Looking for the best wonderkids in FM22? We’re yet again at your service to provide you with the definitive list of the best Football Manager 2022 wonderkids. Discover the best young players with the highest potential in Football Manager 2022 with our massive wonderkids list.

One of the most exciting aspects of Football Manager is to identify and sign the next major superstar within the game. It can be a time-consuming process where you send out scouts worldwide to unearth the potential of the best young players in FM22.

Luckily, we have done most of the job for you by giving you this comprehensive list of Football Manager 2022 wonderkids that lets you find the best FM22 wonderkids by position. It basically helps you to track down the best young players with the highest potential in FM22 quickly and efficiently!


This year, we will see a great number of wonderkids from FM21, like Erling Haaland, Alexander Isak, Matthijs de Ligt, João Felix and Sandro Tonali, becoming too old to be labeled as wonderkids in FM22. The result is that the wonderkids list is updated with new talents and rising superstars that have the potential to reach the highest level of football.

Download the FM22 Wonderkids Shortlist

Get an edge over your opponents by tracking down the best Football Manager 2022 wonderkids with our importable FM22 wonderkids shortlist to kickstart your FM careers. Download the massive shortlist of wonderkids on Football Manager 2022 and get access to 840+ Under-21 talents who can become superstars.

The Best Wonderkids in Football Manager 2022 with highest potential revealed

Here’s our list of the best wonderkids in Football Manager 2022 sorted by position, age and potential ability. The wonderkids list includes players born after July 1st, 2000 – meaning they are 20 years or younger at the start of the 2021/22 season in Football Manager.

Beneath, you will find the top FM22 wonderkids. By clicking the buttons for each position, you will discover EVEN more wonderkids and talents which you should look to sign in FM22.

This shortlist is “work in progress” until the release of Football Manager 2023, and we look to continuously update it (if needed) for your benefit in order to help you discover new and amazing talents.

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FM22 Goalkeeper Wonderkids

Maarten Vandevoordt / 19 /
KRC Genk

Position: GK
Value: €9-11Mill
Wage: €4.5K p/w

Stefan Bajic / 19 / Saint-Etienne

Position: GK
Value: €250K-2.6Mill
Wage: €1.1K p/w

Alejandro Iturbe / 17 / At. Madrid

Position: GK
Value: €3.1-6Mill
Wage: €600 p/w

Leandro Mathias /16 / São Paulo

Position: GK
Value: €220K-2.2Mill
Wage: €250 p/w

Anatoliy Trubin / 19 / Shakhtar

Position: GK
Value: €21-31Mill
Wage: €6.5K p/w

Marco Carnesecchi / 20 / Atalanta

Position: GK
Value: €1.6-3.2Mill
Wage: €1.1K p/w

Manuel Gasparini / 19 / Legnano

Position: GK
Value: €325K-3.2Mill
Wage: €2.3K p/w

on loan from Udinese

Charlie Setford / 17 / AFC Ajax

Position: GK
Value: €950K-8.6Mill
Wage: €375 p/w


FM22 Central Defender Wonderkids

William Saliba / 20 / Marseille

Position: DC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €39-58Mill
Wage: €47K p/w

On loan from Arsenal

Eric García / 20 / Barcelona

Position: DC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €26-32Mill
Wage: €58K p/w

El Chadaille Bitshiabu /16/ Paris SG

Position: DC
Preferred Foot: Left
Value: €10-12.5Mill
Wage: €775 p/w

Wesley Fofana / 20 / Leicester

Position: DC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €88-131Mill
Wage: €64K p/w

Benoît Badiashile / 20 / Monaco

Position: DC
Preferred Foot: Left Only
Value: €23-34Mill
Wage: €12.75K p/w

Armel Bella-Kotchap / 19 / Bochum

Position: DC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €7.8-11.5Mill
Wage: €3.8K p/w

Goncalo Inácio / 19 / Sporting CP

Position: DC
Preferred Foot: Left
Value: €25-31Mill
Wage: €10.5K p/w

Illya Zabarnyi / 18 / Dynamo Kyiv

Position: DC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €37-46Mill
Wage: €7.25K p/w

Nnamdi Collins / 17 / Bor. Dortmund

Position: DC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €5.8-8.4Mill
Wage: €7.5K p/w

Tanguy Nianzou / 19 / Bayern Munich

Position: DC (DM/MC)
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €13.5-16Mill
Wage: €77K p/w

Andrea Papetti / 19 / Brescia

Position: DC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €120K-4.9Mill
Wage: €8.75K p/w

