Dujuan ‘Whisper’ Richards – Jamaica’s O Fenômeno By @FootballReprt

Dujuan ‘Whisper’ Richards – Jamaica’s O Fenômeno By @FootballReprt

Full name: Dujuan Odile Richards

Country: Jamaica

Date of birth: 10/11/2005 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Jamaica

Height: 191cm

Youth career: Phoenix All Stars Football Academy, Kingston College

Current club: Kingston College

Squad number: 10

Current national team: Jamaica U-20

Position: centre-forward, winger, second striker

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 

2022 ISSA Schoolboy Football Manning Cup and Champions Cup (18 games | 30 goals | 19 assists)

2022 ISSA Schoolboy Football All-Manning Cup vs All-DaCosta Cup All Star Match (1 games | 1 goals | 0 assists)

Contract until: N/A

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: — Newcastle, Ajax, & Genk

Similar type of player: Ronaldo Nazário

Strengths:

– pace

– acceleration

– finishing

– shot power

– long shots

– instinct

– dribbling

– dynamism

– technique

– ball control

– agility

– athleticism

– physical strength

– flair

– first touch

– work rate

– off-the-ball movement

– heading

– passing

– creativity

– vision

– versatility

– movement

– ambidexterity

– set pieces

To improve:

No significant weaknesses.

Style of play:

– complete forward

– player with very good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations and knows how to use his body to gain advantage

– pacey and determined forward with killer-instinct and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements

– capable of playing in several offensive positions, either in the centre as a striker, as a supporting forward, as an attacking midfielder, or as a winger

– excellent pace, footwork, agility, and coordination; especially for a player of his size

– killer instinct, great off-the-ball movement, intelligence, composure, flair, and above-average decision-making in and around the final third

– clinical finisher capable on both feet

– possesses very impressive, powerful, and precise mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– plays fruitfully with his back to the goal – able to either link-up play or lose his marker with a quick turn

– competent direct and indirect set-piece taker

– likes to try spectacular free-kick shots

– accurate penalty taker

– incredibly explosive over the first meters

– very skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure

– likes to come deep to receive the ball and start out his attacks from there

– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls

– able to dribble and make quick combinations with his teammates at top speed

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

– excellent body balance and changes of pace

– unpredictable/constantly changes up his movements which never allows the defenders to read where he is going

– likes to employ tricks, body feints, stepovers, and other impressive skills to get past his opponents

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– loves a solo goal from the halfway line

– if utilized as a winger, he likes to attempt to score immediately following kickoff by making a line breaking run off the ball, straight at several defenders with explosive pace, creating the opportunity for a killer ball over the top leading to a 1v1 where he likes to shoot with his outside foot from a tight angle or cut inside shoot with the inside foot depending on the quality of delivery

– creative player with elite technical abilities

excellent first touch

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

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball

– likes to dribble

– always tries to find a vertical option in his game, so he is very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions

– likes to a make line breaking runs off the ball

– extremely comfortable playing close to the touchline and byline with the ball at his feet

– often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut inside, and create himself a decent opportunity to score from

– able to get out of various different scenarios, able to play wide and go direct, or being central and cutting through the lines/able to make the difference at any time

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

– above-average passing, vision, and playmaking skills

– spectacular dribbler with futsal-esque close control who is able to make effective solo runs to beat the defensive line

– elegant on the ball with a silky touch

– his fantastic close control, footwork, body balance, and ‘quick feet’ allow him to drift past defenders with ease

– often loses his markers with a superb first touch control

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

– very skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure/press resistant player

– displays a natural technique to dribble in tight spaces/under pressure

– likes to take advantage of the carelessness of the opponents/always alert to capitalize on defensive mistakes

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

– aerial threat in the opposition box

– gets fouled often

– high determination and winning mentality

– all-action and energetic

He is best suited to playing as:

Centre-forward in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

2022 Manning Cup Player of the Season

– 2022 Champions Cup Player of the Season

– 2022 ISSA Schoolboy Football Goal of the Season

– 2022 All-Manning Cup Team(All Star Match)

League summary (as for 25 January 2023):

N/A

Description: 

Dujuan Richards is a product of the Phoenix All Stars Football Academy – an independent youth system that produced the likes of Leon Bailey Romario Williams, and Kyle Butler. Dujuan comes from a sporting family, his father Odile Richards played basketball and did track and field, his uncle O’Neil Richards played cricket for Jamaica and did track and field, and his uncle Nick Richards plays in the NBA. He has participated in youth tournaments across Europe, including but not limited to Belgium, France, and Scotland. In 2021, Whisper toured the UK with Phoenix Academy, where he terrorized the defenses of Manchester City U16, Aston Villa U18, Crystal Palace U18, Leicester City U16, Reading U18, Port Vale U21, and many others. Richards had also gone on trial with Real Sociedad U19 in early 2022, where he continued to prove himself against top foreign talents. In mid to late 2022, he burst onto the schoolboy football scene, and quickly established himself as the most promising highschool talent in all of Jamaica. Winning player of the season in both the Manning and Champions Cup, Dujuan carried Kingston College to the semi-final and final, respectively. Despite not winning any club silverware, his unrivaled performances earned him All-Manning Cup honours, starting in the All Star Match. Whisper received his first senior call-up for Jamaica on the 17th of January 2023.

Quotes:

“I have said he should and deserves to be there as he has always answered on the field very much like Leon Bailey.”

 (Craig Butler, Phoenix Football Academy Owner & Coach)

– “At 17 he is 6’3. So he is big, has a lot of power, speed, agility and technique. So he will be an asset to Jamaica and the greatest honour for me would be to see him playing alongside Leon Bailey, representing our country.”

 (Craig Butler, Phoenix Football Academy Owner & Coach)

– “Alex Ferguson once said that if you are good enough, you are old enough. So I am just hoping I am good enough.” 

 (Dujuan ‘Whisper’ Richards, on getting his first senior call-up for Jamaica)

Football Report potential rating:

9/10

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

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