FIFA 20 Wonderkids: Best English Players to Sign in Career Mode

England may only have one World Cup, but the nation continues to produce top-class young talent. These are the best wonderkids from England in FIFA 20.


While the country hosts what is hailed as the best and most competitive domestic league in the world, England has struggled on the international stage through the years.

That said, England has produced plenty of world-class talents, including the likes of David Beckham, Bobby Charlton, Peter Shilton, Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Gary Lineker, Paul Gascoigne, Paul Scholes, Gary Neville, Steven Gerrard, Bobby Moore, Frank Lampard, Ashley Cole, and John Terry.


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Now we look to the next crop of the best English wonderkids to sign in FIFA 20 Career Mode. There’s a full slate of all of the best English wonderkids in FIFA 20 at the foot of the article: those with the highest potential overall ratings feature in the main body of the article.

Choosing FIFA 20 Career Mode’s best English wonderkids

The most important aspect considered when picking the best English wonderkids in FIFA 20 Career Mode is the potential overall rating.

Those that feature in the body of the article have the highest POT, with the others listed in the table at the foot of the article having a potential rating of at least 84. All players in the article are 20-years-old or younger at the start of FIFA 20 Career Mode.

Jadon Sancho (OVR 85 – POT 93)

Team: Borussia Dortmund
Best Position: LW, LM, LAM, CAM, RAM, RM, RW
Age: 19
Overall/Potential: 85 OVR / 93 POT
Value (Release Clause): £49.5 million (£94.1 million)
Skill Moves: Five-Star
Best Attributes: 92 Dribbling, 91 Agility, 90 Balance

Having been in the Watford and then the Manchester City youth ranks,  Jadon Sancho felt that he needed a challenge that could soon lead to first-team football. So, he pulled a transfer to Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga in the summer of 2017.

The move is certainly paying off, with Sancho getting 21 games, five goals, and seven assists in the 2017/18 season, and 13 goals with 19 assists in 43 games last season. Now a bona fide England star, but still only 19-years-old, Sancho scored 14 goals and teed-up 15 more by his 26th game of this season.

With an overall rating of 85, Jadon Sancho is already a great player to have on the pitch in FIFA 20 Career Mode, but what makes him the best English wonderkid in FIFA 20 is his massive 93 POT rating.

Sancho’s 92 dribbling, 91 agility, 90 balance, 89 acceleration, 88 ball control, 85 sprint speed, 85 short passing, 85 vision, and 81 finishing already make the Englishman worthy of his £49.5 valuation.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (OVR 84 – POT 89)

Team: Liverpool
Best Position: LWB, LB, RB, RWB
Age: 20
Overall/Potential: 84 OVR / 89 POT
Value (Release Clause): £33.3 million (£64.1 million)
Skill Moves: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 92 Crossing, 87 Long Passing, 85 Stamina

Liverpool are blazing their way to their first-ever Premier League title, with Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back being one of the most important features of the go-to starting XI.

Alexander-Arnold is superb on the ball, very fast, and puts in near-perfect crosses, particularly from dead-ball situations. So far this season, the English wonderkid has notched two goals and 12 assists through 32 games.

In FIFA 20, Alexander-Arnold’s best ratings perfectly reflect his current ability, with a 92 for crossing, 87 for long passing, 84 for short passing, and 83 for sprint speed.

The Liverpool full-back boasts a high-medium work rate and a four-star weak foot but, of course, the main appeal of signing Trent Alexander-Arnold is his epic 89 potential rating.

Phil Foden (OVR 77 – POT 89)

Team: Manchester City
Best Position: LW, LM, LCM, LAM, CM, CAM, RCM, RAM, RAM, RW
Age: 19
Overall/Potential: 77 OVR / 89 POT
Value (Release Clause): £14 million (£28.6 million)
Skill Moves: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 89 Balance, 87 Agility, 81 Short Passing

Pep Guardiola has hailed him as the most talented player that he has ever seen, and yet Phil Foden was only given eight starts by Manchester City’s 35th game of the season.

Even in a limited capacity, the 19-year-old Englishman has been quite impressive alongside the star-studded outfielders of City, notching three goals and five assists through 22 total appearances.  

