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    Ezequiel Barco

    Ezequiel Barco is a talented midfielder from Argentina and is considered to be one of the future stars in football.

    Victor Osimhen

    A hidden gem in FM17, Victor Osimhen. What a development this young striker can make over 10 years!

    Fabricio Oya

    Fabricio Oya, a promising midfielder from Brazil. Could become a World Class technical midfielder!
  • FOOTBALL WHISPERS

  • GUIDES

    How to end a Football Manager dip

    The summer break in international football is here and clubs and fans are currently awaiting the next season. You can say the same about Football Manager and its players. The game was released back in November and you have been playing the game for hours and hours until you are at a point where you have seen it all and are totally fed up with it.
     
    Needless to say: you are in a Football Manager slump my friend. And this article will show you how to get out of that slump, or at least what I usually do when I don’t feel like playing anymore.
     
    Tip 1: Watch videos of elusive games and finals
    One thing that always gets me hyped of to play Football Manager or FIFA is watching games from the past. Games like the 1999 Champions League final between Manchester United and Bayern Munich, or the Dutch national side reaching the final at the 2010 World Cup. Watching videos like that on YouTube always gets me hyped up again to get back into playing and achieve great things too.
     

     
    Tip 2: Go check out Blogs and FM-related video’s
    The Football Manager community has some amazing bloggers and video creators and those guys can get me pumped about FM every time I read a new episode of their story, watch a video about a cool game or follow the results somebody has been getting through a Twitter profile. To be honest: I am sometimes a bit jealous of these guys with their determination to keep on going and keep on playing the game for the entire year.
     
    Tip 3: Look back at old games you played
    Remember that one game from Football Manager 2010, 2012 or even 2008? For those of you who have been playing the game for a long time, there will always be that one game or that one player you still think about when looking back at your Football Manager history.
     
    For me it was one of my first Journeyman games I played in the game. FM12, starting unemployed and making my way up the ranks, passing through clubs like Nike from Sweden, Freamunde from Portugal, Boca Juniors from Argentina, FC Twente from Holland and ending at Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund. I finished that game with winning the Champions League and a month later winning the World cup with Brazil.
     
    If I think back about that game I still get goosebumps. What a game that was, what a career I had!
     
    Tip 4: Write about your performances
    Ok, we aren’t all writers like Stephen King, but writing down your performances in a blog or on a forum could give you that extra boost. Reactions from people, rising views could be the motivation you need to get back into the game.
     

     
    Tip 5: Get out of that comfort zone!
    People tend to pick clubs and games from leagues they know, or even their favorite clubs. But we can all agree that doing the same thing over and over again becomes boring as hell. So why don’t you pick a game or club you wouldn’t normally pick. Try a game in Asia or the Major League in the USA. Get to know different rules, buy different players and win different trophies.
     
    Or for the die-hards: try playing a journeyman save! Starting unemployed without any badges will get you to manage clubs in countries you never thought they even played football in! You can download a wide range of leagues in our Download section to expand the database and discover new leagues.
     
    You could also give Lower League Management a go. Nothing works better for a new challenge then to go down the ladder and to create a dynasty! LLM differs very much from managing in the top leagues. Money is much more important and you will need to rely on your own judging abilities as your scouts and other members of the backroom staff are mostly crap. Read our Ultimate Lower League Management Guide to get started today!
     
    Tip 6: Try a challenge!
    Just like we said in tip 5; playing the same game over and over again will get you bored with the game. A great way to get you firing again is taking up a challenge. The Sir Alex Ferguson Challenge, the Pentagon Challenge, the Youth Challenge or the Alphabet challenge are just a few of many cool challenges you could be trying to get back into the game. We have a few challenges lined up for you to try: Click.
     
    Tip 7: Set specific goals
    Starting a new save, picking a club and playing a season is pretty much the standard everybody uses in Football Manager. But what if you set some goals for yourself to make the game more interesting? For example only buying players under the age of 20 or only players from the nation you manage in. Making it harder for yourself to play the game, could result in a more challenging and more interesting game.
     
    We truly hope this article we get you back into Football Manager 2017. What do you do to end a slump in Football Manager? We would love to get some feedback from you guys!