Devyne Rensch / 18 / AFC Ajax

Position: DC/DR/DM
Preferred Foot: Either
Value: €31-37Mill
Wage: €19K p/w


FM22 Wingback Wonderkids

Alphonso Davies / 20 / Bayern Munich

Position: D/WB/M/AML
Preferred Foot: Left
Value: €54-79Mill
Wage: €96K p/w

Nuno Mendes / 19 / Paris SG

Position: D/WBL
Preferred Foot: Left
Value: €41-60Mill
Wage: €10K p/w

Sergino Dest / 20 / Barcelona

Position: D/WBRL
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €31-38Mill
Wage: €77K p/w

Rayan Aït-Nouri / 20 / Wolverhampton

Position: D/WBL
Preferred Foot: Left
Value: €31-37Mill
Wage: € 41K p/w

Noah Katterbach / 20 / 1.FC Köln

Position: D/WBL
Preferred Foot: Either
Value: €9.2-14Mill
Wage: € 1.9K p/w

Josko Gvardiol / 19 / RB Leipzig

Position: DLC
Preferred Foot: Left
Value: €84-99Mill
Wage: € 24K p/w

Alejandro Balde / 18 / Barcelona

Position: D/WB/M/AML
Preferred Foot: Left Only
Value: €12.5-18.5Mill
Wage: € 4K p/w

Luca Netz / 18 / Bor. Mönchengladbach

Position: D/WB/M/AML
Preferred Foot: Left
Value: €275K-5.4Mill
Wage: € 2.9K p/w


FM22 Defensive Midfielder Wonderkids

Lucien Agoume / 19 / Spezia

Position: DM/MC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €Mill
Wage: €K p/w

Manuel Ugarte / 20 / Sporting CP

Position: DM/MC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €20-24Mill
Wage: €14.5K p/w

Nicoló Rovella / 19 / Genoa

Position: DM/MC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €37-54Mill
Wage: €35.5K p/w

*on loan from Juventus

Oliver Skipp / 20 / Tottenham

Position: DM/MC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €30-43Mill
Wage: €29K p/w

Unai Vencedor / 20 / At. Bilbao

Position: DM/MC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €35-43Mill
Wage: €20.5K p/w

Dario Essugo / 16 / Sporting CP

Position: DM/MC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €30K-3.9Mill
Wage: €110 p/w

Samuele Ricci / 19 / Empoli

Position: DM/MC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €17-25Mill
Wage: €35.5K p/w

Youri Regeer / 17 / AFC Ajax

Position: D/WBR/DM/MC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €5.2-8Mill
Wage: €825 p/w


FM22 Central Midfield Wonderkids

Pedri / 18 / Barcelona

Position: M/AMC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €83-102Mill
Wage: €38.5K p/w

Jude Bellingham
/ 18 / Bor. Dortmund

Position: M/AMC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €77-95Mill
Wage: €57K p/w

Ilaix Moriba /18 / RB Leipzig

Position: MC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €97-116Mill
Wage: 28.5K p/w

Ryan Gravenberch / 19 / AFC Ajax

Position: DM/MC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €37-43Mill
Wage: €57K p/w

Eduardo Camavinga
/ 18 / Real Madrid

Position: DM/MC
Preferred Foot: Left
Value: €77-95Mill
Wage: €23.5K p/w

Gavi / 16 / FC Barcelona

Position: M/AMC (DM)
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €47-55Mill
Wage: €1.8K p/w

Aster Vranckx / 18 / Wolfsburg

Position: DM/MC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €
Wage: € K p/w

Jamal Musiala / 18 / Bayern Munich

Position: M/AMC (AMRL)
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €44-54Mill
Wage: €96K p/w


FM22 Attacking Midfielders Wonderkids

Florian Wirtz / 18 / Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Position: AMC (MC)
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €81-118Mill
Wage: €48K p/w

Dominic Szoboszlai / 20/ RB Leipzig

Position: M/AMC (M/AML)
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €93-110Mill
Wage: €38K p/w

Thiago Almada / 20 / Vélez Sarsfield

Position: AMC (AMRL)
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €6.6-9.6Mill
Wage: €24K p/w

Charles de Ketelaere /20/ Club Brugge

Position: MC/AMC/ST
Preferred Foot: Left
Value: €25-36Mill
Wage: €17.5K p/w

Mohammed Kudus / 20 / AFC Ajax

Position: M/AMC
Preferred Foot: Left
Value: €15-22Mill
Wage: 18K p/w

Yari Verschaeren / 20/ Anderlecht

Position: MC/AMLC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €8-12Mill
Wage: €10K p/w

Zidan Sertdemir / 16 / Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Position: AMC
Preferred Foot: Left
Value: €6.6-7.8Mill
Wage: €65 p/w


FM22 Winger Wonderkids

Rodrygo / 20 / Real Madrid

Position: AMRL/ST
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €44-58Mill
Wage: €155K p/w

