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

The latest edition of one of the most popular games of all time, FIFA 23, is finally here. To celebrate, we’ve decided to update our old Best Young ST CF FIFA 22 list with the latest wonderkids for 2023.

The new updates to Career Mode in FIFA 23 have left many players excited to start managing their squads, but who will you manage? And more importantly, who will you sign? Our best young ST CF FIFA 23 guide will list all of the top young strikers to sign this year.

Best Young ST CF FIFA 23

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The selection of young, promising strikers has never looked better. This year, managers will have a wide selection of wonderkids to choose from!

The striker and center forward positions have changed more than most others over the last couple of decades. Forwards use to go forward and… that’s it. Now, we can see world-class Strikers like Tottenham’s Harry Kane sit deep in possession, creating scoring opportunities for his teammates and letting them have all the fun! After all, a goal is a goal, right?

Scroll down the page to see the complete list of all wonderkid strikers in FIFA 23.


Gonçalo Ramos (75 OVR / 85 POT)

Hitting the back of the net 14 times in only 18 appearances for the Portuguese U21 squad, Gonçalo Ramos is a proven goalscorer. He’s only 21 years of age and lighting up the Primeira Liga for giants Benfica. Speaking of, Ramos has been at Benfica for some time as well, coming up through their prestigious youth system since 2013!

Physically, Ramos has a decent height to him and a real skill set in his physical strength, there aren’t many defenders who can shake this man off the ball. He already has Champion’s League experience as well, finding his first assist in his first two games!

A player who has already proven his merit, Gonçalo Ramos is not only one for the future, he’s one for right now!


Armando Broja (69 OVR / 85 POT)

Another forward already proven on an international level for his native country of Albania, Armando Broja should be a name on any Career Mode manager’s shortlist. He’s fast, strong and an excellent finisher of the ball. He’s scored 4 goals in 14 appearances for the Red and Blacks at the young age of 21!

Club wise, Broja is currently with London powerhouse Chelsea wearing the number 18. He’s already appeared in a couple of Champions League games for the blues, showcasing his quality and their belief in his abilities.

Broja is a tall forward, if your squad is good at crossing the ball into the box this wonderkid will surely bury them into the back of the net! Buy Armando Broja now before his price soars!


Wilfried Gnonto (70 OVR / 85 POT)

An Italian playing in the Premier League, Wilfried Gnonto is looking to tear apart one of the best competitions in the world. At only 18 years old, Gnonto’s future is beyond bright. He’s a rapid dribbler of a striker, beating defenders both with and without the ball!

Gnonto is currently playing for Leeds, coming through the prestigious youth academy at Inter Milan. He’s also already gotten his call up to Italy’s first team, finding the back of the net once in six appearances. What he lacks in height he makes up for in pace, get Wilfried Gnonto now and break defenses like they’re nothing!

The Gli Azzuri’s frontline never looked more promising, buying Wilfried Gnonto will be one of the best decisions you could make as a FIFA Career Mode manager!


Mohamed-Ali Cho (70 OVR / 85 POT)

A player with a great nickname in Momo Cho, Mohamed-Ali Cho is a French striker who has begun to make an actual name for himself at the Spanish club Real Sociedad. At only 18 years of age, it’s not hard to see that this young Frenchman has a bright future ahead of him.

Mohamed-Ali Cho is tall, fast, and a great dribbler. It’s no wonder French giants PSG took a risk on him and let him come up through their academy system; even from such a young age, the world knew about Cho’s potential.

He may very well be the young left-footed attacker you need to complete your squad; buy this wonderkid now before you have to face him later!


Benjamin Šeško (72 OVR / 85 POT)

At only 19 years old, Benjamin Sesko is already becoming one of the best players Slovenia has to offer. He’s currently on loan in the Bundesliga for RB Leipzig and his future is bright indeed!

Sesko is rapid, his pace alone is enough to keep defenders on their heels. When he’s not attacking a through ball, he’s scoring goals like clockwork. His positioning sets him apart from the rest, giving him opportunity after opportunity. His parent club is RB Salzburg in Austria and they should be more than excited when this wonderkid returns from loan.

Benjamin Sesko is already scoring bags of goals in the Bundesliga and has scored for his native Slovenia at a senior level as well; buying this wonderkid may be expensive, but he will pay dividends in no time!


Dane Scarlett (65 OVR / 87 POT)

At only 18 years of age, Dane Scarlett is one of the youngest players to appear on this list. He’s currently on loan at Portsmouth in the English Third Tier, on loan from his home club Tottenham Hotspur. Scarlett also has experience on an international level playing for the England youth system. He’s prolific for the Three Lions, finding the back of the net 12 times in only 14 appearances for the U19 squad!

Even though he is still so young, Scarlett has the dribbling and shooting skills of a much older and more experienced player. He’s decently tall with a great work rate, if you lose the ball high up the pitch this man will surely get it back!

If you want a young attacker to mold into the forward of dreams, buy Dane Scarlett for you FIFA Career Mode now!


Marko Lazetić (65 OVR / 85 POT)

Marko Lazetic has what it takes to be a bona fide great. He’s only 18 years old and already earned the faith of Serie A champions AC Milan, it’s only a matter of time before this wonderkid fulfills his potential!

Lazetic is tall, winning almost every ball that comes his way in the air. If you’re looking for a player who loves to be on the end of a set piece, you’ve found him. He uses his height to his advantage, scoring a number of goals from expertly timed crosses. When he’s not playing for the Rossoneri he’s scoring for his native Serbia, looking to be a legend like other Serie A competitor Dejan Stankovic.

