Steven Gerrard Gaote
Full name in native alphabet: Стивън Жерард Жан Ив Гаоте
Date of birth: 19/02/2008 (15 years old)
Place of birth: Bulgaria
Youth career: Levski Sofia
Current club: Levski Sofia
Squad number: —
Current national team: Bulgaria U-16
Position: winger, second striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Kylian Mbappé/Iñaki Williams
– ball control
– off-the-ball movement
– extensive passing skills and general creativity in the final third
– frequency of using his weaker left foot
Style of play:
– inside forward
– player with a fantastic body mass ratio and stocky build who can become an elite athlete in the near future
– offensive allrounder capable of playing in various positions such as winger, support striker, and striker
– could be an interesting option to play as an off-the-shoulder striker in a counter-attacking style
– electric pace and acceleration
– great agility, body balance, changes of pace, and coordination
– very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession
– player that 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 play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace
– likes to dribble
– powerful shooting skills and above-average finishing skills in the final third
– spectacular player able to make solo dribbling runs to beat the defensive line and make a difference at any time
– creative at his off-the-ball movements and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings
– incredibly explosive over the first meters/phenomenal motor skills
– very strong in 1v1 situations, positive with the ball at his feet, and confident of his skills
– mobile and skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his electric pace and acceleration
– likes to make quick one-twos with his teammates
– likes to make effective off-the-ball/shoulder runs to beat the defensive line
– able to dribble and make quick combinations with his teammates at top speed
– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his low centre of gravity, strength, and excellent close control
– his defensive positioning and reliability are still very much improvable but he often tracks back to help in the defensive phase and is able to dispossess opponents thanks to his explosiveness
– all-action and energetic
Gaote loses his marker with a good off-the-ball move and scores with a precise finish.
Gaote enters the penalty area, dribbles past his opponents with a roulette, and scores with a powerful finish.
Gaote enters the penalty area, dribbles past two opponents thanks to his pace and body balance, and scores with a good finish.
Heatmap by InStat:
He is best suited to playing as:
Left winger in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 5 May 2023):
No senior team appearances yet.
Steven Gerrad Gaote is considered to be one of the most talented U17s in Bulgaria. He is a product of the Levski Sofia academy. Last year, he was a big star of Bulgaria U-15 by scoring 4 goals in 5 games. Now, he should be one of the leaders of the new U-16 setup.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European league.