The left back position has evolved over the years, with the demand for players to contribute as much in the final third of the pitch as they do along the back line. We will take a look at the best up and coming Wonderkids who can fill that role in FIFA 23.
On this page we have compiled a list of the best Left back and left wing back wonderkids to sign in FIFA 23 Career Mode.
Choosing FIFA 23 Career Mode’s Best Wonderkid LB & LWB
Featuring the likes of Piero Hincapié, Alphonso Davies and Nuno Mendes who are among the top in FIFA 23, this article will look at the very best Wonderkids playing the LB or LWB positions currently.
This list was compiled based on the following criteria: they are under 21, have a potential over 81 and finally that they play at LB and/or LWB.
At the bottom of the article, you’ll find a full list of all of the best Left Backs/ Left Wing Backs (LB & LWB) wonderkids in FIFA 23.
Alphonso Davies (84 OVR – 89 POT)
Team: FC Bayern München
Position: LB, LM
Wage: £51,400 p/w
Value: £45.3 million
Best Attributes: 96 Acceleration, 93 Sprint Speed, 87 Dribbling
Alphonso Davies is undoubtedly the best Wonderkid at Left Back in FIFA 23. Despite the youngster already boasting of an incredible 84 OVR, with a potential to get up to 89 POT, it’s amazing to think that his impressive stats can improve even further.
Davies is one of the fastest players in the Bundesliga and this is clearly shown in his 96 Acceleration and 93 Sprint Speed. Given such stats, it is not surprising how the 21-year-old has been able to breeze past wingers and fullbacks. To top it off, he also possesses 87 Dribbling. So, not only is he a blur down the left, he has fantastic control with the ball at his feet. Davies has a 4-Star Weak Foot and 4-Star Skill Moves, making it possible to terrorize the opposing right sided players at will.
The 21-year-old Ghana-born Canadian is part of the intense FC Bayern München side who have a superstar in every position and Davies certainly fits that mould. The African speed-star joined the Bundesliga champions in 2019 from Canadian side Vancouver Whitecaps FC for a fee of £9 million. During his relatively short stint in Germany so far, he has won every club competition with Bayern and also featured in the 2020 Champions League Final demolition of FC Barcelona 8-2. Last season saw Davies side-lined for a large spell of the season but he still managed to make 31 appearances across all competitions creating three chances for his teammates. There are high expectations that he will blend well with Bayern this season. On the international stage, Davies has made 32 appearances for Canada and has scored 12 goals during that time.
Nuno Mendes (80 OVR – 88 POT)
Team: Paris Saint-Germain
Position: LB, LWB
Wage: £47,600 p/w
Value: £38.8 million
Best Attributes: 90 Acceleration, 89 Sprint Speed, 82 Balance
Nuno Mendes is another speed demon who plays for the French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain. He currently prides of an outstanding 81 OVR and can further improve to 89 POT.
The 20-year-old Portuguese international stands out with some brilliant attributes like 90 Acceleration and 89 Sprint Speed, which makes going past his opponents look effortless. As icing to the cake, his 82 Balance makes him more stable during those shoulder-to-shoulder challenges. Other stats of note are his 81 Agility, 79 Ball Control and 78 Crossing.
Mendes was part of the setup at Les Parc des Princes joining from Portuguese side Sporting CP initially on loan which was then made permanent in a deal worth a combined £38.3 million. Last season the 20-year-old totalled 40 appearances for the French champions, contributing three assists. For the Portuguese national side he has made 16 appearances and will hope to rev up that number during this year’s World Cup in Qatar.
Ryan Aït-Nouri (76 OVR – 83 POT)
Team: Wolverhampton Wanderers
Position: LWB, LB
Wage: £37,800 p/w
Value: £12.7 million
Best Attributes: 78 Acceleration, 78 Dribbling, 77 Standing Tackle
Rayan Aït-Nouri is a talented youngster currently playing for Wolverhampton Wanderers with a fantastic 76 OVR which can rise to his 86 POT, making him a valuable investment to any side.
Aït-Nouri is equipped with some decent stats, most notably his 78 Acceleration and when paired with his 78 Dribbling, could make for a fullback or wingback with a potential of being a threat down the left. He also shows impressive tackling ability with both 77 Standing and 74 Sliding, making him a great deterrent to oncoming opponents. Going forward, his 75 Crossing could cause problems and create clear-cut opportunities for teammates.
The 21-year-old Frenchman joined Wolves on an initial loan deal from Angers SCO but went on to make the move permanent for the sum of £9.99 million back in July 2021. The young left back made 27 first team appearances for Wolves last season across all competitions scoring one goal and providing six assists. Though Aït-Nouri is yet to be called to the French first team, he has featured at U21 level five times.
Luca Netz (73 OVR – 83 POT)
Team: Borussia Mönchengladbach
Position: LB, LM
Wage: £9,600 p/w
Value: £5.7 million
Best Attributes: 77 Sprint Speed, 76 Standing Tackle, 76 Crossing
Luca Netz is a talented left back currently plying his trade in the Bundesliga for Borussia Mönchengladbach. He currently boasts of a modest 73 OVR with prospects to reach 85 POT, making him an attractive buy for any team.
Netz prides himself with 77 Sprint Speed, 75 Acceleration, 76 Standing and 74 Sliding Tackles; overall making a defender that shouldn’t be underrated. Also, his 76 Crossing sets him apart as a provider for his teammates.
