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FIFA 21 Best Young Defenders: Top DEFs on Career Mode

Listed below are all the best young defenders in the game, along with all their details that you would want to know.

  • PO – Position
  • OVR – Overall Rating
  • POT – Potential
  • VA – Market Value

FIFA 21 Best Young Defenders

M De Ligt20CBPiemonte Calcio8592£44.6m
A Davies19LB, LM, RMBayern Munich8189£20.3m
O Kabak20CBSchalke7787£11.7m
R James20RB, CDMChelsea7786£11.3m
O. Wijndal20LBAZ Alkmaar7786£11.3m
J Todibo20CBBarcelona7586£9.5m
S Dest19RBBarcelona7586£9m
M Kumbulla20CBRoma7585£9m
N Perez20CBAtletico Madrid7585£9m
P Schuurs20CBAjax7584£8.6m
B. Williams19LB, LWBMan United7585£8.6m
T. Malacia20LBFeyenoord7584£8.6m
D. Bradaric20LBLOSC Lille7583£8.1m
W Saliba19CBArsenal7487£9m
E Ndicka20CB, LBEintracht Frankfurt7484£7.7m
Alex Centelles20LBValencia7484£7.2m
Tomas Tavares20CBBenfica7385£5.9m
Z Vanheusden20CBStandard Liege7384£5.9m
L Cacace19LB, LWBSint-Truidense7384£5.4m
Nuno Mendes18LWB, LMSporting CP7287£5.4m
Eduardo Quaresma18CBSporting CP7286£5.4m
Nuno Tavares20LBBenfica7285£5m
Eric Garcia19CBMan City7285£5m
R Ait Nouri19LBAngers7186£4.2m
T Kouassi18CB, CDMBayern Munich7185£4.1m
J Frimpong19RB, RWBCeltic7086£3.2m
N Katterbach19LBKoln7084£3.2m
J Gvardiol18CB, LBRB Leipzig6986£1.8m
J Vagnoman19RB, LM, LBHamburg6985£1.9m
L Stergiou18CBSt Gallen6786£1.4m
N Williams19RBLiverpool6785£1.4m
E Ampadu19CB, CDMChelsea6784£1.4m
M Kana17CM, CDM, CMAnderlecht6585£900k
L Netz17LB, LMHertha BSC6386£675k
O Rekik18CBHertha BSC6385£700k
L Pirola18CBInter6384£700k
K Hoever18RB, CBWolves6384£700k
B Arrey-Mbi17CB, LBBayern Munich II6086£385k
C Riad17CBBarcelona5984£300k

Low Investment (£0.3m – £5m)
The cheapest players in this list are C Riad and Arrey-Mbi at the £3-400k range. Their stats are not impressive, but they show significant room for improvement with their Potential stats in the 80s.

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Eric Garcia and Gvardiol are in the higher end of this price range showing mediocre stats of around 70 along with a potential 80s as well.

Mediocre Investment (£6m – £12m)
Nuno Mendes shows the greatest potential for growth in this range, going up for 72 base to 87 potential, along with satisfactory current stats to play with. Thomas Tavares is another viable option in the £6m range.

Other players closer to the higher end (£11m) are Perez and Todibo.

High Investment (Above £12m)
The highest costing young defenders have some very promising players, including Matt De Ligt, Davies and Kobak. Although expensive, they will surely prove to be worth every penny.

Some Notable Young Defenders

Sergio Reguilon (Tottenham)

  • Rating: OVR – 82  POT – 89
  • Position: LB

Reguilon has 87 Sprint and 81 Ball Control that allow him to carry the ball from the defensive area and play it across the half-line making him an excellent choice for a carrying defender.

Theo Hernandez (AC Milan)

  • Position: LB
  • Rating: OVR – 80  POT – 85

92 Pace 70 Crossing 79 Dribbling 79 Sliding Tackle

Renan Lodi (Atletico Madrid)

  • Position: LB
  • Rating: OVR – 81  POT – 87

85 acceleration, 81 ball control and 81 crossing

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Pervis Estupinan (Villarreal)

  • Position: LB
  • Rating: OVR – 79  POT – 86

Pervis has a great 84 Sprint Speed and a 79 Crossing which make him a good player for carrying and crossing the ball. He also has an 80 Standing Tackle.

Kieran Tierney (Arsenal)

  • Position: LB, LWB
  • Rating: OVR – 78  POT – 86

Tierney is a brilliant overall strong player and fit for both left back and left wing back positions. He has 80 Physical and 82 Aggression along with 85 Stamina, 86 Sprint and 86 Pace.

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