FIFA 18 player ratings: The complete list of the top 100 stars

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the best player in EA Sports' latest title, with his 94 overall rating just beating out Barcelona's Lionel Messi

FIFA 18 cover star and Real Madrid No.7 Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the best player on the new game ahead of its release.

EA Sports has unveiled its top 100 players over the past week, with Bernardo Silva kicking off the rankings in 100th place before Ronaldo's 94 overall rating was revealed on Monday.

He is closely followed by Lionel Messi at 93 overall, while Neymar, Luis Suarez and Manuel Neuer bag 92 ratings.

Neymar Evs to win Ballon D'or by 2020

Below is the list of the top 100 players on FIFA 18 in full and their stats as they will be seen on Ultimate Team when the new title hits the shelves on September 29.

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100. BERNARDO SILVA | Manchester City


FIFA 18 rating Bernardo Silva

Having capped off a superb campaign with Monaco by joining Manchester City, Bernardo Silva sees his overall rating increase from 83 to 84.


99. SAMI KHEDIRA | Juventus


FIFA 18 rating Sami Khedira

Sami Khedira bags a boost from 83 to 84 having established himself as a key member of the Juventus midfield.


98. SADIO MANE | LIVERPOOL


FIFA 18 rating Sadio Mane

Having been boosted from 79 to 82 during FIFA 17, Sadio Mane gets another kick up to 84. It may not be long before his rating is increased even further.


97. DANI ALVES | PSG


FIFA 18 rating Dani Alves

Now 34 years old, Dani Alves takes a one-point decrease from 85 down to 84 after switching Juventus for Paris Saint-Germain.


96. MARCO ASENSIO | Real Madrid


FIFA 18 rating Marco Asensio

Marco Asensio is up from 82 to 84. The way he is playing at the minute, he won't be staying at this rating for long.


95. FALCAO | Monaco


FIFA 18 rating Falcao

Falcao returns to the top 100 on the back of an excellent season with Monaco. He earned a one-point increase to 82 on FIFA 17 and is now all the way up to 84.


94. MAURO ICARDI | Inter


FIFA 18 rating Mauro Icardi

Mauro Icardi was boosted from 82 to 84 on FIFA 17 and remains at that number for FIFA 18.


93. DELE ALLI | Tottenham


FIFA 18 rating Dele Alli

Tottenham wonderkid Dele Alli is up two points from 82 to 84. He was rated at 80 when FIFA 17 was released and will likely continue to rise.


92. BERND LENO | Bayer Leverkusen


FIFA 18 rating Bernd Leno

Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno takes a small hit for FIFA 18, dropping from 86 overall to 85. It's still enough for a place in the top 100.


91. CLAUDIO MARCHISIO | Juventus


FIFA 18 rating Claudio Marchisio

Claudio Marchisio drops from 86 overall to 85 for FIFA 18. He is now 31 years old and was not always an automatic starter for Juventus by the end of 2016-17.


90. STEPHANE RUFFIER | Saint-Etienne


FIFA 18 rating Stephane Ruffier

Stephane Ruffier has played all 38 league games in each of his five seasons at Saint-Etienne. That consistency keeps him at 85 overall despite his relatively low profile.


89. ILKAY GUNDOGAN | Manchester City


FIFA 18 rating Ilkay Gundogan

Ilkay Gundogan keeps his 85 overall rating for FIFA 18. Stay fit, and he could be a candidate for an increase.


88. DANIJEL SUBASIC | Monaco


FIFA 18 rating Danijel Subasic

Danijel Subasic went from 83 to 84 on FIFA 17 and is now up to 85 overall after keeping goal for Monaco en route to the Champions League semi-finals.


87. RAPHAEL VARANE | Real Madrid


FIFA 18 rating Raphael Varane

Raphael Varane has established himself as a regular in the Real Madrid defence and gets a one-point increase from 84 to 85 overall.


86. KAMIL GLIK | Monaco


FIFA 18 rating Kamil Glik

Another player to benefit from Monaco's Champions League run, Kamil Glik started FIFA 17 rated 83 overall but is now up to 85.


85. ANDREA BARZAGLI | Juventus


FIFA 18 rating Andrea Barzagli

Having celebrated his 36th birthday in May, Andrea Barzagli drops from 86 overall to 85. He remains a superb defender despite his advancing years, though.


84. VINCENT KOMPANY | Manchester City


FIFA 18 rating Vincent Kompany

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany comes down from 86 overall to 85. He'll need to stay fit to boost his rating back up.


83. HENRIKH MKHITARYAN | Manchester United


FIFA 18 rating Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Henrikh Mkhitaryan's rating remains steady at 85 overall. He was available as an in-form card on a number of occasions last season and if he keeps it up, a permanent rise could follow.


