Update: We''ve included some new players to our list of midfield maestros, as well as new statistics to give you the most up-to-date information.
Their midfield defeat isn''t for nothing; football matches can be won and lost in the middle of the pitch, so here are all of the finest midfielders in FIFA 23 to help you out.
From the great powers of the number 10 to the deep-lying destroyer protecting your defence, your midfield is a vital part of your team''s spine, and you''ll usually be sent to victory.
There are a number of issues in FIFA 23 Career Mode. Some of the best midfielders from previous games, like Denis Zakaria, Franck Kessie, and Ryan Gravenberch, have just moved onto new clubs or been sent out on loan, making them unaccessible in the first season of your save.
While a lot of FIFA 23''s finest strikers have had their physical attributes reduced to incredible numbers, many midfielders have seen their speed and strength reduced from the absolute dominant levels they had reached in the last few years.
There isn''t a lot of fun to add to your roster in Career Mode, but it just means you will have to look a little harder.
CAMs are a creative hook that connects your advanced midfield to your attack, supplying players further up the pitch with the ammo they need to shoot, while also arriving late to pick up goals themselves. For these weve established confidence, speed, agility, and passing knowledge to search out the best deals.
CMs are still being given enough speed. However, they must be strong dribblers in order to get the ball forward without having to to launch hopeful balls every time they enter the air.
CDMs do their best with a combination of speed to close down even faster attackers, strength to shrug them off the ball, and defending to break up play.
With a bit of training, and some dependability on dynamic potential, it is not too difficult to have a midfield full of players with these attributes, but the following players will get you there in a blink.
The first well-rounded through the best of FIFA 23, the highest overall midfielders in FIFA 23, that would make it possible to join the Galacticos line-up.
Next, you should list some lower overall CAMs, CMs, and CDMs with promising potential for the future. These bargains are the ones to look out for in Career Mode, because you don''t need to be concerned that Luka Modric is good, right? We have a full page on FIFA 23 Wonderkids.
Finally, go over the best midfielders to join Career Mode for a variety of teams. These are our most-loved players, and each one will make you a very happy manager.
Check out our other pages on FIFA 23''s best strikers and wingers, FIFA 23''s best defensive teams, and FIFA 23''s best goalkeepers.
Who are the best midfielders to sign in FIFA 23 Career Mode?
- Xavi Simons - PSV - 19 - 11.6m Value/ 9,000 Wage - 75 OVR/ 87 POT - CAM
FIFA 23 is expected to be a breakout year for Xavi Simons, who after a few less than stellar years at PSG, has started to dethrone trees back in the Netherlands with PSV.
A colossal boost to his speed and stamina boost him to become one of the most powerful CAMs to make use in-game.
- Quinten Timber - Feyenoord - 21 - 6.5m Value/ 6,000 Wage - 73 OVR/ 85 POT - CM, CDM, CAM
Quinten, the twin brother of Ajax forward Jurrien Timber, is an impressively versatile midfielder with great technical and defensive capabilities.
With a massive amount of key statistics already on the verge of being 80 at just 73 overall, he''s a great deal for a reasonable fee. Plus, a starting potential growth of 12 means he should quickly become a force to be reckoned with after some sustained minutes on the pitch.
You''ll be giving the Timber household a lot of help. Ajax and Feyenoord aren''t allowed to enjoy family dinners on the menu.
- Tommaso Pobega - AC Milan - 22 - 14.6m Value/ 39,000 Wage - 76 OVR/ 85 POT - CM
Tommaso Pobega, an athletic midfielder who is capable of doing everything (reminding you of anyone) with a name that may make you double-take.
His outstanding starting ability makes him a fantastic addition to any football, but it''s his +9 start potential that''s quite distressing.
His speed, dribbling, passing, shooting, strength, and defense are all around 80. With almost no weaknesses, some consistent minutes with the balanced training plan with have all of his key areas over 80 in no time.
- Mohammed Kudus - Ajax - 21 - 20.2m Value/ 11,000 Wage - 77 OVR/ 85 POT - CAM, CM
Injuries have hampered Mohammed Kudus'' progress in real life and weakened his potential in FIFA, but he''s still an amazing pick-up and a good player in the game.
His ability, strength, and determination make him difficult to deal with. Plus, he is the perfect CM despite good handling skills.
- Weston McKennie - Juventus - 23 - 27.1m Value/ 77,000 Wage - 80 OVR/ 85 POT - CM
Weston McKennie, an American, is generally polarizing opinions, but in FIFA 23, he is a pretty fantastic all-rounder who excels in everything.
McKennie is your next best bet for any club that can afford him a magical quintet of 80 pace, 80 strength, 80 dribbling, 80 passing, and 80 tackling. Zakaria was just trapped in a loan at Chelsea and Franck Kessie has just been transferred to Barca.
