Date Of Birth: 20/02/2002
Place Of Birth: Callao (Perù)
2°Nd Nationality: Italian (Passport requestable)
Best Foot: Left
1° Position: Offensive Playmaker
2° Position: Half-winger
3° Position: Playmaker
Club: Academia Cantolao
Celi was born in Callao, growing in the neighborhood of Santa Marina Sur. He was noticed at the age of eight by Academia Cantolao, the club of his city. From that moment he was always a member of the Youth Academy of the Club.
In 2017 he played with Perù U15 the Capeonato Sudamericano Sub-15 in Argentina. During the torunament the Peruvian selection got the semifinal stage, being eliminated by the home team Argentina (that subsequently won the tournament). During the tournament Celi scored two goals, one against Bolivia and another against Ecuador.
In 2018 he signed his first professional contract after a season as regular starter and top player for the reserves team.
In 2019 he was called and selected as captain of the team by Perù U17 during the Capeonato Sudamericano Sub-17 in Perù. The Peruvian selection got the first place during the group stage, but only the fift during the final exagonal. Celi was one of the best players of the tournament, celebrated in his country as a future star and leader of Peruvian Football.
On April 2019 he was called by Nolberto Solano for the U23 Selection to play the qualifications games for the Preolimpico Sudamericano Sub-23.
On 19 May 2019 he made his debut with First Team of Cantolao, playing 90' in the Torneo Apertura game against Pirata FC. He scored his first goal in the Clausura game against Pirata FC. In his first season as first team player he played in 17 games for a total of 891'.
He was called by Perù U23 to play in the Sudamericano Sub-23, being the only player born in 2002 of the team. He played as starter three games (Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay).
During the season 2020 he got shirt nr.7 and a regular spot in the first team as starter and key player of the team. In the first 7 games he scored 2 goals.
He is considered one of the best South American Player of his generation.
Yuriel Celi 2019 highlights video (Perù U17, U23, Cantolao)
Yuriel Celi 2020 highlights video (Cantoalo)
Celi is a typicall nr.10, able to play the ball with tecnique and able to be unpredictable by the opponents. He is a player difficoult to read by the opponents. He uses to move a lot without the ball looking to get a pass from a teammate and to manage the offensive and playmaking phase. He has a good dribbling ability and a good shooting quality. He has vision and accurancy in the passes. He has also a good physicall strenght, this allow him to play well with his back to the opponent.
-1.35 key pass per game (74% accurate)
-1.58 shoot per game
-0.94 cross per game (44% accurate)
-19 challenges - 3 aerial - 16 ground (45% won)
-2.2 dribbling per game (61% succesful)
-2.7 tackles per game (61% succesful)
-39 passes per game (73% accurate)
-0.16 goals per game
VS REINER CARVALHO (Borussia Dortumund)
-1.50 key pass per game (61% accurate)
-1.08 shoot per game
-0.54 cross per game (15% accurate)
-10 challenges - 2 aerial - 8 ground (35% won)
-1.3 dribbling per game (47% succesful)
-1.9 tackles per game (56% succesful)
-21 passes per game (84% accurate)
-0.30 goals per game
VS OSCAR RODRIGUEZ (Sevilla)
-1.47 key pass per game (41% accurate)
-1.83 shoot per game
-1.19 cross per game (28% accurate)
-14 challenges - 2 aerial - 12 ground (39% won)
-3.7 dribbling per game (47% succesful)
-2.2 tackles per game (40% succesful)
-29 passes per game (75% accurate)
-0.28 goals per game