FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best Swiss players to sign on Career Mode

Switzerland have not reached the last eight of the World Cup since 1954, will their next generation do better? We list ALL the best Swiss wonderkids in FIFA 19.


The Swiss national team boasts a host of talent, including Premier League regulars Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka as well as experienced defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner and Ricardo Rodriguez. The current squad also contains an exciting blend of young talent such as Dimitri Oberlin who impressed in Europe last season and Edimilson Fernandes who is flourishing on loan at Fiorentina.

How to choose the best Swiss wonderkids in FIFA 19 Career Mode

In this article we list the best young Swiss wonderkids to sign on FIFA 19 Career Mode. The players on this list are all 23 years old or younger at the start of Career Mode giving them plenty of time to improve. Each player starts with an overall of 65 or higher and must have a potential of 80 to become top class players.

Manuel Akanji (OVR 80 – POT 87)

Age: 23
Position: CB
Club: Borussia Dortmund
Country: Switzerland
Best Stats: 84 Sprint Speed, 84 Strength, 83 Standing Tackle
Cost: £30.1 million (release clause)
Wage: £40,000

Borussia Dortmund wonderkid Manuel Akanji has been a pivotal part of the German giants side this year, having missed just four games due to a hip problem. Akanji has started every game he has played in, scoring once in his 13 appearances.

Tall and athletic, Akanji is the perfect modern defender as he is also good on the ball with 75 ball control and 77 short passing attributes. Managers on FIFA 19 will have to spend £30 million to sign the young Swiss international but he is worth the fee as he can reach an 87 overall.

Denis Zakaria (OVR 77 – POT 86)

Age: 21
Position: CM, CDM
Club: Borussia Monchengladbach
Country: Switzerland
Best Stats: 88 Aggression, 86 Sprint Speed, 83 Strength
Cost: £22.6 million (release clause)
Wage: £18,000

Young Swiss midfielder Denis Zakaria is a versatile player capable of playing in central midfield or in defence. The 21-year-old has made 14 international appearances for Switzerland since his debut in 2016, scoring once in a 6-0 win over Iceland in August.

Zakaria looks set to be a star on FIFA 19 Career Mode, the 6’3” powerhouse has a potential of 86 and boasts impressive 86 sprint speed and 83 strength attributes. The Swiss international will cost around £20 million and can make an instant impact with his physicality and defensive ability.

Breel Embolo (OVR 76 – POT 86)

Age: 21
Position: ST, RW
Club: Schalke 04
Country: Switzerland
Best Stats: 83 Strength, 79 Sprint Speed, 78 Dribbling
Cost: £20.9 million (release clause)
Wage: £21,000

Promising forward Breel Embolo has been powerless to stop Schalke 04 slumping to 14th in the Bundesliga, just two points above the relegation zone. The 21-year-old, who boasts 30 caps already, has bagged three goals in all competitions and will hope his side can translate their Champions League form into domestic competition. 

Embolo has been a must-buy on the last few editions of FIFA, the youngster can reach an 86 OVR on FIFA 19 and has all the physical attributes to become a star. He will cost £20.9 million but can improve quickly and play anywhere in the front three.

Kevin Ruegg (OVR 68 – POT 85)

Age: 20
Position: RB, CM
Club: FC Zurich
Country: Switzerland
Best Stats: 85 Acceleration, 80 Strength, 79 Stamina
Cost: £3.1 million (release clause)
Wage: £2,000

Kevin Ruegg had his breakthrough year last season making 31 appearances for FC Zurich. The youngster has only missed one game through suspension and even filled in as captain when Victor Palsson was out injured.

Versatile Ruegg can play at right back or in midfield and has the potential to be a star, reaching an 85 OVR. Managers can pick the teenager up on the cheap at just £3.1 million on FIFA 19 Career Mode, a bargain considering his great potential.

Nico Elvedi (OVR 77 – POT 84)

Age: 22
Position: CB
Club: Borussia Monchengladbach
Country: Switzerland
Best Stats: 79 Heading Accuracy, 79 Interceptions, 79 Standing Tackle
Cost: £18.4 million (release clause)
Wage: £16,000

Promising Swiss centre back Nico Elvedi cost Borussia Monchengladbach just under £4 million in 2015 when he moved from FC Zurich. The 22-year-old has gone on to make over 100 appearances for the German club, scoring three goals in that time.

