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This is an Italian website that looks to be one of the best around in talking about younger players from all around the world of a certain generation.

They pinpoint players across a broad scope, the well known and not so recognised.

Think it is worthwhile to translate their stuff over onto here for further discussion on certain players. They have their own forum as well where they keep track of a profiled player as time goes by to see whether the player fulfilled their potential and talent which could be done here.

I will just post some of their most recent profiles and add them on from there as they appear and hopefully posters on here will have views on that particular player.
 

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Teteh Bangura



21 yo. Sierra Leone. Forward.

His path so far has been what can be called an unfashionable one. Started out in his home country for a team called Kallon where he scored 24 goals in 30 games in a two year period. He then moved to the USA and played for Cleveland City Stars making 9 appearances before being loaned to a lower level side Cascade Surge. In his time in the US he made a total of 12 appearances scoring 7 goals. Returned for a brief period to his first club Kallon before being signed by a lower level Swedish team called Koping. In that period 2010 he scored 17 goals from 16 appearances. He was then taken by his present club AIK 2011 and up to now has scored 14 goals from 14 appearances. His career total reads 56 goals from 70 appearances. He has been capped by his national side with a record of 3 goals in 2 matches so far.
 

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Lucas Ocampos



17 yo. Argentina. Forward.

Started out in his hometown of Quilmes and was then taken by River Plate his present club at the age of 15.

He is described as a technical, skilfull player with an imposing physique for his age. Despite Argentina's overall disappointing performance in the recent U17 World Cup in Mexico he has been pinpointed as a positive for Argentina in that competition along with Brian Ferreira. He impressed in the South American U17s prior to the World Cup. He is expected to get some first team opportunities at River Plate next season after their relegation.
 

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Muhamed Bešić



18 yo. Bosnia/Germany. Defender.

Born in Berlin and started out at Tennis Borussia Berlin. Was signed by HSV his present club at the age of 16. He had the opportunity to be selected for Germany but opted to play for Bosnia. Made a couple of appearances for Bosnia U21 and has now played for the senior national team making 2 appearances so far. On his debut for the national side became the youngest player to debut for them beating the previous record which was held by Miralem Pjanić. He has made 3 appearances for HSV so far.

He ia a versatile defender. Can play centre back which is seen as his main position as well as right back and has recently been employed as a defensive midfielder in a recent HSV game. Noted to be technically good as well as having the overall attributes of a modern defender.
 

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Facundo Ferreyra



20 yo. Argentina. Striker.

He has come through the youth system at Banfield his present club. He made his debut early for Banfield in the 2008-09 season. He came to more prominent notice the season just gone in Argentina where he scored six goals in 18 games. Appeared for Argentina U20s scoring 9 goals from 11 starts. He was joint top scorer at the recent South American U20s tournament.

He is described as a pure striker with good physical strength, good technique along with good dribbling skills and the ability to protect the ball.

He has been linked recently to Italian clubs Bologna, Napoli and Catania.
 

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Danilo Luiz da Silva



19 yo. Brazil. Right Back/Midfielder

Was a product of the youth team at America MG. He made his debut in the 2009 State Championship final. Elected the greatest revelation of the State Championship in 2010. In the same year he moved to his present club Santos. 27 appearances so far for Santos with 4 goals including scoring the decisive goal against Penarol in the Copa Libertadores final, 8 appearances for Brazil U20 with one goal.

He has been dubbed the "New Maicon". Not a pure fullback as he is used in midfield and midfield right. Good dribbling, fast, power with stamina and can improve defensively from the full back position.

According to reports Benfica have been trying to sign this player.
 

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Yuki Otsu



21 yo. Japan. Second Striker/Attacking Midfield

Started out with the youth academy at Kashima Antlers, then played high school football before joining Kashiwa Reysol in 2008. Made his debut for them the same season. Was out injured for most of 2010. He has made one international appearance for Japan so far that being for Japan U22s in an Olympic qualifying match.

He is described as being very technical player, able to use both feet although prefering the right. He has been operating on the left of the attack in the Kashiwa attack in a 4-2-4 employed by the Brazilian coach of the side Nelsinho Baptista.
 

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Marvin Ducksch



17 yo. Germany. Striker.

He started out at BSV Fortuna before joining his present club Borussia Dortmund. In the last two seasons of youth football at Dortmund he has scored 46 goals in 39 games which includes playing in a higher age group. English and Spanish clubs have already been rumoured to be interested in him although his dream is to make his first team debut for Dortmund which he has yet to do. Starred in the recent U17 World Cup scoring two goals.

