FIFA 23 lengthy players – what are they?

FIFA 23 lengthy players are a valuable new aspect of the football simulation, with EA Sports bringing three player categories and fresh tactics to the title

Erling Haaland, Fabinho, and Lukaku headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 lengthy players lists.

FIFA 23 lengthy players is a funny phrase, right? Lengthy is just an overlong way of saying the word ‘long’, for starters, but then also who would ever describe a human being as long or lengthy? Well, I sure wouldn’t, but then I don’t develop a multi-billion dollar yearly franchise, so what the heck do I know?

Anyway, we’ve looked into it, and there are in fact three new types of FIFA 23 players – lengthy, controlled, and explosive. Head below for a description of each, then a nice long list of lengthy players just for you. Or, for something else, check out our FIFA 23 ratings, FIFA 23 crossplay, and FIFA 23 Switch guides.

FIFA 23 player types

The new acceleration system in FIFA 23 has categorised players into three types based on how they accelerate.

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FIFA 23 lengthy players

FIFA 23 lengthy players are a little slow off the mark, but once they get going they can really hoon it – they are tall and strong and incredibly sought after.

FIFA 23 controlled players

Most FIFA 23 players are controlled – this means that they accelerate in a pretty standard way.

FIFA 23 explosive players

Shorter players are often explosive – fast to accelerate at first but slowing after time, they are great and getting off the mark.

Virgil van Dijk, Casemiro, and Harry Kane headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 lengthy players lists.

Best FIFA 23 lengthy players

Rank Player Pos. Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Virgil van Dijk CB 90 81 60 71 72 91 86
2 Casemiro CDM 89 63 73 75 72 87 90
3 Harry Kane ST 89 68 91 83 82 47 82
4 Erling Haaland ST 88 89 91 65 80 49 87
5 Fabinho CDM 87 66 69 78 77 86 83

Harry Kane, Erling Haaland, and Romelu Lukaku headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 lengthy players lists.

Best FIFA 23 lengthy strikers

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Harry Kane 89 68 91 83 82 47 82
2 Erling Haaland 88 89 91 65 80 49 87
3 Romelu Lukaku 86 80 85 75 77 38 82
4 Dušan Vlahović 84 80 85 66 78 28 79
5 Tammy Abraham 82 83 81 66 78 36 80

Casemiro, Fabinho, and MilikovSavic headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 lengthy players lists.

Best FIFA 23 lengthy midfielders

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Casemiro 89 63 73 75 72 87 90
2 Fabinho 87 66 69 78 77 86 83
3 Sergej Milinković-Savić 86 68 80 82 82 79 86
4 Paul Pogba 85 67 80 85 85 62 80
5 Franck Yannick Kessié 84 78 76 74 79 82 87

Virgil van Dijk, Antony Rudiger, and Kalidou Koulibaly headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 lengthy players lists.

Best FIFA 23 lengthy defenders

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Virgil van Dijk 90 81 60 71 72 91 86
2 Kalidou Koulibaly 87 82 33 59 68 88 85
3 Antonio Rudiger 87 82 53 71 67 86 85
4 Milan Škriniar 86 78 41 57 69 88 86
5 Niklas Süle 85 71 48 66 59 85 83

There you have it – the best FIFA 23 lengthy players. Anyway, I won’t make this article any lengthier. If you want to go longer, head to FIFA 23 OTW, FIFA 23 Pro Clubs, and FIFA 23 Ultimate Team guides.