Kerlon would make just nine league appearances in 5 years, never once appearing for Inter Milan before being released. Football Manager’s 2008 edition would initially be released in October of 2007, there were, unfortunately, a number of bugs and issues with the first release, however. Tipped to become the next Neymar by many, his 2016 move to Inter promised much but delivered sadly little – one goal and three loans, to be precise. Real Madrid agreed to sign him for £38million from Flamengo when he turned 18, and he was one of the few positives about their trophyless 2018-19 campaign.
The shine of The Golden Generation had well and truly worn off, two bore draws with Macedonia and Israel and defeats to Croatia early in 2007 led to calls for Steve McLaren sacking and a shot in the arm for the Senior Side.
Football Manager 2009 best wonderkids had various, unique, and surprising careers. Ranked as one of the world’s most exciting teenagers by World Soccer in 2007 and still a wonderkid in FM09, plenty who saw Carlos Vela in close quarters would agree the Football Manager scouts were absolutely right in their assessment.
Kerlon Moura Souza, or simply Kerlon, was 19 years of age at the time of release and setting the online world a light at the time. Hi all, im playing fm08 and trying to remember all the wonderkids there is that you can buy if you can all help me. Despite this, the game still went Platinum selling over 300,000 copies worldwide and to great acclaim from the Football Manager community.
But though Samba didn’t achieve in real life what he managed for many players on Champ Man, he told us his stats on the game were right and that he simply didn’t realise his potential. Matias Fernandez one of the best players on that version and luis ji(something) lol he is at inter u can get him for 2million in the second season.
cheers lads will give some of these a try! For a majority of the players I used in my careers, at Reading, Udinese and Hamburg, it didn’t turn out all that well, in fact just one of the players highlighted below can justly say they’ve lived up to the billing. Everybody knows Kerlon because of his trademark ‘seal dribble’, but it’s fair to say more was expected of the Brazilian. New features would include an overhauled Finance System, FaceGen for Re-Gen players, Improved Match Engine and the addition of All-Time Best Elevens, giving you the ability to track the careers of the players that achieved legendary status and perhaps moved on. It would prove to be a highlight of a very brief career in reality.
Another player who was highly rated across several games – and in real life – Youri Tielemans is still only 23 with plenty of time to fulfil his potential. Did they have the careers predicted for them? In the 2018 edition, it was another Brazilian, Vinicius Junior, with perhaps the highest potential out of all the young players in the game. That might explain why so many of the wonderkids we’ve encountered in the virtual world don’t make the impact they promise in reality. Revisiting World Soccer’s 50 most exciting teenagers, 10 years on, FM18 simulates how a team of eleven Cristiano Ronaldos would fare in La Liga, Football Manager simulates who’d win if Pep’s Barca played Enrique’s Barca, Champ Man 03/04, the ‘Diablo’ tactic & the day Frank Lampard made it real, he told us on The Broken Metatarsal podcast, The nine stages of Freddy Adu’s career: From wonderkid to wanderer, the world’s most exciting teenagers by World Soccer in 2007, only showed flashes of his ability after getting his big move to Arsenal, The seven stages of Carlos Vela’s career: From Arsenal wonderkid to LA star, Afonso Alves, Yaya Sanogo, misleading stats and the Eredivisie legacy. READ: The seven stages of Carlos Vela’s career: From Arsenal wonderkid to LA star. He would never make such a high-profile transfer, however, and eventually retired aged 30 having never played above the Championship. Football manager 2008, wonderkids??? He trialled for Manchester United in 2006, but it wasn’t to be: his career saw him play for 13 different teams in eight countries, never scoring more than 10 goals at any of them apart from his initial appearances at D.C. United – and even then he only scored 11 in 87 games. He endured a difficult first few months in Italy and even found himself on the bench under Maurizio Sarri. He’s still only 27, but there are already plenty of reasons to ask what could have been – he’s scored 12 times in two seasons at Toulouse. In our realm, he stayed in Scotland until 2012 before jumping over to Coventry City and eventually to Sheffield United, where he’s established himself as an important player for Chris Wilder’s Premier League Blades. The move to Inter would come with conditions, Kerlon would spend the first year on-loan to Chievo as Inter had already filled their Non-EU quota. READ: The nine stages of Freddy Adu’s career: From wonderkid to wanderer. He’s now 27 and has played for five clubs on loan compared to two on a permanent basis, which probably says something. Initially, he would turn down a move to Manchester United and stay in Brazil for another year, before super agent Mino Raiola purchased 80% of his rights for $1.3m and move to Inter Milan was finalised. This would also cause another problem for the tackler, often because there was no intention to take the ball, it would result in a red card and suspension. Micah might not have hit the heights he did for me at Hamburg, but in the grand scheme of things he’s done well to have made so many appearances for a top club through its rise up the Premier League, and at a time they could have bought anyone in the world. Unfortunately, the Mexican only showed flashes of his ability after getting his big move to Arsenal and has gone on to have a career which has been good but certainly not as good as was hoped. It didn’t matter which club you were managing in FM16, if you wanted a world-class defensive midfielder, you signed Ruben Neves. Indeed, he only scored a single goal for the Gunners before being released on a free in 2017.