Matteo Cocchi

Matteo Cocchi

Country: Italy

Date of birth: 01/02/2007 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Imola (Italy)

Height: —

Youth career: Bologna, Inter (since 2021)

Current club: Inter

Squad number: —

Current national team: Italy U-17

Position: left-back, left wing-back

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: 2023 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2023 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2025

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Fábio Coentrão


– pace

– acceleration

– technique

– ball control 

– attacking movement 

– agility 

– crossing 

– passing 

– first touch

– dribbling

– bravery

– set-pieces

To improve:

– similar to many young full-backs, he tends to prioritize his offensive contributions, which can sometimes result in defensive gaps

– player of a small frame, who needs to work hard on his physical development

Style of play:

– attacking full-back

– very good pace at all distances

– superb agility and coordination

– technical and elegant on the ball

– above-average footwork and ability to maneuver in small spaces

– likes to dribble

– excellent dribbling ability and close control

– gets past the opponents with ease thanks to his quick feet and body balance

– intelligent player, who likes to make well-timed attacki g runs, offering fast-paced overlapping runs into advanced positions

– very positive with the ball at his feet and confident when going forward

– likes to move into midfield and makes combinations with his teammates/very good playmaking skills, vision, and a good range of passing

– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses even at top speed

– doesn’t hesitate to make surging runs into the penalty box and finish them with good shots

– perfect for the possession-based game

– even though his defensive reliability is still very much improvable, he shows decent tackling skills and adequate dueling tenacity

– decent long-throwing ability

– very good direct and indirect set-piece taker

Cocchi dribbles past two opponents and makes a surging run into the penalty area.
Cocchi moves more centrally and plays a superb through ball to his teammate.
Cocchi provides a good cross after a superb run through the wing.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Left-back in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 5 September 2023):

No senior team appearances yet.


Matteo Cocchi joined the Internazionale academy from Bologna in 2021. He is considered to be one of the most talented full-backs of his generation in Europe. During the 22/23 season, Matteo was an important member of Italy U-17, a very interesting team with many exciting talents such as Simone Pafundi, Filippo Scotti, Gabriel Ramaj, Mattia Liberali, Alessandro Ciardi, Mattia Mannini, Gabriele Finocchiaro, Federico Ragnoli Galli, Alessandro Ventre, Tommaso Ravaglioli, and Marco Romano.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


Player has the potential to become a key player in a top European club.





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