FIFA 21 Wonderkids: Best Young English Players to Sign in Career Mode

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The typical England fan would tell you that their team just hasn’t lived up to expectation since the World Cup win of 1966. And it’s true that England teams of times gone by may not have achieved what they could have, but their next crop looks particularly exciting.

In this article we’ll be going through the best young English players on FIFA 21 Career Mode. We’ll begin by delving into the top five players with the highest potential followed by a table with the full list of players at the bottom.


Choosing FIFA 21 Career Mode’s Best English Wonderkids

Potential rules on FIFA Career Mode when building a team for the future. As a result, this whole article is sorted by Potential for both the insight below and the table at the bottom.

For players to meet the criteria, they must be English, aged 21 or under and have a minimum Potential of 81.

Jadon Sancho (OVR 87 – POT 93)

Team: Borussia Dortmund
Best Position: RM, LM, CAM
Age: 20
Overall/Potential: 87 OVR / 93 POT
Value: £111,500,000
Skill Moves: 5
Best Attributes: 92 Dribbling, 91 Ball Control, 91 Agility

With consistent starts over the last two seasons, Sancho has asserted himself as one of the most dangerous attacking players in the Bundesliga. Over that span he has notched 29 goals and achieved 34 assists.

A player who can play on either side of the attack, he is best starting wide and cutting in with his superior dribbling and technical ability.

Jadon Sancho’s attacking attributes are strong across the board. Not only does the youngster have 92 Dribbling and 91 Ball Control, he also has 88 Short Passing, 81 Finishing and 87 Vision. He is nimble on the ball with 91 Agility and 90 Balance and also mentally strong with 83 Positioning and 84 Composure.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (OVR 87 – POT 92)

Team: Liverpool
Best Position: RB
Age: 21
Overall/Potential: 87 OVR / 92 POT
Value: £103,000,000
Skill Moves: 3
Best Attributes: 93 Crossing, 89 Long Passing, 88 Stamina

Trent Alexander-Arnold is the epitome of the modern full back. Known more for his attacking prowess than his defensive duties, he excels at putting menacing balls into the box at a high clip.

He has risen to the top on the back of Liverpool’s success, playing a key part in their Premier League achievements over the last couple of seasons. If he continues to perform and grow at the rate he has done, he will no doubt establish himself as the best right back in the world.

As mentioned, Trent’s strength is in his ability to pass and put crosses in. With 93 Crossing, 89 Long Passing and 88 Curve, he excels in making key passes that give his team opportunities to score.

Trent could also be a player you train to play further up the pitch. A wing back role would suit his style of play but he could also be utilised as a winger should you focus on improving his dribbling ability.

Marcus Edwards (OVR 77 – POT 89)

Team: Vitória de Guimarāes
Best Position: RW
Age: 21
Overall/Potential: 77 OVR / 89 POT
Value: £23,500,000
Skill Moves: 4
Best Attributes: 92 Agility, 92 Balance, 86 Acceleration

Beginning at Tottenham Hotspur’s youth team, Edwards spent time on loan with Norwich and Dutch side Excelsior before moving to Vitoria Guimarāes on a free transfer at the end of last summer.

With consistent starts for the Portuguese side last season Edwards scored 7 goals and created 9 assists across 26 games. This season he will look to build on that success.

Edwards is a slight winger, standing at 5’6” and having 35 Strength. He is very quick with 86 Acceleration and 82 Sprint Speed and is also very nimble with 92 Agility and 92 Balance.

With 85 Dribbling and 81 Ball Control he excels in the right areas for a winger but as he matures his game should become more rounded.

Mason Greenwood (OVR 77 – POT 89)

Team: Manchester United
Best Position: RM, ST
Age: 19
Overall/Potential: 77 OVR / 89 POT
Value: £22,000,000
Weak Foot: 5
Best Attributes: 82 Sprint Speed, 82 Shot Power, 80 Long Shots

Emerging from Manchester United Youth Academy, Mason Greenwood took the opportunity given to him last season when United were working out their best line up. Since then he has produced consistently, notably scoring 5 goals in 9 Europa League games last campaign.

Originally brought in as a striker, Greenwood can play on the right-hand side of the attack as he has done most recently for United. Statistically he’s more prolific from the middle, but with the position change option on FIFA he could transfer from a RM to a ST.

With many key attributes on the cusp of the 80-mark, Greenwood looks to be a great striking option for the future. With 79 Finishing, 77 Positioning, 79 Dribbling and 77 Ball Control, a small amount of training will bring all these stats over the 80 threshold.

Right now, his strongest attributes beyond his 82 Sprint Speed are his 82 Shot Power and 80 Long Shots which bode well as he is still only 19 years old.

