The young promises They are just as important in FM21 as in previous installments, and discovering the talents of the future remains one of the best experiences in the game.

As is always the case with Football Manager, the only way to achieve glory, regardless of which league you decide to play in, is to build a team of talented and loyal players.

The only way to find some of those players in the game was to have the best scouts money could buy, so we’ve already done the hard work for you and made a list of young promises and the 50 best young players of FM21.

On this page you will find:

If price is important to you, you may still be interested in visiting our FM21 free agent and cheap transfer guide.

FM21 – young promises: the best young players with the greatest potential of Football Manager 2021

This is a list of FM21’s hottest young promises, ordered from highest potential to lowest potential, a hidden number found in the database editor.

FM21 Young Promising List: Football Manager 2021’s Best Young Players

Ranking Name Position Current ability Potential ability Age Club
one Kylian mbappe MP (DI), DC (C) 181 196 twenty-one Paris Saint Germain
2 Erling haaland DC (C) 164 160-190 twenty Borussia Dortmund
3 Dejan Kulusevski M (D), MP (RC) 152 160-190 twenty Juventus (Zebre)
4 Ansu fati MP (DI), DC (C) 148 160-190 17 Barcelona
5 Vinicius Junior MP (I), DC (C) 146 160-190 twenty Real Madrid
6 Rodrygo MP (DI), DC (C) 136 160-190 19 Real Madrid
7 Pedri M (C), MP (CDI) 138 160-190 17 Barcelona
8 Ilaix Moribo DM, M / MP (C) 120 160-190 17 Barcelona B
9 Yusuf Demir MP (RC), DC (C) 115 160-190 17 Rapid Vienna
10 Matthijs de Ligt D (C) 163 185 twenty Juventus (Zebre)
eleven Frenkie de Jong D (C), DM, M (C) 160 183 2. 3 Barcelona
12 Gianluigi Donnarumma BY 156 182 twenty-one AC Milan
13 Kai havertz M / MP (C) 153 180 twenty-one Chelsea
14 Jonathan David MP (CDI), DC (C) 138 150-180 twenty Small
fifteen Alphonso davies D / CAR / M / MP (I) 152 150-180 19 Bayern Munich
16 Dominik Szoboszlai M (LC), MP (C) 140 150-180 19 RB Salzburg
17 Callum Hudson-Odoi MP (CDI) 140 150-180 19 Chelsea
18 Myron boadu MP (DI), DC (C) 137 150-180 19 AZ Alkmaar
19 Antony M (D), MP (RC), DC (C) 137 150-180 twenty AFC Ajax
twenty Francisco Trincao MP (DI), DC (C) 136 150-180 18 Barcelona
twenty-one Nuno mendes D / CAR (I) 133 150-180 18 Sporting
22 Giovanni Reyna M / MP (LC) 132 150-180 17 Borussia Dortmund
2. 3 Mohamed Ihattaren M / MP (CDI) 130 150-180 18 PSV Eindhoven
24 Jude Bellingham M / MP (CDI) 129 150-180 17 Borussia Dortmund
25 Karim Adeyemi MP (D), DC (C) 127 150-180 18 RB Salzburg
26 Jamal had to MP (CDI), DC (C) 126 150-180 17 Bayern Munich
27 Reinier MP (C) 125 150-180 18 Real Madrid B
28 João Pedro MP (DI), DC (C) 125 150-180 18 Watford
29 Ryan gravenberch DM, M (C), MP (LC) 124 150-180 18 AFC Ajax
30 Curtis jones M (C), MP (CDI) 124 150-180 19 Liverpool
31 Joshua Zirkzee DC (C) 124 150-180 19 Bayern Munich
32 Diego Lainez MP (IN) 124 150-180 twenty Real Hispalis
33 Troy parrott DC (C) 123 150-180 18 Tottenham Hotspur
3. 4 Jeremy doku MP (DI), DC (C) 120 150-180 18 Rennes
35 Josko Gvardiol D (LC) 119 150-180 18 RB Leipzig
36 Tanguy nianzou D (C), DM 119 150-180 18 Bayern Munich
37 Fabio Silva DC (C) 115 150-180 18 Wolves
38 Sebastiano Esposito DC (C) 114 150-180 18 Inter Milan
39 Rayan Cherki MP (CDI), DC (C) 106 150-180 16 Lyon
40 Maarten Vandevoordt BY 105 150-180 18 KRC Genk
41 I was born Unuvar M (C), MP (LC), DC (C) 97 150-180 17 AFC Ajax
42 Pee M / MP (C) 84 150-180 16 Real Madrid B
43 Trent Alexander-Arnold D / CAR (D), DM, M (C) 160 178 twenty-one Liverpool
44 Jadon sancho M / MP (DI) 158 178 twenty Borussia Dortmund
Four. Five Martin Odegaard M (RC), MP (C) 155 178 twenty-one Real Madrid
46 Nicolo Zaniolo M (C), MP (CDI) 150 176 twenty-one AS Roma
47 Lautaro Martinez DC (C) 160 175 22 Inter Milan
48 Joao felix MP (CDI), DC (C) 159 175 twenty Atletico Madrid
49 Marcus rashford MP (I), DC (C) 157 175 22 Manchester United
fifty Gabriel Jesus MP (DI), DC (C) 156 175 2. 3 Manchester City

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FM21 – young promises: what are young promises and how are they doing?

You’re probably wondering: who “could” end up being the best players? Well, Football Manager 2021, as in previous installments, shows the quality of a player based on his attributes, including physical, technical and mental abilities; if a player is good passing the ball or if they lead the team, for example.

However, there is also a secret statistics system in the game’s database. At the start, each player receives a “current skill” score, a score of up to 200, but there is also a “potential skill” score. If a player is on the right team with club support and achieves a good run of results, the score could be much higher than they were assigned at the start of the season.

Again, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the highest-scoring players in the game, but Kylian Mbappe has a potential of 196 equivalent to Ronaldo’s, so you could try signing him soon (if you have the resources, sure). However, there are hidden gems that could be better buys, such as Ajax’s Pipi or Naci Unuvar, as their scores are not particularly high at the start of the season. It seems that the first thing you will have to ask your team for is more money for transfers.

If you are interested in more Football Manager 21 guides, you can check out our article on FM21 free agents and cheap transfers.

Football Manager 2021 – young promises: the best young players with the greatest potential of FM21