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When starting a save in one of the countries in the United Kingdom you have to keep in mind that you are not able to sign every single player on the planet. Players that are from outside the European Union are prohibited to obtain a Work Permit, so they are allowed to play football. In this Guide we give you some hints and tips about this subject, which could help you attract non-EU players much easier and could help you after Brexit has been launched in the game.
Work permits are given to players for various reasons. Obviously players from within the European Union don’t need a permit to play football in the United Kingdom (pre-Brexit), but when you want to get that South-American or African player, you will need to apply for a Work Permit.
Things that are considered before granting a Work Permit are:
If the player has played at least 75% of the games for their national team in the last two years and the players’ country has to be ranked 70th or higher on the FIFA Ranking. A players’ injury proneness. If a player has a wide history of injuries, it will be less likely a Work Permit is granted. Young players who haven’t been playing for the national team will have more difficulties obtaining a Work Permit, although some players who are referred to as ‘Wonderkids’ could get one. Second nationality. A lot of Non-EU countries had a link with a country in Europe for various reasons. Think about Brazil and Portugal, Argentina and Italy and Senegal and France. So if you are looking at players from other continents, make sure to check their possible second nationalities as well!
All other players who don’t apply for a Work Permit will need to figure another way to obtain one. The best and most easy way to meet the requirements for a Work Permit is obtaining a second nationality. We will explain how to do this and give you the countries and clubs that would be a good choice.
HOW DO I KNOW IF A PLAYER NEEDS A WORK PERMIT?
All players from countries that aren't a member of the European Union need a Work Permit. But if you aren't sure, you could send out a scout to have a closer look at the player. In the report the Scout will tell you if the player needs a Work Permit, but he will also tell you if the player will be able to get one or he will fail to gain one.
EASIEST WAY TO GET WORK PERMITS
First of all, make sure you get your board to allow you a Feeder Club from countries that have the possibility to obtain a second nationality in the shortest amount of time. Good choices would be:
Any player that is from South America, the Philippines or Equatorial Guinea can get a Spanish passport in 2 years’ time. Belarus
Any player from any country can get the Belarussian nationality in just three years. Serbia
From 2022 and on any player from any country can get the Serbian passport in just three years. Bulgaria
Any player from any country can get the Bulgarian nationality in just three years. Croatia
Any player from any country can get the Croatian nationality in just two years, but will have to be able to speak basic Croatian to quality. Belgium
Any player from any country can get the Belgian nationality in just three years, but the player will have to be able to speak basic Dutch or French.
After your board has allowed you to pick a club from one of the following countries, you should be focusing on the Facilities at those clubs and pick the one with the best Facilities available. Your player will be spending a couple of seasons at that club, so you want him to train and develop into a better player. Good facilities are vital for that.
Looking back at the list with countries we have written down, we have selected the best clubs from these countries that would be a good pick to send out young players for obtaining a work permit.
Sevilla, Real Sociedad, Valencia, Espanyol
BATE Borisov, Dinamo Minsk
Partizan Belgrado, Crvena Zvezda, Vojvodina
Ludogorets, Levski Sofia, CSKA Sofia
NK Rijeka, Dinamo Zagreb, Hajduk Split
Anderlecht, Racing Genk, Standard Liege
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What does a player's skill build from in Football Manager? What does CA and PA mean? And what are these black and gold stars? These are just a few questions we see a lot on our community pages. In this guide we will try to answer these questions and by the time you have finished reading, you will know exactly how the ability system works in Football Manager.
To determine a player's (and backroom staff's) quality, Football Manager uses two sets of numbers. The first is the Current Ability (CA), which reflects the ability they have now, and second is the Potential Ability (PA), which reflects the maximum possible ability they can reach in the future. Both the CA and PA have a range between 0 and 200, with 0 being a nobody and 200 being a god-like player.
Current Ability is the level a player is currently at. The values are almost always pre-determined in the pre-game editor by the researchers at Sports Interactive. But there are some (mostly lesser known players and/or youngsters) who do not have a starting value set (this will be 0). This means that their Current Ability is random and will be different every time you load up a new save.
The Current Ability value is a dynamic value, as it can either improve or decline depending on a players development and/or age (older players abilities usually tend to decline).
The Potential Ability of a player will determine the maximum possible level a player can reach. Keep in mind, this is how far they can go, not necessarily how far they will go. A player reaching their maximum potential will depend on their age and development during the game.
The Potential Ability value is a static value which is determined every time you start a new save. A player's development during your game can never change the level of his Potential Ability.
NEGATIVE POTENTIAL ABILITY
So how is it possible that Gianluigi Donnarumma is a god in one save I play, but is a lower league-skilled player in a different save? This is because of his negative Potential Ability. This is best explained as an ability range. The Potential Ability is a fixed value, but the negative is dynamic and will vary from game to game. When you start a new save, the negative number decides the range.
For example Gianluigi Donnarumma has a negative Potential Ability of -10. This means his fixed Potential Ability value will be between 170 and 200. A player that has a -7 Potential Ability will have a value between 110 and 140.
In Football Manager 2016 even more negative abilities were introduced. Where the old FMs had -10,-9,-8 and on, FM16 introduced the halves; -95, -85, -75. This has made the diversity of the game even greater.
