FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Best Young Strikers (ST & CF) to Sign in Career Mode

We have ALL the best wonderkid strikers (ST & CF) on FIFA 23 Career Mode right here.


FIFA23-Best Young Strikers

Strikers are unique because it is the most important position, as they have the most difficult yet crucial role of putting the ball in the back of the net. That is why strikers are always highly regarded by their teammates and fans.

And here at Outsider Gaming, we have all the best wonderkid young strikers (ST & CF) on FIFA 23 Career Mode because FIFA is at its most fun when you’re scoring.


It is no surprise that wonderkid strikers are top of the shortlist for players of FIFA 23 who would like to embark on Career Mode.

Here, you will find all the best ST and CF wonderkids in FIFA 23 Career Mode.

You can also check out our article on shooting tips and tricks in our complete FIFA 23 shooting guide.

Choosing FIFA 23 Career Mode’s best wonderkid strikers (ST & CF)

Our best FIFA 23 wonderkid strikers list is loaded with world-class talent, including Erling Haaland, Charles De Ketelaere, and Karim Adeyemi.


First up, we’ll list the top seven highest-rated wonderkid strikers. The players on this list of the best ST and CF wonderkids are all 21 years old or younger, play striker or center forward, and have a minimum potential rating of 83.

Then at the end of this article, you can see the full list of all of the best wonderkid strikers in FIFA 23.

Erling Haaland (88 OVR – 94 POT)

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Erling Haaland
Erling Haaland as seen in FIFA23

Team: Manchester City
Age: 21
Wage: £189,000
Value: £127.3 million
Best Attributes: 94 Sprint Speed, 94 Finishing, 94 Shot Power


Haaland is already one of the best strikers in the world and he looks set to remain so for many years to come. In fact, you will not find a better CF in FIFA 23 and it will be worth making a huge investment on the Norwegian.

At an overall rating of 88, Haaland can carry your team’s goalscoring burden, but even then, he has plenty of room to improve with 94 potential.

The former Dortmund striker possesses frightening attacking qualities with 94 finishing, 94 shot power, 94 sprint speed, 93 strength and 89 positioning. With him on your side, the goals will surely flow for your Career Mode team.

After hitting 86 goals and 23 assists in 89 games for Borussia Dortmund, Haaland moved to Manchester City for a £51.2 million fee last summer and has made a sensational goalscoring start to life at Manchester.

Charles De Ketelaere (78 OVR – 88 POT)

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Charles De Ketelaere
Charles De Ketelaere as seen in FIFA23

Team: AC Milan
Age: 21
Wage: £42,000
Value: £27.5 million
Best Attributes: 83 Dribbling, 83 Ball Control, 83 Stamina

Another highly-rated wonderkid striker is this gifted forward who possesses the required qualities to thrive in FIFA 23 Career Mode.

De Ketelaere has 78 overall and 88 potential, making him a decent option. The 21-year-old has 83 ball control, 83 dribbling, 83 stamina, 79 vision and 79 composure to showcase his superb ability with the ball at his feet.

Having moved to Serie A champions AC Milan after 14 years at his boyhood side Club Brugge, the CF is set to keep improving his game and could earn higher ratings on FIFA.

Youssoufa Moukoko (69 OVR – 88 POT)

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Youssoufa Moukoko
Youssoufa Moukoko as seen in FIFA23

Team: Borussia Dortmund
Age: 17
Wage: £3,000
Value: £3 million
Best Attributes: 86 Sprint Speed, 85 Balance, 84 Agility

The youngest player on our list is a massively talented prospect and taking advantage of his bargain price would do wonders if you’re looking to develop a world class ST in Career Mode.

Considering Moukoko’s massive potential of 88, his current rating of 69 should not put you off. He is ready-made to score goals in FIFA 23 with his 86 sprint speed, 85 balance, 84 agility, 82 acceleration and 78 dribbling.

The 17-year-old has consistently shown his incredible scoring ability over the years and made 22 appearances in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund last season. The Cameroon-born teenager looks like he will be a long-term goal-scoring weapon for the Black and Yellows.

Karim Adeyemi (75 OVR – 87 POT)

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Karim Adeyemi
Karim Adeyemi as seen in FIFA23

Karim Adeyemi is one of the most talented youngsters on this list and needs to be seriously considered for his 75 overall rating and eye-catching 87 potential.

The pacey striker offers key qualities in attack and his best attributes include 94 acceleration, 92 sprint speed, 88 agility, 88 jumping and 81 balance. He will straightaway improve your Career Mode side in FIFA 23 and offers value for the future.

