FIFA 23: These Will Be The Meta Players For Ultimate Team

In FIFA 23 the meta will definitely differ from what we're currently used to in FUT 22 , but you can already be quite sure which players will dominate Ultimate Team in the upcoming game.
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These three will dominate the meta and the Weekend League. | © EA Sports / EarlyGame

It might be kind of boring if everyone in FIFA Ultimate Team competes with a similar squad, but meta players make gameplay so much easier. Can you blame them? Every FIFA pro uses these players in the Weekend League or at official events, so why wouldn't you use them as well?

But what is the meta in FIFA? Does it always stay the same, or is it some kind of ever-changing system? To provide a small spoiler: Yes and no, at least something changes every year, but it's not an entirely new game. Reason enough for us to tell you what you can probably expect in FIFA 23: Here are a few players that will surely dominate the FUT meta in the coming year!

What's Meta In FIFA?

The meta in FIFA Ultimate Team changes from year to year and is never the same. Even if you often read that EA Sports just presses ctrl + c and ctrl + v for every new FIFA, at least regarding the meta, this is simply not true.

So it's always very difficult to predict what the meta will be in the next title – and FIFA 23 is no exception. Well, for the most part, at least, because you can always be quite certain of this: Players with a lot of pace – no matter which position they play in – are more popular and are used more frequently than slower players. So, if you wanna look at it this way, they are always meta. Everything else remains to be seen, you just have to play the game yourself to get a feeling for it.


Who Are Meta Players In FIFA 23?

Meta players are extremely important in every FIFA and should therefore be a central part of your squad. Without them, you will have a hard time in Squad Battles, Division Rivals or in the Weekend League – and you don't want to miss out on those tasty Division I rewards, do you?

Fortunately, in FIFA there is a relatively wide selection of meta players... and the more FUT events are released throughout the year, the bigger the meta pool becomes. This also means that each of the big leagues in Ultimate Team has its own fair share of meta players. So, let's get ready for the football players that will dominate the FIFA 23 meta in their respective league.

FIFA 23 Meta Players Bundesliga

For several years now, the Bundesliga has been known to be the perfect place for young talents to grow and gain experience before their next big step – for this reason, Bundesliga fans can usually look forward to exciting meta-players in Ultimate Team. We'll just assume that Christoper Nkunku will still be playing for Leipzig next season – his performances in 2021/22 have definitely earned him a big fat upgrade.

It's a similar story with Florian Wirtz: The 18-year-old from Leverkusen has been convincing across the board for a few months now and is already one of the best talents in FIFA anyway. Since his boss transformation some time ago, Leon Goretzka has improved in every aspect of his game. In FIFA there is legit nothing he can't do – all his stats are above 80, a true beast and one of the best players to get early on.

FIFA 23 Meta Players Premier League

The Premier League is considered to be the strongest football league in the world by many fans – and you can't really argue with that. The number of exceptionally strong meta-players is almost too big to limit, and virtually everyone has at least a few PL players in their Weekend League starting eleven.

Everywhere you look, there are rumors that Erling Haaland is going to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. His most likely destination: Manchester City – his father already played there, and the club also has enough money to buy the Golden Boy. In FIFA 23, Haaland could get the next upgrade, maybe even a 90-rated card. But especially FUT-beginners should also keep an eye on Trevoh Chalobah – after all, he plays quite a lot under Tuchel this season. The young defender's stats will definitely go up in FIFA 23.


FIFA 23 Meta Players Serie A

FUT Heroes were one of the best additions to FIFA 22and especially the Serie A got two very playable cards. We strongly expect the Heroes to return to FIFA 23. Perhaps we'll even see some new faces? Well, Antonio Di Natale and Iván Córdoba each have fantastic stats and are perfect for the first months of the new FIFA. But at some point, you should upgrade them to keep up with the elite of the Weekend League...

FIFA 23 Meta Players LaLiga Santander

Currently, LaLiga does not offer as many opportunities as the other big European leagues, but that should drastically change with the summer transfer window. Kylian Mbappé, the golden boy, the FIFA cover star, the future best player in the world, will most likely move to Real Madrid. Together with Vinicius Jr. – who should also get a hefty upgrade from EA Sports after this season – the Frenchman makes one of the most dangerous forward duos in FIFA 23. Prepare yourself mentally, because the two of them will be almost everyone. Even in your dreams.

Mbappe Stats
Will he be the highest rated player in FIFA 23? | © Futbin

FIFA 23 Meta Players Ligue 1

Ligue 1 could be one of the losers in FIFA 23, we already mentioned Mbappé's move to Real. Even Messi will probably lose stats after this season and might even be too slow for FUT. There are still players like Neymar, Hakimi or Wissam Ben Yedder, though.

Neymar isn't playing much and isn't having his best season, but he should continue to dominate the meta in FIFA 23. Hakimi is one of the best right-backs in the game anyway, so we're not worried at all. Ben Yedder, on the other hand, is slowly getting back on track again with AS Monaco, even a small upgrade would catapult him right into the FIFA 23 meta. Above all, he is a regular guest in the Team of the Week or gets his own SBC as Player of the Month...


In the end, though, you can't really estimate which players will dominate the meta in FIFA 23 until EA Sports has published their official ratings. That usually happens at the end of August or beginning of September, when the hype for the next FIFA goes through the roof. Until then, we have to pass the time with FIFA 22 – with our FUT calendar, you won't miss any event!