A white EA Sports FC 2024 logo

EA FC 24 Best Right-backs

Profiles on some of the best right-backs you can sign on EA FC 24 Career Mode

We cover youth football. For all you EA FC 24 players, we’ve picked out a few of our favourite young right-backs that would be suitable signings on your EA FC 24 Career Mode saves. From Rico Lewis to Iván Fresneda, these are some of the best young RBs in the game.

Of course, if you are looking for older players, we have you sorted too, with a collection of the ten highest overall right-backs at the start of your save. Also, have a look through the rest of our website for more young players to sign.

How do I develop right-backs in EA FC 24 Career mode?

There are a few key methods to develop right-backs in EA FC 24. Firstly, they need to play senior minutes and get good match ratings in matches. Obviously, this needs to be balanced with your need to win games but getting them on the field as much as possible is vital.

If you can’t give them minutes, then consider sending them on loan. However, when loaning players, ensure that you are sending them to a club where they will play senior minutes, or you risk further stunting their growth.

Next, focus on doing well in training drills and earning good ratings. Generally, you should be able to play through each drill a few times, do them well, and then you should be able to subsequently simulate the sessions and earn a similar grade. However, if your grades start to fall, you should take control of your drills again to boost your ratings back up.

Lastly, and very importantly, is your player development plan. Development plans determine what kind of skillset you want your player to develop for their role in your team.

A screenshot of EA FC 24 career mode right-back development pathway, featuring Sporting's Iván Fresneda

For right-backs, there are five development paths to choose from:

Balanced – The all-round option that will see your right-backs develop all their attributes with no real particular focus.

Wide Back – The wide back will focus on more traditional full-back attributes. Crossing will obviously be important, as well as long passing and ball control, and then agility and balance as they push up the wing. On the defensive side of the game, their slide tackling, defensive awareness, defensive work rate, interceptions and stamina will all be developed.

Attacking Wide Back – Attacking wide backs will play a more modern attacking style. Their focusses will be heavily slanted towards the attacking half of the field; sprint speed, acceleration, stamina, vision, crossing, short passing, ball control, curve and slide tackling, as well as attacking work rate, will be the main areas of development.

Inverted Wide Back – Inverted wide backs will look to push into midfield, and so their development will require very different things to the wide back role. Their development will centre around ball control, vision, dribbling, sprint speed and acceleration, while on the defensive side of the game you will see improvement in their interceptions and standing tackle, as well as their stamina. Your player’s weak foot will develop too.

Defensive Wide Back – A defensive wide back will be the most reserved option for your full-back’s development. They will aim to improve their strength, aggression, standing tackle, defensive awareness, heading accuracy, interceptions, stamina, reactions, and defensive work rate. They are the ultimate defensive utility.

How do I develop right wing-backs in EA FC 24 Career mode?

If you play with a right wing-back instead of a right-back, then there are more options to choose from.

Balanced – The all-round option that will see your right wing-backs develop all their attributes with no real particular focus.

Wing Back – The wing-back is very similar to the wide back but trades out some defensive utility for a better offensive threat. Crossing, long passing, short passing, attacking work rate, balance, agility, slide tackling, stamina and strength are the key attributes a wing-back will develop.

Attacking Wing Back – The attacking wing-back is the ultimate attacking weapon from the back. They will focus on developing skill moves, dribbling, ball control, stamina, short passing, curve, crossing, vision, acceleration and sprint speed to become a force down the wing, as well as defensively.

Inverted Wing Back ­– The inverted wing-back plays a little bit further up the field than the inverted wide back, and therefore swaps out development of their vision and standing tackling for long shots and balance. Outside of that, the two roles are the same, focussing on sprint speed, acceleration, short passing, ball control, dribbling, interceptions, stamina and weak foot.

Defensive Wing Back – The defensive wing-back role is quite similar to the defensive wide back. However, due to the nature of the more advanced positioning, there are some slightly different demands, trading out acceleration and heading accuracy for slide tackling and long passing. Outside of that, the defensive wing-back will develop defensive awareness, interceptions, defensive work rate, standing tackling, strength, stamina and aggression.

