Football Manager 2019 Wonderkids: Best Chilean players to sign

Chile has produced some world class players over the years. Who are the next great wonderkids from the South American country on FM19?

Toby Durant by Toby Durant

Chile have not achieved great success on the world stage, having only progressed past the round of 16 once at the World Cup, but in recent years they have been capable of knocking off big teams. They claimed the Copa America title in both 2015 and 2016, and have played some magnificent football thanks to a golden generation featuring the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal, and Claudio Bravo. However, as that generation of players ages out, the next generation will need to pick up the torch and continue to drive Chile forward.

How to choose the best Chilean wonderkids in Football Manager 2019

This article will look at the best Chilean wonderkids in FM19. These players are all teenagers when you start a new career mode in the Chilean league (December 2017) and are listed by the game as Chilean. They have a potential ability of at least 110, making them all useful squad players for most teams, and the best can be highly influential even at the top level of club football if developed correctly.

For a list of ALL the best Chilean wonderkids, see the table at the bottom of the page.

Ignacio Saavedra (CA 93 – PA Range 130-160)

Age: 18

Position: DM

Club: Universidad Católica

Best Attributes: Bravery (14), Work Rate (13), Teamwork (13)

Value: £73,000

Wage: £275 a week

Ignacio Saavedra began his career with Colo Colo when he was 6. He stayed there until he was 12 when he moved to Universidad Catolica and rose through their ranks. He was handed his senior team debut in August 2018. He’s also been capped at Under-17 level by Chile.

In FM 19 Saavedra is a solid midfielder. He has good mental attributes (14 bravery, 13 work rate, 13 teamwork) and reasonable athleticism (12 stamina, 12 acceleration, 11 pace). He is good on the ball in possession (12 passing, 12 first touch, 12 technique) and can win the ball back too (11 tackling).

Nicolas Guerra (CA 103 – PA Range 120-150)

Age: 18

Position: ST

Club: Universidad de Chile

Best Attributes: Flair (14), Agility (13), Finishing (12) 

Value: £300,000

Wage: £650 a week

Nicolas Guerra joined Universidad de Chile in 2014 and rose through their ranks, getting his senior debut in 2017. He has quickly become a regular for them though he is yet to be capped at any level by Chile.

In FM 19 Guerra is a pretty good striker already. He can move the ball (12 dribbling, 12 passing, 12 technique) and find the back of the net (12 finishing, 12 long shots). He has good mental attributes (14 flair, 13 off the ball, 12 decisions) and is a reasonable athlete (13 agility, 12 acceleration, 11 pace).

Yerko Leiva (CA 101 – PA Range 120-150)

Age: 19

Position: AM (C), M (C)

Club: Universidad de Chile

Best Attributes: Passing (14), Technique (13), Determination (13)

Value: £475

Wage: £275 a week

Yerko Leiva has been with Universidad de Chile for his whole career, getting his debut in 2016 and becoming a regular. He has flown through the Chile youth ranks and was handed his first senior cap in 2017. 

In FM 19 Leiva is already a well-developed centre midfield prospect. He can move the ball well (14 passing, 13 technique) and has a couple of good mental attributes too (13 determination, 13 flair, 13 composure). He can deliver a good ball into the box if he roams wide (12 crossing) and has reasonable pace for a central player too (12 pace, 12 acceleration).

Branco Provoste (CA 100 – PA Range 120-150)

Age: 17

Position: AM (C)

Club: Colo Colo

Best Attributes: Flair (13), Technique (13), Vision (13)

Value: £230,000

Wage: £550 a week

Branco Provoste has been with Colo Colo for his whole career, getting his senior debut in 2016. He has also progressed to the Chile Under-17 side.

In FM 19 Provoste is a solid creative attacking midfielder. He can pick a pass well (13 vision, 13 flair, 13 technique, 12 passing) and beat a player (12 dribbling, 12 first touch). He’s got some good mental attributes (13 composure, 12 decisions, 11 off the ball) to back up all that talent on the ball too.

Ivan Morales (CA 96 – PA Range 120-150)

Age: 18

Position: ST

Club: Colo Colo

Best Attributes: Jumping (14), Strength (13), Finishing (12)

Value: £155,000

Wage: £425 a week

Ivan Morales has been with Colo Colo since 2013 and got his first team debut in 2016. He has become a regular for them and made his way up to the Chile Under-20 side.

In Football Manager 2019 Morales is a pretty good striker already. He has nice physical traits (14 jumping, 13 strength, 12 pace) and is good in front of goal (12 finishing, 11 heading, 11 long shots). Morales also possesses decent mental attributes (12 bravery, 12 off the ball, 11 work rate) to help his play.

