Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

 

Are you building your squad but you are not sure about which centre backs and full backs you should buy? Take our suggestions of the Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode.

 
 

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How to choose Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

 

In this article we will suggest the Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode that you should be able to use in your club. Keep in mind that the best players for us may not be for you. It depends of your club, other players, formation, transfer budget, wages budget, play style, preferences, etc…

To select the best players, we have mainly into consideration their stats, potential and age.

 

In our website we suggest goalkeepers of three categories:

✔️ Best of the Best
Ideal for unlimited wallets or for who wants the best.
 
✔️ Best Deals
Decent defenders that you can find at good prices or be ending their contracts.
 
✔️ Best Young
Under 23 defenders with great growth. Potential future top players.

 
 
 
 
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Centre Back
Right Back
Left Back

 
 
 
 
 

Best Young Centre Back for FIFA 18 Career Mode

 
 
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Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode
BEST CHOICE

ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN
Nationality: Denmark 🇩🇰
Club (first season): Chelsea
Rating: 81
Potential (1): 90
Age: 21

Christensen is the best young centre back of FIFA 18 Career Mode. He is so good that we have included him in our best defenders list. You will love his stats, especially the defensive ones.


 
 
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Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

NIKLAS SULE
Nationality: Germany 🇩🇪
Club (first season): FC Bayern
Rating: 83
Potential (1): 89
Age: 22

Niklas Sule is a must-buy for every Career Mode team. He’s ready to play in any top club. What do you look for in a centre back? Defensive skills and strength? If you answered yes, he’s definitely who you need.


 
 
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Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

DAVINSON SANCHEZ
Nationality: Colombia 🇨🇴
Club (first season): Tottenham Spurs
Rating: 81
Potential (1): 88
Age: 21

If you love fast centre backs as we do, you will love this one. He will grow up fast and become one of the best centre backs in the world.


 
 
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Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

JONATHAN TAH
Nationality: Germany 🇩🇪
Club (first season): Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Rating: 82
Potential (1): 88
Age: 21

Tah is another player who is used to be in our top young defenders list. He’s 21 years old but already has a long experience. Have you checked his stats? Nice, right? Then, imagine when he reaches his maximum potential.


 
 
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Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

JOSE MARIA GIMENEZ
Nationality: Uruguay 🇺🇾
Club (first season): Atlético Madrid
Rating: 83
Potential (1): 87
Age: 22

This young player is already better at the defence than many of the most popular centre backs. His defending stats are absolutely insane: standing tackle 86, sliding tackles 87, interceptions 85, strength 84, aggression 89 and jumping…90. And don’t forget that he is only 22!


 
 
 

🏆 BEST YOUNG CENTRE BACKS
TOP 10

1️⃣ Andreas Christensen
2️⃣ Niklas Sule
3️⃣ Davinson Sanchez
4️⃣ Jonathan Tah
5️⃣ Jose Maria Gimenez
6️⃣ Timothy Fosu-Mensah
7️⃣ Matthijs de Ligt
8️⃣ Malang Sarr
9️⃣ Lucas Hernandez
1️⃣0️⃣ Emanuel Mammana

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Best Young Right Back for FIFA 18 Career Mode

 
 
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Best Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode
BEST CHOICE

HECTOR BELLERÍN
Nationality: Spain 🇪🇸
Club (first season): Arsenal
Rating: 81
Potential (1): 88
Age: 22

Bellerín is the right back with the highest potential, which should mean something. He’s only 22 but already a great buy for any club. If you love pace, you found the player you will want for your club.


 
 
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Best Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

JOSHUA KIMMICH
Nationality: Germany 🇩🇪
Club (first season): FC Bayern
Rating: 81
Potential (1): 87
Age: 22

Kimmich isn’t fast but a he’s great defender. He only needs one chance to proof how good he is. Who knows if it won’t be him to ‘replace’ Lahm?


