Best 150 Midfielders in Football Manager 2017

Welcome to our list of the best midfielders under-23 years old in FM17!

Below is a brief introduction to one of the most interesting positions in football. Take a look at the end of this post if you are just looking for the list with the best 150 midfielders in Football Manager 2017.

Introduction

Controlling the middle of the field is the key to winning matches in Football Manager 2017. One position that is crucial to a team’s success is the midfielder. The best player on the team will typically play this position. They have to perform various tasks on the field depending on the midfielders role they are assigned.

A Dual Position

Versatility is the main feature of any midfielder. This is a dual position in football as midfielders will be playing an offensive position and a defensive position. Players have to be creative and feisty. They need to find ways to set up a scoring play and stop the opposition’s aggressive attacks. Qualifications that are necessary of these players include being a creative passer, recognising other teammate’s roles, and have terrific technical skills. They need to be one of the best dribblers and ball-handlers on the team.

Centre Midfielder

The centre midfielders position is the most challenging in all of football. They are constantly close to the ball and will do most of the running on the field. Centre midfielders also help attack when their team is offensively making the play and need to defend when the opposing team has the ball.

Defensive Midfielder

Reading the game is an important trait for defensive midfielders in FM 2017. When the defence recovers the ball an outlet is needed for passing down the field. Centre attacks will not be necessary. Offensive players will need to be covered is they are above the penalty area moving moving across the centre of the field. He must also help set up the offence by connecting on long crossing passes. If the midfielders are applying pressure, the opposing team will need to use their wingers to move the ball down the field.

Side Midfielder

These are the wingers on the field and are typically the fastest players. They will look for open space at the sideline and the corners of the field to dribble past opposing players. Flexibility is afforded when using four-man or five-man midfield formations. Sprinting for long passing runs or following the ball into the offensive zone are two of the most important traits of a winger.

Attacking Midfielder

The main focus of attacking midfielders is to create plays for the team. They will need to look for ways to create opportunities for attacking by strikers and other players. However, attackers should be looking for ways to score goals when they can. Dribbling and looking for a shot on goal are other traits which are vital for these football players.

Passing Skills

Dribbling the ball through traffic is not always the best course of action for a midfielder. Being able to find open teammates and accurately passing the ball are more important.

A midfielder should have a well-rounded skill set for football. Players will constantly be dribbling, shooting, passing, defending, and looking for ways to score.

