FM 2012 player profile – Kyriakos Papadopoulos

FM 2012 Defenders

written by Darren Smith

Kyriakos Papadopoulos

Age: 19

Position: DC/DMC

Club: Schalke

Nationality: Greek

Value: £4.6 million

Price tag: £38.5 million (in patch 12.2)

Kyriakos Papadopoulos’ profile in 2011 (after starting new game, patch 12.2)


Kyriakos Papadopoulos’ scouting report from Cagigao of Arsenal

Kyriakos Papadopoulos’ profile aged 24 in the year 2016

Kyriakos Papadopoulos’ career history until the year 2016

This FM 2012 player profile of Kyriakos Papadopoulos shows one of the best CB’s in FM 2012. This wonderkid may cost around £38.5 million from the start of the game, but you should be able to sign him for less as the seasons pass by and I can’t think of a better way to splash your cash in defence. Papadopoulos develops to have 20 for marking, 18 tackling, 19 strength and certainly puts his body on the line with 19 for determination and 20 for bravery.

Best buy rating: 9/10

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Doesn’t have the greatest mentals at the start of the game in terms of anticipation and positioning and concentration, but looks like he grows well, would be a great limited defender!


after two seasons managed to get him for 12mill…

very good defender…train his passing and he also be a fine DM…


I’m playing as Man Utd after the first season got him for 9.75M during the summer, very impressed!

Martin K

i bought him in january 2012 for 14,5 mill. He is my favorite defender in the game. now im at start of my third season and he is becoming better and better and more consistent. Just train him on his positioning and it will raise very fast.


my favorite CB.managed to get him for Wolfsburg in second season for 8mill (Schalke got relegated so I bought Holtby and Draxler too) but never got the chance to manage him as I felt to powerful for bundesliga so I started again with Wolverhampton and although I finished 4th he still wouldn’t join…such a shame


This Bloke is a legend for me, Got him in first season for 30mil took a while to get used to English game but now has got a great partnership with Shawcross and won the league twice, He is still young so over time his Mental Attributes will get even better. Also Darren I cant seem get Hazard playing well on Right wing any ideas


Hey Darren,
Just asking if you could perhaps profile Ruben Rochina, Craig Dawson and Kevin Strootman. Really doing well on my save.



uh,Papadopoulos or Prestia?


Hi Darren, i like using ur site to scout for young talents..I bought Kyriakos for my barca team and when i compared the stats of both,(he’s 23 now), i realised in my save kyriakos agility and natural fitness were way off(both in the grey section) whereas urs has really high stats..i don’t know if i’m doing it wrong but i’ve played him for my 1st team 17-24 apps over the seasons..Simply to say i’ve problem getting my players to reach to their max potential like urs in the screenies..Do you have any idea why?

Paul Rodriguez

Hey Darren, he’s appearing at 10million euros at my first season, is that cheap? Oh, and when you guys mention values here in the site, you’re talking pounds right?


I’ve bought this guy in two different games for 11m euros both when he’s 19.

He’s fantastic. I highly recommend him. He’s my starting CB.


I was also worried about his mental stats when I first saw him. But the profile at the age of 24 shows good improvement. His technical and physical stats are almost perfect 20s and, being a defender, he stil his best years on the pitch left to improve those mental attributes.

Pity about his jumping and heading though. He’s not the tallest stopper so he probably won’t be a danger from set pieces. Such a shame. Was kind of hoping for a Greek Fabio Cannavaro..


Got him in my first season with Spurs for £5.25mil + Vedran Corluka. Player exchange is the way to go in this game!


just look at the natural fitness it grows from 9 to 18 in 5 years


I signed him at the start of the 2012/13 season for my Arsenal save thinking he looked a pretty solid defender. It’s now January 2013 on my save and not only is he a solid defender, but a goalscoring machine! Second top scorer in my team with 13 goals in 25 games. And to top it all off I only signed him for 10.75 million. Quality signing!

Tijmen Stronks

It’s a shame he doesn’t have good mental skills and no aerial ability.

I need a good partner to play next to Phil Jones. Can he do that job or does he have to less aerial ability?

Tijmen Stronks

Can you train mental skills? Or should you just give him playtime?


He’s been getting insane amounts of red cards for me. I finally managed to buy him with my Middlesbrough save. But he basically gets red every match he can play. Any idea why that would be?

Junayd Hoque

Hi, I need a central defender or right back that is quality or even better but I’ve only got £15 million. Who should I sign because the only really good defender I’ve got is Vincent Kompany and everyone is crap????


Nice, I’ve got him on first season for just £10 M in the end of transfer window, its strange how his price can change through my saves.


I got him £6mil at the start of 3rd season with United, trying to improve his heading currently


Best CB in the game picked him up for 10mil in Jan transfer window

I have to offer him 350000p/w wages plus 450000 after 5 games But easily worth it clubs are bidding 400mil but I easily think he’s worth at least 1B


Best CB on the game an gets loads of headers from corners for me to 9/10

Karl Deighton

I have just brought this guy for San Marino in 2019 for £23m, I’ve decided to play him as a BWM and he hasn’t disappointed. He puts himself about and hardly anyone gets past him, at the time when I made the buy I thought he would be a flop because he wasn’t adapting to Italy but he’s fine now and one of my key players