FIFA 21 best wingers - the best LW, best RW, and best LM and RMs in FIFA

The top wide players in FIFA 21 and where to find them.

The best FIFA Wingers are going to be as important as ever this year, with skillful, pacey wide players an essential part of most people's plans.

Below you'll find our lists of FIFA 21's best wingers - which includes the best FIFA LW, the best FIFA RW, and the best LM and RMs, too, ranked in order of their overall rating.

As always, be sure to take also look at the specific attributes below the surface, depending on what you want out of them. The obvious points are Dribbling, Acceleration and Sprint Speed, but think about Crossing and Long Passing if you prefer to hit the big man in the middle, and Long Shots if you're keen on cutting inside and striking from range, as well as things like Weak Foot and Skill Moves too.

For other stats-based guides, it's worth taking a look at our list of the highest potential FIFA 21 wonderkids, plus we have pages on the FIFA 21's best Goalkeepers, FIFA 21's best Defenders, the FIFA 21's best Midfielders and FIFA 21's best Strikers in the game, too.

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FIFA 21 best LW - the best Left Wingers in FIFA

Yet again it's Neymar taking top spotp as the best left winger in the world, while Liverpool's Saido Mané is rapidly closing the gap behind him. Sterling gets a deserved boost in stats this year, while other notable left wingers like Rashford and Martial are absent because they've changed positions, to ST and LM respectively.

We've expanded the list to the top 20 this year, to give you a few more options to choose from.

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FIFA 21 best Left Wingers (LW)

RankPlayerClubRating
1 Neymar Jr. PSG 91
2 Saido Mané Liverpool 90
3 Eden Hazard Real Madrid 88
4 Raheem Sterling Man City 88
5 Lorenzo Insigne Napoli 85
6 Mikel Oryabazal Real Sociedad 84
7 Iker Munain Atletic Bilbao 83
8 Ousmane Dembélé Barcelona 83
9 Dimitri Payet Marseilles 82
10 Marco Asensio Real Madrid 82
11 Everton Benfica 82
12 Christian Pulisic Chelsea 81
13 Nani Orlando City 81
14 Alexis Sanchez Inter 80
15 Jack Grealish Aston Villa 80
16 Diogo Jota Liverpool 80
17 Marcus Thuram Borussia Mönchengladbach 80
18 David Neres Ajax 80
19 Vinicius Jr. Real Madrid 80
20 Stephan El Shaarawy Shanghai Shenhua 79

FIFA 21 best RW - the best Right Wingers in FIFA

Messi remains obvious choice for the best right winger in the game, while Sterling's swapped to the other side. Salah is justifiably up there in second while Di Maria's rewarded for a season of fine form for PSG. Other notable changes are a fairly major downgrade for Gareth Bale of Tottenham, despite rarely playing to actual justify a change either way this year.

As with the other flank we've expanded the list of best right wingers to the top 20 this year to give you more room to manouvre.

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FIFA 21 best Right Wingers (RW)

RankPlayerClubRating
1 Lionel Messi Barcelona 93
2 Mohamed Salah Liverpool 90
3 Angel Di Maria PSG 87
4 Bernardo Silva Man City 87
5 Riyad Mahrez Man City 85
6 Carlos Vela Los Angeles FC 83
7 Gareth Bale Tottenham Hotspur 83
8 Portu Real Sociedad 83
9 Willian Arsenal 82
10 Florian Thauvin Marseille 82
11 Lucas Ocampos Sevilla 82
12 Pablo Sarabia PSG 81
13 Steven Berghuis Feyenoord 81
14 Suso Sevilla 81
15 Hulk Shanghai SIPG 80
16 Adnan Januzaj Real Sociedad 80
17 Lucas Vazquez Real Madrid 80
18 Hirving Lozano Napoli 80
19 Ibai Gomez Athletic Bilbao 79
20 Adama Traoré Wolves 79

FIFA 21 best LM - the best Left Mids in FIFA

Thanks to some utterly bizarre positioning decisions from EA Sports this year, there are plenty of quality Left Midfielders to choose from. Heung Min Son, Marcus Rashford, Sané, Costa, and Zaha are all especially strange choices at LM given all of them are fairly classic, attacking wingers, some of them even frequently playing up front. With that expanded range of options in mind we've bumped this list's length up to the top 15 instead.