    Guide to Lower League Management

    Have you ever played a Lower League Management Save on Football Manager? No? You have no idea what you are missing out on! Lower League Management (aka LLM) is by far the most challenging way to play the game. Managing a Premier League club or a club from Spain, Italy and or Germany is pretty much always the same. You start, buy (the same) young talents, hit the space bar and after a few years you dominate the League and win the Champions League. LLM is completely different, or as Louis van Gaal said: a different cookie!.
     
    There is no way of playing FM that is as unforgivable as LLM. But when you reach that goal, the satisfaction will be the best of all. Playing LLM is not for everybody, but for those who like a challenge and have the patience to 'get there' the hard way. In this Guide we will discuss the Basics of LLM and give you some tips and hints to help you on your way in maybe your first ever LLM-game!
     
    WHAT IS LOWER LEAGUE MANAGEMENT?
    Lower League Management is played all the way down the Football Ladder in Football Manager. LLM is amateur or semi-professional football. You play in the divisions where there a no big stadiums, where the pitches ain't silky smooth and where the fans are scarce. When playing LLM you are not able to pay high transfer fees or pay high wages. LLM is basically 'Back to Basic' and will require a lot of knowledge of the game. 
     
    LLM is not a game you play in between other games. LLM is a way of life!
     

     
    RULES OF LLM
    To play Lower League Management you have to respect the rules of the game. One of the main rules in LLM is playing the game in a realistic way. That means you will not be able to use some options in the game. These options are available to make the life of a manager more easy, whilst a realistic Lower League Manager will not have these aids at his disposal.
     
    The Basic Rules of LLM are:
    Only use tactics you create on your own Your are not allowed to use the Player- or Staff Search in the game You only buy players that are found and recommended by your Scouts Only sign staff by placing an advert The Use of FM-Tools (like Genie Scout) is not allowed No Rage Quits after you lose a game or miss promotion Don't use exploits in the game (Corner Bug) Do not sign too many foreigners (For example a Full Squad of French Players on the English 8th Level)  
    For an advanced explanation of the Basic LLM Rules we redirect you to lowerleaguemanagement.com.
     
    LLM LEAGUES
    Leagues that meet the requirements for a Lower League save are:
    Vanarama Conference North & South (England) Serie C (Italy) Segunda Division B (Spain) 3. Bundesliga (Germany) CFA (France) Derde klasse (Belgium) Serie C (Brazil)  
    You can also start a LLM save in countires like Norway, Sweden, Indonesia, Northern-Ireland and Malaysia. It is also possible to download extra League for FM that can bring you even lower than the standard Leagues available. You can download some of these Extra Leagues in our Download Centre.
     
    Difficulty Levels
    There different levels of difficulty for LLM. For a Rookie LLM it is advised to start a LLM-save in England. It is a little bit easier to play in Engeland, as the financial part makes it easier to play. LLM Saves in countries like Indonesia and Northern-Ireland are more difficult.
     

    De Vanarama Leagues in England are perfect to learn about LLM
     
    LLM TIPS & TRICKS
     
     
    Think Ahead
    Because the world can change quickly in LLM you will have to Think and Plan ahead. When you are in the middle of the season you have to look ahead to the following year. What will be your level? What are your goals? What do you have to spend? 
     
    Sign Players on Short Contracts
    This is actually part two of the tip above. In LLM your main goal is to promote to a higher division. In a higher division, you need better players. You can't sign better players, if your current squad is on long term contracts. So when you sign a player; sign him on a one year (maximum of 2 years) contract. Therefore you can easily get rid of him if the player doesn't match the needed quality.
     
    Nobody is irreplaceable! 
    One of the Standard rules of LLM is: Everybody can be replaced! You don't have players like Messi at your disposal, so there is always a better or cheaper player available! So don't be sad that a player won't extend his contract or is unhappy; just let them go. You will find an alternative.
     
    Sign Players on Loan! 
    What is the easiest way to improve your squad without spending money? Signing Players on Loan! Big Clubs have large Youth Squads and will be delighted to send you one or even two players for a season long Loan. And more important; clubs will not demand any compensation for it! That way you can save money on your Wage Budget!
     
    Look for Physical instead of Technical
    In LLM having a player with an extremely good physique is more important than having a player with 20 for Finishing. Therefore: always sign the players who have a great physique! Having Fast Strikers, Very Strong Central Defenders or a Midfielder with a great Stamina can be the difference between winning or losing.
     
    For example: A Striker that has 1 for finishing, could score 30 goals a season with high Overall Speed, only because he will be much faster than most of his opponents. See the screen below. He is crap Technically, but he is fantastic Physically. This guy could easily outrun his opponent and score a lot of goals for your team.
     