Check out our other listings: Goalkeepers | Defenders | Strikers and Forwards

Football Manager 2017 Best Midfielders

NameAgePositionClubNationalityEvolution (in 2022)
Marc Stendera20AMCEintracht FrankfurtGermanView Profile
Hirving Lozano20AML AMRPachucaMexicanView Profile
Matheus Pereira18AMCEmpoliBrazilianView Profile
Josh Onomah19AMCTottenham HotspurEnglishView Profile
Andreas Pereira20AMCManchester UnitedBrazilianView Profile
Ryan Gauld20AMCVitória de SetúbalScottishView Profile
Dani Ceballos20AMCReal BetisSpanishView Profile
Olexandr Zinchenko19AMCManchester CityUkrainianView Profile
Giovani Lo Celso20AMCRosario CentralArgentineView Profile
Francisco Geraldes21AMCMoreirensePortugueseView Profile
Maximilian Meyer20AMCSchalke 04GermanView Profile
Viktor Kovalenko20AMCShakhtar DonetskUkrainianView Profile
Alen Halilovic20AMCHamburger SVCroatianView Profile
Marco Asensio20AMCReal MadridSpanishView Profile
Rui Pires18DMFC PortoPortugueseView Profile
Dele Alli20AMCTottenham HotspurEnglishView Profile
Jarlan Barrera20AMCJunior FCColombianView Profile
Ross Barkley22AMCEvertonEnglishView Profile
Amine Harit19AMC MCFC NantesFrenchView Profile
Marko Rog20AMC MCNapoliCroatianView Profile
Hakan Çalhanoğlu22AMC ML MCBayer 04 LeverkusenTurkishView Profile
Julian Draxler22AMC ML MRVfL WolfsburgGermanView Profile
Marcus Edwards17AMC AMRTottenham HotspurEnglishView Profile
Malcom19AMC STGirondins de BordeauxBrazilianView Profile
Jérémie Boga19AMC ST AMRGranada CFFrenchView Profile
Ruben Neves19DMFC PortoPortugueseView Profile
Julian Weigl20DMBorussia DortmundGermanView Profile
Timothy Fosu Mensah18DMManchester UnitedDutchView Profile
Santiago Ascacibar19DMEstudiantes de La PlataArgentinianView Profile
Ádám Nagy21DMBolognaHungarianView Profile
Andrés Cubas20DMBoca JuniorsArgentineView Profile
Alexis Blin19DMToulouse FCFrenchView Profile
Eric Dier22DMTottenham HotspurEnglishView Profile
Sebastián Cristóforo22DMFiorentinaUruguayanView Profile
Karol Linetty21DM AMCSampdoriaPolishView Profile
Daniel Amartey21DM DCLeicester CityGhanaianView Profile
Fede19DM CMSevilla AtléticoSpanishView Profile
Sergi Samper21DM CMGranada CFSpanishView Profile
Palhinha20DM CMBelenensesPortugueseView Profile
Amadou Diawara18DM CMNapoliGuineanView Profile
Johannes Geis22DM CMFC Schalke 04GermanView Profile
Assane Dioussé18DM MCEmpoliSenegaleseView Profile
Fabinho22DM DRAS MonacoBrazilianView Profile
Adrien Rabiot21MCParis Saint GermainFrenchView Profile
Godfred Donsah20MCBolognaGhanaianView Profile
Lewis Cook19MCBournemouthEnglishView Profile
Oliver Torres21MCAtletico MadridSpanishView Profile
Mikel Merino20MCBorussia DortmundSpanishView Profile
André Horta19MCSL BenficaPortugueseView Profile
Leon Goretzka21MCSchalke 04GermanView Profile
Danilo20MCSL BenficaBrazilianView Profile
Riechedly Bazoer19MCAjaxDutchView Profile
Vincent Koziello20MCOGC NiceFrenchView Profile
Joshua Kimmich21MCBayern MunichGermanView Profile
Saul Niguez21MCAtletico MadridSpanishView Profile
Mahmoud Dahoud20MCBorussia MonchengladbachGermanView Profile
Youri Tielemans19MCAnderlechtBelgianView Profile
Renato Sanches19MCBayern MunichPortugueseView Profile
Gedion Zelalem19MCArsenalGermanView Profile
Erick Gutiérrez21MCPachucaMexicanView Profile
Marco Benassi22MCTorinoItalianView Profile
Sergi Darder22MCOlympique LyonnaisSpanishView Profile
Mateo Kovačić22MCReal MadridCroatianView Profile
Abdülkadir Ömür17MC AMCTrabzonsporTurkishView Profile
Valentin Vada20MC AMCGirondins de BordeauxArgentineView Profile
Alessandro Bordin17MC AMCTorinoItalianView Profile
Marcos Llorente21MC AMC DMDeportivo AlavésSpanishView Profile
Maximilian Arnold22MC AMC DMVfL WolfsburgGermanView Profile
James Ward-Prowse21MC AMC MRSouthamptonEnglishView Profile
Pablo Galdames19MC DMUnión EspañolaChileanView Profile
Camarasa22MC DMDeportivo AlavésSpanishView Profile
Corentin Tolisso21MC DMOlympique LyonnaisFrenchView Profile
