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Best Young CB FIFA 22 Wonderkids – Best Young Centre Backs to Sign in Career Mode

Here is our best young CB FIFA 22 guide. Rating the top best wonderkid Centre Backs to sign in FIFA 22 career mode.

Career Mode in FIFA 22 offers you the chance to play through a lifelong football career, split into two different areas, which are Manager Career and Player Career. The whole concept of the mode provides much excitement, and in order to be one of the best Managers the game can have, you need to have a proper starting eleven, along with strong substitutions.

FIFA 22 Wonderkids: Best Young Centre Backs (CB) to Sign in Career Mode

Therefore, it is crucial for you to know which players have the highest potential in their roles. When you think of the word potential, the player’s age comes first to mind, which is why we wrote this guide for you to know the best young Centre Backs available. Of course, signing them would provide a much-needed boost in your defense, and therefore boost your chance of a successful career.

The list of players is wide, and we’ll try to narrow it down as much as possible. For this to happen, several criteria must be fulfilled at first. The players have to be 21 years old, or under, their minimum potential rating should be 83 and they should have CB as their best position to make it onto the list of best wonderkids. So, here is our list of best CBs for your team!


Tanguy Kouassi (71 OVR / 85 POT)

  • Team: Bayern Munchen
  • Age: 19
  • Wage: £15.500
  • Value: £3.8 million
  • Biggest Strengths: 77 Jumping, 73 Stand Tackle, 77 Strength

The overall performance of this young stud is not very high. However, his defensive presence, along with his strength, makes him a player that many teams would like to have in their rotation. As a manager, you should consider Tanguy as one of the top picks for the CB position, but you shouldn’t be so sure when it comes to starting XI choice due to the low overall performance.


Sven Botman (79 OVR / 85 POT)

  • Team: LOSC Lille
  • Age: 21
  • Wage: £24.000
  • Value: £23 million
  • Biggest Strengths: 88 Strength, 82 Stand Tackle, 81 Heading Accuracy

The overall performance of Botman is not high on the list; however, his high potential, along with the defensive presence he makes in the team of Lille makes him a very-likable utility. Most of his qualities revolve around the defensive plays, just like a classic Centre Back, so you shouldn’t expect something more than that. Along with his enormous potential, Botman is considered as one of the best young individuals in his position!


Maxence Lacroix (79 OVR / 85 POT)

  • Team: Wolfsburg
  • Age: 21
  • Wage: £36.000
  • Value: £28.5 million
  • Best Attributes: 93 Sprint Speed, 83 Strength, 83 Interceptions

Among all young Centre Backs, Lacroix has the highest overall rating. At 79 from the start, the Frenchman can be used as a starting piece even at some elite clubs, as he is ready to back up this position with his qualities, such as 93 sprint speed, 83 interceptions, 81 acceleration, 81 jumping, and 83 defensive awareness.

Wolfsburg is utilizing the qualities of this young man very nicely, as he is the starter in every game so far in the Bundesliga. So, consider this CB as one of the possibilities for your dream team!


Nico Schlotterbeck (78 OVR / 86 POT)

  • Team: SC Freiburg
  • Age: 21
  • Wage: £18.000
  • Value: £24 million
  • Biggest Strengths: 82 Strength, 82 Stand Tackle, 80 Heading Accuracy

The youngster plays in his homeland, for SC Freiburg, and he is completely shining! The rising star has drawn attention from multiple big clubs, and therefore he should be high on your priority list of CBs. Schlotterbeck provides high aggression in his gameplay, along with remarkable skills of interceptions, strength, and slide/stand tackle.


Wesley Fofana (78 OVR / 86 POT)

  • Team: Leicester City
  • Age: 20
  • Wage: £51.000
  • Value: £26 million
  • Biggest Strengths: 79 Sprint Speed, 80 Strength, 80 Stand Tackle

There shouldn’t be many surprises about this choice if you ask the fans of the Premier League. Fofana has been proving himself as a reliable choice for every team, with Leicester having the luck of using him so far. The 83 interceptions, 80 strength, 79 aggression, and 79 defensive awareness, Fofana should be high on your list of CBs.


Morato (74 OVR / 86 POT)

  • Team: Benfica
  • Age: 20
  • Wage: £6.9k
  • Value: £8.5 million
  • Biggest strengths: 82 Aggression, 87 Strength, 76 Stand Tackle

If you want to boost your defense with strength and aggression and increase its presence of it, then this player is the perfect choice for you. Morato is the first choice when it comes to the starting squad. Therefore, you shouldn’t have any doubts regarding this matter. This young talent will surely earn his place in your rotation, as the defensive plays aren’t the only qualities he provides.


Goncalo Inacio (78 OVR / 87 POT)

  • Team: Sporting CP
  • Age: 19
  • Wage: £8,000
  • Value: £28.5 million
  • Best Attributes: 80 Sprint Speed, 86 Defensive Awareness, 82 Stand Tackle

Another unbruised gem can be found in Inacio. The CB plays in Portugal, currently for Sporting PC, and at the age of 19, he possesses very usable and utilizing abilities. The potential rating of 86 makes him one of the most wanted wonderkids there, with the addition of his very strong defensive skills.

