Football Manager 2008 – Wonderkids

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The best young players & wonderkids in Football Manager 2008 at your finger tips.

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I’ve invested/wasted several hours of my life coming to terms with Football Manager 2008 (or Worldwide Soccer Manager) and have identified the following players as stars of the future:

The first grouping have the potential to be the best of the best and if you click the link on their name that will take you to a profile of how they are getting on in real life (these are still being created so bare with me) :

This second grouping of future stars have the potential to be very, very good:

  • Babel – Liverpool
  • Jourdren – Montpellier
  • Edwards – Millwall
  • Hazard – Lille
  • Bouzanis – Liverpool
  • Johnson – Man City
  • Camucho – At. Madrid

I’ll keep this list updated as I discover new ones and feel free to add your own in the comments.

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  1. bot the best player is c.ronaldo or kaka i have ronaldo and he won player of the year 2 seasons in a row but when i had kaka in another game he played the best even though i had ronaldo ronaldinho villa messi and other stars (bcos i cheated)

  2. bojan, saivet , richards , corluka , smeichel , sinclair , sturridge and lago

  3. GK: Ustari
    DR: Onuoha
    DL: Bale
    DC: Corluka
    DC: Richards
    MC: Denilson
    MC: Michael Johnson
    AMR: Obafemi Martins
    AML: Ben Sahar
    AMC: Van der Vaart
    ST: Van Persie

  4. Step 1…
    Be Barcelona
    Step 2…
    Move the player to C team.
    Step 3…
    offer him to clubs, transfer list him but reject all offers.
    Step 4…
    keep him like that for a few days and he WILL agree to mutual termination.

  5. naymer 70,00 to 2,000,000

    4 years on sell him to real for 76,000,000

  6. Aquino, when he’s about 22 hes unstoppable upfront same with vela and if you get 10+ seasons in frank baes

  7. try nogo and andy carroll upfront after 1 season

  8. Mika Arritalo
    Rene Mihelic
    Bogdan Stancu
    Gabriel Torje
    Balazs Dzudzaks

  9. Patrik Lomski, i signed him for Bury in my second season (got promoted), his stats start off pretty poor but becomes a very talented youngster. I got him on a free but only costs around 45k from a finnish team. Plays better up front

  10. maximiliano moralez
    he is amazing in his 2nd seon but not very good in his first but KEEP PLAYING HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!! it is worth it

  11. Niklas barkroth
    Mika aaritalo
    Roman eremenko
    Alexi eremenko
    Lauri dalla valle
    Luca sanitinco (celtic u 18)
    David goodwillie
    Scott cuthbert
    Gary hooper
    Anthony stokes
    Dorain dervite
    Martin olsson

    All quality players .

  12. Henri Saivet – Girondins de Bordeaux
    Mamadou Sakho – PSG
    Anderson – Manchester United
    Lionel Messi – Barcelona
    Jose Baxter – Everton
    David Amoo – Liverpool
    Rhys Murphy – Arsenal
    Karim Benzema – Olympique Lyonnais
    Hatem Ben Arfa – Olympique Lyonnais
    Bojan Krkic – Barcelona
    Alexandre Pato – AC Milan
    Mario Balotelli – Inter Milan
    Gonzalo Higuain – Real Madrid
    Royston Drenthe – Real Madrid
    David Luiz – Benfica
    Sergio Aguero – Athletico Madrid
    David De Gea – Athletico Madrid
    Toni Kroos – Bayern Munich
    James Vaughan – Everton
    Dean Bouzanis – Liverpool
    Theo Walcott – Arsenal
    Lulinha – Corinthians
    Febian Brandy – Manchester United
    Fraizer Campbell – Manchester United
    Adam Johnson – Middlesbrough
    Andy Carroll – Newcastle
    Tim Krul – Newcastle
    Genaro Zeefuik – PSV
    Freddy Adu – Benfica
    Scott Sinclair – Chelsea
    Gabriel Torje – Poli 1921
    Ciprian Marica – Stuttgart
    Michael Woods – Chelsea
    Mika Aaritalo – Turun Palloseura
    Jimmy Briand – Stade Rennais F.C
    Steve Mandanda – Le Havre FC
    Andre Ayew – Olympique Marseille
    Marcelo – Real Madrid
    Giuseppe Rossi – Villarreal
    Nathan Delfouneso – Aston Villa
    Samir Nasri – Olympique Marseille
    Cilian Sheridan – Celtic
    Klass-Jan Huntelaar – Ajax
    Adilson Antonio – PSV
    Ben Sahar – Chelsea

    ^^ All absouletly world-class youngsters.

