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We’ve pulled together the best strikers in FIFA 23 to give you the best chance in FIFA Ultimate Team.
One of the most important things when starting a new Ultimate Team is making sure you have a player who can put the ball in the back of the net. To help with that, we’ve got some pro tips from YouTuber Neal Guides.
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So without further delay, let’s kick off on who we think are the best strikers currently in FIFA 23.
FIFA 23: Best Gold Strikers
|Karim Benzema||France||Real Madrid||91|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Portugal||Manchester United||90|
|Erling Haaland||Norway||Manchester City||88|
|Christopher Nkunku||France||RB Leipzig||86|
|Romelu Lukaku||Belgium||Inter Milan||86|
|Ciro Immobile||Italy||Lazio (Latium)||86|
|Jamie Vardy||England||Leicester City||85|
|Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang||Gabon||FC Barcelona||85|
|Wissam Ben Yedder||France||AS Monaco||84|
|Timo Werner||Germany||RB Leipzig||82|
Once again, Kylian Mbappé will be the best striker in FIFA 23 in our view, he has five star skills and is also incredibly quick. The Frenchman boats a stunning 91 pace (although he is faster in real life), combined with a deadly 89 shooting.
Next up there’s the ever-brilliant Cristiano Ronaldo, we have chosen him over higher rated players like Benzema and Lewandowski – they struggle in a game reliant on pace.
Ronaldo has taken a hit this year in a few areas, but his 90 rated card will still see him a firm favorite on Ultimate Team. Be aware that his pace has dropped to 81 – so he will find it harder to get in behind defenders. However, his 92 shooting makes him one of the deadliest strikers in the game.
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Finally, you can’t ignore Manchester City’s Erling Haaland – who has been unstoppable this season for Manchester City so far. He will almost certainly see a plethora of upgrades, but his base card – which boasts 89 pace and 91 shooting make him devastatingly effective in FIFA 23.
Now the meta of the game has begun to show it favours the “Lengthy” run style, its become clear just how over powered Haaland is. This also means that players like Lukaku are a genuinely viable option this year.
Towards the bottom end of the list there are some cheaper options like Muriel and Núñez. They will do a great job up top until you can get a player like Nkunku.
FIFA 23 Best Strikers on a Budget
|Ferran Torres||Spain||FC Barcelona||82|
|Matheus Cunha||Brazil||Atletico Madrid||81|
|Iñaki Williams||Spain||Athletic Bilbao||81|
|Alexander Isak||Sweden||Newcastle United||80|
|Ante Rebic||Croatia||A.C. Milan||80|
|Jonathan David||Canada||LOSC Lille||79|
|Donyell Malen||Netherlands||Borussia Dortmund||79|
|Michail Antonio||Jamaica||West Ham||79|
If you can’t afford the best of the best, which early on will be really difficult to do, the players in the list above are some of the more cost effective options.
These players will still be incredible at leading your line, while also offering options from a variety of different leagues.
Our pick here would be Arnaut Danjuma. The Villarreal striker boasts a stunning 89 pace – making him almost as fast as Mbappe. This, combined with 81 shooting and 82 dribbling make the Dutchman a formidable force up front.
The Premier League, as always, will be incredibly expensive early on when compared to the other leagues in the game, so is something to consider.
It is worth noting that players value can change once the game releases once players get hands on, but for now we think these players will be great strikers to get you started.
The ability to change some players positions, opens up a lot of options too, with a player like Deulofeu offering something very unique now you can play him down the middle.
FIFA 23: Best Special Strikers
We are half way through the FIFA cycle now, so we have plenty of options to choose from for the best strikers you can buy in FIFA 23. These are all special players and are truly the bets of the best, only affordable to the very best.
The next promo is set to be FUT Fantasy, which has already offers up plenty of good players in the first batch. We have already seen a huge shake up since the TOTY players were introduced.
|Karim Benzema||Real Madrid||97||TOTY|
|Erling Haaland||Manchester City||96||TOTY|
|Lionel Messi||PSG||95||World Cup TOTT|
|Mohamed Salah||Liverpool||92||Out of Position|
|Christopher Nkunku||RB Leipzig||92||World Cup Path to Glory|
|Aubamayeng||Chelsea||91||Road to the Knockouts|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United||91||Rulebreakers|
|Rafael Leão||AC Milan||91||World Cup Phenoms|
There have been plenty of specials so far in FIFA 23, but we think these are the most effective Strikers and there are a couple in their that won’t bankrupt your club to get them in.
Most of the players on this list have multiple specials too, for example French forward Mbappe has received four in this FIFA already, and all of them will guarantee you goals.
Best Icon and Hero Strikers in FIFA 23
|Gerd Müller||World Cup Icon||95||Germany|
|Ferenc Puskas||Prime Icon||94||Hungary|
|Johan Cruyff||Prime Icon||94||Netherlands|
|Ruud gullit||World Cup Icon||94||Netherlands|
|Rudolf Völler||World Cup Hero (Serie A)||91||Germany|
|David Ginola||FUT Fantasy Hero (Premier League)||91||France|
How to find cheap strikers on FIFA Ultimate Team?
Finding strikers is super easy and also useful to track your profits – there are a few ways you can do this.
- One way is by utilising the transfer market, the market is your friend always when you are looking to find budget strikers for great value. See how the market is reacting by looking at the lowest buy now per striker and decide from there
- Use third party applications such as FUTBIN which is a dossier to track the value of each card
FIFA 23 best strikers FAQ
Who is the best gold striker in FIFA 23?
Karim Benzema is the best striker stats wise on FIFA 23. However, FUT fans will likely opt for Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland, who provide lots more pace.
Who was the best striker in FIFA 22?
Robert Lewandowski, who was rated at 92, was the highest-rated striker in FIFA 22 – beating Cristiano Ronaldo.
Who is the best cheap striker in FIFA 23?
The best cheap striker is most likely Darwin Nunez. In FIFA 23, he has the perfect combination of pace and power to be a constant threat against most teams.
Who is the best special striker in FIFA 23?
Much like the best gold striker, the best special striker is basically the same. Once again Mbappé is best card you can get, this time around it is his TOTY card. Although he has a few specials, all of which would be the difference.