FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Best Young Players To Sign On Career Mode

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Best Young Players To Sign On Career Mode
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Written by 

Harry Boulton


21st Sep 2022 10:06

The top FIFA 23 wonderkids list is always one of the most exciting times of the year, as it gives a glimpse into who the future best players in the world are likely to be. There is an abundance of exciting young talent in the world right now, which is great for FIFA if you're looking to pluck out the stars who will last you a while. So, to find out the top 25 highest rated FIFA 23 wonderkids in the game, have a read of the full list below.

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Highest Rated U21 Players

FIFA 23 Wonderkids list
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Here's the full list of the top 25 FIFA 23 wonderkids in the game, with information about their age, position, club, and rating:

Player Name Position Club Age Rating
Pedri CM FC Barcelona 19 85
Jude Bellingham CM Borussia Dortmund 19 84
Alphonso Davies LB Bayern Munich 21 84
Florian Wirtz CAM Bayer Leverkusen 19 82
Bukayo Saka RM Arsenal 20 82
Jamal Musiala CM Bayern Munich 19 81
Joško Gvardiol
CB RB Leipzig 20 81
Rodrygo RW Real Madrid 21 81
Nuno Mendes LB PSG 20 80
Jurriën Timber
CB Ajax 21 80
William Saliba CB Arsenal 21 80
Jeremie Frimpong RB Bayer Leverkusen 21 80
Gavi CM FC Barcelona 18 79
Ansu Fati LW FC Barcelona 19 79
Yeremy Pino RM Villareal 19 79
Eduardo Camavinga CM Real Madrid 19 79
Inácio Gonçalo CB Sporting 20 79
Ryan Gravenberch CM Bayern Munich 20 79
Orkun Kökçü CM Feyernoord 21 79
Wesley Fofana CB Chelsea 21 79
Dominik Szoboszlai CAM RB Leipzig 21 79
Piero Hincapié LB Bayer Leverkusen 20 78
Gabriel Martinelli LM Arsenal 21 78
Charles De Ketelaere ST Milan 21 78
Enzo Fernández CM Benfica 21 78
Giorgi Mamardashvili GK Valencia 21 77


As you can see, there are plenty of FIFA 23 wonderkids to choose from that are already good enough to make it into many teams. What you will also notice is that there are multiple players from quite a few clubs here, meaning that specific teams are great options to choose from if you want to try out a young team in FIFA 23 Career Mode.

There are some players here which are going to be rather difficult to get your hands on if you're not managing their team though, as they have already established themselves on the global market. Players like Jude Bellingham and Pedri will likely cost above the £100m mark or will be generally unwilling to leave their clubs. 

Many of these players will also be primed for a FIFA 23 Ultimate Team Future Stars promo card when that releases in early 2023 if they haven't already picked one up already that is.

FIFA 23 Career Mode Highest Potential Players

FIFA 23 Career Mode Highest Potential Players
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While some of the best U21 players found above do also have some of the highest potentials in FIFA 23 Career Mode, there are a couple of players over the age of 21 that are able to grow the highest. 

Check out the full list of FIFA 23 Career Mode highest potential players below:

Player Name Club Overall Potential
Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-Germain 91 95
Erling Haaland Manchester City 88 94
Pedri FC Barcelona 85 93
Phil Foden Manchester City 85 92
Vinícius Jr. Real Madrid 86 92
Gianluigi Donnarumma Paris Saint-Germain 88 92
Florian Wirtz Bayer Leverkusen 82 91
Kai Havertz Chelsea 84 91
Dušan Vlahović 
Juventus 84 91
Jude Bellingham Borussia Dortmund 84 91
Ansu Fati FC Barcelona 79 90
Jamal Musiala Bayern Munich 81 90
Rafael Leão Milan 84 90
João Félix Atlético Madrid 84 90
Sandro Tonali Milan 84 90
Alessandro Bastoni Inter 84 90
Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool 87 90
Ryan Gravenberch Bayern Munich 79 89
Eduardo Camavinga Real Madrid 79 89
Gavi FC Barcelona 79 89
Vitinha FC Barcelona 79 89

You could very easily build a galacticos-style super team with a combination of any of the players above, but there are some obvious complications. Much like the list of highest rated young players, most of the wonderkids in the list above are deemed untouchable by their clubs, and therefore will be very difficult - or very expensive - to pry away.

It still gives you a good idea of what to look out for though in terms of young players, and a sense of priority if you do decide to try and pick any of them up.

FIFA 23 Career Mode Hidden Gems

FIFA 23 Wonderkids Hidden Gems list
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If you're wanting some players that are a bit easier to pick up, make sure to check out the list below for some FIFA 23 Career Mode hidden gems:

Player Name Club Position Rating Potential Rating
Joshua Feeney Aston Villa CB 55 80 (+25)
Felipe Valencia Inter Miami RM 50 75 (+25)
Dylan Reid St. Mirren CDM 54 78 (+24)
Diogo Monteiro Servette FC CB 54 78 (+24)
Gavin Beavers Real Salt Lake GK 52 76 (+24)
Attilio Morosoli FC Lugano GK 51 75 (+24)
Andreș Brînzea Chindia Târgoviște GK 48 72 (+24)
Luke Harris Fulham CAM 61 84 (+23)
Laurin Ulrich VfB Stuttgart CM 60 83 (+23)
Cristian Riquelme Everton LB 60 83 (+23)
Fabio Chiarodia Werder Bremen CB 60 83 (+23)
Alfie Devine Tottenham Hotspur CAM 60 83 (+23)
Arnaud Dony Union Saint-Gilloise LB 59 82 (+23)
Ashley Phillips Blackburn Rovers CB 59 82 (+23)
Guillaume Restes Toulouse FC GK 58 81 (+23)
Ben Chrisene Kilmarnock LB 58 81 (+23)
Darko Gyabi Leeds United  CM 57 80 (+23)
Serge Ngoma New York Red Bulls RW 56 79 (+23)
Oliwier Sławiński Zagłębie Lubin ST 54 77 (+23)
Eirik Blikstad Strømsgodset Toppfotball CB 54 77 (+23)

Comparatively, this list has quite a few more achievable targets, especially if you're a lower-level team or have a smaller budget. While most of the FIFA 23 Career Mode hidden gems will be squad or rotational options if you're one of the best teams in the world, they can still be great to pick up for cheap and flip for a huge profit once they've developed.

So, that rounds off this list of the best FIFA 23 wonderkids, giving you an overview of the top 25 highest-rated young players in the game. If you're looking for a general idea of the best players though, make sure to head over to our FIFA 23 ratings guide for all the latest details.

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