FM 2011 player profile – Yaya Sanogo

FM 2011 Strikers

written by Darren Smith

Yaya Sanogo

Age: 17 years old

Position: striker

Club: Auxerre

Nationality: French

Value: £2.1 million

Price tag: £5 million (on latest patch 11.3)

Yaya Sanogo starting attributes

If you are still in season one on patch 11.3, this is the profile Sanogo will greet you with. He looks good, but not fall off your chair incredible. For me the key attributes are pace, acceleration, finishing, composure and dribbling. That is what I look for in a striker and Sanogo ticks almost all the boxes. One key attribute to this wonderkids development is his strength, as Sanogo becomes an absolute beast! Below is how Arsenal’s Cagigao rates the French forward.

To be honest I disagree with the above report. Sanogo has the potential to be better than RVP and certainly should warrant a 4 star potential rating. What gives me the right to disagree with such an amazing scout? Take a look at the screenshot below, but take a deep breath first as your about to see Sanogo’s future.

Yaya Sanogo in 2017 with Newcastle

Amazing isn’t he? His finishing is 20 and this shows in game as Sanogo has managed more than a goal every game for me during the last two seasons. The above screenshot is taken from my Newcastle save and for those who wonder how his dribbling has improved so much…well I trained him in this area from day one. I recommend doing this because dribbling is the only attribute that could stop Sanogo been the best poacher on FM 2011. I bought the striker late during 2012 and had to fork out £13 million, but he’s now worth £29 million at the age of 24. AC Milan have been tabling offers alongside Barcelona in excess of £59 million but I’m holding out for more!!

Yaya Sanogo in real life (taken from Wikipedia)

Sanogo plays his football for Auxerre in France, while he’s not started many games Yaya is touted as a real prospect. Sanogo has featured for the French U16’s, U17’s and U19’s on numerous occasions scoring a goal every game for the U16’s. Despite his tall and lanky frame, Sanogo is respected for been both a deadly finisher and possessing great technical ability.

OK you must want Sanogo now? If not I have prepared a short video that would change anybodies mind. Click the link below to see Yaya Sanogo’s best goals while playing for me at Newcastle. I have prepared the goals in order of quality from 5th place to 1st and it includes a little song I think sums the wonderkid up.

Yaya Sanogo’s top 5 goals – MUST SEE! (click here to watch)

My best buy rating – 11/10

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  • comment avatar Excessive June 16, 2011

    Excellent post mate, he surely is an amazing talent in FM :)

    Here he is in the Varbergs save:

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 16, 2011

      Thanks Excessive, I actually had your screenshot to use but then Sanogo got so amazing on my game. He really does develop fast if trained correctly and given first team football.

      • comment avatar jay09 July 2, 2011

        what do you play him as target man, advance forward or poacher?

        how they hell do i get my sanogo to look like this lol

        i cant download the training program so what should i get him to work on apart from the dribbling

        • comment avatar Darren Smith July 3, 2011

          I play him as a poacher within my 4-5-1. You should just train him like any other striker, his potential will do the work. But remember no game time equals no improvement.

          • comment avatar jay09 July 5, 2011

            is it possible to see a screen shot to what your training schedule looks like for your strikers?
            so you not feel his stats are best suited for a target man? any reason you decided to go for poacher instead?

          • comment avatar Darren Smith July 7, 2011

            Sorry its taken a while to reply Jay09, with been on holiday I’ve struggled for decent internet connection and every reply I tried failed on this particular comment…anyway! Click this link to see my training schedule Theres nothing special to be done, its more about how and where you play him. I personally fell upon Sanogo’s ability as a poacher. I always use this role and even though worried about his dribbling I thought he should adapt to my system rather than me adapt to him…thankfully the result was what you see, he’s the best around in poacher role and scores far less in any other roles. However, that is only if he develops like on my game.