The negative abilities will always have a range of 30 points. To explain it even better:
NEGATIVE ABILITY RANGES
-10 = 170-200
-95 = 160-190
-9 = 150-180
-85 = 140-170
-8 = 130-160
-75 = 120-150
-7 = 110-140
-65 = 100-130
-6 = 90-120
-55 = 80-110
-5 = 70-100
-45 = 60-90
-4 = 50-80
-35 = 40-70
-3 = 30-60
-25 = 20-50
-2 = 10-40
-15 = 0-30
-1 = 0-20
In Football Manager your scouts and other backroom staff members will give stars to players, which should give you a view of a player's current and potential ability. This rangers from 1 up to 5 stars, with the possibility of half stars (2.5 etc.), so you actually have 10 levels.
There are two types of stars:
The gold ability stars are given to first team players, while silver stars are given to the youngest players (mostly in your U19, U18 etc.). This is to make the ability of younger players easier to compare.
The stars in Football Manager are a bit misleading. The amount of stars that a player has will depend on several things like:
The ability of the staff members to judge current and potential ability The overall level of your squad The level of the competition you are playing in The form a player is in
This could result in your backroom staff giving you the wrong idea about the current and potential ability of a player. For example, a player that has 2 or 3 stars could still be a potential World Class player.
The black stars in a Player Profile represent a backroom staff member’s uncertainty regarding a player’s current or potential ability. For example a young player could have 2 or 3 black stars because your staff isn’t sure of his maximum potential.
Please note: If you have the ‘Attribute Masking’ option turned on, the black stars will also be used for the player’s Current Ability.
The black stars will diminish as your backroom staff gains knowledge of the player, although the potential ability stars will still remain.
Opposition instructions are a powerful tool to counter the threat of your opposition in Football Manager. The instructions you give before a game will act as an extension to the player instructions you have set in your own tactics. There are different ways to set the opposition instructions and in this guide we will explain what they do and different ways to set them.
Although setting opposition instructions could be a good way to take out any of your opponent's star players, it could also create a flaw in your own tactics. Before you think about setting opposition instructions, make sure your players are able to follow the instructions you'd like to set. For example, if you want your team to go in hard on a specific player, make sure any of your players playing in that area are able to tackle well. If this is not the case, you could be committing a lot of unnecessary fouls and picking up a lot of cards.
You should also make sure not to set too many opposition instructions. That way, you prevent players from moving far out of position, creating gaps and space for your opponent to exploit. If you were to win back the ball, your players would then be out of position and not able to properly follow team/player instructions, which will cause your tactic to fail.
TYPES OF OPPOSITION INSTRUCTIONS
There are two types of opposition instructions:
Player Opposition Instructions
These are used if you want to mark or cover a specific player, for example a star player of your opponent.
Positional Opposition Instructions
These are used if you want to mark or cover a specific position, regardless of the player in that position.
Specific Player Instructions will always override Positional Instructions. You can therefore set some positional instructions as a guideline and use specific player instructions if you want your team to make a few changes for a certain player.
This will instruct your players to mark even closer while marking a player.
Use this instruction against players who love to work with open space. For example, midfielders who play in a Playmaker role or Attackers that are proven goal scorers. You don’t want to give these players too much space, so mark them closely at all times.
Set the marking to Never if you encounter a player that has much more speed than the player you have defending him. Marking him too closely will result in the faster player having more space to run into. It's better to leave these players some space in front of your defender, so the defender has a bit of a head-start if the attacker decides to run.
Also it could be useful for an opposition that has poor creativity, technique or ball control. Not marking a specific player could force your opponent to give him the ball, as he is the only one with enough free space. That way you can force your opponent into making poor decisions.
This will instruct your players to close down opponents as they receive the ball.
Closing down a player who is nervous can be very effective. You will put him under pressure, forcing him to make a choice. The immediate pressure will force the nervous player to make a panicked decision, which will often be a poor one.
Look for players with player traits like Dwells on Ball or Stops Play. By putting these players under pressure you could force them to make a bad choice.
If you're facing a lone striker with little support from his fellow teammates, put him under pressure. He won't be able to keep the ball or pass it due to the lack of support.
Last but not least, look to close down players with poor technical attributes like Creativity, Passing, Decisions, First Touch and Composure. Putting them under pressure can force them into mistakes.
Could be useful if an opposition player is a Speedy Dribbler, but a poor decision maker. The player may freeze up with the space you give him, not knowing what to do with such a lack of pressure.
It may also be useful to never close down a poor player if they are surrounded by more dangerous players in other positions. That way you can instruct your players to concentrate more on the higher quality players instead of the poor player. This may force the poor player to be the only passing option for the higher quality players. Once he receives the ball, he will have a higher chance of making a mistake which may gift you possession of the ball.
This will determine how aggressively you want an opponent to be tackled when in possession.
Could be useful to ‘scare’ an opponent. Look for players with low Aggression, Bravery, Composure, Determination and Work Rate.
It may also work against a player that is a good passer or crosser, but lacks mobility. By going in hard on him, you can neutralize him by exploiting his flaws.
Tired players or players that have picked up a knock are also good choices. It's a bit mean, but tired players have an increased likelihood to get injured, whilst a player that has a knock could be forced out of the game by a hard tackle.
Could be effective against a player that has better mobility or Dribbling ability than the player you have covering him. Going in too hard could result in fouls and cards, so it is better to be a bit more careful when tackling these sorts of players.
