FIFA 16 Wonderkids: the best young players in Career Mode

FIFA 16 Wonderkids: the best young players in Career Mode


Every year, EA update their database with new wonderkids and this year is no exception. Find out the best young players in FIFA 16 Career Mode.


FIFA 16 Wonderkids in Career Mode


If you are looking for young quality players to improve your team in the future, then this article is for you. We have selected the best young players (under 19) in FIFA 16 Career Mode in each position and we now bring it to you. Follow our suggestions to build an unbeatable team.



FIFA 16 Wonderkids: the best young players in Career Mode
Bartłomiej Drągowski
Jagiellonia | Ekstraklasa

Joël Drommel
FC Twente | Eredivisie

Anthony Maisonnial
Saint-Etienne | Ligue 1

Dimitry Bertaud
Montpellier HSC | Ligue 1

Bingourou Kamara
Tours FC | Ligue 2

Steve Kroll
Union Berlin | 2. Bundesliga

Alex Meret
Udinese | Serie A

Freddie Woodman
Crawley Town | Football League

Unai Simón
Athletic Bilbao | Liga BBVA

Fabrizio Alastra
Palermo | Serie A


Right Backs

Mason Holgate
Everton | Barclays PL

Kevin Diks
Vitesse | Eredivisie

Musa Muhammed
Başakşehir | Süper Lig

Giuseppe Pezzella
Palermo | Serie A

James Bree
Barnsley | Football League

Davide Calabria
Milan | Serie A

Aitor Buñuel
CA Osasuna | Liga Adelante

Hidde ter Avest
FC Twente | Eredivisie

Joshua Emmanuel
Ipswich Town | FL Championship

Alec Georgen
PSG | Ligue 1


Left Backs

Bilbao Athletic

NY City FC | MLS

Ben Chilwell
Leicester City | Barclays PL

Chidiebere Nwakali
Málaga CF | Liga BBVA

Cristian Gutiérrez
Colo-Colo | Camp. Scotiabank

Rico Henry
Walsall | Football League

Maximilian Mittelstädt
Hertha BSC | Bundesliga

Federico Dimarco
Inter | Serie A

Alex Gersbach
Sydney FC | A-League

Myles Kenlock
Ipswich Town | FL Championship


Centre Backs

Real Zaragoza | Liga Adelante

Jeremiah St. Juste
sc Heerenveen | Eredivisie

Rivaldo Coetzee
NG – FA | Free Agents League

Jorge Meré
Sporting Gijón | Liga Adelante

Sebastián Vegas
Audax Italiano | Camp. Scotiabank

Joe Gomez
Liverpool | Barclays PL

Jérôme Junior Onguéné
FC Sochaux | Ligue 2

Matthew Butcher
Bournemouth | FL Championship

Gökhan Gül
VfL Bochum | 2. Bundesliga

Erik Palmer-Brown
Sporting KC | MLS


Centre Defensive Midfielders

FIFA 16 Wonderkids: the best young players in Career Mode
Rúben Neves
FC Porto | Liga NOS

Pablo Galdames
Unión Española | Camp. Scotiabank

John Souttar
Dundee United | Scottish Prem

Abdou-Aziz Thiam
AS Monaco | Ligue 1

Lewis Cook
Leeds United | FL Championship

Calvin Verdonk
Feyenoord | Eredivisie

Kevin Balanta
Deportivo Cali | Liga Postobón

Krystian Bielik
Arsenal | Barclays PL

Jesús Marimón
Once Caldas | Liga Postobón

Wilfred Ndidi
KRC Genk | Pro League


Centre Midfielders

FIFA 16 Wonderkids: the best young players in Career Mode
Youri Tielemans
RSC Anderlecht | Pro League

