This year’s FIFA is finally here, and it’s looking better than ever! With the new additions to Career Mode, negotiations have never felt more real! In light of that, we felt it was fitting to finally update the old best young CAM FIFA 22 list with the latest 2023 wonderkids.
And so, the age-old question still remains, who is the best central attacking midfielder for my Career Mode squad? We’re here to answer that question in our best young CAM FIFA 23 guide.
Today we’re taking a look at the top 10 central attacking midfielders in FIFA 23 under the age of 21. These CAMs have what it takes to connect the defense to the attack, scoring many goals and moving the ball forward.
The role of a central attacking midfielder is one of the most fluid on the pitch, they may be in the box waiting to score a goal or they may be the one providing the assist. No matter which way your team plays, a good attacking midfielder is the glue keeping everything together!
Some of the players are hidden gems, too young to have seen a lot of top-flight football but old enough to let the world know they’re coming! Pay attention to these wonderkids if you’re looking for the best young CAMs, or central attacking midfielders, for your FIFA 23 Career Mode!
Michael Olise (76 OVR / 86 POT)
A young player with loads of potential, Michael Olise is one to watch for the future. During his youth he spent time at some of the best academies in world football, including the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City. He’s still in the Premier League playing for Crystal Palace, scoring goals and assists for the London based club.
At only 20 years of age, Michael Olise may be a dominant force in a central attacking midfield role for a decade! His dribbling skills border on being world class, Olise’s balance and agility alone allow him to get into spaces most other footballers aren’t even aware of!
Comfortable playing on the right as well, you should buy Michael Olise if you’re looking for a versatile midfielder with promise!
Sebastiano Esposito (70 OVR / 87 POT)
The first Italian to join our list of most promising central attacking midfielders, Sebastiano Esposito has played for so many clubs you’d think he’s a veteran of the game. He is currently under contract with Serie A giants Inter Milan, but he is far from the first team. Esposito is currently on his fourth loan with the club. He’s been to S.P.A.L., Venezia, FC Basel and now he’s in Belgium with RSC Anderlecht.
There’s a reason all of these clubs want Sebastiano Esposito on loan, he’s fast and his finishing is so good he could play as a number nine. From the midfield, Esposito is known to use his vision to find tight spaces, creating great chances for his teammates.
Sebastiano Esposito is the player you need to turn a defensive effort into a quick counter attack, put this player on your shortlist before it’s too late!
Harvey Elliott (73 OVR / 87 POT)
One of the better known names on this list, Harvey Elliott will be a household name soon. He’s currently wearing the #19 for English juggernauts Liverpool and is sure to be a mainstay in their midfield within a year or two. That is, if you don’t buy him for your FIFA Career Mode!
Harvey Elliott has some international experience with the Three Lions of England, currently playing for the U21 side. Elliott is also the youngest player to ever start for Liverpool, coming on for the Reds at only 16 years of age! To say he has potential is putting it lightly.
An already well known player with a hefty price tag on his head, Harvey Elliott could start for most big clubs as it is! Sign him now if you want a piece of England’s future in your midfield.
Giovanni Reyna (77 OVR / 87 POT)
Another famous face, Giovanni Reyna is already taking the world by storm. Reyna is only 19 years old and yet he’s a regular for Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. Their faith in the young central attacking midfielder has paid dividends, As Reyna has already found two assists in the first two games of the 22/23 Champions League season!
An American international with 12 caps and 4 goals for the Red, White and Blue, ‘Gio’ is another player who can start for most teams in the world already. His dribbling is nothing to scoff at and his composure allows him to execute even the riskiest passes with ease!
If you have some cash to spend and want a bonafide superstar, buy Giovanni Reyna for your Career Mode today!
Adam Hložek (77 OVR / 87 POT)
Easily one of the strongest and tallest central attacking midfielders to make our list today, Adam Hložek is a beast of a player. He’s currently playing for popular Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen and they’re all the better for it.
Physically, you won’t find many players like Hložek, especially in the midfield. Built like a center back, this attacking midfielder is certainly not one to mess with. Adam Hložek breaks past the opposition with so much ease you’d think they just let him through.
If you need a monster in your midfield, a player who will stop at nothing to score a goal, Czech Republic attacker Adam Hložek is your man!
Bryan Gil (77 OVR / 87 POT)
A Spaniard with potential, Bryan Gil will surely play a pivotal role for his national team for years to come. He’s currently contracted to Conference League giants Tottenham Hotspur in London and is hoping to break into the main team soon.
When he’s on the pitch, Bryan Gil is always looking to get forward. One of his biggest strengths in his tight dribbling. If an opposing team wants to get the ball off of him, they’re going to need an entire back line. While not the strongest or most aggressive midfielder on this life, his composure and technique alone place him in a league of his own!
An emerging prospect who is on the cusp of greatness, Bryan Gil can make it as a #10 in your Career Mode squad now!
Charles De Ketelaere (77 OVR / 87 POT)
One of the most promising and talented players covered today, Charles De Ketelaere should already be on every FIFA Career Mode manager’s radar. He’s so well rounded you could even see him playing in the midfield, his passing and dribbling abilities suggest he plays as a 6! But he doesn’t he’s a striker and he’s a striker for a reason.
Currently wearing the #90 for the legendary Italian club AC Milan, De Ketelaere is a world beater in waiting. Internationally, CDK has over 10 caps for his native Belgium, showing that at even 21 years of age this player is a certified difference maker.
He’s just made a big money move to Milan, so if you want Charles De Ketelaere you better be willing to pay the price!
Dominik Szoboszlai (79 OVR / 87 POT)
One of the hottest prospects to come out of Hungary in generations, Dominik Szoboszlai should already be on your watch list. He made his name playing for RB Salzburg, dominating the Austrian league before he made his big money move over to RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga.
