Football Manager 2024: Best wonderkids in every position

Aryan Singh
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Football Manager 2024 has a massive player database packed with exciting young players to sign and develop into superstars. If you’re looking to add a bit of youthful spark to your side, here are the best wonderkids for each position in FM24.

Football Manager 2024 features an updated database of players including the best stars in the world to players available on the cheap, there’s also no shortage of young talent to pick from while assembling your club.

Managers can always send scouts to discover wonderkids for their teams. To help you in this task, we have compiled the best wonderkids in Football Manager 2024.

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Some clubs need big signings, while others rely on young gems.

FM24: Best wonderkids in every position

This list of the best young players and wonderkids in Football Manager 2024 takes into account the player’s Current Ability (CA) and Potential Ability (PA) ratings based on data from FM Scout. All players mentioned below are aged 21 or less.

FM24: Best young goalkeepers

Rome-Jayden Owusu-Oduro19AZ AlkmaarEredivisie
Dennis Seimen17Vfb StuttgartBundesliga
Bart Verbruggen20BrightonEnglish Premier Division
Alejandro Iturbe19Atletico Madrid BSpanish First Division B
Diego Callai18Sporting CP BPortuguese Premier League
Bartosz Zelazowski18OGC NiceLigue 1 Uber Eats
Spike Brits16Manchester CityEnglish Premier Division
Charlie Setford19AjaxEredivisie
Gabriel Slonina19EupenBelgian Pro League
Froilan Diaz17UnionArgentine Premier Division
Jonas Urbig19FC KolnBundesliga
Chris Brady19ChicagoMLS

FM24: Best young right backs

Ivan Fresneda18D/WB (R)Sporting CPPortuguese Premier League
Michael Kayode18D/WB (R)FiorentinaItalian Serie A
Tino Livramento20D/WB (R)Newcastle UnitedEnglish Premier Division
Rico Lewis18D/WB (R), DM, M (C)Manchester CityEnglish Premier Division
Arnau Martinez18D/WB (R)GironaSpanish First Division
Martim Fernandes17D/WB (R)FC Porto BPortuguese Second League
Malo Gusto20D/WB (R), MCChelseaEnglish Premier Division
Elias Jelert20D/WB (RL)FC Kobenhavn3F Superliga
Antoine Mendy19D/WB (R)OGC NiceLigue 1 Uber Eats
Calvin Ramsay19D/WB (R)Preston North EndSky Bet Championship
Hector Fort16D/WB (R)BarcelonaSpanish First Division
Conor Bradley19D/WB (R)LiverpoolEnglish Premier Division
Nicolas Paz20D (RC)UnionArgentine Premier Division

FM24: Best young left backs

Alejandro Balde19D/WB/M/AM (L)BarcelonaSpanish First Division
Valentin Barco18D/WB/M/AM (L)Boca JuniorsArgentine Premier Division
Amar Dedic20D (RL)RB SalzburgAustrian Premier Division
Victor Kristiansen20D/WB (L)BolognaItalian Serie A
Matteo Ruggeri20D/WB (L)AtalantaItalian Serie A
Milos Kerkez19D/WB/M (L)BournemouthEnglish Premier Division
Destiny Udogie20D/WB (L)SpursEnglish Premier Division
Omar Campos20D/WB/M (L)Santos LagunaMexican First Division
Harvey Araujo18WB (L)FulhamEnglish Premier Division
Patryck Lanza20D/WB (L)SPOBrazilian National First Division
Harvey Vale19D/WB/M/AM (L)Bristol RoversSky Bet League One
Patrick Dorgu18D/WB/M (L) Lecce Italian Serie A

FM24: Best young center backs

Levi Colwill20D (LC)ChelseaEnglish Premier Division
Giorgio Scalvini19D (C)AtalantaItalian Serie A
Castello Lukeba20D (LC)RB LeipzigBundesliga
Antonio Silva19D (C)BenficaPortuguese Premier League
Chadi Riad20D (C)Real HispalisSpanish First Division
Ousmane Diomande19D (C)Sporting CPPortuguese Premier League
Illia Zabarnyi20D (C)BournemouthEnglish Premier Division
Jorrel Hato17D (LC)/WB (L)AjaxEredivisie
Martin Vitik20D (C)/DMSparta PragueCzech First Division
Murillo20D (LC)/DMNottingham ForestPremier League
Pau Cubarsi16D (C)BarcelonaSpanish First Division
Callum Doyle19D (LC)Leicester CitySky Bet Championship
Leny Yoro17D (C)LOSC LilleLigue 1 Uber Eats
Charlie Cresswell20D (C)LeedsSky Bet Championship
Jarrad Branthwaite21D (RLC)EvertonEnglish Premier Division
Beraldo19D (C)/DMPSGLigue 1 Uber Eats

