Football Manager 2012 (FM2012) Wonderkids & Future Stars

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Welcome to what is sure to become the definitive list of Football Manager 2012 (FM2012) Wonderkids & Future Stars (the FM2011 list was downloaded over 60,000 times).

The game has just come out and while I’ve invested hours upon hours over the last few months playing the FM2012 BETA you don’t really get the full picture of how things will pan out until weeks & months of playing the final game

There are other sites out there with bigger lists BUT every player on this list has the potential to be at the very minimum to have 3.5 star potential. There is no 2/3 star potencial players here, every player is a future class act.

You can download the list at the bottom of the post and import it into your game .


  • Thibaut Courtois – At. Madrid – 19
  • Oliver Baumann – Freiburg – 21
  • Kevin Trapp – Kaiserslautern – 21
  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen
  • David De Gea – Man Utd – 20


  • Chris Smalling D(RC) – Man Utd – 21
  • John Flanagan D(R) – Liverpool – 18
  • Mario Fernandes D(R) – Gernio – 21
  • Frederik Sorensen D(RC) – Juventus – 19
  • Kyle Walker D(RC) – Tottenham Hotspur – 21
  • Jack Robinson D(L) – Liverpool – 18
  • Mamadou Sakho – D(C) – PSG – 21
  • Sebastian Coates D(C) – Liverpool – 21
  • Leonel Galeano D(C) – Independiente – 20
  • Joel Matip D(C), DM – Schalke – 20
  • Kyriakos Papadopoulos D(C) DM – Schalke – 19
  • Casemiro D(C), DM – Sao Paulo – 19
  • Emre Can – D(C), DM, M(C) – FC Bayern – 17
  • Phil Jones – D(C), DM, M(C) – Man Utd – 19
  • Fabio – D/WB(R/L) – Man Utd – 21


Attacking Midfielders & Forwards

  • Oscar – M(C), AM(RC) – Internacional – 20
  • Eden Hazard – M(C), AM(LC) – Lille
  • Toni Kroos – M(C), AM(LC) – FC Bayern – 21
  • Robert Mak – M/AM(RL) – Nurnberg – 20
  • Gabriel Torje – M/AM(R) – Udinese – 21
  • Joel Valencia – M/AM(RC) – Zaragoza – 16
  • Moritz Leitner – M/AM(RLC) – Dortmund – 18
  • Felipe Anderson – M/AM (C) – FC Sochaux – 18
  • Roberto Firmino – M/AM (C) – Hoffenheim – 20
  • Suso – M/AM (C) – Liverpool – 17
  • Ganso – M/AM (C) – Santos – 21
  • Rafinha – M/AM (C), ST – Barcelona – 18
  • Mario Gotze – AM(RLC) – Dortmund – 19
  • Raheem Sterling – AM(RL) – Liverpool – 16
  • Junior Hoilett – AM(RLC), ST – Blackburn – 21
  • Peniel Mlapa – AM(R), ST – Hoffenheim – 20
  • Emilio Nsue – AM(R), ST – Mallorca – 21
  • Son Heung-Min – AM(RC), ST – HSV – 19
  • Thomas Muller – AM(RLC), ST – FC Bayern – 21
  • Leandro – AM(RLC), ST – Gremio – 18
  • Stevan Jovetic – AM(RLC), ST – Fiorentina – 21
  • Jack Wilshere – AM(C) – Arsenal – 19
  • Alan Dzagoev – AM(C) – CSKA Moscow – 21
  • Christian Eriksen – AM(C) – Ajax – 19


  • Oliver Markoutz – AM(L), ST – FC Bayern – 16
  • Daniel Sturridge – AM(L), ST – Chelsea – 21
  • Neymar – AM(LC), ST – Santos – 19
  • Vitinho – AM(C), ST – Botafogo – 18
  • Paco Alcacer – ST – Valencia – 18
  • Khouma Babacar – ST – Fiorentina – 18
  • Leandro Damiao – ST – Internacional – 21
  • Meguel Medina – ST – Udinese – 18
  • Lukaku – ST – Chelsea – 18

Download the list

Hit the link and away you go. If it doesn’t download, right click on it and select “Save link as..” or similar.

How do I add a list to Football Manager?

On a PC hit F6 and click import ( FN F6 on Mac) or from your shortlist screen click Shortlists > Import Shortlists and browse to the file.

