Mika Godts

Mika Godts

Country: Belgium

Date of birth: 07/06/2005 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Leuven (Belgium)

Height: 176cm

Youth career: Anderlecht, KRC Genk (since 2020)

Current club: KRC Genk

Squad number: 60

Current national team: Belgium U-17

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 800.000 €

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2021/2022 (1/0), UEFA Youth League 2022/2023 (1/2), 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1), 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2023

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Eden Hazard/Neymar

Strengths:

– pace 

– dribbling 

– technique 

– ball control 

– dribbling 

– creativity 

– agility 

– passing 

– vision 

– first touch 

– football IQ 

– versatility 

To improve:

– quite prolific for a player of his age but still needs to work on his mid and long-range shooting skills

– efficiency in defensive duels

Style of play:

– flamboyant winger

– creative player with great technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling, and good short-mid through passing ability

– decent body mass ratio and physicality for a player of his age

– great agility, flair, body balance, changes of pace, and coordination

– very interesting mix of a creator and dribbler

– likes to dribble

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

– often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut inside, and create himself a decent opportunity to score or combine with his teammates

– capable of making spectacular solo runs to beat the defensive line

– possesses a big range of dribbling skills and flair-packed tricks

– often loses his markers thanks to his ‘quick feet’ and superb first touch control

– intelligent player with very good vision, passing, and playmaking skills/has many qualities of an advanced playmaker

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable, and confident of his skills

– excellent close control and footwork

– able to dribble and make quick combinations at top speed

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

– operates quite comfortably with his left weaker foot

– competent set-piece taker

Godts cuts inside, dribbles past two opponents, and scores with a precise shot.
Godts dribbles past his opponent with ease and provides an assist with a very smart pass.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Left winger in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

Belgium U-18 Championship 2021/2022 winner with Genk.

League summary (as for 24 October 2022):

Challenger Pro League 2022/2023 (ongoing): 10 games/3 goals (Jong Genk)

Description:

Mika Godts joined the KRC Genk academy from Anderlecht in 2020. Genk is one of the most highly regarded youth systems in Belgium which produced many superb footballers in the past such as Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne, Timothy Castagne, Leandro Trossard, and Yannick Carrasco. Mika is a part of a new extremely interesting wave of Genk teenagers which includes, among others Luca Oyen, Bilal El Khannouss, Kelvin John, Kamiel Van De Perre, Sekou Diawara, Maarten Swerts, and Tuur Rommens. He made his professional debut for Jong genk on 14 August 2022 in the Belgian second division game against Lierse Kempenzonen in which he scored.

Quotes:

‘He has the physique of Kevin De Bruyne, but also the technique of Eden Hazard.’

(Het Laatste Nieuws – Belgian Newspaper)

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10 

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

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

Playmaker

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