Introducing Passion4FM FM19 Youth Database Feat. Potential Football Manager 2020 Wonderkids & Promising Talents to Watch
We simply can’t get enough football talents and wonderkids to scour through in Football Manager. With our massive shortlist of the best Football Manager 2019 wonderkids out, I thought it was time to look at the next generation of talents that’s not included in FM19.
Today we’ll look closer at a number of potential wonderkids and talents for Football Manager 2020.
Discover the potential Football Manager 2020 wonderkids and most promising Under-16 talents to watch. Here you’ll find a bunch of football talents and youngsters who is not included in Football Manager 2019 and that we feel deserves to be in FM19 either because they’ve excelled so far this season, plays a major figure for the club’s youth team or simply has bunch of potential to play a major role in international football in the future, but who’s unfortunately too young for FM 2019.
Featured along with player reviews of a great number of potential Football Manager 2020 wonderkids worth checking out, comes the Passion4FM FM19 youth database which features both the potential wonderkids depicted below, plus a bunch of other highly rated talents and youngsters.
The FM19 youth database is a great addition for anyone looking to build on youth by selecting one of the best FM19 youth academy clubs and lets you experience Xavi Simons or Fernando Ovelar in Football Manager 2019 among many other highly rated talents that’s on the verge to break through in the year(s) to come.
Enjoy the Passion4FM Youth Database and work with the potential wonderkids of Football Manager 2020 ‘before’ anyone else!
About the Passion4FM FM19 Youth Database
For new followers and viewers, the youth database was a great success when it first were published some FM-editions ago with focus on the youth teams of Barcelona, Ajax and Real Madrid in additional to other promising Under-16 talents and potential wonderkids that’s not included into the game for any uncertain reasons. Mostly it’s due to the age limit of 16 that Sports Interactive has set.
With some years off the scene, the Passion4FM youth database is brought back to life. The FM19 Youth Database features talents and youngsters from both specific clubs, such as FC Barcelona, Ajax and PSV, but also promising talents that excels in the UEFA European Under-17 Championship that’s currently goes on, U18 Premier League in England in additional to a number of potential wonderkids for Football Manager 2020.
The Football Manager 2019 youth database includes, but not limited to;
- the potential FM2020 wonderkids depicted below
- all players of the youth department of FC Barcelona (Juvenile A / B)
- current Under-17 international players that’s not added by default
- other notable talents under the age of 16 (born after 2002), but not younger than 14 (born after 2004)
- edited and updated current youngsters from the official database to match the current playing level according to teammates abilities (and in few cases potential level)
- plus other talents added from around the globe
Link to the FM19 Youth database feat. potential Football Manager 2020 wonderkids is available in the bottom of the article. We hope you’ll enjoy.
Ronaldo Camará – SL Benfica (Portugal / Guinea-Bissau)
Wanted by Manchester United and FC Barcelona, Ronaldo Camará is a highly rated talent worth watching for Football Manager 2020. Born in Guinea-Bissau 5th of January 2003, the ‘attacking midfielder’ has received the number 10 jersey for the SL Benfica UEFA Youth League squad. He received his UEFA Youth League debut 18th of October and since then made 2 more appearances in the tournament and scoring one goal in the 2-2 draw against FC Bayern Munich 11 days ago (27th of November), playing alongside four years older FM19 wonderkid Florentino Luis. This is not an abnormality for him, as he’s used to play among and against 2 years older players.
Ronaldo Camará is actually a Sporting Lisbon product who moved to Benfica at the age of 12. The current Portugal Under-17 international has made a remark due to his aggressive pressing and determination to win back the ball quickly and advance play from defense into attacking third in a second with his direct through balls. For some, he may be compared to the regista role that we know from Football Manager – one who operates in the middle and dominate play with his passing range, aggression and vision staying high up the pitch punching away some fierce long shots when the opportunity arises.
His playmaking abilities and passing technique would best fit a possession oriented manager such as Josep Guardiola. Ronaldo Camará is a star in making that I’m sure we’ll see much more of in the future. You can learn more about the player by watching the video below.
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Mathis Rayan Cherki – Olympique Lyonnais (France)
Mathis Rayan Cherki (aka Ryan Cherki) is a 15 year old attacking midfielder playing for Olympique Lyonnais Under-19 team as an attacking midfielder or winger. The highly unpredictable youngster has only received 14 minutes of UEFA Youth League play time, but have scored one nice goal in Lyon’s 4-1 win against Manchester City.
