Neymar (left) and Lionel Messi are two of the highest-rated players on FIFA 22
Neymar (left) and Lionel Messi are two of the highest-rated players on FIFA 22

The FIFA 22 release is approaching ever closer and the unveiling of the game’s player ratings has only added to the excitement.

Ahead of the release of football’s most popular game on October 1, EA Sports have revealed the top 11 highest-rated players on the latest edition.

With none of the stars rating lower than 90, Ultimate Team fans all over the world will be desperate to get their hands on them once the game lands.

Read more: All you need to know about the FIFA 22 release

11. Marc-Andre ter Stegen — GK, Barcelona (90)

Barcelona have had a tough summer but still have a player inside the top 11 players in the world — according to EA Sports — in the form of goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

The German has been an assured presence as No1 at the Nou Camp since arriving from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2014, winning four LaLiga titles and the Champions League.

10. Manuel Neuer — GK, Bayern Munich (90)

He is still keeping Ter Stegen out of the Germany starting XI but Manuel Neuer is rated the same as his counterpart when it comes to FIFA 22.

The 35-year-old has been marshalling the Bayern Munich goal since 2011 and is still regarded as one of the best stoppers in the world.

Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer is still regarded as one of the world's best goalkeepers
Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer is still regarded as one of the world's best goalkeepers

9. N’Golo Kante — CDM, Chelsea (90)

An excellent season for Chelsea has seen midfielder N’Golo Kante catapult into the top 11 for this year’s game.

The Frenchman has been upgraded two points from the last edition following his eye-catching displays as the Blues lifted the Champions League in 2020-21.

Read more: The highest-rated Premier League XI on FIFA 22

8. Harry Kane — ST, Tottenham (90)

Harry Kane is one of the most fearsome No9s on the latest FIFA game
Harry Kane is one of the most fearsome No9s on the latest FIFA game

It was yet another impressive season for Harry Kane as he finished last season’s top scorer in the Premier League with 23 goals, while he was also the top creator with 14 assists.

Like Kante, his impressive season has earned him an upgrade of two from the last game, firmly placing him as one of the best No9s to own.

7. Jan Oblak — GK, Atletico Madrid (91)

Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak edges out his goalkeeping counterparts by one point to see him take the mantle as the best stopper on the game.

With incredible numbers of 92 handling, 90 reflexes and 90 positioning, he is the man most players will want patrolling their team’s goal.

6. Neymar — LW, Paris Saint-Germain (91)

Brazilian Neymar is the first of Paris Saint-Germain’s star-studded front three who are included in the game’s top six players.

The skilful forward will be a highly coveted asset for anyone to own after dazzling for Barcelona and now PSG.

5. Kylian Mbappe — ST, Paris Saint-Germain (91)

Kylian Mbappe will adorn the cover of FIFA 22
Kylian Mbappe will adorn the cover of FIFA 22

He has been one of the most exciting young players in world football for several years, and now Kylian Mbappe finally finds himself inside the top five on FIFA.

The France star is the game's cover star for the second year running.

4. Kevin De Bruyne — CM, Manchester City (91)

After winning last season’s PFA Player of the Year, Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne firmly holds on to his impressive rating of 91 in this edition.

The Belgian recorded 18 assists and 10 goals last season, earning him the joint highest-rated player rating in the Premier League in FIFA 22.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo — ST, Manchester United (91)

Cristiano Ronaldo is outside of the top two highest-rated players for the first time since FIFA 10
Cristiano Ronaldo is outside of the top two highest-rated players for the first time since FIFA 10

For the first time since 2010, Cristiano Ronaldo is not one of the top two rated players on FIFA.

Despite that, the Manchester United superstar still boasts incredible stats for a 36-year-old and looks set for a strong year at his new club.

2. Robert Lewandowski — ST, Bayern Munich (92)

The man who has displaced Ronaldo is goal machine Robert Lewandowski, who comes off the back of an astonishing season in the Bundesliga and Champions League.

The 33-year-old netted 48 goals in 40 games in all competitions last season, and already has 10 this campaign.

1. Lionel Messi — RW, Paris Saint-Germain (93)

He brought his long stay at Barcelona to an end this summer but there has been no change for Lionel Messi as FIFA’s highest-rated player for the third year running.

Many will be intrigued to see how he performs at new club PSG alongside Neymar and Mbappe.

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