The Best Young Defenders for FIFA 21 Career Mode

FIFA 21 Young Defenders

Are you building your squad but you are not sure about which young centre backs and full backs you should buy? Follow our suggestions of the best young defenders for FIFA 21 Career Mode.

 

How to choose the Best Young Defenders

In this article we suggest the best young defenders for FIFA 21 Career Mode. Keep in mind that the best players for us may not be for you. It depends on 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 defenders of two categories:

1 The Best of the Best
Ideal for unlimited wallets or for who wants the best.
 
2 The Best Young
Under 23 defenders with great growth. Potential future top players.

 
 
QUICK ACCESS CB | RB | LB

 
 

The Best Young Centre Backs for FIFA 21 Career Mode

 
De Ligt

01 MATTHIJS DE LIGT
Nationality: Netherlands 🇳🇱
Club (first season): Juventus
Rating: 85
Potential (1): 92
Age: 21
Value: €47.5M
Wage: €76K

For the third time in a row, De Ligt is the best young centre back for Career Mode. You will love his stats, especially the defensive and physical ones.

 
 
Upamecano

02 DAYOTCHANCULLE UPAMECANO
Nationality: France 🇫🇷
Club (first season): RB Leipzig
Rating: 79
Potential (1): 90
Age: 21
Value: €21M
Wage: €38K

His amazing season was rewarded with a huge upgrade. Upamecano is already better at the defence than many of the most popular centre backs.

 
 
Konaté

03 IBRAHIMA KONATÉ
Nationality: France 🇫🇷
Club (first season): RB Leipzig
Rating: 78
Potential (1): 88
Age: 21
Value: €18M
Wage: €36K

Konaté 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? Pace, defensive skills and strength? If you answered yes, he’s definitely who you need.

 
 
Militão

04 ÉDER MILITÃO
Nationality: Brazil 🇧🇷
Club (first season): Real Madrid
Rating: 80
Potential (1): 87
Age: 22
Value: €23M
Wage: €100K

It won’t be easy to convince Real Madrid to sell him but if you have that luck, don’t waste the chance to have in our team one of the best defenders money can buy.

 
 
Tapsoba

05 EDMOND TAPSOBA
Nationality: Burkina-Faso 🇧🇫
Club (first season): Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Rating: 78
Potential (1): 88
Age: 21
Value: €11.5M
Wage: €33K

If you love fast and strong 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.

 

🏆 BEST YOUNG CENTRE BACKS
TOP 10

01 🇳🇱 Matthijs de Ligt
02 🇫🇷 Dayotchanculle Upamecano
03 🇫🇷 Ibrahima Konaté
04 🇧🇷 Éder Militão
05 🇧🇫 Edmond Tapsoba
06 🇫🇷 William Saliba
07 🇹🇷 Ozan Kabak
08 🇫🇷 Jules Koundé
09 🇬🇧 Fikayo Tomori
10 🇫🇷 Jean-Clair Todibo

 

 
 

Best Young Right Backs for FIFA 21 Career Mode

 
Best Young Defenders for FIFA 21 Career Mode

01 TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD
Nationality: England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
Club (first season): Liverpool
Rating: 87
Potential (1): 92
Age: 21
Value: €46M
Wage: €93K

Trent Alexander-Arnold is the right back with the highest potential, which should mean something. He’s only 21 but already a great buy for any club. If you love balanced players, you found the player you will want for your club.

 
 
Best Young Right Backs for FIFA 21 Career Mode

02 AARON WAN-BISSAKA
Nationality: England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
Club (first season): Manchester United
Rating: 83
Potential (1): 88
Age: 22
Value: €28M
Wage: €87K

He received a great upgrade, making him the best replacement of Trent. We simply love him..

 
 
Best Young Right Backs for FIFA 21 Career Mode

03 NORDI MUKIELE
Nationality: France 🇫🇷
Club (first season): RB Leipzig
Rating: 80
Potential (1): 87
Age: 22
Value: €13.5M
Wage: €33K

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.

 
 
RB

04 EMERSON
Nationality: Brazil 🇧🇷
Club (first season): Real Bétis
Rating: 78
Potential (1): 88
Age: 21
Value: €10.5M
Wage: €14K

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.

 
 
RB

05 SERGIÑO DEST
Nationality: USA 🇺🇸
Club (first season): Ajax
Rating: 75
Potential (1): 86
Age: 19
Value: €4M
Wage: €4K

Dest doesn’t look to be as good as you probably expected but he only needs one chance to proof how good he is. All he needs is to find the right club.

 

🏆 BEST YOUNG RIGHT BACKS
TOP 10

01 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Trent Alexander-Arnold
02 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Aaron Wan-Bissaka
03 🇫🇷 Nordi Mukiele
04 🇧🇷 Emerson
05 🇺🇸 Sergiñno Dest
06 🇧🇷 Emerson Dodo
07 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Reece James
08 🇵🇹 Diogo Dalot
09 🇵🇹 Tomás Tavares
10 🇳🇱 Jeremie Frimpong Aarons

 

 
 

Best Young Left Backs for FIFA 21 Career Mode

 
Alphonso Davies

01 ALPHONSO DAVIES
Nationality: Canada 🇨🇦
Club (first season): FC Bayern
Rating: 81
Potential (1): 89
Age: 19
Value: €12.5M
Wage: €21K

What a player! This was an amazing season for this left back, rewarded with a huge upgrade.

 
 
Lodi

02 RENAN LODI
Nationality: Brazil 🇧🇷
Club (first season): Atlético Madrid
Rating: 81
Potential (1): 87
Age: 22
Value: €16M
Wage: €36K

Lodi is well know by his pace. For his stamina too. Also for his dribbling… and…

 
 
Wijndal

03 OWEN WIJNDAL
Nationality: Netherlands 🇳🇱
Club (first season): AZ
Rating: 77
Potential (1): 86
Age: 20
Value: €8M
Wage: €5K

If you need an affordable left-back, Wijndal may be who are you looking for. He has very balanced stats which is unusual for someone of his age.

 
 
Estupinan

04 PERVIS ESTUPINAN
Nationality: Ecuador 🇪🇨
Club (first season): Watford
Rating: 79
Potential (1): 86
Age: 22
Value: €8.5M
Wage: €18K

You need to be fast to get this bargain. In one or two seasons you will have to pay much more.

 
 
Theo

05 THEO HERNANDEZ
Nationality: France 🇫🇷
Club (first season): AC Milan
Rating: 80
Potential (1): 85
Age: 22
Value: €11M
Wage: €25K

You already this one. He is ready to play in any club. It will be yours?

 

🏆 BEST YOUNG LEFT BACKS
TOP 10

01 🇨🇦 Alphonso Davies
02 🇧🇷 Renan Lodi
03 🇳🇱 Owen Wijndal
04 🇪🇨 Pervis Estupinan
05 🇫🇷 Theo Hernandez
06 🇪🇸 Adria Pedrosa
07 🇵🇹 Nuno Tavares
08 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Brandon Williams
09 🇮🇹 Luca Pellegrini
10 🇺🇾 Mathias Olivera

 
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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