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Over 50 must-buy players in Football Manager 2009

The definitive list of the greatest players you can get in FM 2009 as selected by the fmscout community.

By on Apr 17, 2020   17006 views   0 comments
Adam Le Fondre (Rochdale)
Good League 1 striker. I purchased this guy from Rochdale for Huddersfield and scored 20 in 46 then in the championship he scored 28 in 46.

Axel Witsel (Standard)
Young Belgian with talent. This lad has a lot of potential... the only problem is, he is quite a hothead.

Bogdan Stancu (Steaua)

Cecil (Cruzeiro)
He has great technique 20, dribbling 20, free kicks 20... Sick SICK SICK player. Load all players from Brazil to find him.

Colin Kazim-Richards - AMR
A decent winger, I used him in Manchester City to play in League Cup and UEFA cup, and he is often scoring.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Man Utd)
Excellent world-class winger.

Henri Saivet
Henri Saivet is still a youngster.... but with bags of potential. And he would be as good as or even better than Cristiano in 3-4 years time.

Fernandinho (Shakhtar) - AM/FC
Great forward, this 23-year old is valued 6.25M.

Francisco Guillermo Ochoa (Club America and Mexico Goalie)
He regularly gets 6 sometimes 7 stars on a scout of Central America. Not very tall (5' 11") so doesn't command his area as good as some goalies, but his stats are very good. Cost me £9 million. Have already refused several offers from Liverpool for him and he doesn't seem too bothered by this, so hopefully he wont go AWOL like the rest of 'em!

Freddy Adu - AMRLC
Turns into a class winger 15 assists for my Utd team including 7 goals, the sole reason Tevez hit 40.

Gael Clichy (Arsenal) - LB
Great left back, pacey. He's superb! Sample season: 42 games / 7.67 Av Rating / 5 Goals / 18 Assists / 8 MoM
Him and Bakary Sagna at each side are unstoppable; they never play bad games and have the highest ratings in the league.

Jeremy Helan - LB
Jeremy Helan becomes better than Clichy actually. I have him on my Weymouth team and at the age of 22 (2014) he's one of the best LB in the game. He took Clichy's position in France.

Gareth Bale (Tottenham)
Good young left back plays for Spurs.

Garry Wood (Inverness Caledonian Thistle)
He is a goal machine in Championship and lower. I had him for 3 seasons; he scored over 30 goals per season before selling him to a Premier League club.
Gets into Scottish U21 team, almost as soon as the game starts. You can buy him for around 60k, the highest I've had to go was 100k. In one of my previous games as Bury in League Two, I managed to poach him on loan from ICT. He scored 4 goals in his first league game, and went on a run of 23 goals in in his next 26 till I abandoned my game to start another. In a couple seasons he can develop into a Championship class striker.

James Milner (Aston Villa) - AMRL
The 22-year old is a good enthusiastic winger... I think he is one of the best players of the team.

João Carlos - GK
Young goalkeeper with potential.

Jonathan Urretavizcaya - Winger
Becomes one of the best in the Game!!! Quality Player just try him!!!I Put him straight into the first team and he did wonders.

Juan Manuel Vargas - LB
Easily the best left back in the game.

Luigi Bruins (Feyenoord) - Midfielder
Will get him for around £5 million... good young attacking midfielder but plays better as center mid. Worth buying.

Marco Pérez - ST
In my game, Marco is the next Juan Pablo Angel who plays at Duisburg.18 years old, striker.

Marek Hamsik (Napoli)
What a player! Pure quality, plays as good as Fabregas.

Marquinhos (Palmeiras) - AMRLC, FC
He is one of the best players in the game!!!!! 18 years old.
He is quality player up front or on the wing. A very good player for any team in the world.
Just signed this young fella and he looks promising already, just hope i can hang on to him for a while!

Martin Demichelis - DC
He is probably the best DC in the game. You could get him for around 15-20M in the first season.

Marvin Angulo Borbón (Herediano) - WB/M R
Absolutely brilliant as a right wingback; a bit short and somewhat weak, but quick and technical with good positioning and intelligent movement. Around 15 in all vital stats, 22 years old and cheap - I got him for £400k from Herediano. He is Costa Rican.

Mathias Jorgensen - DC
Danish young defender. This is a young prospect in my opinion. Bought him from FC Kobenhavn.

Nathan Delfouneso (Aston Villa)
17 years old. He has a lot of potential. Very good player.

Oscar Cardozo (Benfica) - ST
He is awesome. You can buy him for around 8 mill and he scores so many goals, every season. I always buy him. Brilliant.
He is a goal machine. I had him up front with Laurito and they were unstoppable.
I managed Benfica, the team where he is, he was the best scorer of the league, +20 goals. He's frigging awesome!

