FIFA 23 Best Midfielders - Who are the best CAMs, CMs, and CDMs to join in CareerMode?

FIFA 23 Best Midfielders - Who are the best CAMs, CMs, and CDMs to join in CareerMode?

Update: Our selection of midfield maestros has included some new players, as well as updated statistics, to provide you with up-to-date information.

They say it the midfield battle for nothing; football games can be won and lost in the middle of the pitch, so here are some of the best midfielders in FIFA 23 to assist you.

Your midfield is a vital component of your team''s spine, from the creative force of the number 10 to the deep-lying destroyer, and putting it out with overpowered players will usually guide you on the path to victory.

Despite the fact that FIFA 23 Career Mode has a couple of problems. Some of the most experienced 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 unavailable in the first season of your save.

Even worse, while a lot of FIFA 23''s best strikers have had their physical attributes buffed to unprecedented levels, many midfielders have seen their speed and strength reduced from the absolute dominant heights they have reached in the last few years.

In Career Mode, there aren''t a lot of great players to add to your roster, but it just means you will have to look a little harder.

CAMs are the creative hooks that help your advanced midfield improve, supplying players on the pitch with the ammo they need to shoot while also arriving late to pick up goals themselves. For these weve had a prioritised speed, agility, and passing experience to help select the most efficient deals.

CMs continue to be competitive. They also need to be formidable dribblers to travel forward without having to launch hopeful balls every time they get possession.

CDMs do 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 a lot of focus 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 pinch.

The first well-rounded teams from FIFA 23 will excel well, with the highest overall midfielders that would fit into the Galacticos lineup.

Next, make sure you include some lower overall CAMs, CMs, and CDMs with ample potential for the future. These bargains are the ones to look out for in Career Mode, because you dont really need to be told that Luka Modric is good, right? We have a full page on FIFA 23 Wonderkids.

All you need to do is pass on the best midfielders to join Career Mode for a wide range of teams. These are our most-loved players, and each one will make you a wonderful manager.

Check out our other pages on FIFA 23, the finest strikers and wingers in FIFA 23, the best goalkeepers in FIFA 23.

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 threatening to be a breakout year for Xavi Simons, who after a few less than stellar years at PSG, has started to withdraw trees back in the Netherlands with PSV.

His already significant dribbling abilities will help him become one of the most successful CAMs to use in the game.

  • Quinten Timber - Feyenoord - 21 - 6.5m Value/ 6,000 Wage - 73 OVR/ 85 POT - CM, CDM, CAM

Quinten, the twin brother of Ajax''s defensive coordinator Jurrien Timber, is an amazingly versatile midfielder with excellent technical and defensive capabilities.

With a large amount of key statistics already on the verge of reaching 80 at just 73 overall, he''s a fantastic deal for a reasonable price. Plus, a beginning potential growth of 12 means he should quickly become a force to be reckoned with after a few short minutes on the pitch.

The Timber household will be doing a lot of work. Ajax and Feyenoord can''t be a pleasure to have dinner tables on the other side.

  • Tommaso Pobega - AC Milan - 22 - 14.6m Value/ 39,000 Wage - 76 OVR/ 85 POT - CM

Tommaso Pobega is an athletic midfielder capable of doing just about anything (reminding you of anyone).

It''s his +9 starting potential that''s frightening, however, because of his strong starting abilities.

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 just a moment.

  • Mohammed Kudus - Ajax - 21 - 20.2m Value/ 11,000 Wage - 77 OVR/ 85 POT - CAM, CM

Mohammed Kudus'' progress in real life has been hampered by injuries, but he has weakened his potential in FIFA, yet he is still a fantastic pick-up and a fighter in the game.

His ability, strength, and strength make him difficult to deal with. Plus, he is the perfect CM due to good tackle statistics.

  • Weston McKennie - Juventus - 23 - 27.1m Value/ 77,000 Wage - 80 OVR/ 85 POT - CM

Weston McKennie, an American, tends to polarize opinions, but in FIFA 23, he is a fast flawless all-rounder who can do everything right.