If you want to alter the tackling instructions for your entire team for a specific player. For example, when using the Get Stuck In team instruction, your players will tackle harder in general. By adding the Normal (or Easy) instruction you will alter that for a specific player or position.
SHOW ONTO FOOT
This will instruct your players to force their opponent onto a specific side. Ideally you would like the player to be forced onto his weaker foot.
LEFT FOOT / RIGHT FOOT
This can be useful if an opponent’s Strong Foot is Left Only or Right Only. That way you can force a player to move onto his weaker foot, making him less effective. But you can also use this to force a player to the outside or inside of the pitch. A left footed left winger might be less effective on the outside as he will be restricted to attempting a cross or passing the ball backwards. But be careful doing this; your central defenders need to be capable of dealing with the crosses.
This can be useful for players who are in the center of the pitch (a midfielder or striker). But be careful of players who can shoot/pass with both feet.
This can also prove to be useful against wide players who play on the side of their stronger foot, if you're playing a team whose striker has better aerial abilities than your defenders. That way you can limit the amount of crosses towards their striker, making the wide player less effective.
Before every game you play you have the option to set the opposition instructions for that game.
You can either check all the opposition players manually and set the instructions yourself, or you can ask one of your backroom staff to set them for you. Who you pick is up to you. There is a dropdown menu from which you can choose the coach you would like to set the instructions for you. If you use this, make sure the coach/assistant has high Tactical Knowledge and Judging Ability.
You can also set the opposition instructions automatically, by using the backroom staff responsibilities and assigning this category to a coach or your assistant manager. As before, the coach/assistant needs high Tactical Knowledge and Judging Ability.
The final option available is the Standard Opposition Instruction. Look for the Opposition Instructions tab in your tactics screen and you will find a pitch with all the possible positions available in Football Manager. Here you can set Standard Positional Opposition Instructions. For example; you always want to put pressure on the opponents Central Defenders or you always want to show a Winger onto his wrong foot.
Setting standard instructions could be very useful, as you will never forget to set instructions before a game and your players will learn to adapt to the opposition instructions you expect from them. But remember what we mentioned at the start: don’t overuse opposition instructions as too many can ruin the structure of your team and tactics.
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Don't have a big budget to spend? This list will be right up your ally! This list contains the best of the best for players that do not have a contract at the start of a new save. The players that are on this list will be willing to join clubs in top divisions and some of the lower divisions in the top nations. The list has over 400 players for you to chose from and the list is sorted by the players Nation. But you can easily sort the table either on Name, Age or Position to find those players you need for your team.
What are Free Agents?
These players are all available on a free transfer. You can sign these players without spending a transfer fee and you will only have to pay a signing fee and salary. The list of free players usually contains players who are in their thirties and are coming close to retirement. Nevertheless these players could prove to be very handy when covering for injuries or adding some extra experience to your squad.
