- 1 Vinícius Jr. (86 OVR – 91 POT)
- 2 Christian Pulisic (82 OVR – 88 POT)
- 3 Marcus Rashford (81 OVR – 88 POT)
- 4 Moussa Diaby (81 OVR – 88 POT)
- 5 Marc Cucurella (81 OVR – 87 POT)
- 6 Harvey Barnes (81 OVR – 84 POT)
- 7 Steven Bergwijn (80 OVR – 84 POT)
- 8 All of the best young left wingers (LM & LW) on FIFA 23 Career Mode
Renowned for setting stadiums alight with their pace and trickery, left wingers thrive when driving into the heart of the opponent’s half, and you’ll need the best young left wingers in order to conquer FIFA 23’s Career Mode. Luckily, you can find them right here.
Choosing FIFA 23 Career Mode best LW & LM
This article focuses on the top young talent rising through the ranks as left wingers. We take a look at whether anybody can match Christian Pulisic, Vinícius Jr., Marcus Rashford, or Moussa Diaby, who rank among the top left wingers of FIFA 23.
The players featured on this page were selected based on them being 24 years old or under, their predicted overall rating, and that their best position is on the left wing, ensuring only the best selection of players for you.
At the foot of the page, you’ll find a full list of all of the predicted best young left wingers (LM & LW) in FIFA 23.
Vinícius Jr. (86 OVR – 91 POT)
Team: Real Madrid
Wage: £103,000 p/w
Value: £40 million
Best Attributes: 95 Acceleration, 95 Sprint Speed, 94 Agility
The mercurial talent that is Vinícius Jr. has an incredible future ahead of him, providing that he fulfils the massive potential he’s shown so far. This potential is evidenced in FIFA 23; he starts the game at 86 overall with a predicted mouth-watering 91 potential rating, making him the best young left winger in the game.
The young Brazilian holds ridiculous pace stats on last year’s game, ranking as the fastest on our list with 95 sprint speed and 95 acceleration. The sheer sight of this man warming up makes defenders sweat. Adding to his pace is his fantastic 89 dribbling, five-star skill moves and four-star weak foot, giving Vinícius Jr. the edge against anybody with the ball at his feet.
Vinícius Jr. entered the spotlight in a similar fashion to superstar Neymar, producing excellent displays in his native Brazil for Flamengo. These performances caught the eye of Spanish giants Real Madrid, who were determined not to be beaten to another South American talent and forked out £40.5 million for Vinícius Jr.’s signature in 2018.
Right now, the Brazilian is at the top of the game and consistent performances over the past two seasons have seen his stock rise. Having been criticized for a lack of end product in his early days at Madrid, he had a phenomenal 2021/22 season, where he scored 22 goals and recorded 20 assists in 52 total appearances. He also scored the winning goal in the 2022 Champions League final against Liverpool and is already tipped as a future Ballon d’Or winner.
He has started the current season in brilliant fashion, scoring five goals and recording three assists in only eight games as at the time of writing.
Christian Pulisic (82 OVR – 88 POT)
Wage: £103,000 p/w
Value: £42.1 million
Best Attributes: 91 Acceleration, 88 Dribbling, 88 Balance
This hot-footed winger makes for a great speedster in any side, and with an 82 overall and predicted 88 potential rating, Christian Pulisic is a fantastic prospect.
Possessing 91 acceleration and 87 sprint speed combined with his four-star skill moves and 88 dribbling, Pulisic is a menace with the ball at his feet, enabling him to freely advance into the opponent’s final third.
Chelsea managed to pry the 23-year-old American from Borussia Dortmund for £57.6 million in 2019. Pulisic made his Premier League debut in August that year, but his season ended early due to an injury sustained in January 2020.
Last season, Pulisic managed eight goals and five assists in 38 appearances, in a year marred by injuries once again. He struggled in the latter days of Thomas Tuchel’s reign but is expected to make an impression under new Chelsea boss Graham Potter.
In the current campaign, he has only seen 156 minutes of Premier League action and is yet to open his goal account.
Marcus Rashford (81 OVR – 88 POT)
Team: Manchester United
Wage: £129,000 p/w
Value: £66.7 million
Best Attributes: 93 Sprint Speed, 92 Shot Power, 86 Dribbling
Already an established England international at 24 years old, Marcus Rashford claims a spot on this list with an overall rating of 81 and a predicted potential of 88.
Rashford’s lightning pace at 92 sprint speed makes it easy for him to latch onto balls in the channels, and he relishes the opportunity to beat defenders with his 86 dribbling and five-star skill moves. Not only does he excel with his wing-play, but with 83 finishing and 92 shot power, he’s also potent in front of goal, be it in the box or from range.
