Everyone loves a wonderkid! From Freddy Adu (remember him?) to Cristiano Ronaldo, all the way up to Kylian Mbappe, nothing captures a football fan’s imagination quite like a highly talented prodigy.
And that’s exactly what makes FIFA career mode so great. There is nothing more satisfying than rooting out a diamond in the rough, paying peanuts, and turning him into a world-beating superstar.
This year is no different, and with football fans now well invested into this year’s edition, we have put together a list of the best players in their positions under the age of 20 that you may have missed in FIFA 18’s Career Mode. Get that shortlist out!
We have updated this list to reflect the winter upgrades following the January transfer window, which have seen some of the world’s best teenage talent get boosts to their overall and potential scores in FIFA 18.
PO. = Position(s)
CR = Current Rating
PR = Potential Rating
VA. = Value
FIFA 18: BEST YOUNG GOALKEEPERS
|G Donnarumma||18||AC Milan||82||93||£25m|
|A Meret||20||Ferrara (loan)||74||88||£9.2m|
|W Farinez||19||Los Millionarios||73||87||£7m|
|C Fruchtl||17||Bayern Munich||65||86||£0.8m|
|D Henderson||20||Shrewsbury (loan)||68||83||£1.6m|
|A Plizzari||17||Ternana (loan)||62||82||£0.4m|
Goal’s 2017 NxGn winner Gianluigi Donnarumma is widely regarded as one of the finest goalkeepers to emerge in world football in recent years, and that is reflected in his rating on FIFA 18, as he has the potential to be one of the highest-rated players in the game, almost at the level of PSG’s brilliant teenager, Kylian Mbappe.
Alban Lafont just turned 19 in January, but he has played over 100 times for Toulouse, and could reach an 89 rating in FIFA 18. England Under-20 goalkeeper Dean Henderson spent 2017-18 on loan at Shrewsbury Town from Manchester United, proving himself as a quality young shot stopper.
There are a number of excellent teenage prospects that are valued at less than £1m, including Benfica’s Mile Svilar and Christian Fruchtl of Bayern Munich, who may not be ready to play immediately, but have fantastic potential.
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