Player Recommendations of Best FM15 Wonderkids & Young Talents
To continue the success of previous years we are yet again giving you the ability to download our massive shortlist of best Football Manager 2015 Wonderkids. Here you will find a bunch of amazing FM15 wonderkids – those promising talents who may become world class players with a proper development plan or simply those young football talents who are on the verge of taking the stage with a pinch of luck and the trust and comfort only you can provide as his manager.
This is the third year publishing our famous Football Manager Wonderkids shortlist. This year we opt to make it even more massive and even more comprehensive than last year! Here you will be able to discover the top talents of FM 2015 aged 20 or younger. Buying a cheap FM15 wonderkid might both give you some extra cash if sold at the right moment, or lead your club to new glories with dazzling performances – improving your ‘mediocre’ team to become a world leading club simply by his presence.
As former Football Manager Wonderkids such as Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Lucas Moura have become too old, we have replaced them with some new amazing talents worth scouting. With over 300 wonderkids raning from world class players to good players for the top league, included in the first downloadable shortlist, it may be hard to find the best ones for your managing club. It’s recommended to scout them all thoroughly as potential ability can/will vary from save to save.
In order to help you as much as possible, we have put together a list of the best ones, which you can examine below. The list is filtered by positioning and age of the best ones, and is regarded as page 1 of 2, where the second page is the shortlist of Football Manager 2015 Best Young Talent – those emerging Under-18 talents just below the level of the players within this list.
This year we have decided to remove the in-depth information about each player, and we won’t show you screenshot of their player profile as we haven’t received any feedback if it was at all helpful. But we aim to update this post quite frequently – but we also encourage you to submit your FM15 player recommendations in the comment field.
This shortlist of the best Football Manager 2015 Wonderkids can be downloaded and imported into your own game!
About Passion4FM FM 2015 Wonderkids Shortlist
When creating this shortlist we have trusted the scout reports, the in-game player information such as mental attributes and skills according to their position and their player roles. All the FM 2015 wonderkids have been found by thoroughly scouting in different saves, by using an extensive network of the best Football Manager 2015 scouts, scouting them a number of times and using our years of experience examining all parts of the world in order to serve you our massive shortlist.
We have NOT, and never will use the editor or other cheating tools to create or update our shortlist.
The Passion4FM FM15 Wonderkids shortlist can be regarded as an advanced scouting tool consisting of over 500 (and counting) promising talents or rated wonderkids under the age of 20. The shortlist can be downloaded and imported into your own save whenever you wish. It consists of youngsters from all over the world, from Russia to Chile, from Brazil to Denmark and Russia to Argentina!
This shortlist is “work in progress” until the release of Football Manager 2016, and we look to continuously update it for your benefit in order to help you discover new and amazing talents!
Definition of a Football Manager Wonderkids – How to find them?
A Football Manager wonderkid is a term often used to describe the best talents of Football Manager. These young talents under the age of 20, have all in common that they possess excellent potential ability, good current ability and equal chance to develop to world class players.
A players level of ability is determined through a rating between 0 to 200, where 200 is “out of this world” in order to show you through a star rating how good the player is in the moment (current ability) and how good the player can become in the future by training, tutoring and match experience (potential ability).
Normally is the current ability absolute (static current ability) while the potential ability is relative – can differ from save to save.
A Football Manager wonderkid is exclusive and unique, not every player can become a wonder kid.
When starting a new Football Manager save, you will perhaps notice that the wonderkid you bought in one save might not be as good in the new.
This is because a players potential ability can change within a pre-determined scale. His actual potential ability can only be discovered within the editor or other cheating tools. The relative PA scale ranges from -1 to -10 where higher number equals better ability. Normally will the best Football Manager wonderkids have a potential ability labelled as -10 or -9, where -10 is on a scale close to the 200 mark.
We are not allowed to reveal each players current or potential ability level, so you will be forced to scout them all in each save in order to get some hints about their potential ability in your save. I guess you wonder how you can find the best wonderkids in your save. There are some important areas to look at:
– scout report and player description – Golden Star rating and Wonderkid description
– scout report of player attributes; determination, work rate and level of mental attributes
– scout report of current ability according to age; 4 to 5 star silver star rating or 1 to 2 golden stars
– a players personality and potential to progress based on your clubs youth facility level
These are some of the elements you can look at in order to find promising talents with the potential to become wonderkids. Just remember that you don’t get solely blind by star rating as it depends on your scouts level of determination and accuracy (JPA / JPP), and the overall average ability of your squad. A club with few (or none) world class players will make you able to spot more 5-star wonderkids than if managing Barcelona, where the PA star rating will perhaps be fairly good.
