Date of birth: 28/06/2007 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Poland
Youth career: Zagłębie Lubin
Current club: Zagłębie Lubin
Squad number: —
Current national team: Poland U-17
Position: centre-back, defensive midfielder, central midfielder
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: Syrenka Cup 2023 (3/0)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Granit Xhaka
– ability to read the game
– football IQ
– a very complete profile for a midfielder of his age, but still needs to work hard to polish/improve some elements of his game such as explosivity and coordination
Style of play:
– modern holding midfielder
– a very interesting mix of a ball-winning midfielder and midfield controller
– functions best when placed at the base of a midfield three as a defensive midfielder
– can also cover the centre-back position (both two and three-man lines) if needed
– quite tall with a good body mass ratio and decent physical strength for a player of his age
– well-rounded and tactically intelligent midfielder
– excellent positional sense and an acute ability to read the game
– very good range of passing at all distances
– concentrated, composed, and confident on the ball
– good composure and retention skills under pressure
– high football IQ and spatial awareness
– above-average decision-making on and off the ball
– likes to make sliding tackles
– combative, hardworking, and determined in the defensive phase with good anticipation sense to provide key interceptions and tackles
– accurate and tenacious tackler who likes an active style of defending by getting into challenges and pressing opponents
– committed, courageous, and willing to sacrifice
– great timing and confidence in 1v1 defensive duels
– high maturity and consistency for a player of his age
– knows when to make smart ‘tactical fouls’
– good leadership skills/potential leader of the midfield
Under pressure, Dziewiatowski orchestrates the play with his superb passing skills.
Dziewiatowski marauds forward with the ball at his feet and creates a big chance with a very good pass.
Dziewiatowski stops a dangerous attack with a very well-timed tackle.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.
Syrenka Cup 2023 winner with Poland U-17.
League summary (as for 6 September 2023):
2 Liga 2022/2023: 1 game/0 goals (Zagłębie Lubin II)
2 Liga 2023/2024 (ongoing): 1 game/0 goals (Zagłębie Lubin II)
Mateusz Dziewiatowski is a product of the Zagłębie Lubin youth academy. He is part of an interesting generation of Polish players born in 2007 which includes, among others Igor Brzyski, Hubert Jasiak, Cyprian Popielec, Adrian Przyborek, Jakub Adkonis, Bartosz Kriegler, Stanisław Gieroba, Dominik Sarapata, Mateusz Jeleń, Mateusz Szczepaniak, Dawid Szwiec, Igor Stankiewicz, Kamil Jakóbczyk, Dawid Mazurek, Patryk Mazur, and Kacper Potulski. Mateusz made his debut for Zagłębie reserves in the Polish third tier on 8 November 2022 in a game against Olimpia Elbląg. He is also a regular youth international for Poland and currently he’s one of the leaders of the U-17 setup.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European league.