FIFA 23 wonderkids: The 300 best players under 23 in the game

FIFA 23 wonderkids: Erling Haaland with a prospective FIFA 23 card
(Image credit: Michael Regan/Getty Images)

FIFA 23 wonderkids are the bedrock of Career Mode, as you look to build a title-winning side from youth stars who can develop into superstars.

We now know the full stats of every player on the game and here at FFT, we've tallied up the top 300 players in the game for you to get into your side – plus free signings and bargains – so you don't have to scout them. We've also got their height, preferred foot, weak foot, skill moves and more so that you know exactly what you're buying. 

Wonderkids give you the opportunity to nurture talent, train and develop a sponge-like squad and produce the team of the future for pennies. So when you're starting a brand-new career and enjoying the new features, who's going to be on your wishlist this time around? 

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Specifications

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S and Stadia

Reasons to buy

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Gameplay feels noticeably better
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Range of different game modes
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New Fifa Ultimate Team options

Reasons to avoid

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New defending will take some getting used to

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Goalkeepers

FIFA 23 wonderkids: Who are the goalkeepers I need to sign?

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The top wonderkid goalkeepers in FIFA 23
PlayerClubPositionRatingPotential+AgeValueWageSkill movesWeak footWorkrate (att/def)FootedIn-game statsHeight
Gianluigi DonnarummaPSGGK8892423£89m£94,60013M / MR1,014196cm/6'5"
Gregor KobelBorussia DortmundGK8388524£38m£34,40013M / MR912195cm/6'4"
Illan MeslierLeeds UnitedGK77871022£18m£21,07013M / ML908196cm/6'5"
Aaron RamsdaleArsenalGK8286424£30m£53,32013M / MR1,054191cm/6'3"
Diogo CostaPortoGK7986722£26m£9,03012M / MR782188cm/6'2"
Alban LafontNantesGK8085523£22m£17,63013M / MR929196cm/6'5"
Justin BijlowFeyenoordGK7985624£19m£7,56812M / MR899188cm/6'2"
Gavin BazunuSouthamptonGK70851520£3m£10,75012M / MR830189cm/6'2"
Luis MaximianoLazioGK7985623£19m£27,52012M / MR856190cm/6'2"
Maarten VandevoordtGenkGK70841420£3m£3,78413M / MR770192cm/6'3"
Andriy LuninReal MadridGK7584923£9m£54,18013M / MR806192cm/6'3"

Gavin Bazunu of Southampton warms up during the pre-season friendly match between RB Leipzig and Southampton FC, at the Lavanttal-Arena, on July 16, 2022 in Wolfsberg, Austria.

Gavin Bazunu of Southampton  (Image credit: Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)

Buying a young goalkeeper in Career Mode is a long, long-term investment. Goalkeepers tend to peak later but if you're smart with your cash and you pick the right custodian, you can develop a future world-class star.

Defenders

FIFA 23 wonderkids: Who are the defenders I need to sign?

