FIFA 20 career mode best young players: 15 wonderkids with world-class potential

FIFA 20 wonderkids best young players potential

Finding young player gems is one of the best elements of any football game, and FIFA 20 is no different. Behold, these superstar wonderkids-in-the-making

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It’s not always easy to find that special young player on FIFA 20’s career mode; the one who’s capable of becoming a world-class wonderkid with the right guidance... all because of you, of course.

But we’ve made it easy by providing 15 of them for you. From developing shot-stoppers to lightning sharp-shooters, we’ve got you covered with the best young players by potential in-game…


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Jacob Bruun Larsen, LM (Borussia Dortmund)

Jacob Bruun Larsen FIFA 20

Potential rating: 85

Bruun Larsen has gone a little under the radar as far as Bundesliga wonderkids go, having struggled to truly make his mark for Dortmund in real life. But regardless of that, the Dane is undoubtedly one of the brightest young talents on FIFA 20’s career mode.

Standing at 6ft and boasting a four-star weak foot, he will be borderline unstoppable once he reaches his full potential in-game.

Nicolas Dominguez, CM (Velez Sarsfield)

Nicolas Dominguez FIFA 20

Potential rating: 87

The 20-year-old Dominguez has the potential to become one of the best central midfielders on FIFA 20.

He has a base rating of 75, but the one stat that stands out is his physicality: the Argentine packs great aggression (85), jumping (85) and endless stamina (91), which makes him a competent box-to-box midfielder when combined with his high/high work-rates.

Ionut Andrei Radu, GK (Genoa)

Ionut Andrei Radu FIFA 20

Potential rating: 87

Radu is currently on loan at Genoa from Inter Milan, who are looking to aid his development with a temporary spell away from San Siro.

While he’s far away from reaching his full potential in-game – the Romanian is currently rated 75 – he can become a world-class shot-stopper if you handle his development correctly.

Panagiotis Retsos, CB (Bayer Leverkusen)

Panagiotis Retsos FIFA 20

Potential rating: 85

Retsos is a versatile defender who’s capable of being deployed as a centre-back, left-back or right-back. That’s an essential trait too, seeing as he’d be able to fulfil various roles in the event of an injury to key defensive players mid-game.

The Leverkusen wonderkid can potentially reach the level of Jerome Boateng should you place a strong emphasis on his development.

Calvin Stengs, RW (AZ Alkmaar) 

Calvin Stengs FIFA 20

Potential rating: 86

Blessed with a four-star skill rating which allows him to perform moves such as the lateral heel-to-heel flick as well as the Berba Spin, Stengs is an unpredictable force in the attacking third.

Upon reaching his full potential, AZ’s 20-year-old will undoubtedly be a superb winger who’s capable of troubling any defensive lineup.

Sandro Tonali, CDM (Brescia)

Sandro Tonali FIFA 20

Potential rating: 89

Plying his trade in Serie A with Brescia, the 18-year-old Tonali might just be one of FIFA 20’s best midfield wonderkids.

From the looks of things, the Italian will be a Gullit-gang type of player once he reaches his full potential – his stats already look quite promising to say the least. Tonali currently boasts decent long and short passing stats which are rated 80 and 77 respectively, allowing him to ping the ball back and forth with accuracy. 


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Nicolo Zaniolo, CAM (Roma)

Nicolo Zaniolo FIFA 20

Potential rating: 88

Zaniolo’s stock has already risen nicely over the past season in real life. His performances for Roma last season prompted interest from the likes of Tottenham and Juventus, with Spurs most serious about signing him

The Italian’s transfer fee might prove to be a little expensive due to his current standing in world football, but he’s worth ever penny you’d pay for his services – especially considering his amazing potential.

Cristian Romero, CB (Genoa)

Cristian Romero FIFA 20

Potential rating: 87

The Argentine youngster is an incredibly physical player; he weighs 79kg and comes with 75 strength, meaning he can easily shrug opposition players off the ball.

He’s most likely not going to make it into your first team going by his current stats, but Romero has the potential to become one of the best centre-backs in the world.

Thiago Almada, CAM (Velez Sarsfield)

Thiago Almada FIFA 20

Potential rating: 88

The Messi-esque Almada is one of the best Argentine wonderkids on FIFA 20

With 86 pace, 88 agility and 89 balance, the 18-year-old’s potential is quite scary considering that his stats are already at a decent level.

Agustin Urzi, CAM (Banfield)

Augustin Urzi FIFA 20

Potential rating: 88

Urzi is a versatile midfielder who can be deployed as a winger or a CAM. He’d do OK as a CM but lacks the strength to perform a box-to-box role.

Standing at 5ft 6in, Urzi has an incredibly low centre of gravity. That gives him better ball control in-game, helping him to turn swiftly and evade defenders. He’s also quite fast and has 88 pace, which could possibly become 95+ once he reaches his full potential.

Yari Verschaeren, CAM (Anderlecht)

Yari Verschaeren FIFA 20

Potential rating: 87

A true artist on the ball, Verschaeren is one of the best Belgian youngsters you can pick up on career mode. 

The 17-year-old’s standout stat is his agility (87), which makes him feel quick and responsive in-game. He currently lacks pace (70) but is sure to get faster as he develops.

Mohamed Ihattaren, CAM (PSV)

Mohamed Ihattaren FIFA 20

Potential rating: 88

Blessed with a four-star weak foot and a four-star skill combo, along with a towering 6ft frame, Ihattaren was more or less built to be a No.10. 

He doesn’t have any base stats that stand out – he’s only 16, after all – but Ihattaren would become one of the most sought-after midfielders a couple of years into your career mode save.

Pedro De la Vega, RW (Lanus)

Pedro De la Vega FIFA 20

Potential rating: 88

Argentines... everywhere. Despite having a base rating of 70, De la Vega already possesses ample pace (86) and impressive agility (86), thus making him usable as a rotation option in your squad for easy fixtures.

The 18-year-old wonderkid has incredible room for improvement, as he can still go up by 18 stats. Once he reaches his full potential, he might go a step further than simply being world class – De la Vega could become a generational talent in your save.

Boubakary Soumare, CM (Lille)

Boubakary Soumare FIFA 20

Potential rating: 87

Soumare has the potential to become one of the best French midfielders on FIFA 20.

He’s the same height as Bleus legend Patrick Vieira (6ft 2in) and weighs 82kg, thus giving him a strong physical presence on the pitch. As a holding midfielder, Soumare would be borderline unstoppable.

Jonathan David, ST (Gent)

Jonathan David FIFA 20

Potential rating: 88

With a five-star weak foot, David is capable of finding the net with both feet. Here’s therefore incredibly clinical in front of goal, as you’d be able to perform first-time shots without having to make a turn or get the ball onto his ‘stronger’ foot.

He possesses 79 finishing, 82 pace and 80 jumping, which isn’t bad for a 75-rated card that has the potential to become 88.

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