Lewis Cook19MC DM AMCBournemouthEnglishView Profile
Marko Grujić20MC DM AMCLiverpoolSerbianView Profile
Medrán22MC DM AMCValencia CFSpanishView Profile
Morgan Sanson21MC DM AMC MLMontpellier Hérault SCFrenchView Profile
Wylan Cyprien21MC DM AMC MROGC NiceFrenchView Profile
Emre Can22MC DM DCLiverpoolGermanView Profile
Yannick Gerhardt22MC DM MLVfL WolfsburgGermanView Profile
André Gomes22MC ML AMC DMBarcelonaPortugueseView Profile
Pablo Fornals20MC ML MRMálaga CFSpanishView Profile
Adam Ounas19MLBordeauxFrenchView Profile
Kenedy20MLChelseaBrazilianView Profile
Adnan Januzaj21MLSunderlandBelgianView Profile
Matheus Pereira20MLSporting CPBrazilianView Profile
Samuel Castillejo21MLVillarrealSpanishView Profile
Raheem Sterling21MLManchester CityEnglishView Profile
Julian Brandt20MLBayer LeverkusenGermanView Profile
Anthony Martial20MLManchester UnitedFrenchView Profile
Christian Pulisic17MLBorussia DortmundAmericanView Profile
Georges-Kévin Nkoudou21MLTottenham HotspurFrenchView Profile
Bartosz Kapustka19ML AMCLeicester CityPolishView Profile
Memphis Depay22ML AMLManchester UnitedDutchView Profile
Leon Bailey19ML MRGenkJamaicanView Profile
Yannick Carrasco22ML MRAtlético MadridBelgianView Profile
Denis Suárez22ML MR MCBarcelonaSpanishView Profile
Naranjo21ML ST MRRC Celta de VigoSpanishView Profile
Oyarzabal19AMLReal SociedadSpanishView Profile
Otavio21AMLFC PortoBrazilianView Profile
Maxwel Cornet19AMLOlympique LyonFrenchView Profile
Theo Bongonda20AMLCelta VigoBelgianView Profile
Jeisson Vargas18AMLEstudiantes de La PlataChileanView Profile
Marko Pjaca21AMLJuventusCroatianView Profile
Baldé Keita21AMLLazioSenegaleseView Profile
Bruma21AMLGalatasarayPortugueseView Profile
Kylian Mbappe17AMLAS MonacoFrenchView Profile
Charly Musonda19AMLReal BetisBelgianView Profile
Kingsley Coman20AMLBayern MunichFrenchView Profile
Jeisson Vargas18AMLEstudiantes de La PlataChileanView Profile
Diogo Jota19AMLFC PortoPortugueseView Profile
Steven Bergwijn18AML AMRPSVDutchView Profile
Sofiane Boufal22AML AMR AMCSouthamptonMoroccanView Profile
Marlos Moreno19AML AMR STRC Deportivo de La CoruñaColombianView Profile
Isaac Success20AML ST AMRWatfordNigerianView Profile
Levin Öztunali20MRBayer LeverkusenGermanView Profile
Serge Gnabry21MRArsenalGermanView Profile
Gelson Martins21MRSporting CPPortugueseView Profile
Andrija Zivkovic20MRSL BenficaSerbianView Profile
Thomas Lemar20MRAS MonacoFrenchView Profile
Leroy Sane20MRManchester CityGermanView Profile
Breel Embolo19MRSchalke 04SwissView Profile
Ousmane Dembele19MRBorussia DortmundFrenchView Profile
Bernardo Silva21MR AMC MCAS MonacoPortugueseView Profile
Aminu Umar21MR MLOsmanlısporNigerianView Profile
Iuri Medeiros21MR MLSporting CPPortugueseView Profile
Federico Bernardeschi22MR MLFiorentinaItalianView Profile
Levin Öztunalı20MR ML AMCFSV Mainz 05GermanView Profile
Juan Pablo Añor22MR ML AMCMálaga CFVenezuelanView Profile
Gonçalo Guedes19MR ML STSL BenficaPortugueseView Profile
Oliver Burke19MR AMRRB LeipzigScottishView Profile
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain22MR AMRArsenalEnglishView Profile
Exequiel Palacios17MR AMRRiver PlateArgentineView Profile
Valentino Lazaro20MR AMR MLFC Red Bull SalzburgAustrian-AngolanView Profile
Deulofeu22MR AMR STEvertonSpanishView Profile
Vaclav Cerny18AMRAjaxCzechView Profile
Adama Traoré Diarra20AMRMiddlesbroughSpanishView Profile
Domenico Berardi21AMRSassuoloItalianView Profile
Mitchell van Bergen16AMR AMLVitesseDutchView Profile
Milot Rashica20AMR AMLVitesseKosovarView Profile
Williams22AMR AMLAthletic Club de BilbaoSpanishView Profile
Nabil Fekir22AMR STOlympique LyonnaisFrenchView Profile
Best Football Manager 2017 Midfielders by position: right Midfielders, left Midfielders, right Wingers, left Wingers, center defensive midfielders, center midfielders, and center attacking midfielders.

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