FIFA 21 Career Mode: Best Talents with High Potential

FIFA 21 career mode is the most popular game mode after Ultimate Team. To have a successful career, managers need to invest in young talents to ensure the future of the club. Since launch in October 2020, the values of the players have changed quite a bit. We take a look at the talents with the highest potential in FIFA 21 career mode.
FIFA 21 best Talents
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FIFA 21 is not up to date anymore. The best Talents in FIFA 22 are already here. But if you're still managing your club in FIFA 21 we got your back and tell you, which talents and wonderkids you should get. Let's start with the best young Players in FIFA 21.

Who Are the Best Players in FIFA 21 Career Mode?

In terms of dry stats, Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain has the highest potential rating: 95. The largest OVR increase goes to Tottenham's Dane Scarlett. He may improve by 26 points: from a 62 to an 88. Keep in mind that there is a dynamic potential in FIFA 21. If a player plays consistently well, his potential increases. If you leave a talent on the bench, his potential will decrease accordingly.

There are only players who fulfill the following aspects on our list:

  • Max. 22 years old
  • Min. 85 potential
  • Min. 6 improvement

Who Are the Best Goalkeepers in FIFA 21 Career Mode?

We will start with the goalkeepers. It won't surprise you that Gianluigi Donnarumma tops this list. The Italian is only 21 years old, but he has already played more than 250 games for Milan. However, his market value is €88.5 million, which is why we do not recommend buying him. Maarten Vandevoordt goes through a development of 16 points and costs only €3.1 million. Matvey Safonov is a Russian international, but since his club, FK Krasnodar, is not in FIFA, Safonov is available for free as a Free Player.

PlayerAgeTeamOVRPotentialPositionPrice (€/Millions)
G. Donnarumma21Milan8692GK88,5
J. Bijlow22Feyenoord7785GK20,5
I. Meslier20Leeds United7586GK10,5
A. Lunin21Real Madrid7586GK11
L. Morales20Lanús7285GK4,9
M. Vandevoordt18Genk

70

86GK3,6
M. Safonov21Free Agent7291GK0


Who Are the Best Defenders in FIFA 21 Career Mode?

Matthijs de Ligt will be the best defender a few years into career mode, but he already costs a steep €99 million, which isn't affordable for most managers. The further down you scroll, the cheaper and more promising the players become. The highest growth is by Bright Arrey-Mbi from Bayern München II.

PlayerAgeTeamOVRPotentialPositionPrice (€/Millions)
M. de Ligt20Juventus8592CB99
J. Koundé21Sevilla8288CB44,5
N. Mukiele22RB Leipzig8187RWB, CB, RM38,5
A. Davies19Bayern München8189LB, LM, RM
53
D. Upamecano21RB Leipzig
8190CB54
E. Tapsoba21Leverkusen8188CB48,5
E. Militao22Real Madrid
80
87CB40

R. James

20Chelsea
8086RB, RWB
30,5
O. Wijndal20AZ Alkmaar
7985LB25,5
P. Estupinán22Villarreal
79
85LB, LWB
26,5
Pedro Porro20Sporting CP
7987RWB, RM
36,5
Gabriel22Arsenal7985CB
25,5
A. Bastoni
21Inter
7887CB29,5
I. Konaté21RB Leipzig
7887CB29,5
D. Zagadou21Dortmund7885CB26,5
Emerson21Betis
7885RB, RM, RWB
27
F. Tomori22Milan
7785CB22
M. Olivera22Getafe
7785LB, LM
22,5
W. Fofana19Leicester City
7786CB21
Nuno Mendes18Sporting CP
7787LWB, LM
21
B. White22Brighton7687CB, CM
15,5
B. Godfrey22Everton
7685CB, LB
15,5
O. Kabak20Liverpool
7685CB15,5
M. Demiral22Juventus7685CB15,5
Eric Garcia
19Manchester City
7585CB11,5
S. Dest19Barcelona
7588RB, RM
13
T. Tomiyasu21Bologna
7585CB, RB
12
W. Saliba
19

Nice

7485CB8,5
R. Sessegnon20Hoffenheim
7485LWB, LM, LB
9
J. Timber19Ajax
7385CB, RB
7
R. Ait Nouri19Wolverhampton7385LWB, LB
7
T. Lamptey19Brighton7385RWB, RB
7
J. Gvardiol18Dinamo Zagreb
7287CB, LB
5
T. Nianzou18Bayern München
7185CB, CDM
4,1
D. Rensch
17Ajax
6985RB, CB
3,3
A. Bella Kotchap18Bochum
6885CB
2,9
E. Ampadu19Sheffield Utd
6885CB, CDM, CM
2,9
L. Stergiou18St. Gallen
6786CB2,4
J. Branthwaite18Blackburn Rovers
6684CB
2
R. Dragusin18Juventus6585CB, RB
1,9
B. Arrey-Mbi17Bayern München
6285CB, LB
1,2


Who Are the Best Midfielders in FIFA 21 Career Mode?

