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

Sitting first in the FIFA World Rankings, can The Red Devils sustain their golden generation? See who’s on the way with FIFA 21’s best young Belgian talents in Career Mode.


Amid a golden generation, featuring some of the best players in world football, the Belgium national team will be keen to add their first piece of silverware to the trophy cabinet. The closest that the team has come to international glory was Euro 1980, losing to Germany 2-1 in the final.

With past greats, such as the 1994 World Cup Yashin Award winner, Michel Preud’homme, his predecessor Jean-Marie Pfaff, and former record scorer Paul Van Himst, the hopes of a nation now rest on the impressive talents of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Thibaut Courtois, and Romelu Lukaku.


In this article, we take a look at the Belgian wonderkids set to join these superstars within the bounds of FIFA 21’s Career Mode.

Choosing FIFA 21 Career Mode’s best Belgian wonderkids

When it comes to wonderkids, age and potential matter more than anything. So, the players in this list were chosen based on them being 21-years-old or younger, with the lowest potential rating being 82.

You’ll find the five Belgian wonderkids with the highest potential featured in the body of this article, with a table of every other player meeting these criteria at the foot of the page.

Jérémy Doku (71 OVR – 88 POT)

Team: Stade Rennais FC
Best Position: RW
Age: 18
Overall Rating/Potential Rating: 71 OVR / 88 POT
Skill Moves/Weak Foot: Four-Star / Three-Star
Value (Release Clause): £4.3 million (£10.9 million)
Wage: £10,000 per week
Best Attributes: 96 Acceleration, 95 Agility, 91 Sprint Speed


The highly-rated Jérémy Doku has already made five international appearances for Belgium, scoring once in the process. He recently made the move from boyhood club RSC Anderlecht, to French side Stade Rennais FC for £23.4 million.

Scoring six goals and assisting seven more in 37 games, he certainly made his mark during his time with RSC Anderlecht. Now with French side Rennais, he wasn’t able to add to his career tally in seven games, mainly being used as a substitute.

A lightning-quick player, Doku has 96 acceleration and 91 sprint speed in FIFA 21. Adept 80 dribbling and 73 ball control, paired with an incredible 95 agility and 88 balance, he’s fantastic with the ball at his feet.

Despite being 5’7”, the Belgian wonderkid’s 90 jumping attribute means that he presents an aerial threat against most players. For Doku to truly reach his potential, improving his 64 crossing, 61 finishing, 63 stamina, 53 vision, and 60 composure will ensure that he becomes a truly fearsome addition to any front three.

Maarten Vandevoordt (68 OVR – 86 POT)

Team: KRC Genk
Best Position: GK
Age: 18
Overall Rating/Potential Rating: 68 OVR / 86
POT
Skill Moves/Weak Foot: One-Star / Two-Star
Value (Release Clause): £2.4 million (£5.2 million)
Wage: £495 per week
Best Attributes: 72 Goalkeeper Diving, 71 Goalkeeper Reflexes, 67 Handling

The youngest goalkeeper to appear in the UEFA Champions League, Maarten Vandevoordt has a promising career ahead of him. A KRC Genk youth product, following in the footsteps of fellow countryman Thibaut Courtois, he has nine appearances for the club, conceding 15 goals and claiming one clean sheet.

At a club with a history of giving youth a chance, Vandevoordt was given the man of the match award on his league debut. So far this season, he’s struggled to work past veteran club captain Danny Vukovic for the number-one spot.

Game time is all that stands in Vandevoordt’s way of quickly progressing into a fine first-team goalkeeper. Starting Career Mode with a solid 72 goalkeeper diving and 71 goalkeeper reflexes, his primary focus of training should be his 59 positioning or 63 reactions.

A good development plan to improve his well-rounded attributes could be enough to make this young goalkeeper first-team ready. Furthermore, a loan deal to ensure plenty of experience certainly wouldn’t hurt his chances of starring in goal sooner rather than later.

Charles De Ketelaere (72 OVR – 85 POT)

Team: Club Brugge KV
Best Position: LM
Age: 19
Overall Rating/Potential Rating: 72 OVR / 85 POT
Skill Moves/Weak Foot: Three-Star / Four-Star
Value (Release Clause): £5 million (£10 million)
Wage: £11,000 per week
Best Attributes: 79 Ball Control, 77 Composure, 76 Short Passing

Appearing 25 times, scoring two goals, and assisting two more across all competitions last season, Charles De Ketelaere is developing well with Club Brugge KV after progressing through their academy.