The Portuguese defender is aiming for a committed role at the centre-half. With the 80-sprint speed, 78 acceleration, 79 defensive awareness, 79 stand tackle, 78 slide tackle, and 76 reactions, we can see this happening without any problems. Along with his team, Inacio has three championships that he has to defend, as the team plans to keep him as a core piece in the upcoming campaign.


Jurrien Timber (79 OVR / 88 POT)

  • Team: Ajax
  • Age: 20
  • Wage: £13,000
  • Value: £36 Million
  • Best Attributes: 86 Sprint Speed, 84 Jumping, 80 Acceleration

Nothing much can be added when it comes to Ajax and their youth. We have all witnessed what this team can produce, and Timber is nothing less than a prime example of this team’s amazing ability to provide. Thanks to the 86 sprint speed, 80 acceleration, 78 defensive awareness, and 75 overall rating, the Dutchman is already a player with a rich portfolio, worth being signed in your team!

Several times, Timber was able to fill the role of a right back, proving his versatility as a player. However, his popularity was gained in the CB position, and that is where you want to have him in your team to utilize his abilities properly. A crucial member of the national team, Timber is one of the guys that has to be in your squad!


Noah Mbamba (64 OVR / 88 POT)

Noah Mbamba
  • Team: Club Brugge
  • Age: 16
  • Wage: £500
  • Value: £450k
  • Biggest Strengths: 76 Sprint Speed, 76 Jumping, 74 Strength

It would be a small gamble for you to sign Mbamba at the CB position, but the potential this youngster has is immeasurable! He provides much-needed strength to your squad, with high skill points in Aggression, Stamina, and Stand Tackle!

However, his youth and inexperience may be a strong factor in first squad choice. Furthermore, this should not discourage you from signing this young gem, as the potential should be enough for him to make it in your rotation!


Josko Gvardiol (79 OVR / 89 POT)

  • Team: Red Bull Leipzig
  • Age: 19
  • Wage: £35,000
  • Value: £35 Million
  • Best Attributes: 84 Sprint Speed, 84 Strength, 83 Jumping

There is no doubt that Josko is the best CB wonderkid in FIFA 22’s Career Mode. The addition of his overall rating, 79, makes him very valuable and wanted by managers worldwide. He is currently playing for Red Bull Leipzig, drawing attention from high-caliber clubs in the world, such as Chelsea.

The overall rating of 79 may seem a bit underappreciated and low as far as the starting XI goes; however, the Croatian has many abilities that make him a highly performable athlete. Some of them are his jumping, strength, acceleration along with sprint speed, boosting his defensive abilities.

Best Young CB FIFA 22

This is a complete list of all young players with 83 Potential or more.

PlayerOverallPotentialValueAgeClubGROWTotal Stats
Josko Gvardiol7889£25,500,00019RB Leipzig111,888
Noah Mbamba6488£450,00016Club Brugge241,427
Jurrien Timber7988£32,500,00020Ajax91,809
Goncalo Inacio7887£26,000,00020Sporting CP91,643
Wesley Fofana7886£26,000,00020Leicester City81,642
Nico Schlotterbeck7885£24,000,00021SC Freiburg71,670
Maxence Lacroix7785£20,000,00021VfL Wolfsburg81,611
Sven Botman7985£23,000,00021LOSC Lille61,612
Tanguy Kouassi7185£3,800,00019Bayern München141,540
Mohamed Simakan7785£20,000,00021RB Leipzig81,656
Eric Garcia7885£23,000,00020FC Barcelona71,698
William Saliba7885£23,000,00020Olympique de Marseille71,702
Dimitrios Keramitsis6284£300,00017Roma FC221,223
Micky van de Ven6884£1,100,00020VfL Wolfsburg161,555
Levi Colwill6984£2,700,00018Huddersfield Town151,556
Castello Lukeba7284£4,600,00018Olympique Lyonnais121,657
Piero Hincapie7484£7,500,00019Bayer 04 Leverkusen101,673
Marc Guehi7584£10,500,00021Crystal Palace91,529
Leonidas Stergiou6784£875,00019FC St. Gallen171,419
Odilon Kossounou7484£8,000,00020Bayer 04 Leverkusen101,560
Benoit Badiashile7684£18,500,00020AS Monaco81,661
Jean-Clair Todibo7884£4,200,00021Hamburger SV61,695
Mario Vuskovic7283£5,500,00019Hamburger SV111,359
Illia Zabarnyi7383£5,500,00018Dynamo Kyiv101,548
Arthur Theate7283£4,400,00021Bologna111,497
Jarrad Branthwaite6783£875,00019Everton161,328
Becir Omeragic6783£875,00019FC Zürich161,528
Marton Dardai7183£3,800,00019Hertha121,569
Nathan Collins7383£5,500,00020Burnley101,454
Armel Bella-Kotchap7083£3,200,00019VfL Bochum131,424
Chris Richards7283£4,400,00021TSG 1899 Hoffenheim111,523
Andy Pelmard7183£3,900,00021FC Basel121,653
Eduardo Quaresma7183£3,800,00019Tondela121,425
Perr Schuurs7483£8,000,00021Ajax91,812

We hope that this guide has helped you in making the best choice when it comes to the Centre Back position. You already know that to win, the offense itself cannot do it alone, as the defense is primarily perceived as the underappreciated role in football. A proper manager knows how to make the perfect blend between these roles, so this guide will surely push you in the right direction!

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