FM 2011 player profile – Lucas

FM 2011 Central Midfielders

written by Darren Smith


Age – 17 years old

Position – Anywhere in midfield or upfront, but best as AMC

Club – Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Nationality – Brazilian

Value – £6.25 million

Price tag – £3.6 million minimum fee release clause (in patch 11.3.0)

Lucas Piazon starting attributes

The above screenshot is taken from a new Football Manager game using patch 11.3.0. Lucas has some good attributes for a 17 year old, his strengths being dribbling, technique, flair and acceleration. However, the value lies in his potential ability. This kid has a lot of room to grow and I’ve heard many gamers rave about him. Below is a scouts rating from one of Arsenal’s best backroom staff.

Has the potential to be similar to Fabregas, he can’t be bad then. Also seen as a leading star for the future, Cagigao rates this wonderkid as a four star. Remember this report is based on the Arsenal team, so Lucas is been compared to Fabregas, Wilshere, Nasri and many more. Add a price tag of £3.6 million and this Brazilian wonderkid is irresistible. Now lets take a look at his attributes in 2018. The screenshot below is taken from my UEC game.

Now maybe some of you will see why I’ve held off on this profile. During my game, Lucas doesn’t reach his potential, in fact he falls a mile short. While the Brazilians understanding of the game is much improved, his physical and technical attributes leave much to be desired. I wouldn’t take much notice of this screenshot, and just see it as the midfielders worst case scenario. Lucas did however play some nice football in Russia after signing for Spartak Moscow. Below are the 17 year olds career stats.

My best buy rating – 8.8/10

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  • comment avatar Ana Garcia March 31, 2011

    My boyfriend would be very happy if he could be as good as Fabregas!!

    Interesting how Chelsea managed to sign him I thought with work permits etc it was very difficult to sign non-eu players? Especially players under 21….

    But he looks really good in game despite playing in Russia looks very consistant I might check him out for my Coruxo team!


    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 1, 2011

      Unfortunately Ana, it seems I made a mistake in identifying Lucas. Its not the one signing for Chelsea :( Brazilian names can get confused with ease as I have done here. Still a good player though.

  • comment avatar Vinners March 31, 2011

    On my Vuaxhall game, he has never left Sao Paulo and he’s currently 24 with worse stats than that :/ But then again I haven’t got the Brazilian leagues so that will have decreased his growth :) But I’m sure under the right management he could be a quality player!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 1, 2011

      Tbh Vinners, Lucas has great stats and a lot of potential. But I fear he may not reach it. Hopefully the right training and man management could help.

  • comment avatar Dave March 31, 2011

    I have had a similar experience with Lucas. I have signed him a couple of times for teams in the English Premiere League because of his excellent starting stats for a 17-year-old, combined with his reasonable price tag and my scouts raving about him. He always seems to stall in his development after a while. He plays very well for me, but he never takes the next leap and never really begins to make magic happen the way I’ve seen with some other players like Lukaku or Ganso. Still a great purchase if you understand his limitations.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 1, 2011

      Yeh its weird to see so much talent just stop for no reason. I guess if he plays well thats the main thing.

  • comment avatar CsAtlantis April 1, 2011

    The key to his development as a player might be to sign him up early and then give him some proper development (could be that he has low adaptability so he might take more time to settle into another country)

    Worth a buy at 3.6 million pounds though for a player with his potential, compared to the insane price tags of ganso and neymar

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 1, 2011

      I agree mate, signing him at a young age is important. Then you have full control over his development.

  • comment avatar Timmy April 1, 2011

    Darren,actually i don’t want to say this but
    you post two different people on one post,let me explain
    Lucas Domingues Piazon is 16 yrs old,and his position is Striker and AMC
    Lucas Rodrigues Moura Da Silva is 17 yrs old,and his position is AMC,AML,and Striker
    Lucas Piazon which is signed by Chelsea,and the cool one :P
    Lucas isn’t go to anywhere this year(next season,maybe)
    whatever,two people with insane attribute :) and huge potential
    Lucas(not Piazon)is one of the best value player this year,because with 3,5 mill you can bring great player.
    and for people doubt him,buy him because he is insane(and cheap)
    cheers :)

    • comment avatar Dave April 1, 2011

      Haha you’re right. The Lucas that he is profiling here (it is the correct one, in fact) is actually named Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva in the game. Good catch!

