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FIFA 23 best players: Ratings revealed as Messi, Benzema & Mbappe lead the way

18:26 BST 12/09/2022
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The waiting is finally over - EA Sports has revealed the first batch of FIFA 23 ratings.

This year's iteration of the most popular sports video game franchise ever is set to be another hit.

Scheduled for release on September 30, 2022, it will be available to play across the majority of consoles and is packed full of new features.

On September 12, the best 23 players in FIFA 23 have been revealed - and some of the decisions are bound to spark debate.

  • Marquinhos | PSG | 88

    Marquinhos is the second best centre-back in FIFA 23 and is sure to be in high demand on Ultimate Team this season due to his high pace and defending attributes.

    Marquinhos FIFA 23
  • Toni Kroos | Real Madrid | 88

    It is hard to remember at time when Kroos wasn't dominating the midfield for Real Madrid. His set-piece delivery makes the German a real danger on the game.

    Toni Kroos FIFA 23
  • Erling Haaland | Manchester City | 88

    Haaland's card looks scarily good this season. The striker can do it all and is bound to bang in a load of goals for your team.

    Haaland FIFA 23
  • Jan Oblak | Atletico Madrid | 89

    Oblak is not quite the best goalkeeper in FIFA 23 - but he is not far off the honour. He will take some beating regardless.

    Oblak FIFA 23
  • N'Golo Kante | Chelsea | 89

    Kante is not the best in an attacking sense, but in terms of defending few midfielders can hold a candle to his incredible attributes.

    Kante FIFA 23
  • Ederson | Manchester City | 89

    Pep Guardiola has claimed that Ederson could play outfield if he wanted too. In FIFA 23 you can make this a reality if you wish.

    Ederson FIFA 23
  • Harry Kane | Tottenham | 89

    Kane's shooting attributes are going to turn a lot of heads in FIFA 23. If only he was that little bit quicker.

    Harry Kane FIFA 23
  • Alisson | Liverpool | 89

    Alisson is looking wonderfully rounded on this iteration of FIFA and he is set to you back a pretty penny on Ultimate Team.

    Alisson FIFA 23
  • Casemiro | Manchester United | 89

    New club, same old Casemiro. The Brazilian is once again looking very tasty on FIFA 23 with his physical attributes standing out.

    Casemiro FIFA 23
  • Joshua Kimmich | Bayern Munich | 89

    Kimmich is one of the most well-rounded footballers of all time - and his FIFA card reflects this jack-of-all-trades nature.

    Kimmich FIFA 23
  • Sadio Mane | Bayern Munich | 89

    Mane's summer switch to Bavaria has not affected his attributes. He is a must-have for any looking to build a Bundesliga Ultimate Team.

    Mane FIFA 23
  • Son Heung-min | Tottenham | 89

    Son has again reached parity with his Spurs partner in crime, Kane, on FIFA 23. Quite right, too. The South Korean enjoyed an incredible 2021-22 season.

    Son Heung-min FIFA 23
  • Neymar | Paris Saint-Germain | 89

    Neymar has begun the 2022-23 season in amazing form. Keep this up and his FIFA rating is destined to reach the 90s once more.

    Neymar FIFA 23
  • Manuel Neuer | Bayern Munich | 90

    Aging like a fine wine, Neuer has risen to be the joint-best goalkeeper in FIFA this year.

    Manuel Neuer FIFA 23
  • Thibaut Courtois | Real Madrid | 90

    And Courtois is the man with whom Neuer shares the honour of being the highest-rated shot-stopper on the game.

    Courtois FIFA 23
  • Cristiano Ronaldo | Manchester United | 90

    Ronaldo's 2021-22 season was not one of his best - but EA Sports have kept him as one of the elite forwards in FIFA 23.

    Ronaldo FIFA 23
  • Virgil van Dijk | Liverpool | 90

    Van Dijk is again the best defender on the game - and few could argue that he does not deserve the honour.

    Van Dijk FIFA 23
  • Mohamed Salah | Liverpool | 90

    Salah will be a complete nightmare to defend against in FIFA 23. Just look at those dribbling and shooting attributes.

    Mohamed Salah FIFA 23
  • Lionel Messi | Paris Saint-Germain | 91

    In a decision that will no doubt cause absolutely no debate whatsoever, Messi is rated higher than Ronaldo on FIFA 23.

    Messi FIFA 23
  • Kevin De Bruyne | Manchester City | 91

    The second member of the 91-rated club is De Bruyne, who enjoyed another spectacular season for Manchester City last time out.

    De Bruyne FIFA 23
  • Kylian Mbappe | Paris Saint-Germain | 91

    Good luck catching Mbappe on FIFA 23. That combination of pace and dribbling will be deadly.

    Mbappe FIFA 23
  • Robert Lewandowski | Barcelona | 91

    If you are looking for a focal point for your Liga Ultimate Team, you have two choices. The first is Barcelona newbie Lewandowski.

    Lewandowski FIFA 23
  • Karim Benzema | Real Madrid | 91

    And the second is Benzema, who looks set to win his maiden Ballon d'Or in 2023. Good luck choosing between the pair.

    Benzema FIFA 23