FIFA 18 Player Ratings: Top 10 Bundesliga Players

Bayern Munich dominate the Bundesliga Top 10, but will that still be the case after a shaky start to the season?

Alastair Pusinelli by Alastair Pusinelli

It was another routine Bundesliga victory for Bayern Munich last season, and that is perhaps highlighted by nine of the Top 10 players in the division on FIFA 18 coming from the champions. However, Bayern have not reached a Champions League final since winning the competition in 2013, so can this current crop be the ones to lift the big trophy once again?

Just the one Dortmund player makes the Top 10, but after smashing in 10 goals in their first four matches, they look set to challenge Bayern for the title. Competition for the Bundesliga crown is what is letting the division down at the moment, but with claims that FCB look ‘undercoached’ things could be about to change.

We take a look at the Top 10 Bundesliga Players in FIFA 18, with a German-themed Ultimate Team a more efficient and cheaper option than Spain or the Premier League. 


Manuel Neuer (OVR 92)


Potential: 92

Positions: GK

Age: 31

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: Germany

Best stats: GK Kicking 95, GK Diving 91, GK Positioning

Undoubtedly the best goalkeeper in the world, but Manuel Neuer would have been sitting nervously over his FIFA 18 rating after a string of injuries. That metatarsal fracture ruled him out of Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga run-in and Germany’s victorious Confederations Cup in Russia over the summer. 

This season he will be motivated to get himself fit and not only to add a seventh straight Bundesliga title, but a second a Champions League crown to take some form and confidence into the World Cup next summer. 

On FIFA 18, the 31-year-old stopper sees his diving improve by two (91) and speed up one to 59, but his overall of 92 remains the same.


Robert Lewandowski (OVR 91)


Overall: 91

Potential: 91

Positions: ST

Age: 29

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: Poland

Best stats: Finishing 91, Positioning 91, Reactions 91

Perhaps the best out-and-out number nine in world football, Bayern man Robert Lewandowski smashed in 43 goals in 47 appearances last season and already has seven in six so far this campaign. 

The Pole is accomplished on either foot and with his head, and has the ability to hold up the ball with his strength or run in behind. The 29-year-old is still missing that elusive Champions League title, after reaching the final with Borussia Dortmund in 2013 and losing to future employers Bayern Munich. 

Lewandowski improves by one for FIFA 18, with his shooting (88), passing (75) and dribbling (86) all going up one.


Thiago (OVR 88)


Overall: 88

Potential: 90

Positions: CM, CAM, CDM

Age: 26

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: Spain

Best stats: 92 ball control, 91 short passing, 90 dribbling

Many have been surprised by Thiago’s high FIFA 18 rating, but last season he showed why former manager Pep Guardiola took him to Allianz Arena from Barcelona. 

The Bayern central midfielder picked up six goals, five assists and six man-of-the-match awards in the Bundesliga last season, earning himself a spot in the Bundesliga Team of the Season. 

The Spanish international improves by three on FIFA this season, with his passing improving by two to 85, dribbling by one to 90, defending by four to 62 and physicality by one to 64. 



Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (OVR 88)


Overall: 88

Positions: ST

Age: 28

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: Gabon

Our only non-Bayern Munich player in the top 10 is Borussia Dortmund fan-favourite Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who notched 40 goals in 46 games last season. The Gabon man shows no signs of letting up with eight in seven so far this term, as Dortmund look to challenge Bayern for the title. 

With Ousmane Dembele departing for Barcelona this summer (OVR 83) and Marco Reus (OVR 86) struggling with injury problems, BVB will once again look for Aubameyang to make the difference. 

The speedster improves by one overall for FIFA 18, but strangely his Ultimate Team stats fall. His passing drops by one to 75, and physicality by two to 71.


Arjen Robben (OVR 88)


Overall: 88

Potential: 88

Positions: RM, RW

Age: 33

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: Netherlands

Best stats: 92 Dribbling, 91 Balance, 89 Agility

How does Arjen Robben keep going? Now 33, it is 13 years since he started making a name for himself at Chelsea, and the Dutch winger has bagged two Premier League titles, an FA Cup, a La Liga, six Bundesligas, four German Cups and a Champions League title.

