Date Of Birth: 10/06/2002
Place Of Birth: Slovakia (Trstena)
Best Foot: Right
1° Position: Winger
Club: MSK Zilina
Scout: Simone Marchini
Adrian Kapralik grows up in the youth sector of Zilina. In the 2019/2020 season he plays in Serie B with the second team of the club where he collects 1 goal and an assist in 6 appearances.
He starts the following year making his debut on 8/8/2020 in Fortuna Liga and scoring his first goal, exactly one week later, in the 2-4 victory at Trencin. At the end of the month he takes over and loses 3-1 a.d. the Europa League preliminary against the Welsh New Saints.
However, his will be an excellent season where between league and cup he will get a haul of 4 goals and 8 assists in 37 appearances, which will be added to the 14 games played with team B, where he will score 4 goals and 5 assists. He started the current season by providing 3 assists and earning a penalty in the 4 appearances at the Conference League preliminaries where he made his debut on 8/7/2021 against Georgians of Dila Gori and then played the next round against Apollon Limassol.
He has always been part of the youth national team tour of Slovakia up to the U-21. He played his first match on 25/3/2021 against Uzbekistan and in the following 4 appearances he scored 2 goals and provided 3 assists. He will be part of the senior national team of the future.
Adrian Kapralik is a very strong attacking winger, skilled at playing on both flanks. His favorite foot is his right foot but he has great basic technique even with his left foot. In fact, it is difficult to face because he can jump the opposing full-back both on one side and the other, he can either stay wide and wait for the ball on his feet and then try the game or he can attack the space through cuts in depth with the right times and thanks. at an absolute high speed.
His strength is dribbling where excellent basic dexterity combines remarkable speed and acceleration in the first few meters that often allow him to create numerical superiority. Subsequently he has vision of the game and altruism to serve his teammates in front of the goalkeeper through excellent tense crosses and precise through balls. If he finds the right opportunity, he is cold in the penalty area and has a good shot even from outside. Physically he is neither tall nor too powerful but this is what makes him agile and quick in changing direction. He is tactically intelligent, he tightens and strengthens the midfield in the central area allowing only the outside to the opponent's maneuver and does not let his full-back beg to help him in the defensive phase where he sometimes makes important recoveries.
He is disciplined, goal-centered, he brings out the courage and resourcefulness that almost always lead him to seek the game. He can improve in the management of some possessions where the team would need to breathe for a moment but he has the carefree and athletic freshness to always attempt the run.
-1.46 key pass per game (74% accurate)
-0.75 shoot per game
-1.5 cross per game (17% accurate)
-11 challenges - 3 aerial - 8 ground (446% won)
-7 dribblings per game (56% succesful)
-3.4 tackles per game (46% succesful)
-10 passes per game (71% accurate)
-0.17 goals per game