FM 2022: Nuggets and best young central defenders (DC)

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We have prepared a list of several items for you, which are considered to be the best young players under 21 of their generation in the position of central defender. These different nuggets, also called wonderkids on FM 2022, are classified according to their potential, defined by a mark going from 0 to 96. Of course, although these players have the capacities to reach the stage of legend of the round ball, adequate training and regular will allow you to evolve much more quickly, giving you the opportunity to achieve the different goals you have set for yourself as a coach more easily.

The following players will be presented under this model :
  • Notes -  Last name First Name - Age - Club - Value
The meaning of player ratings:
  • 85+ - Potential future Ballon d'Or.
  • 81+ - Future world class player.
  • 80+ - Future very good player in a major championship.

Central defenders (DC)

  • 86 - NIANZOU Tanguy - 19 years old - FC Bayern - 65,8 M
  • 86 - FOFANA Wesley - 20 years - Leicester - 55M
  • 84 - RENAN - 19 years old - MS - 7 M
  • 83 - BADIASHILE Benedict - 20 years old - AS Monaco - 10,8 M
  • 83 - AMPADU Ethan - 20 ans - Chelsea - 10 M
  • 82 - ERIC GARCIA - 20 ans - Barcelona - 49,3 M
  • 82 - CARBON Andrew - 20 years - Cagliari - 20,9 M
  • 82 - HARWOOD-BELLIS Taylor - 19 ans - Man City - 10 M
  • 82 - PAVLOVIC Strahinja - 20 years old - AS Monaco - 9,5 M
  • 82 - INÁCIO Gonçalo - 19 ans - Sporting CP - 9 M
  • 82 - ZABARNI Illya - 18 years old - Dynamo Kyiv - 6,2M
  • 82 - BITE - 17 years - SAN - 0,3M
  • 82 - AMEY Wisdom - 15 years old - Bologna - 0,2 M
  • 81 - CROSS William - 20 ans - Arsenal - 40 M
  • 81 - COLLINS Nathan - 20 ans - Burnley - 15 M
  • 81 - MOSQUERA Yerson - 20 years old - Wolves - 10M
  • 81 - PEMBELE Timothy - 18 years old - Paris SG - 4,9 M
  • 81 - ARNAU MARTINEZ - 18 years old - Girona - 3,2 M
  • 81 - MU & NTILDE; OZ Iván - 19 years old - Valencia - 1,5 M
  • 81 - ANTOV Valentin - 20 years - CSKA-Sofia - 1,1 M
  • 81 - Guindo Daouda - 18 years old - FC RB Salzburg - 1m
  • 81 - christian - 17 years old - Valencia - 0,5 M
  • 81 - NORMANN WILLIAMSEN Max - 17 ans - Kristiansund - 0,4 M
  • 80 - KOSSOUNOU Odilon - 20 years old - Bayer 04 - 24,6M
  • 80 - PAPETTI Andrew - 19 years old - Brescia - 7,5M
  • 80 - COLLINS Nnamdi - 17 ans - Borussia Dortmund - 6,5 m
  • 80 - OK Bryan - 18 years old - FC RB Salzburg - 4,3m
  • 80 - POLISHED Ruben - 20 years - Fuenlabrada - 4,3 M
  • 80 - BEAUTY-ROOM Armel - 19 years old - VfL Bochum - 3,3m
  • 80 - DIERCKX Daan - 18 years - Parma - 2,6 M
  • 80 - M & AACUTE; RMOL Mika - 19 ans - Barcelona - 2,1 M
  • 80 - AFFENGRUBER David - 20 years - SK Sturm Graz - 1,7M
  • 80 - ARREY-ON BRIGHT - 18 years old - FC Bayern - 1,3 M
  • 80 - KOUMETIO Billy - 18 ans - Liverpool - 0,8 M
  • 80 - BITSHIABU El Chadaille - 16 years old - Paris SG - 0,7 M
  • 80 - MCARTHUR Charlie - 16 ans - Kilmarnock - 0,2 M
  • 80 - SCALVINI Giorgio - 17 years old - Atalanta - 0,2M
  • 79 - GUEHI Marc - 20 ans - Crystal Palace - 31,9 M
  • 79 - REKIK Omar - 19 ans - Arsenal - 10 M
  • 79 - D & AACUTE; RDAI Márton - 19 years old - Hertha BSC - 6,2M
  • 79 - BRANTHWAITE Jarrad - 19 years old - Everton - 5M
