FM 2012 player profile – Nicolas Nkoulou

FM 2012 Central Midfielders

written by Darren Smith

Nicolas Nkoulou

Age: 21

Position: DC/DMC

Club: Marseille

Nationality: Cameroonian

Value: £4.3 million

Price tag: £10 million (in patch 12.2)

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

Nicolas Nkoulou’s scouting report from Ryan on Man Utd

Nicolas Nkoulou’s profile aged 28 in the year 2018

Nicolas Nkoulou’s career history until 2018

This FM 2012 player profile of Nicolas Nkoulou shows the defenders pure power. I for one love players with raw strength and physical ability, so Nkoulou would be my ideal purchase. I think the wonderkids would be best applied from a defensive midfield position or even central midfield with ball winning role but Nkoulou can also be adapted for center back. At just £10 million this guy could make a huge difference at any level for a very tidy price.

Best buy rating: 8.5/10

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wow..he became a defensive rock in just 5years. amazing and what’s more he stayed in OM. Imagine if he had gone to bigger clubs. anyway its nice to know i’m not the only one who prefers these type of players over more technical ones. Hope u continue posting:D


darren what do you thing about francis coquelin dmc from arsenal? in my opinion the kid as both mental and physical attributes but it lacks a bit in the tatical but nothing that train and first team couldn´t resolve.


ok ty . i will see how far this kid can go


hi darren you talked about walcott , the kid iss good or just like coquelin ?

N. Loureiro

So, Darren, I have a question. What do you think of Podolski as a player. Not just FM but also RL. I always feel that he is too talented and physically designed to play as a striker at a top club but he lacks the mental structure that Wayne Rooney, for example, has. somehow I think that he is only truly growing as a footballer now and if he keeps it up he might get another shot at the top. I’d like to hear your opinion, if it’s possible and not too bothersome.

Well, Neymar was nominated in the 23 man short list last year. And Santos had been sailing in still waters for almost 7 years before his emergence. And in my opinion you have wonderful players like Hulk or Moutinho (both majestic last season and certainly up there among the best the World had to offer) were not considered just because they either play in Portugal, don’t have a flashy hair style or do not do fancy stuff with the ball (Like Moutinho). If not for Neymar and Ganso, Santos would be no bigger than Koln are. And in the game… Read more »
Eoin Cowen

I bought N’kolou and he has been a real rock in central defence. I use him as ball playing defender and he plays well every time. It’s now 2014 in my game and he is my captain and exceeded 3.5 star potential and is at 4. Bargain for £10 million. (im arsenal)

Rui Meireles

Nkoulou in my save is so much better than this… and was the computer who made him much better, not me.