Riechedly Bazoer
Ajax | Eredivisie

Hachim Mastour
Milan | Serie A

Abdelhak Nouri
Ajax | Eredivisie

Manu García
Manchester City | Barclays PL

Donny van de Beek
Ajax | Eredivisie

Assane Gnoukouri
Inter | Serie A

Martin Ødegaard
Real Madrid | Liga BBVA

Zachary Elbouzedi
West Brom | Barclays PL

Jari Schuurman
Feyenoord | Eredivisie

Ben Swanson
Columbus Crew | MLS


Right Midfielders

Nikolai Laursen
PSV | Eredivisie

Ainsley Maitland-Niles
Ipswich Town | FL Championship

Isaiah Brown
Vitesse | Eredivisie

Patrick Roberts
Manchester City | Barclays PL

Dawid Kownacki
Lech Poznań | Ekstraklasa

Real Sociedad | Liga BBVA

Real Valladolid | Liga Adelante

Eric Ayuk
Philadelphia | MLS

Jean-Kevin Augustin
PSG | Ligue 1

Oliver Burke
Nott’m Forest | FL Championship


Left Midfielders

FIFA 16 Wonderkids: the best young players in Career Mode
Gonçalo Guedes
SL Benfica | Liga NOS

Václav Černý
Ajax | Eredivisie

Steven Bergwijn
PSV | Eredivisie

Dennon Lewis
Watford | FL Championship

AD Alcorcón | Liga Adelante

Brandon Barker
Manchester City | Barclays PL

Philipp Ochs
1899 Hoffenheim | Bundesliga

Romário Baldé
Tondela | Liga NOS

Rafik Zekhnini
ODD | Tippeligaen

Oscar Borg
West Ham | Barclays PL



FIFA 16 Wonderkids: the best young players in Career Mode
Breel Donald Embolo
FC Basel | Raiffeisen SL

Kelechi Iheanacho
Manchester City | Barclays PL

Enes Ünal
KRC Genk | Pro League

Maxwel Cornet
Olympique Lyon | Ligue 1

Diogo Jota
Paços Ferreira | Liga NOS

Aaron Leya Iseka
RSC Anderlecht | Pro League

Adam Armstrong
Coventry City | Football League

Leon Bailey
KRC Genk | Pro League

Dominic Solanke
Vitesse | Eredivisie

Thierry Ambrose
Manchester City | Barclays PL

Real Madrid | Liga BBVA


111 thoughts on “FIFA 16 Wonderkids: the best young players in Career Mode”

  1. Bikram baidwan

    I didn’t know where to ask these questions so I’m just posting them here. They are regarding manager career mode players potential, growth, injury.

    1. If a player gets injured than does that mean his “potential growth” stops completely? Like will their stays won’t grow anymore? (I had Koscielny in my Arsenal manager career mode and he got injured for 3 months. When he came back his acceleration and sprint speed decreased -1. And now I’ve been playing with him for 3-4 months and yet his acceleration and sprint speed is still -1. Now I have an 18 year old and 24 year old player who are injured for 8 days and 4 weeks respectively. So, will they never reach their potential anymore? They will just stay as they are or barely some of the stats will grow but not till their told potential?
    2. I heard something about “a players potential gets locked when you sign them”… What does it mean by potential getting locked when you sign that player? Does it mean like they won’t grow above their specific potential and growth rating? (Like ea posted a young players potentail list and futhead and futwiz’s website tells you players potentials and growth.)
    3. If yes, than here is my next question. I bought David Alaba in the beginning of the season and played him in most of the matches until January, but only one or two his stats grew +1 and his Overall rating stayed the same; compared to other players whose many stats grew +1 and their overall as well. So here’s my question regarding this. Like David Alaba there were some other players who had an overall close to him and their growth was told to be +3, same as Alaba’s as told by the futhead and futwiz websites, but yet their overall and stats grew but not Alaba’s that much, WHY?
    4. Also another question regarding my 2nd question in the list. I bought David Alaba, played with him till January, and than sold him in January transfer window. So my questions is: Like stated by the futhead website that Alaba will grow +3 to become 88 rated, will he grow till that even without being in my team? Or will he just stay the same like he was in my club and don’t grow and reach his potentail anymore?
    5. This is also regarding the #2. Question about “locked potentail growth stuff” on the list. Take for example I want to buy an “unknown” player who is young and like it says on futhead and other websites that he will grow and his overall would increase as well. So, If I buy that ” unknown” player in the transfer window, play and increase his stats, than sell him in the next transfer window, and than buy him back in the next transfer window. Will he be able to grow again in my club or will he not grow anymore even though it says on the websites across the web about that players potential and growth will increase?

    I know it’s all messy and probably confusing as well. But these are really important questions I wanted to ask. You people are most knowledgable about this stuff and I only trust your guys source. Any help would be appreciated in answering ALL OF THESE questions that I asked above with a question mark at the end. Thank you.