How to find the best scouts in Football Manager – Get more accurate scout reports
About the Gold Star Potential – My Hypothesis
New in Football Manager 2015 is the range of potential star rating displayed as black stars. My hypothesis to the black star rating is that it shows how good the player can become under the best terms, mentioned below.
If we should translate the potential star rating under my hypothesis will the gold star potential given by your scout be his minimum potential at the moment under the current circumstances compared to the squads average potential, while the black potential star rating is his maximum. If we translate it to what we know about the potential ability level ranging from -1 to -10, the gold star rating indicates the lowest range within it. For example the -8 level which is around 130PA, while maximum is 160. For clubs with lots of players around the 145PA level the gold star level will often show average rating or even decent rating for the first team, while the black stars shows a potential higher rating than squad average. That’s why I believe there is sometimes a big difference between the hidden black star rating and the gold star rating we have become accustomed to.
How can The player fulfill his Hidden Black Star Potential?
In order to develop players who are likely to reach their maximum potential the circumstances must be ideal – and can be influenced by these matters; good or bad:
- Luck will always be one of the biggest factors, which is influenced by the factors below
- avoid long term injuries as injury proneness will hurt his development
- get first team or reserves match experience to get accustomed to the playing level and boost his happiness and training motivation. Here can loaning the player out be an important step in his development plan.
- be taken under the wings of a manager who favors youth development – high ratings of working with youth
- be in a club with good youth facilities
- have a good coaching staff of 5-star coaches with high ratings of working with youth, motivation and determination
- improve player personality by tutoring him in order to make them more professional
In general it’s difficult to specifically predict who will develop into wonder kids or who will end up as average players with national reputation or less. We just need to trust the scout report and compare pros and cons of the player to determine how likely he is to develop into a rated wonderkid.
Below is a brief collection of some of the best Football Manager 2015 wonderkids (at the age of 20 and under) within the FM15 database. This list is unique and the most in-depth ever published, which makes it the best list of wonderkids ever created for Football Manager!
|26.04.1994 (20)||Stuttgart II|
|25.12.1993 (20)||Granada B|
|€850||A decent goalkeeper with fairly average skills. Stole Dimitrievski possesses great command of the area and fairly good aerial ability. Good prospect for mid-table clubs and below.|
Guillermo de Amores
|19.10.1994 (19)||Liverpool (URU)|
|25.07.1995 (19)||Celta B|
|€70||Ruben Blanco is a very promising player available for under €1.5Mill. Great in one on one situations.|
|GK||€2.1Mill||€10.75K||Simone Scuffet is a determined talent who can become a great player for any club level. Stands out for his determination and high mental attributes. Great reflexes and positioning too.|
|12.09.1995 (18)||Utrecht Res|
|31.10.1995 (18)||Red Star||GK||€375K||€675|
|22.03.1997 (17)||Udinese U20||GK||€275K||€250||Alex Meret has the potential to become a great goalkeeper in the future. With his resolute personality, high determination and adaptability he has the ability to fulfill his potential where ever he plays. With decent reflexes, great handling and decisions he is a good shot stopper.|
|DC (DR)||€13.25Mill||€25K||John Stones is a strong ball playing defender who is as natural fit as he is composed. Also a good penalty taker.|
|14.05.1994 (20)||Paris SG|
|DC (DR)||€7.25Mill||€16.5K||Marquinhos is already a world class defender with high composure, great positioning and decent concentration. Incredible fast for an central defender.|
|14.11.1993 (20)||Olympique Lyonnais|
|DC (DM(MC)||€7Mill||€40.5K||The German wonderkid defender likes to play short simple passes and has strength, stamina and team work to play as an ball winning midfielder as well. Features excellent concentration and composure which makes him likely for a man marking playing style.|
|DC (DR)||€5.25Mill||€37.5K||Kurt Zouma is a strong beast standing at 187cm tall. Excellent aerial ability makes him an important asset at attacking and defending set-pieces. Enjoys important matches. Consistent central defender.|
|DC||€7.75Mill||€34.5K||Dória is a strong and quick central defender who has aerial abilities as his key strength. Labelled as the next André Cruz. Enjoys important matches.|
