The world’s most outstanding 15 year-old footballer is none other than Croatia’s own, Luka Vušković.
Despite being born in 2007, Vušković has already proven to be the brightest star in Hajduk Split’s academy. The young center-back dominates the pitch defensively with his extreme size (195 cm, 6’4), unreal athleticism, and incredible anticipation. Believe it or not, he is also a prolific goalscorer and led Hajduk’s U-17 squad in goalscoring at the age of 14. Vušković is set to compete at the U-19 level next season, regardless of the four-year age gap as a 15 year-old. Not to mention he is also the younger brother of Croatia U-21 international Mario Vušković, so he sure does have the genes to succeed.
“Strength, grace, elegance, skills, football IQ. Lovely player to watch“.
Twitter’s most famous youth scout, Jacek Kulig, had that to say about Vušković – and much, much more. Kulig has over 200,000 followers on the app, and is best known for being the first person to bring future superstars into the spotlight through remarkably extensive scouting reports. His most recent report was done on Vušković, his first ever analysis on a talent born in 2007.
In each scouting report, Kulig provides each player with a “potential rating” out of 10. The most eye-catching aspect of Vušković’s report is the fact that he received a perfect 10/10 rating from the expert himself. Kulig noted that the young center-back indeed has “world-class potential”.
We personally reached out to Kulig to learn about the scarcity of a perfect rating. He replied, “It’s very rare. The player really has to be special and impress me A LOT”.
As seen above, it is evident that Vušković is the definition of a complete defender. Kulig listed a variety of his strengths, such as tactical intelligence, aerial duels, and versatility, without noting a single weakness. Normally, a player only 15 years of age would possess more weaknesses than strengths – but that’s not the case for Vušković, who seems to be developing at an exceptional level.
Vušković’s tremendous style of play is analyzed above. He is a danger to any team on both ends of the pitch, and has already developed the personality of a true leader. One thing always seems to be true for young Croatian footballers – bad attitude can completely destroy a growing career. Thankfully, similar to other talents such as Joško Gvardiol and Luka Sučić, Vušković seems to have his mind in the right place.
Luka Vušković is the real deal. Remember the name!