Football Manager 2021 wonderkids: Best young strikers, midfielders, defenders & goalkeepers

Alphonso Davies Ansu Fati Mason Greenwood 2020-21Getty/Goal composite

When it comes to building for the future in Football Manager, the job lies in identifying the best young players who have the potential to become world class.

Unearthing the next Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo requires you to build an efficient scouting network and sometimes you have to cast the net wide in order to discover the next big thing.

There are plenty of wonderkids who possess the potential to reach the top, but they also need to have their talents nurtured through appropriate coaching and, crucially, first-team football.

To help you get started, we've compiled a list of the best wonderkid strikers, midfielders, defenders and goalkeepers on Football Manager 2021.

This list features only players who are aged under 20 in the game, meaning it excludes the likes of Erling Haaland, Joao Felix and Jadon Sancho - who are moving out of the wonderkid category. 

While there are a lot of established stars in the list, we have also included an array of players who are available to buy for a relatively cheap price and players are listed by price.

POS: Position(s)

NAT: Nationality

VAL: Value

*Teams shown are correspond to those in the game, while ages shown are those at the start of the 2020-21 season and players may have more than one nationality.

Contents

  1. Football Manager 2021 wonderkid strikers
  2. Football Manager 2021 wonderkid midfielders
  3. Football Manager 2021 wonderkid defenders
  4. Football Manager 2021 wonderkid goalkeepers

Football Manager 2021 wonderkid strikers

PlayerAgePO.NAT.ClubVA.
Mason Greenwood18AMR, STEnglandMan Utd£30m
Ansu Fati17AMRL, STSpainBarcelona£21.2m
Gabriel Martinelli19AMRLC, FCBrazilArsenal£19.3m
Myron Boadu19AMRL, STNetherlandsAZ£7.75m
Joao Pedro19AMRL, STBrazilWatford£6.25m
Rodrygo19AMRL, STBrazilReal Madrid£6m
Troy Parrott18STRep. IrelandTottenham (Millwall on loan)£5m
Facundo Pellistri18AMR, STUruguayMan Utd£5m
Ali Akman18STTurkeyBursaspor£2.4m
Youssouph Badji18STSenegalClub Brugge£2.6m
Fabio Silva18STPortugalWolves£2.2m
Kaio Jorge18STBrazilSAN£1.3m
Joshua Zirkzee18STNetherlandsBayern Munich£1.1m
Matias Arezo17STUruguayRiver Plate de Montevideo£1m
Karim Adeyemi18AMR, STGermanyRed Bull Salzburg£1m
Lautaro Ovando17STArgentinaArgentinos Jrs£0.8m
Vincenzo Millico19AMLC, FCItalyTorino£0.8m
Pietro Pellegri19STItalyMonaco£0.7m
Lassina Traore19STBurkina FasoAjax£0.6m
Sebastiano Esposito18STItalyInter (SPAL on loan)£0.6m
Joe Gelhardt18AM, FCEnglandLeeds Utd£0.4m
Goncalo Ramos19AM, FCPortugalBenfica£0.4m
Liam Delap17STEnglandMan City£0.3m
Amad Diallo18AMRL, STIvory CoastAtalanta£0.2m
Marcos Leonardo17AML, STBrazilSAN£0.2m
Cristian Olivera18AMR, STUruguayAlmeria£0.2m
Brian Oddei17AMR, STGhanaSassuolo£0.1m
Jordi Escobar18AML, STSpainAlmeria£0.1m
Raul Moro17AMRC, STSpainLazio£0.1m
Yeremi Pino17AMRLC, FCSpainVillarreal£0.1m
Ilias Akhomach16AMRLC, STSpainBarcelona£0.06m
Andres Garcia17STSpainValencia£0.04m

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Football Manager 2021 wonderkid midfielders