Marco Collao (CA 106 – PA Range 110-140)

Age: 19

Position: AM (RC)

Club: Deportes Antofagasta

Best Attributes: Technique (14), Dribbling (13), Acceleration (13)

Value: £125,000

Wage: £275 a week

Marco Collao began his career with Coquimbo Unido, getting his senior debut in 2016. He made a £23,000 transfer to Deportes Antofagasta in July 2018.

In FM 19 Collao is already a good creative midfielder. He has talent on the ball to create from across the pitch (14 technique, 13 dribbling, 12 crossing, 12 passing) and the mental ability to utilise his talent (13 flair, 12 vision). He’s got good speed (13 acceleration, 12 pace) too.

Anibal Calderon (CA 100 – PA Range 110-140)

Age: 18

Position: D (C)

Club: Los Andes

Best Attributes: Determination (19), Positioning (15), Pace (15)

Value: £350,000

Wage: £875 a week

In FM 19 Calderon has exceptional mental attributes (19 determination, 15 positioning, 15 anticipationfor a player his age. He is also very quick for a centre back (15 pace, 15 acceleration). You’re going to need to train up his defensive stats (12 marking, 1 tackling) but he has the foundation to be a very good defender.

Ricardo Escobar (CA 98 – PA Range 110-140)

Age: 19

Position: D (C), DM

Club: Audax Italiano

Best Attributes: Decisions (15), Acceleration (15), Heading (15)

Value: £450

Wage: £240 a week

Ricardo Escobar has been with Audax Italiano for his whole career, getting promoted to the first team in July 2017. He is yet to progress beyond the Chile Under-15 side.

In FM 19 Escobar is a very nice centre back. He has good athleticism (15 acceleration, 12 pace, 11 agility) and some solid mental attributes (15 decisions, 12 positioning, 11 work rate). He is strong in the air (15 heading) and defensively (13 marking, 13 tackling). Escobar can move the ball well too (12 passing, 12 first touch, 11 technique).

Tomas Alarcon (CA 98 – PA Range 110-140)

Age: 18

Position: D (C), DM

Club: O’Higgins

Best Attributes: Positioning (13), Teamwork (13), Stamina (13)

Value: £180,000

Wage: £25 a week

Tomas Alarcon has been with O’Higgins for his whole career, gaining promotion to the first team in 2017. He has also been named in Chile’s Under-20 squad.

In FM 19 Alarcon is a solid defender. He already has good mental attributes (13 positioning, 13 teamwork, 13 work rate, 12 concentration) and reasonable athleticism (13 stamina, 12 jumping, 12 acceleration). He can win the ball back (11 marking, 11 tackling) and can move it pretty well too (11 passing).

Diego Cayupil (CA 96 – PA Range 110-140)

Age: 19

Position: D (L)

Club: Deportes Temuco

Best Attributes: Natural Fitness (16), Tackling (16), First Touch (16)

Value: £145,000

Wage: £275 a week

Diego Cayupil began his career with Colo Colo, but in 2016 he moved to Deportes Temuco on a free transfer.

In FM 19 Cayupil is a pretty well-rounded full back. He can run up and down the flank (16 natural fitness, 14 pace, 13 agility) and has some good mental attributes (14 concentration, 13 decisions). He can win the ball well (16 tackling, 11 marking) and isn’t bad on the ball (16 first touch, 11 crossing, 11 technique).

All the best Chilean wonderkids on Football Manager 2019

Name Pos Club Age CA PA/PA Range Value Wage
Ignacio Saavedra DM Universidad Católica 18 93 >130 £73k £275
Nicolás Guerra ST Universidad de Chile 18 103 >120 £300k £650
Yerko Leiva AM (C), M (C) Universidad de Chile 19 101 >120 £475 £275
Branco Provoste AM (C) Colo Colo 17 100 >120 £230k £550
Iván Morales ST Colo Colo 18 96 >120 £155k £425
Marco Collao AM (RC) Deportes Antofagasta 19 106 >110 £125k £275
Aníbal Calderón D (C) Los Andes 18 100 >110 £350k £875
Ricardo Escobar D (C), DM Audax Italiano 19 98 >110 £450 £240
Tomás Alarcón D (C), DM O’Higgins 18 98 >110 £180k £25
Diego Cayupil D (L) Deportes Temuco 19 96 >110 £145k £275
Matías Sepúlveda AM (C) O’Higgins 18 94 >110 £77k £300
Carlos Villanueva AM (C), M (C) Colo Colo 18 90 >110 £77k £250
Pedro Campos AM (LR) Necaxa Premier 17 89 >110 £6k £10
Javier Urzúa AM (LC) Huachipato 18 87 >110 £500 £25
Yerco Oyanedel D (L), WB (L) Universidad Católica 17 86 >110 £425 £275
Brandon Cortés AM (C) Boca 16 85 >110 £25k £25
Simón Ramírez D (R), WB (R) SLB B 19 86 118 £8.5k £4.1k
Andrés Fernández GK Unión San Felipe 19 91 115 £230 £100

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