Best Up and Coming European Talents: Ryan Gravenberch


Subsequent up in our collection of greatest potential European abilities is Dutchman Ryan Gravenberch.

Only a reminder, to characteristic on this collection a participant should play for European nation and membership and be 23 or beneath to characteristic.

Identify: Ryan Gravenberch

Age: 19

Place: Midfielder

Present Membership: Ajax

Membership Soccer: Ajax

In June 2018, Gravenberch gained the ‘Abdelhak Nouri Trofee’, which recognises the perfect expertise within the Ajax academy. On the identical day he gained that award, he additionally signed his first skilled contract with Ajax.

He made his debut for Jong Ajax (Ajax’s reserve group) in August 2018, in a Eerste Divisie recreation towards FC Dordrecht.

Gravenberch made his debut for the Ajax first group in September 2018, when he got here on in a 3-0 loss away to PSV Eindhoven. This meant Gravenberch turned the youngest participant to play for Ajax within the Eredivisie at 16 years and 130 days.  He scored his first purpose for the membership, when he scored within the 7-0 cup win towards HVV Te Werve.

Gravenberch achieved three targets and 5 assists within the 20/21 season

Gravenberch went on to play 9 league video games within the curtailed 19/20 season and managed to attain two league targets.

He then went on to characteristic usually within the 20/21 season, when he featured in 32 league video games. Gravenberch managed to attain three targets within the league final season, and he additionally assisted 5 targets.

The 20/21 season additionally noticed Gravenberch rating his first Champions League purpose and he contributed to a group that gained a league and cup double.

Worldwide Soccer: Netherlands

Gravenberch featured for the Netherlands in quite a few age teams till he obtained his first senior name up in November 2020. He didn’t make his debut till March 2021, when he got here on towards Turkey in a World Cup Qualifier. Within the construct as much as EURO 2020’s he scored his first worldwide purpose in a pleasant with Georgia.

Gravenberch is within the Netherland’s Euro 2020 squad

Gravenberch was picked for the Netherlands squad that’s at the moment taking part in in EURO 2020.


One in all Gravenberch’s strengths is his passing. He averaged 68.4 passes per recreation within the league, the fifth highest within the Eredivisie. His quick passing can also be an vital a part of his recreation, which is demonstrated by a mean of 57.3 correct quick passes per recreation. Gravenberch’s total passing accuracy can also be fairly spectacular, because the Ajax man averaged a go completion of 87.2% within the Eredivisie.

One other one among Gravenberch’s strengths is his capability to take photographs from distance. Within the Eredivisie he averaged 1.1 photographs from exterior the field, which is greater than any Ajax participant.

Gravenberch can also be assured in possession of the ball, which is because of him being assured in his shut management and his power which helps him keep possession. He averaged 1.6 profitable dribbles a recreation final season and his capability to be snug on the ball and his spectacular passing permits him to dictate the sport.

Weak point:

There may be room to enhance in defensive areas. He can enhance in quite a few defensive areas. A type of is the variety of interceptions as he solely averaged 1.4 interceptions a recreation within the league final season, which implies he might have to enhance his studying of the sport when out of possession.

One other space to enhance is his aerial prowess. At 6ft 2inches he ought to be utilizing that peak to his benefit, however solely gained 1.2 aerial duels per recreation within the Eredivisie final season, which could possibly be improved.

Ultimate Ideas:

Ryan Gravenberch could be a world class participant and shall be attracting curiosity from the largest golf equipment throughout Europe.

He’s a dynamic midfielder who can carry the ball effectively, passes the ball fantastically and can solely enhance with extra video games as he will get older.


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