FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Discover your next club legend


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FIFA 23 introduced a host of new features into Career Mode, but one thing remained the same.

Wonderkids are easily the most important part of any Career Mode save but it's often difficult to find the best ones around.

Fear not, as we've broken down all the best wonderkids you can sign in this year's game.

From the best of the bunch to those that can be signed on the cheap, these talents listed below are the very best wonderkids on offer in FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 Wonderkids

What exactly defines a FIFA 23 wonderkid? Many people have different definitions of wonderkids, so we should start by giving you ours.

For the purposes of this article, we consider anyone a wonderkid who starts the FIFA 23 career mode aged 19 or younger. So basically, any teenager. For this article then, any player that is aged 19 or under, regardless of position or contract status, is eligible for the list.

FIFA 23 moukoko
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RISING LEGENDS - Your next superstar is on this list

We will be breaking things down by potential rather than a player's OVR or reputation or anything like that. We are looking for high-potential teenagers. Some of these players will be more available than others. Big teams have started to sign up players at younger and younger ages, and of course the academies of places like Barcelona and Bayern Munich are notorious for churning out world-class prospects.

So here are the very best FIFA 23 wonderkids in career mode. Grab as many of them as you can!

Pedri (85 OVR - 92 POT)

Team: Barcelona

Position: CM, CAM

Age: 19

Nation: Spain

The best wonderkid in FIFA 23 is Barcelona's midfield maestro Pedri. Following on in the grand tradition of Barcelona, Pedri is a tempo-setting little gem on a centre midfielder.

Pedri in FIFA 23
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FUTURE GREAT - Pedri is pretty awesome already

In FIFA 23 Pedri has a stellar 92 potential, higher than the OVR that anyone starts FIFA 23 with. He's got four-star skill moves and a four-star weak foot, so really doesn't have any weakness on the ball.

He starts FIFA 23 career mode with 90 balance, 88 stamina, 88 agility, 88 ball control, 87 short passing, and 87 dribbling. All of that makes him incredible in possession and the kind of midfielder that can completely run the show.

Jamal Musiala (84 OVR - 92 POT)

Team: Bayern Munich

Position: CAM, LM, CM

Age: 19

Nation: Germany

Next up is Germany's next superstar Jamal Musiala. The Bayern forward could have played for England, but opted against it.

Jamal Musiala taking a shot in FIFA 23
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Just like Pedri, Musiala has a 92 potential in FIFA 23 which is huge. He can play anywhere across the top of the park, and is a goal threat whenever he gets the ball.

Musiala has that coveted five-star skill moves along with a four-star weak foot. He starts career mode with 92 dribbling, 92 agility, 91 balance, 88 ball control, and 81 short passing. He can beat any defender one-on-one and will torment opponents all game long.

Jude Bellingham (85 OVR - 91 POT)

Team: Borussia Dortmund

Position: CM

Age: 19

Nation: England

Of course Jude Bellingham was going to make this list. England's star midfielder is at the top of every transfer gossip column as he is expected to make a big move this summer, so this might be the last chance you get to buy him for a while.

Jude Bellingham celebrating in FIFA 23
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HEY JUDE - Bellingham is a highly-coveted player

Bellingham is a consummate do-it-all midfielder with huge 91 potential. He has high/high work rate and attributes that make him strong at both ends of the pitch.

He starts FIFA 23 with 91 stamina, 86 short passing, 86 dribbling, 85 long passing, and 81 interceptions. You can position him at CAM or CDM and have a world-class player right away, and one who will only develop even further over the next few years.

Florian Wirtz (83 OVR - 91 POT)

Team: Bayer Leverkusen

Position: CAM, CM

Age: 19

Nation: Germany

Another German, another attacking midfielder. Florian Wirtz is next up on our FIFA 23 wonderkid list.

Florian Wirtz in FIFA 23
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IN THE FLO - Wirtz is another star in the making in Germany

Wirtz is a silky, creative midfielder with plenty of promise. His 91 potential would put him on par with Erling Haaland, while he has four-star skill moves and a four-star weak foot to be a well-rounded player.

In FIFA 23 he starts with 88 ball control, 86 dribbling, 85 agility, and 84 short passing. He's also got terrific 88 vision to find a killer ball.

Gavi (80 OVR - 89 POT)

Team: Barcelona

Position: CM

Age: 17

Nation: Spain

This whole generation is midfielders! Gavi is another Barcelona product, and looks set to dominate the Catalan club for many years to come.

Gavi in FIFA 23
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GLORIOUS GAVI - The Barca midfield is incredible

Gavi is just 17 in FIFA 23, making him young even by wonderkid standards. He's a bit more defensive than his teammate Pedri, but can be just as deadly with the ball at his feet.

Gavi has a high/high work rate and his 89 potential is very good. He starts with 90 balance, 86 agility, 84 dribbling, 83 ball control, and 83 short passing. He can play deeper thanks to his 78 positioning, 75 interceptions, and 72 standing tackle, which lets him pair nicely with other more attacking midfielders.

