Date of birth: 18/04/2002 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Bursa (Turkey)
Youth career: Inegölspor, Bursaspor (since 2015)
Current club: Bursaspor
Squad number: —
Current national team: Turkey U-17
Position: winger, second striker, striker
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 50.000 €
Tournaments participated in: —
Contract until: 30.06.2021
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Sergio Agüero
– pace & acceleration
– off the ball movement
– ball control
No significant weaknesses.
Style of play:
– advanced striker
– striker with killer-instinct, interesting technique on the ball, decent dribbling skills and cleverness at his off-the-ball movements
– can operate effectively alone up front or offer versatility in his choice of striking partner
– can be also deployed as a winger or second striker thanks to his pace, mobility, dribbling skills and technique
– attacking movement, positional sense, and ability to interpret the game, which, combined with his pace, mobility and energy, enables him to make effective attacking runs to beat the defensive line
– likes to play off the shoulder of the opposition defenders
– likes to try to beat offside trap
– great sense of positioning while receiving through balls
– very composed finisher capable on both feet
– generates many flick-ons and passes into the channels for his teammates to utilize
– likes to capitalize on defensive mistakes
– extremely dangerous on the counter thanks to his pace and acceleration
– able to sniff out a goal in any situation
– often moves deep into midfield and drawing defenders with him, in order to create and exploit spaces for his teammates
He is best suited to playing as:
Striker in 4-4-2.
Turkish U16 Champion 2017/2018 with Bursaspor.
League summary (as for 15 January 2019):
No senior team appearances yet.
Ali Akman is a product of Bursaspor youth system – academy known for its fantastic approach to youth players. In recent years, it has produced great talents, such as Enes Ünal, Batuhan Altintaş, Ozan Tufan and Sercan Yildirim. This season, thanks to his great performances for youth teams, Ali was called to join the first team and sat on the bench several times during Süper Lig games. His first team debut seems to be only a matter of time. He is also a regular youth international for Turkey – starting at U-15 all the way through U-17.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.