Football Manager 2024: Best Wonderkids for every position!

Football Manager 2024 cover

Football Manager 2024 cover

Release day has arrived and the full FM24 Editor is now available which means we can finally find Football Manager 2024 wonderkids! While managing Man City or PSG can be great fun, not every club can afford to buy world-class players.

That's why finding the next generation of world-beaters is so important. Whether you are trying to keep Luton Town in the Premier League or breaking into Europe, wonderkids are a cheap way of adding talent to your team and building a bank balance by selling them on!

So, let's find out who are the best Wonderkids in this year's title.

Football Manager 2024 wonderkids

Football Manager 2024 is the most in-depth game Sports Interactive has made to date. Ahead of huge graphics changes in FM25, this year's game is a celebration of everything they have achieved so far.

Everyone has a different definition of what makes a wonderkid, but to us, they are simply ultra-talented teenagers. That means they need to be aged 19 or under when your save starts. So you won't see the likes of Jude Bellingham or Florian Wirtz here, as they are now too old.

Football Manager 2024 gameplay
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With these wonderkids the sky is the limit for your club!

However, there are still a plethora of talented young players just waiting to be picked by your club and make history. Most of them come from South America, as usual, but this list contains wonderkids from all around the world.

So, with further ado, let's find out who are the best wonderkids in FM24.

Lamine Yamal

PA Range: 170-200

A player that no one had heard of until recently, Lamine Yamal has burst onto the scene in recent months as the latest amazing prospect from La Masia. In just a few months in the main Barcelona squad, Yamal has already established he can play at an elite level, and that's also the case in FM 24.

Lamine Yamal in Football Manager 2024
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FM24 started just a few days before Yamal's 16th birthday, which means it will be two years before you can try to tempt him away from Barcelona. But when that time comes you should try really hard, as he starts the game with 19 flair, 16 agility, 16 technique, 15 dribbling, and 15 first touch.

It's incredible for a player this young to have attributes so high. He's the best talent in the game, and if well-managed, can become a recurrent Ballon d'Or candidate.

Gavi

PA Range: 160-190

It's amazing to think that Gavi still classes as a wonderkid, but he will be 18 when your FM24 save starts. Unfortunately, the Barcelona star will be sidelined for the rest of the season due to an ACL injury. However, that won't affect you if you choose the original option when starting your save.

Gavi in Football Manager 2024
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The Barcelona midfielder is already an elite world talent and looks ready to be a star for years to come. We would expect Gavi to have a fixed PA this year, probably around 180-185. as he starts with fantastic mental attributes like 18 determination, 18 bravery, and 17 work rate along with 15 technique, 15 passing, and 15 first touch.

Alejandro Balde

PA Range: 160-190

That's right, the top three wonderkids are all at Barcelona! The young left-back Alejandro Balde is already a terrific player and would be a starting left-back in any team in the world.

Alejandro Balde in Football Manager 2024
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Balde is rapid, with 17 pace, 17 acceleration, and 17 agility. But he's more than just a speed merchant. He's also got 14 technique, 13 dribbling, 13 crossing, and very well-balanced mental attributes. He's also got the perfect traits for attacking with width.

Evan Ferguson

PA Range: 160-190

The first non-Barcelona wonderkid is Brighton's Evan Ferguson. The Irish striker is a monster in the making, with a brilliant base to build from. If you are looking for a goalscoring machine Ferguson is your man.

Evan Ferguson in Football Manager 2024
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At 6'2" Ferguson is a physical player. He's got 16 pace, 15 acceleration, and 14 strength to go along with already good technical and mental attributes. His 15 finishing, 14 heading, 14 concentration, and 14 work rate means he can score from everywhere and will develop into a well-rounded striker.

Warren Zaire-Emery

PA Range: 160-190

Next up is PSG's up-and-coming midfield star Warren Zaire-Emery. The 17-year-old Frenchman is on the cusp of brilliance already, he just needs some game time to develop.

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Warren Zaire-Emery in Football Manager 2024
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Zaire-Emery is already a mentality monster with 16 determination, 15 work rate, 15 teamwork, and 14 decisions. But that's not all, he's also technically well-rounded with 14 passing, 14 technique, and 12 tackling, so he can play at both ends of the pitch.

