Date of birth: 28/04/2001
Lenguages spoken: Slovenian, English
Position: Central foward
Club: NS Mura
Scout: Luigi Calvo
Kai Cipot is a central forward for Mura, son of Fabjan Cipot, former defender of the Slovenian national team.
He has already been part of the first team since the 2019 season, when he made his debut at just 18 years old.
After having made the whole process in the Mura youth teams, of which he was one of the pillars of the team, Kai has so far collected 51 first team appearances and 10 goals.
With the youth teams of the Slovenian national team he boasts a total of 11 appearances for the Slovenia Under 19 and 4 goals.
Last season, after an excellent performance in the first team, he made his debut with the Slovenian under-21 shirt with which he currently boasts a presence.
In the season that has just begun in Slovenia, Cipot made a strong start, scoring 3 appearances, 2 goals and 1 assist, in the year that could mark his consecration.
-0.42 key pass per game
-1.86 shoot per game (63% accurate)
-0.26 cross per game (20% accurate)
-18 challenges - 4 aerial - 14 ground (34% won)
-2.2 dribbling per game (43% succesful)
-11 passes per game (77% accurate)
-0.51 goals per game
-16.4 expected goals (20)
Kai Cipot plays as a central striker and has great mobility, spanning the entire attacking front. He is a very generous player.
Kai has a great physique, although he can still grow in this respect. He loves to play with his back to the goal, making the banks for his teammates in the offensive department, often taking fouls and making the team go up when he is in difficulty.
He has good speed on the long, less on the short, given his long levers, but he compensates with great skill in duels and aerial play.
He is a striker who plays a lot for his team, helping his team mates a lot.
He usually likes to attack the first post to "spit" the ball with his head or towards the goal or towards a teammate, or to kick with his favorite foot, that is to say the right. Cipot is very skilled at playing on the opponent's defense line and then escaping, on the edge of the offside, behind the opponent's defenders running towards the opponent's goal.
Kai has in the header one of the best weapons of him, given the 187 cm of him, both in the conclusion towards the goal and to act as a side for his teammates.
Despite his excellent aerial skills, Kai proves to be very skilled with his feet, and in the penalty area he is often infallible, as he is good at taking advantage of rebounds or taps in winning as a great offensive bomber, in addition to his excellent skills in the movement as a forward. air of rigor, being in the right place.