FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best strikers (ST & CF) to sign in Career Mode

Having a wonderkid striker (ST & CF) allows you to build a youngster into your team's star player. These are ALL the best wonderkid strikers on FIFA 19's Career Mode.


You’re only as good as strikers, so you want to have plenty of options up front for your side on FIFA 19′ Career Mode. If you can find a wonderkid striker who can currently come off the bench, and then become a certain starter in the years ahead you can save yourself a hefty transfer fee in the future.

How to choose the best wonderkid strikers for FIFA 19 Career Mode

We are looking at the best wonderkid strikers (ST & CF) on FIFA 19. These are players aged 16-19 at the start of Career Mode, who have an overall rating of 65 or higher but the potential to reach 80 or beyond. These are men who can be called upon now, but have the potential to be the main man at your club.

It’s worth noting players can outgrow their potentials if they are performing consistently. Wonderkids don’t come cheap however, so make sure the man you are moving for will be worth the money. 

For all our wonderkid strikers, visit the table near the end of this page. 

Juan Camilo Hernandez (OVR 75 – POT 81)

Age: 19

Positions: ST

Club: Huesca (on loan from Watford)

Country: Colombia

Work rate: High/Medium

Best stats: 88 acceleration, 83 sprint speed, 78 finishing

Cost: n/a

Wage: £28,000 a week

Juan Camilo “Cucho” Hernandez was surprisingly signed by Watford last year, after impressing at Deportivo Pereira in his native Colombia. He had previously struggled at America de Cali, but he’s back on track at Spanish side Huesca. The striker has extended his loan by another year after scoring 16 goals in 31 games so far. 

The 19-year-old Hernandez has abilities of 88 acceleration, 83 sprint speed and 78 finishing on FIFA 19, with his 75 overall able to improve to 81 on Career Mode. You will need to wait until his loan spell has finished to sign him, where you will need around £14 million and wages of £28,000 a week. 

Moise Kean (OVR 72 – POT 87)

Age: 18

Positions: ST

Club: Juventus

Country: Italy

Work rate: High/Medium

Best stats: 79 sprint speed, 75 acceleration, 75 finishing

Cost: £13 million (release clause)

Wage: £32,000 a week

After impressing for the Juventus youth team, Moise Kean was handed a first opportunity with the senior side in 2017, becoming the first player born in the 2000s to compete in one of Europe’s four major leagues, and then the first to appear in the Champions League. He scored his first Juve goal at the end of the season, but found himself on loan at Hellas Verona last season, scoring four times in 20 games. Now back with the Italian champions, he will eye a better return.

79 sprint speed, 75 acceleration and 75 finishing give Kean a 72 overall, rising to a potential of 87. That will cost you his reasonable £13 million release clause and wages of £32,000 a week on FIFA 19.

Rafael Leao (OVR 72 – POT 86)

Age: 19

Positions: ST, LM

Club: Lille

Country: Portugal

Work rate: High/Low

Best stats: 87 acceleration, 85 sprint speed, 77 strength

Cost: £12 million

Wage: £12,000 a week

Rafael Leao made just five appearances for Sporting Lisbon last season, but two goals and an assist in that time were enough for Lille to make a move for the forward. The striker or left midfielder arrived on a free transfer, but he is yet to make his debut for his new employers. 

Portugal U21 international Leao has an overall rating of 72 which can improve to an 86 potential. Abilities of 87 acceleration, 85 sprint speed and 77 strength will cost around £12 million along with £12,000 a week wages. 

Maximiliano Romero (OVR 70 – POT 85)

Age: 19

Positions: ST

Club: PSV Eindhoven

Country: Argentina

Work rate: Medium/Low

Best stats: 83 jumping, 77 acceleration, 75 finishing

Cost: £6.8 million (release clause)

Wage: £7,000 a week

Maximiliano Romero has featured just once for PSV Eindhoven’s first team, but it was his quality at previous club Velez Sarsfield that have taken him into our wonderkid FIFA 19 strikers list. The Argentine scored nine goals over three seasons in his homeland, an impressive feat given he made his debut aged 17. 