     
    Roam the Free Transfer Market
    You barely have money to keep your head above the water, so don't go spending your money on Transfer Fees. There will always be a player available on either the Free Transfer Market or on the Loan Market.
     
    Offer Trials instead of Scouting
    A fast and cheap way of judging a players quality is having him on trial. You do not have 40 scouts available to watch players during matches, so you have to be smart about it. Offer a player a trial for 4 weeks and have him play Friendly Matches with your Reserves (you will have to plan these). That way you will be able to judge his ability a lot quicker than through scouting the player.
     
    Look for and sign Versatile Players
    Because of the lack of money it is impossible to have two players for every position as a Lower League Manager. Therefore; sign Versatile Players who can play in more than one position. That way you can easily cope with a suspended or an injured player.
     
    Quality above Potential
    In LLM there is one thing that counts and that is (always) the Current Season. So when signing a player pay less attention to someones Potential, but look at his Current Ability. A 16 year old with a 5 star Potential could have a 1 star potential in a higher division.
     
    Cut the Youth Set Up
    Even clubs in the Lowest Leagues available could have a Youth Squad and Youth Facilities. Great if you want to play the game by only using Youth Players, but in any other game this will cost you money. In other words; you will want to get rid of these players as fast as possible. In some cases it is even possible to shut down your Youth Facilities. That way you can save money. Then when the time is right, you can request your Board to reinstall the Youth Set Up.
     
    Don't expect Clean Sheets
    Results like 6-6, 7-5 en 10-3 are very normal in LLM, so don't expect a lot of Clean Sheets. Important in LLM is that you outscore your opponents by any means necessary. 
     
    Keep it Simple!
    Your Players lack Game Intelligence on LLM Levels. So keep your tactics simple and basic. Only use Team Instructions and leave the specific Player Instructions. 
     

     

    Player personalities

    Every single player in the Football Manager Database has a set of attributes (most hidden) which have effect on the way they behave on and off the pitch. These attributes combined determine the Personality of a player. A players personality will then determine if a player will work his socks of for you, trying to get the most out of his career or determine if a player will never fulfill his maximum potential, ending up on the bench at a lower league club. For a manager the personality of a player is visible on a players profile.
     
    In this guide we will name the different personalities, explaining the meaning of every personality. We will divide them in 3 different groups:
    Positive Negative Neutral Obviously it is advised that your squad will have players with a positive or neutral personality. Negative personalities should be avoided at all costs. These players could make your life as a manager very difficult and have a negative influence on the rest of your squad. The negative influence could affect your performances in the league and therefore have a direct link with your position as a manager. A player riot could end up in you being sacked by the board. So; try to avoid negative personalities at all costs.
     
    SPOTTING PERSONALITIES
    When viewing a player profile you will see an indication of the players personality on the right hand side of his profile (or in the information Tab). But be wary about this! This field can show you the wrong personality, as this is only an indication if you did not scout the player. You will need to fully scout a player to find out what his real Personality is. 
     

     
    PERSONALITY ATTRIBUTES
    The personality of a player is decided according to nine different Attributes. We will discuss them briefly:
    Ambition
    This drives a player to be as successful as he can be. Controversy
    How outspoken a player can be either in the media or in the dressing room Loyalty
    How much a player is willing to stay at his current club or the club he loves Pressure
    How well a player deals with situations on and off the pitch Professionalism
    How hard he is willing to work Sportsmanship
    How ethical a player is during games. Temperament
    How a player can handle situations when they go against him Determination
    Willpower to keep on fighting even in mentally exhausting circumstances. Leadership
    How inspirational and motivational a player is to his teammates.  
    Now you know how a players' personality is build, it is time to explain more about the different personalities Football Manager has. To start, there are three types of personalities:
    Positive Personalities Negative Personalities Neutral Personalities  
    We will discuss every personalities by type.
     
    POSITIVE PERSONALITIES
    Model citizen Perfectionist Resolute Model professional Professional Fairly professional Spirited Very ambitious Ambitious Driven Determined Fairly determined Charismatic leader Born leader Leader Iron willed Resilient  
    NEGATIVE PERSONALITIES
    Slack Casual Temperamental Unambitious Easily discouraged Low determination Spineless Low self belief  
    NEUTRAL PERSONALITIES
    Jovial Light hearted Devoted / Very loyal Loyal Fairly loyal Honest Sporting Fairly sporting Unsporting Realist Balanced
  • SHORTLISTS

    Top 70 Brexit-Proof Players

    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:
     
    SOFT BREXIT
    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.
     
