Erdinc Karakas

Erdinc Karakas




Country: Germany/Turkey

Date of birth: 28/03/1998 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Lünen (Germany)

Height: 184cm

Youth career: VfL Bochum, Schalke 04 (since 2015)

Current club: Schalke 04

Squad number: —

Current national team: Germany U-18

Position: central defender, left-back

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2015 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (6/2), 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup (4/0)

Contract until: 30.06.2017

Player’s agent: FairPlay Sports

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Héctor Moreno



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No significant weaknesses.


Style of play:

– fast, complete and dominant defender

– able to play as a left-back as well, making him a more versatile and well-rounded player

– strong left foot also helps in the balance of the team when paired up with a right-footer

– composed on the ball

– well-fit, hard-working, and quick at anticipating the movement of the opponents

– accurate and tenacious tackler

– despite his height, he is able to win headed duals due to his jumping technique

– able to play in a three-man defensive line system

– forceful, quick and powerful

– very good at breaking down opposition plays due to his positional sense, defensive attributes, tactical intelligence, and ability to read the game

– able to control the threat of the attacker without causing an imbalance in the defensive line

– concentrated, determined and commited player with very good rate of individual and collective work


He is best suited to playing as:

Central defender in 4-2-3-1.






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


League summary (as for 21 May 2016):

No senior team appearances yet.



Erdinc Karakas is a dynamic centre-back or left-back, who started his career in VfL Bochum. His good showing in the U-17 and U-19 teams attracted foreign attention. In turn, Erdinc moved to Schalke 04 before the 2015-16 season, where hs became a key played for “Die Königsblauen” U-19 side. He was also an important part of the U-17 German national team at the 2015 European Under-17 Championship, where he played in every game and earned a silver medal. A few months later, he also made an appearance at the 2015 FIFA U-17 World Cup, where he also took part in every match, but the Germans got knocked out in the last 16.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

First team material in a top European club.





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