The long-awaited FIFA 23 was launched at the end of September, with this representing the 30th and final installation of the franchise developed by EA Sports.
This game has evolved markedly down the years, with its detailed career mode revolutionising console gaming and helping fans to identify the next generation of stars.
This includes a slew of Belgian wonderkids, who are looking to replace the current national team’s ‘golden generation’. Currently, you can find a stake bet promo code at hugestakes.com and bet on Belgium ending their WC duck this winter, but either way, some of the current crop of internationals won’t be around in 2026.
But which of these young players are the best? We’ve identified three potential stars below!
#1. Johan Bakayoko, PSV (OVR 68 / POT 85)
Top of our list is the precocious PSV Eindhoven winger Johan Bakayoko, who has an overall ranking of 68 at the start of the game and a potential score of 85 going forward.
To date, the inverted winger and left-footed speedster has scored 12 goals in 40 appearances for the PSV reserve side, while FIFA 23 lists him as having 87 acceleration already and a sprint speed of 86.
The latter could peak in the mid-to-high 90s once he has fully developed, and there’s no doubt that he’s considered to be one of the brightest young Belgian talents in Europe.
#2. Luca Oyen, Genk (OVR 67 / POT 85)
Next up is another 19-year-old forward, although Genk’s talented Luca Oyen is a little more versatile and can operate seamlessly on both wings, as a number 10 or in a more traditional attacking midfielder role.
With a potential rating of 85, Oyen is ranked similarly to Bakayoko, while he boasts excellent pace, agility, balance and dribbling skills.
This slightly broader range of skills reflects the forward’s increased versatility, while he has already made 44 senior appearances for Genk (scoring two goals in the process).
#3. Mika Godts, Genk (OVR 64 / POT 85)
They must be working overtime at the Genk academy, with left winger Mika Godts having also being developed here in recent times.
The precocious 17-year-old has certainly starred in Belgium’s Challenger Pro League this season, scoring three goals and laying on an assist in just 10 appearances to date.
Godts has appeared in every match from the starting line-up for his side, while FIFA 23 reflects the forward’s exceptional pace, balance and penchant for beating opponents (he has four-star skill moves despite currently being just 64-rated).
This young man could be a frightening prospect if he achieves his 85 potential rating, while he may also have the ability to emerge as a Belgian international in the years to come.