Football Manager 2023: The 400 best FM23 wonderkids you need to sign

Football Manager 2023: The 400 best FM23 wonderkids you need to sign
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Football Manager 2023 wonderkids are already making their names in the real world. FM23 has gripped us again this season, as we compete against a robot Erling Haaland almost as good as the real thing. 

So if you're looking at who to sign for your team, we have the answers for you. We've scoured the FM database for the stars of tomorrow, digging through the depths of world football to bring you scouting recommendations. Before you ask, yes: we have a score of 20 for judging players' potential ability. 

So let's dive in. These are the kids that you'll need for your Football Manager save this time around. Bookmark this page – there may well be movement, yet…

The best 99 FM23 wonderkids

Football Manager 2023: The 99 best wonderkids on FM23

Transfer news: Endrick

Brazilian teenager Endrick is one of the most exciting players on the game (Image credit: PA)

The numbers have been crunched – these are the 99 best wonderkids on Football Manager 2023. To confirm, that's anyone 21 or under at the start of the game. 

There are some obvious names on the list, with some of the most valuable footballers on the planet from elite clubs tipped for big things on the FM23 list. Others are a little more undiscovered – it may be a couple of years before they fully break through in the real world: maybe their breakthrough season is upon us. 

But signing one or two of these gems will stand you in good stead for your club. If you're looking for something a little more specific, we have lists of the fastest players in the game, the best finishers, the players with the highest leadership stats and the best set-piece specialists to give your squad the edge. 

Looking for FIFA 23 wonderkids? We've compiled them, too.

