Hussein Carneil

Hussein Carneil

Country: Sweden/Afghanistan

Date of birth: 09/05/2003 (19 years old)

Place of birth: Mazār-e Sharīf (Afghanistan)

Height: 177cm

Youth career: Trollhättans FK, Skoftebyns IF, IFK Göteborg (since 2019)

Current club: IFK Göteborg

Squad number: 19

Current national team: Sweden U-19

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 300.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 31.12.2025

Player’s agent: Universal Sports Group

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Dani Olmo


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– creativity

– dribbling

– agility

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– off the ball movement Untitled

To improve:

– efficiency in defensive duels

Style of play:

– advanced playmaker

– can also play on the wing thanks to his superb pace and dribbling skills

– excellent balance, footwork, coordination, and changes of pace

– elegant on the ball with a silky touch

– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack

– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game/often creates numerical superiority with his progressive runs and passes, and pushes his team forward to finishing positions

very high football IQ and spatial awareness

– likes to dribble

– likes to use body feints

– often makes surging runs into the penalty area

– player with an outstanding vison to execute killer passes and set up goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates

– extraordinary thinking when on the ball – he often chooses options that are unexpected for the opposition

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

– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses

– possesses interesting mid-range and long-range shooting skills

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

– operates comfortably with his left weaker foot

Carneil makes a surging run into the penalty area, dribbles past one opponent, and provides an assist with a flat cross.
Despite heavy pressure and tight space, Carneil provides a brilliant chipped pass to create a big chance for his teammate.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.



League summary (as for 17 August 2022):

Allsvenskan 2022 (ongoing): 12 games/1 goal (Göteborg)


Hussein Carneil was born in Afghanistan but he and his family fled the country when he was 3 years old. He joined the IFK Göteborg youth academy from Skoftebyns IF in 2019. He is a part of a very interesting generation of Swedish players born in 2003 which includes, among others Yasin Ayari, Oscar Vilhelmsson, Jesper Tolinsson, Joel Voelkerling Persson, Ludvig Navik, Casper Widell, Johan Bangsbo, and Emil Roback. Hussein made his professional debut on 20 February 2022 in the Swedish Cup game against Landskrona BoIS. Two months later he made his Allsvenskan debut in a 2–0 win in the derby against BK Häcken.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:

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First team material in a top European league.





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