FIFA 21 Wonderkids: Best Strikers (ST & CF) to Sign in Career Mode

Check out all the best young strikers on FIFA 21.


As the young attacking talent who make the game look so easy, wonderkids up front are some of the most prized assets in the world game and FIFA 21 is riddled with future stars.

Choosing FIFA 21 Career Mode’s Best Wonderkid Strikers (ST & CF)

While outliers like Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland are already showing world-class talent, there are a host of attackers with high ceilings and high potential overall ratings, our main focus when looking at wonderkids.


While profiling the best five players in-depth, those that feature in the article are strikers with Potential of at least 84.

Outside of Kylian Mbappé’s astronomical £183.91m release clause, all the strikers in this list can be acquired for £77m or less.

For a full list of ALL of the best wonderkid strikers (ST & CF) view the table towards the end of the page.

Kylian Mbappé (OVR 90 –  POT 95)

Team: Paris Saint-Germain
Best Position: ST
Age: 21
Overall/Potential: 90 OVR / 95 POT
Value (Release Clause): £95m (£183.91m release clause)
Wage: £144K per week
Best Attributes: 96 Sprint Speed, 96 Acceleration, 92 Dribbling

For all of the accolades, including a World Cup trophy, on Kylian Mbappé’s resume, it’s crazy to think that there is another level the 21-year-old could reach. Even with hamstring injuries plaguing his ‘19/20 campaign, Mbappéstill amassed 30 goals and 19 assists in 37 appearances across all competitions.

Mbappé’s physical attributes are close to peak (if not already), though the growth is likely to come through mental and technical aspects of his game.

With 91 Finishing and 86 Shot Power, one aspect of his game to potentially improve is his 79 Long Shots rating. Through careful consideration in your career mode training, this and his Jumping (77), Strength (76) and Heading Accuracy (73) are all parts of his game to hone for Mbappé to be a truly once-in-a-generation talent.

João Félix (OVR 81 – POT 93)

Team: Atlético Madrid
Best Position: ST
Age: 20
Overall/Potential: 81 OVR / 93 POT
Value (Release Clause): £28.8m (£65.2m release clause)
Wage: £46k per week
Best Attributes: 85 Agility, 84 Positioning, 83 Ball Control

Sold to Atlético for €126m from Benfica before last season, João Félix is not uncovered by any means in terms of wonderkids, but it is his 93 Potential that sets him apart from most of the other prodigies in world football.

Some critics questioned Félix’s start at Atlético in the 2019/20 campaign with nine goals and three assists in 36 matches for the Spanish giants across all competitions, but the potential is seen by manager Diego Simeone, who believes the Portuguese starlet has a world of talent.

Félix’s potential on FIFA matches Simeone’s sentiments, with strong ratings already in terms of Agility (85), Positioning (84) and Ball Control (83). Félix has ratings of 80 or higher in over a dozen attributes, though dramatic improvement in Atamina (75), Short Passing (77) and Crossing (73) will see his overall rating soar.

Erling Haaland (OVR 84 – POT 92)

Team: Borussia Dortmund
Best Position: ST
Age: 20
Overall/Potential: 84 OVR / 92 POT
Value (Release Clause): £40.5m (£77m release clause)
Wage: £50k per week
Best Attributes: 93 Shot Power, 91 Strength, 88 Sprint Speed

Few young players have captured the imagination of football fans the world over like the way Erling Haaland did last season at Borussia Dortmund.

A teenager towering at 1.94m outmuscling defenders but also quick enough to outpace speedy adversaries, Haaland became the first player in Champions League history to score six goals in his first three games.

Having turned 20 in July, the sky’s the limit for Haaland. With two attributes rated at over 90 already (93 Shot Power, 91 Strength), Haaland’s Sprint Speed (88) and Finishing (87) make him a deadly marksman already.

In terms of Haaland’s potential, Haaland’s improvement heading Accuracy (67), Short Passing (74) and Dribbling (75) will see his stocks rise even further, and take his game to the very top.

