FIFA 22 player ratings confirmed: Messi, Lewandowski, Ronaldo, Mbappe

David Purcell

Every year, EA SPORTS ranks the best players in the world for its FIFA games – from the Bundesliga in Germany, La Liga in Spain, to the Premier League in England. The FIFA 22 player ratings are bound to reward class performances and ruffle some feathers. 

FIFA 22 will be the first game in the series to have debuted on Xbox Series X|S and PS5 consoles, so the expectations are stacked high.

In the last 12 months, since FIFA 21 launched, almost every domestic league season has had some big surprises. The Ligue 1 trophy went to Lille, who pipped PSG by a point to break their winning run, and Chelsea denied Manchester City a historic season by beating them in the Champions League final.

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With so many top players moving clubs, like Sergio Aguero to Barcelona, Sergio Ramos leaving Real Madrid, and Georginio Wijnaldum moving to PSG – let’s run through how the top 50 players in the FIFA 22 Ratings Collective have shaped up this time around.

Don’t forget, acquiring world-class players in FIFA 22 begins by getting the best start possible in Ultimate Team and using your time effectively in Early Access. So, check out our Early Access guide to ensure you stay ahead of the competition.

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FIFA 22 ratings release date

FIFA 22 player ratings will be arriving in September 2021, with the game’s full launch coming on October 1.

FIFA 22 Top 100

EA is set to reveal the Top 100 players for FIFA 22, which will reveal a list of best defenders, midfielders, attackers, and goalkeepers.

So far, we’ve seen the top 22 which were finally showcased on September 13 via the official EA SPORTS Twitter page, and to no surprise, Lionel Messi has taken the crown once again.

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Don’t forget, you can check out the full list of player ratings below, including the top 11 best players in FIFA 22 — all ranked 90 or above — as well as the full list of top 50 players, unveiled by EA SPORTS.

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Best player ratings in FIFA 22, revealed

11. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (90) – FIFA 22 player ratings

Marc Andre Ter Stegen in FIFA 21EA SPORTS
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen is the heart of Barcelona’s defence, and is one of the world’s best stoppers.

10. Manuel Neuer (90) – FIFA 22 player ratings

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As impressive as Manuel Neuer’s peaks are, what’s more incredible is how long he’s been among the world’s true elite.

9. N’Golo Kante (90) – FIFA 22 player ratings

Kante headlined the star-studded first "What If" squad.EA SPORTS
Chelsea’s beating heart, N’Golo Kante, is the clear best defensive midfielder in the world right now.

8. Harry Kane (90) – FIFA 22 player ratings

FIFA 21 fans will be praying for a Harry Kane record-breaker card.EA SPORTS
Tottenham might not have had a great season, but Harry Kane netted 33 goals in all competitions – nine more than the previous campaign.

7. Jan Oblak (91) – FIFA 22 player ratings

Jan Oblak FIFA 21 Atletico MadridEA SPORTS
Jan Oblak picked up a La Liga medal as part of Diego Simeone’s strong Atletico Madrid side and is arguably the best goalkeeper around.

6. Neymar Jr. (91) – FIFA 22 player ratings

Neymar FIFA 21 Ultimate Team SquadEA SPORTS
Neymar wasn’t as prolific this season for PSG in Ligue 1, so a 90 OVR FIFA 22 rating wouldn’t be a shock.

5. Kylian Mbappe (91) – FIFA 22 player ratings

Mbappe, FIFA 21’s cover star, excelled during the 2020/21 season. He fired in 42 goals in all competitions – 12 more than last year – making him worthy of a FIFA 22 upgrade.

4. Kevin De Bruyne (91) – FIFA 22 player ratings

Kevin De Bruyne's return has resparked runner leaders Manchester City in England.EA SPORTS
Kevin De Bruyne has arguably been the best player in the Premier League for the last 12 months.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (91) – FIFA 22 player ratings

Cristiano Ronaldo hit a perfect hat-trick on the weekend to book his spot in TOTW 25.EA SPORTS
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 36 goals in 44 games for Juventus last season and is showing no signs of slowing down.

2. Robert Lewandowski (92) – FIFA 22 player ratings

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Robert Lewandowski is arguably the most lethal No.9 in world football, racking up 48 goals in a single season.

1. Lionel Messi (93) – FIFA 22 player ratings

Lionel Messi looks set to be FIFA 22’s highest-rated player, after netting 38 goals for Barcelona in their disappointing La Liga season.

