Konstantinos Karetsas

Konstantinos Karetsas

Country: Belgium/Greece

Date of birth: 19/11/2007 (15 years old)

Place of birth: Genk (Belgium)

Height: 171cm

Youth career: KRC Genk, RSC Anderlecht, KRC Genk (since 2023)

Current club: KRC Genk/Jong Genk

Squad number: 78

Current national team: Belgium U-17

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2022/2023 (2/0)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Martin Ødegaard/Rayan Cherki


– passing 

– vision 

– technique 

– ball control 

– creativity 

– first touch 

– dribbling 

– agility 

– pace 

– flair 

– football IQ 

– long shots 

– set-pieces 

– ambidexterity 

To improve:

– player of a small frame who doesn’t feel comfortable in contact situations

– can be a little bit nonchalant and overconfident of his skills sometimes and lose the ball in dangerous areas

– defensive reliability

– aerial duels

Style of play:

– advanced playmaker

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

– player with a low centre of gravity, very good agility, and coordination

– not electric, but he possesses good pace at all distances

– likes to dribble

– mobile and undpredictable player, who likes to play in a free attacking role, where he is granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space

– likes to use his trickery and ball-skills, such as back-heels and feints

– has the technique, vision, ability and confidence to execute the killer passes and setup goalscoring opportunities for his teammates

– very interesting mid and long-range shooting skills with both feet/able to score spectacular goals from distance

– able to make a difference at any time thanks to his dribbling and passing skills

– good dribbler with a futsal-esque close control

– elegant on the ball with a silky touch

– excellent footwork and ball control in tight spaces

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

– very positive on the ball and confident of his skills

– good direct and indirect set-piece taker

– able to pass, dribble and score with his weaker right foot very comfortably

Karetsas gets past two opponents thanks to his great body balance and scores with a fantastic shot.
Karetsas dribbles past opponent with extreme ease, but his shot goes slightly wide.
Karetsas moves more centrally from the wing, gets past two opponents, and plays a good ball to the overlapping full-back.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.



League summary (as for 26 September 2023):

Challenger Pro League 2023/2024 (ongoing): 6 games/2 goals (Jong Genk)


Konstantinos Karetsas is a product of the superb KRC Genk youth academy, where he came back in 2023 after a 2-year-old spell at Anderlecht. He made his professional debut for Jong Genk on 13 August 2023 in the Belgian second division game against SK Beveren. He scored his first goal just four weeks later against RSCA Futures. Konstantinos is one of the leaders of a very interesting generation of Belgian players born in 2007 which includes, among others Nunzio Engwanda, Brad Manguelle, Mamady Diawara, Kye Furo, Maël Debondt, Noah Makembo-Ntemo, Saïdou Touré, Ilyas Bouazzaoui, and Zaïd Bafdili.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


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





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