Date of birth: 01/06/2004 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Istanbul (Turkey)
Youth career: Florya 1923 Spor, Beşiktaş JK (since 2014)
Current club: Beşiktaş JK
Squad number: 65
Current national team: Turkey U-18
Position: central midfielder, attacking midfielder, winger
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 100.000 €
Tournaments participated in: UEFA Youth League 2021/2022 (6/2)
Contract until: 30.06.2023
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: Houssem Aouar
– ball control
– needs to improve his strength to endure stronger players and win more physical challenges in midfield
Style of play:
– pacey and creative box-to-box midfielder
– has all the qualities to play as an advanced playmaker or even on the wing if needed
– creative player with very good technical ability, 1vs1 short-dribbling skills, close ball control, and fast direction shifts in possession
– 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 dribble
– likes to make effective late runs into the penalty area
– very good pace, agility, and coordination
– very strong in 1v1 situations, unpredictable, and very confident of his skills
– possesses high stamina, energy, and the ability to make dangerous runs through the middle of the park
– mobile player who covers a lot of space
– high off the ball intelligence to recognize spaces where to receive/run into
– displays a natural technique to take fast decisions in tight spaces
– able to dribble and make quick combinations at top speed
– equally useful in combinational and counterattacking style
– determined and tenacious in the defensive phase
– tactically astute and technically capable of playing in various roles and tactical systems
– all-action and energetic
– competent set-piece taker
Ilkhan makes a good timing run into the penalty area and scores with a very good shot with his weaker foot.
Ilkhan provides an assist to his teammate with a brilliant through ball.
He is best suited to playing as:
Central midfielder in 4-3-3.
Turkish Super Cup 2021 winner with Beşiktaş.
League summary (as for 11 January 2022):
Süper Lig 2021/2022 (ongoing): 1 game/1 goal (Beşiktaş)
Emirhan Ilkhan is a member of a new wave of highly talented Beşiktaş academy players such as Ersin Destanoğlu, Serdar Saatci, Ridvan Yilmaz, Kerem Kalafat, Avtandil Duishoev, Semih Kilicsoy, Azad Demir, and Emirhan Delibas. Ilkhan made his professional debut for Beşiktaş on 5 January 2022 in a Turkish Super Cup game against Antalyaspor. He scored his first goal just a few days later on his Süper Lig debut against Çaykur Rizespor.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European club.