From top-class playmakers to constant scoring threats, the left wing is being occupied by some of the most exciting players in world football right now.
In FIFA 21, there are many great players who can perform from the LW or LM position, with several of the best young left wingers already working their way towards being in the top tier.
Here, you can find all of the best young left wingers and left midfielders to sign in Career Mode on FIFA 21.
For a full list of ALL of the best young LW & LM in FIFA 21, view the table towards the end of the page.
- 1. Who are the best young left wingers (LW & LM) in FIFA 21?
- 2. 1. Marcus Rashford (85 OVR – 91 POT)
- 3. 2. Mikel Oyarzabal (84 OVR – 90 POT)
- 4. 3. Ousmane Dembélé (83 OVR – 89 POT)
- 5. 4. Steven Bergwijn (83 OVR – 88 POT)
- 6. 5. Marc Cucurella (81 OVR – 89 POT)
Who are the best young left wingers (LW & LM) in FIFA 21?
On this page, you’ll find all of the best young left wingers ranked by their overall rating as of the start of Career Mode on FIFA 21.
To be included as one of the best young LWs or LMs to sign, the player also has to have an overall rating of at least 77, be 23-years-old or younger, and have LM or LW set as their position of preference.
For each of the featured players and those ranked in the table, you can also find the potential ratings (POT), so that you can see the heights that each player can reach.
If you’re looking for the best young left wingers with the highest potential ratings, check out the left wing wonderkids article.
1. Marcus Rashford (85 OVR – 91 POT)
Team: Manchester United
Best Position: LM, LW, LF, CF, RF, RW, RM
Overall/Potential: 85 OVR / 91 POT
Value: £78 million
Wage: £135,000 per week
Best Attributes: 93 Sprint Speed, 90 Shot Power, 89 Acceleration
Despite only being 22-years-old, Marcus Rashford has already played 219 games for Manchester United, scoring 69 goals and 40 assists in the process.
Still one of the first names on the team sheet for Ole Gunnar Solskjær, Rashford is already off of the mark this season, scoring two goals and an assist through the opening five fixtures.
Rashford boasts attribute ratings that make him a more than worthy starter each week, with his four-star weak foot and five-star skill moves further enhancing the Englishman’s appeal in FIFA 21.
He’s one of the best young LM players in Career Mode, with his 89 acceleration, 93 sprint speed, 86 agility, 87 dribbling, 83 finishing, 87 stamina, and 90 shot power making Rashford a potent threat from the left side.
2. Mikel Oyarzabal (84 OVR – 90 POT)
Team: Real Sociedad
Best Position: LW, LAM, CAM, RAM, RW
Overall/Potential: 84 OVR / 90 POT
Value: £60 million
Wage: £42,000 per week
Best Attributes: 85 Vision, 85 Dribbling, 84 Finishing
Since being handed his first-team debut by David Moyes in 2015, Mikel Oyarzabal has continued to enhance his standing as one of the most exciting young players in the world.
The Spanish winger, who’s still only 23-years-old, clocked-in his 200th appearance for the club to start the 2020/21 campaign, finishing last season with a 12-goal, 12-assist haul through 44 games.
In Career Mode on FIFA 21, Oyarzabal ranks as one of the best young LWs to sign, with his 84 OVR making him first-team ready and his 90 POT making him a potential superstar.
Standing 5’11’’ with a three-star weak foot, Oyarzabal comes with quite a well-rounded set of attribute ratings, highlighted by his 84 finishing, 84 ball control, 81 long shots, 83 positioning, 82 crossing, and 85 dribbling.
3. Ousmane Dembélé (83 OVR – 89 POT)
Team: FC Barcelona
Best Position: LW, RW
Overall/Potential: 83 OVR / 89 POT
Value: £51.5 million
Wage: £160,000 per week
Best Attributes: 93 Acceleration, 92 Sprint Speed, 89 Dribbling
Since moving from Borussia Dortmund to FC Barcelona for a massive £117 million fee, the story of Ousmane Dembélé’s career has shifted from world-class talent to exciting player beset by injuries.
Arriving at the end of August in 2017, the French winger has only been able to make 75 appearances for Barça, with nine appearances stopping last season for being a complete write-off.
The enigmatic winger is still held in high regard in FIFA 21, however, ranking as one of the best young left wingers to sign in Career Mode, thanks to his 83 OVR and 89 POT.
Hopefully less injury-prone in the game, Dembélé’s gaudy five-star skill moves, five-star weak foot, 89 dribbling, 93 acceleration, 92 sprint speed, 89 agility, and 84 ball control make him a very user-friendly player to have on the pitch.
4. Steven Bergwijn (83 OVR – 88 POT)
Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Best Position: LW, RW
Overall/Potential: 83 OVR / 88 POT
Value: £50 million
Wage: £93,000 per week
Best Attributes: 90 Balance, 88 Acceleration, 87 Sprint Speed
Playing for two clubs in different countries, Steven Bergwijn managed to score nine goals and 14 assists through 45 games last season. The young Dutchman came to Tottenham Hotspur as a January signing but didn’t need any time to ease into the new club.
