FIFA 21 Ambassadors: FIFA Next – Players, Predicted ratings & more
It’s a brand new feature, which will recognise the best up-and-coming talent from the footballing world!
FIFA 21 will see the launch of a brand new feature – FIFA Next.
It’s unclear what role the FIFA Next players will have, but it represents the birth of Next Gen consoles, being the players who are set to light up world football in the coming years.
What is ‘FIFA Next’?
Heading into FIFA 21, EA has selected a list of up and coming talent from across the globe who they believe embodies the meaning of ‘Win as One’.
It is yet to be confirmed what the role of the FIFA Next ambassadors will be, but we expect them to feature prominently ahead of FIFA 21’s release and may appear on in-game menus.
FIFA Next Ambassadors
There are seven players who have been confirmed as FIFA Next ambassadors so far beginning with Manchester City’s Phil Foden and Chelsea’s Mason Mount.
The English duo are tipped to be part of a very promising future for the Three Lions, so their inclusions shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
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The other names that have been confirmed are Tottenham’s Steven Bergwijn, Brighton’s Aaron Connolly, Ajax man Sergino Dest, AC Milan defender Lucas Hernandez and Manchester City Women star, Georgia Stanway.
We don’t imagine that the FIFA Next ambassadors will see a huge boost to their ratings in return for their roles but a couple of those mentioned so far are in line for an upgrade regardless.
Steven Bergwijn (OVR 82 → 82)
A useful winter signing from Spurs, and they will be hoping this will be the season Steven Bergwijn makes a real impact.
Bergwijn was 82-rated in FIFA 20, we imagine he’ll start FIFA 21 at 82/83 OVR.
Mason Mount (OVR 79 → 81)
Mason Mount has been one of Chelsea’s leading players this season, with 7 goals and six assists in his maiden Premier League campaign.
Mount was a 79-rated CAM at the beginning of FIFA 20, 80/81 would be fair for the 21-year old in FIFA 21.
Theo Hernandez (OVR 76 → 79)
AC Milan’s star player this season, Theo Hernandez is emering as one of the brightest left backs in world football.
With a 76 rating on FIFA 20, he could be eyeing up a rating of 79 or even 80 this year.
Phil Foden (OVR 75 → 78)
Phil Foden was a 75 OVR at the beginning of FIFA 20, but his form this season, especially post-lockdown has put him in the England frame.
His rating should jump up a couple of rankings to a 78 or 79 at the start of FIFA 21.
Georgia Stanway (OVR 72 → 75)
With already 19 caps for England, Georgia Stanway is one of the Lionesses’ top prospects.
The City attacking midfielder is currently rated 72 in-game, on FIFA 20 which should rise to around 75 for FIFA 21.
Sergino Dest (OVR 67 → 74)
A bright American talent, Sergino Dest made 36 appearances for Ajax last season as he looks to establish himself in the side.
The right back’s FIFA 20 rating was 67, and should climb to a maximum silver rating of 74.
Aaron Connolly (OVR 64 → 73)
Aaron Connolly made quite an impact when he arrived in the Premier Leagaue, netting a brace against Tottenham.
Aaron Connolly was a 64-rated in FIFA 20 and should be at least a 73/74 OVR in FIFA 21.
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