There is more to the Central Attacking Midfielder (CAM) position than just creating and scoring goals. It is a role unlike any other, and to excel in the position players require precision, vision and the ability to play in the hole. Check out our list of the top attacking midfield players in FIFA 20 below:
10. Philippe Coutinho (FC Bayern München: CAM, LW)
The fall from grace for Phillipe Coutinho could not have been more dramatic. The star man at Liverpool, before his ill-advised move to FC Barcelona (where he never quite managed to fit in), the 27-year-old Brazilian still has time on his side to change his fortunes and that is exactly what he hopes to accomplish at FC Bayern München. 2 goals and 3 assists in 10 appearances this season has given an early indication that he might be getting back to his best. Rated 86 in FIFA 20, which is also his overall potential, Coutinho has a 4-star weak foot and 5-star skill moves. His notable attributes include his long shots (88), curve (90), agility (92), balance (93), ball control (91) and dribbling (90).
9. Thiago Alcântara (FC Bayern München: CM, CAM, CDM)
One of the most technically gifted footballers of his generation, 28-year-old Spaniard Thiago Alcântara is an almost permanent fixture in the FC Bayern side. His ability to spot a pass and control the game may very well be unrivaled in the German Bundesliga. Having so far made 9 appearances, Thiago will be looking to help Bayern recover their form after a rough start to the season. He is rated at 87 in FIFA 20, which is also his overall potential. His best in-game attributes include short passing (90), long passing (87), agility (91), balance (88), ball control (91), dribbling (90) and composure (87) and he has a release clause of €82.5M.
8. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool: CF, ST, CAM)
Perhaps more known for playing as a striker, Roberto Firmino can also play deeper in the hole when required. Adored globally by Liverpool fans, the 27-year-old Brazilian has turned into one of the best players in the world under Jürgen Klopp, and as part of their feared front three with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah, is a deadly force. After helping Liverpool to their 6th European title, the Premier League will be on his mind as he looks to help Liverpool put an end to their domestic league title drought. Rated at 87 in FIFA, which is also his max potential, Firmino’s notable attributes include his positioning (87), vision (87), short passing (86), reactions (88), ball control (89), dribbling (89), composure (88) and stamina (88). Firmino has a release clause of €99M in the latest version of the video game.
7. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City: RW, CAM, CM)
It’s often hard to believe Bernardo Silva is only 24. The Portuguese man plays with the maturity and composure of someone well beyond his years. The man expected to lead Portugal once Ronaldo retires, Silva is one of the most important components of Pep Guardiola’s side at the Etihad. Being able to play as a right winger, a centre attacking midfielder and a central midfielder adds to his versatility and certainly makes him an appealing signing on FIFA. Rated at 87 in FIFA 20, Silva has the potential to see his rating rise to 90. Notable attributes include his short passing (86), agility (94), balance (92), ball control (92), dribbling (92), composure (87) and stamina (93). He doesn’t come cheap though and has a release clause of €123.2M.
6. David Silva (Manchester City: CAM, CM)
David Silva’s best work has come when he plays in the hole. The 33-year-old Spaniard is now winding down his career and heads into what might be his last season as a Manchester City player. Having been part of this project, Silva has lifted every title bar the Champions League with the sky-blue outfit and his experience and leadership will be vital if Manchester City are to catch up to Liverpool. Rated at 88 in FIFA 20, which is also his maximum potential, the Spaniard has a release clause of €66.6M. His game is based on positioning (88), vision (91), short passing (92), ball control (92), dribbling (87) and composure (92).
5. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund: CAM, LM, ST)
Marco Reus has watched his teammates and friends depart Dortmund for greener pastures with differing success, however the 30-year-old German has remained loyal to the yellow wall. Now the club captain, Reus will be looking to halt Bayern’s dominance and help Dortmund lift the Bundesliga. Rated at 88 in FIFA, his notable attributes include: positioning (89), finishing (87), shot power (88), long shots (87), volleys (90), penalties (90), curve (89), ball control (88) and dribbling (87). The complete midfielder and forward has a release clause of €92.4M in the latest edition of the game.
4. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur: CAM, CM, RM)
One of the most underrated players in the Premier League, Christian Eriksen has been a mainstay in the Spurs side ever since his move from Ajax. The midfielder who faces constant questions on his future is one of the most consistent performers in the English Premier. Rated at 88 on FIFA 20, with an overall potential of 89, Eriksen has a 5-star weak foot and his best attributes are long shots (89), vision (92), crossing (88), short passing (91), long passing (89), curve (89), reactions (88), ball control (91) and stamina (93). The Denmark international has an in-game release clause of €130.9M.
3. Paulo Dybala (Juventus: CAM, RW)
Dybala was the forgotten man last season after Cristiano Ronaldo made the move to Juventus. Often finding himself sidelined for the legendary Portuguese international, the Argentine almost made a move this summer. However, the 25-year-old may be glad he didn’t, as he has had a resurgence under Maurizio Sarri and has helped Juventus to the top of the table early on. Rated 88 on FIFA 20, with an overall potential of 92, Dybala has strong attributes like: volleys (88), vision (87), FK Accuracy (88), short passing (87), curve (88), agility (91), ball control (93) and dribbling (90) and has a release clause of €132M.
2. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City: CAM, CM)
The only surprise with having De Bruyne on this list is that he isn’t first. The 28-year-old Belgian playmaker is one of the best players in the world, and under Pep his game has been elevated to new heights. The creative hub for his side, Kevin De Bruyne is what a cheat code must feel like. Able to spot passes that other players can’t even fathom, the Belgian will be looking to inspire Manchester City for years to come. 2 goals and 9 assists in only 11 appearances in the league have proved just how valuable he is. Rated at 91 in FIFA 20 (That’s his overall potential too), his notable attributes include: a 5-star weak foot, shot power (91), long shots (90), vision (94), crossing (93), short passing (92), long passing (91), ball control (91) and composure. If you’re keen to bring him to your club, he won’t come cheap as he has a release clause of €166.5M.
1. Neymar Jr (Paris Saint-Germain: LW, CAM)
It’s extremely difficult to properly rate Neymar’s time at PSG. Despite domination on the domestic scene, off field issues, the Barcelona transfer story for one, injuries and his failure to perform on the European scene have led to questions over his abilities. Despite this, he is still one of the best footballers in the world, and his trickery and skill are a joy to behold. Despite a stop-start beginning to the season he has 4 goals in 5 appearances. Rated at 92 in FIFA 20, with a matching potential, Neymar’s notable attributes include: a 5-star weak foot and dribbling, acceleration (94), vision (90), agility (96), reactions (92), ball control (95), dribbling (96) and composure (94). If you’re hoping to prize Neymar away from Paris it’s likely you’ll have to trigger his €195.2M release clause. You better start saving now!
Summary: The Best Attacking Midfielders (CAM) in FIFA 20
|Name||Club||Position||Age||Overall rating||Potential rating|
|Neymar Jr||Paris Saint-Germain||LW CAM||27||92||92|
|K. De Bruyne||Manchester City||CAM CM||28||91||91|
|P. Dybala||Juventus||CAM RW||25||88||92|
|C. Eriksen||Tottenham Hotspur||CAM CM RM||27||88||89|
|M. Reus||Borussia Dortmund||CAM LM ST||30||88||88|
|David Silva||Manchester City||CAM CM||33||88||88|
|Bernardo Silva||Manchester City||RW CAM CM||24||87||90|
|Roberto Firmino||Liverpool||CF ST CAM||27||87||87|
|Thiago||FC Bayern München||CM CAM CDM||28||87||87|
|Coutinho||FC Bayern München||CAM LW||27||86||86|
Each of these attacking midfielders possesses superb technical abilities, with the ability to dribble, read the game and pick defence-splitting passes that open up even the best of defenses. If you’re looking for a creative player who can both bring others into the game, and win matches on their own, then each of the player on our list can do a job for you in FIFA 20 career mode.