Thursday, 2 May 2013

Thomas Drage in Football Manager 2013

Dear blog readers,

This talented Norwegian was one of my first transfers in Nottingham Forest.  I bought him from Tromso for $1.5M only, and his price value is more than $20M. I want to talk with about Thomas Drage today, definitely one of the wonderkids in Football Manager 2013.

Thomas Drage in 2013 (January)

If you rollback over my blog to the first season, you will see the same screenshot during the first winter transfer window. Drage was obviously my best signing during the first season.


Thomas Drage in 2017 (June)

And now you can compare how his attribute changed in five years.


Actually not that much. Though key attributes like Passing, First Touch, Creativity, Decisions, Determination, Flair increased by 2 points. It’s a decent result, good one. Nevertheless, I think it could have been higher if I had better coaches and training facilities.

I arranged the training process of Thomas Drage using individual focus on Attacking Midfielder role with average intensity.




One of key advantages the Norwegian possesses is versatility. Thomas Drage can play football very well using both feet. It’s significant he may play at any position in the midfield. Moreover, when I was missing a forward, Drage managed to show good performance at ST position with Advanced Forward role.

I think Drage’s versatility compensates some lack of attribute levels needed for a player to become a world-class midfielder.

Pay attention at the preferred moves as well. Thomas Drage likes to run with ball and makes this very efficiently going past 2-3 opponents players sometimes. The Norwegian is a really attack-oriented midfielder, he always goes forwards, dribbles, makes killer passes…

Stats of Thomas Drage


Drage has been performing stably for Nottingham Forest since the very first season. Numerous goals and assists, average ratings around 7.30… Besides, he always had the high number of made key passes.
Though I have to confess he declined a little bit during the last season, the most successful one. I link this fact with higher competition for places in a starting line-up. Let’s take a closer look into the last season’s stats.
Season 5 stats

Thomas Drage – always winner if it’s going about key passes:


Couple of questions

  • What’s your opinion of Thomas Drage?
  • How has Drage been developing in your Football Manager 2013 story?
The next post will be about Nottigham Forest transfers before the sixth season. I am almost done with the transfer campaign. There will be some surprizes of course :) By the way, I decided not to sell Thomas Drage despite large quantity of midfielders in the squad.

Excited to blog for you,

Vitaliy Mokosiy

Author: Vitaliy

Playing Football Manager since 1996. Blogging about it since 2007.