FM 2012 player profile – Neymar

FM 2012 best players

written by Darren Smith


Neymar

Age: 19

Position: ST/AMLC

Club: Santos

Nationality: Brazilian

Value: £13.75 million

Price tag: £84 million (in patch 12.2)

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

 Neymar’s scouting report from Cagigao of Arsenal

Neymar’s profile aged 27 in the year 2019

Neymar’s career history until 2019

This FM 2012 player profile of Neymar is that of the ultimate wonderkid. Many compare him to Messi, and while I don’t think you can do so that with any player Neymar is certainly the closest you’ll come. This kid has it all, in fact he’s so talented I won’t begin to list his top attributes….all I will say is my rating stands at 10/10 even though his asking price can be around £84 million from the games start.

Best buy rating: 10/10





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Comments
  • comment avatar Louis Hall December 8, 2011

    He is absolutely amazing! Santos got relegated in my game (in about 2013) so I picked him up for £25 million. Absolute bargain.

    • comment avatar mario December 8, 2011

      win!! :D

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 8, 2011

      Bargain at that price.

      • comment avatar Daroth December 26, 2011

        Hi Darren, can you tell me about McEachran?

    • comment avatar Mike December 8, 2011

      That’s epic Louis!

    • comment avatar Darryl January 5, 2012

      I am first season with Man U and the board decided to sign him in January 2012 for 55million! Absolutely exctatic!!!

      • comment avatar Darren Smith January 5, 2012

        It’s a lot of money for one player but its Neymar, I’d certainly be excited :)

        • comment avatar Darryl January 11, 2012

          Hey – I am second season and I won the double (CL an PL) and Neymar has been fabulous even if it was his first season and I thought it would take longer for him to adept. I have been experimenting with AML (IF) and ST (Tr) and he has scored 13 goals and 9 assists in all competitive games! Looking forward for season 2 + signed Willian (from Shaktar) as AMC and he looks great + you should check out Lucas Andersen from AAB and loaned him to Preston and he has been cracking.

          • comment avatar Darryl January 11, 2012

            He scored the 13 goals and 9 assists in just 4 months bdw . :)

          • comment avatar Darren Smith January 11, 2012

            Yeah Neymar and Willian will be deadly, unfortunately I haven’t found a good enough future profile for Andersen so can’t write about him until one is available.

  • comment avatar tom December 12, 2011

    managed to get him at 34mill at the end of the 1st season…

    i think hes the most dangerous player on FM…whilst hazard gets more assists…neymar is a goal machine…

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 12, 2011

      Yeah I agree Tom, he does seem like a goal machine, Real have him on my save and he’s on fire.

  • comment avatar Sixteen December 13, 2011

    Hi Tom, how you play Neymar? As alone striker with Poacher duty? Hazard as IF? I’m just worried he will be a failure if he is not suit to my tactics.

  • comment avatar tom December 13, 2011

    have both hazard and neymar as IF…Neymar (on the right wing) weighed in with 34 goals in 48 games from that position…

    I have from time to time played him as a poacher…he is good there but for my personal tactics he is better suited a a winger cutting inside…much like cristiano ronaldo wen he was at man utd

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 13, 2011

      Neymar starts as what seems like an inside forward for Real on my game, dangerous as hell and I hate coming up against him.

  • comment avatar Sixteen December 14, 2011

    Hi Tom, Thanks. Seems like Neymar is a scoring machine for FM 12. your both IF is on attack duty? Who is your striker then? I have Cavani on my right wing, as IF, good in scoring.

    Hi Darren, which post is Neymar playing on real madrid side? right wing also?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 14, 2011

      I think Neymar has been playing from the right wing in mine.

      • comment avatar Sixteen December 15, 2011

        ok, thanks Darren. but Neymar fav post is ST/AMLC, can he perform well on right side?

        • comment avatar Darren Smith December 15, 2011

          He can also do well from the right but if I was managing I’d probably prefer him from the left.

          • comment avatar Sixteen December 16, 2011

            ok Darren, but I have Hazard on my left, should i train Neymar on right side? or i should move hazard to the right?

          • comment avatar Darren Smith December 16, 2011

            Well Hazard is right footed you know, but then again I have seen major success from him on the left so maybe try training Neymar on the right.

  • comment avatar rui December 16, 2011

    neymar could develope more if it goes to europe? his finish in comparacy to the rest of the attributes is low. if some one have him in europe then we can compare is evoluiton.
    since this kid is a major gol maker.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 16, 2011

      Yes I would say Neymar could improve further if playing in Europe but his attributes look spectacular in the screenshot above so not sure how much better he could get.