Phil Foden (OVR 79 – POT 88)

Team: Manchester City
Best Position: CAM, CM
Age: 20
Overall/Potential: 79 OVR / 88 POT
Value: £34,500,000
Skill Movies: 4
Best Attributes: 89 Balance, 87 Agility, 83 Ball Control

With David Silva leaving Manchester City in the summer, the door is open for Phil Foden to make his mark in the footballing world. The youth academy graduate has already shown glimpses of how good he can be and now may be the time to show how consistently he can put those moments into practice.

A versatile midfielder, Foden has played almost every midfield and attacking position throughout his time with City and the youth team. However, he has most commonly played as a CM or CAM, which may be his best positions.

Not blessed with height or strength standing at 5’7” and having 44 Strength, Foden is very nimble in his movements with 89 Balance and 87 Agility.

His 83 Ball Control and 82 Short Passing are the only other attributes above the 80 threshold but his 79 Vision, 78 Positioning, 78 Dribbling and 78 Reactions are close to making his stat sheet even more green.

All the Best Young English Players in FIFA 21

Below is a table with ALL the best young English players on FIFA 21 Career Mode.

NamePositionAgeOverallPotentialTeam
Jadon SanchoRM, LM, CAM208793Borussia Dortmund
Trent Alexander-Arnold  RB218792Liverpool
Marcus EdwardsRW217789Vitória Guimarães
Mason GreenwoodRM, ST197789Manchester United
Philip FodenCAM, CM207988Manchester City
Bukayo Saka LM, LWB, RW187588Arsenal
Jude Bellingham CM, LM, RM176988Borussia Dortmund
Mason MountCAM, CM, LW218087Chelsea
Noni MaduekeRM, ST187086PSV
Dwight McNeil LM207886Burnley
Callum Hudson-Odoi RW, LW197486Chelsea
Ryan SessegnonLM, LW, LB207586Tottenham Hotspur
Declan RiceCDM, CM217986West Ham United
Reece JamesRB, CDM207786Chelsea
Joseph WillockCAM, CM207185Arsenal
Matthew LongstaffCM, CDM207285Newcastle United
Emile Smith RoweCAM, RM, RW196985Arsenal
Harvey ElliottRW176585Liverpool
Brandon WilliamsLB, LWB197585Manchester United
Curtis JonesCM, CAM, LM196484Liverpool
Angel GomesCAM, LM196784Boavista FC
Rhian Brewster ST207084Liverpool
Oliver SkippCDM, CM196884Norwich City
Arvin AppiahLM, RM196484UD Almería
Karamoko DembéléRM176384Celtic
James GarnerCDM, CM196684Watford
Anthony GordonLW, LM, CF196583Everton
Teden MengiCB186583Manchester United
Japhet TangangaCB, RB, LB217183Tottenham Hotspur
Dennis CirkinLB186183Tottenham Hotspur
Jayden BogleRB197283Sheffield United
Conor GallagherCAM, CM207083West Bromwich Albion
Ethan LairdRB186683Manchester United
Edward NketiahST217183Arsenal
Max AaronsRB207383Norwich City
Morgan Gibbs-WhiteCAM, CM207183Swansea City
Tariq  LampteyRB, RM196683Brighton & Hove Albion
Ricky-Jade JonesST, CAM, LW175982Peterborough United
Reiss NelsonRW, LW, LM207282Arsenal
Nathan FergusonRB, LB, CB196982Crystal Palace
Felix NmechaCAM, CM196282Manchester City
Louie SibleyCAM, CM186682Derby County
Jarrad Branthwaite   CB186082Everton
Taylor Harwood-BellisCB186182Manchester City
Thomas DoyleCM186082Manchester City
Steven SessegnonRB, CB, RWB206582Bristol City
Liam DelapST176182Manchester City
Luke Matheson RB176182Wolverhampton Wanderers
Max Bird CDM, CM196781Derby County
Josh DasilvaCM, CDM217281Brentford
Jamal  MusialaCAM176181Bayern München II
Joe GelhardtST, LW, RW186181Leeds United
Ellis  SimmsST196381Everton
Cody DramehRB186181Leeds United
Jonathan PanzoLB CB196781Dijon FCO
Clinton Mola LB CDM CB196681VfB Stuttgart
Nathan  WoodCB186081Middlesbrough
Ronaldo VieiraCDM CM217281Sampdoria
Jack ClarkeRM LM196781Tottenham Hotspur
Yunus MusahRM CM176481Valencia CF

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Tim M

Tim is an avid football and basketball fan supporting West Ham and Toronto Raptors respectively. He also enjoys playing their digital counterparts FIFA and NBA 2K. When he’s not watching or playing, you’d find him relaxing in front of the tv with his fiancee and a glass of wine.

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