  13. coelho in brazil also very nice…can score hat trick when facing arsenal first time

  14. Bojan – Different level all together. This guy is amazing and anyone who doesnt buy him is stupid.

    I get him everytime, Tutor him using an older player who he looks up to, and in 2 season he goes from 3.4mill – 23.5mill. His stats increase ALOT from tutoring. By by the time he is 19 he will be an asset to the team.

    Another player who is REDICULOUSLY good. Thiago, 17 y/o. Best midfielder you will ever purchase, again his value increases allot over 2 seasons and he is also very influential to tutoring. But his stats just go up and up and up. He has 19 Tackling yet also 18/19/20 Dribbling/Shooting/Finishing. This guy is a prodegy. Can only expect the best from him.

    Now if your in for a long term game and gonna play for 4/5 season + With the same team then Lago is the guy you want to get straight away. Stick him in your B team for the first 2 season’s with tutoring from an A team player. after the 1st 2 season’s are done bring him into your first team and start rotating him. Keep the tutoring going. This guy will be amazing in 4/5 Seasons into the game.

  15. i can’t remember where he’s from but guillaumme portier (1st name may be spelt wrong) is a fantastic youngster so is steve carter. both can be signed on youth contracts but get very good ratings in most games and can easily play for a top flight side

  16. wijnaldum from feyenoord – quality player – very composed at a young age also sakho – centre back from PSG very good youth.

  17. 3 VERY VERY good players to sign.

    Mark Burke – free agent. poor stats. plays like scholes.

    Guentchev-plays for Hendon. again poor stats but fantastic player

    Yankov – Kameno. young, poor stats again but in 1 season he goes from Titus Bramble to Carlos Puyol.

  18. i love young good players and iv got a good one here his name is federico laurito he is only 17 and he get goals for your team he is posable to get for a championship or above team because i got him for cardiff.

  19. There is this amazing player called Gabriel Michelle. For some reason my friends cannot find him on their games but I got him from AS Monaco his birthday is 16.9.1989. I got him for 725k after three seasons 88aps with 57goals he is worth 27.5m.

    If you are lucky to get him GET HIM!!

  20. Gk Hector Plaza
    Adrian Murcia

    After a few seasons this player called Barbosa,from sao paolo signed and he was amazing. CAVANI is good too!

  21. ben dover

    dan gleeballs

    arthur bullock

    stinky vangeeta

    craig david

    ryan googliyhtury

  22. or maybe you could go for the cheeky signing of

    josua lindeman south africas rising star

    jack taylor hammers through and through

    bradley mcbride little faggot


    luke busby fat head nob

  23. a great player i would consider purchasing is ronnie ginno

  24. I signed tomasso rocchi and pandev from lazio and they both gave me 33 goals midfielder cesc fabregas and silva

  25. Im on 4th season, after 2 years with inter they didnt renew my contract (won champions league,italian super cup 1st yr and 2nd in serie a + euro super cup in 2nd yr) i applied for milan after they where 16th place with 2 wins 2 draws and 8 losses, i signed Gordan (scotland goalkeeper, and finished 2nd place only 4 pts behind juve only conceding 8 goals in my games for milan. a player that helped me alot was carlos tevez which milan bought when i was still with milan he finished top scorer with 38 goals in seria a only!