Marko Lazetic has more than enough experience beating defenders in the air and the ground, buy this player if your squad could use some more headed goals!


Henrique Araújo (71 OVR / 85 POT)

Coming up through Benfica’s youth team in Portugal, Henrique Araujo may be the future of The Eagles’ front line for the next generation. His positioning, shot power and finishing are second to none, if your Career Mode squad is in need of goals buy Araujo today!

Internationally, Araujo is a regular for the Portuguese youth system, scoring at least in every other game he’s played in. It’s this level of consistency that sets Araujo apart from other strikers his age, when your side needs to score he’s one you can rely on.

Henrique Araujo has spent his whole career in his native Portugal, it’s only a matter of time before he earns his first big money move, hopefully straight into your Career Mode save!


Karim Adeyemi (75 OVR / 87 POT)

A player who has seen a meteoric rise in his own stock, Karim Adeyemi is wanted by football’s best. He’s only 20 years old and yet he’s a fixture of German giants Borussia Dortmund’s rapid attack. Internationally, Adeyemi has gotten called up to the Germany’s national team on four occasions, finding the back of the net once.

Karim Adeyemi is insanely fast. He can out dribble any player that catches up to him, which doesn’t happen too often as not many can even reach him. His finishing is great, matched with his pace and ball skills Adeyemi finds himself in dangerous positions frequently.

While some of the players on this list could benefit from experience, Adeyemi is reaping the rewards of having it. He’s a strong selection for any FIFA Career Mode manager looking for some speed up front, buy him now before he’s behind your backline!


Joe Gelhardt (72 OVR / 87 POT)

A young Englishman with promise, Joe Gelhardt has what it takes to lead the Three Lions’ front line for a decade. He’s only 20 years old, but his shooting skills would suggest otherwise; buy this Leeds striker before he’s putting goals into the back of your net!

Gelhardt is getting the play time needed to evolve into the best version of himself, and he’s getting it in one of the best leagues in the world. Playing in the Premier League, Joe Gelhardt is cutting his proverbial teeth against some of the best defenses Europe has to offer.

If you’re looking for a young, proven striker, look no further than Joe Gelhardt. If he isn’t starting for your Career Mode squad, you’ll surely find him at another big club in no time.


Charles De Ketelaere (78 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 ten 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!


Youssoufa Moukoko (69 OVR / 88 POT)

One of the most prolific strikers on this list, Youssoufa Moukoko, can start for most big clubs as is. At only 17 years old, he has stats most 27-year-olds would be jealous of! Playing for the German U21 squad, Moukoko has six goals in only five appearances, which is downright absurd for any teenager.

Youssoufa Moukoko currently plays in his native Germany for Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. He often comes off the bench at key moments, either scoring or providing vital passes for his teammates.

The future is incredibly bright for this young wonderkid; he’s only a teenager, but he’s scoring like he’s in his prime! If you buy Moukoko for your Career Mode squad, you could have one of the best strikers in the world for years to come!

Best Young ST CF FIFA 23

Updated: October 7, 2022
Added new players

This is a complete list of the best young strikers (SF & CF) in FIFA 23. These players are all 21 years old or younger and have a minimum potential of 83.

Youssoufa Moukoko 6988ST17Borussia Dortmund2023Yes
Charles De Ketelaere 7888ST21Milan2027No
Joe Gelhardt 7287ST20Leeds United2027No
Karim Adeyemi 7587ST20Borussia Dortmund2027No
Henrique Araujo 7185ST20Benfica2027No
Marko Lazetic 6585ST18Milan2026No
Dane Scarlett 6585ST18Portsmouth2026Yes
Benjamin Sesko 7285ST19RB Salzburg2026No
Mohamed-Ali Cho 7085ST18Real Sociedad2027No
Wilfried Gnonto 6985ST18Leeds United2027No
Brian Brobbey 7685ST20Ajax2027Yes
Goncalo Ramos 7585ST21Benfica2025No
Hugo Ekitike 7685ST20Paris Saint-Germain2023No
Facundo Farias 7585ST20Colon2023No
Armando Broja 7585ST20Chelsea2026No
Georginio Rutter 7585ST20TSG 1899 Hoffenheim2026Yes
Rodrigo Ribeiro 6684ST17Sporting CP2024No
Mathys Tel 6484ST17Bayern Munchen2027No
Matthis Abline 6884ST19Stade Rennais2025No
Jovanny Bolivar 6784ST20Deportivo La Guaira2023No
Elye Wahi 7484ST19Montpellier HSC2025No
Liam Delap 6684ST19Stoke City2026Yes
Santiago Gimenez 7584ST21Feyenoord2026Yes
Lassina Traore 7484ST21Shakhtar Donetsk2026No
Jesus Ferreira7484CF21FC Dallas2025No
Joao Pedro 7184ST20Watford2025Yes
Ignacio Daniel Maestro Puch 6583ST19Atletico Tucuman2025No
Iker Bravo 6483ST17Real Madrid2024Yes
Alexis Tibidi6583CF18Altach2025No
David Datro Fofana 6683ST19Molde FK2024No
Ricardo Pepi 6983ST19FC Groningen2026No
Fabio Silva 7083ST20Anderlecht2025Yes
Myron Boadu 7583ST21AS Monaco2026No


That’s it for the best young strikers and center forwards for FIFA 23! Some of these players rely on their pace, some on their strength, but all of them can put the ball into the back of the net!

If you’re looking for someone to lead your attack for years to come, any of these players will do the job. Dane Scarlett is a promising striker who is young enough to be molded into the forward you want, while Karim Adeyemi is an established player who will score goals for you right away!

Don’t wait; buy one of these wonderkids for your team now, before it’s too late!

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