Football Manager 2012 Best Championship Players List

FM 2012 lists

written by Darren Smith


Welcome to our Football Manager 2012 best Championship players list. Here you can find the biggest list of FM 2012 Championship players and the list will continue to grow throughout the year. The table below is full of useful information like each players asking price, age and position etc. We’ve even given these Football Manager 2012 lower league players a star rating based on their quality and bargain value.

It doesn’t matter if you’re after FM 2012 free players or even Football Manager 2012 cheap Championship players, we have included them all below. If that’s not enough try clicking on each players name to view their comprehensive player profile. So if you have been struggling to find the best FM12 Championship stars then look no further.

Our FM 2012 player profiles show a current profile taken from the start of the game, all the players relevant details, a scouting report and then the players profile from a year on to show how well he can perform and at what level. That’s right, we are showing you what each player could achieve just by clicking his name. This is surely the most in depth Football Manager 2012 best Championship players list around.

Please note that all profiles are taken from patch 12.2.

Player NamePositionAsking PriceWage p/wAgeClubRating
Vrsic, DareMC/AMC230,0002,50026Olimpija
Soukouna, AhmedST/AMR010,00021Free Agent
Quintero, DarwinST2,600,00013,00023Santos Laguna
Jali, AndileDMC/MC350,00012,00021Orlando Pirates
Aldrete, AdrianDL/WBL1,800,00010,00023Morelia
Moen, Petter VaaganML/AML/AMC011,50027Free Agent
Ribeiro, JorgeDL/WBL/ML013,50029Free Agent
Modise, TekoMC/AMC/MR/AMR200,00015,00028Sundowns
Wome, PierreWBL/DL01,00032Free Agent
Maertens, BirgerDC/DMC010,50031Free Agent
Piatti, IgnacioAMC/MRC/AMR550,00013,00026Lecce
Kelly, StephenDR/WBR1,500,00019,00027Fulham
Hernandez, EliasAMR700,00011,00025Tigres
Nadal, XiscoAMR/ST011,00025Free Agent
Gudmundsson, Johann BergAML/ML900,0007,00020AZ reserves
Bostwick, MichaelDC/MC1,200,0004,70023Stevenage
Henry, RonnieDR/DC75,0002,70027Stevenage
Bruins, LuigiAMC/MC/AML09,50024Free Agent
Rekish, DzmitryML/AML/MC/AMC010,00022Free Agent
Amos, BenGKLoanN/A21Man Utd
Townsend, AndrosML/MR/AMLLoanN/A19Tottenham
Broadfoot, KirkDC/DR300,0006,00026Rangers
Gonzalez, CristianML/MC05,00036Free Agent
Keller, SanderDC/WBR08,00031Unattached
Campbell SolDC06,00036Free Agent
Rubbo, MarianoAMR/AMC03,50023Free Agent
Jonsson, EggertDMC/DRC/MC725,00010,00022Wolves
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  • comment avatar tom May 21, 2012

    great idea this darren…lots of players ive never even found…what about bressan?…i managed to get him at west ham and he became a star!…

    however im not sure on wages n price tage…i think i got him for 1.2mill but wages were 20k…so mayb not

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 21, 2012

      He actually joins Southampton so that indicates anyone predicted for top 6 will have a chance and his wages can be done for £5K so he’ll be profiled. Thanks.

      • comment avatar balar-R May 24, 2012

        hey there Darren, why is it that i can’t find some of the players that you posted here? particularly Ahmed Soukouna. any ideas on what i should choose as my database?

        • comment avatar Darren Smith May 24, 2012

          You may have the small database loaded which isn’t enough, I’d suggest loading the large database.

          • comment avatar balar-R May 26, 2012

            thank you darren. this is the best site for fm

          • comment avatar Darren Smith May 26, 2012

            Thanks mate, glad it helps.

        • comment avatar Darren August 13, 2012

          its because he has a comer in his name, if you copy and paste the name from this site delte the comer

  • comment avatar Le Dzung May 22, 2012

    A great list you made there! I believe even one who manage a top club with small initial budget can find this list really helpful.