Described as very intelligent and instinctive, classic penalty area striker, unselfish in his play and good technical and dribbling skills at pace.
 

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Muhamed Bešić



18 yo. Bosnia/Germany. Defender.

Born in Berlin and started out at Tennis Borussia Berlin. Was signed by HSV his present club at the age of 16. He had the opportunity to be selected for Germany but opted to play for Bosnia. Made a couple of appearances for Bosnia U21 and has now played for the senior national team making 2 appearances so far. On his debut for the national side became the youngest player to debut for them beating the previous record which was held by Miralem Pjanić. He has made 3 appearances for HSV so far.

He ia a versatile defender. Can play centre back which is seen as his main position as well as right back and has recently been employed as a defensive midfielder in a recent HSV game. Noted to be technically good as well as having the overall attributes of a modern defender.
Yeah, this guy's awesome. :cool: He played for the Bosnian national team twice so far (as you said) and he a great player, at least from what I've seen of him. Cebter back is his main and BEST position. He tore things up back there in the friendly against Mexico. He's a talent to watch out for.
 

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No, it's not. He is a defensive midfielder. He is a very technical player as well as a fantastic ball winner. He played as a defensive midfielder against Mexico and formed a great partnership with Salihovic. Hasn't looked that good at all as a centerback for Hamburg either, I'm pretty sure the managers there will figure out that he's a defensive midfielder as well and give him a few more chances. He isn't a bad right back either.
 

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Neuton Sérgio Piccoli



21 yo. Brazil. Centre Back/Left Back

Neuton started out in local leagues in his home city of Erechim from where he was picked up by Gremio. He won the Brazilian U19 cup in 2008 and the Brazilian football championship U20 in 2009 where his promise was noted. He made his first team debut for Gremio in 2010 in the Campeonato Gaúcho against rivals Internacional where he was voted man of the match and completely nullified D'Allesandro in the game. He made 32 appearances for Gremio over two seasons scoring one goal.

In Brazil he has been called "O Homem de Ice" (The Ice Man) for his temperament and coolness in pressure situations. He can play centre back and left back. Gremio have used him to effect as left back. He is not the tallest player for centre back but his timing and anticipation compensates for this. Good in the tackle, decent speed, good awareness of positioning and interventions. He is noted to have a very professional attitude.

Udinese have just recently purchased him for 2 million euros, 55% share. Other percentages being investment group. He is seen as an eventual successor to Maurizio Domizzi in the Udinese team.
 

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Danilo Luiz da Silva



19 yo. Brazil. Right Back/Midfielder

Was a product of the youth team at America MG. He made his debut in the 2009 State Championship final. Elected the greatest revelation of the State Championship in 2010. In the same year he moved to his present club Santos. 27 appearances so far for Santos with 4 goals including scoring the decisive goal against Penarol in the Copa Libertadores final, 8 appearances for Brazil U20 with one goal.

He has been dubbed the "New Maicon". Not a pure fullback as he is used in midfield and midfield right. Good dribbling, fast, power with stamina and can improve defensively from the full back position.

According to reports Benfica have been trying to sign this player.
I don't know the others you have post, but this guy is really good.
 

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Stanko is the expert on all Brazilian. As he has said before and was said on the profile he needs to improve defensively as far as fullback goes to be seen as top.
 

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The story regarding Ibrahim Bangura is interesting. My local club, Motala AIF, tried to sign him and Mohamed Bangura a while ago. They didn't succeed because the club couldn't offer them wages who were good enough. Mohamed joined IFK Värnamo who played their football in the third tier in Sweden, coached by former Glasgow Rangers and Swedish international Jonas Thern. The guy showed some great ability and earned himself a move to AIK very fast, just so he'd save them from getting relegated last fall.

Now, as for Ibrahim, who's called Teteh; he actually joined a Swedish club in Allsvenskan called BK Häcken in 2007 but unfortunately went through a tough ACL-injury which kept him out of action for five months. He went back to Kallon in Sierra Leone where he played until 2008 when Cleveland signed him up. They didn't know anything about him though, it was Mohamed who fixed him a trial in the US. He passed it, got a 3-year contract and then played some games for them, he was also on loan for a short period before Cleveland would go bankrupt. This is the period when Motala AIF tried to sign him, I also remember a guy from Plymouth being signed but he was actually terrible.

Teteh went to Köping FF instead.

His agent is Patrik Mörk and he's born in the city of Köping and he's also the guy who discovered Michael Essien, yes, Michael Essien.

