Best strikers in FIFA 22 Career Mode: Top prospects and cheap players

Nathan Warby
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FIFA 22 Career Mode offers fans more control than ever by letting them create their own club from scratch. But that doesn’t mean that choosing the perfect striker to grab the goals is any easier. We’ve put together the Best Strikers in FIFA 22 Career Mode you should sign.

Long before Ultimate Team came in a stole the show, Career Mode was the jewel in the crown of the FIFA series.

In FIFA 22, EA is giving the mode a much-needed revamp by allowing fans to build their own club, complete with a custom stadium, kits, and crest.

Even though it’s a neat addition, a great Career Mode ultimately comes down to the squad of players you build, and perhaps most important in that is those at the top end of the pitch. Here are the best strikers you should sign in FIFA 22 Career Mode.

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Best stikers in FIFA 22 Career Mode

There’s no denying that defenders and midfielders are also vital to building a team, but if you don’t score goals, you won’t win games. That’s why signing the perfect poachers should be top of the priorities list.

If you’re at a club battling it out for the top prizes, then you’re going to need the very best in front of goal.

Luckily, FIFA 22 has plenty of world-class finishers who can fire you to glory, whether you’re looking for someone quick who’s lethal on the counter-attack or a fox in the box who’s always in the right place at the right time.

Here are the best strikers you can pick up in the FIFA 22 Career Mode.

Player NameAgeClubOverall Rating
Lionel Messi34PSG93
Robert Lewandowski32Bayern München92
Cristiano Ronaldo36Manchester United91
Kylian Mbappé22PSG91
Harry Kane27Tottenham Hotspur90
Karim Benzema33Real Madrid89
Heung Min Son29Tottenham Hotspur89
Luis Suarez34Athletico Madrid88
Romelu Lukaku28Chelsea88
Erling Haaland20Borussia Dortmund88

Best young strikers in FIFA 22 Career Mode

Bringing in an established striker might work well in the short term, but one of the most enjoyable parts of a Manager Career is watching your team grow over the course of many years.

That’s why it’s important to keep an eye on prospects when dipping into the transfer market because someone who may not look like much when you sign them could be one of the world’s best in a few seasons’ time.

There’s no shortage of young talent in FIFA 22, so here are the best wonderkids you should sign early on in your Career Mode.

Player NameAgeClubPotential Overall
Kylian Mbappé22PSG95
Erling Haaland20Borussia Dortmund94
Lautaro Martinez23Inter89
Marcus Rashford23Manchester United89
Kai Havertz22Chelsea92
João Félix21Athletico Madrid91
Christopher Nkunku23RB Leipzig87
Alexander Isak21Real Sociedad86
Ferrán Torres21Manchester City90
Daniel Olmo Carvajal23RB Leipzig87

Best cheap strikers to sign

SIgning at a world-renowned striker or a hot prospect will probably set you back a fair amount of money, but sometimes splashing out doesn’t make sense.

If you’re at a mid-table side looking to climb the table or simply on the search for backup, you’re probably going to be working on a budget. Thankfully, there are more than solid goalscorers on the market that don’t break the bank.

These are the best cheap strikers in FIFA 22 Career Mode you should sign.

Player NameAgeClubPrice
Largie Ramazani20UD Almería€2.9M
Benjamin Šeško19RB Salzburg€2.8M
Joe Gelhardt19Leeds United€2.7M
Mohammed-Ali Cho17Angers SCO€2.6M
Talles Magno19New York City FC €2.2M
Yayah Kallon20Genoa€2.2M
Matthis Abline18Stade Rennais€2.2M
Andreas Schjelderup17FC Nordsælland€1.8M
Wahid Faghir17VfB Stuttgart€1.6M
Liam Delap18Manchester City€1.9M

Those were our guides on the best strikers you should sign in FIFA 22 Career Mode, no matter which sort of player you are looking for or your budget.

For more on FIFA 22, be sure to check out our guides for the best strikers and midfielders you should use in Ultimate Team.

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About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. He’s an expert in EA Sports FC, Call of Duty, and Overwatch, as well as superhero games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man. With a master's degree in Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University, he worked as a Trainee Reporter for Derbyshire Live before moving into games media, with bylines at Dexerto, Cultured Vultures, and more. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].