83 jumping, 77 acceleration and 75 finishing give Romero a 70 overall which is on course to reach an 85 potential. That talent is available for just £6.8 million with wages starting at £7,000 a week. 

Jann-Fiete Arp (OVR 69 – POT 88)

Age: 18

Positions: ST

Club: Hamburg

Country: Germany

Work rate: Medium/Medium

Best stats: 80 agility, 74 finishing, 74 positioning

Cost: £4.3 million (release clause)

Wage: £5,000 a week

Hamburg suffered their first ever relegation from the Bundesliga last season, but the silver lining was that their difficult campaign gave plenty of opportunity for young striker Jann-Fiete Arp. The 18-year-old made 19 appearances last season, scoring three times, something he can improve on in the Bundesliga this year. 

Striker Arp has a fantastic £4.3 million release clause and wages of £5,000 a week. That will get you his 69 overall and 88 potential, along with his attributes of 80 agility, 74 finishing and 74 positioning. 

Timothy Weah (OVR 69 – POT 86)

Age: 18

Positions: ST, LW

Club: Paris Saint-Germain

Country: United States

Work rate: High/Medium

Best stats: 83 acceleration, 83 sprint speed, 71 finishing

Cost: £4.5 million

Wage: £21,000 a week

Son of Monaco, PSG and AC Milan legend and now president of Liberia George Weah, Timothy Weah is emerging as a bright prospect. The striker or left winger is on PSG books but has only made two appearances as he looks for opportunities behind the attacking trio of Neymar (OVR 92), Edinson Cavani (OVR 89) and Kylian Mbappe (OVR 87). He is already a United States international however, choosing his country of birth over an approach from France, and has one goal to show from his first five caps.

Sharp abilities of 83 acceleration, 83 sprint speed and 71 finishing give Weah a 69 overall which can improve to an 86 potential. You need around £4.5 million to sign him with wages of £21,000 a week. 

Leo Jaba (OVR 69 – POT 84)

Age: 19

Positions: ST, LM

Club: PAOK

Country: Brazil

Work rate: High/Low

Best stats: 84 sprint speed, 78 acceleration, 74 dribbling

Cost: £4.2 million

Wage: £880 a week

Leo Jaba joined Greek side PAOK from Akhmat Grozny in the summer, but it is difficult to see the demand for the player with just four professional career goals to his name. The striker or left midfielder only left Corinthians a year ago, and has 11 caps for Brazil U20s, so he must have a special talent. 

Jaba hold stats of 84 sprint speed, 78 acceleration and 74 dribbling on the game, taking him to an overall rating of 69, with the potential to hit 84. Abilities of 84 sprint speed, 78 acceleration and 74 dribbling will cost you £4.2 million and wages of just £880 a week, but you must wait until January. 

Alexander Isak (OVR 69 – POT 83)

Age: 19

Positions: ST

Club: Borussia Dortmund

Country: Sweden

Work rate: Medium/Medium

Best stats: 78 acceleration, 77 agility, 76 sprint speed

Cost: £4 million

Wage: £15,000 a week

Earmarked as a top talent, the 19-year-old Alexander Isak has already worked his way into the Sweden national team. The Borussia Dortmund man has made 13 appearances for the club, scoring once from just 280 minutes of action, but it was his performances at previous club AIK (13 goals in 29 games) that has caused a stir.

Isak’s abilities of 78 acceleration, 77 agility and 76 sprint speed add to his 69 overall which can improve to an 83 potential. You can sign the forward for £4 million with wages of £15,000 a week. 

