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Full name: Cody Mathès Gakpo

Date of Birth: 05/07/1999 (19 y.o.)

Place of Birth: Eindhoven (Netherlands)

Nationality: Netherlands / Togo

Height: 187cm (6’2″)

Position: Left Winger, Right Winger, Center Forward

Preferred Foot: Right

Current Club: PSV Eindhoven — #19

Current National Team: Netherlands U20

Joined: Jul 1, 2018

Contract Until: Jun 30, 2022 (+ Club Option 1-year)

Market Value (transfermarkt.co.uk): £540k

 

Strength

– Pace

– Acceleration

– Dribbling

– Technique

– Ball Control

– Finishing

– Shot power

– One-two pass

– Role capability

– Att. movement

 

Weaknesses

– Crossing

 

Style

– cuts inside using his right foot

– attempts to shoot when the chance is created

– runs behind the defenders

– dribbles the ball close to himself

– good balance and agility despite his height

 

Videos

 

Appearances (as of Feb 15. 2019)

Total (2018/19 season): 16 apps / 11 goals / 6 assists

– Keuken Kampionen Eredivisie: 10 apps / 9 goals / 4 assists

– Eredivisie: 3 apps / 1 goal / 1 assist

– KNVB Beker: 2 apps / 1 goal / 1 assist

– UEFA Champions League: 1 app

 

Evaluation

Cody Gakpo is a new rising star in Holland. Making his first-team debut in December of 2018, Cody is rapidly announcing his name to fans among the likes of Mohamed Ihattaren, Donyell Malen, and Mauro Júnior. He is considered one of the most promising wingers playing in Dutch Eredivisie.

 

Futbology’s Potential Estimation

★★★★★★★★☆☆

8/10 — Important First Team Player for Top Clubs

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