FIFA 22 player ratings: Release date, Top 50 predictions, FUT Hero ratings - Dexerto

FIFA 22 player ratings: Top 50 predictions, from Premier League to La Liga

Published: 24/Jul/2021 2:30 Updated: 24/Jul/2021 2:54

by 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.


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 could shape up this time around.


FIFA 22 ratings release date

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

FIFA 22 Top 100

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

Last year, Lionel Messi was the best player in the game – but who will take the crown this year?


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:

  • Mario Gomez – 88
  • Tim Cahill – 85
  • Diego Milito – 88
  • Jorge Campos – 87
  • Fernando Morientes – 89
  • Sami Al-Jaber – 86
  • Robbie Keane – 86
  • Abedi Pele – 89
  • Clint Dempsey – 85

Best player ratings in FIFA 22, predicted

10. Virgil van Dijk (90) – FIFA 22 player ratings

FIFA 21 van dijk and fabinho
Virgil van Dijk was out for most of the Premier League season with an injury, but he’ll be back to his best soon enough.

9. Neymar Jr. (90) – FIFA 22 player ratings

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

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

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

7. Mohamed Salah (90) – FIFA 22 player ratings

salah fifa 22
Mo Salah was a bright spark in Liverpool’s injury-blighted Premier League campaign, striking 31 times – with six in the Champions League.

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

Jan Oblak FIFA 21 Atletico Madrid
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.

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

Mbappe FIFA 21
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. Robert Lewandowski (92) – FIFA 22 player ratings

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

3. Kevin De Bruyne (92) – FIFA 22 player ratings

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

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (92) – FIFA 22 player ratings

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

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

Messi FIFA 21
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 Barcelona RW 93
#2 Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus ST 92
#3 Kevin De Bruyne Man City CAM 92
#4 Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich ST 92
#5 Kylian Mbappe PSG ST 91
#6 Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid GK 91
#7 Mohamed Salah Liverpool RW 90
#8 Harry Kane Tottenham ST 90
#9 Neymar Jr PSG LW 90
#10 Virgil van Dijk Liverpool CB 90
#11 Karim Benzema Real Madrid CF 90
#12 Ederson Man City GK 90
#13 Marc-Andre Ter Stegen Barcelona GK 89
#14 Alisson Becker Liverpool GK 89
#15 Ngolo Kante Chelsea CDM 89
#16 Joshua Kimmich Bayern Munich CDM 89
#17 Sadio Mane Liverpool LW 89
#18 Romelu Lukaku Inter Milan ST 89
#19 Luis Suarez Atletico Madrid ST 89
#20 Sergio Aguero Barcelona ST 88
#21 Thibaut Courtois Real Madrid GK 88
#22 Paul Dybala Juventus CF 88
#23 Casemiro Real Madrid CDM 88
#24 Sergio Ramos Free Agent CB 88
#25 Toni Kroos Real Madrid CM 88
#26 Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich GK 88
#27 Samir Handanovic Inter Milan GK 88
#28 Heung Min-Son Tottenham LW 88
#29 Bernardo Silva Man City RW 87
#30 Eden Hazard Real Madrid LW 87
#31 Kalidou Koulibaly Napoli CB 87
#32 Luka Modric Real Madrid CM 87
#33 Bruno Fernandes Man United CAM 87
#34 Fabinho Liverpool CDM 87
#35 Andy Robertson Liverpool LB 87
#36 Jadon Sancho Manchester United RM 87
#37 Ciro Immobile Lazio ST 87
#38 Angel Di Maria PSG RW 87
#39 Trent-Alexander Arnold Liverpool RB 87
#40 Raheem Sterling Man City LW 87
#41 Antoine Griezmann Barcelona ST 87
#42 Ruben Dias Man City CB 87
#43 Serge Gnabry Bayern Munich LM 86
#44 Riyad Mahrez Man City RW 86
#45 Memphis Depay Barcelona CF 86
#46 Georginio Wijnaldum PSG CM 86
#47 Giorgio Chiellini Juventus CB 86
#48 Kai Havertz Chelsea CAM 86
#49 Wojciech Szczęsny Juventus GK 86
#50 Sergio Busquets Barcelona CDM 86

So, that rounds off our FIFA 22 player ratings predictions for this year’s game. Soon enough, EA SPORTS will roll out the Ratings Collective which will show us exactly where all of our favorite players rank this time.

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