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The top wonderkid defenders in FIFA 23
PlayerClubPositionRatingPotential+AgeValueWageSkill movesWeak footWorkrate (att/def)FootedIn-game statsHeight
Fikayo TomoriAC MilanCB8490624£52m£64,50024M / HR1,905185cm/6'0"
Alessandro BastoniInter MilanCB8490623£52m£64,50023M / HL1,924190cm/6'2"
Theo HernandezAC MilanLB8590524£65m£70,52033H / ML2,232184cm/6'0"
Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpoolRB8790323£86m£129,00034H / MR2,260180cm/5'10"
Matthijs de LigtBayern MunichCB8589422£61m£65,36023M / HR2,008189cm/6'2"
Eder MilitaoReal MadridCB8489524£49m£137,60023M / HR2,056186cm/6'1"
Josko GvardiolRB LeipzigCB, LB8189820£46m£34,83034H / HL2,073185cm/6'0"
Jules KoundeBarcelonaCB, RB8489523£49m£129,00023H / HR1,952181cm/5'11"
Ronald AraujoBarcelonaCB, RB8389623£45m£116,10023M / HR1,928192cm/6'3"
Christopher NkunkuRB LeipzigCF, CAM, ST8689324£81m£79,12053H / MR2,234175cm/5'8"
Alphonso DaviesBayern MunichLB, LM8489521£52m£49,88044H / LL2,201185cm/6'0"
Bukayo SakaArsenalRM, LM8289720£52m£64,50033H / ML2,130178cm/5'10"
Cristian RomeroTottenham HotspurCB8388524£43m£79,98032M / HR1,907185cm/6'0"
Ibrahima KonateLiverpoolCB8188723£41m£78,26032M / HR1,768194cm/6'4"
Nico SchlotterbeckBorussia DortmundCB8288622£38m£40,42033H / HL1,998191cm/6'3"
Goncalo InacioSportingCB7988920£31m£9,46022M / HL1,812185cm/6'0"
Jurrien TimberAjaxCB, RB8088821£38m£12,04033H / MR1,987179cm/5'10"
Nicolo ZanioloRomaCF, RW, RM8188723£45m£61,06043H / ML2,118190cm/6'2"
Nuno MendesPSGLB, LWB8088820£38m£46,44034H / ML2,090176cm/5'9"
Moussa DiabyBayer LeverkusenRM, LM, LW8488423£52m£60,20043H / LL1,988171cm/5'7"
Reece JamesChelseaRWB, RB8488422£49m£103,20033H / MR2,256178cm/5'10"
Dayot UpamecanoBayern MunichCB81872331.82£31m£47,30033H / MRRow 21 - Cell 13 14"
GabrielArsenalCB8187624£32m£63,64022M / HL1,752190cm/6'2"
William SalibaArsenalCB8087721£34m£49,02023M / HR1,868192cm/6'3"
Antonio SilvaBenficaCB69871818£3m£1,37622M / MR1,630187cm/6'1"
Achraf HakimiPSGRB, RWB8487323£46m£77,40044H / MR2,255181cm/5'11"
Gabriel VeronPortoRM, LM75871219£12m£6,19243H / MR1,742176cm/5'9"
Yeremy PinoVillarrealRM, ST7987819£33m£17,63034H / LR1,843172cm/5'7"
Pedro PorroSportingRWB, RM8187622£33m£12,90033H / MR2,174173cm/5'8"
Ezri KonsaAston VillaCB7986724£28m£55,90023M / MR1,868183cm/6'0"
Marc GuehiCrystal PalaceCB7886821£25m£30,96024M / MR1,782182cm/5'11"
Mohamed SimakanRB LeipzigCB7886822£25m£33,54022M / MR1,821187cm/6'1"
Maxence LacroixWolfsburgCB7786922£19m£28,81022M / HR1,760190cm/6'2"
Edmond TapsobaBayer LeverkusenCB8186523£30m£41,71023M / HR1,944192cm/6'3"
Wesley FofanaChelseaCB7986721£28m£57,62023M / HR1,787190cm/6'2"
Sven BotmanNewcastle UnitedCB8086622£27m£62,78023M / HL1,766193cm/6'3"
Castello LukebaLyonCB76861019£13m£21,50022M / ML1,858184cm/6'0"
Giorgio ScalviniAtalantaCB70861618£3m£5,16023M / MR1,488194cm/6'4"
Lisandro MartinezManchester UnitedCB, LB, CDM8186524£30m£83,42033M / HL2,146178cm/5'10"
Ben WhiteArsenalCB, RB7986724£28m£55,90024H / MR1,799185cm/6'0"
Giacomo RaspadoriNapoli, on loan from RaspadoriCF, CAM, LM7986722£31m£46,44045H / LR1,896172cm/5'7"
Rayan Ait NouriWolverhampton WanderersLWB, LB76861021£14m£36,98033H / ML1,891180cm/5'10"
Noussair MazraouiBayern MunichRB8286424£35m£49,88033H / LR2,128183cm/6'0"
Jeremie FrimpongBayer LeverkusenRB, RWB8086621£27m£32,68033H / MR2,044171cm/5'7"
Nico WilliamsAthletic BilbaoRM, LM74861219£9m£10,75044M / MR1,809181cm/5'11"
MarquinhosArsenalRM, LM73861319£6m£25,80033H / HL1,730174cm/5'8"
Gonzalo PlataReal ValladolidRM, RW7786921£20m£15,48043H / LL1,935178cm/5'10"