Who are the best right-backs in EA FC 24 Career mode?

Trent Alexander-Arnold24Liverpool8688
Giovanni Di Lorenzo30Napoli8585
Kieran Tripper32Newcastle United8585
Reece James23Chelsea FC8486
Achraf Hakimi24Paris Saint-Germain8486
Kyle Walker33Manchester City8484
Jeremie Frimpong22Bayer Leverkusen8388
Nahuel Molina25Atletico Madrid8286
Noussair Mazraoui25Bayern Munich8285
Dani Carvajal31Real Madrid8282
A cutout photo of Manchester City's Rico Lewis, one of the best right-backs in EA FC 24

Rico Lewis

Simply being trusted to play games by Pep Guardiola as an 18-year-old tells you a lot about Rico Lewis’ quality as a footballer. In FC24, he is a well-rounded right-back that can also fill in as a CDM if required.

He has solid speed, dribbling, tackling and passing stats, that will grow massively once you develop him from a 73 overall player into an 86. With a €7 million market value, he isn’t prohibitively expensive either.

A cutout photo of Sporting CP's Iván Fresneda, one of the best right-backs in EA FC 24

Iván Fresneda

Iván Fresneda is a Scouted Football favourite. The Spaniard is a big full-back, standing at a flat six foot tall, with excellent technical attributes and solid physical fundamentals. If you like to retain possession, Fresneda is a great option for your career mode.

The Spaniard has a market value of €5 million, with the potential to develop him from a 72 overall into an 85. He is one of the best young right-backs in the world, and FC24 has done a good job of representing that in the game.




A cutout photo of Chelsea's Malo Gusto, one of the best right-backs in EA FC 24

Malo Gusto

If you are looking for a player who is already a little further along their development path, then take a look at Malo Gusto. His market value isn’t outrageous at €15.5m, and it will get you a player that is already rated at 76 with the attribute we all love — speed.

Gusto has 90 sprint speed, 86 acceleration and 85 stamina, but he is not just an aggressive attacker, he also has some pretty decent defensive fundamentals too. If you have the funds, it is hard to look past him as the best option in this list, and he can still grow into an 85 overall too.




A cutout photo of Strum Graz's Max Johnston, one of the best right-backs in EA FC 24

Max Johnston

If you are still looking for a speedy option, but don’t have the funds to go after Malo Gusto, then Sturm Graz’s Max Johnston should be an appealing option for your career mode save. With 80 acceleration and 81 sprint speed, he has the foundations to become one of the quickest full-backs in the game despite his current overall rating of 66.

Once you max him out to 84 though, you are looking at a proper speedster, although you should pay attention to what other areas you want to develop him in to build some in-possession strengths as well.

A cutout photo of Club Brugge's Kyriani Sabbe, one of the best right-backs in EA FC 24

Kyriani Sabbe

The cheapest option in this list is Club Brugge’s Kyriani Sabbe. The 64-rated Belgian has a huge amount of development in him, with the potential to scale up to an 83 overall. If you are starting at a lower league club, he is a good option for you.

He is a more orthodox full-back than Johnston — not as quick, but with a more rounded physical and technical skillset. If that is the style you are looking for, then he is a great option, even if you want to park him on loan for a season or two.




A cutout photo of Liverpool's Conor Bradley, one of the best right-backs in EA FC 24

Conor Bradley

Liverpool’s Conor Bradley is a front-footed full-back in FC24, with a skillset predicated no speed and aggression. Again, he is not too dissimilar to Max Johnston, with 80 acceleration and 80 sprint speed, but comes with a higher baseline with his 69 overall rating.

With a market value of €3.2 million, he is a little bit more expensive than Johnston, but if you are looking for a player that is slightly more ready to step into your first team, then Bradley is probably the player for you.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kyle Walker, Giovanni Di Lorenzo, Reece James, Achraf Hakimi and Kieran Tripper are the highest-rated right-backs in EA FC 24 Career Mode.

Rico Lewis, Iván Fresneda and Malo Gusto have three of the highest potential ratins for young right-backs in EA FC 24 Career Mode.

Latest podcast