Tribuna/Rennes/Forward/Bertuğ Özgür Yıldırım
99Rennesforward12.07.2002 (22 years)height 191weight 83nationality Turkey
Club season 2023/2024


Birthplace: İstanbul, Turkey
Career: Rennes (Transfer, €5 m, 30.08.2023) Hatayspor ... AS SariyerShow more
Career goals: 25Show more
Career matches: 118Show more

Written by Emre Sarigul for

At 1.85m tall, Bertug Yildirim provides a tempting option for Vincenzo Montella in attack. The powerful target man currently plies his trade with Rennes and his aerial prowess could be a valuable asset for Turkey.

His strength allows him to hold up the ball effectively, bringing teammates into play. He offers a focal point in attack, is a target for crosses and has the ability to bully defenders in aerial battles. Impressed for Hatayspor before they had to withdraw from the Super Lig after the devastating earthquake of February 2023, but has found goals, assists and minutes harder to come by since moving to France. Scored an 88th-minute equaliser in a 1-1 draw with Armenia in Euro 2024 qualifying however, and managed to scrape into the squad for the Euros.