- 1 Choosing FIFA 22 Career Mode’s best wonderkid central midfielders (CM)
- 2 Pedri (85 OVR – 93 POT)
- 3 Jude Bellingham (84 OVR – 91 POT)
- 4 Jamal Musiala (81 OVR – 90 POT)
- 5 Gavi (79 OVR – 87 POT)
- 6 Eduardo Camavinga (79 OVR – 89 POT)
- 7 Ryan Gravenberch (79 OVR – 88 POT)
- 8 Enzo Fernández (78 OVR – 87 POT)
- 9 All of the best young central midfielders (CM) in FIFA 22
Tasked with shielding the defence and moving the ball forward to set the attackers up as well as maintaining the control of a match through the middle of the park, central midfielders are asked to play a multi-faceted game.
In FIFA, your CMs are the brains of your team and the best way to get a world-class performer is to develop a wonderkid, thus paying a bargain fee to secure the position for many years to come.
Here, you’ll find all of the best young CM to sign in FIFA 23 Career Mode.
Choosing FIFA 22 Career Mode’s best wonderkid central midfielders (CM)
Boasting generational talents like Jamal Musiala, Pedri, and Jude Bellingham, there is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the best young CM in FIFA 23.
For the very best central midfield wonderkids to sign in FIFA 23 Career Mode, we selected those who are under 21 years old, have CM listed as their preferred position, with a minimum potential rating of 83.
At the bottom of this article, you will find the full list of the best central midfield (CM) wonderkids in FIFA 23.
Pedri (85 OVR – 93 POT)
Team: FC Barcelona
Value: £90 million
Best Attributes: 90 Balance, 88 Ball Control, 88 Vision
At 19, the Barcelona wonderkid is recognized as the best U21 CM in FIFA 23 with a wonderful potential rating of 93.
Pedri is good to go into your team right away with his 85 overall rating, and the rest of his game is already at a high standard for a central midfielder with 90 balance, 88 stamina, 88 ball control, 88 agility and 88 vision. The 19-year-old is a model CM and his attributes will be perfect in a possession-based team.
After lifting the 2021 Kopa Trophy for the best Under 21 player, Pedri has become a key player for Barcelona and actively filled those big shoes for Spain at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Jude Bellingham (84 OVR – 91 POT)
Team: Borussia Dortmund
Value: £70.1 million
Best Attributes: 89 Stamina, 85 Dribbling, 85 Aggression
It is no surprise to see the youngster ranked as one of the best young CMs in FIFA 23 given his superb performances for Borussia Dortmund. The 19-year-old boasts an incredible 91 potential and is already a good enough player at 84 overall.
Bellingham is known for his all-round ability as a box-to-box midfielder and his attributes will improve any team with 89 stamina, 85 aggression, 85 dribbling, and 84 for vision, ball control and short passing.
The Englishman is one of Dortmund’s shining lights having made 44 appearances last season, scoring six goals and 14 assists. Bellingham despite being that young, excelled as a starter for the Three Lions in Qatar 2022.
In the current campaign, he is on course to better his goal tally from last season, with four goals already from 12 appearances as at the time of writing.
Jamal Musiala (81 OVR – 90 POT)
Team: Bayern Munich
Value: £67.5 million
Best Attributes: 91 Balance, 92 Agility, 88 Dribbling
This fast-rising youngster is one of the best wonderkid central midfielders in the game with an overall ability of 81, and his high ceiling is marked at 90 potential.
Musiala can be brought into your FIFA 23 Career Mode with an all-round game that transcends his age. The versatile midfielder has 92 balance, 91 agility, 88 dribbling, 86 ball control and 83 short passing.
After returning to Germany to sign for Bayern Munich in 2019, the 19-year-old’s goal sealed a 3–1 win over Dortmund to secure their tenth straight Bundesliga title in 2021-22. Musiala also chose to represent his country of birth rather than England where he was raised in international football, receiving 17 caps ahead of the World Cup.
Gavi (79 OVR – 87 POT)
Value: £31 million
Best Attributes: 90 Balance, 86 Agility, 83 Short Passing
The youngest of the best wonderkid central midfielders in FIFA 23 boasts a fantastic potential score of 87 and a must-have when building your team in Career Mode.
Gavi already has an overall rating of 79, with his best attributes being 90 balance, 86 agility, 84 short passing, 84 dribbling and 82 aggression, making for a quality CM.
The 17-year-old burst onto the scene after getting promoted to the first team by then-manager Ronald Koeman last season. The midfielder was hugely impressive as he became a mainstay and made 47 appearances for Barcelona, also earning 12 caps for the Spain national team.
