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Strongest players in FIFA 22: All positions from striker to centre-back

We rank the strongest player per position in the upcoming FIFA 22.
With football fans getting to try FIFA 22 early thanks to early access via EA Play or by pre-ordering, they're eager to find out the best players to fulfil different roles within the pitch.

One of the most sought-after stats is Strength, as it's one that virtually every player can benefit from. Centre backs can fend off attackers easily without committing fouls, defensive midfielders can retain the ball and start building attacks, and strikers can power through opponents as they bear down on goal.

What makes Strength one of the most important attributes for a player to boast in the Physicality category, and who are the top 5 strongest players per position? It's time to find out.

What does Strength do?

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Having good Physicality stats is key. (Picture: EA Sports)

Essentially, as we've said, a high Strength stat can help your players win in 1v1 challenges against the opponent, as well as getting better ball retention. 

Other stats that come into play include Balance, which will affect how well your player react to the aftermath of a physical challenge.

With all of that out the way, let's present you with the strongest players in FIFA 22. Keep in mind these stats are taken from their base cards and can change as more versions are introduced.

Strikers

  1. Adebayo Akinfewa - Wycombe - 65 OVR (97 Strength)
  2. Daryl Dike - Orlando City - 68 OVR (96 Strength)
  3. Romelu Lukaku - Chelsea - 88 OVR (95 Strength)
  4. Uche Ikpeazu - Middlesborough - 66 OVR (94 Strength)
  5. Erling Halaand - Borussia Dortmund - 88 OVR (93 Strength)

Wingers

  1. Anthony Nwakaeme - Trabzonspor - 78 OVR (92 Strength)
  2. Tiago Correira - Rayo Vallecano - 73 OVR (91 Strength)
  3. Gerson Rodrigues - Troyes - 72 OVR (90 Strength)
  4. Cristian Pérez - UD Ibiza - 68 OVR (87 Strength)
  5. Adama Traoré - Wolves - 78 OVR (87 Strength)
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Adama Traore is strong and fast. (Picture: EA Sports)

Attacking midfielders

  1. Nicolo Zaniolo - Roma - 78 OVR (88 Strength)
  2. Randy Nteka - Rayo Vallecano - 72 OVR (86 Strength)
  3. Radja Nainggolan - Royal Antwerp FC - 80 OVR (84 Strength)
  4. Pajtim Kasama - FC Basel - 74 OVR (81 Strength)
  5. Nabil Fekir - Real Betis - 84 OVR (81 Strength)

Defensive midfielders

  1. Osmar Barba - FC Seoul - 74 OVR (93 Strength)
  2. Victor Wanyama - Impact Montreal - 75 OVR (92 Strength)
  3. Jon Garrido - Cádiz FC - 72 OVR (92 Strength)
  4. Sander Berge - Sheffield Utd - 76 OVR (91 Strength)
  5. Casemiro - Real Madrid - 89 OVR (90 Strength)

Centre-backs 

  1. Tomáš Petrášek - Raków Częstochowa - 67 OVR (96 Strength)
  2. Abdoulaye Seck - Royal Antwerp FC - 73 OVR (95 Strength)
  3. Kalid Koulibaly - Napoli - 86 OVR (94 Strength)
  4. Sebastian Coates - Sporting CP - 83 OVR (93 Strength)
  5. Florian Ballas - Erzgebirge Aue - 68 OVR (94 Strength)

Fullbacks

  1. Sead Kolasinac - Arsenal - 75 OVR (90 Strength)
  2. Denzel Dumfries - Inter Milan - 82 OVR (89 Strength)
  3. Mitchell Dijks - Bologna - 72 OVR (88 Strength)
  4. Josha Vagnoman - Hamburger SV - 71 OVR (87 Strength)
  5. Ander Rodríguez - Athletic Bilbao - 80 OVR (86 Strength)
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Akinfewa is an unstoppable train. (Picture: EA Sports)

There you have it! For more on all things FIFA 22, check out our dedicated section filled with news, guides, and more.

Featured image courtesy of EA.