Football Manager 2023 Wonderkids: Superstar youngsters you NEED to scout in this year's game

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Football Manager 2023 will be here before we know it, with another season of managerial ups and downs set to kick off in a few months.

We've got you covered for everything you need to know about the BEST superstar youngsters that will help your team for years to come in FM23.

LATEST - Wonderkids on the Move


A number of wonderkids have found new clubs this summer, with the likes of Xavi Simons, Gavin Bazunu and Karim Adeyemi all switching allegiances.

Whilst this may result in certain stars becoming more difficult to acquire, it also means a number of top talents will receive major boosts in Football Manager 2023

Check below for our full list of wonderkid transfers.

READ - Football Manager 2023 Wonderkid Transfers

FM23 Wonderkids

Everyone knows that wonderkids are the lifeblood of Football Manager, and this will be no different in FM23.

Whilst we may not have our hands on the database, we can already take a good guess of which youngsters will fall into the wonderkid category in Football Manager 2023.


Defining Wonderkids

Wonderkids are youngsters between the ages of 15 and 19 that possess a potential ability rating of over 150.

A potential ability rating is a pre-determined number that indicates the player's skill level, with some stars like Pedri having variable ability ranges, and other stars carrying a high-value cap.

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DESTINED FOR GREATNESS - Jamal Musiala was one of the best Wonderkids available in FM22

The in-game and pre-game editor gives us an insight into the CA (Current Ability) and PA (Potential Ability) behind each player, as these stats aren't commonly known unless you look for them.

For those of you that enjoy long-haul saves in Football Manager, you'll soon find out that wonderkid scouting will become a key element of your success.


ALL the best wonderkids in Football Manager 2022

You can expect a large number of these FM22 Wonderkids to carry over their status into Football Manager 2023.

With some stars - Jamal Musiala for instance - having excellent seasons, don't be surprised to see the PA of some of these stars elevated to the next level.

Player Age Pos Club Value Wage CA PA
Eduardo Camavinga18DM, M (C)R. Madrid£65m£75k148>170
Ilaix Moriba18M (C), DM, AM (C)RB Leipzig£85m£25k135>170
Yousouffa Moukoko16STBorussia Dortmund£40m£5k121>170
Mason Greenwood19ST, AM (R)Manchester UFC£59m£75k148178
Pedri19AM (CRL), M (C)Barcelona£80m£66k155175
Ansu Fati18AM (LR), STBarcelona£70m£105k149>160
Jamal Musiala18AM (CRL), M (C)Bayern Munich£56m£82k147>160
Jude Bellingham18M (C), DMBorussia Dortmund£105m£49k143>160
Karim Adeyemi19ST, AM (R)RB Salzburg£14m£7k134<160
Yusuf Demir18AM (CRL), STRapid Vienna*£12m£3k130<160
Bukayo Saka19AM (LR), WB (L)Arsenal£67m£30k150168
Nuno Mendes19WB (L), D (L)Sporting CP*£42m£9k149<150
Florian Wirtz18AM (C), M (C)Bayer Leverkusen£68m£41k142<150
Giovanni Reyna18AM (CL), M (CL)Borussia Dortmund£50m£41k140<150
Noni Madueke19AM (RLC), M (RL)PSV Eindhoven£32m£12k139<150
Ryan Gravenberch19M (C), AM (C), DMAjax£46m£49k137<150
Yeremy Pino18AM (RLC), STVillarreal£26m£18k135<150
Josko Gvardiol19D (CL)RB Leipzig£36m£21k135<150
Harvey Elliott18AM (RLC), M (C)Liverpool£34m£20k131<150
Gavi16M (C), AM (C) DMBarcelona£47m£3k130<150
Jeremy Doku19AM (LR), STStade Rennais£54m£13k129<150
Nicolo Rovella19M (C), DMZebre*£22m£31k129<150
Tino Livramento18D (R), WB (R)Southampton£54m£10k128<150
Tanguy Nianzou19D (C), DM, M (C)Bayern Munich£20m£66k128<150
Samuele Ricci19M (C), DMEmpoli£9m£30k127<150
Joao Pedro19ST, AM (RL)Watford£41m£30k126<150
Reinier19AM (C)R. Madrid B*£38m£6k125<150

*Denotes on loan

Football Manager 2023 Release Date

Whilst there is no current confirmed release date for Football Manager 2023, we are expecting the game to launch at a similar time to FM22.


Football Manager 2022 released on 8 November 2021, and we are expecting FM23 to follow in these footsteps with an early-November release date.