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Football Manager: The Best Young Teams To Manage

I don’t know about you, but for me, there is no better satisfaction than winning the trophies with a young and unknown but talented team.

At the start of the season, nobody gives you any chance to win the title because you have a too young team, with no proved quality, and no experience.

On the top of that, you are a new manager with no trophies. Of course, supporters will be deeply skeptical!

But you are determined to get the best out of them, you recognize their potential, you set up the best tactic and training and motivate the team.

After winning the first couple of matches everything else is a history…

So now you’re heated up for this challenge but don’t know which club to choose, don’t worry, here you will find the big list of a very young but still strong teams.

According to the CIES Football Observatory research study, the youngest big-5 nation league champion was Borussia Dortmund with an average age of 24,7. That was in the 11/12 season.

Check out the list, choose your favorite club and bring some trophies!


My choice of the youngest teams from top leagues to manage in FM

RB Leipzig

Average age: 23,5
Stadium / Capacity: Red Bull Arena / 42.558
Best players: Willi Orban (CB), Timo Werner (ST), Marcel Sabitzer (AMR)
Preferred formation: 4-4-1-1

RB Leipzig first eleven

Ajax Amsterdam

Average age: 23,5
Stadium / Capacity: Johan Cruijff ArenA / 54.033
Best players: Matthijs de Ligt (CB), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (ST), Dusan Tadic (AML)
Preferred formation: 4-3-3

ajax first eleven

PSV Eindhoven

Average age: 23,6
Stadium / Capacity: Philips Stadion / 35.000
Best players: Gastón Pereiro (AM), Steven Bergwijn (AMR), Hirving Lozano (AML)
Preferred formation: 4-3-3

PSV first eleven in last match

AS Monaco

Average age: 23,7
Stadium / Capacity: Stade Louis-II / 18.523
Best players: Falcao (ST), Youri Tielemans (CM), Rony Lopes (AMR)
Preferred formation: 4-1-4-1

monaco first eleven

LOSC Lille

Average age: 23,7
Stadium / Capacity: Stade Pierre-Mauroy / 50.186
Best players: Thiago Mendes (DM), Jonathan Bamba (AML), Nicolas Pépé (AMR)
Preferred formation: 4-3-3

LOSC Lille first eleven

CSKA Moscow

Average age: 23,7
Stadium / Capacity: VEB Arena / 30.457
Best players: Fedor Chalov (ST), Mário Fernandes (RB), Igor Akinfeev (GK)
Preferred formation: 3-4-2-1

CSKA Moscow first eleven

OGC Nice

Average age: 23,8
Stadium / Capacity: Allianz Riviera / 36.178
Best players: Mario Balotelli (ST), Allan Saint-Maximin (AMR), Dante (CB)
Preferred formation: 5-3-2

Nice first eleven

Red Bull Salzburg

Average age: 23,9
Stadium / Capacity: Red Bull Arena Salzburg / 30.188
Best players: Munas Dabbur (ST), Diadie Samassékou (DM), Stefan Lainer (RB)
Preferred formation: 4-3-1-2

Red Bull Salzburg first eleven

Club Brugge

Average age: 24,0
Stadium / Capacity: Jan-Breydel-Stadion / 29.062
Best players: Wesley (ST), Jelle Vossen (ST), Arnaut Danjuma (LW)
Preferred formation: 3-5-2

Club Brugge first eleven

Olympique Lyon

Average age: 24,1
Stadium / Capacity: Groupama Stadium / 59.186
Best players: Nabil Fekir (AM), Bertrand Traoré (AMR), Memphis Depay (AML)
Preferred formation: 4-3-3

Lyon first eleven last match

Rating Club name Domestic competition Average age
1 RB Leipzig Germany 1.Bundesliga 23,5
2 Ajax Amsterdam Netherlands Eredivisie 23,5
3 PSV Eindhoven Netherlands Eredivisie 23,6
4 AS Monaco Monaco Ligue 1 23,7
5 LOSC Lille France Ligue 1 23,7
6 CSKA Moscow Russia Premier Liga 23,7
7 OGC Nice France Ligue 1 23,8
8 Red Bull Salzburg Austria Bundesliga 23,9
9 Club Brugge KV Belgium Jupiler Pro League 24,0
10 Olympique Lyon France Ligue 1 24,1
11 ACF Fiorentina Italy Serie A 24,1
12 Hertha BSC Germany 1.Bundesliga 24,3
13 Udinese Calcio Italy Serie A 24,4
14 1.FSV Mainz 05 Germany 1.Bundesliga 24,5
15 Feyenoord Rotterdam Netherlands Eredivisie 24,5
16 Borussia Dortmund Germany 1.Bundesliga 24,6
17 FC Girondins Bordeaux France Ligue 1 24,7
18 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim Germany 1.Bundesliga 24,9
19 1. FC Köln Germany 2.Bundesliga 24,9
20 Borussia Mönchengladbach Germany 1.Bundesliga 25,0
21 Stade Rennais FC France Ligue 1 25,0
22 FC Nantes France Ligue 1 25,0
23 Bayer 04 Leverkusen Germany 1.Bundesliga 25,1
24 Atalanta BC Italy Serie A 25,1
25 US Sassuolo Italy Serie A 25,1
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