Salih Özcan

Salih Özcan




Country: Germany/Turkey

Date of birth: 11/01/1998 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Cologne (Germany)

Height: 183cm

Youth career: SC West Köln (-2007), 1.FC Köln (2007-)

Current club: 1.FC Köln/1.FC Köln II

Squad number: —

Current national team: Germany U-18

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (1/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (6/0), 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup (4/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2017

Player’s agent: Sports Total

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Zinedine Zidane



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– vision Untitled1

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– intelligence Untitled1

– teamwork Untitled

– technique Untitled

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No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– number “10”/advanced playmaker

– intelligent midfielder with a wonderful range of passing

– likes to exploit spaces between defensive and midfield opposite lines

– likes to come a bit deeper to get the ball

– likes to play in a free attacking role

– often makes defense splitting passes

– likes to orchestrate play with his passing and creativity

– likes to play through balls

– highly technical and creative player

– very strong mentally, physically and technically

– able to score and dribble comfortably with both feet

– has the ability to threaten from outside of the 18-yard box


He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.






2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship runner-up with Germany.


League summary:

Regionalliga West 2015/2016 (ongoing): 7 matches/0 goals (1.FC Köln II)



Salih Özcan joined to 1.FC Köln youth academy as a young child from a small SC West Köln. Him and Jannik Mause are considered to be the most talented players of the “Billy Goats” U-19. He showed himself to a wider crowd at the 2015 European Under-17 Championship, where Germany won a silver medal. His above average talent was also showcased a few months later at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, where he got 4 assists in 4 games, including 3 in just one game against Australia. During the 2016 winter break he got called up to the first team for a training camp, which could mean that a debut in the senior team is not too far away.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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