Do you have a budget to spend? Check our our Wonderkids lists:
-10, -95 and -9 Wonderkids -85 Wonderkids
Name Age Nat Position Dallku, Armend 33 ALB D (RC) Cana, Lorik 32 ALB D (C), DM Kerkar, Salim 28 ALG WB/AM (L) Zitouni, Nassim 22 ALG AM (C) Degrá, Matias 33 ARG GK Landa, Lucas 30 ARG D (C) Pellegrino, Maximiliano 36 ARG D (C) Canavesio, Robertino 23 ARG D (C) Danelón, Alexis 30 ARG D/WB (RL) Tissone, Fernando 29 ARG DM Battión, Roberto 34 ARG DM Torres, Juan Manuel 31 ARG DM Basualdo, Germán 32 ARG DM Paglialunga, Mario 27 ARG DM Paterno, Nicolás 21 ARG DM, AM (C) Leguiza, Eduardo 22 ARG AM (RL), ST (C) Trovento, Emiliano 21 ARG AM (RLC) Pérez, Patricio 31 ARG AM (RC) Pisculichi, Leonardo 32 ARG AM (LC) Lanzini, Tomás 25 ARG AM (C) Martínez, Matías 25 ARG AM/ST (C) Ramírez, Rubén 33 ARG ST (C) Cavenaghi, Fernando 32 ARG ST (C) Carignano, César 33 ARG ST (C) Becchio, Luciano 32 ARG ST (C) Parra, Facundo 31 ARG ST (C) Comba, Sergio 37 ARG ST (C) Biglieri, Santiago 30 ARG ST (C) Castro, Juan Ignacio 22 ARG ST (C) Jara, Matías 28 ARG ST (C) Manucharyan, Edgar 29 ARM AM (RL), ST (C) Wesolowski, James 28 AUS M (C) Bresciano, Mark 36 AUS AM (C) Garics, György 32 AUT D/WB (R) Maierhofer, Stefan 33 AUT ST (C) Buysse, Bart 29 BEL D/WB/M (L) Lamah, Roland 28 BEL AM (RL) Dianda, Salif 28 BFA WB/M (RL) Koné, Djakaridja 30 BFA DM Vrancic, Damir 30 BIH DM, AM (C) Kolicic, Haris 21 BIH ST (C) Renan 25 BRA GK Alessandro 28 BRA GK Omar Santos 27 BRA GK Guido 22 BRA GK Victor Brasil 23 BRA GK Axel 24 BRA GK Renan 23 BRA GK Marcone 28 BRA D (RC), DM Lucas 19 BRA D (RC) Diego Sacoman 29 BRA D (LC) Renato Santos 29 BRA D (LC) Alex 34 BRA D (C) Eleílson 31 BRA D (C) Felipe Santana 30 BRA D (C) Alemão 29 BRA D (C) Bruno Soares 27 BRA D (C) Éder 21 BRA D (C), DM Édson Silva 30 BRA D (C) Gabriel 27 BRA D (C) Luís Gustavo 26 BRA D (C) Wellington 27 BRA D (C) Régis 26 BRA D (C), DM Edson 28 BRA D (C) Roni 24 BRA D (C) Maicon 34 BRA D/WB (R) Leandro Salino 31 BRA D/WB (R) Cicinho 29 BRA D/WB (R) Felipe Mattioni 27 BRA D/WB/M (R) Jackson 26 BRA D/WB (R) João Felipe 24 BRA D/WB (R) Danilo Soares 24 BRA D/WB/AM (L) Anderson Santana 30 BRA D/WB (L) Leo Veloso 29 BRA D/WB/M (L) Heracles 23 BRA D/WB (L) Guilherme 24 BRA D/WB (L) Rodrigo Taddei 36 BRA DM Nílton 29 BRA DM Hélder 32 BRA DM, M (LC) Ricardo Conceição 31 BRA DM Wilson Matias 32 BRA DM Tiago Dutra 25 BRA DM Serginho 28 BRA DM Roberto 31 BRA DM Ramirez 28 BRA DM Zé Vítor 24 BRA DM Johnnattan 27 BRA DM Élton 30 BRA DM Edenilson 28 BRA DM, M (LC) Everton 24 BRA DM Jackson 25 BRA DM Bruno Renan 25 BRA DM Jonatas Paulista 22 BRA DM Gabriel Soares 23 BRA DM Fernando Gomes 22 BRA DM Cristhian 24 BRA DM Batista 22 BRA DM Mateus Caitano 23 BRA DM Willian Schuster 29 BRA M (RC) Augusto Fraga 28 BRA AM (R), ST (C) Danilo 29 BRA AM (R), ST (C) Anderson Lessa 26 BRA AM (R), ST (C) Diney 25 BRA AM (R) Ronaldinho Gaúcho 36 BRA AM (RLC) Carlos Alberto 31 BRA AM (RLC), ST (C) Cidinho 23 BRA AM (RLC) Zé Eduardo 24 BRA AM (RLC) Patrik Silva 25 BRA AM (RC), ST (C) Fábio 26 BRA AM (RC) Júlio César 27 BRA AM (RC) Renan Donizete 20 BRA AM (RC) Edu 34 BRA AM (L), ST (C) Daniel Carvalho 33 BRA AM (C) Ronny 30 BRA AM (C) Jean Deretti 23 BRA AM (C) Marco Aurélio 28 BRA AM (C) Marcinho 31 BRA AM/ST (C) Geovane 30 BRA AM/ST (C) Jaílton 26 BRA AM/ST (C) Kerlon 28 BRA AM/ST (C) Zezinho 23 BRA AM/ST (C) Daniel Lemos 26 BRA AM/ST (C) Zé Alberto 21 BRA AM/ST (C) Brandão 36 BRA ST (C) Arthuro 33 BRA ST (C) Tadeu 30 BRA ST (C) Pedro Oldoni 30 BRA ST (C) Danilo Neco 30 BRA ST (C) Alex 28 BRA ST (C) Jóbson 28 BRA ST (C) Flávio Caça-Rato 30 BRA ST (C) Fábio Santos 29 BRA ST (C) Robério 21 BRA ST (C) Betinho 29 BRA ST (C) Fabinho Alves 30 BRA ST (C) Luisinho Paulista 30 BRA ST (C) Schumacher 29 BRA ST (C) Malaquias 29 BRA ST (C) Gil 25 BRA ST (C) Allef 20 BRA ST (C) Michel 29 BRA ST (C) Henrique 29 BRA ST (C) Eric 27 BRA ST (C) Douglas 20 BRA ST (C) Lucas Xavier 21 BRA ST (C) Igor Neves 21 BRA ST (C) Diego Testa 23 BRA ST (C) Paulo Henrique 23 BRA ST (C) Netto Imperador 24 BRA ST (C) Carlos Vinícius 21 BRA ST (C) Felipinho 24 BRA ST (C) Rodrigo Dinamite 23 BRA ST (C) Assuério 23 BRA ST (C) Castro 24 BRA ST (C) Everton 22 BRA ST (C) Canga 23 BRA ST (C) Feliphe 24 BRA ST (C) Johnathan 24 BRA ST (C) Bodurov, Nikolay 30 BUL D (C) Tsonev, Borislav 21 BUL AM (LC) Berbatov, Dimitar 35 BUL AM/ST (C) Gargorov, Emil 35 BUL AM/ST (C) Manolov, Miroslav 31 BUL AM/ST (C) Roco, Sebastián 33 CHI D (C) Pizarro, David 36 CHI DM Pineda, Jean Paul 27 CHI AM (RL), ST (C) Olivares, Brandon 21 CHI AM (RLC), ST (C) Gattas, Rodrigo 24 CHI AM (L), ST (C) Kamagaté, Ibrahima 20 CIV GK Diomandé, Hamed 28 CIV D (C) Eboué, Emmanuel 33 CIV D/WB/M (R) Doubaï, Thierry 28 CIV DM Sanogo, Boubacar 33 CIV ST (C) Angbwa, Benoît 34 CMR D (R) Mendomo, Alexis 29 CMR D (C), DM Boya, Pierre 32 CMR ST (C) Pouga, Christian 30 CMR ST (C) Kemajou Dimabi, Junior 20 CMR ST (C) Amanakou, Desmond 29 CMR ST (C) Makiadi, Cédric 32 COD DM, AM (C) N'Goyi, Granddi 28 COD DM Mancilla, Omar 21 COL D (C) Calle, Javier 25 COL D/M (L) Arango, Paulo 31 COL AM (RC), ST (C) Mosquera, Iván 20 COL AM/ST (C) Riascos, Duvier 30 COL ST (C) Ibargüen, Nelson 31 COL ST (C) Gil, Wilmar 25 COL ST (C) Rentería, Carlos 30 COL ST (C) Núñez, Jeysen 27 COL ST (C) Araújo, Darwin 28 COL ST (C) Sanguino, Sérgio 27 COL ST (C) Camacho, Mario 32 CRC ST (C) Rogulj, Kaja 30 CRO D (C) Djokovic, Damjan 26 CRO DM Brecevic, Ivan 28 CRO ST (C) Budimir, Mario 30 CRO ST (C) Barisic, Ivan 22 CRO ST (C) Jarosik, Jiri 38 CZE SW, D (C) Klesnil, Zdenek 29 CZE ST (C) Andreasen, Leon 33 DEN D (C), DM Kure, Anders 30 DEN D (C) Koch, Morten 24 DEN D (C) Congo, Jeferson 27 ECU AM (L), ST (C) Caicedo, Anderson 23 ECU AM (LC), ST (C) Méndez, Edison 37 ECU AM (C) Angulo, José 21 ECU AM/ST (C) Morales, Wilson 23 ECU AM/ST (C) Ochoa, Pablo 24 ECU AM/ST (C) Taylor, Ryan 31 ENG D (RL), M (R) Spence, Jordan 26 ENG D (RC) Cox, Lee 26 ENG DM Osman, Leon 35 ENG AM (C) Nolan, Kevin 34 ENG AM (C) Baxter, Jose 24 ENG AM/ST (C) Zamora, Bobby 35 ENG ST (C) Heskey, Emile 38 ENG ST (C) Moore, Luke 30 ENG ST (C) Miller, Ishmael 29 ENG ST (C) Borja Gómez 28 ESP D (LC) Ilie 25 ESP D (C), DM López, Adrián 29 ESP D (C) Puerto, Israel 23 ESP D (C) Chica, Javi 31 ESP D/WB (RL) Ángel 35 ESP D/WB (RL) Seoane, Diego 28 ESP D/WB (RL) Menéndez, Álex 24 ESP D/WB/AM (L) Casado, José Manuel 29 ESP D/WB (L) Kevin 26 ESP D/WB (L) Pallardó, Miguel 29 ESP DM Molina, Manu 24 ESP M (C) Orodea, Javier 22 ESP M (C), ST (C) Vico, Fede 21 ESP AM (RLC) Alemán, Nauzet 31 ESP AM (RC) Óscar 33 ESP AM (C) Rueda, José Manuel 28 ESP AM (C) Ramírez, Dani 24 ESP AM (C) Kastrati, Kastriot 22 FIN AM/ST (C) Bastien, Sacha 22 FRA GK Mexès, Philippe 34 FRA SW, D (C) Bocaly, Garry 28 FRA D (RC) Distin, Sylvain 38 FRA D (C) Diakité, Modibo 29 FRA D (C) Cissako, Yarouba 21 FRA D/WB (R) Goulon, Hérold 28 FRA DM Da Silva, Marco 24 FRA DM Patin, Benoît 26 FRA DM Quemener, Jérémy 21 FRA DM Bettiol, Grégory 30 FRA AM (L), ST (C) Cuvillier, Alexandre 30 FRA AM (L) Lepiller, Matthias 28 FRA AM (L) Fauvergue, Nicolas 31 FRA ST (C) Toudic, Julien 30 FRA ST (C) Dzalamidze, Nika 24 GEO AM (RLC) Steinhöfer, Markus 30 GER D/WB/AM (R) Kirch, Oliver 33 GER DM Weis, Tobias 30 GER DM de Wit, Pierre 28 GER DM, AM (C) Helmke, Hendrik 28 GER M (C) Klose, Miroslav 38 GER ST (C) Kurányi, Kevin 34 GER ST (C) Vorsah, Isaac 28 GHA D (C), DM Muntari, Sulley 31 GHA DM Essien, Michael 33 GHA DM Avlonitis, Tasos 26 GRE D (C) Constant, Kévin 29 GUI D (L), DM, M (LC) Bah, Mamadou 28 GUI DM Camara, Alpha 21 GUI DM Bolado, Iván 26 GUI ST (C) Ramírez, Luis Alfredo 38 HON ST (C) Ebrahimi, Morteza 34 IRN D (C) Nekounam, Javad 35 IRN DM Haghighi, Reza 27 IRN DM Oladi, Mehrdad 31 IRN ST (C) McLoughlin, Ian 24 IRL GK O'Brien, Joey 30 IRL D (RL) Gerrard, Anthony 30 IRL D (C) Tabb, Jay 32 IRL M (LC) Guðjohnsen, Eiður 37 ISL AM/ST (C) Emilsson, Kristján Gauti 23 ISL AM/ST (C) Marzorati, Lino 29 ITA D (RC) Marchese, Giovanni 31 ITA D (LC) Manfredini, Thomas 36 ITA D (C) Motta, Marco 30 ITA D/WB/M (R)