  26. saivet is a good player, i signed him with lyon 1st season and scored 29 goals in 16 games (not including half times) lulinha is rlly good too

  27. Mika Aaritalo and Niklas Barkroth top class also preston edwards and dean bouzanis

  28. Best wonderkids:

    GK:De Gea

    DR:Eduardo Ratinho










  29. The best young goalkeeper is jukka lehtovaara,and adrian murcia!!!

  30. Angulo Marvin,Mika Aaritalo,Dzsudzsak,Rajcevic(koper),Stancu Bogdan,Juri Judt,Kose Tevtik,Polanski,Zajc,Eduardo(bahia,marcone,ramon),Mardare,Sepsi(gloria),Hererra,Borges,Waselovski,Pawel,Saivet,Sakho,Duplus,Pjanic,Wijnaldum,Leonardo(ajax-2)Cordos,Yegor Filipenko,Sulima,Kiril Pavlychek,Anton Putilo,Ibricic,Pryol(vitesse)…….that pleyers are AMAZING

  31. if you manage team from italy, try to friendly with your reverse club, and find list of player from reverse than offer a contract to him, a lot player good

  32. saivet, bruno formigoni (best DM ever!!!), damien le tallec, kwabena agouda, hugo lloris, amelia, wijnaldum, lavezzi, pazzini, breno, djourou, danny simpson, armand traore, sometimes yoann gouffran and cabaye

  33. Big names! Second season, january transfer window. Signed Jeremy Menez – 11.75 mill from valencia.

    Hatem Ben Arfa – 13 mill from Marseilles

    Hugo Lloris – 14 mill from nancy or something

    Jose San Roman – 1.6 mill from some weird club.

    18 months on, all world class, all worth 25mill+

  34. 3 key buys

    Marvin Angula. Best right back on the game. Racks up the assists.

    Fernandez-chillian! awesome attacking left sided player

    Palombo-italian. Rock hard central defensive midfielder.

  35. I'm Luton Town and Jose Baxter (Everton) and Jack Hobbs (Liverpool) are brilliant players with 5 seasons gone Tommy Spurr (Sheffield Wednesday) is also a good Player.

  36. Saivet on free

    Bogdan Stancu for 300,000$

    Cabral on free

    Michael Woods from Chelsea

    Michael Mancienne from Chelsea

  37. Silva,Aguero,Ustari,Pandev,Edwards,pato,Anderson,Obi Mikel,Garay,Albiol,Babel,Fabregas,De rossi,Bojan,Lulinha,Saivet and Micah Richards are very good young players!!!!!

  38. Hi. After 1 season on pc, if your lucky john baldwin from aston villa and bob whyte from motherwell turn amazin!!!! baldwin with inter just now in my game and hes worth £90mil!! Bob whyte scores at least 20 goals a season.

    Some great players- Bogdan Stancu,Joe Mattock,Lewis Stevenson,Andy Carroll,Carlos Vela,Henri Saivet.

    To get money without editor add as many users as you like to rich teams except the team u want to manage and bid for players for £0 and accept for players and for money bid for one of your crap players for lots of money and accept. 🙂 Then Retire from the teams who you just bought players from ur team.

  39. my line up for glasgow rangers consists of just youngsters really but cos in scotland they get grumpy and wanna leave defo get joao carlos Bouzanis and a 15 y.o. from fiorentina GK bacciosi(a must) also miolli my defence was cassani from italy cuellar cahais from boca l8r got alex pearce musacchio and gallego midfield i have vailatti amazing from torino angel reyna from cska i think also richard kemp arsenal crosas(take a while to develop) victor diaz and a spanaird iriome my forwards for my 3 years have been david amoo liverpool kid nazarith from america the team castano seville and nery castillo a must buy also have saviet and willdjium but they are mentioned on every1s list lol

  40. A name I never see in these topics is Karadeniz Batuhan.

    You cannot buy him in English leaugue due to WP.

    Get him for free, and enjoy 20-30 goals from this 16 YO

  41. sign bojon from barcalona b team for 4 mill as soon as he joins he is worth 7.5 mill

  42. the best atacker is ARON he plays at xerez he is the BEST he scored 32 goals in 23 matches.

  43. try Breno,renato augusto,sergio mota,marko marin,ramon,nyatanga,foriestri trust em guyz they re wicked ballers.

  44. I play with BSK Borca from SERBIAN First Divison…

    Vojo Ubiparip (Vojvodina-Serbia) I bought him from Vojvodina for 375k and after one year I sold him to Deportivo for 4,5M..

