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

The South American heavyweights have stuttered on the international stage of late, but perhaps a resurgence on the horizon. Here, we’ve got all of the best young Argentinian wonderkids in FIFA 21.


The two-time World Cup winners have had great expectations thrust upon them over the last decade, mainly because the mercurial Lionel Messi has graced the pitch during this time. They came close in the 2014 World Cup, finishing as the runners-up to Germany by a narrow 1-0 scoreline after extra time.

Holding 14 Copa America trophies, the nation always strives for success. Given the outstanding talent that Argentina has produced over the years, such as the infamous Diego Maradona or the outer-worldly Lionel Messi, the expectations have been warranted.


Goalscoring seems to come naturally to Argentinian players, with the likes of Gabriel Batistuta, Hernán Crespo and Sergio Agüero captivating the world. The art of defending isn’t lost on the nation, either, producing tough tacklers like Javier Mascherano, Javier Zanetti, and Diego Simeone.

In this article, we take a look at the Argentinian wonderkids that are next in line to set the world ablaze in FIFA 21’s Career Mode.

Choosing FIFA 21 Career Mode’s best Argentinian Wonderkids

Wonderkids have to be young and boast the potential to be future stars. With that in mind, the players within this article have been chosen because they’re 21-years-old or younger and have a potential rating of at least 83.

You’ll find the five Argentinian wonderkids with the highest potential ratings featured in the body, with a table of every other young player meeting the criteria at the foot of the page.


Thiago Almada (73 OVR – 89 POT)

Team: Vélez Sarsfield
Best Position: CAM
Age: 19
Overall Rating/Potential Rating: 73 OVR / 89 POT
Skill Moves/Weak Foot: Four-Star / Four-Star
Value (Release Clause): £7.2 million (£15.3 million)
Wage: £7,000
Best Attributes: 95 Balance, 93 Agility, 88 Acceleration

A superstar in the making, Thiago Almada could be a season away from becoming a household name. Progressing through Vélez Sarsfield’s youth ranks, he debuted for the club’s first-team at 17-years-old.

Now 19, and 47 appearances later, he’s netted ten goals, contributing four assists along the way. Time will tell if this is the season cements Almada in a starting role for the Argentinian club.

With a solid base overall rating of 73, the enigmatic CAM could be a starter for most mid-table sides in Career Mode. Already possessing the Finesse Shot trait, nurturing Almada’s 73 finishing will make a prolific goalscorer of the Argentine.

Aerial duels are not a forte of the diminutive playmaker, but he more than makes up for it in other departments. Excellent 78 dribbling and adept 70 short passing attributes, combined with a cool 80 composure, make Almada a force to be reckoned with going forward.

Agustín Urzi (73 OVR – 88 POT)

Team: CA Banfield
Best Position: LM
Age: 20
Overall Rating/Potential Rating: 73 OVR / 88 POT
Skill Moves/Weak Foot: Four-Star / Three-Star
Value (Release Clause): £6.8 million (£14.3 million)
Wage: £9,000
Best Attributes: 89 Acceleration, 85 Sprint Speed, 78 Balance

Agustín Urzi has been with Atlético Banfield since 2008. Debuting in December 2018, he’s been forcing his way into the first-team ever since, making 32 appearances, scoring twice, and providing two assists.

Still in the fledgeling stage of his career, the young Argentine plays predominantly as a left winger. With the eyes of top European clubs on him, Agustín Urzi may find himself in the limelight very soon.

Starting Career Mode with excellent stats in key areas for his position, Urzi is a fine winger in the making. His fantastic 76 stamina, 89 sprint speed, and 85 acceleration ensure plenty of runs in each match. Showing 77 crossing and 71 vision, tallying assists won’t be an issue, either.

Areas to focus on for the young winger include his 59 finishing, 62 composure, and 51 strength: improving these will help to increase his all-round gameplay. Pick him up early in the game or risk a hefty transfer fee down the line.

Exequiel Palacios (77 OVR – 86 POT)

Team: Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Best Position: CM
Age: 21
Overall Rating/Potential Rating: 77 OVR / 86 POT
Skill Moves/Weak Foot: Four-Star / Four-Star
Value (Release Clause): £21.2 million (£40.2 million)
Wage: £36,000 per week
Best Attributes: 87 Stamina, 82 Composure, 81 Shot Power

Exequiel Palacios made a move to Europe, joining Bayer 04 Leverkusen from River Plate at the start of this year. Before the move, the Argentinian wonderkid sealed 83 appearances for the Argentinian giants, scoring seven goals and setting up a further ten.

Another young Argentine breaking into a starting eleven role this season, Palacios is a brilliantly balanced box-to-box midfielder, isn’t one to shy away from taking players on, and will work back defensively for the team.

