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!

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!



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 DonnarummaPSG£91 million8892
EdersonManchester City£81 million8991
Jan OblakAtletico Madrid£76 million8891
Thiabuat CourtiosReal Madrid£71 million (est.)9090
Manuel NeuerBayern Munich£12 million9090
AlissonLiverpool£71 million8990
Mike MaignanAC Milan£65 million (est.)8790
Gregor KobelBorussia Dortmund£38 million (est.)8387
Aaron RamsdaleArsenal£30 million (est.)8286

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.



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.


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-ArnoldLiverpool£88 million8790
Joao CanceloManchester City£83 million8889
Theo HernandezAC Milan£63 million (est.)8589
Alphonso DaviesBayern Munich£50 million8489
Archaf HakimiPSG£63 million8489
Nuno MendesPSG£37 million8088
Reece JamesChelsea£50 million (est.)8487
Pedro PorroSporting CP£35 million8087

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.



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 DiasManchester City£96 million8891
Virgil van DijkLiverpool£86 million9090
MarquinhosPSG£84 million8890
Eder MilitaoReal Madrid£60 million (est.)8490
Mathijs de LigtBayern Munich£61 million8589
Jules KoundeBarcelona£58 million (est.)8489
Ronald AraujoBarcelona£51 million (est.)8389
Josko GvardiolRB Leibzig£31 million7989

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.


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
PedriBarcelona£80 million (est.)8592
Frenkie de JongBarcelona£103 million8792
Kevin De BruyneManchester City£108 million9191
Kai HavertzChelsea£74 million8491
Jude BellinghamBorussia Dortmund£65 million (est.)8490
Sandro TonaliAC Milan£65 million (est.)8490
Florian WirtzBayer Leverkusen£55 million8290
Ryan GravenberchBayern Munich£32 million (est.)7990

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!


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.


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 FodenManchester City£90 million (est.)8592
Lionel MessiPSG£40 million (est.)9191
Vinicius JuniorReal Madrid£92 million (est.)8691
Mohamed SalahLiverpool£100 million (est.)9090
Federico ChiesaJuventus£57 million8490
Rafael LeaoAC Milan£68 million (est.)8490
Ansu FatiBarcelona£32 million7990

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


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 MbappePSG£167 million9195
Erling HaalandManchester City£123 million8894
Karim BenzemaReal Madrid£72 million9191
Robert LewandowskiBarcelona£95 million (est.)9191
Joao FelixAtletico Madrid£74 million (est.)8491
Cristiano RonaldoManchester United£33 million (est.)9090
Dusan VlahovicJuventus£70 million (est.)8490
Harry KaneTottenham Hotspur£96 million8989
Lautaro MartinezInter£74 million (est.)8689
Diogo JotaLiverpool£67 million8589
Youssoufa MoukokoBorussia Dormund£3.3 million6989

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!