FIFA 23 wonderkids: The 30 best young midfielders

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith 4 Oct 2022 21:10 BST 4 min read
Bukayo Saka, Arsenal, 2021/22

FC Barcelona and Spanish international Pedri is the highest rated young midfielder in FIFA 23 after being given a potential rating of 92 in EA Sports’ popular feature Career Mode.

Pedri is an 85 rated card in FIFA Ultimate Team, Kick Off and Career Mode, but has the potential to reach 92 rated in Career Mode.

That means that he is the highest rated midfielder aged 21 or under in the entire video game, both in terms of original rating and potential rating.

Behind Pedri is a duo of Bundesliga stars - namely Jude Bellingham and Florian Wirtz. Bellingham, the Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder, is originally rated 84 in FIFA 23, but he has the potential to become a 91 rated player in FIFA 23 Career Mode. Similarly, Wirtz can also reach a 91 rating, but he starts the game as an 82 rated card.

Fellow Bundesliga starlet Jamal Musiala is next on the list of the best young midfielders in FIFA 23. The German has the potential to become a 90 rated player in the game and he starts the game as an 81 rated player.

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka, Real Madrid’s Eduardo Camavinga, and Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch all have the potential to reach 89 rated in FIFA 23 and are fifth, sixth, and seventh in the standings of midfielders aged 21 or under in FIFA 23. Camavinga and Gravenberch both start as 79 rated players, while Saka is an 82 rated card.

Eduardo Camavinga has the potential to become an 89 rated player in FIFA Career Mode

Eduardo Camavinga has the potential to become an 89 rated player in FIFA Career Mode

There are three players with 88 rated potential - Gavi, Gabriel Martinelli and Nicolo Rovella. Gavi has been handed the highest base rating of that trio, with the Barcelona midfielder given a 79 rated card.

Domink Szoboszlai, Yeremy Pino, Enzo Fernandez, Adam Hlozek, Thiago Almada, Gabriel Veron, Alberto Moleiro, Harvey Elliott, Fabio Miretti, Alex Scott, and Jamie Bynoe-Gittens have been given a potential rating of 86.

Orkun Kokcu, Giovanni Reyna, Bryan Gil and Fabio Carvalho are among the players with an 86 rated potential and complete the top 30.

The 30 highest rated young midfielders in FIFA 23

PlayerTeamFIFA 23 Base RatingFIFA 23 Potential Rating
PedriFC Barcelona8592
Jude BellinghamBorussia Dortmund8491
Florian WirtzBayer Leverkusen8291
Jamal MusialaBayern Munich8190
Bukayo SakaArsenal8289
Eduardo CamavingaReal Madrid7989
Ryan GravenberchBayern Munich7989
GaviFC Barcelona7988
Gabriel MartinelliArsenal7888
Nicolo RovellaMonza7588
Dominik SzoboszlaiRB Leipzig7987
Yeremy PinoVillarreal7987
Enzo FernandezSL Benfica7887
Adam HlozekBayer Leverkusen7787
Thiago AlmadaAtlanta United7687
Gabriel VeronFC Porto7587
Alberto MoleiroLas Palmas7487
Harvey ElliottLiverpool7387
Fabio MirettiJuventus7287
Alex ScottBristol City6987
Jamie Bynoe-GittensBorussia Dortmund6787
Orkun KokcuFeyenoord7986
Giovanni ReynaBorussia Dortmund7786
Bryan GilTottenham Hotspur7786
Gonzalo PlataReal Valladolid7786
Kouadio KoneBorussia Monchengladbach7786
Ivan IlicHellas Verona7686
Nicola ZalewskiRoma7486
Nico WilliamsAthletic Club7486
Kenneth TaylorAjax7486
Xavi SimonsPSV Eindhoven7386
Fabio CarvalhoLiverpool7386