Youth career: ČAFC Praha, Sparta Praha (since 2015)
Current club: Sparta Praha
Squad number: —
Current national team: Czech Republic U-17
Position: winger, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2023 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Marcus Rashford
– ball control
– off-the-ball movement
– work rate
– good work rate but his efficiency in defensive duels is still very much improvable
– ability to play in tight spaces
Style of play:
– inside forward
– player with a good body mass ratio who can develop very well physically in the coming years
– could be an interesting option to play as an advanced/off-the-shoulder striker in a counter-attacking style
– equally good on both wings
– possesses electric pace and acceleration
– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace
– very vertical player who likes to speed up the game with his dribbling skills/very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions
– able to get past players with extreme ease thanks to his quick feet, changes of pace, and explosiveness over the first meters
– likes to attack from the wing (mostly left), cut inside, and create himself a decent opportunity to score
– possesses good ball control when running with the ball and dribbling
– 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
– skillful at beating his markers and evading pressure
– very positive on the ball and confident of his skills
– likes to make effective off-the-ball/shoulder runs to beat the defensive line
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and movement
– very good defensive work rate and commitment in pressing
Penxa cuts inside, makes a quick one-two with his teammate, and scores with a beautiful finish.
Penxa loses his markers with a good off-the-ball move and scores with a clinical finish.
Penxa provides an assist after a very good run throught the right wing.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Left winger in 4-3-3.
Czech U-16 Championship 2021/2022 winner with Sparta.
Czech U-17 Championship 2022/2023 winner with Sparta.
League summary (as for 26 June 2023):
No senior team appearances yet.
Ondřej Penxa is a product of the Sparta Praha youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented players of his generation in the Czech Republic. He is also a regular youth international for Czech Republic – he started at the U-15 level and now he should be the leader of the new U-17 setup along with other highly talented players such as Marek Naskos, Kryštof Čížek, Matyáš Nechvátal, Daniel Švancara, Adam Sosna, and Jiří Míček.
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