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Football Manager 2012 Wonderkids: The Ultimate List

The Ultimate List of Football Manager 2012 Wonderkids

As I do for every version of the game, here is my list of Football Manager 2012 wonderkids.

This is the ultimate resource for any Football Manager fanatic who loves to buy the best youngsters in the game and turn them into superstars.

I have also created a downloadable shortlist containing every player in the list which can be imported straight into Football Manager 2012. This saves you the trouble of searching for every player, that can be downloaded at the bottom of the list.

Football Manager 2012 Wonderkids

Goalkeepers (GK)

A selection of the best goalkeeper football manager 2012 wonderkids.

Laurentiu Branescu17JuvetusRomania£1.3m
David De Gea20Man UtdSpain£17.25m
Alphonse Areola18PSGFrance£0.925m
Matej Delac19CeskeCroatia£0.8m
Marc Andre Ter Stegen19GladbachGermany£3m
Luis Guilherme19BoavistaBrazil£0.4m
Thibaut Courtois19Atletico MadridBelgium£7.75m

Full Backs (DL/DR/WBL/WBR)

A selection of the best full back football manager 2012 wonderkids.

Mario Fernandes21GremioBrazil£3.9m
Jack Robinson18LiverpoolEngland£3.1m
Rafael21Man UtdBrazil£6m
Fabio21Man UtdBrazil£4.6m
Sebastien Corchia20FC SochauxFrance£3.4m
Davide Santon20NewcastleItaly£4.8m
Serge Aurier18Toulouse FCFrance£2.2m
Martin Montoya20BarcelonaSpain£2.4m
Diego Renan21CruzeiroBrazil£3m

Centre Backs (CB)

A selection of the best centre back football manager 2012 wonderkids.

Mateo Musacchio21VillarrealArgentina£3.9m
Stefan Savic20Man CityMontenegro£6m
Tomas Kalas18VitesseCzech£1.8m
Marc Muniesa19BarcelonaSpain£2.1m
Sebastian Coates21LiverpoolUruguay£7.25m
Breno21FC BayernBrazil£1.9m
Guiseppe Presta17PalermoItaly£1.6m
Rafael Toloi20GolasBrazil£0.65m
Diego Polenta19BariUruguay£0.975m
Leonel Galeano20IndependienteArgentina£1.2m
Kyriakos Papadopoulos19SchalkeGreece£4.8m
Raphael Varane18Real MadridFrance£4.1m

Centre Mids (DM/CM)

A selection of the best centre mid football manager 2012 wonderkids.

Emre Can17FC BayernTurkey£1.7m
Kamohelo Mokotjo20FeyenoordSouth Africa£2.5m
Yann M'Villa21Stade RennaisFrance£5.25m
Lorenzo Cristeig18InterItaly£1.5m
Jack Rodwell20EvertonEngland£5.5m
Lukman Haruna20Dynamo KyivNigeria£1.6m
David Alaba19FC BayernAustria£5m
Paul Pogba18Man UtdFrance£3m
Zakaria Labyad18PSVMorocco£1.3m
Aaron Ramsey20ArsenalWales£6.75m
Felipe Anderson18SantosBrazil£2.6m

Attacking Mids (AMC)

A selection of the best attacking mid football manager 2012 wonderkids.

Jack Wilshere19ArsenalEngland£8.75m
Lucas Moura19Sao PauloBrazil£12m
James Rodriguez20PortoColombia£4.7m
Eden Hazard20LilleBelgium£7.75m
Toni Kroos21FC BayernGermany£10m
Miralem Pjanic21RomaBosnia£5.5m
Clement Grenier20LyonFrance£3.5m
Mario Gotze19DortmundGermany£12.5m
Iker Muniain18AthleticSpain£6m
Erick Torres18ChivasMexico£1m

Wingers (AMR/L)

A selection of the best winger football manager 2012 wonderkids.

