FM 2012 player profile – Mateo Kovacic

FM 2012 Central Midfielders

written by Darren Smith



Mateo Kovacic

Age: 17

Position: AMC/CM

Club: Dinamo (CRO)

Nationality: Croatian

Value: £1.1 million

Price tag: £3.8 million (in patch 12.2)

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

Mateo Kovacic’s scouting report from Cagigao of Arsenal

Mateo Kovacic’s profile aged 23 in the year 2018

Mateo Kovacic’s career history until 2018

Kovacic is probably one of the best wonderkids SI has thrown into Football Manager 2012. He obviously suits the AMC position best but could be adapted for a CM position with advanced playmaker role and attack duty. Either way this 17 year old has a one track mind and that doesn’t change as he develops. Just look at Kovacic aged 23 above, he is a passing maestro and owns the ball while its at his feet with amazing dribbling skills and unique creativity. This kid is a must buy at £3.8 million.

Best buy rating: 10/10

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Ivan
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Kovacic <3

Yo
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i bought him for 880k first day of the game and he will come on 1 july 2012… you didn`t have to pay 5 million for him

Yo
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it`s patch 12.02.2 like your, if you mean on that.

Yo
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maybe you have bad scouts :) … and is great that he will come for one year and be better than now… i`m from Crotia also like him, he is great player…

Yo
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Croatia*

Martin K
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“he’s got more potential to grow than any player I’ve ever seen in the FM series”

Seriously?? I mean he is good but THAT good mate? Where do he works best, AMC og CM with offensive playmaker? I got him with Inter as sub for Sneijder.

Aj
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I just got him for 3.4 million in july 2011

just enquire first and they should offer him for 4 million

then just knock them down :D

Aj
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lol the board just sold one of my players and
i dident get the money how does that work!

help me
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I can’t find him when I’m searching. What should I do?

Dan
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just bought for my newcastle team in july 2011 for 2.5mill. should turn out to be a bargain going to retrain into the centre mid position.
what tactic would you reccomend darren for newcastle? i was goin to try your Arsenal tactic

Heresy
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I’m having issues with Kovacic :( Guy can’t seem to adapt to the life in Paris.. Needed to buy Delac, or else he’d leave! Luckily, Delac wasn’t expensive.. The things you have to do……. but the kid is worth it! I’m tempted to let Sirigu join Chelsea and make Areola my 1st GK, with Delac as backup. Got so much potential at the front that I’m hoping they’d be enough.

Heresy
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Brought Delac into the sqaud after the promise deadline which would have been impossible to keep. Now he wants me to either bring another goalkeeper in or let him go. This is crazy, instead of being happy that Delac joined, he doesn’t seem to acknowledge it at all.

Heresy
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My 3rd season as the Fullham manager came to an end and Kovacic proved to be one of the key players who helped me win the Premiership. I usually play him as AMC but with my defence tactic, he sometimes plays in the middle as well. It doesn’t really matter. with 17 passing, 16 anticipation and 20 creativity, his passes cut through even the best of defences. And he is barely 20 years old. He has amazing synergy with Badelj whom I use as AP support or DLP support. They own the centre of the pitch together. He can be… Read more »
darsnider
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wow seems i should try out badelj im trying out vidal and pogba as cm BWM for vidal and DLP for pogba and him as AMC maybe right now im in second behind inter i need to

Chong
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Was browsing through this topic…try cm support for pogba…his more of a drift around have a touch, do a through ball kind of player rather than a full on dlp(play badelj fr playmaker)

darsnider
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I love this kid, he is so good its scary in just 3 years he developed so well such good passing, creativity, technique my god, he just ties my team together i feel unsure in games if he isn’t on my field this guys is a must buy and deserves his rating his passing rips apart defenses and if he gets the ball to his feet he can score he scored so many tap in for me had like 20 goals my last season

TommyTomster123
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Hey darren i just wanna know what stops Kova from being a 10/10 buy? He is extremely cheap and allready from the get go he is a very good player and he develops quickly into of of the best midfielders in the game, just wanna know :)

Ross
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hey Darren just looking for some advice. I’m halfway trough my scond season with Benfica. at the start of the season i bought Kovacic and i also had Jose Campana join me for free from Sevilla. however due to my mistake i have too many young centre mids in my squad and have to get rid of one, i sold Campana but i thought he looked like he had a lot of potential, have you seen any good future screenshots of him?

Joe
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Better than Dzagoev?

Chong
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Hey, I wrote you a couple times Darren commenting on different players…started a new save with inter and I thought I needed a midfield revolution to back sneijder up…So with poli, who i loved in 11, i bought verratti/badelj and made a deal with kovacic… Now I know that Kovacic is the best at attacking midfield, and in 3-4 years he will be sneijder’s replacement but until then…I can’t possibly rotate all 4 and give them each a fair share of matches at cm since i have douglas costa driving from midfield(poli can do this, and i think so can… Read more »
Oleat
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Eriksen, Muniain, Lamela ore Kovacic in 2014?

foo
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What would be Kovetics best role? I have him and he has incredible stats but he just doesn’t perform for the price i paid (20 mil 4 seasons in).

Averaging 7.30 after his first season, although maybe I’m a hard man to please.

Im currently using him as an Advanced playmaker in CM position. Is he more suited to a Treq role since his defencive ability is pretty poor?

Ross
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just finished my 3rd season with Benfica and after selling Campana at the start of the season, Kovacic stepped up and had an impressive season and has developed a good amount, however Campana has just been transferred for 9mill(luckily i had a sell on clause) from some low spanish club who i sold him to, to Real Sociedad. Maybe you should keep an eye out for a good future profile, I still think he could have been one you could develop into a vey good playmaker.

Kevin
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im 4 seasons in with AC Milan and i’m absolutely gutted i just only recently found out about this site. Darren, Kovacic signed for shalke for 3.8 mil euros back in 2011 and now im trying to sign him they asking 64 mil euros claiming he recently signed a contract which expires in 2020 .This is Rediculous!! i see how u guys tlk about kovacic and i really must get him. Any tips, advice, alternatives? PS. im in the summer of 2015 and i am UCL winners. I play 4-1-3-2 . already have verratti, crisetig, adam vass(who i havent seen… Read more »
Kevin
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oh i plan on gettin rid of willian..it appears he plays best as winger or CAM and my formation i use now doesnt facilitate him and he’z gone from nailing 13-15 assist in a season to just 5 when i hav goal scoring gurus in pato, fierro and damiao

Kevin
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jus saw the reply …thnks mate.. But im looking for a player that could really spot a pass instead of booting the ball into the bleachers . I love Killer balls

Chuck
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Darren, do you think he can develop more than what is shown in the future screenshot ?

Chuck
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Felipe Anderson or Kovacic for a DLP (support) role?

James
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Darren, would he be a could AP ?

James
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Would he be a good* PS. I also have Thiago on my team on the right as an attacking midfielder. Would he be a better AP ?

Tom B
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Just signed the lad for my deportivo team in the second season after getting promoted to la Liga. Started really well and looks so comfortable on the ball.

Great suggestion and great website :)

Mattias J Arenty
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Where would you recomend you this kid AMC or CM ?

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