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Nimfasha Berchimas: Profile, playing style, scouting report

Ritvik VermaRitvik Verma

November 13 2023
Nimfasha Berchimas USA

The American winger came to the limelight after scoring a brace against Korea Republic in the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

The footballing world has welcomed a special talent in form of left winger Nimfasha Berchimas. Nimfasha who hails from North Carolina, USA have shone brightly in the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup opener against Korea Republic. In the opening game of the U-17 World Cup, the U.S. Under-17 Men’s Youth National Team defeated Korea Republic 3-1 thanks to goals from 15-year-old attacker Nimfasha Berchimas and midfielder Cruz Medina.

Berchimas had put the United States ahead in the opening ten minutes of the match at Jakarta International Stadium in Indonesia. Berchimas became the youngest player from the United States to score at a tournament since Freddy Adu in 2003. He went on to score his second goal in 74th minute using his weaker foot. In the Major League Soccer Next Pro, the youngster plays for Charlotte FC. In his 8 appearances so far, he has scored one and assisted once. He is yet to make his regular MLS season debut, but we can say that this moment is surely not far!

Prior Experience

While he is still waiting for his MLS debut, Nimfasha Berchimas has already had an impact with Crown Legacy FC, Charlotte’s MLS NEXT Pro team. Even though this talented 15-year-old athlete has only played in eight games, he has already scored one goal and given one assist, thereby showing great promise. At the age of just 14, he was signed by Charlotte FC in 2022 becoming the six youngest signing of MLS. He has proven to be a gifted player not just on the home ground but also in international competitions, as seen by his two goals in the FIFA U-17 World Cup for the USYNT U-17 team.

Type of Player

The 15-year-old Nimfasha Berchimas is a rising star in the football world. He is primarily a left winger, but he has already established himself as a playmaker also. He has already played for Crown Legacy FC, Charlotte’s MLS NEXT Pro team and also represented USA’s U-17 team in FIFA World Cup. He scored two goals against Korea recently and showcased his playmaking for the third goal as well. 

What does he bring to the team?

Nimfasha Berchimas is a dynamic and promising prospect who has demonstrated his goal-scoring and playmaking ability despite his relatively young age. He is about to make his MLS debut for Charlotte FC for sure! If he is given the right guidance and coaching, he is going to score a lot many goals.

Given his passing in the final third, his playmaking skills will make him an even more important player for any team. His path in professional football is one to follow as he is the sixth-youngest player to acquire an MLS deal. His future in the Major League Soccer is bright.

Similar players like him

His playmaking ability as a winger is similar to that of players like FC Barcelona phenomenon and LaLiga star Lamine Yamal, who has already created history by scoring goals for the Spanish National Team and in FC Barcelona, La Liga. Additionally, youthful athletes such as Real Madrid’s Arda Guler, Borussia Dortmund’s Youssoufa Moukoko and PSG’s Warren Zaire-Emery are comparable to Nimfasha Berchimas because they are all young attacking football teenagers. These players are all dynamic forwards with good finishing ability in front of goal.

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