FM 2012 player profile – Toby Alderweireld

FM 2012 cheap players

written by Darren Smith

Toby Alderweireld

Age: 22

Position: DC

Club: Ajax

Nationality: Belgian

Value: £2.5 million

Price tag: £4.2 million (in patch 12.2)

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

Toby Alderweireld’s scouting report from Ryan on Man Utd

Toby Alderweireld’s profile aged 27 in the year 2016

Toby Alderweireld’s career history until 2016

This FM 2012 player profile of Toby Alderweireld shows a true gem, the Belgian has immense ability spread across many different areas and the potential to play for any top club. Just look at the future profile above and you’ll see one of the best ball playing defenders around. Alderweireld has good speed to catch his opponent, excellent marking and tackling to stop attackers in their tracks and fantastic passing to launch quick counter attacks. As if that weren’t enough the central defender develops great mental attributes including good composure and finishing…hey, you could even develop him into an anchor man! All this at just £4.2 million, its a no brainer for me.

Best buy rating: 9/10

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  • comment avatar Darren May 13, 2012

    This guy looks awesome. Going to purchase him now. =)

  • comment avatar Vitor Ferreira May 14, 2012

    Definatly a great player! perfect to play with Verthongen or Papadopoulos :D

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 14, 2012

      I agree, he’d suit any of those two well.

  • comment avatar tommy May 14, 2012

    toby is very good and solid player but he doesn´t improve so much, but for starting right in the moment with out any training to gettin the best of him i think he is one of the best buy´s you can get including verthogen of ajax

  • comment avatar tommy May 14, 2012

    otamendi is another promise and a very solid and for me a must have, but his price is litlle bit high in the first season, but i think is worth every million spent on him

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 15, 2012

      I will mention him to Karl later.

  • comment avatar tom May 15, 2012

    Darren, is there a better ball playing centre back in FM?…17 passing is huge and 15 composure a big plus…

    Very underated on the game…my scouts always unimpressed rating him 3 stars…

    • comment avatar Heresy May 15, 2012

      There are a few but they’re all at top flight clubs already. Scouts sometimes get it wrong. Kara never exceeded 3 stars from my scouts and ass.managers, sometimes dropping to 2 stars potential and he’s been a rock for me, both in defence and up front during set pieces. Myaichi is given 4 stars potential and he’s not going to reach half of that.

      Personally, I stopped trusting scouts so much when it comes to rating potential. They’re wrong too many times to be completely reliable.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 15, 2012

      I’m not sure there is to be honest, not at playing the ball anyway.

  • comment avatar Heresy May 15, 2012

    I wonder what happened to Alderweierld’s aggression. Is it so that this attribute may change from game to game, the future profile is from a different patch or has he really gotten so tamed in France?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 15, 2012

      I don’t know but the screenshots are from two separate saves in the same patch.

  • comment avatar darsnider May 15, 2012

    scouts are also based on the quality on your team in my save in 2017 most of my players are just rated as good but that’s because they are all near world class level what i look for now is if they say good position or leading position when buying someone as few can get 4- 4.5 stars in my game anymore

  • comment avatar Dennis May 16, 2012

    Hi Dan! Great great site. I’ve got multiple future screenshots of players you might need who become fantastic players. How do i get them to you? Via e-mail or what? Any specific program i should use?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 16, 2012

      Thanks, my names Darren by the way. As for screenshots you can use software such as PicPick to take the screenshot, then upload the to imageshack or some similar site. Next week we’ll be opening an area specifically for recommendation screenshots so ask you to wait for that area to open which will be listed in the tabs.

  • comment avatar Dennis May 16, 2012

    Oh sorry i meant Darren! My bad. Is there anybody in particular you’re looking for in terms of future profiles?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 16, 2012

      No not really, just open to suggestions when the new section opens up.

  • comment avatar Dennis May 16, 2012

    Sure. I’ve gotten Chamberlain to be an England star. But Brun Ecuele Manga is just utter quality. Try him. CB starts at Angers SCO. Outstanding Defender.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 16, 2012

      OK, well if you hold onto the screenshots and make the recommendations when the new section opens up, cheers.

  • comment avatar N.Loureiro May 17, 2012


    Yep, Belgium have at their disposal some of the most talented defenders of this generation of players.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 18, 2012

      I never thought about how good the Belgian back four could be but that looks solid.

      • comment avatar N.Loureiro May 19, 2012

        Solid and it helps that they are all versatile players. They may lack attacking edge from full-back but solidity will not be one of their faults.

  • comment avatar darsnider May 18, 2012

    wow that a very solid back four scary

  • comment avatar Péricles Linhares May 18, 2012

    Darren, what do you think `bout Federico Macheda?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 18, 2012

      He;s decent but there are better strikers available.

  • comment avatar brian May 19, 2012

    i love ur work mate. u ave done really well to get this website goin. anyway, i got jonathan dos santos for free. is he gonna be any good.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 19, 2012

      Thanks Brian, I’m glad you like the site. Dos Santos is a good player, not great but certainly goo enough for top six sides and maybe as rotation for bigger clubs in the future. In my save he signed for Almeria and was one of their best players in La Liga.

  • comment avatar N.Loureiro May 19, 2012

    Oh yeah, Darren. Congrats for Newcastle United’s Season. I hope they do well in next season’s Europa League!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 19, 2012

      Thanks mate, it was an incredible season and I can’t wait to see my team in Europe next season, I just hope we take the competition seriously unlike some English teams.

      • comment avatar N.Loureiro May 19, 2012

        That will depend on what Mike Ashley wants, truth be told. But yes, if Newcastle take the competition as seriously as Bilbao and Atleti did, then it will be awesome.

  • comment avatar eoin June 19, 2012

    Would you be able to do a profile on Kurt Zouma

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 19, 2012

      We already have, check the wonderkids list.

  • comment avatar PJ July 2, 2012

    Where did Chelsea finish in the league in 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16? I wonder if those average ratings are skewed at all based on the overall team’s performance

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 2, 2012

      I can’t even remember which save this screenshot came from now…but team performances won’t make his rating that high, the lads just class.

  • comment avatar beckhr00y August 3, 2012

    other was good but why his determination very low…

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 4, 2012

      I don’t know, because he’s not a very determined player would seem the logical answer…

  • comment avatar Mubiru September 13, 2012

    His goalscoring record for me is superb. Signed him first season, and his been nothing short of a legend for me. All the big boys want him every transfer window. Considering he’s still on 26 on my save, it’s going to take a big offer for me to part ways with him.

    A great buy for any lower end midtable club in a top european league. He will join and will take you to great heights.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith September 13, 2012

      He does look like a solid defender and has excellent abilities going forward for a CB, quite rare to find really.

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