Marcus Rashford burst onto the scene back in the 2015/16 season for Manchester United, graduating from their academy and quickly cementing himself in the first team as one of the Premier League’s top talents.
The England international has amassed 101 goals from 323 appearances so far in his career. Since scoring 22 total goals in the 2019/20 season, his most prolific campaign, he will look to better that record under Erik Ten Hag. Playing under the tutelage of the Dutch tactician, he has already scored three goals alongside two assists in six league games this season.
Moussa Diaby (81 OVR – 88 POT)
Team: Bayer Leverkusen
Wage: £45,000 p/w
Value: £45.2 million
Best Attributes: 96 Acceleration, 93 Balance, 92 Sprint Speed
In fourth place on this list is Moussa Diaby, a winger with blistering pace and enough agility to terrorise back lines. Sporting a predicted 81 overall rating and 88 potential, the Frenchman is a great option with plenty of room to grow.
It’s hard to ignore the ferocious speed of Diaby; he possesses 96 acceleration and 92 sprint speed, making the young man one of the quickest players in the footballing world. Fresh out of the gate as a dribbling specialist, Diaby can wiggle his way into key areas, and if you work on his 78 short passing and 76 vision you can utilise his speed, dribbling, and passing to great effect.
Diaby is plying his trade in the Bundesliga with Bayer Leverkusen after the German outfit managed to snap up this young talent from PSG for £13.5 million in the summer of 2019. After an impressive debut season, Diaby cemented his place in the first team last year scoring 17 goals and setting up 14 more in 42 appearances, and making a name for himself as a top young talent at just 23 years old.
Marc Cucurella (81 OVR – 87 POT)
Wage: £54,000 p/w
Value: £35.7 million
Best Attributes: 88 Stamina, 83 Balance, 82 Reactions
The left wing isn’t the only position Cucurella can dominate. He also makes for a very convincing left back which adds a tonne of versatility to a game which has earned him a predicted 81 overall and 87 potential rating.
The highlight of Cucurella’s attributes is without a doubt his 88 stamina, which ensures that this machine gives everything during a match – particularly useful if you take advantage of his ability to play anywhere down the left. Possessing 81 crossing, 81 short passing, and 78 vision, assisting teammates is second nature for this young Spaniard.
A product of Barcelona’s famous La Masia academy, Cucurella had brief spells with SD Eibar and Getafe before being bought by Premier League club Brighton for £16.2 million in the summer transfer window of the 2021/22 season.
He impressed in his debut campaign with the Seagulls and starred in 38 appearances across all competitions. His performances also saw him named as Brighton’s Player of the Season for the 2021/22 season, after which he completed a £62m move to Chelsea in the summer of 2022. He has reunited with Graham Potter at Chelsea and is already a regular under the new Blues manager.
Harvey Barnes (81 OVR – 84 POT)
Team: Leicester City
Wage: £82,000 p/w
Value: £30.1 million
Best Attributes: 86 Sprint Speed, 85 Acceleration, 82 Dribbling
Harvey Barnes is next on this list, a player with an impressive 81 overall and 84 potential which make him an excellent signing for teams looking to climb the ranks of the footballing world without breaking the bank.
Having decent pace ratings at 86 sprint speed and 85 acceleration in last year’s game, means that Barnes isn’t a slouch on the left flank and has an excellent base to improve upon as he develops. His 81 positioning and 78 finishing can be a lethal combination in front of goal, with Barnes often finding himself in the right place at the right time to get on the score sheet.
After graduating from Leicester City’s academy, Barnes made his Premier League debut in 2018 at just 20 years old. Now 24 years old, the English winger is already coming of age and enjoyed his best campaign with the Foxes in the 2021/22 season, where he scored 11 goals and recorded 14 assists in 48 games across all competitions.
He has already registered one goal from five games in the current campaign and will add to that tally as the season progresses.
Steven Bergwijn (80 OVR – 84 POT)
Team: Tottenham Hotspur
Wage: £71,000 p/w
Value: £25.8 million
Best Attributes: 89 Balance, 87 Acceleration, 84 Dribbling
Boasting an 80 overall and 84 potential rating, Steven Bergwijn is another decent winger for clubs who don’t possess an obscene transfer budget looking to climb up the tables.
