Tyler Dibling

Tyler Dibling

Full name: Tyler-Jay Dibling

Country: England

Date of birth: 12/03/2006 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Exeter (England)

Height: —

Youth career: Axminster Town, Millwey Rise, Southampton, Exeter City, Southampton, Chelsea, Southampton (since 2022)

Current club: Southampton

Squad number: 73

Current national team: England U-17

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: 2023 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2023 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2025

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Erik Lamela/Jack Grealish


– pace 

– acceleration 

– dribbling 

– technique 

– ball control 

– creativity 

– first touch 

– vision 

– crossing 

– football IQ 


– versatility 

– set-pieces 

To improve:

– slim build, doesn’t feel very comfortable in contact situations/needs to build more muscles/physical power

– extremely skillful and creative player but can be slightly overambitious sometimes and make decision to shoot or dribble rather than passing to teammates in far better positions

– positive aggression and consistency in the defensive phase

– aerial duels

Style of play:

– flamboyant winger

– creative player with excellent technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling, and good short-mid through passing ability

– highly elegant with the ball at his feet

– often uses body feints and stepovers

– spectacular dribbler with futsal-esque ball control, who is able to make impressive solo runs to beat the defensive line

– excellent pace at all distances

– above-average vision, passing, and playmaking skills

– often loses his markers with a superb first touch control

– extremely skillful player, who loves to have the ball at his feet and take on players

– often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut inside and create himself a decent opportunity to score from

– his fantastic close control, body balance, and ‘quick feet’ allow him to drift past defenders with ease

– able to dribble and make quick combinations with his teammates at top speed

– magnificent footwork in tight spaces

– very positive on the ball, unpredictable, and confident of his skills

– interesting mid and long-range shooting skills

– excellent ability at first touch/high speed in 1-2 combinations style of play

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and movement

– good direct and indirect set-piece taker

– operates comfortably and is able to dribble and score with his weaker right foot

Dibling loses his marker with a quick feint and provides a superb assist with a good weaker foot cross.
Dibling cuts inside, shows his great footwork and dribbling skills, and sends a dangerous shot on goal.
Dibling gets past his man with ease and provides an assist with a good cross.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Right winger in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 25 September 2023):

No senior team appearances yet.


Tyler Dibling is a product of the superb Southampton youth academy. In July 2022, he was signed by Chelsea, but after failing to settle at Chelsea, he returned to Southampton in September 2022. He made his professional debut on 8 August 2023 in the EFL Cup game against Gillingham. He’s one of the most talented players of a very interesting generation of English players born in 2006 which includes, among others Michael Golding, Myles Lewis-Skelly, Archie Gray, Lakyle Samuel, Ishé Samuels-Smith, Justin Oboavwoduo, Tommy Setford, Kiano Dyer, Kadan Young, and Zak Lovelace.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


First team material in a top European league.





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