Best FIFA 23 Career Mode midfielders: Highest-rated & top wonderkids

Andrew Highton
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FIFA 23 Career Mode can be an absolute blast with the best midfielders in the game, so check out our guide on the highest-rated midfielders, as well as the best young stars to develop.

If FIFA 23 online play and Ultimate Team aren’t for you, then Career Mode is absolutely your best bet as you get to battle varying levels of AI difficulty across a whole season using the team of your choice.

There are plenty of fun teams for you to select, but even when you start your fresh Career Mode, it’s handy to know which players you should set your sights on in the game.

Attracting Europe’s hottest potential stars can lead to some truly world-class players, as well as huge transfer fees, so here are the best midfielders for you to sign in FIFA 23 Career Mode.

Best midfielders in FIFA 23 Career Mode

In FIFA 23, an amazing striker will get goals and a CB will help you to shut out opponents, but midfielders can bridge the gap between attack and defense by offering extra cover, providing assists to the forwards, and contributing goals themselves.

For this guide, we’re focusing on central midfielders comprised of CDMs, CMs, and CAMs, The game’s top 10 best midfielders can be found across these different positions – showing how versatile a midfield can be.

Obviously, unless you’re in charge of PSG or Manchester City then you won’t be able to go out and buy them just like that. If you can, here are the best players to buy in FIFA 23 Career Mode.

Player NamePositionAgeClubValueWageStarting OVRPotential OVR
Kevin De BruyneCM31Manchester City€107.5M350K9191
Joshua KimmichCDM27Bayern Munich€105.5M130K8990
CasemiroCDM30Manchester United€86M240K8989
Luka ModricCM36Real Madrid€29M230K8888
N’Golo KanteCDM31Chelsea€64M210K8888
Toni KroosCM32Real Madrid€72M310K8888
Bernardo SilvaCAM27Manchester City€97.5M260K8888
Marco VerrattiCM29PSG€77.5M155K8787
Frenkie de JongCM25Barcelona€116.5M230K8792
RodriCDM26Manchester City€88.5M200K8789

Best young midfielders in FIFA 23 Career Mode

While navigating FIFA 23’s Career Mode, you should aim to seek out the game’s best wonderkids that will go from promising starlets to world-beaters in a season or two.

Some are already exceptional talents that still have a scary amount of potential locked away just waiting to be unleashed too.

Let’s look at the young midfield maestros you should be looking to lure to your club.

Player NamePositionAgeClubValueWageStarting OVRPotential OVR
Fabio MirettiCM18Juventus€10M24K7488
Rayan CherkiCAM18Lyon€7M14.5K7388
Tommaso BaldanziCAM19Empoli€10M6.1K7488
Nicolo FagioliCDM21Juventus€13M48.5K7587
Harvey ElliotCAM19Liverpool€16M46K7687
Malik TillmanCAM18Bayern Munich€4.9M22.5K7187
Martin BaturinaCM19Dinamo Zagreb€4.4M7.6K7186
Thiago AlmadaCAM21Atlanta United€17M6.7K7687
Romeo LaviaCDM18Southampton€2.5M4.2K6786
Tom BischofCAM17Hoffenheim€2.2M1K6586

For even more FIFA 23 guide content, check out the best Ultimate Team players in each position:

Goalkeepers | Full-backs | Center-backs | Midfielders | Wingers | Strikers

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