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!
Giovanni Reyna (77 OVR / 86 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!
Fabio Carvalho (73 OVR / 86 POT)
Already signed to English giants Liverpool FC, Fabio Carvalho is being watched by fans the world over. He’s a central attacking mid that can influence every game he’s playing in, watch out for this Portuguese wonderkid!
Fabio Carvalho is the perfect player to control the pace of the game. He’s quick on the ball, but he doesn’t have to be. When the game feels tense and fast-paced, Carvalho will slow the game down, giving his team the time they need to mount an attack or shut down the opposition. At only 20 years old, there’s no telling what future is in store for this young lad!
If you want a player with Premier League and Champion’s League experience at an early age, look no further than Fabio Carvalho!
Arda Güler (69 OVR / 86 POT)
Arda Guler wears the famous #10 for Turkish giants Fenerbahce, don’t let this dynamo of a midfielder fly under your radar. In the 22/23 season he’s already proven himself as a super-sub in the Süper Lig, scoring twice in three appearances off the bench! Having a goal involvement every 15 minutes is a clear reason why Guler has such an important role for the Yellow Canaries.
A Turkish player himself, Arda Guler has featured 10 times for his nation at a youth level, already scoring 4. His shooting skills are great, better than most players in his position. He’s also more than comfortable playing on the right-wing, adding depth to any squad he’s part of.
Arda Guler is quickly racking up the experience needed to be a veteran of the game, getting the reincarnation of Mesut Özil will be a smart move for your club for years to come.
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (67 OVR / 86 POT)
Another fast-paced central attacking midfielder, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku has the potential to change any game he’s in, single-handedly. Issahaku is currently playing for Portuguese giants Sporting CP and is quickly becoming a fan favorite. He also has over 10 appearances for his native Ghana at a senior level, incredible from a player who is only 18 years old!
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku has dribbling skills engineered to beat the best of them, creating chances by himself or connecting with teammates to glide past the opposition. His shooting skills aren’t bad either, he can put the ball in the back of the net consistently.
Already a mainstay for his home country, Abdul Fatawu Issahaku can be a pivotal figure for your Career Mode squad for years to come!
Pablo Torre (69 OVR / 86 POT)
Playing for FC Barcelona’s B team FC Barcelona Atlètic, Pablo Torre is an exciting one to watch! He’s a central attacking midfielder that loves a through ball, buy this player before he’s finding space in your defense!
Pablo Torre is only 19 years old with the world at his feet, his potential means that the sky is quite literally the limit. As mentioned, his passing is killer to say the least. His greatest strengths are his short passing and ability to curve the ball, setting up dangerous Tiki-Taka-esque moves with just a few touches.
Torre has been a steady figure for the Spanish youth team and will no doubt rise to his full potential in Barcelona, that is, if you don’t get him for your Career Mode squad and add a whole new level to your attack!
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!
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!
Thiago Almada (76 OVR / 87 POT)
Already good enough to play for most big clubs, Thiago Almada is one for the future, and the present. This guy is good, he has the dribbling skills most players much older than him wish they had. At only 21 years old, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Almada as a mainstay of Argentina’s La Selección for years to come.
Thiago Almada is currently playing in the MLS for hugely popular club Atlanta United FC, scoring and setting up great assists for his teammates on many occasions. Almada is rapid, beating defenders with ease.
If you want a traditional CAM, an attacking midfielder built to beat defenders on his own, Thiago Almada is the player for you. Buy him now before his stock rises even more and he’s too expensive for your Career Mode save!
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.
Alex Scott (69 OVR / 87 POT)
A young player with promise, Alex Scott is a great pick for any Career Mode manager looking to shake things up in the midfield. His balance and agility are second to none, look no further than Alex Scott if you want a maestro of a midfielder!
He’s only 19 years old and already a dominant force for his current club Bristol City. Wearing the famous #7, it’s no wonder why The Robins have already placed so much faith in the wonderkid. When he’s not moving the ball upfield he’s reading the game like a book, commanding his teammates like a captain.
Scott is surely a wonderkid, already featuring for the England youth system, snap this CAM up before it’s too late!
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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