Youth career: Sassuolo
Current club: Sassuolo
Squad number: 80
Current national team: Italy U-18
Position: attacking midfielder, winger
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: Viareggio Cup 2022 (4/5)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Nabil Fekir
– ball control
– first touch
– work rate
– he’s not afraid of duels with much stronger opponents but he’s a player of an average frame who still needs to work hard on his physical development
– frequency and quality of operating with his weaker right foot
Style of play:
– advanced playmaker
– able to play on the right wing as well as the mix of wide playmaker and winger
– superb agility, flair, changes of pace, and coordination
– creative player with very good technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling, and good short-mid through passing ability
– very vertical player who likes to speed up the game with his dribbling or passing skills/very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions
– likes to roam around in the space between the opposition’s midfield and defence
– likes to be given a free role to roam the pitch and find space
– likes to attack from the wing (mostly right), cut inside, and create himself a decent opportunity to score
– spectacular player who likes to have the ball at his feet and is able to make the difference at any time thanks to his dribbling skills and ability to play the final ball
– possesses a truly futsal-esque technique when running with the ball and dribbling
– his fantastic close control, body balance, and ‘quick feet’ that allow him to drift past defenders with ease
– has the technique, ability, and confidence to execute the killer passes, and set up goal-scoring opportunities for his teammates
– above-average movement, instinct, and shooting skills in and around the penalty area
– able to dribble and make quick combinations with his teammates at top speed
– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in small spaces/under pressure
– very positive on the ball, unpredictable, and confident of his skills
– despite his average physique, it’s very hard to knock him off the ball thanks to his low centre of gravity and excellent close control
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and movement
– excellent ability at first touch/high speed in 1-2 combinations style of play
– very good defensive work rate and commitment in pressing
– direct and indirect set-piece specialist
Bruno controls the ball in the penalty area, makes a quick decision, and scores with a superb finish.
After a good run, Bruno spots the movement of his teammate and provides a good assist.
Bruno makes a very good off-the-ball move into the penalty area and scores with a strong finish.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.
Viareggio Cup 2022 winner with Sassuolo.
League summary (as for 17 April 2023):
No senior team appearances yet.
Kevin Bruno is considered by many to be the most talented Sassuolo academy player since Domenico Berardi. In 2022, he was the star of the prestigious Viareggio Cup which Neroverdi won in great style. This season, he has been in sensational form for Sassuolo U-19 in the Campionato Primavera – so far he scored 15 goals and provided 5 assists in 27 games. He is also a regular youth international for Italy and currently he’s one of the leaders of the U-18 setup.
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