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FIFA 18 Hidden Gems - Career Mode Bargains and Best Buys

All of FIFA 18's best young players with the highest potential, including the FIFA 18 wonderkids and hidden gems. ST, CF, RW, LW, best CB, LB, RB, best CM, CAM, CDM, LM, RM, and best GK. Also, the best hidden gems in FIFA 18. FIFA 18 young players with the highest potential.

Guide by Tom Orry, .

In FIFA 18 there are players you know about, the best of which likely to fetch a large transfer fee, and players you don't know about. We like to call these the FIFA 18 hidden gems. In this FIFA 18 hidden gems guide we list all the best players that the average FIFA 18 player doesn't know about so you can get some FIFA 18 bargains with high potential who will grow into first team players. We'll also look at why you should buy hidden gems in FIFA 18, and how these best cheap players can make for a great long-lasting team.

If you want more on FIFA 18 but aren't interested in the best hidden gems in FIFA 18, check out our FIFA 18 Everything we Know page or head over to our FIFA 18 Guide Hub. Both are full of info to help you improve you skills or make the most informed buying decisions when you’re looking for new FIFA 18 players.

FIFA 18 Hidden Gems and Best Cheap Players in FIFA 18

Below you'll see a table of all the players in FIFA 18 that don't look like much now, but will turn into top quality players. They won't all become Premier League stars, but most will be good enough for a place on the bench on all but the very best teams. A few of the best from this selection of FIFA 18's Hidden Gems and you'll set your career mode team up for many years to come.

These players don't look like much now, but some will become world class and are definitely hidden gems in FIFA 18.

