Football Manager 2007, its predictions came true 10 years later

Two Reddit users went to analyze the football promises reported by Football Manager in 2007: among the names Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos

This will lead the way. You will have happened several times to see a young boy playing soccer and try to predict his future. The game is not easy, because at a young age budding talents tend to change their perspectives very quickly. Yet Football Manager since 2007 doesn't miss a beat.

Seeing Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo play as kids and predicting their careers was easy, almost for everyone. But soccer isn't always so predictable, quite the contrary. Yet the famous soccer management video game, Football Manager, doesn't seem to miss a prediction for a very long time. Out of curiosity, two Reddit users, Hessenuk and EisernerVorhang, went to check which players the video game reported as safe promises of international soccer in 2007. Ten years later, it's amazing to read that list and notice that all those guys are now stars in the European and world fields.

Football Manager predictions

We start by saying that the video game is famous for its database and for its network of scouts that every year compile very precise files on players from all over the world. So much so that nowadays the main soccer teams have started selecting players using Football Manager. Let's start with the first prediction, dated 2006. In that year the game reported Luka Modric, a young midfielder who was about to start his career in the first team with Dinamo Zagreb, and defined him as one of the best prospects in Europe. Prediction largely centered. The same goes for his current teammate at Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos. The most apt example is Sanchez, now at Arsenal. In 2007, he was just 18 years old and a Colo-Colo player in the Chilean Liga. Predictions have also been made for Sergio Agüero, Radamel Falcao, Gerard Piqué or Gonzalo Higuaín. Don't worry, however, even Football Manager observers are sometimes wrong. In 2007, among the certainties for the future, they also pointed out Andrés Guardado, Giovani dos Santos and Hatem Ben Arfa. Talented players but that have not really become stars.