FIFA 22: Fastest Strikers (ST & CF) to Sign in Career Mode

We have ALL the fastest strikers on FIFA 22 Career Mode.


Speed wins games in FIFA 22. Regardless of how well structured your backline is or if you have one of the best goalkeepers in the game, a through-ball to one of the fastest strikers can easily result in a goal.

To help you get this all-important edge, we’re looking at the fastest ST and CF players in the game, with the likes of Patson Daka, Kylian Mbappé, and Karim Adeyemi being among the speedsters.


Each of the strikers and centre forwards featured here make it onto the list because they boast a pace rating (average of acceleration and sprint speed) of at least 89.

At the base of the piece, you’ll find a full list of all of the fastest strikers (ST & CF) in FIFA 22.

Kylian Mbappé (97 Pace, 91 OVR)

Team: Paris Saint-Germain
Age: 22
Pace: 97
Sprint Speed / Acceleration: 97 / 97
Skill Moves: 5-Star
Best Attributes: 97 Acceleration, 97 Sprint Speed, 93 Finishing

As the best young striker, one of the best players overall, and the fastest striker to sign in Career Mode with a pace rating of 97, if you have Kylian Mbappé, you win FIFA.


Still only 22-years-old, Mbappé’s ratings – including his speed ratings – can increase further as he grows into his world-beating 95 potential rating. For now, though, the Frenchman’s 97 acceleration, 97 sprint speed, 92 agility, 93 reactions, 93 dribbling, and 93 finishing make him the deadliest player in FIFA 22.

Mbappé’s raw pace has already been on display for club and country, with it always giving him an edge against high-line or slow-moving defences. By his 181st game for Paris Saint-Germain, the Parisian had already scored 136 goals and 66 assists, netting 17 goals before his 50th cap for France.

Patson Daka (93 Pace, 77 OVR)

Team: Leicester City
Age: 22
Pace: 93
Sprint Speed / Acceleration: 94 / 92
Skill Moves: 3-Star
Best Attributes: 94 Sprint Speed, 92 Acceleration, 89 Agility


With a fiery pace rating of 93 with 94 sprint speed, Zambian striker Patson Daka ranks as FIFA 22’s second-fastest striker to sign.

As you’ll find with many of the fastest strikers in the game, their overall ratings mean very little. Daka, for example, has a 77 overall rating, but all that you really need to know is that he has 94 sprint speed, 92 acceleration, 89 agility, 82 finishing, and 77 reactions.

Over the last couple of seasons, Daka established himself in the Red Bull Salzburg ranks, earning notoriety as he developed his incredible foot speed and ability to poach a goal. He left for Leicester City, having scored 68 goals and 125 games for the Austrian outfit, looking set to be a perfect replacement for a system built around capitalising on the quick, but ageing, Jamie Vardy.  

Elliott List (93 Pace, 64 OVR)

Team: Stevenage
Age: 24
Pace: 93
Sprint Speed / Acceleration: 92 / 94
Skill Moves: 3-Star
Best Attributes: 94 Acceleration, 92 Sprint Speed, 86 Agility

If you’re looking for a cheap way to get the edge up top in a lower division, Elliott List might be your top target, coming into Career Mode as one of the fastest strikers but with a value of just £700,000.

List’s pace rating of 93 puts him on par with Daka, but with his 92 sprint speed being two points down on the Zambian, the Stevenage striker just slips into third here. Regardless, his 94 acceleration, 86 agility, 83 stamina, and 62 finishing make him far more valuable than the 64 overall rating would suggest.

In League Two with The Boro last season, the former Crystal Palace trainee fired in nine goals in 43 games, playing on either wing and as the striker. This season, List got off to a hot start, netting four goals by his tenth appearance.

Ricky-Jade Jones (92 Pace, 61 OVR)

Team: Peterborough United
Age: 18
Pace: 92
Sprint Speed / Acceleration: 92 / 91
Skill Moves: 3-Star
Best Attributes: 92 Sprint Speed, 91 Acceleration, 82 Agility

Coming in as the youngest player on this list of the fastest strikers to sign in FIFA 22’s Career Mode, Ricky-Jade Jones could see his impressive 92 pace rating grow further with regular game time.

Of course, being 18-years-old and having a 61 overall rating does leave the young player a bit short in some key areas. While his 92 sprint speed, 91 acceleration, and 92 agility will get him past just about any defender, his 60 finishing can be bothersome after the hard work’s been done. That said, there’s plenty of room to grow as he has an 80 potential rating.

It’s almost bizarre to think that Jones has been getting eased into the Peterborough United starting XI since 2019, with his inaugural season with the first team getting him four goals in 16 games. Last season, he was only afforded an average of 26 minutes per game, with his only goal coming in his sole League One start.

Fabián Castillo (92 Pace, 75 OVR)

Team: FC Juárez
Age: 29
Pace: 92
Sprint Speed / Acceleration: 91 / 94
Skill Moves: 4-Star
Best Attributes: 94 Acceleration, 93 Agility, 91 Sprint Speed

A veteran finally breaks into the ranks of the fastest strikers in FIFA 22, coming in the form of Colombian ST Fabián Castillo, who’s still rapid at 29-years-old.

While his top attributes may degrade quite rapidly in a couple of years, Castillo’s 94 acceleration, 93 agility, 91 sprint speed, 85 dribbling, and 75 finishing make him a potent weapon to utilise from the start of Career Mode.

