Even as recent FIFA 23 Ultimate Team changes weaken cards with the specific AcceleRATE trait, many fans want lengthy players for their strength and ability to retain possession. Here are the best lengthy players, for all price ranges.
For the first time in the series’ history, FIFA 23 introduced a host of running styles for players in Ultimate Team. The AcceleRATE feature splits players into three categories depending on body composition and in-game statistics.
The rest, generally taller and stronger, are known as ‘lengthy’.
FIFA 23 ‘lengthy’ AcceleRATE trait explained
Lengthy players are tall and strong, difficult to dispossess and tackle. They do not have the best acceleration but are able to sprint faster and for longer than their ‘controlled’ or ‘explosive’ counterparts.
They must meet the following criteria:
- Strength >= 65
- (Strength – Agility) >= 14
- Acceleration >= 55
- Height >= 174 cm (~ 5’9”)
As is the case with other AcceleRATE categories, the correct chemistry style can make a player adopt a certain running style.
To make players lengthy, the most reliable chemistry style to use is Architect, because it can offer a boost of +15 to players’ strength.
Best lengthy players in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team
For this list though, we’re looking at those who possess the stats and style naturally? We’ve gone for a variety of prices so, regardless of budget, you can purchase a few and try them out in matches.
- Zinedine Zidane – ICON
- Lúcio – HERO
- Marcel Desailly – ICON
- Virgil Van Dijk – Liverpool
- Casemiro – Manchester United
- Erling Haaland – Manchester City
- Kalidou Koulibaly – Chelsea
- Antonio Rudiger – Real Madrid
- Romelu Lukaku – Inter
- Milan Škriniar – Inter
- Matthijs De Ligt – Bayern Munich
- Kyle Walker – Manchester City
- Declan Rice – West Ham
- Alessandro Bastoni – Inter
- Franck Kessié – Barcelona
- Raphaël Varane – Manchester United
- Thomas Partey – Arsenal
- Gleison Bremer – Juventus
- Ronald Araujo – Barcelona
- Tammy Abraham – AS Roma
- Joe Gomez – Liverpool
- João Palhinha – Fulham
- William Saliba – Arsenal
- Christian Günter – SC Freiburg
- Edson Álvarez – Ajax
While lengthy players dominated the game’s opening months, Title Update 4 appears to have pushed players towards explosive cards.
As a result, we could see the prices of these players drop in the coming weeks but, if it’s strength and shielding you’re after, there’s still no better options in the game.