FIFA 22 best strikers: The best ST and CFs in FIFA 22

The top strikers and forwards in FIFA 22. 

The best FIFA strikers are all about scoring those goals through a combination of finishing ability, strength, technical quality and, never to be forgotten, pace.

Below we've listed FIFA 22's best strikers, including the best FIFA ST and best FIFA CF ranked in order of their overall rating. There are, like in FIFA 21, no LFs or RFs, since EA Sports has removed those positions all together.

Remember to take a look at the specifics for each player before adding them to your team. Depending on your playstyle, you'll want to take Ball Control and Short Passing if you like playing two up too or, if you prefer breaking through defensive tactics, investigate the Acceleration and Sprint Speed stats.

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If you're interested in other positions, we have pages on the best FIFA 22 goalkeepers, best FIFA 22 defenders, best FIFA 22 wingers, and the best FIFA 22 midfielders.

FIFA best ST - the best strikers in FIFA

Cristiano Ronaldo has been knocked from the top spot for strikers in FIFA 22, being replaced by Robert Lewandowski. Kylian Mbappe remains in third position, while Harry Kane sits in a close fourth place and Sergio Aguero has fallen to 87 in the rating.

Here are the top STs in FIFA 22:

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Image credit: EA Sports
RankPlayerClubRating
1 Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 92
2 Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United 91
3 Kylian Mbappé Paris Saint-German 91
4 Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur 90
5 Luis Suárez Atlético Madrid 88
6 Romelu Lukaku Chelsea 88
7 Erling Haaland Borussia Dortmund 88
8 Sergio Agüero Barcelona 87
9 Ciro Immobile Lazio 87
10 Gerard Moreno Villarreal 86
11 Jamie Vardy Leicester City 86
12 Antoine Griezmann Atlético Madrid 85
13 Lautaro Martínez Inter Milan 85
14 Edinson Cavani Manchester United 85
15 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal 85

FIFA best CF - the best Centre Forwards in FIFA

Karim Benzema and Paulo Dybala remain the top CFs in FIFA 22, with Memphis Depay overtaking Roberto Firmino for third place. It's important to remember that EA Sports has removed both the LF and RF positions from the game, so make sure take that into account when selecting CF players.

Below you can find the top 15 CFs in FIFA 22.

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Image credit: EA Sports
RankPlayerClubRating
1Karim BenzemaReal Madrid89
2Paulo DybalaPiemonte Calcio87
3Memphis DepayFC Barcelona 85
4Roberto FirminoLiverpool 85
5Josip IličićBergamo Calcio 84
6Dries MertensNapoli84
7Henrikh MkhitaryanRoma FC83
8João FélixAtlético de Madrid83
9Anderson Talisca Al Nassar82
10Ruslan MalinovskyiBergamo Calcio81
11Joaqúin CorreaInter Milan81
12Max KruseUnion Berlin81
13Alexis SánchezInter Milan80
14João PedroCagliari80
15Ricardo HortaSC Braga79

Stuck for who to make up your team? We have pages on FIFA 22 Wonderkids, the best FIFA 22 goalkeepers, best FIFA 22 defenders, best FIFA 22 strikers, best FIFA 22 wingers, and the best FIFA 22 midfielders.


Other things to know about picking the best FIFA 22 Strikers

There are a couple of additional things to keep in mind when choosing your strikers and forwards in FIFA 22, with these factors changing depending on which 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 22 potential wonderkids and young players, which 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. You can read more on Chemistry in general in our guide to how FIFA Chemistry works, and likewise the best FIFA Chemistry Styles in our detailed guide to those, too.
  • 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.

Have fun in FIFA 22!

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