Who is the worst player on FIFA 20?

Lionel Messi is the best player in FIFA 20, but which lesser-known names have the unwanted distinction of being the worst players in the game?

Five players are rated 47 overall in FIFA 20, making them the worst players in the game, with four of those playing in England's League Two. Chongqing Dangdai striker Yin Congyao, Crewe goalkeeper Sam Booth, Grimsby midfielder Brandon McPherson and Lincoln duo Gianluca Bucci and Joshua Woodcock all rank as the worst players in FIFA 20.
The four English-based players are all teenagers and thus have potential abilities in Career Mode ranging in the 50s and 60s overall, while Yin Congyao is 22 years old at the start of the game and has a potential score of 57.
Gillingham's Simon Royce is an interesting addition to the FIFA 20 database. The goalkeeper was last in the game in FIFA 11 when he had an overall score of 61, but retired from playing in 2011-12 to become a goalkeeping coach.
However, the Gills had an injury crisis in September 2019, forcing coach Royce to take a spot on the bench for the League One clash against Oxford and thus become an eligible squad member for FIFA 20. Royce is now 48 years old, the same number as his rating in FIFA 20!
Like many of the players on this list, Royce does not have a card in FIFA Ultimate Team, with many of the lowest-rated players in the game not having their photos included. The lowest-rated players in FIFA Ultimate Team are all 48 overall, with 28 players in total rated 48 in that game mode.
There are 48 players rated 48 or lower in Career Mode, with the majority of those coming from the Chinese Super League, League Two, or the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.

FIFA 20: Worst players

1Yin CongyaoSTChongqing Dangdai47
2G BucciCBLincoln47
3B McPhersonRMGrimsby47
4S BoothGKCrewe47
5J WoodcockRBLincoln47
6S RoyceGKGillingham48
7Pan XimingCMHebei Fortune48
8Shan HuanhuanSTDalian Yifang48
9K FujikawaCMJubilo Iwata48
10H ShiraiSTGamba Osaka48
11R RoacheSTBlackpool48
12Zhang YufengCMBeijing Renhe48
13B WormanSTCambridge48
14L OffordCDMCrewe48
15Liu GuoboCMBeijing Guoan48
16E TweedCMDerry48
17Shao ShuaiCBBeijing Renhe48
18Wang PengCAMGuangzhou R&F48
19G Sykes-KenworthyGKBradford48
20J Norville-WilliamsLBCambridge48
21R WikbergCBOstersunds48
22J RyanCMUCD48
23M GallagherLMFinn Harps48
24G YowSTDC United48
25K BarkerCMPeterborough48
26H BurrowsCMPeterborough48
27Tao QianglongRMHebei Fortune48
28D WallentinssonCMSirius48
29Xiao MingjieCBShanghai SIPG48
30Wang HaijianCMShanghai Shenhua48
31F NevarezRBJuarez48
32O WatkinsonSTBlackpool48
33S GrahamLWBBlackpool48
34M PeckCDMPlymouth48
35J BelehouanLBSheffield United48
36P MartinGKWaterford48
37V StorsveGKLillestrom48
38Huang JiahuiCBDalian Yifang48
39Zhang WeiCMHebei Fortune48
40C HeathCMCrewe48
41B SaultCMLincoln48
42B BarrRBDerry48
43R McKinleyCMDerry48
44I AkinseteRBUCD48
45Z Al OyouniRBLincoln48
46H KyprianouCMLeyton Orient48
47J HopeLBGrimsby48
48J StarbuckCMGrimsby48
49Zhou TingLBDalian Yifang49
50Zhang JunzheRBHebei Fortune49
*All ratings shown and clubs listed are taken from the FIFA 20 database used for Career Mode.