FIFA 23: Best Starter Cards for MyTeam

This article covers the best MyTeam Starter Cards for FIFA 23

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Using the best players in the FIFA gaming franchise is very key as they give you the edge when competing against skilled opponents. Hence making a mix of qualities a necessary requirement to be successful in FIFA 23 and this article provides information on the game’s best players.

Whether you are looking for the best overall, fastest, strongest, best finishers or even the best dribblers in the game, you will find the highest-rated FIFA 23 Cards here.

Karim Benzema   

Karim Benzema - FIFA 23 Cards

Overall Rating: 91 

Position: CF

Team: Real Madrid

Value: £56.9 million 

Wage: £400,000 p/w

Best Stats: 92 Finishing, 92 Positioning, 92 Reactions 

The 2022 Ballon d’Or winner is currently the highest-rated player in FIFA 23 and he offers some of the best attacking qualities you will find anywhere in the world. 

Benzema is a genuine modern-day striker who likes to drop deep to link up play and create chances for his teammates. The Frenchman is an intelligent forward known for both his finishing and playmaking abilities which have seen him rise to the top of the game. 

The Real Madrid captain boasts game-leading statistics in FIFA 23 which include 92 finishing, 92 positioning, 92 reactions, 91 ball control, 90 composure, 90 heading accuracy and 89 vision. These wonderful qualities make Benzema the benchmark in the game and a must-have if you want to enjoy his full range of qualities as a prime goalscorer and creator. 

Benzema is now Real Madrid’s second-highest goalscorer of all-time and top assist provider having won 23 trophies in total. The Lyon-native recorded 44 goals and 15 assists as he finished as the Champions League top scorer when Los Blancos won their record-extending 14th European Cup in 2021-22. He also clinched the Pichichi Trophy and was named in the La Liga Team of the Season for the fourth consecutive year. 

Robert Lewandowski   

Robert Lewandowski - FIFA 23 Cards

Overall Rating: 91 

Position: ST

Team: Barcelona 

Value: £74.6 million 

Wage: £373,000 p/w

Best Stats: 94 Finishing, 94 Positioning, 93 Reactions

Lewandowski is one of the best players of this generation and fittingly, no player is better than him in this year’s game. Having him as one of your fifa 23 cards presents you an opportunity to put perhaps one of the greatest centre-forwards of all time to good use in FIFA 23. It also leaves you a chance to savour his unique positioning, technique and finishing.

The 34-year-old’s best FIFA 23 ratings read an astonishing 94 finishing, 94 positioning, 93 reactions, 91 heading accuracy, 91 shot power, 90 penalties and 89 volleys. Talk about a prolific frontman who can do it all in attack and you have Lewandowski.

Nicknamed ‘Lewangoalski,’ Poland’s captain and all-time top scorer lifted 19 trophies in an incredibly successful spell. That spell saw him winning the Bundesliga title in every one of his eight seasons in Bavaria and wrecking all kinds of goalscoring records. Lewandowski left Bayern Munich as the all-time leading foreign goalscorer in the German topflight. He went on to sign a four-year contract with Barcelona for a fee of €45 million, potentially rising to €50 million with add-ons.

Kylian Mbappe   

Overall Rating: 91 

Position: ST

Team: Paris Saint Germain 

Value: £169.26 million 

Wage: £204,000 p/w

Best Stats: 97 Acceleration, 97 Sprint Speed, 93 Finishing 

The Frenchman is currently regarded as the best young player in the world and on his way to being an all-time great, considering his overall qualities and achievements at such young age. Mbappe’s wonderful talent also sees him ranked as one of the highest-rated players in FIFA 23.

Mbappe is regarded as one of the most popular players in the game due to his explosive acceleration, agility and quick feet. The Frenchman boasts ratings of 97 pace and 95 potential to prove there are a lot of gears to come for Mbappe whose best FIFA 23 attributes also include 97 acceleration, 97 sprint speed, 93 finishing, 93 dribbling and 92 positioning.  

The 24-year-old is the second-highest goalscorer in Paris Saint-Germain’s history and completed the 2021-22 campaign with an astonishing 28 goals and 19 assists to become the first player to finish as both top scorer and top assist provider in Ligue 1 history. After intense speculation over a possible free transfer to Real Madrid, He took a dramatic turnaround to extend his PSG contract until 2025, becoming the highest-paid footballer in the world.

