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Football Manager's Greatest Wonderkids In FM 2011 - Where Are They Now?

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Football Manager's Greatest Wonderkids In FM 2011 - Where Are They Now?

A list of Football Manager 2011's top wonderkids has resurfaced and a lot of predictions were spot on.

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With the full release of FM 21 just weeks away and the beta set to launch tonight, fans will be desperate to find the best hidden gems across the world.

In anticipation, Reddit user u/Hessenuk has gone back in time to have a look at who Sports Interactive tipped to be future stars ten years ago.

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A whole host of familiar names are included on the list and most of them have gone on to fulfill their potential.

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Neymar broke the transfer record when moving from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017 while David de Gea has been regarded as one of the world's best goalkeepers for years.

Check out the entire list below, including what club they were at then versus now.

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GOALKEEPERS

Alphonse Areola

Age: 17

THEN: Paris Saint-Germain

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NOW: Fulham (on loan from PSG)

David de Gea

Age: 19

THEN: Atletico Madrid

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NOW: Manchester United

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DEFENDERS

Phil Jones

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Age: 18

THEN: Blackburn Rovers

NOW: Manchester United

Sebastian Coates

Age: 19

THEN: Liverpool

NOW: Sporting CP

Mateo Musacchio

Age: 19

THEN: Villarreal

NOW: AC Milan

Mamadou Sakho

Age: 20

THEN: PSG

NOW: Crystal Palace

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Serhiy Kryvtsov

Age: 19

THEN: Shakhtar Donetsk

NOW: Shakhtar Donetsk

Danny Wilson

Age: 18

THEN: Liverpool

Now: Colorado Rapids

Cesar Azpilicueta

Age 20

THEN: Marseille

NOW: Chelsea

Davide Santon

Age: 19

THEN: Inter

NOW: Roma

David Alaba

Age: 18

THEN: Bayern Munich

NOW: Bayern Munich

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MIDFIELDERS

Aaron Ramsey

Age: 19

THEN: Arsenal

NOW: Juventus

Philippe Coutinho

Age: 18

THEN: Inter

NOW: Barcelona

Moussa Sissoko

Age: 20

THEN: Toulouse

NOW: Tottenham Hotspur

Christian Eriksen

Age: 18

THEN: Ajax

NOW: Inter

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Miralem Pjanic

Age: 20

THEN: Lyon

NOW: Barcelona

Sergio Canales

Age: 19

THEN: Real Madrid

NOW: Real Betis

Douglas Costa

Age: 19

THEN: Shakhtar Donetsk

NOW: Bayern Munich (on loan from Juventus)

James Rodriguez

Age: 19

THEN: Porto

NOW: Everton

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Jack Wilshere

Age: 18

THEN: Arsenal

NOW: Free agent

Toni Kroos

Age: 20

THEN: Bayern Munich

NOW: Real Madrid

Gini Wijnaldum

Age: 19

THEN: Feyenoord

NOW: Liverpool

Eden Hazard

Age: 19

THEN: Lille

NOW: Real Madrid

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FORWARDS

Neymar

Age: 18

THEN: Santos

NOW: Paris Saint-Germain

Stevan Jovetic

Age: 20

THEN: Fiorentina

NOW: Monaco

Romelu Lukaku

Age: 17

THEN: Anderlecht

NOW: Inter

Alexandre Pato

Age: 20

THEN: AC Milan

NOW: Free agent

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Yaya Sanogo

Age: 17

THEN: Auxerre

NOW: Free agent

Thomas Muller

Age: 20

THEN: Bayern Munich

NOW: Bayern Munich

Age: 19

THEN: Mainz 05

NOW: Retired

Gareth Bale

Age: 20

THEN: Tottenham Hotspur

NOW: Tottenham Hotspur (on loan from Real Madrid)

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Mario Balotelli

Age: 20

THEN: Manchester City

NOW: Free agent

Son-Heung min

Age: 18

THEN: Hamburg

NOW: Tottenham Hotspur

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Topics: gaming news, Football News, Football Manager, David De Gea, Football, Manchester United, Neymar, gareth bale, FM, Toni Kroos, Real Madrid

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