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The 99 best wonderkids on FM23
Endrick BrazilPalmeiras16AMR, ST C
Jude BellinghamEnglandBorussia Dortmund19DM, MC
Ansu FatiSpainBarcelona19AM (RL), ST C
Gavi SpainBarcelona17DM, M/AMC
Youssofa MoukokoGermanyBorussia Dortmund17ST C
Warren Zaire-EmeryFrancePSG16DM, MC
Jamal MusialaGermanyBayern Munich19MC, AMRLC
Wesley FofanaFranceChelsea21DC
Eduardo CamavingaFranceReal Madrid19DM, MC
Bukayo SakaEnglandArsenal20AM (RL)
Pedri SpainBarcelona19MC, AMRLC
Yeremy PinoSpainVillarreal19AM (RLC), ST C
William SalibaFranceArsenal21DC
Jurrien TimberNetherlandsAjax21D (RC), WB R, DM
RodrygoBrazilReal Madrid21AM (RL), ST C
Khvicha KhvartsheliaGeorgiaNapoli SSC21AMRLC
Gabriel MartinelliBrazilArsenal21AM (RL), ST C
Unai VecendorSpainAthletic Bilbao21DM, MC
Alphonso DaviesCanadaBayern Munich21D/WB/M/AM L
Harvey ElliottEnglandLiverpool19MC, AMRLC
Callum Hudson-OdoiEnglandChelsea/Bayer Leverkusen21WBR, MRL AMRL
Charles De KetelaereBelgiumAC Milan21M/AM C, STC
Tariq LampteyGhanaianBrighton & Hove Albion21D/WB RL
Danilo BrazilPalmeiras21DM, MC
Nicolas SeiwaldAustriaRB Salzburg21DM, MC
Liel AbadaIsraelCeltic21AMR, ST C
Eric GarciaSpainBarcelona21DC
Caleb OkoliItalyAtalanta21DC
Lazar SamardzicSerbiaUdinese20MC, AMC
Enzo FernandezArgentinaBenfica21DM, M/AM C
Mykaylo MudrykUkraineShakhtar Donetsk21ML, AMRLC
Brennan JohnsonWalesNottingham Forest21AMRC, STC
Nathan PattersonScotlandEverton20D/WB R
Samuele RicciItalyTorino20DM, MC
Jeremie FrimpongNetherlandsBayer Leverkusen21D/WB R
Manu KoneFranceBorussia Monchengladbach21DM, MC
Andreas SchjelderupNorwayFC Nordsjaelland18AML, STC
Arnau TenasSpainBarcelona B21GK
Georginio RutterFranceHoffenheim20AMR, STC
Luke ThomasEnglandLeicester City21D/WB L
Mohammed KudusGhanaAjax21M/AM C, STC
Karim AdeyemiGermanyBorussia Dortmund20AMR, STC
Curtis JonesEnglandLiverpool21MC, AMLC
Nuno MendesPortugalPSG20DL, WBL
Moises CaicedoEcuadorBrighton & Hove Albion20DM, MC
Dominik SzoboszlaiHungaryRB Leipzig21M/AM LC
Florian WirtzGermanyBayer Leverkusen19M/AM C
Destiny UdogieItalyTottenham Hotspur/Udinese19D/WB/M L
Giovanni ReynaUnited StatesBorussia Dortmund19M/AM LC
Noni MaduekeEnglandPSV Eindhoven20MRL, AMRLC
Josko GvardiolCroatiaRB Leipzig20DLC
Nico WilliamsSpainAthletic Bilbao20M/AMRL
Ryan GravenberchNetherlandsBayern Munich20DM, M/AM C
Michael OliseFranceCrystal Palace20AMRC
Valentino LivramentoEnglandSouthampton19D/WB R
Ilaix MoribaGuineaRB Leipzig19DM/M/AM C
Joao PedroBrazilWatford20AMRLC, ST C
Benjamin SeskoSloveniaRB Salzburg19ST C
Fabio MirettiItalyJuventus18M C
Antonio SilvaPortugalBenfica18D C
Giorgio ScalviniItalyAtalanta18DC, DM
Marcos LeonardoBrazilSantos19AML, STC
Jeremy DokuBelgiumStade Rennes20AMRL, STC
Alejandro BaldeSpainBarcelona18D/WB/M/AM L
Yaser AsprillaColombiaWatford18AMRLC, ST C
Arsen ZakharyanRussianDinamo Moscow19AMRLC
Romeo LaviaBelgiumSouthampton18DM, MC
Vitor RoqueBrazilAthletico Paranaense17AMRL, STC
Mohamed-Ali ChoFranceReal Sociedad18AMRL, STC
Mathys TelFranceBayern Munich17AMRL, STC
Angelo BrazilSantos17AMR, STC
Alberto MoleiroSpainLas Palmas18MC, AMLC
Rayan CherkiFranceLyon18AMRLC, ST C
Cesare CasadeiItalyChelsea19DM/M/AM C
Paul WannerGermanyBayern Munich16MC/AMRC
Kayky BrazilManchester City19AMR
Bruno IglesiasSpainReal Madrid B19AMLC
Dane ScarlettEnglandTottenham Hotspur/Portsmouth18STC
Desire DoueFranceStade Rennes17MC/AMC
David KalokohNetherlandsAjax17AMRLC, ST C
Alfie DevineEnglandTottenham Hotspur18DM, M/AM C
Takuhiro NakaiJapanReal Madrid B18M/AM C
Julen Jon GuerreroSpainReal Madrid B18M/AM C
Julien DaranvilleBelgiumAnderlecht16AMRL
Arda GulerTurkeyFenerbahce17AMC
Archie GrayEnglandLeeds United16MC
Emre TezgelEnglandStoke City16STC
Joao VelosoPortugalBenfica17M/AM C
Ben DoakScotlandLiverpool16MR, AMRL
Luis GuilhermeBrazilPalmeiras16AMRC, STC
Takefusa KuboJapanReal Sociedad21MR, AMRC
Wilfried SingoIvory CoastTorino21D/WB/M R
Ivan IlicSerbiaHellas Verona21DM, M/AM C
Fabiano ParisiItalyEmpoli21D/WB/M L
Kristjan AsllaniAlbaniaEmpoli20DM, M/AM C
Matt O'RileyDanishCeltic21DM, MC
Adrian BernabeSpainParma21MC
Malick ThiawGermanyAC Milan20DC, DM
Stefano TuratiItalySassuolo20GK

The best of the rest

Are those 99 not enough? Looking for a few more names we recommend you scout?

Well, here are 301 stars across positions. The potentials may vary – but each of them turns out pretty damn decent…


Football Manager 2023 wonderkids: Who are the FM goalkeepers I need to sign?

Gavin Bazunu of Southampton warms up during the pre-season friendly match between RB Leipzig and Southampton FC, at the Lavanttal-Arena, on July 16, 2022 in Wolfsberg, Austria.

