Vital to a team’s attack and defence, the right back has evolved from being a wide defender to being a creative output on the right-hand side, bombing forwards and creating chances for the team.
One of the most decorated of all footballers, Dani Alves, is the standout example of this modern identity of the right back.
In this article, we are looking at the best young right backs in FIFA 22 Career Mode.
Featuring the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Achraf Hakimi, these up-and-coming stars would all be great additions to your team in FIFA 22 Career Mode.
In order to make this list, the right backs have to be under the age of 23-years-old, have their best position as either RB or RWB, and must have a high overall rating.
At the bottom of the article, you’ll find a full list of all of the best young right back and right wing-backs (RB & RWB) in FIFA 22 Career Mode.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (87 OVR – 92 POT)
Wage: £130,000 p/w
Value: £98 million
Best Attributes: 92 Crossing, 90 Long Pass, 88 Stamina
Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of the most talked-about right backs of recent years, and now, he is one of the top prospects in football. In FIFA 22, the young Englishman has an overall rating of 87 and a potential ability of 92, meaning the sky is the limit for the RB.
Possessing 92 crossing and 90 long passing, this is certainly a player that you want to be bombarding down the line and putting a cross into your forwards. With 87 vision and 87 curve, you can be sure that these crosses will almost always hit their mark.
Alexander-Arnold has made the right back position at Liverpool his own, making over 180 appearances for the side, as well as earning several caps for England. Due to his reputation as one of the brightest talents in world football, securing the signing of Trent Alexander-Arnold will likely be a very costly process in FIFA 22, costing you upwards of £110 million in Career Mode.
Achraf Hakimi (85 OVR – 88 POT)
Team: Paris Saint-Germain
Wage: £84,000 p/w
Value: £59.5 million
Best Attributes: 95 Acceleration, 95 Sprint Speed, 91 Stamina
After impressing at Inter Milan last season, Achraf Hakimi landed himself a big-money move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain for £54 million. Known for his blistering speed and dribbling ability, Hakimi is very much a sought-after prospect in world football.
Having pacey full-backs in FIFA 22 is a must: with Hakimi, you get this by the bucket load. Capable of making defence-splitting runs throughout the whole game, the young Moroccan utilises his 95 acceleration, 95 sprint speed, and 91 stamina to be a real threat going forwards. With an overall defence rating of 76, Hakimi isn’t a slouch when it comes to doing his defensive duties, either.
Since joining PSG, manager Mauricio Pochettino has chosen Hakimi to be the first-choice right back, starting in eight of his first nine appearances, finding the net three times, and assisting twice in that time. You will have to wait until at least the January transfer window in FIFA 22 Career Mode if you wish to secure his signature.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka (83 OVR – 87 POT)
Team: Manchester United
Wage: £98,000 p/w
Value: £41.5 million
Best Attributes: 92 Slide Tackle, 88 Sprint Speed, 87 Stand Tackle
Now for a full-back who is seen as more traditional in his playstyle, Aaron Wan-Bissaka still manages to rank among the best right backs in Career Mode.
Not only does Aaron Wan-Bissaka have the defensive qualities that you would expect to see from a centre back, but he also has the ability to be a danger when going forwards. With 88 sprint speed, 82 acceleration, and 81 stamina, the Englishman is capable of finding space behind your opponents on a frequent basis in FIFA 22.
Since joining Manchester United from Crystal Palace for a fee of £49.5 million in the summer of 2019, the Londoner has made over 100 appearances for the Red Devilsand seems to have become the go-to in the role.
Reece James (81 OVR – 86 POT)
Wage: £65,000 p/w
Value: £32 million
Best Attributes: 86 Crossing, 85 Balance, 83 Strength
Handed his first senior international cap by Gareth Southgate in October 2020 – following consistent performances that saw him lift the Champions League trophy – Reece James has found plenty of success domestically and is a key component in Thomas Tuchel’s side.
With 85 balance, 83 strength, and 81 sprint speed, knocking James off of the ball isn’t an easy feat for the opposition while he’s making forward runs. Having 86 crossing, 82 curve, and 79 short passing complements the young RB’s playstyle.
Chelsea’s academy has produced many top prospects in recent years, some of which never got the chance to play for the first-team. However, after a loan spell to Wigan in the 2018/19 season, Reece James came back invigorated and has since cemented his place in the starting line-up at Stamford Bridge.
Nordi Mukiele (81 OVR – 85 POT)
Team: RB Leipzig
Wage: £56,000 p/w
Value: £29.5 million
Best Attributes: 90 Jumping, 85 Stand Tackle, 83 Interceptions
A versatile player, who’s capable of playing at right back, right midfield, and can slot in at centre back if needed, the young Frenchman would be a fantastic signing for you in FIFA 22 Career Mode. With 90 jumping and 74 heading accuracy, he can be a menace when attacking or defending set-pieces.
In order to sign this young right back, you will likely be parting ways with the better part of £50 million. With a potential ability of 85, though, Mukiele is worth the investment in the long term and will only continue to improve.