Calvarese, Eugenio 24 ITA D/WB (R) Pasquale, Giovanni 34 ITA D/WB/M (L) Rossi, Fausto 25 ITA DM, AM (C) Rodrigo Possebon 27 ITA DM Calì, Michele 21 ITA DM Galloppa, Daniele 31 ITA M (LC) Mauri, Stefano 36 ITA AM (LC) Lazzari, Andrea 31 ITA AM (LC) Scapuzzi, Luca 25 ITA AM (LC), ST (C) Di Natale, Antonio 38 ITA ST (C) Bonazzoli, Emiliano 37 ITA ST (C) Plasmati, Gianvito 33 ITA ST (C) Macheda, Federico 24 ITA ST (C) Schmidtgal, Heinrich 30 KAZ D/WB/AM (L) Ostapenko, Sergei 30 KAZ AM/ST (C) Park Chung-Hyo 26 KOR GK Jagodinskis, Vitalijs 24 LAT D (C) Antar, Roda 35 LIB DM Shamsin, Feiz 23 LIB AM (RL), ST (C) Noveski, Nikolce 37 MAC D (C) Diakité, Samba 27 MAL DM Fané, Lassana 28 MAL DM, M (RC) Keïta, Souleymane 29 MAL DM Diallo, Samba 21 MAL M (R) Traoré, Kalilou 28 MAL AM (RC) Traoré, Mahamane 27 MAL AM (C) Traoré, Dramane 34 MAL ST (C) Diabate, Souleymane 25 MAL ST (C) Osorio, Ricardo 36 MEX D (RC) Chávez, Darvin 26 MEX D (L) Ábrego, Joshua 29 MEX D (LC) Palacios, Marco Antonio 35 MEX D (C) Pineda, Onay 27 MEX D/WB (R) Solís, Édgar 29 MEX D/WB (L) Barrera, Alejandro 24 MEX DM Díaz, Néstor 25 MEX DM Esqueda, Enrique 28 MEX AM (R), ST (C) Lugo, Édgar Gerardo 31 MEX AM (C) Ruíz, Vihanney 28 MEX ST (C) Alferez, Hebert 28 MEX ST (C) Salazar, Antonio 27 MEX ST (C) Reyes, Martín Obayram 21 MEX ST (C) Volkov, Vladimir 30 MON D/WB/AM (L) Purovic, Milan 31 MON ST (C) Kharja, Houssine 33 MOR DM Labyad, Zakaria 23 MOR AM (RLC) Simão 27 MOZ DM Wijnaldum, Giliano 23 HOL D (LC) Tiendalli, Dwight 30 HOL D/WB (RL) Sno, Evander 29 HOL DM Dogan, Huseyin 22 HOL DM el Hasnaoui, Abdel Malek 22 HOL AM (RLC) Slabbekoorn, Marlon 19 HOL AM (RLC) Keskin, Sinan 21 HOL AM (C) Haruna, Lukman 25 NGA DM, AM (C) Odemwingie, Peter 34 NGA AM (RL), ST (C) Emmanuel, Sani 23 NGA AM (R), ST (C) Ojabu, Omoh 23 NGA AM (L), ST (C) Chikere, Osita 25 NGA ST (C) Anjembe, Timothy 28 NGA ST (C) Hussain, Etzaz 23 NOR AM (C) Alvarez, Miguel 31 PAR DM Cuéllar, Miguel Ángel 34 PAR ST (C) Lazaga, Marco 33 PAR ST (C) Centurión, Diego 34 PAR ST (C) Vargas, Juan Manuel 32 PER D/WB/AM (L) Obraniak, Ludovic 31 POL AM (RLC) Carvalho, Ricardo 38 POR D (C) Tavares, Yohan 28 POR D (C) Ferreira, Flávio 24 POR D (C), DM Meireles, Raúl 33 POR DM Celestino 29 POR DM Martins, Carlos 34 POR AM (C) Silva, Flávio 20 POR ST (C) Marica, Ciprian 30 ROM ST (C) Blejdea, Andrei 20 ROM ST (C) Dikgacoi, Kagisho 31 RSA DM Ngcepe, Thulani 26 RSA ST (C) Diallo, Lamarana 21 SEN AM (RL) Traoré, Mamadou Baïla 29 SEN AM (RC) Thioune, Makhtar 31 SEN AM (C) Coulibaly, Elimane 36 SEN ST (C) Milanovic, Milan 25 SRB D (C) Babovic, Stefan 29 SRB DM, AM (RC) Antic, Milos 21 SRB AM (LC) Bangura, Tetteh 26 SLE ST (C) Ben Khalifa, Nassim 24 SUI AM (C) Teixeira, Dionatan 23 SVK D (LC), DM Zapotoka, Jan 28 SVK AM (C) Ploj, Alen 20 SVN ST (C) Adebayor, Emmanuel 32 TOG ST (C) Boughanmi, Oussama 26 TUN DM Khalifa, Saber 29 TUN AM (L), ST (C) Çetin, Servet 35 TUR D (C) Öztürk, Sezer 30 TUR AM (C) Boldenkov, Valeriy 21 UKR D (C) Edmar 36 UKR DM, AM (C) Troyanovskyi, Eugene 23 UKR AM (RL) Nemtinov, Eugene 20 UKR AM (RL) Lyopa, Dmytro 27 UKR AM (RLC) Kuzyk, Orest 21 UKR AM (RLC) Yakovenko, Olexandr 29 UKR AM (LC) Gomenyuk, Volodymyr 30 UKR AM/ST (C) Antonov, Olexiy 30 UKR ST (C) Yakovenko, Yuriy 22 UKR ST (C) Cáceres, Martín 29 URU D (RC) Gunino, Adrián 27 URU D/WB (RL) Caballero, Martín 25 URU D/WB/M (L) Poyet, Diego 21 URU DM Mier, Matías 25 URU AM (L) Biscayzacú, Gustavo 37 URU ST (C) Olivera, Pablo 28 URU ST (C) Meza, Jesús 30 VEN AM (LC) Nengomasha, Tinashe 33 ZIM DM Temwanjera, Mike 34 ZIM ST (C) Banda, Khumbulani 25 ZIM ST (C)