Gavin Bazunu warms up during the pre-season friendly match between RB Leipzig and Southampton (Image credit: Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

In Football Manager, the goalkeeper is the one position that you want a little experience in – but if you can pick up a wonderkid, you might as well.

Given that keepers tend to mature later, your best bet is probably to sign a keeper aged between 23 and 26 if you're playing the long game. Still, with these options all under 21 set to mature into formidable custodians over the next couple of decades of your save, it's worth having a young stopper or two in the ranks.

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Gavin BazunuRepublic of IrelandSouthampton20
Ersin DestanogluTurkeyBesiktas21
Maarten VandevoordtBelgiumGenk20
Anatoliy TrubinUkraineShakhtar Donetsk21
Gabriel SloninaUnited StatesChicago Fire18
Julen AgirrezabalaSpainAthletic Bilbao21
Lucas ChevalierFranceLille21
Dogan AlemdarTurkeyRennes20
Luiz JuniorBrazilFamalicao21
Matheus DonelliBrazilCorinthians20
Daniil KhudyakovRussiaLokomotiv Moscow18
Lukas HornicekCzech RepublicBraga20
AndrewBrazilGil Vicente21
Samuel SoaresPortugalBenfica20
Kristoffer KlaessonNorwayLeeds United21
Filip JorgensenDenmarkVillarreal20
Noah AtuboluGermanyFreiburg20
Arthur OkonkwoEnglandCrewe Alexandra21
Karl HeinEstoniaArsenal20
Stefan BajicFranceBristol City20
LucaoBrazilRB Leipzig21
Niklas HedlAustriaRapid Vienna21
Marcel LotkaPolandDortmund21
Daniil OdoevskiyRussiaZenit Saint Petersburg19
Konstantinos TzolakisGreeceOlympiacos20
Elia CaprileItalyBari20
Stefano TuratiItalySassuolo20
Nathaniel NwosuNigeriaWater FC16
Iker AlvarezRomaniaVillarreal20
Rome-Jayden Owusu-OduroNetherlandsAZ17
Charlie SetfordEnglandAjax18
Lucas CanizaresSpainReal Madrid20
Mikki van SasNetherlandsManchester City18
Coniah Boyce-ClarkeEnglandReading19
Alex PadillaSpainAthletic Bilbao18


Football Manager 2023 wonderkids: Who are the FM right-backs I need to sign?

Neco Williams

Neco Williams of Wales challenges Federico Chiesa (Image credit: PA)

If you take over an English side in FM, chances are your academy will have five right-backs ready and waiting for you, right?

All jokes aside, right-back is an interesting position of potential. There are naturally more right-footers than left in the game, leaving a clutch of footballers who were shunted out to right-back for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they're natural defenders not good enough in the centre – or maybe they're rapid wingers, capable of man-marking.

One thing to look for in the modern game: a midfielder profile now playing at right-back. Always look through the stats to see what kind of full-back you're signing.

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Jeremie FrimpongNetherlandsBayer Leverkusen21
Neco WilliamsWalesNottingham Forest21
Stephane SingoIvory CoastTorino21
Malo GustoFranceLyon19
Arnau MartínezSpainGirona19
Brandon SoppyFranceAtalanta20
Devyne RenschNetherlandsAjax19
Joe ScallyUnited StatesBorussia Monchengladbach19
Amar DedicBosniaRed Bull Salzburg20
Yan CoutoBrazilGirona20
Kiliann SildilliaFranceFreiburg20
José Ángel CarmonaSpainSevilla20
KhellvenBrazilAtletico Paranaense21
Issa KaboreBurkina FasoMarseille21
Calvin RamsayScotlandLiverpool19
Timothee PembeleFrancePSG20
Ethan LairdEnglandQPR21
Julian AraujoMexicoLA Galaxy21
Thierno BaldeFranceTroyes20
Hugo SiquetBelgiumFreiburg20
Ki-Jana HoeverNetherlandsPSV20
Tomas EstevesPortugalPorto20
Martim FernandesPortugalPorto16
Jose Angel CarmonaSpainSevilla20
Conor BradleyNorthern IrelandLiverpool18
Ivan FresnedaSpainRayo Vallodolid17
Tiago AlmeidaPortugalTondela20
Rico LewisEnglandManchester City17
Brooke Norton-CuffyEnglandArsenal18
TrilliSpainDeportivo La Coruna19


Football Manager 2023 wonderkids: Who are the FM centre-backs I need to sign?

