Bastien Meupiyou

Bastien Meupiyou

Full name: Bastien Meupiyou Menadjou

Country: France/Cameroon

Date of birth: 19/03/2006 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Paris (France)

Height: 191cm

Youth career: FC Nantes

Current club: FC Nantes

Squad number: —

Current national team: France U-17

Position: central defender, defensive midfielder

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2022/2023 (3/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Benoît Badiashile


– pace 

– tackling 

– athleticism 

– anticipation 

– tenacity 

– positioning 

– aerial duels 

– technique 

– passing 

– bravery 

To improve:

No significant weaknesses.

Style of play:

– complete, elegant, 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

– forceful, proactive, 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 composed and cultured passer with a proclivity for breaking the lines with intricate vertical balls

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

– does not dive into tackles

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

– 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

– very good at recovering from mistakes thanks to his recovery pace, long-reaching, and determination

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

– very quick at anticipating the movement and passes of the opponents

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

– extremely dominant in the air/aerial threat in the opposition box

Meupiyou breaks the lines with a superb laser pass.
Meupiyou leaves the line, intercepts the ball, and starts the counter-attack.
Meupiyou reacts and reads the game superbly and intercepts a very dangerous pass.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 6 February 2023):

National 2 2022/2023 (ongoing): 5 games/0 goals (Nantes II)


Bastien Meupiyou is a product of la Jonelière, the superb FC Nantes youth academy. He is one of the leaders of a very interesting generation of French players born in 2006 which includes, among others Warren Zaïre-Emery, Eli Junior Kroupi, Mohamed-Amine Bouchenna, Tidiam Gomis, Saïmon Bouabré, Mathis Lambourde, Arthur Tchaptchet, Daouda Traoré, and Nhoa Sangui. Bastien made his debut for Nantes’ reserves in the French fourth tier on 3 December 2022 against Lorient B.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


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





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