    Patrik Lomski (TPS – Finland) I bought him on a free transfer and after 1,5 year i sold him to Fulham for 2M…

    Georginho Wijinaldum (Feyenoord – Holland) is also good player….Greets from Serbia

  45. Hello , thery good players indeed but try this to :

    Jeremy Menez ( good winger , i buy him evert time )

    Samir Nasri ( good for atacking tactic AMC , the only who can be playmaker in arsenal squad if fabregas is injury )

    Henry Saivet ( Striker , at 19 he will be the best striker in the squad , first team player at 19 years for sure )

    Michael Owen ( Striker , in Arsenal squad is incredible )

    Mika Aaritalo ( Left Winger , buy him for only 150-300 k , after 1 year in my first team on arsenal he's value reach 9 mil :), but is not a first team player after 1 year )

    Sergio Aguero ( Atacker , wonderkid good if you play him in important matches , has this talent to win hard games )

    Theo Walcott ( Right Winger , wonderkid very good at 21 years , use him after min 60 , he strike the defense with his running )

    Fernando Belluschi ( Right Winger , thery good indeed )

    Guilherme ( Left Winger Back , very very good and cheap )

    Hugo Lloris ( Good goalkeeper , amazing reflexes )

    Igor Akinfeev ( the best keeper 🙂 , try him you will not regret )

    Andres Guardado ( Right Winger , better than Jeremy Menez , very good if you can buy him )

    Micah Richards ( very good Centre back , i use him in my arsenal squad as Right Winger Back , great performance , amazing player ! )

  46. gk-hart vidal / richard(man city) / kompany / alexis maybe the best defence in the game 15 goals in 43 matches

  47. Victor Moses From C Palace-25k

    Lauri Dalla Valle From JIPPO-30k (Best Player) 15 Finland

    Rene Mihelic From Maribor-70k

    John Bostock From Palace Stats Not The Best But After 1 Season In Champ Easily Good Enough For Prem-26k

    Zoltan Steiber-Aston Villa- 40k

    Cicero-Fluminense(Loan) Contracted To Tombense- 1m Unbeievble Value

    George Boyd- Peterborough-300k Unbelievable AMLC/FC

    Stevenage Team 2nd Season League


    DR:Peltier(L'Pool)DC:Shawcross(Man U) Arber (Stev) DL:Elokobi/Gilbert

    MR:McKenna(Spurs) MC:Bostock/Palacios ML:Boyd (P'Boro) AMC:Dalla Valle

    FC:Moses(C Pal) Folan/Dalla Valle

    Steiber I Dalla Valle Unavailable . Captain: Arber Star Player:Dalla Valle. Good Luck

  48. ricky is right i bought arouca and played him nearly every game and i sold him for 44 mil and dzeko for 25 mil

  49. ELANO from man city is a good playmaker ,i buy him whit 15 mil and sold next year whit 35 to Ac Milan

  50. in the early years I used the club manchester united

    I buy Rafinha, pablo piatti, Aguero, kasper shcemaicel, and Matteo Ferrari

    My formation is 3-4-1-2:



    MR-nani MC-p.piatti MC-anderson ML-aguero


    FC-m.owen FC-rooney

    in 10 games course, I can print club 30goal !!!!!!!!!!

    and in any fighting game trophies, I always get it

    so you all can copy this formation

    thank you

  51. try arouca from brazil he is the dogs!! got him for 13m and all clubs want to buy him for 30-40million next season!!

  52. Take in your team Sotiris Ninis (AM RC)from Panathinaikos in Greece is very good player and he is also 17 years old

  53. Try Nicholas Barkroth in the game he's from IFK Goteborg i'm in the 7th season and he's scored 35 goals for me already i only signed him for 100k as well

  54. Luka Modric is sick on the game. Soon as you log in, put an offer of £3.8-£4.1m and it should be accepted. Offer double his asking. He can play left mid, centre mid, left attack, centre attack. He's quality. Mamadou Sakho's quite good. Henri Saivet is a monster. Sidnei from Internacional is alright, it takes time for him to learn. Set his training schedule differentally, put his new position as right back and send him on loan somewhere. When he comes back he's quality. Signed him for £2.5m for Spurs, sent him on loan to Rotherham and when he came back, he was immense. Andy Carrol is good, use him as a sole striker tho or he'll get selfish. IF you can get him, get Alexandre Pato from Milan. He is amazing! I played Milan in a pre-season friendly and lost 6-3. Pato scored 5 of them. Also get Wagner, can't remember what team he's from but that's his only name and he's an attacking midfielder. He's too good. Got him for £5.2m which was a bargain and a half. He's too good. Andrei Arshavin has on and off days. I play him right attacking mid. But mostly now I just use Aaron Lennon. He's amazing too.