How to Develop Young Players – FM2012 & FM2011

We’ve all been there, you sign what you think is going to be the next ‘wonderkid‘ and it doesn’t pan out. I’ll go through a number of things you can do to help develop young players in FM2011 & FM2012 to give them a fighting chance of developing into the next big thing. Read More…

Get Involved

The important thing to remember is this list is a work in progress and requires YOU to contribute also. It’ll be updated a few times a week so keep and eye out.


  1. how about Mbaye Niang, Lenny Nangis.? wonderkids too.?
    I agree john fleck.. iturbe.. giulano (dnipro)..lucas moura..

  2. Andik Vermansyah -20 years old- Indonesia.

    Bruce Arena and David Beckham Said Andik Vermansyah is very talent young player.very fast player.
    They said that after LA GALAXY played With Indonesia Selection (30/11/2011).
    On the end of the match,Beckham gave his Shirt to Andik Vermansyah.

  3. buy james ozman for corby he is a wonderkid he like jack rodwell

  4. james ozman for corby he is a wonderkid he never misses a pass and is a ball winner please buy him

  5. Yaya Sanogo is my favorite! He seems even more talented than his stats would say..

  6. daniel avramovski, davide marco faraoni, david babunski, coutinho ,joel obi, francesko bardi ,lorenzo tassi,lorenzo crisetig ,luc castaignos,andrea poli , luca caldirola ,Rodrigo Alborno ,

  7. andre ayew jordan ayew ahmed musa zakarie labyad adam maher neymar joel obi wijnaldam younes belhanda

  8. How about Indonesian talented players?

    Andik Vermansyah-(20)
    Oktovianus Maniani-(20)
    Syamsir Alam-(19)-Penarol
    Teuku Zainal Haq-(19)-Penarol
    Yericho Christiantoko-(19)-CS Vise
    Kurnia Meiga-(21)-Arema Indonesia
    Stefano Lilipaly-(21)-FC Utrech
    Titus Bonai-(21)-Persipura

  9. Nice list thanks. i know its a different issue but does any1 know how to pick up your gamesave from the demo? ive had to start a new game but id love to get my old 1 back. thanx. ps ill b adding to the list soon.

  10. Admin Muhammed Demirci’de var olum nasıl unuttun o çocugu ayıp sana..Hepinizin Amına koycak o çocuk ,bekleyin ve görün..:D

  11. You can’t talk wonder kids without mentioning Christian erikssen – ajax.
    And Nicolai boilesen also ajax. Furthermore ajax also have Viktor fischer (fw)

    • Valon Berisha, Markus Henriksen, Mushaga Bakenga, The norwegians man, they really made it this year..

  12. Everytime i push the download button nothing happens… help me????!?!? :S

    • Are you sure? It’s working this end.

      Use right click and ‘save as’ if you are still having issues.

      • Doesn’t work for me either.. : /
        Just no response when pushing download button..

  13. Seriously….. One of the biggest talents of all is missing.
    Christian Eriksen 19 years old plays for Ajax Amsterdam.
    At the start of the game it says he’ll be the next Michael Laudrup and has potential of 4.5 stars in Ajax’s team.

    • Indeed he is, once I got around 30 players in I my eyes started to blur over.

      Corrected although I did say it was a work in progress. I didn’t want to base it completely on the BETA 🙂

  14. As a big liverpool fan i would have to say young suso. Only played one season with him in the demo and he was a gem. One other i would also pick would be paul pogba only from last years FM.

    • It’s a good list but we are looking for players 3.5 upwards and many of those ones are not.

  15. neymar,lukaku,nuri sahin, kjaer, phil jone, smalling, rafael, rodwel, jack wilshere..

  16. Had a first glimse at Fm 2012 .. first error is that Sebastian Paul Clark from OB is from 1996 (23-02-1996) and not 1995 (4-1-1995). The latest recent speed tests put him quickest to move on the ball then anyone on OB U17/U19 liga. So, potentially a good wonderkid to watch during the next two seasons.

