FM 2012 player profile – Mbaye Niang

FM 2012 Strikers

written by Darren Smith



Mbaye Niang

Age: 16

Position: ST

Club: Stade Malherbe Caen

Nationality: French

Value: £1.7 million

Price tag: £12.5 million (in patch 12.2)

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

Mbaye Niang’s scouting report from Cagigao of Arsenal

Mbaye Niang’s profile aged 23 in the year 2018

Mbaye Niang’s career history until 2018

Niang has incredible potential and would throw punches in the same class as Sanogo. :) £12.5 million is a fair price and represents the level of potential Niang has. The 16 year old grows up to be a goal machine and has scored 114 goals in the French Ligue 1 at the age of 23…imagine what that tally could be by the time he’s 28!! Those of you who know me will be aware that I rarely offer out a 5 star rating or 10 out 10. I signed Niang with Malaga and he was amazing until hitting 23 years of age, when he turned complacent and stopped improving for some reason…now I can’t say if that’s a trait of his or my fault, but I had to take this into consideration and its the only thing making me rate below a 10.

Best buy rating: 9/10

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Malhar Bhadbhade
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wow…he’s incredible..i think he’s as good as Sanogo..his finishing and composure might not be as good, but his dribbling more than makes up for it. as do his physical attributes which are similar to Sanogo’s. they would form a deadly strike partnership :D

Reginaldo Rosario
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I was about to compare him to sanogo when i saw your comment. this is definitely the new sanogo. incredible potential.

tom
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I snapped him up as my first ever signing on FM12(before i read this profile) for £7mill!

Key for me was his determination stat at the start of the game…said to me that he will reach his PA

And at only 23 he will improve more…looking forward to him leading my line with my 3mill Sanogo purchase in a few years time!

tom
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Agreed…

Just seen his career stats…206 games 114 goals…

Hes only 23!!!!

dx_xl
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Thank God I started my managerial career with SM Caen :)

MVB
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Just snapped him up for Newcastle for £5m, even more of a bargin!

Any thoughts on his training/development to make sure he reachs his full potential

neil brabbs
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just gave him 1st start in pre season friendly and bagged himself hat trick in first 45mins.wot a player!

Martin K
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I just snapped him for next season for what would be around £10m. But then i look on this Muniain, he also look incredible, will he be on the same level as niang? Theres just so many great young strikers.

Martin K
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i plan to play them together, would it be good? Niang as striker, and Muniain to assist and dribble. Sorry for my bad english.

Martin K
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what is poacher? an assist attacker? or a goal getter? thx for ur answers they help alot. I play a 4-4-2 diamond with a tranquista. The left attacker is deep laying, and other is a pure striker.

Matt
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Urgh, had to spend 20 million to get him!! Really hoping he proves worth it in the end! Also got Lenny Nangis so my strikers of the future are set!

Fotis
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hi guyz i have the team called pas giannena it’s a greek small team but i have managed in the second year to take the greek championship and qualied in the 16th of euro cup..! plz help me with some good players cause i am scouting all the time but i can’t manage to bring these players to my team.. thank you for you help.

Fotis
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it’s ok thanks for reply man.. ;)

mario
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ok,I’ve signed fierro,niang,e.torres,sanogo and now paloschi is coming on free transfer (I’m all about wonderkids,kind of collector heh) plus I still have doyle and fletcher in my Wolves team (probably going to sell them asap).so,the question is – who should play in first team??can my attack (442)work with only poachers?

Peter G
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I bought Niang for 5 mill for my Wolves league. I gave him a couple of subs appreances in the first season and he scored 3 goals. Into my second season now and couple of his attributes have gone up but his determination had rocketed to 19. I only play Papise Cisse upfront on his own, but should I start playing him more regularly at 17? Also bought Andile Jali for £350k and he’s shot up to £5mill already. Got a decent team with Christin Eriksen, John Fleck, McDonald Mariga, Romario RB.

