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Football Manager 2018 Possible Wonderkids

100 young football players who could be wonderkids on FM 2018. Top under-21 talents to look out for in FM18. Updated September 11th, 2017.

By Updated on Sep 11, 2017   89163 views   37 comments
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This is a list of young players we think think they could be wonderkids or possible wonderkids on Football Manager 2018, based on what we know from real football.

100 best young football players to watch in season 2017-18 who could make their first entrance in Football Manager 2018 and have wonderkid potential.

We try not to include a lot of players who appeared on our world renowed wonderkids list for FM17 in an effort to find some emerging talents who are still relatively unknown.

Football Manager 2018 Wonderkids
The actual list

The age limit is to be up to 20 years old by June 30th, 2017.

Please note that the order is totally random.

Published: 16 Aug 2017
Last Updated: 11 Sep 2017

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Goalkeepers (6)

Paul Bernardoni (20) Bordeaux
Goran Karacic (19) Adanaspor
Adrian Semper (19) Dinamo Zagreb
Lilo Guarneri (15) Standard Liège
Jake Turner (18) Bolton
Justin Bijlow (19) Feyenoord

Defenders (21)

Filip Benkovic (19) Dinamo Zagreb
Duje Caleta-Car (20) RB Salzburg
Rivaldo Coetzee (20) Ajax Cape Town
Alex Gersbach (20) Rosenborg
Mason Holgate (20) Everton
Linus Wahlqvist (20) IFK Norrköping
Trevoh Chalobah (17) Chelsea
Mitchel Bakker (16) Ajax
Pedro Alvaro (17) Benfica
Dujon Sterling (17) Chelsea
Achraf Hakimi (18) Real Madrid
Alec Georgen (18) PSG
Tyrell Malacia (17) Feyenoord
Marc Cucurella (18) Barcelona
Vinko Soldo (20) Dinamo Zagreb
Issa Diop (20) Toulouse
Gianfilippo Felicioli (19) AC Milan
Lyanco Vojnovic (20) Sao Paulo
Rick van Drongelen (18) Hamburg
Andrés Llamas (19) AC Milan
Guilherme Arana (20) Corinthians

Midfielders (46)

Akram Afif (20) Villarreal
Bersant Celina (20) Man City
Saeid Ezatolahi (20) Rostov
Jack Harrison (20) New York City
Yosuke Ideguchi (20) Gamba Osaka
Yaw Yeboah (20) Man City
Bartol Franjic (17) Dinamo Zagreb
Giorgi Chakvetadze (17) Dinamo Tbilisi
Tymoteusz Puchacz (18) Lech Poznan
David Brooks (19) Sheffield
Riley McGree (18) Club Brugge
Cengiz Ünder (19) Roma
Phil Foden (17) Man City
Atalay Babacan (17) Galatasaray
Billy Gilmour (16) Chelsea
Yacine Adli (16) PSG
Ivan Ilic (16) Red Star Belgrade
Jonathan Ikone (19) PSG
Lorenzo Callegari (19) PSG
Denys Yanakov (18) Dynamo Kyiv
Niklas Dorsch (19) Bayern Munich
Vincent Thill (17) Metz
Ethan Ampadu (16) Chelsea
Kelechi Nwakali (19) Arsenal
Filippo Melegoni (18) Atalanta
Dennis Adeniran (18) Fulham
Mason Mount (18) Chelsea
Leandro Fernandes (17) PSV
Bojan Knezevic (20) Dinamo Zagred
Iñigo Cordoba (20) Athletic Bilbao
Lucas Tousart (20) Lyon
Amine Harit (20) Schalke
Tahith Chong (18) Manchester Utd
Chris Willock (19) Arsenal
Kevin Magaña (19) Chivas
Orel Mangala (19) Anderlecht
Andrija Balic (19) Udinese
Kamil Jóźwiak (19) Lech Poznan
Tiago Dias (19) AC Milan
Sebastian Szymański (18) Legia Warsaw
Millen Baars (17) Manchester Utd
Aidan Nesbitt (20) Celtic
Tiziano Tulissi (19) Atalanta
Assane Dioussé (19) Empoli
Nikola Vlasic (19) Hajduk Split
Nemanja Glavcic (20) Partizan

Forwards (27)

Yuning Zhang (20) Werder Bremen
George Hirst (18) Sheffield
Kieran McGrath (16) Celtic
Jan-Fiete Arp (17) Hamburger
Gelson Dala (20) Sporting
Diogo Gonçalves (20) Benfica
Moussa Diaby (17) PSG
Yann Karamoh (18) Caen
Nicolas Schiappacasse (18) Atletico Madrid
Ismaila Sarr (19) Metz
Joaquin Ardaiz (18) Danubio
Leandrinho (18) Napoli
José Gomes (18) Benfica -
Pietro Pellegri (16) Genoa
Pedro Lomba Neto (17) Braga
Umaro Embalo (16) Benfica
Nick Venema (18) FC Utrecht
Diego Lainez (17) Club America
Takefusa Kubo (16) FC Tokyo
Janni Serra (19) Dortmund
Sava Petrov (19) Partizan Belgrade
Dante Vanzeir (19) Genk
Rafael Leão (18) Sporting
Edoardo Soleri (19) AS Roma
Dani Van der Moot (20) PSV
Victor Jensen (17) Ajax
Tammy Abraham (19) Chelsea

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Now over to you...

