It’s official: Real Madrid superstar and Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world…according to the recently released FIFA 18 player rating. The game’s cover star retained his EA crown as the highest-rated player in FIFA 18 with a rating of 94 following his 42-goal campaign that fired Madrid to a famous treble.
In second place once again is Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. The little magician retains is overall rating of 93. Ronaldo outscores the Argentine on every stat bar dribbling and passing. The World’s most expensive player Neymar Jr. too retains in 92 rating with 92 pace and a five-star weak foot and boosted skill moves attributes. Despite a poor campaign last season, Suarez retains his crown as FIFA's top striker at 92 overall.
Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer also retains his place in 5th and the game’s highest rated goalkeeper with his closest challenger being Manchester United’s David de Gea still two points behind him. With 43 goals in 47 games last season, Bayern Munich’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski makes it to 6th, his highest rating so far. Real Madrid Captain and Icon Sergio Ramos has been boosted by a point which sees him leapfrog to 7th, overtaking Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng as FIFA 18's best defender.
Belgium captain and Chelsea’s mercurial Winger Eden Hazard has been upgraded by a point to 90 overall, which sees him enter the top 10 and replace Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the English Premier League’s top rated player. Real Madrid Toni Kroos has been give a two-point upgrade making him the best passer in the game with overall stats of 90. The last to complete the list is Juventus’ record signing Gonzalo Higuain who scored 32 goals in all competitions helping him boost his stats from 89 to 90 overall.In comparison to FIFA 17, the top 5 have remained unchanged but Gareth Bale, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Jerome Boateng and David De Gea have been dethroned from the top 10. EA Sports is also yet to reveal the World’s second most expensive player Kylian Mbappe's rating as the Frenchman is not in the game’s top 100. FIFA 18 is scheduled to launch on September 29.