FIFA 22: 20 fastest players in Ultimate Team - ranked

04 October 2021 04:30

It's time for gamers across the globe to start building their FIFA 22 Ultimate Teams, and that means hunting for those special players that can change the game in a blink of an eye.

With all-new HyperMotion technology, which has revolutionised gameplay with improved player movements that boost both responsiveness and realism, players will be able to feel the pace of their virtual cards more than ever - so getting a handful of speedsters into your squad is a necessity.

To give you a head start, here are the pace ratings of the 20 fastest cards in Ultimate Team.


20. Kingsley Coman - 93

Coman's dribbling is incredible | Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

An Ultimate Team favourite when it comes to Bundesliga wingers, Kingsley Coman's new card looks unreal.

Thanks to his 93 pace, he's going to breeze his way past pretty much every defender on the game, and his 88 dribbling will ensure you feel every bit of that acceleration and sprint speed.

19. Ousmane Dembele - 93

Dembele has 5* skills | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

If Ousmane Dembele's 93 pace and 86 dribbling aren't enough for you, how about his 5* skills and 5* weak foot?

With those attributes in his locker, the Barcelona man stands to be one of the most dangerous wingers on the game.

18. Rafa - 94

Rafa is an electric winger | SOPA Images/Getty Images

He's been a cheap beast for a good few years now, and Benfica star Rafa will definitely keep that status this year.

Rafa boasts 94 pace and 86 dribbling, so he'd make an absolutely devastating super sub, and if you're building a Portuguese league side, he's a must for your squad.

17. Takeshi Kanamori - 94

Kanamori is one of the fastest wingers on the game | Etsuo Hara/Getty Images

After spending the last five FIFAs as a striker, Japanese speedster Takeshi Kanamori is now using his 94 pace as a right midfielder.

With 71 physicality and 67 dribbling on his card as well, Kanamori could well be one of the best bronze cards on the market.

16. Rhayner - 94

Rhayner could fit into a Brazilian silver side | Masashi Hara/Getty Images

There's an air of nostalgia about Rhayner's card. He was a regular in Brazilian silver teams back in FIFA 14, and eight years later, his card still looks as scary as ever.

He's faster than he has ever been and also boasts 71 dribbling and 4* skills. If you're looking for a silver right winger, he's your man.

15. Linton Maina - 94

Maina's pace has been upgraded | Frederic Scheidemann/Getty Images

He's only been on FIFA for four years, but Linton Maina has made a real splash in the silver community because of his outstanding pace.

A German in his country's third tier, Maina's pace is higher than ever and his dribbling stats are just the icing on the cake.

14. Tom Barkhuizen - 94

Barkhuizen is a must for any Championship team | Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Introduced to FIFA back in 2011 as a 48-rated striker with 65 pace, it's safe to say that Tom Barkhuizen has been moving up in the world ever since.

Now with a whopping 94 pace to his name, Barkhuizen looks to be an absolute machine, and his high stamina will ensure he can keep the afterburners on all game.

13. Gerrit Holtmann - 94

Holtmann is the Philippines' top-rated card | Frederic Scheidemann/Getty Images

Flying the flag for the Philippines is Bochum winger Gerrit Holtmann, who is now his country's highest-rated player after switching his nationality from Germany.

Holtmann has been breezing past defenders in Germany for a good few years now and looks set to do the same in FIFA 22.

12. Chidera Ejuke - 94

Nigeria winger Ejuke has a great card | Soccrates Images/Getty Images

Chidera Ejuke has dropped back to a silver card this year after sneaking into gold in FIFA 21, so he's now one of the tastiest-looking silvers around.

The CSKA Moscow winger has a huge 94 pace and a comparatively high 78 dribbling, which includes some unreal agility and balance stats. This looks like a fun card.

11. Georges-Kevin Nkoudou - 94

Nkoudou is out in Turkey | ANP Sport/Getty Images

Former Tottenham winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou has seen his pace given another tidy boost for FIFA 22.

Now playing for Besiktas, Nkoudou can tear down the left wing with his 94 pace, and his 4* weak foot means he's just as dangerous taking it down the line as he is cutting inside on his favoured right.

10. Frank Acheampong - 94

Acheampong is an ideal super sub | Fred Lee/Getty Images

A super sub in most budget sides in the early stages of the game, Frank Acheampong's qualities are well known to most FIFA players.

He's a modest 77 overall, but the Ghanaian boasts outstanding pace and dribbling, and both his shooting and physicality can hold their own against your average defender. Seeing Acheampong come on after an hour is the stuff of nightmares.

9. Ismaila Sarr - 94

Sarr has shone on his return to the Premier League | James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images

Expect to see Ismaila Sarr in almost every Premier League starter team around.

Now back in the English top flight, the Watford winger has an outstanding combination of speed and skill, and importantly, he won't break the bank either. Buying him is a no-brainer.

8. Moussa Diaby - 94

Diaby is a future star | Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Getty Images

Long tipped for superstardom, Bayer Leverkusen sensation Moussa Diaby has one of the most fascinating Ultimate Team cards around.

94 pace, 85 dribbling and 4* skills all sound fantastic, and an in-form or two could easily make this card unstoppable.

7. Inaki Williams - 94

Williams' card is stunning | Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Inaki Williams puts the 'athletic' in Athletic Club.

The club legend has a ridiculous 94 pace but combines that with 88 jumping, 82 strength and a towering 6'1 frame. The Spanish striker has enough about him to beat all sorts of defenders.

6. Vinicius Junior - 95

Vinicius already has an in-form | Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Real Madrid starlet Vinicius Junior has been handed well-deserved boosts to both his shooting and dribbling, making his card even scarier than it was last year.

He's already picked up an insane in-form card, and if he keeps playing like he has been, there could be plenty more special cards for Vinicius in the near future.

5. Achraf Hakimi - 95

Hakimi took his talents to PSG this summer | Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images

Having spent the past few seasons proving himself as arguably the best wing-back on the planet, Achraf Hakimi has been given a card which reflects that status.

Every stat on his card is above 70, with most closer to the 80 mark, but his 95 pace definitely stands out from the bunch.

4. Daniel James - 95

James now turns out for Leeds | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Fans of English football have known about Daniel James' superhuman speed for a while now.

Having joined Leeds United in the summer, the hope is that the young Welshman will have the platform to strut his stuff over the coming season, and he's perhaps one or two in-forms away from hitting 99 pace.

3. Alphonso Davies - 96

Davies is one of the game's best left-backs | David Ramos/Getty Images

With 96 pace and 82 dribbling, expect to see Alphonso Davies in nearly every Bundesliga side around.

The dream wing-back, Davies also brings 4* skills and a 4* weak foot, so don't be afraid to cut inside on his right and put defenders on toast with his insane speed.

2. Adama Traore - 96

Traore's attributes are unique | David Rogers/Getty Images

Having 96 pace and 87 strength feels like a cheat code, but that's just what Adama Traore is about.

The Wolves winger is an unstoppable force of nature, and when he inevitably starts racking up the special cards, he's going to be one of the scariest players on the game.

1. Kylian Mbappe - 97

Mbappe leads the way | John Berry/Getty Images

Sitting atop the speed charts is none other than Kylian Mbappe, who has been handed a whopping 97 pace.

This is the fastest base card Mbappe has ever had, but that's just one of the reasons why he's 91-rated. Everything about his card is stunning, and if you're lucky enough to get him in your squad, you're guaranteed to feel the difference.


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