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Football Manager 2022 Hidden Gems

Football Manager 2022 hidden gems are unknown players with high potential and very low asking price. Your top secret guide to FM22 hidden gems.

By on Oct 27, 2021   24834 views   0 comments
FM 2022 Best Players - Football Manager 2022 Hidden Gems

Welcome to the top secret guide of Football Manager 2022 hidden gems by FMScout.com.

I believe the concept of hidden gems is about unearthing unknown players with low world reputation yet high quality. Some of them can be signed for under 500K and still have the ability to play at the top level.

Date Published: October 27th, 2021

FM 2022 Hidden Gems

Essentially, these are cheap players you don't know about in FM 2022 at the beginning of the first season (July 2021).

I've handpicked just over 250 FM22 hidden gems! Most of the players you'll find below would be a good fit for the top leagues, but there are candidates suitable for lower leagues.

Updates will be applied from to time to ensure I'm not missing any players worthy of appearing here. I encourage you to post your own suggestions in the comment section, as I'll be checking them all to improve this hidden gem list further.

What are hidden gems?

They are players with low world reputation, usually under 2000 (out of 10000), with some exceptions up to 5000. That basically means we're looking at mostly unknown players.

I have also set an age limit of 26 years to ensure there's still room for these gems to reach their potential. Another filter is a low asking price, not higher than 2.5M, even though most players can be signed for much less.

What does the rating (R) mean?

It's a personal recommendation system for your convenience. I'm using a 1-100 scale based on English divisions.
81+ elite player
78-80 great player for premiership
75-77 solid backup for premiership
72-74 top player for championship
68-71 solid backup for championship


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You can also sort by multiple columns if you press and hold Shift while clicking the headers.