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Peter G
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Cisse is actaully banging them in now and am 5th in the League with 22 games gone in the second season. Walter Montillo is the Argentina playmaker I bought. Check him out, he is good, especially for Wolves

Heresy
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In the first season he scored 10 goals in 16 appearences. And this kid was only 16! At the start of the second season he scored a goal against ManU in Champions Trophy. Gameiro’s form is very iffy, he can get 6.0 rating in one match and then 3 days later score a hattrick. Niang has been in top form from the season kick-off and at the age of 17 is my main striker till Gameiro gets it together. I’m scared to think what this kid will be capable of at the age of 25.

Karl
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guy is a total bargain. I’m Man U and I signed this guy to develop and my assistant manager think he can play at the same level as Rooney lol. Scored 4 goals last game starting for the U18 squad lol.

Mow
Guest

Hey, I think I’ll let him play first in Secondteam and than, if he become a really great player, I’ll let him play in First team, Do you think that’s right or can he just play with the Firstteam?

P.S My club is Fenerbahçe

Dan
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I have this guy on my Swansea game, snapped him up for £1.8m and he has scored 32 league goals in 29 games and 49 all season. to top that off he scored four against Real Madrid in the Champions League final. He is the greatest player on FM2012 by a country mile

Brandon
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Niang or Kadlec?

nathan m
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Quality player, what about Adama Souare?
I played Niang and Souare up front for the first time this season and the two of them bagged just under 100 goals for the season and tonnes of assists.

nathan m
Guest

Oh right, my bad haha! Shame for you lot then!

just ask
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what do you think? niang can use as alone striker? and what is the best role? sorry for my bad english

Matt Carre
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Although he scores a lot for me, Niang’s stats look nowhere near as good as yours and that’s with starting every game since his arrival and high youth and training systems, he did suffer from a broken leg for 8 months but does it usually effect young players that badly?!

Jonny
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How can you be happy working with a lone poacher? It seems far more entertaining to me to build a counterattacking team with an all-round striker and wingers and AMC to support!

It will get the best out of players with good finishing and passing. Suárez on my game has got 11 goals and 13 assists about a third of the way through the season (his form must drop!)

Robosprog
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Wow, you didn’t develop him well!
At 20 years old on my save for sheffield wednesday in premiership he has dribbling and finishing 16 and same with first touch and technique nearly 16, with high determination and bravery (15/17). He scored in his first season over 75 goals for us and 40 in the league, with a further 49 so far this season overall.

rohan
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i usually get him for £2.58m compensation on the first day of a new save ie:2nd july 2011.i m going to begin my 3rd season and i have just given him 9 games in the first team till now but he plays for the reserves and u18 and has scored 68 goals in the 2nd season in 58 starts in the reserves and u18’s.will he continue to develop in the reserves and u18 or first team game are important?

Casey McHugh
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I’m in 2016 on my save and I’ve just come across some fantastic talent called Paolo Hurtado from Peru ask if you want any screenshots

The Funshow
Guest

I’m not sure about him I was going to buy him but Francis Cagagio said he is only fairly good same as yaya sanogo

chrisk
Guest

have signed this guy and sonogo. a pair made in heaven.

only 3 mill for both as well

Joe
Guest

Darren what order would you put the likes of Niang, Sanogo, Fierro, Oliviera and Kadlec in?

Stuart Granger
Guest

Hes currently on trial at Arsenal – FM knows, yet again!

BasedGod
Guest

I have him coming in on January first 2012. Should I try to get him in some games with Licerpool, keep him on the reserves, or loan him out to my SPL feeder club? I was thinking play him when I can and get him a good mentor and then loan him out in 2012 Summer window.

James
Guest

Darren, would Niang or Yaya Sanogo be more suitable for a Deep Lying Forward role ?

Chuck
Guest

Niang or Seydou Doumbia ?

Harper O'Keeffe
Guest

I am Man City. Who should I
use to tutor M’baye? Thanks in advance.

Goldencore
Guest

This player is a beast!
Just finished his 1st season as Inter’s main attacker (he’s 20 now) scored 40 goals in 34 matches (Serie A) and a total of 56 out of 50 matches played.
I found out he’s gonna develop a good relationship (fast) with Diego Milito, and looks like the latter could help him gettin even better.
p.s. looks like Milan is gonna sign him, or so i heard

Minimisund
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Hey, my niang is twise as good as that pick at a age of 21, im gonna se hes how he turns out in a few years and ill post u a pick

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