The latest entry in EA's insanely popular football game series is only a few weeks away, with Fifa 17 set to launch worldwide on 29 September for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. As the anticipation grows fevered among footy fans, EA Sports has begun its yearly countdown of the top 50 players in the game based on their individual ratings.

Fifa 17 is set to feature significant changes from previous entries, with set pieces, a real-time physics engine and overall AI improvements all earmarked as key, alongside the headline-grabbing introduction of an RPG-lite story mode called The Journey.

Additions aside, die-hard Fifa fans on the lookout for the very best players to dominate the online arena in Fifa 17's Ultimate Team mode need look no longer. Based on real-life player performances over the last 365 days in league and cup competitions, EA Sports has released the first batch of player ratings, with the rest following ahead of the game's release.

Below, we've put together a list of all the player ratings revealed so far and will update it as more are added. Who has made the cut from your favourite team, and which player will take the coveted top spot?

50. Blaise Matuidi - Paris Saint-Germain

Overall rating: 86

Position: CDM

49. Marcelo - Real Madrid

Overall rating: 86

Position: LB

48. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Borussia Dortmund

Overall rating: 86

Position: Striker

47. Dimitri Payet - West Ham United

Overall rating: 86

Position: LM

46. Arjen Robben - Bayern Munich

Overall rating: 87

Position: RM

45. James Rodríguez - Real Madrid

Overall rating: 87

Position: CAM

44. David Silva - Manchester City

Overall rating: 87

Position: CAM

43. Karim Benzema - Real Madrid

Overall rating: 87

Position: Striker

42. Arturo Vidal - Bayern Munich

Overall rating: 87

Position: CM

41. Sergio Busquets - FC Barcelona

Overall rating: 87

Position: CDM

40. Samir Handanović - Inter Milan

Overall rating: 87

Position: Goalkeeper


39. Mats Hummels - Bayern Munich

Overall rating: 87

Position: CB

38. Thomas Müller - Bayern Munich

Overall rating: 87

Position: CF

37. Ángel Di María - Paris Saint-Germain

Overall rating: 87

Position: RW

36. Alexis Sánchez - Arsenal

Overall rating: 87

Position: LW

35. Ivan Rakitić - FC Barcelona

Overall rating: 87

Position: CM

34. Jan Oblak - Atletico Madrid

Overall rating: 87

Position: Goalkeeper

33. Leonardo Bonnuci - Juventus

Overall rating: 87

Position: CB

32. David Alaba - Bayern Munich

Overall rating: 87

Position: LB

31. Hugo Lloris - Tottenham

Overall rating: 88

Position: Goalkeeper

30. Eden Hazard – Chelsea FC

Overall rating: 88

Position: LM


29. Giorgio Chiellini – Juventus

Overall rating: 88

Position: CB

28. Petr Cech – Arsenal – 88

Overall rating: 88

Position: GK

27. Toni Kross – Real Madrid

Overall rating: 88

Position: CM

26. Gianluigi Buffon – Juventus

Overall rating: 88

Position: GK

25. Marco Reus – Borussia Dortmund

Overall rating: 88

Position: LM

24. Iniesta – FC Barcelona

Overall rating: 88

Position: CM

23. Diego Godin – Atletico de Madrid

Overall rating: 88

Position: CB

22. Philipp Lahm – Bayern Munchen

Overall rating: 88

Position: RB

21. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City

Overall rating: 88

Position: CAM


20. Pepe - Real Madrid

Overall Rating: 88

Position: CB

19: Gonzalo Higuaín - Juventus

Overall Rating: 88

Position: ST

18. Paul Pogba - Manchester United

Overall Rating: 88

Position: CM

17. Antoine Griezmann - Ateltico Madrid

Overall Rating: 88

Position: ST

16. Thiago Silva - Paris Saint-Germain

Overall Rating: 89

Position: CB

15. Luka Modric - Real Madrid

Overall Rating: 89

Position: CM

14. Sergio Ramos - Real Madrid

Overall Rating: 89

Position: CB

13. Thibaut Courtois - Chelsea

Overall Rating: 89

Position: GK

12. Mesut Ozil - Arsenal

Overall Rating: 89

Position: CAM

11. Sergio Aguero - Manchester City

Overall Rating: 89

Position: ST


10. David De Gea - Manchester United

Overall Rating: 90

Position: GK

9. Robert Lewandowski - Bayern Munich

Overall Rating: 90

Position: ST

8. Jérôme Boateng - Bayern Munich

Overall Rating: 90

Position: CB

7. Zlatan Ibrahimović - Manchester United

Overall Rating: 90

Position: ST

6. Gareth Bale - Real Madrid

Overall Rating: 90

Position: RW

5. Manuel Neuer - Bayern Munich

Overall Rating: 92

Position: GK

4. Luis Suárez - FC Barcelona

Overall Rating: 92

Position: ST

3. Neymar - Barcelona

Overall Rating: 92

Position: LW

2. Lionel Messi - Barcelona

Overall Rating: 93

Position: RW

1. Cristiano Ronaldo - Real Madrid

Overall Rating: 94

Position: LW

An early look at more-detailed stats for Fifa 17's top 50 players can be found on EA Sports' official website.

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