 
 
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Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

BENJAMIN HENRICHS
Nationality: Germany 🇩🇪
Club (first season): Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Rating: 76
Potential (1): 86
Age: 20

If your budget is not good enough to buy Bellerin or Kimmich, then you should try Henrichs. He is younger and cheaper but he’s still a very good choice for your team.


 
 
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Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

PABLO MAFFEO BECERRA
Nationality: Spain 🇪🇸
Club (first season): Girona FC
Rating: 72
Potential (1): 85
Age: 20

Yes, another Spanish right back. If you play with a top club, maybe you will have to put him in the bench. In a single season he will be ready to assume the right side of the first team’s defence.


 
 
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Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

RICK KARSDORP
Nationality: Netherlands 🇳🇱
Club (first season): AS Roma
Rating: 78
Potential (1): 84
Age: 22

Karsdorp is a good example of how potential is not everything. There are other players who will reach an higher rating but his stats are almost unbeatable. If you are not convinced, give him a try and you will understand what he is doing in this shortlist.


 
 
 

🏆 BEST YOUNG RIGHT BACKS
TOP 10

1️⃣ Hector Bellerin
2️⃣ Joshua Kimmich
3️⃣ Benjamin Henrichs
4️⃣ Pablo Maffeo Becerra
5️⃣ Rick Karsdorp
6️⃣ Kelvin Amian Adou
7️⃣ Trent Alexander-Arnold
8️⃣ Fabricio Bustos
9️⃣ Lukas Klostermann
1️⃣0️⃣ Odriozola

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Best Young Left Back for FIFA 18 Career Mode

 
 
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Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode
BEST CHOICE

GRIMALDO
Nationality: Spain 🇪🇸
Club (first season): SL Benfica
Rating: 80
Potential (1): 87
Age: 22

Barcelona should be sorry to have let out a talent like Grimaldo. He’s not just a good defender. He’s a very decent attacker and an amazing free-kick taker.


 
 
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Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

GAYA
Nationality: Spain 🇪🇸
Club (first season): Valencia CF
Rating: 79
Potential (1): 84
Age: 22

Gaya is ready to play in any club. If you want a fast left back with good stats, he may be the right choice.


 
 
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Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

LUKE SHAW
Nationality: England 🇬🇧
Club (first season): Manchester United
Rating: 79
Potential (1): 84
Age: 21

He is one of the most popular young players in England and it is easy to understand why. Fast and with a great tackling, one day Shaw may be better than many popular left backs.


 
 
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Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

THEO HERNANDEZ
Nationality: France 🇫🇷
Club (first season): Real Madrid
Rating: 75
Potential (1): 85
Age: 19

This player is almost perfect. Obvious choice for your club. The most impressive in Theo Hernandez is the stats he has. They are very high for his age.


 
 
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Best Young Defenders for FIFA 18 Career Mode

ANTONIO BARRECA
Nationality: Italy 🇮🇹
Club (first season): Torino
Rating: 75
Potential (1): 86
Age: 22

What do you expect from a left back? Pace? Good crossing stats? Great tackling? Well, we know a guy who have it all.


 
 
 

🏆 BEST YOUNG LEFT BACKS
TOP 10

1️⃣ Grimaldo
2️⃣ Gaya
3️⃣ Luke Shaw
4️⃣ Theo Hernandez
5️⃣ Antonio Barreca
6️⃣ R. Sessegnon
7️⃣ Cucurella
8️⃣ Kieran Tierney
9️⃣ Rico Henry
1️⃣0️⃣ G. Itter

 
 
 
 

If you want to check the best young players for other positions, just click over it:
Goalkeepers | Defenders | Midfielders | Attackers (not available yet)

 

If you want to check the best young defenders of previous years, just click over it:

FIFA 17
FIFA 16
FIFA 15
FIFA 14

 
 
 
Notes:
(1) Potential is an average of estimated rating a player can reach. It doesn’t mean that you will reach that overall nor that you won’t overcome it.

 
 

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