Top 50 FIFA 22 player ratings

Ranking Player name Team Position OVR
#1 Lionel Messi PSG RW 93
#2 Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich ST 92
#3 Cristiano Ronaldo Man United ST 91
#4 Kevin De Bruyne Man City CM 91
#5 Kylian Mbappe PSG ST 91
#6 Neymar Jr PSG LW 91
#7 Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid GK 91
#8 Harry Kane Tottenham ST 90
#9 N’Golo Kante Chelsea CDM 90
#10 Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich GK 90
#11 Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Barcelona GK 90
#12 Mohamed Salah Liverpool RW 89
#13 Donnarumma PSG GK 89
#14 Karim Benzema Real Madrid CF 89
#15 Virgil van Dijk Liverpool CB 89
#16 Joshua Kimmich Bayern Munich CDM 89
#17 Heung Min-Son Tottenham LM 89
#18 Alisson Becker Liverpool GK 89
#19 Thibaut Courtois Real Madrid GK 89
#20 Casemiro Real Madrid CDM 89
#21 Ederson Man City GK 89
#22 Sadio Mane Liverpool LW 89
#23 Luis Suarez Atletico Madrid ST 88
#24 Sergio Ramos Free Agent CB 88
#25 Bruno Fernandes Man United CAM 88
#26 Romelu Lukaku Chelsea ST 88
#27 Raheem Sterling Man City LW 88
#28 Toni Kroos Real Madrid CM 88
#29 Erling Haaland Borussia Dortmund ST 88
#30 Keylor Navas PSG GK 88
#31 Marquinhos PSG CB 87
#32 Ruben Dias Man City CB 87
#33 Leon Goretzka Bayern Munich CM 87
#34 Andy Robertson Liverpool LB 87
#35 Thomas Müller Bayern Munich CAM 87
#36 Sergio Aguero Barcelona ST 87
#37 Paul Dybala Juventus CF 87
#38 Luka Modric Real Madrid CM 87
#39 Jadon Sancho Manchester United RM 87
#40 Frenkie De Jong Barcelona CM 87
#41 Angel Di Maria PSG RW 87
#42 Trent-Alexander Arnold Liverpool RB 87
#43 Paul Pogba Manchester United CM 87
#44 Marco Verratti PSG CM 87
#45 Wojciech Szczesny Juventus GK 87
#46 Ciro Immobile Lazio ST 87
#47 Hugo Lloris Tottenham GK 87
#48 Lorenzo Insigne Napoli ST 86
#49 Sergio Busquets Barcelona CDM 86
#50 Joao Cancelo Man City RB 86

FIFA 22 ICON ratings and FUT Hero ratings

FIFA 22 features two types of legend cards, which are called ICONs and FUT Heroes. The latter is the newest addition to the game, and they will connect in Ultimate Team by just their league and nation – rather than being part of a specific team.

The FUT Hero ratings can be found below:

  • Abedi Pele – 89
  • Fernando Morientes – 89
  • Jurgen Kohler – 89
  • Mario Gomez – 88
  • Antonio Di Natale – 88
  • Diego Milito – 88
  • Jorge Campos – 87
  • Ivan Cordoba – 87
  • Joe Cole – 87
  • Jerzy Dudek – 86
  • Freddie Ljungberg – 86
  • Aleksandr Mostovoi – 86
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 86
  • Robbie Keane – 86
  • Sami Al-Jaber – 86
  • Tim Cahill – 85
  • Clint Dempsey – 85
  • Lars Ricken – 85
FUT Heroes are lower-rated than standard ICONS.

Premier League best XI in FIFA 22

The Premier League has some of the best players from around the world, but which ones make up the best possible starting XI in FIFA 22?

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Luckily, EA has provided the answer and there’s no denying, this is a team no one would want to come up against online.

With players from Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, and Tottenham making up the majority of the eleven, it’s definitely stacked with talent.

Player name Team Position OVR
Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United ST 91
Harry Kane Tottenham Hotspur ST 90
Mohamed Salah Liverpool RW 89
Son Heung-Min Tottenham Hotspur LM 89
Bruno Fernandes Manchester United CAM 88
Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City CM 91
N’Golo Kante Chelsea CDM 90
Andy Robertson Liverpool LB 87
Virgil van Dijk Liverpool CB 89
Trent Alexander Arnold Liverpool RB 87
Ederson Santana de Moraes Manchester City GK 89

So, that rounds off our FIFA 22 player ratings for this year’s game. Soon enough, EA SPORTS will roll out the full list of ratings which will show us exactly where every single player ranks in-game.

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Until then, follow us for more FIFA news @UltimateTeamUK, and don’t forget to check out our Companion App guide to get a head start in your FUT journey.

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