  56. i won the championship with west brom gt 110 points second season gt promoted and straight away won the premeirship. its is 10 games in of the 09/10 season and i am top and it is all down to wonderkids i recenty bought eros carradini on a free from parma he is 0 years old and is already gt 20 handling, 19 reflex , 18 one on one and and 17 on accelaration, kicking and commanding area ( must buy ).


  58. kaimar saag – from Estonian U21 Team , after 2 years sold him for 12 millions .. bought for 25k

  59. Hellow folk,this list of players im providing you with have all ATLEAST hit the £30 Million value(Do note i gathered it from the 360 so potential may differ from other consoles),in the brackets i will be putting where to find em, Enjoy!

    Kenan Kodro(R.Sociedad U19s)

    Mirlam Pjanic FC Metz)

    Zdravko Kuzmanovic(Easily the best in the game for me..comes from Fiorentina)

    Martín Galván(Cruz Azul)

    Nuri Sahin(Feyenoord, on loan from Dortmund)

    Thomas Vermaelen (Ajax and yes he did hit £30m )

    Steven Defour (Standard Liege)

    Lassana Diarra (Portsmouth)

    Stevan Jovetic (Partizan)

    John Fleck (Rangers)

    Felipe ( ifs buts or maybes he is the best GK on the game)

    Guilherme (Cruzerio..46 Apps 53 Goals for me..must buy!)

    Federico Fazio(Sevilla Athletico).

  60. Try Torje(Romania) Tomovic(serbia-Red Star)

    Eduardo (Brazil-Bahia) Joao Carlos (Brazil) Stevan Jovetic (Serbia- Partizan) Milos Bosancic(Boavista) Slobodan Rajkovic (PSV)

  61. try keirrison-striker, (john fleck-striker/left wing, 16yrs old, he becomes the best player in the game!), joe mattock-left back, adrien-centre mid, guiliano-right wing, ninis-right wing, raktic-centre mid, tafar-striker. these players are good and young!

    try them out they won't play bad.

  62. from experence henri Saivet and Bojan are the best together in football manager also mercelo from brzil under 21 and rafael sobis from real beats there are good mercelo with the right training can be a very good st, wbl, aml in the game

  63. i played with qpr.. and both haynes for 1m.. after promotion he rich 11m.. an vith corner tactic (six yarde box) my central defender (chelenge goalceeper)scored incredible 26 goals.. andres sccoti dc, dr from venecuela…

  64. ive completed 7 seasons with arsenal and i found ,saivet, sakho, gignac from france, balotelli from inter, ozil from schalke, pjanic from serbia, and lulinha from brazil were all worldclass by the age of 22. I ALSO SOLD KARIM BENZEMA FOR 65M AFTER I BOUGHT HIM FOR 11M IN FIRST SEASON.

  65. Very good players from slovenian first division.
    With good training they become wonderkids.
    They are also cheap.

    Dalibor Volas- very strong Striker

    Rene Mihelic- very good play maker

    Armin Bacinovic- super defender

    Rok Kronaveter- good technique player


  67. hi i bought mathew edwards from leeds for 56million just for fun and 5 seasons on he was my number 1 keeper and he got 31 clean sheets out of 32 and ow i am unstopabble and i keep wnning the league.

  68. try Ribka from Dinamo Kiev got him for 1 million never played sold him 2 years after for 15.5 million!!!

  69. Hi Its Cameron Used To Be Cammy

    @Ben Nice Choice Also I Recconmend these players.

    Henri Saivet.Signed Him First Season for chelsea in u18s sored 20 in 18 games So far.




    N Loads More

  70. try patrick barclay in the 2nd season of the game,17 yrs old scot @ plymouth,scout report says he has the potential to be better than tevez!Also in the 2nd season andy carroll of newcastle is mint.

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