  17. Ross Barkley, Jack Wilkshire, Danny Welbeck, Daniel Sturidge, Kyle Walker, Martin Kelly, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Tom Cleverley and obviously Joe Hart – Future of England right there 🙂

  18. Mateo Kovačić from Dinamo Zagreb
    Many english teams already monitor him (Arsenal, ManUtd, Liverpool, etc), he is getting his chance in Dinamo’s first team at the age of 16. He is showing great pace, stamina, quickness and passing ability. Playing at attacking midfielder position, labeled to be better than Luka Modrić.
    Other Dinamo players:
    Mario Šitum – 17 years
    Domagoj Vida (signed in 2011/12 from B.Leverkusen) – 21 years
    Ivan Kelava – 22 years

  19. lewis holtby
    faustino marcos alberto rojo
    joel campbell
    tom cleverley
    kevin strootman
    kevin grosskreutz
    ilkay gundogan
    mats hummels
    jose callejon
    nuri sahin
    steven defour
    zakaria labyad
    ricky alvarez
    emmanuel frimpong
    vaclav kadlec
    henrique almeida caixeta nascentes
    rafael galhardo
    juan iturbe
    alvaro vazquez
    nelson oliveira
    jorge enriquez
    alexandre lazcazette
    michael simoes domingues
    julio gomez gonzalez
    wilfried zaha

  20. Craig Dawson – West Brom (CB)
    21 years old, scored 22 goals in 2 seasons for Rochdale and 2 on his England U21 debut

  21. John fleck – Rangers
    Jamie ness – Rangers
    Kyle Hutton – Rangers
    Gregg Wylde – Rangers
    Ross Perry – Rangers
    Jordan mcmillan – Rangers
    Fraser fyvie – Aberdeen
    Josh mcginnes – Aberdeen
    James Forrest – Celtic
    Murray Davidson – St johnstone
    Callum booth – Hibs
    David wotherspoon – Hibs
    David templeton – Hearts
    Nigel hasslebank – St mirren

    Emre can – Bayer Munich
    Samid yessil – Bayer Leverkusen
    Mario goetze – Dorkmund
    Shinji kagawa – Dorkmund

  22. soulymane coulibaly – ivory coast striker signed from siena to Tottenham Hotspurs

  23. How about Man Utd’s newest young french player they are bringing through. Paul Pogha or something. Going to get some games this year apparently. Looks a likely type.

  24. MARKO PRIJIĆ – HAJDUK, CROATIA, best tallented boy i have ever seen, at age od 24 his value was 30000000 euro

  25. Dylan Tombides, Junior Stanislas, Robert Hall and Domenic Vose from West Ham should all be up there. Dylan Tombides has the potential to be an Australian Torres or Neymar.

  26. Islam Feruz – Celtic 15 y/o Interest from Chelsea, Man City & Arsenal. Regarded as one of the best talents in British football at this present time. He has also been capped at Under 20 level for Scotland.

  27. as far as Ajax goes.

    Thulani Serero could be the next Steven Pienaar, or better.
    Christian Eriksen reminds me of both Laudrup’s
    Aras Özbiliz could be a good playmaker someday.
    Nicolai Boilesen, will be a great attacking left defender.
    Jody Lukoki, needs a lot of training and discipline, but could be a perfect right winger/shadow striker

  28. Also forgot to mention Ross Barkley from everton fc. Anyone who has watched Everton’s preseason games will be able to see his class. He was brilliant against Wenger Bremen and he is only 17. Huge future.

  29. Dennis Praet ( Anderlecht )
    Charly Musonda Jr ( Anderlecht )
    Nicolas Boilesen ( Ajax )
    Ryo Miyaichi ( Arsenal )

  30. As a huge fan of Australian Soccer I will say:

    > Mustafi Amani: Just signed for Dortmund from the A-League. Huge talent.
    > Tommy Oar: Was a gun last year in the A-League, joined the Dutch league and is starring in the current U/20 WC.
    > Mitchell Langerack: Also at Dortmund, made his debut for the last year and starred (MOTM by memory). Huge future.
    > Dylan Tombides: Won the best youth player for West Ham last year and starred in the U/17 WC. Was subject of interest from some big clubs, will be a star in the future when he recovers from his setback.

  31. Conor Coady are in the mould of Steven Gerrard. Both can tackle, shoot and they both have great leadership. The only thing that Conor have to improve is his passing range. Gerrard has great crossing ability, and if Conor can improve his crossing ability we will have Gerrard’s natural successor.

  32. well as a belgian football fan i have a few names 😉

    we all know lukaku off course but at anderlecht they got some really big talents this and next years

    dennis praet, only 16 but he’s gonna get his first minutes this season
    charly musonda junior ,only 13 years old but wanted by every big european club
    lamisha musonda
    marecek, czechian youth international

    other players

    kevin de bruyne
    thiebaut courtois

  33. Isco Alarcón from Valencia CF is the better player of Spain sub 19.

    Thiago Alcantara from Barcelona B is the better of Spain sub 21 (Javi Martinez and Mata arent “kids”).

