Best FIFA 20 Midfielders | The top CAMs, CDMs, and wide midfielders to sign


If you can win the midfield battle, then you’re well on the way to winning the match! Here is a list of the best midfielders in FIFA 20 to help you do just that.

There’s not just one kind of midfielder, so we’ve compiled sections for the top defensive mids that break up play, more offensively focused playmakers, and pacey wide-men.

First off, we’ll go through the best-of-the-best by overall to give you an idea of the world’s premier midfield talents, before listing off a few suggestions of who you can sign in each position.

We’re not going to include forwards of any kind in this list (like LWs and RWs) – they’re at home in our page on FIFA 20’s best strikers – but we run down players with the first listed position of CM, CDM, CAM, LM, and RM.

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FIFA 20 – Best Midfielders

Below you’ll find the best rated midfielders in FIFA 20 by current overall rating. You will most likely have heard of many of them, but it’s always good to get an idea of how everyone relates to each other.

Despite spending a large chunk of last season out with injury, KDB reigns supreme – with good reason judging by his start this term. The biggest upgrades were dished out to youngsters with breakout seasons last year like Jadon Sancho and Frenkie de Jong, while we’ve also seen some small downgrades to aging superstars like Luka Modric, Ivan Rakitic, and David Silva.

Name Age Overall Potential First Position Current Team
Kevin De Bruyne 28 91 91 CAM Man City
Luka Modric 34 90 90 CM Real Madrid
N’Golo Kante 28 89 90 CDM Chelsea
Sergio Busquets 31 89 89 CDM Barcelona
Paulo Dybala 25 88 92 CAM Piemonte Calcio
Paul Pogba 26 88 91 CM Man U
Christian Eriksen 27 88 89 CAM Spurs
Marco Reus 30 88 88 CAM Dortmund
Toni Kroos 29 88 88 CM Real Madrid
David Silva 33 88 88 CAM Man City
Bernado Silva 25 87 90 CAM Man City
Casemiro 27 87 89 CDM Real Madrid
Thiago Alcantara 28 87 87 CM Bayern
Fernandinho 34 87 87 CDM Man City
Marco Verratti 26 86 89 CM PSG
Isco 27 86 87 CAM Real Madrid
Thomas Muller 30 86 86 CAM Bayern
Dani Parejo 30 86 86 CM Valencia
Philippe Coutinho 27 86 86 CAM Bayern
Miralem Pjanic 29 86 86 CM Piemonte Calcio
Ivan Rakitic 31 86 86 CM Barcelona
Rodri 23 85 90 CDM Man City
Frenkie de Jong 22 85 91 CM Barcelona
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic 24 85 90 CM Lazio
Bruno Fernandes 25 85 88 CAM Sporting CP
Fabinho Tavares 25 85 89 CDM Liverpool
Hakim Ziyech 26 85 86 CAM Ajax
Saul Niguez 24 85 89 CM Atletico Madrid
Allan 28 85 85 CM Napoli
James Rodriguez 28 85 85 CAM Real Madrid
Koke 27 85 85 RM Atletico Madrid
Axel Witsel 30 85 85 CDM Dortmund
Blaise Matuidi 32 85 85 CDM Piemonte Calcio
Kai Havertz 20 84 92 CAM Leverkusen
Jadon Sancho 19 84 92 RM Dortmund
Arthur Melo 23 84 89 CM Barcelona
Nabil Fekir 26 84 87 CAM Betis
Kingsley Coman 23 84 88 LM Bayern
Julian Brandt 23 84 88 CAM Dortmund
Dele Alli 23 84 89 CAM Spurs

Best CAMs to buy in FIFA 20 career mode

With the following lists of players, we’ve tried to stick to people you can sign in the first season – everyone hates the dreaded “won’t move again” tag – and roughly realistic moves.

  • Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – Lazio

Although heavily linked away in the last couple of years, SMS is still in Rome, mostly because of Lazio’s real-life 100m+ price tag. In FIFA 20 though, you can probably pick him up for less. Although he’s a big guy, dumping Milinkovic-Savic in front of the defence would be a waste of his playmaking potential, and is best used as on the offensive.

  • Bruno Fernandes – Sporting

Another transfer that looked certain to happen, if you’re playing with a top team, succeed where Man U failed and add Bruno Fernandes to your squad. He combines delicious technical stats in dribbling, shooting, and passing with incredible stamina.

  • Fabian Ruiz – Napoli

Fabian can do it all, so try to prise him away from Napoli if you can. With 90 potential and 4 star weak foot and skill moves, he has plenty of room to grow as well as a solid starting overall.