      • comment avatar Darren Smith April 1, 2011

        Yeh I’ve sorted the post now, what a wholly!!!!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 1, 2011

      Thanks for the info Timmy. I have adapted the post accordingly. Can’t believe how shocking Piazon is on the game. It took me an age to find him but you’re right I was talking about two players. Thanks

      • comment avatar Timmy April 1, 2011

        No problem
        btw this is some player profile
        Anton Putsila
        Samuel Galindo
        Jelle Vossen
        Pierre-Michel Lasonga
        Stefan Bell
        Jordon Mutch
        Cheers :)

        • comment avatar Darren Smith April 1, 2011

          Thanks Timmy I’ll take a look.

  • comment avatar hils April 1, 2011

    Hi Darren,Thanks for the info about this beast wonderkid

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 1, 2011

      No problem Hils, he’s not the best but very good for the price in my opinion.

  • comment avatar Vaibhav C. April 1, 2011

    Hey Darren
    Im a little confused here, I have no idea which player I just saw after seeing the comments. And in my game, his tactical attributes are hopeless.

    • comment avatar Timmy April 1, 2011

      this is player profile about Lucas Rodrigues Moura Da Silva,not Lucas Piazon
      (there is two Lucas on Sao Paulo)
      yep,i feel same with you his tactical attributes is hopeless,at first,but with good development he will be a beast
      btw the pic is Piazon not Da Silva
      cheers :)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 1, 2011

      Timmy is right Vaibhav. I started the post with screenshots and FM details of a player called Lucas. But got mixed up when talking about him in real life and started detailing someone who plays for the same club and has the same name called Lucas Piazon. Since then I have deleted all the Lucas Piazon parts and corrected the post. Now your looking at Lucas who is 17 and plays for Sao Paulo. Sorry for the confusion.

  • comment avatar Squealy April 1, 2011

    I was looking to pick this guy up myself in my game with Stoke City. I bought Erik Lamela instead, since his work permit finally passed. I may have to buy him next season, cheers for the profile ;)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 1, 2011

      No problem Squealy, I though his scout report was incredible and couldn’t resist the profile. :)

  • comment avatar Laxeyman April 1, 2011

    He looks pretty good Darren, I signed him for Liverpool on a different FM save, and he was pretty good, filling in well when called upon. He would be a good signing I’m sure.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 1, 2011

      Thanks Laxeyman. Lucas has great potential but should be a sub in the Premier League at least.

  • comment avatar Sears April 1, 2011

    Super post bud. What are the odds that this Lucas kid will sign for me on free with Queens Park?? :-p

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 2, 2011

      Thanks Sears, and I think my pet rabbit could be named prime minister before he signs to Queens Park on a free lol ;) Then again FM is a weird game!

  • comment avatar kevin May 13, 2011

    I bought him with my arsenal save and despite his poorish stats in his first season he was getting a place ahead of arshavin in my starting 11 which won the league and champions league double but i was pushing him hard as i really liked the look of him.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 13, 2011

      He is a good player, Kevin and I believe you’re doing the right thing…first team football is what makes a player world class.

  • comment avatar luca June 30, 2011

    Brazil superstars
    douglas costa

    alex teixeira

  • comment avatar luca June 30, 2011

    zambrano is 18 he has quite good stats which after two seasons get better rapidly he is starting instead of yaya toure (180k per week) yet he asks for yougster contract on 2.3k perweek. he will even join league 2 clubs. HE IS AMAZING!!!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 2, 2011

      Thanks for all the tips, will check these guys.

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