There is an age old belief within football circles that you cannot win anything with a side dependant on youngsters, yet me being the firm believer in youth development that I am, I cannot help but hope that the young stars of the future on display at the 2016 UEFA European Championships take this opportunity that fate has afforded them to make the world of football sit up and truly appreciate the magnificence that these wunderkinds have been created to grace us with. A plethora of talented players will be keen to showcase their talent in the 15th edition of the UEFA European Championship; we at GSV would like to hone our binoculars in on the u/23 players that will be looking to etch their mark on the global game, without further ado, we present to you the UEFA EURO 2016 Young Guns To Watch. Prendre plaisir!
Full Name: Breel Donald Embolo
DoB: February 14th, 1997 (19)
PoB: Yaoundé, Cameroon
Nationalities: Cameroonian, Swiss
Position/s: Winger, Inside Forward, Advanced Playmaker, Advanced Forward, Poacher (Left, Right, Centre)
Height: 1, 85m
Club: FC Basel 1893
Club Career Record: 103 Games, 31 Goals, 22 Assists
National Team Record: 10 Caps, 1 Goal, 4 Assists
The Grand Stand View
There is no denying the important role football has had in the growth and universal appreciation of Globalisation, many a times, we’ve seen a talent born in one corner of the globe go on to star for another nation thousands of kilometres away; the trend has introduced us to some beautiful football, with the game now offering different dynamics, as nations develop a more diverse range of footballer. Switzerland are one of the latest nations to have one such talent in their midst, Breel Embolo is a Cameroonian born wunderkind who has developed very well over the past couple of seasons and now looks ready to affirm himself as one of Europe’s elite young footballers.
Fresh off a breakout 13 goal, 9 assist season that has seen him earn the admiration of a few gaffers, including The Special One himself, who he is interested in snapping him up as part of his Manchester United dynasty rebuild project; Breel is a very mobile forward who brings a refreshing direct running approach to the game, one that often leads him on mazy runs that are a joy to behold. A quintessential modern age forward due to his ability to score and create with ease; Embolo is well capable of leading the line alone and getting in behind defenders with his pace & strength, or being deployed out wide and tasked with the role of running at players, while cutting in to create goal-scoring chances for himself and his teammates.
The future looks exceedingly bright for a young player that has the ability to score & create the goals that can help turn a good group of individual Swiss footballers into a very competitive and successful team of Swiss players, EURO 2016 represents the perfect opportunity for Breel Embolo to announce himself on the Global stage and add another successful & inspirational chapter to the Football & Globalisation Symbiotic Love Story.