FM 2013 Player profile – Granit Xhaka

FM 2013 Central Midfielders

written by Bubba


Granit Xhaka

Age: 19

Position: MC/AMC/DM

Club: Gladbach

Nationality: Swiss

Value: £4.9 million

Price tag: £13 million

Granit Xhaka profile in 2012 after starting new game, patch 13.3

fm13 player profile, xhaka2, 2012 profile

Granit Xhaka scouting report from Cagigao at Arsenal

Chaka scout repor

Granit Xhaka profile aged 24 in 2017

Xhaka Future

Granit Xhaka career history until 2017

Xhaka Career stats 2017

This FM 13 player profile shows a young but promising player who works good as a deep lying playmaker, similar to Pirlo, but with dribbling skills. He is pretty expensive at the start of the game but later you can get him cheaper and he is really worth it. The scouting report shows that he really can be great, leading central midfielder in Premier Leauge isn’t bad. As you can see in the future screenshot he does have great offensive stats, with 19 passing for an example, but he does also have good defensive stats with 15 tackling and 16 strength  The career stats isn’t too good, I think it’s because no club bought him from the AI. He can surely be better with human management. My advise is too buy this guy if Isco has signed for another club or has signed a new contract, otherwise I would go with Isco because of the price tag, but Xhaka is better in defense. The best buy rating would be higher if he was cheaper.

Best buy rating: 8.5/10

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  • comment avatar Palli December 31, 2012

    Can you make a profile aboit dede from vasco

    • comment avatar Bubba January 1, 2013

      To be honest, I thought he was done. Right now im working on antoher player but maybe someone else does him, maybe he’s to expensive.

  • comment avatar John December 31, 2012

    DO they do more real thai players than the sukha brothers or winothai. they should have
    teerasil or datsakorn

    • comment avatar Bubba January 1, 2013

      Sorry I don’t really understand what u mean?

  • comment avatar Lee January 2, 2013

    Any chance of a Ravel Morrison profile?

    • comment avatar Bubba January 2, 2013

      I haven’t herd the name, so I cant say anything right now.

      • comment avatar Darren Smith January 2, 2013

        We don’t have a good enough future profile of Ravel at the moment I’m afraid.

  • comment avatar John January 2, 2013

    Nice player. What skin is that is the best one I’ve seen!

    • comment avatar Bubba January 2, 2013

      Its the OPZ Beam from FMThai ;)

  • comment avatar Sekouaarne January 5, 2013

    He is one of the worse signings I have ever made in FM history. Gladbach was relegated and where selling out there team so I got him for something around 9 million pounds (im swedish so i play with SEK). His rating is just ok, somewhere around 6.96 to the maximum of 7.10 per season. Don’t sign, trust me his stats will fool you. And think about I only bought him for 9 million pound and still he has dissaoint me so much, only made 12 assists in 54 games and no goals!

  • comment avatar Sekouaarne January 5, 2013

    shit what I misspelled many words there. I hope you will understand anyway ;)

  • comment avatar Sekouaarne January 5, 2013

    Sorry for if im enoying but Isco and Xhaka is totaly different players. Xhaka is more of shit player who should get assists and be good in defense (he has for me acctualy) but Isco is al about offense. So why should you buy Xhaka if Isco allready has going to another club? I would go for Maher in that case (if Isco has gone to another club). Shit I am really conefused, Xhaka and Isco isn’t the same player type or is it only me who are confused right now?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 5, 2013

      Unless you can structure a comment that makes sense we can’t really address your confusion…I can only assume you are referring to the fact that Isco was mentioned as another option, and both players are quite different, well both are playmakers, one is more attacking while the other is more defensive, so I don’t see the problem with using such a reference. Though I do have an issue with the language you’re using, so please keep it clean.

      As for your issues with Xhaka I’d suggest he just didn’t work with your tactic and system or you expected too much of him, what role was he used in? Because I never expect my supporting and defensive CM’s to go above an average rating of 7.1 its just the nature of their role.

  • comment avatar Sekouaarne January 5, 2013

    Im playing 4-2-3-1 and Xhaka as central position with a defensive role as supporting. Test him i offensive role as well, did not work well for me. I would never play him up there beacouse his not creativ enough I think, he has a good passing but his not creativ enough to compare with Isco in that position. It’s many more players who will fit that position better then Xhaka even if I don’t love him.
    Playing with Wolves, can take pic on my tactic and show you :)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 5, 2013

      No need for a pic, you’re using him in a defensive role so he will never achieve great assist rates nor ratings and I bet no other players been put in that position will either…you are expecting the impossible, such a role is that of a utility player, someone to do the grunt work, they never get good ratings but doesn’t mean they aren’t doing a good job.

  • comment avatar Sekouaarne January 5, 2013


    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 5, 2013

      I said there’s no need for an image, I just told you what your issue is, all your other MC’s and DMC don’t have high ratings either, so why are you expecting Xhaka to have?

