Death, taxes, and FIFA 22 messing up the real player rankings are things that never change. This time around the game has been absolutely ruthless with some of the player ratings, underselling many deserving players. It’s time to call out FIFA on this negligent behavior. So, scroll down and have a look at what I think the realistic player ratings should be.
Realistic player rankings for FIFA 22
For the purpose of this list, I have chosen the topmost ranked players in the game. I will also explain their ratings and why I think the devs’ ratings are wrong. So, scroll down and have a look at your favorite players.
Riding on the back of a good individual season, Messi is deservedly the top most rated player in the game. However, if I am to be a bit picky with stats, the pace should have realistically been closer to 88. Otherwise a proper card. Can’t wait for the TOTS card. You know it’s coming.
Got the Balon D’or snatched from him, and now an absolute mugging with the card. He should be right up there with Messi at 93. 78 Pace also does look a bit suspect. Admittedly Lewa is a number 9, but, he does make good runs. Overlooked.
Cristiano Ronaldo: Real FIFA 22 Player Rankings
The bad ratings continue with Cristiano Ronaldo. He just won the Golden Boot in Serie A with Juve and is still rated 91. Should have been 92. Physical stats at 75 is also just plain wrong.
Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin Oh Kevin. This is one of the first players on the list who is actually rated higher than necessary. Should have been 90 or closer to 89 in all fairness. He statistically had a worse season as compared to his compatriot on the red side of Manchester, Bruno.
Wonderkid, Cover Star, and the fastest player in the game. Well deserving of the 91 rated card. Has a big season ahead of him and is sure to be gunning for UCL glory with PSG.
Neymar: Real FIFA 22 Player Rankings
The Brazilian Superstar rightfully deserves the 91 rating. The shooting could have been a bit higher if I was to be choosy. Dribbling is right up there with his flashy playing style. A proper card overall.
He is rightly one of the best goalkeepers in the game. Has been the brick wall Atletico has needed all this while. Thoroughly deserves it all. No changes on this one.
Based on last season’s stats he deserves this card. Was Spurs’ saving grace quite often. However, the pace does seem to be a bit off overall. Other stats look good.
Ngolo Kante: Real FIFA 22 Player Rankings
Coming off a CL winning season, this guy deserves the world. Pace could have been a bit higher along with the passing stat. Overall a deserved card.
The legend himself. Has been going strong for a few years now and rightly so. The Sweeper Keeper deserves this card rightfully.
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
Overrated. That is the only possible justification for this card. Ter Stegen has gone past his peak and if Barca’s season was anything to go by, he should be ranked much lower. Plus, he still plays second fiddle to Neuer for the national team.
The Egyptian king deserves much better. He has had a stellar season for Liverpool, and this is coming from a Manchester United fan. The pacy winger might get some stick for diving, but, deserves to be at least 90.
Gianluigi Donnarumma: Real FIFA 22 Player Rankings
The ever-young goalkeeper. A very well-deserved card that matches his heroics for AC Milan. With his well-earned move to PSG, he does have a lot to prove. But, the youngster has shown that he has capable hands and is one of the best.
Karim Benzema has been a cheat code for Madrid ever since Ronaldo left. He has made up for the superstar-shaped void left behind by all the recent high-profile departures. Well deserving of the rating.
Virgil Van Dijk
This one might be a bit controversial. Van Dijk spent a good amount of the season sidelined with injury. Even when he did eventually make a return towards the end, it was nothing to write home about. Nor did he travel to the Euros with the Dutch squad. Not deserving of the 89 card.
Kimmich is a massively underrated player. He can do it all seemingly. Right-back, defensive med, center back, or even central midfield. His pace should be higher, around 80. Deserves a better card, especially in the Bayern squad.
Heung Min Son
Son has had a fantastic individual season. The player has come off a beautiful partnership with teammate Harry Kane. The pair of them have belted in goals and racked up a good amount of assists. Deserving of this rating. However, the trophy cabinet still remains elusive and pretty dusty.
Alisson: Real FIFA 22 Player Rankings
Don’t have much to say about this one. Alisson has been a very reliable pair of hands for Liverpool right from the beginning. A good keeper that deserves the card.
A keeper that doesn’t deserve such a highly rated card is Courtois. It just seems unnecessary, given the fact Madrid has been poor and La Liga has Jan Oblak. Thoroughly undeserved. Should be lower. Seems as unnecessary as Modric winning the Balon d’Or.
Casemiro is a pretty good player. While some find him obnoxious, the talent does shine through. Nothing much to change here except maybe getting a pace boost.
Ederson: Real FIFA 22 Player Rankings
Ederson shouldn’t have this high of a rating. It just seems criminal. He is a good keeper no doubt, but, has had his fair share of mistakes. This card does need a rethink.
One of the worst cards in the game. Very undeserving. Sadio Mane has just come off of a bad season with Liverpool. The winger wasn’t as explosive and volatile as his title-winning season with the club. Absolute shambles.
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