  • comment avatar Le Dzung May 22, 2012

    Oh, I suggest some more players who can be good candidates to join this list. Many of them are well-known for many gamers, but, it’s always wonderful to take a look at the profile of the player from this site as a reference. So, they are: Gabriel Silva (DL), Cornel Rapa, Houslek (AML), Alex Smithies (GK), Sommer (GK), Bressan (AMC), Mushaga Bakenga (ST). I’m not sure they are cheap from all starting game but in my save game they are good bargaining deals.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 22, 2012

      I will take a look at them, thanks.

  • comment avatar Mike May 22, 2012

    Great idea Darren! I’ve been trying to get a Championship save started for the longest time, perhaps this list will help me get it underway!

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 22, 2012

      Hope so mate, I’ll try and keep the list growing.

  • comment avatar Heresy May 26, 2012

    Got names of a few youngsters that may be interested in joining a Championship side but are more prospects than instant impacts..

    Samed Yesil (irl performed well in U17 champs for Germany)
    Christian Montano (WHU plaeyr, low value at the start of the game, bags of potential)
    Hordur Magnusson (Juventus reserves player, not sure if he’d want out but.. his physical stats improve seadily from what i’ve seen)
    Vitinho (Botofago youngster, looks to be a very promising rounded striker)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 26, 2012

      Thanks for the suggestions. The first three wouldn’t be able to have any impact during first few seasons which renders them ineligible for the list. I want this list to help gamers get promotion within the first two seasons and those players wouldn’t grow enough for the EPL unfortunately which is the sort of potential they’d need considering you couldn’t get much from them at the start. Vitinho is very tough to sign in terms of asking price for that level and interest in moving. Appreciate the suggestions though.

  • comment avatar Benjy May 26, 2012

    Hi Darren, in my current save, a player called Tadanari Lee signed for Southampton for free on wages of 15k and has 17 goals in 29 for them. I have never managed him so I can’t swear by him but I thought he was worth a mention because of the stats.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 26, 2012

      I was going to do a profile on him before realizing the transfer has already happened before you start the game, meaning he isn’t available and doesn’t want to move. :(

      • comment avatar Benjy May 26, 2012

        Sorry man, I’ve never heard of him in real life so I just assumed he was on the free agent list in the game.

  • comment avatar Dominic May 27, 2012

    Lucas Severo- Internacional U20’s
    Luis Guilherme- Botafogo
    Romario- Vitoria
    fantastic players
    also noticed you got some loan players on the list so here is a suggested loan player
    Soulameine Coulibaly- Tottenham he has amazing attributes

    • comment avatar Darren Smith May 28, 2012

      I have my doubts that any of them are buy-able with a Championship club to be honest.

      • comment avatar Cduncan May 28, 2012

        I got Romario in January for Leicester in the Championship. He wouldnt get a work permit in August when I tried to sign him but did in Jan.

        • comment avatar Darren Smith May 28, 2012

          That’s the problem, I am only listing players that can be signed from the off and we have already profiled Romario as a top flight player anyway.

  • comment avatar Benjy June 1, 2012

    I am not sure what sort of interest he would have in moving to the Championship but Rivaldo signed for Wolves in January in one of my saves. I tried signing him from the off with a 3rd Division German side, the club accepting the bid but he wasn’t interested. He is very old but has some great looking technical skills

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 1, 2012

      He’s a great player but just a little too old really, but I’ll look into him.

      • comment avatar Zakier July 17, 2012

        I bought rivaldo for my southampton team for 100k and 2k wages. He had about 11 goals and 16 assists for me. Definitely worth it!

        • comment avatar Darren Smith July 17, 2012

          He is a very good player and we may profile him but just seemed a little too old and slow considering most might want to use him on the wings. No doubting the quality though.

