Messi, Ronaldo, Haaland, Salah: FIFA 23's top 20 players predicted

Messi, Ronaldo, Haaland, Salah: FIFA 23's top 20 players predicted

It’s once again that time of year, when the FIFA hype takes over our social media feeds with trailers, new features, ‘best teams to use’ and, of course, player rating predictions.

And after last season, there will certainly be some heavy upgrades and downgrades to some major players in the new edition.

So, without any further ado, let’s delve into the top 20 players predicted to be featured on FIFA 23, courtesy of Aaron Grimmer on FutBin.

20. Alisson – 89

19. N’Golo Kante – 89

18. Casemiro – 89

17. Erling Haaland – 89

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16. Virgil van Dijk – 89

15. Joshua Kimmich – 89

14. Sadio Mane – 89

13. Jan Oblak – 89

12. Cristiano Ronaldo – 90

Ronaldo for United
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 02: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Brentford at Old Trafford on May 02, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

11. Manuel Neuer – 90

10. Neymar Jr. – 90

9. Harry Kane – 90

8. Son Heung-min – 90

7. Thibaut Courtois – 90

6. Mohamed Salah – 91

5. Kevin De Bruyne – 91

4. Karim Benzema – 91

Karim Benzema
MADRID, SPAIN – JANUARY 08: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid CF celebrates after scoring his team’s fourth goal during the La Liga Santader match between Real Madrid CF and Valencia CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on January 8, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

3. Lionel Messi – 91

2. Robert Lewandowski – 92

1. Kylian Mbappe – 92

Now, while many other player rating predictions for the upcoming FIFA may vary of course, we think that this is a pretty accurate and fair list as we enter a new season.

Downgrades to both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo may be a shock to the system following their 15 years of dominance. Yet, it is not surprising considering the underwhelming season both players had following their blockbuster moves last summer.

The legends’ downgrades most likely signals the forthcoming end to an iconic era, with younger stars rising up to replace the ageing legends of the game, with players such as Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland being predicted to have further upgrades for the upcoming edition of FIFA.

The release for the game has been confirmed to be on September 30 by EA, and it will feature some serious players to play with if these overall rating predictions are anything to go by!

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