Who is the best football player in the world? The developers at EA Sports have made a commitment. In the game Fifa 22, Lionel Messi (34) is the best. The Argentine receives 93 out of a possible 99 points. His move from Barcelona to PSG has rocked the football world but his assessment remains. Last year he was already at the top of the ranking with 93.
But what happened behind the magic flea should be quite a topic of conversation. Robert Lewandowski (33) takes second place after a record season in which he scored 41 Bundesliga goals and thus surpassed the legend Gerd Müller. His rating rises from 91 to 92. Cristiano Ronaldo (36) looks into the tube.
The superstar from Portugal, who moved from Juventus Turin to Manchester United this summer, loses a point and is now listed with a 91 rating. The EM and Serie A top scorer slips to third place.
Mbappé is the fastest
The fastest player in the top 22 is Kylian Mbappé (22). The Frenchman has a pace value of 97. Fifa 22 names the Slovenian Jan Oblak (28) from Atletico Madrid as the best goalkeeper. With a rating of 91, he is just ahead of Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer (35), who receives 90 points.
The evaluation of the top shots in world football is hotly debated, but who actually decides which player receives how many points? EA Sports explains: “The rating runs a talent scouting network with The Ratings Collective.”
The players examine these very closely: “From the sprint speed to completion, from the accuracy of the pass to the endurance – they meticulously observe what is happening on the field in order to assess and evaluate the players on the basis of more than 30 attributes,” says EA Sports.