FIFA 23: The Best Lengthy Players For Each Position

We show you the best players in FIFA 23 who have the acceleration type "Lengthy" and dominate in FUT. Finally players like Erling Haaland, Harry Kane or Romelu Lukaku are useful!

FIFA 23 Lengthy
These are the best Lengthy players in FIFA 23. | © EA / EG

Lengthy is THE new favorite word for all FIFA players. EA implemented a new AcceleRATE System in FIFA 23 and the pace rating is no longer exclusively important for in-game speed. If a player isn't lengthy, he's almost uninteresting.

We show you which stars with Lengthy are the best players in FIFA 23, how to use them effectively and which cards you should buy for each position.

Lengthy Players In FIFA 23 Are The Best

First and foremost, it is worth knowing that with the right chemistry styles you can rework players with Explosive or Controlled and change their acceleration to Lengthy. As soon as the player is Lengthy, he is unstoppable in sprints. Acceleration takes a little while, but once the player reaches a certain speed, they can't be caught up, players then have 99 sprint speed (at least that's what it feels like.)

If you want to win matches in Ultimate Team, you have to fully focus on meta players (most effective tactics available – the most efficient players). Vinicius or Raheem Sterling are fast players and really speedy right from the start of their runs, but over distance they will be caught up by most defenders. You've probably noticed that in-game. If you're wondering why a Niklas Süle is faster than Vinicius, now you know.

Why Lengthy Dominates The FUT Meta

So, a good FIFA 23 meta squad has as many Lengthy players as possible. You don't need to have all your players have this running style, because for example in midfield a balanced acceleration is still helpful. Or also up front: for example, on the left side you have Haaland, and on the right side you have a dribbling player with 5-star skills, like Marcus Rashford.

So, pay attention to the balance, this will make you unpredictable. But you should definitely go for Lengthy players in defense. Kyle Walker is a prime example; he will dominate any attacker, no matter how fast they are. And in general, it's important to keep in mind that your Lengthy players don't lose speed once they're in full sprint. Sending attackers forward in midfield with L1/LB is therefore very effective.

The Best Lengthy Defenders

To counter Haaland, Mbappé, Vinicius and Co you need fast defenders with Lengthy in FIFA 23. Virgil van Dijk is the best gold card here, followed by Antonio Rüdiger and Kalidou Koulibaly. Some Icons like Maldini, Desailly and Cambpell are also Lengthy and are of course better than any gold card mentioned here. But they are so expensive that only a few can afford them. That's why we focus on the best gold players with Lengthy in our lists.

LENGTHY PLAYER
POS.CLUBRATINGPACE
Virgil van DijkCBLiverpool FC9081
Kalidou KoulibalyCBChelsea FC8782
Antonio RüdigerCBReal Madrid
8782
Milan ŠkriniarCBInter Milan
8678
Niklas Süle
CB, RB
Borussia Dortmund
8571
Matthijs de LigtCBBayern Munich
85
75
Raphaël VaraneCBManchester United
8481
Presnel Kimpembe
CBPSG8380
Lukas Klostermann
CB, RWB
RB Leipzig
8086
Ronald Araujo
CB, RB
FC Barcelona
8377
Kyle Walker
RB, RWB

Manchester City

8591
Joško GvardiolCB, LB
RB Leipzig
8182
Joe Gomez
CB, RB
Liverpool FC
8081

The Best Lengthy Midfield Players

As already said, lengthy players in midfield are not a must, but are nice to have. The best Icons in this case would be Zinedine Zidane, Patrick Viera and Michael Essien. FUT Hero Yaya Toure is of course also outstanding.

LENGTHY PLAYER

POS.CLUBRATINGPACE
Casemiro
CDMManchester United
8963
FabinhoCDM, IV
Liverpool FC
8766
Sergej Milinkovic-SavicCMSS Lazio
8668
Paul Pogba
CM, CDM, LM
Juventus
8567
Franck Kessié
CM, CDM
FC Barcelona
8478
Palhinha Gonçalves IF
CDM, CM
Fulham FC
8468
Seko Fofana IF
CDMRC Lens
8476
Emre Can
CDM, CM, CB
Borussia Dortmund
8280

The Best Lengthy Forwards

In this list, we only have players who have Lengthy from the beginning. With the right chem styles (click the link above) you can also turn Karim Benzema or IF Eldor Shomurodov into a Lengthy player. Mario Gomez as Hero or Didier Drogba as Icon are the perfect striker special cards.

LENGTHY PLAYERS
POS.CLUBRATINGPACE
Harry Kane
ST, CF

Tottenham Hotspurs

8968
Erling Haaland
ST, CF
Manchester City
8889
Romelu Lukaku
ST, CFInter Milan
8680
Dušan VlahovićST, CFJuventus8480
Tammy AbrahamST, CFRoma FC
8283
Andy Delort
ST, CFOGC Nice
8082
Gerson Rodrigues ST, CF, LM, LWAl-Wehda FC
7991

If a player like Haaland has 89 pace, then of course he's faster than a Kane, that's no surprise. But Kane has a pretty similar final speed, which is why he is finally in the FIFA meta. If you want to compete with the defenders from the top of the list, you have to play with Haaland and co.

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