FM 2013 player profile – Leon Goretzka

FM 2013 Central Midfielders

written by Darren Smith

Leon Goretzka

Age: 17

Position: MC/DMC

Club: Bochum

Nationality: German

Value: £525K

Price tag: £5 million (in patch 13.3)

Leon Goretzka profile in 2012 (after starting new game, patch 13.3)

fm13 player profile, goretzka2, 2012 profile

Leon Goretzka scouting report from Lawlor of Man Utd

Leon Goretzka profile aged 24 in the year 2019

Leon Goretzka career history until 2019

This FM 2013 player profile of Leon Goretzka shows a fairly unknown talent. Leon can really dominate the centre of midfield if nurtured well, he is a true all rounder with great mental attributes and a real physical presence. One of very few MC’s that can bully an opponent off the ball then move forward as well.

I think the career history above says it all, Goretzka was consistently above 7.3 bar a few season and even made a huge impact in Italy with 13 goals and 21 assists in his first three seasons. £5 million seems like a real bargain to me.

Best buy rating: 9/10

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  • comment avatar dhu November 30, 2012

    Can you also look after Timo Werner (Stuttgart), Max Meyer (Schalke), Samed Yesil (Liverpool), Leonardo Bittencourt (Dortmund), Serge Gnabry (Arsenal) pls? By the way Goretzka looks pure class on this future screenshot :)

  • comment avatar Bubba November 30, 2012

    There’s gonna be a profile of Leitner? He’s pure class!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 30, 2012

      We’d like too but he’s not improved as much as I’d have liked in my saves, when he does we’ll provide a profile.

      • comment avatar Bubba December 1, 2012

        That Might be cuz he has a negative PA, so it may be great in one save, i’ve got a screenshot from 2017 if u want it?

        • comment avatar Darren Smith December 1, 2012

          Could be that, but he’s not bad by any means, just a few attributes that haven’t risen enough but I feel they are vital in his area.

          • comment avatar Bubba December 1, 2012
          • comment avatar Darren Smith December 1, 2012

            Brilliant that is just what I’ve been waiting for, he’ll certainly get a profile now. Just out of interest, do you know why his average ratings are so bad? Or was this under CPU management?

          • comment avatar Bubba December 1, 2012

            It’s CPU managment. I’m currently managing a team in the Solomon Islands so its not too easy to afford him ;)

            But yeah hes brilliant!

  • comment avatar FRodri November 30, 2012

    i knew this kid was super talented.

    good job ;)

  • comment avatar Mille December 1, 2012

    Hi mate. I’ve got some great career statistics on Erick Torres and Jano. I will pass that onto you once I feel they’re fully developed.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 1, 2012

      Thanks mate, if the profiles are a lot better than what we have I’m sure they’ll be used.

  • comment avatar ian January 18, 2013

    I am using your fluid tactic Darren. Which role would suit him best mate, the CM support or CM defend?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 18, 2013

      Either, I would look at the other MC player and decide based on his ability as Leon could be equally as good in either role.

      • comment avatar ian January 18, 2013

        Its Poli mate ?

        • comment avatar Darren Smith January 18, 2013

          Use Poli as the supporting MC and Leon as the defending one I think.

  • comment avatar Joseph January 23, 2013

    Darren, I have been looking through a lot of the CM players on here to try and find a good BWM to replace Ramires in my Chelsea save, could you name a few good young BWM’s you think I should take a look at?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith January 23, 2013

      This guy for one, then there’s Garmash and Crisetig who can do well in that role.

  • comment avatar Sosoil May 19, 2013

    The 24 year old Goretzka pic is from the 13.1 save game database so his defensive stats wont be as good on the newer 13.3 database.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 19, 2013

      I disagree, it depends on how you train him really, he could definitely reach that level defensively.

      • comment avatar dhu July 20, 2013

        Just want to share my fully developed Goretzka at the tender age of 21 patch 13.3, absolutely godlike. He will progress even more mentally through the years. One of the legends in fm 2013 [img][/img]

        • comment avatar Darren Smith July 20, 2013

          He looks amazing, this is one of the things I think SI get spot on, the variables to a player succeeding and failing are very small and that reflects real life well.

  • comment avatar Tham Mun Wai June 13, 2013


    Started a new game with Arsenal and bought Leon Goretzka. I had asked Abou Diaby to tutor him as i would like to play him as a box to box midfielder in the future but i am currently playing him as a deep lying playmaker to give him some game time. After half a season, i realized that his determination is dropping to 12. Why is this happening if i may ask ?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 13, 2013

      Not sure why that would happen, all you can do is find a similar type of player with high determination and have him tutor Leon.

  • comment avatar Nathan June 21, 2013

    I don’t think it’s a good idea to play Goretzka as a BWM or DM, as he gets forward often. Great trait, as it gets him heaps of goals, but not if you want to play him defensively.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 21, 2013

      I guess it depends on what you require in the position. For instance, my formation uses a defensive central midfielder that needs to be bale to play as well.

  • comment avatar NLoureiro October 9, 2013

    Have him in my Dortmund save and I swear this boy is like the Second Coming of Michael Ballack…everything in his stats scream it! Won European Golden Boy award two or three years in a row and helped me win the Champions League…I value him so much that I had no problems in selling Gundongan to Man United…

    I’ll get him again in my new Atletico Save!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith October 9, 2013

      He is a really good player especially if development goes as you’d expect.

      • comment avatar NLoureiro October 10, 2013

        It did go, under my watch his acceleration as well through individual training, I think it’s at 12 now…not much but when you consider he has 9 at the start of the game…the wonders of human management :D

        Also, I am using your 4-5-1 tactic in my Atletico Madrid save and I am not sure who should play the support role and who should play the advanced playmaker role. Goretzka or Koke? Can you help me out?

        • comment avatar Darren Smith October 10, 2013

          Personally I’d prefer Koke as advanced playmaker and Goretzka as central midfield support.

  • comment avatar dony87 November 16, 2013

    hi mate could i share leon profile in my save game here??

    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 16, 2013

      Of course, if it’s much better than the screenshots we have we’ll use it in he profile. Just need his profile and career history.

  • comment avatar dony87 November 17, 2013
    • comment avatar Darren Smith November 17, 2013

      Thanks for sharing those, he certainly has improved very nicely. Unfortunately the screenshots are too early on to use but if you keep the save going until past 2018 then we can certainly use them then.

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