    1. Hi.
      Let’s try to help:
      1) He probably will not grow during the injury. However, as soon as he is back, he may grow or not.
      2) I don’t think it is true.
      3) The potential is merely indicative. That was a coincidence. To grow up, a player needs to play and to be happy.
      4) He potentially will grow up even after moving to other club.
      5) Yes, you will be able.

  2. Does a player has to show a specific status to reach a potential rating? Like I have Pogba whose potential is to reach at least 93; as stated by websites. But his status shows “Has Something Special” which is just a flair trait. So, my question is will I have to loan him and try to get his status to change to “Has Potential to be Special” for him to get to 93? Or are different types of statuses shown on players just to show us an estimate of what kind of potential overall rating that player can achieve?

  3. Does it mean dat we cannot play any kick off match with either club or country except the single player tournament ?

  4. Of these 3 strikers which one should I get rid of ? Cristi Gonzales,Dominic solanke or Thierry Ambrose??

  5. Harry Edwards

    I don’t think he is under 19, but Maximillian Meyer is a really good young player, at age 20 he is already 82 rated. And in my Barcelona career mode, he is almost at an 88 rating.
    Meyer is a cheap player from FC Schalke if I remember correctly.

    1. Hi.
      He’s 20. That’s the reason he is not in this players selection. However, as you say, he is a brilliant player. For that reason, he is one of the our favourites as you can see here.

  6. Hello i have 3 midfeilders i want to sign to have a young team and replace vidal (30), lahm (34) and reus (28)
    The three i chose Ross Barkley, youri tielemans and memphis depay
    Do you think this is a good desision for a VERY young side?
    P.s this is my 3rd or 4th year ….. and i already have paul pogba

  7. Hello Rodrigo, I was wondering what 4 players I shall sign to Atletico Madrid, they already have a few good young players but would like to add some. Preferably 2 midfielders and 2 defenders.. Rabiot? Meyer? Any defenders? Thanks

  8. Muhammad Ridhwan Irfan

    This is a good team:
    My first team:De Gea,Rojo,Sule,Gaya,Darmian,Pogba,Schneiderlin,Depay,Rooney,Villalba,Lewandowski.
    Subs:Martial,Mata,Romero,Jones,Carrick or Fellaini,Januzaj/Young,Valencia

  9. Dude I recently started my carreer mode with barcelona and I’ve added bellerin, kagawa, I’m thinking of getting dybala do you have any thoughts

  10. My starting 11 is (4-1-2-1-2)

    Alaba (CDM)

    Could you suggest any improvements Rodrigo pls I am in my third season

  11. Hey, I’ve just started a career with Carlisle. Have you got any super budget players that grow quick for 1/2 seasons time for 500k-10?

  12. man united 2 season
    De gea
    is this a good team?

  13. Man utd 2nd season
    De gea
    Alberto moreno
    Dmenico berardi

    Is it good?how can i improve?

    1. Hi.
      That is a good team. However, you can improve it. If I was you, I would start by selling Ibra and getting someone much younger for his place (Embolo?).
      Take a look here to our favourites CM players.

  14. ssebuliba steven

    Timo Horn
    Mason Holgate
    Tin Jedvaj
    Jaiiro Reidewald
    Andrew Robertson
    Youri Tielemans
    Len Hallilovic
    Leroy Sane
    Kelechi Iheanacho
    Vaclav Cerny (433 false9)
    Hector Bellerin
    Jeremiah st Juste
    Richedley Bazoer
    Mattia De Sciglio
    Angel Correa

  15. So I’m playing with Southampton my lineup is
    Van Dijk
    Sergi Roberto

    I know I need a new GK and CB but who?

  16. Best team ever?

    Starting my 6th season, won the Champions League with Luton Town last year.

