EA Sports has just released its overall player ratings for some of the best names in football, meaning the battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo can continue in FIFA 21. And for the second year running, it's the Argentine who comes out on top. Barcelona's uninterested forward gets a rating of 93 while the Juventus maestro comes in at 92. Ronaldo hasn't topped the initial chart since FIFA 19, but both players have actually had their rating dropped by a point compared to last year's title. Champions League winner Robert Lewandowski receives the biggest rating boost in the top 10, from 89 up to an even more respectable 91.

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold is another player getting a huge upgrade, from a measly 83 all the way up to 87. Meanwhile, the rest of the top 10 is filled by the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Neymar, and Jan Oblak. The complete FIFA 21 top player ratings at launch is as follows:

  1. Lionel Messi - 93
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo - 92
  3. Robert Lewandowski - 91
  4. Kevin De Bruyne - 91
  5. Neymar Jr - 91
  6. Jan Oblak - 91
  7. Virgil Van Dijk - 90
  8. Kylian Mbappé - 90
  9. Mohamed Salah - 90
  10. Sadio Mané - 90

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[source ea.com]