  • comment avatar Heresy June 2, 2012

    Found a few cheap players you may (or may not) be interested in adding to your list :)

    Douglas from Goias
    Matias Caruzzo from Boca
    Tlou Segolela from Orlando Pirates
    Jorge Broun from Athletico Rosario
    Jean-Alain Fanchone (a left back!) from FC Strasbourg
    Malkaz Asatiani (free agent)

    all should be available for less than 1M each

    Also, if you can, I recommend scouting Egypt and Qatar, there are some good players there, some still in their 20s ;)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 3, 2012

      A couple aren’t visible in my save, a few are too expensive one isn’t good enough and the other few don’t get a work permit unfortunately.

  • comment avatar silva June 5, 2012

    Nathan Ake

  • comment avatar Heresy June 5, 2012

    OK, my final attempt to recommend anything for this tier xD One player only this time: Lee Addy.

    Good jumping and heading means he’ll be a threat from set pieces. 1,5M Euro might be required to get him but I’m confident he’ll eb worth it and will be a magnificent capture for any Championship team. Hope he gets a work permit :P

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 6, 2012

      No work permit.

      • comment avatar Heresy June 6, 2012

        Bugger! :(

  • comment avatar chris June 7, 2012

    should maybe put jody craddok on?, fairenough hes old but for a lower side in the championship hes a decent signing, helped me a number of times avoid relegation for a couple of seasons until i got my foot in the league

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 7, 2012

      I’m not looking for players like that I’m afraid. I don’t think he’d be good enough considering his age.

  • comment avatar Liam Dean June 11, 2012

    any cheap goal machines?
    im bristol city need someone to bang em in :)

    • comment avatar Liam Dean June 11, 2012

      * only got 1 million*****

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 11, 2012

      Just whos on the list for now.

    • comment avatar Chris Henwood August 16, 2012

      I brought in Joel Valencia from Zaragoza on loan for the season and Rivaldo on a transfer. Play them as AM in a 4-1-2-1-2, got about 20 goals between them in my first season. Kadlec is a very good choice as a ST so I recommend bringing him in to play alongside Either Pitman or Stead. DO NOT play Chris Wood, he very rarely scores and will miss many easy chances. Also worth a look is Daniel Sturridge, managed to get him on loan for the season, Finished third in championship with Sturridge, Pitman, Stead and Kadlec each getting more than 15 goals each!

  • comment avatar Anthony June 12, 2012

    Niang is one of the best players i have managed but i just want to know would bressan join a championship team?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 12, 2012

      Well this is a ‘Championship’ profile so yes. He’d certainly join Southampton and West Ham, I know that fir sure, but any other club would need testing.

  • comment avatar jujuman June 16, 2012

    i cannot find most of these players i am ploaying the game on my iphone, do you know how i can sort it?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 16, 2012

      You’re playing the handheld version which is a completely different game database, we only cover the full version of the game.

  • comment avatar jujuman June 16, 2012

    oh man, you not know any players for handheld?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 16, 2012

      Like I said we don’t cover that version and don’t play it.

  • comment avatar Damien June 17, 2012

    darren what do you think of bruma from sporting lisbon and also kurt zouma

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 17, 2012

      I don’t like the first one but Zouma is very good, Karl has profiled him already.

      • comment avatar Damien June 17, 2012

        could you recommended any players that could help keep my ipswich team in the prem after getting promoted ?

        • comment avatar Darren Smith June 17, 2012

          No because I’d have no idea who is available and who would want to move, I could recommend ten players and all of them probably won’t be available.

          • comment avatar Damien June 17, 2012

            fair enough thanks any great lists of players

  • comment avatar Jorge Amim June 26, 2012

    IVAN BANDALOVSKI. Great Right FullBack. Bough him playing for Leeds.

    And the price… 50K!!! His value is higher, but CSKA Sofia will let the player go for very little money. One of the great bargains of the game.

    Now im in the Premier and he stills put an average above 7 in the league.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 26, 2012

      Do you have screenshots of his ‘profile’ ‘overview’ and ‘career history’ from your save as he isn’t interested in most Championship clubs in patch 12.2 so couldn’t feature in this list. Only other list is cheap players but I need proof of his ability.

