Football Manager 2020: Highest valued South African players

Footballmanager 2020 Highest Value South Africans

Football Manager is one of the most popular game franchises in the world. Developed by Sports Interactive and published by Sega, the game has a cult following around the world since it first appeared back in 1992 as Championship Manager.

The game has even been recognized by real-life football clubs as a source for scouting players. In 2008, Everton FC signed a deal with Sports Interactive allowing them to use the game’s database to scout players and opposition.

With playable teams from 53 countries across five continents, it appeals to serious gamers who love digging deep into data as well as hobby gamers.

While coverage is slanted towards Europe, South Africa’s Premier Soccer League (PSL) does feature.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be drilling down into some of the stats that stand out, starting with the highest-valued South African players.

Market values for players can be somewhat subjective. There is often also a rather large discrepancy between Football Manager’s market value and how sites like Transfermarkt value players. For the sake of brevity and to ensure these articles remain uncomplicated, we’ll be using’s player values.

Football Manager 2020: Highest valued South Africans

Highest Value Sa Players Fm 2020

Unsurprisingly, the top valued South African players on Football Manager all play overseas. The graphic below shows the overall averages for the various abilities – their market values and brief profiles follow below.


Percy Tau

Club: Club Brugge
Age: 20
FM 2020 market value: €17.6m

Dino Ndlovu

Club: Zhejiang Greentown
Age: 29
FM 2020 market value: €9.2m

Thulani Serero

Club: Al-Jazira
Age: 29
FM 2020 market value: €4.9m

Bongani Zungu

Club: Amiens SC
Age: 26
FM 2020 market value: €4.6m

Kamohelo Mokotjo

Club: Brentford
Age: 28
FM 2020 market value: €3.9m

Data for these stats are taken from the game’s official database as well as fan managed databases that sync with the game. While we endeavour to ensure that the metrics are as current as possible, some discrepancies might occur.

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