FM 2012 player profile – Leandro Damiao

FM 2012 best players

written by Darren Smith



Leandro Damiao

Age: 21

Position: ST

Club: Internacional

Nationality: Brazilian

Value: £13.75 million

Price tag: £57 million (in patch 12.2)

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

 Leandro Damiao’s scouting report from Cagigao of Arsenal

Leandro Damiao’s profile aged 25 in the year 2015

Leandro Damiao’s career history until 2015

This FM 2012 player profile of Leandro Damiao shows a prolific goal scorer. Damiao is as good as any in the game when it comes to converting chances. The wonderkid starts with some great attributes but develops them to a level that makes the £57 million asking price seem not so bad (though the price is still far too high IMO.) Damiao’s overall game just compliments him in front of goal and this kid is a real handful, probably one of my favourite FM 2012 strikers…just wish I could afford him. :) The 8.5 rating would be a 9.5 if not for that asking price and is so high because this kid is lethal from the off.

Best buy rating: 8.5/10

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Tijmen Stronks
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In that screenshot he’s trained well, otherwise he’ll never be that good!

Jimmy
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What role do you recommend playing him? Didnt really play well as a Targetman.

Luke
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I signed this guy for my Liverpool save. I have Damiao and Paloschi up front with Suarez, Hazard, Willian and Weiss as my IFs. Darren why did you sell Paloschi on your Malaga save? On mine he is developing very quickly and has scored 15 goals in 11 appearances, i have just started my second season. if anyone is wondering how i afforded those players, i sold Skrtel to sign Willian, and signed Damiao on Hazard on monthly installments, i feel the merch sales and being back in Europe will easily cover the monthly fees. Whoops , a bit off… Read more »
Luke
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Back on topic, Damiao took a while to settle, and missed some sitters the first few months. Once he settles though, his instincts are second to none and his finishing deadly. He plays off the bench for me a lot and regularly bags goals within minutes of coming on. He hasnt really settles in a starting role as quickly as i would have hoped, even with Willian playing outside him.

BTW, Willian is probably my most recommended player for anyone for any team. At 8 million that is just a ridiculous price.

Sixteen
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Thanks Luke. Which position is Willian playing at your save? I have the transfer budget on hand, either Douglas Costa or Willian. :)

Chonger
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I just started a new save as man city to check out their budget and because i was very high i overwrote my arsenal save(DOMINATED first 2 years, Hulk had 59 in 56 as a lone striker) and I am looking for someone to partner with balotelli/dzeko…I have aguero/nasri behind them and silva spraying passes to everybody

Luke
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Sixteen, I play him as right side inside forward in a 4-3-3 style formation. I have a poacher with 2inside forwards, His best role is listed as central mid/ advanced playmaker but I find he performs much better as IF, same with Hazard.

Sixteen
Guest

Anyone can recommend the best complete forward in FM2012?

And what is their best role? Im playing 4-5-1, with alone striker.

Neymar
Drogba
Torres
Cavani
Lukaku
Sanogo
Fierro

Thanks mate…

Luke
Guest

I’m excited about Fierro. I have him on loan at Genk and he is improving and bagging goal after goal. Holy cow, Damiao, Paloschi, Nangis, Sanogo, Fierro, Bueno and a new English regen who is “best of his generation”. I honestly don’t know what to do with all these strikers! I only play a lone poacher, maybe time for a tactical tweak i think. I had a bid accepted for Niang because in my save he joins Kobenhavn for 3 million euros! I decided i just didnt have room for him.

Bernard Abang
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Hey man, just signed Damiao to partner Hernandez up front but he only cramps my main man.Hernandez is my top 9 and i wont compromise him.with damiao alongside him he is stifled and damiao dont play well.alone as a target man and poacher, damiao is pathetic.Advice.Its 5 games into the season,am i expecting too much too soon? BTW Badelj is GREAT!!!

rui.p
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DAMIAO playes well by head do we put him as a target man or proacher ?

fotis
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which do u think is the best training for damiao?

