Jovan Mijatović – Football Talent Scout

Jovan Mijatović
Country: Serbia
Date of birth: 11/07/2005 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Belgrade (Serbia)
Height: 179cm
Youth career: Crvena Zvezda Belgrade
Current club: Crvena Zvezda Belgrade
Squad number: 9
Current national team: Serbia U-19
Position: winger, second striker, striker
Preferred foot: left
Market value (by 400.000 €
Tournaments participated in: 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1), 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (4/1), UEFA Europa League 2022/2023 (1/0)
Contract until: 30.06.2026
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Antoine Griezmann/Ante Rebić
– dribbling 
– technique 
– ball control 
– agility 
– versatility 
– bravery 
– pace 
– athleticism 
– shot power 
– movement 
– defensive contribution 
To improve:
– needs to work on his final ball and general composure in the final third
– passing and playmaking skills
Style of play:
– supporting striker
– offensive allrounder who is capable of playing anywhere along the front-line
– able to play in various systems and roles in attack
– player with a bulky build who likes and feels comfortable in physical duels
– player with good technique on the ball, acceleration, fast direction shifts, and short-dribbling skills
– fast, powerful, mobile, and opportunistic
– likes to dribble
– often uses his skills to beat defenders, cut inside from the wing/half-space and, create himself a decent opportunity to score from
– likes to enter the opposition’s penalty area whenever possible
– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space
– direct and vertical player very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions
– possesses powerful and accurate mid-range and long-range shooting skills
– strong in 1v1 situations and very confident of his skills
– superb agility, very good footwork, and ‘quick feet’
– very dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and attacking movement
– good ability at first touch/high speed in 1-2 combinations style of play
– not the tallest but he’s fairly good in the air and has a decent heading ability
– gets fouled often
– good reaction to the loss of the ball with a good aggressive attitude and good recovery of his position
– very active, tenacious, and energetic in pressing/when out of possession
– high determination and winning mentality
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Second striker in 4-4-2.
Serbian U-17 Championship 2021/2022 winner with Crvena Zvezda.
League summary (as for 20 October 2022):
Prva liga Srbije 2022/2023 (ongoing): 8 games/5 goals (Grafičar)
Jovan Mijatović is a product of the superb Crvena Zvezda academy. At the beginning of the 2022/23 season, he played for Crvena’s parent club Grafičar, where he impressed a lot and scored five goals in eight games in the Serbian second tier. He made his first team debut for Crvena on 13 October 2022 in the UEFA Europa League game against Ferencváros. He is also a regular youth international for Serbia since the U-15 level. In May 2022, he represented his country at the European U-17 Championship, where young Serbians made it to the semi-final and showed a very interesting generation of players such as Jovan Miloševic, Aleksandar Stanković, Vojin Serafimović, Mateja Bubanj, Jovan Šljivić, Luka Lijeskić, Jan-Carlo Simić, Mateja Radonjić, and Milan Majstorović.

Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European league.
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