José María Giménez
|20.01.1995 (19)||Atletico Madrid|
|DC||€6.25Mill||€19.25K||The 194cm tall wonderkid defender is as strong in the air as physically. Niklas Süle is a highly recommended central defender due to his consistent performance and hidden attribute enjoys big matches. Has high level of bravery and composure as well.|
|10.02.1996 (18)||River Res|
|28.11.1995 (18)||Leverkusen (Roma)|
|DC (DM)||€475K||€1K||Filippo Romagna is a driven central defender with excellent determination. A likely FM15 wonderkid with good anticipation, marking and positioning. May lack concentration and composure to be rated as a good central defender, but is still young and can develop a lot.|
|DC (DM)||€225K||€70||Jesus Vallejo is one of the most promising Spanish central defenders in FM15. With excellent concentration, anticipation and tackling this defender will be rock solid being less error prone. Needs tutoring to match his light-hearted personality to his great determination.|
|DC (DR)||€975K||€1.3K||Joe Gomez is a promising talent worth to watch. The English talent possesses great stamina and quickness to play as an fullback, but has also decent composure and concentration to play as a central defender. Tends to run with the ball often.|
|02.12.1993 (20)||Fulham (Leverkusen)|
|D/WBL||€1.3Mill||€9K||Kostas Stafylidis is a fairly quick full back. Noted for his high determination.|
|13.03.1994 (20)||Palermo (Santos)|
|€4.2K||Emerson is a fairly quick promising wingback. Both defensive strong and technical skilled which makes him suit the duty of both defensive roles and more attacking roles.|
|12.07.1995 (19)||Man Utd|
|D/WBL||€4Mill||€125K||Luke Shaw is fairly injury prone but is a fairly consistent player. He enjoys playing in important matches. Possesses excellent dribbling and quickness much similar to the traditional Brazilian wing backs.|
|DRC||€10.25Mill||€44K||Callum Chambers is physically and mentally strong. With high jumping reach and great heading abilities he possesses also an aerial threat. Likely long throw taker as well.|
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|€5.5K||Lucas Romero is the perfect player for any side. With great stamina, bravery, team work and work rate he will do everything for his team working tirelessly throughout the match. The resolute ball winner was one of my favorite players in FM14 and might be the first player I buy on every save.|
|MC (DM)||€10Mill||€56K||Emre Can is a wonderkid who enjoys important matches. The strong defensive midfielder has a winning mentality and is likely to rip the opposition apart with his aggression and bravery. Seems fairly versatile as he has both much flair, stamina, strength, technique and bravery. A likely holding midfielder who can win back the ball quickly.|
|€13.5K||Sergi Samper is a player in the same mould as Xavi. Likes to come deep to get the ball and dictate tempo. Already an excellent deep lying playmaker with great composure and anticipation. Team player.|
|DM (D/MC)||€5.5Mill||€15.75K||Labelled as a strong ball winner, Junior Malanda might be a great prospect for clubs with national reputation. Excellent determination and work rate makes him a great defensive midfielder.|
|DM (DR/MC)||€2.3Mill||€7K||Levin Öztunali is a very versatile player who can play in a number of positions. He stands out for his work rate, team work and natural fitness.|
|13.03.1997 (17)||FC Porto|
|€1.6K||Ruben Neves seems to develop to a great player. The anchor man possesses excellent composure and positioning. Already a likely candidate as captain and features the determination and team work to be the heart and lung of the defensive play.|
|M/AMC||€11Mill||€53K||An highly rated wonderkid advanced playmaker with high technical abilities. Mateo Kovacic likes to come deep to get ball and play one twos. Stands out for his great vision and composure. Next Xavi?|
|MC (M/AMR)||€9.25Mill||€25K||James Ward-Prowse is a good central midfielder strong at taking free kicks and corners. Possesses great vision and passing abilities making him a strong candidate for the new FM15 roaming playmaker role.|
|12.12.1994 (19)||Burnley (Chelsea)|
|06.02.1995 (19)||Schalke 04|
|MC (DM/AMC)||€6.75Mill||€15.75K||Leon Goretzka stands out for his technical abilities, team work and passing abilities. Also good in the air which makes him a likely threat in attacking set-pieces. Another German wonderkid who enjoys big matches. Tends to dictate tempo and switch ball to other flank.|
|05.08.1995 (18)||Bayern Munich|
|MC (DM/AMC)||€8Mill||€20K||With 14 appearances under Josep Guardiola Pierre-Emile Højbjerg is one of the most interesting wonderkids in Europe at the moment. The 185cm tall midfielder can play a number of positions in the central of the park and has attributes to fit the bill of a number of player roles. For me he seems to be a natural advanced playmaker support. Highly recommended!|
