Jan Faberski: Scouting Report by Archie Berry

Jan Faberski: Scouting Report by Archie Berry

Full Name: Jan Jakub Faberski 

Nationality: Poland

Place of Birth: Plock, Poland

Date of Birth (Age): 22-04-2006 (17)

Height: 171cm

Youth Career: Jagiellonia Bialystok Youth Teams, Ajax Amsterdam Youth Teams 

Contract Until: 31-06-2025

Key Tournaments: Future Cup, Nike U18 Cup

Current Club: Ajax Amsterdam U19

Current National Team: Poland U17

Position: Right Midfielder, Right Winger, Attacking Midfielder 

Preferred foot: Left

Weak Foot: 3/5

Market Value: Unknown

Player Comparisons: Riyad Mahrez, Isi Palazon, Angel Di Maria

Key Strengths: 

– Set Pieces (Very Strong)

– Long Shots (Very Strong) 

– Dribbling (Very Strong)

– Crossing (Very Strong) 

– Passing (Very Strong) 

– Technique (Very Strong)

– Vision (Very Strong) 

– Football IQ (Strong) 


– Weak Foot Usage

– Upper Body Strength for confidence in contact scenarios (Physical) 

Style of Play: 

– Hybrid winger/playmaker

– Enjoys Number 10 role as allows for space to create

– Most Effective in a RW position as an inverted winger, where he can cut in and utilise either crossing/shooting abilities

– Likes to shoot from distance upon cutting in 

– Low centre of gravity, good balance & Acceleration

– Extremely advanced from set pieces

– Advanced crossing abilities 

– Technical winger

– Uses body feints effectively to get past defenders 

– Energetic 

– Press Resistant 

– Very confident with the ball and enjoys deceiving opponents with body feints to beat his man

– Quite effective in the defensive/ Off ball play, active presser and tackler

– Good penalty box instincts, which typically lead to second chances 

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– Jan Faberski is best suited to a wide right position as it allows him to utilise his crossing and long-range shooting abilities when cutting in on his stronger left foot

– Also allows for him to display his strong dribbling skills

Faberski displays his set piece specialist skills, with a great strike from 30+ yards out into the top right-hand corner. 

In these two images we can see Faberski utilising his 1v1 abilities and beating his man with a nice body feint. Faberski creates a great goal scoring chance and can get a shot on goal.

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In these penultimate two images, we see Faberski showcasing his good penalty box instincts, leading to a good goal from him, following his teammates shot. Faberski is rarely seen standing still In and around the opponent’s penalty box, which leads to plenty second chance opportunities. 

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Lastly Faberski has extremely good ball striking abilities and has scored a host of long-range goals during his career within Ajax academy. In this image he scores a finesse shot in a tight game, during the renowned Future Cup.  

Faberski’s heatmap by Wyscout

Jan Faberski is a highly promising prospect, both for Ajax and the burgeoning generation of technically adept Polish players. His exceptional set piece ability augments his overall value to any club fortunate enough to have him in their ranks. As he embarks on only his second full season with Ajax, the trajectory of his development positions him as a burgeoning inverted winger of great promise. Faberski demonstrates commendable technical prowess and exhibits an advanced footballing IQ, qualities characteristic of many products from the esteemed Ajax youth system. His recent standout performances in the Future Cup, including multiple Man of the Match displays, underscore his prowess. Should Jan continue to make strides in his physical development, he holds the potential to emerge as a significant talent on the right flank, with the ability to make substantial contributions at both club level and international level for Poland. 

Potential Rating:

8.5/10 (Jan Faberski has the potential to be a key starter for a high-level European Club) 





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