Hugo Larsson

Hugo Larsson

Country: Sweden

Date of birth: 27/06/2004 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Svarte (Sweden)

Height: 187cm

Youth career: SoGK Charlo, Malmö FF (since 2016)

Current club: Malmö FF

Squad number: 31

Current national team: Sweden U-19

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 1.500.000 €

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2021/2022 (6/0)

Contract until: 31.12.2026

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Ross Barkley

Strengths:

– pace Untitled1

– passing Untitled1

– vision Untitled1

– athleticism Untitled1

– positioning Untitled

– dribbling Untitled

– technique Untitled

– ball control Untitled

– football IQ Untitled

– creativity Untitled

– versatility Untitled

To improve:

– needs to be more aggressive in 1v1 defensive challenges

better mid-range and long-range shooting skills would very nice addition for a player of his profile

Style of play:

– box-to-box midfielder with good playmaking skills

– can play in various positions and roles in midfield if needed

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

– likes to play short passes

– knows how to create dynamism in the team’s build-up process by using his natural verticality, good vision, and passing ability at all distances

– his energy and mobility enable him to cover a lot of ground, press opponents, and start attacks after winning back possession

– possesses high stamina, energy, and the ability to go on lung bursting runs through the middle of the park

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

– intelligent player with good positional sense who finds the space well between the lines

– good ability at first touch/high speed in one-two combinations with his teammates

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

– above-average footwork and dribbling skills in tight spaces

– able to produce powerful and dangerous runs up field on the counter attack

– his creativity and passing skills allow him to provide some last through/killer passes near or even inside the 18-yard opponents’ box

– knows how to use his body strength in challenges/wins most of the physical duels

– good decision-making for a player of his age

Larsson makes a quick decision in a crowded area and provides a superb assist.
Larsson with a powerful run on the counter – he dribbles past his opponent with ease and provides a dangerous pass to his teammate.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

League summary (as for 1 September 2022):

Allsvenskan 2022 (ongoing): 17 games/0 goals (Malmö)

Description:

Hugo Larsson joined the Malmö FF youth academy from SoGK Charlo in 2016. In 2021, Hugo was on trial with Chelsea but decided to stay in Sweden and continue his development with MFF. He made his professional debut on 20 February 2022 in a Swedish Cup game against GAIS. He made his league debut just a month later on 11 April 2022 in a 1–1 draw with Elfsborg.

Quotes:

‘It’s clear that it was a great experience to go and play with Chelsea. I trained with the team and also got to go to a tournament in Belgium. I also scored a goal there. The move was a little too early. For me, it was better to continue my development at home, at Malmö.’

(Hugo Larsson on his trial with Chelsea)

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10 BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European league.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

Playmaker

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