FM 2012 player profile – Romario

FM 2012 cheap players

written by Darren Smith


Age: 17

Position: DR/WBR

Club: Vitoria (BRA)

Nationality: Brazilian

Value: £700K

Price tag: £575K (in patch 12.2)

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

Romario’s scouting report from Cagigao of Arsenal

Romario’s profile aged 25 in the year 2019

Romario’s career history until 2019

To look at Romario’s starting attributes you wouldn’t think much, he comes across as a good player but no more. However the young Brazilian has amazing potential and his screenshot aged 25 is brilliant (thanks to P. Rubio for that.) Romario develops the main three things I look for in a full back, pace, tackling and good ability going forward. Add to this a price tag of £575K and you’ve got yourself one of the biggest FM 2012 bargains, top quality!

Best buy rating: 10/10

You may also like
  • comment avatar Josh October 23, 2011

    He is a great player, but if you start in England, you can’t get a work permit for him unfortunately.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 23, 2011

      Yeah its a shame that you can’t but after he moves away you can, I’m managing in Spain so don’t have such issues :) Try looking at this guy, he’s just as good and qualifies for a permit.

    • comment avatar wolves_craig December 23, 2011

      i started as wolves in the prem and got him for 1 mil best buy ive made also a guy u may wanna look at is Zeil Ismail good young player just need game time and a good training schedule

      • comment avatar Darren Smith December 23, 2011

        Yeah he does look quite promising. Not really developed on my save but as mentioned he needs first team football.

    • comment avatar beep June 22, 2012

      im managing Liverpool And Brought Him Easy he passed his work permit first time

      • comment avatar Darren Smith June 22, 2012

        That can tend to be a stumbling block but this kid does get the work permit easily.

  • comment avatar Johnny Karp October 23, 2011

    He was great in FM 11 as well and I’m happy to see that he’s just as good in FM 12. I hope to be able to lure him to Romania once I get promoted ;)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 23, 2011

      He’d be an amazing signing for sure…I love full backs that are threat going forward.

  • comment avatar plobdork November 5, 2011

    THANKS SOOOO MUCH just baught him for 8.75 mill in second season for BURNLEy he qualified for a work permit and at just 18 he’s in the first team and he got young player of the month TWICE in a row i reccomend him for anybody!!!! :D

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 5, 2011

      No problem mate, just happy to help. :)

    • comment avatar Peter G December 7, 2011

      In my second season for Wolves I got him for £2.5mill

      • comment avatar Darren Smith December 7, 2011

        Yeah he’s worth buying at the price on show.

  • comment avatar sachithyoda November 12, 2011

    can you please tell who is better Romario or Sime Vrsaljko

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 12, 2011

      Romario develops into the better player eventually but Vrsaljko is better than Romario until he turns aorund 24 so it depends if you want an instant impact….I bought both because I couldn’t decide ;)

      • comment avatar sachithyoda November 13, 2011

        can you profile the barca wonderkids thiago, gerard deulofeu and rafinha

        • comment avatar Darren Smith November 13, 2011

          I’ll certainly do a profile on Thiago but Deulofeu and Rafinha haven’t developed on my save due to lack of first team football so will wait to do theirs.

          • comment avatar Josh April 16, 2012

            I’m in 2016 with barca and Deulofeu has become one of my best players, to the point where he even keeps Hazard and Sanchez out of my team. His stats for my in la liga for 2015/16 were; apps 22 gls 11 asts 14, with a cheeky average rating of 7.55.

            One quick question, have you ever come across an argie left back called Alfredo Todoroff? I bought him from Ajax for £15m and hes become one of the best lb in my save. I think he was orignally from River. Same for Turkish striker Ayhan Naldemirci.

          • comment avatar Darren Smith April 16, 2012

            Yeah Deulofeu does seem to have great potential but the CPU never gets it out of him. Can’t say I’ve ever heard of those players you mentioned, are you sure they’re not regens?

          • comment avatar Josh April 16, 2012

            Im not sure their carrer stats both start from 2011/12 season so they could be, but my database is on small so i doubt it. Todoroff is at River and Naldemirci was at Bursaspor

          • comment avatar Darren Smith April 17, 2012

            I’d say they are definitely regens then.

  • comment avatar Christian December 8, 2011

    i wonder why my romario on age 21 is better than the atributtes u show us on age 24, i played inter milan and tutor him with maicon

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 8, 2011

      I always say that if the CPU is managing a player he can develop better under a real persons management. Thats down to game time, training, coaches and the likes.

  • comment avatar alin December 15, 2011

    i’m at man utd in august 2013 and i have vrsaljiko, rafael, and romario as right backs. what do you think, can vrsaljiko or romario be better than rafael? i was thinking of selling him because 3 right backs of this quality are hard to keep happy

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 15, 2011

      I personally think that both RB’s can reach or even better Rafael’s standard, especially Vrsaljko who’ll better it. Romario’s weakness is his average mental attributes but I’d sell Rafael.

