Date of birth: 26/03/1995 (18 years old)
Place of birth: Zaanstad (Netherlands)
Club career: SC Heerenveen
Current national team: Netherlands U-19
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 50,000 €
Contract until: 30.06.2014
Similar type of player: Antonio Valencia
Style of play:
– likes to dribble
– likes to cross
– likes to play close to the touchline
He is best suited to playing as:
Right winger in 4-3-3.
No senior team appearances yet.
Bilal is a typical old style Dutch winger who enjoys playing in a 4-3-3 the most. During the recent UEFA European U-19 Championships at Lithuania, the Netherlands got knocked out unexpectedly in the group stages. Despite the poor form, Bilal, who was definitely a stand out player and got 3 assists in the game against the hosts. He did not make his debut in the Eredivisie as of yet, but he is a big star of the youth team in Beloften Eredivisie, the Dutch youth league. Marco van Basten should soon be giving him his chance in the first team, following in the footsteps of Hakim Ziyech or Pele van Anholt.
“Bilal is a very fast right winger. He has duel power, good crossing and goalscoring ability.”
(Johan Hansma – SC Heerenveen technical director)
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