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FM23 Wonderkid Wing-Backs

FMInside Jan 10, 2023 Last modified: 17 Jan 1,821 views

This is the shortlist with the best young wing-backs in Football Manager 2023.

Formations with three or five defenders have become immensely popular in modern football. Antonio Conte is a good example of a coach who almost always lets his teams play in a 3-5-2 or 5-3-2 formation. It is often said that these types of formations are mainly defensive, but there are plenty of examples of teams that can play good and structured attacking football.

In a 3-5-2 formation, two positions are extremely important and those are the wing-backs. They play a crucial role in both the defensive and offensive play of the team. So they have to be real all-rounders, who also have the right physical properties to last for 90 minutes.

In Football Manager, the position has also changed considerably in recent years. From a simple - not much used - position, the Wing-Back now has all sorts of possible roles and duties to use. The number of tactics with wing-backs has therefore increased considerably in recent years and the number of good - young - players has also grown with that trend.

Important - The list we present is based on the positions a player could play in. It is therefore possible a player will pop-up on more than one list. There are several examples of central defenders who can play as a defensive midfielder or as a full-back.

In this article we have collected the best centre-backs in Football Manager 2023 by using our own Player Database.

FM23 Wonderkid Left Wing-Backs

Just as we imagined the list shows versatile players who can play in both defending or attacking positions. There are two absolute monsters on this list with Alphonso Davies and Nuno Mendes. Are they still considered wonderkids? They can both be considered as world-class or leading left defenders... Lucky for us there are also some lesser known - and mostly cheaper - youngsters to look at. Sao Paulo ace Patryck Lanza is available for a fee under 15M and he has enough potential to take that gamble. Another interesting player would be the19-year-old Mexican Omar Campos. He plays for Santos Laguna and could be yours for a - relatively - low transfer fee or 16 - 17M

  • RAT
  • name
  • age
  • sell value
  • POT
  • 71
  • Tariq LampteyDR, DL, WBR, WBL, MLDR, WBR
  • 21
  • € 93,586,800
  • 84
  • 67
  • Brandon SoppyDR, DL, WBR, WBL, MLDR, DL, WBR, WBL
  • 20
  • € 51,394,070
  • 66
  • Aaron HickeyDR, DL, WBR, WBLDR, DL, WBL
  • 20
  • € 63,928,510
  • 62
  • Luca NetzDL, WBL, MRDL, WBL
  • 19
  • € 46,907,830

FM23 Wonderkid Right Wing-Backs

Looking at the list with talented right wing-backs we are bit disappointed to be honest. We would have expected to see some Brazilians who could follow in the footsteps of Dani Alves or Maicon at some point of their careers. However, the list hasn't got a single Brazilian on it! Nevertheless there are still some interesting players to have a look at. At Ajax you will find both Jurriën Timber and Devyne Rensch, whilst there are also two Scottish wingbacks present on the list with Nathan Patterson and Aaron Hickey. Both very expensive, but certainly ones to look at and keep in mind during the first few seasons of your career in FM23.

  • RAT
  • name
  • age
  • sell value
  • POT
  • 71
  • Tariq LampteyDR, DL, WBR, WBL, MLDR, WBR
  • 21
  • € 93,586,800
  • 84
  • 66
  • Devyne RenschDR, DL, DC, DM, WBRDR, DC, DM
  • 19
  • € 68,112,170
  • 67
  • Brandon SoppyDR, DL, WBR, WBL, MLDR, DL, WBR, WBL
  • 20
  • € 51,394,070
  • 62
  • Malo GustoDR, WBR, MCDR, WBR
  • 19
  • € 109,319,020
  • 66
  • Aaron HickeyDR, DL, WBR, WBLDR, DL, WBL
  • 20
  • € 63,928,510

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