More FIFA 23 wonderkids

Player
Team
Position
Age
OVR
POT
Eduardo Camavinga
Real Madrid
CM, CDM
19
80
89
Ansu Fati
Barcelona
LW, ST
19
79
89
Youssoufa Moukoko
Borussia Dortmund
ST
17
76
89
Destiny Udogie
Udinese
LM, LB
19
76
89
Xavi Simons
PSV
CAM, RW, LW
19
78
88
Antonio Silva
Benfica
CB
18
77
88
Tommaso Baldanzi
Empoli
CAM, CF
19
74
88
Fabio Miretti
Juventus
CM, CAM
18
74
88
Warren Zaire-Emery
PSG
CM, CDM
16
70
88
Yeremy Pino
Villarreal
RM, LM, ST
19
79
87

Still looking for more wonderkids? Well we've got them! Let's check out a positional breakdown of wonderkids in FIFA 23.

Wonderkid goalkeepers

Teenage goalkeepers are rarely world-beaters, but there are a few with good potential that you could sign right away and develop.

Player
Team
Age
OVR
POT
Andre Gomes
Benfica
17
63
86
Bart Verbruggen
Anderlecht
19
71
82
Gabriel Slonina
Chelsea
18
66
81
Guillaume Restes
Toulouse
17
61
81
Kjell Peersman
PSV
18
61
81
Dogan Alemdar
Rennes
19
72
80
Iturbe
Atletico Madrid
18
65
80
Kleber Pinargote
Independiente Del Valle
19
62
80
Alex Padilla
Atletic Club
18
62
80
Peder Hoel Lervik
Molde
17
56
80

Wonderkid right backs

Fullback can be a tricky spot to fill in FIFA, with modern fullbacks asked to do basically everything. These FIFA 23 wonderkid right backs will have you set up for success though.

Player
Team
Position
Age
OVR
POR
Alejandro Balde
Barcelona
RB, LB
18
76
87
Rico Lewis
Man City
RB, LB
17
70
87
Arnau Martinez
Girona
RB, LB
19
76
85
Malo Gusto
Olympique Lyonnais (Loan)
RB
19
75
85
Tino Livramento
Southampton
RB
19
74
84
Devyne Rensch
Ajax
RB
19
74
84
Vinicius Tobias
Real Madrid (Loan)
RB
18
65
83
Leandro Morgalla
1860 Munich
RB, CB
17
64
83
Joe Scally
TSG Hoffenheim
RB
19
74
82
Conor Bradley
Bolton Wanderers (Loan)
RB
18
67
82

Wonderkid centre backs

Every team needs a strong centre back pairing, and grabbing yourself a FIFA 23 wonderkid centre back is a sure-fire way of securing your club's long-term future.

Player
Team
Position
Age
OVR
POT
Antonio Silva
Benfica
CB
18
77
88
Castello Lukeba
Olympique Lyonnais
CB
19
76
86
Giorgio Scalvini
Atalanta
CB
18
71
86
Levi Colwill
Brighton & Hove Albion (Loan)
CB
19
71
84
Charlie Cresswell
Millwall (Loan)
CB
19
70
84
Ousmane Diomande
Sporting CP
CB
17
69
84
Noah Mbamba
Bayer Leverkusen
CB, CDM
17
64
84
Jorrel Hato
Ajax
CB, LB
16
61
84
Madi Monamay
Bayer Leverkusen
CB, CDM
16
61
84
Illia Zabarnyi
AFC Bournemouth
CB
19
73
83

Wonderkid left backs

Like right backs, FIFA 23 wonderkid left backs are tricky to find and absolute gold dust, so if you have one at your club then never let them go!

Player
Team
Position
Age
OVR
POT
Destiny Udogie
Udinese (Loan)
LWB, LB, LM, LW
19
76
89
Alejandro Balde
Barcelona
LB, RB
18
76
87
Bjorn Meijer
Clube Brugge
LB
19
72
86
Milos Kerkez
AZ Alkmaar
LB
18
74
84
Devyne Rensch
Ajax
LB, RB
19
74
84
Luca Netz
Borussia Monchengladbach
LB
19
73
83
Victor Kristiansen
Leicester City
LB
19
71
82
Jesus Vazquez
Valencia
LB
19
71
82
Hugo Bueno
Wolves
LB
19
68
82
Daouda Guindo
RB Salzburg
LB
19
66
82

Wonderkid CDMs

The screeners and anchors to any good attacking side. These FIFA 23 wonderkid CDMs are the next N'Golo Kante or Casemiro just waiting to be bought!

