Best young players FIFA 23 career mode are Jude Bellingham, Pedri, Jamal Musiala and Ansu Fati. These players have a potential 90 in career mode.

Borussia Dortmund wonder kid Bellingham is currently the talk of the town, with several teams vying for his signature in the impending summer transfer window.

Two European football giants, Real Madrid and Manchester City are among the top interested clubs ready to cash in the precocious English midfielder. 

Since its inception in 1993, FIFA has offered a career mode feature to emulate a real-life experience for its users. Much like in real life, this mode facilitates transfers, player development, scouting, and league structure as real as possible within the limitations of a video game.

Career Mode in FIFA is always an intriguing aspect of the game since it provides users with a more realistic approach. This attribute allows you to embark on a stimulating expedition as a manager or a single player navigating their career path.

This article overviews the best young strikers, midfielders, defenders, and goalkeepers aged 20 years or under included in the FIFA 23 career mode journey.

Youngsters In FIFA 23 Career Mode

Youngsters in FIFA 23 career mode have a catalog of high-potential rating players like Pedri, Bellingham and Saka.

They might not have huge OVR in the first season, but there is no doubt they are instilled with rapid player development, and in time, these young prodigies will do wonders for your team.

Pedri has an overall rating of 85 in FIFA 23
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In real-life football, many teams finance laboriously in developing and nurturing young talent, hoping to build a team that can compete for many years.

If you look at Chelseas's 2022-23 season transfer market, where they spent more than $600 million, most of the players they bought were below 22, such as the 2022 FIFA World Cup Golden Boy Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk and others.

This trend has been reflected in previous versions of FIFA, where young players can be some of the game's most exciting and valuable assets.

Below is a list of all the highest potential youngsters detailing their overall rating and age at the beginning of FIFA 23's career mode.

  • Pedri - 85, Age 19
  • Jude Bellingham - 85, Age 19
  • Bukayo Saka - 84, Age 20
  • Jamal Musiala - 84, Age 19
  • Florian Wirtz - 83, Age 19
  • Joško Gvardiol - 82, Age 20
  • Nuno Mendes - 81, Age 20
  • Camavinga - 80, Age 19
  • Gavi - 80, Age 17
  • Ansu Fati - 79, Age 19

In the 2023 version of the game, Spanish and Barcelona midfielder Pedri is ranked among the top young prospects with an overall rating of 85. And he is just 19 years old with so much room for improvement.

Valued at €104.5M with a weekly salary of €115K, Pedri is a player to get into your team. Moreover, he has a max growth rate of 7, which means his full potential can be increased to 92 from 85.

Another noteworthy inclusion in the list is Ansu Fati, a Barcelona player who may currently rank low but possesses the most remarkable growth rate, an impressive +10. This suggests that Fati's maximum potential rating is a staggering 89.

English midfielder Bellingham holds his FIFA 23 rating card
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Next, we have an English midfielder Bellingham arguably the best young CM FIFA 23 career mode, who is on par with Pedri on rating, ie 85, but his growth rate is one less than his +6. It says the Dortmund star will get to the highest of 91 OVR.

Other players like Arsenal winger Saka has an 84 rating with the potential rise to 90. Similarly, Bayern Munich German baller Jamal Musiala is the most exciting, as his growth rate is +8. From his current OVR of 84, Musiala can climb up to a rating of 92 in career mode.

Cheap Young Players In FIFA 23 Career Mode

Best cheap players in FIFA 23 career mode are Gavi, Musiala and Fati. Gavi has a transfer market value of 43.5 million euros.

It is fairly lower, given how young he is and he has all the potential to be one of the best in the game. Alongside low market value, Gavi also has the lowest salary among the bunch, with €17.5K a week in the first season of career mode.

Ansu Fati FIFA 23 Ratings and Stats shows his potential rating of 89
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In addition to their potential ratings, young players in FIFA's career mode may have lower salaries and transfer fees, making them more affordable for teams with limited budgets. This can make them an attractive option for teams looking to build for the future rather than just for the short term.

Surprisingly enough, Bellingham's wage is also reasonably low once you surpass that price tag of €81.5 million. The 6-foot-1 athlete will cost €44K per week, followed by another Bundesliga youngster Jamal Musiala whose salary is 51 thousand euros. 

It is worth noting that, despite his colossal price tag of €91million, Musiala's wages are relatively modest.

Although these players represent the future of career mode, acquiring them can be a significant financial undertaking, mainly if you have not amassed substantial funds. Their value and wages are subject to a steady increase as their potential grows with time.

Hence not most teams can afford players like these, but only a handful of teams with surreal transfer budget dares to bring and keep these players. 