In FIFA 20 Career Mode, if you’re running a Champions League-grade club, you may have to follow Guardiola and sit Foden on the bench most of the time, due to his 77 overall rating.

However, when Foden is on the field, you can make the most of his 87 agility, 81 short passing, 80 ball control, 77 acceleration, 80 ball control, 77 dribbling, and 74 long passing.

Callum Hudson-Odoi (OVR 74 – POT 88)

Team: Chelsea
Best Position: LW, LM, LAM, CAM, RAM, RM, RW
Age: 18
Overall/Potential: 74 OVR / 88 POT
Value (Release Clause): £10.4 million (£26.1 million)
Skill Moves: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 86 Acceleration, 85 Agility, 84 Sprint Speed

It’s suspected that one of the reasons why Chelsea gave Maurizio Sarri the boot at the end of last season was due to fans wanting a manager who would play the up-and-coming stars, with the Hudson-Odoi to Bayern Munich transfer saga at the heart of the cries to play youngsters.

Youth is very much in revolt at Chelsea now, with Frank Lampard running the show and giving players like Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, and Fikayo Tomori plenty of game time.

An Achilles tendon rupture held Hudson-Odoi out for the start of the season, but through 23 appearances since, he’s landed three goals and five assists.

At this stage in Career Mode, Hudson-Odoi is all about speed. He boasts 86 acceleration, 85 agility, and 84 sprint speed, developing into one of the fastest players in FIFA 20 over the next few seasons.

Mason Greenwood (OVR 70 – POT 88)

Team: Manchester United
Best Position: LM, LW, LAM, LF, CAM, CF, RAM, RF, RW, RM, LS, ST, RS
Age: 17
Overall/Potential: 70 OVR / 88 POT
Value (Release Clause): £3.2 million (£8.2 million)
Skill Moves: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 79 Sprint Speed, 78 Acceleration, 78 Agility

He may have only turned 18-years-old in October, but Mason Greenwood has muscled his way into the first team of Manchester United, playing up top, just behind the striker, and on the right-wing.

With plenty of goals coming in the Europa League, Greenwood’s 11 goals and four assists in 31 games set the English wonderkid as the third-highest goal contributor by the Red Devils’ 36th game of the campaign.

In FIFA 20 Career Mode, Mason Greenwood is still very green, without a single rating in the 80s at the start of the game.

That said, his 79 sprint speed, 78 acceleration, and 78 agility at 17-years-old show that the young striker will eventually develop into one of the fastest strikers in the game.

All the Best English Wonderkids in FIFA 20

Here’s the complete list of all of the best English wonderkids in FIFA 20 Career Mode.

NameTeamAgeOverallPotentialPosition
Jadon SanchoBorussia Dortmund198593RM, LM
Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool208489RB
Phil FodenManchester City197789CAM, CM
Callum Hudson-OdoiChelsea187488LW, RW
Mason GreenwoodManchester United177088ST, RM, LM
Mason MountChelsea207987CAM, LW, CM
Declan RiceWest Ham United207887CDM, CB, CM
Reece JamesChelsea197487RB, CDM
Ryan SessegnonTottenham Hotspur197586LM, LW, LB
Bukayo SakaArsenal176986LM, LB, LW
Reiss NelsonArsenal197385RW, LW, LM
Dwight McNeilBurnley197685LM
Jonathan PanzoKSV Cercle Brugge186685LB, CB
Matthew LongstaffNewcastle United196785CM, CDM
Angel GomesManchester United186885CAM, CM, LW
Tommy DoyleManchester City176285CM
Eddie NketiahArsenal207085ST
Max AaronsNorwich City197285RB
Joseph WillockArsenal196984CM
Ricky-Jade JonesPeterborough United165984ST, CAM, LW
Ellis SimmsEverton186484ST
Jayden BogleDerby County187184RB
Rhian BrewsterSwansea City196484ST
Conor GallagherCharlton Athletic197084CM, CDM
Oliver SkippTottenham Hotspur186784CDM, CM
James GarnerManchester United186584CDM, CM
Morgan Gibbs-WhiteWolverhampton Wanderers197084CM, CAM

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