Left center defender of Peru National Team and FC Cartagena.
Born in Switzerland to a Swiss father and a Peruvian mother, JP Rhyner first represented the Peru national U20 football team in a pair of friendlies in 2014 against the Venezuela U20s and Colombia u20s. Rhyner is also a youth international for Switzerland at the U20 and U21 levels. On 22 July 2020, FIFA approved a one-time nationality switch for Rhyner, making him eligible to represent Peru.
Rhyner plays as a left centre-back in a tactical formation with 4 defenders. He stands out as a determined player, comfortable with the ball with good pass quality at all distances, good aggressive attitude and good 1v1 defensive technique.
Rhyner is a player with a good body mass ratio that feels comfortable in the physical duels. Good agility and coordination, with reasonably good pace at all distances. Good jumping with very good mindset for the aerial duels.
He is a concentrated player with good reading of the game and anticipation. Rhyner is aggressive with very good rate of individual and collective work. Good leadership skills, sometimes a bit quiet but a determined person.
SPECIFIC SKILLS AND BEHAVIORS:
When the team has possession: Rhyner is a centre-back with good coordination and technique that is comfortable with the ball. He doesn’t fear the pressure from the opposing forwards, and in those situations he can easily overcome that pressure with his good composure and technique, dribbling his way to a safe place. Good first touch and pass quality at all distances, he is capable of playing to inner and long options.
When the team does not have possession: An aggressive player with good understanding of the tackling timings. Strong in the 1v1 duels, he has good aggressive attitude, agility, pace and strength. Concentrated he anticipates the opponents’ movements, has a good positioning, so, because of that, he is capable of clearing much of the opponents’ offensive game. Good depth coverage with a reasonably good pace at all distances. Good jumping and header.
DEFENSIVE TRANSITIONS: Good reaction to the loss of the ball, with good aggressive attitude, reading of the game and positioning. He is usually among the first trying to recover the ball.
OFFENSIVE TRANSITIONS: He usually decides well the transition and plays it safe for a teammate to remove the ball from the pressure zone.
- (Attacking): Usually inside the 18-yard box for the possible finish.
- (Defending): Usually man marking inside the 18-yard area.