The next list will showcase the top 100 players in FIFA 18, with ratings based on their performances from the past year of football.
These are the 100 top-rated players in FIFA 18 and FIFA 18 Ultimate Team:
TOP 100 – 81
100. Bernardo Silva
A revelation playing for Monaco last season, Bernardo Silva made a move to Manchester City. With 89 Dribbling and 81 Passing, the Portuguese will be a threat as CAM for any squad.
TOP 80 – 61
80. Jan Vertonghen
The Belgian defender has emerged as one of the most complete central backs in the world. His 85 Defending and 81 Physical makes him very difficult to handle for any attacker.
TOP 60 – 41
60. David Luiz
Equally as famous for his hair as he is for his 84 Defending, the Brazilian centre back utilizes his 81 Physical to muscle opponents off the ball and keep possession to kick off dangerous count
43. David Silva
Having moved away from speedier roles on the wing in recent seasons, Silva is now most effective as an attacking midfielder where he can express his creativity. Whether he’s putting in through balls (thanks to his 87 Passing) or using his technique to beat opponents (because of his 87 Dribbling) to set himself up in the box, Silva is still a feared player in the English Premier League.
TOP 40 – 31
40. Christian Eriksen
An excellent crosser of the ball in both open play and from set pieces, Eriksen is the creative heart of Tottenham and the Denmark national team. He keeps possession well with his 84 Dribbling ability, and his 88 Passing makes him an assist
39. Arturo Vidal
A box-to-box midfielder of the highest order, Vidal’s most prominent traits are his 83 Defense and 84 Physical—but he’s much more than that. With a respectable 81 Shooting rating and 80 Passing, Vidal can get the ball back from an opponent and turn it into a chance on goal for himself or his teammates.
36. Paul Pogba
Often tasked with controlling the pace of play from midfield, Pogba’s composure and ability to hold possession is evidenced by his 88 Strength and 84 Dribbling. When tasked with more attacking roles, Pogba can use his 84 Passing and 79 Shooting to create goals for himself and those around him.
32. Mesut Özil
A very versatile player who can play across the attacking areas, Özil is lethal when utilizing his 87 Passing and crossing—especially with his left foot. Often deployed as a central attacking midfielder with a tendency to drift into wide areas, Özil uses his 86 Dribbling to carve out space wherever he goes on the pitch.
TOP 30 – 21
30. Zlatan Ibrahimović
Having played for many of the biggest teams in Europe, Ibrahimović is known the world over for his versatile finishing ability. His 88 Shooting score is one of the highest in FIFA 18, and his skills as a striker are supplemented by his 82 Dribbling and 82 Physical.
24. Arjen Robben
Still one of the fastest wingers in the world with an 86 Pace, the Dutchman combines that with a 90 Dribbling ability to bamboozle defenders in the Bundesliga and Champions League. When put in a more inverted position to cut inside, his 86 Shooting rarely lets him down in front of goal.
21. Paulo Dybala
A breakout star for the Turin club, Dybala’s combination of 91 Dribbling and 86 Pace constantly puts him in positions to wreak havoc in the opponent’s box. Whether starting in a deeper playmaking role or as any type of forward, Dybala’s 85 Shooting and 81 Passing mean that he’ll succeed just about anywhere.
TOP 20 – 11
20. Antoine Griezmann
Even though he has spent plenty of time on the wing thanks to his 86 Pace and 87 Dribbling, Griezmann truly shines as a forward. Not only does his speed and technique help get into the box and create chances for himself, he’s also one of the best in the business at finishing those chances with his 85 Shooting.
18. Sergio Agüero
The Argentine forward has always been elusive, fast, and brilliant in front of goal, but in recent years he’s only gotten better. Agüero’s 88 Shooting has rocketed him to the top of the scoring charts, and his 89 Dribbling and 87 Pace mean that he’ll always be able to get himself in dangerous positions.
17. Gareth Bale
One of (if not the) best Welshmen to ever step onto the pitch, Bale’s 94 Pace makes him also one of the fastest players in the world. But the winger is more than just pure speed; 86 Dribbling and 87 Shooting give him the skills to cut inside and accurately take shots on goal, and an 84 Passing shows him to be a top crosser.
15. Kevin De Bruyne
There are few attacking midfielders in the world as well-rounded as De Bruyne, who doesn’t just create chances for his teammates with his 88 Passing and 85 Dribbling. He can also strike a ball with the best of them, both from open play and in set piece situations, thanks to his 84 Shooting.