  • comment avatar Lye June 16, 2011

    Hi Darren,

    I know him really well. You know what, he is 24 and belongs to Arsenal in my game. His scoring rate is awesome and his physical attributes is too good to be true. All are almost 16 and above. He is a wonderful investment.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 16, 2011

      Yeh, I too noticed him sign for the top teams on other games. He has been with Barcelona on Martins game too.

  • comment avatar Sears June 16, 2011

    Great post Darren, Sanogo is the best striker in FM after a few years. Nice video too, the song was perfect ;-)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 16, 2011

      Thanks Sears, glad you liked the video and I spent a little time considering the song ‘don’t stop me now’ is a perfect phrase for the striker.

  • comment avatar vaibhavc June 16, 2011

    Hey Darren
    I knew when I saw the words Yaya Sanogo that it was written by you! He becomes so good in the game and is definitely a buy.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 16, 2011

      lol, I do have a soft spot for Sanogo. He’s just the most well rounded player and scores for fun.

  • comment avatar CsAtlantis June 16, 2011

    Hello Darren
    Sanogo’s a great striker, though I think he starts with a broken leg on newer patches so can’t sign him straight away

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 16, 2011

      Good point CsAtlantis, that could hinder the signing and even increase his valuation later in the game. Still worth the cash no matter what though…I paid £13 mill and feel like he has already paid me back.

  • comment avatar Laxeyman June 16, 2011

    He sure is a brilliant striker Darren, an absolute beast! He is certainly the best young striker on FM this year, and it will be interesting to see if he develops the same in real life.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 16, 2011

      He is a top class striker on FM, as always its interesting to see if FM’s predictions play out in RL.

  • comment avatar Kieran June 16, 2011

    Great post Darren.
    He is basically a god of development!

    Just a request, i would love to see Dedryck Boyata’s profile, to see if he is a good investment at the start of the season :)

    Cheers Kieran.

    • comment avatar Excessive June 16, 2011

      If he gets tutored by Kolo Toure, he turns out into a great centre back :)

      • comment avatar Kieran June 16, 2011

        ah cheers! Just Toure, or can i sign him for a different club and get the same effect?

        • comment avatar Darren Smith June 16, 2011

          I’ve seen Boyata sign for some good teams and perform well so that must be a sign of talent. His attributes haven’t gone through the roof for me but he seems to play well.

          • comment avatar Kieran June 16, 2011

            ah thanks Darren :)

        • comment avatar Excessive June 16, 2011

          I’m sure you can yeah.. :)

  • comment avatar mostostal111 June 16, 2011

    Chciałbym wiedzieć jaki trening używasz {Darren Smith} bo u mnie tak dobrze Sanogo się nie rozwinął. Prosiłbym o jak najszybszą odpowiedź

  • comment avatar Johnny Karp June 17, 2011

    The video is great but who’s that lad singing “Don’t stop me now”? It’s not Freddie, that’s for sure! :)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 17, 2011

      lol, must admit as I selected the song I thought ‘will anyone pull me up on it not been Frddie?’ Well done Johnny, your the first to notice. Its McFly who are quite a big boy band in England.

      • comment avatar Excessive June 17, 2011

        Knew it! I thought, this sounded like the McFly version and even went on YouTube to compare haha! :P

        • comment avatar Darren Smith June 17, 2011

          lol. I like McFly despite how gay that makes me look…but actually downloaded the wrong track. :)

          • comment avatar Excessive June 17, 2011

            You know, they aren’t actually too bad.. Good singers ;)

  • comment avatar Timmy June 17, 2011

    finally another player profile
    He is very well known and become beast and became perfect duo with Babacar
    maybe next PP:Babacar?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 17, 2011

      Hey Timmy, I actually think Sanogo improves beyond Babacars level in terms of deadly finishing and creating magic. He’s my fav on FM11 by far.

  • comment avatar Vaibhav Chandrasekhar July 10, 2011

    I too play Sanogo as a poacher in my Leicester save, he scores a lot for me.

  • comment avatar raoul December 23, 2011

    Could you share the training scheduale for yaya?

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