The best Premier League players for every attribute on Football Manager 2020

Football Manager is the most detailed football game in the market right now.

The latest edition of the series, Football Manager 2020, was officially released last week.

The game features thousands of players across the world, with accurate stats given to each and every one.

Every player has 36 attributes, with 1 being the lowest score and 20 being the highest score.

Following the newest edition of the series we’ve decided to have a look at the best players in the Premier League for every individual stat.

We’ve only included players that are in and around the first team. That means players from each of the 20 Premier League club’s youth teams have been excluded.


Corners: Andreas Pereira, Pascal Gross – 17

Crossing: Kevin De Bruyne – 19

Dribbling: Anthony Martial – 19

Finishing: Harry Kane – 19

First touch: Juan Mata, David Silva, Mesut Ozil – 19

Free kicks: Gylfi Sigurdsson – 18

Heading: Andy Carroll/Olivier Giroud – 19

Long shots: Christian Eriksen – 17

Long throws: Christian Fuchs, Ryan Bennett – 18

Marking: Sokratis Papastathpoulos – 17

Passing: Kevin De Bruyne, Mesut Ozil – 19

Penalty taking: Harry Kane, Raul Jimenez – 20

Tackling: N’Golo Kante – 20

Technique: Juan Mata, David Silva, Mesut Ozil, Paul Pogba – 19

Ozil is arguably the best player in the Premier League on the game when it comes to technical stats.

The Arsenal midfielder is given the best score in the Premier League for three of the 14 technical categories: first touch, passing and technique.

Interestingly, Martial is given the best score for dribbling ahead of the likes of Sterling, Mane and Salah.

Eriksen is also rated higher than De Bruyne when it comes to long shots.


Aerial reach: Lovre Kalinic – 17

Command of area: Nick Pope – 17

Communication: Tom Heaton – 17

Eccentricity: Adrian – 17

Handling: David de Gea – 18

Kicking: Ederson – 20

One on ones: Rui Patricio, Bernd Leno, Alisson – 17

Punching (tendency): Vicente Guaita – 17

Reflexes: David De Gea – 20

Rushing out (tendency): Hugo Lloris – 18

Throwing: Heurelho Gomes – 19

Ederson is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League with his feet and deservedly gets top marks for kicking.

De Gea’s form has dipped in the past 12 months but remains a brilliant shot stopper. His 20 for reflexes is deserved.

The Spaniard is also the best in the Premier League at handling.

Interestingly, Alisson is now considered by many to be the best goalkeeper in the league but only tops the ‘One on ones’ attribute.


Aggression: Phil Bardsley, Marvelous Nakamba, Cheikhou Kouyate, Ashley Barnes, Mo Besic, Andy Carroll, Moise Kean – 18

Anticipation: Mesut Ozil, Raheem Sterling, Glenn Murray, Andreas Christensen – 18

Bravery: Gary Cahill – 20

Composure: Alisson, Mesut Ozil – 18

Concentration: Dennis Praet, Fernandinho, Lukasz Fabianski – 18

Decisions: Virgil van Dijk, Kevin De Bruyne – 18

Determination: Jack Simpson – 20

Flair: Angel Gomes – 20

Leadership: Mark Noble, Gary Cahill – 19

Off the ball: Raheem Sterling – 20

Positioning: Rodri – 18

Teamwork: N’Golo Kante, Mark Noble – 20

Vision: Kevin De Bruyne – 20

Work Rate: Bernardo Silva, N’Golo Kante, Shane Long – 20

There’s a big tie when it comes to the aggression statistic. While Phil Bardsley, Ashley Barnes and Andy Carroll deserve high marks, it’s a little surprising that Moise Kean joins them with a score of 18.

Football Manager think the bravest player in the league is Gary Cahill, with the English defender also given a high mark for leadership.

Sterling has brilliant movement off the ball and he’s given the perfect mark for this statistic. 

Unsurprisingly, Kante is given a rating of 20 for team work and work rate.


Acceleration: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Adama Traore – 20

Agility: Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva – 19

Balance: Sergio Aguero – 20

Jumping reach: Jannik Vestergaard, Dan Burn, Lovre Kalinic – 19

Natural fitness: Glenn Murray – 20

Pace: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Leroy Sane, Hector Bellerin, Daniel James, Adama Traore, DeAndre Yedlin – 19

Stamina: N’Golo Kante – 20

Strength: Ross Barkley, Antonio Rudiger, Sebastien Haller, Troy Deeney, Victor Wanyama, Jannik Vestergaard, Joelinton, Christian Benteke, Olivier Giroud, Andy Carroll, Wes Morgan – 18

When you add up acceleration and pace, the quickest players in the Premier League are Aubameyang and Traore.

Aguero receives top marks for balance, while the indefatigable Kante is given a perfect 20 for stamina.

There’s a huge tie for strength, with the surprise inclusion perhaps being Chelsea’s Ross Barkley.

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