FIFA 16 Lower League Gems: right backs

FIFA 16 | Best bargain right backs under £1m – Lower League Gems

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If you’re a team on a tight budget in FIFA 16 career mode, getting talent doesn’t have to be costly – just get one of these super cheap high potential players. If you liked my series on the best cheap high potential players in FIFA 16 but felt they were too expensive, these are the articles for you – every player will cost you £1m or less!

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These articles aim to highlight young, high potential players that are priced at £1m or less. If a player is not available to buy straight away, their maximum price (in the ‘Cost’ column; see below) is £500,000. Most articles will showcase players with a minimum potential of 76 (although in some cases having a minimum potential of 77 brought back more than enough players).

This year I made a couple of exceptions to the price rules. I have included players whose clubs want £1.1m for them (as opposed to a maximum price of £1m) because you can negotiate this down to under £1m, and in some cases excluding these players meant to articles were lacking players you could actually buy straight away! For the same reason I have bumped the £500,000 rule up to just under £600,000 (e.g. £525,000, £575,000, etc).

The ‘Avai?’ column is short for ‘available?’ and refers both to whether or not you can buy the specified player at the start of the first season and how long their current contract is. Let’s take Y/2 as an example – Y means that yes, you can buy him at the start of a new career, and the number means he has two years left on his contract. Similarly, N/3 would mean that no, you can’t buy the player straight away, and he has three years left on his contract. These ‘no’ players are often available for transfer if you wait until the January transfer window, however. For some players this column is blank – this means that they are out on loan at the start and are therefore unavailable for purchase until the second season.

The figure in the player cost column refers to the price you are given if you scout the player. There’s also another column – ‘Enquiry’. This refers to the price the other team want for the player if you enquire about him. Often there is a large difference between the player cost obtained through scouting and that obtained through an enquiry. This leaves a lot of room for negotiation, so don’t be put off if a price in the ‘Enquiry’ column is high, as you can usually get the player for much less. Try bidding lower than what you think will be accepted – you may be surprised at their response. If the ‘Enquiry’ column is blank it’s because the team refused to give a price, either because the player has just joined them or because they are loaning him in.

And as a final note, in FIFA 16 EA update player OVRs and potentials every week. Mose of the time these are very minor changes, and most players won’t be affected at all unless they have had a very noteworthy week. Furthermore, some players occasionally disappear if they have been put in the reserve squad that week. So just bear in mind buy xanax reviews that these figures should be read as a guide only and not a definitive account of player costs, potentials, etc, for the entire season.


Here’s who I picked out as the best cheap, bargain right backs under £1m.

Callum Paterson: potential 77

FIFA 16 Lower League Gems: right backs

Callum Paterson is an absolute beast who will dominate attackers

Take one look at Callum Paterson’s stats and you can see he is an absolute beast. With 80 acceleration, 84 sprint speed and 90 strength, his physical attributes are amazing and will give him a great advantage against any attacker. With 88 stamina he’ll be running all game long, and his 92 jumping and 76 heading accuracy will see him score plenty of goals from corners and free kicks.

He’s good all round, in fact, with a good balance between his attacking and defending stats. You can play him on the wing or at centre back and he’ll fit right in – in fact his OVR goes up to 69 at centre back. Add in his 77 potential and you’ll have a high potential player who will truly hit the ground running.

Hearts want £1,200,000 for him so he’s slightly over my budget limits, but I just had to include him because he is so good. In any case, you can get him for about £850,000, so you don’t need to spend over £1,200,000 anyway. His wages are £5,000.

Claud Adjapong: potential 83

FIFA 16 Lower League Gems: right backs

Claud Adjapong is a very cheap player for his potential

If you’re looking for an even higher potential player who will cost very little to buy, Claud Adjapong is your guy. Sure, he’s a little raw right now, but there are promising signs there. First and most obvious, he’s got 83 potential, so he’s going to be a star in the future (and could even exceed that potential). His defensive stats are some of his best attributes, so he’ll be very solid at the back in years to come, plus he’s got three star skills (rare for a defender), so can take on opposition players and beat them well.

Sassuolo want you to pay £600,000 for him, but that can be knocked down to around £450,000, making him a super cheap player for his fantastic potential. His wages are £2,000.

Lucas Farias: potential 76

FIFA 16 Lower League Gems: right backs

Lucas Farias is very well balanced and a great cheap option

But what if you want a player who is a bit more developed than Adjapong, but much cheaper than Paterson? Well, I suggest you buy Lucas Farias of Estoril Praia in Portugal. He’s pacey but also has excellent stamina, which is perfect for a full back who will be bombing up and down the flanks. His defensive stats are very impressive and the best of any of my recommendations, so he’s going to be very hard to beat when he faces opposition wingers.

Estoril Praia quote a price of £750,000, which you can negotiate down to about £550,000; his wages are £3,000. Because he combines great, well-balanced stats and a very affordable price, he warrants serious consideration.

Now here are the other cheap, high potential right backs under £1m in FIFA 16:

PosNameOVRPot.AgeCost (£)Enquiry (£)Wages (£)ClubAvai?FootWeak footSkillsTraitsNotes
RBClaud Adjapong618317300,000600,0002,000SassuoloN/3Right33
RBAhmet Taner Çukadar587916180,000-1,500MersinN/2Right32
RBPablo Maffeo607917230,000425,0001,250Girona CFY/4Right32
RBJames Bree597817190,000325,0001,000BarnsleyY/2Right32
RBPedro Pereira637817400,000-2,000SampdoriaN/4Right22
RBFahd Moufi637819450,000-3,000Olym. LyonnaisN/4Right32
RBDavid Ruiz607717230,000-2,000Valencia CFN/1Right33Injury prone
RBMason Holgate617718275,000-2,250EvertonN/5Right32
RBAitor Buñuel627717350,000625,0001,250CA OsasunaY/6Right32
RBPaweł Stolarski637719450,000725,0001,000Lechia GdańskY/2Right32
RBDavide Calabria657718500,000925,0003,000MilanY/6Right32
RBAdam Henley667721675,0001,100,0004,000Blackburn RoversY/2Right32Injury prone
RBCallum Paterson677720725,0001,200,0005,000HeartsY/2Right33Strength, power header, giant throw-in
RBCristian Manea617617275,000-1,500Royal MouscronN/5Right32
RBLucas Farias647620500,000750,0003,000Estoril PraiaY/3Right22
RBHidde ter Avest667618500,000950,0002,000FC TwenteY/3Right32Early crosser
RBDamien Dussaut647620500,000-3,000Sint-TruidenN/4Right32Early crosser
RBLinus Wahlqvist677618550,0001,000,0002,000IFK NorrköpingY/3Right22Long throw-in
RBTomas Dabó677621700,0001,000,0001,500AroucaY/2Right32
RBSandy Walsh677620700,0001,100,0005,000KRC GenkY/2Right42
RBAndré Ibsen Rømer677621700,0001,100,0005,000MF MidtjyllandY/4Right33
RBDimitris Konstantinidis687621775,000750,0006,000PAOKY/1Right22Injury prone

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