The full back has become a key position in recent years as teams have moved from a traditional 4-4-2 to 3 or 5 at the back where the full back does as much attacking as they do defending.
The change in role has allowed full backs to be involved more at the business end of pitch, popping up with goals and assists for their team now more than ever before.
Choosing the Best Wonderkid Right Backs (RB) on FIFA 21
In the article below you’ll find a list of right back (RB) and right wing back (RWB) wonderkids that have the highest potential on FIFA 21 and would be great additions to your career mode.
To appear on the list, the players have to be 21 or under, play either RB or RWB as their primary role and have a minimum potential of 81.
The potential ratings are the key to the player’s long-term success and how good they can be. At the top of the page will be a breakdown of the five best players that fit the criteria and below will be a table of the all players that fit the criteria. Both are sorted by Potential.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (OVR 87 – POT 92)
Best Position: RB
Overall/Potential: 87 OVR / 92 POT
Skill Moves: 3
Best Attributes: 93 Crossing, 89 Long Passing, 88 Stamina
A product of Liverpool’s academy, Trent Alexander-Arnold has gone from rotation player to crucial player in the last four seasons. He will now look to cement himself in the national squad as he has only played for England 11 times over that time span.
Alexander-Arnold is the best right back in FIFA 21, one rating ahead of Real Madrid’s Carvajal. With a new feature on FIFA 21 allowing you to change a player’s position and Alexander-Arnold’s strong stats, will he be an option to move further up the pitch?
His passing and stamina are what stand out. Trent doesn’t have blistering pace with a 77 Acceleration and 83 Sprint Speed but his 88 Stamina will bode well throughout the course of a match. His 93 Crossing ability and 89 Long Passing allow him to ping passes across the pitch and provide key passes into crucial areas.
Emerson (OVR 78 – POT 88)
Team: Real Betis
Best Position: RB, RM, RWB
Overall/Potential: 78 OVR / 88 POT
Skill Moves: 3
Best Attributes: 80 Sprint Speed, 79 Acceleration, 79 Stamina
Brazilian born Emerson is in the middle of his two-year loan spell at Real Betis from Barcelona, who he will move back to next summer once his loan ends.
Last season for Betis, Emerson assisted 6 goals and scored 3 himself over the course of 33 games. This was the first season that Emerson got consistent starts and he will hope to improve on his stats this season.
Statistically, none of Emerson’s stats really stand out above the rest. He is a very balanced player. Defensively he has 79 Standing Tackle and 78 Sliding Tackle, whilst on the other end of pitch he has 77 Shot Power, 75 Crossing and 73 Curve.
Jeremie Frimpong (OVR 70 – POT 86)
Best Position: RB, RWB
Overall/Potential: 70 OVR / 86 POT
Skill Moves: 3
Best Attributes: 92 Acceleration, 89 Sprint Speed, 89 Balance
Frimpong joined current club Celtic from Manchester City’s youth team last summer for a fee just shy of £350k. Since moving to the Scottish giants, he had intermittent starts last season but looks to have cemented his place in the team this season.
What is notable when watching Frimpong play is his pace and that is reflected on FIFA 21. Frimpong has 92 Acceleration to go along with 89 Sprint Speed. He is also extremely agile (88) and has great balance (89).
Rated at 70, Frimpong may be a longer-term acquisition for a top club. Being 19, he is one for the future and should you be patient with him, he will reward you with an 86 Potential.
Sergiño Dest (OVR 75 – POT 86)
Team: Ajax / FC Barcelona
Best Position: RB
Overall/Potential: 75 OVR / 86 POT
Skill Moves: 4
Best Attributes: 88 Acceleration, 87 Agility, 86 Sprint Speed
Heralding from Ajax’s famous youth academy, Sergiño Dest has recently moved from Ajax to Barcelona for a fee of around £20m. A starter for Ajax, will he get enough game time at the Spanish giants to achieve his potential?
Just 19 years of age, Dest has just started his professional career and has already shown he can play on either side of the pitch as either a right or a left back. He has even played in wide positions further up the pitch, playing in wing positions on both sides for Ajax.
Dest is a fast player with 88 Acceleration and 86 Sprint Speed. He is also adequate with the ball at his feet with 80 Dribbling and 77 Ball Control. At 75 rated and with an 86 Potential, he could be a set and forget player for a mid-table club in one of Europe’s top leagues.
