Naci Ünüvar

Naci Ünüvar


Country: Netherlands/Turkey

Date of birth: 13/06/2003 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Zaandam (Netherlands)

Height: 175cm

Youth career: OFC Zaandam, Ajax Amsterdam (since 2011)

Current club: Ajax Amsterdam

Squad number: —

Current national team: Netherlands U-17

Position: attacking midfielder, winger

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by —

Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2018/2019 (4/1), 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/1), 2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (5/2)

Contract until: 30.06.2022

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Isco



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– aerial duels

– physicality


Style of play:

– advanced playmaker/number ’10’

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

– intelligent player, who finds the space well between the lines

– 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

– capable both of creating chances for team-mates, as well as scoring goals himself, due to his vision and ability to play off of other players

– likes to dribble

– likes to shoot from distance

– holds good skill, pace and low center of gravity

– possesses good mid-range and long-range shooting skills

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

– creative at his off-the-ball movements, and likes to find the best space to receive the ball with good timings, linking up the team’s midfield and attack

– able to deliver pin-point passes and crosses

– able to produce powerful and dangerous runs up field on the counter attack

– possesses powerful and accurate mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces/press-resistant player

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

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

– often makes surging runs into penalty box

– decent ambidexterity using his left weaker foot

– competent set-piece taker


He is best suited to playing as:

Attacking midfielder in 4-2-3-1.





Future Cup 2018 winner with Ajax.

Future Cup 2018 top scorer.

2019 UEFA European Under-17 Championship winner with Netherlands.


League summary (as for 30 June 2019):

No senior team appearances yet.



Naci Ünüvar is considered to be the most talented player at Ajax’s famous youth academy along with Ryan Gravenberch. He showed himself to a wider crowd at ABN AMRO Future Cup 2018 – prestigious friendly international youth tournament organized by Ajax Amsterdam – where he scored twice in the final and brought his total to 5 goals becoming the top scorer of the tournament. On 19 September 2018 he became the UEFA Youth League’s youngest ever goal scorer as he converted a late penalty during a 6-0 victory over AEK Athens.




Football Talent Scout potential rating:

10/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

World class potential.





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