Whether players like it or not, pace is still a vital attribute in FIFA 20.
You could be a striker with the best stats across the board, top of the class in shooting and passing but if you can’t beat a defender your chances of scoring are affected.
As the years have gone on, a lot more players have been given the gift of pace, and on FIFA 20 is seems the serious speedsters have come by the busload.
Often classified in the ‘OP’ category of the game, we’ve looked at the top 10 fastest players in FIFA 20 – excluding special cards and ICONs – though it should be noted there were a number of players tied for 94 pace, so we’ve included the best ones based on their other in-games stats.
10. Douglas Costa (Juventus)
This one will come as no surprise. The Turin trickster has forged a formidable reputation for his ‘Road Runner’ speed in Italy, and will no doubt prove an explosive cog in Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus side. Speed, a low centre of gravity and close control are a deadly combination, Costa has them all.
9. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
Another who boasts lighting-quick limbs with a devastating streak in the final third. The 2018/19 Golden Boot winner is a nightmare for any right-back, and a fan favourite among Kopites, who are often left in awe of his jaw-dropping pace.
8. Anibal Chala (Toluca)
The Ecuador international plays his game at left-back and brings some serious flair to flanks, galvanising the Toluca byline with his elite-level speed.
7. Daniel James (Manchester United)
Daniel James has enjoyed a good first season with Manchester United, which contributed to a Winter Refresh on FIFA 20. As a result the pacy Welsh winger saw a boost to his speed, making him just as devastating on virtual flanks as he is in real life.
6. Kensuke Nagai (FC Tokyo)
The oldest player on this list at 30 but by no means a laggard amongst this elite band of pace virtuosos, as the FC Tokyo striker has been dazzling Japanese football with his fleet-footed exploits for a decade now.
5. Gelson Martins (Monaco)
The Portuguese speedster has got pace for days, and coupled with his insatiable 86 dribbling ability, the Monaco wide-man offers a serious threat to any side in this upcoming edition of the FIFA game series.
4. Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund)
Flying full-back Achraf Hakimi was another player handed a boost in the Winter Refresh and it made him one of the fastest stars in FIFA 20. Excluding special cards and ICONs, there is no faster full-back than Hakimi.
3. Leroy Sane (Manchester City)
The Etihad sprint grandmaster is renowned for his refined end product, innate dribbling skill-set and close control, but combined with his Olympian legs. The result is devastating, although Man City haven’t been able to experience it due to his injury.
2. Adama Traore (Wolves)
Built like a world-class athlete and plays like one, too. Traore is renowned for the rapid bursts of energy he exudes down the touchline. A serious speedster.
1. Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
He can score, he can dribble, he can assist, he makes the showboat reel on a consistent basis. There isn’t much this boy wonder can’t do, but above all else, the World Cup-winner has serious pace to burn. His supersonic gallops often leaves defenders clutching at air, while his stellar end product makes him one of the best the game has ever seen
Other 94s who failed to make our top 10: Inaki Williams, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ismaila Sarr, Cristian Barbut, Przemyslaw Placheta, Elliott List, Jonas Aguirre, Alex Kiwomya, Frank Acheampong, Kekuta Manneh, Kim In Seong, Jurgen Damm, Thomas Barkhuizen, Mathis Bolly, Luis Advincula
Ten of the best in Europe’s top five
Premier League: Adama Traore, Daniel James, Leroy Sane, Sadio Mane, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ismaila Sarr, Daniel Podence, Allan Saint-Maximin, Raheem Sterling, Mohamed Salah
Bundesliga: Achraf Hakimi, Ihlas Bebou, Timo Werner, Sheraldo Becker, Karim Bellarabi, Kingsley Coman, Moussa Diaby, Benito Raman, Kevin Mbabu, Leon Bailey
La Liga: Inaki Williams, Vinicius Junior, Ousmane Dembele, Hernani, Nelson Semedo, Roger Assale, Eden Hazard, Gareth Bale, Yannick Carrasco, Jordi Alba
Ligue 1: Kylian Mbappe, Gelson Martins, Majeed Waris, Moses Simon, Jack Lahne, Keita Balde, Neymar Jr, Casimir Ninga, Juan Ferney Otero, Henry Onyekuru
Serie A: Douglas Costa, Hirving Lozano, Theo Hernandez, Jordan Lukaku, Juan Cuadrado, Dalbert, Gervinho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin Lasagna, Stephy Mavididi