The United Kingdom will be leaving the European Union in the future and that could have some effect on Football Manager. While the real-world implications of 'Brexit' remain unclear for the football world, Sports Interactive has jumped in, creating multiple possible scenarios in Football Manager 2017. According to Miles Jacobson (director at SI Games and one of the founding fathers of Football Manager) there are three main scenarios for Brexit in your game, but the finer details within these three main choices can vary as well. In some saves Scotland will leave the UK, in others multiple countries may decide to leave. The type of Brexit you will get will be different in every save you play, but here are the three main scenarios:
If you are lucky enough, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union without any changes to the Work Permit system. This means players from the European Union can be signed without applying for a Work Permit, while players from outside the European Union would still need to go through the application process.
Footballers are granted the same special exemptions that are currently given to ‘entertainers’. This means it is easier for them to obtain work permits than other people, and it will not have a huge impact on movement from players in the European Union.
The hardest possible option for your game is a Brexit where similar rules to those which currently apply to non-EU players are adopted for all non-United Kingdom players. That means that a German, French or Spanish player will have to meet the same requirements as a player from Brazil or Argentina to be allowed to play in the United Kingdom.
Lucky for you, FMInside.net has been searching the database of Football Manager 2017 and has come up with a list full of Brexit-proof players. So, if you're getting anxious about a possibly more severe Brexit outcome, you could lower the risk by signing some of the players on this list.
To create the list we have selected only the best available players under the age of 23. These players all have a Potential Ability of at least 150 or -8 and higher. The players on this list all have the potential to become World Class and some of them are already considered to be World Class. So, if you want to create an unbeatable team full of players from the UK, this is the list to use as your shortlist!
Name Club Age Position Jordon Ibe AFC Bournemouth 20 M (R), AM (RL) Lewis Cook AFC Bournemouth 19 DM, M (C) Tyrone Mings AFC Bournemouth 23 D (L) Calum Chambers Arsenal 21 D (RC) Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal 22 AM (RL) Reiss Nelson Arsenal 16 AM (RL) Andre Green Aston Villa 18 M (L), AM (RL) Jack Grealish Aston Villa 20 M (RL), AM (RLC) Joe Rankin-Costello Blackburn Rovers 17 D (RC), M/AM (RLC) Rico Henry Brentford 19 D/WB (L) Keiran Tierney Celtic 19 D (L) Lewis Baker Chelsea 21 DM, M (C), AM (RLC) Ruben Loftus-Cheek Chelsea 20 DM, M/AM (C) Tammy Abraham Chelsea 18 AM (R), ST (C) Trevoh Chalobah Chelsea 17 D (RLC), WB (RL) Dujon Sterling Chelsea 16 D (RC), WB/M/AM (R) Dominic Solanke Chelsea 18 AM (RL), ST (C) Jay Dasilva Chelsea 18 D/AM (L) Nathaniel Chalobah Chelsea 21 D (C), DM, M (C) Will Hughes Derby County 21 DM, M/AM (C) Brendan Galloway Everton 20 D (LC), DM Ross Barkley Everton 22 M/AM (C) Ryan Sessegnon Fulham 16 D/M/AM (L) Jordan Williams Huddersfield Town 16 D (RLC) Andrew Robertson Hull City 22 D/WB (L) Teddy Bishop Ipswich Town 20 M (C) Andre Dozzell Ipswich Town 17 M / AM (C) Ben Chilwell Leicester City 19 D (LC), WB (L) Demarai Gray Leicester City 20 M/AM (RL) Andre Wisdom Liverpool 23 D (RC) Sheyi Ojo Liverpool 19 M (L), AM (RL) Cameron Brannagan Liverpool 20 M/AM (C) Ryan Kent Liverpool 19 M (RL), AM (RLC) Adam Phillips Liverpool 18 DM, M/AM (C) Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool 17 D/WB (R), DM, M (RC) Joe Gomez Liverpool 19 D (RLC) Ben Woodburn Liverpool 16 AM (RL), ST (C) Danny Ward Liverpool 23 GK Jon Flanagan Liverpool 23 D (RL) Patrick Roberts Manchester City 19 M (RL ), AM (RLC) Jadon Sancho Manchester City 16 M (L ), AM (LC), ST (C) Tosin Adarabioyo Manchester City 18 D (C) Phil Foden