Once again, the top talent costs a fortune. In this case - Jadon Sancho. We're sure Man United hate to see that €105,5 million price tag, but for our intents and purposes, Real Madrid youngster Takuhiro Nakai does the job. The Japanese player will improve from a 62 to an 86.

Player

AgeTeamOVRPotentialPosition
Price (€/Millions)
J. Sancho
20
Dortmund
86
92
RM, CF, LM
105,5
M. Rashford
22
Manchester Utd
85
91
LM, ST, RM
86,5
K. Havertz
21
Chelsea
83
91
CAM, CF, CM
81,5
F. Valverde
21
Real Madrid
83
89

CM

58
P. Foden
20
Manchester City
83
92
CAM, LW, CM

79,5

M. Mount
21
Chelsea
82
88
CAM, CM, RW
49
M. Cucurella
21

Getafe

81
87
LM, LB
41,3
H. Aouar
22
Olympique Lyon
81

87

CM, CAM
41
Dani Olmo
22
RB Leipzig
80
87

CAM, LW

43
M. Locatelli
22
Sassuolo
80
86
CDM, CM
31
V. Tsygankov
22
Dynamo Kyiv
80
86
RM
34
B. Kamara
20
Marseille
80
86
CDM, CM, CB
30
N. Vlasic
22
CSKA Moscow
80
86
CAM
34
F. Chiesa
22
Juventus
79
85
RM, LM
28

B. Guimaraes

22
Lyon
79
85
CDM, CM
26

Renato Sanches

22

Lille

79
85
CM, RM
28

M. Cunha

21
Hertha
79
86
CAM, LM, ST
35,5
B. Saka
18
Arsenal
79
88
RM, LM, LB
37
M. Thuram
22

Mönchengladbach

79
85
LM, ST
28
R. Baku
22
Wolfsburg
78
85
RM, RB, CM
28,5
Y. Herrera
22
Granada
78
85
CM, CDM, CAM
28,5
M. Greenwood

18

Manchester Utd
78

89

RM, ST
29,5
E. Camavinga
17
Rennais
78
89
CM
29
R. Gravenberch

18

Ajax
77
87
CM, CDM
24,5
M. Caqueret
20
Lyon
77
86
CM, CDM
23
W. Galeno
22
Braga
77
85
LM, RW
23,5
K. Diatta
21
Monaco
77
85
RM
23,5
W. McKennie
21
Juventus
77
85
CM, RM, LM
23,5
S. Chukwueze21Villarreal
77
85RM, RW, CF
23,5
M. Kudus
19Ajax
7786CAM, CM
23
S. Tonali
20Milan7787CAM, CM
22
B. Soumaré21Lille
7885CDM, CM
22,5
Pedri17
Barcelona
7791CM, LM, CAM
24
M. Guendouzi21Hertha
7786CDM, CM
22,5
D. Szoboszlai19RB Leipzig
7787CAM, LM
23
A. Tchouaméni20Monaco
7785CM, CDM
23
Tete20Shakchtar
7686RM, RW
16,5
F. Wirtz17Leverkusen
7689CAM, CM, RW
17
I. Sangaré
22PSV7685CDM, CM
16
M. Ihattaren18PSV7585CAM, RM, CM
16
J. Bellingham17Dortmund7688CM, LM
17
Pedrinho22Benfica
7685RM17
N. Zaniolo20Roma
7686CAM, RM
16,5
M. Solomon20Shakchtar7585RM, LM, CAM
12,5
G. Reyna17Dortmund
7687CAM, LM, CF
13
T. Kubo19Getafe
7588RM, CM, CAM
13,5
Riqui Puig20Barcelona
7587CM13,5
E. Smith Rowe19Arsenal
7585CAM12
Silas Mvumpa
21VfB Stuttgart
7585RM, LM, ST
12,5
A. Mac Allister21Brighton7585CAM, CM
12,5
Oscar22Sevilla
7586CAM, CM, RM
12,5
Brahim Díaz
22Milan
7685CAM, LM
12,5
J. Musiala17Bayern München
7487CAM, LM
9,5
N. Madueke
18
PSV7487RM, ST
10
T. Almada19Vélez Sarsfield
7486CAM, LW, RW
10
O. Skipp19Norwich City
7485CDM, CM
8,5
G. Assuncao19Famalicao7385CDM7
A. Velasco17Independiente7386
LM, ST, LW
7
Marcos Antonio20Shakchtar7385CM, CDM
7,5
Romário Baró20Porto
7385RM, CAM
7,5
A. Sima19Slavia Prague
7386RM, ST
7
C. Jones19Liverpool
7285CM, CAM
5,5
M. Olise18Reading
7285CAM, LM, RM
5,5
A. Urzi20Banfield
7285LM, CM, RM
5,5
Daniel Braganca21Sporting CP
7286CAM, CM
6
F. Kadioglu20Fenerbahçe7185LM, CAM, RW
4,5
B. Gilmour
19
Chelsea
7186CM, CDM
4,4
F. Pellistri18Deportivo7086RM, LM
4
A. Karabec16Sparta Prague
7083CAM, CM, LM
4
Fábio Vieira20Porto
6985CAM, RM
3,7
Ilaix Moriba
17FC Barcelona
7085ZM3,5

