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Football Manager

12 Nov 2020

FM21: The Ultimate Wonderkid Formula - Leagues, Clubs, Nationalities & more

The road to FM 21 greatness has begun.

As always, picking up those youngsters with heaps of potential will go a long way towards your success.

We may have found the ultimate formula for finding the most promising youngsters in the game.

Data

World-leading esports bookmaker Unikrn have studied the data behind the game and have developed what they believe to be the ultimate wonderkid formula.

They have taken the data from the top 50 best players from the last five editions of the Sports Interactive title in order to find the perfect build for an FM 21 Wonderkid.

The data has been broken down into a number of different variables.

Leagues, clubs and nationalities have all been examined.

Leagues

According to the data found by Unikrn, the Premier League has been the hotspot for wonderkids over the past five years.

Of the 250 youngsters brought under the spotlight, 54 of them came from the Premier League, with the Bundesliga close behind with 52.

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Premier Division! The English top flight is the place to be!
  • Premier League: 54
  • Bundesliga: 52
  • Serie A: 43
  • La Liga: 43
  • Ligue 1: 19
  • Liga NOS: 15
  • Eredivisie: 9
  • Campeonato Brasiliero: 5
  • Argentine Primera: 4
  • Austrian Bundesliga: 2

Clubs

Whilst the Premier League might have lead the way in terms of the top providing leagues, the talent was shared across a number of clubs.

Unsurprisingly it was the two Spanish giants who lead the way in terms of young talent coming from a single club.

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LOS BLANCOS! Keep an eye on Real's U19's
  • Barcelona: 15
  • Real Madrid: 15
  • Bayer Leverkusen: 14
  • AS Monaco: 10
  • Borussia Dortmund: 10
  • Manchester United: 9
  • Benfica: 9
  • Bayern Munich: 9
  • Man City: 8
  • Inter Milan: 7
  • Ajax: 7

Nationalities

The final variable that has been taken into consideration is nationalities.

Looking at the data over the past five years, it has been discovered that Germany is the go-to nation for those after young talent to bolster their ranks.

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GERMANS! Keep an eye on their youth sides to see any movements!
  • Germany: 35
  • France: 33
  • Italy: 28
  • Spain: 28
  • England: 27
  • Brazil: 23
  • Portugal: 18
  • Netherlands: 15
  • Argentina: 12
  • Serbia: 6

The Ultimate Wonderkid

So what does this data tell us?

Well, it shows that if previous years statistics are anything to go by, then this year's ultimate FM wonderkid should be...

A 19-year-old, German playing in the Premier League!