FIFA 22 wonderkids: Top 15 youngsters on the game

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Erling Haaland is the highest-rated player in FIFA 22 aged 21 or younger, with the Borussia Dortmund striker receiving a rating of 88.

The Norwegian has emerged as one of the most devastating forwards in world football over the past couple of seasons, initially with RB Salzburg and then with Borussia Dortmund.

He has been tipped for a big-money move next summer, with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus all linked with him at one point.

Within FIFA's Career Mode, Haaland as a potential rating of 93 which would make him one of the best players in the game.

The second highest-rated under-21 player is Haaland's former team-mate Jadon Sancho, who completed a £73 million transfer to Manchester United from Dortmund in 2021.

The England international has an initial rating of 87 and a potential rating of 92.

Another Englishman is in third in the form of Man City's Phil Foden, who has come on leaps and bounds in his development over the last two campaigns. He has an initial rating of 84 and a potential rating of 92.

One player who has the same potential rating of Haaland is Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix, who starts the game with an overall rating of 82 but could make a huge jump to 93.

The Premier League is the best-represented top flight on the list, with six out of the top 15 players plying their trade in England.

Manchester City are the only club with two players on the list in Foden and Ferran Torres.

All of these players can be purchased on Career Mode as well as FIFA Ultimate Team.

FIFA 22 Best Wonderkids

Who are the top-rated young players on FIFA 22?

PlayerClubRatingPotential
Erling HaalandDortmund8893
Jadon SanchoMan Utd8792
Phil FodenMan City8492
Joao FelixAtletico8293
Alphonso DaviesBayern8289
Ferran TorresMan City8289
Alexander IsakReal Sociedad8285
PedriBarcelona8191
Reece JamesChelsea8186
Bukayo SakaArsenal8088
Boubacar KamaraMarseille8086
Sven BotmanLille7984
Owen WijndalAZ7985
Maxence LacroixWolfsburg7984
Illan MeslierLeeds7986