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FIFA 21 best Left Mids (LM)

RankPlayerClubRating
1Heung Min SonTottenham Hotspur87
2Marcus RashfordManchester United85
3Leroy SanéBayern Munich85
4Douglas CostaPiemonte Calcio84
5Raphael GuerreiroBorussia Dortmund84
6Kingsley ComanBayern Munich84
7Wilfried ZahaCrystal Palace83
8Thorgan HazardBorussia Dortmund83
9Filip KosticEintracht Frankfurt83
10RafaBenfica83
11Steven BergwinTottenham Hotspur83
12Ivan PerisicInter82
13Yannick CarrascoAtletico Madrid82
14Robin GosensAtalanta82
15TaisonShaktar Donetsk81

FIFA 21 best RM - the best Right Mids in FIFA

Similarly to the situation on the other flank, there are a few players in this list that we'd really class as wingers over midfielders, but that does at least mean there are plenty of options if you prefer a slightly flatter midfield. Sancho is unsurprisingly the top pic - also one of the best FIFA 21 wonderkids - while Gnabry and Moura will be on-meta options thanks to their technical ability and pace.

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FIFA 21 best Right Mids (RM)

RankPlayerClubRating
1Jadon SanchoAtletico Madrid87
2Serge GnabryBayern Munich85
3Jose CallejonNapoli84
4Jesus CoronaPorto84
5PizziBenfica84
6Lucas MouraTottenham Hotspur83
7Edin Viscaİstanbul Başakşehir83
8Achraf HakimiInter83
9Karim BellarabiBayer Leverkusen82
10Angel CorreaAtletico Madrid82
11Nicolas PepeArsenal82
12MarlosShaktar Donetsk81
13Eduardo SalvioBoca Juniors81
14Xherdan ShaquiriLiverpool81
15Matteo PolitanoNapoli81

For more on FIFA 21, so far we have new pages on the FIFA 21 release time and download details for all editions, best FIFA 21 goalkeepers, best FIFA 21 defenders, best FIFA 21 midfielders, best FIFA 21 wingers, best FIFA 21 strikers, a big breakdown of FIFA 21 potential wonderkids and career mode hidden gems and a list of FIFA 21 Career Mode's best players. Plus, we've pages on FUT Chemistry explained and a freshly updated FIFA 21 Chemistry styles list and affected attributes explainer, to get you started with FUT. Expect much more soon!


Other things to know about picking the best FIFA Wingers

As we alluded to above, there are a few additional things to bear in mind when choosing your wide players in FIFA 21, with slightly different factors becoming more or less important depending on the mode and formation you're playing.

  • For Career Mode, potential is important too - Some players have higher built-in potential for growth than others, and if you're planning on playing at least two seasons of Career Mode then it's going to have a major impact on your squad. It's also a great way to pick up a bargain, too, so if you're keen on finding some youngsters take the time to go over our detailed list of the best FIFA 21 potential wonderkids and young players, whcih includes some of the finest young wide players in the game.
  • For Ultimate Team, remember you can use Chemistry Styles - Chemistry Styles, if you didn't know, add up to a whopping 90 points to your player's attributes, spread according to the Style you choose. You can read more on Chemistry in general in our guide to how FIFA Chemistry works, and likewise the best FIFA Chemistry Styles in our detailed guide to those, too.
  • Think about your style of play when looking at stats - We mentioned this briefly above, but certain wingers will work better in certain formations and styles. Pace in general is obviously extra-useful if you play a more direct, counter-attacking style, whilst you might want to focus more on Crossing, Short Passing, and even Tackling if you're using more central or reserved LMs and RMs.

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