Football Manager 2011 Best Players of All Time

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Football Manager 2011 is an incredibly detailed and realistic football management simulation video game that allows players to take the role of a real-life football manager. Developed by Sports Interactive and published by SEGA, FM11 puts the player in charge of a team of real-life players and tasks them with managing all the aspects of their team, from tactics to transfers.

Players must also make sure that their team is successful on the pitch, as well as off it, as they aim to win trophies and gain the respect of the footballing world. FM11 also offers an online mode, allowing players to compete against friends or strangers. It is an incredibly immersive game that allows players to experience the highs and lows of being a real-life football manager.

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1. Aaron Ramsey


Aaron Ramsey Career

  • 1999–2006: Cardiff City
  • 2006–2008: Cardiff City
  • 2008–2019: Arsenal
  • 2010–2011: Nottingham Forest (loan)
  • 2011: Cardiff City (loan)
  • 2019–2022: Juventus
  • 2022:  Rangers (loan)
  • 2022: Nice
  • 2005–2008: Wales U17
  • 2007–2009: Wales U21
  • 2008: Wales
  • 2012: Great Britain Olympic
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 22:57, 11 November 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 21

Aaron Ramsey is a Welsh footballer who plays midfielder for the French club Nice. Ramsey made his senior debut with Cardiff City in 2008 and has since played for Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, and Wales.

He was part of the Welsh squad that reached the semi-finals of the European Championship in 2012, and he helped Wales win their first-ever major tournament when they won the Euro 2016 championship. Ramsey represented England at the Under-21 level before switching allegiance to Wales in 2011.

He made his international debut in February 2013 and has since earned over 50 caps for his country Aaron Ramsey is a Welsh professional footballer who plays midfielder for Arsenal and the Wales national team. 

Ramsey made his professional debut with Cardiff City in 2006, making 262 appearances for the club before joining Arsenal in 2008.

He represented Wales at the youth level before making his senior international debut in 2005 and has since earned 78 caps, scoring 20 goals. 

Ramsey was voted Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year in 2009 and helped help Arsenal win their first Premier League title in 2014/15.

In January 2019, he transferred from Arsenal to Juventus after representing Wales at three consecutive World Cups.

Also Played For: wales, cardiff city f.c

2. Guillermo Ochoa


Guillermo Ochoa Career

  • América
  • 2003–2004: Tigrillos Coapa [es]
  • 2004–2011: América
  • 2004: San Luis
  • 2011–2014: Ajaccio
  • 2014–2017: Málaga
  • 2016–2017: → Granada (loan)
  • 2017–2019: Standard Liège
  • 2019–2022: América
  • 2023–: Salernitana
  • 2004: Mexico U23
  • 2021: Mexico Olympic (O.P.)
  • 2005–: Mexico

Ochoa was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco and grew up playing for local side Tigrillos Coapa. He signed with American club América in 2004 and became the first-choice goalkeeper there before moving to French outfit Ajaccio in 2011.

Ochoa made his international debut for Mexico in 2007 and has since represented them at three World Cups (2010, 2014, and 2018). Ochoa is a two-time CONCACAF Gold Cup winner (2009, 2013) as well as a Silver medalist at the Olympics (2012).

At club level he has won multiple domestic cups with both América and Ajaccio over the course of his career so far. In June 2019 he joined Italian Serie B side Salernitana on a season long loan deal.

Ochoa married model Daniella Rodriguez on 12 July 2017 Ochoa started his career in 2004 with Mexico U23 and has since represented the country at various CONCACAF tournaments.

Ochoa was part of the Mexican team that won the Gold Cup in 2009, 2011 and 2015. He also played in Copa América 2013 where they reached the semi-finals but were beaten by Argentina. 

In 2019, Ochoa led Mexico to their first ever World Cup qualification win which secured them a place at Russia next year.

