Date of birth: 23/02/2006 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Slovenia
Youth career: NK Domžale
Current club: NK Domžale
Squad number: 7
Current national team: Slovenia U-17
Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: 31.03.2024
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Sergej Milinković-Savić
– ball control
– playing at a higher tempo
Style of play:
– playmaker/advanced playmaker
– player with a good body mass ratio and physical strength for his age who feels quite comfortable in contact situations
– likes to have the ball at his feet and has the natural ability of an ‘orchestrator’ midfielder who links up the team’s midfield and attack with ease and effectiveness
– intelligent movement and positioning between the lines
– highly technical, creative, and elegant on the ball
– very good in combination play
– likes to shoot from distance/capable of scoring spectacular goals from outside the penalty area
– extraordinary thinking when on the ball – he often chooses options that are unexpected for the opposition
– high football IQ, maturity, and spatial awareness
– has the ability, outstanding vision, and confidence to provide good through/killer passes in the final third
– good composure and retention skills under pressure
– displays a natural technique and footwork to maneuver in tight spaces
– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his strength and excellent close control
– above-average first touch and link-up ability when playing with back to goal
– decent composure and finishing skills in the final third
– good work rate and decent tackling skills in the defensive phase
– able to dribble, pass, and shoot comfortably with his weaker left foot
– direct and indirect set-piece specialist
– good leadership skills
Topalović enters the penalty area, loses his marker with two quick feints, and scores with a powerful shot with his weaker foot.
Topalović with a good run through the middle, he gets past his opponent with ease, and provides a very nice assist.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
Slovenian U-19 Championship 2021/2022 winner with Domžale.
League summary (as for 31 January 2023):
1.SNL 2021/2022: 2 games/0 goals (Domžale)
1.SNL 2022/2023 (ongoing): 1 game/0 goals (Domžale)
Luka Topalović is a product of the NK Domžale academy – one of the best youth systems in Slovenia which had many interesting players in recent years such as Benjamin Šeško, Mitja Ilenič, Adam Gnezda Čerin, Benjamin Markus, Jan Mlakar, Jon Gorenc Stankovič, and Jan Repas. Luka is considered to be one of the most talented young players in Slovenia. He made his professional debut for Domžale aged 16 years, 2 months, and 22 days on 15 May 2022 in a league fixture against NK Celje.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European league ambition.