      • comment avatar rui.p December 16, 2011

        in tearms of finishing and some tatical atributes. i think the cpu trained neymar very well but santos isn´t the right club for him

  • comment avatar Greg Pancoust December 19, 2011

    +I use the 4-2-3-1/4-5-1 tactics all the big clubs use like spain/barca/madrid and so on. Im Man Utd and he cost me a fortune in my 3rd season but was well worth it. I play him as a deep lying striker behind Rooney and im murdering everyone. Oh and trust me get Gotze if you can. Got him on my Bayern save, He won me he Champions League.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 19, 2011

      Thanks for the info, there are very few gems in FM that can win a game single handedly but I think this kid and Gotze are two of a handful.

  • comment avatar sachithyoda December 21, 2011

    how neymar perform if played as amr(inside forward)?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 21, 2011

      I haven’t bought him so don’t know for sure but would suggest its worth a try.

  • comment avatar sachithyoda December 22, 2011

    neymar joined for for free in my barca save(he wouldn’t extend his contract)
    I’m paying its the same in my malaga save

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 22, 2011

      Best free transfer of all time? I certainly think so.

  • comment avatar Tyrone Reed December 27, 2011

    Hey Darren, absolutely fantastic site but i’m wondering if you could gimme a suggestion or two on a formation and role for my players..
    I’ve just won the league with Arsenal, had Neymar as AML IF Attack and was incredible with 28 goals in 50 apps.
    But I’m not sure where to stick everyone, I have: Neymar, Cavani, Douglas Costa, Jesus Navas, and Mesut Ozil.

    I just thrashed Chelsea 3-0, with Neymar as a poacher, Ozil and Navas as wingers with 3 midfielders and 4 defenders.

    Need help on incorporating all my great players in one formation that’s able to play really well.. Neymar doesn’t do well upfront with another striker I found..
    Ozil isn’t normally great on the wing.. Navas is looking quite good though..
    How’s this for an idea:
    ————–Cavani (Poacher)——–
    –Ozil(AP)—-Neymar(IF)—-Navas(W)–
    ——–Ramsey(CM)—-Song(BWM)——-
    -Santos—Vermaelen–Mertesaker–Sagna-
    —————-Sczezny—————-

    What do you think? Or any tips or advice?
    I won the season last year, but I sold
    walcott which was incredible for me just
    cause I got a huge amount for em, 31m.. and now im not doing as great…

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 27, 2011

      I would suggest that you can’t use all those players in one go, but what you’ve shown near the end of you comment is feasible. You could even put Costa into one of the CM roles as box to box midfielder.

      • comment avatar Tyrone Reed December 27, 2011

        Thanks for your help, any ideas on how to use Neymar? Poacher ok? Deep lying forward? I have to recommend you do a profile on Cavani, in the demo he bagged 40 goals for me by january. Absolutely incredible.
        But I will try douglas costa out as a BTB mid, never tried that before.

        • comment avatar Darren Smith December 27, 2011

          I would actually say Neymar works best as a Trequartista but poacher should do reasonably well too.

          As for Cavani, he is a great player but I’m waiting for a future profile that does his talent justice as there isn’t much urgency seen as most people know him well.

          • comment avatar Tyrone Reed December 27, 2011

            Really Trequartista? I’ve tried that but just failed to get a performance out of em..

            Two more questions please mate, for Neymar, do you have to play him as a Striker to get him to improve? I have 4.5 star training at Arsenal but he hasn’t improved at all in the first season despite at least 40 appearances when he was just a AML IF. Should I just train his composure? Any good prefered moves to teach em?

            Also, got any tips for Ozil or Navas? I’m playing both as Attacking Wingers.

            Thanks for your help btw man, and Merry Christmas.

          • comment avatar Darren Smith December 27, 2011

            The problem with Trequartista is you need the perfect tactic for it work…very much like an AMC position, they both are specialized positions in which the player needs his teammates around him to be positioned well and using the correct roles to compliment him. I haven’t got Neymar, Ozil or Navas so can’t offer proper advice I’m afraid. But Neymar should progress fine in LW inside forward. If you’re using the default training schedules then that will be your problem.

    • comment avatar adam February 16, 2012

      best support striker i have bought is saviola. paid 3m. bargain. 1st season scored 25 in 32app with 17 assists playing trq to Suarez.

      • comment avatar Darren Smith February 16, 2012

        Yeah he looks good, just a shame about the age but still good for a fair amount of seasons.

