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  • Emanuele Piccirillo

The new generation of swedish talents providing hope for the future. Here my list of the best young swedish players.

Samuel Brolin, GK – 29.09.2000 (22) AIK

- dominates the box

- strong aerial ability

- excellent reflexes

- very good at read and react


Johan Bangsbo, CB – 10.02.2003 (19) IFK GÖTEBORG

- left footed

- well-built defender

- quick-thinking player

- well-timed tackles and interceptions

- good technical ability


Emin Hasic, CB – 08.02.2003 (19) LECCE

- physical strength

- ball-playing defender

- well-timed tackles and interceptions

- dominant in the air, set-piece threat

- good passing at all distances


Jesper Tolinsson, CB – 28.02.2003 (19) LOMMEL SK

- ball-playing centre-back

- modern defender

- can also play as a left-back or right-back

- great at finding passes through first & second line

- dominant in the air


Joe Mendes, RB – 31.12.2002 (20) AIK

- great speed

- overlapping runs into advanced positions

- well-timed tackles and interceptions

- great situational awareness

- good crosses with right foot


Eric Kahl, LB – 27.09.2001 (21) AARHUS GF

- left footed

- complete full-back

- capable of playing in various positions

- great pace

- well-timed tackles and interceptions

- good technical ability


Hugo Larsson, CM – 27.06.2004 (18) MALMÖ

- box-to-box midfielder with good playmaking skills

- good vision and passing ability at all distances

- constantly asking for the ball

- good ability at first touch

- finds the space well between the lines


Aimar Sher, CM – 20.12.2002 (20) SPEZIA

- playmaker

- good passing ability

- good technical ability

- creative, controlling & defensive attributes

- well-timed tackles and interceptions


Yasin Ayari, CM – 06.10.2003 (19) AIK

- good technical ability

- good pace & agility

- cleverness at his off-the-ball movements

- creative playmaker


Sebastian Nanasi, AM – 16.05.2002 (20) MALMÖ

- advanced playmaker

- good through balls and key passes

- good technical ability

- ball-carrying

- strong in transition


Hussein Carneil, AM – 09.05.2003 (19) IFK GÖTEBORG

- advanced playmaker

- can also play on the wing

- superb pace and dribbling skills

- very high football IQ and spatial awareness

- player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game


Williot Swedberg, AM – 01.02.2004 (18) CELTA VIGO

- complete midfielder, can play in several positions

- finds the space well between the lines

- elegant on the ball and calm under pressure

- physicality, work rate & determination


Roony Bardghji, RW – 15.11.2005 (17) COPENHAGEN

- left footed

- skilled and versatile player able to play anywhere in attack

- creative player with great technique on the ball

- very strong in 1v1 situations

- low centre of gravity

- high work rate in pressing


David Perez, RW – 10.07.2004 (18) ATALANTA

- hard working

- good pace & agility

- technical and creative player

- strong in 1v1 situations

- powerful long-range shot


Patrik Walemark, RW – 14.10.2001 (21) FEYENOORD

- left footed

- very strong in 1v1 situations

- likes to receive at feet

- good coordination


Anthony Elanga, LW – 27.04.2002 (20) MAN UTD

- good technical ability

- good pace & agility

- strong in 1v1 situations

- active in pressing

- good crosses with right foot


Paulos Abraham, LW – 16.07.2002 (20) GRONINGEN

- good pace & agility

- good technical ability

- strong in 1v1 situations

- ball-carrying

- creator as much as goalscorer

- good direct and indirect set-piece taker


Amar Ahmed, LW – 19.02.2004 (18) TROYES

- creative player with very good technique on the ball

- good short-mid through passing ability

- very strong in 1v1 situations

- very dangerous on the counter

- excellent pace


Mayckel Lahdo, LW – 30.12.2002 (20) AZ ALKMAAR

- inside forward

- great speed

- strong in 1v1 situations

- good passing ability


Omar Faraj, CF – 09.03.2002 (20) AIK

- hard working

- powerfully built

- great balance, coordination & change of pace

- great acceleration

- good off the ball movement

- effective at shielding the ball


Oscar Vilhelmsson, CF – 02.10.2003 (19) DARMSTADT

- left footed

- classic number 9

- tall & physically imposing

- aerial threat in the opposition box

- very good hold-up play

- great situational awareness


Emil Roback, CF – 03.05.2003 (19) MILAN

- powerful forward

- aerial threat

- likes to attack from the wing

- capable of creating chances & assisting goals

- good agility, coordination & excellent pace for his size



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