FM 2012 player profile – Kevin Strootman

FM 2012 Central Midfielders

written by Darren Smith



Kevin Strootman

Age: 21

Position: MC

Club: PSV

Nationality: Holland

Value: £2.9 million

Price tag: £5.5 million (in patch 12.2)

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

Kevin Strootman’s scouting report from Ryan on Man Utd

Kevin Strootman’s profile aged 26 in the year 2016

Kevin Strootman’s career history until 2016

This FM 2012 player profile of Kevin Strootman shows a real general and tempo controlling central midfielder. Strootman could walk into most top flight clubs and have an instant impact, he is a player that really knows the game and enjoys fantastic mental attributes. The screenshots above show the Dutchman’s development but only at 80% as he can grow beyond this level. To get a player that can average a rating of 7.39 with Serie A’s Inter Milan over four seasons notching up 36 assists is very attractive, but to get him for £5.5 million makes the deal a no brainer IMO.

Best buy rating: 9/10

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Nelson Costa Inácio
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It’s a shame that he has only 9 on flair, otherwise he will be a great advanced play maker, maybe that’s the reason why his rating is 2,5 stars.

Benjy
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Wow this is creepy. Me and my dad were only talking about him for Man United in real life on Saturday. It’s great to see how well he can develop (with potenetial for more).

Mike
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Hey Darren, are you sure you can buy him for 5.5million right from the off. PSV weren’t interested in selling him to me on the past patch straight away and on your scout screenshot of the 12.2 patch, it says he has ‘no intention of joining our club at this time’?

Rodrigo Rodrigues Dos Santos Junior
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Rodrigo Rodrigues Dos Santos Junior

Indeed, i had a game made in network with 2 of my friends ,we was played in holland and i took psv. strootman also like labyad, wijnaldum and toivonen are impressive playters for that level.labyad and wijnaldum are nice amc and ,toivonen an amost complet striker ,and strootman a good midfielder.
Darren i think you should make reports for labyad and for winjaldum i am curious how was developed in your saves.

tom
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I found Labyad a very good player…however he is seriously hampered by injuries…in two seperate saves i have signed him and his injury prone-ness is quite high based on my experience…

wafa
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Labyad is better midfielder than Strootman

El Shantonio
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I had an amazing experience with Labyad, got his value up to over 10 mil while he was still 22! And that after I had at least three bad experiences with the same player. Creativity 18, passing 17, very quick, great pace…and in three seasons he only missed 5 games or so, believe it or not. Guess he is one of the most random talents on fm12. Like Joel Valencia in my experience so far, never seen him become even a decent player in any of my saves, let alone world class like the screenshot you have on his profile.… Read more »
El Shantonio
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OK, I got the screenshots, can you just tell me how to put them up? Not the most intelligent question probably, I know :)

El Shantonio
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Figured it out. Downloaded PicPick and as soon as I get the screenshots on image shack, I’ll send you a very good profile of Labyad and amazing profiles of Fierro and Romario. And you keep up the good work :), the site is excellent!

Saksham
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Which position he is best at? DLP or BWM?

Saksham
Guest

Actually I have Joe Allen, Cleverley and Pogba playing at DLP. I needed a strong player at BWM. I play Norwood/Carrick there. So can you suggest anyone mate?

Saksham
Guest

Which attributes mainly I should look at while searching for a BWM?

Cole
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I need a strong deep-lying and/or advanced playmaker CM for my arsenal team. (Mikel Arteta getting too old) I’ve looked at strootman, badelj, poli, and kroos. Who would be your recommendation from these?

Clodoaldo
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Can’t seem to decide between Strootman, Jenssen, Ekdal, and Poli… The player I go with needs to be a versatile DLP (as they all seem to be), contributing to both defense and attack. Sometimes the player will be partnered by a BWM (support) with excellent mental stats and not much speed (5-2-1-2 Napoli style formation), but most times the central midfield partner will be Bertollacci, another pretty versatile mid (4-4-2 diamond formation). I see Bertollacci as the more offensive of the two mids (due to dribbling & finishing), so the DLP needs to feed him and my 3 most offensive… Read more »
Clodoaldo
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Forgot to mention I saw that Strootman has “plays short simple passes” in his favoured moves, which does cause a little concern. This of course would do wonders for his “score” after a game as he will probably have upwards of 90% completed passes every single time, but the AMC and 2 strikers waiting for him to feed them the ball could struggle…or not? I have no idea, never had a player with a preference for short passes as a playmaker. How does it work out?

Felipe Schelb
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Darren, i play 4-2-3-1. i need a partner for A. Vidal in CM and I have unlimited funds. I want a young player (25 max) thinking about strootman or fellaini. Can you tell me who to buy?
thanks. (1 season\Man U)

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