  • comment avatar Martin December 29, 2011

    Hey, I’ve seen all ur comments and i’ve used neymar alot on fm11 and now on fm12, I believe he is got where ever u decide to put him but I always play him as Striker and he always scores ALOT. never tired him on right wing.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 30, 2011

      Thanks for sharing your experience Martin, I think when someone has so much quality they can put a stamp on almost any position.

  • comment avatar Oleat January 9, 2012

    Hello Darren.
    I am playing with Liverpool and my team lookes like this
    Reina
    Vrsaljko-Papadopolus-Coates-Robinson
    Ramsey-M’vila
    Suarez-Eriksen/Lucas-Gøtze
    Leandro Damiao
    And i am wondering on how to get Neymar in there? Does Gøtze work on the right wing?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 10, 2012

      I would have thought Gotze could adapt well on the right but have never signed him so don’t know as for Neymar I’d putting him as AMC.

  • comment avatar fm noob January 14, 2012

    i put gotze on the right and he excel, currently using a 4231 deep formation.Finally get neymar and aguero to start banging goals with correct tactic set

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 14, 2012

      Glad to hear it is now working.

  • comment avatar Chris January 14, 2012

    Neymar is a striker, there is no question. If you sign him in the English Leagues he needs a year to settle in but after 10 games of his second season he has scored almost 20 goals. I play two strikers, Usually Cavani as a target man, along with Neymar as a Teraquista, Hulk right wing, Gotze left wing, Lucas M. or Hazard for attacking and Nigel De Jong as Anchor Man. Play attacking football and let Neymar do his stuff!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 14, 2012

      He is a talent, but you’re only as good as the players around you and those players in your team would make a fierce attacking threat.

  • comment avatar Uttay January 14, 2012

    Hello Darren
    I am playing with Liverpool and playing 4-2-3-1 and my question is, i have Neymar, L.Damiao, Gøtze, Hazard, Eriksen and Lucas on the 4 offensive places. What shall i do???

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 14, 2012

      I’d probably play them like this if it were me…

      Damiao
      Hazard Neymar Gotze

      and I would rotate Eriksen with Neymar but then again I don’t use that formation as it never works for me so I might not be the best person to ask.

  • comment avatar This Liverpool side are looking unbeatable at present... January 22, 2012

    I play neymar in a trequartista role alongside a second striker with poacher role. Pair him up with a clinical finisher and he’ll be producing a disgusting amount of assists (as well as banging in a fair amount of goals too).

    His direct running cuts through a defence and more often than not opens up a simple pass for his partner to finish. I’ve got him paired up with a regen striker in a similar sort of mould to david villa, and between them they’ve scored 27 goals in 8 games so far this season, with neymar racking up 11 assists.

    Best 37mil i ever spent.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 22, 2012

      Yeah he is probably the best player in FM 2012 if used correctly, maybe a developed Sanogo would work well.

  • comment avatar Martin K February 19, 2012

    just a thought, aint aguero better and cheaper? He have a release clause which make him cheaper than neymar?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 19, 2012

      But he’d never sign for another club within the first few years bar Barca and he’s also a player everyone who has played the game knows well. He is a better option than anyone let alone Neymar but doesn’t warrant a profile purely due to the fact that everyone already knows his development whereas Neymar is reasonably new to the game as one of the best wonderkids.

  • comment avatar Martin K February 20, 2012

    i know i know. Just neymars price tag is too high. I signed Aguero in my first season with Inter instead to wait for Neymar. It was after Man city was kicked out of UCL

  • comment avatar Darren March 15, 2012

    Just finished 1st season with Liverpool: 2nd in league, lost on pens in FA Cup final.

    In a 4-2-3-1 I had up front:

    Suarez/Cavani (Poacher)
    Neymar(IF) Hazard (AM) Gerrard (IF)

    Hazard racked up 17 assists, Gerrard 21 goals in 33 games, Suarez 20 goals, but Neymar and Cavani were useless! Cavani more than once in a 3 v 1 situation clear in on goal would run to the corner and dump the ball off, same setting with Suarez or Bellamy and they’d finish. I ended up using Maxi and Bellamy over Neymar/Cavani and got more goals.

    Any ideas for those two?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 15, 2012

      Maybe they need more time, but I would never recommend using that formation so can’t help with that as I don’t find it consistent enough anyway. Either way maybe they need more time to settle.

      • comment avatar Heresy April 2, 2012

        If you want to use two IFs on the wings and an attacking midfielder, I would suspect putting the AM on AP support duty could work.

