With the release of EA Sports FC 24 just around the corner, we have finally been treated to the individual ratings for every single player on the game.
As was always the case with FIFA, Pace remains arguably the most valuable asset in the game, morphing average players into must-haves across all modes, while a lack of it can turn real-life elite players into mere afterthoughts for the scrap heap.
So, who are the fastest players in EA Sports FC 24? Let’s take a look at the top 20…
Cristi Barbut, Yorbe Vertessen, Meschack Elia, Rafa, Cade Cowell, Kamaldeen Sulemana, Sekou Koita, Zaidu Sanusi, Christian Conteh, Um Won-sang, Bright Osayi-Samuel, Muteb Al Harbi — all have 93 Pace.
=13. Lois Openda
Club: RB Leipzig
Lois Openda joined RB Leipzig in the summer fresh from an incredible 21-goal season with Lens, helping the French side finish second in Ligue 1 in 2022/23. Openda will remain a favourite in career mode thanks to his 93 Pace and still being just 23 years old.
=13. Jeremiah St. Juste
Club: Sporting CP
Jeremiah St. Juste has long been a must-have for many players given how rare it is to find a centre-back with 93 Pace. That remains the case this time around, especially given he’s still just 26 years old.
=13. Daniel James
Club: Leeds United
Daniel James has seen his Pace bumped down to 93 from 95 on FIFA 23, but he’s still one of the fastest players on EA Sports FC 24 and, because of that, he’ll remain a popular choice for many.
=13. Nico Williams
Club: Athletic Club
The younger of the two Williams brothers, Nico is now in the top 20 fastest players on EA Sports FC 24 having seen his Pace go up two to 93. At just 21 years old, the Spaniard’s potential is frightening.
=13. Hirving Lozano
Club: PSV Eindhoven
‘Chucky’ never quite hit his best form with Napoli, despite helping them lift Serie A and Coppa Italia titles. Even so, the Mexico international flies down the flanks and would offer a healthy injection of pace to any side.
=13. Theo Hernandez
Club: AC Milan
For the third year in a row, Theo Hernandez has 93 Pace, while for the second year running his overall rating is 85. Simply put, he remains one of the top full-backs in the game.
=13. Ousmane Dembele
Ousmane Dembele’s time with Barcelona is at an end with the Frenchman returning to his homeland with PSG. What hasn’t changed is his 93 Pace, though his Overall has had a nice bump from 83 to 86.
=13. Rafael Leao
Club: AC Milan
Rafael Leao was already an incredible player on FIFA 23 (and in real life, of course), but he just got even better with his Pace going up from 91 to 93. Expect the Portuguese star to be very popular.
=7. Kevin Schade
Kevin Schade made his loan move to Brentford permanent this summer and also maintains his Pace rating of 94, while his Overall has gone up two to 72. That’s an incredible jump from just two years ago on FIFA 22, where his Pace and Overall were just 69 and 62, respectively.
=7. Inaki Williams
Club: Athletic Club
And now the older Williams, Inaki remains a talisman for Athletic Club. The 29-year-old keeps his Pace of 94 from FIFA 23 — though his 78 Shooting is less desirable as a striker.
=7. Sheraldo Becker
Club: Union Berlin
Sheraldo Becker isn’t a name too many will be familiar with unless they have been following the Eredivisie and Bundesliga closely. In terms of EA Sports FC, the Suriname international comes in at 94 Pace, which is a decrease of one from last year.
=7. Jeremie Frimpong
Club: Bayer Leverkusen
We don’t need to introduce Jeremie Frimpong to regular players. The Dutchman has long been one of the most popular full-backs on the game due to his lightning speed and that’ll remain the case this time around as he maintains his 94 Pace.
=7. Ismaila Sarr
Ismaila Sarr is back in France with Marseille after a strong season in the Championship with Watford, taking his 94 Pace with him.
Brazilian forward Michael is still tearing it up with Al-Hilal and now finds himself with a whopping 94 Pace, up 10 from FIFA 23.
=3. Sirlord Conteh
With a 68 Overall rating, Sirlord Conteh isn’t the most glamorous option on EA Sports FC 24. However, with 95 Pace — up two from last year — he could prove incredibly useful on career mode as a budget option up-front. Wait until you see the company he keeps on 95 Pace…
=3. Moussa Diaby
Club: Aston Villa
Moussa Diaby has impressed during the early stages of his Aston Villa career and the virtual version of the player is sure to do the same following a two-point boost to his Pace at 95.
=3. Alphonso Davies
Club: Bayern Munich
It’s Alphonso Davies. We will know he’s the Roadrunner. In fact, even with his Pace going up one to 95 this year, that still feels too slow for him…
=3. Vinicius Jr
Club: Real Madrid
95 does draw Davies level with Vinicius Jr, however, with those two, Diaby and Conteh tied as the third-fastest players in the game. Vini Jr vs Davies is a race we’d all love to see.
2. Karim Adeyemi
Club: Borussia Dortmund
Karim Adeyemi is one of the best young forwards on the planet, both in real life and in the gaming world. It’s little wonder with his Pace ranked at 96, up three from last year when he was already hugely popular.
1. Kylian Mbappe
Only three players in the game have an Overall rating of 91: Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne and Kylian Mbappe. The latter, however, is out on his own as the fastest player in the game with 97 Pace, which will come as a surprise to nobody.