After an impressive 2021/22 campaign with Red Bull Salzburg that saw him score 32 goals in 44 appearances for the Austrian champions, the 20-year-old signed a five-year deal with Dortmund and is already a Germany international having scored on his debut in a 6-0 win over Armenia in 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier.

Joe Gelhardt (72 OVR – 87 POT)

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Joe Gelhardt
Joe Gelhardt as seen in FIFA23

Team: Leeds United
Age: 20
Wage: £19,000
Value: £4.7 million
Best Attributes: 80 Dribbling, 80 Balance, 79 Shot Power

Gelhardt is one of the best wonderkid strikers in FIFA 23 and judging by his potential rating of 87, his talent can explode in Career Mode.

The Leeds forward boasts a 72 overall rating but he can properly develop in the game with 80 dribbling, 80 balance, 79 shot power, 76 Acceleration and 76 ball control. You will be making a shrewd move by bringing in the stocky striker right now.

After making his Premier League debut against Southampton in October 2021, Gelhardt played only 738 minutes for Leeds but developed a reputation for game-changing cameos as his two goals and four assists all proved decisive in their successful battle against relegation.

The 20-year-old’s progress was rewarded with a new long-term contract at the end of the 2021-22 season.

Henrique Araújo (71 OVR – 85 POT)

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Henrique Araújo
Henrique Araújo as seen in FIFA23

Team: SL Benfica
Age: 20
Wage: £6,000
Value: £3.9 million
Best Attributes: 78 Jumping, 75 Strength, 74 Shot Power

Araújo stands out among the best wonderkid strikers given his high ceiling in the game with 85 potential. However, he is not a go-to option given his relative inexperience and 71 overall rating.

But if you want to develop one of the game’s next best forwards, the Portuguese is a brilliant choice with 78 jumping, 75 strength, 74 shot power, 73 acceleration and 73 finishing.

Born in Funchal, the same town as Cristiano Ronaldo, the 20-year-old was promoted to Benfica’s first team in early 2022 and made his debut in February against Gil Vicente in the Primeira Liga. Araújo ended the campaign with three goals in only five games and scored a hat trick in the 2021-22 UEFA Youth League final.

Marko Lazetić (65 OVR – 85 POT)

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Marko Lazetić
Marko Lazetić as seen in FIFA23

Team: AC Milan
Age: 18
Wage: £5,000
Value: £1.7 million
Best Attributes: 73 Agility, 71 Balance, 69 Finishing

Joining six other wonderkid strikers is the Serbian who is a relatively unknown but highly-rated teenager. Lazetić is cheap and commands an overall rating of 65 but he possesses fantastic skills to grow in the game with 85 potential.

The towering centre-forward is a bonafide goalscorer capable of a variety of finishes. With a rating of 73 agility, 71 balance, 69 finishing, 69 acceleration and 68 jumping, his attributes are promising.

The 18-year-old arrived at AC Milan in a €4m move from Red Star Belgrade in January 2022 and made a single appearance for the Rossoneri in a match against rivals Inter as he continues to develop his skills.

All of the Best Young Wonderkid Strikers (ST & CF) in FIFA 23

In the table below, you can see all of the best wonderkid strikers in FIFA 23, ranked by their potential rating.

NameAgeOverallPotentialFinishingPositionTeam
 E. Haaland21889494STManchester City
C. De Ketelaere21788878CAMAC Milan
H. Ekitike20768580STParis Saint-Germain
A. Kalimuendo20768277STParis Saint-Germain
B. Brobbey20768577STAjax
J. Burkardt21768478STMainz
Tiago Tomas20758273STVfB Stuttgart
Goncalo Ramos21758575STSL Benfica
F. Farias19758569CAMClub Atlético Colón
A. Broja20758577STChelsea
 K. Adeyemi20758777STBorussia Dortmund
 G. Rutter20758477STHoffenheim
 S. Gimenez21758479STFeyenoord
M. Boadu21758377STAS Monaco
B. Dieng21748075STMarseille
E. Wahi19748476STMontpellier
L. Traore21748475STShakhtar Donetsk
J. Ferreira21748475STFC Dallas
J. Leweling21738274STUnion Berlin
J. Zirkzee21738277STBayern Munich

Get your star striker of the future by signing one of the best ST or CF wonderkids in FIFA 23, as listed above.

Check out our list of all the fastest strikers in FIFA 23.


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