What is a PA Range?

Sports Interactive gives every player a potential ability (PA), but for teenagers, they usually give a PA range. This means that in each save you start the game makes a dice roll to determine what the exact PA will be within a set threshold.

So when you start a game Lamine Yamal could have a PA of 171, but in another save he could have a PA of 195. This helps saves stay fresh and different, but it also means there is no guarantee when it comes to wonderkids so be weary of the floor of the PA range, as well as the ceiling!

More Football Manager 2024 wonderkids

#
Player Name
Club
Position
Current Ability
Potential Ability Range
1
Lamine Yamal
Barcelona
AMR
125
170-200
2
Gavi
Barcelona
MC
154
160-190
3
Alejandro Balde
Barcelona
DL
154
160-190
4
Evan Ferguson
Brighton
ST
138
160-190
5
Warren Zaire-Emery
PSG
DM
136
160-190
6
Vitor Roque
ATP
ST
132
160-190
7
Youssoufa Moukoko
Borussia Dortmund
ST
125
160-190
8
Endrick
SEP (Real Madrid)
ST
114
160-190
9
Mikey Moore
Tottenham
AML
91
160-190
10
Estavao
SEP
AMC
75
160-190
11
Giorgio Scalvini
Atalanta
DC
145
170 (Fixed)
12
Rico Lewis
Man City
DR
136
167 (Fixed)
13
Alejandro Garnacho
Man Utd
AML
142
150-180
14
Antonio Silva
Benfica
DC
142
150-180
15
Ousmane Diomande
Sporting CP
DC
142
150-180
16
Joao Neves
Benfica
MC
139
150-180
17
Romeo Lavia
Chelsea
DM
134
150-180
18
Samuel Iling
Juventus
AML
133
150-180
19
Alex Scott
Bournemouth
MC/AMC
132
150-180
20
Ivan Fresneda
Sporting CP
DR
132
150-180
21
Valentin Barco
Boca Juniors
ML
130
150-180
22
Carlos Baleba
Brighton
MC
130
150-180
23
Mathys Tel
Bayern Munich
ST
130
150-180
24
Karim Konate
RB Salzburg
ST
128
150-180
25
Rayan Cherki
OL
AMC
128
150-180
26
Michael Kayode
Fiorentina
DR
125
150-180
27
Yaser Asprilla
Watford
AMC/AMR
125
150-180
28
Arda Guler
Real Madrid
AMC
125
150-180
29
Oscar Gloukh
RB Salzburg
AMC
124
150-180
30
Jorrel Hato
Ajax
DC
123
150-180
31
Angelo
Chelsea
AMR
123
150-180
32
Desire Doue
Stade Rennais
MC
122
150-180
33
Eliesse Ben Seghir
Monaco
AMC
121
150-180
34
Guillaume Restes
Toulouse
GK
120
150-180
35
Stefan Bajcetic
Liverpool
DM
120
150-180
36
Mohamed-Ali Cho
Real San Sebastian
ST
120
150-180
37
Archie Gray
Leeds United
MC
117
150-180
38
Ben Doak
Liverpool
AMR
115
150-180
39
Badredine Bouanani
OGC Nice
AMR
115
150-180
40
Ethan Nwaneri
Arsenal
MC
115
150-180
41
Sverre Halseth Nypan
Rossenborg
MC
115
150-180
42
Julien Duranville
Borussia Dortmund
AMR
113
150-180
43
Simone Pafundi
Udinese
AMC
111
150-180
44
Kendry Paez
Independiente
MC
110
150-180
45
Junior Kroupi
Lorient
AMC
110
150-180
46
Luis Guilherme
SEP
AMC
108
150-180
47
Claudio Echeverri
River Plate
AMC
107
150-180
48
Paul Wanner
Bayern Munich
AMC
106
150-180
49
Lorran
FLA
AMC
105
150-180
50
Assan Ouedraogo
Schalke
MC
103
150-180

Looking for a specific position or nationality for your wonderkids? No problem! Check out our other guides for position & country wonderkids.

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