The Fastest Strikers on FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

It is no secret that one of the most important parts of any FIFA 23 Ultimate Team is pace up front. Ultimate Team is played by thousands of gamers trying to win various competitions, searching for a slight edge they can get on their competition.

For many years now, pace has gotten viewed as an essential aspect of any successful Ultimate Team, especially for a striker. Without pace upfront, you will only be so successful online.

The fastest strikers offer you plenty of options up front, with counterattacks, quick breaks, and plenty of shooting opportunities.

This article will highlight the fastest strikers on FIFA 23 Ultimate Team for you to add to your squad and take your team to the next level.

The Fastest Gold Players

Firstly, let’s start with the fastest elite-level players for your team. As these players have plenty of pace and other benefits, don’t expect them to be the cheapest options on the market. 

However, if you do manage to add them to your team, you will instantly increase your attacking threat online.

Kylian Mbappé

Let’s start this list with the best overall player in FIFA 23, Kylian Mbappe. When it comes to finding players that fit the FIFA 23 Ultimate Team meta, Mbappe is the whole package. For starters, he has unbelievable pace statistics, with a 97 overall, 97 acceleration, and 97 sprint speed.

Mbappe is the complete striker, as he also has a 92 dribbling score and an 89 shooting score. He is sure to frequently find the back of the net with 93 finishing.

As you would imagine, for such a popular player and the statistically best player in the game, Mbappe will not come cheaply and is sure to rarely be available for a good price.

  • Club: PSG
  • Rating: 91
  • Pace: 97
  • Acceleration: 97
  • Sprint Speed: 97

Sheraldo Becker

If you are searching for a gold striker that comes at a more realistic price tag but still provides plenty of pace up front, Sheraldo Becker is lightning fast. He has a 95 pace score, 94 acceleration, and 95 sprint speed.

As you would expect, his shooting and dribbling are not as strong as Mbappe’s, but at 77 and 75, respectively, he is still a threat upfront.

He might be hard to link up from a nationality perspective coming from Suriname, but he plays in the Bundesliga, so there are plenty of top-quality players you can link him with for chemistry points.

  • Club: Union Berlin
  • Rating: 76
  • Pace: 95
  • Acceleration: 94
  • Sprint Speed: 95

Daniel James

One extremely cheap gold option you could use upfront is Daniel James. While playing up front is not his preferred position, James has the pace required to cause center backs all kinds of problems.

He has 95 pace overall, with 96 acceleration and 95 sprint speed. His shooting skills are lacking compared to other fast strikers, but he plays in the Premier League, which is great for many teams’ chemistry, and the right chemistry style could easily improve this statistic.

  • Club: Fulham
  • Rating: 77
  • Pace: 95
  • Acceleration: 96
  • Sprint Speed: 95

Iñaki Williams

If you are searching for a Spanish striker from La Liga that has extreme pace, look no further than Inaki Williams. He has an overall 94 pace, 94 sprint speed, and 93 acceleration. He also has excellent shooting and dribbling at 78 and 4-star skills.

This range of abilities, alongside his incredible pace, make Williams a fantastic option for almost any team, especially one that focuses on Spanish teams and players for their chemistry points.

  • Club: Athletic Bilbao
  • Rating: 81
  • Pace: 94
  • Acceleration: 93
  • Sprint Speed: 94

Noah Okafor

The final quick gold player on this list is another player from the Bundesliga, Noah Okafor. The Swiss international plays for RB Salzburg and has a 93 pace statistic, with 93 acceleration and sprint speed.

Alongside his excellent pace statistics, he also has very respectable dribbling, shooting, and physicality.

He also boasts 4-star weaker foot and skill statistics, making him a fantastic, relatively cheap option for your team.

  • Club: RB Salzburg
  • Rating: 75
  • Pace: 93
  • Acceleration: 93
  • Sprint Speed: 93

The Fastest Silver Players

Of course, not everyone can afford to go out and purchase Kylian Mbappe! If you can’t quite afford a top-level fast gold striker, there are also some fantastic silver players for you to pick from. 

As you would expect, these players are slightly weaker in certain areas, which is why they are silver players, but they still offer just as much pace on the field.

Tom Barkhuizen

The first silver player to consider for your Ultimate Team is Tom Barkhuizen. Barkhuizen is an exciting player, as he can play anywhere from right-wing-back to striker, which makes him very versatile. 

He has fantastic pace statistics, with 93 pace, 92 acceleration, and 93 sprint speed. Barkhuizen is an English player playing for Derby County in the third tier of English football. 

Many players opt for an English-based team for their Ultimate Team, which means he is an ideal addition to any team for improved team chemistry.

As a silver player who prefers playing at right midfield, he does not have the best shooting statistics, so he might not be the ideal striker on this list.

  • Club: Derby County
  • Rating: 68
  • Pace: 93
  • Acceleration: 92
  • Sprint Speed: 93

Linton Maina

Another player that prefers to play out on the wing, but can also be a very handy option upfront, is Linton Maina.

He has a 93 pace score, incredible acceleration at 94, and 92 sprint speed. Maina also plays in the Bundesliga, so if your Ultimate Team contains many Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund players, he could be a very useful and relatively cheap option for your squad. 

