Jorrel Hato

Jorrel Hato

Country: Netherlands/Curacao

Date of birth: 07/03/2006 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Height: —

Youth career: Sparta Rotterdam, Ajax Amsterdam (since 2018)

Current club: Ajax Amsterdam

Squad number: —

Current national team: Netherlands U-17

Position: central defender, left-back

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2022/2023 (6/1)

Contract until: 30.06.2025

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Lucas Hernández/Evan Ndicka


– pace 

– tackling 

– athleticism 

– anticipation 

– tenacity 

– positioning 

– aerial duels 

– technique 

– passing 

– versatility 

To improve:

– quite strong in the air but I still see a big margin to improve this aspect of his game

– concentration/can be caught on ‘ball-watching’ sometimes

Style of play:

– complete and dominant centre-back

– player with excellent 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 system and even as a left-back

– forceful, quick, and powerful

– prefers an active style of defending by getting into challenges and pressing opponents

– able to play in a high defensive line thanks to his pace, reactivity, positioning, and reading of the game

– very comfortable on the ball/takes a major impact on all of the team’s build-up process

– known for his good timing, confidence in possession, understanding of the game, and an above-average technical capacity

– quite composed and doesn’t like to take the unnecessary risk under pressure

– likes to make sliding tackles

– likes to maraud forward with the ball at his feet and assess options on the move

– cultured passer with a proclivity for breaking the lines with intricate vertical balls

– tenacious and accurate tackler/very strong in 1vs1 duels

– very strong player who knows how to use his body to gain advantage/wins most of the physical duels

– defends very well in the wide areas

– very good recovery pace and determination when tracking back

– positively aggressive, usually plays clean, and doesn’t get booked often

– often cuts or intercepts passes and crosses near or inside his penalty area thanks to his anticipation, positioning, and composure

– determined and committed player with a very good rate of individual and collective work

– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various tactical systems

– charismatic player with good leadership skills

Hato leaves the line and stops a quick player with a very well-timed sliding tackle.
Hato marauds with the ball forward and plays superb through pass to his teammate.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 19 January 2023):

Eerste Divisie 2022/2023 (ongoing): 6 games/0 goals (Jong Ajax)


Jorrel Hato joined the famous Ajax Amsterdam youth academy from Sparta Rotterdam in 2018. He is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in the Netherlands. He is one of the leaders of a very interesting generation of Ajax U18s which includes, among others Silvano Vos, Stanis Idumbo Muzambo, Gabriel Misehouy, Rayane Bounida, David Kalokoh, Skye Vink, Yoram Boerhout, Rico Speksnijder, Oualid Agougil, Kayden Wolff, and Mark Verkuijl. on 21 October 2022, Jorrel scored an amazing solo goal against Napoli in the UEFA Youth League. He made his professional debut for Jong Ajax on 4 November in the Eerste Divisie away game against FC Dordrecht. He made his first team on 11 January 2023 in the Dutch Cup game against FC Den Bosch – at the age of 16 years, 10 months, and 4 days he became Ajax’s fourth youngest official debutant ever.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


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





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