Best Players in Football Manager 2024

Best Players in Football Manager 2024


Best Players in Football Manager 2024

Early Access for Football Manager 2024 has started, but who are the best players in FM24? As ever, Sports Interactive has tried to make its management simulation game as close to real life as possible, and that means making players as accurate as they can.

With 36 visible attributes, four hidden attributes, and player personalities to take into account, there is no simple OVR system in Football Manager 2024 that you see in other games. Instead, Sports Interactive uses a 1-200 "Current Ability" (CA) system that is hidden from players to rank every footballer in the database.

So who are the best players in FM24? Let's take a look!

Kevin De Bruyne

We start with Man City's talismanic midfielder Kevin De Bruyne. While he starts the game with a hamstring tear, he will soon be back to boss games and create goals from nothing.

Kevin de Bruyne FM24
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It's no surprise that De Bruyne is the most technically proficient player in Football Manager 2024. He starts the game with 19 crossing, 18 technique, 18 passing, 17 long shots, and 17 free kick taking along with 16s in the "golden trio" of dribbling, finishing, and first touch.

Erling Haaland

The Norweigan giant is of course one of the best players in FM24. He smashed records in his first season at Man City along with winning a famous treble. At just 22 he has a long career ahead of him, the only question is how long will he stay at Man City?

Erling Haaland FM24
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Haaland is a physical monster in FM24, with 19 pace, 19 natural fitness, and 17 strength. But that's not the only place he excels. His 20 determination, 19 anticipation, and 18 off the ball means he reads the game like no other striker and his 18 finishing makes him utterly deadly. He's bagged 38 Premier League goals in just 22 appearances in our early access save!

Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe isn't just one of the best players in the game, but he's also the fastest player in FM24. The French forward has had a remarkable career already and looks set to break the World Cup scoring record before too long. He is in the last year of his contract with PSG when your save starts, so he could be on the move!

Kylian Mbappe FM24
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At the start of FM24 Mbappe has 20 pace and 20 acceleration to be absolutely rapid, but he's got plenty more in his arsenal too. He's got 18 dribbling, 18 first touch, 18 flair, and 17 finishing to be utterly deadly with the ball at his feet.

Lionel Messi

The GOAT finally won the World Cup last year and is now making waves in the MLS with every appearance. While Messi's career is coming to an end, he is still a remarkable player with a lot to offer in FM24.

Lionel Messi FM24
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Messi might be 36 but he starts FM24 with FIVE attributes at 20. These are dribbling, determination, flair, vision, and technique. Throw in 19 passing, 19 first touch, and, 18 decisions and you have a creative force like nothing else on earth. It's only his declining physicals that mean he isn't still the best player on the planet.

Harry Kane

England's captain finally left Spurs in seek of glory. His big-money move to Bayern Munich should put some winner's medals around his neck at long last.

Harry Kane FM24
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Kane starts FM24 with 19 finishing, 19 vision, 18 composure, and 18 passing. This makes him a truly elite striker, but he's also set up nicely for a transition into the midfield as his pace begins to deteriorate in future seasons. Oh, and he's got 20 penalty taking for those crucial shootouts!

Rank
Player Name
Club
Position
Current Ability (CA)
1
Kevin De Bruyne
Man City
AM (C)
190
2
Erling Haaland
Man City
ST
188
3
Kylian Mbappe
PSG
ST
188
4
Lionel Messi
Inter Miami
AM (R)
185
5
Harry Kane
Bayern Munich
ST
183
6
Robert Lewandowski
Barcelona
ST
182
7
Thibaut Courtois
Real Madrid
GK
181
8
Vinicius Jr
Real Madrid
AM (L)
181
9
Ederson
Man City
GK
181
10
Mohamed Salah
Liverpool
AM (R)
180
11
Bernardo Silva
Man City
M (C)
178
12
Rodri
Man City
DM
177
13
Virgil van Dijk
Liverpool
D (C)
177
14
Alisson
Liverpool
GK
176
15
Joshua Kimmich
Bayern Munich
DM
176
16
Neymar
Al-Hilal
AM (L)
175
17
Marc-Andre ter Stegen
Barcelona
GK
175
18
Ruben Dias
Man City
D (C)
174
19
Luka Modric
Real Madrid
M (C)
174
20
Martin Odegaard
Arsenal
AM (C)
173
21
Bukayo Saka
Arsenal
AM (R)
173
22
Bruno Fernandes
Man United
AM (C)
172
23
Lautaro Martinez
Inter Milan
ST
172
24
Jan Oblak
Atletico Madrid
GK
71
25
Declan Rice
Arsenal
DM
171

FM24 wonderkids

The best players in the game are usually at the biggest clubs in the world already. Which means prying them away will cost you £100 million-plus. But the next generation of world-beaters are far cheaper and more easily available.

Sure, some like Lamine Yamal will be at the academies of big clubs already, but there are plenty of amazing FM24 wonderkids out there waiting for you to snap them up.

Here are the best we've found so far!

Player Name
Club
Position
Age
Lamine Yamal
Barcelona
AM (RL), ST
15
Arda Guler
Real Madrid
AM (RC)
18
Endrick
SEP (Joining Real Madrid)
AM (R), ST
16
Youssoufa Moukoko
Borussia Dortmund
ST
18
Estevao
SEP
AM (RC), ST
16
Mikey Moore
Spurs
AM (RLC), ST
15
Valentin Barco
Boca Juniors
D (L)
18
Ivan Fresneda
Sporting CP
D (R)
18
Warren Zaire-Emery
PSG
DM, M (C)
17
Gavi
Barcelona
M (C), AM (LC)
18
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