FM 2012 player profile – Radja Nainggolan

FM 2012 Central Midfielders

written by Darthbane

Radja Nainggolan

Age: 23

Position: DM/CM/AMC

Club: Cagliari (ITA)

Nationality: Belgian/ Indonesian

Value: £4.7M

Price tag: £13.5M (in patch 12.2)

Radja Nainggolan profile in 2011 after starting new game, patch 12.2

Radja Nainggolan scouting report from Cagigao of Arsenal

Radja Nainggolan profile aged 29 in 2017

Radja Nainggolan career history until 2017

To start off, Nainggolan has very decent starting attributes. He is already able to fit into most Premier League teams straight away and will be a key player for the mid-table clubs. I admire his ‘determination’ attribute, which is at a fantastic 20. He is just born to play British football. His stamina and strength, which are joined later by a decent creativity, teamwork and work rate, are exceptional. This makes him a defensive midfielder similar to Michael Essien, a defensive midfielder who is able to both defend and attack well. His only flaw is his jumping but I doubt that it will be essential in his position. I feel his best position would be deep-lying playmaker on support duty.

One more highlight would be his consistent average rating of above 7 each season. Also, he scores and assists at a consistent rate. He is definitely a consistent player which makes him a wonderful buy.

The only thing that will put you off would be his selling price at the beginning. AC Milan got him for £9M so after a while, it will drop and you can get him for half the price. At £9M, he is still quite expensive for the mid-table clubs but will a good signing nonetheless for the larger clubs, who can afford him.

Best buy rating: 8.5/10

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Thanks Darren… I just bought him with 12.5m pound and he fit in well.. fantastic replacement for my Lampard and Essien…

Darren Smith

No problem, I love the fact this guy has a real brain for football, you just can’t teach that. :)

Boixos Nois

proud to be indonesian

The Tensai

I hope this guy gets naturalized as Indonesian and play for the national team lol. So at least we have a chance in Asian Cups and WC qualifiers lol

Fajar Syahruramdhan

He already has some caps with the Belgium squad. Therefore he can never play for Indonesia.


Hi, Just wondering, as a ball winning midfielder, is he better than yann’m villa?

Darren Smith

I don’t think so.