FM 2012 player profile – Thiago Ilori

FM 2012 cheap players

written by Darren Smith

Thiago Ilori

Age: 18

Position: DC

Club: Sporting Lisbon

Nationality: Portugal

Value: £400K

Price tag: £400K (in patch 12.2)

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

Thiago Ilori’s scouting report from Ryan on Man Utd

Thiago Ilori’s profile aged 25 in the year 2018

Thiago Ilori’s career history until 2018

This FM 2012 player profile of Thiago Ilori shows remarkable growth. The young defender looks fairly limited in 2011 and certainly not capable of what he became aged 25 in my save. But this kids development can be incredible and the screenshots shown are with CPU management, so image what he could be with the right approach and game time. At just £400K Ilori has to be one of the best bargain buys in defense.

Best buy rating: 8.5/10

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8.5??? are you kidding me? this guy doesn’t deserve a 4. He has way too many 16s. I demand 17s across the board to be even worthy of 5/10

In all seriousness though, this is a great find. I’ve never heard of him but for 400k you can’t go wrong


benji can i ask one thing ? do you play only with regens ? beacause just with regens that you might something better. this kid is just amazing and is development is out of rates look at is primary stats and then look to it when 25 no one could guess that is such diamond. i know that the kid whas good but not this much even trained by cpu :0…

Darren could you see Bruma also from scp ? normaly he leaves to club.


Hey step,
just to back up what Darren said, I was only making a joke about another comment from a couple days ago. No offence meant or taken :)

Ryan Daly

good player, similar to that of Roderick Miranda in that both are relatively unknown and at first glance you would probably ignore them and continue searching, also their improvement is unmatched, nice work

Alexander Ceol

For the most part you can see on a profile if a talent has……talent :P

But some players , like this fellow, has hidden talent , and I think this is why i frequent this site, to find these gems.


In my save i have two players in my benfica team that make wounders. solid, palying and devoloping very well. They are Luis martins . dl and raphael guzzo mc both from benfica school.
they need a lot of games bus they are developing quiet well especally guzzo


I’m sorry darren, i can’t find this player in my saves. is it because i didn’t set portugal league as playable?


his future abilities are very good, you’d never think that seeing him at the start of the game. He turns out similar to Leonel Galeano, any chance you are going to do a profile on him? he plays for Independiente

Shirish K

I have this guy in my arsenal save, and he sure is a good cb for a very cheap price. the stats are a bit different since i started my save like when the first db came out and did create a new on with the 12.2.2 db.

i hope he get some improved stats and PA for fm13 ;)


Does it this guy has two nationality? (England and Portugal)


Wow! two nationalities! What abut his family? Whats his father name?

Thomas Pimenta

His pace stat is seriously wrong. He’s the fastest ever 60m meter sprinter in Sporting’s academy history outpacing Ronaldo, Nani, Djalo, Varela and whoever. His acceleration should be 17!. Also have you taken a look at Eric Dier? He generally turns out well but he might only be an option with either the english or portuguese leagues loaded, he used to go to my school.


How come he lost weight?