PlayerAgePO.NAT.ClubVA.
Callum Hudson-Odoi19AMRLCEnglandChelsea£25.9m
Bukayo Saka18WBL, AMRLEnglandArsenal£25.9m
Curtis Jones19AMRLCEnglandLiverpool£7.3m
Eduardo Camavinga17DMFranceRennes£6.5m
Dominik Szoboszlai19AMRLC, FCHungaryRed Bull Salzburg£5.7m
Jayden Braaf17AMRLNetherlandsMan City£5m
Harvey Elliott17AMRL, STEnglandLiverpool£5m
Ander Barrenetxea18AMRLSpainReal San Sebastian£3.9m
Filip Stevanovic17AMRLCSerbiaMan City£2.2m
Ryan Gravenberch18DM, AMLCNetherlandsAjax£1.6m
Eddie Salcedo18AMLC, FCItalyInter (Verona on loan)£1.3m
Yunus Musah17AMRCUSAValencia£1.2m
Charles De Ketelaere19AMLCBelgiumBrugge£1.1m
Jude Bellingham17AMRLCEnglandB. Dortmund£1.1m
Gonzalo Plata19AMRLCColombiaSporting£1m
Sergio Gomez19AMLRCSpainB. Dortmund (Huesca on loan)£0.8m
Emmanuel Vignato19AMRCItalyBologna£0.7m
Karamoko Dembele17AMREnglandCeltic£0.7m
Georgiy Tsitaishvili19AMRLCUkraineDynamo Kiev£0.4m
Tiago Dantas19MCPortugalBenfica£0.2m
Ajdin Hasic17AMRCBosniaBesiktas£0.2m
Hannibal17AMCFranceMan Utd£0.2m
Ilaix Moriba17DM, AMCSpainBarcelona£0.1m
Pierre Dwomoh16AMRC, FCBelgiumGenk£0.1m
Jahkeele Marshall-Rutty16AMRLCanadaToronto£0.1m
Bruno Tavares18AMRLPortugalSporting£0.07m
Hugo Gonzalez17AMRLSpainValencia£0.06m
Lisandru Tramoni17AMRLFranceCagliari£0.05m
Gavi15AMCSpainBarcelona£0.04m
Wilfried Gnonto16AM, FCItalyZurich£0.03m
Pipi16AMCJapanReal Madrid£0.03m
Malamine Efekele16AMRLFranceMonaco£0.03m

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Football Manager 2021 wonderkid defenders

PlayerAgePO.NationalityClubVA.
Eric Garcia19DCSpainMan City£22.6m
Brandon Williams19D, WBRLEnglandMan Utd£19.7m
Tariq Lamptey19D, WBRLEnglandBrighton£15.9m
William Saliba19DCFranceArsenal£11.6m
Wesley Fofana19DCFranceLeicester City£11.6m
Sergino Dest19D, WBRLUSABarcelona£10m
Ethan Ampadu19DC, DM, MCWalesChelsea (Sheff Utd on loan)£8.1m
Teden Mengi18DCEnglandMan Utd£7.1m
Alphonso Davies19D, WB, AMRLCanadaBayern Munich£6m
Nuno Mendes18D, WBLPortugalSporting£4.5m
Jeremie Frimpong19D, WBRLNetherlandsCeltic£4.3m
Ethan Laird18D, WBRLEnglandMan Utd£4.3m
Benoit Badiashile19DCFranceMonaco£2.4m
Rayan Ait-Nouri19DLFranceAngers£2.2m
Andrea Papetti18DCItalyBrescia£1.6m
Noah Katterbach19D, WBLGermanyKoln£1m
Josko Gvardiol18DLCCroatiaRB Leipzig£0.9m
Strahinja Pavlovic19DCSerbiaMonaco£0.9m
Aaron Hickey17DRLScotlandBologna£0.8m
George Bello18D, WBLUSAAtlanta Utd£0.8m
Tomas Esteves18D, WBRPortugalFCP£0.3m
Timothee Pembele17DCFrancePSG£0.2m
Devyne Rensche17DRLC, DMNetherlandsAjax£0.2m
Yan Couto18D, WBRBrazilMan City£0.2m
Tanguy Nianzou18DC, DMFranceBayern Munich£0.1m
Alvaro Carrillo18DCSpainReal Madrid£0.04m
Max Normann Williamsen17DCNorwayKristiansund£0.02m

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Football Manager 2021 wonderkid goalkeepers

PlayerAgePO.NAT.ClubVA.
Francisco Gomez16GKArgentinaRacing Club£0.5m
Maarten Vandevoort18GKBelgiumGenk£0.1m
Alessandro Russo19GKItalySassuolo£0.1m
Gavin Bazunu18GKRep. IrelandMan City£0.1m
Stefan Bajic18GKFranceSaint-Etienne£0.1m
Marcus Dewhurst19GKEnglandSheff Utd£0.1m
Stefano Turati18GKItalySassuolo£0.08m
Manuel Gasparini18GKItalyUdinese£0.07m
Ivan Martinez18GKSpainAtletico Pamplona£0.03m
Charlie Setford16GKEnglandAjax£0.03m
Rome-Jayden Owusu-Oduro16GKNetherlandsAZ£0.02m
Mikki van Sas16GKNetherlandsMan City£0.01m
Matheus Donelli18GKBrazilCOR£0.01m
Alejandro Iturbe16GKSpainAtletico Madrid£0.008m
Cristian18GKBrazilATM£0.001m

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