  34. cecep supriatna – persib bandung (indonesian)
    TOP PLAYER !!!!

  35. Thorgan Hazard (RC Lens)
    Suso (Liverpool)
    Raheem Sterling (Liverpool)
    Lucas (Sao Paulo)
    khouma Babacar (Fiorentina)
    Xerdan Shaqiri (FC Basil)
    Alex oxlade Chamberlain (Southampton)
    Phillipe Coutinho (Inter)
    John Flanagan (Liverpool)
    Nuri Sahin (Real Madrid)
    Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea)


  36. Mario Götze from Dortmund. If you think Wilshere has talent than you never seen playing Götze. This boy is the german Messi 🙂

  37. Kevin Strootman – FC Utrecht
    Kevin de Bruyne – Genk
    Thibaut Courtois – Genk
    Christian Eriksen – Ajax
    Luuk de Jong – FC Twente

    And ofcourse talents like Neymar, De Gea, Wilshere…. But those have already been named, so I’ll stick to some new names. And I’ve got 1 more add:
    Lucas Piazon – Chelsea

  38. Andreas Merkel- AC Milan
    Joris van Overeem- AZ
    Abdallah Yaisien- PSG
    Gaëtan Laborde- Bordeaux
    Emre Can- FC Bayern
    Rani Khedira- Vfb Stuttgart

  39. no joke, sign these players:
    – neymar (santos)
    – balotelli (man city)
    – Rafael or Fabio (man united)

  40. i think these are the most talented guys:

    rafael toloi, neymar (bra)
    raphael varane yaya sanogo (fra)
    eden hazard, lukaku (bel)
    sime vrsjalko (cro)

  41. Steven Caulker and Kyle Walker at Spurs both really impressed on loan last season look like they could be future stars.

  42. I think there’ll be a fair share of Man Utd players Will Keane, Ravel Morrison, Paul Pogba and more.

    I also wouldn’t be suprised if Sheffield Utd don’t have a couple based on this years FA Youth Cup performance

  43. Lucas and Casemiro, from São Paulo. Oscar, from Internacional

  44. i think as far as english wonderkids only jack wiltshire as he is miles ahead of any player is age. and other ones would be neymar from santos, lukaku from anderlecht, but i think that they should try and have something in the game that makes this a little less predictable as you end up with sthe same 2 or 3 buys everytime you play the game.

  45. Adrian Luna – Defensor Sporting. Espanyol De Barcelona For FM 2012

  46. If your looking for a good player for a mid-league team i’ve got a feeling Florian Trinks from Werder Bremen will go on to work wonders.

    Adem Ljajić – ACF Fiorentina
    Stevan Jovetić – ACF Fiorentina
    Christian Eriksen – Ajax
    Erik Lamela – River Plate

  47. Christian Eriksen (Ajax) een geweldige speler slechts 18 jaar oud,Lorenzo Ebicilio (Ajax), Santiago Garcia (Nacional),En Mats Rits (Ajax),

  48. Neymar – santos
    Romero Lukaku – Anderlecht
    Laurenţiu Brănescu – Juventus
    David De Gea – Man Utd
    Kara – Tromsø
    Mamadou Sakho – PSG

  49. jack wilshere should be 1 of the best wonderkids and star with alot better stats

  50. Where all those English wonderkids come from? The way the national team plays you guys lucky to have one

  51. I’m a Middlesbrough fan and would love to see
    Joe Bennett
    Rhys Williams
    and Ritchie Smallwood
    All full of promise, more top class coming out of our academy!

  52. sime vrsaljko – dinamo zagreb
    luka modric must have better marks and potential ability
    <3 Dinamo Zagreb & Bad Blue Boys <3

  53. Jake Forster-Caskey of Brighton, was England U-16’s captain last time I checked, maybe not wonderkid material, but still should get a vast improvement, especially seeing as Albion are gonna be in the Championship next year

  54. Im A Villa Fan and loads of promise,


  55. Conor Wickham of Ipswich. Spurs are on the verge of buying him.

  56. I have seen Raheem Sterling plays a few times and he look incrediable for his age. Think the FM2012 boys might have him spotted.

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