Gavi has a market value of €43.5M and a weekly wage demand of €17.5K in FIFA 23 Career mode
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The top five richest clubs with the biggest transfer budgets in FIFA 23 career mode are Manchester City ($284.73 million), Manchester United ($248.84 million), and Paris Saint-Germain ($199.2 million).

Despite possessing a low rating at the beginning of the season, these players exhibit an exceptional growth rate, implying that they have the potential to evolve into high-rated players as time progresses.

Here is the list of cheap players in FIFA 23 career mode with the maximum potential, including Rory Wilson.

Player Name Age OVR POT (GRO) Value
   Rory Wilson 16 59 83 (+24) €700K
   Madi Monamay 16 61 84 (+23) €975K
   Alfie Devine 17 61 84 (+23) €1M
   Serge Ngoma 16 58 82 (+24) €650K
   Laurin Ulrich 17 61 84 (+24) €1M

Best Young Goalkeepers FIFA 23 Career Mode

FIFA 23 Career Mode presents plenty of young players and whiz kids, each possessing a formidable potential ceiling, allowing gamers to have an extensive pool of options.

The list comprises the best young goalkeepers in FIFA 23 career mode, excluding PSG no.1 Gianluigi Donnarumma, who is 23 years old.

The French shot-stopper Lucas Chevalier tops the chart for the best young GK in the game with an overall rating of 75. He currently plays for Ligue 1 club LOSC Lille.

Gavin Bazunu, 20, has an OVR of 71 in FIFA 23
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Maarten Vandevoordt, the Belgian goalkeeper, is second in the rank with an OVR of 74. Maarten has agreed to join the German club RB Leipzig and will make a move from Genk in 2024.

  • Lucas Chevalier - GK -75
  • Maarten Vandevoordt - GK - 74
  • Dogan Alemdar - GK -72
  • Gavin Bazunu - GK - 71
  • Elia Caprile - GK - 70
  • Gabriel Slonina - GK - 66
  • Samuel Soares - GK - 66
  • Ruslan Neshcheret -GK - 66
  • Alejandro Iturbe - GK - 65
  • Andre Gomes - GK - 63

Best Young Defenders FIFA 23 Career Mode

With an outstanding rating of 82, Josko Gvardiol, the center-back for RB Leipzig, is the best young CB in FIFA 23.

He is then closely followed by another potent defender Nuno Mendes, a Portuguese left-back committed to PSG.

  • Josko Gvardiol - CB - 82
  • Nuno Mendes - LB - 81
  • Piero Hincapie - CB - 79
  • Goncalo Inacio - CB - 79
  • Antonia Silva - CB - 77
  • Malick Thiaw - CB - 76
  • Adrien Truffert - CB - 76
  • Arnau Martínez Lopez - RB - 76
  • Castello Lukeba - CB - 76
  • Alex Balde - LB, RB - 76

Best Young Midfielders FIFA 23 Career Mode

FIFA 23 has the best young midfielders slot of all previous versions. With Pedri, Bellingham, Saka, Musiala, and Camavinga, these players have the world at their feet and the ability to dominate the game in FIFA and real life.

Jamal Musiala with his players rating card for FIFA 23
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Pedri takes the crown for the best young cm FIFA 23 career mode, while Dutch attacking midfielder Xavi Simons also made a list with a 78 rating with POT 88.

  • Pedri - CM - 85
  • Jude Bellingham - CM - 85
  • Bukayo Saka - RW, RM - 84
  • Jamal Musiala - CAM, CM - 84
  • Florian Wirtz - CAM, CM - 83
  • Camavinga - CM, CDM - 80
  • Gavi Paez - CM - 80
  • Ryan Gravenberch - CM - 79
  • Yeremy Pino - RM, LM - 79
  • Xavi Simons - CAM - 78

Best Young Strikers FIFA 23 Career Mode

Based on the OVR rating, Barcelona wonderboy Ansu Fati is the best LW FIFA 23 career mode.

Since the selection criteria only include players 20 years or below., the list does not feature Manchester City's goal-scoring sensation, Erling Haaland, Real Madrid Brazilian striker Vinícius Jr and Rodrygo. 

Fati and Moukoko face compare real life and FIFA
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However, the 17-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker Youssoufa Moukoko is on the chart with an OVR of 75. Besides, Moukoko has a growth of 12 which will see his potential to 89.

  • Ansu Fati - ST, LW - 79
  • Adam Hlozek - ST - 76 
  • Karim Adeyemi - ST, RM, LM - 76
  • Hugo Ekitike - ST - 76
  • Youssoufa Moukoko - ST - 75
  • Georginio Rutter - ST - 75
  • Facundo Farías - ST, CF - 75
  • Elye Wahi - ST - 75
  • Kamaldeen Sulemana - ST, LW - 74
  • Wilfried Gnonto - ST - 74