Enes Unal attracts 500 ‘Turkish Tukkers’ to FC Twente

Enes Unal may have only represented Manchester City on a friendly basis, but the 19 year old is making a name for himself in the Netherlands.

Loaned initially from Manchester City to Genk, Unal then did better during a stint with NAC Breda, and his building on that now he’s on loan to FC Twente.

Eight goals in 847 minutes of Eredivisie action this season have been added to by a couple of assists, and the 19 year old has certainly been a good signing for FC Twente. Nobody has scored more in the Dutch league than Unal, and that includes 19 year old Ajax wonder-kid Kasper Dolberg, even after his weekend hat-trick.

If Manchester City didn’t already own the player then he’d certainly be one for Pep Guardiola’s spies to watch, given his FC Twente form.


On Sunday at De Grolsch Veste, FC Twente took on FC Utrecht, and in the stand were the ‘Turkish Tukkers’. FC Twent’s nickname is ‘The Tukkers’ and their Turkish fanbase is growing quickly all because of Enes Unal.

Enes Unal FC TwenteDutch newspaper De Telegraaf say that whilst Unal was unable to reward the 500 travelling fans with a goal or a win, the match finished 1-1,  he had helped get their tickets sorted out for the match. In return for the tickets, Unal and his FC Twente teammates were treated to some baclava.

The Manchester City owned player explained: “I am very pleased with the support. Of all the supporters, but this makes it extra special because they come from Turkey. Almost everyone likes football. I left when I was 18., and since then they follow me closely.”

Should Enes Unal continue his form for FC Twente then he may find himself part of Pep Guardiola’s plans sooner rather than later, and Manchester City may well find themselves adding a big Turkish chunk to their support.