From the teenagers dubbed as the next Neymar to the top 5 Brazilian wonderkids wingbacks that can follow in the successful path of Daniel Alves. Here are the best Football Manager 2022 Brazilian wonderkids you NEED to sign!
My ranking of the next generation of Brazilian wonderkids in Football Manager 2022 puts attention on under-21 talents still based in Brazil who might be the next in line to impress European football in the years to come. These Brazilian wonderkids and talents are touted as some of the best young players in South American at the moment!
There are few other nations in the world with a longer or prouder football history than Brazil! From the days when the beautiful game was expressed by the Brazilian icon himself, Pele, the South American nation has produced some of the most technically gifted players in football.
Brazilian clubs’ track record of developing some of the best talents in the world has made the Brazilian league a go-to place to scout for wonder kids and talents with immense potential and raw skills!
By looking closer at the Football Manager 2022 Brazilian Wonderkids, you’ll get a better knowledge of the best young players from Brazil that you must sign straight away!
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FM22 Top 5 Brazilian Wonderkids Wingbacks
Looking for the next Daniel Alves in FM22? Look no further as we give you our recommendations of the top Brazilian wonderkids wingbacks in Football Manager 2022. Discover fullbacks and wingbacks with acceleration and pace, stamina, agility and dribbling to both cover the entire flanks as well as being a useful asset in the final third by taking on players in one-on-one situations.
Calegari / 19 / Fluminense
One of the Brazilian wingbacks with the closest skillset to Daniel Alves is Fluminense’s Lucas Calegari. The 19-year-old attacking wingback received his first-team debut in August 2020. Since then, he has 40 appearances for Fluminense.
In Football Manager 2022, the Brazilian right wingback possesses excellent acceleration and pace, as well as the stamina to both attack space and recover into defensive positions quickly if the ball is lost high up the pitch. By being able to cover a lot of ground, Calegari could become a great asset in a 4-3-3 formation or 3-4-3 formation, either playing as a complete wingback or defensive winger.
He’s a player with a very well-rounded skill set. Good dribbling, agility and flair make him gifted at taking on opponents in one-on-one situations by getting past his marker to deliver crosses from byline or diagonal through balls from wide. His gifted at providing overlapping attacking runs and abilities to score goals from outside the area might both help you to dominate any opposition and win you points… and eventually trophies?
Notice his vision, anticipation, technique and passing which could be brilliant for any playmakers. His tackling and work rate are good as well, making him a valuable player to regain possession at the flank if the opponent counter-attacks you.
Calegari will probably be available for around €30-40Mill with a fairly cheap wage demand at €13-20K per week. you might get him cheaper if you wait until the Brazilian Serie A 2021 is finished.
Khellven / 20 / Athletico Paranaense
The difference between Khellven and Calegari is relatively small. Even the transfer cost will be somehow similar. While both could play in the CWB role or perform as supporting wingbacks, Khellven might be better in a system that plays with a higher pressing intensity due to his better aggression and bravery. He’s even better than Calegari in aerial situations and will be better at heading the ball both in defensive and attacking actions.
One of Khellven’s strengths is his off-the-ball movement and ability to follow tactical instructions. He will basically be a better teammate that works for or alongside them to aid the team in all phases of play.
Notice also Khellven’s great abilities at long throws and penalty taking – something you can use to your advantage if you sign him.
Khellven might be available for around €30Mill and could be useful signing.
+ Consistent Performer
+ Fairly Adaptability
– High Injury Proneness
– Competitive Streak
Gabriel Menino / 20 / Palmeiras
If you need a player who can improve the squad depth in a number of positions, then Gabriel Menino is the one you should sign! He’s got the positional suitability to play as a deep-lying playmaker, defensive midfielder, wingback or complete wingback at defend or support duty.
He’s a very well-rounded player who got great abilities with the ball at his feet. His first touch (15), passing (14), vision (14) and technique (14) might make him the perfect DLP for your tiki-taka tactic. It was one of the reasons why he was the first signing for me for FM21.
