FIFA 21 was just released, and everyone is scrambling to create their perfect team and develop them. We have a list of the top ten young pros you should recruit to your Career mode team. This will help newbies decide which players they should look out for and give you a general idea of what you should aim to get. Here is our list of the top ten high potential wonderkids you should recruit.

Kylian Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé is a French national and plays twenty-one years old at the start of Career Mode. He almost didn't make it to the list because his birthday is in December. His initial rating is ninety, which is pretty high, and he is one of the best In FIFA 21. He is the fastest player, and he has the highest potential rating of ninety-five.

Jadon Sancho

Sancho is one of the best choices in FIFA 21 not only because he has a potential rating of ninety-three, which gives him a second-place among four other players, but he starts at the age of 20, and his initial rating isn't that bad – eighty-seven. His best attribute is dribbling, and his worst is his pace, but with the right management skills, you can develop his highest rating and turn him into a pro.

Kai Havertz

Kai Havertz starts at the age of twenty-one with an initial FIFA 21 rating of eighty-five. His attacking attributes are impressive, and although people might have been skeptical about his start in Chelsea, he has proven himself one of the best young players. Kai's potential FIFA 21 rating is ninety-three, which puts him in the top five, and he also has the second-best potential rating after Mbappé.

Joao Felix

Felix starts in FIFA 21 at the age of twenty. Still, his initial potential is only eighty-one, but that doesn't matter when his potential rating is ninety-three, making him one of the five young players with the most maximum potential in the game. If you know how to develop him, you should get him on your team, especially when his initial value is above £28 million.

Vinícius Júnior

Vinícius Júnior started at the age of twenty, and his initial rating is only eighty, which isn't that impressive. Still, he is one of the fastest players on the virtual field, and he has a high potential rating of ninety-three. This makes him one of the players with the second-highest potential rating in FIFA 21.

Trent Alexander Arnold

Arnold will have his last run in the wonderkids team because his birthday is in October. He starts at the age of twenty-one and has a high initial rating of eighty-seven. FIFA 21 developers made him the best right-back in the game and one of the two best in the full-back position. His potential rating in Career mode is ninety-two, making him one of the best in the game this year.

Erling Haaland

Haaland starts at the age of twenty and with an initial rating of eighty-four. The striker is an excellent choice to lead the line in many significant teams, and his potential rating is ninety-two, which is good, but we believe that as time passes and the player develops in real life, it will climb fast.

Matthijs De Ligt

Matthis De Light starts out FIFA 21 at the age of twenty, and his initial rating is eighty-five. The center-back wonderkid has a high potential rating of ninety-two, which means that if you can develop him and have the funds, you should spend them on De Ligt.

Gianluigi Donnarumma

We have to mention at least one goalkeeper, and Donnarumma is our top choice. He starts with an initial rating of eighty-five, but he has the potential rating of ninety-two. His diving and reflexes are his highest attributes, and even his kicking isn't that bad (seventy-six). In FIFA 20, his initial potential is the same, and it might feel like he hasn't had a good run, but you would be lucky to have him as a goalkeeper in your squad.

Sandro Tonali

The Italian midfielder doesn't impress with his initial FIFA 21 rating of seventy-seven. Still, he has the potential to be developed to a maximum potential of ninety-one, which is pretty good. He also has acceleration on his side, and if you prefer to play on the defensive rather than depend on your striker, then Tonli is an excellent choice for your Career mode squad.


These players have the best FIFA 21 potential rating this year, and they all fall under the “wonderkids” category. You won't regret recruiting any of them to your squad, especially if you know how to develop them into their full potential. They all have different strengths, and you will need to consider your style of play, how much cash you have, and other factors before deciding which of them you will get.