Born in Santiago de Cali, Castillo very much turned into a journeyman during his time with FC Dallas – who he joined from Deportivo Cali in 2011. From the MLS franchise, he went out to Trabzonspor in Turkey, then Club Tijuana in Mexico, before being loaned to Querétaro FC. To start this season, the Colombian finds himself with FC Juárez, being deployed predominantly as a left winger.

Karim Adeyemi (92 Pace, 71 OVR)

Team: Red Bull Salzburg
Age: 19
Pace: 92
Sprint Speed / Acceleration: 92 / 93
Skill Moves: 4-Star
Best Attributes: 93 Acceleration, 92 Sprint Speed, 88 Agility

Bar Mbappé, Karim Adeyemi likely presents himself as the most appealing potential signing from this list of the fastest strikers in FIFA 22 thanks to his 85 potential rating, coupled with his 92 pace.

Coming through the farm system of the Red Bull clubs, the German wonderkid is already a 71-overall player at 19-years-old, with his 93 acceleration, 92 sprint speed, 88 agility, and 74 finishing being tremendously useful already.

The Munich-born striker arrived in Austria from the SpVgg Unterhaching youth team in 2018, some nine years removed from leaving Bayern Munich’s academy. Last season, he was a regular late substitution for RB Salzburg, scoring nine goals and 11 assists. In the early parts of this season, however, Adeyemi was given the starting job up top, allowing him to get seven goals in the first nine Bundesliga matches.

Youssoufou Niakaté (92 Pace, 72 OVR)

Team: Al Ittihad
Age: 28
Pace: 92
Sprint Speed / Acceleration: 91 / 93
Skill Moves: 3-Star
Best Attributes: 93 Acceleration, 91 Sprint Speed, 91 Agility

Coming into Career Mode with 93 acceleration and 91 sprint speed to earn a pace rating of 92, Youssoufou Niakaté finds himself comfortably amongst the fastest ST and CF players in FIFA 22.

Along with his 92 pace rating, the 72-overall speedster has several other very useful ratings that allow the Frenchman to capitalise on his raw speed. His high attacking work rate, four-star weak foot, 75 finishing, 71 composure, and 78 shot power help to make him a venomous striker when in the box.

Back in 2018/19, Niakaté proved his credentials as a frontman by winning the golden boot in the Proximus League, scoring 22 goals in the campaign. The next year, Al-Wahda paid £1.8 million to bring him to Saudi Arabia, where he’d score 29 goals in 55 games before moving to Al-Ittihad Jeddah for this season.

All of the fastest strikers (ST & CF) on FIFA 22 Career Mode

For all of the fastest strikers to sign in Career Mode, check out the table below. All of these speedsters are ranked by their pace rating in FIFA 22.

NamePaceAccelerationSprint SpeedAgeOverallPotentialPositionTeam
Kylian Mbappé   979797229195ST, LWParis Saint-Germain
Patson Daka939294227784STLeicester City
Elliott List  939492246467ST, RMStevenage
Ricky-Jade Jones929192186080STPeterborough United
Fabián Castillo   929491297575ST, LM, RMFC Juárez
Karim Adeyemi929392197185STFC Red Bull Salzburg
Youssoufou Niakaté929391287272STAl Ittihad
Ezequiel   929192236672CF, RM, LMSanfrecce Hiroshima
Jack Lahne  929392196171ST, RMAmiens SC
Ryan Kent919091247681CFRangers FC
Emmanuel Boateng 919291257680STDalian YiFang FC
Kensuke Nagai  918993326868ST, RWFC Tokyo
Rashad Muhammed919291276263STSarpsborg 08 FF
Mama Baldé  918992257577ST, RMESTAC Troyes
Moussa Koné919191247276STNîmes Olympique
Timo Werner919389258487ST, LWChelsea
Francis Ezeh919092236872ST, LW, RWAdana Demirspor
Keita Baldé 919091267679ST, LMCagliari
Sékou Koïta919291217382STFC Red Bull Salzburg
Donyell Malen909090228085STBorussia Dortmund
Cheikhou Dieng908990276667ST, LM, RMWolfsberger AC
Roy Krishna909189337272ST, CFATK Mohun Bagan FC
Cédric Bakambu909190308080STBeijing Sinobo Guoan FC
Christopher Lungoyi909289206074ST, LWFC Lugano
Samuel Adegbenro  909090257172ST, LWIFK Norrköping
Benji Michel909189236472ST, RM, LMOrlando City SC
Yamato Machida 909387316666CFOita Trinita
Meschack Elia909090237177ST, RMBSC Young Boys
Adam Armstrong909388247682ST, LWSouthampton
Anderson Niangbo908891216776ST, LWSK Sturm Graz
Jamal Lowe909090267070ST, LWBournemouth
Ihlas Bebou909289277777ST, RMTSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Braian Romero   908990307777ST, RW, LWRiver Plate
Alberth Elis  909189257578ST, RWFC Girondins de Bordeaux
Isaac Olaofe908990216069ST, LWSutton United
Vagner   899188257176ST, RM, LMFC Sion
Roger Assalé  899188277070ST, RWSV Werder Bremen
Wilfried Zaha898890288282CF, LM, STCrystal Palace
Anderson Lopes   898691276969ST, CF, RWWuhan Zall
Myron Boadu899188207685STAS Monaco
Valentino Yuel  899088265858ST, RWNewcastle Jets
Simon Hedlund  898890287171CF, STBrøndby IF
Luis Muriel 898790308282STAtalanta
Juan Villar  898791337070ST, RMUD Almería
Mohamed Turay 898691267070STHenan Jianye FC

Speed can be your greatest weapon, particularly when wielded by a striker with an eye for goal. So, get yourself one of the fastest ST or CF players shown in the list above.

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