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Best free kick takers FIFA 23

Who is the number one free-kick taker in FIFA 23?

Updated: Apr 18, 2023 8:34 pm
Best free kick takers FIFA 23

There are few things as satisfying as watching a player put a free-kick top bins like it’s nothing, and winning a game of FIFA 23 off the back of one of these freekicks only adds to the sweetness.

The panic in the keeper as they organize the wall in front of them, all the players trying to get into position to make it as difficult as possible, it’s great to watch. The only thing that may be just as good, is when you do it yourself on FIFA. In FIFA 23, there are a few changes to who the best free-kick takers will be, especially after the season some of the players had, but the list will largely be the same as last year.

Scoring a free-kick on FIFA is a skill in itself, but it doesn’t hurt to do it with some of the best in the game. Picking out the perfect freekick taker for your Ultimate Team could be the key, you never now, so who are the best free kick takers on FIFA 23?

FIFA 23 best freekick takers

Player ClubNationalityOverallFree Kick Accuracy
James Ward-ProwseSouthamptonEnglish8194
Lionel MessiPSGArgentina 9193
Miralem PjanicFC BarcelonaBosnia and Herzegovina8192
ParejoVillareal CFSpain8690
AketxeSD EibarSpain7289
Lucas ZelaryánColumbus CrewArmenia7989
Ángel Di MaríaJuventusArgentina 8488
Paulo DybalaAS Roma (ROMA FC)Argentina 8688
Cristiano BiraghiFiorentina Italy8088
Neymar Jr. PSGBrazil8987

James Ward-Prowse proved once again last season why he is considered the best free-kick taker in the world right now. He scored four free-kicks last season alone.

It’s getting to a point where giving away a free-kick to Southampton is almost like giving away a goal. There is genuine fear amongst defenders when he steps over the ball and rightfully so.

Lionel Messi still ranks highly, despite not having his best season. He will always be dangerous from set pieces and if he can re-find his best form he may once again be considered the best in the world. 

Set pieces have been completely overhauled for the new game, it’s anyone’s guess just how effective they will be going forward. However these are the best free kick takers in the base game, they may not be the best free kick takers to have in a Career Mode or Ultimate Team, so we will dive into that next.

Best Freekick takers for FIFA 23 Career Mode

Player ClubNationalityPositionAgeOverallPotentialFree Kick Accuracy
Martin ØdegaardArsenalNorwayCAM23858985
Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpoolEnglandRB23858885
Dominik SzoboszlaiRB LeipzigHungary CAM21818787
James Maddison Leicester CityEnglandCAM25848586
Alexis Mac Allister Brighton and Hove AlbionArgentina CM23808482
Mikkel DamsgaardBrentfordDenmarkLW21758382
Armand LaurienteSassuoloFrance LW23778285

These are our top picks for who you should sign in a Career Mode if you want to score free kicks for fun. All of the players above have plenty to offer as they’re young, but they will still be deadly from set pieces. There are a few older players like Coutinho and Rakitic which would be a great choice to bring in for a swan song during a save too.

Who is the best free kick taker in FIFA 23?

The best free kick taker on FIFA 23 is surprisingly James Ward-Prowse, with a free kick accuracy of 94! A close second is the GOAT – Lionel Messi, with a free kick accuracy of 93.

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