FIFA 23 wonderkids: the best youngsters to sign in Career Mode

If you're looking for a youngster with plenty of potential, look no further than this FIFA 23 wonderkids guide that'll give you a leg up in Career Mode

FIFA 23 wonderkids: Florian Wirtz grimaces on the pitch

Who are the best FIFA 23 wonderkids? In the last couple of years, players have scrambled to sign the likes of Erling Haaland, Kai Havertz, and Kylian Mbappe to their teams but with FIFA 23 that’s changed. Now, managers will need to look a little bit further to find youngsters with a lot of potential.

And that’s because the Wonderkids who’ve largely dominated the game are now too old to qualify, paving the way for new FIFA 23 Wonderkids. It’s not necessarily a bad thing either; buying the likes of Haaland leaves a pretty sizable dent in your transfer budget, so finding an 18-year-old with oodles of potential might just be the investment you need to survive.

But who are the FIFA 23 Wonderkids worth investing in this time around? Well, since the FIFA 23 release date has passed, we’ve put together a list of the top youngsters in the game right now, but we’ll update this guide with concrete offerings as soon as we get hands-on.

What are FIFA 23 Wonderkids?

Here, we’re defining FIFA 23 Wonderkids them as players under the age of 21 with the highest growth potential. They’re not the finished article now, but massive strides in their progress are coming. We all know who the best Career Mode players are – the big names that are already hitting the headlines – but with the right development, FIFA 23 Wonderkids can be a cheap way to have a team that dominates for years to come.

Of course, fulfilling their potential depends on your skills in the training centre too. With the right work, you can get the best out of these young starlets.

Whether you want to sign Wonderkids early as part of a long-term youth project, or sign and flip these players for huge profits.

FIFA 23 wonderkids

Here are our choices for the best FIFA 23 Wonderkids: 

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Joshua Feeney can be seen

Joshua Feeney

Young Joshua Feeney is only 17 and has the world at his feet. The centre-back plays for Aston Villa’s youth set up and has already captained England at the U18 level. He has the highest growth potential in FIFA 23, with a whopping +25 to his rating possible.

  • OVR 55
  • Potential OVR 80
  • 17
  • CB
  • Aston Villa, England Premier League
  • +25 growth

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Felipe Calencia can be seen

Felipe Valencia

Felipe Valencia is another +25 growth hidden gem in FIFA 23, plying his trade in the MLS at David Beckham’s Inter Miami. Need an attacking right-sided player with bags of potential? Look no further.

  • OVR 50
  • Potential OVR 75
  • 17
  • RM
  • Inter Miami, USA Major League Soccer
  • +25 growth

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Dylan Reid can be seen

Dylan Reid

Dylan Reid has already had senior minutes for St Mirren at age 17. Strong central defensive midfielders are hard to come by, so invest here for potentially +24 growth.

  • OVR 54
  • Potential OVR 78
  • 17
  • CDM
  • St Mirren, Scotland Premiership
  • +24 growth

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Diogo can be seen in the menu

Diogo Monteiro

Swiss-born Portuguese U19 Diogo Monterio can be uncovered in the Switzerland Super League and could grow into a handy 78-rated centre-back.

  • OVR 54
  • Potential OVR 78
  • 17
  • CB
  • Servette FC, Switzerland Super League
  • +24 growth

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Gavin can be seen in the menu

Gavin Beavers

The first of four goalies in our Wonderkids list, Gavin Beavers is worth signing for his name alone. The MLS is well worth a thorough scout for bargain players.

  • OVR 52
  • Potential OVR 76
  • 17
  • GK
  • Real Salt Lake, USA Major League Soccer
  • +24 growth

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Attilio can be seen in the menu

Attilio Morosoli

Another diamond in the rough from the Swiss league, Attilio Morosoli will grow into a first-team prospect for a lower league club.

  • OVR 51
  • Potential OVR 75
  • 17
  • GK
  • FC Lugano, Switzerland Super League
  • +24 growth

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Andres can be seen in the menu

Andreș Brînzea

Don’t be put off by the low overall rating, Andreș Brînzea is highly rated in the Romanian league. A bargain investment from eastern Europe.

  • OVR 48
  • Potential OVR 78
  • 17
  • GK
  • Chindia Târgoviște, Romania Liga I
  • +24 growth

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Luke Harris can be seen

Luke Harris

Fulham starlet Luke Harris has the highest potential overall rating in our Career Mode Wonderkids list, so is definitely worth scouting in your next save.

  • OVR 61
  • Potential OVR 84
  • 17
  • CAM
  • Fulham FC, England Premier League
  • +23 growth

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Laurin Ulrich can be seen in the menu

Laurin Ulrich

Ulrich is a name we could become familiar with over the next few seasons as the central midfielder breaks out in the Bundesliga for Stuttgart.

  • OVR 60
  • Potential OVR 83
  • 17
  • CM
  •  VfB Stuttgart, Germany Bundesliga
  • +23 growth

FIFA 23 Wonderkids: Cristian can be seen in the menu

Cristian Riquelme

If there’s one thing we love more than Wonderkids, it’s South American Wonderkids! Cristian Riquelme is Chilean and the pick of the bunch in FIFA 23, with +23 potential growth.

  • OVR 60
  • Potential OVR 83
  • 18
  • LB
  • Everton de Viña del Mar, CONMEBOL Sudamericana
  • +23 growth

Below, you can also find some more Wonderkids, that are good, but don’t quite top the list:

Fabio Chiarodia

  • OVR 60
  • Potential OVR 83
  • 17
  • CB
  • Werder Bremen, Germany Bundesliga 
  • +23 growth

Alfie Devine

  • OVR 60
  • Potential OVR 83
  • 18
  • CAM
  • Tottenham Hotspur, England Premier League
  • +23 growth

Arnaud Dony

  • OVR 59
  • Potential OVR 82
  • 18
  • LB
  • Union Saint-Gilloise, Belgium Pro League 
  • +23 growth

Ashley Phillips

  • OVR 59
  • Potential OVR 82
  • 17
  • CB
  • Blackburn Rovers, England EFL Championship
  • +23 growth

Guillaume Restes

  • OVR 58
  • Potential OVR 81
  • 17
  • GK
  • Toulouse FC, France Ligue 1  
  • +23 growth

Ben Chrisene

  • OVR 58
  • Potential OVR 81
  • 18
  • LB
  • Kilmarnock, Scotland Premiership
  • +23 growth

Darko Gyabi

  • OVR 57
  • Potential OVR 80
  • 18
  • CM
  • Leeds United, England Premier League
  • +23 growth

Serge Ngoma

  • OVR 56
  • Potential OVR 79
  • 17
  • RW
  • New York Red Bulls, USA Major League Soccer
  • +23 growth

Oliwier Sławiński

  • OVR 54
  • Potential OVR 77
  • 17
  • ST
  • Zagłębie Lubin, Poland Ekstraklasa 
  • +23 growth

Eirik Blikstad

  • OVR 54
  • Potential OVR 77
  • 18
  • CB
  • Strømsgodset Toppfotball, Norway Eliteserien
  • +23 growth

And that is our deep-level dive into the FIFA 23 Wonderkids covering to best Wonderkids and the full list of them, alongside a definition of how we define them. With them at your side, you should be able to really make an impact in career mode, alongside utilising a wide variety of players, including the best goalkeepers and best strikers.