FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Best Young Right Backs (RB & RWB) to Sign in Career Mode

We have ALL the best wonderkid Right Backs (RB & RWB) on FIFA 22 Career Mode.


The right back role is evolving in the modern game of football and demands much more than just defensive skills. An ideal right back should have a perfect balance between defensive prowess and attacking threat. Both were highly considered while compiling the following list of highest potential young right backs in FIFA 23 Career Mode.

Choosing FIFA 23 Career Mode’s best wonderkid right back (RB & RWB)

Signing young players in FIFA 23 Career Mode might be risky, but it is not a gamble when you have a proper scouting report. In this guide, we will go through some of the best young up-and-coming right backs, including Gonçalo Esteves, Jeremie Frimpong, Tino Livramento, and more. 


The main criterion for the list is the potential rating, which is always a crucial factor when signing young players on FIFA Career Mode. Also, players have to be under 21 years old and of course play at the right back position. 

At the bottom of the article, you’ll find a full list of all the best right backs (RB & RWB) wonderkids in FIFA 23, an update from FIFA 22.

Jeremie Frimpong (80 OVR – 86 POT)

Jeremie Frimpong as seen in FIFA 23

Team: Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Age: 21
Wage:
£33,100 p/w
Value: £27.5 million
Best Attributes: 96 Acceleration, 93 Sprint Speed, 91 Agility 

First on the list is Bayer 04 Leverkusen’s own Jeremie Frimpong, a Dutch talent with 80 overall and a potential rating of 86.


Jeremie Frimpong possesses arguably the most important skills that are modern right back should be equipped with, including 96 Acceleration and 93 Sprint speed to launch quick attacking schemes. More than just speed, the young Dutchman excels in carrying the ball with his 91 Agility, 90 Balance, and 85 Dribbling.

Jeremie Frimpong is a product of the Manchester City youth academy, where he played between 2010-2019. After moving for £331,000 from Manchester City to Celtics in 2019, he quickly impressed the Bundesliga side, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, who copped him for £9.6 million.

The 21-years old proved to be a successful signing particularly in helping Leverkusen in the attack. Frimpong made 34 appearances last season, showing potentials by racking up 2 goals and 9 assists.


Gonçalo Esteves (70 OVR – 83 POT)

Gonçalo Esteves as seen in FIFA 23

Team: Estoril Praia
Age: 18
Wage:
£1,700 p/w
Value: £3.1 million
Best Attributes: 76 Sprint Speed, 75 Acceleration, 73 Reaction

Hailing from the Portuguese League with 70 overall and 85 potential, Gonçalo Esteves is a player you should keep an eye on. 

Esteves is an excellent right back who built his game around his 76 Sprint Speed and 75 Acceleration, which is often useful in counter-attacks. He is decent at defence with 73 Reaction and 69 Interception, but that will be drastically improved upon when he reaches his potential rating of 85. 

The Portuguese wonderkid grew up playing for Portuguese giant, Porto, until he moved on a free transfer and debuted with Sporting CP B in 2021. He was promoted to the Sporting CP first team in the same year and later loaned out to Estoril Praia in the summer of 2022. 

Gonçalo Esteves showed amazing potential after playing only 15 matches upon arriving in Sporting CP, showcasing his defensive ability and contributing one assist in the 2021-2022 season. 

Tino Livramento (75 OVR – 85 POT)

Tino Livramento as seen in FIFA 23

Team: Southampton
Age: 19
Wage:
£19,600 p/w
Value: £10 million
Best Attributes: 83 Sprint Speed, 82 Acceleration, 78 Agility

Tino Livramento is one of England’s brightest wonderkid at right back with an overall of 75 and 85 potential rating.

Livramento is known for his pace and control over the right side of the pitch, made possible by his 83 Sprint Speed and 82 Acceleration. The Southampton player is particularly known for being good on the ball, having 78 Agility and 79 Balance which makes it hard for the opposition to take the ball off his feet. 

The Southampton right back spent his youth career developing at Chelsea FC’s academy, where he was hailed as one of the best young talents in the country. He was signed by Southampton for £5.31 million in 2021 despite not yet making his professional debut. 

Rated for his speed, Livramento’s 2021-2022 stats of one goal and two assists do not represent how important he is for Southampton’s right flank. He tracks back quickly with his pace and is quick on the counter, resulting in goals that do not always have his name on the scoresheet. 

Malo Gusto (75 OVR – 85 POT)

Malo Gusto as seen in FIFA 23

Team: Olympique Lyonnais
Age: 19
Wage:
£20,900 p/w
Value: £10 million
Best Attributes: 87 Sprint Speed, 84 Acceleration, 82 Stamina

Rated at 75 OVR and a potential rating of 85, Malo Gusto is one of the best wonderkid to sign if you are particular about speedy right backs.

The French Wonderkid possesses 87 Sprint Speed and 84 Acceleration despite being only 19 years old. He is capable of piercing through the opponent’s flank and delivering mean crosses with his 77 Crossing. To top it off, his 82 Stamina allows him play at the top of his game for the entire 90 minutes. 

Malo Gusto started playing for Olympique Lyonnais youth team in 2016, where he made his way up to the senior team and debuted with Lyon B in 2020. He was eventually promoted to Lyon’s first team in the following season.

Playing over 40 games across all competitions with Olympique Lyonnais first team, Malo Gusto showed why he managed to climb his way through Lyon’s youth system by contributing six assists.

Wilfried Singo (76 OVR – 85 POT)

Wilfried Singo as seen in FIFA 23

Team: Torino F.C.
Age: 21
Wage:
£22,700 p/w
Value: £13.9 million
Best Attributes: 80 Sprint Speed, 80 Heading Accuracy, 79 Agility

The Turin-based Wilfried Singo is a physical right back with 76 OVR and a potential rating of 85.