Tom Nash
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I brought Leandro 3 seasons ago (I lost adebyour, I know wrong spelling, due to loan finishing) , I play im as a lone striker, with two wingers(IF or AP’s) and he’s set as a poacher. He has scored 124 in 136 games for me and this season he has scored 39 in 41 (he got injured in preseason and missed the first 7 weeks of the season). Amazing striker and I managed to buy him for £19m bargain… when I start my new game I will buy him again… hits the ground running…

Tom Nash
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Also on a side note, why are career history stats just for the league matches and goals. The stats should be for overall for that season, all games except friendlies and reserve games. When you then click on that year then you can see the break down… just an idea… for the next game or an update…

Dan
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Darren, damiao looks quality, am just wondering does artojms rudnevs improve at all or is he worth signing.

sachithyoda
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would you prefer damio or guiseppe rossi up front?

Bernard Abang
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Hate to be selfish but still not getting value for the 23 million I spent on this guy.His positioning is so bad, the team work a ball and he is all at sea. He gets a chance and shoots into the crowd. Am at my wits end. Tried him as a poacher, complete forward and target man and still no decent play.Any advice on how to get the lad up n firing.SOS.

DC
Guest

Are Delatorre and Heber good players?

DC
Guest

Agreed. Thanks!

Jay Chan
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This guy is friggin amazing. First season at Spurs. 47/35! He is a Monster! Awesome buy whatever the price. got him for 21 million pounds!

p
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how do you use damiao? i put him as a proacher but on the definitions where you choose the playemaker and the target man how do you put damiao ? because my coach said i have a nice speed but after signing he siad he was good in air. so if you can help me

p
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and nice christmas

p
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ty =)

Luke S
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Hi Darren. January window of my second season with Newcastle playing 4-2-3-1. Really struggling to choose between signing Damiao and Doumbia to play as my lone striker. Who would you recommend? Thanks in advance.

fm noob
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i seems to cant get the best out of leandro in 4231 deep as my strikers always cant score in tis formation using as poacher, even for aguero

fm noob
Guest

someone pls teach me how to get the best out of the striker for a 4231 formation!!!!!

one
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hi . i use that tatic and the best striker in my team is ayew , and i have damaio ( im trying him as target man and is type of as mix ) if you want to take the best of your man depends really what do you have in front and how you play. because certain players don´t fit in that . for example for me players like hazard griezmann and eaven ayew are palyars taht fit very well on that tatic, but lucas moura ( i dont rally now where im gonna pu as amr or aml)… Read more »
Hilman
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hey darren would you mind to see dominique malonga
he’s not very young, he’s 23 in first season, but he definitely one of my best purchase
i signed him just for 3,2m pounds and he quickly become a goal machine

one
Guest
my damiao is very difficult to say because he have i passed from proacher to target man and in my save damiao has 23 games on the premier league an as 15 goals but in general he has 41 and 24 goals. it seems good but he really misses much and that is a big problem. and in comparacy to ayew as proacher the kid in the league as 16 games and 13 goals and in general as 31 games and 27 goals and the tearms are the same to both of them. what shoul i do to improve the… Read more »
one
Guest

hmm ok . i just tried him as a target in one game i will see in the future but until now ayew seems to have it all as a striekr

one
Guest

but i am a litlle bit dispointed on damiao but i will see how he develops as a target man and on the next season

Johann Bonnici
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I am really surprised with the guy. When seeing his attributes looks awesome but when it comes to play he is disappointing me big time. What is dissappointing me are his finishing and positioning … particularly with his finishing especially when you see that his finishing is 18 (in my game). Darren, i am playing beside Giuseppe Rossi (witg Rossi on left side as a Trequartista and Damiao on th right as a poacher & Willian as an attacking midfielder after them). I don’t know if i am having high expectations but they are not scoring more than 2 goals… Read more »
Johann Bonnici
Guest
Just a small note: I am playing a 4-2-1-1-2 formation which in first 2 seasons gave me awese results. What i do think i need a hand on are team instructions and game shouts. I like the fast paced through pass sort of game where the striker mostly ends up with a setter (one-on-one with th keeper). As i said I am just encountering issue now (after 2 seasons). Darren, I woul appreciate a lot if you would help alot in the 2 (team instrucitions and game shouts). It would be grateful if you send me a screenshot of the… Read more »
Johann Bonnici
Guest

I will take your advice, What formations would you best suggest?