  • Anderson Talisca – Guangzhou Evergrande

When he was scoring screamers for fun with Benfica and Beshiktas a few years ago, Anderson Talisca looked set to take on the world. Fulfil that potential by bringing him back from China and into your squad. While he’s not as strong as Pogba, standing at 6ft 3” with a similarly willowy frame and strong passing range means he can perform the same role at a lower price.

  • Nicolo Zaniolo – Roma

If you’re after a prospect, then there are few better than Nicolo Zaniolo. The Roma playmaker courted interest from the Premier League this summer, so it isn’t out of the question to snap him up with at least a mid-tier team. Despite his youth, Zaniolo is tall and strong which will come in handy as his technicals improve.

  • Yari Verschaeren – Anderlecht

For a cheaper option with a lot of potential, check out this Belgian prospect. He already has good dribbling, but vitally, he has decent stamina, which can really make the difference with young players.

  • Tino Anjorin – Chelsea

Or for the smallest of budgets, try Tino Anjorin from Chelsea. While his starting overall is really low, he has 82 potential which could serve lower league teams well.

Best CDMs to buy in FIFA 20 career mode

  • Sander Berge – Genk

We mentioned Berge in our list of the best wonderkids in FIFA 20. He’s young, he’s an absolute giant, and he has the technical stats to back it up. Berge is also currently playing in Belgium, so it’s not unrealistic to snap him up with a top team.

  • Weston McKennie – Schalke

Weston McKennie has been a hot prospect in FIFA for a good few years, but this time around he has great physical stats right off the bat. With 92 jumping and 82 heading accuracy, he’s also something of an aerial threat from corners, as well as good at challenging for high balls at the base of midfield.

  • Denis Zakaria – Mochengladbach

Speaking of quality physicals, Zakaria has pace, strength, and stamina combined with a 6ft 3” frame and decent technicals. He also has a potential of 86, which means he can grow with your team as you progress through your save.

  • Sandro Tonali – Brescia

Most of these picks have focused on athleticism, but Sandro Tonali is more of a deep-lying playmaker. Billed as the next Pirlo by the Italian media, Tonali already has passing stats approaching 80, with a potential overall of 89.

  • Andres Perea – Atlético Nacional

For smaller teams, Andres Perea is a decent option. He has some pace, serviceable passing and tackling, and better stamina than a lot of young players.

  • Mattia Viviani – Brescia

If you’re looking for a similarly cheap fee, consider Tonali’s teammate Mattia Viviani. While he’s not quite in the same league, his potential of 83 is nothing to be sniffed at.

Best wide midfielders to buy in FIFA 20 career mode

  • Goncalo Guedes – Valencia

Quick, technically gifted, and with bags of potential, Goncalo Guedes is ready to make the step up to the squad of one of Europe’s elite clubs. With a high attacking work rate, he’s definitely on the offensive side, but you can train him into what you want.

  • Felipe Anderson – West Ham

Speaking of offensive, Felipe Anderson is now available in the first transfer window. The finished article, Anderson’s exceptional dribbling is complemented by pace, strong passing, and serviceable tackling and stamina.

  • Viktor Tsygankov – Dynamo Kyiv

For mid-tier teams with a little less to spend, Viktor Tsygankov is a similar option for about half the price. He’s quick, has stats approaching 80 in many areas, and a potential of 86.

  • Giorgi Chakvetadze – Gent

Half the price tag again and you get to Giorgi Chakvetadze, a similarly pacey, technical wide midfielder – with a release clause of just 17m.

  • Alphonso Davies – Bayern

Canadian speedster Alphonso Davies is a great pickup for any team, whether for the first team or the future. He’s got pace to burn, good agility, and solid stats across the board – even in defence. With 4 star weak foot and skill moves, along with high/high work rates, he has potential to be the whole package.

  • Agustin Urzi – Banfield

If high potential is your thing, then look no further than Agustin Urzi from the Argentinian league. A lot of South American youngsters have high potential in FIFA 20, and Urzi has 88. What’s good about him specifically is that he has really high starting pace, which would be good for weaker team.

  • Giorgi Tsitaishvili – Dynamo Kyiv

When your budget is even smaller though, look again to Ukraine and Dynamo Kyiv for Giorgi Tsitaishvili. Again, he’s quick and a good dribbler, but at this level you have to make some sacrifices. You’ll need to train his stamina to get the most out of his 84 potential.

Now you have a midfield, check out our lists of the best strikers in FIFA 20 here, and best defenders in FIFA 20 here.

If it’s specifically young players you want, then we also have a page on FIFA 20’s best wonderkids.

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