FM 2012 player profile – Ross Barkley

FM 2012 Central Midfielders

written by Darren Smith

Ross Barkley

Age: 17

Position: AMC/CM/AMR

Club: Everton (ENG)

Nationality: English

Value: £3.2 million

Price tag: £18 million (in patch 12.2)

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

Ross Barkley’s scouting report from Cagigao of Arsenal

Ross Barkley’s profile aged 24 in the year 2018

Ross Barkley’s career history until 2018

While Barkley never develops mind blowing technical skills he has an excellent brain for the game and his mental attributes represent that. His physical attributes can develop beyond concern and his all round stats turn into that of a midfield maestro. £18 million is probably too much and the reason why few English players get featured on this site as he’s over priced in my opinion. This kid has potential but always seems to fall a little short of what I class as world class.

Best buy rating: 7.5/10

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Matt Skeer

I’m thinking of buying this guy to play my ball winning midfielder role like in your guide with Malaga but not Javi Martinez because he could never go a match without getting a yellow ,appreciate the help :)

Chris Spaull

What role do you play him in im looking for a BWM will he fit the bill

Chris Spaull

And who else would be a good BWM Thanks for the help and carry on the good work


He isn’t a BWM. He starts off with the stats to do it, but he becomes a much better Deep-Lying Playmaker, in either Support or Attack role.

Sandro will cost around £16m, that is what I paid, but he is well worth it. Another is Radja Nainggolan of Cagliari.

edo doe

can you update the future screenshot of ross barkley darren?because you had updated the start game screenshot and it look really different in previous screenshot so the point is i’m really curious with the future screenshot update of this player,i’m really appreciate it if you do it darren,anyway thanks

edo doe

thx anyway for your fast respond,since he perform well in my game with my everton,i start to be a fan to this guy,and i think he will be the best mildfielder in this game or in real life,in my game i never use him as bwm but i always use him as cm duty automatic with playmaker duty in team instruction,now he became my important player in centre and brought my squad 1st in bpl until now in 22 matches and first position in knockout champions league,in a hell with opponent like,porto,and ac milan

Prime Time

Have you noticed they turned Barkley into a trequartista in the 12.2 update? What are your thoughts on that? I think it’s rather strange tbh. :-)


Who would you choose, Rodwell or Barkley? Everton just got relegated so they’re very cheap but I’ve only got room for one of them.