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

Four-time winners of the World Cup, Germany has been one of the most consistent producers of top-class footballing talent over the years. This is the next class of German wonderkids to find in FIFA 20.


Germany is a powerhouse of football, with what seems like an ever-flowing production line of top-class young players.

The national team has hosted some of the finest footballers ever to grace the pitch, headlined by the likes of Miroslav Klose, Lothar Matthäus, Philip Lahm, Jürgen Klinsmann, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Franz Beckenbauer, Oliver Kahn, and Gerd Müller.


Germany’s current national team boasts several future legends, such as Manuel Neuer and Toni Kroos, but they are surrounded by a flurry of hot-shot mid-20-year-olds, with even more on the way to the international scene.

There’s a full slate of all of the best wonderkids from Germany 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 German wonderkids

The most important aspect considered when picking the best German 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 83. All players in the article are 22-years-old or younger at the start of FIFA 20 Career Mode.

Kai Havertz (OVR 84 – POT 93)

Team: Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Best Position: LW, LM, LAM, LF, CAM, CF, RAM, RF, RM, RW
Age: 20
Overall/Potential: 84 OVR / 93 POT
Value (Release Clause): £43.5 million (£82.9 million)
Skill Moves: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 89 Sprint Speed, 87 Ball Control, 85 Dribbling

Still only 20-years-old, German wonderkid Kai Havertz has already clocked in 130 games for Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

This season, Havertz has been deployed across attacking midfield, on the right wing, and further back in the middle of the park, amassing five goals and two assists through his first 25 games of the campaign.

In FIFA 20’s Career Mode, Havertz is one of the best wonderkids to sign, let alone the best German wonderkid in the game. He’s incredibly versatile and boasts a high overall rating across all attacking midfield positions, forward positions, down either flank, and even in a striking role.

Havertz’s best attributes include his 89 sprint speed, 87 ball control, 85 dribbling, 84 composure, 84 curve, 84 short passing, 83 positioning, and 82 vision. The German midfielder is a key part of what is FIFA 20’s surprise package team.

Arne Maier (OVR 76 – POT 87)

Team: Hertha BSC
Best Position: LCM, LDM, CM, CDM, RCM, RDM
Age: 20
Overall/Potential: 76 OVR / 87 POT
Value (Release Clause): £12 million (£22.2 million)
Skill Moves: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 81 Shot Passing, 78 Ball Control, 77 Long Passing

Two seasons ago, Arne Maier managed to lock down the starting defensive midfield role at Hertha BSC, but injuries have hampered the German wonderkid’s ascendancy a great deal.

Even this season, Maier has only mustered five starts due to a knee injury. Since his first-team debut at the end of the 2016/17 Bundesliga campaign, the defensive midfielder has only played 52 games for Hertha BSC.

Due to his injuries, Maier has a rather low overall rating of 76 OVR, which has helped to keep his release clause relatively low at £22.2 million.

Even without many discernible high ratings – with the best being his 81 short passing, 78 ball control, and 77 long passing – Maier is still a top German wonderkid to buy in Career Mode thanks to his 87 POT rating.

Florian Neuhaus (OVR 78 – POT 86)

Team: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Best Position: LCM, LAM, CM, CAM, RCM, RAM
Age: 22
Overall/Potential: 78 OVR / 86 POT
Value (Release Clause): £13.5 million (£25.7 million)
Skill Moves: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 82 Vision, 82 Short Passing, 81 Ball Control

A relied-upon and versatile member of the Borussia Mönchengladbach midfield, Florian Neuhaus has already been brought into the German national team.

The 22-year-old is enjoying another solid season for Mönchengladbach, notching two goals and two assists, through his opening 24 games of the season.

With a 78 overall rating, Neuhaus doesn’t appear to be a decent option in a top-class starting XI, but his 82 vision, 82 short passing, 78 stamina, and 81 ball control make him a decent player to have in the middle of the park from the start of a Career Mode.

Nadiem Amiri (OVR 78 – POT 85)

Team: Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Best Position: LM, LAM, CAM, RAM, RM
Age: 22
Overall/Potential: 78 OVR / 85 POT
Value (Release Clause): £13 million (£24.8 million)
Skill Moves: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 85 Dribbling, 82 Agility, 81 Ball Control

In the summer, Bayer 04 Leverkusen added to their incredibly talented young ranks by bringing in Nadiem Amiri for £8.1 million from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

In his first season for Leverkusen, Amiri has clocked five assists through 25 games, playing across the middle of the park and down the flanks.

Amiri boasts a decent potential rating at 85 POT and has many useable attribute ratings in FIFA 20’s Career Mode.

From the start of a game, Amiri has 85 dribbling, 82 agility, 81 ball control, 79 short passing, 78 vision, and 77 balance.

Maximilian Eggestein (OVR 79 – POT 85)

Team: SV Werder Bremen
Best Position: LCM, CM, RCM
Age: 22
Overall/Potential: 79 OVR / 85 POT
Value (Release Clause): £15.5 million (£29.1 million)
Skill Moves: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 96 Stamina, 82 Ball Control, 81 Shot Power

Maximilian Eggestein has been a powerhouse in the SV Werder Bremen midfield since he properly broke into the first-team ranks in 2016/17.

Since then, the German wonderkid has amassed 123 games, ten goals, and 14 assists with his incredible work rate bringing in interest from Europe’s elite clubs.

In FIFA 20, Eggestein’s most eye-catching attribute rating at the start of Career Mode is his almighty 96 stamina, which is bolstered by 82 ball control and 80 short passing.

A 79 overall rating and 85 potential rating aren’t the biggest of the wonderkids in the game, but the very favourable ratings at 22-years-old make Eggestein a strong player to buy.

All the Best German Wonderkids in FIFA 20

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

Name Team Age Overall Potential Position
Kai Havertz Bayer 04 Leverkusen 20 84 93 CAM, RM
Arne Maier Hertha BSC 20 76 87 CM, CDM
Florian Neuhaus  Borussia Mönchengladbach 22 78 86 CM, CAM
Nadiem Amiri Bayer 04 Leverkusen 22 78 85 CAM, CM
Maximilian Eggestein SV Werder Bremen 22 79 85 CM, CAM, CDM
Alexander Nübel FC Schalke 04 22 76 85 GK
Josha Vagnoman Hamburger SV 18 66 85 RB, LM, LB
Thilo Kehrer Paris Saint-Germain 22 79 85  CB, RB
Dennis Jastrzembski Hertha BSC 19 66 84 LM
Linton Maina Hannover 96 20 71 84 LM, RM, LW
John Yeboah VVV-Venlo 19 64 84 LW, ST
Aymen Barkok Fortuna Düsseldorf 21 70 84 CM, CAM
Jann-Fiete Arp Bayern Munich 19 67 84 ST, LM, RM
Noah Katterbach FC Köln 18 67 84 LB
Adrian Fein Hamburger SV 20 71 83 CM, CDM
Jordan Torunarigha Hertha BSC 21 72 83 CB, LB
Suat Serdar FC Schalke 04 22 77 83 CM, CDM, CAM
Armel Bella-Kotchap VfL Bochum 1848 17 63 83 CB
Benjamin Henrichs AS Monaco 22 75 83 RB, LB, RM
Jordan Beyer Borussia Mönchengladbach 19 67 83 RB, CB

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Simone Rhea

Started off on PC with classic simulation titles but now plays any game that looks appealing across all three of the major consoles.

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