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Football Manager 2012 Possible Wonderkids

150+ young football players who could be stars on FM 2012

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This is a list of 150+ young players we think think they could be wonderkids or potential wonderkids on Football Manager 2012, based on what we know from real football. We will try not to include a lot of players who appeared on our world renowed wonderkids list for FM11 in an effort to find some fresh starlets who are still relatively unknown.

The age limit is to be up to 20 years old by June 2011.

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Please note that the order is totally random.
Fresh talents are marked with an asterisk (checked against our FM11 wonderkids article).

Published: 24 Aug 2011
Updated: 30 Aug 2011

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Goalkeepers
Koval, Maksym (18) - Dinamo Kyiv [UKR] *
Courtois, Thibaut (19) - Chelsea [BEL] *
Matthews, Liam (16) - Cardiff [WAL] *
De Gea, David (20) - Man Utd [ESP]
Renan (20) - Corinthians [BRA]
Boucher, Zacharie (19) - Havre [FRA]
Aréola, Alphonse (18) - PSG [FRA]
Grimes, Eric (16) - Leeds [IRL] *
Delač, Matej (19) - Chelsea [CRO]
Mika (20) - Benfica [POR] *

Defenders
Jones, Phil (19) - Man Utd [ENG]
Gimpel, Monty (17) - Leeds [GER] *
Hugo Mallo (20) - Celta [ESP] *
Robinson, Jack (17) - Liverpool [ENG]
Wilson, Danny (19) - Liverpool [SCO]
Clyne, Nathaniel (20) - Crystal Palace [ENG] *
Sorensen, Frederik (19) - Juventus [DEN] *
Varane, Raphaël (18) - R. Madrid [FRA]
Matthews, Adam (19) - Celtic [WAL] *
Miquel, Ignasi (18) - Arsenal [ESP] *
Papadopoulos, Kyriakos (19) - Schalke [GRE]
Caulker, Steven (19) - Tottenham [ENG] *
Dyrestam, Mikael (19) - IFK Goteborg [SWE] *
Nuno Reis (20) - Sporting [POR] *
Vrsaljko, Sime (19) - Dinamo Zagreb [CRO]
Bell, Stefan (20) - Frankfurt [GER]
Coates, Sebastian (20) - Liverpool [URU]
Boilesen, Nicolai (18) - Ajax [DEN] *
O'Brien, Mark (18) - Derby [IRL] *
Lascelles, Jamaal (17) - Nottingham Forest [ENG] *
Dunk, Lewis (19) - Brighton [ENG] *
Holden, Darren (17) - Hartepool [ENG] *
Flanagan, John (18) - Liverpool [ENG] *
Chalobah, Nathaniel (16) - Chelsea [SLE] *
Danilo (19) - Porto [BRA] *
Digne, Lucas (17) - Lille [FRA]
Faraoni, Marco Davide (19) - Inter [ITA] *
Santon, Davide (20) - Inter [ITA]
Camporese, Michele (19) - Fiorentina [ITA] *
Roderick (20) - Benfica [POR]
González Pirez, Leandro (19) - River [ARG] *

