The battle for best team in Scandinavia comes down to Denmark and Sweden, with Denmark currently higher in the FIFA rankings. The Danes talisman Christian Eriksen almost single-handedly took them to the World Cup with a devastating hat-trick in the qualifier against the Republic of Ireland. Which young players have the potential to share the burden with Eriksen and take the national team to the next level?
How to choose the best Danish wonderkids in FIFA 19 Career Mode
On this list are looking at the best wonderkids from Denmark on FIFA 19 Career Mode. Each player on this list must be 23 years old or younger and begin Career Mode with a 65 overall or higher. These youngsters must then have a potential of 80 OVR or more to become some of the very best players on the game.
Andreas Christensen (OVR 82 - POT 89)
Age: 22Position: CBClub: ChelseaCountry: DenmarkBest Stats: 88 Standing Tackle, 85 Sliding Tackle, 83 InterceptionsCost: £47.8 million (release clause)Wage: £87,000
Andreas Christensen is yet to make a Premier League appearance under new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri as the Italian has preferred to utilise two centre backs rather than the three that Antonio Conte favoured. The Danish defender’s six appearances in 2018/19 have all ended in victory, including three clean sheets in the Europa League.
Already a top-class defender, Christensen boasts excellent defensive attributes on FIFA 19 with an enormous 88 standing tackle. With the potential to reach an 89 OVR, his £47.8 million price tag is certainly justifiable.
Kasper Dolberg (OVR 76 - POT 85)
Age: 21Position: STClub: AjaxCountry: DenmarkBest Stats: 87 Shot Power, 78 Ball Control, 77 Long ShotsCost: £16.9 million (release clause)Wage: £13,000
Danish wonderkid Kasper Dolberg has been in excellent form since his return from injury which ruled him out of the start of the season. The Ajax hitman has bagged five goals in the Eredivisie, averaging a goal every 82 minutes.
Dolberg is an all-round forward player capable of playing in any formation and system. The 6’2” striker has the physical attributes to be an effective target man and has the mobility to threaten on the counter-attack. His 85 potential should be enough to convince managers on FIFA 19 Career Mode to meet his £16.9 million release clause.
Pione Sisto (OVR 78 - POT 84)
Age: 23Position: LW, LMClub: Celta VigoCountry: DenmarkBest Stats: 86 Dribbling, 84 Balance, 82 AgilityCost: £28.3 million (release clause)Wage: £22,000
Pacey winger Pione Sisto enjoyed an excellent season in 2017/18, contributing 10 assists for Celta Vigo despite the teams mid-table finish. This season has been tougher for Sisto who has seen himself dropped from the matchday squad in recent weeks as he has struggled for form.
Sisto is an exciting dribbler, combining his 86 dribbling attribute with brilliant movement stats and four star skill moves. £28.3 million may put off some managers with younger options available, however his pace and 84 potential are worth the gamble on FIFA 19.
Jacob Bruun Larsen (OVR 72 - POT 83)
Age: 20Position: LM, LW, RM, RWClub: Borussia DortmundCountry: DenmarkBest Stats: 82 Sprint Speed, 79 Acceleration, 76 AgilityCost: £8.4 million (release clause)Wage: £13,000
Three goals and two assists in 11 appearances so far this season is an excellent return for teenage sensation Jacob Bruun Larsen. The Dortmund youngster is a terrific talent in an exciting young squad that has just beaten Bayern to extend their lead at the top of the Bundesliga to four points.
Danish under-21 international Larsen can play on either wing and will trouble defenders with his 81 pace and 75 dribbling attributes. Starting at just 72 overall, managers might not want to spend £8.4 million on Larsen although his 83 potential makes it an investment worth making.
Robert Skov (OVR 73 - POT 82)
Age: 22Position: RMClub: FC KobenhavnCountry: DenmarkBest Stats: 82 Sprint Speed, 81 Acceleration, 81 Shot PowerCost: £7.9 million (release clause)Wage: £13,000
FC Kobenhavn winger Robert Skov has scored nine goals in 16 games this season as his side find themselves joint top of the ALKA Superliga. The young Dane also scored nine goals in 17 games for the under-21 national side and will be making the step up to the senior side soon.
Skov is a pacey and direct winger with a solid set of attributes across the board making him easily trainable on FIFA 19 Career Mode. For under £8 million, managers can sign the promising Danish midfielder who can reach an 82 overall.
