Football Manager 2023 Youth Intake: Ultimate Guide to Developing Wonderkids


Football Manager 2023 Wonderkids

Football Manager 2023 is available now across all platforms, which means you can dive in on PC, Mobile, Xbox, PlayStation and even Nintendo Switch.

Whilst the depth of the game may vary across these platforms, the importance of youth intake day never wavers.

This day will allow you to scout the very best rising stars in the game and it's important you take your time when this day comes around.

We've got you covered for everything you need to know about the most exciting day on the FM calendar, Youth Intake Day.

FM23 Youth Intake

Youth intake day is one of the most exciting in the Football Manager calendar.

Endrick FM23
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RISING STAR - Can you find the next Endrick?

Giving you the chance to scrutinise your club's youth recruitment, you'll get to see what wonderkids - if any - are on offer to your club.

Whether you're looking for tips or you're experiencing the big day for the first time, we've got all the info so you can be prepared for youth intake day in Football Manager 2023

What is a Youth Intake?

Youth intake day signals the arrival of 'newgens' - players that were not previously in the game but have been generated and enrolled by SI.

FM23 Mobile Youth Teams
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BIG CHOICES - FM Mobile streamlines the youh scouting experience

On the day of the youth intake, your newgens could be between the ages of 14 and 16, with varying levels of current ability and potential ability.

After a short trial period, you will get to decide which newgens will join your academy, and which will have to look for a new club.

Scout around

Whilst assessing your own youth intake is the first port of call, it's always worth scouting around to see if you can steal any potential wonderkids from under the noses of rival clubs.

FM23 Contract Negotiations
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MAKE THE OFFER - Watch out for the compensation charges when attempting to hi-jack a wonderkid

As a helpful guide, here's the youth intake date (or date ranges) for every top nation in the game:

Austria: 3 March - 31 March

Belgium: 19 March - 16 April

Bulgaria: 7 March - 16 April

Croatia: 9 March - 6 April

Czech Republic: 19 March - 16 April

Denmark: 19 March - 16 April

England: 14 March - 11 April

Finland: 3 April

France: 9 March - 6 April

Germany: 9 March - 6 April

Greece: 9 March

Holland: 26 March - 23 April

Hungary: 09 March

Iceland: 14 Augst - 16 August

Ireland: 22 September

Italy: 19 March - 16 April

N. Ireland: 14 March

Norway: 5 February - 5 March

Poland: 17 March -14 April

Portugal: 19 March - 16 April

Romania: 19 March - 20 March

Russia: 23 February - 23 March

Serbia: 5 March - 2 April

Slovakia: 18 March - 15 April

Spain: 29 March - 26 April

Scotland: 14 March - 18 April

Sweden: 14 September - 12 October

Switzerland: 9 March - 6 April

Ukraine: 16 March

Wales: 14 March - 21 March

Argentina: 18 October - 15 November

Brazil: 22 September - 20 October

Chile: 30 September - 28 October

Colombia: 16 January - 13 February

Paraguay: 21 September

Peru: 21 September - 19 October

Uruguay: 17 January - 14 February

Canada: 21 September

Mexico: 27 February - 27 March

U.S.A: 19 October

South Africa: 3 April - 1 May

Australia: 4 October - 5 October

China: 14 September

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