FM 2013 player profile – Nicolas Nkoulou

FM 2013 Central Midfielders

written by Darren Smith

Nicolas Nkoulou

Age: 22

Position: DC/DMC

Club: Marseille

Nationality: Cameroonian

Value: £4.8 million

Price tag: £18.5 million (in patch 13.3)

Nicolas Nkoulou profile in 2012 (after starting new game, patch 13.3)

Nicolas Nkoulou scouting report from Lawlor of Man Utd

Nicolas Nkoulou profile aged 26 in the year 2017

Nicolas Nkoulou career history until 2017

This FM 2013 player profile of Nicolas Nkoulou shows an absolute beats. Nkoulou can play centre back or be adapted to a defensive midfield role. Possessing great marking, tackling and strength attributes mean most opponents will struggle against this unit, and his incredible mental attributes make him one of the best stoppers in FM13. £18.5 million is a lot, but Nkoulou is one of the best defensive stars FM has to offer.

Best buy rating: 9/10

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  • comment avatar Walter December 11, 2012

    If he was 15 million or below, he’s easily a 10 for me. His mental attributes are world-class.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 11, 2012

      I agree, the 9/10 rating was one I pondered, wondering if it was too high considering the asking price but his mental attributes grow to point few players could boast.

  • comment avatar Alexander Tommos December 12, 2012

    Great player! Giving Yaya Banana a try right now though (such a funny name XD)

  • comment avatar Walter December 12, 2012

    Hey I have some un-related questions for you Darren:

    In my 2nd season, Wilshere, Oscar, and Honda are all on the Transfer Market listed at 15.75, 13.75, and 9.00 million pounds respectively. I am wondering who you think is better overall and who would be a better choice as one who can rotate both mid and attacking-mid positions (2 different answers I am assuming!)

    Lastly, what do you think about Viktor Fischer?

    Keep on keeping on!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 12, 2012

      I’d go with Wilshere hands down. Fischer looks talented, not really seen his full development yet though.

  • comment avatar Zak December 13, 2012

    I think to be a truly dominant centre back he may need some better stats in juping and heading. other than that though he looks like an animal that has amazing mental stats too

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 13, 2012

      I disagree, I have Jones and Papadopoulos with similar attributes in those areas and they are untouchable.

  • comment avatar Matt December 13, 2012

    Damn I remember this guy from 2010 and he was solid then. He’s even better now haha.
    Can I ask about profiles for Caulker and Hanley(Blackburn) – both CB’s or any british CB’s really. I want someone to partner Clarke and Jones is too expensive.
    Also thanks for profiling De Bruyne. I’m sure you were going go anyway but…

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 13, 2012

      We will look into English CB’s but as yet don’t have good enough future screenshots for those two you mentioned.

      • comment avatar Miles Smith December 13, 2012

        I’m probably going to start a Tottenham save soon, I’ll see if I can get Caulker some game time & see how he develops.

  • comment avatar :d December 14, 2012

    What an absolute tank. Don’t like his height and jumping for a CB though but he looks like an excellent Anchor man.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 14, 2012

      He is very sturdy, I personally have evolved from always demanding a tall CB with great heading and jumping but I know this guys will be a no no for many who still look for those traits. I like to have one more technically talented and one with the jumping and heading etc.

      • comment avatar Miles Smith December 14, 2012

        Those ratings speak for themselves!

  • comment avatar Diavolo1992 April 6, 2013

    I bought benatia, i must buy this guy too…awesome mental stats.

    He can turn in great ball playing defender ;)

    Must buy!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith April 6, 2013

      Yeah and he’s very versatile too, so invaluable in that sense.

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