FIFA 23: The Best Players to Sign in Career Mode

Here, you will find ALL the best players available to sign in FIFA 23 Career Mode.

Possessing the right qualities is critical in FIFA gameplay. Most importantly, having players who are undoubtedly the best in their position gives you an edge against opponents. Whether it be stopping opponents from scoring, asserting control of a game or scoring goals, you will find all of the FIFA 23 Career Mode potential players to sign.

In this article, you will find all of the biggest talents in the game, with Gianluigi Donnarumma, Kylian Mbappe and Trent Alexander-Arnold headlining the list.

To make it to this list, the players must be listed as available on Career Mode in FIFA 23. Additionally, they are listed by their predicted overall rating.

At the bottom of the article, you will find a detailed list of all of the best players in FIFA 23.

You can also have a look at this text on special item players in FIFA 23 SBC.

Kylian Mbappé (91 OVR – 95 POT)

Mbappe - a FIFA 23 Career Mode potential

Team: Paris Saint-Germain

Age: 23

Wage: £198,200 p/w

Value: £164 million

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

It is no surprise that Kylian Mbappé tops this list as one of the FIFA 23 Career Mode potential players to sign. The French winger stands tall as one of the biggest talents in world football and undoubtedly the brightest player you can own in Career Mode. The FIFA 23 cover star has the highest ceiling ratings in the game with his 91 overall ability to go with 95 potential. 

The Frenchman is blessed with all the essential qualities to excel in the game with pace, strength and goal scoring ability. Mbappe’s highest ratings are his 97 sprint speed, 97 acceleration and 93 finishing.  

The forward took a massive U-turn from joining Real Madrid on a free last summer as he signed a record-breaking contract to extend his stay at Paris Saint Germain for three more years. 

Erling Haaland (88 OVR – 94 POT)

Erling Haaland- a FIFA 23 Career Mode potential

Team: Manchester City

Age: 22

Wage: £198,000 p/w

Value: £137.9 million

Best Attributes: 94 Sprint Speed, 94 Shot Power, 94 Finishing

Making up the duo of the best young players in world football is the Norwegian who slightly falls short of Mbappe’s potential at 94, yet his overall ability is already a scary prospect at 88. 

Haaland is a perfect fit for any team in the world with his incredible goal-scoring ratio. He possesses the qualities to dominate in Career Mode with his 94 shot power, 94 sprint speed and 94 ability to finish chances.

The 22-year-old has a bright future in the game, and has taken his next step at Manchester City where he joined for £51.2 million over the summer. Haaland’s prolific scoring records has also seen him hit the net 21 times in 23 international games for Norway.  

Gianluigi Donnarumma (88 OVR – 92 POT)

Donnarumma -  a FIFA 23 Career Mode potential

Team: Paris Saint-Germain

Age: 23

Wage: £94,800 p/w

Value: £89.2 million

Best Attributes: 90 GK Diving, 89 GK Reflexes, 85 GK Positioning

The talented and experienced goalkeeper unsurprisingly ranks high in FIFA 23 because of his wonderful qualities which mark him out in Career Mode.

Pegged at an overall rating of 88 and a predicted potential of 92, Donnarumma shows himself to be an expert performer with 91 GK diving, 90 GK reflexes and 85 GK positioning. Thus it is clear to see why he is one of the best in Career Mode and could remain so for another decade. 

The 23-year-old established himself as PSG’s first choice despite a topsy-turvy first season in France. Donnarumma made 24 appearances in all competitions as the Parisians won the Ligue 1 title, which led him to claiming the 2021 Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold (87 OVR – 92 POT)

Alexander Arnold -  a FIFA 23 Career Mode potential

Team: Liverpool

Age: 24

Wage: £120,700 p/w

Value: £74 million

Best Attributes: 92 Crossing, 91 Long Pass, 89 Stamina

It is no surprise seeing the Liverpool topman high on this list considering his standing as a solid modern-day full-back in all ramifications. Alexander-Arnold is ranked with 87 overall ability and a respectable 92 predicted potential. 