    MILD BREXIT
    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.
     
    HARD BREXIT
    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.
     

     
    BREXIT-PROOF PLAYERS
    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!
     
    * Players marked with a * have been added to our Player Database. Click their names to see their development over 10 years in FM17.
     
    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

    Best FM17 -10, -95, -9 Wonderkids

    Wonderkids, wonderkids and more wonderkids! We dove into the FM17 Editor and collected the best young football players from all over the globe. On the list you see below you will find the -10, -95 and -9 wonderkids of Football Manager 2017. These kids all have the potential to develop into World-class players.
     
    WHAT IS -10 OR -95?
    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.
     
    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.
     
    Every player on this list has been added to our Scout Database. You can find the individual player profiles by clicking on the players name.
     
    Name Club Nat Age Pos Gianluigi Donnarumma  AC Milan  ITA 17 GK Marco Asensio  Real Madrid   ESP 20 M/AM (RLC) Ousmane Dembele  Borussia Dortmund  FRA 19 M (RL), AM (RLC) Anthony Martial  Manchester United  FRA 20 M (L), AM (RL), ST (C) Adam Ounas  Girondins Bordeaux  ALG 19 AM (RL) Maximiliano Romero  Velez Sarsfield  ARG 17 ST (C) Giovani Lo Celso  Paris Saint-Germain  ARG 20 M (LC), AM (C) Facundo Colido  Boca Juniors  ARG 16 ST (C) Youri Tielemans  Anderlecht  BEL 19 DM, M/AM (C) Divock Origi  Liverpool  BEL 21 AM (L), ST (C) Gabriel Barbosa  Internazionale  BRA 19 AM (R), ST (C) Gabriel Jesus  Manchester City  BRA 19 AM (RL), ST (C) Gerson  AS Roma  BRA 19 M (C), AM (RLC) Malcom  Girondons Bordeaux  BRA 19 AM (RL) Thiago Maia  Santos FC  BRA 19 DM Matheus Pereira  Empoli  BRA 18 AM (RLC) Ante Coric  Dinamo Zagreb  CRO 19 M/AM (C) Marcus Rashford  Manchester United  ENG 18 AM (L), ST (C) Alban Lafont  Toulouse  FRA 17 GK Thomas Lemar  AS Monaco  FRA 20 M (C), AM (RLC) Lucas  Atletico Madrid  FRA 20 D (LC), WB (L) Kurt Zouma  Chelsea  FRA 21 D (RC) Kylian Mbappé  AS Monaco  FRA 17 M (L), AM (RL) Kai Havertz  Bayer Leverkusen  GER 17 M/AM (C) Johannes Eggestein  Werder Bremen  GER 18 ST (C) Christian Fruchtl  Bayern Munich  GER 16 GK Amadou Diawara  Napoli  GUI 19 DM, M (C) Riechedly Bazoer  AFC Ajax  HOL 19 D (C), DM, M (C) Manuel Locatelli  AC Milan   ITA 18 M (C) Moise Kean  Juventus   ITA 16 AM (L), ST (C) Andrea Pinamonti  Internazionale  ITA 17 ST (C) Alex Meret  Udinese  ITA 19 GK Fillipo Melegoni  Atalanta Bergamo  ITA 17 M (C) Hirving Lozano  Pachuca  MEX 21 M (L), AM (RL) Kelechi Iheanacho  Manchester City  NGA 19 ST (C) Martin Odegaard  Real Madrid  NOR 17 M (R), AM (RC) Bartlomiej Dragowski  Fiorentina  POL 18 GK Afonso Sousa  FC Porto  POR 16 M/AM (C) Ze Gomes  Benfica  POR 17 ST (C) Gelson Martins  Sporting CP  POR 21 AM (RL) Andre Horta  Benfica  POR 19 M (C), AM (LC) Ruben Neves  FC Porto  POR 19 DM, M (C) Carlos Soler  Valencia  ESP 19 DM, M (C) Dani Ceballos  Betis Sevilla  ESP 19 M/AM (C) Oliver  Atletico Madrid  ESP 21 M (RLC), AM (C) Jesus Vallejo  Real Madrid  ESP 19 D (C) Kuki  Malaga  ESP 18 AM (C), ST (C) Pol Lirola  Juventus  ESP 18 D/WB/M (R) Jorge Mere  Sporting Gijon  ESP 19 D (C) Breel Embolo  Schalke 04  SUI 19 M/AM (R), ST (C) Christian Pulisic  Borussia Dortmund  USA 17 M (L), AM (LC) Mauricio Lemos  Las Palmas  URU 20 D (C) Adalberto Penaranda  Watford  VEN 19 AM (L), ST (C) Ben Woodburn  Liverpool   WAL 16 AM (RLC), ST (C)  
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    Golden Boy 2017