Goncalo Inacio of Sporting CP in action during the Liga Bwin match between Sporting CP and Vitoria Guimaraes at Estadio Jose Alvalade on November 5, 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Goncalo Inacio in action during the Primeira Liga match between Sporting and Vitoria Guimaraes (Image credit: Gualter Fatia/Getty Images)

Buy a dominant centre-back now and you can sort your team for the next 15 years. While many defenders on the game come with adjustment periods, however, it's more than possible that you can use a wonderkid as your third- or fourth-choice in defence.

And with a lot of centre-backs in Football Manager, versatility is your friend. Some of these lads might be able to fill in at full-back for you or even in defensive midfield, should you be trying to hold onto a lead. 

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Benoit BadiashileFranceMonaco21
Goncalo InacioPortugalSporting21
Piero HincapieEcuadorBayer Leverkusen20
Nathan CollinsRepublic of IrelandWolves21
Odilon KossounouIvory CoastBayer Leverkusen21
Castello LukebaFranceLyon19
Armel Bella-KotchapGermanySouthampton20
Ilya ZabarnyiUkraineDynamo Kyiv20
Antonio SilvaPortugalBenfica19
Taylor Harwood-BellisEnglandBurnley20
Levi ColwillEnglandBrighton & Hove Albion19
Mattia VitiItalyNice20
Abakar SyllaIvory CoastClub Brugge19
Tanguy NianzouFranceSevilla20
Strahinja PavlovicSerbiaRed Bull Salzburg21
Micky van de VenNetherlandsWolfsburg21
Zeno DebastBelgiumAnderlecht19
Becir OmeragicSwitzerlandZurich20
Flavius DaniliucAustriaSalernitana21
Anthony RouaultFranceToulouse21
Jon PachecoSpainReal Sociedad21
Christopher WoohCameroonRennes21
Leonidas StergiouSwitzerlandSt. Gallen20
NatanBrazilRed Bull Salzburg21
Isaak ToureFranceMarseille19
Sinaly DiomandeIvory CoastLyon21
Ahmetcan KaplanTurkeyAjax19
Alejandro FrancesSpainReal Zaragoza20
Charlie CresswellEnglandMillwall20
Strahinja ErakovicSerbiaRed Star21
Enzo BoyomoCameroonAlbacete20
Ramon PabloSpainReal Madrid20
Leandro MorgallaGermany1860 Munich17
RenanBrazilShabab Al-Ahli20
Andrew OmobamideleRepublic of IrelandNorwich City20
Joao FonsecaPortugalBenfica15
Leon KingScotlandRangers18
Omar RekikTunisiaArsenal20
Kerr SmithScotlandAston Villa17
Robert RenanBrazilCorinthians18


Football Manager 2023 wonderkids: Who are the FM left-backs I need to sign?

Aaron Hickey

Aaron Hickey in action for Bologna (Image credit: Getty)

Left-back might well be the most difficult spot in the team to find a world-class player, just because of how few specialist left-footed full-backs are out there.

In Football Manager 2022, there are plenty of good options under the age of 21 who can flourish into top left-backs, left-wing-backs or even centre-backs. 

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Rayan Ait-NouriFranceWolves21
Aaron HickeyScotlandBrentford20
Adrien TruffertFranceRennes20
Ian MaatsenNetherlandsBurnley20
Miguel GutierrezSpainGiroud21
Juan LariosSpainSouthampton18
Quentin MerlinFranceNantes20
Bjorn MeijerNetherlandsClub Brugge19
Luca NetzGermanyBorussia Monchengladbach19
Ridvan YilmazTurkeyRangers21
Omar CamposMexicoSantos Laguna20
Jesus VazquezSpainValencia19
Victor KristiansenDenmarkCopenhagen19
Luan CândidoBrazilRed Bull Salzburg21
Josh DoigScotlandHellas Verona20
Bradley LockoFranceStade Reims20
Lee BuchananEnglandWolfsburg21
Riccardo CalafioriItalyBasel20
Milos KerkezHungaryAZ19
Yasser LarouciFranceTroyes21
Alvaro FernandezSpainPreston19
Maucicio IsaisMexicoPachuca21
WelingtonBrazilSao Paolo21
Nicola ZalewskiPolandRoma20
Adam AznouSpainBayern Munich16
Mika MarmolSpainFC Andorra20
Franco CarboniArgentinaInter Milan19
RiquelmeBrazilVasco Da Gama19
Valentin BarcoArgentinaBoca Juniors17
Tomas GalvezFinlandManchester City17
Ivan MunozSpainValencia20
Adrian CorralSpainAtletico Madrid19

