Looking for the best strikers in FIFA 23? Strikers are core to any team in FIFA 23 - without them, you wouldn't score many goals. The best strikers aren't just charging forward with the ball recklessly, though. They're fast and ferocious, able to cut past defenders with skilled footwork and create opportunities by moving quickly down the pitch. When it's time to shoot, they can maintain form and easily knock the ball into the net, regardless of whether they're performing a power shot, a low driven shot, or an outside foot shot.
In this guide, we'll list the best strikers in FIFA 23, ranking them by their overall rating as well as their pace and shooting scores, so that you can see how the top 25 match up in key areas.
FIFA 23 best strikers
Karim Benzema is the best striker in FIFA 23 - an unsurprising feat, considering he also tops our list of the best players in FIFA 23. After a phenomenal year in which he helped Real Madrid win both LaLiga and the Champions League, EA declared Benzema as the top player in FIFA 23 shortly before launch. This is due to a 2 point overall rating increase from last year, which sees him soar above last year's top strikers - Lewandowski, Ronaldo, and Mbappe - who all either lost points or kept the same rating in FIFA 23.
Below, we’ll list the best strikers in FIFA 23, ranked by their overall rating. We’ve also included their shooting and pace stats in the below table, so you can see the other important details that might impact the striker you want on your team.
|Karim Benzema||CF||91||88||80||Real Madrid||France|
|Robert Lewandowski||ST||91||91||75||FC Barcelona||Poland|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||ST||90||92||81||Manchester United||Portugal|
|Harry Kane||ST||89||91||68||Tottenham Hotspur||England|
|Erling Haaland||ST||88||91||89||Manchester City||Norway|
|Romelu Lukaku||ST||86||85||80||Inter Milan||Belgium|
|Paulo Dybala||CF||86||85||80||Roma FC||Argentina|
|Lautaro Martinez||ST||86||83||83||Inter Milan||Argentina|
|Christopher Nkunku||CF||86||81||88||RB Leipzig||France|
|Gerard Moreno||ST||85||86||78||Villareal CF||Spain|
|Iago Aspas||ST||85||85||82||RC Celta||Spain|
|Memphis Depay||CF||85||84||83||FC Barcelona||Netherlands|
|Jamie Vardy||ST||85||84||84||Leicester City||England|
|Patrik Schick||ST||85||83||78||Leverkusen||Czech Republic|
|Diogo Jota||CF||85||83||85||Liverpool FC||Portugal|
|Joao Felix||CF||84||80||83||Atletico de Madrid||Portugal|
|Luis Suarez||ST||84||86||70||National Montevideo||Uruguay|
|Wisam Ben Yedder||ST||84||84||81||AS Monaco||France|
|Edin Dzeko||ST||84||84||63||Inter Milan||Bosnia|
There are plenty of key insights to take from that table, which is packed full of important info. For example, Mbappe is one of the top strikers in FIFA 23, but he's also the fastest player with a Pace of 97. That allows him to sprint up the pitch at incredible speed and break away from even the best defenders in FIFA 23, leaving only the goalkeeper in his path to victory.
Cristiano Ronaldo has the best shooting score in FIFA 23, with a total of 92 in arguably the most important stat for a striker. That score comes from a combination of his incredibly high positioning, finishing, power, long shots, and penalty stats, all of which are 90 or higher. Few can compete with Ronaldo's finishing abilities, making him an obvious choice for any team if you want to get the ball past the best goalkeepers in FIFA 23.
That's it for our list of the best strikers in FIFA 23, but the teambuilding doesn't stop here. If you want to create a strong squad that will remain at the top of your league for seasons to come, take a look at our FIFA 23 career mode wonderkids page to find some exceptionally talented youth players. If you're after the best strikers in Ultimate Team, check out our FIFA 23 OTW tracker to find dynamic cards that could improve every week.