REVEALED: Lionel Messi beats Cristiano Ronaldo to be the highest rated player in FIFA21 with Kevin De Bruyne ranked higher than ANY Liverpool star as top 100 footballers in the world are unveiled

  • Ratings for the new FIFA 21 video game have been revealed by EA Sports
  • Barcelona star Lionel Messi is once again the best rated player with score of 93
  • Messi is one ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has an attribute ranking of 92
  • Four players are on 91 – Lewandowski, De Bruyne, Neymar and Oblak
  • Three Liverpool players – Van Dijk, Sane and Salah – feature in the top 10 list 

Lionel Messi will once again be the highest-rated player on FIFA with the Barcelona and Argentina star just ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo in the upcoming video game.

Messi, who was linked with a move to Manchester City in recent weeks before deciding to stay with Barcelona, is given a rating of 93 by EA Sports for the latest instalment of their massively-popular series.

That puts him just ahead of Juventus and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo on 92 though his club appears as Piemonte Calcio in the game for licensing reasons.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi has been named as the top-rated player in the FIFA 21 video game

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has been named as the top-rated player in the FIFA 21 video game

Messi edges out Cristiano Ronaldo in the list of top-rated players in the forthcoming game

Messi edges out Cristiano Ronaldo in the list of top-rated players in the forthcoming game

Lionel Messi's rating is 93 in the new FIFA 21 video game and has a dribble attribute rating of 95

Cristiano Ronaldo is rated 92 overall and has an impressive shooting ability of 93

Messi has been given a rating of 93 on the new FIFA 21 game, one mark ahead of Ronaldo

The Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, whom many believe would have won this year’s Ballon d’Or prize had it been awarded, is one of four players rated 91.

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne – the highest Premier League player – plus Neymar of Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, all have a 91 rating in FIFA 21.

Liverpool’s title-winning defender Virgil van Dijk, plus his club-mates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, have 90 ratings on the game, as does cover star Kylian Mbappe of PSG and France.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has a rating of 91 in the new FIFA 21 game

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has a rating of 91 in the new FIFA 21 game

Manchester City's Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne has been given a rating of 91 by EA Sports

Manchester City’s Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne has been given a rating of 91 by EA Sports

Neymar, whose PSG side lost to Bayern in the Champions League final, has a score of 91

Neymar, whose PSG side lost to Bayern in the Champions League final, has a score of 91

Virgil van Dijk is one of three Liverpool players with a rating of 90 in the new FIFA game

Virgil van Dijk is one of three Liverpool players with a rating of 90 in the new FIFA game

Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne is the highest rated Premier League player with 91

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski also has a rating of 91 in the new FIFA 21 game

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne is the highest-ranked Premier League player on 91 – the same as the Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski (right) 

Messi was also the top-rated player in the FIFA 20 edition with 94 and, like Ronaldo, he has slipped one point in the out-of-100 assessment of attributes.

Lewandowski has effectively replaced Eden Hazard, who had a 91 rating in FIFA 20 but has slipped down the pecking order following a difficult first season with Real Madrid.

Messi leads the way in the attribute of dribbling with a score of 95, while Ronaldo is the top shooter with 93. De Bruyne has the outstanding passing mark of 93.

The game is set to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows on October 9.  

Kylian Mbappe has been named as the new cover star of FIFA 21 ahead of its release this year

Kylian Mbappe has been named as the new cover star of FIFA 21 ahead of its release this year

FIFA 21 top rated  

93 – Lionel Messi

92 – Cristiano Ronaldo

91 – Robert Lewandowski, Kevin De Bruyne, Neymar, Jan Oblak

90 – Virgil van Dijk, Kylian Mbappe, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Alisson Becker, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen

89 – Sergio Ramos, Manuel Neuer, Sergio Aguero, Karim Benzema, Casemiro, Thibaut Courtois 

Top Premier League

91 – Kevin De Bruyne

90 – Virgil Van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Alisson

89 – Sergio Aguero

88 – Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Ederson, N’Golo Kante

87 – Trent Alexander-Arnold, Hugo Lloris, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Son Heung-min, Fabinho, Bruno Fernandes, Aymeric Laporte, Andrew Robertson, Bernardo Silva 

source: dailymail.co.uk

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