Full name: Pau Cubarsí Paredes
Date of birth: 22/01/2007 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Estanyol (Spain)
Youth career: Girona, FC Barcelona (since 2018)
Current club: FC Barcelona
Squad number: —
Current national team: Spain U-17
Position: central defender
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2022/2023 (1/0), Algarve Tournament 2023 (3/0), 2023 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2023 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2026
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Milan Škriniar
– ability to read the game
– aerial duels
– not the fastest over the first meters/may struggle a bit in front of skilful players with fast direction shifts/great acceleration skills at short distances
Style of play:
– complete, dominant and elegant centre-back
– player with good body mass ratio, athleticism, and power who can develop very well physically in the near future
– able to play as a left and right-sided centre-back in a four-man defence system
– elegant and very comfortable on the ball
– excellent range of passing at all distances
– cultured passer with a superb ball-playing ability and proclivity for breaking the lines with intricate vertical balls
– great composure and retention skills under pressure
– known for his good timing, understanding of the game, and an above-average technical capacity
– strong player who knows how to use his body to gain advantage/wins most of the physical duels
– positively aggressive, usually plays clean, and doesn’t get booked often
– concentrated, intelligent, and committed player with a very good rate of individual and collective work
– dominant in the air
– operates very comfortably with his left weaker foot
Cubarsí reads the game well and intercepts a dangerous pass.
Cubarsí saves his team with a superb last-man tackle.
Cubarsí stays calm under pressure and plays a superb line-breaking pass to the wing.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Central defender in 4-3-3.
La Liga Promises 2019 winner with Barcelona U-13.
Spanish U-13 Championship 2019/2020 winner with Barcelona.
Spanish U-14 Championship 2020/2021 winner with Barcelona.
Spanish U-15 Championship 2021/2022 winner with Barcelona.
League summary (as for 16 August 2023):
No senior team appearances yet.
Pau Cubarsí joined the famous La Masia from Girona in 2018. He is considered to be one of the most talented centre-backs of his age category in Europe. He is a part of an extremely interesting generation of Barca U18s which includes, among others Lamine Yamal, Dani Rodriguez, Hugo Alba, Áron Yaakobishvili, Gerard Hernández, Héctor Fort, Guille Fernández, Álvaro Cortés, Landry Farre, Juan Hernández, Arnau Pradas, Marc Bernal, and Pau Prim. On 1 November 2022, Pau made his UEFA Youth League debut in a game against Viktoria Plzen. He is also a regular youth international for Spain. In May 2023, he was one of the youngest members of La Rojita at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, where young Spaniards made it to the semi-final.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.