FM 2022 Hidden Gems

R Name Age Position Club Nat Wage (K)
82 Rönning, Tim 22 GK IF Elfsborg Sweden 1.5
84 Musonda, Charly 24 AMRLC Chelsea Belgium 40
84 Guzmán, Yeison 23 AMRLC Atlético Nacional Colombia 6.9
79 Zenobio, Felipe 21 GK Tigre Argentina 2.1
79 Belman, Javier 22 GK Fuenlabrada Spain 3.7
79 Phelipe Megiolaro 22 GK FC Dallas Brazil 2.4
79 Petrovic, Ðorde 21 GK Cukaricki Serbia 0.8
78 Muric, Arijanet 22 GK Adana D.S. Kosovo 24
83 Krovinovic, Filip 25 AMRLC Hajduk Croatia 8.2
83 Petryak, Ivan 27 AMRL Fehérvár Ukraine 3.7
83 Álvarez, Kevin 22 DR Pachuca Mexico 4.7
78 Özer, Berke 21 GK Fenerbahçe Turkey 1.3
83 Berahino, Saido 27 AMRC, FC Sheff Wed Burundi 8
83 Ademílson 27 ST WH Three Towns Brazil 11.3
83 Rony Lopes 25 AMRLC Olympiacos Portugal 36
83 Pejiño 24 AMRL Las Palmas Spain 7.4
83 Yordanov, Tonislav 22 ST Arda Bulgaria 0.4
82 Córdoba, Iñigo 24 AMRL Go Ahead Eagles Spain 3
82 Houri, Lyes 25 AMLC Universitatea Craiova France 3.1
82 Conti, Andrea 27 D/WB/MR Milan Italy 60.8
82 Colidio, Facundo 21 ST Inter Argentina 6
82 Ricca, Federico 26 DLC Club Brugge Uruguay 21.3
82 Pujol, Ricard 23 D/WBL Ponferrada Spain 2.7
82 Waller, Facundo 24 AMLC At. San Luis Uruguay 0.8
82 Olsen, Patrick 27 DM AGF Denmark 3.1
82 Moutaraji, Ismail 21 AMLC SCC Mohammedia Morocco 0.2
82 Coyle, Lewie 25 D/WBR Hull England 3.5
82 Watmore, Duncan 27 AMRC, FC Middlesbrough England 8
77 Brenno 22 GK GRE Brazil 4.7
82 Pjaca, Marko 26 AMRLC, FC Torino Croatia 45.6
82 Barrera, Jarlan 25 AMRLC Atlético Nacional Colombia 6.3
77 Werner, Axel 25 GK Elche Argentina 4.5
77 Walton, Christian 25 GK Ipswich England 8
82 Nico López 27 AMRLC, FC Tigres Uruguay 15.6
82 Benítez, Ale 21 D/WBR Málaga Spain 1.7
82 Rodríguez, Alan 21 AMR Boston River Uruguay 0.1
82 Jairo 28 AMRL Málaga Spain 7.7
81 Chiquinho 26 AMC BRG Portugal 7.2
81 Crowley, Dan 23 AMRC Cheltenham Ireland 1
76 Jurado, Sebastián 23 GK Cruz Azul Mexico 7
81 Almog, Eylon 22 AMRLC, FC Maccabi Tel-Aviv Israel 3.7
81 Akkaynak, Atakan 22 AMC Çorum FK Germany 2.5
81 de la Cruz, Nicolás 24 AMLC River Uruguay 11.6
76 Cárdenas, Dani 24 GK Levante Spain 12.4
76 O'Leary, Max 24 GK Bristol City Ireland 2
76 Strakosha, Thomas 26 GK Lazio Albania 36.5
81 Akinyoola, Samson 21 ST Caracas Benin 0.7
76 Pollersbeck, Julian 26 GK OL Germany 19.6
81 Loroña, Vladimir 22 DR Tijuana Mexico 5.1
76 Kovacevic, Vladan 23 GK Raków Bosnia Herzegovina 5.1
76 Radu, Ionut 24 GK Inter Romania 30.4
81 Rahman, Baba 27 D/WBL Reading Ghana 86
76 Petras, Samuel 22 GK Zilina Slovakia 0.7
76 Hugo Souza 22 GK FLA Brazil 3.7
81 Fernández, Leonardo 22 AMRC Tigres Uruguay 9.2
81 Šunjic, Ivan 24 DM Birmingham Croatia 17
76 Popovic, Aleksandar 21 GK Partizan Serbia 0.6
81 Gabriel 27 DM Al-Gharafa Brazil 24.4
76 Léo Jardim 26 GK LOSC Brazil 15.9
81 Díaz, Nicolás 22 DLC Mazatlán Chile 0.2
81 Preciado, Harold 27 ST Deportivo Cali Colombia 5.1
76 Baxter, Nathan 22 GK Hull England 3
80 Corredera, Àlex 25 AMC Tenerife Spain 7.8
80 Angulo, Jesús 23 DLC Atlas Mexico 3.2
80 Woods, Ryan 27 DM Birmingham England 12
75 Malagón, Luis 24 GK Necaxa Mexico 6.1
80 Fuentes, Gabriel 24 D/WBL Junior Colombia 5.4
80 Viñas, Federico 23 ST América Uruguay 7.2
75 Pettersson, Isak 24 GK Toulouse FC Sweden 1.6
80 Ezekiel, Imoh 27 ST Al-Dhafra Nigeria 13.1