As a wingback, he lacks a bit of stamina and quickness to cover the entire flank by running up and down it for the entire 90 minutes. His attacking capabilities, creativity and unpredictability are someway off Calegari. Menino might not be the best player to enter the final third by being a presence in or around the penalty box. Instead, you need to take advantage of his crossing.
The similarities to Daniel Alves are striking. Gabriel Menino is too a player who can perform in a number of positions and could recall himself to play as a creative midfielder from the back.
With a transfer cost between €20-30Mill, the versatile Brazilian wingback could be a valuable squad player. His wage demands will probably be a bit higher than Khellven and Calegari. Expect a wage demand of around 30-50K per week.
Time will tell whether Menino got the mental abilities or personality to become as successful as Daniel Alves or Marcelo. What I do know, is that he must work on a number of areas to fulfill his potential to become the next Daniel Alves. Improving his off the ball, crossing, long shots, flair and dribbling are areas he should work on to become a great attacking wingback.
+ Fairly Adaptability
– Competitive Streak
Vanderson / 20 / Gremio
The next Brazilian wonderkid wingback I like to recommend is Vanderson, who was wanted by Arsenal this summer. The 180cm tall right-back got his senior debut for Gremio on December 28th, 2020 against Atlético Goianiense. Since then he made 52 appearances, scored 5 goals and made 3 assists.
Used as an attacking fullback in a 4-2-3-1 or as a wide midfielder in a 3-4-1-2, Vanderson’s main strength is when the team is in possession of the ball. With quickness and movements to overlap down the right flank, off the ball, work rate and stamina to find space to make himself available for a pass or agility, dribbling and technique to get past his marker successfully, it might not be long before we’ll see Vanderson playing for one of the top European teams.
With the ability to get to the byline to deliver crosses into the box, or make through balls from wide areas, Vanderson could help your team to break down the defensive block. The player is very comfortable with the ball at his feet and will be a great target for any team’s playing possession football.
Transfer Cost: €40-60Mill / €30-50K p/w
Douglas Borel / 19 / EC Bahia
If you find any of the previously, him mentioned Brazilian wingbacks a bit too pricy, then we got a player for you. Douglas Borel is a young talent with decent potential. I believe he would be a great addition for any clubs finding themselves in France, Spain or Portugal and wants a player they can develop for the future.
The teenager got great acceleration and pace but lacks a few mental abilities to reach the top levels of football. You can consider him the cheap next Daniel Alves as he got decent vision, technique, passing and first touch. While he needs to improve his decision-making, teamwork and tackling, he could turn himself into a great bargain.
His dribbling, agility and flair are somehow on the same levels as the last four other recommendations. For this reason, he might be a suitable inverted winger or inside forward – one who got the ability to beat his man with quickness and trickery.
Douglas Borel might be available for around €1-2Mill in FM22, and will demand wages at around €2-5K per week.
– Fairly Injury Prone
– Poor Adaptability
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Angelo Gabriel / 16 / Santos
It might not come off as a surprise, but one of the best Brazilian wonderkids in Football Manager 2022 is Angelo Gabriel. The current youngest goalscorer in Copa Libertadores history has been linked to all the major European clubs since his Serie A debut in October 2020 against Fluminense. Something that made him become the youngest player in history – at the age of 15 years and 308 days.
In Football Manager 2022, Ângelo is already a decent senior team player able to play either as an Inverted Winger in a 4-2-3-1 or an Inside Forward in a 4-3-3. The left-footed winger likes to cut inside from the flank and use his acceleration, pace and flair to cause chaos in the opponent’s defensive structure. He got great off the ball movement already at the age of 16, in addition to good agility and dribbling.
He’s a great player both with the ball and in attacking transition. With the ball he’s got the vision and creativity to both create chances as well as make those vital key passes. Inside the opposition’s penalty area he got good finishing and composure to find the net. Overall, his got remarkable skills for such a young age and I’m certain you’ll enjoy great success in FM22 by signing Angelo Gabriel!
