FM13 Wonderkid Review - Kyriakos Papadopoulos

FM13 Wonderkid Review - Kyriakos Papadopoulos

Time to take a look at what many FM fans would say, the best young defender in the world at the moment, Schalke’s Kyriakos Papadopoulos. Will he develop into an average Joe, or will he become a World Class defender? Let’s find out...

First we’ll check his starting ability in FM13

Kyriakos Papadopoulos_ Overview Attributes-2

Above average from the very start. Kyriakos, is a strong young defender centre already at the age of 20. His best attributes Marking and Tackling, alongside with great aerial ability attributes, Heading and Jumping, surely make him on of the best young defenders in the game. Also high Determination and Work Rate, promise us that we can except a great development from this player. The only attribute that is needed for a superb DC and what Kyriakos doesn’t posses is Concentration, we’ll see if it will develop in his future career.

 

Scout report from Pantaleo Corvino from Barcelona:

Kyriakos Papadopoulos_ Reports Scout Report-2

Corvino regards that Kyriakos would be a good signing for Barcelona. He rated his Current Ability with 2 stars, on what we must disagree, as we fell his CA is really good and deserves a better rating. No suprise regarding his Potential Ability, Corvino thinks that it could lead him to becoming a lading central defender in the future.

Estimated Cost – £13.75M - £16M

Wage Demands - £160K p/m - £210K p/m

Main Strength – Team Player Main Weakness – None Personality – Determined
Specific Strength – Important Matches Specific Weakness – None Team Personality – Professional

 

Player development in 8 years:

Kyriakos Papadopoulos_ Overview Attributes

So a World Class central defender. Can’t say we’re surprised with the outcome of his development, as he was promising a lot at the very beginning, and he didn’t disappoint us in the end. Even his Concentration rose to an above average attribute.

 

Career Stats and Injuries History through 8 years :

Kyriakos Papadopoulos_ History Career Stats

Kyriakos Papadopoulos_ History Injuries

Great career statistics through out his playing career is just one more plus for this amazing young player. It tells us that he is a constant performer, and his Average Rating above 7 through his career is simply amazing for a central defender.

As injuries are inevitable in any footballers life,from now on we’ll take a look of each players injuries history,  so we have a better idea whether the player is prone to injuries.  And by the looks at Kyriakos injuries history, we can conclude that he is not injury prone. Two fairly long injuries in 2013, and one in 2017, tells us that Kyriakos will be at your disposal for most of the times.

 

Our verdict on Kyriakos Papadopoulos:

Amazing young player, a true Wonderkid and a World Class central defender in the future. If you’ve got the money to transfer him to your club, then look no further than Kyriakos. OUR RATING: 5 stars

 

If you want to find more perspective players like Kyriakos in Football Manager 2013, then we suggest downloading our Wonderkids and perspective young players shortlist.

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