Football Manager Wonderkids III.... Where are they now?

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What happened to Mark Kerr

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This was one of them that just didn’t quite make sense. Mark Kerr was as good a box to box midfielder that you could possibly find in Championship Manager, the player who could be snapped up from Falkirk on the cheap, never failed to impress. Although his career hasn’t quite lived up to that, Kerr has has proved himself as a decent journeyman throughout his career with spells at Falkirk, Dundee United, Aberdeen, Dunfermline Athletic, Dundee, Partick Thistle and even spent a season with Asteras Tripolis in Greece. The Championship Manager hero is now plying his trade with Queen of the South.

What happened to Lebohang Mokoena…

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Lebohang was class! Then 17 year old Mokoena could be picked up for next to nothing from Orlando Pirates and would be an ever present throughout your career. The attacker, now 28, has remained in South Africa throughout his career and currently plays for Sundowns and has been capped 8 times for Bafana Bafana.

What happened to Adryan…

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The latest of the bunch. Adryan is still only 20 but is yet to prove quite how far he can go. Since breaking onto the scene in 2011 Adryan remained at Flamengo up until the beginning of this year. In January Adryan was loaned to Cagliari and has since made the move to Leeds. We have seen, in glimpses, the talent that led to Adryan’s ‘wonderkid’ reputation, and it will be interesting to see if he can live up to it in the coming years.

What happened to Giles Barnes…

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 Tonton is not the only Derby youngster who was a must buy. Giles Barnes was exactly the same.  The attacking midfielder was pretty cheap at the start of the game and could play a part right from the start. Again this doesn’t happen by chance Barnes was expected to progress throughout his career and although he may have been expected to play Premier League football, the 26 year old has had spells with Derby, Fulham, West Brom and Doncaster before making the move across the Atlantic to Houston Dynamo, that is a career that is not to be sniffed at if it wasn’t for the mass FM hype.

What other ‘wonderkids’ were your heroes?

Let us know and we’ll look into their stories!

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