Starting his career in the third tier of French football with Stade Lavallois, Nordi Mukiele made his professional debut at just 17 years of age. Since then, he has become hotly tipped to become a star. After impressing at Montpellier, Mukiele secured a move to Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig and continues to demonstrate his potential.
Noussair Mazraoui (80 OVR – 85 POT)
Wage: £14,500 p/w
Value: £25.5 million
Best Attributes: 86 Agility, 83 Sprint Speed, 82 Dribbling
With 86 agility, 83 sprint speed, and 81 acceleration, this young right back is deadly when charging forward from defence. Possessing 82 dribbling and 81 ball control, Noussair Mazraoui boasts several desirable traits for full-backs in FIFA 22 Career Mode.
In FIFA 22, it’s good to know that Mazraoui only has 12 months left on his contract and has a release clause of just £37.6 million. The Moroccan citizen is certainly one of the most affordable players on this list of the best young RBs in FIFA 22.
Now used as Ajax’s number one right back, the 23-year-old has already made 110 appearances for de Godenzonen and is likely to keep his role until he’s pried away from the perennial Dutch champions.
Emerson (79 OVR – 84 POT)
Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Wage: £60,000 p/w
Value: £21.5 million
Best Attributes: 85 Sprint Speed, 82 Acceleration, 82 Stamina
Emerson recently secured a transfer to London club Tottenham Hotspur following a successful loan move to Real Betis. In strange circumstances, Emerson has publicly voiced that he did not wish to leave Barcelona this summer, but wasn’t given a choice due to the Catalan club’s financial woes.
With a fresh start in a new country on the cards for Emerson, FIFA 22 has given him ratings justified by his impressive form last season. With 85 sprint speed, 82 acceleration, and 74 agility, Emerson is a rapid right back with 74 dribbling.
Handed his first senior international cap in 2019 by Brazilian head coach Tite, Emerson will be hoping to recreate the ever-present and ever-consistent legacy of Dani Alves for his country. Due to only moving to Spurs in the summer, you will have to wait until at least the January transfer window to secure this signing.
All of the best young right backs (RB, RWB) in FIFA 22 Career Mode
In the table below, you will find all of the best RB and RWB players in FIFA 22 Career Mode, sorted by their overall and potential rating.
|Trent Alexander-Arnold||RB||87||92||19||Liverpool||£130,000||£98 million|
|Achraf Hakimi||RB, RWB||85||88||22||Paris Saint-Germain||£84,000||£59.5 million|
|Aaron Wan-Bissaka||RB||83||87||23||Manchester United||£98,000||£41.5 million|
|Reece James||RWB, RB||81||86||21||Chelsea||£65,000||£32 million|
|Nordi Mukiele||CB, RWB, RM||81||85||23||RB Leipzig||£56,000||£29.5 million|
|Pedro Porro||RWB, RM||80||87||21||Sporting CP (on-loan from Manchester City)||£10,500||£44.5 million|
|Noussair Mazraoui||RB||80||85||23||Ajax||£14,500||£25.5 million|
|Lutsharel Geertruida||RB, CB||76||84||21||Feyenoord||£6,700||£14.5 million|
|Sergiño Dest||RB, RM||76||85||20||FC Barcelona||£60,000||£14 million|
|Colin Dagba||RB||76||80||22||Paris Saint-Germain||£43,500||£9 million|
|Jorge Sánchez||RB||76||79||23||CF América||£19,000||£8.5 million|
|Diogo Dalot||RB, LB||76||82||22||Manchester United||£61,000||£10 million|
|Alexander Bah||RB, RM||75||81||23||Slavia Prague||£14,500||£7.5 million|
|Max Aarons||RB||75||83||21||Norwich||£19,000||£11 million|
|Brandon Williams||RB, LB||75||80||20||Norwich (on-loan from Manchester United)||£19,000||£7 million|
|Tariq Lamptey||RWB, RB||74||84||20||Brighton & Hove Albion||£26,000||£8 million|
|Jordan Lotomba||RB, LB||74||79||22||OGC Nice||£18,500||£5.5 million|
|Japhet Tanganga||RC, CB, LB||74||84||22||Tottenham||£43,500||£8 million|
|Thierry Correia||RB, RWB||74||80||22||Valencia||£19,500||£5.5 million|
|Jayden Bogle||RWB, RB||74||85||21||Sheffield United||£15,000||£8 million|
|Devyne Rensch||RB||73||85||18||Ajax||£3,000||£6 million|
|Dodo||RB||73||84||22||Shakhtar Donetsk||£12,000||£6 million|
|Jeremie Frimpong||RB, RWB||73||83||20||Bayer Leverkusen||£20,500||£5.5 million|
|João Mário||RB, RM||71||83||21||FC Porto||£5,000||£4 million|
|Hugo Siquet||RB, RWB||69||83||19||Standard Liège||£3,300||£2.8 million|
If you’re looking for the next best young right back in FIFA 22 Career Mode, use the table above to bag yourself a star who can cement a place in your team in the future – some are even capable of holding down a first-team spot straight away.
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