    Slowly assembled my team and ended up with a starting 11 as follows:

    ST – Breel Embolo – Switzerland
    ST – Divock Origi – Belgium
    CAM – Youri Tielemans – Belgium
    LM – Leon Bailey – Jamaica
    RM – Williams – Spain
    CDM – Danilo – Brazil
    LB – Rico Henry – England
    CB – Jonathan Tah – Germany
    CB – Reece Oxford – England
    RB – DeAndre Yedlin – United States
    GK – Alban Lufont – France

  17. Luton Town
    Season 6
    Won Champions League in Season 5 – but by playing, not simulating

    Here is my team, and where I play them

    Breel Embolo
    Divock Origi
    Benjamin Tetteh

    Youri Tielemans
    Leon Bailey
    Williams (Spain – Bilbao)
    Danilo (Brazil – Valencia)
    Charly Musonda
    Andy Kawaya
    Julian Green
    David Henen

    Rico Henry
    Jonathan Tah
    Reece Oxford
    DeAndre Yedlin
    Carlos Blanco

    Alban Lafont
    Jack Ruddy

    Question is, in reality are the wingers I use as midfielders feasible? In other words could they actually play mid or are they purely offensive players and I should look for more two-way guys (offense and defense)?


  18. Hi I’m playing manager career mode as man city and I wonder if I could improve on my squad, any suggestions?
    Here is my squad:
    Gk: Joe hart(83)
    Lb: Gael clichy(81)
    CB: Vincent Company(85), Nicolas otamendi(84)
    Rb: Pablo Zabaleta(82)
    CM: Yaya Toure(85), Delph(77)
    RW: Raheem Sterling(83)
    ST: Sergio Aguero(87), Luis Suarez(91)
    LW: David Silva(89)

    1. At Fifa 16 were players like exciting prospects and has potential to be special? i only get from players w/ the potential 74-92 “Promising Player”. Please Help Me.

  19. I need improvements if any… my team as follows
    Kepa Arrizabalaga

  20. Is this a good team?
    De gea 87
    Smalling 85
    Verrati 88
    Kante 83
    Pogba 88
    Neymar 92
    Bale 89
    Morata 84
    Griezmann 90
    3-2-3-2- formation
    Perrin 85
    Bailly 82
    Aguero 85′ he wanted to leave so I did it with mAn Utd!
    James 88 should I put him in the starting lineup?

    Second season man Utd sold all players except de gea and Smalling

  21. How can I improve this team in season 3





    BENCH:Ibrahimovic, Batshuayi, Dembele(Ousmane), Coman, Juanfran, Rui Patricio


  22. Hi Mr Rodrigo I use all of your guides.Im almost finished the second season.I have 200 million in budget this is my Real Madrid squad any suggestions
    3-3-4 formation
    GK De Gea 87
    CB Sule 81 Rugani 80 Boateng Captain 87
    CDM William Carvalho
    CM De Bruyne Pogba I sold Isco and Jamez 86 87
    Neymar 92
    Griezmann 85
    Lacazette 85
    Bale 88
    Main Subs
    Angelino from your wonder kid guide
    Ruben neves on loan
    Hachim Mastour

    Any Suggestion should I sign James back?

    1. It´s not good. It’s perfect.
      Bring Varane back and Laporte to the bench if you have enough money. Berardi isn’t a must buy bt he will be a decent addition to your team.

  23. My Second Season with Arsenal:
    GK: Courtouis(86)
    I’m planning to do 6 more Seasons with this so could you tell me which players Under the Age of 21 I should get and the players I should keep right now.

  24. Hey Rodrigo,
    So I’m planning on starting a career mode but I have a question. So lately there’s been all these transfers in real life like Ibra to united and Higuain to Juventus and etc… so on my game I just manually transfered these players to their clubs since the games hasn’t updated the rosters. My question is, should I start a career mode with the original rosters or the updated ones? Because like if I did one with Juventus for example, they’re already stacked, plus all their transfer budget is still there so it wouldn’t be any fun you know…?

  25. K. Sourabh Srivatsa

    In my first season with dortmund, my January windows is over. My team
    Gk- Leno
    Rb- Pizczek
    Cb- Hummels
    Lb- gaya
    Cm- rakitic
    Cm- sahin
    Cam- kagawa
    Lw- reus
    Rw- bale
    St- aubameyang

  26. hello im doing a career mode wih manchester united and i need a back up CB im playing a 3 back formation i have bought rugani in and demichles as a cheap and have blind as well plz give me 2 suggestions i should buy , i have 30 mil

  27. I once begun career mode and stumbled across a “Lucas Romero” CM under 19 quite a beast with both vision,long shots and stamina but on starting another career I’ve been searching for him and it’s like he’s just vanished his club is Velez Sarsfield

  28. Hi i’m in my 6th season with Arsenal with this team : (4-2-3-1)

    Reus/Ronaldo(getting old)

    Subs: Harvey(GK)

    Looking for a new CM/CDM, and a few young players who can evolve, any ideas ?