He got his debut for the French Under-16 international team in September against Denmark. Noted for his directness with the ball at his feet he passes his opponents as cones using his quickness and tempo shifts to advance play and create chances for his teammates. With a tendency to cut inside he prefers to show off his trickery and dribbling abilities to get space to play others in.
Mathis Rayan Cherki is a rough diamond with great potential. By improving his decision-making and long shots he may become an important figure in French football in the years to come
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Xavi Simons – FC Barcelona (Spain)
In the absence of Andres Iniesta, who left FC Barcelona prior to the 2018-2019 season, future might be rescued as the next generation of talent has been revealed in Xavi Simons. The 15 year old midfielder, who’s apparently named after the one and only Xavi (my all-time favorite player), was born in Amsterdam in 2003 and been part of the Barcelona U17 team since the summer. Xavi Simons is currently part of the Netherlands U15 international team.
Xavi Simons features great technical skills that we’ve seen from Xavi and Iniesta plus the dribbling and movements of Lionel Messi, which is why he’s nicknamed the ‘new Messi’.
Labelled as the new pearl of La Masia, in a time where most talents has moved away for improved possibilities for first team football, the Basque club holds the skills and potential of Dutch Xavi Simons in high regard. Not surprisingly why, when you’ll see the youngster in action. His creativity and tendency to do the unexpected when setting pace with the ball against the opposition, either it’s 1, 2 or 3 opponents, sparks resemblance to Messi. He got the same composure in front of goal plus the passing technique and vision that made Messi into the worlds best player. He’s proficient in the short passing play that FC Barcelona is famed for and got the extra ordinary talent to keep hold of the ball (just like Xavi) in the most pressing situations and get out of tight spaces with his agility and dribbling abilities.
Future looks bright for Xavi Simons either he’ll be dominating centre of the park or Instagram as the kid has over 1.3Million followers to date, and have signed a contract with Nike. I’m definitely in awe about his talents!
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Fernando Ovelar – Cerro Porteño (Paraguay)
At the biggest spectacle in Paraguayan football, the match between the two most successful clubs, Cerro Porteño and Olimpia, a 14 year old striker rose to fame as he scored the final goal which settled the 2-2 draw. The player was Fernando Ovelar, who showed glimpses of his potential, excellent composure and the eye for a goal with a wonderful chip behind the goalkeeper. With his goal he became the youngest ever goalscorer in Paraguayan football.
This was the Cerro Porteño strikers second appearance, as he in his debut became the youngest ever player to feature in a consecutive league match.
I’ll be sure, we’ll hear much more about the player in Football Manager 2020 depending on if Sports Interactive will have the allowance from his parents to feature him a few months before turning 16. If not, Football Manager 2021 will definitely feature Fernando Ovelar.
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Karamoko Dembele – Celtic (Scotland / England / Ivory Coast)
While there’s a battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo about who’s the greatest of all time, a similar battle might happen 15 years on between Xavi Simons and Karamoko Dembele. Karamoko Kader Dembele was born in London 22nd of February 2003 and is currently contracted to Celtic and part of their Under-18 squad.
He represented Celtic’s Under-20 squad in 2016, at the age of only 13(!), and immediately received media attention as Brendan Rogers called him up to the first team to train with them. Karamoko Dembele is a versatile forward who can play anything from winger to attacking midfielder. Due to his great technical abilities he’s too been compared to Lionel Messi by fans and former coaches.
In 2016 he received one match for England U16, before switching to Scotland. In august 2018, he received his Scotland U17 debut playing on the left wing with the number 10 shirt. As Scotland U17 won 2-0 against Russia U17, he provided an assist to the final goal.
Karamoko Dembele has made a remark with his excellent acceleration and great pace. He’s technical gifted as the ball is glued to his feet as he moves past the opponents with dribbles and touches ‘out of this world‘. In an interview with Soufiane Touzani he names, dribbling, combination play, quickness and shooting as his best qualities. He’s proficient at creating goal scoring opportunities for his team mates with his through balls and passing range, but is also able to finish off attacks with placed shots.
Already at a young age his determined and focused on improving. He seems really humble and down-to-earth, two personality trait which is necessary to reach his full potential and become a professional footballer.
If you’d like to know how Karamoko Dembele develops in Football Manager 2019 using my database, please check out this Youtuber Enda Story’s wonderkid review
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Harvey Elliott – Fulham (England)
You have to applaud the work Fulham have done in the past years with producing talents. In recent years we’ve been introduced to players like Matt O’Riley, Ryan Sessegnon and twin brother Steven, while we’ve get to know wonderkid Cody Drameh in Football Manager 2019.