FIFA 18 Hidden Gems - Best Cheap Players

LeagueClubNameAgePositionGrowthOVRPotential
England EFL League One (3)
Doncaster RoversAmos, Danny17LB264874
England EFL Championship (2)
FulhamSessegnon, Steven17LB255075
Germany 3. Liga (3)Werder Bremen IIPlogmann, Luca17GK245781
Austria Bundesliga (1)Austria WienDemaku, Vesel17CM245377
Austria Bundesliga (1)Sturm GrazLema, Michael17RM245276
Denmark Superliga (1)FC Helsingør
Rej-Rosenqvist, Frederik
17GK245074
Sweden Allsvenskan (1)Jönköpings Södra IFTannus, Benjamin17CAM245074
Denmark Superliga (1)Lyngby BKSimonsen, Emilio17CAM245074
Germany 1. Bundesliga (1)
RB LeipzigAbouchabaka, Elias17CAM236285
England Premier League (1)
West Bromwich AlbionHarper, Rekeem17CM236184
Germany 1. Bundesliga (1)
Borussia M'gladbachCuisance, Mickaël18CM236184
France Ligue 1 (1)AS MonacoSylla, Moussa17ST236083
Argentina Primera División (1)
Boca JuniorsRoffo, Manuel17GK235881
Austria Bundesliga (1)Sturm GrazSchmid, Romano17CAM235780
Denmark Superliga (1)Silkeborg IFOkkels, Jeppe18LM235679
England EFL Championship (2)
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Gibbs-White, Morgan
17CM235679
Germany 2. Bundesliga (2)
1. FC Union BerlinMaloney, Lennard17CDM235679
England EFL League One (3)
BuryDai Wai-Tsun18CDM235477
England EFL Championship (2)
Bolton WanderersTurner, Jake18GK235477
England EFL League One (3)
Charlton AthleticYao, Kenneth18CB235376
England Premier League (1)
Huddersfield TownSchofield, Ryan17GK235376
Scotland Premiership (1)Heart of MidlothianBaur, Daniel18CB235275
England Premier League (1)
Tottenham HotspurWhiteman, Alfie18GK235275
Australia Hyundai A-League (1)
Melbourne CityDelianov, James17GK235174
Rep. Ireland Airtricity League (1)
Shamrock RoversBolger, Aaron17CM234972
England Premier League (1)
Tottenham HotspurEdwards, Marcus18RM226587
France Ligue 1 (1)FC MetzThill, Vincent17CAM226385
Germany 1. Bundesliga (1)
Hamburger SVArp, Fiete17ST226385
Germany 1. Bundesliga (1)
RB LeipzigKühn, Nicolas17ST226183
Scotland Premiership (1)RangersAtakayi, Serge18RM226082
France Ligue 2 (2)AJ AuxerreLaiton, Sonny17GK226082
Colombia Liga Aguila (1)Atlético NacionalCuesta, Carlos18CB225981
England EFL League One (3)
Shrewsbury TownEnnis, Niall18ST225880
Italy Serie B (2)ParmaAdorni, Federico17GK225880
Italy Serie B (2)Empoli
Traorè, Hamed Junior
17CAM225779
England EFL League Two (4)
Coventry CityPonticelli, Jordan18ST225577
Switzerland Super League (1)
FC SionBerchtold, Noah18GK225577
Poland Ekstraklasa (1)Wisła KrakówLaskoś, Kacper17CM225476
France Ligue 2 (2)AC AjaccioTramoni, Matteo17CAM225476
Switzerland Super League (1)
FC Lausanne-SportZeqiri, Andi18ST225375
England Premier League (1)
West Bromwich AlbionWilson, Kane17RB225274
England EFL League Two (4)
Cambridge UnitedDarling, Harry18CB225274
Argentina Primera División (1)
TemperleySosa, Franco17ST225173
Norway Tippeligaen (1)Stabæk FotballBrynhildsen, Ola18RM225173
Germany 3. Liga (3)SpVgg UnterhachingMantl, Nico17GK225072
England EFL League One (3)
Southend UnitedBishop, Nathan17GK224971
Rep. Ireland Airtricity League (1)
Shamrock RoversKiely, Luke18CAM224769
Germany 3. Liga (3)SC Paderborn 07Schallenberg, Ron18CDM224769
Germany 1. Bundesliga (1)
Bayern MünchenFrüchtl, Christian17GK216586
France Ligue 1 (1)Girondins de BordeauxPoussin, Gaëtan18GK216283
Poland Ekstraklasa (1)Lech PoznańJóźwiak, Kamil19RM216182
England EFL League One (3)
Shrewsbury TownJames, Daniel19LW216081
France Ligue 1 (1)ESTAC TroyesDiouf, Yehvann17GK215980
England EFL Championship (2)
Norwich CityMiddleton, Glenn17LM215879
Norway Tippeligaen (1)Lillestrøm SKGran, Tobias18ST215778
Germany 2. Bundesliga (2)
1. FC Union BerlinTaz, Berkan18CAM215778
Switzerland Super League (1)
BSC Young BoysLotomba, Jordan18RM215677
France Ligue 2 (2)Havre ACGuitane, Rafik18CAM215576
Norway Tippeligaen (1)VålerengaMyhre, Felix Horn18CDM215576
Switzerland Super League (1)
Grasshopper Club Zürich
Pusic, Petar18CDM215576
Colombia Liga Aguila (1)EnvigadoAngulo, Iván18RM215475
Norway Tippeligaen (1)Stabæk FotballRenå Olsen, Morten18RB215374
Rest of WorldHJK HelsinkiBanza, Enoch17ST215374
Norway Tippeligaen (1)Stabæk FotballBohinen, Emil18CM215273
France Ligue 2 (2)FC SochauxAktas, Aksel18CAM215273
Denmark Superliga (1)Lyngby BKSnorre, Oskar18GK215273
Germany 3. Liga (3)SC Paderborn 07Karimani, Dardan18CAM215273
Scotland Premiership (1)Heart of MidlothianHenderson, Euan17LW215273
England EFL League One (3)
BlackpoolWilliams, Denzel18CB215172
Germany 3. Liga (3)VfR Aalen
Papadopoulos, Antonios
17CB215172
Russia Premier League (1)Akhmat GroznyNasurov, Khamzat18GK215172
Poland Ekstraklasa (1)Arka Gdynia
Więckowicz, Szymon
17GK214970
England EFL League Two (4)
Crewe AlexandraSass-Davies, Billy17CB214970
England EFL League Two (4)
MorecambeBrownsword, Tyler17CB214768
Italy Serie A (1)JuventusKean, Moise17ST206484
Germany 1. Bundesliga (1)
VfL WolfsburgItter, Gian-Luca18LB206484
Italy Serie A (1)AtalantaBastoni, Alessandro18CB206484
England Premier League (1)
Manchester CityAdarabioyo, Tosin19CB206383
Belgium Jupiler Pro League (1)
AnderlechtSvilar, Mile18GK206383
Italy Serie B (2)CesenaSetola, Carmine18LB206383
Italy Serie B (2)Pescara
Latte Lath, Emmanuel
18RW206383
Italy Serie A (1)AtalantaMelegoni, Filippo18CM206383
Italy Serie B (2)PescaraCoulibaly, Mamadou18CM206383
Germany 1. Bundesliga (1)
Borussia DortmundZagadou, Dan-Axel18CB206383
England Premier League (1)
West Ham UnitedDomingos Quina17CAM206282
England EFL League One (3)
Doncaster RoversKongolo, Rodney19CDM206282
Germany 1. Bundesliga (1)
Borussia M'gladbach
Doucouré, Mamadou
19CB206282
Italy Serie B (2)TernanaPlizzari, Alessandro17GK206282
Switzerland Super League (1)
Grasshopper Club Zürich
Bajrami, Nedim18CM206282
Italy Serie A (1)FiorentinaHristov, Petko18CB206181
Argentina Primera División (1)
Talleres de Córdoba
Beltramone, Exequiel
18CAM206181
France Ligue 1 (1)Stade RennaisJanvier, Nicolas19CAM206080
France Ligue 2 (2)AJ AuxerreNDicka, Obite Evan18CM206080
England EFL Championship (2)
BrentfordCoote, Ali19CAM205979
Japan J1 League (1)Cerezo OsakaOnozawa, Toshiki19LM205979
Austria Bundesliga (1)Red Bull SalzburgWolf, Hannes18RW205878
Norway Tippeligaen (1)Molde FKHåland, Erling17ST205878
Germany 3. Liga (3)Hansa RostockGründemann, Eric18GK205878
Holland Eredivisie (1)PSV
van de Meulenhof, Mike
18GK205878
Belgium Jupiler Pro League (1)
KV OostendeBushiri, Rocky17CB205777

