Best young players in FIFA 23 Career Mode

Nathan Warby
Jude Bellingham celebrating in FIFA 23

Adding young stars with lots of potential to your FIFA 23 Career Mode squad is a smart move. Here’s a list of the best young talents in the game.

FIFA 23 keeps bringing in new, young players, allowing you to pick the best future stars for your Career Mode journey.

You’ll want to have a handful of these up-and-comers in your squad in the game as they’ll only get better and better the more games they play but with so many to choose from it can be difficult to decide who to add to your team.

So, here are the best young players in FIFA 23.


Best wonderkids in FIFA 23

If you want to really develop your FIFA 23 Career Mode squad, we recommend searching for young players that are 24 years old or under. These youngsters still generally have tons of potential left and time is on their side when it comes to living up to developing them.

It also means that they can slowly train up their stats over many seasons, even if they’re not ready for the starting 11 right away.

You can check out our picks for the best young players in every FIFA 23 position below.

Best young goalkeepers in FIFA 23

Illan Meslier22Leeds UnitedGK
Maarten Vandevoordt20GenkGK
Andriy Lunin23Real MadridGK
Gianluigi Donnarumma23PSGGK
Lautaro Morales22LanusGK
Gavin Bazunu20SouthamptonGK
Alban Lafont23FC NantesGK
Justin Bijlow24FeyenoordGK
Diogo Costa22FC PortoGK
Luís Maximiano23LazioGK
Aaron Ramsdale24ArsenalGK

Best young defenders in FIFA 23

Joško Gvardiol20RB LeipzigCB
Luca Netz19Hertha BSCLB
Jarrad Branthwaite20EvertonCB
Wesley Fofana20ChelseaCB
Alphonso Davies21FC Bayern MunchenLB
Sergino Dest21BarcelonaRB
Edmond Tapsoba23Bayer LeverkusenCB
Tino Livramento19SouthamptonRB
Mohamed Simakan22RB LeipzigCB
Owen Wijndal22AjaxLB
Trent Alexander-Arnold23Liverpool FCRB
Theo Hernández24AC MilanLB
Matthijs de Ligt22Bayern MunchenCB
David Raum24RB LeipzigLB
Ridle Baku24VfL WolfsburgRB
Gonçalo Inácio20Sporting CPCB
Marc Guehi21Crystal PalaceCB
Renan Lodi24Nottingham ForestLB
João Victor da Silva Marcelino23BenficaCB
Noah Mbamba17Club BruggeCB
Adrien Truffert20Stade RennaisLB
Jean-Clair Todibo22OGC NiceCB
Víctor Chust García22Cadiz CFCB
Lutsharel Geertruida21FeyenoordRB
Rayan Aït Nouri21WolvesLB
Federico Dimarco24Inter MilanCB
Castello Lukeba19Olympique LyonnaisCB
Tyrell Malacia22Manchester UnitedLB
Ronald Araujo23BarcelonaCB
Diogo Dalot23Manchester UnitedRB
Jurriën Timber21AjaxCB
Juan Foyth24Villarreal CFCB
Josip Šutalo22Dinamo ZagrebCB
Takehiro Tomiyasu23ArsenalRB

Best young midfielders in FIFA 23

Jude Bellingham19Borussia DortmundCM
Florian Wirtz19Bayer LeverkusenCAM
Xavi Simons19PSVCM
Sandro Tonali22AC MilanCDM
Jamal Musiala19Bayern MunichCAM
Phil Foden22Manchester CityCAM
Ryan Gravenberch20Bayern MunichCM
Eduardo Camavinga19Real MadridCM
Pedri18FC BarcelonaCM
Maxence Caqueret 22LyonCDM
Mason Mount23ChelseaCAM
Declan Rice23West HamCDM
Aurélien Tchouaméni22Real MadridCM
Ibrahim Sangaré24PSVCDM
Yeremy Pino19Villarreal CFRM
Mattéo Guendouzi23Olympique de MarseilleCM
Désiré Doué17Stade RennaisCAM
Christoph Baumgartner22TSG 1899 HoffenheimCAM
Caden Clark19New York Red BullsCM
Arda Güler17FenerbahceCAM
Nicolas Seiwald21RB SalzburgCM
Jacob Ramsey21Aston VillaCM
Carney Chukwuemeka18ChelseaCAM
Matheus Cunha23Atletico de MadridCAM
Wilfried Gnonto18Leeds UnitedLM
Mathys Tel17Bayern MunchenLM
Sebastian Szymanski23FeyenoordCAM
Giovanni Reyna19Borussia DortmundLM
Martin Ødegaard23ArsenalCM
Dani Olmo24RB LeipzigCAM
Conor Gallagher22ChelseaCM
Ivan Ilić21TorinoCM
Destiny Iyenoma Udogie19UdineseLM
Alan Varela21Boca JuniorsCDM

Best young wingers in FIFA 23

Rodrygo21Real MadridRW
Vinicius Jr22Real MadridLW
Thiago Almada21Atlanta UnitedRW
Rafael Leao23AC MilanLW
Bukayo Saka21ArsenalRM
Talles Magno20New York City FCLM
Samuel Iling-Junior18JuventusLW
Antonio Zarzana20SevillaRW
Ansu Fati19BarcelonaLW
Noni Madueke20PSVRM
Anssumane Fati19BarcelonaLW
Marcus Edwards23Sporting CPRW
Nicolás González24FlorentinaLW
Anthony Elanga20Manchester UnitedRW
Antony22Manchester UnitedRW
Stipe Biuk19Hajduk SplitLW
Sávio Moreira de Oliveira18PSVRW
Matías Soulé19JuventusRW
Rayan Cherki18Olympique LyonnaisLW
Matteo Cancellieri19LazioRW
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku18Sporting CPRW
Páez Gavira17FC BarcelonaLW
Samuel Chukwueze23Villarreal CFRW
Andreas Schjelderup18BenficaLW
Harvey Elliott19LiverpoolRW
Mateus Tetê22Leicester CityRW
Traorè22AFC BournemouthLW
Antonio Nusa17Club BruggeRW

Best young strikers in FIFA 23

Youssoufa Moukoko17Borussia DortmundST
Joao Felix22Atletico MadridCF
Erling Haaland22Manchester CityST
Alexander Isak22NewcastleST
Alou Kuol21StuttgartST
Armando Broja20ChelseaST
Facundo Farías20ColonST
Dane Scarlett18SpursST
Adam Hlozek​​20Bayer LeverkusenCF
Karim Adeyemi20Borussia DortmundST
Kylian Mbappé23PSGST
Tammy Abraham24Roma FCST
Joe Gelhardt20Leeds UnitedST
Benjamin Šeško19RB SalzburgST
Marcus Rashford24Manchester UnitedST
Julián Álvarez22Manchester CityST
Jovanny Bolívar20Deportivo La GuairaST
Moise Kean22JuventusST
Mohammed Kudus21AjaxCF
Amine Gouiri22Stade RennaisST
Hugo Duro22Valencia CFST
Jesus Ferreira21FC DallasST
Pablo Solari21River PlateST
Iker Bravo17Real MadridST
Malik Tillman20RangersST
Georginio Rutter20Leeds UnitedST
Kamaldeen Sulemana20SouthamptonST

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Nathan is a Games Writer at Dexerto and Charlie INTEL, primarily covering FIFA and Call of Duty, as well as general gaming news and guides. After leaving university with a degree in Sports Studies and a master's degree in Magazine Journalism, he took on a role as a local news reporter before moving into games media. You can contact Nathan by email at