        Just my thoughts, I haven’t practiced this setup yet.

      • comment avatar Heresy April 2, 2012

        Mhh.. wrong reply button. Sorry.

    • comment avatar Heresy April 2, 2012

      With this formation I found that having the wingers on Adv. Playmaker duty brings out more consistency. This way the AM and the ST are bound to shine, the wingers usually only score from crosses from the other side or from long shots. So I personally like when players in those positions have good crossing, dribbling, pace and teamwork. Helps if they also shoot well from long range and their composire is fairly high.

      With this setup at PSG:
      Niang/Gameiro (Poacher)
      Nene(AP) – Pastore(AM) – Willian(AP)
      I made Niang and Pastore be both at the top of the striker classification, and Pastore and Willian near the top of assists classification. That all in 3rd season. Only problem was Nene wasting many chances but with a better winger (not as selfish), it may work even better. Oh, and Pastore was main playmaker. Rest of the midfield was on defence/support duty.

      Also, remember that Neymar is still very young and he needs better mental stats before he becomes consistent.

  • comment avatar brandt March 31, 2012

    “This Liverpool side are looking unbeatable at present”… thats the way to use neymar in my experience too. In my inter team I wanted to use neymar(trequartista) and pazzini(poacher/AF). pazzini started the season scoring 8 goals in the first 4 matches, but then broke his foot, neymar assisting everyone of them, a real menace with his dribbling. here comes the best part, Neymar scored 29 goals and made 14 assist in 28 app first season, he’s been a bit slow stats wise in the beginning of the second season, but showing even bigger potential. I watch full games now with fast match speed. pazzini is back again and showing better numbers than thought he could get value at age 28 is 17,5 mil euro. the thing with pazzini is that even though he is a poacher, he seems to work more like one when he is under the illution that he is something more than that, like an AF or even a trequartista(dont do it). hence his preffered nr. is nr.10 I have Ganso too and he loves pazzini’s running of the ball, fav personal after two weeks. Also just a little extra bragging :) sneijder had 19 goals/23 assist in 40 app as central midfielder, yeah..

  • comment avatar brandt March 31, 2012

    also to add a comment to what seems to be a regular problem for people using neymar. In my optic/opinion he doesnt seem to like playing with to many players around him, he needs that space to take the opposing team on and then players who comes from deep in the last moments to assist, perfect for inter :) even though he likes attacking football this seems to be vital for his potential. I play 4-1-2-1-2 and I do have plenty of attacking players, but i keep them on leach in terms of position with alot of creative freedom. GLHF

    • comment avatar Darren Smith March 31, 2012

      Some interesting points there, thanks for the info.

  • comment avatar brandt March 31, 2012

    also using neymar as a poacher seems outrageous to me, but inside forward sounds interesting, because one thing i’ve been fearing a bit with him as a trequartista is that he seems to become a little too much of a team player, but maybe thats also because i’ve had him training one-twos. Now even though that doesnt exactly sound like a bad thing he seems to care less and less about scoring, which i dont like. I dont want him to hold back, i also tried getting him to dribble through the middle often, but he didnt adapt. Thats it from me, ill stop now. thx, btw unless youre team is generally filled with selfish players, turn his creative freedom up all the way. He is not a selfish brat, not more than he should be anyway.

  • comment avatar brandt March 31, 2012

    haha have to say one more thing, i really feel “blessed” to learn and want to stress, because pazzini’s rep in real life has been dropping well because inter sucks these days. Pazzini needs a player like this at his side, like in his days playing with cassano. Then pazzini will show what an awesome and rare player he is and the truth is I think neymar needs it too, he def. seems to thrive under it.

  • comment avatar Fajar Syahruramdhan April 4, 2012

    i bought this kid in the second season on my Arsenal save. ‘only’ for £34.5m. i started to make an offer with 20m, they wanted 46m. i raised my bid into 25, they asked 43m, and so on until they agreed 34.5m, and i accepted it. he scored 8 in his first 10 games. i have a huge dillema where to play van persie when neymar is on top. i use 4-2-3-1 (but with 2 wingers). and then i decided to play them both. neymar in left winger as inside forward, rvp as complete forward. and this works so well! but the bad side is, i had to sell a few players to maintain my club’s financial health. i sold per mertesacker for 17.5m to OM, andre santos for 6m, and chamakh for 11m. i suggest you guys if you money to sign him, then do it!

