FIFA 22 fastest players: all positions, from striker to centre-back

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The release of FIFA 22 is just around the corner and the excitement is now starting to boil over. The early stages of building a squad can be crucial for any Ultimate Team player, so here are the fastest players who should feature in FIFA 22.

Always the crown jewel of any EA Sports FIFA release, the Ultimate Team game mode is one of the most popular game modes in any major sports title. Highly addictive, the mode allows full team control, from player contracts to team tactics.

The first few weeks of Ultimate Team are always an important time to build your team. Prices are subject to change via the market, so there is always a high chance of buying a player for significantly more or less than their actual price.

To help you get started, we've compiled a list of some of the fastest footballers in the game, pace is always crucial - and meta - in FIFA titles and so these players are likely to be highly sought after.

Mbappe's pace is the stuff of nightmares for defenders. (Photo: EA Sports)

The fastest players in FIFA 22

Speed ​​is a luxury to be had, all over the football pitch. There are skills and techniques that can be developed over years of practice, but rhythm is something players either have or don't have.

Everyone on the pitch, from centre-backs to forwards, all benefit massively from exceptional pace. So here are the fastest players at each position in FIFA 22.

Notes: These are pre-release predictions. We will update this page with all the fastest players when this data becomes available.


  1. Kylian Mbappé – PSG – 90 OVR (96 Pace)
  2. Kensuke Nagai –FC Tokyo –70 OVR (95 Pace)
  3. Iñaki Williams - Athletic Club - 81 OVR (94 Pace)


  1. Adama Traore – Wolves – 79 OVR (96 Pace)
  2. Vinícius Júnior – Real Madrid – 80 OVR (95 Pace)
  3. Daniel James – Manchester United – 77 OVR (95 Pace)
Adama Traore is Mr.Speed ​​in FIFA titles and in the real world. (Photo: EA Sports)
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Attacking midfielder

  1. Alejandro Gómez – Sevilla – 86 OVR (90 Pace)
  2. Quincy Promes – Ajax – 82 OVR (89 Pace)
  3. Miguel Almiron – Newcastle United – 78 OVR (89 Pace)

Defensive midfielder

  1. Camilo Mayada - Atletico de San Luis - 74 OVR (91 Pace)
  2. Konrad Laimer – RB Leipzig – 82 OVR (85 Pace)
  3. Denis Zakaria – Borussia Monchengladbach – 83 OVR (83 paces)

Quincy Promes is an exciting attacking midfielder, he enjoys running behind a defensive backline as well. (Photo: YouTube NAYD)

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Central defenders

  1. Jeremiah St. Just – FSV Mainz 05 – 74 OVR (85 Pace)
  2. Ike Opara – Minnesota United – 75 OVR (84 Pace)
  3. Lukas Klostermann – RB Leipzig – 80 OVR (84 Pace)


  1. Alphonso Davies – Bayern Munich – 81 OVR (96 Pace)
  2. Theo Hernandez – AC Milan – 80 OVR (92 Pace)
  3. Ferland Mendy – Real Madrid – 83 OVR (92 Pace)
Alphonso Davis is a Rolls Royce of defender. (Photo: FIFA ScoutWorld / YouTube)
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Be sure to bookmark our FIFA 22 tab ahead of the impending release. We'll be sure to keep you up to date with all the latest breaking developments.

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