Finn Jeltsch

Finn Jeltsch

Country: Germany

Date of birth: 17/07/2006 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Germany

Height: 185cm

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 —

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


– pace 

– tackling 

– anticipation 

– bravery 

– aerial duels 

– positioning 

– passing 

– technique 

– versatility 

To improve:

– 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.





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