|MC||€1.7Mill||€9K||Youri Tielemans is dubbed the new Enzo Scifo. The fairly determined midfielder possesses great passing abilities. Potential to become a world class central midfielder. Fairly adaptable.|
|11.11.1996 (17)||Bayern Munich|
|MC (DM/AMC)||€1.9Mill||€24K||Gianluca Gaudino possesses high ratings of passing, first touch and technique which makes him a promising playmaker. The promising German midfielder is labelled as the next Günter Netzer.|
|MC (DM)||€375K||€1.6K||Ryan Ledson is a fairly intelligent midfielder who likes to dictate tempo. Still a lot of development to do, but is a talented player who may become an international player with great development. Features good anticipation, decisions and passing to become a decent playmaker.|
|AMC (MC/AMR)||€23.5Mill||€50K||The attacking midfielder possesses excellent first touch and technique making him a skillful player in the mould of Andres Iniesta. With excellent vision and anticipation he suits the role of the advanced playmaker|
Rodrigo de Paul
|29.06.1994 (20)||Roma (Boca)|
|€16.75K||A good attacking midfielder with excellent dribbling and flair. He enyos big matches and is a likely set-piece taker as he is a great free-kick taker. Fairly adaptable too. Likes to place shots and cut inside.|
|05.02.1995 (19)||Man Utd|
|AMC (AMRL)||€25Mill||€63K||The FM15 wonderkid Adnan Januzaj has already excellent attributes in a number of areas. Noted for his unpredictability (high flair) the highly versatile player could be one of the big future stars of FM 2015.|
|AMRC||€9.5Mill||€18.75K||Serge Gnabry is touted to become the next Paul Breitner. The two footed Gunners youngster has excellent quickness and flair which makes him a great shadow striker.|
|€28.5K||Ángel Correa is a skillful player who is likely to do the unexpected. With excellent dribbling abilities and technique coupled with flair he is a great player in one on one situations.|
|AMC (AML/ST)||€3Mill||€28.5K||Kingsley Coman is a very interesting shadow striker in FM15. Noted for his high acceleration and pace, high flair and excellent technique he might provide the quickness and unpredictability needed to unlock any defenses with his dribbling and off the ball movement. Fairly consistent attacking midfielder who enjoys big matches.|
Tonny de Trindade de Vilhena
|M/AMC||€5.25Mill||€6K||Spotted when he was 16, the attacking midfielder has developed nicely. Tonny Vilhena possesses decent dribbling and technique. Coupled with his high level of off the ball, flair and agility he will be able to utilize spaces.|
|10.02.1996 (18)||Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya|
|AMC||€325K||€500||One of the hidden wonderkids of FM14, Humam Tariq was quickly signed by Fiorentina in my first FM15 save. The young trequartista has already the leadership, anticipation and vision as the new Andrea Pirlo.|
|€2.3K||Robert is a young talent who can play as attacking midfielder position or as striker. With great vision, decent anticipation and excellent technique he could be the main creative assets of your team – player role recommendation trequartista.|
|AMC (AMRL)||€3.1Mill||€5K||Patrick Roberts is dubbed the new Paul Gascoigne. An unpredictable winger/ attacking midfielder with sublime quickness and excellent dribbling abilities.|
|AMC (AMRL)||€975K||€1.6K||Abdelhak Nouri is one of the most promising Dutch talents emerging. With excellent technical abilities and good passing abilities he is a chance creator who likes to dictate tempo and who tries killer balls often.|
|15.06.1998 (16)||AC Milan|
|AMC (AMRL/ST)||€375K||€250||Finally the new emerging wonderkid Hachim Mastour is incorporated in the official FM 2015 database. A highly technical and unpredictable player with great acceleration. Excellent potential, but with fairly poor overall attributes much tutoring and a smart player development plan is needed to get the most out of him.|
|20.09.1993 (20)||Schalke 04|
|M/AMRL||€12.75Mill||€61K||Julian Draxler is an highly versatile winger. The two footed winger is capable of dazzling the opposite marker with pace and dribbling. Noted for his long shot abilities and first touch.|
|AMRC||€11.75Mill||€94K||The Serbian winger wonderkid features excellent acceleration and pace. With great flair and dribbling Markovic is likely to be the unpredictable asset needed to create chances. Tends to cut inside as an inside forward.|
|12.07.1994 (20)||Neman Grodno|
|M/AML||€16K||€2.3K||Pavel Savitskiy features excellent crossing and good acceleration. Coupled with good technique, dribbling and flair he has everything required to get to the byline. He tends to run with the ball a lot but likes to dictate play from wide. The talented winger enjoys big matches and is available for free in January 2015.|