Why buy Hidden Gems Instead of World Class Players in FIFA 18?

It's tempting to want to target only the very best players in FIFA 18, but that has one big problem: cost! You don't need a team of 90-rated players in FIFA 18 in order to win and have a good career mode, and hidden gems like the ones above can be bought cheaply and grow with the team over a number of years. In the end it comes down to how you want to play FIFA 18's career mode.

Aim to buy the players with the highest potential rating from our list above. Some players will be almost impossible to buy, espeically if they've only recently joined a new club, but keep at it and you'll build up a team that will grow into something really strong in a few seasons. Buying hidden gems in FIFA 18 is an especially good idea if you're managing a club that isn't massively wealthy. While Manchester United, Real Madid and the like can afford top players, lower clubs will have to be smart in the transfer market. Hidden gems are great for these clubs.

FIFA 18 Hidden Gems - What to Remember

Just like the FIFA 18 Wonderkids, Hidden gems in FIFA 18 will remain rather hidden unless you train them up well. This means you can't buy a hidden gem in FIFA 18 and leave them on the bench or in the reserves. They will grow, but not to the extent they could if they get regular game time. A player needs to be nurtured in order to reach their potential.

With this info on the FIFA 18 hidden gems you should be able to build a cheap team that can go on to become pretty great. Throw in some world class players and you'll have a team that can take on the best in the world.

Elsewhere we’ve got guides to the best players in FIFA 18, the best young players in FIFA 18, and how to defend or score lots of goals in FIFA 18.

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