Date of birth: 08/03/2007 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Latvia
Youth career: FS Metta
Current club: FS Metta
Squad number: —
Current national team: Latvia U-17
Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: Oliver Schlegl
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Jack Wilshere/Santi Cazorla
– ball control
– football IQ
– combative and not afraid of duels with much stronger opponents, but he’s a lightweight player, who needs to work hard on his physical development
– consistency and decision-making on the ball, especially if/when he moves to a better and more mature environment
– quality of operating with his weaker right foot
Style of play:
– roaming playmaker
– intelligent, versatile, and all-round midfielder, who’s capable of playing in a variety of midfield roles
– above-average pace and agility
– in addition to his technical skills, he’s also a player, who covers a lot of space and he’s suitable for a high-intensity and pressing style of play
– excellent technical capacity and footwork
– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack
– vertical and mobile player who likes to speed up the game with his progressive carries and passes
– high football IQ and spatial awareness
– inconsistent, but quite interesting mid and long-range shooting skills with his left foot
– player with an outstanding vison and composure to provide line-breaking and killer passes in the final third
– good composure and retention skills under pressure
– skillful in one-twos thanks to his good first touch
– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses
– tireless runner and a very mobile player who covers a lot of space
– high work rate and tenacity in the defensive phase
– decent direct and very good indirect set-piece taker
– above-average leadership skills
Klavinskis creates a big chance with a superb chipped pass.
Klavinskis spots the movement of his teammate and provides an assist with a great pass.
Under pressure Klavinskis provides a very good line-breaking pass.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
Baltic Youth Football league 2023 winner with Metta.
Baltic Youth Football league 2023 Final MVP.
League summary (as for 14 September 2023):
No senior team appearances yet.
Rudolfs Klavinskis is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers in the Baltics. He is a product of the FS Metta academy – a very good youth system which developed many interesting players in recent years such as Rihards Ozolins, Bruno Melnis, Raimonds Krollis, Dario Sits, Lukass Vapne, Artjoms Puzirevskis and Jegors Novikovs. Rudolfs is also a regular youth international for Latvia and currently he’s one of the leaders of the U-17 setup.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European league ambition.