FIFA 21 Best Young Players Guide

The Best FIFA 21 young players you can get for different roles. These are must have if you are starting a new career mode.

FIFA 21 has quite a lot of young players been inducted all across the boards, with new players joining a lot of your favorite teams. This FIFA 21 Best Young Players Guide has all the info about the best young players in the latest installment.

Young players can be a great asset for your squad in FIFA 21. They are in great shape, you can buy them for much less than some of the older players, and they are yet to reach their potential, meaning they are a solid investment.

Although Overall stats are a key determining factor in choosing which player to buy, Potential future stats and value are equivocally important to consider.

A player with high potential will come out to have greater Market Value in the future, meaning you will be able to sell them for high profits.

When buying players for a particular area, you must go for at least one player in each of the positions in that area to fill all the positions.

For instance, for defense, you must get each RB, LB, CB, CDM so that each player is in its best-suited position for best overall chemistry.

Listed below are all the best Young and Upcoming Players in the game, along with all their details that you would want to know.

PO – Position

OVR – Overall Rating

POT – Potential

VA – Market Value

FIFA 21 Best Young Players

J Sancho20Borussia Dortmund8793
M De Ligt20Piemonte Calcio8592
E Haaland19Borussia Dortmund8492
Joao Felix20Atletico Madrid8193
A Davies19Bayern Munich8189
Ferran Torres20Man City8189
M Diaby20Bayer Leverkusen8188
Vinicius Jr19Real Madrid8093
Rodrygo19Real Madrid7990
P Foden20Man City7988
B Kamara20Marseille7987
A Isak20Real Sociedad7986
O Kabak20Schalke7787
R James20Chelsea7786
O. Wijndal20AZ Alkmaar7786

Best Young Defenders

M De Ligt20CBPiemonte Calcio8592£44.6m
A Davies19LB, LM, RMBayern Munich8189£20.3m
O Kabak20CBSchalke7787£11.7m
R James20RB, CDMChelsea7786£11.3m
O. Wijndal20LBAZ Alkmaar7786£11.3m
J Todibo20CBBarcelona7586£9.5m
S Dest19RBBarcelona7586£9m
M Kumbulla20CBRoma7585£9m
N Perez20CBAtletico Madrid7585£9m
P Schuurs20CBAjax7584£8.6m
B. Williams19LB, LWBMan United7585£8.6m
T. Malacia20LBFeyenoord7584£8.6m
D. Bradaric20LBLOSC Lille7583£8.1m
W Saliba19CBArsenal7487£9m
E Ndicka20CB, LBEintracht Frankfurt7484£7.7m
Alex Centelles20LBValencia7484£7.2m
Tomas Tavares20CBBenfica7385£5.9m
Z Vanheusden20CBStandard Liege7384£5.9m
L Cacace19LB, LWBSint-Truidense7384£5.4m
Nuno Mendes18LWB, LMSporting CP7287£5.4m
Eduardo Quaresma18CBSporting CP7286£5.4m
Nuno Tavares20LBBenfica7285£5m
Eric Garcia19CBMan City7285£5m
R Ait Nouri19LBAngers7186£4.2m
T Kouassi18CB, CDMBayern Munich7185£4.1m
J Frimpong19RB, RWBCeltic7086£3.2m
N Katterbach19LBKoln7084£3.2m
J Gvardiol18CB, LBRB Leipzig6986£1.8m
J Vagnoman19RB, LM, LBHamburg6985£1.9m
L Stergiou18CBSt Gallen6786£1.4m
N Williams19RBLiverpool6785£1.4m
E Ampadu19CB, CDMChelsea6784£1.4m
M Kana17CM, CDM, CMAnderlecht6585£900k
L Netz17LB, LMHertha BSC6386£675k
O Rekik18CBHertha BSC6385£700k
L Pirola18CBInter6384£700k
K Hoever18RB, CBWolves6384£700k
B Arrey-Mbi17CB, LBBayern Munich II6086£385k
C Riad17CBBarcelona5984£300k

Low Investment (£0.3m – £5m)
The cheapest players in this list are C Riad and Arrey-Mbi at the £3-400k range. Their stats are not impressive, but they show significant room for improvement with their Potential stats in the 80s.

Eric Garcia and Gvardiol are in the higher end of this price range showing mediocre stats of around 70 along with a potential 80s as well.

