Fastest Players in FIFA 22: Defenders, Midfielders and Attackers

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FIFA 22 is full of fast players all over the pitch, whether in attack or defense. Check out our guide to the fastest in each position.

Pace is a key part of the FIFA 22 meta and can be the difference between a good team and a great team. This is our guide to the fastest FIFA 22 players.

Whether you're building your Ultimate team or starting a new career mode, injecting the right amount of rhythm into your team can be vital to success.

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It is often believed that speed is more important for wingers and defenders, but in the FIFA 22 , it is worth having it in all areas of the field.

Fortunately, EA seems to have been more generous with pace stats this year, and there are plenty of speedters to choose from, no matter the role. Here are the fastest FIFA 22 players for all positions.

The 10 fastest players in FIFA 22

Fans are always keen to meet the fastest players in each game. Each year, many of these stars will become some of the most valuable in Ultimate Team and an opportunity to sign into Career Mode.

On September 21, 2021, the EA officially revealed the players with the highest pace stats in FIFA 22. Many familiar faces are in the top 10, but there are a few surprises along the way as well.

These are the 10 fastest FIFA players this year.

Kylian MbappePSGST97
Adama TraoreWolvesRW96
Alphonso DaviesBayern MunchenLIBRA96
Daniel JamesLeeds UnitedRM95
Achraf HakimiPSGRB95
Vinicius Jr. Real MadridLW95
Gerrit HoltmanVfL BochumLM94
Ismaila SarrWatfordRW94
Georges NkoudouBesiktasLM94
Linton MainaHannover 96RM94

Fastest defenders in FIFA 22

If you want to survive in the meta of the game, you're going to need some fast players in the back. Many of the strikers set to be used in FIFA 22 have speed stats above 90, so it's essential to have a bottom line that you can keep up with.

Defenders are constantly having to deal with tricky wingers very skillfully. They can be easily passed by a timely drop from the shoulder, so pace is vital in helping the quarterback recover.

Defenders tend to have better defensive awareness, but that only takes them so far in FIFA 22. When the ball is inevitably played from behind, it becomes a running foot with the striker.

These are the fastest defenders in FIFA 22 by position and price in Ultimate Team.

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Player's nameClubPositionRhythmFUT price
Alphonso DaviesBayern MunchenLIBRA9660.000
Theo HernandezAC MilanLIBRA9379.000
Zaidu SanusiFC PortoLIBRA93700
Leonardo SpinazzolaRomeLIBRA928.000
Ferland Mendy Real MadridLIBRA92125.000
Achraf HakimiPSGRB95190.000
DeAndre YedlinGalatasarayRB93800
Luis AdwinculaBoca JuniorsRB93650
Ruan TeixeiraOrlando CityRB931.400
Kyle Walkercity ​​of ManchesterRB9278.000
Jeremiah St. JustMainzCB911.900
Jetmir HalitiAIKCB91400
Tyler MagloireBlackburn RoversCB89550
Maxence lacroixWolfsburgCB8825.000
Takuma ominamiKashiwa ReysolCB87550

Fastest midfielders in FIFA 22

While on the front and back lines it can be evident that speed is of the essence, you can often get away with slower, technically talented players in the middle of the park.

However, adding a center player with a little more speed to the mix can be a great way to break through defensive or trackback lines and prevent a quick counterattack.

Likewise, having fast right or left midfielders depending on your formation can make it much easier to get decent crossing positions.

These are the FIFA 22 midfielders with the highest pace stats per position.

Player's nameClubPositionRhythmFUT price
Daniel JamesLeeds UnitedRM95700
Tom BarkhuizenPreston North EndRM941.700
Takeshi KanamoriAvispa FukuokaRM94500
Georges NkoudouBenficaLM941.700
Gerrit HoltmanVfL BochumLM941.700
Chidera EjukeCSKA MoscowLM942.600
Kingsley ComanBayern MunchenLM9339.000
Mathis bollyStabaek FootballLM93550
Eon GheorgheFC VoluntariCAM89450
Mohammed kudusAjaxCAM88700
Quincy PromesSpartak MoscowCAM88850
Marcelino morenoAtlanta UnitedCM894.000
Marcos LlorenteAthletico MadridCM88149.000
Mikael AndersonAarhus AGFCM87700

Fastest forwards in FIFA 22

The FIFA 22 meta requires you to have a lot of fast and agile players at the top of the field.

Fast wingers can be the key to unlocking a tight defense. They can use their acceleration to create precious space and deliver a cross.

In between, having a fast attacker opens up the chance for a counterattack. Alternatively, they can be paired with a target man to gain head knockdowns.

These are the fastest attackers in FIFA 22, as well as their price in Ultimate Team.

Player's nameClubPositionRhythmFUT price
Kylian MbappePSGST971,66 million
Inaki Williamsclub athleticST94700
Elliot ListStevenageST93800
Patson dakaLeicester CityST93700
Lois opendaVitesseST931.800
Adama TraoreWolvesRW961.600
Ismaila SarrWatfordRW94700
Mitchell van bergenStadium ReimsRW934.300
Hirving LozanoNaplesRW931.100
Gyrano kerkLokomotiv MoscowRW93550
Vinicius Jr. Real MadridLW9511.500
Frank AcheampongShenzhen KaisaLW94700
Moussa diabyBayer LeverkusenLW94750
Emmanuel Oti EssigbaVegalta SendaiLW93200
Christian ContehSV SandhausenLW93500

That was our guide to the fastest FIFA 22 players in all positions. We will update this page throughout the year with more prices and special FUT cards.

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