  • comment avatar Martin parker June 29, 2012

    Good shout with Bressan. he is pure quality! rarely puts in a bad game.. 975k minimum – wage around 4k will get him! I’ve done that for Blackpool numerous times, he will want around 2.2k – offer 4k 100% will get him..

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 29, 2012

      Yeah he’s a quality player and one of the best players available at Championship level.

  • comment avatar Greg July 27, 2012

    Hey mate, you should look at Victor Anichebe. I got him for an initial 200k and 2m over 42 months and he’s scored 23 goals over the season and 16 assists. I also recommend Yaya Sanogo. He starts of with an undisclosed injury until the 10/11 but when he comes back and regains match fitness he is a beast. He has scored 18 goals in 14 games with 6 assists. Get Anichebe first if anyone wants to buy the two together (which I recommend!!) As Sanogo idolises Ani’.
    Great list though. Let’s see some more players on it though :p

    • comment avatar Darren Smith July 27, 2012

      Anichebe is too expensive and we have already profiled Sanogo in the wonderkid list.

  • comment avatar sam ryan August 2, 2012

    I have 4 players please could you tell me how they have progressed please. They are:

    Jack Butland (GK) 17yrs old
    Alex Smithies (GK)21yrs old
    Tarik Elyounoussi (ST)23yrs old
    Aidan White (LB/LM) 19yrs old

  • comment avatar Darren August 2, 2012

    would yannis salibur be a good championship player? im not managing in the championship but im haalfway through my first season and he is only worth 40k and his stats arent too bad for a 21 year old

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 3, 2012

      I’m afraid not no, I don’t rate him to be honest.

  • comment avatar Dale Gibson August 5, 2012

    A few very good players for Championship clubs with a little more cash.

    Roger MC Cruzeiro (Free kick specialist and plenty of assists!)

    Mario Sergio RB Metalurg (Averages well over 7 and does it in the Prem aswell)

    Sol Bamba DC Leicester (Got 12 goals in my 1st season)

    Mariano Pernia DL FREE (Not available on update as he is retired but on original he is quality)

    • comment avatar Darren Smith August 5, 2012

      To be honest none bar Bamba are eligible for the list…the first is too expensive for his age while the rest are either not visible during standard save in patch 12.2.

  • comment avatar bob September 4, 2012

    What do you think of Miguel Sabah?

    • comment avatar Darren Smith September 4, 2012

      He looks good but too expensive for the age.

  • comment avatar bob September 7, 2012

    Yeah he is pretty expensive managed to get him for 1.8m with southampton.

  • comment avatar Kenny September 20, 2012

    i recommend camilo zuniga from napoli, they always transfer list him and he is available for under 1 mil shockingly he even joins some top championship teams, i brought him to leicester city and southampton in 2 different saves, guy is amazing and can still play for u when u get promoted, dw work permit is not an issue because he plays for his nationality team all the time so he always passes his work permit

    • comment avatar Darren Smith September 20, 2012

      Thanks for the recommendation but we won’t be adding to the list now with the new games release imminent.

  • comment avatar olly benson December 2, 2012

    A great youth player is Vadillo from Betis. n my manu one he is 4 1/2 star potential. But he cost me 20million and e demands first team even though he is only 1 star at first so he will go down. But he is great

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 2, 2012

      He is but this post is for Championship players in FM12.

  • comment avatar Dylan Reeves December 5, 2012

    Max clayton got me 1/5 goals for Peteborough at the age of 19 brought him at 18 for 500k.Should be able to make good profit.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith December 6, 2012

      Unfortunately we are not updating this list anymore as its for FM12.

  • comment avatar Raff February 5, 2013

    Egebert – Irish central defender, can get him on a free transfer at the start for a bout 2k a week wages… 24 – heading 16.. tackling 16.. Had him for my Colchester save, he’s a beast. So will also go to lower league clubs.

    • comment avatar Darren Smith February 5, 2013

      Can’t see him in my save, maybe you need Ireland loaded?

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