FIFA 17 Guide: Best Young Players for Career Mode

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Looking for the best young players for FIFA 17’s Career Mode? Check out this handy guide to give players all the answers they need to build up a team of hidden gems.

Although plenty of eyes are on FIFA 17‘s The Journey campaign, many fans will still want to focus their time on the game’s Career Mode. With the FIFA series’ Career Mode, gamers are given the chance to buy their very own team of superstars, picking the best players from around the world and leading them to world domination. With enough of a budget, would-be managers can roll the likes of Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, and Paul Pogba into an all-powerful team of Galacticos.

Other players, however, prefer to take a different strategy, scouting out the best hidden gems from around the world and building a squad of long-lasting quality. Here is Game Rant’s guide to the best young players of the FIFA 17 Career Mode.



Goals win games, and top pick of the striker category when it comes to young players is Angel Correa. The Atletico de Madrid striker is almost ready to go in most teams with an overall rating of 79, but the striker’s potential of 89 means that he will be among the best in the game for his age group.

Another solid choice would be Kelechi Iheanacho from Manchester City. In real life, Iheanacho has been in stellar form, and his FIFA 17 overall rating of 74 and potential of 88 means that he is more than worth the effort to train up – particularly if speed makes up a large portion of a user’s strategy. Those with a preference for United over City could instead turn to Marcus Rashford, who also has a potential of 88.

Managers on a tighter budget also have some hidden gems to turn to. Kasper Dolberg of Ajax starts the game with a rating of 68, but that is easily offset by a more than respectable potential of 85. With a low wage and low cost to buy, Dolberg is a good fit for a team on the up.

Here’s a full rundown of the EA Sports-verified best young strikers:

Club Firstname Surname Age Position Overall Potential
Atlético de Madrid Ángel Correa 21 ST 79 88
Manchester City Kelechi Iheanacho 19 ST 74 88
Manchester United Marcus Rashford 18 ST 76 88
Real Betis Balompié Antonio Sanabria 20 ST 78 88
VfL Wolfsburg Borja Mayoral Moya 19 ST 72 86
Udinese Adalberto Peñaranda 19 ST 76 86
FC Porto André Miguel Valente da Silva 20 ST 74 86
Ajax Kasper Dolberg 18 ST 68 85
Milan M’Baye Niang 21 ST 78 85
Liverpool Divock Origi 21 ST 78 85
Ajax Bertrand Traoré 20 ST 75 85
RB Leipzig Timo Werner 20 ST 75 85

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