+ Fairly Consistent
+ Fairly Adaptability
Transfer Cost: €30-50Mill / €10-20K p/w
Sávio / 17 / At. Mineiro
The next possible future Neymar in Football Manager 2022 to look at, is Sávio. He’s another I’d recommend signing whatever price. The transfer cost in my save for Sávio is an absolute steal!
Sávio received his Serie A debut in September 2020 and was the youngest player in the Brasileiro Serie A until Angelo Gabriel made his debut. The inverted winger got the determination and quickness to reach the top levels of football. In some ways, he’s fairly similar to Angelo Gabriel in regard to his set of skills. Both players are left-footed playing on the right, equal acceleration and pace, vision and technical abilities. What sets these two apart is Sávio’s lesser abilities in terms of finishing. Then he got better aggression to close down the opposition and be part of a team that plays with a higher pressing intensity.
I would be more inclined to use Sávio in a 4-4-2 or a 4-3-3 system with a winger / inverted winger support role. I think he’ll be great at making space for overlapping runs from an attacking wingback, or work the half-spaces by making diagonal through balls from in or around zone 14.
Transfer Cost: €10-15Mill / €2-4K p/w
Giovani / 17 / Palmeiras
A potential Brazilian wonderkid bargain is Palmeiras’ Giovani. The young winger can play as either inside forward on right flank or inverted winger on left flank. While he still needs to improve a lot of areas with his game, he’s a fairly quick player with the ability to get past his marker. His ability to get out of narrow spaces with the ball can help the team to enter the final third.
His level of vision, passing, technique and anticipation can make him into a cheap creative winger that helps to set up the strikers into goalscoring opportunities. His long shots, finishing and composure make him a goalscoring threat both from inside the penalty area or outside it.
– Competitive streak
Transfer Cost: €3-6Mill / €2K p/w
João Adriano / 18 / São Paulo
From the club who have brought us the technically gifted inside-forward Antony, we got the young prospect João Adriano. Dubbed as the new Zagallo, the young left (inverted) winger is highly technical gifted in possession of the ball. Used as an advanced playmaker in a 4-2-3-1 or a winger in a 4-4-2, João Adriano got the skills to create chances from through balls or crosses. His attacking movement is something you might want to improve, but his decision-making will aid his play by understanding when to release the ball, attack the space or dribble forward.
João Adriano could bae a great bargain for clubs in France, Portugal or Italy as he’ll be able to score goals on a regular basis. He can even set up others by being technically proficient to set up his teammates into goalscoring opportunities.
Transfer Cost: €6-8Mill / €2-4K p/w
Gabriel Veron / 18 / Palmeiras
Another pacy winger with technic and creativity. Gabriel Veron is a sublime target for European top clubs. His low center of gravity and ability to keep possession in tight areas makes him a great prospect to develop into a world class inverted winger. He’s able to play on both flanks or as an attacking midfielder if needed and could be a great signing for 4-2-3-1 systems or 4-3-3 possession tactics.
Gabriel Veron is currently some way off the standard of Neymar, as he needs to improve his vision, set-piece skills, passing and composure but with the right manager and nurturing, he got the ability to become one of the top 20 inverted wingers in FM22 10 years into future.
He has already got great levels of creativity, dribbling and technique to create spaces and penetrate the opposition lines. He’s the perfect player to use against teams who play with a high defensive line and where you want to attack the space behind them. His finishing and off the ball movement will make him a dangerous player in the final third and inside the penalty box.
Transfer Cost: €20-40Mill / €12-20K p/w
Other FM22 Brazilian Wonderkids
|BRA||18||Marcos Leonardo||Santos||ST / AML|
|BRA||19||John Kennedy||Fluminense||ST (AML)|
|BRA||16||Leandro Mathias||São Paulo||GK|
|BRA||18||Riquelme||Vasco da Gama||D/WBL|
|BRA||18||Patryck Lanza||São Paulo||D/WBL|
Further update to this list is coming within the first weeks of Football Manager 2022.