Zidan Sertdemir

Zidan Sertdemir

Country: Denmark/Turkey

Date of birth: 04/02/2005 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Denmark

Height: 182cm

Youth career: Brøndby IF, FC Nordsjælland, Bayer Leverkusen (since 2021)

Current club: Bayer Leverkusen

Squad number: 29

Current national team: Denmark U-17

Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 2.000.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2024

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Kerem Demirbay


– pace

– passing

– vision

– technique 

– ball control 

– dribbling

– creativity

– first touch

– athleticism

– versatility

– crossing 

– positional sense


– still has a margin to improve his defensive reliability

Style of play:

– roaming playmaker

– extremely versatile and skillful/can play multiple roles in midfield

– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, stamina, and natural fitness who feels comfortable in contact situations

– creative player with superb technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, and fast direction shifts in possession

– midfielder who sees the game differently from most revealing creativity, cleverness at his off-the-ball movements, great vision and passing ability orchestrating or providing dynamism to the team’s build-up process with ease and effectiveness

– player that always tries to find a vertical option in his game with dribbling, progressive runs, and passes/very capable of pushing his team forward to finishing positions

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

– very good pace, agility, and coordination for a player of his size

– able to deliver pinpoint passes and crosses

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

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

– extraordinary thinking when on the ball – he often chooses options which are unexpected for the opposition

– very high football IQ and superb spatial awareness

– able to dribble and make quick combinations at top speed

– equally useful in combinational and counterattacking style

– decent ambidexterity when using his right weaker foot

– competent set-piece taker

– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various tactical systems

After a quick combination, Sertdemir provides a brilliant assist to his teammate.
Sertdemir with a great run through the middle and superb pass to create a big chance for his teammate.

He is best suited to playing as:

Central midfielder in 4-3-3.



League summary (as for 4 October 2021):

No senior team appearances yet.


Zidan Sertdemir is considered to be one of the most talented teenagers from Scandinavia. Thanks to his fantastic performances for FC Nordsjaelland youth teams, Zidan has been on the radar of Europe’s best clubs for many years and in July 2021 he moved to Bayer Leverkusen for a reported fee of 2,5M€. So far he is impressing for the U-19 side but his first-team debut seems to be only a matter of time.


“Zidan’s been on our radar for a few years. We see huge potential in him and believe he’ll make his mark on the pro game. He should get a taste of the first team pretty early on, and will be given all the time he needs to get to grips with the highest level.”

(Simon Rolfes – Bayer Leverkusen sporting director via bundesliga.com)

Football Talent Scout potential rating:


World-class potential.




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