Dominik Szoboszlai is tall, especially for a central attacking midfielder. His greatest strengths are seen as soon as the ball hits his feet. Like a wizard, Szoboszlai can seemingly create opportunities out of nothing. Many analysts have noted that his ability to curve a ball around an opposing defender is second to none.
A player with top flight Bundesliga and Champion’s League experience, you need to get Dominik Szoboszlai scoring goals for you before he’s scoring them against you!
Takefusa Kubo (75 OVR / 85 POT)
One of the only players to play for both Barcelona and Real Madrid, Takefusa Kubo may have the most impressive resume on this list. He played in the famous La Masia academy before making his way to Los Blancos, where he failed to make a true impact. Since then he has stayed in Spain with club Real Sociedad where he gets to learn from legend of the game and teammate David Silva.
While Kubo has seen better days, you can’t write him off. He’s absolutely rapid for Sociedad and has been one of the first names on the team sheet for the Japan since his debut in 2018. The ball sticks to his feet like a magnet and his crosses feel like they’re heat-seeking!
An inspiration for his country, Takefusa Kubo has more than enough to give to your club in Career Mode!
Jamal Musiala (79 OVR / 89 POT)
It’s almost shocking how good he is, Jamal Musiala is the type of central attacking midfielder you want for your club! Another Bundesliga regular, this Bayern Munich player is already attracting a ton of attention. Germany called him up for his senior debut back in March of 2021 and it’s easy to see why!
Jamal Musiala is everything you want in your CAM, he’s fast enough to play on the wing and can see the whole game like a defender. Musiala’s ball skills are second to none, he’s more balanced than a 7 on the pH scale and has more agility than a tiger! His height allows him to fight for every ball in the air as well.
He’s not cheap, but he’s worth the price. Get Jamal Musiala for your Career Mode squad if you’re looking for one of the very best!
Florian Wirtz (82 OVR / 91 POT)
One of the most naturally gifted central attacking midfielders in the world, Florian Wirtz already has the ability to dictate the flow of a game. He’s another promising player in the Bundesliga, creating the best of chances for his teammates at Bayer Leverkusen. At only 19 years of age he already has four senior appearances for his native country Germany, with many more to come!
As a player, Wirtz’s best abilities are on the ball. His dribbling is already elite, world class for a 19 year old and his passing range is immense. Not many players have vision like he does, Florian Wirtz can find passes other midfielders simply can’t.
Another high end player, Florian Wirtz is perfect for any Career Mode squad who wants a CAM for the future, and the present!
Best Young CAM FIFA 23
This is a complete list of the best young central attacking midfielders (CAM) to sign in the career mode of FIFA 23. They’re all 21 years old or younger and have a potential rating of 83 or higher.
|Florian Wirtz||82||91||19||Bayer 04 Leverkusen||2027||Yes|
|Alex Scott||69||87||19||Bristol City||2025||No|
|Thiago Almada||76||87||21||Atlanta United FC||2025||No|
|Adam Hlozek||77||87||20||Bayer 04 Leverkusen||2027||No|
|Dominik Szoboszlai||79||87||21||RB Leipzig||2026||Yes|
|Pablo Torre||69||86||19||FC Barcelona||2026||No|
|Abdul Fatawu Issahaku||67||86||18||Sporting CP||2027||No|
|Giovanni Reyna||77||86||19||Borussia Dortmund||2025||Yes|
|Desire Doue||66||84||17||Stade Rennais||2024||No|
|Mohamed El Arouch||66||84||18||Olympique Lyonnais||2025||No|
|Maurits Kjaergaard||68||84||19||RB Salzburg||2026||No|
|Hannibal Mejbri||64||84||19||Birmingham City||2026||No|
|Carlos Alcaraz||71||84||19||Racing Club de Avellaneda||2026||No|
|Caden Clark||67||84||19||New York Red Bulls||2025||No|
|Luka Sucic||73||84||19||RB Salzburg||2025||No|
|Adam Karabec||71||84||19||Sparta Praha||2023||No|
|Dijon Kameri||66||83||18||RB Salzburg||2026||No|
|Marko Brkljaca||62||83||18||Dinamo Zagreb||2028||No|
|Kervin Andrade||64||83||17||Deportivo La Guaira||2024||No|
|Harvey Vale||63||83||18||Hull City||2025||Yes|
|Tom Bischof||62||83||17||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||2025||No|
|Alfie Devine||60||83||18||Tottenham Hotspur||2024||No|
|Andreas Schjelderup||66||83||18||FC Nordsjaelland||2024||No|
|Joao Grimaldo||64||83||19||Sporting Cristal||2023||No|
|Takuhiro Nakai||61||83||18||Real Madrid||2025||No|
|Fabian Rieder||68||83||20||BSC Young Boys||2025||No|
That’s it; today, we’ve taken a look at the best young CAMs and central attacking midfielders for FIFA 23! Every player on this list is 21 years old or younger, meaning that they can be a guiding force in your squad for years to come!
There are plenty of central attacking midfielders on this list, so many that you can pick the one with the specific skill set for your squad. If you need a midfielder who can influence the attack in spades, Jamal Musiala should be on your shortlist. If you’re looking for a midfielder who can create and finish a chance all by himself, then Adam Hložek is the player for you.
No matter what type of central attacking midfielder you want, this list has the wonderkid you need to make the difference in your Career Mode!
Looking for more FIFA Wonderkids guides? Check out these:
- Best Young CB FIFA 22
- Best Young ST CF FIFA 22
- Best Young CM FIFA 22
- Best Young RB RWB FIFA 22
- Best Young LB LWB FIFA 22
- Best Young RW RM FIFA 22
- Best Young LW LM FIFA 22
- Best Young GK FIFA 22
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