There is no doubting the increased importance of the right back (or right wing back) position in the modern game. While traditionally a defensive role, modern day players are expected to chip-in with both attacking and defensive phases of play. Therefore, if you’re looking to make your career mode save as successful as possible in the long term, you’re going to need a solid right-back to beef up your team’s defence and contribute to your attacking play. Check out our list of the best young right backs in FIFA 20 below:
10. Josha Mamadou
Club: Hamburger SV (HSV)
With tough competition for first-team action at Hamburg, Josha Mamadou has had to bide his time to earn opportunities in the first team. Last season, he made 11 appearances for the club and another seven for the reserves. Pacey and strong, he is rated 66 in FIFA 20, with his 85 potential suggesting he has a very bright future in the game. His in-game attributes include 86 sprint speed, 82 acceleration and 76 strength.
9. Maximillian James Aarons
Club: Norwich City
Maximillian James Aarons began his youth career at Luton Town before joining Norwich City in 2016. Since gaining promotion to the first team, he has made over 50 appearances and established himself as the first choice right back. Speedy and a good tackler, Aarons is rated 72 overall in FIFA 20, with 85 potential. His in-game attributes include 81 sprint speed, 84 acceleration and 74 defensive awareness.
8. Nuno Albertino Varela
Varela is a promising young fullback who is already being described as one of Portugal’s top young talents. He has played 12 games for Benfica B and 3 games for the first team since making his professional debut last season. Speedy and able to play as a left-back or right-back, the versatile Varela is rated 73 in FIFA 20, with his 85 potential rating showing just how good he could become with the right training and first team experience. His best attributes in the game are 88 sprint speed, 86 acceleration, 84 stamina and 85 dribbling.
7. Pedro Antonio Porro
Club: Real Valladolid
After a promising start to his career at the Spanish club, Girona, Pedro Porro was signed by Manchester City and immediately loaned out to Real Valladolid. Able to play as a right winger or as a right back, the Spanish youngster is highly rated by coaches and critics alike, and is expected to develop into a top player in the near future. His potential rating in the latest version of the video game is 85, while his overall rating is 74. His in-game attributes include 77 crossing, 76 dribbling, 78 ball control and 78 sprint speed.
6. Diogo Dalot
Club: Manchester United
Dalot made his debut for Manchester United last season and was at times the only bright spot in a difficult season for the English giants. His ability to play as a defender and on the wings was one of United’s major assets last season and FIFA 20 fans would certainly be excited by his versatility. He is rated at 75 overall, with an impressive 85 potential rating. His key footballing abilities include 80 crossing, 79 dribbling, 76 curve and 81 sprint speed.
5. Panagiotis Retsos
Club: Bayern Leverkusen
Wonderkid Retsos played just 20 games for Olympiacos before being signed by German powerhouse Bayern Leverkusen. Already drafted into the Greek national team, the young defender is highly rated in Germany and in his home country. Able to defend and pass well, he is rated 75 overall in FIFA, with his 85 potential suggesting there’s still a lot more to come from him in the future. His in-game abilities include 79 standing tackle, 75 interception and 77 short passing.
4. Reece James
Having been at Chelsea since he was a kid, Reece James was loaned out to Wigan in 2018 after showing promise in his games for Chelsea’s U-21 team. Last season his incredible performances for Wigan Athletic earned him a spot in the English Championship Team of the Season, as well as being named Wigan’s Player of the Year. His incredible talents earned him an 86 potential rating in FIFA 20, as well as a respectable 72 overall rating. His in-game abilities include 74 crossing, 79 sprint speed and 78 acceleration.
3. Tyler Adams
Club: RB Leipzig
Country: United States
Tyler Adams is enjoying the start of his career after his smooth transition from youth to professional football. After playing 59 league matches for New York Red Bulls, Tyler Adams was signed by RB Leipzig and has since enjoyed regular first-team opportunities at the German club. Still just 20, he has played 10 games for his national team and scored a solitary goal. Praised for his athleticism and his defensive abilities, Adams is rated 76 in FIFA 20 with a potential of 86. His in-game attributes include 86 stamina, 75 composure, 76 standing tackle and 77 short passing.
2. Achraf Hakimi Mouh
Club: Borussia Dortmund
Achraf Hakimi is already one of the best Moroccan footballers at the age of 20 and amongst the best young players in the world. Signed on a 2-year loan deal from Real Madrid, he has produced a couple of eye-catching performances for Borussia Dortmund and is expected to return to his parent club to fight for first-team opportunities. The wonderkid is able to play as a defender or winger, he is rated 80 overall with 86 potential in FIFA 20. His in-game abilities include 83 dribbling, 93 sprint speed, 84 stamina and 78 crossing
1. Trent Alexander-Arnold
At 20, Trent Alexander-Arnold has already achieved what many players can only dream of in their career. Promoted to the first team from the youth team, he was named in the PFA Young Player of the Year list and named in the PFA Team of the Season. He was also named in the Champions League Team of the Season after winning the competition with Liverpool. Fast, a good crosser of the ball and equally good at set-pieces, Trent is rated 83 in FIFA 20, with his 89 potential painting a clear picture of just how good he could become in the future. His key in-game attributes are 86 long passing, 82 curve, 83 standing tackle and 91 crossing.
Whether you’re looking for a youngster who could grow into a terrific player in a few seasons time, or you’re on the lookout for a versatile young defender who can improve your team’s tactical prowess, you will no doubt find a few players on this list of the most talented young right backs in FIFA 20.
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