Defensive midfielders

Football Manager 2023 wonderkids: Who are the FM defensive midfielders I need to sign?

Joao Gomes

Joao Gomes in action for Flamengo (Image credit: Getty)

Defensive midfield is somewhere in FM that you need someone with strength, stamina and good reading of the game – so you might not want to entrust such an important role to such a young star. 

In the modern game though, there are plenty of youngsters who can thrive at the base of a midfield. These picks are all specialist DMs – but they can just so easily slot into a more central position, too. 

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Defensive midfielders
Amadou OnanaBelgiumEverton21
Khephren ThuramFranceNice21
Manuel UgarteUruguaySporting21
James GarnerEnglandEverton21
Raphael OnyedikaNigeriaClub Brugge21
Samuele RicciItalyTorino21
Alan VarelaArgentinaBoca Juniors21
Joao GomesBrazilFlamengo21
Lucas Gourna-DouathFranceRed Bull Salzburg19
Johann LepenantFranceLyon20
Nicolo RovellaItalyMonza20
Joris ChotardFranceMontpellier21
Giacomo FaticantiItalyRoma17
Rafael LuisPortugalBenfica18
Tyler MortonEnglandBlackburn Rovers20
Edoardo BoveItalyRoma20
Eyup AydinGermanyBayern Munich17
Stefan BajceticSpainLiverpool17
Olivier AertssenNetherlandsAjax17
Paul OkonAustraliaBenfica17
Noah MbambaBelgiumClub Brugge17

Central midfielders

Football Manager 2023 wonderkids: Who are the FM central midfielders I need to sign?

Aster Vranckx

Aster Vranckx in action against Hertha Berlin during his Wolfsburg days (Image credit: Getty)

Central midfielders might be the players with the most scope for development of any players on the pitch in Football Manager. A good CM could well be remoulded into just about anything – an attacking midfielder, a controller, a wide-man… perhaps even a full-back. 

If you're playing a three-man midfield, you can afford to give a youngster a spot in the side every week. This is the heart of your side, so it makes sense to buy a wonderkid or two who will become the longterm spine of your team. 

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Central midfielders
Jacob RamseyEnglandAston Villa21
Kouadio KoneFranceBorussia Monchengladbach21
Orkun KokcuTurkeyFeyenoord21
Curtis JonesEnglandLiverpool21
Yunus MusahUnited StatesValencia19
Luka SucicCroatiaRed Bull Salzburg20
Carney ChukwuemekaEnglandChelsea19
Fabio MirettiItalyJuventus19
Pape Matar SarrSenegalTottenham20
Ivan IlicCroatiaHellas Verona21
Nico GonzálezSpainValencia20
Kenneth TaylorNetherlandsAjax20
Billy GilmourScotlandBrighton & Hove Albion21
Maurits KjaergaardDenmarkRed Bull Salzburg19
Aster VranckxBelgiumAC Milan20
Carlos AlcarazArgentinaRacing Club19
Quinten TimberNetherlandsFeyenoord21
Kacper KozlowskiPolandVitesse19
Fabian RiederSwitzerlandYoung Boys20
Eliot MatazoBelgiumMonaco20
Gianluca BusioUnited StatesVenezia20
Nicolas RaskinBelgiumStandard Luttich21
ChristianBrazilAtletico Paranaense21
Nicolo FagioliItalyJuventus21
Williot SwedbergSwedenCelta Vigo18
Andrey SantosBrazilVasco Da Gama18
Boubacar TraoreMaliWolves21
Desire DoueFranceRennes17
Junior Dina EbimbeFranceMainz21
Charlie PatinoEnglandBlackpool18
Assan OuedraogoGermanySchalke16
Kobbie MainooEnglandManchester United17
Adam WhartonEnglandBlackburn Rovers17
Marc CuculonSpainReal Madrid17
Gabri VeigaSpainCelta Vigo20
Lewis BateEnglandLeeds19
Isak JohannessonNorwayCopenhagen19
Jobe BellinghamEnglandBirmingham City16
Alfie HarrisonEnglandManchester City16

Attacking midfielders

Football Manager 2023 wonderkids: Who are the FM attacking midfielders I need to sign?