Philip Billing (OVR 70 - POT 81)
Age: 22Position: CDM, CMClub: HuddersfieldCountry: DenmarkBest Stats: 74 Short Passing, 74 Shot Power, 73 StrengthCost: £4.9 million (release clause)Wage: £17,000
Midfield giant Philip Billing has started every Premier League game for Huddersfield this season as the Terriers look to avoid relegation for a second season. The 6’6” colossus possesses the physical attributes to be a terrific central midfielder and has represented Denmark under-21s eight times.
Billing does not have the mobility to cover the whole pitch unlike some of the top midfielders on FIFA 19. However, the defensive midfielder can do the simple things extremely well and is a powerhouse in breaking up play. For under £5 million, managers can sign the 22-year-old who can prove to be a clever signing.
Mathias Jensen (OVR 75 - POT 81)
Age: 22Position: CMClub: Celta VigoCountry: DenmarkBest Stats: 87 Stamina, 87 Agility, 80 VisionCost: £18.2 million (release clause)Wage: £16,000
Groin and hamstring injuries have hampered Mathias Jensen’s progress following his summer transfer to Celta Vigo totalling around £4 million. The Danish midfielder captained Nordsjaelland at the beginning of the season before his move but has managed just one league start in Spain.
Jensen in an energetic centre midfielder with 87 stamina and 74 pace ensuring he covers every blade of grass on FIFA 19. Managers will not be able to sign the talented Dane until the end of this season but Jensen can reach an 81 OVR making him a good target for most Premier League teams.
Victor Nelsson (OVR 69 - POT 81)
Age: 20Position: CB, CMClub: FC NordsjaellandCountry: DenmarkBest Stats: 79 Strength, 75 Stamina, 69 MarkingCost: £2.1 million (release clause)Wage: £3,000
Footballing prodigy Victor Nelsson has been a regular in the Nordsjaelland side for the last two seasons and has stepped up as captain in the last few weeks. The 20-year-old has already made 79 appearances in the first team as well as 11 in the Denmark under-21 side.
Nelsson stands at 6’1”, is comfortable on the ball and has the physical attributes to deal with most forwards he faces. The Dane has time on his side and is a bargain at just £2 million, managers on FIFA 19 Career Mode should snap him up fast.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (OVR 76 - POT 81)
Age: 23Position: CMClub: SouthamptonCountry: DenmarkBest Stats: 79 Short Passing, 79 Ball Control, 78 Shot PowerCost: £17.4 million (release clause)Wage: £34,000
Southampton have struggled in the Premier League this season, but former Bayern midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has scored two of their eight goals so far. The Saints will be hoping the young Danish international continues to improve in their bid to avoid relegation.
Hojbjerg is a solid central midfielder on FIFA 19 with balanced all-round stats. The 23-year-old is not the quickest but is good on the ball and has the potential to reach an 81 OVR. The Southampton maestro will not come cheap though with his release clause at £17.4 million.
Mikkel Damsgaard (OVR 65 - POT 80)
Age: 18Position: CFClub: FC NordsjaellandCountry: DenmarkBest Stats: 81 Acceleration, 80 Balance, 79 Sprint SpeedCost: £1.8 million (release clause)Wage: £2,000
Nordsjaelland wonderkid Mikkel Damsgaard is one of the brightest prospects in Denmark. The creative teenager has recorded six assists this season in 19 appearances, including three in Europa League qualifying.
Damsgaard is a versatile attacker capable of playing out wide and in midfield. The 18-year-old sensation is pacey and skilful on FIFA 19 and has plenty of room for improvement. For under £2 million, Damsgaard is one for the future on Career Mode and he can be a star.
All the best Danish wonderkids on FIFA 19
|Pione Sisto||23||LW LM||Celta Vigo||78||84||£28.3m||£22k|
|Jacob Bruun Larsen||20||LM LW RM RW||Borussia Dortmund||72||83||£8.4m||£13k|
|Robert Skov||22||RM||FC Kobenhavn||73||82||£7.9m||£13k|
|Philip Billing||22||CDM CM||Huddersfield||70||81||£4.9m||£17k|
|Mathias Jensen||22||CM||Celta Vigo||75||81||£18.2m||£16k|
|Victor Nelsson||20||CB CM||FC Nordsjaelland||69||81||£2.1m||£3k|
|Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg||23||CM CDM||Southampton||76||81||£17.4m||£34k|
|Mikkel Damsgaard||18||CF CM LW||FC Nordsjaelland||65||80||£1.8m||£2k|
|Joakim Maehle||21||RB||KRC Genk||72||80||£5.9m||£7k|