When playing Football Manager 2009, it’s brilliant to have such players in your team as Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka, and Cesc Frabregas.
All three are absolutely world class players, but given their quality they therefore come with incredibly high price tags.
If you’re managing a top club but don’t have the millions at your disposal to buy these sorts of players, then there are still other options.
Finding Quality Young Players in Football Manager 2009
There are thousands of professional footballers in this world, and a lot of them are really very talented. Buying talented young players can be a great way of building your team in Football Manager, and as long as you look after the players and make sure that they develop to their full potential then you can build an incredibly successful squad for the future.
When managing a team from the top flight of any football league system, transfer decisions can at times be very tricky; I hope to make those decisions a little bit easier here however in providing a list of young players that have phenomenal potential to become the best of the best.
Football Manager 2009 Wonderkids
Here’s a list of players that will, with the right care, develop well in Football Manager and become some of the best players in the game:
* Note: Player ages indicate age at the start of the game.
Goalkeepers in FM2009
- Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow) - 22 year-old Russian goalkeeper
- Scott Carson (West Bromwich Albion) - 22 year-old English goalkeeper
- Joe Hart (Manchester City) - 21 year-old English goalkeeper
- Hugo Lloris (Olympique Lyonnais) - 21 year-old French goalkeeper
- Oscar Ustari (Getafe CF) - 22 year-old Argentinean goalkeeper
Defenders in FM2009
- Gareth Bale (Tottenham Hotspur) - 19 year-old Welsh left-back
- Breno Vinicius Borges (Bayern Munich) - 18 year-old Brazilian centre back
- Federico Fazio (Sevilla) - 21 year-old Argentinean centre back
- David Luiz (Benfica) - 21 year-old Brazilian centre back
- Cristian Zapata (Udinese) - 21 year-old Colombian centre back
Midfielders in FM2009
- Anderson (Manchester United) - 20 year-old Brazilian attacking midfielder/left winger
- Toni Kroos (Bayern Munich) - 18 year-old German attacking midfielder
- Lucas Leiva (Liverpool) - 21 year-old Brazilian central midfielder
- Nani (Manchester United) - 21 year-old Portuguese winger
- Theo Walcott (Arsenal) - 19 year-old English winger/striker
Strikers in FM2009
- Sergio Aguero (Atletico Madrid) - 20 year-old Argentinean striker
- Karim Benzema (Olympique Lyonnais) - 20 year-old French striker
- Bojan Krkic (FC Barcelona) - 18 year-old Spanish striker/winger
- Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) - 21 year-old Argentinean striker/winger
- Carlos Vela (Arsenal) - 19 year-old Mexican striker/winger
Want More FM2009?
This post is part of the series: Football Manager Tips & Tricks
A comprehensive collection of guides, tricks & tips for the Football Manager franchise.
- Be the Best Football Manager You Can Be: Hints and Tips for the FM Series
- Football Manager 2009 Tips, Tricks and Cheats
- Football Manager 2009 Hints and Tips: Best Young Players in Football Manager 2009
- Football Manager Live Top Formations
- How to Set Football Manager 2010 to Windowed Mode
- Smash and Grab – Transfer Windows in Football Manager 2010