In FIFA 23, strength is just as important as speed, quickness, and vision when figuring out how good a player is.
Since FIFA 23 has been out for a while, players have had time to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of their favorite teams and players. Many fans were upset or disappointed by it, but most people seem to agree that FIFA 23 is a big step up from its controversial predecessor.
Many FIFA players have usually thought of speed as the most important quality for their virtual team members. However, strength is a much more important quality, especially when it comes to winning aerial duels, protecting the ball, or taking it back. Now that FIFA 23 is out and the World Cup is only a few days away, it’s time to see who has been hitting the gym to get ready for the event in Qatar, which starts on November 20.
Paul Ebere Onuachu: 93 Strength
The new Southampton player came from Genk in Belgium. He will help the Saints try to stay in the Premier League. In real life, he hasn’t scored a goal on the south coast of England yet, but in FIFA 23, he’s a monster with 93 strength.
Nigerians are known for being strong and fit, and Onuachu is no exception. This shooter, who is 6’7″, can’t be taken off the ball in the game. Gamers will need a guard who is just as strong as him to beat him, or they will have to give up and let him win.
Sebastian Coates: 93 Strength
Since he moved to Sporting CP from Sunderland in 2017, the team’s leader has been a rock in their defense. He has always been one of the best players in FIFA.
Coates’s 93 strength is important as he leads his team against some of the best forwards in Europe in Portugal and elsewhere. But with 68 pace, he is not the fastest defense. This is where players have an advantage over him, because they can move forward quickly and leave him behind.
Virgil van Dijk: 93 Strength
Gamers will already know about this man. He is one of the best keepers in the game, and his strength backs that up. Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool makes attackers nervous with his strength and great defense stats in general.
Van Dijk is a great defender for both his club and his country, the Netherlands. Players should jump at the chance to use him on FIFA 23. He is the best defender because he knows how to pass and is great in the air.
Erling Haaland: 93 Strength
Happening in Norway Erling Haaland is just an amazing person to look at. Haaland has taken the Premier League by storm. He is as tall as a pylon but incredibly agile on his feet. He is also lightening fast and hard to catch.
As if being fast, tall, fit, durable, and good in the air weren’t enough, the City striker is also incredibly strong. When Haaland is in full flight, it must be like trying to wrestle a freight train to get him off the ball. He is a really great shooter.
Florian Ballas: 94 Strength
Florian Ballas may not be familiar to the normal FIFA 23 player because he plays for Karlsruher SC in the 2. Bundesliga. Gamers do need to know that he is a monster with a strength number of 94.
The German may not be very fast, but he makes up for it with his strength. However, he may not be useful in almost any game setting. He could be useful in a 2. Bundesliga career mode if the manager needs a strong defender. In that case, he would be the best player to sign.
Uche Ikpeazu: 94 Strength
Fans of the English game may know this man from his time with Middlesbrough and Wycombe Wanderers. He and Akinfenwa, who played up front for Wycombe Wanderers, were a tough pair in FIFA 21.
Ikpeazu now works for Konyaspor in Turkey. With his 94 strength, the players there will have a hard time keeping up with him. Ikpeazu is only 28 years old, so players in career mode might see him as a big forward for a lower-rated club.
Fejsal Mulic: 94 Strength
Fejsal Mulic, a Serbian forward, has been around the block, but he now plays for Suwon Bluewings in South Korea. He is a huge 6′ 8″ tall, so it’s no surprise that his strength in FIFA 23 is 94.
He is nearly 7 feet tall, so defenses will be dwarfed by him. Even though he looks like a basketball player, he is a strong football player with a 73 heading accuracy and an 82 running speed. He will be a tough opponent, so it’s good that he plays in South Korea’s less popular league.
Andy Carroll: 94 Strength
The forward who used to play for Liverpool, Newcastle United, and West Ham United is still playing in the Championship with Reading. The former England player is known for his skills in the air. He has 94 strength and 89 heading accuracy. He can jump 84 times, which makes him a monster in the air.
Carroll got hurt a lot, which slowed down his career, but a comeback in the Championship has been very important for him. It’s good to see that his accidents haven’t hurt his physical stats.
Niklas Süle: 94 Strength
Center backs need to be strong, and Niklas Süle, who plays for Germany and Bayern Munich and is 6 feet 4 inches tall, is one of the strongest players in the world. Because of how strong he is, he is great for the job.
Süle is tall, strong, and gifted genetically. He is also a fearsome fighter and a highly skilled technical player. This makes him one of the best defenders at one of the best clubs in the world. So it’s no surprise that he has a spot in the starting eleven for Der Mannschaft.
Armando Méndez: 95 Strength
Armando Méndez, a defender for Newell’s Old Boys, is not one of the most well-known names on this list, but his total score of 70 is fine.
But it’s Méndez’s strength numbers that stand out, especially given the position he plays. With a rating of 95, the Uruguayan is one of the strongest players in Slope Game. This makes him the most physically dangerous defender in FIFA 22.
Romelu Lukaku: 95 Strength
Even the biggest FIFA fans may not know some of the names on this list, but most soccer fans are familiar with Romelu Lukaku and his amazing physical skills.
Lukaku is a monster of a man who can bully players as if they were small children. Even the toughest defenders have a hard time dealing with him. As intimidating goalkeepers go, the Belgian is hard to beat.
Duván Zapata: 95 Strength
Duván Zapata has one of the best names in international soccer, and he’s also one of the most dangerous goal-scorers in the world. He hasn’t quite reached the level of Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema, or Cristiano Ronaldo, but Atalanta’s Colombian scorer is one of the few who can make the back of the net bulge so often.
Part of what makes Zapata such a threat is that he is both fast and strong. He also has great finishing, shot power, and attacking location stats. He plays for Atalanta right now, but because of licensing rules with the Italian Serie A, he is on the squad of Bergamo Calcio, which is the in-game version of Atalanta.
Tomáš Petrášek: 95 Strength
Outside of the Czech Republic, Tomá Petráek is not a very well-known football player. However, when it comes to strength and physical numbers, he is a real beast.
Even though he doesn’t get much attention on the world stage, the Czech defender is one of the strongest players in the game, and he has a fearsome reputation for adding a lot of physicality to the beautiful game.
Tomáš Chorý: 96 Strength
Even though a quick Google search of Viktoria Plze striker Tomá Chor brings up pictures of a player who looks like a skinny beanpole, Chor’s strength stats are not unusual. He is so strong that it’s crazy.
Chor is one of FIFA 23’s biggest players. He is a striker, and his height and huge weight make him a great aerial threat in the final third.
Daryl Dike: 96 Strength
Find a picture of Daryl Dike online, and fans will quickly see why he is the best player in FIFA 23. The man is a great example of his kind.
Dike hasn’t made much of a name for himself yet as a pro in England, where he plays for the Championship team West Bromwich Albion. However, the 22-year-old American has a lot of promise. It’s scary to think about him getting even bigger and stronger, though. A smart buy in work mode, too.