Messi, Lewandowski and co – these are the top players in FIFA21!

By Coach Alex

They are the players everybody wants in their Ultimate Team. They make the difference in close Weekend League matches, score goals we never thought were possible, defend every attack or save every shot – the top 10 players in FIFA Ultimate Team. Every year, around 2 weeks before the game releases, EA publishes a list with the top 10 players. We weren’t patient enough, so we put together our very own GAMERS ACADEMY selection of five top stars that will dominate FIFA21. Of course, there are many familiar faces in the list but also a few surprises – check it out.

Virgil van dijk

Last season, the Dutchman confirmed that he is by no means a “one season wonder” and why Liverpool had done the right thing when they bought him for £75 million (= 84 million Euro) in 2018 (a record for a defender at the time). Van Dijk played every single match in the last season and impressed with a duel rate of over 70%. These figures validate that the Dutchman should get an upgrade to a 91 rated card in FIFA21. With him in defense a clean sheet is almost guaranteed.

Robert Lewandowski

The Polish superstar had the best season of his career last year. In 47 games, Bayern’s star striker scored an unbelievable 55 goals and put up another 10 assists. On top of that, he won the treble and set several records, such as the best goal rate in the history of the CL top scorer. Lewandowski was also top scorer in every competition he played in last season – an incredible statistic.

Unfortunately for him, the Ballon d’Or will not be awarded this year due to the corona pandemic. Otherwise, the superstar would have been the number 1 candidate to replace Lionel Messi and win his first golden ball. His achievements of the last season definitely justify a huge upgrade in FIFA21. We think that the striker deserves a 91 rating.


Despite the defeat in the Champions League final, the Brazilian played his best season so far for Paris Saint-Germain, finally injury free, he led PSG to the CL final and two domestic titles. Although the superstar is very controversial in the football world because of his “acting skills” and sometimes exaggerated skills on the pitch, nobody can deny his unbelievable talent. Neymar is without a doubt one of the top 3 players in the world when he is in top form. In 27 games, the left winger scored 19 goals and got 12 assists. In our eyes these stats are enough to keep his 92 FIFA20 rating and stay among the top 3 players in FIFA21.

Cristiano Ronaldo

As every year, CR7 will remain among the top 2 players. Despite his now 35 years of age, the Portuguese is still at the top of the world and top scorer for Juventus Turin. In 46 games the superstar scored 37 goals and gave 7 assists. In the Serie A, the left winger turned striker scored 31 goals and ended up in second place in the goal scorer list behind Ciro Immobile. We believe that Cristiano will neither get an up- nor a downgrade in FIFA21 and will keep his 93 rating.

Lionel Messi

Not a big surprise at the top spot – the Argentinean will remain on the 1st place in the new FIFA. Despite a cursed season with Barcelona in which he couldn’t win any titles, the offensive all-rounder scored 31 goals and gave 26 assists in 44 games. He also set a new assist record in the Spanish league – the next of many records held by the 6-time Ballon d’Or winner.

We think the GOAT will get a 94 rated card in FIFA21. It will be interesting to see which club Messi will play for next year. The superstar seems to have had enough of Barca’s repeated embarrassments in the Champions League and has handed in a transfer request. Of course, the crème de la crème of Europe is fighting over him. We are curious to see where the Barca legend will end up.


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