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Nene Dorgeles: The future of RB?

Nene Dorgeles: The future of RB?
Image Credits: Liga Portal

Full Name: Nene Dorgeles

Date of Birth/Age: Dec 23 2002 (18)

Nation: Mali

Club: RB Salzburg (Loan to FC Liefering)

Height: 1,74m

Position: LW

Can also play: CF/AM/RW

Foot: Right


Nene Dorgeles (18) is one of the future stars of the Red Bull academy. Nene was born in 2002 in Mali and has been excelling in the Erste Liga for Austrian club FC Liefering (currently on loan there from RB Salzburg) who are now second in the league.

He spent his youth days at Guidars FC and signed for RB Salzburg in January 3 2021 and was loaned to FC Liefering the day after.

With his current loan from RB Salzburg ending on Jun 30, 2022


Appearances: 16

Goals: 8

Assists: 7

Goal Participation (FC Liefering): 43%


Nene plays on the left side, or as a left forward in a 4-3-3 attack but he tends to drift and create in the middle of the pitch. He is a technical and very pacey winger who can play all around the attack and progress the ball, almost playing like a second striker


Considering he is only around 70 kilograms (reportedly), defenders find it hard to shrug him off the ball and sometimes resorting to pulling his shirt. He has a decent amount of pace, but in my opinion his pace is more suited for an attacking midfielder.


He is very skillful and works well with teammates but could spark a argument with some certain players, often expressing his anger when teammates make a mistake.

In Possession:

Nene is exceptional when it comes to reading the play as he knows just where to pass it to progress the ball before he even gets it.

With the amount of successful through passes per game that he plays, if the team's striker could put them away a lot more he could have over 20+ assists this season.

What also impresses me is his liquid play in attack, as he is allowed to flow all around the attacking line.

Probably his best attribute is awareness of the game and being able to play in tight pockets of space and read the game, making intelligent runs all game which makes him one of the best talents in Austria.

Out of possession:

He is a relentless presser and never stops running to get the ball and start a counterattack.

He is always looking for the ball either making runs down the wings and the half-spaces or standing in tight spaces asking for the ball.

Defensive Transitions:

He has great defensive work rate and great mentality to win the ball back as soon as possible.

Attacking Transitions:

Not as good as his defensive work rate but still exceptional progressing the ball and always wanting to be on the ball


Potential club suitors: RB Leipzig, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.

Comparable players: Dominik Szoboszlai, Georginio Wijnaldum and Jude Bellingham.

Current Level: Key player to FC Liefering and the Austrian second division's third top scorer and will most likely stay with RB Salzburg once the loan expires.

Potential Player: If he improves his attitude he could be a key player for a UEFA Champions League team.


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