With the likes of Carlos Valderama, Rene Higuita, James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao having previously represented Colombia all over the world and with great degrees of success, the world will be looking at Colombia for its next batch of superstars. So, if you’re looking to add some fine youth prospects to your squad, check out our list of the best young Colombian players in FIFA 20 below:
5. Juan Camilo Hernández (RCD Mallorca: ST, RM)
First up on this list is 20-year-old Cucho Hernández who plays for RCD Mallorca in the La Liga. The young strike on loan from Watford will be looking to sharpen his skills so he can make an impression in the Premier League. Yet to return from a muscle injury so far this season, the youngster made his debut for Colombia last season scoring twice in that game. Rated 75 on FIFA 20, He has an overall potential rating of 82, a 4-star weak foot and 3-star dribbling. Notable attributes include his finishing (78), acceleration (88) and sprint speed (84).
4. Andrés Perea (Atlético Nacional: CDM, CM)
Andrés Perea who plays for Atletico Nacional in the first tier of the Colombian league can represent either America or Colombia, but having already represented Colombia at U17 and U21 levels, it is likely he will pledge his allegiances to Colombia. Having scored once in 7 appearances, the youngster is highly regarded and rated at 63 in FIFA. His overall potential is 83 and his notable attributes include his acceleration and stamina. 18-year-old Perea has a release clause of €1.7M.
3. Jesus Ferreira (FC Dallas: ST, CAM, CM)
18-year-old striker Jesus Ferreira is making waves for Dallas in the MLS this season. The youngster who can either represent America or Colombia has 8 goals and 5 assists in 33 appearances and is being watched eagerly. Rated at 66 on FIFA, Ferreira has the ability to grow into a rating of 83. A 4-star weak foot means he is lethal on both feet in the box and his key attributes include: acceleration (84), sprint speed (84), agility (82) and balance (85). Ferreira has a release clause of €2.8M.
2. Deiber Jair Caicedo Mideros (Deportivo Cali: RM)
19-year-old winger Caicedo has made a flying start to the season with 1 goal and 4 assists in 12 appearances and will be looking to retain his place in the first team at Deportivo Cali and push for his first international cap for Colombia. The 64 rated winger (3-star weak foot and 4-star skill moves) has a potential rating of 84 and a release clause of €2.3M. With his game based on his strong movement stats (acceleration – 81, sprint speed – 77, agility – 85 and balance – 89), expect to hear the name Caicedo a lot more over the next few years.
1. Johan Stiven Carbonero Balanta (Once Caldas: LM, RM)
Top of the list and the highest rated Colombian wonderkid on FIFA 20 is Johan Carbonero. The winger has made only 3 appearances so far this season, but it won’t be long before he breaks into the first team. Able to play on both the left and right with 3-star skill moves and 3 stars for his weaker foot, Balanta will not be a happy sight for any fullback. An overall rating of 66 can climb to a strong 84. Notable attributes include his acceleration – 80, sprint speed – 88 and agility – 89 and the 20-year-old has a release clause of only €2.7M in FIFA 20.
Summary: Best Young Colombian Players in FIFA 20
|Name||Club||Position||Age||Overall Rating||Potential Rating|
|J. Carbonero||Once Caldas||LM RM||19||66||84|
|D. Caicedo||Deportivo Cali||RM||19||64||84|
|J. Ferreira||FC Dallas||ST CM CAM||18||66||83|
|A. Perea||Atlético Nacional||CDM CM||18||63||83|
|J. Hernández||RCD Mallorca||ST RM||20||75||82|
Despite their young ages, all these players are part of the first teams at their respective clubs gaining them a huge wealth of experience. With pace to burn and lots of energy, these players suit any team looking to play on the break and with great speed and high intensity. With relatively low release clauses these players also represent great value for money, with any gamer using a smaller club on the game likely to profit on the players in the next few years.
Looking for other South American wonderkids? Check out our other lists below: