Date of birth: 13/02/1996 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Malmo (Sweden)
Club career: Malmo FF
Squad number: 31
Current national team: Sweden U-17
Position: centre midfielder, right midfielder, attacking midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 50,000 €
Contract until: 31.12.2015
Similar type of player: Andrea Poli
– defensive contribution
– tactical awareness
Style of play:
– creative centre midfielder
– likes to play short passes
– player is very good in combination play
– likes to hold up the ball
He is best suited to playing as:
Centre midfielder in 4-4-2.
World Cup 2013 Under-17 3rd place with Sweden.
Allsvenskan 2013: 1 match/0 goals (Malmo FF)
Erdal Rakip is one of the most talented midfielders in Scandinavia at the moment. He is also a big hope of Malmo FF – club very well known for its homegrown players, such as Martin Dahlin, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Patrik Andersson or Robert Prytz. He made his Allsvenskan debut for “The Sky Blues” in an away fixture against IF Brommapojkarna at Grimsta IP on 1th June 2013 and just two weeks later he signed a two and a half year youth contract with that will keep him at club until the end of the 2015 season. Despite his Turkish roots he decided to represent Sweden national team. He entered his first international tournament at the 2013 FIFA U-17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates where Sweden won a bronze medal – Erdal shone, scored one goal and was a central figure of “The Blue-Yellow” midfield.
“Erdal got a contract because he has displayed fine qualities and has taken many steps forward in his development. Despite his young age, he is mature in his game and we want to give him the best training opportunities.”
(Per Agren – director of sports at Malmo FF)
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
Country-scale star with top European club ambition.