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17 Nov 2020

FIFA 21 Career Mode: Wonderkid Centre Backs (CB) – Next Gen, Saliba, Fofana & more

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William Saliba (OVR 74 – POT 87)

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Eduardo Quaresma (OVR 72 – POT 86)

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Eric Garcia (OVR 72 – POT 85)

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Benoit Badiashile (OVR 72 – POT 82)

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Tanguy Kouassi (OVR 71 – POT 85)

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Wesley Fofana (OVR 71 – POT 83)

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David Zima (OVR 70 – POT 78)

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Josko Gvardiol (OVR 69 – POT 86)

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Jurrien Timber (OVR 68 – POT 83)

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Odilon Kossounou (OVR 68 – POT 82)

Successful teams need great centre backs, with top young defenders coming at a premium!

But who are the best teenage centre backs on FIFA 21? Find out below.

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William Saliba (OVR 74 – POT 87)

Saliba

Age: 19

Position(s): CB

Value: £8.6 million (£22.7 million release clause)

Wage: £25k

Left out of Arsenal’s Europe League squad, William Saliba is yet to feature for the first team this season.

He is still a top prospect on FIFA 21 though. Good pace, strength and defensive attributes provide a solid platform for growth.

Eduardo Quaresma (OVR 72 – POT 86)

Eduardo Quaresma

Age: 18

Position(s): CB

Value: £4.5 million (£14.2 million release clause)

Wage: £2k

One of a number of talented young Portuguese stars.

Eduardo Quaresma can reach 86 OVR, and begins with 80 Jumping and 75 Strength.

Eric Garcia (OVR 72 – POT 85)

Eric García

Age: 19

Position(s): CB

Value: £4.5 million (£12.3 million release clause)

Wage: £29k

Eric Garcia is very highly rated in footballing circles after his recent call-up to the Spanish senior squad.

Comfortable on the ball and solid defensively, Garcia will only get better on Career Mode.

Benoit Badiashile (OVR 72 – POT 82)

Badiashile

Age: 19

Position(s): CB

Value: £4.2 million (£8.5 million release clause)

Wage: £14k

One of France’s next generation of defenders, Benoit Badiashile is a towering centre half.

The Monaco teenager stands at 6’4” and boasts 82 Strength. He will be an imposing CB for years to come.

Tanguy Kouassi (OVR 71 – POT 85)

Kouassi

Age: 18

Position(s): CB, CDM

Value: £3.7 million (£9.4 million release clause)

Wage: £9k

New Bayern signing Tanguy Kouassi could turn out to be a steal having switched to the German giants on a free!

Physically very good, Kouassi has a range of attributes that allow him to excel in defence or defensive midfield.

Wesley Fofana (OVR 71 – POT 83)

Fofana

Age: 19

Position(s): CCB

Value: £3.8 million (£7.2 million release clause)

Wage: £18k

The £30 million Leicester shelled out on Wesley Fofana looks to be good business so far!

Having impressed in his short Premier League career to date, Fofana can become an excellent centre back on FIFA 21 Career Mode.

David Zima (OVR 70 – POT 78)

Zima

Age: 19

Position(s): CB

Value: £2.9 million (£5 million release clause)

Wage: £450

Czech teenager David Zima could be a real bargain on FIFA 21.

At 6’3” and with 80 Strength, Zima has the physicality to deal with the biggest strikers.

Josko Gvardiol (OVR 69 – POT 86)

Gvardiol

Age: 18

Position(s): CB, LB

Value: £3 million (£5.1 million release clause)

Wage: £450

Josko Gvardiol is arguably the hidden gem on this list.

Pace, strength and aggression make the Croatian a strong defender, while his 86 potential make him a future star.

Jurrien Timber (OVR 68 – POT 83)

Age: 19

Position(s): CB, RB

Value: £2.4 million (£3.3 million release clause)

Wage: £3k

From a family of footballers, Jurrien Timber’s twin Quinten also plays for Ajax.

Mobile and versatile, Timber offers a solid long-term defensive option.

Odilon Kossounou (OVR 68 – POT 82)

Kossounou

Age: 19

Position(s): CB, RB

Value: £2.4 million (£3.3 million release clause)

Wage: £5k

A full Ivory Coast international and Club Brugge regular, Odilon Kossounou is quickly becoming hot property.

Another tall and mobile defender, Kossounou will be a star on FIFA 21.

Player Age Position Club Country OVR POT Value Wage
W. Saliba19CBArsenalFrance7487£8.6m£25k
E. Quaresma18CBSporting CPPortugal7286£4.5m£2k
E. Garcia19CBMan CitySpain7285£4.5m£29k
B. Badiashile19CBMonacoFrance7282£4.2m£8.5m
T. Kouassi18CB CDMBayernFrance7185£3.7m£9.4m
W. Fofana19CBLeicesterFrance7183£3.8m£7.2m
D. Zima19CBSlavia PrahaCzech Republic7078£2.9m£450
J. Gvardiol18CB LBDinamo ZagrebCroatia6986£3m£450
J. Timber19CB RBAjaxNetherlands6883£2.4m£3k
O. Kossounou19CB RBClub BruggeIvory Coast6882£2.4m£5k
B. Diakite19CB RBToulouseFrance6881£2.4m£2k
L. Stergiou18CBSt. GallenSwitzerland6786£2.2m£900
E. Pletinckx19CBZulte-WaregemBelgium6778£1.9m£2k
E. Ampadu19CB CDMSheffield UtdWales6784£2.3m£5k
K. Piere19CB LBFC Twente*Netherlands6777£1.9m£3k
L. Mbe Soh19CBNottingham ForestFrance6676£1.5m£6k
G. Cardoso19CBWest HamPortugal6678£1.7m£5k