Emre Gökay

Emre Gökay

Country: Turkey

Date of birth: 18/02/2006 (16 years old)

Place of birth: Kayseri (Turkey)

Height: 181cm

Youth career: Erkiletspor, Sivasspor (since 2019)

Current club: Sivasspor

Squad number: 28

Current national team: Turkey U-17

Position: winger, second striker

Preferred foot: left

Market value (by transfermarkt.de): 50.000 €

Tournaments participated in: —

Contract until: 30.06.2025

Player’s agent: unknown

Transfer rumours: —

Similar type of player: Arjen Robben

Strengths:

– pace 

– acceleration 

– dynamism 

– dribbling 

– technique 

– ball control 

– bravery 

– agility 

– athleticism 

– off-the-ball movement 

– first touch 

– long shots 

– set-pieces 

To improve:

– often tries to shoot from unprepared positions

– creativity and extensive passing skills in the final third

– defensive contribution

Style of play:

– inside forward

– player with good body mass ratio, physical strength, power, and natural fitness

– great agility, body balance, changes of pace, and coordination

– very good technique on the ball, fast direction shifts, and short-dribbling skills

– likes to dribble

– likes to shoot at every opportunity he gets

– often uses feints and stepovers

– vertical player who likes to play a direct style by running straight at defenders with pace

– very good close control, footwork, and dribbling skills in small spaces

– likes to play in an inverted role on the right where he is able to use his skills to beat defenders, cut inside, and create himself a decent opportunity to score from

– spectacular dribbler who likes to have the ball close to his feet and is able to make effective solo runs to beat the defensive line

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

– possesses electric pace and acceleration/superb motor skills

– player with a ‘quick feet’ who’s incredibly explosive over the first meters

– extremely difficult to knock off the ball thanks to his strength and close control

– possesses very interesting mid-range and long-range shooting skills

– counter-attacking weapon thanks to his electric pace and acceleration

– powerful and confident when dribbling at top speed

– good ability at first touch/high speed in 1-2 combinations style of play

– avoids using his weaker right foot

– gets fouled often

– good direct and indirect set-piece taker

Gökay cuts inside from the right wing and scores with a powerful shot.
Gökay makes a quick one-two, enters the penalty area, and provides a very smart assist.

Heatmap by Wyscout:

He is best suited to playing as:

Right winger in 4-3-3.

Video:

Achievements:

Turkish U-16 Championship 2021/2022 runner-up with Sivasspor.

League summary (as for 30 December 2022):

No senior team appearances yet.

Description:

Emre Gökay joined the Sivasspor youth academy from Erkiletspor. He was named on the first-team bench for the first time on 3 November 2022 in the UEFA Europa Conference League game against Slavia Praha. He is also a regular youth international for Turkey – he started at the U-15 level and now he’s one of the stars of the U-17 team.

Quotes:

Football Talent Scout potential rating:

8/10 

First team material in a top European league.

Links:

Transfermarkt

Soccerway

Playmaker

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