Venturing the internet you will find there are many lists with talents and wonderkids. But what we often miss is the possible development these wonderkids will have in longer saves. Now, we have to admit that we are also guilty of this flaw. Despite us writing detailed player reports, we aren’t able to write reports for ALL players in FM2018.

But, we were thinking last week and we wanted to try something for our fans. The question we asked ourselves: how would the biggest wonderkids develop? We started FM2018 and simulated multiple saves until 2027. From every single save game, we collected the 100 – based on current ability – best players and put them on a list. We combined those lists until we managed to create one list, based on the average current abilities of the players in 2027. With those average current abilities, we managed to create one single list with a total of 50 players. Those players can really be seen as the best of the best after 10 years in FM2018.

*IMPORTANT | Remember that this is a list with that shows an average. It can therefore happen that a player on this list will not develop that well in your save. A players’ development could depend on playing time, transfers he made or the injuries he has suffered. Despite that, we think that this list gives a pretty good view of the future world in Football Manager 2018.

The List

The list you will see below will show you only real players, as we excluded all newgens (or regens) from it. The players you see on the list can all be bought in most saves you will play. We have also added the players’ age in 2027, and the ‘average’ Estimated Value they represent after 10 years into the game.

Kylian MbappéAM (RC), M (R), STFrance FRA2885
Gianluigi DonnarummaGKItaly ITA2844.3
Moise KeanAM (LC), M (L), STItaly ITA2778.9
Ousmane DembéléAM (LR), M (RL)France FRA3057.5
Kai HavertzAM (C), M (RC), STGermany GER2879.2
MalcomAM (LR), M (R)Brazil BRA3066.3
Christian FrüchtlGKGermany GER2740.9
Paulo DybalaAM (LRC), STArgentina ARG3316
Theo HernándezD (L), WB (L), M (L)Spain ESP2947.5
Paul PogbaDM, AM (C), M (C)France FRA349.9
Pietro PellegriAM (LRC), M (L), STItaly ITA2671.9
Harry KaneAM (LR), STEngland ENG3316.3
Vinícius JúniorAM (L), STBrazil BRA2667.7
Dele AlliDM, AM (C), M (C), STEngland ENG3154.5
Trent Alexander-ArnoldD (R), WB (R), DM, M (RC)England ENG2867.4
Thomas LemarAM (LRC), M (RLC)France FRA3148.6
Daniele RuganiD (C), DMItaly ITA3225.4
Marc-André ter StegenGKGermany GER3518.8
Amadou DiawaraDM, M (C)Guinee GUI2965.1
Leroy SanéAM (LRC), M (RLC)Germany GER3152.6
Franck KessiéDM, M (C)Ivory Coast CIV3058.1
Sergej Milinkovic SavicD (C), AM (C), M (C)Serbia SER3223.8
Matthijs de LigtD (C), DMHolland NED2757.7
Julian BrandtAM (LRC), M (RL)Germany GER3153.1
Enzo CabreraAM (R), STArgentina ARG2767.8
SaúlD (C), DM, M (C)Spain ESP3220.9
Florentino LuísD (C), DM, M (C)Portugal POR2763.7
Héctor BellerínD (R), WB (R), M (R)Spain ESP3230.2
Thibaut CourtoisGKBelgium BEL3516.74
Romelu LukakuAM (R), STBelgium BEL3412.44
André SilvaAM (LR), STPortugal POR3145.6
Roberto GagliardiniDM, M (C)Italy ITA3315.2
Benjamin HenrichsD (RL), WB (R), M (C)Germany GER3045
Joshua KimmichD (R), WB (R), DM, M (C)Germany GER3226.6
Naby KeïtaDM, M (C)Senegal SEN3233.5
Alex MeretGKItaly ITA3046.6
Bernardo SilvaAM (LRC), M (RC)Portugal POR3229.1
Kepa ArrizabalagaGKSpain ESP3235.8
Marco AsensioAM (LRC), M (RLC)Spain ESP3131.5
Adrien RabiotDM, M (C)France FRA3236.7
Marcus RashfordAM (LRC), M (C), STEngland ENG2945.9
Joe GomezD (RLC), DMEngland ENG3049.7
Matías VargasAM (LC), M (LC), STArgentina ARG3058.6
Kevin De BruyneDM, AM (C), M (LC)Belgium BEL3618.5
MarquinhosD (RC), DMBrazil BRA3320.8
Lucas TorreiraDM, M (C)Uruguay URU3144.6
Andrea BelottiAM (RC), STItaly ITA3319.9
Patrick CutroneAM (LR), STItaly ITA2962.8
Christian PulisicAM (LRC), M (RL)United States USA2864.1
Presnel KimpembeD (LC), DMFrance FRA3135.17