FM 2012 Player Profile – Daniele Rugani

FM 2012 cheap players

written by Karl Deighton

Daniele Rugani

Age: 16

Position: DC

Club: Empoli

Nationality: Italian

Value: £1.3m

Price tag: £1.5m Compensation

Rugani’s profile in 2011 (after starting new game, patch 12.2)

Rugani’s scouting report from Comolli of Liverpool

Rugani’s profile aged 26 in 2020

Rugani’s career history until 2020

In 2011 Rugani isn’t much and the scouts don’t rate him, but he has a lot of room to develop. At the age of 26 he has become a great defender for a top team. Rugani’s strong points are his physical attributes, his pace, agility, strength, stamina and aerial ability are epic which helps him become a top defender. His marking and tackling could be better but they are still very good, and he has great passing meaning he could be a decent ball playing defender. He also has good mental attributes, making him a brilliant all-round centre back. You’d be mad not to buy him for a measly £1.5m. Thanks to Azura for the future screenshots.

Best buy rating: 10/10

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  • comment avatar BWR July 19, 2012

    Wow! Great find and for only 1.5m! Composure is a tad bit low, but looks like a excellent player!

    • comment avatar Karl Deighton July 19, 2012

      Thanks, guess it is a bit low, but it’s not a major issue and I’m sure it can be fixed with individual training

  • comment avatar Darren Smith July 19, 2012

    Very very good find there, I don’t think he’s ever popped up during my searches in the past.

    P.S. the career history seems to be a duplicate image of the future profile.

    • comment avatar Karl Deighton July 19, 2012

      Thanks Darren, suprising you’ve never came across him.
      Will just change that now, mush of clicked the wrong pic

  • comment avatar Nelson Costa Inácio July 20, 2012

    Very good central defender. Matic and Kara are also players that the scouts don’t rate very much, but they are very solid players.

    • comment avatar Karl Deighton July 20, 2012

      Yeah, I don’t usually listen to my scouts much

  • comment avatar BWR July 20, 2012

    Can somebody recommend a young, cheap target man? ie. under 10 million?

    • comment avatar Karl Deighton July 20, 2012

      Sanogo and Lacina Traore, you could get both for less that 10m and they turn into real beasts.

      • comment avatar BWR July 20, 2012

        Ok, I’ve signed Sanogo on a loan as I already reached the limit of 3 Non-EU players.

        • comment avatar Karl Deighton July 20, 2012

          Who you managing and what season you in?

          • comment avatar BWR July 20, 2012

            Atletico Madrid first season January window

  • comment avatar Will Henderson July 21, 2012

    Here’s a question for Darren: This is another cheap Italian Centre-half starlet and another 10/10. If you could only have one alongside someone like Kara or Zouma, would you have Rugani or Giuseppe Prestia?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 21, 2012

      Prestia for me.

      • comment avatar Will Henderson July 21, 2012

        What gives him the edge for you?

        • comment avatar Darren Smith July 21, 2012

          Just his general attributes in a future save of mine…his tackling, marking and heading were all higher than Rugani’s and they are very vital attributes not to mention his composure was slightly better.

          • comment avatar Barney September 18, 2012


            Why does Zouma get 5* and Prestia 4.5* if you prefer Prestia out of the two? Just interested.

            Fantastic site by the way

          • comment avatar Darren Smith September 18, 2012

            Because Zouma has guaranteed ability to hit the same level every save whereas Prestia’s is flexible so your not always guaranteed the end result.

          • comment avatar Barney September 22, 2012

            Darren, how do you find out which players have guranteed ability and which are flexible?


          • comment avatar Darren Smith September 22, 2012

            One dead give away is to load up two saves, if the player has different attributes in both saves then chances are he has flexible CA and PA…but to find out for sure you can check the editor…that will show the players CA and PA, if the figures start with a – then its flexible. Usually it will be a figure from 1 to 200 for fixed ability but when the database tells to game a player has flexible ability a -1 to -10 figure is assigned, the higher that number the better he’ll be. That is what I’m led to believe anyway.

  • comment avatar Jura July 22, 2012

    Dario Giampa.. my scout found him somewhere in argentina and in my save with his 18 y. he has 29 appearances and 45 goals…BEAST… can you check him out :)

  • comment avatar 21stcenturyboy November 22, 2012

    signed him in when he was 16 and now he’s 22 playing for first team, excellent defender!

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