The 23-year-old has revolutionalised the right-back position as a huge protagonist in the game with his attacking qualities. His other top ratings also include 92 crossing, 90 long pass and 88 stamina, which further sets him out to be a consistent threat from the flank.

The Englishman has been a mainstay since breaking into the Liverpool first team and his efforts have seen him set and break records in assists for a defender.

The right-back made 47 appearances for the Reds in 2021-22 as they won the FA and Carabao Cups but missed out on an unprecedented treble by losing the Premier League title and UEFA Champions League Final.

Vinícius Jr. (86 OVR – 91 POT)

Vinicius Jr as seen in FIFA 23

Team: Real Madrid

Age: 22

Wage: £172,000 p/w

Value: £94 million

Best Attributes: 95 Acceleration, 95 Sprint Speed, 94 Agility

One of the finest players in the world right now has been recognised with glowing ratings in FIFA 23. The Brazilian is a favourite in Career Mode due to his impressive overall ability of 86 and 91 for potential.  

Vinicíus is simply a menace for defenders with his pace and skill, which he rounds off nicely with clinical finishing. The 22-year-old possesses 95 sprint speed, 95 acceleration and 94 agility as evidence to his ability to get away from defenders. 

A fun-loving performer achieved a career-high campaign as he produced 22 goals with 20 assists to help Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double, scoring the winning goal that clinched the latter.

Pedri (85 OVR – 91 POT)

Pedri as seen in FIFA 23 Career Mode

Team: FC Barcelona

Age: 19

Wage: £99,000 p/w

Value: £90 million

Best Attributes: 90 Balance, 88 Agility, 88 Stamina

Pedri is currently rated as one of the most gifted in his position in FIFA 23 due to his 85 overall ability and fantastic 91 potential. 

Pedri would be a key player in your Career Mode team if you sign him because he is destined to stay at the top of the game for many years to come, owing to fact that he is very young and showing good potentials. Boasting 89 balance, 88 agility and 86 stamina, the teenager will easily control the game in your favour in FIFA 23.

Having won the 2021 Kopa Trophy for the best Under-21 player in world football, Pedri is a shining light for a Barcelona side in transition and he is set to feature for Spain at the 2022 World Cup after impressing at EURO 2020.

Matthijs de Ligt (85 OVR – 89 POT)

De Light as seen in FIFA 23 Career Mode

Team: Bayern München

Age: 23

Wage: £66,400

Value: £61.2 million

Best Attributes: 93 Jumping, 93 Strength, 85 Sliding Tackle

Standing as one of the best young defenders in the world, the Dutchman is unsurprisingly one of the best young players in his position in FIFA 23. De Ligt is good to go straight into your Career Mode team at 85 overall ability and he also promises a wide margin for improvement with 90 potential. 

The centre-back is a nightmare for attackers and you can benefit from his bullish defending with 93 jumping ability, 93 strength and 85 sliding tackle. Considering he will still improve further in the game, getting De Ligt right now is a no-brainer. 

After 117 games for Juventus in Serie A, De Ligt moved to perennial Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich for an initial fee of £60.3 million in the summer transfer window. One of the game’s best young defenders is set to keep improving at one of the biggest clubs around. 

All of the best players on FIFA 23

In the table below, you will find a list of all of FIFA 23 Career Mode potential players to sign, sorted by their potential ratings.

Name Predicted Overall Predicted Potential Age Position Team Value Wage
Kylian Mbappe 91 95 23 ST, LW.  Paris Saint Germain £164M £198K
Erling Haaland    88 94 22 ST Manchester City £137.9M £198K
Gianluigi Donnarumma 88 92 23 GK Paris Saint Germain £89.2M £94.8K
Trent Alexander-Arnold   87 92 23 RB Liverpool £74M £120.70K
Vinicius Jr. 86 91 22 LW Real Madrid £94M £172K
Pedri  85 91 19 CM Barcelona £90M £99K
Matthijs De Ligt  85 90 23 CB Bayern Munchen £61.2M £66.4K

If you’re looking to up your defense, here is our list of the fastest defenders in FIFA 23.

A fan of Real Madrid? Check out our Real Madrid ratings of all the players.

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