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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"

  • Maxime Lestienne (Club Brugge) and Martin Zeman (Sparta Prague)
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    giorgos katidis born in 1993 and currently playing for aris...he did pretty well in greece youth squad in the recent cup,had some appearances in 2010-2011 for aris,he is 18 years old and stade rennais,catania and strasbourg scouted him several times during his international youth caps
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    And also:

    Lucas [Rodrigues Moura da Silva] (BRA, AMC, 19, Sao Paulo F.C.)
    Oriol Romeu (ESP, DC, 19, Chelsea F.C.)
    Heung-Min Son (KOR, FC, 19, Hamburger S.V.)

    Edit:
    DC = Defender Central
    DMC = Defense Midlieder Central
    MC = Midfielder Central
    AMC = Attacking Midfielder Central
    FC = Forward Central
    But I'm sure, you know it! ;)
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    Please add:

    Marvin Ducksch (FC, 17, B.V. Borussia Dortmund)
    Koray Guenter (DC, 17, B.V. Borussia Dortmund)
    Emre Can (MC, 17, F.C. Bayern Munich)
    Marc-André ter Stegen (GK, 18, V.F.L. Borussia Moenchengladbach)
    Mats Rits (AMC, 18, A.F.C. Ajax)
    Granit Xhaka (MC, 18, F.C. Basel 1893)
    Vincent Sasso (DC, 20, F.C. Nantes)
  • Add Stefanos Kapinos GK (17), Panathinaikos
    Charis Mavrias AMR (17), Panathinaikos
    Kostas Fortounis AMC (18), Kaiserslautern
  • @peti ligament:
    I've added Ljajić, thanks.
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    Darko Lazovic (born September 15, 1990, Red Star Belgrade) and Adem Ljajic (born September 29, 1991, Fiorentina), both attacking midfielders (RLC if you ask me). Lazovic is considered as a future star of Serbian football, but I must admit my objectivity is compromised because I'm a Red Star fan. Ljajic on the other hand is tiped to be a Serbian national team playmaker in years to come, and links with clubs like Man Utd and Fiorentina speaks for itself.
  • @Bernardojoseba:
    I've just checked his past season and removed him from the list following your request.

    @Olav den Heldige:
    Thanks, added.

    @mozquy:
    Thanks, added most of them.

    @msoccer13:
    Thanks, added Lukoki. Gedion is too young (14) to be included on FM12 I think, maybe next year.
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    Sergio oliveira is the WORST PLAYER EVER
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    Valon Berisha (born 1993) Norwegian. Offensive midfielder for Viking. Scouted by both Chelsea and Man City. Considered one of Norways greatest talents. Awarded Goal of the year 2010.
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    A few From Argentina.

    Fabricio Pedrozo (18 - ARG) San Lorenzo Attacker.
    Julio Ramirez (19 - ARG) San Lorenzo Midfielder.
    Martin Luque (18 - ARG) Colon Midfielder.
    Leandro González Pírez (19 - ARG) River Plate Defender.
    Joel Acosta (19 - ARG) Calcio Siena Attacker.
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    Also Gedion Zelalem from Arsenal... He is a German-Ethopian and he just signed for Arsenal having formly played in the USA for about 7 years
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    Jody Lukoki from Ajax... He's 18 and is already in the first team squad. Having seen him play I am sure he will be great
  • @peti ligament:
    Thanks, added Welbeck.

    @wolfamos:
    Thanks, added Roderick and Mika.

    @J.A.:
    Thanks, added Kabasele.

    @Zonnegod:
    Thanks, added Ebelicio.

    @Chris:
    The list is not about players who are already wonderkids, but also ones who have potential to become such before they turn 21. If you insist though, I'll take him out.

    @Mahsat:
    Thanks, added Deulofeu.
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    I can't see one name which I (and Sir Alex Ferguson :D ) believe will be a future star...Danny Welbeck (born 26 November 1990).
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    Hello.
    I think Michael Domingues (20yo) - Benfica is a nice wonderkid. He won the Best Keeper award in the U20 this month.
    Roderick Miranda (20yo) - Benfica is, also a nice wonderkid. Since FM2009 he's one with the highest potential in the Benfica squad.
  • Dennis Praet and Nathan Kabasele, both from Anderlecht.
  • Kyle Ebecilio [NED] - He was the european championship player of the tournament (a prize also won by rooney, fabregas, sahin, kroos & bojan)
  • i may be a steaua fan but i don't see ionut nastasie a wonderkid. he had more then decent games during the u19 euro championship this summer but that doesen't qualify as a wonderkid. we just have to wait and see
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    Gerard Deulofeu-Barcelona...Im not sure if he is 15 or 16!!
  • @l3nnart: Thanks, added.
    @Craig: He's already there.
  • Luc Castaignos of Inter became a monster in FM11 and I don't see why he wouldn't in FM12... also there was a forward in spain who played in a amateur team or something that had scored like a goal per game and was hunted by every top team in Europe, though he signed early so I haven't read much about where he ended up...
  • alex oxlaide-chamberlain, one of the future england stars!
  • @craigemb_u redzz: Thanks, added.
  • @Stam. Haha sorry my bad, I don't know how I got that wrong :P Thanks.