- Renato Sanches - PSG - 24 - 27.1m Value/ 62,000 Wage - 80 OVR/ 85 POT - CM
Since Renato Sanches has just joined PSG, I had to show you how impressive his stats in FIFA 23. Make sure you climb the divisions or start to challenge for titles in future seasons.
Basically, all of his physical abilities are in the mid-80s or approaching 90, and with excellent starting potential to further boost his ratings, he can increase his 85 dribbling, 80 passing, and 75 defending to be truly dominant.
- Szymon Zurkowski - Fiorentina - 24 - 9.9m Value/ 34,000 Wage - 76 OVR/ 81 POT - CM, CDM
Szymon Zurkowski, a significantly cheaper option who is capable of quickly beast all the time in the mid-70s and 80s, has tons of important statistics.
Solid minutes will have all of his greatest skills in the 80s in no time, and with a starting stamina of 90, he can star week-in-week.
- Martin Baturina - Dinamo Zagreb - 19 - 3.5m Value/ 500 Wage - 70 OVR/ 86 POT - CM, CAM
Is there a decent, drained Croatian midfielder? Where have I seen that before?
Martin Baturina is a great road to glory-style signing for the lower league or higher clubs. Thoughts are relatively straightforward, his statistics, including nearly 80 dribbling on a 69 overall, are too encouraging to pass up.
- Enock Mwepu - Brighton - 24 - 10.3m Value/ 42,000 Wage - 76 OVR/ 82 POT - CM, CDM, CAM
Unfortunately, during this season''s suspension due to a cardiac ailment. For the time being, Enock Mwepu may be removed from FIFA 23 for a future update. However, for the time being, we may still enjoy his impressive physical, technical, and defense attributes for a reasonable price.
- Nicolas De La Cruz - River Plate - 25 - 14.2m Value/ 16,000 Wage - 78 OVR/ 79 POT - CM, CAM, CDM
Kante, a poor man, may not have enough starting potential, but he is likely to show off his potential quite quickly.
De La Cruz is a very small guy with a high speed, stamina, and dribbling, but has excellent aggression and a good tackling stats that make him very defensive. A lot of fun to use.
- Nicolo Fagioli & Fabio Miretti - Juventus - 21 & 18 - 6.5m & 4.7m Value/ 40,000 & 17,000 Wage - 73 & 72 OVR/ 85 & 87 POT - CAM, CM, CDM
This season, two young midfielders have made a name for themselves in Turin, and they will be perfecting both of you in the future.
Fagioli is both capable of playing anywhere through the pitch, with superior dribbling and 81 short passing already at just 73 rated. Miretti is much cheaper and more of a deep-lying playmaker with good pace, stamina, and passing.
- Florian Wirtz - Leverkusen - 19 - 56.8m Value/ 33,000 Wage- 82 OVR/ 91 POT - CAM, CM
If youre playing as one of the world''s richest clubs, Florian Wirtz is a huge talent that might not have the same experience outside of Germany as other high-profile players.
- Davide Frattesi - Sassuolo - 22 - 20.2m Value/ 25,000 Wage - 77 OVR/ 86 POT - CM, CDM
Davide Frattesi, a class and technical deep-lying playmaker, had a fantastic season for Sassuolo last term, and has been linked to a host of Premier League teams.
With an area of 80%, stamina, dribbling, and passing, it''s easy to see why. Hes also got the capability to exert an influence on CDM.
- Khephren Thuram - Nice - 21 - 24.5m Value/ 28,000 Wage - 78 OVR/ 85 POT - CM, CDM
Khephren Thuram is the son of Lilian Thuram, who, alongside his brother Marcus at Monchengladbach, will be the best family five-a-side team ever.
- Konrad Laimer - RB Leipzig - 25 - 33.1m Value/ 55,000 Wage - 83 OVR/ 84 POT - CDM, CM
Konrad Laimer is yet another excellent, if costly, option to anchor the midfield of one of Europe''s top teams in FIFA 23.
It''s not in his listed positions anymore, but he''s an excellent RB cover.
- Eliot Matazo - Monaco - 20 - 4.1m Value/ 18,000 Wage - 72 OVR/ 83 POT - CM, CDM
Take a look at Eliot Matazo in Ligue 1, who, despite taking a downgrade to some of his physicals, has a good variety of mid-70s techniques to help make up for it at a reasonable price.
- Alex Scott - Bristol City - 18 - 3m Value - 69 OVR/ 87 POT - CAM, CM
Alex Scott is a modern Road to Glory player. English, with plenty of potential and excellent stats already.
The best part about him is that his good stamina makes him useful from the start of your save, unlike a lot of youngsters.
- Carlos Alcaraz - Racing Club - 19 - 3.8m Value/ 6,000 Wage - 71 OVR/ 84 POT - CAM, CM
Alcaraz, a new, quite, capable Road to Glory player, has 80 dribbling already on a 71 overall player. Again, 70 stamina makes him quite easily useable immediately.
