There are few things which satisfy a footballer as much as watching the net bulge after unleashing a shot of tremendous power which threatens to finally break its resistance and tear it apart. Theo Walcott memorably achieved this feat against Blackburn in 2010 for Arsenal.
While instances of a shot breaking the net are scarce, there are some players who threaten to do this on a regular basis. Stars like Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic possess rasping shots which keepers would be in two minds to try to save.
The Swede’s shot almost broke the hand of Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton earlier this year. A full blooded Ibrahimovic shot on FIFA 17 does indeed look powerful enough to break a goalkeeper's arm in reality and while Zlatan’s shot power is pretty evident in the game, there are also other footballers who can really make a ball travel.
We list those five players whose shots are by far the most powerful in the game.
#5 Aleksandar Kolarov (91)
Manchester City’s Aleksandar Kolarov is known for generating unbelievable amounts of power when lining up a shot with his left foot. Whether those shots hit the target or result in an end product is a different matter altogether, but there is no doubting the power in the Serb’s legs.
Efficiency aside, there are few players in the Premier League who can rival the Serb solely on the basis of shot power. The closest rival to the Serb in the Premier League (apart from Ibrahimovic) is Hull City’s Tom Huddlestone who has the eight strongest shot in the game.
We feel EA have quite rightly given Kolarov a shot power rating of 91 for his cannonball of a shot. On the other hand, a finishing rating of 55 for the Manchester City defender is justified thanks to his wastefulness in front of goal.