Elvedi is another Swiss international with excellent potential, the 6’2” centre back can grow to an 84 OVR making him a reliable defender. For under £20 million it will be tough for managers to find a batter centre back with such a high potential on FIFA 19 Career Mode.

Djibril Sow (OVR 70 – POT 83)

Age: 21
Position: CM
Club: BSC Young Boys
Country: Switzerland
Best Stats: 80 Stamina, 78 Sprint Speed, 76 Acceleration
Cost: £6.3 million (release clause)
Wage: £8,000

Djibril Sow has helped BSC Young Boys to a great start in the Swiss Super League seeing them top of the table. The 21-year-old midfielder has excelled on his return to Switzerland after a brief spell with Borussia Monchengladbach which has seen him called up to the Swiss international squad.

A mobile central midfielder, Sow is also a good passer of the ball with 74 short passing. These attributes are certain to improve with the youngster capable of reaching an 83 overall. Managers can snap up the youngster for £6.3 million on FIFA 19 Career Mode and his wages are low at just £8k.

Kevin Mbabu (OVR 76 – POT 83)

Age: 23
Position: RB
Club: BSC Young Boys
Country: Switzerland
Best Stats: 92 Sprint Speed, 90 Acceleration, 89 Stamina
Cost: £13.5 million (release clause)
Wage: £16,000

Former Newcastle defender Kevin Mbabu has enjoyed much more game time since making his loan move to BSC Young Boys permanent. Mbabu is one of the first names on the team sheet however he missed five matches last month with a sprained ankle he sustained in their 7-1 hammering of FC Basel.

At 6’0” Mbabu is comfortable playing anywhere in defence and his rapid 91 pace allows him to provide great cover. Managers looking for a pacey full-back should consider the Swiss international who can be an asset at both ends of the pitch.

Gregor Kobel (OVR 66 – POT 81)

Age: 20
Position: GK
Club: Hoffenheim
Country: Switzerland
Best Stats: 70 GK Diving, 68 Strength, 68 GK Reflexes
Cost: £2.4 million (release clause)
Wage: £4,000

Promising Hoffenheim goalkeeper Gregor Kobel impressed on his only Bundesliga appearance to date helping them to a 3-1 win. Hoffenheim have only kept one clean sheet in all competitions this season which makes Kobel’s debut performance that much more impressive.

Swiss giant Kobel stands at 6’4” and is a commanding presence in goal. Kobel is a reliable shot stopper with his best GK attributes being reflexes and diving, these attributes are set to improve dramatically on FIFA 19 Career Mode as the youngster has a potential of 81.

Nedim Bajrami (OVR 66 – POT 81)

Age: 19
Position: CM
Club: Grasshopper
Country: Switzerland
Best Stats: 75 Sprint Speed, 74 Short Passing, 73 Acceleration
Cost: £2.5 million (release clause)
Wage: £2,000

Utility player Nedim Bajrami has been deployed across midfield this season for Grasshopper, scoring once in 14 appearances. The Swiss under-21 international has predominantly played in a defensive midfield role, limiting his opportunities to attack.

Bajrami is a bargain buy for Championship clubs, the teenage sensation starts out at just 66 OVR making his release clause low. However, the central midfielder can reach an overall of 81, potentially turning a massive profit for any club.

Albian Ajeti (OVR 74 – POT 81)

Age: 21
Position: ST
Club: FC Basel
Country: Switzerland
Best Stats: 89 Jumping, 82 Strength, 81 Sprint Speed
Cost: £12 million (release clause)
Wage: £17,000

In a bizarre string of transfers, Albian Ajeti signed permanently for St Gallen for just two months before returning to where his career began at FC Basel. He scored on his return to St Gallen this season, one of his 10 goals in all competitions.

Ajeti is physically ready to play first team football on FIFA 19 Career Mode and his technical attributes will only improve. At £12 million the powerful forward is not cheap although his 81 potential is sure to sweeten the deal.