Evan NdickaEintracht FrankfurtCB8185422£29m£25,37023H / ML1,985192cm/6'3"
Nikola MilenkovicFiorentinaCB8085524£25m£40,85023M / HR1,791195cm/6'4"
Benoit BadiashileMonacoCB7785821£19m£26,23023M / HL1,794194cm/6'4"
Mohammed SalisuSouthamptonCB7785823£19m£34,83023M / HL1,665191cm/6'3"
David CarmoPortoCB7685922£13m£9,03022H / ML1,516196cm/6'5"
Tanguy NianzouSevillaCB73851220£6m£11,18023L / HR1,692191cm/6'3"
Ben GodfreyEvertonCB, LB7785824£19m£26,66023M / HR1,854183cm/6'0"
David HanckoFeyenoordCB, LB7785824£19m£8,25623H / ML2,034188cm/6'2"
Pierre KaluluAC MilanCB, RB7885722£23m£39,99023M / HR1,974184cm/6'0"
Josip BrekaloWolfsburgCF, LM7985624£24m£41,28044H / LR1,979175cm/5'8"
Tyrell MalaciaManchester UnitedLB7985622£23m£73,10033H / ML2,023169cm/5'6"
Piero HincapieBayer LeverkusenLB, CB7885720£23m£27,95032M / ML1,869184cm/6'0"
Marc CucurellaChelseaLB, CB, LM8185423£30m£78,26033H / HL2,159172cm/5'7"
Renan LodiNottingham Forest, on loan from Atletico MadridLB, LM8085524£25m£48,16043H / ML2,174173cm/5'8"
David RaumRB LeipzigLWB, LM, LB8185424£30m£41,71032H / ML2,081180cm/5'10"
Luca NetzBorussia MonchengladbachLB, LM73851219£6m£9,03023M / ML1,799184cm/6'0"
Takehiro TomiyasuArsenalRB7985623£22m£55,90025M / HR1,865188cm/6'2"
Malo GustoLyonRB75851019£10m£20,64033H / HR1,924179cm/5'10"
Lutsharel GeertruidaFeyenoordRB, CB7785821£19m£6,88023M / MR1,948185cm/6'0"
Aaron HickeyBrentfordRB, LB, LWB75851020£10m£23,65025H / HR1,890175cm/5'8"
Sergino DestAC Milan, on loan from BarcelonaRB, RM, LB7785821£19m£30,96044H / LR2,006175cm/5'8"
Tino LivramentoSouthamptonRB, RWB75851019£10m£18,92024H / MR1,875181cm/5'11"
Viktor TsygankovDynamo KyivRM8085524£28m£21,07044H / ML2,010178cm/5'10"
Amad DialloSunderland, on loan from Manchester UnitedRM69851619£3m£4,21444H / ML1,680173cm/5'8"
Patrick WimmerRapid WienRM, LM7685921£15m£25,37044H / MR1,910182cm/5'11"
VandersonMonacoRM, RB7685921£15m£27,52033M / MR2,020180cm/5'10"
Samuel ChukwuezeVillarrealRM, RW7985623£24m£27,52042H / LL1,928172cm/5'7"
Wilfried SingoTorinoRWB, RM7685921£14m£21,93022M / LR1,948190cm/6'2"
Nicolo CasaleLazioCB7684824£13m£27,95023M / HR1,919191cm/6'3"
Eric GarciaBarcelonaCB7784721£17m£61,06023M / MR1,849182cm/5'11"
Jean-Clair TodiboNiceCB7984522£21m£31,82032M / MR1,878190cm/6'2"
Leonidas StergiouSt. GallenCB67841720£2m£2,32223L / MR1,552180cm/5'10"
Jarrad BranthwaitePSV, on loan from EvertonCB68841620£3m£3,87025M / HL1,485195cm/6'4"
Anthony RouaultAnthony RouaultCB72841221£5m£7,74023M / MR1,652186cm/6'1"
MoratoBenficaCB74841021£8m£6,62222M / ML1,641192cm/6'3"
Josip SutaloDinamo ZagrebCB7684822£13m£14,1903M / HRR1,739190cm/6'2"
Pascal StruijkLeeds UnitedCB, CDM, LB7684822£13m£24,94024M / HL1,780190cm/6'2"
Jordan TezePSVCB, RB7784722£17m£12,47023M / MR1,906183cm/6'0"
Odilon KossounouClub BruggeCB, RB7584921£10m£23,22023M / MR1,725191cm/6'3"
Jesus FerreiraDallasCF, CAM, ST74841021£8m£5,67624H / MR1,940173cm/5'8"
Juan MirandaReal BetisLB7684822£14m£15,05033M / ML1,940185cm/6'0"
Calvin BasseyAjaxLB, CB74841022£8m£9,46023H / HL1,913185cm/6'0"
DodoShakhtar DonetskRB7584923£10m£29,24033H / MR2,016166cm/5'5"
Diogo DalotManchester UnitedRB7884623£18m£66,22034H / MR2,083184cm/6'0"
Juan FoythVillarrealRB, CB, CDM7984524£21m£24,51033M / HR1,943187cm/6'1"
Matty CashAston VillaRB, RWB7984524£21m£55,90032H / MR2,055185cm/6'0"
Ridle BakuWolfsburgRM, RB, CM8084424£26m£39,56034H / MR2,152176cm/5'9"
Djed SpenceTottenham HotspurRWB, RB7584921£10m£37,41033H / HR1,735184cm/6'0"
Nahuel MolinaAtletico MadridRWB, RM7884624£18m£33,54023H / HR2,036175cm/5'8"