Mason Greenwood / 19 / Man Utd

Position: AMR/ST
Preferred Foot: Either
Value: €56-81Mill
Wage: €88K p/w

Ansu Fati / 18 / Barcelona

Position: AML (AMR/ST)
Preferred Foot: right
Value: €50-73Mill
Wage: €77K p/w

Rayan Cherki / 18 / Lyon

Position: AMLC (AMR/ST)
Preferred foot: Either
Value: €23-29Mill
Wage: € 19.25K p/w

Bukayo Saka / 20 / Arsenal

Position: WB/AML
Preferred Foot: Left
Value: €63-92Mill
Wage: € 35K p/w

Yusuf Demir / 18 / Barcelona

Position: AMRC (AML/ST)
Value: €13-16Mill
Wage: € 3K p/w

*on loan from Rapid Vienna

Jeremy Doku / 19 / Rennes

Position: AML (AMR/ST)
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €54-66Mill
Wage: € 15K p/w

Yeremi Pino / 18 / Villarreal

Position: AMRL
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €28-42Mill
Wage: € 21.5K p/w

Shola Shoretire / 17 / Man Utd

Position: AMLC
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €25-31Mill
Wage: €11.75K p/w

Mohamed-Ali Cho / 17 / Angers

Position: AMR (AML/ST)
Preferred Foot: Left
Value: €1-8Mill
Wage: € 1.5K p/w

Angelo Gabriel / 16 / Santos

Position: AMR (ST)
Preferred Foot: Left
Value:  €9.2-13.5Mill
Wage: €3.2K p/w

Luka Romero / 16 / Lazio

Position: AMRC
Preferred Foot: Left
Value:  €18-22Mill
Wage: €250 p/w


FM22 Striker Wonderkids

Here is an overview of the best wonderkids strikers in Football Manager 2022.

Erling Haaland / 18 / Bor. Dortmund

Position: ST
Preferred Foot: Left
Value: €112-133Mill
Wage: €155K p/w

Youssoufa Moukoko
/ 16 / Bor. Dortmund

Position: ST
Preferred Foot: Left
Value: 54-64Mill
Wage: €65 p/w

Fabio Silva / 18 / Wolverhampton

Position: ST
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €52-76Mill
Wage: €41K p/w

Myron Boadu / 20 / AS Monaco

Position: AML/ST
Preferred Foot: Either
Value: €62-77Mill
Wage: € 23K p/w

Martín Satriano / 20 / Inter

Position: ST
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €12.5-18.5Mill
Wage: €12K p/w

Fernando Niño / 20 / Mallorca

Position: ST
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €17-33Mill
Wage: €13.5K p/w

*on loan from Villarreal

Jon Karrikaburu / 18 / Real Sociedad

Position: ST
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €Mill
Wage: €K p/w

Joshua Zirkzee / 20 / Anderlecht

Position: ST
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €4.7-6.8Mill
Wage: €15.25K p/w

*on loan from Bayern Munich

Dane Scarlett / 17 / Tottenham

Position: ST
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €36-53Mill
Wage: €3.5K p/w

Kaio Jorge / 19 / Juventus

Position: ST
Preferred Foot: Right
Value: €10.5-15.5Mill
Wage: €35K p/w


Since Football Manager includes hundreds of wonderkids and talents, it’s impossible for us to showcase everyone on the list below. For this reason, we got two options for you:

  1. Browse our complete list of wonderkids sorted by positions
  2. Download our FM22 wonderkids shortlist

By downloading our shortlist featuring ‘all’ the wonderkids on Football Manager 2022, it gives you further abilities to track down and find cheaper wonderkids and talents with lower reputations and/or current abilities than the best ones.

You can easily download our shortlist of the best Football Manager 2022 Wonderkids and Under-21 talents in two ways; either by downloading the .fmf file which needs to be copied into the shortlists folder in ‘Your Documents’ our via the Steam Workshop inventory, which you can browse here.

You can download our comprehensive FM22 wonderkids shortlist below:

Download Shortlist of best Football Manager 2022 Wonderkids

A massive shortlist of the best Football Manager 2022 Wonderkids and talents under 21 with the highest potential in FM22. Latest version includes +850 Under-21 players from all over the world.

Published: 04.11.2021
Updated:
Version: 1.0
File Size: 24.52KB

Download Instructions

1. Import the file to:

  • PC: This Computer/Your Documents/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2022 > shortlist
  • MAC*: Users/YOUR Mac USERNAME/Library/Application Support/Sports Interactive/Football Manager 2022 > Shortlist


NB! This folder is hidden by default. Please follow these instructions to locate your Football Manager 2021 Documents*.

2. Restart/Open Football Manager 2022
3. Locate Scouting in sidebar menu
4. Select Shortlist
4. Click Wrench icon in the shortlists menu on the right side of the screen – Select Load shortlist
5. Select the preferred shortlist – Click Load
6. Enjoy the wonderkids list!

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