80 Ivanov, Stanislav 22 AMRL, ST Chicago Bulgaria 4.6
80 Borukov, Preslav 21 ST ZTE Bulgaria 0.9
80 Eom Won-Sang 22 AMR Gwangju South Korea 2.1
80 Borja Sánchez 25 AMLC Oviedo Spain 4.9
80 Méndez, Víctor 21 DM Unión Española Chile 2.5
80 Lukic, Jovo 22 ST Borac (BL) Bosnia Herzegovina 0.1
80 Remedi, Eric 26 DM San Jose Argentina 6.2
80 González, Jonathan 22 DM Necaxa Mexico 5.4
80 Saavedra, Ignacio 22 DM UniversidaDCatólica Chile 2.4
80 Ongenda, Hervin 26 AMC FC Botosani France 1.1
80 Helinho 21 AMRC BRA Brazil 0.2
80 Salcedo, Carlos 27 DRC Tigres Mexico 11.5
80 González, Walter 26 ST Olimpia Paraguay 2.8
80 Valakari, Onni 21 AMC Pafos Finland 2.4
80 Wintzheimer, Manuel 22 AM/FC Hamburger SV Germany 4.1
80 Salas, Maximiliano 23 ST Necaxa Argentina 6.9
80 Soares, Rafa 26 D/WB/ML VTSC Portugal 2.7
75 Muse, Trey 22 GK San Diego U.S.A. 1.1
80 Amoura, Mohamed 21 AML, ST Lugano Algeria 2.2
80 Šutalo, Josip 21 DC Dinamo Croatia 1.9
80 San Emeterio, Fede 24 DM Valladolid Spain 8.5
80 Finndell, Hampus 21 DM, AMC Djurgårdens IF Sweden 1.1
80 Katic, Nikola 24 DC Hajduk Croatia 10
80 Ugrinic, Filip 22 AMC Luzern Switzerland 8.8
80 Rahmanovic, Amar 27 AMC Konyaspor Bosnia Herzegovina 5.5
80 Hjulmand, Morten 22 MC Lecce Denmark 4.9
80 Sierra, Jordan 24 MRC Tigres Ecuador 7.4
80 Lozano, Brian 27 AMLC Santos Laguna Uruguay 9.6
75 Gemello, Luca 21 GK Torino Italy 1.8
80 Aleix García 24 DM Girona Spain 5.6
80 Campuzano, Jorman 25 DM Boca Colombia 8
79 Basit, Abdallah 21 DM Benevento Ghana 1.3
79 Bravo, Claudio 24 D/WBL Portland Argentina 4.4
79 Marin, Marius 22 MC Pisa Romania 0.4
79 Palmer, Kasey 24 AMRLC Bristol City England 20
79 Araos, Angelo 24 AMC COR Chile 4.4
79 Romo, Luis 26 DC, DM Cruz Azul Mexico 12.9
79 Kortajarena, Iker 21 AMC Real San Sebastián Spain 0.6
74 Coronel, Carlos 24 GK New York Brazil 4.6
79 Roberts, Patrick 24 AMRLC Troyes England 40
74 Poussin, Gaëtan 22 GK Bordeaux France 3.2
79 Anderson, Mikael 23 AMRLC AGF Iceland 5.7
79 Puerta, Mateo 24 D/WBR Águilas Doradas Colombia 3
79 Pozo, José 25 AMRLC, FC Vallecano Spain 5.7
79 Frosler, Reeve 23 D/WBRL, MR Kaizer Chiefs South Africa 3.5
79 Markovic, Lazar 27 AMRL, ST Partizan Serbia 12.8
79 Makgopa, Evidence 21 ST Baroka South Africa 2.7
79 Rodríguez, Steven 22 ST Envigado F.C. Colombia 1.7
79 D'Arpino, Maxime 25 DM, AMC Oostende France 2.9
74 Sivera, Antonio 24 GK Alavés Spain 5
79 Kartsev, Eden 21 DM, AMC Maccabi Netanya Israel 2.5
79 Nikolic, Veljko 21 AMC Red Star Serbia 0.8
79 Hyndman, Emerson 25 AMC Atlanta United U.S.A. 12.4
79 Matheus Jesus 24 DM NAU Brazil 2.7
74 Racioppi, Anthony 22 GK Dijon FCO Switzerland 5.2
79 Curro 25 AMRC Almería Spain 7.5
79 Clarke, Matt 24 DC West Brom England 22
79 Bastien, Samuel 24 DM Standard DR Congo 14.9
74 Whiteman, Alfie 22 GK Degerfors IF England 1.5
79 Ruiz, Sergio 24 MC Las Palmas Spain 3.9
79 Rossiter, Jordan 24 DM Fleetwood England 1.5
79 Amon, Jonathan 22 AMRL FC Nordsjælland U.S.A. 1.1
79 Gonzalez, Derlis 27 AMRLC, FC Olimpia Paraguay 7.8
79 Veglio, Bruno 23 DM, AMC Wanderers Uruguay 0.2
79 Pineda, Orbelín 25 AMLC Cruz Azul Mexico 11.7
79 Costa, Bruno 24 AMRLC FC Porto Portugal 7.2
79 Kouan, Christian 21 DM Perugia Ivory Coast 1.8
79 Costa, Hélder 27 AMRL Valencia Angola 45
79 Birmancevic, Veljko 23 AMLC Malmö FF Serbia 2.9
79 González, Alfonso 27 MLC Monterrey Mexico 8.6