For Football Manager 2020 there’s a new wonderkid in the making as Harvey Elliott is the next in line worth watching.
Harvey Elliott is a 15 year old right winger, who got his first team debut in the Carabao Cup third round win against Millwall in the 81st minute. By entering the pitch he became the youngest ever player to make a first-team appearance.
The current England Under-17 international as only made 2 appearances for the first team, but is a regular starter in the U18 Premier League where he’s scored 3 goals in 6 appearances.
The winger tends to cut inside and move forward with the ball at great pace. He got a fierce powerful long shot and has some decent crosses. The youngster tends to take free-kicks and penalties for the youth team.
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Dillon Hoogewerf – Man Utd (Netherlands)
The next generation of talents is frequently coming out from ‘de Toekomst’. In difference to Barcelona and other clubs, Ajax manages to produce international stars no matter whom the manager may be. With Matthijs de Ligt and Frankie de Jong as the most touted youngsters in their academy this season, another future hot prospect comes in Dillon Hoogewerf.
Dillon Hoogewerf is of Nigerian ancient, but born in Almere in Netherlands, capable of playing as a striker or on either wings. He’s two footed with an eye for the goal. As part of the Netherlands Under-15 squad December 2017 he scored 6 goals in 8 appearances, while he’s completed a similar record in the Under-17 Eredevisie (one goal per 99 minute!). This October he received his debut for the international Netherlands U16 and scored the first goal and provided an assist in the 2-0 win against Hungary.
The Dutch forward may spark comparison to Patrick Kluivert – a forward who could find the net in the most difficult situations. Similarly, Dillon Hoogewerf, has a great composure and finishing technique, either he chips the ball over a diving goalkeeper or he places the ball in the back of the net. With the ball at his feet, he accelerates past the opponents as it was FIFA 2019. Apart from his goalscoring talent, the forward is also capable of creating space for himself and for teammates by holding up the ball by dribbling or turning quickly (read agility). The promising forward has a great physic and a low center of gravity that makes it hard to get the ball out of his feet.
We expect to see much from this Dutch football talent in the future. Check out the video below or download our youth database to learn more about him.
Update! According to Transfermarkt, Dillon Hoogewerf, has signed for Manchester United and will join the Under-18 squad 1st of July 2019 for a fee of £117K.
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Youssoufa Moukoko – Bor. Dortmund (Germany)
28 goals in 15 matches so far this season of the B-Junioren Bundesliga West might stand for itself, as he looks to smash his own goalscoring record of 2017-2018 season where he scored 40 and helped his team to the league trophy with some stunning goals. The player I’m talking about is the wonderkid phenomenon Youssoufa Moukoko.
You might have heard of him since 2016 where he left St.Pauli on a free transfer to Borussia Dortmund. In the first season, at the age of only 12, he was called up to the Germany Under-16 international team after finding the net 33 times in 21 appearances. His debut for the Germany U16, did not go unnoticed as he found the net twice – one brilliant volley and a powerful shot towards the near post.
He just turned 14 years old under a month ago so there might go another edition of Football Manager before he’s included. But the kid has the physic of boys 3 to 4 year older than himself and a repertoire of tricks and dribbles that makes the opponent look like training cones.
His skills are truly unbelievable considering his young age. He stands out despite playing against 3 to 4 years older players with his acceleration and pace, physic and technical skills.
With a record of over 101 goals in 64 appearances just in the league you could say it might be down to good teammates, but actually he creates most of the goals himself revealing his determination on the pitch to get the ball in the back of the net, either he has an unbelievable touch and shot, or he have to force the ball over the line.
The current Germany U7 international was actually born in Yaoundé and has been handed the top scorer title in the past 2 seasons, and is expected to complete the feat the next 2 seasons as well as he’s not allowed to play with the pros until he turns 17.
Expect to see Youssoufa Moukoko in Football Manager 2021, in the mean time enjoy him in FM19 with our youth database.
