Fastest players in FIFA 23: Strikers, wingers, midfielders & defenders

Luca Di Marzo
Fastest players in FIFA 23

The fastest players in FIFA will give you the edge as you sprint by your opponents in Ultimate Team or any other game mode, so here are EA’s pace ratings.

FIFA 23 players and Ultimate Team fans in particular have a clear obsession with pace. For years, a player’s pace has dictated their viability and value on the Ultimate Team market. Of course, there are several desirable qualities aside from pace, but quick players tend to get all of the attention.

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Whether you’re looking to launch a lightning-quick counter-attack, or you’re aiming to track back as quickly as possible, here are all of the fastest players in FIFA 23 that can help you do so.

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Fastest players in FIFA 23

When the FIFA 23 ratings were revealed, all eyes were on pace. Pace stats were far more likely to change from FIFA 22 to FIFA 23 than a player’s overall rating. Ronaldo’s shocking pace stat is just one example of EA‘s mission to dial it back when it comes to pace.

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FIFA 23 ratings point toward a game-wide downgrade in pace to balance out FIFA 23 gameplay. However, there are still some excellent speedsters, so here are the fastest players in FIFA 23.

Player NamePacePositionClub
Kylian Mbappe97STPSG
Adama Traore96RWWolverhampton Wanderers
Daniel James95RMFulham
Vinicius Jr95LWReal Madrid
Alphonso Davies94LBBayern Munich
Inaki Williams94STAthletic Bilbao
 Ismaila Sarr94RMWatford
Jeremie Frimpong94RBBayer Leverkusen
Sebastian Villa94LWBoca Juniors
Moussa Diaby93RMBayer Leverkusen

Fastest Ultimate Team special cards in FIFA 23

FUT players have been spoilt with numerous Ultimate Team promos that deliver boosted cards every week. As better and faster cards make their way to FIFA 23, the quickest players at launch won’t cut it anymore.

With that being said, here are the fastest special cards in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.

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Player NameSpecial CardPacePositionClub
Ahmed MusaWinter Wildcards99STSivasspor
Kylian MbappeWorld Cup TOTT99LWPSG
Saeed Al-OwairanWorld Cup Hero99CAMSaudi Pro League
Daniel JamesWorld Cup Phenoms98STFulham
Vinicius JuniorPath to Glory98LWReal Madrid
Moses SimonRTTK98LMNantes
Adama TraoreWinter Wildcards97STWolves
Hirving LozanoPath to Glory97RWNapoli
Jonathan IkoneRTTK97RWFiorentina
Theo HernandezWorld Cup TOTT96LBA.C. Milan
Rafael LeaoWorld Cup Phenoms96STA.C. Milan
Alphonso DaviesWorld Cup Stories96LWBayern Munich
Junya ItoPath to Glory96RWStade Reims
AntonyOTW96RWManchester United

Fastest attackers in FIFA 23

The fastest attackers in FIFA 23 will allow you to utilize a variety of offensive strategies depending on your style of play. With fast attackers up top and out wide, you can play long balls freely in the hopes that their speed will get them to the ball first.

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In addition, counter-attacking and fast build-up play will also suit the fastest attackers in the game. Some of the players on the list below will have overall ratings in the high 70s and low 80s but boast a pace stat in the 90s.

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Kylian Mbappe97STPSG
Adama Traore96RWWolverhampton Wanderers
Vinicius Jr95LWReal Madrid
Inaki Williams94STAthletic Bilbao
Sebastian Villa94LWBoca Juniors
Antony93RWManchester United
Ousmane Dembele93RWBarcelona
Hirving Lozano92RWNapoli
Federico Chiesa91LWJuventus
Luis Diaz91LWLiverpool
Rafael Leao91LWA.C. Milan
Wilfried Zaha91LWCrystal Palace
Mohamed Salah90RWLiverpool

Fastest midfielders in FIFA 23

The fastest midfielders in FIFA 23 will be comprised of LMs and RMs. While there are sure to be some quick central midfielders, it’s usually the players who play out wide that are the fastest of the bunch.

If you prefer to set up your team with wide midfielders instead of wingers, these are the players you’ll want to take a look at. Their speed will allow them to contribute on offense and track back to assist your backline from time to time.

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Daniel James95RMFulham
Ismaila Sarr94RMWatford
Moussa Diaby93RMBayer Leverkusen
Kingsley Coman92LMBayern Munich
Leon Bailey92RMAston Villa
Gelson Martins90RMAS Monaco
Moses Simon90LMFC Nantes
Allan Saint-Maximin90LMNewcastle United
Sadio Mane90LMBayern Munich
Samuel Chukwueze89RMVillarreal
Yannick Carrasco89LMAtletico Madrid
Marcos LLorente88CMAtletico Madrid
Leroy Sane88LMBayern Munich
Arnaut Danjuma88LMVillarreal

Fastest defenders in FIFA 23

As you may have guessed, the fastest defenders in FIFA 23 are mostly comprised of full-backs. In the modern game, full-backs are fully expected to carry out offensive duties further up the pitch.

Let’s not forget that center-backs can also make the cut and these players will be experts at playing a high line. They should easily be first to any opposing long balls played over the top of your defensive line.

Player NamePacePositionClub
Alphonso Davies94LBBayern Munich
Jeremie Frimpong94RBBayer Leverkusen
Theo Hernandez93LBAC Milan
Achraf Hakimi92RBPSG
Ferland Mendy92LBReal Madrid
Manuel Lazzari92RBLazio
Alexander Bah92RBBenfica
Kyle Walker91RBManchester City
Leonardo Spinazzola91LWBRoma
Juan Cuadrado90RBJuventus
Nuno Mendes89LBPSG
Alex Moreno88LBReal Betis
Johan Mojica88LBVillarreal
David Raum87LWBRB Leipzig
Maxence Lacroix87CBWolfsburg

For more FIFA 23, check out our other guides:

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About The Author

Luca is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via his Twitter @TheLucaDiMarzo.