Mediocre Investment (£6m – £12m)
Nuno Mendes shows the greatest potential for growth in this range, going up for 72 base to 87 potential, along with satisfactory current stats to play with. Thomas Tavares is another viable option in the £6m range.

Other players closer to the higher end (£11m) are Perez and Todibo.

High Investment (Above £12m)
The highest costing young defenders have some very promising players, including Matt De Ligt, Davies and Kobak. Although expensive, they will surely prove to be worth every penny.

Best Young Midfielders

J Sancho20RM, LM, CAMBorussia Dortmund8793£62.6m
Ferran Torres20RM, LM, CFMan City8189£23.9m
M Diaby20LMBayer Leverkusen8188£22.5m
P Foden20CAM, CMMan City7988£17.6
B Kamara20CDM, CBMarseille7987£15.3m
D McNeil20LMBurnley7886£14m
S Tonali20CDM, CMAC Milan7791£16.7m
M Greenwood18RM, STMan Utd7789£13.1m
M Ihattaren18CAM, RM, CMPSV7788£12.6m
E Camavinga17CMRennes7688£10.8m
N Zaniolo20CAM, RMRoma7686£11.3m
Florentino20CDM, CMBenfica7686£10.4m
T Kubo19RM, CM, CAMReal Madrid7589£13.1m
B Saka18LM, LWB, RWArsenal7588£10.8m
Riqui Puig20CM, CAMBarcelona7588£11.3m
M Caqueret20CM, CDMLyon7587£10.8m
D Szoboszlai19CAM, LMRed Bull Salzburg7587£10.4m
Tete20RM, CAMShakhtar Donetsk7586£10.4m
R Sessegnon20LM, LW, LBSpurs7586£10.4m
M Kudus19CAM, CMAjax7585£9.5m
O Kokcu19CAM, CMFeyenoord7585£9.5m
A Hlozek17RM, ST, LMSparta Praha7487£8.6m
Gustavo Assuncao20CDMFamiliaco7486£8.6m
Paulinho19CAM, RMBayer Leverkusen7485£8.6m
T Almada19CAM, CM, LWVelez Sarsfield7389£7.7m
A Urzi20LM, CM, RMAtletico Banfield7388£8.1m
M Solomon20RM, LM, CAMShakhtar Donetsk7386£6.8m
Romario Baro20RM, CAMPorto7385£6.3m
Pedri17LM, CAMBarcelona7288£5.4m
G Tsitaishvili19RM, LMDynamo Kyiv7286£5.9m
Marcos Antonio20CMShakhtar Donetsk7285£5.4m
Y Verschaeren18CAM, RW, LWAnderlecht7285£5m
M Longstaff20CM, CDMNewcastle7285£5.4m
F Pellistri18RM, RWPenarol7187£4.4m
R Gravenberch18CM, CDMAjax7187£4.3m
B Gilmour19CM, CAMChelsea7186£4.5m
H Traore20CAM, CMSassuolo7185£4.5m
Joe Willock20CAM, CMArsenal7185£4.5m
N Madueke18RM, STPSV7086£3.3m
R Matondo19LM, ST, RMSchalke7085£3.4m
J Bellingham17CM, LM, RMBorussia Dortmund6988£1.9m
E Smith Rowe19CAM, RM, RWArsenal6985£2.1m
F Wirtz17CAM, RMBayer Leverkusen6888£1.6m
G Reyna17LM, CAMBorussia Dortmund6887£1.7m
D Caicedo20RMDeportivo Cali6886£1.8m
R Cherki16CAM, RM, LMLyon6788£1.5m
M Daramy18RM, ST, LMKobenhavn6785£1.4m
A Vranckx17CM, CDMMechelen6686£1.2m
X Simons17CMPSG6585£990k
Y Demir17CAM, RWRapid Wien6485£880k

Low Investment (£0.8m – £5m)
Pedri and Pellistri show great potential in the range of about £5m with base stats at 71 and 72, and potential of going 88 and 87, respectively.

Other young players at a bit lower range of about £2m show a similar affinity. These include Demir and Simons with base stats in the mid-’60s but a similar potential as some more expensive players.

It is quite astounding to see that players such as Wirtz and Bellingham that cost less than a million, can show such impressive potential as well.

Mediocre Investment (£6m – £12m)
In this price bracket, a player like Urzi, Almada, Kubo, and Camavinga show promising returns with their potential going up to 89 while their base stats 73, 75 and 76, respectively.

