Date of birth: 17/07/2006 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Germany
Youth career: FC Nürnberg
Current club: FC Nürnberg
Squad number: —
Current national team: Germany U-18
Position: central defender, defensive midfielder
Preferred foot: right
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 (6/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2024
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Laurent Koscielny
– aerial duels
– a very complete profile of a centre-back of his age, but still needs to polish some aspects such as physicality, progressive passing, and composure under pressure
Style of play:
– complete and dominant centre-back
– versatile defensive player, who can cover multiple positions if needed
– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various tactical systems
– likes an active style of defending by getting into challenges and pressing opponents
– often leaves the line and tries to anticipate the play and outpace his opponents/likes high-risk, high-reward playstyle
– comfortable on the ball with an above-average range of passing at all distances/takes a major impact on all of the team’s build-up process
– good confidence in possession, understanding of the game, and an above-average technical capacity
– likes to maraud forward with the ball at his feet and assess options on the move
– likes to make very well-timed sliding tackles
– tenacious and accurate tackler/very strong in 1vs1 duels
– often cuts or intercepts passes and crosses near or inside his penalty area thanks to his anticipation, positioning, and reaction time
– defends very well in wide areas
– not the tallest, but wins most of the aerial duels thanks to his timing and jumping technique
– determined and committed player with a very good rate of individual and collective work
– excellent recovery pace
– very accomplished and mature for his age
Jeltsch shows his superb recovery pace and makes a great last-man tackle.
Jeltsch leaves the line, intercepts the ball, and plays a very good line-breaking pass.
Jeltsch wins the ball back in the wide area with a very well-timed tackle.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Central defender in 4-3-3.
2023 UEFA European Under-17 Championship winner with Germany.
League summary (as for 3 October 2023):
No senior team appearances yet.
Finn Jeltsch is a product of the FC Nürnberg youth academy. He is considered to be one of the most talented U17s in Germany. In 2023, Finn was a very important member of Die Mannschaft at the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, where Germany won the gold medal and showed a very interesting generation of players such as Paris Brunner, Assan Ouédraogo, Noah Darvich, Maxim Dal, Robert Ramsak, and Charles Herrmann.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European league.