Douglas Costa21ShakhtarBrazil£3.4m
Marcel Risse21MainzGermany£3.4m
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain18ArsenalEngland£12m
Eduardo Salvio21Atletico MadridArgentina£5m
Pablo Sarabia19GetafeSpain£4m
Raheem Sterling16LiverpoolEngland£2m
Henri Saivet20BordeauxFrance£2.5m
Gerard Deulofeu17BarcelonaSpain£4.2m
Juan Iturbe18PortoArgentina£1.5m
Gaston Ramirez20BolognaUruguay £4.7m
Adem Ljajic20FiorentinaSerbia£4.4m
Antoine Griezmann20Real SociedadFrance£5.25m
Andre Schurrle20LeverkusenGermany£5.75m

Strikers (ST/FC)

A selection of the best striker football manager 2012 wonderkids.

Carlos Vela22Real SociedadMexico£4.3m
Lucas Piazon17ChelseaBrazil£7m
Connor Wickham18SunderlandEngland£8m
Peniel Mlapa20HoffenheimGermany£3.8m
Son Heung-Min19HSVKorea£5m
Wellington Silva18AlcoyanoBrazil£3.3m
Vaclav Kadlec19PortoCzech£4.2m
Mbaye Niang16Stade MalherbeFrance£2.1m
Mattia Destro20SienaItaly£3.5m
Carlos Fierro17ChivasMexico£0.7m
Lacina Traore21KubanIvory Coast£3.8m
Abel Hernandez21PalermoUruguay£6.75m
Romelu Lukaku18ChelseaBelgium£11.25m
Joel Campbell19FC LorientCosta Rico£0.925m


This shortlist contains all 92 players and takes justa few seconds to import, the installation instructions are below.

  1. Download the shortlist from above.
  2. Place the Wonderkids.slf file into My Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2012/Shortlists.
  3. Open FM2012, on the navigation bar click your manager name, on the drop down menu hover over ‘Search’ and then click shortlist.
  4. Roughly half way on the screen and to the right there is a button that says ‘Shortlists’, click this and then on the drop down menu click import.
  5. Double click on the ‘Wonderkids’ file on the popup box and it’s done..

There you have it! 92 of the best Football Manager 2012 wonderkids! This is a great resource to have so I suggest you bookmark it. The list will be continually updated as I discover more amazing youngsters on the game, and you can also refer back to it whenever your looking for a certain position for your team.

Don’t forget to join us on twitter as well as facebook and get involved in some quality FM2012 discussion.

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  • dani

    There are such talented youngsters on fm12. Jack wilshere, Mario Balotelli and others like hallam hope and sam magri

    • billy

      played against sam magri for years, what a good centre back he was!

  • Matty

    Marco verratti

  • Pogba is a good player to start out with, and you know he’s gonna turn into a beast

  • Matthew Bussey

    Stephan El Shaawary (A.C. Milan)

  • Jason

    Ryan Mason and Kyle Bennett are my favourite youngsters, mainly cos they play for the team I support

  • Marko

    Eden Hazard

  • Mark

    I think Mario Gotze, Cabera and Kawaga along with Eden hazard will be quality players in football manager 2012.

  • Joshua Fowler

    Gonna have to go with Oxlade-Chamberlain…beasting it up for me.

  • dani

    others are Max Clayton of Crewe,Josh Mceacheran (Chelsea), Davide de Gea ( Man Utd), Da Silva Brothers,Neymar,Macheda,The bender twins and Many more,

    • Fraser

      wow, never heard of any of them!!

  • Knocked Off Your Perch

    Mario Götze

  • Emre

    Muhammed Demirci!

  • George

    Mario gotze
    Xherdan shaqiri

  • Ysrael

    Mario Götze

  • Nathan Redmond
    Jordon Mutch
    Jack Butland

  • Nick

    Ryo Miyaichi fo sho

  • desmond

    Mateo Kovačić

  • Emmanuel

    Gotze, Phil Jones, Thiago Alcantara, Jovetic, Neymar

  • faiz

    Sebastian Coates. He gonna be a legend in the future for Liverpool.

  • Kieran Cairns

    Mamadou Sakho / henri saivet / Ahmed Khalil / Breno / Gael Kakuta / Mario Götze