Wilfried Singo is reliable on counter-attacks with his 80 Sprint Speed and 79 Agility, but he is different as his game revolves around his 78 Stamina and 80 Heading Accuracy, made possible by his height of 190 cm. 

Singo got scouted by Torino F.C. and was signed for the youth team from Ivorian Club side(Denguele) in 2019. He was quickly called up to the senior team after an impressive 2019-2020 season with the Torino youth side. 

The Ivorian may not be the fastest right back in the league, but he flourishes given his physicality. The Ivorian right back scored three goals and contributing four assists last season playing 36 times for the Turin-based side. 

Sergino Dest (77 OVR – 85 POT)

Sergino Dest as seen in FIFA 23

Team: FC Barcelona
Age: 21
Wage:
£62,000 p/w
Value: £19.6 million
Best Attributes: 89 Acceleration, 88 Agility, 83 Dribbling

Sergino Dest is one of the most valuable members of the USMNT (United States Men National Team) with 77 OVR and a potential rating of 85.

The American navigated his way through Europe’s best leagues (Eredivisie, La Liga, and Serie A) with his 89 Acceleration and 83 Sprint Speed, making him a reliable player to burst out of the right flank. Speed is important but Dest sets himself apart with his 83 Dribbling and 88 Agility, making it tough to take him on once he starts moving with the ball. 

Despite playing for the USMNT, Dest was born in Amsterdam and spent his youth in the famous Ajax football academy. He was signed by Barcelona for £18.3 million in 2020 before being loaned out to AC Milan in 2022. 

As a young player, Sergino Dest still has much room for improvement, but he was never shy even when playing with some of the most talented players in the world. The American right back made 31 appearances for Barcelona last season and managed to contributed a total of three assists and three goals.

Lutsharel Geertruida (77 OVR – 85 POT)

Lutsharel Geertruida as seen in FIFA 23

Team: Feyenoord
Age: 21
Wage:
£7,000 p/w
Value: £19.6 million
Best Attributes: 89 Jumping, 80 Heading, 80 Sprint Speed

Lutsharel Geertruida is a one-of-a-kind right back rated at 77 OVR and 85 potential rating.

The Dutch wonderkid can carry out the usual attacking right back task with his 80 Sprint Speed and 79 Acceleration. Geertruida is a different beast in defence with 89 Jumping and 80 Heading, making him a goal threat in corners and set pieces. 

Geertruida’s journey to taking his spot in Feyenoord’s starting line up was a long ride which saw him playing for the team’s youth academy for years. He made his debut for the senior team when he was only 17 in 2017.

The 1.80m tall player is not necessarily the tallest player on the field, but shows to be domineering in the airspace with his jumping capability. In the last season, he made 43 appearances, scoring four goals and contributing an assist. 

Djed Spence (75 OVR – 84 POT)

Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Age: 21
Wage:
£38,300 p/w
Value: £10.5 million
Best Attributes: 90 Sprint Speed, 87 Acceleration, 79 Agility

Djed Spence is one of the fastest wonderkid right back rated at 75 OVR, who can turn into a menacing player with 84 POT when given the opportunity.

The English right back is highly rated for his attacking prowess, carried out by his 90 Sprint Speed, 79 Agility, and 87 Acceleration. Most importantly, he has a Stamina of 78 which allows him to maintain a steady pace through a 90-minute match. 

At only 21 years of age, Djed Spence has experienced playing for multiple English sides including Fulham (where he spent his youth career), Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest (loan), and finally Tottenham Hotspur after Antonio Conte gave the green light to sign him for £12.81 million.

Djed Spence was a key player in helping Nottingham Forest secure promotion to the Premier League last season. He made 50 appearances for Forest and was involved in eight goals, scoring three and assisting five. 

All of the best young wonderkid right back (RB & RWBs) on FIFA 23

The table below shows you the best wonderkid right backs you can sign on FIFA 23, all sorted by their potential ratings.

NamePredicted OverallPredicted PotentialAgePositionTeamValueWage
J. Frimpong808621RBBayer 04 Leverkusen £27.5M£33K
Gonçalo Esteves708518RBEstoril Praia£3.1M£1.7K
T. Livramento758519RBSouthampton£10M£19.6K
M. Gusto758519RBOlympique Lyonnais£10M£20.9K
W. Singo768521RBTorino F.C£13.9M£22.7K
S. Dest778521RBBarcelona F.C£19.6M£62K
L. Geertruida778521RBFeyenoord£19.6M£7K
D. Spence758421RBTottenham£10.5M£38.3K
A. Martinez718319RBGirona FC£3.7M£7K
D. Rensch738319RBAjax£5.6M£5K
T. Lamptey758319RBBrighton F.C£10.3M£30K
O. Gene628219RWBAmiens F.C£946K£602
K. Kesler Hayden678219RWBAston Villa£2M£9K
J. Che668218RWBHoffenheim£1.8M£602
I. Kabore718221RWBManchester City£3.4M£33K
E. Laird708220RBManchester United£3.2M£27K
J. Bogle738221RWBSheffield United£5.6M£13K
J. Scally718219RBBorussia Monchengladbach£3.4M£7K
N. Williams718221RWBNothingham Forest£3.4M£20K


Gideon

Gideon is a football lover and gaming editor from Africa. He joined the OG editorial team to help edit FIFA articles and has proven himself to be a hard worker and talented editor that takes writers' FIFA 23 articles from planning to publishing.
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