      • comment avatar alin December 17, 2011

        thanks for the advice, i hope i raise a few bucks by selling him. anyway, money is not a problem, i’ve sold berba and a few others in the first season, ferdinand in 2012 and nani, vidic, anderson and chicharito in 2013 so i’ve earned quite a lot money by selling those. i didn’t mean to sell nani, but he became unhappy after i sold chicha and requested a transfer, so he’s off:D. i bought gaitan from benfica as a replacement for only 8 mil. and he’s just as good

        • comment avatar Darren Smith December 17, 2011

          No problem mate, you seem to have a similar philosophy to me, out with the old/expensive and in with the new/bargains.

  • comment avatar darsnider March 29, 2012

    Another godly talent give him first team football and watch him bloom at 21 mine is almost at the same level as the screen shot above, he went though a patch where he just dropped like 1 point on all attributes with no injury freaked me out but he rebounded, put him on my first team played OK first season but as soon as season 3 started he is getting forward more and really linking well with my wingers i love his movement though his stamina is worrying since he is so athletic gets tired really quickly so have a decent second string to let him sit out a few games when your in three competitions cause things get rough but play him and watch your right side be locked down few people can get past him though you might see yourself conceding tons of corners or throw ins but that just a testament of how good he shuts down right side runs

  • comment avatar Kranlu April 12, 2012

    romario is a damn machine.. i just got an offer of 50M € from man city in season 16-17.. ofc i reject coz he’s the best and with just 22 years..

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 12, 2012

      Yeah he is a money making machine for sure, just great player and the cash you can make is ridiculous.

  • comment avatar P. Rubio April 24, 2012

    I also got very good screenshots for romario too

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 25, 2012

      Updated the screenshots here too, thanks.

  • comment avatar Nelson Costa Inácio May 9, 2012

    I hire him for Benfica on 3rd season, for little bit more than €1M, after a scout report of 4 stars.
    Looks like I made a very good deal :).

  • comment avatar Conor June 3, 2012

    Wallace from Fluminense is the same age and price (release clause of 800k) and much better.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 3, 2012

      He could be with human management maybe, but every single save I have shows Romario becoming twice as good as Wallace does, hence he hasn’t been profiled…that’s the problem with CPU management, some players just won’t develop under it.

      • comment avatar Conor June 3, 2012

        I haven’t seen Wallace a few years into the game so I don’t know if his potential is as good as Romario’s, but when they’re both 17 at the start I think it’s fair to say that Wallace is a lot better.

        • comment avatar Darren Smith June 3, 2012

          While that’s true, when a player is so young they don’t get much chance in the first team anyway, its when they are older that the quality really matters and as always, without good future profiles a player can’t receive a report, just one of our rules.

  • comment avatar Conor June 3, 2012

    Fair enough.

  • comment avatar Clodoaldo July 7, 2012

    In my save they won’t let him go for less than 2.8 million, not sure how you got him for half a mil. Seriously considering Kvekveskiri now… How quickly does Romario develop, is he good enough to start for a mid-table team in the Serie A in, say, 2013?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 7, 2012

      Definitely good enough to start for mid-table team in 2013 for certain, whenever I have bid for him he’s been available for that price. But bare in mind that his price will be different if you don’t have the Brazilian league loaded or are more than 3 months into the first season.

      • comment avatar Clodoaldo July 7, 2012

        Yea only loaded a few Euro leagues. Not the Georgian one though, and Kvekveskiri is still cheap :) One more question, will it hamper Romario’s development & performance if I play him as a left back (I have Feltscher at Parma, another up & coming right back), at least for the first couple of seasons? Tnx.

        • comment avatar Darren Smith July 7, 2012

          Kvekveskiri shouldn’t be effected by the Georgian league not been loaded so don’t worry. I’d say Romario won’t be effected too much by been played at left back, but if he doesn’t perform well then his development won’t be as good.

          • comment avatar Clodoaldo July 7, 2012

            replying to myself ftw… sorry

      • comment avatar Clodoaldo July 7, 2012

        Or actually what would work even better is if you know a young left back comparable to Romario / Kvekveskiri, who is available for one or two million? (three max) Probably should have thought of that sooner

        • comment avatar Clodoaldo July 7, 2012

          Sorry the initial reply got deleted – I asked if Romario’s development would be hampered if I had him coming in at left back for the first few seasons? (due to another less versatile young player developing at right back at Parma)

          • comment avatar Darren Smith July 7, 2012

            Well there aren’t any good cheap left backs available at the start of the game.

  • comment avatar AnkyRudz November 9, 2012

    Jordan Lukaku is LB, he’s 16 from Anderlecht..he would be available in between £190k-£250k.
    His early stats aren’t quite impressive but little way down the road..say probably 2nd or 3rd season one would see his stats rising very high, & by the 4th season he’s awesome. Cheap Bargain!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 9, 2012

      Not visible without Belgium loaded.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *