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FIFA 21 players with best overall scores

While there is so little left to the official release of FIFA 22, we are going to take a look at the top players of FIFA 21 ranking, so you can compare the ranking difference between these two games and learn about top players of FIFA 21; we welcome you to FIFA 21 players with best overall scores.

We have already talked about


and presented a full article about everything different in that FIFA version and the new features which will distinguish this game from the previous version of the series.

But how much do the players' ranking of FIFA 21 and FIFA 22 differ? What are these rankings based on? Well, we are going to talk about the ranking and the differences right here in the introduction.

If we want to talk about the real world FIFA ranking we should say that the FIFA global ranking is a crucial part of world football, yet many spectators and maybe even some players are unaware of it.

It is linked to a number of FIFA competitions, which means it has a direct impact on national team prospects. However, it has sparked debate, and the procedures utilized have been modified several times in response to criticism.

Likewise, the FIFA video game ranking has also been subjected to be criticized. But the difference between the real-world ranking and video game ranking is that the game ranking is based on EA's decision on which player to put on top. EA evaluates players based on the games that they have played and their performance in one year period and then decides on their rating.

That is why a bad year would make a huge difference in FIFA 21 and FIFA 22 player ratings. This is the reason that there might be a huge difference in the rating of two consecutive titles of the FIFA video game series.

A precise list of FIFA 21 players with best overall scores

This list is based on the rating available on the official website of EA. Now, let us get to the FIFA 21 top players list and compare it to

FIFA 22 player ratings


Sadio Mane (90)

Starting the list with

Sadio Mane

, with an average score of 90. Why is he among the top 10? Because of his achievement and performance in 2020. The 29-year-old was fourth in the 2019 Ballon d'Or voting, while he was fifth in the Best FIFA Men's Player voting in 2019 and fourth in 2020.

This amazing player then helped Liverpool win the 2019–20 Premier League, ending a 30-year title drought. In 2020, New African magazine named Mané one of the top 100 most influential Africans.

All of these affected his rating in FIFA 21 positively and forced EA to put him way up on the list. Speaking of his performance and stats, he has 94 points of pace, 85 shooting, 80 passing, 90 dribbling which is shockingly high, 44 defending which is expected from a left-winger, and 76 physicality.

His best stat is his acceleration with 95 points which assures the FIFA 21 player that this athlete will be a reliable option when it comes to team building and customization.

His worst stat is his ability to intercept passes and shots, which is acceptable due to his position of play.

Mohammed Salah (90)

Mohammed Salah

is the next on the list, ranked 9th on the

FIFA 21 Official Top 100 Ratings

. The Egyptian was expected to be in the top 10 due to his amazing and stunning performance in the 2019-2020 season. Mohammed Salah has an average of 90 points, with 93 pace, 86 shooting, 81 passing, 90 dribbling, 45 defense, and 75 physicality.

His best stat is acceleration which is 94 and his worst is defense awareness which is 38. Now, why is he ranked like this? In 2019-2020 season Liverpool stood on the top of the Premier League table and won the league.

Mohammed Salah played a crucial role in Liverpool's success with his goals and assists. His performance was considered exceptional by EA and convinced the company to put him in the top 10.

Virgil Van Dijk (90)

The first defender of the FIFA 21 top players list is here, and he is Virgil Van Djik. Being a center-back gives him great defensive stats. With an average score of 90, this player is among FIFA 21 Official top 100 ratings.

His offensive stats are lover than average but great for a defender. 76 for pace, 60 for shooting, 71 for passing, 72 for dribbling, 91 for defense and finally 86 for physicality.

His best stats are defensive awareness and standing to tackle with 93 points and his lowest is finishing with 52 points.

Liverpool athletes are rocking the list and this player is one of them. Virgil was another player who helped Liverpool to win the 2019-20 season.

Van Dijk was named UEFA Player of the Year in August of 2019-20 season. He was included in the final three of the greatest FIFA football awards on September 2, 2019. He was chosen runner-up in The Best FIFA Men's Player and into the FIFA FIFpro Men's World 11 on September 23, 2019.

Van Dijk

was one of 30 football players selected for the Ballon d'Or in October 2019. He came in second place behind Lionel Messi at the December tournament. These achievements boosted his stats and ratings in real life and in-game putting him among

FIFA 21 top players


Next up let's meet 2 goalkeepers back-to-back.

Marc-André ter Stegen (90)

The top goalkeeper in the game before Jan Oblak, with an average point of 90. He possesses amazing statistics except for his speed (with 50 points) which is understandable due to his position which is one of the most crucial positions that football has. With 88 points for diving, kicking and position and 90 points for reflexes ter Stegen is among the most wanted goalkeepers in the ultimate team of FIFA 21.

Now, why is he rated this high in the game? Let’s get over the events that gave a stat boost to this athlete in FIFA 21. ter Stegen became the first Barcelona goalkeeper to give an assist in La Liga in the twenty-first century when he assisted Luis Suárez for the first goal in a 2–0 away win against Getafe on September 28, 2019.

The 29-year-old

kept a clean sheet in Barça's 4–0 home win over Sevilla on October 6th, marking his 200th game for the club. 

On December 7, he assisted Antoine Griezmann on the first goal of a 5–2 home triumph over Mallorca. Moreover, ter Stegen preserved five straight clean sheets for the first time in his Barça career, which depicted his amazing potential and statistics in the real world.

