The release of FIFA 21 is creeping ever closer, but before the game drops, the ratings have come out and this year there is a twist.
While Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are present in first and second in the overall men’s rankings, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski’s has muscled into the top three, knocking Neymar off his perch.
The Brazilian drops all the way down to fifth, with Kevin de Bruyne of Manchester City – the best-rated Premier League player in FIFA 21, claiming fourth place.
While Messi’s Nou Camp future is uncertain, there’s no doubt of his spot at the top of the FIFA 21 rankings. His overall score of 93 is one point lower than his original FIFA 20 card, but that’s still well ahead of the rest.
Keeping with tradition and raging internet debates of who is better, Ronaldo is second with 92 points, also one lower than his score last year.
Lewandowski enters in thrid – unsurprisingly considering the whole 61 goals in 57 matches thing. Manchester City’s De Bruyne and PSG’s Neymar complete the top five.
Jan Oblak is the only goalkeeper int he top ten, with 91 points overall. He just edged out Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Barcelona, 90), Alisson (Liverpool, 90), Manuel Neuer (FC Bayern, 89) and Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid, 89).
Liverpool’s stars dominate the rest with Kylian Mbappé in eighth spot the only non-Liverpool player snuggled between Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané.
FIFA 21: Top ten men’s players (overall ranking)
FIFA 21 overall rankings: Top ten player table
|Kevin de Bruyne||91||76||86||88||88||64||78|
|Virgil van Dijk||90||76||60||71||72||91||86|