|AML||€2.6Mill||€26.5K||A classic winger with excellent acceleration and pace. Bruma’s overall stats is under the average, so he has still many areas to improve such as finishing. Noted for his great crossing and dribbling abilities which makes him able to get to the byline to create more chances from wide.|
|AMRL/ST||€2.7Mill||€4.7K||Zakaria Bakkali has been one of my personal favorite wonderkids for quite some while. Stands out for his great off the ball ability and flair. Can play in all attacking positions. Features excellent dribbling and quickness.|
|10.09.1995 (18)||Aston Villa|
|AMRLC||€3Mill||€6.5K||Jack Grealish is a strong dribbler who are able to use his acceleration and pace to get by his marker over the full 90 minutes due to high stamina. Features also great passing abilities and team work to play as an wide advanced playmaker. Highly recommended UK talent.|
|AMR (AMLC)||€1.6Mill||€130||Bilal Ould-Chikh was one of the stars in the Euro Under-17 Championship 2014. His player profile in FM15 looks very promising. Good technique, first touch and anticipation – a future wide playmaker?|
|17.10.1997 (16)||Jong Ajax|
|€9.5K||Paco Alcacer is an highly rated ambitious striker. Noted for his work rate, off the ball ability and finishing skills Paco is surely able to open up spaces for others and score goals on his own as advanced forward.|
|01.08.1994 (19)||Sassuolo /Juventus|
|18.04.1995 (19)||LOSC (Liverpool)|
|ST/AMRL||€7.5Mill||€15.75K||The Belgium Wonderkid striker who is loaned out to LOSC until the end of the first season has excellent acceleration and pace. With high flair, technique and dribbling he may be likely used as an inside forward attack.|
|14.08.1996 (18)||OGC Nice|
|ST||€1.3Mill||€4K||Labelled as the next Jean-Pierre Papin the pacy and versatile advanced forward might be worth to follow the development of. Features high bravery which makes him a good choice to close down defenders early.|
Munir el Haddadi
|€44K||Munir was a player I felt was fairly underrated in FM14, so much that I made an database with him. The FM15 Wonderkid Munir has excellent finishing, anticipation and dribbling. The inside forward likes to shoot from distance. Highly Recommneded!|
|ST/AML||€6.25Mill||€20.5K||Timo Werner can be described as an classic poacher or a more modern advanced forward. Noted for his excellent quickness and finishing he should have the abilities to shake off his marker and bag some goals inside the penalty box. Still has a lot of development to do especially improving positioning, vision, concentration and composure.|
|ST||€4.7Mill||€8K||Richairo Zivkovic is a pacy advanced forward with high flair. The 186cm tall striker is fairly strong in aerial situations but is also able to finish using his feet. Can become a great striker in the future.|
|16.04.1996 (18)||Lanziano (Parma)|
|ST||€800K||€2.2K||Alberto Cerri can become a future wonderkid striker. The 194cm tall target man is touted as the next Roberto Bettega. the forward tends to dwell on ball, but is really good in aerial situations. He too enjoys big matches and is fairly consistent player.|
|€3.2K||Kenedy can play as both an inside forward or striker. He likes to shoot with power from distance but requires improved long shots to be lethal outside the box. Overall a skilled player.|
Filipe Silva de Oliveira
|€3.2K||Malcom is an highly recommended future wonderkid. The speedy striker has the potential to become a world class player. With great crossing, acceleration and decent off the ball he can become a great inside forward.|
|25.08.1996 (17)||Schalke 04 II|
|ST/AMC||€700K||€12.25K||Donis Avdjij is labelled as the new Miroslav Klose for his excellent finishing abilities. A technical trequartista with world class agility.|
|€22.5K||Gabriel Barbosa is an highly rated FM15 wonderkid. With excellent passing, first touch, technique and vision he can be a great playmaking AMC or forward to drops deep similar to Lionel Messi. With already resolute personality and great determination he is a great signing –may be very expensive though.|
|02.08.1997 (16)||Teleoptik U19 (Partizan)|
|ST||€135K||€20||A young Serbian advanced forward who can become an international player with right tutoring and development plan. The striker is noted for his high work rate and excellent determination. Possesses the required strength, height and weigth of an target man/defensive forward.|
|23.12.1997 (16)||Red Star|
|ST||€140K||€20||One of the new amazing Football Manager 2015 wonderkids is the promising Serbian talent Luka Jovic. Noted for his mental strength, high determination and good composure, Jovic can be an excellent star of the future.|
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