Atalay Babacan

Atalay Babacan


Country: Turkey

Date of birth: 28/06/2000 (17 years old)

Place of birth: Denizli (Turkey)

Height: —

Youth career: Denizlispor, Galatasaray (since 2013)

Current club: Galatasaray

Squad number: —

Current national team: Turkey U-17

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/2), 2017 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/1)

Contract until: unknown

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: David Silva



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– aerial duels

– defensive contribution


Style of play:

– advanced playmaker/number ’10’

– quick, agile and unselfish left-footed attacking player with a natural eye for goal

– likes to be fielded in a free role as an attacking midfielder, where he is given space to roam the pitch

– likes to roam around in the space between the opposition’s midfield and defence

– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, fast direction shifts in possession and vision to make through passes to the teammates providing dynamism to the team’s last offensive third plays

– likes to dribble

– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration

– known for his “quick feet”, speed of movement and dynamism

– tricky off-the-ball movements in and around the opposite’ box

– able to deliver pin-point passes and crosses

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/under pressure

– plays with a natural flair and is dangerous in the box

– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable and very confident of his skills

– excellent balance, coordination and changes of pace

– often makes surging runs into penalty box

– competent set-piece taker


He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.






League summary (as for 24 June 2017):

No senior team appearances yet.



Atalay Babacan joined Galatasaray youth academy from Denizlispor in 2013. He has been considered to be a great talent since his early years. He belongs to very talented 2000 Turkish generation which includes, among others, Ozan Kabak, Abdussamed Karnucu, Sefa Akgün, Recep Gül, Yunus Akgün & Malik Karaahmet.He showed himself to a wider crowd at the 2017 European Under-17 Championship, where where he was one of the best players of Turkish national team that unexpectedly made it to the semi-final, but got knocked out by a very strong England team.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

Player has potential to become a key player in a top European club.





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