Unless you’re some sort of football hipster, goals are the best thing about football, and in FIFA 22, that’s no different. The difference between sweet victory and bitter defeat in this beautiful game can be a great striker. When looking for the best striker in FIFA 22 though, you’ll need to consider their finishing, shot power, pace, dribbling, and skill moves.
While the pace and skill meta will always be around in FIFA, whether you’re playing career mode or Ultimate Team, there is still a lot to be said for strong forwards who can bully defenders, and tall ones who are a nightmare in the box and at set-pieces. A five star weak foot can make your forward unpredictable, so you don’t need to shift the ball before getting a shot away.
The old cliché, ‘one fat lad and one fast lad’, works brilliantly in FUT 22 if you’re playing two up top – don’t write players off because they don’t have 85+ pace. Besides, any striker who gets good service can bang in goals, so be sure to check out the best wingers in FIFA 22, too.
Whether you build a stacked Premier League FUT team, a Ligue 1/Bundesliga hybrid, or something totally original, you’re spoilt for choice in the striker ranks.
Here are the best strikers in FIFA 22:
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal): Will we ever see a deadline day signing again like CR7 moving back to Manchester United? Probably not. Will we be able to afford him in the early weeks of FUT? Definitely not. The best striker in FIFA 22 bar none – again.
- Harry Kane (England): Euro 2020 heartbreak behind him, the England talisman is a reliable finisher in FIFA. Not the fastest, but one of the best-rated for his finishing skills, physicality, and high attacking work rate.
- Romelu Lukaku (Belgium): Big Romelu’s return to Chelsea brings another useable striker to the Premier League. 81 pace and eats defenders for breakfast.
- Jamie Vardy (England): Vardy doesn’t need a strong weak foot or fancy skills, because he’s somehow always in the right position to bang goals in for fun.
- Rodrigo (Spain): A cheaper option for the pace meta, Rodrigo is quick off the mark, so if you play it through to his feet, you’ll probably score. Expect to see this guy pop up in many a Premier League starter team.
- Kylian Mbappé (France): FIFA’s golden goose. Disgustingly quick and yet perfectly balanced on the ball, with shooting stats to back it up.
- Wissam Ben Yedder (France): While he’s not the strongest, or the highest-rated striker on the pitch, Ben Yedder has been OP in FIFA for years. Dynamic, scores with both feet, and a real nightmare to contain.
- Robert Lewandowski (Poland): Tall, physical, high attacking work rate, and four star skill moves and weak foot? Undeniably one of the best strikers in FIFA 22, with obscene finishing from almost anywhere.
- Erling Haaland (Norway): A humble 84 rating in FIFA 21, it’s hard to believe that Haaland is only 21. A freak of nature, he’s tall and strong, yet somehow has unbelievable pace.
- Sergio Agüero ( Argentina): After ten years in the Premier League, Agüero is now an attractive option for La Liga FUT teams. Agile enough to coast past defenders with excellent dribbling and huge finishing ability, this little legend is worth a buy.
- Inaki Williams (Spain): The definition of cheap beast. Combining 90+ pace with a high work rate for great value at the start of the game. Yes, he won’t be your #1 choice after TOTY but who cares with stats like his?
- Paulo Dybala (Argentina): If you want consistency and great links, there’s worse things to do than buying Dybala in FUT. 80+ in pace, shooting, and passing, and 90+ dribbling make Dybala irresistible.
- Ciro Immobile (Italy): Immobile by name but not nature, despite his advancing years. One of the best finishers in Serie A. Somehow never falls out of position and knows how to find the top corner.
There you have it: our list of the best strikers in FIFA 22. Hopefully with one of these lads leading the charge, you’ll be whittling through the FIFA 22 Division Rivals rewards in no time.