82. YANNICK CARRASCO | Atletico Madrid


FIFA 18 rating Yannick Ferreira-Carrasco

Yannick Carrasco was bumped up from 82 to 84 on FIFA 17 and is now up to 85 as one of the world's top wingers.


81. MARC-ANDRE TER STEGEN | Barcelona


FIFA 18 rating Marc-Andre ter Stegen

Now firmly established as Barcelona's No.1, Marc-Andre ter Stegen jumps above a few goalkeepers from 83 overall to 85.

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80. JAN VERTONGHEN | Tottenham


FIFA 18 Ratings Vertonghen

After helping Tottenham finish second in the Premier League, Jan Vertonghen has gotten a bump in his rating, moving up two points overall to 85 in FIFA 18.


79. ANGEL DI MARIA | PSG


FIFA 18 Ratings Di Maria

Argentina winger Angel Di Maria once again possesses five-star skill moves, but has seen his overall rating drop two points from 87 from last year's edition.


78. FILIPE LUIS | Atletico Madrid


FIFA 18 Ratings Felipe Luis

Another solid season at left-back for Felipe Luis keeps his overall rating steady at 85, while his High Work Rate will help him build attacks from the back and get up the pitch in FIFA 18.


77. LORENZO INSIGNE | Napoli


FIFA 18 Ratings Insigne

Lorenzo Insigne keeps improving in FIFA, having had an 81 rated basic edition in FIFA 16 and starting at 83 in FIFA 17. His return of 18 goals in Serie A last season sees him get another increase.


76. CESAR AZPILICUETA | Chelsea


FIFA 18 Ratings Azpilicueta

Cesar Azpilicueta gets an increase of one overall point on last year, but most notable is his position change from left-back to centre-back following his Premier League title win in Antonio Conte's 3-5-2 system.


75. MIRALEM PJANIC | Juventus


FIFA 18 Ratings Pjanic

Having had a Ones-To-Watch version in FIFA 17, Miralem Pjanic retains his 85 rating in FIFA 18 after his debut season since joining Juventus from Roma.


74. JORDI ALBA | Barcelona


FIFA 18 Ratings Jordi Alba

Jordi Alba's 93 pace makes him one of the quickest full-backs in FIFA 18, but despite his pace staying the same, his overall rating has gone down one point from 86 last year.


73. KEYLOR NAVAS | Real Madrid


FIFA 18 Ratings Navas

Having been just 79-rated two years ago in FIFA 16, Keylor Navas' fantastic spell as Real Madrid's first choice has seen him once again come in with an 85 overall rating in FIFA 18.


72. BLAISE MATUIDI | Juventus


FIFA 18 Ratings Matuidi

Blaise Matuidi is a new arrival at Juventus, having signed from PSG in the summer for a transfer fee of up to €30.5 million and that is reflected in his 85 overall rating this year.


71. CASEMIRO | Real Madrid


FIFA 18 Ratings Casemiro

Casemiro just keeps getting better and better for Real Madrid. That is reflected in his FIFA 18 score. Back in FIFA 13, he was a silver player with a 72 rating, but after scoring in the 2017 Champions League final, he is now rated 85.


70. ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE | Arsenal


FIFA 18 Ratings Lacazette

Arsenal's new striker had all the attributes that made Arsene Wenger splash out over £46m to sign him from Lyon, and his excellent pace, shooting and dribbling stats are sure to make FIFA 18 managers want him too!


69. MIRANDA | Inter Milan


FIFA 18 Ratings Miranda

Miranda retains his 86 rating from last year, having become an integral part of the Inter Milan defence over the past two seasons following his transfer from Atletico Madrid.


68. PEPE | Besiktas


FIFA 18 Ratings Pepe

Pepe's move to Besiktas from Real Madrid gives the Turkish Super Lig a highly-rated defender both in real life and in FIFA 18. The Euro 2016 winner was rated 88 last year, but his 86 rated version will still prove extremely popular.


67. DAVID ALABA | Bayern Munich


FIFA 18 Ratings Alaba

David Alaba has long been regarded as the best left-back in the Bundesliga, and his FIFA 18 rating reflects that. It is a slight decline on last year's 87, but he retains his 86 pace score.


66. PETR CECH | Arsenal


FIFA 18 Ratings Cech

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech receives an 86 rating this season, having kept 12 clean sheets in the 2016-17 Premier League season. Only four goalkeepers had more during the campaign.


65. JAVI MARTINEZ | Bayern Munich


FIFA 18 Ratings Martinez

Bayern Munich's brilliant backline contains a large number of highly rated players, including Spain international Javi Martinez, who sees his overall rating improve to 86 in FIFA 18.