On his debut, against the then-reigning champions, Manchester City, Bergwijn scored the opening goal of Spurs’ 2-0 win. Since then, he’s been a regular feature on the left wing in José Mourinho’s set-up.
Bergwijn ranks among the best young LMs in FIFA 21, but it’s his hefty starting attribute ratings in key areas of the gameplay that make the Amsterdam-native so appealing to Career Mode managers.
Among his best attributes include his 84 short passing, 87 dribbling, 85 ball control, 88 acceleration, 87 sprint speed, 90 balance, 84 shot power, and 83 long shots.
5. Marc Cucurella (81 OVR – 89 POT)
Team: Getafe CF
Best Position: LM, RM
Overall/Potential: 81 OVR / 89 POT
Value: £52 million
Wage: £29,500 per week
Best Attributes: 88 Stamina, 84 Balance, 82 Reactions
To say that Marc Cucurella has had an unconventional career path would be an understatement. However, after years of Barcelona exercising his buy-back clauses and loaning out the Spaniard, Getafe CF finally landed him on a permanent deal without an option for Barça this year.
For £9 million, the Madrid-based club reeled in the player who scored one goal and set up six more for them in 46 games last season.
Despite making a permanent switch from Camp Nou to Coliseum Alfonso Pérez, Cucurella upholds a decent overall rating and a very high potential rating in FIFA 21.
If you were to sign Cucurella on Career Mode, you’d be getting one of the best young LMs in the game, with his 84 balance, 88 stamina, 81 short passing, 80 crossing, 79 long passing, and 71 defensive awareness making him a useful addition.
All the Best Young Left Wingers (LW & LM) in FIFA 21
In the table below, you’ll find all of the best young left wingers (LW) and left midfielders (LM) to sign in Career Mode, as well as their overall ratings, potential ratings, and best attributes.
|Marcus Rashford||22||LM, ST||85||91||Manchester United||93 Sprint Speed, 90 Shot Power, 89 Acceleration|
|Mikel Oyarzabal||23||LW, RW||84||90||Real Sociedad||85 Vision, 85 Dribbling, 84 Finishing|
|Ousmane Dembélé||23||LW, RW||83||89||FC Barcelona||93 Acceleration, 92 Sprint Speed, 89 Dribbling|
|Steven Bergwijn||22||LM, LW, RM||83||88||Tottenham Hotspur||90 Balance, 88 Acceleration, 87 Sprint Speed|
|Marc Cucurella||22||LM, LB||81||89||Getafe CF||88 Stamina, 84 Balance, 82 Reactions|
|Moussa Diaby||20||LM||81||88||Bayer Leverkusen||96 Acceleration, 92 Balance, 90 Sprint Speed|
|Christian Pulisic||21||LW, RW, LM||81||87||Chelsea||91 Acceleration, 87 Sprint Speed, 87 Agility|
|Gonçalo Guedes||23||LM, ST||81||87||Valencia CF||88 Sprint Speed, 85 Acceleration, 84 Shot Power|
|Vinícius Jr||19||LW||80||93||Real Madrid||95 Acceleration, 95 Sprint Speed, 94 Agility|
|David Neres||23||LW, RW, CAM||80||85||Ajax||90 Agility, 86 Dribbling, 86 Sprint Speed|
|Leon Bailey||22||LM, RM||80||85||Bayer Leverkusen||95 Sprint Speed, 93 Acceleration, 86 Agility|
|Marcus Thuram||22||LW, ST||80||86||Borussia Mönchengladbach||88 Sprint Speed, 86 Stamina, 85 Dribbling|
|Diogo Jota||23||LW, ST, CM||80||86||Liverpool||88 Acceleration, 87 Agility, 86 Balance|
|Allan Saint-Maximin||23||LM, LW, ST||80||86||Newcastle United||93 Acceleration, 93 Sprint Speed, 93 Agility|
|Harvey Barnes||22||LW, CAM||79||85||Leicester City||85 Acceleration, 82 Sprint Speed, 81 Dribbling|
|Dwight McNeil||20||LM||78||86||Burnley||81 Dribbling, 81 Crossing, 79 Ball Control|
|Luis Díaz||23||LM||78||86||FC Porto||92 Acceleration, 92 Sprint Speed, 86 Agility|
|Prazeracinho||20||LW||78||78||Flamengo||82 Crossing, 82 Dribbling, 81 Acceleration|
|Jovane Cabral||22||LW, RW||77||87||Sporting CP||87 Acceleration, 87 Sprint Speed, 86 Agility|
|Henry Onyekuru||23||LM, ST||77||84||AS Monaco||91 Jumping, 91 Acceleration, 90 Sprint Speed|
|Iñigo Córdoba||23||LW||77||83||Athletic Bilbao||85 Acceleration, 82 Agility, 81 Dribbling|
|Jérémie Boga||23||LM, LW||77||86||US Sassuolo||88 Acceleration, 86 Agility, 84 Dribbling|
Develop the next world-class left winger for your team by signing one of the best young LWs or LMs in FIFA 21s Career Mode.
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