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The 22 Best Players In FIFA 22 Have Been Announced, Ronaldo No Longer In Top Two

Daniel Marland

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The 22 Best Players In FIFA 22 Have Been Announced, Ronaldo No Longer In Top Two

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We are just 18 days away from the official release date of FIFA 22 and EA Sports have dropped the top 22 players in the game.

The publisher has once again rated Lionel Messi as the world's best player with a whopping 93 rating.

However, for the first time in years, second place is NOT Cristiano Ronaldo.

It's instead Robert Lewandowski with a 92 rating after yet another stellar year for Bayern Munich. New Manchester United forward Ronaldo is third and rated 91.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA


Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Four players join Ronaldo as a 91 rating in the form of cover star Kylian Mbappe, Kevin De Bruyne, Neymar and Jan Oblak.

Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk are two notable downgrades following a poor season for Liverpool.

Egypt international Salah remained one of the Reds' best players, but they failed to put up a decent defence of their Premier League crown.

Van Dijk didn't play after October due to a knee injury sustained against Everton in the Merseyside Derby.

Check out the entire list in full below.

  1. Lionel Messi - Paris Saint-Germain - RW - 93 rated
  2. Robert Lewandowski - Bayern Munich - ST - 92 rated
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United - ST - 91 rated
  4. Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City - CM - 91 rated
  5. Kylian Mbappe - PSG - ST - 91 rated
  6. Neymar - PSG - LW - 91 rated
  7. Jan Oblak - Atletico Madrid - GK - 91 rated
  8. Harry Kane - Tottenham Hotspur - ST - 90 rated
  9. N'Golo Kante - Chelsea - CDM - 90 rated
  10. Manuel Neuer - Bayern Munich - GK - 90 rated
  11. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen - Barcelona - GK - 90 rated
  12. Mohamed Salah - Liverpool - RW - 89 rated
  13. Gianluigi Donnaruma - PSG - GK - 89 rated
  14. Karim Benzema - Real Madrid - CF - 89 rated
  15. Virgil van Dijk - Liverpool - CB - 89 rated
  16. Joshua Kimmich - Bayern Munich - CDM - 89 rated
  17. Heung-Min Son - Tottenham Hotspur - LM - 89 rated
  18. Alisson Becker - Liverpool - GK - 89 rated
  19. Thibaut Courtois - Real Madrid - GK - 89 rated
  20. Casemiro - Real Madrid - CDM - 89 rated
  21. Ederson - Manchester City - GK - 89 rated
  22. Sadio Mane - Liverpool - LW - 89 rated

FIFA 22 launches on October 1 on PS5, Xbox Series X, PS4 and Xbox One.

The game will be available on September 27 for those who choose to pre-order the Ultimate Edition.

Topics: Lionel Messi, FIFA 22, Cristiano Ronaldo

Daniel Marland
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