All the best Swiss wonderkids on FIFA 19

Player

Age

Pos

Club

OVR

POT

Cost

Wage

Manuel Akanji

23

CB

Borussia Dortmund

80

87

£30.1m

£40k

Denis Zakaria

21

CM CDM

Borussia M’gladbach

77

86

£22.6m

£18k

Breel Embolo

21

ST RW

Schalke 04

76

86

£20.9m

£21k

Kevin Ruegg

20

RB CM

FC Zurich

68

85

£3.1m

£2k

Nico Elvedi

22

CB RB LB

Borussia M’gladbach

77

84

£18.4m

£16k

Djibril Sow

21

CM

BSC Young Boys

70

83

£6.3m

£8k

Kevin Mbabu

23

RB

BSC Young Boys

76

83

£13.5m

£16k

Gregor Kobel

20

GK

Hoffenheim

66

81

£2.4m

£4k

Nedim Bajrami

19

CM CDM

Grasshopper

66

81

£2.5m

£2k

Albian Ajeti

21

ST CF

FC Basel

74

81

£12m

£17k

Dimitri Oberlin

20

ST

FC Basel

69

81

£2.8m

£9k

David von Ballmoos

23

GK

BSC Young Boys

70

80

£3.3m

£7k

Florent Hadergjonaj

23

RB RWB

Huddersfield

74

80

£12m

£27k

Looking for wonderkids?

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

FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best Wingers (LW & RW) and wide (LM & RM) players to sign in career mode

FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best Midfielders (CM, CAM & CDM) to sign in Career Mode

FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best Defenders (CB, RB & LB) to sign in career mode

FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best Goalkeepers (GK) to sign in Career Mode

FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best Brazilians to sign in Career Mode

FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best Argentinians to sign in Career Mode

FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best Italian players to sign in Career Mode

FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best English players to sign in Career Mode

FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best Spanish players to sign in Career Mode

FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best Belgian players to sign in Career Mode

FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best French players to sign in Career Mode

FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best Dutch players to sign in Career Mode

FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best German players to sign in Career Mode

FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best Portuguese players to sign in Career Mode

FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best Uruguayan players to sign in Career Mode

FIFA 19 Wonderkids: Best Swedish players to sign in Career Mode

Looking for the best young players?

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best young goalkeepers (GK) to sign

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best young right backs (RB) to sign

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best young left backs (LB) to sign

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best young centre backs (CB) to sign

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

FIFA 19 Wingers: Best young LW & LM to sign in Career Mode

FIFA 19 Wingers: Best young RW & RM to sign in Career Mode

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best young attacking midfielders (CAM) to sign

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best young defensive midfielders (CDM) to sign

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best young central midfielders (CM) to sign

On a tight budget?

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best Bargain Players to Sign

FIFA 19 Hidden Gems: Best players to sign in career mode

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best loan signings

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Top Lower League Gems

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best cheap high potential goalkeepers (GK)

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best cheap high potential centre backs (CB)

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best cheap high potential left backs (LB)

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best cheap high potential right backs (RB)

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best cheap high potential attacking midfielders (CAM)

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best cheap high potential defensive midfielders (CDM)

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best cheap high potential central midfielders (CM)

FIFA 19 Career: Best cheap high potential right wingers (RW) and midfielders (RM)

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best cheap high potential left wingers (LW) and midfielders (LM)

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best cheap high potential strikers (ST & CF)

Looking for free players?

FIFA 19: Contract expiry signings ending in 2019 (First Season)

FIFA 19: Contract expiry signings ending in 2020 (Second Season)

FIFA 19: Contract expiry signings ending in 2021 (Third Season)

FIFA 19: Contract expiry signings ending in 2022 (Fourth Season)

FIFA 19: Contract expiry signings ending in 2023 (Fifth Season)

FIFA 19: Free Agent XI & All the Best Free Agents to Sign

Looking for the best players in other positions?

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best Goalkeepers (GK)

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best Right Backs (RB)

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best Left Backs (LB)

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best Centre Backs (CB)

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best midfielders (CDM, CM, CAM)

FIFA 19 Wingers: Best LW & LM in career mode

FIFA 19 Wingers: Best RW & RM in career mode

FIFA 19 Career Mode: Best Strikers (ST & CF)

Want to share your opinion? Why not Write For Us?


Michael Wicherek

Currently studying BA Sports Journalism at University of South Wales, Cardiff.

Keen sportsman, currently representing University of South Wales football club and Merrow Football Club as well as previously playing cricket for Normandy CC.

0 Comments