Manchester City 16 AM (RLC) Ian Carlo Poveda Manchester City 16 AM (C) Raheem Sterling Manchester City 21 M (L), AM (RLC), ST (C) John Stones Manchester City 22 D (RC) Angel Gomes Manchester United 15 M (RL), AM (RLC) Callum Gribbin Manchester United 17 M (C), AM (RC) Ro-Shaun Williams Manchester United 17 D (C) Cameron Borthwick-Jackson Manchester United 19 D (LC) Marcus Rashford Manchester United 18 AM (L), ST (C) James Wilson Manchester United 20 ST (C) Luke Shaw Manchester United 21 D/WB (L) Jesse Lingard Manchester United 23 M (RL), AM (RLC) Harry Chapman Middlesbrough 18 M (RL), AM (RLC), ST (C) Jordan Rossiter Rangers 19 DM, M (C) Oliver Burke RB Leipzig 19 DM, M (C) Joe Wildsmith Sheffield Wednesday 20 GK Matthew Targett Southampton 20 D/WB (L) Callum Slattery Southampton 17 M (C) Harrison Reed Southampton 21 DM, M (C) James Ward-Prowse Southampton 21 M/ AM (RC) Nathan Redmond Southampton 22 M/AM (RL), ST (C) Jack Butland Stoke City 23 GK Jordan Pickford Sunderland 22 GK Joshua Onomah Tottenham Hotspur 19 M/AM (C) Marcus Edwards Tottenham Hotspur 17 AM (RLC) Kyle Walker-Peters Tottenham Hotspur 19 D (RL) Ben Davies Tottenham Hotspur 23 D (L) Dele Alli Tottenham Hotspur 20 M/AM (C) Eric Dier Tottenham Hotspur 22 D (RC), DM, M (C) Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 23 ST (C) Dennon Lewis Watford 19 WB/M/AM (R), ST (C) Tommie Hoban Watford 22 D (LC) Jonathan Leko West Bromwich Albion 17 AM (RL), ST (C) Tyler Roberts West Bromwich Albion 17 AM (RL), ST (C) Saido Berahino West Bromwich Albion 22 M (R), AM (RC), ST (C) Reece Oxford West Ham United 17 D (C), DM
A new list of Wonderkids for Football Manager 2017! This time we take a closer look at the wonderkids who have a -8 potential set in the editor. As this is a very large group of players, we have decided to split these lists. Today we start with the first list; Goalkeepers.
What does -8 potential mean?
To create a dynamic world in Football Manager, Sports Interactive decided to introduce the Dynamic Potential ranges some years ago. That means that every time you load up a new save, these players will have a different maximum potential. That way the game will be challenging to play as a super Wonderkid could be an amateur in another save you load up.
We have already created lists for the biggest Wonderkids in the game. These Scoutlists can be found at:
-10, -95 and -9 Wonderkids -85 Wonderkids As time will progress we hope to create player reports and future screenshots for all players on this list. When we post new players in our player database, we will announce those changes on our Social Media accounts. You can follow FMInside either on Facebook or Twitter.
Sortable; Don't forget! The list can be sorted. You can click either of the four columns to sort that column. That way you can either see the youngest or oldest players. To start with, we have sorted the table based on the players' nationality.
Name Club Nat Age Agustín Rossi Estudiantes ARG 20 Franco Petroli River Plate ARG 18 Augusto Batalla River Plate ARG 20 Lucão Cruzeiro BRA 18 John Santos BRA 20 Thiago Flamengo BRA 20 Adrian Semper GNK Dinamo CRO 18 Víctor Mendoza Barcelona Sporting Club ECU 21 Xavier Cevallos Club Sport Emelec ECU 20 Joe Wildsmith Sheffield Wednesday ENG 20 Antonio Sivera Valencia ESP 19 Juan Soriano Sevilla ESP 18 Iñaki Peña Barcelona ESP 17 Rubén Blanco Celta de Vigo ESP 21 Bingourou Kamara Tours FC FRA 19 Loïc Badiashile AS Monaco FRA 18 Gaëtan Poussin Bordeaux FRA 17 Marian Prinz Leverkusen GER 16 Haviv Ohayon Maccabi Tel Aviv ISR 17 Simone Scuffet Udinese ITA 20 Emil Audero Juventus ITA 19 Fabrizio Alastra Palermo ITA 18 Alessandro Plizzari AC Milan ITA 16 Titas Krapikas Sampdoria LIT 17 Youn Czekanowicz KAA Gent LUX 15 Marcin Bulka Chelsea POL 16 Carlos Alves Rio Ave POR 18 André Moreira Atletico Madrid POR 20 Ionut Radu Internazionale ROU 19 Vladan Dekic Internazionale SRB 16 Gastón Guruceaga Peñarol URU 21