- Gianluca Busio & Tanner Tessmann - Venezia - 20 - 6.5m & 1.6m value/ 3,000 & 1,000 Wage - 73 & 66 OVR/ 86 & 80 POT - CM, CDM
Both Americans at Venezia are looking for a home at the center of midfield. Busio has excellent stamina and jumping, as well as good passing and agility to get rid of problems.
Tanner Tessmann is on the other hand a great option if you want to get paid. While many of his statistics arent much to write home about, good stamina and 83 strength are among his advantages for a very reasonable price.
- Wouter Burger - Basel - 21 - 2.2m Value/ 4,000 Wage - 68 OVR/ 78 POT - CDM
In the end, if you need someone on the cheap, Wouter Burger is a fantastic deal given his speed, strength, and passing abilities.
- Ibrahim Sangare - PSV - 24 - 30.5m Value/ 17,000 Wage - 81 OVR/ 86 POT - CDM
Ibrahim Sangare is an amazing destroyer capable of shielding even the world''s best defenses admirably.
A transfer from the Netherlands alongside teammate Cody Gakpo never occurred, but a big deal is certainly not far away for this truly fantastic player.
Highest Overall midfielders in FIFA 23
|Highest Overall CAMs, CMs and CDMs in FIFA 23|
|Kevin De Bruyne||31||CAM, CM||Man City||91||91|
|N''''Golo Kante||31||CDM, CM||Chelsea||89||89|
|Bernado Silva||27||CAM, CM||Man City||88||88|
|Luka Modric||36||CM||Real Madrid||88||88|
|Toni Kroos||32||CM||Real Madrid||88||88|
|Frenkie de Jong||25||CM, CDM||Barcelona||87||92|
|Leon Goretzka||27||CM, CDM||Bayern||87||88|
|Christopher Nkunku||24||CAM||RB Leipzig||86||89|
|Bruno Fernandes||27||CAM, CM||Manchester United||86||86|
|Sergej Milinkovic-Savic||27||CM, CAM, CDM||Lazio||86||87|
|Marcelo Brozovic||29||CDM, CM||Inter||86||86|
|Thiago Alcantara||31||CM, CDM, CAM||Liverpool||86||86|
|Phil Foden||22||CAM||Man City||85||92|
|Nabil Fekir||28||CAM||Real Betis||85||85|
|Paul Pogba||29||CM, CDM, CAM||Juventus||85||85|
|Ilkay Gundogan||31||CM, CDM, CAM||Man City||85||85|
|Sandro Tonali||22||CDM, CM||AC Milan||84||90|
|Federico Valverde||23||CM||Real Madrid||84||90|
|Martin Odegaard||23||CAM, CM||Arsenal||84||89|
|Declan Rice||23||CDM||West Ham||84||87|
|Mason Mount||23||CAM, CM||Chelsea||84||87|
|Lorenzo Pellegrini||26||CAM, CM||Roma||84||87|
|Franck Kessie||25||CDM, CM||Barcelona||84||86|
|Wilfred Ndidi||25||CDM, CM||Leicester||84||86|
|Youri Tielemans||25||CM, CDM||Leicester||84||86|
|Marcos Llorente||27||CM, CDM, CAM||Atletico Madrid||84||85|
In FIFA 23, both low-summary players with high potential.
|Lower Overall, High Potential CAMs, CMs and CDMs|
|Player Name:||Age:||Position(s):||Team:||Overall:||Starting Potential:|
|Eduardo Camavinga||19||CM, CDM||Real Madrid||79||89|
|Ryan Gravenberch||20||CM, CDM, CAM||Bayern||79||89|
|Emile Smith Rowe||21||CAM||Arsenal||80||87|
|Enzo Fernandez||21||CM, CDM||Benfica||78||87|
|Harvey Elliott||19||CAM, CM||Liverpool||73||87|
|Dominik Szoboszlai||21||CAM||RB Leipzig||79||87|
|Zubimendi||23||CM, CDM||Real Sociedad||79||86|
|Ivan Ilic||21||CM||Hellas Verona||76||86|
|Fabio Carvalho||19||CAM, CM||Liverpool||73||86|
|Fabio Miretti||18||CM, CDM||Juventus||72||87|
|Nicolo Rovella||20||CM, CDM||Monza (Juventus)||75||88|
|Gianluca Busio||20||CM, CDM||Venezia||73||86|
|Xavi Simons||19||CAM, CM||PSV||75||87|
|Martin Baturina||19||CM, CAM||Dinamo Zagreb||70||86|
|Abdul Fatawu Issahaku||18||CAM||Sporting||67||86|
|Carney Chukwuemeka||18||CM, CAM||Chelsea||64||86|
|Jacob Ramsey||21||CM, CAM||Aston Villa||75||85|
|Kenneth Taylor||20||CM, CDM||Ajax||75||86|
|Adam Karabec||18||CAM, CM||Sparta Prague||71||84|