BREAKING: Lionel Messi Becomes World’s Best Footballer According To FIFA 20

Lionel Messi

EA Sports has released the ratings for the top 100 players in FIFA 20, and this year Lionel Messi is on top.

FIFA 19 saw rivals Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo joint top for the first time, with a rating of 94 each.

For FIFA 20, EA Sports has downgraded Ronaldo’s overall rating to 93 while keeping Messi at 94 (Messi has seen a position change from CF to RW). Digging into the detail, though, Ronaldo still has monster stats for all the categories that matter, so will no doubt be as indispensable this year as he was last.

Ronaldo is no longer the FIFA cover star, and his club team, Juventus, is not officially licensed for FIFA 20. Football video game rival PES 2020 has the exclusive on Juventus, which has forced EA Sports to create Piemonte Calcio to replace the Old Lady.

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Elsewhere, Liverpool players rise up through the ranks, as you’d expect given they won the Champions League last season. Defender Virgil van Dijk enters the top 10 with a 90 overall rating, as does forward Mohamed Salah.

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos slips out of the top 10, as does Barcelona forward Luis Suarez, Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Real Madrid midfielder Tony Kroos (it’s a bad year for Real Madrid players overall, as you’d expect given the team’s poor form recently).

Here’s the top 10 (courtesy of the EA FIFA France Twitter account):

1. Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona): 94

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Piemonte Calcio): 93

3. Neymar (PSG): 92

4. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid): 91

5. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City): 91

6. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid): 91

7. Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool): 90

8. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool): 90

9. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) : 90

10. Marc-Andre ter-Stegen: (FC Barcelona): 90

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11. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – 89

12. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) – 89

13. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) – 89

14. Giorgio Chiellini (Piemonte Calcio) – 89

15. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – 89

16. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – 89

17. Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli) – 89

18. N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) – 89

19. Alisson Becker (Liverpool) – 89

20. Antoine Griezmann (FC Barcelona) – 89

21. Sergio Busquets (FC Barcelona) – 89

22. Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona) – 89

23. David de Gea (Manchester United) – 89

24. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 88

25. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – 88

26. Gerard Pique (FC Barcelona) – 88

27. Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) – 88

28. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – 88

29. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) – 88

30. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) – 88

31. Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – 88

32. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) – 88

33. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) – 88

34. Ederson Moraes (Manchester City) – 88

35. David Silva (Manchester City) – 88

36. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) – 88

37. Diego Godin (Inter Milan) – 88

38. Paulo Dybala (Piemonte Calcio) – 88

39. Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid) – 88

40. Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan) – 88

41. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – 88

42. Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona) – 87

43. Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) – 87

44. Fernandinho (Manchester City) – 87

45. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) – 87

46. Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur) – 87

47. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) – 87

48. Thiago Alcantara (Bayern Munich) – 87

49. Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City) – 87

50. Dries Mertens (Napoli) – 87

51. Thiago Silva (Paris Saint-Germain) – 87

52. Casemiro (Real Madrid) – 87

53. Lorenzo Insigne (Napoli) – 87

54. Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) – 87

55. Keylor Navas (Paris Saint-Germain) – 87

56. Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) – 86

57. Leroy Sane (Manchester City) – 86

58. Miralem Pjanic (Piemonte Calcio) – 86

59. Angel Di Maria (Paris Saint-Germain) – 86

60. Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) – 86

61. Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) – 86

62. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – 86

63. Marco Verratti (Paris Saint-Germain) – 86

64. Leonardo Bonucci (Piemonte Calcio) – 86

65. Ivan Rakitic (FC Barcelona) – 86

66. Milan Skriniar (Inter Milan) – 86

67. Samuel Umtiti (FC Barcelona) – 86

68. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich) – 86

69. Philippe Coutinho (Bayern Munich) – 86

70. Ciro Immobile (Lazio) – 86

71. Isco (Real Madrid) – 86

72. Wojciech Szczesny (Piemonte Calcio) – 86

73. Daniel Parejo (Valencia) – 86

74. Marcelo (Real Madrid) – 85

75. Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan) – 85

76. James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) – 85

77. Frenkie De Jong (FC Barcelona) – 85

78. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) – 85

79. Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) – 85

80. Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund) – 85

81. Matthijs De Ligt (Piemonte Calcio) – 85

82. Fabinho (Liverpool) – 85

83. Alex Sandro (Piemonte Calcio) – 85

84. Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich) – 85

85. Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta) – 85

86. Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan) – 85

87. Blaise Matuidi (Piemonte Calcio) – 85

88. David Alaba (Bayern Munich) – 85

89. Dani Carvajal (Real Madrid) – 85

90. Mauro Icardi (Paris Saint-Germain) – 85

91. Koke (Atletico Madrid) – 85

92. Kostas Manolas (Napoli) – 85

93. Jose Gimenez (Atletico Madrid) – 85

94. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) – 85

95. Rodri (Manchester City) – 85

96. Allan (Napoli) – 85

97. Hakim Ziyech (Ajax) – 85

98. Saul (Atletico Madrid) – 85

99. Bruno Fernandes (Sporting) – 85

100. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy) – 85
The top-rated Englishman is, once again, Spurs striker Harry Kane, who retains his 89 rating from FIFA 19. Manchester City’s speedy winger Raheem Sterling has an overall rating of 88, up from 85, to reflect his astonishing season for Premier League champions Manchester City. Welsh winger Gareth Bale is out of the top 100 altogether (did Zinedine Zidane put together this list?).

You can see the top 100 in our big FIFA 20 player ratings list.

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