Midfielders
Sterling, Raheem (16) - Liverpool [ENG] *
Casemiro (19) - Sao Paulo [BRA]
Kebbie, Elliott (16) - Barcelona [ENG] *
Draxler, Julian (17) - Schalke [GER] *
Pogba, Paul (18) - Man Utd [FRA]
Borysiuk, Ariel (20) - Legia [POL] *
Morrison, Ravel (18) - Man Utd [ENG]
Lanzini, Manuel (18) - River [ARG] *
Mats Møller Dæhlie (16) - Man Utd [NOR] *
Alaba, David (19) - Bayern Munich [AUT]
Eriksen, Christian (19) - Ajax [DEN]
Fetfatzidis, Ioannis (20) - Olympiakos [GRE]
Yaisien, Abdallah (17) - PSG [FRA]
Uysal, Necip (20) - Besiktas [TUR]
Ignjovski, Aleksandar (20) - Werder [SRB] *
Barkley, Ross (17) - Everton [ENG] *
Thiago Alcântara (20) - Barcelona [ESP]
De Bruyne, Kevin (20) - Genk [BEL]
Caskey, Jake (17) - Brighton [ENG] *
Wijnaldum, Georginio (20) - PSV [NED]
Miyaichi, Ryo (18) - Arsenal [JPN] *
Suarez, Denis (16) - Man City [ESP] *
Lamela, Erik (19) - Roma [ARG]
Kovacic, Mateo (17) - Dinamo Zagreb [CRO]
Stewart, Cameron (20) - Man Utd [ENG] *
Hazard, Eden (20) - Lille [BEL]
Shaqiri, Xherdan (19) - Basel [SWI]
Jacobs, Michael (19) - Northampton [ENG] *
Pekalski, Ivo (20) - Malmo FF [SWE] *
Babunski, David (17) - Barcelona [MKD] *
Demirci, Muhammed (16) - Besiktas [TUR] *
Avramovski, Daniel (16) - FK Rabotnički [MKD] *
Danilo Pereira (19) - Parma [POR] *
Isco (19) - Malaga [ESP] *
Götze, Mario (19) - Dortmund ]GER]
Jano Ananidze (18) - Spartak Moscow [GEO]
Muniain, Iker (18) - Athletic [ESP]
Usami, Takashi (19) - Gamba Osaka [JPN] *
Zambrano, Josmar (18) - Tenerife [VEN] *
Henriksen, Markus (19) - Rosenborg [NOR] *
Rodríguez, James (20) - Porto [COL]
Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alex (17) - Arsenal [ENG]
Douglas Costa (20) - Shakhtar [BRA]
Najar, Andy (18) - DC United [HON] *
Kadrii, Bashkim (20) - OB [DEN] *
Griezmann, Antoine (20) - R. Sociedad [FRA]
Přikryl, Tomáš (19) - Sigma Olomouc [CZE] *
Kenia, Levan (20) - Schalke [GEO]
Skrabb, Simon (16) - Jaro [FIN] *
Redmond, Nathan (17) - Birmingham [ENG] *
Carrillo, André (20) - Sporting [PER] *
Luongo, Massimo (18) - Tottenham [AUS] *
Kelvin (18) - Porto [BRA] *
Zidane, Enzo (16) - R. Madrid [FRA] *
Ralls, Joe (17) - Cardiff [WAL] *
Fleck, John (19) - Rangers [SCO] *
Milanov, Georgi (19) - Litex [BUL] *
Ayoub, Yassine (17) - Utrecht [NED] *
McEachran, Josh (18) - Chelsea [ENG]
Maniani, Oktovianus (20) - Sriwijaya FC [IDN] *
Oscar (19) - Internacional [BRA] *
Razak, Abdul (18) - Man City [CIV] *
Wilshere, Jack (19) - Arsenal [ENG]
Coeff, Alexandre (19) - Lens [FRA]
Vučkić, Haris (18) - Newcastle [SVN]
Crisetig, Lorenzo (18) - Inter [ITA]
Giandonato, Manuel (19) - Juventus [ITA] *
El Shaarawy, Stephan (18) - Milan [ITA]
Ebecilio, Kyle (17) - Arsenal [NED] *
Adryan (16) - Flamengo [BRA] *
Lukoki, Jody (18) - Ajax [CGO] *
Berisha, Valon (18) - Viking [NOR] *
Ramirez, Julio (19) - San Lorenzo [ARG] *
Acosta, Joel (19) - Siena [ARG]
Ljajić, Adem (19) - Fiorentina [SRB] *