FM24: Best young defensive midfielders

Eduardo Camavinga20D (L)/DM/M (C)Real MadridSpanish First Division
Warren Zaire-Emery17DM/M (C)PSGLigue 1 Uber Eats
Stefan Bajcetic18D (C)/DM/M (C)LiverpoolEnglish Premier Division
Romeo Lavia19DM/M (C)ChelseaEnglish Premier Division
Adam Wharton19DM/M (C)Blackburn RoversSky Bet Championship
Giacomo Faticanti18DM/M (C)SalentoItalian Serie A
Arthur Vermeeren18DM/M (C)AntwerpBelgian Pro League
Tyler Morton20DM/M (C)Hull CitySky Bet Championship
Gabriel Moscardo17DM/M (C)CORBrazilian National First Division
Liam Gibbs20DM/M (C)/AM (C)Norwich CitySky Bet Championship
Archie Gray17DMLeedsSky Bet Championship
Nicolo Rovella21DMLazioItalian Serie A
Ibrahim Sulemana20DMCagliariItalian Serie A
Marc Bernal16DM/ M (C)BarcelonaSpanish First Division
Pape Matar Sarr20DM/ M (C)SpursEnglish Premier Division

FM24: Best young central midfielders

Jude Bellingham20DM/ M/ AM (C)Real Madrid Spanish First Division
Pedri20M (C)/AM (RLC)BarcelonaSpanish First Division
Gavi18M (C)/AM (LC)BarcelonaSpanish First Division
Joao Neves18DM/M/AM (C)BenficaPortuguese Premier League
Alex Scott19DM/M (C)/AM (RC)BournemouthEnglish Premier Division
Harvey Elliott20M (C)/AM (R)LiverpoolEnglish Premier Division
Archie Gray17M (C)LeedsSky Bet Championship
Assan Ouedraogo17M (C)/AM (LC)Schalke2. Bundesliga
Sverre Halseth Nypan16M (C)/AM (RLC)RosenborgNorwegian Premier Division
Kobbie Mainoo18DM/M/AM (C)Manchester UnitedEnglish Premier Division
Yunus Musah20M (RC)AC MilanItalian Serie A
Fabio Miretti19M/AM (C)JuventusItalian Serie A
Lewis Bate20DM/ M (C)LeedsSky Bet Championship
Javi Guerra20DM/ M (C)ValenciaSpanish First Division
Lewis Miley17DM/ M (C)/ AM (C)Newcastle UnitedEnglish Premier Division
Andrey Santos19DM/ M (C)Nottingham ForestEnglish Premier Division
Ethan Nwaneri16M (C)/AM (RLC)/STArsenalEnglish Premier Division

FM24: Best young right-wingers

NameAgePositionTeam League
Lamine Yamal15AM (RL)/STBarcelonaSpanish First Division
Nico Williams20M/AM (RL)Athletic BilbaoSpanish First Division
Yeremy Pino20AM (RLC)/STVillarealSpanish First Division
Shea Lacey16AM (RC)Manchester UnitedEnglish Premier Division
Badredine Bouanani18AM (R)OGC NiceLigue 1 Uber Eats
Ben Doak17AM (R)Liverpool English Premier Division
Angelo18AM (R)/STRC StrasbourgLigue 1 Uber Eats
Gianluca Prestianni17AM (RLC)VelezArgentine Premier Division
Julien Duranville17M/AM (RL)Borussia DortmundBundesliga
Yaser Asprilla19AM (RLC)/STWatfordSky Bet Championship
Facundo Buonanotte18M (R)/ AM (RLC)BrightonEnglish Premier Division
Estevao16AM (RC), F (C)PalmeriasBrazilian National First Division
Mohamed-Ali Cho19AM (RL), STReal SociedadSpanish First Division
Oscar Bobb20M (R)/ AM (RLC)Manchester CityEnglish Premier Division
Roony Bardghji17M/AM (R)FC Kobenhaven3F Superliga
Matias Soule20AM (RC)JuventusItalian Serie A

