Best strikers to buy in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

David Purcell
FIFA 21 best strikers image with Martial from Man Utd

Building up a solid squad on FIFA 21’s Ultimate Team can be a difficult task, particularly when you’re looking for players who can consistently score goals. To solve this, we’ve put together a list of the best strikers in FIFA 21 to suit any budget and every style of play.

One of the reasons why FIFA’s Ultimate Team mode is so popular is the freedom of choice people have when building their squads. Although the meta certainly influences which players are used more than others, at the end of the day, a lot of it comes down to preference and what you’re personally looking for in the game.

Despite this, when it comes to picking strikers, there are so many players to choose from on the market. This is especially true when you don’t have the cash to spend on the best players in the game.

That’s why we’ve put together a set of lists of the top forwards in FIFA 21 so you can have a clinical finisher up front, for all sorts of price ranges. Keep in mind, all the players on these lists are standard base cards, not special items.


Best strikers in FIFA 21

Prices (taken from FUTBIN) are live and ever-changing, so expect there to be some differences when you search for these cards. These lists are also in no particular order.

In total, we’ve put together three separate lists that cover the fastest strikers, the best forwards, and of course, goalscorers to pick up when you’re on a budget.

Meta strikers in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

FIFA 21 released on October 6, 2021.

If you’ve got the cash to spend, there’s no doubt you should splash the money to pick up one of these players.

They might hurt your bank account in-game, but they’ll certainly make up for and more on the pitch.

Player Name OVR Market Price
Lionel Messi 98 279,000 – 285,000
Robert Lewandowski 91 53,000 – 70,000
Cristiano Ronaldo 92 138,000 – 170,000
Kylian Mbappe 90 169,000 – 226,000
Sergio Aguero 89 38,000 – 48,500
Karim Benzema 89 39,000 – 44,000
Luis Suarez 87 36,000 – 36,250
Harry Kane 88 33,750 – 38,000
Paulo Dybala 88 31,750 – 38,000

Fastest strikers in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

Messi FIFA 21
Lionel Messi is the highest-rated BASE player in FIFA 21.

If all you’re looking for is pace and the ability to beat a mean, these are the players you need to add to your squad.

Some of them may be lacking firepower compared to the meta strikers, but they certainly make up for it in speed.

Player Name OVR Market Price
Frank Acheampong 76 700 – 1,200
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang 87 25,250 – 35,000
Inaki Williams 81 3,500 – 4,000
Patson Daka 76 700 – 3,000
Alex Teixeira 79 700 – 2,000
Emmanuel Dennis 76 700 – 2,000
Kylian Mbappe 90 169,000 – 226,000
Rodrigo 82 2,800 – 3,000
Kevin Lasagna 75 2000 – 2900

Best cheap strikers for FIFA 21 Ultimate Team

FIFA 21 has plenty of great strikers you can pick up on a budget.

Not everyone has hundreds of thousands of coins to throw around, so it’s important to know which strikers are out there that can be picked up on a budget.

Believe it or not, there are plenty of incredibly cheap strikers out there.

Player Name OVR Market Price
Erling Haaland 84 11,750 – 12,250
Joao Felix 81 1,700 – 1,800
Josef Martinez 81 700 – 1,000
Dries Mertens 85 15,750 – 16,000
Gabriel Jesus 83 6,400 – 7,600
Memphis Depay 85 15,500 – 16,000
Iago Aspas 84 11,000 – 13,250
Anthony Martial 84 14,500 – 15,000
Wissam Ben Yedder 84 12,000 – 13,500

That brings our list of best strikers in FIFA 21 to a close. For more FIFA 21 guides, news, leaks, and more – follow us on Twitter @UltimateTeamUK. 

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