As Fifa 17 nears, players will be wanting to know who the best players in the game are as they embark on a new season of Fifa Ultimate Team, hoping to assemble the best possible team to take on others online.

EA Sports has already revealed the Top 50 rated players in the game, and from that we've taken the top 10 best-ranked midfielders in the game and listed their stats for pace (PAC), shooting (SHO), passing (PAS), dribbling (DRI), defending (DEF) and physicality (PHY).

Naturally Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Gareth Bale top the list, with Mesut Ozil a surprise fifth ahead of Luka Modric, Paul Pogba, Kevin De Bruyne, Iniesta and the game's cover star Marco Reus.

For the top 10 defenders, head here. For the top ten goalkeepers, head here. For the top ten strikers, head here.

Here's the complete list with stats.

1) Cristiano Ronaldo – overall rating 94 – Real Madrid

PAC (92) SHO (92) PAS (81) DRI (91) DEF (33) PHY (80)

2) Lionel Messi – 93 – Barcelona

PAC (89) SHO (90) PAS (86) DRI (96) DEF (26) PHY (61)

3) Neymar – 92 – Barcelona

PAC (91) SHO (84) PAS (78) DRI (95) DEF (30) PHY (56)

4) Gareth Bale – 90 – Real Madrid

PAC (94) SHO (87) PAS (84) DRI (86) DEF (57) PHY (76)

5) Mesut Ozil – 89 – Arsenal

PAC (72) SHO (74) PAS (87) DRI (86) DEF (24) PHY (58)

6) Luka Modric – 89 – Real Madrid

PAC (74) SHO (75) PAS (86) DRI (89) DEF (72) PHY (66)

7) Paul Pogba – 88 – Manchester United

PAC (77) SHO (80) PAS (83) DRI (87) DEF (72) PHY (87)

8) Kevin De Bruyne – 88 - Manchester City

PAC (77) SHO (83) PAS (86) DRI (84) DEF (40) PHY (75)

9) Iniesta – 88 – FC Barcelona

PAC (73) SHO (72) PAS (87) DRI (90) DEF (59) PHY (60)

10) Marco Reus – 88 – Borussia Dortmund

PAC (90) SHO (85) PAS (84) DRI (86) DEF (40) PHY (63)

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