The 19-year-old German was part of the Hertha BSC academy before signing for the Foals in a deal worth £1.8 million. Last campaign saw Netz making 27 first team appearances, scoring one goal and providing five assists. The young left back has featured for the German U21 side on five occasions and will hope to push into the first team in the coming years.
Piero Hincapié (78 OVR – 85 POT)
Team: Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Position: LB, CB
Wage: £28,600 p/w
Value: £23 million
Best Attributes: 86 Sprint Speed, 84 Sliding Tackle, 80 Jumping
The 20-year-old Piero Hincapié currently plays for Bundesliga outfit, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, and has a decent 78 OVR which can rise to a fantastic 85 POT.
The Ecuadorian highlights 86 Sprint Speed to fly past opposition and 80 Jumping which when combined with his 76 Heading Accuracy could make him untouchable defending or attacking set-pieces. His 84 Sliding Tackle as well as 79 Standing Tackle panders to his advantage, making him defensively sound. He also has a quality passing range with 78 Short Passing and 74 Long Passing.
The talented youngster joined Bayer 04 Leverkusen from Club Atlético Talleres in a £5.72 million deal back at the start of the 21/22 season. He made 33 appearances for “Die Schwarzroten” last season, helping his side with two goals and one assist. So far in the 20-year-old international career, he has made 21 first team appearances for Ecuador, netting one goal.
Sergino Dest (77 OVR – 85 POT)
Team: AC Milan
Position: LB, RM, RB
Wage: £62,500 p/w
Value: £19.8 million
Best Attributes: 89 Acceleration, 88 Agility, 83 Dribbling)
Dest made his debut into the Serie A champions, AC Milan, on loan from FC Barcelona. The American proves to be an exciting fullback that can play on either flank with a brilliant 77 OVR which can improve to 85 POT, making a solid option.
Dest’s most impressive attributes are his 89 Acceleration, 88 Agility and 83 Dribbling, which rounds him up as a versatile defender that will always keep the opposition guessing. The American international also has 82 Short Passing and 74 Crossing which could make him a threat as he lunges in the attack.
The 21-year-old finds himself in Italy this season after spending last season with his parent club FC Barcelona, where he made 21 appearances and assisted three goals. He joins the Rossoneri on loan where he will hope to have a positive impact at the San Siro and push them to more victories this season. The versatile fullback has appeared 17 times for the American national side and scored two goals.
Aaron Hickey (75 OVR – 82 POT)
Position: LB, LWB, RB
Wage: £24,700 p/w
Value: £9.3 million
Best Attributes: 81 Stamina, 79 Acceleration, 75 Sprint Speed
Brentford’s Aaron Hickey is a versatile option with a bankable attributes. With his 75 OVR and a possibility of boosting up to 85 POT, he makes for a juicy buy given his modest current value.
Hickey currently packs a punch in terms of attributes. One of his main strengths is his 79 Acceleration as well as his 75 Sprint Speed which allow him to fly past his opposition. He also has 81 Stamina that ensures he can keep it going for 90 minutes at that top pace. Other areas of note are his 75 Ball Control and 74 Dribbling which work very nicely together to make him a well-rounded defender.
The 20-year-old Scotchman started his career in his homeland, playing for Hearts and Celtic. He would end up progressing to Italy with Bologna and finally making a stop to the UK with Brentford this summer in a £14.85m transfer deal which could yet rise to £18m with add-ons. Last season, he made 36 Serie A appearances for Bologna, scoring five goals and assisting one. For Scotland, Hickey has been capped seven times so far.
All of the best young wonderkid Left Backs and Left Wing Backs on FIFA 23
In the table below you will find all of the best Wonderkid LB & LWB in FIFA 23.
|Alphonso Davies||LB, LM||84||89||21||FC Bayern München||£51,400||£45.3m|
|Nuno Mendes||LB, LWB||80||88||20||Paris Saint-Germain||£47,000||£38.3m|
|Rayan Aït-Nouri||LB, LWB||76||86||21||Wolverhampton Wanderers||£37,500||£13.9m|
|Luca Netz||LB, LM||73||85||19||Borussia Mönchengladbach||£9,500||£6.1m|
|Piero Hincapié||LB, CB||78||85||20||Bayer 04 Leverkusen||£28,600||£23m|
|Sergiño Dest||LB, RB, RM||77||85||21||AC Milan||£61,900||£19.6m|
|Aaron Hickey||LB, LWB, RB||75||85||20||Brentford||£24,400||£10.5m|
|Quentin Merlin||LB, LWB, LM||70||84||20||FC Nantes||£7,800||£3.2m|
|Adrien Truffert||LB||75||84||20||Stade Rennais FC||£21,800||£10.5m|
|Cristian Riquelme||LB, LM||60||83||18||CD Everton de Viña del Mar||£435||£653k|
|Milos Kerkez||LB||69||83||18||AZ Alkmaar||£871||£2.7m|
|Devyne Rensch||LB, RB||73||83||19||Ajax||£5,200||£5.6m|
|Julián Aude||LB, CDM||67||83||19||Club Atlético Lanús||£2,600||£2.2m|
|Manu Sánchez||LB, LWB, LM||74||83||21||Atlético de Madrid (on loan at CA Osasuna)||£21,800||£7.8m|
|Sergio Gómez||LB, LM, RM||74||83||21||Manchester City||£46,200||£7.8m|
|Prince Aning||LB, LM||62||82||18||Borussia Dortmund II||£435||£956k|
|Tom Rothe||LB, LM||65||82||17||Borussia Dortmund II||£435||£1.5m|
If you are looking for the next Left Back or Left Wing Back to develop into the next superstar household name, look no further than the table above.
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