FC 24 Best Central Midfielders (CM) to sign in Career Mode

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If you want to control the game, you will need a top central midfielder. We’re taking a look at the FC 24 best CM ratings to bring you the finest around!

These guys need to be able to do it all between the boxes, from breaking down play, carrying the ball up the field, creating chances, and even finishing off the attacks! Decent athleticism is also a big draw for the position. Take a look at the best central midfielders to sign in EA FC 24 Career Mode below.

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Best CM in FC 24

Here are the top-rated central midfielders (CM) available in FC 24 Career Mode and offline modes:

PlayerClubAgeContractValueWageOverallPotential
Kevin De BruyneManchester City322025£87.6M£298k9191
Federico ValverdeReal Madrid242029£110.9M£230k8892
Bernardo SilvaManchester City282026£77.8M£230k8888
Frenkie de JongBarcelona262026£88M£204k8790
Bruno FernandesManchester United282026£67.6M£187k8787
Luka ModricReal Madrid372024£21.3M£162k8787
PedriBarcelona202026£114.3M£140k8692
Nicolo BarellaInter262026£67.6M£115k8687
Ilkay GundoganBarcelona322025£45.5M£187k8686
Toni KroosReal Madrid332024£35.7M£204k8686
Sergej Milinkovic-SavicAl Hilal282026£57.8M£71k8686
Hakan CalhanogluInter292027£44.6M£111k8585
Leon GoretzkaBayern Munich282026£45.9M£85k8585
Bruno GuimaraesNewcastle United252028£47.2M£123k8487
Mikel MerinoReal Sociedad272025£40.8M£46k8485
Luis AlbertoLazio302027£34.4M£66k8484
Rodrigo De PaulAtletico Madrid292026£34.9M£72k8484
KokeAtletico Madrid312024£25.1M£63k8484
Marcos LlorenteAtletico Madrid282027£35.7M£72k8484
Adrien RabiotJuventus282024£35.7M£128k8484

Kevin De Bruyne – 91 Overall

One man stands head and shoulders above the rest in the ratings as the best CM in EA Sports FC 24. Manchester City playmaker supreme Kevin De Bruyne tops the list! However, some may think of him more as a CAM than a center midfielder. He is the joint best-rated player in FC 24 and also the best passer, able to pick out a man at any distance! His top vision, crossing, short passing, and long passing means he can be deadly in all situations, and from any angle with five-star weak foot ability.

Federico Valverde – 88 Overall

La Liga is home to the top CMs in FC 24 and Real Madrid has hoarded the best bunch around! Federico Valverde is an FC 24 Ultimate Team favourite as an athletic, box-to-box machine, with stamina for days. He also has the joint-highest potential in the position alongside Pedri, both with 92 POT. As well as Valverde, Los Blancos have youngsters Jude Bellingham, Aurelien Tchouameni, and Eduardo Camavinga who can play in that position, and the old heads of Luka Modric and Toni Kroos for them to learn from. 

Bernardo Silva – 88 Overall

Another City player near to top of the rankings is Bernardo Silva. The Portugal man used to be thought of more as an attacking midfielder or winger, but Pep likes to use him in deeper positions too. Silva is among the best dribblers in the game, able to weave past opposing players with ease. 

Frenkie de Jong – 87 Overall

Madrid may have the cream of the crop, but rivals Barcelona also have some top talents in CM. Of them, Frenkie de Jong is the best, a classy operator in the middle of the pitch with great dribbling, ball control, and agility. Also in the ranks are Pedri, Ilkay Gundogan, and Gavi, giving the squad a nice mix of experience and promise.

Bruno Fernandes – 87 Overall

Love him or loathe him, there is no denying that Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes is a top footballer! He has decent enough defensive qualities, but it’s his attacking and playmaking attributes that really make him stand out.

If you are looking to sign a younger central midfielder in Career Mode, take a look at our Best Young CM and Wonderkid CM lists to bring in a future superstar.

Looking for the best players in other positions on the field? Check out our lists of all the top-rated players covering every position:

FC 24 Best CM FAQs

Who is the best CM in FC 24?

Kevin De Bruyne is the best-rated central midfielder in FC 24 with a 91 OVR.

What CM has the highest potential in FC 24?

Pedri and Federico Valverde are the central midfielders with the highest potential ratings in FC 24, both with 92 POT.

About the Author

David Luff

David Luff is a Sports Games Writer for VideoGamer. He loves football, started playing FIFA 99 on the PC with a joystick, and has stuck with the series ever since.

EA Sports FC 24

  • Release Date: September 30, 2023
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox Series X
  • Genre(s): Sports
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