Johann Bonnici
Guest

Thanks Darren, keep up the good work ;)

Liam Williamson
Guest

i just signed damiao for my Tottenham team for £15.5 million and i play him as a target man and he looks amazing so far with 2 from 2 in the premiership, although both goals came in one game it was against my little bro and his chelsea. hehe 4-1 with 10 men and 1-0 down at half ime

Tom B
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Damiao is absolutely quality. Bought him for 15 million like two seasons in for my everton squad and now he is a seasoned premiership striker. Scored over 100 goals in the last four seasons with me. Amazing.

Arief
Guest

i think damiao is a monster. so far he already scored 212 goals on 223 appearance. eventhough he missed so many chances. he also managed to score 70 goals in a seasons. so i think he is valed for money and you all should buy him.

Arief
Guest

and also he did not dissapoint. he managed to scored atleast 50 goals for me every season so far and the best of all, he’s getting injured very rarely.

Jeremy Sitbon
Guest

Mate, anyone who plays with Napoli, or can afford Cavani, should associate him to Damiao. Unbelievable duo. After 15 games together, Damiao scored 17 times, and Cavani 14 times. And this is in 2012

Ewan Wood
Guest

Darren I was looking for a creative striker for my Arsenal team as Chamakh (who is amazing for some reason) is getting quite old and I need a player who can support my other striker Muniain. I’m in 2015 and I have about 30 million to spend.

D. Jacobson
Guest

This guy is absolutely ridiculous. He scored 16 in 15 first season, 56 in 47 second season, and 63 in 49 third season. I play him as a poacher paired with Rooney as Trequartista in a 4-2-4.

Chris Spaull
Guest

Darren im using the same 4-5-1 tactic u created with a few changes and i was wondering who do u think i should buy out of damiao cavani and doumbia as a poacher thanks

Chris Spaull
Guest

okay thanks darren also do you think wilshere and ramsey can work as B2B midfielders

Harvster
Guest

Posting here to just rave on how good this guy is. I generally play a 4231 formation with liverpool and i have him as my target man to replace carrol. got him at the start of the 2013-14 season for 28M and boy is he worth it. he had 37 goals and 17 assists in 42 games! In his second season now and he already has 10 goals and 2 assists in 6 games. MAD!

Gshinhar
Guest

Thank you for your great reports firstly now I signed because your report on him damiao to partner Wayne Rooney for 31.5 million (I offered 20 they wanted 31.5 a man united record he scored on he’s debut aginst schalke I hope he will deliver :)

bale
Guest

HOW YOU HAVE FINISHING 20!! ???

Adam Gray
Guest

Damaio goes through phases for me, he will tear up scoring and assisting but then he will have a little barren run with not much happening, would language be my problem here? or another factor, he is relatively new in the team but in my view its been enough time, just a thought…

Rodrigo Rodrigues Dos Santos Junior
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Rodrigo Rodrigues Dos Santos Junior

I saw this reports about leandro damiao and i must admit that is totaly right.. He is a killer in the field, in england i play with Spurs and there is not defender that can stop him.Since from 1st season can see him that even has 15 finishing,you will feel it like he has 19.But the most lovely for me is that he scores much more goals than its appearance.
I tried a lot of most quaility strikers but ,he absolutely impressed me much more than anyone

tegar
Guest

This guy is damn awesome! Just wonder, which role should he play? Trequartista or Poacher?

Rodrigo Rodrigues Dos Santos Junior
Guest
Rodrigo Rodrigues Dos Santos Junior

Poacher,indeed

Simon
Guest

Damiao is THE best striker to buy on fm12 if you ask me, i play him as a target man with reduced creativity and no longshots, high pressure all over the pitch, he has scored 25 and assisted 9 in 23 games for my fiorentina side so far!

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