FIFA 22 Ratings: Lionel Messi Is Still Number One

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FIFA 22 ratings are here, and so are the fervent undervalued/overvalued debates from passionate fans. Typically, the FIFA ratings roll out in a slow build, and the top-ranked players are released at the end. But this year, EA Sports chose to immediately release the stats and names of the top 22 players.

Lionel Messi is still ranked number one, retaining his top streak from FIFA 21 and FIFA 20. Trailing behind him, Robert Lewandowski takes second place and Cristiano Ronaldo comes in third. The only difference in the top three from FIFA 21 is that Lewandowski and Ronaldo switched places in FIFA 22; Ronaldo was in second place last year instead of Lewandowski.

There’s a lot of shifts within the roster, so just focusing on impressive ranking improvement in the top ten: PSG’s Kylian Mbappé went from rank eight from last year to rank five this year. Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane went from rank 21 to eight. Chelsea’s N’Golo Kanté rose from rank 26 to nine.

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