FIFA 21 fastest players list: Attackers, midfielders & defenders

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For a lot of players in FIFA 21, pace is a huge factor when deciding whether to pick up a footballer for a certain position. So, it’s key you know exactly which players are the fastest in each respective position to create the best squad possible.

Alongside tactics and formation, pace is arguably one of the most important credentials when looking to fill out your team in the game on FIFA, particularly in Ultimate Team.

The game becomes much easier when you’ve got players who can bomb it down the wings and past defenders with relative ease, and they often become players you can build your team around. This is especially true if they’re in top leagues or from certain countries for the additional chemistry links.

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As much as speed is important in the attacking positions, it’s also absolutely key for defenders to be able to keep up with top-class wingers and strikers. That’s why we’ve put together a set of lists that go over the fastest attackers, defenders, and midfielders across FIFA 21.

So if you’re a fan of fast players, these are the perfect choices for you. Keep in mind, these stats are based on each player’s base card and are listed in no particular order.

Fastest Attackers in FIFA 21

If you’re looking to build a strong attack in FIFA 21, a fundamental aspect of that is players with a lot of speed. The ability to beat a man and get in front of goal is key and all of these players are capable of doing exactly that:

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Player OVR Pace
Adama Traore 79 96
Kylian Mbappe 90 96
Frank Acheampong 76 94
Vinicius Jr 80 95
Kensuke Nagai 70 95
Ismalia Sarr 78 94
Leon Bailey 80 94
Kim In Seong 71 94
Tom Barkhuizen 72 94
Sadio Mane 90 94
Chidera Ejuke 75 94
Krepin Diatta 77 94
Inaki Williams 81 94
Hwang Hee Chan 77 93
Patson Daka 76 93
Gyrano Kerk 75 93
Hirving Lozano 80 93
Alex Teixeira 79 93
Pierre-Emmerick Aubameyang 93 93
Raheem Sterling 88 93
Mohammed Saleh 90 93
Having attacking players with a lot of pace is key in beating defenders.

Fastest Midfielders in FIFA 21

While pace isn’t prioritized in midfield as much as it is in the attack, it’s still an important trait for a central player to have. Having one of these players in your midfielder could have a huge impact on your starting XI:

Player OVR Pace
Arivin Appiah 64 93
Daniel James 77 95
Mathis Bolly 67 93
Achraf Hakimi 83 95
Igor Madinha 72 94
Przemyslaw Placheta 69 94
Nikola Mileusnic 64 94
Rafa Ferreira Silva 83 94
Kim In Seong 71 94
Gelson Martins 80 94
Abdoulay Diaby 75 93
Georges-Kevin Nkoidou 75 93
Douglas Costa 84 93
Allan Saint-Maximin 80 93
Lucas Moura 83 92
Franco Cervi 78 92
Pace in the midfield is great for finding space and creating chances.

Fastest Defenders in FIFA 21

With so many speedy attackers, its key defenders can keep up and win the ball back for their team. This is especially true when it comes to wing-backs, so make sure you include a few of these players in your squad to keep your defense as fast as possible:

Player OVR Pace
Alphonso Davies 81 96
Anibal Chala 69 96
Luis Advincula 74 93
Aurelio Buta 76 94
Falaye Sacko 78 94
Kyle Walker 85 92
DeAndre Yedlin 76 92
Nelson Semedo 83 92
Ryan Fredericks 76 92
Ferland Mendy 83 92
Theo Hernandez 83 92
Joakim Maehle 76 90
Youcef Atal 79 90
Johan Mojica 75 90
Juan Cuadrado 81 89
Ridgeciano Haps 77 89
Alex Moreno 77 89
Jordi Alba 86 88
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Having pace in your defense is a must in FIFA 21.

Obviously, there are a lot of players here that are unlikely to make it into your Ultimate Team. Yet, players like Mbappe, Mane, Davies, and Vinicius Jr very much match the type of players you want: among the best in their position, fast, and a great combination of league/nationality or both.

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That said, there are a lot of players there that could be useful if pace is as important as it has been in past games, and you don’t have the funds to pick up the big names. Players like Adama Traore, Daniel James, and Hakimi could still be solid choices while you’re building your team.

Good luck with building your squad and don’t forget to follow us @UltimateTeamUk.

For more FIFA guides and tips, check out our other guides and lists: Best cheap players | Best strikers | Fastest players | Best goalkeepers | Prime Gaming rewards | Pro clubs tactics and formations | FIFA 21 Custom tactics, formations and player instructions

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