Due to numerous requests I’ve recompiled my list of best young players in FIFA 11 updated for the 2011 Winter Roster. This list should be fairly accurate for PC, PS3 and XBOX360 and somewhat helpful for older-gen consoles.
You can still view the original list at FIFA 11 Best Young Players
WTF is a ReGen?
In FIFA 11 they have removed the youth scouting system from the career mode entirely and switched to a system of regenerating retired players.
Basically when a player retires they will be reincarnated in the form of a youth player with a pseudo-random name but with the identical attributes of the retired player. You can spot them in the transfer screen because they do not have a player picture.
If you have difficulty finding a certian player it may be because they have already been traded to another team. To help with finding them you should search for young players with their position / nationality and then check that their weight matches.
- Must retire within the first 5 seasons of CM. Because a regen starts young (<18) they need time to fully develop to the potential of the player they are based on.
- Have a theoretical potential overall of 75+, because there is not point of buying a regen’d version of Paul Crichton
This post by rusayne on the EA forums better explains and discusses how regens work so have a look if you want more information.
Until I have time to properly investigate how the FIFA 11 manager mode works here is some raw player data extracted from the FIFA database. The potentials are to be used as a rough guide to player growth but may be some way off. Generally the younger players on this list are more likely to reach their potential than those 23+. These values were taken from the PC database but should also be accurate for finding the best players on xbox360 and ps3. As always, feel free to leave a comment if you find any awesome new players or good bargains.
There are a number of players included in FIFA 11 because they are part of their national team, but their club is not represented in the game. This means that in Manager Mode they will not be part of your. The following list of players are those that meet this criteria.
This post by Muzzy77 on the EA forums explains how you can add them to your game.