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Other Recommended Next Generation of Talents
In additional to the former mentioned players, the youth database feature a range of potential Football Manager 2020 wonderkids, such as;
- NEW v2.2 Pedro Brazão, 30.12.2002, OGC Nice
- NEW v2.2 Edwin Valencia, 23.10.2002, Barcelona S.C (ECU)
- NEW v2.2 Takefusa Kubo, 04.06.2001, Real Madrid
- NEW v2.2 Óscar Aranda Subiela, 29.04.2002, Real Madrid
- NEW v2.2 Mateo Mejia , 14.02.2003, Man United
- NEW v2.2 Omari Forson , 20.07.2004, Man United
- NEW v2.2 Ademipo Odubeko, 21.10.2002, Free Transfer
- NEW v2.2 Leojo Davidson, 18.12.2004, Man City
- NEW v2.2 Oscar Tarensi, 10.01.2003, Man City
- NEW v2.2 Darko Gyabi, 18.12.2004, Man City
- NEW v2.2 Samuel Edozie, 17.02.2004, Millwall
- NEW v2.2 Anes Krdzalic, 28.08.2004, Dinamo Zagreb
- NEW v2.2 Eduard Josef Haas, 06.01.2003, Red Bull Salzburg
- NEW v2.2 Ömer Faruk Beyaz, 29.08.2003, Fenerbahce
- NEW v2.2 Joelson Fernandes, 28.02.2003, Sporting CP
- NEW v2.2 Jean-Claude Ntenda, 03.09.2002, Nantes
- NEW v2.2 Ardy Mfundu, 09.04.2003, Schalke 04
- NEW v2.2 András Németh, 09.11.2002, KRC Genk
- NEW v2.2 Mikki van Sas, 29.02.2004, Utrecht
- Devyne Rensch, 18.01.2003 – AFC Ajax (Holland)
- Noam Emeran, 24.09.2002 – Man Utd (France)
- Hannibal Mejbri, 21.01.2003 – Monaco (France)
- Samuel Giovani, 28.03.2003 – Atalanta (Italy)
- Oscar Bobb, 12.07.2003 – Man City (Norway)
- Odin Thiago Holm, 18.01.2003 – Vålerenga (Norway)
- Jakub Ojrzynski, 19.02.2003 – Legia Warzawa (Poland)
- Nile John, 06.03.2003 – Tottenham (England)
- Félix Lemaréchal, 07.08.2003 – Bordeaux (France)
- Timothée Pembele, 09.09.2002 – Paris SG (France)
- Lucas Gourna-Douath, 05.08.2003 – St. Etienne (France)
- Lorenzo Peschetola, 18.02.2003 – Internazionale (Italy)
- Degnand Wilfried Gnonto, 05.11.2003 – Internazionale (Italy/Ivory Coast)
- Jamal Musiala, 26.02.2003 – Chelsea (England, Germany)
- Diamond Milan Edwards, ??.??.2003 – Reading (England)
- Amadou Diallo, 15.02.2003 – West Ham (England)
- Jude Bellingham, 29.06.2003 – Birmingham (England)
- Marcelo Flores, 01.10.2003 – Arsenal (England, Mexico)
- Malcolm Ebiowei, 04.09.2003 – Arsenal (England, Holland)
- Naci Ünüvar, 13.06.2003 – AFC Ajax (Holland / Turkey)
- Torben Rhein, 12.01.2003 – Bayern Munich (Germany)
- Luke Matheson, 03.10.2002 – Rochdale (England)
- Emrehan Gedikli, 25.04.2003 – Bayer Leverkusen (Germany)
- Noah Ohio, 16.01.2003 – Manchester City (Holland / England)
- Ethan Hazard, 09.08.2003 – Tubize (Belgium)
- Jesús Vázquez Alcalde, 02.01.2003 – Valencia (Spain)
- Shola Shiretire, 02.02.2004 – Manchester United (England, Nigeria)
- David López-Guerrero Luna, 06.06.2002 – At. Madrid (Spain)
- Moriba Kourouma Kourouma, 19.01.2003 – FC Barcelona (Spain, Guinea)
- Luka Cveticanin, 11.02.2003 – Partizan (Serbia)
- Nemanja Motika, 20.03.2003 – Bayern Munich (Germany, Serbia)
- Hubert Turski, 31.01.2003 – Pogon (Poland)
- Louie Barry, 21.06.2003 – West Brom (England, Ireland)
- Yunus Musah, 29.11.2002 – Arsenal (England)
- Leon Fust, 20.01.2003 – FC Bayern Münich (Germany)
- Armindo Sieb, 17.02.2003 – Hoffenheim (Germany)
- Rafael Alexandre Santos Afonso, 11.02.2003 – SL Benfica (Portugal)
- Isra Salazar, 10.05.2003 – Real Madrid (Spain)
- Moriba Kourouma Kourouma, 19.01.2003 – Barcelona (Guinea, Spain)
- Youri Regeer, 18.08.2003 – AFC Ajax (Holland)
- plus many more…
- added Man United Under-16 youngsters
- added Real Madrid Under-16 youngsters
- added Man City Under-16 youngsters including transferred new talents to them
- added Benfica Under-16 youngsters
- moved Louie Barry to Barcelona
- added Dutch, Belgum and French talents
- plus many more hot prospects added around the world
- – several bug fixes (duplicate players, automatically added wrong position)
- added Italy Under-16 international squad players
- added France Under-16 international squad players
- added English Under-16 international squad players
- added Spain Under-16 international squad players
- added Norwegian Under-16 international squad players
- added a few Internazionale Under-16 players
- added some Barcelona talents born in 2004
- edited ability and potential of Teddy Jenks, Nathan Collins, Francesco Lamanna, Nicolo Cudrig, Marco Molla + a few Italian players