79 Mobara, Abbubaker 27 DRC, DM Cape Town City South Africa 2.9
79 Benedetti, Nicolás 24 AMC América Colombia 7.2
79 Hlongwane, Bongokuhle 21 ST Maritzburg Utd South Africa 2.2
79 Vegas, Sebastián 24 DLC Mazatlán Chile 4.3
79 Salcedo, Saúl 23 DC Olimpia Paraguay 6
78 Agbo, Uche 25 DM Slovan Bratislava Nigeria 1.2
78 Mokoena, Teboho 24 MC SuperSport Utd South Africa 3.4
78 Espinoza, Cristian 26 AMRL San Jose Argentina 17.5
78 Miguelón 25 D/WBR Espanyol Spain 5
78 Whatmough, Jack 24 DC Wigan England 3.2
78 Clough, Zach 26 AMRLC, FC Carlisle England 1.7
78 Björkengren, John 22 DM Lecce Sweden 4.4
73 Montero, Álvaro 26 GK Deportes Tolima Colombia 6.2
78 Wing, Lewis 26 AMC Sheff Wed England 4.5
78 Moreno, Brayan 21 ST Atlético Huila Colombia 0.6
78 Hepburn-Murphy, Rushian 22 ST Pafos England 2.5
78 Moore, Shaq 24 D/WB/AMR Tenerife U.S.A. 8.4
78 Costinha 21 D/WBR Rio Ave Portugal 0.8
78 Musliu, Visar 26 DC Fehérvár North Macedonia 3.7
78 Kryvotsyuk, Anton 22 DLC, ML Wisla Plock Azerbaijan 1.9
78 Gorriarán, Fernando 26 MRLC Santos Laguna Uruguay 6.9
78 Léo Duarte 25 DC Basaksehir FK Brazil 24.9
78 van de Looi, Tom 22 DM Brescia Netherlands 5
78 Tarín, Rodrigo 25 DC Leganés Spain 9
78 Maraš, Nikola 25 DC Vallecano Serbia 9.4
78 Javi Sánchez 24 DC Valladolid Spain 7.8
78 Neves, Gabriel 23 DM SPO Uruguay 4.1
78 Cousins, Jordan 27 DM, MRC Wigan England 4
73 Milinkovic-Savic, Vanja 24 GK Torino Serbia 12.1
78 Tatar, Benjamin 27 AMRL Qadsia Bosnia Herzegovina 1.1
78 Chust, Víctor 21 DC Cádiz Spain 3.2
78 Quiñones, Julián 24 AMR, ST Atlas Colombia 6.2
78 Borevkovic, Toni 24 DRC VTSC Croatia 3.6
73 Naumov, Daniel 23 GK CSKA 1948 Bulgaria 0.7
78 Krunic, Rade 27 AMC Milan Bosnia Herzegovina 33.4
78 Burda, Mykyta 26 DLC Dynamo Kyiv Ukraine 4.8
78 Marín, Adrián 24 D/WBL Famalicão Spain 5.2
78 Sivac, Eldar 21 D/WBRL, AMRL Rudar (Ka) Bosnia Herzegovina 0.1
78 Igor Gomes 22 AMC SPO Brazil 0.2
78 Mahlambi, Phakamani 23 AMRC Chippa Utd South Africa 2
77 Petrovic, Njegoš 22 DM Red Star Serbia 1
77 Dabila, Yves 24 DC, DM LOSC Ivory Coast 3.8
77 Ferro 24 DC SLB Portugal 10.4
77 Acevedo, Nicolás 22 DM NYCFC Uruguay 2
77 Vera, Matías 25 DM Houston Argentina 4.9
77 Ndong, Didier 27 MRC Yeni Malatyaspor Gabon 15.7
77 Tankovs'kyi, V'yacheslav 25 DM Metalist Ukraine 1.4
77 Sastre, Joan 24 D/WBR Mallorca Spain 2.6
77 Costas, David 26 DC Oviedo Spain 8.2
77 Success, Isaac 25 AML, ST Udinese Nigeria 30
77 Méndez, Jhegson 24 AMC Orlando City Ecuador 8.1
77 Carballo, Felipe 24 DM Nacional Uruguay 5.8
77 Graiciar, Martin 22 AMR, ST Fiorentina Czech Republic 3
77 Godwin-Malife, Udoka 21 DRC Forest Green England 1.5
77 Chávez, Gianfranco 22 DRC Cristal Peru 1.5
77 Modiba, Aubrey 26 D/WBL, AMRL Sundowns South Africa 3
77 Bamert, Jan 23 DC Sion Switzerland 3.9
77 Vitinho 22 D/WB/AMR Cercle Brugge Brazil 6.8
77 Mbule, Sipho 23 WBL, AMLC SuperSport Utd South Africa 2.9
77 Bakic, Marko 27 DM, AMC Mouscron Montenegro 6.4
77 Berterame, Germán 22 ST At. San Luis Argentina 2.9
77 Beltrán, Fernando 23 DM Chivas Mexico 4.2
77 Lakay, Fagrie 24 AMRC, FC Cape Town City South Africa 1.9
77 Távara, Gerald 22 AMC Cristal Peru 1.6
77 Ndlovu, Siphesihle 24 AMRLC Orlando Pirates South Africa 2.5
76 Slisz, Bartosz 22 DM Legia Poland 1
76 Cheberko, Eugene 23 DLC, DM Osijek Ukraine 1.2
