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Best passers in FIFA 22: All positions from striker to centre-back

Whether a defender or an attacker, being a good passer of the ball is key to success in FIFA 22. We break down each position and show you who can thread the ball through the eye of a needle.
There are few things more breathtaking in football than a perfectly executed pass. It could be a quick switch of play that has the opposition spinning, a no-look through-ball that bamboozles defenders, or an intricate one-two that splits open a defence. Whatever it is, passing is one of the many facets of football that makes people fall in love with the sport.

This skill separates football players from football heroes, such as FC Barcelona's Xavi and Iniesta, Italy's Andrea Pirlo, or Manchester United's Paul Scholes all known -- above all else -- for the exquisite passing.

So it is an important part of the real-world game and that means it's an important part of the virtual one too. With FIFA 22 getting its full launch in just over a week, we thought we'd scour the database and find out who the best passers were in each position.

These players will, at the very least, be technically gifted and play the type of balls that can quickly get you out of trouble, or split open a defence -- perfect for your FIFA 22 Ultimate Team or Career Mode.

Best passers in FIFA 22

We have broken down the pitch into eight positions and offered up the best and ordered them by the overall "Passing" stat which is an average of these key stats:

  • Vision
  • Crossing
  • FK. Accuracy
  • Short Passing 
  • Long Passing
  • Curve

There are no Icon, Hero, or special cards here. Purely the ones that launch with the game.

Best passer in FIFA 22
Kevin De Bruyne is the best passing in the game. (Picture: EA Sports)

Strikers

  1. Paulo Dybala - Juventus - 87 OVR (86 Passing)
  2. Antoine Griezmann - Atlético Madrid - 85 OVR (84 Passing)
  3. Josip Iličić - Atalanta - 84 OVR (84 Passing)
  4. Harry Kane - Tottenham - 90 OVR (83 Passing)
  5. Ruslan Malinovskyi - Atalanta - 81 OVR (83 Passing)

Wingers

  1. Lionel Messi - PSG - 93 OVR (91 Passing)
  2. Hakim Ziyech - Chelsea - 84 OVR (87 Passing)
  3. Neymar Jr - PSG - 91 OVR (86 Passing)
  4. Ángel Di María - PSG - 87 OVR (86 Passing)
  5. Pedro León Sánchez Gil - CF Fuenlabrada - 78 OVR (86 Passing)
Passing in FIFA 22
Neymar has high stats across the board and his passing is no different. (Picture: EA Sports)

Attacking midfielders

  1. Bruno Fernandes - Manchester United - 88 OVR (89 Passing)
  2. David Silva - Real Sociedad - 85 OVR (87 Passing)
  3. Luis Alberto - Lazio - 84 (87 Passing)
  4. Mesut Özil - Fenerbahçe - 80 (85 Passing)
  5. Mason Mount - Chelsea - 83 (84 Passing)

Central midfielders

  1. Kevin De Bruyne - Man City - 91 OVR (93 Passing)
  2. Toni Kroos - Real Madrid - 88 OVR (91 Passing)
  3. Daniel Parejo - Villareal - 86 OVR (90 Passing)
  4. Luka Modric - Real Madrid - 87 OVR (89 Passing)
  5. Christian Eriksen - Inter - 82 OVR (88 Passing)

Defensive midfielders

  1. Joshua Kimmich - Bayern Munich - 89 OVR (86 Passing)
  2. Éver Banega - Al Shabab - 82 OVR (84 Passing)
  3. Leandro Paredes - PSG - 81 OVR (83 Passing)
  4. Jordan Henderson - Liverpool - 84 OVR (83 Passing)
  5. Axel Witsel - Dortmund - 83 OVR (81 Passing)

Centre-backs 

  1. Daley Blind - Ajax - 82 OVR (82 Passing)
  2. David Alaba - Real Madrid - 84 OVR (81 Passing)
  3. Mat Hummels - Dortmund - 86 OVR (77 Passing)
  4. Riechedly Bazoer - Vitesse - 76 OVR (77 Passing)
  5. Azpilicueta - Chelsea - 83 OVR (76 Passing)

Fullbacks

  1. Trent Alexander-Arnold - Liverpool - 87 OVR (88 Passing)
  2. Guerreiro - Dortmund - 84 OVR (85 Passing)
  3. João Cancelo - Man City - 86 OVR (83 Passing)
  4. Kieran Trippier - Atlético Madrid - 84 OVR (82 Passing)
  5. José Ángel Esmoris Tasende - RB Leipzig - 83 OVR (82 Passing)

Goalkeeper

Best passings CAM goalkeeper
As Barcelona's no.1, Ter Stegen would be expected to be accomplished with the ball; and he does just that. (Picture: EA Sports)
  1. Ederson - Man City - 89 OVR (93 Passing)
  2. Manuel Neuer - Bayern Munich - 90 OVR (91 Passing)
  3. Itumeleng Khune - Kaizer Chiefs - 71 OVR (90 Passing)
  4. Ter Stegen - FC Barcelona - 90 OVR (88 Passing)
  5. Jordan Pickford - Everton - 83 OVR (87 Passing)

 

For more on all things FIFA 22, check out our dedicated section filled with news, guides, and more.

Featured image courtesy of EA Sports.