    The Golden Boy is an award that is given by sports journalists to a young football player playing in Europe perceived to have been the most impressive during a calendar year (two halves to two separate seasons). All nominees must be under the age of 21 and play in a European nation's top tier (source Wikipedia). The award has been introduced back in 2003 and players like Rafael van der Vaart (2003), Wayne Rooney (2004), Lionel Messi (2005) and Paulo Pogba (2013) have all won the Golden Boy Award. Last year FC Bayern and Portugal midfielder Renato Sanches was voted the winner. The young powerhouse has been nominated for this years' award as well.
     
    The list has been published several days ago and we have noted all the players that are on the list for you to use with Football Manager 2017.
     
    To help you on your way we have sorted the table on position and have created profiles for most of the players in our Scouting Database. If you want to sort the table on Name, Club, Nationality or Age, just click on the column-head to sort that column.
     
    If the player has been reviewed  by our staff, you will see a 'Profile' link which will re-direct you towards the correct FM17 Player Profile.
     
    NAME CLUB NAT AGE POSITION FMI DB Gianluigi Donnarumma AC Milan  ITA 17 Goalkeeper Profile Mile Svilar Anderlecht  BEL 16 Goalkeeper Profile Alban Lafont Toulouse  FRA 17 Goalkeeper Profile Lazar Carevic Grbalj  MGO 17 Goalkeeper   Antonis Stergiakis Slavia Sofia  GRE 17 Goalkeeper Profile Luca Zidane Real Madrid  FRA 18 Goalkeeper   Julen Arellano  Osasuna  ESP 19 Full-back   Diogo Dalot Porto  POR 17 Full-back Profile Theo Hernandez Atletico Madrid  FRA 18 Full-back   Pol Lirola Juventus  ESP 18 Full-back Profile Cristian Manea Excelsior Mouscroun  ROM 18 Full-back   Adrian Marin Villarreal  ESP 19 Full-back   Aaron Martin Espanyol  ESP 19 Full-back   Paolo Medina Real Madrid  MEX 17 Full-back Profile Felix Passlack Borussia Dortmund  GER 18 Full-back Profile Claud Adjapong Sassuolo  ITA 18 Full-back   Benjamin Henrichs Bayer Leverkusen  GER 19 Full-back Profile Pablo Maffeo Manchester City  ESP 18 Full-back   Borna Sosa Dinamo Zagreb  CRO 18 Full-back   Tosin Adarabioyo Manchester City  ENG 18 Central Defender   Cameron Carter-Vickers Tottenham Hotspur  USA 18 Central Defender   Matthijs De Ligt Ajax  NED 16 Central Defender Profile Timothy Fosu-Mensah Manchester United  NED 18 Central Defender Profile Jorge Meré Sporting Gijon   ESP 19 Central Defender Profile Malang Sarr OGC Nice  FRA 17 Central Defender Profile Dayot Upamecano RB Leipzig  FRA 17 Central Defender   Erik Andersson Malmo  SWE 19 Def Midfielder   Nicolò Barella Cagliari   ITA 19 Def Midfielder   Pape Cheikh Celta de Vigo   ESP 18 Def Midfielder   Tom Davies Everton  ENG 18 Def Midfielder   Amadou Diawara Napoli  GUI 18 Def Midfielder Profile Kolbeinn Finnsson FC Groningen  ISL 16 Def Midfielder Profile Jean-Victor Makengo SM Caen  FRA 18 Def Midfielder   Manu Morlanes Villarreal   ESP 17 Def Midfielder   Valentino Müller Altach  AUT 17 Def Midfielder   Ruben Neves FC Porto  POR 19 Def Midfielder Profile Ferran Sarsanedas FC Barcelona   ESP 19 Def Midfielder   Idrissa