  • Club: 1. FC Koln
  • Rating: 70
  • Pace: 93
  • Acceleration: 94
  • Sprint Speed: 92

Won Sang Um

Won Sang Um is a great option for anyone who wants to inject some pace into their attacks. He currently plays in the K-League, which makes it a little trickier to pair him with other players and improve team chemistry, but if you have players like Son Hong Min in your team, Won Sang Um could be a great addition.

He has excellent pace at 93, with 92 acceleration and 93 sprint speed, and can play up front or out on the right. His dribbling is also very good at 73 and has a respectable 66 shooting statistic.

  • Club: Ulsan Hyundai
  • Rating: 72
  • Pace: 93
  • Acceleration: 92
  • Sprint Speed: 93

Aiyegun Tosin

Aiyegun Tosin is an out-and-out striker who plays in the top Swiss league for FC Zurich. As with other players on this list, he has incredible pace with a 93 score, 92 acceleration, and 93 sprint speed.

However, as an out-and-out striker, he also has slightly higher shooting statistics compared to other silver players on this list, with a more than functional 72 finishing score.

He might be tricky to pair with other players for chemistry points, as he is a Benin international playing in the Swiss league, but Tosin brings plenty of qualities to your team for a very generous price.

  • Club: FC Zurich
  • Rating: 69
  • Pace: 93
  • Acceleration: 92
  • Sprint Speed: 93

Martin Boyle

The final silver card on this list is another traditional center forward, Martin Boyle. Boyle is an Australian international who plays for Hibernian in Scotland. He has excellent pace at 92, with 93 acceleration and 91 sprint speed.

He also has strong dribbling statistics at 73, a 70 shooting score with 75 shooting power, and 71 finishing.

For the FIFA 23 Ultimate Team meta, Martin Boyle is a fantastic choice for any team. He might not be the easiest to match up from a chemistry perspective, but he offers plenty of benefits to any team.

  • Club: Hibernian
  • Rating: 71
  • Pace: 92
  • Acceleration: 93
  • Sprint Speed: 91

The Fastest Bronze Players

Even those with the smallest budget can make trades that help them get closer to the FIFA 23 Ultimate Team meta. Here are five strikers you can use to increase the pace of your attacks.

Elliott List

When it comes to bronze strikers, Elliot List is a really good option for any squad. For starters, not only does he have a blistering pace, with 94 acceleration and 92 sprint speed, but he also has other excellent attributes that gamers are looking for.

He has respectable dribbling and shooting statistics for a bronze player, 3-star skills, and weak foot abilities. 

This makes List an excellent choice for any players strapped for cash.

  • Club: Stevenage
  • Rating: 64
  • Pace: 93
  • Acceleration: 94
  • Sprint Speed: 92

Kayden Jackson

Another solid option for your Ultimate Team squad is Kayden Jackson. He offers plenty of pace up front and very respective other attributes that you require in a striker. He has 91 pace, with a 90 acceleration and 91 sprint speed.

He is also an English striker, so if you pair him with List, you are guaranteed to gain some Chemistry points, allowing you to implement the best Chemistry Styles to hide some of the apparent weaknesses in these bronze players.

  • Club: Ipswich
  • Rating: 64
  • Pace: 91
  • Acceleration: 90
  • Sprint Speed: 91

Trent Buhagiar

If you prefer to look abroad for a bronze fast striker in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, you might want to consider Trent Bihagiar for your team. He also has a 91 pace score, 92 acceleration, and 90 sprint speed.

He is also slightly better with his weaker foot than others on this list, with a 4-star score.

However, he is weaker at shooting, which is an important statistic for any striker. He is also an Australian, playing in the A-League. This makes him much harder to pair up with other great players and improve team chemistry, and he doesn’t help the new chemistry system.

  • Club: Newcastle Jets
  • Rating: 62
  • Pace: 91
  • Acceleration: 92
  • Sprint Speed: 90

Nikola Mileusnić

However, if you opt for Trent Buhagiar in your team, you might consider pairing him with Mileusnic. One benefit of Nikola Mileusnic is that he is also Australian and plays in the A-League.

He is also extremely quick, with a 91 pace score, 90 acceleration, and 91 sprint speed. 

An added benefit for Mileusnic is that he also prefers to play at left midfield, so if you change formation to only have one striker, you can still keep his pace in your team by moving him out wide.

  • Club: Brisbane Heat
  • Rating: 63
  • Pace: 91
  • Acceleration: 90
  • Sprint Speed: 91

Abo Eisa

Another player who prefers to play at left-midfield, but can do a fantastic job up front, is Abo Eisa.

He is another player currently playing in England, which is good for many teams’ chemistry scores, and he has extremely impressive speed statistics. He has a 91 pace score, with 92 acceleration and 90 sprint speed.

However, he does lack the shooting skills that the other bronze players have on this list, so he might not be the best attacking option. 

However, if you deploy him on the left wing or the left of a front three, he could be a real threat cutting inside onto his preferred right foot.

  • Club: Bradford
  • Rating: 62
  • Pace: 91
  • Acceleration: 92
  • Sprint Speed: 90

Final Thoughts

Now you have plenty of options that should help improve your attacks’ pace, no matter your budget. 

If you opt for a bronze or silver player, you will notice that their shooting or dribbling statistics are probably a little lower, and you might miss more opportunities.

However, if you get one of these players, you will find plenty of opportunities to score, and soon enough, you will start reaping the rewards of having blistering pace up front.


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