- Removed duplicate players from the latest official database update
A fictional youth database which adds ~300 potential Football Manager 2020 wonderkids and other promising talents that’s worth to watch for the coming seasons. Experience wonderkids and highly rated talents such as Louie Barry, Harvey Elliott, Emrehan Gedikli, Xavi Simons, Karamoko Dembele, Takefusa Kubo and Fernando Ovelar in Football Manager 2019.
- Download the custom editor database above.
- Put the files into folder :
My Documents / Sports Interactive / Football Manager 2019 / Editor Data
- Screenshot of Editor Data Folder:
- Quit and Re-start Football Manager if you’re playing it
- Start a NEW Save
- Locate ‘Database’ – Click on the drop down menu 19.X Update
- Screenshot of Including the Database when Starting a New Game:
- View under
Editor Data Files
- Tick the Passion4FM Potential FM2020 Wonderkids
- Click Confirm and proceed with normal setup of your save.
- Experience an even more realistic Football Manager 2019!
NB! This file will work alongside other custom editor data files, such as added new playable nations or leagues.
Disclaimer and Background to the Creation Process
Creating such a database of promising talents and youngsters requires great research and several different valid sources of information. Not only about the players themselves, but also about the current FM database in order to be able to compare skills, abilities and potential among more.
It’s tricky and sometimes quite difficult to make right.
For the less unknown youngsters, the amount of information is lacking, meaning that only basic information is detected and added within the database. Other times, information about position or skills are missing so I’ve been forced to use my subjective instinct to add certain information required to create a satisfying profile of the player(s).
While other times, the players have been watched via matches either by myself or other sources and the amount of data that can be included is more accurate.
This year, it’s been harder than ever to add new youngsters within the database. I’ve found both major and minor differences in how the official database researchers sets CA and PA between nations and regions. For example, Emil Ceide, a Norwegian U17 international talent playing for Rosenborg has been set with a CA 6 points away from Mason Greenwoods, while other Under-17 internationals that currently excels, such as Naoufal Bannis or Nicolò Cudrig, is 10 or 20 points below, .
When most of the youth players (of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid) that plays part of Under-18 competitions and the UEFA Euro U17 championship has been given PA of -55 to -7 (few above and most at -65 to -7) it becomes an uncertainty factor of which level I shall set PA for the players I’ll add. The case about Barcelona youngsters and Spanish talents (compared to for example Dutch, English or Portuguese players of similar age) is something I’ve encountered for years. Personally it seems like an underestimation, as they often receives a PA boost as soon as they moves abroad.
What I’ve done is that I’ve edited and set CA and PA in comparison to the other players at similar age within their club (as it differs so much from nation to nation in my point of view) and used my own judgement (and if possible magazine and newspaper sources about statements about the player from the manager or coach) according to whether I believe the player will influence international football in the years to come.
The result has become a database that’s 50% fictional and 50% realistic. We can not guarantee that every bits of information about the players that we’ve included is 100% correct, nor currently or the future (regarding their PA). Because of their low age and current world reputation we can not even guarantee that information from our sources is 100% accurate neither. Besides that, we hope you’d enjoy this young player database and that you use it for the entertainment purpose which it was created!
If you have found any errors or know of any players that should be included, please contact us either via the contact form or use the comments below.
Credits & Contribution
Thanks to @BoscoGardener for providing recommendation and tips of Emrehan Gedikli and Torben Rhein which are added in v1.1.