FIFA 23 fastest players: Strikers, wingers, midfielders & defenders

Andrew Highton
kylian mbappe with hands on hips in fifa 23

The fastest players in FIFA 23 will, like many entries before it, dominate the pitch by pace. Having the quickest players in the game is essential for FUT Champions and Division Rivals. Our guide will show you the fastest strikers, wingers, midfielders, and defenders in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

Having the fastest players in FIFA 23 won’t guarantee you anything as you can have a 70-pace striker that can bury shots straight into the top corner for fun. Whereas a defender who’s not the fastest makes up for their speed with presence, physicality, and unbelievable intelligence and awareness on the pitch.

Pace was overhauled in FIFA 23, thanks to the incorporation of Lengthy, Controlled, and Explosive acceleration types. In addition to these new traits, a player’s base speed stats are still a great indicator of how speedy they are.

Without further ado, here is our complete guide to the fastest players in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, as well as their acceleration type.


Top 15 fastest players in FIFA 23

EA likes to change things up from game to game based on real-life performances, and there has definitely been then odd pace change shock here and there in FIFA 23.

So here are the top 15 fastest players in FIFA 23 across all positions.

PlayerPaceClubAcceleration Type
Kylian Mbappe97PSGControlled
Adama Traore96Wolverhampton WanderersControlled
Vinicius Jr95Real MadridExplosive
Daniel James95Leeds UnitedExplosive
Sheraldo Becker95Union BerlinControlled
Gerrit Holtmann94VfL BochumControlled
Inaki Williams94Atletico BilbaoControlled
Sebastian Villa94Boca JuniorsExplosive
Ismaila Sarr94WatfordControlled
Kevin Schade94SC FreiburgControlled
Alphonso Davies94Bayern MunichControlled
Jeremie Frimpong94Bayer LeverkusenExplosive
Jeremiah St. Juste93Sporting CPControlled
Theo Hernandez93AC MilanControlled

Fastest attackers in FIFA 23

Scoring goals is the key to winning football matches and to do this successfully in FIFA 23, chances are that you’re going to need some speedy wingers, and quick and direct strikers.

Pacey attackers are crucial as they terrorize defenses and create more chances during the course of a match, so let’s go through the players we think will be at the top of this chart.

PlayerPaceClubAcceleration Type
Kylian Mbappe97PSGControlled
Adama Traore96Wolverhampton WanderersControlled
Vinicius Jr95Real MadridExplosive
Inaki Williams94Atletico BilbaoControlled
Sebastian Villa94Boca JuniorsExplosive
Antony93Manchester UnitedExplosive
Hirving Lozano93NapoliExplosive
Ousmane Dembele93BarcelonaExplosive
Federico Chiesa91JuventusExplosive
Luis Diaz91LiverpoolExplosive
Rafael Leao91AC MilanControlled
Wilfried Zaha91Crystal PalaceControlled
Mohamed Salah90LiverpoolExplosive
Noni Madueke90PSV EindhovenControlled
Patson Daka90Leicester CityControlled
Raheem Sterling90ChelseaExplosive
Timo Werner90RB LeipzigExplosive
Victor Osimhen90NapoliControlled

Fastest midfielders in FIFA 23

Whether you need an Attacking Midfielder that can penetrate through the final third of the pitch to get a shot away or pick a pass, or a Defensive Midfielder who can spring around the middle of the park at speed — pace is still key.

These are the midfielders that you will find to be the fastest in FIFA 23.

PlayerPaceClubAcceleration Type
Daniel James95Leeds UnitedExplosive
Ismaila Sarr94WatfordControlled
Moussa Diaby93Bayer LeverkusenExplosive
Kingsley Coman92Bayern MunichExplosive
Leon Bailey92Aston VillaExplosive
Allan Saint-Maximin90Newcastle UnitedExplosive
Gelson Martins90AS MonacoExplosive
Moses Simon90FC NantesExplosive
Sadio Mane90LiverpoolExplosive
Galeno90FC PortoExplosive
Samuel Chukwueze89VillarealExplosive
Yannick Carrasco89Atletico MadridControlled
Arnaut Danjuma88VillarealControlled
Franco Cervi88Celta VigoExplosive
Gonzalo Plata88Real ValladolidExplosive
Leroy Sane88Bayern MunichControlled
Luiz Araujo88Atlanta UnitedExplosive
Marcus Llorente88Atletico MadridControlled
Nicolas Pepe88NiceExplosive
Stephy Mavididi88MontpellierControlled

Fastest defenders in FIFA 23

Even the best FIFA 23 players will get a bit tetchy when they see a 90+ pace winger with unreal agility and ball control running at breakneck speed toward their backline.

Center-backs and full-backs with pace are crucial to withstanding the onslaught of pace abusers, so with that in mind, here are some rapid defenders to consider.

PlayerPaceClubAcceleration Type
Alphonso Davies94Bayern MunichControlled
Jeremiah St. Juste93Sporting CPControlled
Jeremie Frimpong93Bayer LeverkusenExplosive
Theo Hernandez93AC MilanControlled
Achraf Hakimi92PSGControlled
Alexander Bah92BenficaControlled
Ferland Mendy92Real MadridControlled
Manuel Lazzari92LazioExplosive
Kyle Walker91Manchester CityLengthy
Leonardo Spinazzola91AS RomaControlled
Juan Cuadrado90JuventusExplosive
Nuno Mendes89PSGControlled
Alex Moreno88Real BetisExplosive
Johan Mojica88VillarealControlled
Alex Grimaldo87BenficaExplosive
Alfonso Espino87CadizControlled
David Raum87RB LeipzigControlled
Maxence Lacroix87VfL WolfsburgLengthy

This should give you a good idea of what players to look forward to in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team in terms of pace and how you can shape your team around them.

There’s plenty more FIFA 23 content here at Dexerto for you to check out too:

FIFA 23 crossplay explained | Best FIFA 23 custom tactics, meta formations & player instructions | FIFA 23 TOTW squads: Team of the Week explained | How to do the best FIFA 23 celebrations | Best FIFA 23 camera settings for Ultimate Team

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Andrew Highton is a former Games Writer for Dexerto. He has a Creative Writing degree from Liverpool John Moores University and has previously written for games websites such as Twinfinite and Keengamer. With 13,000+ PlayStation Trophies to his name, Andrew is a fan of a huge variety of video games, his favourites being God of War and Metal Gear Solid. Contact him at, on Twitter @AndyHighton8 or at