Fenerbahçe defender Alexander Djikou cites Kim Min-jae as a role model.
Gyan is a Ghanaian-French center back with French nationality. He began his soccer career with SC Bastia in the French league, playing for both Bastia and Strasbourg before leaving Strasbourg as a free agent in 2023. Fenerbahçe were one of the most active clubs in the race to sign him.
He is an aggressive defender in one-on-one situations and has the ability to compete for aerial balls. He also has the ability to make long passes, which helps him in build-up situations. His style of play reminds me of Kim Min-jae. He also plays for Fenerbahçe.
Zic has also expressed his desire to be like Kim Min-jae. Born in 1994, he is two years older than Kim, who was born in 1996, but he wants to follow in Kim’s footsteps and hopes that Fenerbahçe will open the door for him to move to a bigger club. “Fenerbahçe’s Ziku said that he wants to follow Kim’s example for his career,” Italian media outlet Calcio Napoli reported in an interview with Ziku.
“There are many reasons why I chose Fenerbahçe,” he said in a recent interview with Turkic media outlet Sporx. First of all, the project they presented to me was very impressive and they were enthusiastic. Fenerbahçe said they wanted to build a competitive team with big-name players. Edin Dzeko, Dusan Tadic, Fred and Dominic Livakovic were among them. They also wanted to win European titles,” he said, adding that he accepted the offer because Fenerbahçe showed ambition. 보스토토
He also realized that a move to Fenerbahçe would benefit him. “Besides, Fenerbahçe is a club with a future. We have seen Fenerbahçe players move to bigger clubs in the past. Kim Min-jae signed with Napoli, while Arda Güler headed to Real Madrid. Another example is Simon Kjaer’s move to Sevilla. I thought it would be better for their careers to move forward and not stay in the familiar.”
Kim broke into Europe with Fenerbahçe, and after becoming one of the best defenders in the Turkiye, he moved to Napoli. He made a name for himself with Napoli, conquering the Italian Serie A. Last summer, he joined Bayern Munich and is now playing for one of the best teams in the world. For Fenerbahçe players, stories like Kim’s should serve as motivation.