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FIFA 21: Who are the best young players in career mode?

FIFA 21: Who are the best young players in career mode?
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Find out here who are the best young players in the FIFA 21 career mode based on their overall ability, potential, growth rate.

FIFA 21 has finally hit the market and fans are already raving over the 28th installment of the popular video game series. There may be no major innovations, but most users can agree it’s enjoyable to play.

A new season, game, and updates can introduce a fresh set of challenges for gamers to overcome. The need to build a talented young squad in the career mode, for example, often takes hours to achieve.

Finding the best young players is at the top of every wishlist for an elite club, and FIFA 21 gamers are no exception. Even if they’re enjoying success with their current squad, nothing lasts forever. Having a few talented youngsters, therefore, could go a long way into aiding the club’s future successes.

But just how do we pick the right ones?

Here at Ace Football, we’ve done the hard work for our readers by listing the best players aged 21 or under to boast the highest potential and those with the highest growth rate for budget-restricted clubs.

Who is the best young player in FIFA 21?

To nobody’s surprise, Kylian Mbappe is FIFA 21’s best young player based on both his overall ability and potential.

The Paris Saint-Germain star is the cover star for this year’s edition and boasts an overall rating of 90. That makes him the seventh-highest rated player in the game itself. But it’s his potential that is the real talking point, with EA Sports rating him at 95. Not even Lionel Messi’s rank of 93 can challenge him in this aspect.

Mbappe’s best stats on FIFA 21 are Acceleration (96), Sprint Speed (96), Dribbling (92), Reactions (92), and Agility (92). His work-rate, meanwhile, is estimated to be High / Low and skill moves are five-star.

Jadon Sancho (87) and Kai Havertz (85), meanwhile, complete the top-three with 14th-place Ansu Fati (76) the last of the youngsters to have a potential rating of at least 90.

Best Young Players

  • OV = Overall Ability
  • POT = Potential Ability
  • POS = Position
PlayerPosAgeClubOVPOT
Kylian MbappeST21PSG9095
Jadon SanchoRM20Dortmund8793
Kai HavertzCAM21Chelsea8593
Joao FelixCF20Atletico Madrid8193
Vinícius Jr.LW20Real Madrid8093
Matthijs de LigtCB20Piemonte Calcio8592
Gianluigi DonnarummaGK21AC Milan8592
Erling HaalandST21Dortmund8492
Francisco TrincaoRW20FC Barcelona7891
Sandro TonaliCDM20AC Milan7791
Rodrygo GoesRW19Real Madrid7990
Dayot UpamecanoCB21RB Leipzig7990
Ansu FatiLW17FC Barcelona7690
Martin OdegaardCAM21Real Madrid8389
Ferran TorresRM20Man City8189
Alphonso DaviesLB19Bayern Munich8189
Mason GreenwoodRM19Man United7789
Takefusa KuboRM19Villarreal7589
Thiago AlmadaCAM19Velez Sarsfield7389
Achraf HakimiRM21Inter Milan8388

Which young players have the most room to improve?

Bright Akwo Arrey-Mbi is the player with the most growth potential in the FIFA 21 series. The 17-year-old may only be rated at 60 right now, but it’s clear Bayern Munich have bagged a promising talent indeed.

The left-footed center-back has a potential rating of 86, meaning he can grow up 26 levels. His best stats in the game are in Jumping (81), Strength (71), Sprint Speed (70), Balance (68), and Agility (68).

Arrey-Mbi also has a two-star rating in skill moves and his work rate is judged as Medium / Medium.

Young players with the biggest growth

  • OV = Overall Ability
  • POT = Potential Ability
  • Pos = Position
  • G = Growth
PlayerPosAgeClubOVPTG
Bright Akwo Arrey-MbiCB17Bayern Munich608626
Rico RichardsLM17West Brom548026
Albian HajdariCB17FC Basel537926
Chadi RiadCB17CE Sabadell598425
Wahid FaghirST17Vejle BK588325
Onurhan BabuscuCAM17Admira588325
Danny LeyvaCM17Seattle Sounders568125
Sondre AuklendCAM17Viking FK537825
Tobias Fjeld GulliksenCM17Strømsgodset IF517625
Isaak ToureCB17Havre Athletic578124
Amadou DialloLM17West Ham578124
Teddy Sharman-LoweGK17Burton Albion537724
Sander TangvikGK17Rosenborg BK517524
Tyron OwusuCM17FC Luzern517524
Ismael DoukoureCB17Valenciennes517524
Tyler FreemanST17Sporting KC517524
Matthew CoxGK17Wimbledon507424
Noah De QueirozCB17FC Lugano507424
Emin BayramCB17Galatasaray SK608323
Malachi Fagan-WalcottCB18Tottenham608323
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