Pavel Pogrebnyak (Zenit) - ST
The guy's a star, 6 million from Zenit. 26 years old 30,000 pounds/week, 31 goals 40 games all comps; 21 from 24 starts Premier League. Good times, leading a title charge for Everton in the second season. Also Yakubu has scored 19 times from 32 appearances as a sub.
He is a goal machine I have him with Cardozo and they really are brilliant!
He needs a work permit because he is Russian and it always gets accepted if you are playing in England.

Giuseppe Rossi (Villareal)
Got Rossi for Man City in first season as lone striker, 42 goals in 53 games. 12.75 million, superb.

Ransford Osie (Kessben) - ST
A great striker for any lower league team. Normally free in first season. Will normally sign for any lower English club, sometimes problems with work permit though. Will be very good for any lower league team and will take any defence to pieces playing a slower game. Highly rated =D

Razvan Ochirosii - LB
He will be the best Romanian player in 2-3 years.

Razvan Rat (Shakhtar) - D/WB/M L
Brilliant Romanian 27yo WB L. Quick, good key stats and excellent at set pieces. Brought him to QPR for £2.7M from Shakhtar, well worth the price.
Rat has better technical attributes, and he's much faster than Nesmachnyi. He's also younger and cheaper. I tried to get Nesmachnyi as well, but they wanted 1 mill more than what I got Rat for.

Cristi Pulhac (Dinamo Bucharest) - LB
A good lwb, 23yo, not as good as Rat but he can improve. You have to load all the players from Romania when you start the game to have him.

Joe Mattock - LB
He costs £2m and is only 18. Third season with QPR, and have bids of £14m from Arsenal etc. Becomes very good.

Robert Acquafresca - ST
Good Striker with good pace and aerial ability.

Rodney Sneijder - AMRLC
Easily one of the/if not the best midfielders in the game. He's a leading star for premier league teams by the age of 20/21 and improves a shitload every 2 weeks or so with the right training stats. Pat Rice (best assistant manager in the game) says he'll be better than Cristiano Ronaldo, can be bought for 3 mil, will eventually be valued at around 24 mil @ the end of the 2012/2013 season.

Roman Zozulya (Dynamo Kyiv) - ST
Zozulya will make wonders for any lower-league club right away, and he'll probably be able to deliver in the top teams as well in a few years! He costs almost nothing as he's always transfer listed by his club in the beginning. He plays best as an ST but delivers from the wing as well... just might note that the cost is well below 10k.
Really nice player! Why Dinamo Kiev have him in transfer list anyway LOL, is really good!!!
I had him in my Newcastle side as a backup. He did well and scored 4 in 11. Injury proneness might be a problem, but good buy for £2k and less than £1k wage.

Sabrin Sburlea
He play at FC Brasov in Romania.He is very good wonderkid.

Sadick Adams - ST
A very good sub striker. Cheap striker at At. Madrid reserve. He will be a good striker after 2 years.

Sofiane Feghouli (Grenoble)
Great player from Grenoble foot 38. I have him at Newcastle in season 4. Bought him in season 2 and he is now starting to flourish. 5 goals in 12 games from centre mid this season to date, and having to turn down £15m bids left, right and centre. Still very young, so hoping to hold onto for a while yet.

Stefan Milojevic
19 year old CM or RM. Great player from Partizan, value 4M.

Stefan Barboianu (Universitatea Craiova)

Stefano Celozzi (Karlsruher SC) - D/WB R
Just 500K in my 2nd season for Dinamo Kiev. In training I try new position as right midfielder/winger. He's the one of best starting eleven of Champions League at the end of season. Not as good as Maicon, Sergio Ramos, B. Sagna or Dani Alves of course.

Vadim Demidov (Rosenborg ) - MC
The Rosenborg answer to hold midfield player question.

Valery Klimov (Tom) - AMRC, ST
Excellent Championship forward. Gets forward whenever possible, plays short simple passes. 188cm tall, 20 in jumping, strength and heading (!). Influential with good teamwork, intelligent movement - an excellent goalscorer and provider (target man). A bit old at 34yo, but he'll last you a few seasons and will provide more than just a few goals.
I got him for £350k from a team called Tom, a Russian club. There may be issues with getting a work permit, unfortunately.

Victor Irineu - ST
Awesome striker!

Wayne Rooney
Worldwide decent young striker.

Willians Santana (Vitoria) - AMC
He is a good player who always helps my team (Man Utd) to win the match. With his ability to score the goal, I think it may help all of you to win. Sign him NOW!! From Brazilian club "Vitoria" around 10.5m. He will help your team to become more productive.EU National.

Artem Milevsky - ST

Jack Wilshere
After 2 seasons, he becomes the best younger talent you will ever see...

Matías Fernández (Villareall)

Carlos Eduardo (Hoffenheim)

Per Ciljan Skjelbred (Rosenborg)

Sebastian Giovinco
Signed him on a free transfer from January first season.

Pierre Gignac (Toulouse) - ST

Diego Buonanotte (River Plate)

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