Utilised mainly from the bench, the wide man is getting more game time as this season continues. At the time of writing, he’s already matched last season’s tally of two goals in just nine appearances.

Well-rounded attributes across the board mean that De Ketelaere has a fantastic base on which to build. Passing stats of 72 crossing, 76 short passing, and 70 vision accompanied by the Early Crosser trait enable him to locate teammates with ease.

He possesses excellent mental awareness, as shown by his 71 positioning and 77 composure. Following suit, De Ketelaere’s 79 ball control, 75 dribbling, and 67 finishing confirm his incredibly dynamic potential. The Belgian wonderkid isn’t electric in the pace department, with 67 acceleration and 75 sprint speed, but a position move in-field wouldn’t pose an issue.

Yari Verschaeren (72 OVR – 85 POT)

Team: RSC Anderlecht
Best Position: CAM
Age: 18
Overall Rating/Potential Rating: 72 OVR / 85
POT
Skill Moves/Weak Foot: Four-Star / Three-Star
Value (Release Clause): £5 million (£10.5 million)
Wage: £5,000 per week
Best Attributes: 89 Agility, 85 Balance, 79 Ball Control

Yari Verschaeren’s progress was halted for seven games by a torn ligament towards the end of last season, having made 22 appearances that featured two goals and one assist.

Replicating that form this season, he’d scored twice and made one assist by early November. One of RSC Anderlecht’s academy graduates, Verschaeren has already made six national team appearances, scoring once in the process.

Featuring high offensive and defensive work rates, the young Belgian naturally improves his 68 stamina with each passing game. Already a viable free-kick taker, with 68 free-kick cccuracy, 75 curve, and 72 long shots, it won’t be difficult to mould him into a dead-ball nightmare.

Great with the ball at his feet, his 79 ball control and 77 dribbling, combined with an astonishing 89 agility and 85 balance, make up for his 38 strength, enabling him to wriggle free of pesky defenders. The 70 vision and 73 short passing make it easy for Verschaeren to play through the lines, finding teammates throughout each contest.

Marco Kana (66 OVR – 84 POT)

Team: RSC Anderlecht
Best Position: CDM
Age: 17
Overall Rating/Potential Rating: 66 OVR / 84 POT
Skill Moves/Weak Foot: Two-Star / Three-Star
Value (Release Clause): £1.8 million (£3.8 million)
Wage: £450 per week
Best Attributes: 76 Agility, 74 Balance, 72 Jump

After being handed his debut last season, at the tender age of 16-years-old, Marco Kana went on to appear 17 times, even scoring one goal from the centre back position, as he continued to impress RSC Anderlecht.

Injuries to the team have given him even more time to shine on the pitch, making five appearances in the early segment of this term, showing his versatility in defensive midfield. Kana, an Anderlecht youth product is in fantastic hands to develop defensively, with Belgian legend Vincent Kompany at the helm.

Kana’s maturity in defence is directly shown in Career Mode; his 63 defensive awareness, 66 standing tackle, 64 slide tackle, and 66 strength are a brilliant starting point for a 17-year-old. Even better, he’ll cost just £3.8 million.

With stats like 71 acceleration, 70 short passing, 70 ball control, and 67 composure, it’s unsurprising that Kana can be deployed at CDM or CB. Truly a diamond in the rough in the art of defending, rounding out his game will develop a concrete wall to stop attackers in their tracks.

All the best young Belgian players in FIFA 21

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

NamePosition(s)AgeOverallPotentialTeamWageRelease Clause
Jérémy DokuRW (LW)187188Stade Rennais FC£10,000£10.9 million
Maarten VandevoordtGK186886KRC Genk£495£5.2 million
Charles De KetelaereLW (CAM, CF)197285Club Brugge KV£11,000£10 million
Yari VerschaerenCAM (RW, LW)187285RSC Anderlecht£5,000£10.5 million
Marco KanaCDM (CM, CB)176684RSC Anderlecht£450£3.8 million
Aster VranckxCM (CDM)176684KV Mechelen£540£4 million
Zinho VanheusdenCB207484Standard de Liège£9,000£13 million
Killian SardellaRB (LB)186683RSC Anderlecht£2,000£4 million
Nicolas RaskinCM (CDM)197083Standard de Liège£5,000£7.3 million
Sebastiaan BornauwCB2175831. FC Köln£15,000£21.6 million
Luca OyenCAM (LW)176282KRC Genk£450£2.5 million
Alexis SaelemaekersRM217482AC Milan£21,000£16.2 million

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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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