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Best FIFA 22 Young Players In Career Mode

Best FIFA 22 Young Players In Career Mode
Images: EA Sports

Written by 

Jack Marsh

Posted 

8th Oct 2021 17:02

When it comes to Career Mode, you'll want the best FIFA 22 young players, whether you're taking full advantage of the new features and building your own squad from the ground upwards or trying to win the champions league with your childhood club. Also known as FIFA 22 wonderkids, these youngsters are the best way to save yourself a fortune by purchasing prime players every year and give you a father-like satisfaction watching your prodigy's become title winners and so on.

With a wealth of options in every position, cherry-picking your FIFA 22 young players wisely can see you birth a great team on a budget, and soon have the players with the highest overall. Combined with your managerial prowess and the FIFA 22 best formations, a team of wonderkids will have you soaring to glory in no time.

So, in a bid to build a super-squad, here are the 50 best FIFA 22 young players, split into every position.

Best FIFA 22 Young Players: GK

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Goalkeepers are often the tip of the spine to your Career Mode team, especially if you're prone to a simulation. Whilst you can get away with an average goalie with a solid defence, especially with how good they are this year, you'll still want a fresh FIFA 22 young player to build from the ground up and defend your sticks. 

Many of the best FIFA 22 young goalkeepers are worth being patient with and are relatively cheap to purchase. The 17-year-old free agent Charis Chatzigavriel is the player with the highest potential on FIFA 22 as a whole, although if you're looking for some quick success in a high league, another option like Leeds' Illan Meslier may be best. 

  1. Maarten Vandevoordt – Genk – 19 – 71 Rated. 87 Potential (+16)
  2. Charis Chatzigavriel – Free Agent – 17 – 58 Rated. 84 Potential (+26)
  3. Lautaro Morales – Lanus – 21 – 72 Rated. 86 Potential (+13)
  4. Illan Meslier – Leeds – 21 – 77 Rated. 85 Potential (+8)
  5. Fred Emmings – Minnesota FC – 17 – 48 Rated. 73 Potential (+25)

Best FIFA 22 Young Players: LB

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Flying left-backs are rare to come by, and the new meta favours an overlap. So, finding a starlet as your FIFA 22 young left-back will likely benefit you highly. The obvious pick is Bayern's pace merchant, Alphonso Davies, who can grow to an 89 rated, however, Luca Netz of the same league is also a cracking choice to watch develop into a solid 85 overall.

  1. Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munchen – 20 – 82 Rated. 89 Potential (+7)
  2. Nuno Mendes – PSG – 19 – 78 Rated. 88 Potential (10)
  3. Luca Netz – Borussia Monchengladbach – 18 – 69 Rated. 85 Potential (+16)
  4. Valentin Barco – Boca Juniors – 17 – 63 Rated. 83 Potential (+20)
  5. Ben Chrisene – Aston Villa – 17 – 53 Rated. 78 Potential (+25)

Best FIFA 22 Young Players: RB

85 rated is the highest overall that we see from the under 21 FIFA 22 young players, meaning they might not be on the top of your priority list. Instead, you may like to buy a very young player and have them develop on load and in cup games. For this, Ajax's Devyne Rensch is our top choice for your best FIFA 22 young right back.

  1. Devyne Rensch – Ajax –18 – 73 Rated. 85 Potential (+12)
  2. Sergino Dest – Barcelona – 20 – 76 Rated. 85 Potential (+9)
  3. Amar Dedic – Wolfsberger AC – 66 Rated. 83 Potential (+17)
  4. Jayden Bogle – Sheffield United – 21 – 74 Rated. 85 Potential (+11)
  5. Maksim Paskotsi – Spurs – 18 – 60 Rated. 80 Potential (+20)

Best FIFA 22 Young Players: CB

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Ajax's conveyor belt of players is at an all-time high, and yet another Centre Back could follow in the footsteps of De Ligt and co. this year. One of the best FIFA 22 young players is centre back Jurrien Timber, although he faces tough competition from some other Dutch defenders. if you're sick of rinsing Ajax for their entire squad, Leonidas Stergiou is one of the highest growing players, who can improve by a whopping 19 overalls from his original 67 - an absolute bargain.

  1. Leonidas Stergiou – FC St. Gallen – 19 – 67 Rated. 86 Potential (+19)
  2. Josko Gvardiol – RB Leipzig – 19 – 75 Rated. 87 Potential (+12)
  3. Jurrien Timber – Ajax – 20 – 75 Rated. 86 Potential (+11)
  4. Jarrad Branthwaite – Everton – 19 – 66 Rated. 84 Potential (+18)
  5. Rav Van Den Berg – PEC Zwolle – 17 – 59 Rated. 83 Potential (+24)

Best FIFA 22 Young Players: CDM

In the CDM range, buying cheap is by far your best option, especially with so many top-calibre Centre Midfielders that will make the list later. There's a wealth of players that will grow golliath amounts, including Manchester City's Romeo Lavia, who can go from 62 to 85, and is just 17.

