FIFA 22 Ratings: A Closer Look at the Best FUT 22 Player Cards
Exactly two weeks separate us from FIFA 22 release date. Lots of players will be able to get their hands on the game even sooner, meaning there’s just enough time for us to explore the freshly announced FIFA 22 ratings!
FIFA 22 Ratings | Best Outfield Players
If you’re going to be playing many FIFA Ultimate Team this year, you ought to familiarize yourself with the best players out there.
Some of these cards ought to surprise you, that’s for sure. So, without further ado, let’s jump into FIFA 22 ratings and start from the highest-rated card!
Messi RW 93
Lionel Messi is still on top of FIFA ratings. The 34-year-old Argentinian failed to win any notable club trophies last season, but he ended up leading Argentina to Copa America title, something he’s been craving for several years.
That, combined with brilliant individual records across all competitions he played in, was enough to grant him a 93 overall card, the same as last year. Fans seem to be fine with this, though they aren’t particularly fine with the second-best-rated FIFA 22 card. More on that is coming right up!
Lewandowski ST 92
Yep, Robert Lewandowski surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo as far as FIFA 22 ratings are concerned. The brilliant 33-year-old Polish striker has had another fantastic season with Bayern Munich. He scored a total of 48 goals, adding nine assists in just 40 matches. Superb stats, you have to admit!
Despite not doing much with Poland on 2021 EURO, Lewandowski is still the prime candidate for this year’s Ballon d’Or. Considering all that, it’s not surprising to see the great pole as the second-highest-rated player in the game.
C. Ronaldo ST 91
Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Manchester United was followed by millions of fans going crazy. The scenes after his first goal against Newcastle were something else. The second one was accompanied by standing ovations too.
But it happened slightly too late. C. Ronaldo’s FIFA 22 ratings are based on last season’s performances and EURO 2020. While Ronaldo was exceptional for Portugal, his Juventus barely squeezed through to Champions League football, with Ronaldo getting “just” 29 points. I think they should’ve kept him at 92… but there’s no point in crying over spilled milk, I guess.
De Bruyne CM 91
Kevin De Bruyne would’ve been the prime Ballon d’Or candidate if he had just a bit more luck. He failed to win the Champions League in the grand finals and couldn’t lift his team against Italy in EURO 2020 playoffs.
On the bright side, his 91OVR card is just as good as the last year’s version. He’s going to be a real menace in midfield early on. No matter if you’re facing an ePL team, Belgium, or some wicked hybrid – if KDB is in there, it’s going to get sweaty!
Mbappe ST 91
FIFA 22 ratings revealed a sight upgrade for the French star boy Kylian Mbappe. The 22-year-old goalscoring machine scored an incredible 42 goals in 47 matches. He added 11 assists to his tally, too, rounding off a superb season. On the downside, PSG didn’t win the French League… but it seems that FIFA isn’t blaming the prolific striker.
Last year, the base Mbappe card was an overkill early on. I reckon we’re going to see more of the same in FIFA 22. That much pace, shooting power, agility, and physicality should be banned in the first season, for sure!
Neymar Jr. LW 91
Neymar Jr. is worth mentioning too! Even though PSG failed to win the French Ligue 1 last season, Neymar played quality football. Knowing all of PSG’s summer arrivals, it will be interesting to see if Neymar changes his position or remains as a contender going forth.
Be that as it is, Neymar Jr.’s base 91OVR card looks wicked. We still don’t know what next-gen FIFA gameplay will be like…, but if last year’s meta is any indication of how things will pan out, Neymar could be an early-game goalscoring machine!
Other Top-Ranking Cards
We don’t want to clog this section too much. That said, here’s a list of the remaining 90 and 89 overall rated outfield players:
- Kane ST 90
- Kante CDM 90
- Salah RW 89
- Benzema CF 89
- Van Dijk CB 89
- Kimmich CDM 89
- Son LM 89
- Casemiro CDM 89
- Mane LW 89
FIFA 22 Ratings | Best Goalkeepers
We can’t forget about goalie cards! If you get a good goalie early on, keep him, no matter if he’s tradeable or not! He’ll serve you well into mid-season. You can base your whole squad around him… especially if he’s from a well-established country like Germany.
Who would’ve guessed – two out of the top three goalkeepers in FIFA 22 are from Germany. Let’s take a closer look!
Before the German tandem, we have to emphasize the goalkeeping brilliance that is Jan Oblak. He’s rated 91, just like last year, and rightfully so, given how he played last season. Atletico won the Spanish La Liga, and Oblak ended up with just 25 conceded goals over 38 fixtures. That’s crazy! If you pack Oblak early on, you should be all set for late game!
Bayern Munich’s Neuer got a slight improvement. In FIFA 21, his base gold rare card was 89 OVR. Bayern took the Bundesliga with a staggering 15 points advantage over Leipzig in second place. Neuer did concede 44 goals but was amazing when needed the most, hence the upgrade.
Ter Stegen 90
Barcelona’s Ter Stegen is a world-class goalkeeper! His quick reflexes and excellent positioning reflected on an overall solid season. He’s got the same overall grade as last year, with no major changes in his stats. But, given how Barcelona and Ter Stegen entered this season, I wouldn’t be surprised if the German goalkeeper gets a downgrade in FIFA 23.
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