Also Played For: club america, mexico national football team

3. Mateo Musacchio


Mateo Musacchio Career

  • 25 de Mayo
  • 1999–2006: River Plate
  • 2006–2009: River Plate
  • 2009–2010: Villarreal B
  • 2010–2017: Villarreal
  • 2017–2021: Milan
  • 2021: Lazio
  • 2006–2007: Argentina U17
  • 2008–2010: Argentina U20
  • 2011–2017: Argentina
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 21 March 2021

Musacchio started his professional career at River Plate, where he spent five seasons before joining Villarreal in 2012. Musacchio is a versatile centre-back who is capable of playing both as a starter or on the bench.

He has been capped by Argentina at U20 and U23 level, and made his full international debut against Paraguay in March 2016. In 2017–18, Musacchio helped Villarreal to finish as runners-up in La Liga, scoring twice during the season alongside teammate Raul Garcia.

The 32-year-old defender has since announced that he will leave Villarreal at the end of the 2018–19 campaign. Musacchio is likely to move abroad next season with several clubs reportedly interested in signing him including Premier League side Liverpool.

Mateo Musacchio is a versatile defender that has played for River Plate, Villarreal B and Villarreal.

He was born in Argentina on 25th of October 1990 and moved to Spain at a young age. Mateo made his debut for River Plate in 2006 and went on to play 188 games for the club before joining Milan in 2017. 

In total, he has scored 63 goals during his time with Milan, Lazio and Villarreal as well as representing Argentina at U20 level and senior level. Musacchio is an excellent reader of the game who likes to get forward from defence; this makes him very difficult to beat one-on-one or through balls into the box.

Also Played For: villarreal cf

4. Danny Wilson


Danny Wilson Career

  • 2006–2009: Rangers
  • 2009–2010: Rangers
  • 2010–2013: Liverpool
  • 2012: → Blackpool (loan)
  • 2012–2013: → Bristol City (loan)
  • 2013: → Heart of Midlothian (loan)
  • 2013–2015: Heart of Midlothian
  • 2015–2018: Rangers
  • 2018–: Colorado Rapids
  • 2022: → Colorado Rapids 2
  • 2007: Scotland U17
  • 2008–2009: Scotland U19
  • 2010–2012: Scotland U21
  • 2010–2011: Scotland
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 14 October 2022, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 10 September 2012

Danny Wilson is a Scottish footballer who currently plays for Colorado Rapids in the United States. Danny Wilson started his career at Rangers before leaving to join Liverpool in 2012.

He made 31 appearances for Liverpool and was an important part of the side that reached the 2013-14 Champions League Final. In 2016, Danny Wilson joined Cardiff City on a free transfer after being released by Colorado Rapids.

However, he only played one game for Cardiff before returning to Colorado Rapids later that year as their number four defender. 

Danny Wilson has represented Scotland at Under-21 level and was called up to make his full international debut in November 2017 against Sweden but did not appear in either of the two subsequent games due to injury.

Daniel John "Danny" Wilson was born on December 27th 1991 in Livingston, Scotland.

At the 1stogenarian age of 31 years old,[2], he can be considered as having had an accomplished footballing career so far; having been capped by both Scotland's U21s team and making his full debut with The Tartan Army against Sweden late last year (November). 

Although injuries have meant limited minutes this season thus far – most notably picking up another knock towards the end of March whilst away with The Scots during World War II qualifying.

It would seem likely that we'll see more of him next term especially if defensive reinforcements are indeed brought into camp courtesy then head coach Steven Gerrard.

Also Played For: colorado rapids

5. Stevan Jovetić

Stevan Jovetić Career

  • Mladost Podgorica
  • 2004–2006: Partizan
  • 2006–2008: Partizan
  • 2008–2013: Fiorentina
  • 2013–2016: Manchester City
  • 2015–2016: → Inter Milan (loan)
  • 2016–2017: Inter Milan
  • 2017: → Sevilla (loan)
  • 2017–2021: Monaco
  • 2021–: Hertha BSC
  • 2005–2006: Serbia and Montenegro U17
  • 2007: Montenegro U19
  • 2007–2010: Montenegro U21
  • 2007–: Montenegro
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 23:31, 28 October 2022 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23

Stevan Jovetić is a Montenegrin football player who currently plays for Hertha BSC in the German Bundesliga. He started his career at Mladost Podgorica and played for Partizan before moving to Germany to play for Hertha.