Jonathan David (OVR 77 –  POT 88)

Team: Lille
Best Position: ST
Age: 20
Overall/Potential: 77 OVR / 88 POT
Value (Release Clause): £14m (£29.5m release clause)
Wage: £26k per week
Best Attributes: 87 Sprint Speed, 84 Jumping, 83 Stamina

Moving to Ligue 1 from Gent in Belgium at the start of this season, Jonathan David is one of several hot prospects out of Canada in a new wave of North American talent.

Scoring 18 goals and contributing 8 assists in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League last season, the time was right for David to make the jump to a bigger league, and the 20-year-old’s name is one we should be hearing for a long time to come.

While classed as a striker David almost plays more as a centre forward/second striker, able to use his speed to play off a target man in attack.

David’s athletic ability is unquestioned with strong ratings across Sprint Speed (87) and Jumping (84), with a Stamina rating of 83 enabling him to go almost 90 minutes on all cylinders.

A capable finisher already, David still has room to grow with an 81 rating in that skill, as well as in some of his other attributes, including his Short Passing (76), Shot Power (75) and Ball Control (78).

Evanilson (OVR 73 – POT 87)

Team: FC Porto
Best Position: ST
Age: 20
Overall/Potential: 73 OVR / 87 POT
Value (Release Clause): £8.1m (£21.38m)
Wage: £8k per week
Best Attributes: Finishing 79, Attacking Positioning 79, Shot Power 75

This lad is so under wraps, EA haven’t got a portrait of him yet! Sold to Porto for €7.5m, Evanilson is just another wonderkid off the Brazilian attacker conveyor belt.

Only playing 24 senior matches since 2017/18, Liverpool and Crystal Palace kept tabs on the 20-year-old despite the small sample size, and he looks primed to go to the next level after a couple of injury scares.

In terms of current ratings, Evanilson is a well-rounded forward, albeit with room to improve across the board. His 79 rating in Finishing and Attacking Positioning underline his high attacking IQ, with potential in Short Passing (72), Ball Control (71) and Dribbling (72).

Evanilson’s recent move to Porto will make signing him difficult early on in career mode, so it’ll be worth keeping tabs on his development after the first season.

All the Best Wonderkid Strikers in FIFA 21

Here are all the best wonderkid strikers in FIFA 21, with a minimum potential of 84.

NamePositionAgeOverallPotentialTeamWageRelease Clause
Kylian MbappéST LW RW219095PSG£144K£183.91m
João FélixCF ST208193Atlético Madrid£46K£65.2m
Erling HaalandST208492Borussia Dortmund£50K£77m
Jonathan DavidST CF CAM207788Lille£26K£29.5m
EvanilsonST207387FC Porto£8K£21.38m
K. AdeyemiST LW186987RB Salzburg£5K£4.26m
M. BoaduST197587AZ Alkmaar£6K£17.76m
V. OsimhenST217987Napoli£49K£32.7m
S. EspositoST186686SPAL£2K£2.63m
Alexander IsakST217986Real Sociedad£25K£37.5m
Fábio SilvaST186985Wolves£6K£4.8m
T. ParrottST186585Millwall£2KN/A
P. DakaST217685RB Salzburg£20K£18.5m
D.MalenST217885PSV£15K£21.74m
S. MaraST186384Bordeaux£1K£2.17m
Gonçalo RamosST196684Benfica£2K£3.35m
João PedroST LM196984Watford£3K£4.8m
J. ZirkzeeST CAM CF196884Bayern Munich£14K£3.9m
V. SupryagaST207084Dynamo Kyiv£450£10m
J. MacíasST217584Guadalajara£31K£18m
R. BrewsterST207084Liverpool£29K£8.8m

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Daniel Beswick

When Daniel isn't trying to find the best sports gaming simulator ever made, he is looking at stats for Fox Sports Australia, contributing, to the Emerging Cricket movement, or on twitter @DGBeswick1.

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