  • 79 - VAN DEN BERG Sep - 19 ans - Liverpool - 5 M
  • 79 - OMERAGIC Becir - 19 ans - Zurich - 3,9 m
  • 79 - BALOGH Botond - 19 years - Parma - 3,7 M
  • 79 - KEEP Luke - 17 ans - Man City - 3 M
  • 79 - CORRAL Adrian - 18 ans - A. Madrid - 2,5 M
  • 79 - POLLOCK Mattie - 19 ans - Watford - 2,5 M
  • 79 - RAMON PAUL - 20 ans - R. Madrid - 2,4 M
  • 79 - GONZALEZ DE ZÁRATE Urko - 20 years old - Real San Sebastián - 2,3 M
  • 79 - EHLERS Kevin - 20 years old - Dynamo Dresden - 1,6M
  • 79 - AERTSSEN Olivier - 16 ans - Ajax - 0,1 M
  • 79 - KING Leon - 17 years old - Rangers - 0,03M
  • 78 - EMPHASIZE; piero - 19 years old - Bayer 04 - 19,2M
  • 78 - MORATO - 20 ans - SLB - 7,8 M
  • 78 - ROBERTS Haydon - 19 years old - Brighton - 4M
  • 78 - PROKHIN Danila - 20 ans - Rostov - 3,9 M
  • 78 - BOGARDE Melayro - 19 years - Hoffenheim - 2,5 M
  • 78 - BOUQUETS MINGO Santi - 19 ans - Barcelona - 2,1 M
  • 78 - CARRILLO Alvaro - 19 ans - R. Madrid - 2,1 M
  • 78 - ARAÚJO Tomas - 19 ans - SLB - 2 M
  • 78 - VINES DAVID - 18 ans - FC Porto - 1,7 M
  • 78 - WOOD Nathan - 19 ans - Middlesbrough - 1,2 M
  • 78 - OMOBAMIDELE Andrew - 19 ans - Norwich - 1 M
  • 78 - SMITH Kerr - 16 ans - Dundee Utd - 0,5 M
  • 78 - BERALDO - 17 ans - SPO - 0,5 M
  • 78 - DORRINGTON Alfie - 16 years - Tottenham - 0,1M
  • 78 - Willy the sheep - 16 years old - Man UFC - 0,1M
  • 78 - Mateja MILOVANOVIC - 17 ans - Ajax - 0,1 M
  • 78 - REAL Linus - 17 years old - Hertha BSC - 0,06M
  • 77 - AROUND Caleb - 19 years old - Atalanta - 7,7M
  • 77 - MENGI Week - 19 years old - Man UFC - 5M
  • 77 - CRAZY Mario - 20 ans - R. Madrid - 3,4 M
  • 77 - STERGIOU Leonidas - 19 ans - St. Gallen - 2,7 M
  • 77 - Tagir Ravil - 18 ans - Basaksehir FK - 2,6 M
  • 77 - EDWARDS Ronnie - 18 ans - Peterborough - 2,5 M
  • 77 - IRANZO Ruben - 18 years old - Valencia - 1,5 M
  • 77 - GONZALEZ Facundo - 18 years old - Valencia - 1,5 M
  • 77 - MARTEL Eric - 19 ans - RB Leipzig - 1,3 M
  • 77 - BAMBA Noah - 16 ans - Club Brugge - 1,1 M
  • 77 - BRAS Gabriel - 17 ans - FC Porto - 1 M
  • 77 - GREIML Leo - 20 ans - SK Rapid Vienna - 1 M
  • 77 - THE DEBATE Zeno - 17 years old - Anderlecht - 0,9 M
  • 77 - BAPTIST Jamal - 17 years old - West Ham - 0,8M
  • 77 - REYNAH Ali - 17 ans - Al-Ittihad (SYR) - 0,06 M
  • 76 - FERGUSON Nathan - 20 ans - Crystal Palace - 35 M
  • 76 - GEERTRUIDA Lutsharel - 20 years - Feyenoord - 6,6M
  • 76 - COLWILL Levi - 18 ans - Chelsea - 5 M
  • 76 - LENT Eduardo - 19 ans - Sporting CP - 4,3 M
  • 76 - SILVA Antonio - 17 ans - SLB - 1,2 M
  • 76 - MACHUCA Elijah - 18 years old - Racing Club - 1 M
  • 76 - ALI Arbnor - 18 ans - Schalke 04 - 0,8 M
  • 76 - VUŠKOVIC Mario - 19 years - Hajduk - 0,6 M
  • 76 - KHOTULEV Danila - 18 ans - Zenit - 0,5M
  • 76 - VAN DEN BERG Rav - 16 years - PEC Zwolle - 0,1 M
  • 76 - OF THE BLAAK Emmanuel - 16 years - PSV - 0,08M
  • 75 - GIBSON Lewis - 20 years old - Everton - 5M
  • 75 - DIOGO MONTEIRO - 16 years old - Servette - 0,2 M
  • 75 - NELSON I - 17 years - Leicester - 0,2M
The list of players is destined to evolve during the season, so don't hesitate to come back regularly to check for some new features. The data we use in these guides comes from the excellent site ScoutFM, whom we thank very much.

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