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|
Scroll to the right on mobiles to see the full table.
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.