Football Manager 2022 Wonderkids: Best talents in FM 22

We have selected the best talents and wonderful kids for the FM 22 for you and explain how you can find even more players with potential.

Football Manager 2022 has been available as a beta on Steam since mid-October 2021, and the full release will follow on November 9, 2021 – this time as part of the Xbox Game Pass as part of the launch. So that you can lead your club of choice to success, you need a well thought-out tactic as well as a skillful hand for strong transfers.

So that you are guaranteed not to buy a pig in a poke, we are once again showing you the list of the best talents and child prodigies at FM 22 this year.

This is how strength and potential work in FM 2022

The current strength of your players in the FM 22 is based on the Current Ability (CA) value (which cannot be viewed in the game  ). The CA is a dynamic value and is made up of the attributes of the kicker. Depending on the position of the player, certain attributes weigh more – the CA of a striker increases more with a higher final score than when he wins points in a duel.

The  Potential Ability (PA)  determines how high the CA can rise. However, not every player that you consistently show up reaches their maximum potential. Age, in particular, plays a role here, as young players can increase their attributes much faster. Older players, on the other hand, lose technical and physical attributes (such as speed and endurance) and can mainly only gain points for mental attributes.

Both values ​​range from 0 to 200  – the strongest player in FM 22, Lionel Messi, has a CA of around 195.

We’ll tell you at the end of this article how you get these values ​​- but now the 10 greatest talents in each position come first, sorted by PA value.

The best wonderkids and talents in FM 22

The 10 goalkeepers with the greatest potential

Maarten Vandevoordt19thBelgiumKRC Genk
Iván Martinez19thSpainAtletico Pamplona
Gavin Bazunu19thIrelandManchester city
André Gomes16PortugalBenfica Lisbon
Rome-Jaden Owusu-Oduro17thNetherlandsAZ Alkmaar
Juan Diego Castillo18thColombiaFortaleza CEIF
Girogi Mamardashvili20thGeorgiaDinamo Tiblis
James Trafford18thEnglandManchester city
Murray Johnson16ScotlandHibernian
Alejandro Iturbe17thSpainAtletico Madrid

The 10 central defenders with the greatest potential

Tanguy Nianzou19thFranceFC Bayern Munich
Wesley Fofana20thFranceLeicester City
Renan19thBrazilPalmeiras Sao Paolo
Ethan Ampadu20thWalesChelsea FC
Wisdom Amey15thItalyBologna FC
Kaiky17thBrazilFC Santos
Illya Zabarnyi18thUkraineDynamo Kiev
Goncalo Inácio19thPortugalSporting Lisbon
Strahinja Pavlovic20thSerbiaAS Monaco
Andrea Carboni20thItalyCagliari Calcio

The 10 right-backs with the greatest potential

Tino Livramento18thEnglandSouthampton FC
Goncalo Esteves17thPortugalSporting Lisbon
Rodrigo Pinheiro18thPortugalFC Porto
Vanderson20thBrazilGremio Porto Alegre
Sergino Dest20thUnited StatesFC Barcelona
Alejandro Frances18thSpainReal Zaragoza
Jurrien Timber20thNetherlandsAjax Amsterdam
Wilfried Singo20thIvory CoastTorino FC
Devyne Rensch18thNetherlandsAjax Amsterdam

The 10 left-backs with the greatest potential

Josko Gvardiol19thCroatiaRB Leipzig
Alphonso Davies20thCanadaFC Bayern Munich
David de la Vibora18thSpainreal Madrid
Miguel Gutierrez19thSpainreal Madrid
Ryan Ait-Nouri20thFranceWolverhampton Wanderers
Luke Thomas20thEnglandLeicester City
Luca network18thGermanyBorussia Monchengladbach
Nuno Mendes19thPortugalSporting Lisbon
Riccardo Calafiori19thItalyAS Roma
Julian Aude18thArgentinaLanus

The 10 defensive midfielders with the greatest potential

Oliver Skipp20thEnglandTottenham
Nicolo Rovella19thItalyZebre (Juventus)
Dario Essugo16PortugalSporting Lisbon
Rafael Luis16PortugalBenfica Lisbon
Maxim Mukhin19thRussiaCSKA Moscow
Nicolas Seiwald20thAustriaRB Salzburg
Manuel Ugarte20thUruguaySporting Lisbon
Angelo Stiller20thGermanyHoffenheim
Unai Vencedor20thSpainAtletico Bilbao

