The Best Young Players in FIFA 23


FIFA 23 offers a treasure trove of potential when it comes to building your dream squad. But where do you start?

Look no further than the next generation of footballing superstars – the wonderkids!

These young players boast exceptional potential and can be molded into world-beaters with the right guidance (and training drills) in Career Mode.

This comprehensive guide dives deep into the best young players in FIFA 23, categorized by position, to help you craft a dominant team for years to come.

Striking Gold:Top Young Strikers

Florian Wirtz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) – This 19-year-old German prodigy boasts exceptional dribbling skills, close control, and a knack for finding the net. With a potential rating of 89, Wirtz can become a lethal goal-scorer and creative force in your attack.

Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund) – Another wonderkid from Germany, Moukoko is a physical marvel at 18 years old. Combining blistering pace with impressive finishing, he has the potential to reach a staggering 90 overall rating.

Yeremy Pino (Villarreal CF) – This Spanish winger-turned-striker is a versatile threat with a knack for weaving past defenders and creating scoring opportunities. At just 19, Pino has the potential to reach a rating of 87, making him a valuable asset for any squad.

Antony (Manchester United) – The Brazilian wonder continues to shine in FIFA 23. His 5-star skill moves, blistering pace, and long-range shooting make him a nightmare for defenders. With a potential of 89, Antony can become a world-class winger or even a secondary striker.

Gabriel Martinelli (Arsenal) – The young Brazilian has become a fan favorite at Arsenal, and for good reason. His pace, agility, and finishing make him a constant threat on the wing or upfront. With a potential rating of 88, Martinelli is a solid long-term investment.

Midfield Maestros: Commanding the Center of the Park

Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) – The English sensation continues to impress. Bellingham boasts exceptional dribbling, passing, and defensive awareness, making him a true box-to-box midfielder. His potential of 92 makes him a must-have for any aspiring champion.

Ryan Gravenberch (Bayern Munich) – This Dutch maestro is a complete midfielder. He excels in passing, dribbling, and even defending. With a potential of 89, Gravenberch can be the engine room of your midfield for years to come.

Gavi (FC Barcelona) – The young Spaniard brings flair and creativity to the center of the park. His dribbling skills and vision for killer passes make him a joy to watch. With a potential of 88, Gavi can become a world-class playmaker.

Pedri (FC Barcelona) – Gavi’s midfield partner, Pedri, offers another dimension to your attack. His exceptional passing range and ability to control the tempo of the game make him a maestro in the making. With a potential of 91, Pedri can become the creative heart of your midfield.

Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid) – The French powerhouse is a force to be reckoned with. His physicality, tireless work rate, and impressive passing skills make him a complete midfielder. With a potential of 90, Camavinga can become a dominant presence in your midfield.

Defensive Stalwarts: Building an Unbeatable Backline

Joško Gvardiol (RB Leipzig) – This Croatian defender is a rock at the back. Combining pace, strength, and excellent tackling skills, Gvardiol can shut down even the most dangerous attackers. With a potential of 90, he’s an investment worth making for your backline.

Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint-Germain) – The young Portuguese fullback is a force to be reckoned with on the left flank. His blistering pace, relentless attacking runs, and solid defensive skills make him a complete package. With a potential of 88, Mendes can become a world-class attacking fullback.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool FC) – While not quite a “youngster” anymore, Alexander-Arnold remains a force to be reckoned with. His exceptional crossing, free-kick taking, and ever-improving defensive play make him a valuable asset. With a potential of 90, he’s a proven talent who can solidify your right flank for years to come.

Bastoni (Inter Milan) –  Bastoni is a left-footed center-back who is comfortable playing on either side of the defense. The 23-year-old is a well-rounded defender who is good in the air, strong in the tackle, and comfortable on the ball.

Jurrien Timber (Ajax) – Timber is a versatile defender who can play at center-back or right-back. The 21-year-old is a talented player who is good on the ball and comfortable stepping out of defense.

Become a Wall: Top Young GK Picks for FIFA 23

Gavin Bazunu (Southampton): This 20-year-old Irish wonderkid boasts the highest potential rating (85) among all young GKs in the game.  He’s already the first-choice keeper for Southampton and is a great long-term option. 

Maarten Vandevoordt (Genk): With a potential of 84, Vandevoordt is another promising young keeper.  He’s strong on reflexes and can be a great addition to your team. 

Guillaume Restes (Toulouse): This French youngster has a potential of 83 and is a well-rounded keeper with good stats across the board. 

Lucas Chevalier (Lille): Another French talent, Chevalier also has a potential of 83 and is known for his shot-stopping abilities. 

Other young GKs to consider include:

Ruslan Neshcheret (Dynamo Kyiv)

Doğan Alemdar (Rennes)

Kjell Peersman (PSV)

Gabriel Slonina (Chelsea)

Stefano Turati (Frosinone)


Q: Who are the hottest young players in FIFA 23?

A: FIFA 23 boasts a wealth of talented young footballers with immense potential. Here’s a look at some of the most sought-after names:

Attackers: Look for explosive wingers like Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), and Jeremie Frimpong (Bayer Leverkusen). For a goal-scoring machine, consider Ansu Fati (Barcelona) or Youssoufa Moukoko (Borussia Dortmund).

Midfielders:  For a complete midfield maestro, Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid) and Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund) are top picks. If you prioritize dribbling and playmaking, Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich) and Ryan Gravenberch (Bayern Munich) are fantastic options.

Defenders:  For a rock-solid defense, build around William Saliba (Arsenal) or Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig). If you need a pacey fullback, Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint-Germain) and Jurriën Timber (Ajax) are excellent choices.

Q:  Where can I find the best young players with high potential?

A: Several resources can help you identify high-potential young players in FIFA 23:

Official EA Sports Ratings: EA releases player ratings before the game launch, highlighting young players with high potential growth [EA FIFA 23 Ratings].

Wonderkid Lists: Websites and publications dedicated to FIFA often compile lists of wonderkids based on in-game stats and potential [FUTWIZ, VG247].

Scout Your Leagues: Don’t neglect scouting within the game itself. Look for young players with impressive performances and rapid growth during your career mode playthrough.

Q:  What should I consider when selecting young players?

A:  Here are some key factors to consider when choosing young players in FIFA 23:

Current Rating vs. Potential: Balance a player’s current ability with their growth potential. Some players may start strong but have limited room for improvement, while others may take time to develop but have a higher ceiling.

Playing Style:  Consider your team’s overall strategy. Do you need a pacey winger, a creative midfielder, or a solid defender? Choose players who complement your tactical approach.

Age and Cost: Younger players offer more development potential but might be initially expensive. Consider your budget and how soon you need them to contribute significantly.

Q:  Are there any hidden gems I can find?

A:  Absolutely! The beauty of FIFA 23 is discovering hidden gems. Look for players in lesser-known leagues with impressive stats and high potential. With good training and playing time, they can become stars.

Q:  Where can I learn more about specific young players?

A: Numerous online resources provide in-depth player reviews and analysis. Websites like FUTBIN and SOFIFA offer detailed breakdowns of player stats, growth potential, and real-life comparisons

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