Abdelhamid Maali

Abdelhamid Maali

Country: Morocco

Date of birth: 16/03/2006 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Morocco

Height: —

Youth career: Ittihad Tanger

Current club: Ittihad Tanger

Squad number: —

Current national team: Morocco U-17

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2023 U-17 Africa Cup of Nations (5/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Hakim Ziyech


– passing 

– vision 

– technique 

– ball control 

– creativity 

– pace 

– dribbling 

– first touch 

– crossing 

– set-pieces 

– football IQ 

To improve:

– a lightweight player who needs to work hard on his physical development

consistency during games/has the tendency to ‘disappear‘ for longer period of times

– will have to adjust to the higher tempo/intensity style of play whenever he gets a chance at the senior level

– operating with his weaker right foot

Style of play:

– advanced/wide playmaker

– decent pace and agility

– a highly technical and creative orchestrator in the final third

– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space

– unpredictable player with extraordinary thinking on the ball and ability/confidence to provide good through/killer passes

– high spatial awareness and understanding of the game

– displays an instinctual ability to take fast decisions under pressure

– exceptional ball control, elegance, and footwork in small spaces

– silky first touch

– gets fouled often

– although his pure defensive skills are not very impressive, he shows a decent work rate against the ball/out of possession

– avoids using his weaker right foot

– very good crossing skills from open play and set-pieces

Maali provides an assist with a brilliant pass.
Maali creates a big chance with a brilliant first touch pass.
Maali cuts inside, gets past his opponent with ease, and tries a spectacular shot from distance.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-3-2-1.



2023 Africa U-17 Cup of Nations runner-up with Morocco.

League summary (as for 20 July 2023):

No senior team appearances yet.


Abdelhamid Maali is considered to be one of the most talented players in Morocco. In 2023, he represented his country at the Africa U-17 Cup of Nations where Morocco won the silver medal and showed a superb generation of players such as Zakaria Ouazane, Ayman Ennair, Mohamed Hamony, Adam Chakir, Taha Benrhozil, Abdelhamid Ait Boudlal, Smail Bakhty, and Mohamed Radouane.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


Country-scale star with top European league ambition.




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