Date of birth: 18/02/2006 (16 years old)
Place of birth: Kayseri (Turkey)
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
– ball control
– off-the-ball movement
– long shots
– 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.
Turkish U-16 Championship 2021/2022 runner-up with Sivasspor.
League summary (as for 30 December 2022):
No senior team appearances yet.
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.
Football Talent Scout potential rating:
First team material in a top European league.