Search for promises and hidden stars in Football Manager it has become a kind of ritual for many of the game’s biggest fans – us included – but a large part of that process becomes more difficult than ever, due to the lack of confidence in talent hunters and a relatively attribute manager mechanism new that allows you to choose the level of knowledge of the player.

Discovering these relics of the game is both romantic and satisfying, but there is also a feeling of joy and even pride in being able to get the most out of those who suspect they are full of potential.

The following is divided into two parts. first, a brief explanation of player rankings and hidden statistics on how player skills and potential skill. Second, a complete list of 50 best promises on FM18.

How does a player’s potential skill for the best promises in Football Manager 2018 work?

A player’s general skill is divided into two parts: the current skill and the potential skill. Several ways are available to view this information, with varying degrees of effectiveness:

  • The player’s attributes, a maximum of 20. The accuracy of this method depends on the knowledge that your player has, the personal ability to judge the usefulness of the players and the quality of your department that seeks new talents
  • The star rating, up to a maximum of 5. This depends on your knowledge to find new talents and also on the attributes Judging Play Ability and Judging Player Potential. The more time you spend looking for new players, the more accurate this star rating becomes.
  • A player’s current hidden skill and potential future statistics, up to a maximum of 200. These serve as unofficial “general” statistics.

“Hidden statistics” may seem extremely mysterious, but in reality, they only function as a set of raw numbers that operate beneath the surface of Footbal Manager and are, in fact, the most accurate way to discover the skill and potential of a particular player.

These can appear in two forms: Current Skill and Potential Skill and are only accessible in the official editor of Football Manager or similar unofficial tools created by the most dedicated fans. Both are rated up to 200 and represent the views of real-world FM scouts. It is always interesting to keep an eye on players who appreciate a high Potential Skill rating and see that they can achieve that degree of success in real life.

Finally, above that, it is worth noting that these numbers for Potential Skill are only as much as possible, and not a guaranteed value. In order to reach this potential, the player will have to obtain the highest rankings in the training facilities, coaches, mentors, training focus and playing time as well. So, the challenges will be immense regardless of who you choose.

For reference, some of the best players in the world have a rating of around 195, but there are few with a current skill above 190.

Football Manager 2018 – list of the best promises

We have decided that only players 20 years of age or younger will be eligible for the list of new promises below:

Table Name Position Current Ability Potential Ability Age Club
1 Gianluigi Donnarumma GK 151 186 18 AC Milan
two Ousmane Dembele AM (LR), M (RL) 162 185 20 Barcelona
3 Gabriel Jesus AM (R), ST 150 184 20 Man City
4 Kylian Mbappe AM (R), ST 147 184 18 PSG
5 Pietro Pellegri ST 110 180 16 Genoa
6 Leon Bailey AM (LR), M (RL) 139 179 19 Leverkusen
7 Moise kean AM (L), ST 116 178 17 Verona
8 Youri Tielemans AM (C), M (C) 140 176 20 Monaco
9 Kai Havertz AM (C), M (C) 133 176 18 Leverkusen
10 Willem Geubbels ST 98 176 15 Lyon
11 Rodrygo AM (L), ST 96 175 16 Saints
12 Andrija Zivkovic AM (LR) 143 170 20 Benfica
13 Franck Kessie DM, M (C) 148 170 20 AC Milan
14 Abdelhak Nouri AM (LRC), M (C) 117 169 20 Ajax
15 Federico Valverde DM, M (C) 120 169 18 Coruna
16 Amadou Diawara DM, M (C) 148 169 19 Naples
17 Mikel Oyarzabal AM (LRC), M (C) 141 169 20 Real society
18 Lewis Cook DM, M (C) 124 169 20 Bournemouth
19 Theo Hernandez D (L), WB (L) 134 169 19 Real Madrid
20 Jesus Vallejo D (C) 136 169 20 Real Madrid
21 Ruben Neves DM, M (C) 141 168 20 Wolves
22 Dani hair AM (C), M (C) 142 168 20 Real Madrid
23 Paulinho ST 112 168 16 Vasco De Gama
24 Matthew Vital AM (LC), M (L) 123 168 19 Vasco De Gama
25 Wendel DM, M (C) 137 168 19 Fluminese
26 Charly Musonda DM, AM (LRC), M (C) 130 168 20 Chelsea
27 Renato Sanches DM, M (C) 140 167 19 Swansea
28 Nikola Milenkovic D (C) 117 167 19 Fiorentina
29 Federico Chiesa AM (LR), M (R) 139 167 19 Fiorentina
30 Goncalo Guedes AM (LR), ST 143 167 20 Valence
31 Benjamin Henrichs D (RL), WB (R), M (C) 141 167 20 Leverkusen
32 Thiago Almada AM (C) 91 167 16 Velez
33 Gabriel Barbosa AM (R), ST 134 167 20 Benfica
34 Dayot upamenco D (C) 128 167 18 RB Leipzig
35 Kuki AM (RC), ST 111 167 19 Cartagena
36 Breel Embolo AM (R), M (R), ST 140 166 20 Gelsenkirchen
37 Carlos Sober DM, M (RC) 142 166 20 Valence
38 Arthur M (C) 139 166 20 Guild
39 Jordi Mboula AM (R) 112 166 18 Monaco
40 Vitinho ST 85 166 17 Corinthians
41 Alex Meret GK 124 166 20 Sleep
42 Reiss Nelson AM (LR) 111 166 17 Arsenal
43 Gedson Fernandes D (R), AM (R), M (C) 116 166 18 Benfica
44 Wilfred Ndidi DM, M (C) 132 165 20 Leicester
45 Kieran Tierney D (L), WB (L) 137 165 20 Celtic
46 Aaron D (L), WB (L) 130 165 20 Spanish
47 Thiago Maia WB (L), DM 136 165 20 Small
48 Adrien Bongiovanni AM (LC) 102 165 17 Monaco
49 Christian Fruchtl GK 106 165 17 Bayern Munich
50 Amine Gouiri ST 90 165 17 Lyon

Football Manager 2018 – The best promises and hidden stars