Full-backs are becoming more important than ever in modern-day teams, so expect that to be the same in FM22.
Read on to find out who the best wonderkid right-backs are that can protect your flank for years to come, while also being a threat on the wing.
What makes a wonderkid right back?
A wonderkid is a player under the age of 19 boasting a high potential rating, something all of the players on this list have.
From ready-made starters to wonderkid full-backs that could dominate your defence for years, we've got you covered for the best D (R) and WB (R) in Football Manager 2022.
Tino Livramento (CA 128 - PA Range 150-180)
Value: £40-£49 million
Wage: £10,000 a week
Recently moving away from Chelsea, Tino Livramento is hoping to realise his full potential at St. Mary's.
His stock is only set to rise as he plays more games, meaning this hotshot wonderkid should be at the very top of your wonderkid shortlist in this year's game.
Goncalo Esteves (CA 90 - PA Range 140-170)
Club: Sporting CP
Value: £300,000-£3 million
Wage: £90 a week
The younger brother of another man on the list, Goncalo Esteves is a couple of years younger so has a lower CA but with a PA to surpass his sibling.
Both coming through the Porto academy, Goncalo has moved on to Sporting and is now out of his brother's shadow.
Calegari (CA 130 - PA 152)
Value: £9.8-£16.5 million
Wage: £8,750 a week
Still playing in the Brazilian league, Calegari will be a great choice to bring to Europe, although he won't be the cheapest.
He has the best CA on our list, so if you're looking for an instant impact on the first team he could be your guy.
Ethan Laird (CA 125 - PA Range 130-160)
Club: Swansea City (on loan from Manchester UFC)
Value: £16.5-£27 million
Wage: £4,800 a week
A promising young player, Ethan Laird has been slowed down by injuries in his career.
He is pacey with good ability on the ball to attack the wing.
Yan Couto (CA 123 - PA Range 130-160)
Club: Braga (on loan from Manchester City)
Value: £14-£17.5 million
Wage: £5,000 a week
You already know that Yan Couto is a hot prospect when you see the fact he's a product of the Manchester City academy.
A skilful, dynamic full-back with the potential to blossom, can you be the manager that nurtures Couto into a superstar in Football Manager 2022?
Nathan Patterson (CA 115 - PA 140)
Value: £9.8-£12 million
Wage: £4,500 a week
The Scot could become a right-sided Andrew Robertson, with incredible stamina.
Nathan Patterson also has the work rate and end product to make him a constant threat down the right.
Tomas Esteves (CA 110 - PA Range 130-160)
Club: FC Porto
Value: £3.5-£5.6 million
Wage: £3,900 a week
Older brother of Goncalo, Tomas Esteves has stuck with boyhood club Porto and could be a top-quality wing-back.
He will bring some flair at the back, more of an attacking option than solid defensively.
Malo Gusto (CA 106 - PA Range 130-160)
Value: £600,000-£5.8 million
Wage: £2,400 a week
A french wonderkid with the potential to follow his fellow World Cup-winning generation, Malo Gusto is easily one of the best wonderkid full-backs in Football Manager 2022.
Already playing at a high level, Gusto could grow into a dominant full-back, flying up the flanks for your team for years to come.
Filipe Cruz (CA 104 - PA Range 130-160)
Wage: £2,100 a week
Another wonderkid talent plying his trade in Portugal, Filipe Cruz is a wonderkid with all the credentials to blossom.
He's quick, dynamic and has excellent vision, meaning he will seamlessly slot into your side and could easily become one of the best in the game.
Rodrigo Pinheiro (CA 95 - PA Range 130-160)
Club: FC Porto
Value: £210,000-£2.1 million
Wage: £1,700 a week
Much like Benfica, FC Porto have become well-known for their housing of talented wonderkids like Rodrigo Pinheiro
A talented full-back with the potential to develop into a superstar, could you be the manager that swoops in for Pinheiro and helps him realise his full potential?