  • comment avatar Sekouaarne January 5, 2013

    sorry that I posted that ;)
    but I have other creativ players as well, Oscar, Lamela and Mattheus. But I told you the tactic for wrong career, I using 4-1-2-2-1 like this:

    The thing is he hasn’t played well on the pic you showing either. (2015-2016 was ok)
    And he has pretty free role to do some damage on the opponents. I will post the pic adress for the tactic here:

  • comment avatar Sekouaarne January 5, 2013

    I use Wanyama in most games but he has been injured al season so that’s why Cirigliano plays there for now. Hiljemark has played well but his rating is going down beacause my form sucks. But Xhaka isn’t bad but he is going out after the season so I can use the money to strengh the middfield. Xhaka should play better then Hiljemark that’s the thing, I expect much more then that.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 5, 2013

      Yes but if he doesn’t suit your tactic then he won’t play better, and it may be that Hiljemark’s role is the key one to your tactic without you even realizing, either way you are expecting too much IMO.

  • comment avatar Sekouaarne January 5, 2013

    You have a good point there actually, Hiljemark and Xhaka maby taking out eachother. But I actually as you can see have 3 differents tactics, I stil think his overrated because in my Newcastle career he hasn’t played well either and on your career here on the site same there. So I don’t know, he maby need to play for Barca to reach his potential because he sounds like a complicating player.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 5, 2013

      I feel like you are missing my point, it isn’t just Xhaka, all MC’s perform lesser than any other position, so you have to expect something around 6.9-7.1 unless he’s in an attacking role, its all about how he breaks up play and links up. Which will never be reflected in his rating and assist etc.

  • comment avatar Sekouaarne January 5, 2013

    I guess you right there Darren. The tactic work fine in the beging but now I get to many goals against me. My form is really going downhill now, im 6th in the league wich is really good but if this continues I can’t take the Europe spot.

  • comment avatar Jay January 5, 2013

    Is there going to be a Souleymane Coulibaly profile???

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 5, 2013

      Not until we have a future profile showing him to be good enough which isn’t available as yet.

  • comment avatar Bubba January 5, 2013

    Sekouaarne, Im not longer writing at this site but I can’t just ignore this.

    You can’t expect your CM to play with 8.31 average per season, they aren’t scoring or assisting, that isn’t their mission. Their mission is to take the ball from the opposition and link passes from the defense to the more offensive midfield. If you don’t understand I can take it in swedish as well.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 5, 2013

      I think he does understand now as per the last comment.

  • comment avatar Sekouaarne January 5, 2013

    Bubba, du kan defintivt kräva mer än 6.90 i betyg och dessutom så har jag 3 olika taktiker (kan inte skylla på att han inte är anpassad för taktiken isf). På min Newcastle säsong så snittar mina CM ungefär 7.15. Jag har Isco på Newcastle säsongen och Xhaka på Wolves, tycker det definitivt att finns andra spelare som fyller Iscos position bättre än Xhaka. Tror du förresten på riktigt att jag förväntar mig att de ska snitta 8.31? Nej jag skitet fullständigt i snittet jag vill se prestation på planen.

    • comment avatar Bubba January 5, 2013

      Skiter du i snittet? Varför skriver du då att du kräver mer än 6.90? Jaja det spelar ingen roll, gillar du han inte är de ditt problem.

  • comment avatar Sekouaarne January 5, 2013

    Jag menade att jag skiter i snittet så länge de snittar mer än 6.90 men de måste göra så mycket assist och mål som jag kräver av dem. Nog om det alla gillar olika spelare :)

  • comment avatar Junayd January 7, 2013

    Hi, is there any possible chance of reports on Danilo, Moussa Sissoko, Muhammed Dimicri, Adryan, Lacazette, Marco Veratti and I managed to pick up Axel Witsel for just £6 million.

  • comment avatar Junayd January 7, 2013


    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 7, 2013

      We have already profiled some of those players but we will look at the ones we haven’t, most of them are too expensive considering their quality, bar Demicri who just isn’t good enough and takes far too much attention to develop.

      • comment avatar Junayd January 7, 2013

        Yanga-Mbiwa, Semih Kaya, Viktor Fischer, Thulani Serero are ones that you should consider as well.

        • comment avatar Darren Smith January 7, 2013

          Some again have already been done, while others have been considered but ruled out, the main reason been lack of quality screenshots.

  • comment avatar Jake January 17, 2013

    Currently playing as Juventus and signed Xhaka as a Pirlo replacement. He is amazing! Like you said he doesn’t always get great ratings but sat along side someone who will win the ball and give it to him he has the vision and ability to cause havoc in the opps defence by picking passes into feet over the top or just back to our keeper. He very rarely looses possesion and I never see him make the wrong pass. He doesn’t get assists to often but he orchestrates almost every attack we have

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