FM24: Best young left-wingers

Bradley Barcola20AM (RL)/ STPSGLigue 1 Uber Eats
Rayan Cherki19AM (RLC)/ STLyonLigue 1 Uber Eats
Samuel Iling19WB/M/AM (L)JuventusItalian Serie A
Mikey Moore15AM (RLC)/STSpursEnglish Premier Division
Ansu Fati20AM (RL)/STBrightonEnglish Premier Division
Nico Paz18M/AM (RL)Real Madrid B.Spanish First Division B
Joao Rego18AM (RLC)BenficaPortuguese Premier League
Andreas Schjelderup19AM (L)/STFC Nordsjaelland3F Superliga
Alejandro Garnacho19AM (RL)/STManchester UnitedEnglish Premier Division
Alan Velasco20AM (RLC)/STFC DallasMLS
Enzo Molebe16AM (L)/ STLyonLigue 1 Uber Eats
Kendry Paez16M (C)/AM (LC)Independiente del ValleEcuadorian Serie A

FM24: Best young central attacking midfielders

Jamal Musiala20MC/ AM (RLC)Bayern MunichBundesliga
Arda Guler18AM (RC)Real MadridSpanish First Division
Noah Darvich16M (C)/AM (RLC)BarcelonaSpanish First Division
Junior Kroupi17AM (C)/ STFC LorientLigue 1 Uber Eats
Florian Wirtz20MC/AM (RLC)Bayer 04 LeverkusenBundesliga
Claudio Echeverri17AM (RLC)/STRiver PlateArgentine Premier Division
Julen Jon Guerrero19M/AM (C)AS RomaItalian Serie A
Xavi Simons20M/ AM (C)RB LeipzigBundesliga
Jano Monserrate17M/AM (C)ZaragozaSpanish Second Division
James McAtee20M/ AM (C)Sheffield UnitedEnglish Premier Division
Fermin Lopez20M (C)/AM (RLC)BarcelonaSpanish First Division
Arsen Zakharyan20M (C)/AM (RLC)Real SociedadSpanish First Division
Tommaso Baldanzi20M/ AM (C)AS RomaItalian Serie A
Paul Wanner17M/AM (RC)Bayern MunichBundesliga

FM24: Best young strikers

Youssoufa Moukoko18STBorussia DortmundBundesliga
Endrick16AM (R)/ STPalmeriasBrazilian National First Division
Vitor Roque18AM (RL)/STAthletico ParanaenseBrazilian National First Division
Evan Ferguson18STBrightonEnglish Premier Division
Benjamin Sesko20STRB LeipzigBundesliga
Mathys Tel18AM (RC)/STBayern MunichBundesliga
Shaqueel van Persie16AM (RL)/STFeyenoordEredivisie
Talles Wander19STSPOBrazilian National First Division
Enzo Sternal16STOlympique de MarseilleLigue 1 Uber Eats
Marcos Leonardo20AM (L)/STSANBrazilian National First Division
Gabriel Silva16STSporting CPPortuguese Premier League
Jude Soonsup-Bell19STSpursEnglish Premier Division
Karim Konate19STRB SalzburgAustrian Premier Division
Elye Wahi20AM (L)/STRC LensLigue 1 Uber Eats
Wilfried Gnonto19AM (RLC)/STLeedsSky Bet Championship
Devid Washington 18STChelseaEnglish Premier Division
Maxmillian Beier20AM (RL)/STHoffenheimBundesliga

Those were the best wonderkids in Football Manager 2024. For more on FM24, check out other guides:

Football Manager 2024: Team talks & shouts explained | Football Manager 2024: Best clubs to rebuild | Football Manager 2024 Fantasy Draft mode | Football Manager 2024 skins: How to install & change | How to Scout players in Football Manager 2024 | Football Manager 2024: Best Youth Academies

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Aryan is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel who specializes in sports and racing games, including EA Sports FC, NBA 2K, and Forza. He's also a big fan of massive RPGs such as Starfield, Elden Ring, and Cyberpunk. Aryan has a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and previously wrote for sports websites Pride of London, Sportsmanor, LWOF, and Thick Accent. You can contact him at [email protected].