It would seem that the future value for all these players will be similar, meaning buying Urzi or Almada would prove to be more profitable over time instead of the other two.

For quick returns or use on the pitch, Kubo and Camavinga are more suitable options.

High Investment (Above £12m)
At £16.7m Tonali is the most economic player here, showing the greatest signs for growth, with Foden and Diaby being some of the other viable options.

J Sancho however, is ridiculously priced but, on the contrary, does have stats to show for it.

Best Young Forwards/Attackers

E Haaland19STBorussia Dortmund8492£40.5m
Joao Felix20CF, STAtletico Madrid8193£28.8m
Vinicius Jr19LWReal Madrid8093£24.8m
Rodrygo19RW, LWReal Madrid7990£18.9m
A Isak20STReal Sociedad7986£16.2m
Trincao20RW, LW, CAMBarcelona7891£18m
Antony20RW, LWAjax7888£15.3m
J David20ST, CF, CAMLille7788£14m
D Kulusevski20RW, CAMJuventus7787£13.1m
Ansu Fati17LW, RWBarcelona7690£13.5m
M Boadu19STAZ Alkmaar7587£10.4m
G Plata19RWSporting CP7486£9m
C Hudson-Odoi19RW, LWChelsea7486£9m
Brahim20LWReal Madrid7486£9m
Gabriel Martinelli19LW, LM, STArsenal7485£8.6m
B Mbeumo20RW, STBrentford7485£8.6m
Rafael Camacho20RWSporting CP7386£6.8m
J Doku18RW, LWAnderlecht7188£4.4m
Reinier18CF, CAMReal Madrid7187£4.4m
P De la Vega19RW, LWAtletico Lanus7185£4.5m
Joelson Fernandes17RW, LWSporting CP6987£1.9m
K Adeyemi18ST, LWRed Bull Salzburg6987£2m
Fabio Silva17STWolves6985£1.9m
Luis Henrique18RWMarseille6787£1.7m
S Esposito17STSPAL6686£1.2m
H Elliott17RWLiverpool6585£990k
T Parrott18STSpurs6585£990k

Low Investment (£0.9m – £5m)
Below £1m, the only options are Elliott and Parrott that show potential equivalent to some of the more expensive players.

Doku and De la Vega also show similar potential but have better stats to begin within a higher price bracket that is.

Mediocre Investment (£6m – £15m)
A lot of good players and good attackers lie in this price range. It is advisable that you loosen your wallet here a bit and spend generously to get the best players.

Ansu Fati for £13.5 is the best option on the chart; no better player that you can find for this much. Antony and J David are some of the more expensive options.

Brahim and Evanilson lie between £8-9m and show significant potential as well.

High Investment (Above £15m)
E Haaland, Joao Felix, Vinicius Jr, Rodrygo and Trincao are the top four options in this area, going for 40, 28, 24, 18 and 16m, respectively. Each player has unique stats to match the amount they cost and not a single one of them is a bad investment.

All of these players show potential stats above the ’90s, with Haaland having the highest base stats of 84 and Trincao the lowest at 79.

Some Notable Young Players


Sergio Reguilon (Tottenham)

  • Rating: OVR – 82  POT – 89
  • Position: LB

Reguilon has 87 Sprint and 81 Ball Control that allow him to carry the ball from the defensive area and play it across the half-line making him an excellent choice for a carrying defender.

Theo Hernandez (AC Milan)

  • Position: LB
  • Rating: OVR – 80  POT – 85

92 Pace 70 Crossing 79 Dribbling 79 Sliding Tackle

Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid)

  • Position: LB
  • Rating: OVR – 81  POT – 87

85 acceleration, 81 ball control and 81 crossing

Pervis Estupinan (Villarreal)

  • Position: LB
  • Rating: OVR – 79  POT – 86

Pervis has a great 84 Sprint Speed and a 79 Crossing which make him a good player for carrying and crossing the ball. He also has an 80 Standing Tackle.

Kieran Tierney (Arsenal)

  • Position: LB, LWB
  • Rating: OVR – 78  POT – 86

Tierney is a brilliant overall strong player and fit for both left back and left wing back positions. He has 80 Physical and 82 Aggression along with 85 Stamina, 86 Sprint and 86 Pace.


Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

  • Position: LM, ST
  • Rating: OVR – 82  POT – 91

Marcus Rashford has proven himself to be a formidable player in the past. With his 91 Pace, 85 Dribbling and 82 Shooting, he can be a real asset on the frontline.

