A shortlist with the best players from African nations in the database of Football Manager 2021.
For many years the African continent has been producing many great players. Former greats like Didier Drogba or JayJay Okocha made the way for young players nowadays to shine at the biggest clubs in the world. In this article we will be looking at the best African wonderkids in the database of Football Manager 2021.
Picking African Wonderkids
To be picked as an African wonderkid, each player on this list has his primary nation set to an African country. Players with double nationalities have been skipped. Also; the players are 21-years-old or younger and have a higher Potential Ability.
Best African Wonderkids in FM21
- Youssouph BadjiSTST
- € 2,900,000
- Victor OsimhenSTST
- € 31,000,000
- Patson DakaSTST
- € 5,500,000
- Moussa WaguéDR, WBRDR, WBR
- € 1,000,000€ 100,000,000
- Djibril TouréAMR, AML, AMC, STAMR, AML, ST
- € 20,000
- Mohammed KudusMC, AMCMC, AMC
- € 5,000,000
- Hamed Junior TraoréMC, AMCMC, AMC
- € 5,000,000
- Musa BarrowAML, STAML, ST
- € 6,500,000
- Amad DialloMR, AMR, AML, STAMR
- € 275,000
- Brian OddeiAMR, STAMR, ST
- € 130,000
- Achraf HakimiDR, DL, WBR, WBL, MRDR, WBR, MR
- € 27,500,000
- Samuel ChukwuezeMR, AMR, AMLMR, AMR
- € 8,250,000€ 63,000,000
- Samson TijaniDC, DMDM
- € 145,000
We highlight several players for you to look at in your save.
As a teenager Patson Daka developed through several clubs in his home nation Zambia. In 2017 he was picked up by Red Bull Salzburg and was loaned to their affiliate FC Liefering. He impressed during his stay in Austria and they decided to sign him on a permanent deal.
The 19-year-old Mohammed Kudus developed his football skills in Ghana, playing for the Right to Dream Academy. In 2018 he was signed by Danish side FC Nordsjaelland. In 51 appearances for the club he managed to impress the scouts of Ajax, who then decided to sign the midfielder in the summer of 2022. At the Dutch giants he has been showing off his technical and playmaking skills.
Just like Patson Daka, Samson Tijani was picked up at a young age by Red Bull Salzburg. The 18-year-old defender / defensive midfielder joined the club from Collins Edwin Sports Club in 2020. While most talents from Salzburg are loaned to their affiliate Liefering, Tijani is currently on loan at Hartberg. There he will be able to develop his defensive skills and make himself ready to join Salzburg at some point.
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