Eduardo Camavinga (79 OVR – 89 POT)
Team: Real Madrid
Value: £32.7 million
Best Attributes: 84 Short Passing, 83 Ball Control, 82 Composure
The 19-year-old has already become a reliable performer and observers of European football will not be surprised to find Camavinga’s FIFA 23 potential rating of 89.
A dynamic presence on and off the ball, Camavinga deserves a spot in your squad with 79 overall ability, topping it with 84 short passing, 83 ball control, 82 composure, 81 agility and 81 long passing to demonstrate his immense ball-playing ability in the centre of your midfield.
Camavinga has proved a shrewd capture for Real Madrid after his £34.4m transfer from Rennes in 2021. Having made 40 appearances, the Frenchman was influential in the La Liga and UEFA Champions League wins last season as he looks to inherit the Blancos’ midfield reins after Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.
Ryan Gravenberch (79 OVR – 88 POT)
Team: Bayern Munich
Value: £33.1 million
Best Attributes: 84 Dribbling, 85 Ball Control, 81 Stamina
The talented Dutchman is also rated as one of the best wonderkid CMs in FIFA 23 with a respectable 88 potential and 79 overall ability.
Gravenberch is a rangy but technically-gifted midfielder with exciting attacking qualities, seeing him boast 84 Dribbling, 85 Ball Control, 81 Stamina, 80 short passing and 80 vision in FIFA 23. He will instantly settle in any team on Career Mode and can be developed into world-class level.
The 20-year-old signed for Bayern Munich for a reported £15.5 million, with £4.3 million in add-ons over the summer. His game is expected to develop even further at the Allianz Arena.
Enzo Fernández (78 OVR – 87 POT)
Team: SL Benfica
Value: £34 million
Best Attributes: 83 Shot Power, 83 Stamina, 82 Aggression
As talented as anyone else on this list is Enzo Fernández who boasts an eye-catching FIFA 23 potential of 87.
Although Fernández is not an immediate draw because of his 78 overall ability, signing a cheap midfielder with a wonderful future on Career Mode could prove a masterstroke. The goal-scoring midfielder’s promise is highlighted by his best attributes which include 83 Shot Power, 83 Stamina, 82 Aggression as well as 80 for short passing, vision and composure.
The youngster was named the best active footballer in Argentina and was courted by a number of European clubs before joining Portuguese side Benfica from River Plate for a fee of up to £15.5 million in July 2022.
All of the best young central midfielders (CM) in FIFA 22
In the table below, you will find all of the best wonderkid central midfielders in FIFA 23, in order of their potential ratings.
|Ryan Gravenberch||78||90||19||CM, CDM||Ajax|
|Jude Bellingham||79||89||18||CM, LM||Borussia Dortmund|
|Eduardo Camavinga||78||89||18||CM, CDM||Real Madrid|
|Maxence Caqueret||78||86||21||CM, CDM||Olympique Lyonnais|
|Pablo Gavi||66||85||16||CM||FC Barcelona|
|Ilaix Moriba||73||85||18||CM||RB Leipzig|
|Aster Vranckx||67||85||18||CM, CDM||VfL Wolfsburg|
|Marcos Antonio||73||85||21||CM, CDM||Shakhtar Donetsk|
|Riqui Puig||76||85||21||CM||FC Barcelona|
|Aurélien Tchouaméni||79||85||21||CM, CDM||AS Monaco|
|Gregorio Sánchez||64||84||19||CM, CAM||RCD Espanyol|
|Marko Bulat||69||84||19||CM, CDM||Dinamo Zagreb|
|Samuele Ricci||67||84||19||CM, CDM||Empoli FC|
|Manuel Ugarte||72||84||20||CM, CDM||Sporting CP|
|Enzo Fernández||73||84||20||CM||River Plate|
|Martin Baturina||64||83||18||CM, CAM||Dinamo Zagreb|
|Antonio Blanco||71||83||20||CM, CDM||Real Madrid|
|Lewis Bate||63||83||18||CM, CDM||Leeds United|
|Cristian Medina||70||83||19||CM||Boca Juniors|
|Nicolò Fagioli||68||83||20||CM, CAM||Piemonte Calcio (Juventus)|
|Nico González||68||83||19||CM, CAM||FC Barcelona|
|Unai Vencedor||75||83||20||CM, CDM||Athletic Club Bilbao|
|Xavi Simons||66||83||18||CM||Paris Saint-Germain|
|Orkun Kökçü||75||83||20||CM, CAM||Feyenoord|
|Fausto Vera||69||83||21||CM, CDM||Argentinos Juniors|
|Eljif Elmas||73||83||21||CM||SSC Napoli|
|Nicolas Raskin||71||83||20||CM, CDM||Standard de Liège|
If you want the next great midfielder in world football, you can develop them in Career Mode by signing one of the best young CM in FIFA 23.
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