Robben bagged himself 13 goals and nine assists in the German top flight last season, meaning his FIFA overall improves by one to 88. His shooting and physicality both improve by one to 90 and 63 respectively. 



Mats Hummels (OVR 88)


Overall: 88

Potential: 89

Positions: CB

Age: 28

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: Germany

Best stats: 92 Standing Tackle, 91 Composure, 90 Sliding Tackle

Like Lewandowski, Mats Hummels jumped ship from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich. The German centre half seamlessly came into Carlo Ancelotti’s side and was an instant success. 

Hummels featured 42 times in all competitions last season and was rewarded with a spot in the Bundesliga Team of the Season. Playing alongside international teammates Jerome Boateng and Joshua Kimmich and in front of Manuel Neuer is only going to enhance Germany’s credentials at the World Cup in Russia next summer. 

Hummels improves by one this year, with his passing (75), dribbling (72) and defending (89) all jump up one, but his physicality slips from 77 to 76.


Jerome Boateng (OVR 88)


Overall: 88

Potential: 88

Positions: CB

Age: 29

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: Germany

Best stats: 91 Standing Tackle, 91 Strength, 90 Sliding Tackle

Where Hummels improves, Jerome Boateng decreases. A few injury niggles of last season have caused this drop with Boateng reduced to just 13 league games last season. 

The former Manchester City man is still regarded as one of the world’s finest, with five Bundesliga titles, three German Cups, an FA Cup, a Champions League and a World Cup to his name. 

The centre back drops by two overall points this year, with his pace dropping by four (75), defending by two (88) and physicality by one (84).


Arturo Vidal (OVR 87)


Overall: 87

Potential: 87

Position: CDM, CM

Age: 30

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: Chile

Best stats: 91 Stamina, 91 Aggression, 89 Interceptions

The Chilean powerhouse runs the Bayer midfield, with the former Juve man featuring 41 times last season and chipping in with a useful nine goals. Now aged 30 and with a successful career with four Serie A titles, two Bundesligas and two Copa America crowns, if the defensive midfielder can knuckle down he will go down as perhaps one of the best South American players in history. 

Vidal’s overall stays the same this year, but he moves from central to defensive midfield, with his defending dropping by one to 83 and pace by two to 75. 


James Rodriguez (OVR 86)


Overall: 86

Potential: 89

Position: CAM, CM, RM

Age: 26

Club: Bayern Munich (on loan from Real Madrid)

Country: Colombia

Best stats: 91 Long Shots, 91 Volleys, 88 Crossing

A move to the German champions may just be the perfect transfer for James Rodriguez, who arrives at Bayern on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid. With Isco and Marco Asensio at the Bernabeu not even guaranteed starts, beneficial playing time was going to be hard to come by for James Rodriguez. 

Bayern have lacked a genuine number 10 for a while now, and Colombia star Rodriguez can be the man to unlock the most stubborn of defences. 

After injury troubles, the 26-year-old drops by one overall on FIFA 18, with his dribbling falling by two to 83. 


David Alaba (OVR 86)


Overall: 86

Potential: 88

Position: LB, CB, CM

Age: 25

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: Austria

Best stats: 87 Stamina, 86 Sprint Speed, 86 Acceleration

For a couple of seasons, David Alaba was regarded as the best left back in the world, but the form of Marcelo (OVR 87) for Real Madrid means Alaba needs to respond. The Austrian has featured in [G1] a number of positions for club Bayern Munich and his nation, including centre back, in midfield and out wide on the left. 

The 25-year-old perhaps now needs the continuity to kick-on and become one of the world’s best. Alaba falls by one overall this year, with his dribbling dropping by three (80) and defending by one (82), but his physicality improves by one to 74.


What do you make of the Bundesliga ratings? Let us know in the comments section below. 


Alastair Pusinelli

First console: GameBoy Color / Favourite Game: Assassin's Creed 2 / Currently playing: Football Manager 2020