14. Alexis Sánchez
Another winger-turned-forward in recent seasons, Sánchez uses the 89 Dribbling skills and 86 Pace to strike fear into the hearts of defenses in the English Premier League. His 84 Shooting isn’t the highest in the world, but few would bet against Sánchez when he gets himself into a position to score.
13. Gianluigi Buffon
Still going strong despite playing the fifth-most professional football matches in history, Buffon’s reflexes might not be what they once were—but he has replaced them with experience and intelligence. His 90 Positioning makes up for much, as do his 89 Diving and 88 Handling. Still a calm leader at the back after all these years, any player in the world would feel comfortable with the Italian minding his net.
12. Luka Modrić
A mainstay in Real Madrid’s midfield since moving there from Tottenham Hotspur, Modrić is one of the more successful Croatian internationals in history. His 89 Dribbling and 86 Passing have put him among the top technical central midfielders in Europe. While not the best on defense, Modrić’s skill set is diverse enough for him to shift into deeper roles when necessary.
TOP 10- 1
10. Gonzalo Higuaín
More on the traditional side as far as forwards go, Higuaín can finish nearly anything with both feet and his head. His 87 Shooting is extremely impressive, and his 83 Dribbling gives him the ability to open up space for himself and his teammates.
9. Toni Kroos
A key cog in the successful machines of both Real Madrid and the German national team, Kroos is the best passer (88 Passing) in the modern game. While his 81 Dribbling and 81 Shooting are both very important, it’s his ability to place a ball literally anywhere on a pitch that makes him truly world class.
7. Sergio Ramos
The best centre back in the world, Ramos has an 83 Physical rating that makes him brilliant on both sides of the ball. Whether heading out of his own box or into his opponent’s net, few players can match Ramos’ aerial prowess. His 88 Defending encompasses the many traits in which he excels, from leadership to composure on the ball to an excellent reading of the game.
6. Robert Lewandowski
Despite being dismissed early in his career as just a physical target forward, Lewandowski has evolved into the most complete striker in the game. He has the traditional target forward skills that his 88 Shooting and 82 Physical show, but his 86 Dribbling and 81 Pace round him out more than any other player at his position.
5. Manuel Neuer
Famous for being as adept with his feet as he is with his hands, Neuer has held a firm grasp on the title of best goalkeeper for a few years. He’s at the top of his game regarding traditional goalkeeping skills, like 91 Diving and 90 Handling, but it’s his 95 Kicking score that truly sets him apart. Neuer’s ability to kick off counterattacks with his feet is unprecedented, and having him between the sticks is like having an extra playmaker.
4. Luis Suárez
As brilliant as he is controversial, Suárez can finish with the best of them thanks to his powerful, accurate 90 Shooting. But beyond his amazing ability in front of goal, it’s Suárez’s 86 Dribbling and 81 Physical that truly sets him apart. He works extremely hard both with and without the ball, and his unpredictable nature makes it impossible for defenders to truly prepare for what Suárez will do next.
The most expensive player in the world, Neymar recently headed for Paris in a move that shocked the football world. While still slightly below Messi and Ronaldo, Neymar is in the upper echelons of the talent-packed history of Brazilian football. His 92 Pace makes him one of the fastest players out there, and his 94 Dribbling is reminiscent of Ronaldinho at his peak.
2. Lionel Messi
In a constant battle for best in the world (and of all-time), it’s hard to say anything about Messi without stretching into hyperbole. His 95 Dribbling is the highest, and very few defenders are able to even come close to stopping him when he’s playing his best. Combined with 89 Pace and 90 Shooting, Messi may usually start on the wing but he always finds a way to get in front of goal—where he rarely misses.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo
There are few things that Ronaldo cannot do on a pitch, and few attacking positions in which he won’t excel. His 93 Shooting is evidenced by the unreal number of goals he’s scored in the past few seasons, and Ronaldo’s 90 Pace and 90 Dribbling make him virtually untouchable when in top form. Sometimes deployed as a forward, Ronaldo can dance into the box and dispatch the ball into the net without skipping a beat. He is probably at his best on the left wing, where he can create chances for teammates, or as he does more often, cut inside and lash the ball past a helpless goalkeeper.
There they are, the best 100 players in FIFA 18. Do you agree with the new ratings? Please let us know in the comments.