Attackers
Mcintosh, Leighton (18) - Dundee [SCO] *
Torres, Erick (18) - Chivas [MEX]
King, Joshua (19) - Man Utd [NOR] *
Mlapa, Peniel (20) - Hoffenheim [GER]
Alcácer, Paco (17) - Valencia [ESP] *
Luis Muriel (20) - Udinese [COL]
Abeid, Mehdi (18) - Newcastle [FRA]
Guidetti, John (19) - Twente [SWE] *
Sanogo, Yaya (18) - Auxerre [FRA]
Coulibaly, Souleymane (16) - Tottenham [CIV] *
Araujo, Sergio (19) - Boca [ARG]
Lukaku, Romelu (18) - Chelsea [BEL]
Tosun, Cenk (20) - Gazientepspor [TUR] *
Iturbe, Juan Manuel (18) - Porto [ARG]
Trajkovski, Aleksandar (18) - Zulte Waregem [MKD] *
Yesil, Samed (17) - Leverkusen [GER]
Ben Khalifa, Nassim (19) - Wolfsburg [SWI]
Rubio, Diego (18) - Sporting [CHI] *
Babunski, Dorian (17) - R. Madrid [MKD] *
Bijev, Villyan (18) - Liverpool [USA] *
Boakye, Richmond (18) - Genoa [GHA] *
Mwanga, Danny (20) - Philadelphia Union [CGO] *
Neymar (19) - Santos [BRA]
Šitum, Mario (19) - Dinamo Zagreb [CRO] *
Zohore, Kenneth (17) - Copenhagen [DEN] *
Yakovlev, Pavel (20) - Spartak Moscow [RUS] *
Oliveira, Nélson (20) - Benfica [POR]
Serderov, Serder (17) - CSKA Moscow [RUS] *
Garcia, Santiago (20) - Atletico Paranaense [URU] *
Rodrigo Moreno (20) - Benfica [ESP] *
Wickham, Connor (18) - Sunderland [ENG]
Năstăsie, Ionuţ (19) - Steaua [ROM] *
Niang, M'Baye (16) - Caen [FRA] *
Vukusic, Ante (19) - Hajduk [CRO]
Zaha, Wilfried (18) - Crystal Palace [ENG] *
Balotelli, Mario (20) - Man City [ITA]
Babacar, Khouma (18) - Fiorentina [SEN]
Kane, Harry (18) - Tottenham [ENG]
Džoni, Ivan Jakov (17) - Hajduk [CRO] *
João Reis (19) - Louletano [POR] *
Ibe, Jordan (15) - Wycombe [ENG] *
Moses, Victor (20) - Wigan [ENG] *
Bojan (20) - Roma [ESP]
Vermansyah, Andik (19) - Persebaya 1927 [IDN] *
Bueno, Marco (17) - Liverpool [MEX] *
Jennings, Dale (18) - Bayern Munich [ENG] *
Castaignos, Luc (18) - Inter [NED]
Medina, Miguel (18) - Club Rubio Ñu [PAR]
Kucharczyk, Michał (20) - Legia [POL] *
Falk, Rasmus (19) - OB [DEN]
Barreto, Gonzalo (19) - Lazio [URU]
Cyriac Gohi Bi (20) - Standard [CIV] *
Špehar, Dino (17) - Dinamo Zagreb [CRO] *
Deulofeu, Gerard (17) - Barcelona [ESP] *
Kabasele, Nathan (17) - Anderlecht [BEL] *
Welbeck, Danny (20) - Man Utd [ENG]
Luque, Carlos (18) - Colón [ARG]*

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If you spot any mistakes in names, clubs or nations or if you have suggestions of more players to add to this list, feel free to comment below.

Enjoy!





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54 Comments

Discussion on "Football Manager 2012 Possible Wonderkids"

  • may I add Alex Serráno from Athletic (Spain/ST), Fernando Canesin Matos (Brazil - AMC/ST), Kurt Zouma (France/DC)...
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    I have now played 3 seasons with Manchester United, and signed alot of talents. These players have progressed alot doing these seasons:

