FIFA 19 Best Young Goalkeepers and Defenders

FIFA 19 Best Young Goalkeepers and Defenders

The best young GK, CB, LB, and RB in FIFA 19.

It can be pretty easy to focus on attacking players in FIFA 19, but you won't get very far if your goalkeeper and defensive line is not up to scratch. And you'll need to be constantly bringing in new talent if you want to get ahead. To help you out, we've put together a list of the very best young defenders and goalkeepers. These are players with high potential in Career Mode, ones who are absolutely worth keeping an eye on.

FIFA 19 Best Young GK Goalkeepers

LeagueClubNameAgePositionApprox PotentialOVRApprox Growth
Germany 1. Bundesliga (1)FC BayernFrüchtl, Christian18GK866521
Italy Serie A (1)FiorentinaDrągowski, Bartłomiej21GK867115
Italy Serie A (1)NapoliMeret, Alex21GK887513
Italy Serie A (1)FiorentinaLafont, Alban19GK897712
Italy Serie A (1)MilanDonnarumma, Gianluigi19GK948212

Donnarumma is the one to watch here, with incredible reflexes and movement. He's also only 19, which is incredible when you consider just how high his potential is. He won't be cheap, though, so you might be better off putting your money in other baskets and allowing you to strengthen other areas of the team.

FIFA 19 Best Young Defenders - CB, LB, RB

We’ve listed the best young defenders in FIFA 19 below. They’re split up by position, so that you can work out who the best young CB players, Best young LB Players, and young RB players are in FIFA 19.

CB - Best Young Center Backs in FIFA 19

LeagueClubNameAgePositionApprox PotentialOVRApprox Growth
France Ligue 1 (1)OGC NiceSarr, Malang19CB887414
Germany 1. Bundesliga (1)Bayer 04 LeverkusenRetsos, Panagiotis20CB857510
England Premier League (1)West HamDiop, Issa21CB877611
Germany 1. Bundesliga (1)RB LeipzigUpamecano, Dayot19CB867610
Spain Primera Division (1)SevillaGnagnon, Joris21CB86779
Spain Primera Division (1)Real MadridVallejo20CB85787
Holland Eredivisie (1)Ajaxde Ligt, Matthijs19CB89809

For defenders, physicality and marking are key skills to stop any attacking play in its tracks. Matthijs de Ligt is the clear winner here, though Vallejo and Benjamin Henrichs are great picks as well. Spending big on CBs isn't especially exciting, but it does make sense as they are key to your team's success.

LB - Best Young Left Backs in FIFA 19

LeagueClubNameAgePositionApprox PotentialOVRApprox Growth
England EFL Championship (2)FulhamSessegnon, Ryan18LB856619
Spain Segunda A (2)FC Barcelona BCucurella20LB856916
Spain Primera Division (1)Real SociedadHernández, Theo20LB85769

RB - Best Young Right Backs in FIFA 19

LeagueClubNameAgePositionApprox PotentialOVRApprox Growth
England Premier League (1)Crystal PalaceFosu-Mensah, Timothy20RB867412
France Ligue 1 (1)Toulouse FCAmian Adou, Kelvin20RB867511
Germany 1. Bundesliga (1)Bayer 04 LeverkusenHenrichs, Benjamin21RB867610

LBs and RBs in FIFA 19 are more important than ever. Thanks to improved AI, your wingbacks make some impressive overlapping runs this year, so you want to make sure you can take advantage of this. Pace is a key skill for a wingback, as is crossing ability.

The Potential values listed above are approximations based on last year’s figures and in-game stats. Once more info on each player is released, we’ll update the potential ratings for each player.

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