  • comment avatar Steven Haig April 10, 2012

    Had Neymar at Arsenal, stuck him upfront on the left as a poacher, 60 goals in return, fantastic !!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 10, 2012

      Now that is a good return.

    • comment avatar Fajar Syahruramdhan April 12, 2012

      In 2013/2014 Neymar couldn’t stop scoring! Score 55 goals in all competition, 35 in the league. and had assist 26 assists. Plus, his wage is only £85k a week. Fairly bargain considering his contribution to Arsenal.

  • comment avatar darsnider April 11, 2012

    well im going to start a third save im thinking sanogo/feiro on top hazard on the left as IF, kocavic as AM neymar on the right as AP and pogba and vidal/ Lucas mauro as DAP and AP i wonder if that formation will work i use those players right now except neymar and Lucas and i always lead in scoring i wonder if that will be a good formation to try

  • comment avatar Dominic April 26, 2012

    At the start of the game I got him for 52mil and a friendly arrangement

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 26, 2012

      I tried a couple of saves and they wouldn’t negotiate for any less than the asking price shown within the first week in game in patch 12.2, but it could also come down to the team you’re offering with I guess.

  • comment avatar Dominic April 27, 2012

    Team was Man City

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 27, 2012

      That is strange, it could also vary depending on whether you have the Brazilian league loaded which I do.

      • comment avatar George Stephan May 27, 2012

        I can buy neymar for 55 mil$ but if i buy him i can’t use the other players like kaka or ozil or callehorn…
        It’s a good investition for 55 mil$?

        • comment avatar Darren Smith May 27, 2012

          I think you should do it, at the end of the day playing Kaka won’t help you in the long run as he’ll be finished within a few seasons probably so raise the next generation.

  • comment avatar Dominic June 6, 2012

    My Line Up is this

    Ter Stegen-GK
    Maicon-RB
    Hummels and Papadapoulos-DC
    Gareth Bale-DL
    Hamsik and Hazard-CM
    CRonaldo-AML
    Ganso-AMC
    LMoura-AMR
    Neymar-ST

    Any Suggestions apart from Vrsaljko at RB coz Maicon is getting old

    Can you do a profile on Pau Marti-GK
    Atletico Madrid U19’s non invented he has 4 star potential

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 6, 2012

      You can’t get much better to be honest.

  • comment avatar Dominic June 6, 2012

    My bad usually I use Kurt Zouma but I forgot coz he was out injured and use hummels or papadapoulos and rotate between them

  • comment avatar Jamie June 9, 2012

    Im in my 3rd season with Chelsea an signed him in January on my first season an he’s only scoring 25+ goals a season yet I keep herring that he scores 35+ a season what am I doing wrong with him

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 9, 2012

      It all depends on your system, how key a role he plays etc. You may have someone else playing an important role who gets goals that Neymar may have otherwise got. Any world class player can get 35+ goals but on the same account they could do what Neymar is doing for you if other players around them are taking the pressure off…I wouldn’t read too much into it unless he is your main player and results are suffering due to a lack of goals.

  • comment avatar Dominic June 12, 2012

    What about Pau Marti!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 12, 2012

      Never heard of him and can’t find him in my future saves.

  • comment avatar adward June 23, 2012

    hey darren!how to buy neymar he is so expensive and santos are offering 85 million for him.Shall i buy him on monthly installment.plz tell!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 23, 2012

      I don’t know your save, who you’re with, how badly you need him, so there’s no way I can answer that. All I can do is say he’s worth buying for quality, but playing a save where you spend so much on on player isn’t a save that will last too long.

  • comment avatar sarah June 23, 2012

    darren i m your biggest fan rather crazy abt u.can u give me uyour fb id plzzzz!i like u very much

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 23, 2012

      Sorry I don’t like to mix my personal accounts with the site, just much easier to refuse everyone access to my FB than a select few.

  • comment avatar ariz June 23, 2012

    hey darren whts your say on ben arfa he realy is one of the best buy.i bought him in chelsea and played him as a left winger and he was awesome .He was my player of the year.another thing barca offered me 37.5M for juan mata who has been simply stunning should i sell him plzzzzzzzzzzzzzz tell quick!!!!!11

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 23, 2012

      I like Ben Arfa but there are better and bigger players, though he is a little magician. As for Mata I’d ask Barce for more money.

  • comment avatar Nico July 1, 2012

    It is regrettable that neymar will not go to arsenal, malaga, paris-sg, ….. or other teams want to go.
    he just wants to go to top teams like barca or so ….