Jovetić is known as an attacking midfielder, and has scored many goals over the course of his career. He was part of Montenegro's team that competed at the 2014 World Cup where they were eliminated in the first round by Brazil.

Stevan Jovetić started his career with Partizan Belgrade before joining Fiorentina in 2008. The Montenegrin international has made over 116 appearances for the Serie A club and has also played for Manchester City on loan. 

He joined Inter Milan on a permanent basis in 2016, but left the club at the end of the 2017-18 season to join Sevilla.

Jovetić will move to Hertha BSC in Germany on a long-term deal next season. The 34-year-old has represented Serbia and Montenegro internationally on numerous occasions, including winning two U21 titles and one U17 title together with his countrymen.

Also Played For: hertha bsc, football manager 2010

6. Jack Wilshere

Arsenal F.C.

Jack Wilshere Career

  • 2001: Luton Town
  • 2001–2008: Arsenal
  • 2008–2018: Arsenal
  • 2010: → Bolton Wanderers (loan)
  • 2016–2017: → AFC Bournemouth (loan)
  • 2018–2020: West Ham United
  • 2021: AFC Bournemouth
  • 2022: AGF
  • 2006–2007: England U16
  • 2007–2009: England U17
  • 2009: England U19
  • 2009: England U21
  • 2010–2016: England
  • 2022–: Arsenal U18s
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Jack Wilshere is a midfielder and current Arsenal U18 Head Coach. He started his career with Luton Town before signing for Arsenal in 2001 at the age of 16.

After making over 200 appearances for Arsenal, Wilshere signed for Bournemouth in January 2015 but only made 4 appearances before returning to Arsenal later that year.

In 2017 he was loaned out to West Ham United where he helped them reach the FA Cup Final, scoring against Manchester United along the way; however they lost 1-0 after extra time to Chelsea.

In 2018 Wilshere re-joined West Ham on a permanent deal and played 33 times for them in all competitions - helping them win promotion back to Premier League as champions Jack Wilshere is a talented English midfielder who has spent his entire career with Arsenal.

He started out as a youth player at Arsenal and made his first-team debut in 2006. He has since established himself as one of the best midfielders in England, winning two Premier League titles and three FA Cups during his time at the Emirates Stadium. 

In 2015, he joined Bolton Wanderers on loan and became an important part of their promotion campaign to the top flight of English football.

The following year he moved to AFC Bournemouth on a permanent basis and helped them reach the Championship play-offs before being promoted back to the Premier League for 2018–19 season. 

This season he signed for West Ham United but missed most of it due to injury.

Also Played For: fifa 2013, arsenal f.c

7. Davide Santon

Newcastle United F.C.

Davide Santon Career

  • 1999–2005: Ravenna
  • 2005–2008: Inter Milan
  • 2008–2011: Inter Milan
  • 2011: → Cesena (loan)
  • 2011–2015: Newcastle United
  • 2015–2018: Inter Milan
  • 2018–2022: Roma
  • 2007: Italy U16
  • 2007–2008: Italy U17
  • 2008: Italy U20
  • 2009–2013: Italy U21
  • 2009–2013: Italy
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals

Davide Santon is a full-back who has played for Inter Milan and Ravenna in his youth career. Santon made his Serie A debut with Inter Milan in 2009, playing 18 games that season before being loaned out to Ravenna the following year.

He returned to Inter in 2011 and started 32 of their 38 league games that season as they finished second behind Juventus. 

In 2012, he signed for newly promoted Catania but struggled to hold down a regular spot at the club and was released after one season having made only 16 appearances.

Santon then joined Fiorentina on loan for the 2014–15 campaign, making 25 appearances as they narrowly avoided relegation from Serie A; however, he was not offered a contract by Fiorentina when his loan expired at the end of the season so left without any clubs knowing about it.

Santon represented Italy U21s at various levels throughout 2008 and 2009 before making his senior international debut against Macedonia on 10 October 2009.