Fabio Carvalho of Liverpool during the preseason friendly match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Rajamangala Stadium on July 12, 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Fabio Carvalho of Liverpool during the preseason friendly match against Manchester United in Bangkok, Thailand (Image credit: Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images)

Attacking midfield is perhaps where you'll find the majority of wonderkids in Football Manager on any given year. Given that it's a luxury position in which many youth coaches play their best talents in the hope that they'll develop their technical abilities – and thus make them more valuable – you can move for quality teenage no.10s.

But if you're looking to build a side that might not accommodate a young, pass-heavy starlet, a lot of these players can be re-trained either to wingers or midfielders – some of these, too, are more like second-strikers who can become conventional centre-forwards in time.

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Attacking midfielders
Fabio CarvalhoPortugalLiverpool20
Thiago AlmadaArgentinaAtlanta United21
Cole PalmerEnglandManchester City20
Kang-in LeeRussiaDynamo Moscow21
David CostaPortugalLens21
Gabri VeigaSpainCelta Vigo20
Yari VerschaerenBelgiumAnderlecht21
Facundo BuonanotteArgentinaRosario Central17
Facundo FariasArgentinaAtletico Colon20
Xavi SimonsNetherlandsPSV19
Bruno PraxedesBrazilRed Bull Bragantino20
Aimar OrozSpainOsasuna20
Hannibal MejbriTunisiaBirmingham City19
James McAteeEnglandSheffield United20
Efraín AlvarezMexicoLA Galaxy20
Vasco SousaPortugalPorto19
Pablo TorreSpainBarcelona19
Bruno IglesiasSpainReal Madrid19
Cristian VolpatoItalyRoma18
Bobby ClarkEnglandLiverpool17
TheoFranceReal Madrid20
Burak InceTurkeyArminia Bielefeld18
Florent Da SilvaFranceLyon19
Zidan SertdemirDenmarkBayer Leverkusen17
Arijon IbrahimovicGermanyBayern Munich16


Football Manager 2023 wonderkids: Who are the FM right-wingers I need to sign?

Amad Diallo

Amad Diallo during his stint as a Rangers players (Image credit: Getty)

In the modern game, the vast majority of the right-wingers that you'll find will be left-footed – and often, left-footers tend to be more creative. Many of these players are capable of playing as midfielders but generally, these are the players who could well become the creative spark in your team for the next decade.

Be sure to analyse your stats in full to see what kind of player you have on your hands, though – there are plenty of goal-grabbing players in this lot, while there are some touchline wingers, too. 

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Nico WilliamsSpainAthletic Bilbao20
Luiz HenriqueBrazilReal Betis21
Nicolas JacksonSenegalVillarreal21
Kevin SchadeGermanyFreiburg20
Dango OuattaraBurkina FasoLorient20
Ansgar KnauffGermanyEintracht20
Jan ThielmannGermanyKoln20
Jamie Bynoe-GittensEnglandBorussia Dortmund18
Patrick WimmerAustriaWolfsburg21
Francisco ConceicaoPortugalAjax19
Yusuf DemirAustriaGalatasaray19
Abdallah SimaSenegalAngers21
Amad DialloIvory CoastSunderland20
Pablo SolariArgentinaRiver Plate21
Santiago SimonArgentinaRiver Plate20
Julien DuranvilleBelgiumAnderlecht16
Alex ScottEnglandBristol City19
Roony BardghjiSwedenCopenhagen16
Ilias AkhomachSpainBarcelona18
Gabriel PereiraBrazilNew York City FC20
PeterSpainReal Madrid19
Gael LadontFranceMarseille16
Gino InfantinoArgentinaRosario Central19
Jahkeele Marshall-RuttyCanadaToronto18
Lorenzo KyannoNetherlandsBenfica17
Dilan MarkandayEnglandBlackburn Rovers20
Roger FernandesGuinnea-BissauBraga16


Football Manager 2023 wonderkids: Who are the FM left-wingers I need to sign?