McKennie is the perfect bet for any club that can afford him: 80 speed, 80 strength, 80 dribbling, 80 passing, and 80 tackling. Zakaria was just left 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 amazing his stats in FIFA 23 are. If you climb the divisions or start to challenge for titles in future seasons, then make sure you look out.

Basically, all of his physical abilities are in the mid-80s or approaching 90, and with good 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 much cheaper option with a similar capability to quickly beast everything that stand before him, has huge statistics in the mid-70s or approaching 80.

Solid minutes will have all of his greatest attributes in the 80s in no time, and a starting stamina of 90 makes him stand week-in-week.

  • Martin Baturina - Dinamo Zagreb - 19 - 3.5m Value/ 500 Wage - 70 OVR/ 86 POT - CM, CAM

Is there a shady, shady Croatian midfielder? Where have I seen it before?

Martin Baturina is a formidable forward for the lower league or rising clubs, but his statistics - including nearly 80 dribbling on a 69 overall - are too good 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 tournament Enock Mwepu had to retire due to a heart problem. For the time being, we can still expect his seemingly exceptional stats to be rewarded for a fair price.

  • Nicolas De La Cruz - River Plate - 25 - 14.2m Value/ 16,000 Wage - 78 OVR/ 79 POT - CM, CAM, CDM

Kante, the poor man, might not have a lot of starting potential anymore, but with the opportunities hes likely to turn in, dynamic potential should see to that pretty quickly.

De La Cruz is an unreal shuttler with enormous pace, stamina, and dribbling, but has great aggression and great tackling skills that make him particularly dogged in defense. 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 both are worthwhile adding to your squad if you can get them.

Fagioli is both capable of playing anywhere through the pitch''s spine, but he has the most offensive player with improved dribbling and 81 short passing already at just 73. Miretti is far cheaper and more of a deep-lying playmaker with excellent pace, stamina, and passing.

  • Florian Wirtz - Leverkusen - 19 - 56.8m Value/ 33,000 Wage- 82 OVR/ 91 POT - CAM, CM

Florian Wirtz is a huge skill that probably does not have the same profile outside of Germany as other high potential players, but if you''re looking for 91 potential, then here''s what you should remember.

  • 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 great season for Sassuolo last term and has been linked to a slew of Premier League teams.

It''s easy to see why, with a roughly 80 degree pace, stamina, dribbling, and passing. He''s also had enough defending to take part in a CDM shift.

  • Khephren Thuram - Nice - 21 - 24.5m Value/ 28,000 Wage - 78 OVR/ 85 POT - CM, CDM

With the technical skill to support it up, Khephren Thuram is the son of World Cup-winning goalkeeper Lilian Thuram, who, along with his brother Marcus at Monchengladbach, would make 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 one of Europe''s top sides 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 from Ligue 1, who, despite taking a look at some of his physicals, has a good slew of mid-70s technicals to compensate for it at a reasonable price.

  • Alex Scott - Bristol City - 18 - 3m Value - 69 OVR/ 87 POT - CAM, CM

Alex Scott is a classic Road to Glory player. English, with tremendous potential and some good stats already.

The only benefit about him is his excellent performance makes him performable 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 is speedy and flexible with 80 dribbling already on a 71 overall player. Again, 70 stamina makes him well-behaved from the start.

  • 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 fantastic options at the base of midfield. Busio has excellent strength and jumping, as well as good passing and ability to fall out of difficulties.

Tanner Tessmann is a great option if you''re struggling with money. While many of his statistics aren''t much to write home about, good stamina and 83 strength are among his strengths for a very low price.

  • Wouter Burger - Basel - 21 - 2.2m Value/ 4,000 Wage - 68 OVR/ 78 POT - CDM

So, if you need someone on the cheap, Wouter Burger is a really good deal given his speed, strength, and passing ability.

  • Ibrahim Sangare - PSV - 24 - 30.5m Value/ 17,000 Wage - 81 OVR/ 86 POT - CDM

Ibrahim Sangare is an exceptional destroyer capable of shielding even the world''s finest defenses admirably.