Santon won both Coppa Italia (2012) and Supercoppa Italiana (2013) while playing for Internazionale.

8. Šime Vrsaljko


Šime Vrsaljko Career

  • 2006–2009: Dinamo Zagreb
  • 2009–2013: Dinamo Zagreb
  • 2009: → Lokomotiva (loan)
  • 2013–2014: Genoa
  • 2014–2016: Sassuolo
  • 2016–2022: Atlético Madrid
  • 2018–2019: → Inter Milan (loan)
  • 2022: Olympiacos
  • 2007: Croatia U15
  • 2007–2009: Croatia U17
  • 2010: Croatia U18
  • 2010: Croatia U19
  • 2012–2013: Croatia U20
  • 2010–2014: Croatia U21
  • 2011–2022: Croatia

Vrsaljko is a Croatian full-back who joined Inter Milan in the summer of 2019. Vrsaljko has previously played for Dinamo Zagreb, Genoa and Sassuolo. He has made 70 appearances for Atlético Madrid and Inter Milan, scoring three goals.

Vrsaljko was a key part of Croatia's World Cup victory in Russia. Vrsaljko is a strong and attacking full-back who is known for his speed and pace on the pitch. 

He is a versatile player who can also play as a midfielder. Vrsaljko is a hard-working defender who is a good set-piece taker.

He is also known for his leadership and organisational skills on the pitch. Vrsaljko is a key member of the Croatian national team and is expected to continue playing at a high level for many years to come. 

Vrsaljko is a Croatian international footballer who plays as a central defender for Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the Croatia national team.

Vrsaljko has represented Croatia at a number of youth levels, including the Under-17, Under-18, and Under-19 teams. He made his senior international debut in 2010 and has since played at the 2018 World Cup. 

Vrsaljko is a versatile defender, being able to play at both left-back and centre-back. He joined Tottenham Hotspur from Dinamo Zagreb in 2014 and has since made over 100 appearances for the North London club.

In August 2018, he scored his first goal for Croatia, in a 2-1 win over Iceland. Vrsaljko is an important part of Tottenham Hotspur's defence and is reportedly valued at £20 million. He is married and has two children. 

Vrsaljko is a defender with a versatile playing style who is valued at £20 million by Tottenham Hotspur.

Also Played For: croatia national football team

9. Serhiy Kryvtsov


Serhiy Kryvtsov Career

  • 2004–2007: Metalurh Zaporizhzhia
  • 2007–2008: Metalurh-2 Zaporizhzhia
  • 2008–2010: Metalurh Zaporizhzhia
  • 2010–2022: Shakhtar Donetsk
  • 2023–: Inter Miami
  • 2006–2007: Ukraine U16
  • 2006–2007: Ukraine U17
  • 2009: Ukraine U18
  • 2009: Ukraine U19
  • 2009–2012: Ukraine U21
  • 2011–: Ukraine
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 11 October 2021, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 11 November 2021

Kryvtsov is a defender who currently plays for Inter Miami in the United States. Kryvtsov started his career with Metalurh Zaporizhzhia in 2004. Kryvtsov made his professional debut in 2007 and has since played for several other clubs in Europe.

Kryvtsov was part of the Ukraine squad that competed at the 2014 World Cup. Kryvtsov is a versatile defender who can play at both centre back and right back. 

Kryvtsov is a hard-working player who is always looking to help his team defensively. Kryvtsov is a promising young defender who is still developing as a player.

Kryvtsov is a popular player with the Inter Miami fans, who appreciate his effort and dedication on the pitch. Kryvtsov is a long-term player with Inter Miami and is expected to play a major role in the club's future.

Also Played For: ukraine soccer, fc shakhtar donetsk

10. Federico Fazio

U.S. Salernitana 1919

Federico Fazio Career

  • 2005–2006: Ferro Carril Oeste
  • 2007: Sevilla B
  • 2007–2014: Sevilla
  • 2014–2017: Tottenham Hotspur
  • 2016: Sevilla (loan)
  • 2016–2017: → Roma (loan)
  • 2017–2022: Roma
  • 2022: Salernitana
  • 2006–2007: Argentina U20
  • 2008: Argentina U23
  • 2011–2018: Argentina

Federico Fazio is a centre-back who is currently playing for Salernitana. Fazio began his career with Ferro Carril Oeste, before moving to Sevilla in 2007.