Who do you think could be wonderkids or potential wonderkids on Football Manager 2018?

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.


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Discussion: Football Manager 2018 Possible Wonderkids

37 comments have been posted so far.

  • Sunstridr's avatar
    Mauro Junior, 18, Brazil, PSV, Forward

    Daishawn Redan 16, Dutch, Chelsea, Forward (boy am i dissapointed that Ajax couldn't hold onto him)
  • Skky's avatar
    Dante Rigo & Joël Piroe (PSV)
  • fosi's avatar
    why are there Japanese player names in the list? FM2018 will have Japanese players in db ???
  • Badass82's avatar
    Angel Gomes , 16 Manchester United
  • denik's avatar
    Kun Temenuzhkov (Bulgaria) from Leeds U18
    He was one of La Masia's top goalscorers as a kid and Leeds just bought him this summer.
  • Sunstridr's avatar
    Nikola Vlasic is at Everton & Chris Willock is at Benfica
  • Sunstridr's avatar
    Van der Moot is at FC Utrecht

    Donnarumma, Meret, Locatelli & Kean were on last years List so they don't need to be added.
  • FredGlass's avatar
    About Italy, surely we have some wonderkids didn't added yet.

    Gianluigi Donnarumma, GK, Milan 18
    Alex Meret, GK, SPAL (on loan from Udinese) 20


    Alessandro Bastoni, CD, Atalanta, 18
    Davide Calabria, FB, Milan, 20
    Lorenzo Dickmann, CD, Novara, 20
    Claud Adjapong, FB/LM/RM/LW/FW, 19, Sassuolo

    Manuel Locatelli, CM, 19, Milan
    Nicolò Barella, CM, 20, Cagliari
    Alessandro Murgia, CM/LM/RM, 20 Lazio


    Ferdinando Del Sole, RW, 19, Pescara
    Simone Lo Faso, AM, 19, Fiorentina
    Patrick Cutrone, St, 19, Milan
    Moise Kean, ST, 17, Hellas Verona (on loan from Juventus)
    FEDERICO CHIESA, RW, 19, Fiorentina

    GKs, Adjapong, Barella, Chiesa, Del Sole, Kean and Pellegri for SURE
    I doubt Felicioli and Llamas will be better than any other of the defenders written above
  • GraceSPORTING's avatar
    Forgot about Bragança and Bruno Paz, midfielders from SCP u19 that are already machines in FM17 but made a crazy performance this year destroying the Portuguese u19 championship.
  • GraceSPORTING's avatar
    Gil Santos from Sporting CP sub 19;
    Dalot from PORTO sub 19, and RAfael LEAO DEFINETELY
  • Sunstridr's avatar
    Pietro Pellegri, 16, Italy, Genoa, Forward
    Matteo Gabbia, 17, Italy, AC Milan, Defender
    Jonathan Leko, 18, English, West Brom, Winger/Forward
  • andy164's avatar
    ramazani largie (16) - manchester united
    ronaldo camara (15) - benfica
    michal karbownik (16) - legia warszawa
    szymon czyż (16) - lech poznan
  • Guru's avatar
    Harit, Chong & Jensen have been fixed, thx for letting me know about it :)
  • HazzaMUFC's avatar
    He's playing U-18 level currently so he more than likely will be in fm18!

    He's also 16 in 2 weeks
  • Sunstridr's avatar
    HazzaMUFC pls don't name anyone under 16 unless u sure they are in the game.

    Also Tahith Chong is at Man utd, and Victor Jensen is danish.
  • HazzaMUFC's avatar
    Mason Greenwood (15) Attacking midfield United.
  • Bigpole's avatar
    one correction - Amine Harit (goat !) is in Schalke :)
  • Pahom's avatar
    Ivan Ignatiev from FK Krasnodar. He is 18 years old, he already scored in the European League and the Russian Championship
  • Sunstridr's avatar
    Perr Schuurs, 17, Dutch, Fortuna Sittard, Defender
    Matteo Guendouzi, 18, France/Marocco, FC Lorient, Midfield

    Note can people please leave the identifiers so the players can be found.
  • Archimed's avatar
    Oğuz Kağan Güçtekin (18) Fenerbahçe - Midfielders
    Patrick Cutrone (19) Milan - Forward
    Berke Özer (17) Altınordu - Goalkeeper
  • Guru's avatar
    Thx again for the feedback ! I'll answer everyone in detail & update the list on Monday I think :)
  • buffon13's avatar
    Daniel Maldini is turning 16 this year and is know to be a great talent - typical number 10 playmaker. He lead AC Milan U16 to victory in the Italian championship with 5:2 against Roma in the final game.
  • Xiba95's avatar
    Definitly Afonso Sousa from FC Porto
  • bramcarella's avatar
    Egy Maulana Vikri, 17, Indonesian, AM R/L
  • Ash Meikle's avatar
    Definitely Angel Gomez and Phil Foden. Hopefully Afonso Sousa will be as good as in FM17.

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