A transfer from the Netherlands, coupled with a teammate Cody Gakpo, never made sense, but this truly outstanding player will certainly benefit from a big deal.

Highest Overall midfielders in FIFA 23

Highest Overall CAMs, CMs and CDMs in FIFA 23
Player Name:Age:Position(s):Team:Overall:Potential:
Kevin De Bruyne31CAM, CMMan City9191
N''''Golo Kante31CDM, CMChelsea8989
Joshua Kimmich27CDMBayern8990
Casemiro30CDMManchester United8989
Bernado Silva27CAM, CMMan City8888
Luka Modric36CMReal Madrid8888
Toni Kroos32CMReal Madrid8888
Frenkie de Jong25CM, CDMBarcelona8792
Rodri26CDMMan City8789
Leon Goretzka27CM, CDMBayern8788
Marco Verratti29CMPSG8787
Thomas Muller32CAMBayern8787
Christopher Nkunku24CAMRB Leipzig8689
Nicolo Barella25CMInter8689
Bruno Fernandes27CAM, CMManchester United8686
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic27CM, CAM, CDMLazio8687
Marcelo Brozovic29CDM, CMInter8686
Paulo Dybala28CAMRoma8686
Thiago Alcantara31CM, CDM, CAMLiverpool8686
Phil Foden22CAMMan City8592
Nabil Fekir28CAMReal Betis8585
Jorginho30CM, CDMChelsea8585
Paul Pogba29CM, CDM, CAMJuventus8585
Sergio Busquets33CDMBarcelona8585
Marco Reus33CAMDortmund8585
Ilkay Gundogan31CM, CDM, CAMMan City8585
Jude Bellingham19CMDortmund8491
Kai Havertz23CAMChelsea8491
Sandro Tonali22CDM, CMAC Milan8490
Federico Valverde23CMReal Madrid8490
Martin Odegaard23CAM, CMArsenal8489
Declan Rice23CDMWest Ham8487
Mason Mount23CAM, CMChelsea8487
Lorenzo Pellegrini26CAM, CMRoma8487
Franck Kessie25CDM, CMBarcelona8486
Wilfred Ndidi25CDM, CMLeicester8486
Youri Tielemans25CM, CDMLeicester8486
Marcos Llorente27CM, CDM, CAMAtletico Madrid8485

In FIFA 23, low potential midfielders are expected to be less likely.

Lower Overall, High Potential CAMs, CMs and CDMs
Player Name:Age:Position(s):Team:Overall:Starting Potential:
Vitinha22CM, CAMPSG7989
Eduardo Camavinga19CM, CDMReal Madrid7989
Ryan Gravenberch20CM, CDM, CAMBayern7989
Moleiro18CMLas Palmas7487
Emile Smith Rowe21CAMArsenal8087
Enzo Fernandez21CM, CDMBenfica7887
Hamed Traore22CAMSassuolo7887
Fabio Vieira22CAMArsenal7787
Adam Hlozek19CAMLeverkusen7787
Harvey Elliott19CAM, CMLiverpool7387
Dominik Szoboszlai21CAMRB Leipzig7987
Matheus Nunes23CMWolves7986
Zubimendi23CM, CDMReal Sociedad7986
Kouadio Kone21CMMonchengladbach7786
Gio Reyna19CAMDortmund7786
Ivan Ilic21CMHellas Verona7686
Fabio Carvalho19CAM, CMLiverpool7386
Fabio Miretti18CM, CDMJuventus7287
Nicolo Rovella20CM, CDMMonza (Juventus)7588
Gianluca Busio20CM, CDMVenezia7386
Xavi Simons19CAM, CMPSV7587
Martin Baturina19CM, CAMDinamo Zagreb7086
Abdul Fatawu Issahaku18CAMSporting6786
Luka Romero17CAMLazio6786
Carney Chukwuemeka18CM, CAMChelsea6486
Florentino22CDM, CMBenfica7685
Jacob Ramsey21CM, CAMAston Villa7585
Kenneth Taylor20CM, CDMAjax7586
Adam Karabec18CAM, CMSparta Prague7184
Luke Harris17CAMFulham6184

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