If you’re looking to assemble a winning team in your FIFA 20 save, then you’ll definitely be looking at bringing in some high potential youngsters who can develop as you get deeper into your career. One area which doesn’t always get a lot of attention, is left full back. In the past the position may have been associated with one dimensional players whose sole role was to defend, however, it’s become an important position in the modern game with left backs expected to be heavily involved in attacks, without ignoring their defensive duties. We’ve taken the time to identify the best wonderkids in this position, so if you’re looking to sign one of the best young left backs (LB) in FIFA 20 check out our list below:
10. Josha Mamadou
Club: Hamburger SV
After impressing his coaches with a string of eye-catching performances at youth level, Josha Mamadou was promoted to the first team set up in 2018, making his debut against Bayern München. He has since managed to nail down a first-team spot at Hamburger SV. Tall and imposing, Josha Mamadou possesses the pace to join attacks and the defensive awareness to stop them. He is rated 66 in FIFA 20 with his potential rating standing at 85 and his key in-game attributes include 86 sprint speed, 82 acceleration and 76 strength.
9. Nicolas Cozza
After progressing through the ranks at Montpellier, the young Frenchman has established himself as one of the club’s brightest young talents. Able to play as a left-back or centre back, Nicolas Cozza is invaluable to his club and has already featured 4 times for the French U-21 team. He is rated 69 in FIFA 20, with his 85 potential rating showing just how good he could become in the future. His in-game abilities include 75 sprint speed, 78 acceleration and 71 defensive awareness.
8. Nuno Albertino Varela
Having played youth football for Casa Pia, Sporting CP, and Benfica, Nuno Albertino Varela’s professional career kicked off at Benfica after he was promoted to the first team in 2018. Playing games for both the first team and reserve team, the young Portuguese star is highly rated in Portugal and expected to go on to have a successful career. He is rated 73 overall in FIFA 20 with his 85 potential rating showing just how highly rated this wonderkid is. His in-game attributes include 84 stamina, 88 sprint speed and 72 standing tackle
7. Diogo Dalot
Club: Manchester United
After a promising youth career at Benfica, Diogo Dalot was promoted to the first-team squad where he played a mixture of games for the reserves and the first team before Manchester United came calling. Able to play as a full-back or as a winger, Dalot is known for his pace, dribbling skills and excellent crossing abilities. Some might argue he deserves a higher overall rating in FIFA 20, but his 85 potential suggests he might yet reach greater heights. His in-game abilities include 80 crossing, 79 dribbling and 76 composure.
6. Panagiotis Retsos
Club: Bayern Leverkusen
Born in Johannesburg to Greek parents, Retsos began his youth career at Olympiacos in 2008 before earning a spot in the Greek giant’s first team. Strong in the air, composed and a great passer of the ball, it wasn’t long before Bayern Leverkusen came calling. He is rated 75 overall in FIFA 20, with 85 potential. His in-game abilities include 73 sliding tackle, 79 standing tackle and 77 short passing.
5. Ryan Sessegnon
Club: Tottenham Hotspur
One of England’s brightest talents, Ryan Sessegnon played youth football at Fulham before being promoted to the first team in 2016. In 3 seasons, the young left-back made 106 league appearances scoring 22 goals and his performances for Fulham earned him a move to Tottenham last season. His 86 potential in FIFA 20 is well deserved and shows how well he’s regarded in the game. His overall rating is 75, while his in-game abilities include 87 sprint speed, 85 acceleration, 84 balance and 72 finishing.
4. Marc Cucurella Saseta
Club: Getafe CF
One of the brightest talents from Barcelona’s la Masia youth academy, Cucurella Saseta has already enjoyed a successful loan spell at Eibar before being sent out on loan to Getafe. Pacey, skillful, and a good passer of the ball, the Spanish star is able to play as a left-back or as a wide midfielder. He is rated at 76 in FIFA 20, with his potential standing at 86. His best attributes include 88 stamina, 83 sprint speed and 81 balance.
3. Dan-Axel Zagadou
Club: Borussia Dortmund
One of France’s army of promising young defenders, Zagadou is able to play as a left-back or at centre back. Since joining Dortmund from OSG Nice in 2017, the wonderkid has made 28 league appearances for the German side, scoring 3 goals. Strong in the air and a good tackler, he is rated 79 overall in FIFA 20 with his potential standing at 86. His key in-game attributes include 79 heading accuracy, 92 strength, 77 interception and 86 standing tackle.
2. Achraf Hakimi Mouh
Club: Borrusia Dortmund
Progressing steadily in Real Madrid’s youth teams, Achraf was promoted to the first team in 2017 where he made 9 appearances and scored 2 goals before being loaned to Borussia Dortmund in a 2-year loan deal. Since arriving in Germany, he has made 31 league appearances scoring 3 goals. He is able to play as a left-back or left-winger and is rated 80 overall in the latest edition of FIFA. His overall potential is 86 and his in-game abilities include 83 dribbling, 93 sprint speed, 92 acceleration and 84 stamina.
1. Alphonso Davies
Club: Bayern München
Already being tipped as one of the best young players in the world, Davies is enjoying a great start to his footballing career. Since moving to Bayern München from Vancouver, he has made 15 appearances for the first team scoring 2 goals. Already an important player for Canada at age 18, there’s no doubt Davies has a bright future in the game and his 87 potential in FIFA 20 is no less than what a player of his talents deserves. He is rated 72 overall with in-game stats like 87 sprint speed, 93 acceleration, 75 ball control and 76 dribbling.
While these there’s no doubting these players have great potential in the left back role, the best thing about most of the players on this list is that they’re able to play in a few other positions too. This versatility makes them an even more valuable addition to any team and means they can come straight onto your bench and provide cover for your starting XI players. This exposure to first team football should also see them develop faster and hopefully meet their ultimate potential.
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