64. MARCO REUS | Borussia Dortmund


FIFA 18 Ratings Reus

Former FIFA cover star Marco Reus remains one of the highest rated players in the game, even after playing just 17 Bundesliga games last season due to injury. His four-star weak foot will keep him in demand.


63. DIEGO COSTA | Chelsea


FIFA 18 Ratings Diego Costa

Diego Costa may not be getting gametime at Chelsea, but his 86 overall rating in FIFA 18 as well as a high physical rating of 88 will surely see him included in many Premier League and hybrid squads.


62. SOKRATIS | Borussia Dortmund


FIFA 18 Ratings Sokratis

Greece international Sokratis has received an improved rating every season since joining Borussia Dortmund. His FIFA 18 version is 86 rated and has a pace score of 78, which is much higher than most central defenders in the game.


61. FRANCK RIBERY | Bayern Munich


FIFA 18 Ratings Ribery

Like last year, Franck Ribery has gained an 86 overall rating, but it is his five-star skill moves and four-star weak foot combination that will surely increase his value and usefulness in FIFA 18.

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60. DAVID LUIZ | Chelsea


David Luiz FIFA 18

On the back of a superb title-winning season with Chelsea, David Luiz sees his overall rating boosted two points from 84 to 86.


59. SERGIO BUSQUETS | Barcelona


Sergio Busquets FIFA 18

After a disappointing 2016-17 campaign for Barcelona, Busquets takes a one-point hit to his overall rating compared to FIFA 17.


58. JAMES RODRIGUEZ | Bayern Munich


James Rodriguez FIFA 18

James will hope to get his career back on track at Bayern Munich and the fact he fell out of favour at Real Madrid is reflected in a one-point drop to his overall rating.


57. TOBY ALDERWEIRELD | Tottenham


Toby Alderweireld FIFA 18

Alderweireld has established himself as one of the top defenders in the Premier League and receives a boost from 85 overall to 86.


56. KARIM BENZEMA | Real Madrid


Karim Benzema FIFA 18

Benzema will turn 30 in December and takes a one-point decrease to his overall rating, with his pace suffering the most noticeable hit (three points).


55. CESC FABREGAS | Chelsea


Cesc Fabregas FIFA 18

He may not always be a starter, but Fabregas played an important role in Chelsea's title triumph and his 86 rating is unchanged.


54. ISCO | Real Madrid


Isco FIFA 18

Isco climbs from 84 to 86 overall after a brilliant end of the 2016-17 campaign. The way he's going at the minute, he could rise further very soon.


53. HARRY KANE | Tottenham


Harry Kane FIFA 18

Kane enjoyed a one-point boost in the FIFA 17 ratings refresh and gets another for FIFA 18 to take him up to 86 overall.


52. ALEX SANDRO | Juventus


Alex Sandro FIFA 18

Alex Sandro nearly left Juventus this summer in a big-money move and his rise is reflected in a two-point increase to his overall rating.


51. PHILIPPE COUTINHO | Liverpool


Philippe Coutinho FIFA 18

Barca were willing to pay huge money for Coutinho but that has not persuaded EA to push his FIFA 17 rating of 86 overall up any further.


50. RADJA NAINGGOLAN | Roma


Radja Nainggolan FIFA 18

Nainggolan boasts excellent stats across the board and another point added to his overall rating on FIFA 18, taking him up to 86 overall.


49. DRIES MERTENS | Napoli


Dries Mertens FIFA 18

A brilliant season in front of goal for Mertens saw him boosted from 83 to 85 on FIFA 17, and now he has received another kick to take him to 86.


48. ROMELU LUKAKU | Manchester United


Romelu Lukaku FIFA 18

New Manchester United striker Lukaku is up two points from 84 to 86 overall after a fine final season for Everton before his big-money transfer.


47. THOMAS MULLER | Bayern Munich


Thomas Muller FIFA 18

Not everything has been rosy for Muller under Carlo Ancelotti, and he suffers a one-point decrease to his overall rating.


46. SAMIR HANDANOVIC | Inter


Samir Handanovic FIFA 18

Inter stopper Handanovic preserves his status as one of the best goalkeepers in the game by retaining his 87 overall rating.


45. ANDRES INIESTA | Barcelona


Andres Iniesta FIFA 18

Barcelona's midfield maestro Iniesta is down one point from his 88 rating on FIFA 17 as he begins to show the first signs of age.


44. IVAN RAKITIC | Barcelona


Ivan Rakitic FIFA 18

His third season at Barca was not as good as his first two but Rakitic nevertheless keeps his 87 overall rating.