Anthony Gordon poses after signing for Newcastle United from Everton in january 2023.

Anthony Gordon after signing for Newcastle United (Image credit: Getty Images)

Traditionally, left-wingers are interesting players in Football Manager. As mentioned, left-footers tend to be rarer and more creative than right-footers – making the majority of left-wingers nowadays attackers who can cut in on their right foot and score. 

There are a fair amount of creative players too in this particular list, while players who are equally good with both feet tend to just be described as right-footed. As ever, make sure you analyse exactly what kind of player you're getting.

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Anthony GordonEnglandEverton21
Anthony ElangaSwedenManchester United20
Kamaldeen SulemanaGhanaRennes20
Keane Lewis-PotterEnglandBrentford21
Adam HlozekCzech RepublicBayer Leverkusen20
Alex BaenaSpainVillarreal21
Gabriel VeronBrazilPorto20
Bryan GilSpainTottenham hotspur21
Talles MagnoBrazilNew York City20
Jakub KaminskiPolandWolfsburg20
Largie RamazaniBelgiumAlmeria21
Nicola ZalewskiPolandRoma20
Ez AbdeMoroccoOsasuna20
Alan VelascoArgentinaDallas20
Christos TzolisGreeceTwente20
Samuel EdozieEnglandSouthampton19
Exequiel ZeballosArgentinaBoca Juniors20
Luis HenriqueBrazilBotafogo20
Simon AdingraIvory CoastUnion Saint Gilloise20
Daniel RuizColombiaMillionarios20
Nico PazArgentinaReal Madrid17
Dario SarmientoArgentinaManchester City19
Octavian PopescuRomaniaFSCB19
Kevin ZefiRepublic of IrelandInter Milan17
Luis CarbonellSpainReal Zaragoza19
Stipe BiukCroatiaHajduk Split19
Oscar ArandaSpainReal Madrid20
Samba DialloSenegalDynamo Kyiv19
Reda KhadraGermanySheffield United20


Football Manager 2023 wonderkids: Who are the FM strikers I need to sign?

Hugo Ekitike of Paris Saint-Germain looks o during the Ligue 1 match between FC Nantes and Paris Saint-Germain at Stade de la Beaujoire on September 03, 2022 in Nantes, France.

Hugo Ekitike of Paris Saint-Germain looks on during the Ligue 1 match against Nantes (Image credit: Aurelien Meunier - PSG/PSG via Getty Images)

Find a goalscorer in Football Manager and you've hit the jackpot.

Quite literally, in some cases, as you can sell them on. A good striker in FM will often mature in their mid-20s but if you can find one a little earlier, it's possible to keep the goals rolling for years to come. 

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Armando BrojaAlbaniaChelsea21
Hugo EkitikeFrancePSG20
Arnaud KalimuendoFranceRennes20
Goncalo RamosPortugalBenfica21
Joao PedroBrazilWatford21
Elye WahiFranceMontpellier19
Georginio RutterFranceHoffenheim20
Yuri AlbertoBrazilCorinthians21
Rasmus HojlundDenmarkAtalanta19
Folarin BalogunEnglandStade Reims21
Brian BrobbeyNetherlandsAjax20
Joe GelhardtEnglandLeeds United20
Liam DelapEnglandStoke City19
Sekou MaraFranceSouthampton20
Joshua ZirkzeeNetherlandsBologna21
Vitor RoqueBrazilAtletico Paranaense17
Kaio JorgeBrazilJuventus20
Matheus NascimentoBrazilBotafogo18
Tiago TomasPortugalStuttgart20
Cameron ArcherEnglandAston Villa20
Mika BierethDenmarkArsenal19
Lorenzo ColomboItalyAC Milan20
Jhon DuranColombiaChicago18
Ivan AzonSpainReal Zaragoza19
Rory WilsonScotlandAston Villa16
Ali AkmanTurkeyEintracht Frankfurt20
Marcelo FloresMexicoArsenal18
Maurice KrattenmacherGermanyUnterhaching16
Sonny PerkinsEnglandLeeds United18
Moustapha CisseMaliAtalanta18

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