Player
Team
Position
Age
OVR
POT
Eduardo Camavinga
Real Madrid
CDM, CM
19
80
89
Arthur Vermeeren
Antwerp
CDM, CM
17
68
87
Romeo Lavia
Southampton
CDM
18
67
86
Stefan Bajcetic
Liverpool
CDM
17
69
85
Johann Lepenant
Olympique Lyonnais
CDM, CM
19
73
83
Ezequiel Fernandez
Boca Juniors
CDM, CB
19
72
83
Lucas Gourna
RB Salzburg
CDM, CM
18
72
83
Ardon Jashari
Luzern
CDM, CM
19
69
83
Tim Iroegbunam
QPR
CDM, CM
19
67
83
Silvano Vos
Ajax
CDM, CB
17
60
83

Wonderkid centre midfielders

A few of these names have already come up, but if you can't grab them then here are some other FIFA 23 wonderkid CMs you can sign.

Player
Team
Position
Age
OVR
POT
Pedri
Barcelona
CM, CAM
19
85
92
Jude Bellingham
Borussia Dortmund
CM
19
85
91
Gavi
Barcelona
CM, CAM
17
80
89
Eduardo Camavinga
Real Madrid
CM, CDM
19
80
89
Fabio Miretti
Juventus
CM, CAM
18
74
88
Arthur Vermeeren
Antwerp
CM, CDM
17
68
87
Warren Zaire-Emery
PSG
CM, CAM
16
70
85
Maximo Perrone
Man City
CM
19
71
84
Kacper Kozlowski
Vitesse
CM, CAM
18
68
84
Charlie Patino
Arsenal
CM
18
66
84

Wonderkid CAMs

If you are looking for someone to support your striker then these are the players for you. These FIFA 23 wonderkid CAMs will be lethal for years to come.

Player
Team
Position
Age
OVR
POT
Jamal Musiala
Bayern Munich
CAM, LW, RW, CF
19
84
92
Florian Wirtz
Bayer Leverkusen
CAM, CM
19
83
91
Xavi Simons
PSV
CAM, LW, RW
19
78
88
Fabio Miretti
Juventus
CAM, CM
18
74
88
Tommaso Baldanzi
Empoli
CAM, CF
19
74
88
Harvey Elliott
Liverpool
CAM, RW, LW
19
77
87
Moleiro
Las Palmas
CAM, LM, LW
18
75
87
Rayan Cherki
Olympique Lyonnais
CAM, LW, RW
18
73
87
Gio Reyna
Borussia Dortmund
CAM, LW, RW
19
78
86
Fabio Carvalho
Liverpool
CAM, LW, RW
19
74
86

Wonderkid right wingers

If you like to play with width then you will need some FIFA 23 wonderkid right wingers. These players are natural on the right, but could also come up on the left side too.

Player
Team
Position
Age
OVR
POT
Xavi Simons
PSV
RW, LW, CAM
19
78
88
Rayan Cherki
Olympique Lyonnais
RW, LW, CAM
18
73
87
Francisco Conceicao
Ajax
RW, LW
19
74
86
Arda Guler
Fenerbache
RW, LW, CAM
17
73
86
Matteo Cancellieri
Lazio
RW, LW
19
73
86
Roony Bardghji
Kobenhavn
RW, LW
16
66
86
Garang Kuol
Hearts
RW, LW
17
64
86
Matias Soule
Juventus
RW, RM
19
70
85
Savio
PSV (Loan)
RW, RM
18
69
85
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku
Sporting CP
RW, LW
18
69
85

Wonderkid left wingers

These FIFA 23 wonderkid left wingers are likely to crop up on the right too, but are most deadly playing on the left of your attack.

Player
Team
Position
Age
OVR
POT
Ansu Fati
Barcelona
LW, ST
19
79
89
Xavi Simons
PSV
RW, LW, CAM
19
78
88
Rayan Cherki
Olympique Lyonnais
RW, LW, CAM
18
73
87
Alejandro Garnacho
Manchester United
LW, RW
18
70
86
Antonio Nusa
Club Brugge
LW, RW
17
66
86
Stipe Biuk
Los Angeles FC
LW, LM
19
71
85
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku
Sporting CP
LW, RW
18
69
85
Samuel Iling-Junior
Juventus
LW, LM
18
69
85
Gianluca Prestianni
Velez Sarsfield
LW, LM
16
67
85
Naci Unuvar
Trabzonspor (Loan)
LW, LM
19
67
85

Wonderkid strikers

Finally we get to the goal scorers. These FIFA 23 wonderkid strikers will be banging in goals for years to come.

Name
Team
Position
Age
OVR
POT
Youssoufa Moukoko
Borussia Dortmund
ST
19
75
89
Adam Hlozek
Bayer Leverkusen
ST, CAM, LW
19
76
86
Elye Wahi
Montpellier
ST, LW
19
75
85
Benjamin Sesko
RB Salzburg
ST
19
74
85
Rasmus Hojlund
Atalanta
ST
19
71
85
Eliesse Ben Seghir
Monaco
ST, LW
17
71
86
Mathys Tel
Bayern Munich
ST, LW
17
67
86
Mohamed-Ali Cho
Real Sociadad
ST
18
72
85
Evan Ferguson
Brighton
ST
17
68
85
Marko Lazetic
Rheindorf Altach
ST
18
65
85

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