Ben Brereton (OVR 69 – POT 83)

Age: 19

Positions: ST, RM

Club: Blackburn Rovers (on loan from Nottingham Forest)

Country: England

Work rate: High/High

Best stats: 88 acceleration, 85 sprint speed, 75 agility

Cost: n/a

Wage: £16,000 a week

Ben Brereton looks to be another top talent, but he needs to add more goals to his game if he is ever going to make the step up to the Premier League. Over the past two seasons at Nottingham Forest he has scored eight Championship goals from 53 appearances, and has been loaned out to Blackburn Rovers this year as a result.

Brereton earns a 69 overall rating on FIFA 19, which can rise to a potential of 83. He has pacey stats with 88 acceleration, 85 sprint speed and 75 agility, but you will need to wait until January to sign him. Try and grab him for just over £3.5 million with wages of £16,000 a week. 

Joaquin Ardaiz (OVR 69 – POT 82)

Age: 19

Positions: ST

Club: Frosinone

Country: Uruguay

Work rate: Medium/Medium

Best stats: 87 sprint speed, 82 acceleration, 80 jumping

Cost: £3.8 million 

Wage: £6,000 a week

In real life, Joaquin Ardaiz is only on loan at Frosinone from Swiss second division club Chiasso, but that move has been made permanent on FIFA 19’s Career Mode. The Uruguayan is another player with not many goals to his name, scoring just four times back in his homeland before scoring five for Royal Antwerp in Belgian last season.

Stats of 87 sprint speed, 82 acceleration and 80 jumping give Ardaiz a 69 overall, which can improve to a potential of 82. £3.8 million should get you your man with wages of £6,000 a week, but you will need to hold off until January. 

All the best wonderkid strikers (ST & CF) on FIFA 19

NameAgePosClubCountryOVRPOTCW
Juan Camilo Hernandez19STHuesca*Colombia7581n/a£28k
Rafael Leao19ST
LM
LillePortugal7286£12m£12k
Moise Kean18STJuventusFrance7287£13m£32k
Maximiliano Romero19STPSVArgentina7085£6.8m£7k
Timothy Weah18ST
LW
PSGFrance6986£4.5m£21k
Ignatius Ganago19STNiceCameroon6980£3.3m£10k
Joaquin Ardaiz19STFrosinoneUruguay6982£3.9m£6k
Jann-Fiete Arp18STHamburgGermany6988£4.3m£5k
Leo Jaba19ST
LM
PAOKBrazil6984£4.2m£880
Dylan Vente19STFeyenoordHolland6981£2.6m£5k
Ben Brereton19ST
RM
Blackburn*England6983n/a£16k
Alexander Isak18STBorussia DortmundSweden6983£4m£15k
Djordje Jovanovic19STLokerenSerbia6881£2.7m£5k
Jonathan David18STGentGent6885£3.3m£7k
Tomas Chancalay19ST
LM
CAM
ColonArgentina6883£3.4m£5k
Han kwang Song19STPerugia*North Korea6884n/a£10k
Victor Osimhen19STCharleroi*Nigeria6881n/a£14k
Amine Gouiri18STLyonFrance6786£3.3M£18k
Matheus Cunha19ST
RM
CF
RB LeipzigBrazil6785£3.2m£15k
Abel Ruiz18ST
LW
BarcelonaSpain6783£2.9m£37k
Erling Braut Haland17STMoldeNorway6784£3.1m£3k
Ibrahima Niane19ST
LW
MetzSenegal6781£2.6m£3k
Pietro Pellegri17STMonacoMonaco6787£3.6m£19k
Vladyslav Supriaga18STDynamo KyivDynamo Kyiv6685£3.2m£880
Musa Barrow19STAtalantaGambia6683£2.5m£4k
Myron Boadu17STAZ AlkmaarHolland6685£2.4m£3k
Joel Asoro19ST
RW
SwanseaSweden6681£2m£5k
Lukas Nmecha19STPrestonEngland6683£2.5m£3k
Patson Daka19STRed Bull SalzburgZambia6584£2.2m£6k
Moussa Sylla18STMonacoFrance6584£2.1m£9k
Tyler Roberts19ST
LM
LeedsWales6581£2m£7k

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