Top 16 Wonderkids... Part 2!
Hello again! We are doing the countdown of 16 brand new footballing superstars, ranking them from worst to best! If you missed the first part, read back just a tiny bit and you'll see number 16 - Ben Fentiman,
number 15 - Leo van Basten,
and number 14 - Albu Alin.
So, without further ado, let's go from 13-11!
#13: Aaron Hardy
And here comes one of many Englishmen in our 16 wonderkids, Aaron Hardy, also known as Azzer, could be a part of England's glory, if that comes to them. Hardy, 16, is a midfielder, almost a Steven Gerrard type of player. Fortunately for us, he isn't eligible for any other country, so he's stuck playing for England! Whatever club Hardy may come to, it is unarguable that he will make a massive impact however long he stays.
Aaron Hardy, like all players, has his many strengths. Some examples of these are creativity, work rate, stamina, passing and technique. However, Hardy has a huge risk hanging over his name - injuries. He's incredibly injury prone, which could send some teams running.
Aaron Hardy, born on the 28th March 1996, supported his home club Liverpool. Nothing has ever come close to changing that. In his home street, he's the one to beat at football, no-one has ever succeeded to do so just yet. However, street football is a lot, lot different to real competitive football, so it'll be interesting to see how Hardy copes in the big world.
Huddersfield Town, Watford, Leyton Orient
#12: Felipe Contran
Portugal has produced some great players over time - Eusebio, Cristiano Ronaldo, Nani, etc. Felipe Contran has the potential to be just like those, only with a hint of defense too. Contran is 16 years old, and is somehow eligible to play for England and Spain too! There will definitely be speculation as to what country he will decide to play for within the next 5 years or so. Felipe is loyal to his country, so the chances are most of his career will lie in Portugal, maybe an English or Spanish club here and there.
Felipe Contran has some strengths that are desired by many - creativity, acceleration, pace, long shots, marking, passing and influence to name a few. This is despite being at the young age of 15, he is already one of the world's greatest threats. Call him Adnan Januzaj if you wish.
Felipe Hugo Contran was born on the 23rd May 1996, in Lisbon, Portugal. His grandfather had an English/Spanish background, but has never bragged or boasted about this connection. We can understand England, but Spain? Anyway, Felipe grew up supporting the then successful Sporting Lisbon, but has seen his side decline. It will probably be the life long dream of his to play for and help his beloved side to the successes they used to have.
Oriental Lisbon, Vitoria de Guimaraes, Tondela
#11: Justa Reflektor (Mikeedo)
Justa Reflektor, also known as Mikeedo to friends and family, is yet another Portuguese youngster, who should be part of the step forward the nation could take. Despite the unfortunate name, Reflektor has already had success in his 15 year life, with regional trophies coming through every year for school, as well as his former academy football team winning trophies all over the place. He already has the experience, but can he handle it real time?
Defensive player Justa Reflektor has his many strengths, that could be used to destroy teams. Some examples of these are amazing composure and determination, incredible strength and stamina, as well as outstanding heading and marking. However, he has extreme aggression, which could come as good or bad depending on the day.
Justa Neffin Reflektor, born in Lisbon on the 25th December 1996, supported clubs outside of his home town, other than Beira Mar, but this was his local club, whereas Bologna was the club he really followed. As a result of this, his style of football is very Italian, instead of Portuguese. This could give him more suitability to more clubs' style, however.
Chaves, Leixoes, Tondela (too)