    * Leandro Damião (Signed him from Internacional the 3 season for 33mill£, 31 games, 20 goals, 5 assists and 5 MOM so far, as a poacher) This guy is a superstar!
    * Roberto Velasco ( Signed him from Atl. Madrid for 1,5mill£, is now at 4,4mill£ and his progress is superb)
    * Salomon Rondon (Signed from Malaga, 10 games, 6 goals, 4 ass, 2 MOM and great progress)
    * Jerome Roussilon (Signed from FCSM for free, Use him as LB, 13 games, 5 ass, 7.56 rating, and great progress)
    Will get back with more when i play more games :)
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    Muhammed Demirci
    Besiktas
    16 years old.Awesome!
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    As a Liverpool supporter I would like to see Conor Coady and perhaps Andre Wisdom, both captain of England U19 on several occations, and Adam Morgan who has set all kinds of goal scoring records on the Liverpool youth team.
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    Griffiths, Leigh (21) From Wolves on loan at Hibs... every time I start the game the scouts are screaming at me to sign him.
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    Ruben Bover (19) Charlton. Scouts say he is rubbish but dont listen to them im pretty sure he's going to be good, especially since Charlton gave him a trial behind CLOSED DOORS, obviously because big London clubs wanted him apparently including Arsenal
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    Syamsir alam 18 ST penarol Indonesia
    M zainal haq 18 DC penarol Indonesia
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    Where is Bruma (Sporting CP) Eric Dier (Sporting CP) and Tiago Ilori (Sporting CP)? Please come on...this game is real our fake?!
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    Gabriel Torje (21 , ROM)- Udinese
    Marius Alexe( 20 , ROM)- Dinamo Buc
    Raphael Stanescu( 18 , ROM)- Dinamo Buc
    Gabriel Matei( 20 , ROM)- Steaua
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    Leo Steve Beleck (18) and Emmanuel Badu (20) from Udinese could be on the list.
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    Lukas Andersen (den) Aalborg BK (AaB)
  • Islam Feruz - 16 yrs old - Chelsea
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    Luciano Narsingh - SC Heerenveen - 20 - (HOL)
    Adam Maher - AZ Alkmaar - 18 - (HOL/MAROC)
    Stefano Denswil - AFC Ajax - 18 - (HOL)
    Viktor Fischer - AFC Ajax - 17 - (DEN)
    Ricardo Kishna - AFC Ajax - 16 - (HOL)
    Lesley de Sa - AFC Ajax - 18 - (HOL)
    Memphis Depay - PSV Eindhoven - 17 (HOL)
    Jethro Willems - PSV Eindhoven - 17 (HOL)
    Karim Rekik - Man City - 16 (HOL)
    Nathan Ake - Chelsea - 16 (HOL)
    Patrick Olsen - Brondby - 17 (DEN)
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    Syaffarizal Mursalin Agri (Farri Agri) (19 - IDN) - Al-Khor SC :


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    Rafa "Rafinha" Alcantara, Jean-Marie Dongou, Sergi Gomez, Alejandro Grimaldo and Sergi Samper all merit a spot on the list ahead of David Babunski IMO (even if he is a good prospect). Grimaldo might not make it because of his age (16 in about a week) but he's already played a game for the B-side.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNJ9JmYxyl8
    A goal Rafa scored last week vs Cartagena in the spanish second division. Grimaldo is the one starting the play.
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    syamsir alam 18 ST indonesia penarol
    yericho christiantoko 18 DL indonesia Cs Vise
  • This one should be -10:

    Alejandro Grimaldo (ESP) 16 LWB/LW - Barcelona B
  • I think you should add to the list:

    GABRIEL, Vasconcelos (BRA) 18 GK - Cruzeiro
    CORCHIA, Sébastien (FRA) 20 DR - Sochaux
    AURIER, Serge (FRA) 18 DR/DL - RC Lens
    KOKE, Jorge (ESP) 19 CM - Atlético Madrid
    DZAGOEV, Alan (RUS) 21 AMC - CSKA Moscow
    SCHURRLE, André (GER) 20 FC - Bayer Leverkusen
    VILLALVA, Daniel (ARG) 19 FC - River
    GUARCH, Taufic (MEX) 19 FC - Estudiantes Tecos
    CALVENTE, Ezequiel (ESP) 20 FC/AMC - Real Betis
    NEGUEBA, Guilherme (BRA) 19 FC/Winger - Flamengo
    GRIEZMANN, Antoine (FRA) 20 AMC - Real Sociedad
    LACAZETTE, Alexandre (FRA) 19 FC - Lyon
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    Jordan Ayew (19) - Marseille [GHA]
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    emmanuel frimpong [arsenal]
  • Alexander Milošević, 19, CB, AIK ... Liverpool, United and others have showed interest in this you man even though I'm not tottaly convinced myself !
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    EMMANUEL FRIMPONG. SURPRISED HE WASN'T IN YOUR FIRSTLIST, HE IS THE JACK WILSHERE OF THIS SEASON'S ARSENAL!
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    hector bellerin and jon toral that arsenal bought from barca!
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    1: Julio GOMEZ (MEX)
    2: Jorge ESPERICUETA (MEX)
    3: Carlos FIERRO (MEX)

    fifa under 17 golden ball winners
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    henrique(sao paulo) from brazil is missing...he won the golden ball for last year fifa under 20 world cup...together wif phillipe coutinho(inter milan), Jorge ENRIQUEZ (MEX), Gueida Fofana (FRA) from france, rodrigo and Alvaro VAZQUEZ from spain....thx