Yusuf Demir

Yusuf Demir 

 

Country: Austria/Turkey

Date of birth: 02/06/2003 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Vienna (Austria)

Height: —

Youth career: First Vienna FC, Rapid Vienna (since 2013)

Current club: Rapid Vienna

Squad number: 48

Current national team: Austria U-17

Position: attacking midfielder, winger, second striker

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 450.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2022

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Mohamed Salah

 

Strengths:

– pace Untitled1

– acceleration Untitled1

– dribbling Untitled1

– dynamism Untitled1

– ball control Untitled1

– balance Untitled1

– technique Untitled

– movement Untitled

– creativity Untitled

– first touch Untitled

– versatility Untitled

– set-pieces Untitled

 

Weaknesses:

– defensive contribution

– aerial duels

 

Style of play:

– inside forward

– versatile attacking player capable of playing in several offensive positions, either on the wing, as a supporting forward, or as an attacking midfielder

– creative player with great technique on the ball, mobility, acceleration skills, fast direction shifts, short-dribbling, and good short-mid through passing ability

– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game, so he is very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions

– likes to dribble

– likes to cut inside

– likes to play in a free attacking role granted the freedom to roam the pitch and find space

– likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace/able to dribble and cross at top speed

– often employs feints and tricks to beat opponents

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

– can rapidly speed-up the game by dribbling, and in the final third he offers cross or finishing solution due to his ability in 1v1 duels

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

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

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

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball with a low center of gravity and excellent close control

– excellent balance, coordination, and changes of pace

– gets fouled often

– all-action and energetic

– direct and indirect set-piece specialist

Demir cuts inside, dribbles past three opponents, and scores with a great finish.

 

Demir with a fantastic free-kick goal.

 

He is best suited to playing as:

Right-winger in 4-3-3.

 

Video:

 

Achievements:

MercedesBenz JuniorCup 2020 Player of the Tournament.

 

League summary (as for 25 May 2020):

Austrian Bundesliga 2019/2020 (ongoing): 1 game/0 goals (Rapid)

 

Description:

Yusuf Demir is a product of Rapid Vienna youth academy. In 2019, he signed his first professional contract with the club aged only 15. He made his first-team debut for Rapid in a 3-0 Austrian Bundesliga win over Admira Wacker Mödling on 14 December 2019. Yusuf is of Turkish descent but he is a youth international for Austria – as for today he scored an impressive number of 19 goals in just 22 games for Austria U-16 and U-17 national teams.

 

Quotes:

“I am very proud that I was able to extend my contract and I hope to be able to take my next steps here. I love this club, for me, it’s a childhood dream come true.”

(Yusuf Demir after signing his first professional contract with Rapid)

 

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

9/10   BallBallBallBallBallBallBallBallBall

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

 

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

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