FIFA 2021 Rating: 20 of the Best Players in the Game

Published 08/08/2021, 9:34 AM EDT

Soccer has made its grand return and all the rating has been decided. FIFA 2021 ratings are out and with no doubt, Messi bags the first position. This is one of the most comprehensive sets of player ratings ever assembled together.


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The new-season comes with refreshed stats and it’s quite fun to see how players and their real-world skills have affected their overall rating this season.  So let’s get to it and have a close look at all the top 20 players on FIFA 2021 rating list.

FIFA 2021 Top 10 Players


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  1. Messi

  • Club- Barcelona

This player needs no introduction. The Argentinian has been on the list of top 10 players in the world for over a decade now. With no argument, Messi takes the crown of FIFA 2021 best player. His score is almost unbeatable with 94 long short, positioning 93, finishing 95, and shot power 86.

 2. Cristiano Ronaldo 

  • Club- Piemonte Calcio

Ronaldo is a star with exceptional talent and popularity, and is the second-highest-rated player on the list. His score is exceptionally well with swooping positioning 95, shot power 94, and acceleration 87.

3. Robert Lewandowski

  • Club- Bayern Munich

Robert Lewandowski has a huge fan following on social media platforms. Many fans wanted him to be in the top position on the FIFA rating list. His score is powerful with a finishing 94, 94 positioning, shot copy 84, and acceleration 77.

4. Kevin De Bruyne

  • Club- Manchester City

The Premier League top player in real life has banged the fourth position in FIFA 2021 Rating. The ratings ensure that he is the best midfielder (central) in the virtual game as well. He has an overall rating of 91 with long passing 91, short passing 93, ball control 92, and finishing 82.

5. Neymar Jr

  • Club- Paris Saint-Germain

This young talent has banged the fifth position like a boss. The Brazilian superstar is popular among all the youngsters. He scores 94 in acceleration, which is pretty impressive. He has an overall rating of 91 with ball control 95, dribbling 95, and sprint speed 89.

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6. Jan Oblak

  • Club- Atletico Madrid

He has earned his place as the top goalkeeper in FIFA 2021. He has been awarded a total rating of 91 with reflexes 90, diving 87, and positioning, 90.

7. Virgil Van Dijk

  • Club- Liverpool

Virgil Van Dijk has been named as one of the best defenders on this entire planet. This talented player has banged the seventh position. His rating (overall) is 90. His jumping has been rated as a whopping 90.

8. Kylian Mbappe

  • Club- PSG

This French soccer player has also received multiple awards in his career. The overall rating of this amazing footballer is 90 with poisoning 91, finishing 91, long shots 79, and shot power 86.

9. Mohamed Salah

  • Club- Liverpool

This Egyptian professional soccer player has a huge fan following. Mohamed Salah scored the ninth spot in FIFA 2021 rating. His overall rating is 90 with finishing 91, positioning 91, long shot 84, and acceleration 94.

10. Sadio Mane

  • Club-Liverpool

Another talented player from Liverpool. Sadio Mane has made his entry to the top 10 list. His overall rating is 90 with positioning 92, sprint speed 93, and acceleration 93.

Sadio Mane

FIFA 2021 Rating list from 11 to 20

11. Marc Andre Ter Stegen with an overall rating of 90 (club- Barcelona)

12. Alisson Becker with an overall rating of 90 (club- Liverpool)

13. Sergio Aguero with an overall rating of 89 (club- Manchester city)

14. Sergio Ramos with an overall rating of 89 (club- Real Madrid)

15. Karim Benzema with an overall rating of 89 (club- Real Madrid)

16. Manuel Neuer with an overall rating of 89 (club- Bayern Munich)


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17. Thibaut Courtois with an overall rating of 89 (club- Real Madrid)

18. Casemiro with an overall rating of 89 (club- Real Madrid)

19. Eden Hazard with an overall rating of 88 (club- Real Madrid)


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20. Raheem Sterling with an overall rating of 88 (club- Manchester City)


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Vitasta Singh is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her graduation in English Literature and Psychology. Before joining EssentiallySports she used to write articles for Silver Mantle Solutions on various niches such as games, fitness, business, entertainment, and fashion.