Football Manager 2019: 20 brilliant cheap centre-backs to sign

3 Mar

Who doesn’t love a bargain signing?
It’s even better on Football Manager 2019 when you really need to pull a rabbit out of the hat.

Football Manager 2019 is out now.

Sometimes you find yourself in a situation where you need a centre-back who is happy with minimal game time but is still able to pull out good performances is a must for any manager. But you’ll probably only want to spend peanuts, which is fair enough.

Thankfully the folks over at the excellent FMScout.com have figured out the best bargain buys in this position, and they should all be available for fairly low fees.

So which centre-backs should you be getting? Find out below.

*Some players may not be available on every game to due to differing database sizes

20. Steven Caulker (Unattached) – Age 26 – Value = £0
Top attributes – Heading, Marking, Tackling, Bravery, Composure, and Jumping Reach
19. Julio Pleguezuelo (Arsenal) – Age 21 – Value = £450,000

The young Spaniard played for the Gunners in the Carabao Cup against Blackpool.

Top attributes – Marking, Tackling, Bravery, Teamwork, Determination, Agility, Natural Fitness, and Stamina.
18. Adrian de la Fuente (Real Madrid) – Age 19 – Value = £14,750
Top attributes – Heading, Marking, Tackling, Decisions, Jumping Reach, and Strength.
17. Lucas Orban (Racing Club) – Age 29 – Value = £2.4million
Top attributes – Marking, Passing, Tackling, Aggression, Bravery, Determination, Teamwork, Work Rate, Jumping Reach, Natural Fitness, Stamina, and Strength.
16. Matt Clarke (Portsmouth) – Age 21 – Value = £1.5million
Top attributes – Heading, Marking, Tackling, Determination, Positioning, Jumping Reach, and Strength.
15. Jan Kirchhoff (Unattached) – Age 27 – Value = £0

Kirchhoff was in the Premier League with Sunderland not too long ago.

Top attributes – Marking, Tackling, Anticipation, Composure, Decisions, Teamwork, Jumping Reach, and Pace.
14. Diogo Verdasca (Zaragoza) – Age 21 – Value = £500,000
Top attributes – Heading, Marking, Tackling, Aggression, Bravery, Determination, Positioning, Jumping Reach, and Strength
13. Rodrigo Becao (CSKA Moscow on loan from Bahia) – Age 22 – Value = £275,000

Becao celebrates a goal for his team.

Top attributes – Marking, Tackling, Bravery, Concentration, Determination, Work Rate, Jumping Reach, and Stamina.
12. Stefan Knezevic (Luzern) – Age 21 – Value = £900,000
Top attributes – Tackling, Bravery, Teamwork, Work Rate, Balance, Jumping Reach, Stamina, and Strength.
11. Jack Whatmough (Portsmouth) – Age 21 – Value = £625,000
Top attributes – Heading, Passing, Technique, Composure, Determination, Positioning, Teamwork, Work Rate, Jumping Reach, and Natural Fitness.
10. Cristian Gonzalez (Twente on loan from Sevilla) – Age 21 – Value = £600,000
Top attributes – Marking, Tackling, Decisions, and Natural Fitness
9. Juan Forlin (Real Oviedo) – Age 30 – Value = £2.7million
Top attributes – Heading, Marking, Tackling, Aggression, Bravery, Determination, Positioning, Acceleration, Pace, and Stamina.
8. Erik Palmer-Brown (NAC Breda) – Age 21 – Value = £800,000
Top attributes – Heading, Tackling, Aggression, Determination, Acceleration, Jumping Reach, Natural Fitness, and Strength.
7. Marco Torsiglieri (Lanus) – Age 23 – Value = £1.1million

The Lanus star in action against River Plate.

Top attributes – Heading, Marking, Tackling, Aggression, Bravery, Concentration, Work Rate, Balance, Jumping Reach, Stamina, and Strength.
6. Raul Albentosa (Tarragona on loan from Coruna) – Age 29 – Value = £2.7million
Top attributes – Heading, Marking, Tackling, Aggression, Anticipation, Bravery, Composure, Concentration, Decisions, Determination, Positioning, Teamwork, Work Rate, Jumping Reach, and Strength.
5. Jubal (Portimonense) – Age 24 – Value = £2million
Top attributes – Heading, Marking, Tackling, Aggression, Anticipation, Bravery, Composure, Concentration, Decisions, Determination, Jumping Reach, and Natural Fitness.

4. Victor Nelsson (FC Nordsjaelland) – Age 19 – Value = £950,000

Top attributes – Marking, Tackling, Bravery, Decisions, Determination, Leadership, Positioning, and Work Rate.
3. Philipp Wollscheid (Unattached) – Age 29 – Value = £0

Wollscheid during his time at Werder Bremen.

Top attributes – Heading, Marking, Tackling, Composure, Concentration, Positioning, Teamwork, Balance, Jumping Reach, and Strength.
2. Denis Vavro (Kobenhavn) – Age 22 – Value = £950,000

Vavro in action in the Europa League against Atletico Madrid.

Top attributes – Heading, Marking, Tackling, Aggression, Bravery, Determination, Balance, and Jumping Reach.
1. Jores Okore (Aalborg) – Age 25 – Value = £450,000
Top attributes – Marking, Tackling, Aggression, Bravery, Determination, Leadership, and Strength.