43. DAVID SILVA | Manchester City


David Silva FIFA 18

Manchester City talisman Silva is unchanged at 87 overall and gets increases in his defending and physical ratings having adapted well to a central-midfield role.


42. GERARD PIQUE | Barcelona


Gerard Pique FIFA 18

Barca centre-back Pique was boosted up from 86 overall to 87 on FIFA 17 and keeps that rating for this year's game.


41. MAREK HAMSIK | Napoli


Marek Hamsik FIFA 18

Just missing out on the top 40, Hamsik's brilliant performances for Napoli see him boosted two points from 85 to 87 overall. He also has a perfect 'weak foot' score.

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40. CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN | Tottenham


Christian Eriksen FIFA 18

Eriksen has established himself as one of the top playmakers in the Premier League and risen from an 84 rating on FIFA 17 release day to 87 overall as a result.


39. ARTURO VIDAL | Bayern Munich


Arturo Vidal FIFA 18

Now an important member of Bayern Munich's midfield, Chile's ball of energy Vidal keeps his 87 rating intact from FIFA 17.


38. MARCELO | Real Madrid


Marcelo FIFA 18

Real Madrid star Marcelo has leapfrogged David Alaba to become the highest-rated left-back in the world on FIFA 18.


37. EDINSON CAVANI | PSG


Edinson Cavani FIFA 18

Cavani's incredible 49-goal season for PSG sees his rating rise to 87. He started FIFA 17 with an 85 rating before going up to 86 in the mid-season refresh.


36. PAUL POGBA | Manchester United


Paul Pogba FIFA 18

Pogba seems to be settling into life back at Manchester United now but actually takes a one-point hit compared to his FIFA 17 rating. He still has five-star skill moves, however.


35. N'GOLO KANTE | Chelsea


N'Golo Kante FIFA 18

Kante is one of the biggest risers in this year's ratings. He started FIFA 17 at 81 overall before being pushed to 83, and has now rocketed up to 87 as the reigning Premier League Player of the Year.


34. MARCO VERRATTI | PSG


Marco Verratti FIFA 18

Verratti's status as one of the top midfield metronomes on the planet is in no doubt and he rises two points to 87 overall on FIFA 18.


33. JEROME BOATENG | Bayern Munich


Jerome Boateng FIFA 18

Boateng continues to struggle with injuries and after starting FIFA 17 with a 90 overall rating, he has now been brought down to 88.


32. MESUT OZIL | Arsenal


Mesut Ozil FIFA 18

Germany international Ozil is down one point from 89 to 88 overall on the back of another disappointing season for Arsenal.


31. JAN OBLAK | Atletico Madrid


Jan Oblak FIFA 18

Oblak rises from 87 overall to 88, meaning only a handful of goalkeepers worldwide remain ahead of Atletico Madrid's emerging shot-stopper.

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30. ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC | Manchester United


Zlatan Ibrahimovic FIFA 18

Ibrahimovic may have taken a two-point hit on his 90 overall rating on FIFA 17, but he remains one of the top strikers in the game.


29. PIERRE-EMERICK AUBAMEYANG | Borussia Dortmund


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang FIFA 18

Borussia Dortmund hitman Aubameyang continues to climb, adding another point to his overall rating and keeping his fearsome 96 in pace.


28. HUGO LLORIS | Tottenham


Hugo Lloris FIFA 18

Lloris gets the job done in goal year in, year out for Tottenham and France and retains the 88 overall rating he sported in FIFA 17.


27. DIEGO GODIN | Atletico Madrid


Diego Godin FIFA 18

He may now be into his 30s but age shows no signs of slowing down Atletico Madrid talisman Godin, and he remains one of the game's top defenders at 88 overall.


26. MATS HUMMELS | Bayern Munich


Mats Hummels FIFA 18

His team-mate Jerome Boateng may have taken a hit to his rating, but Bayern Munich fans have been compensated for that with a one-point upgrade for Hummels.


25. THIAGO SILVA | PSG


Thiago Silva FIFA 18

Soon to turn 33, Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil star Silva is down one point to 88 overall but still, nevertheless, a world-class central defender.


24. ARJEN ROBBEN | Bayern Munich


Arjen Robben FIFA 18

Bayern Munich winger Robben's attacking stats are still mouthwatering despite his advancing years and he gets a one-point upgrade to 88 overall.


23. LEONARDI BONUCCI | Milan


Leonardo Bonucci FIFA 18

Bonucci was involved in one of the most surprising transfers of the summer, quitting Juventus for AC Milan, and the Rossoneri have landed an 88-rated defender.