Reece James (OVR 77 – POT 86)
Best Position: RB, CDM
Overall/Potential: 77 OVR / 86 POT
Skill Movies: 3
Best Attributes: 81 Crossing, 81 Sprint Speed, 78 Strength
Bar a short spell at Wigan Athletic, Reece James has spent his whole footballing career at Chelsea, coming through their youth team and now in their first team. Last season James returned from his loan spell with Wigan in the Championship and was a key part of Chelsea’s line-up.
With Chelsea’s big spend this summer they will be working out how to incorporate their new signings, and though they didn’t sign a right back, James will be hoping he can keep his place in the team.
Full backs are not usually known for their strength, but James already has 78 Strength. He also has 81 Crossing to going along with workable defensive ratings of 77 Standing Tackle, 73 Sliding Tackle and 71 Defensive Awareness.
All the Best Wonderkid Right Backs (RB) in FIFA 21 Career Mode
Below you will find a list of ALL the best wonderkid right backs (RB) on FIFA 21.
|Emerson||RB RM RWB||21||78||88||Real Betis||£13.5M||£15K|
|Jeremie Frimpong||RB RWB||19||70||86||Celtic||£3.2M||£11K|
|Reece James||RB CDM||20||77||86||Chelsea||£11.3M||£44K|
|Tomás Tavares||RB||19||73||85||SL Benfica||£5.9M||£5K|
|Josha Vagnoman||RB LM LB||19||69||85||Hamburger SV||£1.9M||£3K|
|Diogo Dalot||RB LB||21||76||85||Manchester United||£9.9M||£50K|
|Ki-Jana Hoever||RB CB||18||63||84||Wolverhampton Wanderers||£698K||£3K|
|Timothée Pembélé||RB LB CB||17||63||83||Paris Saint-Germain||£608K||£495|
|Issa Kaboré||RB||19||68||83||KV Mechelen||£1.6M||£3K|
|Killian Sardella||RB LB||18||66||83||RSC Anderlecht||£1.1M||£2K|
|Ethan Laird||RB||18||66||83||Manchester United||£1.1M||£6K|
|Jayden Bogle||RB||19||72||83||Sheffield United||£4.2M||£10K|
|Jordan Beyer||RB CB||20||69||83||Borussia Mönchengladbach||£1.9M||£9K|
|Tariq Lamptey||RB RM||19||66||83||Brighton & Hove Albion||£1.2M||£6K|
|Maximillian Aarons||RB||20||73||83||Norwich City||£5.4M||£6K|
|Takehiro Tomiyasu||RB CB||21||72||83||Bologna||£4.4M||£13K|
|Amar Dedić||RB LB||17||63||82||FC Red Bull Salzburg||£608K||£450|
|Pierre Kalulu||RB CB||20||66||82||Milan||£1.2M||£6K|
|Mateu Morey||RB||20||66||82||Borussia Dortmund||£1.2M||£8K|
|Luke Matheson||RB||17||61||82||Wolverhampton Wanderers||£450K||£450|
|Víctor Gómez||RB RWB RM||20||72||82||CD Mirandés||£4.1M||£4K|
|Pedro Porro||RB RM||20||73||82||Sporting CP||£5M||£6K|
|Mert Müldür||RB CB||21||71||82||Sassuolo||£3.3M||£11K|
|Nathan Ferguson||RB LB CB||19||69||82||Crystal Palace||£1.6M||£9K|
|Lutsharel Geertruida||RB CB||19||72||82||Feyenoord||£4M||£4K|
|Kevin Rüegg||RB CDM CM||21||72||82||Hellas Verona||£4.1M||£11K|
|Steven Sessegnon||RB CB RWB||20||65||82||Bristol City||£990K||£6K|
|Yan Valery||RWB RB||21||72||82||Southampton||£4.1M||£20K|
|Brandon Soppy||RB CB||18||66||81||Stade Rennais FC||£1.1M||£3K|
|Tiago Almeida||RB RM ST||18||61||81||CD Tondela||£428K||£450|
|Cody Drameh||RB||18||61||81||Leeds United||£428K||£3K|
|Francés||RB CB LB||17||63||81||Real Zaragoza||£608K||£450|
|Kevin Minda||RB CB CDM||21||69||81||Universidad Católica del Ecuador||£1.5M||£450|
|Ismael Casas||RB||19||67||81||Málaga CF||£1.4M||£2K|
|Marcelo Weigandt||RB||20||65||81||Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata||£990K||£3K|
|Sergio López||RB||21||67||81||Real Valladolid CF||£1.4M||£4K|
|Alex Pozo||RB RM LM||21||70||81||Sevilla FC||£2.5M||£8K|
|Sofiane Alakouch||RB||21||74||81||Nîmes Olympique||£6.3M||£12K|
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