Kevin De Bruyne   

Kelvin DeBruyne

Overall Rating: 91 

Position: CM

Team: Manchester City

Value: £95.51 million 

Wage: £311,000 p/w

Best Stats: 94 Crossing, 94 Vision, 93 Short Passing

There aren’t many players in world football who are more technically-gifted than Kevin De Bruyne – a man you can refer to a complete modern-day footballer. De Bruyne a skilled playmaker blessed with technique, vision, work-rate off the ball, wide range of passing, and exquisite long-range shooting ability with either foot.

The versatile and highly talented midfielder is inarguably a gem in FIFA 23. His wonderful ratings include 94 crossing, 94 vision, 93 short passing, 93 long passing, 92 shot power, 91 reactions and 90 ball control. All lending credence to why he is included in this listicle as one of the highest-rated fifa 23 cards.

De Bruyne’s elegance often makes the difference for Pep Guardiola’s famous side as he produced 15 goals and eight assists in 30 Premier League games to help Manchester City to their third league title in four seasons. These wonderful performances earned the 31-year-old back-to-back Premier League Player of the Season awards after another memorable campaign in 2021–22.

Lionel Messi   

Lionel Messi

Overall Rating: 91 

Position: CAM

Team: Paris Saint Germain

Value: £48 million 

Wage: £173,000 p/w

Best Stats: 96 Composure, 95 Dribbling, 95 Balance

This fifa 23 cards listicle would be incomplete without introducing you to perhaps the greatest player in modern-day football, as this prolific goalscorer and creative playmaker is also regarded as the second-most decorated player in history.  

Messi is everything you want from a forward as he possesses quick feet, ball control, a unique dribbling style which is aided by his low centre of gravity and balance that allows him to withstanding physical challenges from much bigger opponents.

In FIFA 23, the football magician boasts ratings of 96 composure, 95 dribbling, 95 balance, 94 vision, 93 positioning, 93 ball control and 93 free kick accuracy. 

The 35-year-old sealed a record of his seventh Ballon d’Or award after winning the 2021 Copa América, Argentina’s joint-record 15th, and continues to go strong in the game. Despite a shaky first season after leaving Barcelona, Messi’s goal in a 1–1 draw against Lens helped PSG clinch their 10th Ligue 1 title. That also saw the Rosario-native finishing his maiden season with 11 goals and 15 assists across all competitions.

Mohamed Salah   

Lionel Messi - fifa 23 cards

Overall Rating: 90 

Position: RW

Team: Liverpool

Value: £102.6 million 

Wage: £240,000 p/w

Best Stats: 93 Finishing, 93 Reactions, 92 Composure

Salah, the sixth name on this list of fifa 23 cards is amongst the greatest African players of all time. It is a surprise there have been a few names mentioned before the Egyptian King who represents an equally fantastic version in FIFA 23.

He is known for his blistering speed, dribbling and finishing. His FIFA 23 ratings do justice to those world-class qualities with 93 finishing, 93 reactions, 92 composure, 92 positioning, 91 sprint speed, 90 dribbling and 90 agility.

The 30-year old is by far and away the highest-scoring African player in Premier League history. That saw him winning his third Golden Boot award that was shared with Son Heung-min after both players scored 23 goals in the 2021–22 season. Nevertheless, Salah also won the Playmaker of the Season award after a total of 14 assists.

Those spectacular performances prompted a three-year contract extension with Liverpool to become the club’s highest paid player on a reported £350k a week.

Virgil Van Dijk   

Virgil Van Dijk - fifa 23 cards

Overall Rating: 90 

Position: CB

Team: Liverpool

Value: £75 million 

Wage: £195,500

Best Stats: 93 Strength, 92 Defensive Awareness, 92 Standing Tackle

The finest centre back in modern-day football is also one of the best players for FIFA 23 ratings as the physical man-mountain also possesses good technique and an eye for goal.

Van Dijk is known for his strength, leadership and aerial ability but his confidence is what mostly stands him out. His strengths reflects in his in-game statistics which read 93 strength, 92 defensive awareness, 92 standing tackle, 91 sprint speed, 90 interceptions, 90 composure and 89 reactions.

Currently the only defender to be named the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year, Van Dijk made a return from ACL damage at the start of the 2021-22 season after over nine months out. 

That did not diminish the trust Liverpool has in the Dutchman as he was offered a new four-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2025. This was before leading the Reds to FA Cup and League Cup success as they were upstaged by Real Madrid in the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League final.

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