FM 2012 player profile – Yaroslav Rakitskyi

FM 2012 Central Midfielders

written by Darren Smith

Yaroslav Rakitskyi

Age: 21

Position: DC/DL/DMC

Club: Shakhtar

Nationality: Ukrainian

Value: £2.5 million

Price tag: £5 million (in patch 12.2)

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

Yaroslav Rakitskyi’s scouting report from Ryan on Man Utd

Yaroslav Rakitskyi’s profile aged 27 in the year 2017

Yaroslav Rakitskyi’s career history until 2017

This FM 2012 player profile of Yaroslav Rakitskyi shows a very versatile youngster with great potential. Rakitskyi can play at centre back, left back or even adapt for a ball winning midfield role. Its always vital to have versatility when your team isn’t huge and to think this kid is available for just £5 million. While his marking and general mental attributes don’t scream out CB, he develops into an excellent ball playing defender and his career history above is very kind on the eye. An excellent bargain buy for sure.

Best buy rating: 8/10

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  • comment avatar N.Loureiro January 26, 2012

    this player is bit weird. he seems to get better in some aspects and regress in others.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 26, 2012

      Yeah, but I think he’s a superb buy for the asking price and those attribute changes will be down to the CPU and were he was been deployed positionally.

      • comment avatar N.Loureiro January 26, 2012

        That is true. Shakhtar is a team that I do not get. They have plenty of talent in their ranks but they let go of them too easily and for low prices.

        Took another look at this guy’s stats. He could do well as a ball playing defender.

  • comment avatar Jorge Fernandes January 30, 2012

    Hi Darren, could you take a look at Adryan from Flamengo please? does he turns into a world class player, or almost one? He seems to have a great potential but I never found a save that would worth. by the way, Rakitskyi have 8 goals in 17 appearences for Atlethic Madrid in my save, I’m not sure how he did that, but these 8 goals must be freekicks goals, considering he had devoloped this especific attribute to 19 in my save, so, I believe it’s a good point to consider.

    • comment avatar Jorge Fernandes January 30, 2012

      I forgot to mention his long shots and strength, that might influence his freekicks, it might explain the goals, thats the only reason I found.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 30, 2012

      Sorry, Adryan doesn’t develop to be world class, a good player yes but not good enough to be seen as world class in my opinion. Thanks for the info on Rakitskyi, interesting to see him score so many and what you said makes sense.

      • comment avatar Jorge Fernandes January 31, 2012

        I understand, thank you.

  • comment avatar Paul January 31, 2012

    With some extra training on his acceleration, he could become a very interesting Left back! Too bad he doesn’t want to sign with me at Gladbach.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 1, 2012

      Yeah he is very versatile and left back is one of the positions he could fill.

  • comment avatar Super Danny Welbeck February 2, 2012

    Signed him for Newcastle before I’d even seen this player profile. Originally signed him as a back-up central defender but I’ve hard to start him every game because of his consistent performances. One of the best buys on the game.

    Any chance you could do a player profile, or at least post a future screenshot, of Paul Pogba. Scouts and coaches at United on the game say he has quality potential. I get the feeling he might not be good enough to be a star at United but he looks like he’d be a big player for other Premier League teams on the game. A screenshot of him when he’s, say, 27, would be great.

    Keep up the good work on this site.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 2, 2012

      Thanks. As for Pogba he will get a profile eventually…just another one on my list.

  • comment avatar Vin February 3, 2012

    Hi Darren can you check out Barca’s Marc Muniesa’s profile? I just signed him from Barca after his contract expired and wanna know how he turned out?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 3, 2012

      I have looked into profiling him but the future profiles I have aren’t good enough due to a lack of management and first team football. However, if raised well I know he can become a good CB, you just need to offer game time.

    • comment avatar Heresy April 6, 2012

      Muniesa’s main weakness is his natural fitness. I’ve never managed to get his physical skills up by much. But he makes up for that with great mental skills. He’s a very intelligent player and also can go on the offensive much like Pique or Vermaelen.

      Not really my type of player and I’ve sold him for 11M after 2 seasons after nailing a spectacular regen. If it weren’t for that, I might have kept him. He’s been doing the job.

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