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 1, 2012

      That is no surprise to be honest, makes the game realistic…he will change his mind if you perform well later in the game though.

  • comment avatar Vali July 5, 2012

    Hi Darren. i need a left wing on arsenal… who is better player? neymar or hazard?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 5, 2012

      While Neymar is probably better, the amount you’d pay for him is more than double Hazard’s release clause fee, so I’d get Hazard and use the rest of the cash to strengthen elsewhere.

  • comment avatar Josh July 13, 2012

    Thanks for this. I bought neymar, but he was struggling to adapt. The comments here really helped to find he perfec position for him. Can anyone recommend any training schedules for him? Thanks!

  • comment avatar Niclas July 17, 2012

    Would you rate neymar as the best talent/wonderkid in the game? Also, how do you get him to have a lot of dribbles during the game?:)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 17, 2012

      I would put him as one of the best yes…as for the dribbling thing I don’t know what you’re trying to do there…you can set his player instructions to run with ball often and use him as playmaker or also train him to run with the ball in individual training.

      • comment avatar Niclas July 17, 2012

        Thank you for the quick reply :) would you suggest me to use him as inside forward on the wing or as treq in front?

        • comment avatar Darren Smith July 17, 2012

          I’d suggest inside froward from the wing but that is only because I have no joy with Treq’s in my tactic and a lot of joy from wingers with inside forward duty. If your tactic works with a Treq then that might be best for you.

  • comment avatar Niclas July 22, 2012

    I’ll try that I think. Do you think he would develop even more by playing regularly in premier league, and a training program based on improving certain skills?
    Continue the good work mate!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 22, 2012

      Every player will benefit from playing more in the EPL and Europe, the better they play in the bigger games the more they’ll improve. He could do well on a specific schedule but be careful he doesn’t drop in other areas to the ones you are increasing.

      • comment avatar Niclas July 22, 2012

        I thougt about looking on one of the schedules from fms, are there some you would recommend?

  • comment avatar Frank July 23, 2012

    I’m using him as a poacher with Man Utd with Berbatov as a DLF, and he has been just unbelievable.

    Only in my second season, I got him for 46 million. He has 37 goals and 22 assists, and it’s only February. One thing though, he does seems to blow hot and cold. At one point he scored hattricks in 3 consecutive matches, but then went on a drought for the next few.

    If anyone’s wondering, I play a 3-2-3-2. Anderson and Modric as DLP, Cleverley, Walter Montillo (fantastic player) and Rooney as AMC, all as AP.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 23, 2012

      That’s certainly a good return.

  • comment avatar Luke July 28, 2012

    Reckon i could sign him at spurs? im not sure if he’d find a move to them appropriate?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 28, 2012

      I doubt it but there’s one way to find out.

  • comment avatar Jonathan August 19, 2012

    Darren, I’m looking for a good replacement for Van Persie. I can’t really find one, and I’ve looked for it alot. Maybe you could help me? I’m playing 4-5-1 with Song as defensive midfielder, 2 CM’s, 2 IF’s and the striker as Complete Forward (support)

    Any ideas? Thanks

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 19, 2012

      I don’t know to be honest as I always use poachers upfront so don’t have much experience in which strikers perform best in complete forward support.

  • comment avatar FredRead12 August 21, 2012

    how come his finishing has gone down

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 21, 2012

      Probably because his future profile is from the first patch whereas his current profile is from patch 12.2…

  • comment avatar Matt October 5, 2012

    Hi Darren,
    My Current team is:
    GK: De Gea
    RB: Rafael
    LB: Fabio
    CB: Ferdinand/Jones
    CB: Vidic/ Smalling
    CM: Hamsik
    CM(AP): Hazard
    BWM: Fellaini
    AML(IF): Neymar
    AMR(IF): Nani
    ST: Rooney

    Who would you recommend for AMR(IF) role? i was thinking about Hulk, or even re-training Hazard and purchasing Sigurdsson.
    Thanks

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 5, 2012

      I think you have it right with Hulk but don’t rule out Weiss as he can develop into a goal machine from that position.

  • comment avatar ariz November 29, 2012

    i have an error save game failed………plzzzzzzzzzzzzz help

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 29, 2012

      First thing is do you have the official game or a cracked version?

  • comment avatar ariz November 29, 2012

    i don’t know but i played it for 5 consecutive seasons and now the error is coming…………..darren plzzz help

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 29, 2012

      Did you pay for the game through a retailer or did you download it online without paying? If you bought it properly then you need to go to the SI forum and report there, they might be able to help.

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