The best FIFA Strikers are the kings of the game's business end, and with this year opening up to a few more goals than previous editions, they'll play as important a role as they ever have.

Here on this page, we'll be listing FIFA 18's best strikers - which includes the best FIFA ST, the best FIFA CF, and the best LFs and RFs, too, ranked in order of their overall rating.

Be sure to take also look at the specifics depending on what you want out of them, beyond the obvious points of Finishing, and Long Shots, and think about aspects like Ball Control and Short Passing if you prefer to play with two up top, or Heading and Strength if you like a big target man who's a threat in the air.

Finally, it's worth noting that the FIFA 18 ratings refresh has taken place, tweaking a large amount of player ratings across the board. We've noted the new ratings, where applicable, in a new column on the right of the tables. For the full list, head over to our dedicated FIFA 18 ratings refresh and winter upgrades page.

For other stats-based guides, it's worth taking a look at our list of the highest potential FIFA 18 wonderkids, plus we have pages on the best Goalkeepers, best Defenders, the best Midfielders and best Wingers in the game, too.

FIFA 18 best ST - the best Strikers in FIFA

Without further ado then, let's dive in!

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FIFA 18 best Strikers (ST)

RankPlayerClubOverall RatingPost-update Rating
1 Luis Suárez FC Barcelona 92 -
2 Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 91 -
3 Gonzalo Higuaín Juventus 90 -
4 Sergio Agüero Manchester City 89 -
5 Antoine Griezmann Atlético De Madrid 88 -
6 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund 88 -
7 Zlatan Ibrahimović Manchester United 88 -
8 Edinson Cavani Paris Saint-Germain 87 -
9 Romelu Lukaku Manchester United 86 -
10 Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 86 88

FIFA 18 best CF, RF and LF - the best Centre Forwards and Forwards in FIFA

FIFA 18 best Centre Forwards and Forwards (CF, RF, LF)

RankPlayerClubOverall RatingPost-update Rating
1Thomas MüllerBayern München86-
2Dries MertensNapoli86-
3GómezAtalanta84-
4RaffaelBorussia Monchengladbach82-
5Max KruseWerder Bremen82-
6Sebastian GiovincoToronto FC82-
7Lars StindlBorussia Monchengladbach82-
8Diego PerottiRoma80-
9Josip IlicicAtalanta80-
10Thorgan Hazard (RF)Borussia Monchengladbach80-

Looking for more on FIFA 18? We've gathered all our individual guides together in our main FIFA 18 tips and guide hub, and if you're playing the game's campaign-like story mode, we have a full Journey: Hunter Returns walkthrough. There are also lists of FIFA 18 wonderkids and the best young players, FIFA 18 player ratings, the best strikers, best wingers, best midfielders, best defenders and best goalkeepers. Elsewhere, we have details on five star skillers and skill moves listed, how to score free kicks, penalties and set pieces, and the FIFA 18 best players by position. Fan of Ultimate Team? we look at FIFA 18 Chemistry explained, the new January 2018 and original OTW Ones to Watch cards, along with best Chemistry Styles for each position, and finally how to earn FIFA Coins quickly and for free.

Other things to know about picking the best FIFA Strikers

As we alluded to above, there are a few additional things to bear in mind when choosing your strikers and forwards in FIFA 18, with slightly different factors becoming more or less important depending on the mode and formation you're playing.

  • For Career Mode, potential is important too - Some players have higher built-in potential for growth than others, and if you're planning on playing at least two seasons of Career Mode then it's going to have a major impact on your squad. It's also a great way to pick up a bargain, too, so if you're keen on finding some youngsters take the time to go over our detailed list of the best FIFA 18 potential wonderkids and young players, whcih includes some of the finest young strikers in the game.
  • For Ultimate Team, remember you can use Chemistry Styles - Chemistry Styles, if you didn't know, add up to a whopping 90 points to your player's attributes, spread according to the Style you choose. For Strikers it works much the same as any other position, as you may want to put more well-rounded Styles on your LF and RF, to help them cross and set up goals as well as finish them, whilst you can opt to speed up already rapid poachers or beef them up as well, for instance, depending on your preferences up top.
  • Think about your style of play when looking at stats - We mentioned this briefly above, but certain strikers will of course work better in certain formations and styles. Strength, Heading, Ball Control and Short Passing suit target men, whilst Finishing is always useful, Long Shots suit CFs who work outside the box, and Acceleration and Sprint Speed do, of course, help you spread the pitch with pacey poachers sitting on the last man's shoulder.

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