The best wonderkids in Football Manager 2020

You can’t win anything with kids, but they certainly help.

Edge Magazine

Football Manager is all about making your way to the top. To do that you’re going to need players of significant talent. Sure, you can buy a ready-made player, but be prepared to pay a premium for them, and then there’s no guarantee that you’ll get value for your money.

When it comes to wonderkids, you’re almost guaranteed to be getting a player that’s going to be in your first team in the future. In some instances, you’re getting a player that is ready to slot straight into your team, and they will only increase in value.

In typical Football Manager fashion, regen players will take over all of the wonderkid slots after a few years of academy youth intake generations, but there’s plenty of up and coming superstars that you can pick at now.

Here is a selection of the best wonderkids in Football Manager 2020.

Goalkeepers

Gianluigi Donnarumma – Zebre (Juventus)

Age: 20

Best Stats:

  • Reflexes
  • Anticipation
  • One On Ones
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Alban Lafont – Fiorentina, on loan at FC Nantes

Age: 20

Best Stats:

  • Reflexes
  • Handling
  • One On Ones
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Defenders

Trent Alexander-Arnold – RB/RWB – Liverpool

Age: 20

Best Stats:

  • Passing/Technique
  • Crossing
  • Vision
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Reece James – RB – Chelsea

Age: 19

Best Stats:

  • Crossing
  • Acceleration/Pace
  • Stamina
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Noah Katterbach – DL/LWB – FC Koln

Age: 18

Best Stats:

  • Acceleration/Pace
  • Work Rate
  • Tackling
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Jules Koundé – DC – Sevilla

Age: 20

Best Stats:

  • Tackling
  • Anticipation
  • Composure
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Dayot Upamecano – CB – RB Leipzig

Age: 20

Best Stats:

  • Pace/Strength
  • Tackling
  • Marking
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Jean-Clair Todibo – CB/DM – Barcelona, on loan at Schalke 04

Age: 19

Best Stats:

  • Pace/Strength
  • Tackling/Marking
  • Composure
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Midfielders

Phil Foden – AMC/MC – Manchester City

Age: 19

Best Stats:

  • Passing/Technique
  • Vision
  • Off The Ball
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Jadon Sancho – RW/LW – Borussia Dortmund

Age: 19

Best Stats:

  • Acceleration/Pace
  • Off the Ball/Flair
  • Dribbling
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Antony – RW/ST – SPO (Sao Pãulo)*

Age: 19

Best Stats:

  • First Touch/Dribbling
  • Technique/Passing
  • Off The Ball
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

* – Due to sign for Ajax on July 1, 2020

Eduardo Camavinga – DM/CM – Rennes

Age: 16

Best Stats:

  • Passing/Technique
  • Work Rate
  • Anticipation
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Ansu Fati – LW/ST – Barcelona

Age: 16

Best Stats:

  • Acceleration/Pace
  • Dribbling
  • Flair
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Ryan Gravenberch – MC/AMC – Ajax

Age: 17
Best Stats:

  • Passing/Technique
  • First Touch/Dribbling
  • Flair
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Kai Havertz – MC/AMC – Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Age: 20

Best Stats:

  • Passing/Technique
  • Vision/Off The Ball
  • First Touch/Dribbling
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Diego Laínez – LW/RW – Real Hispalis

Age: 19

Best Stats:

  • Acceleration/Pace
  • Passing/Technique
  • Dribbling
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Ilaix Moriba – MC/AMC/DM – Barcelona

Age: 16

Best Stats:

  • Passing/Technique
  • First Touch/Dribbling
  • Flair
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Vinícius Júnior – LW/ST – Real Madrid

Age: 18

Best Stats:

  • Acceleration/Pace
  • Dribbling
  • Technique
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Joao Félix – AMC/ST – Atletico Madrid

Age: 19

Best Stats:

  • First Touch/Dribbling
  • Passing/Technique
  • Off The Ball/Flair
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Strikers

Kylian Mbappé – ST/RW/LW – Paris Saint-Germain

Age: 20

Best Stats:

  • Acceleration/Pace
  • Finishing/Composure
  • Off The Ball
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Sebastiano Esposito – ST – Inter Milan

Age: 16

Best Stats:

  • First Touch/Dribbling
  • Finishing/Composure
  • Decisions
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Erling Haaland – ST – Borussia Dortmund

Age: 18

Best Stats:

  • Finishing/Composure
  • Off The Ball
  • Pace/Strength
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Troy Parrott – ST – Tottenham Hotspur

Age: 17

Best Stats:

  • Finishing/Heading
  • First Touch
  • Flair
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Fábio Silva – ST – FC Porto

Age: 16

Best Stats:

  • First Touch/Dribbling
  • Technique
  • Off The Ball
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive

Eddie Salcedo – ST/LW – Inter Milan, on loan at Chievo Verona

Age: 17

Best Stats:

  • Acceleration/Pace
  • First Touch/Dribbling
  • Off The Ball
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Screengrab via Sports Interactive