Ali Turap Bülbül
Date of birth: 25/01/2005 (17 years old)
Place of birth: Düzce (Turkey)
Youth career: Galatasaray
Current club: Galatasaray
Squad number: —
Current national team: Turkey U-17
Position: right-back, right wing-back, central midfielder
Preferred foot: right
Market value (by transfermarkt.de): —
Tournaments participated in: 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship qualification elite round (3/0), 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship (3/0)
Contract until: unknown
Player’s agent: unknown
Transfer rumours: —
Similar type of player: João Cancelo
– needs to work on his crossing
Style of play:
– complete/playmaking full-back
– player with decent body mass ratio who feels quite comfortable in contact situations
– modern full-back who combines attacking and defensive qualities and feels comfortably in the build-up
– perfect for the possession-based game
– very good pace, agility, and coordination
– likes to make sliding tackles
– prefers to ‘work the ball into box’ in combinational play rather than crossing
– known for his composure in possession, first touch, technique, and close control
– intelligent full-back with good timing, positioning, and game reading ability when going forward
– likes to move into midfield and makes combinations with his teammates/good passing skills and vision
– likes to use half-spaces and enter the penalty area whenever possible
– high work rate, determination, and winning mentality
– impacts the game at both ends of the pitch/equally competent offensively as defensively
– high tackling and interception rate
– good reaction, positioning, and timing to the loss of the ball and his teammate’s mistakes
– operates comfortably with his left weaker foot
Bülbül cuts inside from the right wing, makes quick one-two, enters the penalty area, and scores with his weaker foot.
Bülbül makes a good timing tackle, wins the ball back, and starts the counter-attack.
Heatmap by Wyscout:
He is best suited to playing as:
Right-back in 4-3-3.
League summary (as for 29 June 2022):
No senior team appearances yet.
Ali Turap Bülbül is a product of Galatasaray youth academy. He is a part of an extremely interesting generation of Gala teenagers which includes the likes of Hamza Akman, Efe Akman, Emirhan Kayar, Beknaz Almazbekov, and Zeki Saki. Ali is also regular youth international for Turkey. He represented his country at the 2022 UEFA European Under-17 Championship and has already over 25 caps for various national teams.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European league.