Bangura would go on and do well at Köping before being given a contract with AIK..and then he'd explode in Allsvenskan in 2011. He scored four goals against a terrible Halmstad-team who're in shambles less than a week ago and a total of 14 goals in 14 appearences thus far, Liverpool were watching him that night so don't be surprised if they end up moving for him in the market, although I sincerly hope the AIK-fans can at least get to see them play together until the end of this season. Mohamed Bangura deserves a lot of credit for many of his goals because of his understanding of the game but Teteh is prolific and always have been for his clubs. They both grew up in the same place in Sierra Leone so they know each other incredibly well.
 

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Ricardo José Araújo Ferreira



18 yo. Portugal/Canada. Centre Back.

Born in Mississauga, Canada. Played college football for Brampton as well as Ontario Under 16s. Was picked up by Porto at the age of 15. Won the Portuguese Junior Championship this year. Has 20 appearances for Portugal from U17 - 19. Was included in Porto's Europa League squad list last season but never made a first team debut for them.

He is noted to be very good in the air, good positioning and a big threat from setpieces in the opposition area. Needs to physically bulk up though.

Milan have just recently signed him on a free transfer from Porto after tracking him for quite some time. He will go straight into the Milan Primavera team alongside Brazilian Rodrigo Ely coached by Aldo Dolcetti.

As well as Ricardo, Milan are very interested in acquiring Ricardo's namesake at Porto Tiago Ferreira as well. 17 yo and also a centre back. He has just signed a new contract at Porto but Milan still very keen on acquiring him. Tiago can be seen at the upcoming U20 World Cup in Colombia.
 

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Sergio Gontán Gallardo "Keko"



19yo. Spain. Winger/Right Midfield

A product of Atletico Madrid youth, Keko made his full first team debut for them in 2009 becoming the youngest ever player to debut for Los Colchoneros. This was to be Keko's only appearance for Atletico. He was then loaned out to Valladolid, Cartagena and Girona before returning this summer. In his loan spells it was said that he lacked enthusiasm in his game during this time.

His main attributes are dribbling, overall technique allied with speed. His obvious weakness has been lack of goalscoring with no goals in his professional club career so far in 39 appearances although he has netted at youth international level 9 goals in 28 apps through U16-U19. He is seen primarily as an assist maker and has been noted that he is better employed in a more advanced role as wing forward.

This summer Catania acquired him on a free transfer. Keko had a clause in his contract whereby if he did not make Atletico's first team within two years he was available to sign by other clubs. Time will tell if this is a good purchase for Catania and whether Atletico have made a mistake in not giving him enough first team opportunities. Arsene Wenger was a keen admirer of the player in the past.
 

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Man, I wish Keko all the best at Catania, may he prove Atlético's retarded board wrong. He's a wing-forward who plays on the right side of the pitch, both Cartagena and Girona used him wrong, he was played as a wide player who was supposed to make crosses into the box, with little or no freedom in his game. Freedom is absolutely vital for Keko to succeed, Juan Santistebán gave him that when he played for Spain on U17-level where he excelled and then under Antonio Rivas at Atlético B where Cedric and Keko were really important to the teams offensive game. He's a good lad as well, works hard and have improved incredibly in terms of tactics and defending. I'd actually like to see him used as a wingback, think it'd suit him well. Keko is the youngest player ever to debut for Atlético; 16 years and 309 days old vs Orihuela in Copa del Rey under Javier Aguirre.
 

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Maturin cheers for keeping the thread running btw m8, keep 'em comin.
 

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Update on Yuki Otsu.

He will be playing this season in the Bundesliga.

Borussia Moechengladbach have purchased him for 600k euros on a three year deal.
 

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Álvaro Morata



18yo. Spain. Striker

Product of Atletico Madrid youth at 13 years old. Moved onto Getafe 2 years later. His year at Getafe saw him make more appearances scoring more goals. Real Madrid took notice and acquired him the year after in 2008. In 2010 he won the Copa de Campeones and the Youth League and was promoted to Real Madrid Castilla. Last season he scored 15 goals in 28 matches for Castilla and made his debut for the first team against Zaragoza. He has made 19 appearances for Spanish youth scoring 14 goals.

Tall and strong, good technique for his height and combines well in build up play as well as his goalscoring and obviously good in the air due to his stature. I've read criticisms of him on here most recently in the Euro U19s in Romania that he misses more chances then he actually scores but the attributes and potential seem there, can't argue with his numbers so far and at least he is giving himself every opportunity by getting into so many goalscoring situations in the first place. He has no chance of being near to playing a squad role for Real Madrid first team next season, so it will either be a loan out for him or he continues his development with Castilla as Mourinho already hinted at.

Currently playing in Romania in the Euro U19s, he has 4 goals in two games so far which included a hat-trick against Serbia.
 
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