FIFA 22 Top 22: Lewandowski leapfrogs Ronaldo into second place

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EA has revealed the best 22 players in FIFA 22, with Lionel Messi once again leading the pack.

The Top 22 players are rated between 93 OVR (Lionel Messi, of course) and 89 OVR, with some surprising downgrades!


With the FIFA 22 Ratings now in full flow, take a look at the best FIFA 22 has to offer.

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The Ratings Collective has done it's job and FIFA 22's best 22 players have been revealed!

Argentine ace Lionel Messi unsurprisingly remains the top player in the game, although there is plenty of movement behind him!

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TOP SPOT - Messi leads the way with a 93 OVR

With a 93 OVR, Messi retains his ratings, although Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has moved into second with a +1 upgrade to 92 OVR.


In moving into second, Lewandowski has leapfrogged Cristiano Ronaldo who has been given a 91 OVR, seeing him ranked among the mere mortals of the game...

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RESERVE TEAM - These 11 players narrowly missed out on the top table

We knew about Kylian Mbappe's upgrade, but big boosts for Harry Kane, N'Golo Kante, and Gianluigi Donnarumma have also arrived.

Elsewhere, Liverpool trio Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Virgil van Dijk have all dropped down to 89 OVR.

Ronaldo takes a hit

Is the Serie A Golden Boot not enough EA?!

Despite scoring the most goals in the Italian top-flight last season, Cristiano Ronaldo's rating has dropped to 91 OVR, placing him level with Mbappe, Neymar, De Bruyne, and Oblak.

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FALL FROM GRACE - Ronaldo is on the decline

It feels wrong seeing this downgrade, especially given CR7's debut double against Newcastle at the weekend!

The man is still a goal machine, and let's face it his FUT 22 card looks pretty epic anyway.

Official FIFA 22 Top 22

  • Lionel Messi (OVR 93)
  • Robert Lewandowski (OVR 92)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (OVR 91)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (OVR 91)
  • Kylian Mbappe (OVR 91)
  • Neymar Jr (OVR 91)
  • Jan Oblak (OVR 91)
  • Harry Kane (OVR 90)
  • N'Golo Kante (OVR 90)
  • Manuel Neuer (OVR 90)
  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen (OVR 90)
  • Mohamed Salah (OVR 89)
  • Gianluigi Donnarumma (OVR 89)
  • Karim Benzema (OVR 89)
  • Virgil van Dijk (OVR 89)
  • Joshua Kimmich (OVR 89)
  • Heung-Min Son (OVR 89)
  • Alisson (OVR 89)
  • Thibaut Courtois (OVR 89)
  • Casemiro (OVR 89)
  • Ederson (OVR 89)
  • Sadio Mane (OVR 89)