Fazio has made 148 appearances for Sevilla, scoring 12 goals. Fazio has also played for Ajax, Roma, Lazio and Napoli. Fazio is a Argentina international and was part of the team that won the Copa America in 2015.

Fazio is a regular in the Argentina squad and has made 26 appearances for his country. Fazio is a very consistent player and is known for his strong defending. Fazio is a very good ball-player, and can make some brilliant passes.

Fazio is a very experienced player, and is a key part of the Salernitana team. A versatile defender, Federico Fazio has played for Tottenham Hotspur, Sevilla, Roma, and Salernitana in his career. A product of the River Plate youth system, Fazio made his professional debut with the club in 2006.

He has represented Argentina at international level and played at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2008 Olympic Games. Fazio is a solid defender who is known for his reads of the game and his ability to clear the ball. 

He is a regular in the Roma and Salernitana squads and is expected to be a key player for the national team in the years to come.

Fazio was named in the Serie A Team of the Year for 2017. He has been linked with a move to Manchester United in the recent past. 

Fazio is a versatile defender who can play at center back or on the left side of the back four. He has made a significant impact in the Italian league and is expected to continue playing at a high level for years to come.

Also Played For: sevilla fc, football manager 2009

11. Yaya Sanogo

Arsenal F.C.

Yaya Sanogo Career

  • 2005–2006: Les Ulis
  • 2006–2010: Auxerre
  • 2009–2012: Auxerre B
  • 2010–2013: Auxerre
  • 2013–2017: Arsenal
  • 2015: → Crystal Palace (loan)
  • 2015–2016: → Ajax (loan)
  • 2015: → Jong Ajax (loan)
  • 2016: → Charlton Athletic (loan)
  • 2017–2020: Toulouse
  • 2021: Huddersfield Town
  • 2023–: Urartu
  • 2008–2009: France U16
  • 2009–2010: France U17
  • 2010–2011: France U19
  • 2013: France U20
  • 2011–2014: France U21

Yaya Sanogo is a French professional footballer who currently plays for Urartu. He started his career with Les Ulis in 2005, before joining Auxerre the following year.

In 2009, he joined Arsenal, where he made 11 appearances in three years. He joined Charlton Athletic in 2016 and has since made 10 appearances. Sanogo is known for his powerful striking ability and is a regular goalscorer for his country.

He is a fast and skilful player, who can also play as a winger. He is Africa's second-highest goalscorer of all time. Sanogo is of Congolese descent. He has represented France at youth level and has also played for the nation at Under-21 level.

Sanogo started his career at Auxerre before joining Arsenal in 2009. He made his international debut for France in 2008 and has since represented the country at various youth levels. After featuring for Arsenal's first team in 2012, Sanogo was loaned out to Crystal Palace in 2015.

He spent the majority of the 2016 season on loan at Ajax, where he scored three goals in nine appearances. Sanogo was transferred to Charlton Athletic in 2017 and then joined French side Toulouse in 2020. 

He has so far made 63 appearances for Toulouse and scored 12 goals. Sanogo is currently with the France national team and has been capped 10 times.

He is expected to play a part in France's UEFA Nations League campaign. Sanogo is a versatile forward who is capable of playing on the left or right flank.

12. Sergio Canales

Real Betis Balompié

Sergio Canales Career

  • 1995–2001: CD San Agustín
  • 2001–2008: Racing Santander
  • 2008–2010: Racing B
  • 2008–2010: Racing Santander
  • 2010–2012: Real Madrid
  • 2011–2012: Valencia (loan)
  • 2012–2014: Valencia
  • 2014–2018: Real Sociedad
  • 2018: Betis
  • 2007: Spain U16
  • 2007–2008: Spain U17
  • 2009: Spain U18
  • 2009–2010: Spain U19
  • 2011: Spain U20
  • 2010–2013: Spain U21
  • 2019: Spain
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 17:32, 11 February 2023 (UTC), ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 22

Sergio Canales is a Spanish attacking midfielder who currently plays for Betis. Canales started his career with CD San Agustín before moving to Racing Santander in 2001.