It’s not a surprise that Palacios possesses the Engine trait, having a staggering 87 stamina and high/high work rates, keeping the team ticking over in every game. His fine 77 dribbling, 79 ball control, 82 composure, and four-star skill moves mean that wriggling out of pressure comes naturally to the young player in FIFA 21.

The wonderkid comes into Career Mode with great base stats to mould – either defensively or offensively to suit your team. His defensive stats of 66 defensive awareness, 69 slide tackle, and 68 strength could improve, but honing his offensive 71 finishing and 79 short passing attributes open the possibility of moving him into a CAM role.

Pedro de la Vega (71 OVR – 85 POT)

Team: Club Atlético Lanús
Best Position: RM
Age: 19
Overall Rating/Potential Rating: 71 OVR / 85 POT
Skill Moves/Weak Foot: Four-Star / Three-Star
Value (Release Clause): £4 million (£8.4 million)
Wage: £7,000 per week
Best Attributes: 87 Sprint Speed, 85 Acceleration, 85 Jumping

Pedro de la Vega has spent his career with Club Atlético Lanús. Climbing through the youth ranks, this lively winger scored six goals and an assist his first 36 games for the club.

Helping the team to a seventh-place finish in Argentina’s top-tier last season, he started 11 times but hadn’t played a full 90 minutes for the club, at the time of writing. Still only 19-years-old, he’ll take all of the game time that he can get to continue developing.

The Argentine displays quite a leap with 85 jumping, so increasing his 51 heading accuracy could create a deadly combination. Not normally associated with a tricky winger, but De La Vega has a decent rating of 65 strength, which will only improve to become a useful attribute down the line.

Able to play on both wings, De La Vega can utilise his pace to advance into crossing positions or cut inside for shooting opportunities. He would make an effective signing for mid-table sides or as a back-up to a first-team winger while you develop the wonderkid.

Alan Velasco (65 OVR – 85 POT)

Team: Independiente
Best Position: CAM
Age: 17
Overall Rating/Potential Rating: 65 OVR / 85 POT
Skill Moves/Weak Foot: Three-Star / Three-Star
Value (Release Clause): £1.7 million (£4.3 million)
Wage: £540 per week
Best Attributes: 77 Acceleration, 77 Balance, 71 Sprint Speed

The joint-youngest Argentinean wonderkid to get onto this list is Alan Velasco, starting Career Mode at 17-years-old. This young forward’s potential can be seen by the faith put in him by Independiente.

Since joining the first-team from the academy, he’s made 13 appearances. Velasco is yet to pick up a goal or assist in his limited game time, but he’s still been able to impress the club hierarchy when given an opportunity.

Starting Career Mode at LM, the best position for his stats is CAM. His 49 crossing, 48 finishing, 51 curve, and 41 strength leave a lot to be desired in a winger.

With plenty of time to grow, and should these ratings improve, he can become a fine addition to a team’s attacking ranks, whichever position he plays. If a central position is in Velasco’s future, his 69 short passing, 69 dribbling, 69 composure, and 63 vision certainly make the Argentine an appealing option.

All of the best young Argentinian players in FIFA 21

Here’s the complete list of all of the best Argentinian wonderkids in FIFA 21 Career Mode, sorted by their potential ratings.

NamePosition(s)AgeOverallPotentialTeamWageRelease Clause
Thiago AlmadaCAM (CM, LW)197389Vélez Sarsfield£7,000£15.3 million
Agustín UrziLM (CM, RM)207388Club Atlético Banfield£9,000£14.3 million
Exequiel PalaciosCM (CAM, CDM)217786Bayer 04 Leverkusen£36,000£40.2 million
Pedro de la VegaRW (LW)197185Club Atlético Lanús£7,000£8.4 million
Alan VelascoLM176585Independiente£540£4.3 million
Alexis Mac AllisterCAM (CM)217585Brighton and Hove Albion£32,000£23.6 million
Ezequiel BarcoLM (CF)217485Atlanta United£5,000£14.5 million
Fausto VeraCM (CDM)206784Argentinos Juniors£4,000£5.2 million
Matías PalaciosCM (CAM)186584San Lorenzo de Almagro£2,000£3.4 million
Ignacio AlisedaLW (CAM, ST)207084Chicago Fire£4,000£7.1 million
Julián ÁlvarezRW (RM)207184Núñez (River Plate)£8,000£8.2 million
Darío SarmientoLW176383Estudiantes de La Plata£675£2.9 million
Alexander BernabeiLB (LM, LW)197083Club Atlético Lanús£5,000£6.9 million
Adolfo GaichST217083PFC CSKA Moscow£16,000£7.8 million
Germán BerterameLM (RM, ST)217083Atlético de San Luis£6,000£8.2 million

There are plenty of great young players to sign from Argentina, but it’s these Argentinian wonderkids who will prove to be the most valuable in FIFA 21’s Career Mode.

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Dan Plummer

Dan has had a passion for gaming since an early age; when he's not gaming, you'll find him out with his dog.

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