Paris Brunner

Paris Brunner

Full name: Paris Josua Brunner

Country: Germany/DR Congo

Date of birth: 15/02/2006 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Germany

Height: 185cm

Youth career: VfL Bochum, Borussia Dortmund (since 2020)

Current club: Borussia Dortmund

Squad number: —

Current national team: Germany U-17

Position: centre-forward

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2022/2023 (1/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2025

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Nicolas Anelka


– pace 

– finishing 

– instinct 

– off the ball movement 

– technique 

– ball control 

– dribbling 

– agility 

– flair 

– first touch 

– creativity 

– athleticism 

To improve:

– tall player but his heading ability could still improve to become even more dangerous

– general passing and playmaking skills in the final third

Style of play:

– complete forward

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

– can operate effectively alone up front or offer versatility in the attacking duo

– excellent pace, footwork, agility, and coordination

– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space

– killer instinct, great off the ball movement, composure, and flair in the final third

– clinical finisher capable on both feet

– possesses a wide range of finishing skills (powerful, technical, chipped, etc.)

– very skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure

– often makes surging runs into the penalty box

– creative player able to make a difference at any time and make something ‘out of nothing’

– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls

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

– very good first touch to make quick combinations with his teammates

– elegant and skillful with the ball at his feet

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

– very good dribbler who’s also prolific when attacking from deep/wing

– able to make spectacular solo runs to beat the defensive line

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– likes to press and hassle the opposition’s centre-backs effectively/quite good efficiency in pressing

– often capitalizes on defensive mistakes

– operates comfortably with his left weaker foot

– accurate penalty taker

Brunner receives the pass after a very good off the ball move and scores with a powerful finish.
Brunner makes an amazing run through the half-space and scores with a calm chipped finish.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Centre-forward in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 13 September 2022):

No senior team appearances yet.


Paris Brunner joined the Borussia Dortmund academy from VfL Bochum in 2020. He is considered to be one of the most talented strikers of his generation in Europe. He is a part of an exciting generation of BVB players born in 2005 and 2006 which includes, among others Luke Rahmann, Julian Rijkhoff, Almugera Kabar, Rafael Lubach, Filippo Mané, Jaden Korzynietz, Kjell Wätjen, Gökdeniz Gürpüz, William Rashidi, Raúl König, and Charles Herrmann. Paris has been in phenomenal form this season so far – he scored 14 goals in just 4 games for BVB U-17, made his UEFA Youth League debut, and also scored in his just second game for BVB U-19 in the German Cup game against Energie Cottbus.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.





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