Touré Schalke 04  GER 18 Def Midfielder   Daniil Utkin Kuban Krasnodar  RUS 16 Def Midfielder Profile Cristian Rivera Eibar   ESP 18 Def Midfielder   Christopher Nkunku Paris Saint-Germain  FRA 18 Def Midfielder   Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen  GER 17 Midfielder Profile Manuel Locatelli AC Milan   ITA 18 Midfielder Profile Abdulkhadir Omur Trabzonspor  TUR 17 Midfielder Profile Renato Sanches Bayern Munich  POR 18 Midfielder Profile Youri Tielemans Anderlecht  BEL 19 Midfielder Profile Federico Chiesa Fiorentina   ITA 18 Winger   Mikkel Duelund FC Midtjylland  DEN 19 Winger   Ianis Hagi Fiorentina  ROM 17 Winger   Jonathan Ikoné Montpellier  FRA 18 Winger   Bozhidar Kraev Levski Sofia  BUL 19 Winger   Emre Mor Borussia Dortmund  TUR 18 Winger Profile Javier Ontiveros Malaga   ESP 18 Winger   Mikel Oyarzabal Real Sociedad   ESP 19 Winger   Gerson Santos Da Silva AS Roma  BRA 19 Winger Profile Fabian Benko Bayern Munich  GER 18 Winger   Joel Asoro Sunderland  SWE 17 Winger Profile Jean-Kevin Augustin Paris Saint-Germain  FRA 19 Winger   Ousmane Dembelé Borussia Dortmund  FRA 19 Winger Profile Malcom Filipe  Girondins Bordeaux  BRA 19 Winger Profile Alejandro Pozo Sevilla   ESP 17 Winger Profile Sobhi Ramadan Stoke City  EGY 19 Winger Profile Thibaud Verlinden Stoke City  BEL 16 Winger Profile Justin Kluivert Ajax  NED 17 Winger   Kylian Mbappé AS Monaco  FRA 17 Winger Profile Maxime Lopez Olympique Marseille  FRA 18 Attacking Midfielder   Aymen Barkok Eintracht Frankfurt  MAR 18 Attacking Midfielder   Vahan Bichakhchyan Shirak  ARM 16 Attacking Midfielder   Ante Coric Dinamo Zagreb  CRO 19 Attacking Midfielder Profile Daniel De Silva Roda JC  AUS 19 Attacking Midfielder   Sergei Eremenko FC Basel  FIN 17 Attacking Midfielder   Christian Frydek Sparta Prague  CZE 17 Attacking Midfielder   Arne Maier Hertha BSC  GER 17 Attacking Midfielder   Abdelhak Nouri Ajax  NED 19 Attacking Midfielder Profile Jari Schuurman Willem II  NED 19 Attacking Midfielder   Nikola Vlasic  Hajduk Split  CRO 18 Attacking Midfielder   Sam Schreck Bayer Leverkusen  GER 17 Attacking Midfielder   Lazaros Labrou Panionios  GRE 18 Attacking Midfielder   Christian Pulisic Borussia Dortmund  USA 17 Attacking Midfielder Profile Sander Svendsen Molde FK  NOR 18 Attacking Midfielder   Kasper Dolberg Ajax  DEN 18 Striker Profile Breel Embolo Schalke 04  SUI 19 Striker Profile José Gomes Benfica  POR 17 Striker Profile Nedim Hadzic  Sarajevo  BIH 17 Striker   Alexander Isak  Borussia Dortmund  SWE 16 Striker Profile Gabriel Jesus  Manchester City  BRA 19 Striker Profile Dejan Joveljic Red Star  SER 16 Striker Profile Dawid Kownacki Lech Poznan  POL 19 Striker   Jonathan Leko West Bromwich Albion  ENG 17 Striker   Jens Odgaard Lyngby  DEN 17 Striker Profile Rui Pedro FC Porto  POR 18 Striker   Ezequiel Ponce AS Roma  ARG 19 Striker   Marcus Rashford Manchester United  ENG 18 Striker Profile Dominic Solanke Chelsea  ENG 18 Striker   Enes Unal Manchester City  TUR 19 Striker   Timur Zhamaletdinov CSKA Moscow  RUS 19 Striker   Benjamin Woodburn Liverpool  WAL 16 Striker Profile Youssef En Nesyri Malaga  MAR 19 Striker  
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