Canales made his senior debut for Racing Santander in 2006 and went on to make over 150 appearances for the club. Canales joined Betis in January 2018. Canales is a key player for Betis and is known for his attacking play.

Canales is a Spain international and has made over 30 appearances for the national team. Canales is a two-time La Liga champion with Racing Santander and Betis. 

Canales is a regular member of Spain’s national team and has represented his country at both the Confederations Cup and World Cup.

Canales is a devout Christian and has spoken about his faith in the media. Sergio Canales was born on the 18th of December, 1990 in the city of Valencia, Spain. 

Canales started his footballing career at the local club Valencia CF. In 2010, he joined La Liga giants Real Madrid. After one year with Madrid, Canales was loaned out to Valencia for two seasons.

In 2014, Canales joined Spanish La Liga side Valencia on a permanent basis. In 2018, Canales signed for Real Sociedad in the Spanish second tier. Canales has made 151 appearances and scored 29 goals for Real Sociedad. 

Sergio Canales has also represented Spain at U21 level. Sergio Canales is a versatile footballer, who can play as a striker or a midfielder.

Also Played For: real betis balompié, spain national football team

13. Anthony Annan

Ghana national football team

Anthony Annan Career

  • 1998–2000: Super Rainbow Stars
  • 2000–2001: Venomous Vipers
  • 2002: S.C. Adelaide[citation needed]
  • 2003: Sekondi Wise Fighters
  • 2003–2005: Sekondi Hasaacas
  • 2005–2007: Hearts of Oak
  • 2007–2008: Start
  • 2008: → Stabæk (loan)
  • 2009–2010: Rosenborg
  • 2011–2014: Schalke 04
  • 2011–2012: → Vitesse Arnhem (loan)
  • 2012–2013: → Osasuna (loan)
  • 2014: HJK
  • 2015: 1860 Munich
  • 2015: Stabæk
  • 2016–2018: HJK
  • 2019: Beitar Jerusalem
  • 2019–2021: Inter Turku
  • 2022–: TPS
  • 2007–2013: Ghana[1]
  • *Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 31 October 2021, ‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 20 January 2013

Annan has spent his entire senior career with Schalke 04. Annan has been a regular for Ghana since making his international debut in 2002. Annan is a versatile midfielder who can play in either defensive or offensive positions.

Annan has been capped 50 times by Ghana and has scored 6 goals. Annan was part of the Ghanaian team that reached the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup. Annan is a regular for Ghana at the African Cup of Nations, where they have reached the final twice (2008 and 2012).

Annan has also played in the UEFA Champions League, where Schalke 04 reached the last 16 in 2011. Annan's contract with Schalke 04 expires in the summer of 2013. 

Annan has been linked with a move to English club Tottenham Hotspur. Anthony Annan is a Ghanaian international football player who most recently played for HJK in the Finnish Veikkausliiga.

Annan started his career at Sekondi Hasaacas, before moving to Hearts of Oak in 2007. Annan was loaned to Rosenborg in 2008 and made 51 appearances for the club. 

In 2011, Annan moved to Schalke 04, where he made 12 appearances. Annan then joined Vitesse Arnhem on a loan in 2012. He joined Osasuna on loan in 2013, where he made 24 appearances. In 2014, Annan joined HJK, where he has since made 72 appearances.

Annan signed for Stabæk in 2019. Annan has made 73 appearances and scored four goals for the Ghanaian national team.

Final Words

Football Manager 2011 is an incredibly detailed and realistic football management simulation video game that allows players to take control of their own football club.

With over 700 different players to manage, as well as huge tournaments and leagues to compete in, Football Manager 2011 is an incredibly rewarding experience for any football fan.

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