Nuno Mendes of Paris Sait-Germain in action during the preseason friendly match between Paris Saint-Germain and Kawasaki Frontale at National Stadium on July 20, 2022 in Tokyo, Japan.

Nuno Mendes of Paris Sait-Germain (Image credit: Paris Saint-Germain Football/PSG via Getty Images)

Young defenders need a lot of training to get up to an elite level – in real life and in FIFA. Most of the young defenders that you sign will be specialists in a specific position: work with them to improve and you could have a top-level baller in no time. 

Midfielders

FIFA 23 wonderkids: Who are the midfielders I need to sign?

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The top wonderkid midfielders in FIFA 23
PlayerClubPositionRatingPotential+AgeValueWageSkill movesWeak footWorkrate (att/def)FootedIn-game statsHeight
PedriBarcelonaCM8592719£90m£98,90044H / HR2,153174cm/5'8"
Kai HavertzChelseaCAM, CF, ST8491723£73m£111,80044M / ML2,079189cm/6'2"
Florian WirtzBayer LeverkusenCAM, CM8291919£57m£32,68044H / MR2,017176cm/5'9"
Jude BellinghamBorussia DortmundCM, LM8491719£70m£34,83044H / HR2,213186cm/6'1"
Sandro TonaliAC MilanCDM, CM8490622£54m£64,50034M / HR2,265181cm/5'11"
Joao FelixAtletico MadridCAM, CF, ST8490622£59m£66,20054M / MR2,130181cm/5'11"
Jamal MusialaBayern MunichCM, LM, CAM8190919£48m£33,54044M / MR2,052183cm/6'0"
Federico ValverdeReal MadridCM, RW8490623£57m£150,50034H / HR2,229182cm/5'11"
Martin OdegaardArsenalCAM, CM8489523£55m£90,30052H / ML2,125178cm/5'10"
VitinhaPSGCM, CAM79891022£34m£58,48033H / HR2,046172cm/5'7"
Aurelien TchouameniReal MadridCM, CDM8289722£53m£124,70033M / HR2,177187cm/6'1"
Ryan GravenberchBayern MunichCM, CDM79891020£33m£38,70044M / MR2,128190cm/6'2"
Eduardo Camavinga Real MadridCM, CDM79891019£33m£67,08043H / HL2,157182cm/5'11"
Bukayo SakaArsenalRM, LM8289720£52m£64,50033H / ML2,130178cm/5'10"
Nicolo RovellaMonza, on loan from JuventusCM, CDM75881320£12m£26,23034M / MR2,013179cm/5'10"
GaviBarcelonaCM, LW, RW7988917£31m£14,19033H / HR2,047173cm/5'8"
Gabriel MartinelliArsenalLM78881021£27m£48,16043H / HR1,972178cm/5'10"
Moussa DiabyBayer LeverkusenRM, LM, LW8488423£52m£60,20043H / LL1,988171cm/5'7"
Dani OlmoRB LeipzigCAM, CF8287524£40m£49,88044M / HR2,050179cm/5'10"
Lucas PaquetaWest Ham UnitedCAM, CM, CF8287524£40m£66,22054H / HL2,219180cm/5'10"
Alex ScottBristol CityCAM, CM, RM69871818£3m£4,73033H / MR1,897178cm/5'10"
Harvey ElliottLiverpoolCAM, CM, RW73871419£6m£31,82044M / ML1,744170cm/5'6"
Dominik SzoboszlaiRB LeipzigCAM, LM7987821£34m£34,83044M / LR2,021186cm/6'1"
Adam HložekBayer LeverkusenCAM, LM, ST77871019£20m£22,79034H / MR1,958188cm/6'2"
Thiago AlmadaAtlanta UnitedCAM, LW, RW76871121£15m£5,76244H / LR2,035171cm/5'7"
Fabio VieiraArsenalCAM, RM77871022£20m£52,46033H / ML1,879176cm/5'9"
Mason MountChelseaCAM, RW8487323£49m£111,80034H / HR2,147180cm/5'10"
Declan RiceWest Ham UnitedCDM8487323£45m£71,38023M / HR2,111185cm/6'0"
Enzo FernandezBenficaCM, CDM7887921£27m£9,89034H / HR2,170180cm/5'10"
Fabio MirettiJuventusCM, CDM72871518£5m£16,77034M / MR1,999179cm/5'10"
Emile Smith RoweArsenalLM, CAM8087721£37m£55,90044H / HR1,857182cm/5'11"
Alberto Moleiro Gonzalez