, and anticipation
– fearless and good at timing tackles
– prefers an active style of defending by getting into challenges and pressing opponents
– positively aggressive in challenges with a high percentage of duels won
– physically strong player who knows how to use his body to gain advantage
– extremely dominant in the air
– aerial threat in the opposition box during the set-pieces
– operates quite comfortably with his right weaker foot
Marinov makes a clean and good timing tackle in the penalty area.
Marinov anticipates the pass and movement of his opponent and intercepts the ball.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Central defender in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 5 August 2022):
No senior team appearances yet.
Rosen Marinov joined the CSKA-Sofia youth academy from Litex Lovech in 2017. He is a part of an interesting generation of Bulgarian players born in 2005 which includes the likes of Martin Georgiev, Asen Mitkov, Roberto Raychev, Chung Nguyen Do, Petar Kirev, Nedzhib Hadzha, Aleks Bozhev, Antoan Stoyanov, and Zahari Atanasov. Rosen was named on the first-team bench for the first time on 30 April 2022 in a league fixture against Ludogorets Razgrad. His professional debut next season is almost certain. In May 2022, he represented his country at the European U-17 Championship, where young Bulgarians got knocked out already in the group stages.
Football Talent Scout potential rating: