Bartuğ Elmaz

Bartuğ Elmaz

Country: Turkey

Date of birth: 19/02/2003 (18 years old)

Place of birth: Tekirdağ (Turkey)

Height: 179cm

Youth career: Galatasaray

Current club: Galatasaray

Squad number: 63

Current national team: Turkey U-19

Position: defensive midfielder, central midfielder

Preferred foot: right

Market value (by 50.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2022

Player’s agent: FutureBall

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Xabi Alonso


– passing 

– vision 

– teamwork 

– technique 

– tactical intelligence 

– long passing 

– creativity 

– positioning  

– defensive contribution 

– ability to read the game 

– long shots 

– set pieces 


No significant weaknesses.

Style of play:

– deep-lying orchestrator

– midfield controller

– likes to play deeper in midfield as the man who will be able to control the tempo of the game

– tactically intelligent and charismatic midfielder, gifted with good ball skills, mobility, distribution, vision, and ability to read the game

– his vision and sense for the game make it possible for him to control the rhythm of the matches as he is really good at noticing the environment around himself

– likes to spread play with good long-range diagonals

– very good in combination play

– provides many key interceptions, clearances, and tackles for his team thanks to his good anticipation sense and defensive reliability

– composed and confident on the ball

– constantly asking for the ball and often is an additional passing option

– great composure and retention skills under pressure/press-resistant player

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

– has a great, positive influence on his teammates

– finds himself best in positional attack

– high number of touches and passes per game

– decent ambidexterity when using his left weaker foot 

– competent set-piece taker

– accurate penalty taker

– natural leader

Elmaz orchestrating the play of the team with his passing and vision.
Elmaz intercepts the ball and starts the attack of his team with a brilliant long ball.

He is best suited to playing as:

Defensive midfielder in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 5 July 2021):

Süper Lig 2020/2021: 1 match/0 goals (Galatasaray)


Bartuğ Elmaz is a product of Galatasaray youth academy. He made his professional debut on 22 December 2020 in the 3-1 Süper Lig win over Göztepe. Currently, he is the leader and one of the biggest stars of the Galata U-19 team. Elmaz is a part of a very interesting generation of Turkish players born in 2003 and 2004 which includes, among others Tuğbey Akgün, Arda Güler, Ömer Faruk Beyaz, Melih Bostan, Eren Güler, Eren Aydin, Emin Bayram, Burak Ince, Ravil Tagir and Emre Demir.


Football Talent Scout potential rating:


First team material in a top European club.




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