FIFA 21 Ratings: Latest News, ICON Ratings CONFIRMED, Top 100, Ones to Watch, Fastest, Strongest, Hidden Gems, Wonderkids, FUT, Career Mode & more

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We're seeing loads of ratings get revealed ahead of FIFA 21's release next month, with the latest revolving around the ICONs themselves!

Getting a pre-order for the PS5 was one thing, but seeing these bad-boys is another!

Latest News - Return of the King

We have known for over a month that 11 new ICONs were coming to FIFA 21, and now we have been shown their ratings!

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Eric Cantona is one of the most exciting additions to the game and his ratings are insane!

Head over to our FUT ICONs article for all the latest.

FIFA 21 Top 5 Ratings

These are the finest players going into the FIFA Ultimate Team here:

Lionel Messi (OVR 93)

No prizes for guessing who the number one man on FIFA 21 - footballing phenomenon that is Lionel Messi.

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Despite scoring 25 goals last season, his overall rating has dropped to 93.

Cristiano Ronaldo (OVR 92)

For years, Messi and Ronaldo have been battling out for the top spot. It's fair to say that the two of them have been in a league of their own in the footballing world, but now others are catching up.

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We may not want to accept it, but the Portuguese forward will be 35 years old by the time FIFA 21 comes out!

Robert Lewandowski (OVR 91)

After the season of his career in which he finally lifted the Champions League, it's almost surprising to see Robert Lewandowksi only receive a 91 rating.

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55 goals last season, as well as the treble, would have made Lewandowski favourite for the Ballon d'Or - with a petition racking up the signatures for the award to be un-cancelled for LewanGOALski.

Neymar (OVR 91)

The Brazilian is probably in the prime of his footballing career - he's won two Ligue 1 trophies, two domestic cups and two Supercups in France.

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The winger secures a 91 rating on FIFA 21, but this could be his last year to try and propel that to Messi and Ronaldo levels.

Kevin De Bruyne (OVR 91)

As all Premier League fans have been witness to this season, Kevin De Bruyne has been utterly outstanding in his most recent Man City campaign.

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Guardiola's squad have fallen short of Liverpool this season, and we dread to think how much bigger that gap would be if they didn't have KDB.

Check out the best players on the game here.

FUT 21 Icons

The confirmed ratings are in!

The likes of Eric Cantona and Ashley Cole have been revealed to us today along with the other new ICONs on FIFA 21.

Philipp Lahm (ICON 87)

German legend Philipp Lahm is just one of 11 new ICONs to look out for on FUT 21.

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The Bayern Munich legend has a base rating of 87, which increases to 89 and then 91!

For more Icons coming to FIFA 21 head here.

Premier League Ratings

Sadio Mane, alongside Liverpool teammates Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah, follows up Kevin De Bruyne for second place in the Premier League wiht a 90 OVR.

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Check out the Premier League breakdown here.

Bundesliga Ratings

Manuel Neuer was back to his best last season, getting his hands back on the Champions League trophy!

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For the best Bundesliga players head here.

La Liga Ratings

With the king that is Lionel Messi in the top five, it's time for some goalkeeper appreciation with Atletico Madrid stopper Jan Oblak.

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For the best La Liga players head here.

Serie A Ratings

Going beyond Cristiano Ronaldo in the goal scoring charts this season has been Lazio's Ciro Immobile with 27 Serie A goals.

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For the best Serie A players head here.

Ligue 1 Ratings

Possibly the quickest player in the world, Kylian Mbappe is also clinical in front of goal.

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For our full Ligue 1 Predictions head here.


You'll need a solid 'keeper in net, and following up the world's best Jan Oblak, Alisson is tied for second with Barca's Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

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Whether it's centre backs or full backs, you'll need players who are both composed on the ball and solid in defence - so it's won't surprise you Virgil van Dijk is the best on the game.

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For the best centre backs head here, and for the most electric full backs head here.


There are some surprises in midfield, with Casemiro rated the second highest central midfielder on the game, but if we include wingers - there's no denying Mo Salah deserves this 90 rating.

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Ronaldo, Lewandowski, Mbappe - there's serious firepower in attack, with Sergio Aguero claiming the fourth-best forward on the game.

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For all the best strikers head here.

Ones to Watch

Ones to Watch are players in Ultimate Team who have moved clubs in the transfer window.

READ MORE: FIFA 21 Ones to Watch - Werner. Ziyech & more

They receive a special OTW item, that improves to match their latest in-form cards from the Team of the Week.

Timo Werner (OVR 85)

The second superstar to join Chelsea this summer after Hakim Ziyech, the Blues are slowly beginning to assemble a squad that can challenge for the title.

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With 34 goals in all competitions last season, if things click at Stamford Bridge, Werner could be in the frame for the golden boot.

FIFA 21 Wonderkids

For you Career Mode players out there, you will want to know who are the most prominent players are when FIFA 21 rolls around.

We take a look at who are set to be the most promising teenage wonderkids on the new game.

Erling Braut Haaland (OVR 84)

Erling Haaland scored eight Champions League goals for RB Salzburg before moving to Germany and has taken his season tally to 40 goals in just 33 games!

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A star in the making, Haaland has everything. The Norwegian is tall, fast, strong and lethal in front of goal. With a potential of 90 on FIFA 20 Career Mode, Haaland is in line to be one of FIFA 21’s future stars.

FIFA 21 Speedsters

Whether you play on Career Mode, Ultimate Team or even just an exhibition against your mates - you want pace in your team.

Alphonso Davies (OVR 81)

Both a speedster and a wonderkid, Alphonso Davies could be the signing on FIFA 21 Career Mode.

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With the Bayern starlet just 19 years' old, expect him to move further forward as his career develops, after tearing up the MLS as a winger.

See the full list of FIFA 21's fastest players here.

FIFA 21 Strongest Players

If you don't have pace, this can be nullifed with very strong players you can hold off their opponent.

Adebayo Akinfenwa (OVR 65)

There can only be one man for the strongest player on the game, and he will be playing in the Championship next season!

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Adebayo Akinfenwa's strength makes him an asset to any side. But, aged 38, The Beast may decide to hang up his boots.

Check out the strongest players on FIFA 21 here.

Check out these highly-rated additions to your FIFA 21 experience!

If you've pre-ordered your copy of FIFA 21, and want to make sure you get the most out of the experience when the game lands, and there are a couple of items well worth considering if you're planning on putting the hours in!

Check these out.

Gaming Headsets

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Gaming Monitors

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GAME ON: Someone using the TV? No problem with one of these around!

This 24 Inch Full HD gaming monitor is under £190.00 on Amazon. Pretty decent if you ask us!

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To read everything about FIFA 21, including release date, cover star, trailer, Career mode, Ultimate Team and more, head here.

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