Bergwijn’s standout attributes come from his physical qualities. His 87 acceleration and 84 sprint speed enable him to breeze past his slower opponents while utilising his 89 balance and 84 ball control to beat defenders with the ball at his feet. Another attribute that catches the eye is his 84 shot power and 81 long shots, which ensure that all of his shots have plenty of venom behind them.
Bergwijn signed for Premier League big guns Tottenham Hotspur in January 2020 for £27 million after impressing for Dutch side PSV, where the former Ajax youth product won three Eredivisie titles.
However, the pacey Dutch winger failed to secure regular minutes with the North London club and secured a return back to Ajax for £27.4m in the summer of 2022. That decision seems to be paying off as he has now scored eight goals in only nine appearances for de Godenzonen as at the time of writing.
Since making his debut for the Netherlands in 2018, he has already scored six goals in 22 appearances and is primed to lead the line at the World Cup in Qatar.
All of the best young left wingers (LM & LW) on FIFA 23 Career Mode
|Name||Predicted Overall||Predicted Potential||Age||Position||Team||Value||Wage|
|Vinícius Jr.||86||91||22||LW||Real Madrid||£40M||£103K|
|Christian Pulisic||82||88||23||LW, RW, LM||Chelsea||£42.1M||£103K|
|Marcus Rashford||81||88||24||LM, ST||Manchester United||£66.7M||£129K|
|Moussa Diaby||81||88||23||LW, RW||Bayer 04 Leverkusen||£45.2M||£45K|
|Harvey Barnes||81||84||24||LM, LW||Leicester City||£30.1M||£82K|
|Steven Bergwijn||80||84||24||LM, LW, RM||Ajax||£25.8M||£71K|
|Cody Gakpo||79||85||23||LM, ST||PSV||£24.1M||£16K|
|Puado||78||85||24||LM, ST, CAM||RCD Espanyol||£24.1M||£16K|
|Jovane Cabral||78||86||24||LW, RW||Sporting CP||£26.7M||£13K|
|Noa Lang||78||85||23||LW, RW, CAM||Club Brugge KV||£24.5M||£23K|
|Pedro Neto||78||85||22||LW, RW||Wolverhampton Wanderers||£24.5M||£53K|
|Sofiane Diop||77||84||22||LM, RM, CF||OGC Nice||£18.5M||£30K|
|Rafael Leão||77||82||23||LW, ST, LM||AC Milan||£13.8M||£31K|
|Mikkel Damsgaard||77||87||22||LM, LW||Brentford||£19.8M||£14K|
|Galeno||77||84||24||LM, RW||SC Braga||£18.1M||£12K|
|Eberechi Eze||77||83||24||LW, CAM||Crystal Palace||£14.2M||£39K|
|Ansu Fati||76||90||19||LW||FC Barcelona||£15.1M||£38K|
|Gabriel Martinelli||76||88||21||LM, LW||Arsenal||£15.5M||£42K|
|Bryan Gil||76||86||21||LM, RM, CAM||Tottenham Hotspur||£14.2M||£45K|
|Stephy Mavididi||76||81||24||LM, ST||Montpellier HSC||£9.9M||£19K|
|Charles De Ketelaere||75||85||21||LW, CAM, ST||AC Milan||£10.8M||£16K|
|Ruben Vargas||75||83||24||LM, RM||FC Augsburg||£10.8M||£17K|
|Luis Sinisterra||75||82||23||LW, RW||Leeds United||£9.9M||£9K|
|Jesper Karlsson||75||82||24||LW||AZ Alkmaar||£9.9M||£9K|
|Todd Cantwell||75||82||24||LM||Norwich City||£9.9M||£24K|
|Christos Tzolis||74||87||20||LM, RM, ST||FC Twente (on loan from Norwich City)||£8.6M||£15K|
|Adil Aouchiche||74||82||20||LM, CAM, CM||FC Lorient||£7.7M||£8K|
|Nico Melamed||74||86||21||LM, CAM, RM||RCD Espanyol||£8.6M||£10K|
|Barrenetxea||74||83||20||LW, ST, RW||Real Sociedad||£7.7M||£15K|
|Chidera Ejuke||74||81||24||LM, RM||Hertha BSC||£7.3M||£27K|
|Moussa Djenepo||74||80||24||LM, RM||Southampton||£5.6M||£32K|
|Ezequiel Barco||74||80||23||LM, CAM||Club Atlético River Plate (on loan from Atlanta United)||£6M||£6K|
|Grady Diangana||74||83||24||LW, LM, RW||West Bromwich Albion||£8.2M||£30K|
If you’re looking for one of the best left wingers to bolster your ranks, you’ll find them in the table above.
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