Jan Oblak (91)

We have reached the best goalkeeper of the game that a player can wish for.

Jan Oblak

is rated the top goalkeeper in FIFA 21 Official top 100 ratings.

With 90 average points which have been calculated of 87 diving, 92 handling, 78 kicking, 90 reflexes, 60 speed, and 90 positioning. With his stats being stated, you can really see the reason why he is the greatest goalkeeper in the game. Now season 2019-20 recap time.

He was selected as the team's vice-captain before the 2019–20 season, behind Koke. Oblak was nominated for the inaugural Yashin Trophy, the Ballon D'Or of goalkeepers, on October 21, 2019.

He came in fourth place overall. The 28-year-old maintained a clean sheet in a 0–0 away draw against Villarreal on December 6, 2019. With his 96th clean sheet in his 169th league game, he beat Abel Resino's club record for most clean sheets.

Let us move to the top 5 of the

FIFA 21 top players


Neymar Jr. (91)


is the starter of the top 5 of the FIFA 21 top players list. This player has an average of 91 points in the game and he is reportedly among the top players of FIFA 22 player ratings too. He is an offensive dribbler which gives the owner a huge boost of victory probability.

With his 91 points of pace, he can soar through waves of defenders. On the contrary, he has poor physicality and defense statistics. His passing and shooting are also great.

It comes as a surprise to see Neymar this high on the list. he did not have a good season with PSG due to his excessive injuries which led him to watch most of the games from the bench and TV.

It is necessary to mention that whenever he was present in the game, he displayed great performance. Despite his poor condition in mentioned season, Neymar was known for his great dribbling skills and acceleration. Maybe he was not judged by his performance in the season but by his abilities and brilliance? Only EA knows.

Kevin De Bruyne (91)

Not a runner but definitely a great attacker,

Kevin De Bruyne

is 4th on the FIFA 21 top players list with a 91 average. 76 pace, 86 shooting, 93 passing, 88 dribbling, 64 defense, and 78 physicality are the general stats of this player in FIFA 21.

Being a central attacking midfielder causes his best stats to be his vision, crossing, and short passing all having 94 points.

Another reason for his amazing passing and crossing stats is that De Bruyne was named Player of the Season in 2019–20 after tying the record for most assists in a Premier League season.

The 30-year-old scored his 50th goal for City in all competitions on February 26, 2020, in a 2–1 comeback victory over Real Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16 match. In addition, he became the only player in history to record 20 assists in two of Europe's top five leagues in a single season.

For the second time in the mentioned season, his long-range curler earned him Premier League Goal of the Month. Now you get the idea that his statistics in-game are precise.

Robert Lewandowski (91)

We have reached the top 3 of FIFA 21 top players, and we bet that you can already guess who is on the peek of this mountain. Robert Lewandowski was rated 3rd on top 100.

He has an average of 91 points. With 78 points to his pace, 91 to the shooting which is massive, 78 to his passing, 86 to his Dribbling, 43 to his defense, and finally 82 to his physicality he is among the players that FIFA 21 players would dream of.

This amazing striker is basically a finisher with 94 points to his finishing. These stats are accurate and relevant to his real-world performance in the 2019-2020 season with many goals and stunning finishes.


Robert is good

, who can be better than him? The FIFA 21 top players rating has 2 other candidates who are statistically better than Lewandowski, in FIFA 21 video game.

Cristiano Ronaldo (92)

We assume that you have already guessed that


would be rated 2nd on the list of FIFA 21 top players. With an average stat of 92 points, Ronaldo is the perfect striker in the game. 89 to pace, 93 to shooting, 81 to passing, 89 to dribbling, 35 to defense (trust me you don't want to defend with Ronaldo) and 77 to physicality, CR7 is a beast in FIFA 21.

There is no need to explain why his stats are like this as the whole world knows what Ronaldo is capable of and what he can do in the green pitch. But it is necessary that we go through his performance in the 2019-20 season.

On September 10, 2019, Ronaldo scored four goals in a 5–1 away win over Lithuania in a Euro 2020 qualifying match, eclipsing Robbie Keane's (23 goals) record for most goals in UEFA European Championship qualifying.

While completing his eighth international hat-trick, he also set a new record for scoring against the most national teams, with 40 goals. In his 974th senior career appearance, a 2–1 away loss to Ukraine in a Euro 2020 qualifier, he scored his 700th senior career goal for club and country from the penalty spot.

Ronaldo scored his 99th international goal in a 2–0 win against Luxembourg on November 17, ensuring Portugal's qualification for Euro 2020.

Ronaldo scored his 100th and 101st international goals in a 2–0 away win over Sweden in a 2020–21 UEFA Nations League match on September 8, 2020, becoming only the second male player (after Ali Daei of Iran) and the first in Europe to do so. With these being said his EA did a good job rating this man second on the list.

Lionel Messi (93)

Now, the final player and the best player of FIFA 21 top players. Given the most average points (93), Lionel Messi is the best player that you can get in FIFA 21. His huge real-world dribbling skills gave him an amazing stat of dribbling in-game with 95 points.

His defense and physicality are not good, but it is understandable due to his position. 85 to pace, 92 to shooting, and 91 to passing are his other stats in FIFA 21.

Due to his amazing goal count in the 2019-20 season and sixth ballon d'Or Messi was decided to be the top player of this game and it was only fair to give him the best stats of FIFA 21.

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