FIFA 23 Best Player Potentials: Young stars will OUTCLASS current ELITE

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FIFA 23 is fast approaching and we can't wait to get stuck into another Career Mode!

With that in mind, we're taking a look at the Best Player Potentials, identifying some of the top talents that you should bring to your side.

Some will already be at the top of their game, and others will be future stars, but one thing is for certain - these are some of the best players in the game.

FIFA 23 Best Player Potentials

Different from Wonderkids and Best Young Players, the Best Player Potentials will showcase some of the current best crops of players and future stars of the game.

In some cases, exciting prospects aren't predicted to outdo the current best in the world, and in others, they might!

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BEST IN SHOW - Kylian Mbappe will be one of the best talents in FIFA 23

We've compiled a list featuring the Best Player Potential for each position, and included some of our top picks as well.

After all, the predicted potential rating is just a guide, and you are able to exceed it in Career Mode if you manage your players well!

Goalkeepers

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SAFE HANDS - Goalkeepers hold some of the best ratings on the game

Really, there is one clear man for who you want in goal and that is PSG's Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Already one of the best around and only going to get better, he will come at a high price but there is a reason for that.

Name
Club
Value
Rating
Potential
Gianluigi Donnarumma
PSG
£91 million
88
92
Ederson
Manchester City
£81 million
89
91
Jan Oblak
Atletico Madrid
£76 million
88
91
Thiabuat Courtios
Real Madrid
£71 million (est.)
90
90
Manuel Neuer
Bayern Munich
£12 million
90
90
Alisson
Liverpool
£71 million
89
90
Mike Maignan
AC Milan
£65 million (est.)
87
90
Gregor Kobel
Borussia Dortmund
£38 million (est.)
83
87
Aaron Ramsdale
Arsenal
£30 million (est.)
82
86

If you're looking for someone a bit cheaper who can still reach 90+ then AC Milan's Mike Maignan could be your guy.

Arsenal's Aaron Ramsdale and Borussia Dortmunds Gregor Kobel are more budget choices that could also excel.

Defenders

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DOMINANT DEFENDERS - Be solid at the back to allow flair further forward

Knowing you have some of the best defenders around gives you a solid foundation to build from, allowing you to play more attack-minded players further up the pitch.

Luckily, there are plenty of supreme full-backs and dominant centre-backs that will be class in FIFA 23.

Full-Backs

There is a plethora of brilliant full-backs around at the moment, and the best part is that (barring Joao Cancelo) they are all quite young!

Name
Club
Value
Rating
Potential
Trent Alexander-Arnold
Liverpool
£88 million
87
90
Joao Cancelo
Manchester City
£83 million
88
89
Theo Hernandez
AC Milan
£63 million (est.)
85
89
Alphonso Davies
Bayern Munich
£50 million
84
89
Archaf Hakimi
PSG
£63 million
84
89
Nuno Mendes
PSG
£37 million
80
88
Reece James
Chelsea
£50 million (est.)
84
87
Pedro Porro
Sporting CP
£35 million
80
87

You can't go wrong with signing any of the players on the list, but getting the funds may prove an issue, as most are already highly rated.

Centre-Backs

The current heavyweights of Ruben Dias, Virgil van Dijk and Marquinhos will be the best around for a few more seasons, however, there are plenty of upcoming talents that are set to rival them.

Name
Club
Value
Rating
Potential
Ruben Dias
Manchester City
£96 million
88
91
Virgil van Dijk
Liverpool
£86 million
90
90
Marquinhos
PSG
£84 million
88
90
Eder Militao
Real Madrid
£60 million (est.)
84
90
Mathijs de Ligt
Bayern Munich
£61 million
85
89
Jules Kounde
Barcelona
£58 million (est.)
84
89
Ronald Araujo
Barcelona
£51 million (est.)
83
89
Josko Gvardiol
RB Leibzig
£31 million
79
89

Our pick of the lot could well be Josko Gvardiol, a fan favourite thanks to his speed, and also likely to be the cheapest to sign.

Midfielders

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MIDFIELD MAESTROS - Run the centre of the park with these pass masters

There is plenty of upcoming talent coming through in the midfield positions, and Kevin De Bruyne is the only one already at the peak of his powers.

Name
Club
Value
Rating
Potential
Pedri
Barcelona
£80 million (est.)
85
92
Frenkie de Jong
Barcelona
£103 million
87
92
Kevin De Bruyne
Manchester City
£108 million
91
91
Kai Havertz
Chelsea
£74 million
84
91
Jude Bellingham
Borussia Dortmund
£65 million (est.)
84
90
Sandro Tonali
AC Milan
£65 million (est.)
84
90
Florian Wirtz
Bayer Leverkusen
£55 million
82
90
Ryan Gravenberch
Bayern Munich
£32 million (est.)
79
90

Again, anyone on the list will be a phenomenal signing, and we haven't even included the likes of Gavi, Jamal Musiala, Eduardo Camavinga, Federico Valverde, Mason Mount, Christopher Nkunku, Rodri, Martin Odegaard, and Leon Goretzka, who could all reach 89 OVR.

Then there are those that could make 88 OVR, including Aurelien Tchouameni, Declan Rice, Ruben Neves and Nicolo Barella!

Forwards

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FLAIR FORWARDS - Vinicius Jr will be one of the most exciting players in the game

Perhaps the most exciting emerging talent is coming in attacking players, with big changes coming at the top of the table and some of the highest-rated players in the game coming from this selection.

Wingers

The youngsters are coming for the established elite once again, with Phil Foden leading the way and set to usurp Lionel Messi as the best winger in FIFA 23.

Name
Club
Value
Rating
Potential
Phil Foden
Manchester City
£90 million (est.)
85
92
Lionel Messi
PSG
£40 million (est.)
91
91
Vinicius Junior
Real Madrid
£92 million (est.)
86
91
Mohamed Salah
Liverpool
£100 million (est.)
90
90
Federico Chiesa
Juventus
£57 million
84
90
Rafael Leao
AC Milan
£68 million (est.)
84
90
Ansu Fati
Barcelona
£32 million
79
90

Again, there are plenty of big names that could reach 89 OVR, including Antony, Bukayo Saka, Ferran Torres and Jadon Sancho.

Strikers

There are an obvious couple of frontrunners here, with Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland two of the best players in the game and set to get even better!

The established elite of Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane are all towards the end of their careers, but there are plenty of other options for players to take their place.

Name
Club
Value
Rating
Potential
Kylian Mbappe
PSG
£167 million
91
95
Erling Haaland
Manchester City
£123 million
88
94
Karim Benzema
Real Madrid
£72 million
91
91
Robert Lewandowski
Barcelona
£95 million (est.)
91
91
Joao Felix
Atletico Madrid
£74 million (est.)
84
91
Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United
£33 million (est.)
90
90
Dusan Vlahovic
Juventus
£70 million (est.)
84
90
Harry Kane
Tottenham Hotspur
£96 million
89
89
Lautaro Martinez
Inter
£74 million (est.)
86
89
Diogo Jota
Liverpool
£67 million
85
89
Youssoufa Moukoko
Borussia Dormund
£3.3 million
69
89

If you're looking for a super budget signing, check out Youssoufa Moukoko, who can be picked up for just a few million, but can be developed into one of the best around!

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