  1. Romeo Lavia – Manchester City – 17 – 62 Rated. 85 Potential (+23)
  2. Sandro Tonali – AC Milan – 21 – 77 Rated. 86 Potential (+9)
  3. Maxence Caqueret – Lyon – 21 – 78 Rated. 86 Potential (+8)
  4. Lewis Bate – Leeds – 18 – 63 Rated. 85 Potential (+23)
  5. Eric Martel – Austria Wien – 66 Rated. 84 Potential (+18)

Best FIFA 22 Young Players: CM

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Box-to-box midfielders are back, and there are some absolute wonderkids that can fit into your FIFA 22 young players team. With four young centre midfielders that can peak at 89 or higher, here's where your transfer budget should be blown. 

  1. Ryan Gravenberch – Ajax – 19 – 78 Rated. 90 Potential (+12)
  2. Jude Bellingham – Dortmund – 18 – 79 Rated. 89 potential (+10)
  3. Pedri – FC Barcelona – 18 – 81 Rated. 91 Potential (10)
  4. Eduardo Camavinga – Real Madrid – 18 – 78 Rated. 89 Potential (+11)
  5. Charlie Patino – Arsenal – 17 – 62 Rated. 85 Potential (+23)

Best FIFA 22 Young Players: CAM

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The playmakers. The trequartista's of the team. Your FIFA 22 young player in the CAM role is essential, especially with the recent changes that now make wingers less effective in the role. In the CAM role, there's two main wonderkids you could buy, although two of the highest-growing players are also available and could be an invaluable coup in the lower leagues.

  1. Phil Foden – Manchester City – 21 – 84 Rated. 92 Potential (+8)
  2. Florian Wirtz – Bayer 05 Leverkusen – 18 – 78 Rated. 89 Potential (+11)
  3. Caden Clark – New York Red Bull – 18 – 66 Rated – 86 Potential (+20)
  4. Kacper Urbanski – Bologna – 16 – 53 Rated. 78 Potential (+25)
  5. Pierre Dwomoh – Antwerp – 17 – 60 Rated. 85 Potential (+25)

Best FIFA 22 Young Players: RW/LW

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Pace. Skill. End product. Your FIFA 22 young players will need the lot if you want to score. These FIFA 22 young wingers have it all in abundance and can only be described as wonderkids. Any pairing on either side and you'll be banging them in for fun.

  1. Rayan Cherki – Lyon – 18 – 73 Rated. 88 Potential (+15) (5*5*)
  2. Harvey Elliott – Liverpool – 73 Rated. 87 Potential (+14)
  3. Kayky – Manchester City – 18 – 66 Rated. 87 Potential (+21)
  4. Mason Greenwood – 19 – 78 Rated. 89 Potential (+11)
  5. Ansu Fati – Barcelona – 18 – 74 Rated. 88 Potential (+14)
  6. Jamal Musiala – Bayern Munchen – 18 – 76 Rated. 88 Potential (+12)
  7. Takefusa Kubo – RCD Mallorca – 75 Rated. 88 Potential (13+)
  8. Anthony – Ajax – 21 – 79 Rated – 88 Potential (+9)
  9. Bukayo Saka – Arsenal – 19 – 80 Rated. 88 Potential (+8)
  10. Ferran Torres - Manchester City – 21 – 82 Rated. 90 Potential (+8)

Best FIFA 22 Young Players: ST

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There's one wonderkid that stands above the rest when it comes to FIFA 22 young players, although he can only be afforded by the richest clubs of the world. Erling Haaland might not be in your wage allowance, with a 92 peak overall, but fear not, there's still plenty of talent that will bag you a goal and lead your line.

  1. Giacomo Raspadori – Sassuolo – 21 – 74 Rated. 88 Potential (+14)
  2. Adam Hlozek – Sparta Praha – 19 – 76 Rated. 87 Potential (+14)
  3. Erling Haaland – Dortmund – 21 – 88 Rated. 93 Potential (+5)
  4. Karim Adeyemi – RB Salzburg – 19 – 72 Rated. 86 Potential (+14)
  5. Dane Scarlett – Spurs – 17 – 63 Rated. 86 Potential (+23)

For your team full of FIFA 22 young players, there's plenty of options for your team to be instant wonderkids, or slow burners, so depending on your starting club. make sure to spend your budget wisely.

Still not picked up the latest footballing hit? Read our FIFA 22 review to see what we think, and check out the different FIFA 22 editions so you know which one to buy.

 

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