20. Emre Topcu

Sponsor: Tyne and Wear Supporters Club



Emre joined the club at U15 level in 2020 before stepping up to our U17 side in 2021.

The Turkish U18 midfielder began the 2022 season with the U17s but quickly progressed through to U19 level, and then Kevin Doherty’s senior side.

Topcu signed a two-year deal with the club in September, less than two weeks after making his senior debut, and would go on to make a further three senior appearances in the 2022 season.

Emre was also named joint U19 Player of the Year for 2022, alongside U19 captain Callum Ralph.