The 10 central midfielders with the greatest potential

Ilaix Moriba18thGuineaRB Leipzig
Eduardo Camavinga18thFrancereal Madrid
Jude Bellingham18thEnglandBorussia Dortmund
Dominik Szoboszlai20thHungaryRB Leipzig
Gavi16SpainFC Barcelona
Ivan Ilic20thSerbiaHellas Verona
Alfie Devine16EnglandTottenham
Emre Demir17thTurkeyKayserispor
Takuhiro Nakai17thJapanreal Madrid
Aster Vranckx18thBelgiumVFL Wolfsburg

The top 10 attacking midfielders with the greatest potential

Pedri18thSpainFC Barcelona
Luka Romero16ArgentinaLazio Rome
Yusuf Demir18thAustriaFC Barcelona
Hugo Felix17thPortugalBenfica Lisbon
Rayan Cherki17thFranceOlympique Lyon
Flroian Wirtz18thGermanyBayer 04 Leverkusen
Bruno Iglesia18thSpainreal Madrid
Jamal Musiala18thGermanyFC Bayern Munich
Reinier19thBrazilreal Madrid
Julen Jon Guerrero17thSpainreal Madrid

The 10 right wingers with the greatest potential

Elliot Harvey18thEnglandLiverpool FC
Kayky18thBrazilManchester city
Angelo16BrazilFC Santos
Yeremy Pino18thSpainVillarreal
Brian Oddei18thItalySassuolo
Rodrygo20thBrazilreal Madrid
Facundo Pellestri19thUruguayManchester United
Jayden Addai15thNetherlandsAZ Alkmaar
Nico Williams18thSpainAtletico Bilbao
Amad Diallo18thIvory CoastManchester United

The 10 left wingers with the greatest potential

Ansu Fati18thSpainFC Barcelona
Callum Hudson-Odoi20thEnglandChelsea FC
Shola Shortire17thEnglandManchester United
David Kalokoh16NetherlandsAjax Amsterdam
Bukayo Saka19thEnglandArsenal London
Gabriel Martinelli20thBrazilArsenal London
Francisco Conceicao18thPortugalFC Porto
Alan Velasco18thArgentinaIndependentie
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia20thGeorgiaRubin Kazan
Vinicius Junior20thBrazilreal Madrid

The 10 strikers with the greatest potential

Youssoufa Moukoko16GermanyBorussia Dortmund
Erling Haaland20thNorwayBorussia Dortmund
Mason Greenwood19thEnglandManchester United
Ransford-Yeboah Koenigsdörffer19thGermanyDynamo Dresden
Fabio Silva18thPortugalWolverhampton Wanderers
Joao Pedro19thPortugalWatford FC
Lorenzo Lucca20thItalyAC Pisa
Dane Scarlett17thEnglandTottenham
Gancalo Ramos20thPortugalBenfica Lisbon
Benjamin Sesko18thSloveniaRB Salzburg

Discover even more talents

If this selection is not enough for you, you can also browse the database of the Football Manager for other prospective players. To do this, install the editor, which you can find in your Steam library under the tools.

In the editor you go to the sub-item »People« and create a new filter there:

  • Add Condition => Player Attributes => Skills and Reputation => Potential Skill

If you also create a filter for the maximum age of the player, you can now search, for example, for players with a PA of at least 150 – this value corresponds to a player of international class, well-known players with a CA of 150 at the start of the game are, for example, the Dortmund Emre Can, ex-Frankfurt Luka Jovic or storm talent Victor Osimhen.

However, not all talents have a fixed PA at the start of the game: Players can also show a negative value here if the data researchers were not yet 100 percent sure about the assessment. At the beginning of a new game, you are given a random PA value from a specified range.

  • PA -10 = 170-200 PA
  • PA -95 = 160-190 PA
  • PA -9 = 150-180 PA
  • PA -85 = 140-170 PA
  • And so forth.
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