Strikers and regular scorers are always held in high regard by the fans. This is why FIFA 22 players always seek the next best thing in goalscoring, with wonderkid strikers being top of the shortlist for most.
On this page, you’ll find all of the best ST and CF wonderkids to sign in FIFA 22 Career Mode.
Choosing FIFA 22 Career Mode’s best wonderkid strikers (ST & CF)
With stud forwards like Erling Haaland, Gonçalo Ramos, and João Félix still in the early years of their careers, the FIFA 22 class of wonderkid strikers is loaded with world-class potential.
Every player on this list of the best ST and CF wonderkids is 21-years-old or younger, has striker or centre forward as their preferred position, and has a potential rating of at least 83.
At the bottom of the article, you can see the full list of all of the best strikers (ST & CF) wonderkids in FIFA 22.
1. Erling Haaland (88 OVR – 93 POT)
Team: Borussia Dortmund
Value: £118 million
Best Attributes: 94 Sprint Speed, 94 Finishing, 94 Shot Power
At only 20-years-old, Erling Haaland is already an 88 overall striker, placing him amongst the best in the game. However, there’s much more to come, with his 93 potential rating making Haaland the best wonderkid striker in FIFA 22.
The 93 potential puts the Norwegian sniper on track to grade alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi from when they were in their respective primes. Even so, right now, he’s already a menacing striker. At 6’4’’ with 94 finishing, 94 shot power, and 94 sprint speed, Haaland is all but unstoppable.
Already with 12 goals in 15 games for Norway, the Leeds-born wonderkid continues to exceed expectations for Borussia Dortmund. Scoring more goals than games played by his 67th appearance for the German club, he’s well ahead of the pace this season, too, scoring 11 goals in the opening eight contests.
2. João Félix (83 OVR – 91 POT)
Team: Atlético Madrid
Value: £70.5 million
Best Attributes: 87 Ball Control, 86 Agility, 86 Dribbling
Boasting a 91 potential rating, João Félixis firmly entrenched among the best wonderkid strikers, but what separated him from Haaland is his preferred position, making him the best wonderkid CF in FIFA 22.
Félix is well built to be a provider and ball-mover as opposed to a sharpshooter up top. With 84 attack positioning, 86 dribbling, 87 ball control, and 86 agility, the Portuguese wonderkid can pick-up the ball, press the attack, and force chances.
Still only 21-years-old, Félix is yet to explode in the goals and assists columns as some would have expected from a £114 million forward. Still, manager Diego Simeone continues to give him minutes and utilise his craftiness on the ball.
3. Giacomo Raspadori (74 OVR – 88 POT)
Team: US Sassuolo
Value: £9 million
Best Attributes: 85 Balance, 82 Acceleration, 79 Ball Control
Unlike the top two best wonderkid strikers on this list, Giacomo Raspadori is still under-the-radar enough not to command an extortionate transfer fee, and yet, he still boasts an 88 potential rating.
Even though it’s not one of his best ratings, Raspadori’s 76 finishing is decent for a 74-overall striker. Still, it’s his 82 acceleration, 79 ball control, 77 attack positioning, and 77 dribbling that make the Italian wonderkid stand out as a strong option up top.
Last season, the Bentivoglio-native scored six goals and set up three more in his 27 Serie A games for US Sassuolo. This helped him to get called up to the national team for Euro 2020, coming on against Wales in the group stage.
4. Adam Hložek (76 OVR – 87 POT)
Team: Sparta Praha
Value: £14 million
Best Attributes: 82 Strength, 79 Acceleration, 79 Balance
Ranking fourth on this list of the best wonderkid strikers in FIFA 22, Adam Hložek’s still only 19-year-old – giving him even more time to reach his lofty ceiling.
Listed as a striker, Hložek’s build is more akin to that of a centre forward, with him boasting 82 strength, 79 balance, 78 shot power, and 77 sprint speed. Either way, the 6’2’’ Czech develops into an incredibly potent forward once he hits his 87 potential rating.
For Sparta Prague, in the Fortuna Liga, Hložek’s injury-plagued season still saw him picked as a starter when fit, featuring on the left wing and up top. In 19 league games, he netted 15 times and set up eight more.
5. Dane Scarlett (63 OVR – 86 POT)
Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Value: £1.3 million
Best Attributes: 76 Jumping, 74 Acceleration, 70 Sprint Speed
Dane Scarlett is the exact kind of wonderkid that FIFA players love to discover. Only 17-years-old with an 86 potential rating, for many, the Spurs youngster will rank as the best FIFA 22 wonderkid ST.
There’s not much to go off of yet, with Scarlett’s best ratings being his 76 jumping, 74 acceleration, 70 sprint speed, and 67 finishing. Still, game time and good performances will quickly accelerate the development of this English wonderkid.
Handed his Premier League and Europa League debuts by José Mourinho as a 16-year-old, the Londoner has now clocked in five appearances and one assist. More importantly, the new boss, Nuno Espírito Santo, has continued to include him in the first-team’s matchday squads.
6. Benjamin Šeško (68 OVR – 86 POT)
Team: Red Bull Salzburg
Value: £2.6 million
Best Attributes: 80 Strength, 73 Sprint Speed, 73 Jumping
At 18-years-old and 6’4’’, Benjamin Šeško ranks as one of the best young strikers in FIFA 22, boasting a lofty 86 potential rating.
Šeško is a real unit up top in Career Mode, with his 6’4’’ frame, 80 strength, 73 jumping, and 71 heading accuracy already making him a decent target man. Still, his 69 finishing needs some improvement before he can be trusted upfront on his own.
The Slovenian striker impressed in the youth ranks of his native football league and was picked up by RB Salzburg for £2.25 million in 2019 – a few months before the club snagged Haaland from Molde. Having spent a couple of seasons on-loan to FC Liefering, where he scored 22 goals in 44 games, he’s now with Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga, scoring seven goals in his first 13 games of this season.
7. Gonçalo Ramos (72 OVR – 86 POT)
Team: SL Benfica
Value: £4.9 million
Best Attributes: 87 Stamina, 85 Strength, 83 Accelerations
Joining another six young strikers with an 86 potential rating, Gonçalo Ramos stands out among the best ST wonderkids in FIFA 22 for only being 20-years-old and having a 72 overall rating.
The Portuguese frontman is incredibly athletic in Career Mode, with Ramos’ best ratings being his 87 stamina, 85 strength, 83 acceleration, 82 jumping, 80 sprint speed, and 79 agility. That said, his 74 heading accuracy and 73 finishing are still very usable – especially when combined with his physical ratings.
Eased into the line-up of the first-team last season, SL Benfica put a lot more faith in the Lisboa-native to commence the 2021/22 campaign. By the 21-game mark for the club, Ramos had already netted six goals.
All of the best young wonderkid strikers (ST & CF) in FIFA 22
In this table, you can see all of the best wonderkid strikers in FIFA 22, ranked by their potential ratings.
|Erling Haaland||88||93||20||ST||Borussia Dortmund|
|João Félix||83||91||21||CF||Atlético Madrid|
|Giacomo Raspadori||74||88||21||ST||US Sassuolo|
|Adam Hložek||76||87||18||ST||Sparta Praha|
|Dane Scarlett||63||86||17||ST||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Benjamin Šeško||68||86||18||ST||RB Salzburg|
|Gonçalo Ramos||72||86||20||CF||SL Benfica|
|Santiago Giménez||71||86||20||CF||Cruz Azul|
|Jonathan David||78||86||21||ST||LOSC Lille|
|Alexander Isak||82||86||21||ST||Real Sociedad|
|Liam Delap||64||85||18||ST||Manchester City|
|Fábio Silva||70||85||18||ST||Wolverhampton Wanderers|
|Karim Adeyemi||71||85||19||ST||RB Salzburg|
|Brian Brobbey||73||85||19||ST||RB Leipzig|
|Amine Gouiri||78||85||21||ST||OGC Nice|
|Myron Boadu||76||85||20||ST||AS Monaco|
|Fodé Fofana||64||84||18||ST||PSV Eindhoven|
|Jon Karrikaburu||65||84||18||ST||Real Sociedad|
|Antwoine Hackford||59||84||17||ST||Sheffield United|
|Wahid Faghir||64||84||17||ST||VfB Stuttgart|
|Facundo Farías||72||84||18||CF||Club Atlético Colón|
|Matthis Abline||66||83||18||ST||Stade Rennais FC|
|Djibril Fandje Touré||60||83||18||ST||Watford|
|David Datro Fofano||63||83||18||ST||Molde FK|
|Agustín Álvarez Martínez||71||83||20||ST||Peñarol|
|Amine Adli||71||83||21||ST||Bayer 04 Leverkusen|
|Oihan Sancet Tirapu||73||83||21||ST||Athletic Club Bilbao|
|Abel Ruiz Ortega||74||83||21||ST||SC Braga|
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