FM 2012 Player Profile – Alphonse Areola

FM 2012 cheap players

written by Karl Deighton

Alphonse Areola

Age: 18

Position: GK

Club: Paris Saint-Germain

Nationality: French

Value: £875k

Price tag: £5.5m

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


Areola’s scouting report from Comolli of Liverpool

Areola’s profile aged 25 in 2019

Areola’s career history until 2019

Areola is another promising youth product from french giants, PSG. He has suffered in the future screenshot because of his limited playing time behind Sirigu, with regular games and good training he can become a world class ‘keeper and would be the number one for any team in the world. His aerial presence is his srong point but he is a well rounded ‘keeper. His week point would be his pace, but that isn’t too bad and can be improved when managed personally. I would give him a higher rating but I need the evidence first.

Best buy rating: 8.5/10

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  • comment avatar Heresy July 29, 2012

    Shame about the profile.

    Areola’s handling does stop at 17, unfortunately, perhaps it can slowly improve when he’s older… He also gets 20 in strength with proper training schedules and human management (no need for individual training on that though). But do coach him on his positioning.

    One thing: goalies don’t really need pace. Sure, it’s good to have it but acceleration is much more important. I also like to work on Areola’s agility a little more than shown here. Just saying ;)

    • comment avatar Karl Deighton July 29, 2012

      yeah I know, woul be much better with a good one.
      He would be a lot better with human management.
      I was talking about pace in general, shouldve made that more clear. Especially if you use a sweeper keeper. Looking at it he could do with better agility.

      • comment avatar Heresy July 30, 2012

        I still think that even as a sweeper keeper, a player needs to accelerate very quickly but will not run full speed too often.

        I remember a screen when he was 21 (4th season), he had 14 command of area, 15 communication, 17 handling, 14/10 in kicking/throwing, 15 in one-on-ones, 18 in balance and jumping, 20 strength and 16 in concentration and positioning. That was achieved with around 20 games played per season.

        The one stat that kept worrying me were his reflexes that didn’t want to go above 14.

        I’m aware it’s difficult to get a good profile for him because not many actually buy and use him and with CPU management he won’t get too many starting appearences.

  • comment avatar Declan July 29, 2012

    I have him playing week in, week out for PSV and already at 19, he has 16 handling, 14 reflexes, 16 aerial ability and 19 strength.

    He’s certainly a talented keeper but I have yet to see a screen shot of him with reflexes higher than 15/16, hopefully he’ll attain that in my save. :)

    Loving the profiles, fantastic job!

    • comment avatar Karl Deighton July 30, 2012

      His reflexes could be worked on, he already has some nice stats on yours, maybe when he is at his peak you could gime me the screesnhots?
      Thanks, appreciate it mate

  • comment avatar Alexander Ceol July 30, 2012

    what a shame there not beeing a better future screenshoot of him, I should work on that :P

    • comment avatar Karl Deighton July 30, 2012

      yeah we could do with better screenshots

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