      1. Just bought Odeengard, Bailey and Cook, i’m thinking of adding Laporte for Koscielny and Kroos for Rakitic

  29. Hi I’m playing career mode as Seville fc and I need a goalkeeper, any suggestion,
    P.S. David de Gea, Hugo Lloris, Oblak, Trapp all rejected

  30. Demarai Gray??
    I trained him to an 84 in his first season and later sold him on for 60 million at age 20

    1. in my Burnley Career i have now after 3 seasons that attack : Payet [LW] B. Traore [ST] Walcot [RW]
      Was that a good move to focus on attack?

  31. Hi rodrigo, i am playing benfica 2nd season over.
    Team is like this:
    Semedo 80
    Caceres 82
    Rugani 78
    FabiaCardozo 80
    Renato 78
    Cristante 80
    Boufal 84
    Salvio 82
    Durucic 82
    Williams LM 79
    Dembele 82
    Ibra 87 (decreasing)
    Andrade 74
    Guedes 77
    Guzzo 76
    Lindolf something cb 79
    Ola jobhn 78
    Arrizanga something gk 78
    Jovic 72
    Problem is renato, john rugani still at 78. I sold zouma after playing him for a season. He too stucked at 79. My budget is 30m.

  32. my sixth season with barca won every match (rarely sim) and every cup and league with this squad gk neaur, stegen, mf iniesta,kroos,james,pogba,veratti,gomes fwd neymar,hazard,suarez,messi,dybala ARE ANY CHANGES REQUIRED

  33. Ertuğ Yenier

    donnarumma milanin kalecisi herkese tavsiye ederim 18 yasinda bende 2 yilda beceriler 93 95 oldu
    spanagra awaziem portodan stoper dehset bisey forvet embolo ve boga diye bir forvet var cok hizli sag acik villalba sol acik kamano ortada koziello ve tolisso bu topcular cok gelisiyor deneyin

  34. hi, just wanted your thoughts on any improvements as am starting my third season and am building for the future

    GK: De Gea
    LB: Alaba
    CB: Sule
    CB: Boateng
    RB: Gaya

    CM: Tielemans
    LM: Guedes
    RM: Bernardo Silva
    CAM: Pogba

    ST: Embolo
    ST: Griezman

    on bench i have, meyer, Rugani, Ruben Naves, hachim mastour

  35. My sixth career at barca won everything this is my team
    Suarez 92 st
    Neymar 93 rw
    Messi 95
    André gomes 89 rcm
    De bruyne 91 lcm
    Busquets 89 rcm
    Alaba 90 lb
    Fabinho 89 rb
    Rugani 88 lcb
    Syle 89 rcb
    Arribazalaga 88 gk
    Embolo 89 st
    Alli 87 cam
    Saul 88 cdm
    Laporte 88 cb
    Perin 88 gk
    Cancelo 85 rb
    Danilo 86 cdm
    Bazoer 87
    Tielemans 87 cm
    Gaya 86 lb
    De gea 85 gk
    Can i use alli as a r/lcm
    Should i play with tielemans and bazoer or gomes and de bruyne in cm
    I need an amazing winger…….

    1. Yes, you can use Alli in that position.
      Gomes and De Bruyne are a better option but Tielemans and Bazoer should be used in less important matches to give them the chance to grow up.
      You can see the best wingers here.

  36. Muhtasim Alvi

    With due respect,I dare you to amend this 6th season line up of mine:
    Gk: Neuer,Trapp,A.Lopez

    CB:Savic,Laporte,Bartra,Hummels,Vallejo,Chambers,Menendez(potentially great)

    CAM (Don’t burn):James,Insigne (89!),Di Maria,Barkley,

    CF:Akpoguma (OMG 88),Muller,Hulk,Aguero,Bale.

    And I also have mention worthy players: Carrilo (88!!!)RM,Ludwig (84) CDM (from scouting ),Bozang (92!!!!!!!) CF (A fifa hack)

    And I also keep having Sell request mails frequently lol.

  37. I’m playing with Nottingham forest rn. , I have Oliver Burke, but he’s only 66 rated and hasn’t shown any improvement, will he grow ?

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