Eduardo Camavinga (Rennes)

  • Rating: OVR – 76  POT – 88
  • Age: 17
  • Positions: CM
  • Value: £10.8m
  • Wage: £5k

Camavinga is a balanced all-round midfielder with a significant potential for growth.

Mikel Oyarzabal (Real Sociedad)

  • Position: LW, RW
  • Rating: OVR – 82  POT – 90

Oyarzabal is a balanced overall player and a great winger. His Passing, Dribbling, Pace and Shooting stats are all balanced and loom around the 80.

Mohamed Ihattaren (Eredivisie)

  • Rating: OVR – 77  POT – 88
  • Age: 18
  • Positions: CAM, RM CM
  • Value: £12.6m                Release Clause: £20.2m
  • Wage: £6k

Ihattaren is a superb midfielder with an 86 Ball Control and 82 Dribbling.

Ousmane Dembele (Barcelona)

  • Position: LW, RW
  • Rating: OVR – 83  POT – 89

Ousmane Dembele is another terrific player when it comes to young attackers. His use of the weak foot gives him an edge over other players of his pool and lets him play both wings. He has 92 Pace and 86 Dribbling.

Steven Bergwijn (Tottenham)

  • Position: LM, RM, LW
  • Rating: OVR – 83  POT – 88

Bergwijn is another outclass player with 87 Sprint, 88 Acceleration and 85 Dribbling that puts him on top of the charts for young attackers.

Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich)

  • Rating: OVR – 81  POT – 89
  • Age: 19
  • Positions: LB, LM, RM
  • Value: £20.3m
  • Wage: £36k

Davies’ stupendous 96 Pace makes him the fastest player in FIFA 21 with decent 82 Dribbling to go along with it.

Takefusa Kubo (Villarreal)

  • Rating: OVR – 75  POT – 89
  • Age: 19
  • Positions: RM, CM, CAM
  • Value: £13.1m
  • Wage: £14k

Takefusa is a great overall player with 82 Pace and 82 Dribbling along with a superior 89 Accelaration.

Thiago Almada (Velez Sarsfield)

  • Rating: OVR – 73  POT – 89
  • Age: 19
  • Positions: CAM, CM, LW
  • Value: £7.7m
  • Wage: £7k

This Argentine midfielder has excellent potential for growth along with an 86 Pace.

Moussa Diaby (Bayer)

  • Position: LM
  • Rating: OVR – 81  POT – 88

Moussa Diaby is one of the fastest in the business. With 96 Acceleration AND 93 Pace, he can outrun most defenders, making him suitable for a counter-attack tactic. His 84 Dribbling assists him for the purpose.


Christian Pulisic (Chelsea)

  • Position: LW, RW, LM
  • Rating: OVR – 81  POT – 87

Pulisic is a star player with formidable speed and dribbling. His Acceleration is at 91 along with 89 Pace and 84 Dribbling, making him a defender’s nightmare.

Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid)

  • Rating: OVR – 80  POT – 93
  • Age: 19
  • Positions: LW
  • Value: £24.8m
  • Wage: £86k

Vinicius Jr. has one of the highest Potential in FIFA 21. His off the charts 95 Sprint and insane 86 Dribbling make him a worthy addition to the Real Madrid squad.

Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)

  • Rating: OVR – 84  POT – 92
  • Age: 19
  • Positions: ST
  • Value: £40.5m
  • Wage: £50k

Haaland’s strong suits are his 85 Physical strength and 87 Shooting along with his fast 84 Pace.

Rodrygo (Real Madrid)

  • Rating: OVR – 79  POT – 90
  • Age: 19
  • Positions: RW, LW
  • Value: £18.9m
  • Wage: £81k

This Brazilian Winger has 87 Passing and 83 Dribbling.

Ansu Fati (Barcelona)

  • Rating: OVR – 76  POT – 90
  • Age: 17
  • Positions: RW, LW
  • Value: £13.5m
  • Wage: £21k

Ansu Fati is the up and coming Barcelona superstar going with 88 Sprint and 79 Passing right now.

Mason Greenwood (Manchester United)

  • Rating: OVR – 77  POT – 89
  • Age: 18
  • Positions: RM, ST
  • Value: £13.1m
  • Wage: £29k

Greenwood has 81 Pace alongside 79 Finishing and 80 Longshots, which make him a threat to the goalkeepers.

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