22. THIAGO | Bayern Munich


Thiago FIFA 18

Thiago firmly established himself as a world-class midfielder last season and climbs from 85 overall to 88. Add that to his five-star skill moves and he will be in demand again on FIFA 18.


21. PAULO DYBALA | Juventus


Paulo Dybala FIFA 18

Dybala got a one-point upgrade during the FIFA 17 ratings refresh and jumps up two more points on FIFA 18. You would not bet against him continuing to rise in coming years.

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20. ANTOINE GRIEZMANN | Atletico Madrid


FIFA 18 Griezmann

The Frenchman remains on the same rating as 2017 after another strong year at Atletico.


19. THIBAUT COURTOIS | Chelsea


FIFA 18 Courtois

Courtois is one of three goalkeepers in the latest batch of ratings as the Chelsea man continues to enhance his reputation.


18. SERGIO AGUERO | Manchester City


FIFA 18 Aguero

Another man who retains the overall rating he sported in FIFA 17 as Kun stays on 89.


17. GARETH BALE | Real Madrid


FIFA 18 Bale

Bale has had his problems with injury in recent seasons, perhaps explaining why he drops one point to 89 for this latest edition.


16. GIORGIO CHIELLINI | Juventus


FIFA 18 Chiellini

Always a rock for Juve, Chiellini's consistency is rewarded with a one-point boost in FIFA 18.


15.KEVIN DE BRUYNE | Manchester City


FIFA 18 De Bruyne

De Bruyne is another upward mover, improving on the 88 score given to him last time round.


14.ALEXIS SANCHEZ | ARSENAL


FIFA 18 Alexis

Alexis might not be the happiest man at Arsenal right now, but at least he has a one-point boost on his FIFA score to celebrate this week.


13. GIANLUIGI BUFFON | Juventus


FIFA 18 Buffon

The Italy and Juventus legend only seems to get better with age, and those in charge at EA Sports agree as they boost his score by a point.


12. LUKA MODRIC | Real Madrid


FIFA 18 Modric

No movement for Madrid's influential Croatian as he sits just outside the top 10.


11. DAVID DE GEA | Manchester United


FIFA 18 De Gea

De Gea was outstanding for United last season, and deservedly holds on to his 90 rating to cement his position as one of the world's - and FIFA's - elite keepers.

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10. GONZALO HIGUAIN | Juventus


Gonzalo Higuain FIFA 18

Higuain scored another 32 goals in all competitions in his first season with Juventus and has been upgraded by a point, from 89 to 90 overall.


9. TONI KROOS | Real Madrid


Toni Kroos FIFA 18

Kroos gets a two-point upgrade after proving instrumental once again in Real Madrid's latest Champions League triumph and remains one of the best passers in the game.


8. EDEN HAZARD | Chelsea


Eden Hazard FIFA 18

Hazard's one-point upgrade to 90 overall and entry into the top 10 sees him take the title of best player in the Premier League from Zlatan Ibrahimovic.


7. SERGIO RAMOS | Real Madrid


Sergio Ramos FIFA 18

Real Madrid icon Ramos is up a point to 90 overall and overtakes Bayern Munich's Jerome Boateng to be named FIFA 18's best defender.


6. ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI | Bayern Munich


Robert Lewandowski FIFA 18

The goals continue to flow for Lewandowski. He netted 43 in 47 games last season and is boosted by one point, retaining his status as the second-best pure centre forward on FIFA.


5. MANUEL NEUER | Bayern Munich


Manuel Neuer FIFA 18

Neuer keeps his 92 rating and remains unmatched among goalkeepers, with David de Gea, his closest challenger, still two points behind him.


4. LUIS SUAREZ | Barcelona


Luis Suarez FIFA 18

Despite not being quite as prolific last season as he was in a sensational 2015-16, Suarez remains FIFA's top striker at 92 overall - though Neymar has jumped above him.


3. NEYMAR | PSG


Neymar FIFA 18

Neymar keeps his 92 rating and with 92 pace and five-star weak foot and skill moves attributes to boot, he should be one of the most unplayable forwards in the game.


2. LIONEL MESSI | Barcelona


Lionel Messi FIFA 18

It's second place once again for Messi. He keeps his 93 overall rating to stay clear of Neymar and Suarez, but has not wrestled the top honour from this year's cover star.


1. CRISTIANO RONALDO | Real Madrid


Cristiano Ronaldo FIFA 18

Few will be surprised to see Ronaldo named FIFA's best player once again.

The Real Madrid star looks set to claim a fifth Ballon d'Or and will appear on the cover of this year's game. He has also been written into the storyline of Alex Hunter's career in The Journey.

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