76 Clarke-Salter, Jake 23 DC Coventry England 8.5
71 Acevedo, Carlos 25 GK Santos Laguna Mexico 10
76 Fröling, Nils 21 AML, ST Kalmar FF Sweden 1.3
76 Moore, Taylor 24 DRC Hearts England 7.5
76 Hromada, Jakub 25 DM Slavia Slovakia 3
76 Sharifi, Mohammad 21 MC Persepolis Iran 3
76 Liza, Percy 21 AML, ST Cristal Peru 1.4
76 Bay, Markus 24 DRLC, AMC Fremad Amager Denmark 0.8
76 Moreno, Marlos 24 AMRLC, FC KV Kortrijk Colombia 45
76 Bah, Alexander 23 D/WB/AMR Slavia Denmark 2.7
76 Montes, César 24 DC Monterrey Mexico 12.5
76 Torres, Marlon 25 DC América de Cali Colombia 5.1
76 Pacheco, Fernando 22 AMRL JUV Peru 1.7
76 McGree, Riley 22 AMC Birmingham Australia 5.7
76 Utkus, Edgaras 21 DC, DM Cercle Brugge Lithuania 7.4
76 Guzmán, Víctor 26 AMC Pachuca Mexico 11.2
76 Ditta, Willer 23 DC Junior Colombia 4.9
76 Matteucci, Emanuele 21 DRC Pontedera Italy 0.7
76 Yilmaz, Baris 21 AMRL Galatasaray Turkey 10.4
76 Dória 26 DC Santos Laguna Brazil 6.5
76 Vega, Stiven 23 DM Millonarios F.C. Colombia 4.4
76 Muñoz, Luis 24 DC, DM Málaga Spain 5.1
76 Havlík, Marek 26 DM Slovácko Czech Republic 1.6
76 Coetzee, Rivaldo 24 DC, DM Sundowns South Africa 2.9
76 Ganchas, Pedro 21 DLC SLB Portugal 1.7
76 Esquivel, Joaquín 23 DC, DM FC Juárez Mexico 6.5
76 Sandler, Philippe 24 DC, DM Troyes Netherlands 25
76 Iniestra, Andrés 25 DM FC Juárez Mexico 3.4
75 Park, Marvin 21 AMR R. Madrid Spain 6.6
75 Copete 21 DC Ponferrada Spain 3.5
75 Llinás, Andrés 24 DC Millonarios F.C. Colombia 1.3
75 Kouassi, Jean 26 AMRLC, FC Wuhan Ivory Coast 13.1
75 Kutsia, Giorgi 21 DR, DM Dinamo Tb. Georgia 0.9
75 Romeo, Mahlon 25 DRC Portsmouth Antigua Barbuda 6
75 Segura, Eddie 24 DC LAFC Colombia 3.1
70 Chadya, Nelson 24 GK Ngezi Platinum Zimbabwe 0.1
75 Chaluš, Matej 23 DC Slovan Liberec Czech Republic 0.6
75 Diakhaby, Adama 25 AMRL, ST Amiens SC France 2.1
75 Lozano, Sergio 22 MC Villarreal Spain 3.4
75 Colorado, Andrés 22 DM Deportivo Cali Colombia 3.9
75 Dalbert 27 D/WB/ML Cagliari Brazil 36.5
75 Donyoh, Godsway 26 AML, ST Maccabi Haifa Ghana 4.8
75 Burón, Gil Giovanni 27 D/WBR León Mexico 5.6
74 Balanta, Kevin 24 DM Querétaro Colombia 0.4
74 Sácek, Michal 24 D/WBR, MRC Sparta Czech Republic 3.3
74 Knudsen, Morten 26 DM, AMC Phönix Lübeck Denmark 0.7
73 Bjarnason, Brynjar Ingi 21 DC Lecce Iceland 1.9
73 Chilufya, Edward 21 AMRL, ST Djurgårdens IF Zambia 1.2
73 Manu, Elvis 27 AMRL, ST Ludogorets Ghana 2.7
72 Fleurs, Luke 21 DC SuperSport Utd South Africa 3.1
70 Amang, Thomas 23 AMRL, ST Colorado Springs Cameroon 1

FAQ

I can't find all players of this list on my savegame. Why?

I loaded all players (439k+) in-game to produce this list of FM22 hidden gems. Your savegame possibly has fewer players loaded.

Where is the downloadable shortlist file to import in-game?

Sorry, I don't have one. I used to share shortlists before, but people would steal them and post on other sites without my consent. However, I will release a few shortlists with my favorite players.

Feedback Appreciated

I'm counting on your feedback to update this list, so I encourage you to post your suggestions in the comments section below for players I might have missed or others who shouldn't be here. Any questions regarding those players feel free to ask.

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