S. Ricci

18Empoli6785CM, CDM
2,6
Talles Magno
18New York City
6785LM, MS
2,6
A. Vranckx17Mechelen
6785CM, CDM
2,5
Y. Demir17Rapid Vienna
6788CAM, RM
3,2
A. Diallo17Manchester Utd
6686RM2,3
F. Conceicao17Porto
6686RM, LM, RW
2,3
H. Mejbri17Manchester Utd
6285CAM, CM
1,2


Who Are the Best Attackers in FIFA 21 Career Mode?

Kylian Mbappé doesn't qualify due to his already high starting overall rating, which makes room for Erling Haaland and João Felix to top the list. Needless to say, they are both quite expensive. Dane Scarlett, our 26-point climber, is not, however, so you should try to poach him away from Spurs early on.

PlayerAgeTeamOVRPotentialPositionPrice(€/Millions)
Erling Haaland
19Dortmund
8793ST122,5
Joao Felix
20Atlético Madrid
8393CF, ST
80,5
Ferran Torres
20Manchester City
8189RF, LF, ST
56,5
M. Diaby
20Leverkusen
8188LF, LM
51
C. Pulisic21Chelsea
8187LF, RF, LM
41,5

A. Isak

20Real Sociedad
8086ST33
Vinícius Jr.19Real Madrid
80
90LF45,5
D. Malen21PSV7986ST36
P. Goncalves22Sporting CP
7987RF, CM
39,5
Rodrygo19Real Madrid
7988RF38
V. Osimhen21Napoli
7987ST39,5
Antony20Ajax
7988RF, LF
38,5
Pedro Neto20Wolverhampton7886LF, RF
31
M. Kean20PSG7886ST, RF
31
I. Sarr22Watford
7886RF, RM, ST
31,5
D. Kulusevski20Juventus78
88RF, CF
31

T. Abraham

22
Chelsea
7885ST29
Trincao20Barcelona
7787RF, RM
23
C. Stengs21AZ Alkmaar
7785RF, CAM
23,5
C. Hudson-Odoi19Chelsea
7787RF, LF
23
L. Suárez
22
Granada
77
86
ST, LM
24
J. David
20
Lille
77
86
ST
23,5
Jovane Cabral
22
Sporting CP
77
85
LF, RF
23,5
Ansu Fati
17
Barcelona
76
90
LF, ST, RF
17
M. Boadu
19
AZ Alkmaar
76
86
ST
16,5
P. De la Vega
19
Lanús
74
86
RF, LF, RM
10
A. Hlozek
17
Sparta Prague
74
87
ST, LM, RM
9,5
J. Doku
18Rennes
7486RF, RM
10
G. Martinelli19
Arsenal
7487LF, LM
10
A. Barrenetxea18Real Sociedad
7385LF, RF, ST
7
C. Tzolis
18PAOK7387LF, RF, ST
7
Y. Verschaeren18Anderlecht7285RF, CAM, CM
5,5
Reinier18
Dortmund
7185CF, CAM
4,4
H. Elliott
17Blackburn7187RF, CM
4,7

R. Cherki

16Olympique Lyon
7188RF, CAM
4,7
K. Adeyemi18RB Salzburg
7085ST3,7
J. Fernandes17Sporting CP
6986RF, LF
3,5
Fábio Silva
17Wolverhampton6985ST3,5
L. Delap
17Manchester City
6486ST1,8
D. Scarlett16Tottenham6288ST1,6

So here they are, the best talents in FIFA 21. The future of your coaching career lies in these players. As always, remember to guarantee players enough playing time, so they can reach their full potential. We can also recommend the loan system in FIFA 21, which finally works properly. With other clubs, talents can gain the necessary experience before they become regulars with you.