When it comes to producing football stars and passion for the game, Mexico has always been amongst the first mentions. Having produced players like Javier Hernandez (Chicharito), Jorge Campos, Rafael Marquez and Hugo Sanchez, Mexico will be looking to their future generation to lead them to the glory. Check out our list of the best young Mexican players in FIFA 20.
5. Vladimir Loroña (Club Tijuana: RB, RWB)
Starting of this list is young (20 years old) full back Vladimir Loroña who turns out for Club Tijuana in the first tier of the Mexican league, known as Liga MX. The youngster who is currently the backup, will be looking to the first team soon and in 6 appearances so far he has produced 1 assist and 1 goal. Rated at 68 in FIFA 20, under the right guidance, Vladimir can see his rating climb to a respectable 80. His notable attributes include his acceleration (81), sprint speed (75) and agility (81). Vladimir’s release clause is only €2.8M, so he represents good value for money if sign him early enough in your save.
4. Efrain Alvarez (LA Galaxy: CAM, CF)
The youngest player on this list at only 17 years of age, Efrain Alvarez has the world at his feet and is looking to take his chance. The LA Galaxy wonderkid made 14 appearances and registered 3 assists in the recently concluded season. Oh and he got to play alongside a certain Zlatan Ibrahimović. Rated at 60 on FIFA, Alvarez has the potential to see his rating climb to 81. With a release clause of €1.1M Alvarez is certainly a bargain, especially when he possesses stats like 79 agility and 80 balance.
3. Roberto Alvarado (Cruz Azul: LM, RM, CAM)
Already an established starter at Cruz Azul (2 goals in 14 appearances) and the Mexico national team (14 caps/2 goals, Roberto Alvarado will be looking to dominate on the world stage soon and at only 20 there is no reason he cannot accomplish exactly that. Rated 74 at the beginning of the game, Alvarado has the ability to be rated at 83. A 5-star weak foot means he is more than accomplished at either wing. Notable attributes include dribbling (76), ball Control (76), acceleration (78), agility (80), and stamina (80). Alvarado has a much higher release clause of €16.2M, however, it’s important to note he is already an established player with national team experience.
2. José Juan Macías (Club León: ST)
Having made his debut for Mexico in October (and having scored), José Juan Macías will be looking to continue his brilliant start to the season where has 6 goals and 2 assists in only 13 appearances. The C.D. Guadalajara youth product recently moved on load to fellow Liga MX side Club León till the end of the season and the club have an option to buy in his contract. Rated at 72 in the latest instalment of the video game, the youngster has the potential to mature into an 84 rated forward. Standing at 5’10” and with a 4-star weak foot and 3-star skill moves, his notable attributes include finishing (75), dribbling (74), ball control (74), sprint speed (75) and balance (78).
1. Diego Lainez Leyva (Real Betis: RM, LM, CAM)
Topping off this list is 19-year-old Diego Lainez Leyva who turns out for Real Betis in the La Liga in Spain. Looking to make a big impression and break into this team, Lainez has so far made 4 appearances and has a similar number of caps for the Mexican national team. Highly rated by both club and country, Lainez has a release clause of €16.1M, a 3-star weak foot and 4-star skill moves. His notable attributes include dribbling (82), acceleration (88), sprint speed (81), agility (89) and balance (92).
Summary: Best Young Mexican Players in FIFA 20
|Name||Club||Position||Age||Overall Rating||Potential Rating|
|D. Lainez||Real Betis||RM LM CAM||19||73||85|
|J. Macías||Club León||ST||19||82||84|
|R. Alvarado||Cruz Azul||LM RM CAM||20||74||83|
|E. Alvarez||LA Galaxy||CAM CF||17||60||81|
|V. Loroña||Club Tijuana||RB RWB||20||68||80|
Despite their relative inexperience, these players come with high potential and high expectations from Mexican soccer fans. The fact that the top 3 are already part of the Mexican national team means they should quickly develop in the next few seasons and any FIFA Career Mode players wanting to build their teams on pace and technical ability should be looking at these Mexican wonderkids while their prices remain low.