Every football team needs a reliable player that possesses the technical and tactical skills to control the game in the middle of the park.
A midfielder who can receive the ball in tight spaces, dribble out of danger to relieve pressure, and pass the ball to create chances for teammates is pertinent in modern day football, yet it is a rare quality.
Combining that intelligence, vision, close control, and ability to execute defense-splitting passes is a dream for any manager to have in one player, and this piece focuses on one of its proponents.
İlkay Gündoğan has been one of the best central midfielders in European football for a number of years, and here are his ratings in FIFA 23.
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The Manchester City captain boasts a respectable card in FIFA 23 which reads an overall rating of 85 with 85 potential. He also has a four-star weak foot rating and four-star for skill moves.
In FIFA 23 Career Mode, Gündoğan is valued at €44 million and will set you back €185K per week on wages, but he is definitely worth the layout for the supreme quality he possesses.
The German maestro is a cultured Central Midfielder (CM), and at 32-years-old, still offers high attacking work rate in the game. Gündoğan’s card is a FIFA 23 rare gold card which is also available in FIFA 23 packs.
In terms of his in-game Specialties, he is listed as a Playmaker and he can also be regarded as a Technical dribbler.
The ex-Dortmund star’s FIFA 23 ratings are exceptional as he offers 90 ball control, 88 short passing, 87 composure, 86 vision, 86 curve, 86 reactions, and 85 for dribbling.
When leading a possession-based style of play, it is simply essential to command many of the qualities this silky German wields in abundance.
Since moving to England as Pep Guardiola’s first Manchester City signing in 2016, he has added four Premier League titles, as many EFL Cups and the 2019 FA Cup to his trophy cabinet.
Gündoğan was also listed in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year for his immense contributions to the 2020-21 title-winning campaign where he notably registered 11 goals and two assists in a 12-game unbeaten run to propel them to the top of the table.
The Turkish-German scored a match-winning brace in the 3–2 victory against Aston Villa on the final day of the 2021–22 season to clinch the Premier League title and his legacy continues to be written at the heart of Guardiola’s team.
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