Who is the best U-21 centre-back?
To nobody’s surprise, Matthijs de Ligt is the best young centre-back in FIFA 20. The Juventus man is only 20, yet he’s already on par with best defenders in the world. While a potential rating of 92 suggests you will definitely get your money’s worth.
* Stats from 2019/20 Champions League below.
De Ligt’s strongest stats in FIFA 20 are in strength (88), marking (86), heading (85), jumping (84) and reactions (83).
If you’re on a small budget, then Tanguy Kouassi could be an ideal option for you. The 17-year-old is a pretty decent defender already and costs just €4.4m. Add his strong potential to the mix, you may have found yourself a bargain.
Best young centre-backs in FIFA 20
- CR = Current Rating
- POT = Potential Ability
- (*L) = On loan
|Matthijs de Ligt||20||Juventus||85||92||€47.5m||€75k|
|Dayot Upamecano||21||RB Leipzig||80||89||€21m||€38k|
|Ibrahima Konate||20||RB Leipzig||79||88||€18m||€36k|
|William Saliba||19||Saint-Etienne (*L)||75||88||€11m||€16.5k|
|Zinho Vanheusden||20||Standard Liege||75||86||€10m||€7.6k|
Other young centre-backs who may be worth checking out are Ozan Kabak (77), Weston McKennie (76), Zinho Vanheusden (75), Jean-Clair Todibo (73) and Ethan Ampadu (68).