FIFA 23 ratings – the best players for every position

Want to know who’s the best in FIFA 23? Head to our FIFA 23 ratings list to find the absolute best players overall and in each position to help build your team

Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe, and Robert Lewandowski headshots on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

FIFA 23 ratings are at the core of playing the biggest sports game in the world. Football, or soccer, is such a successful global sport, that it’s no surprise that the biggest virtual version of the sport has such a great influence on fans’ impressions of the various players.

For years, FIFA 23 ratings have been an easy numerical way to understand the quality of a player. These are endlessly debated, of course, as players come in and out of form, but, like a review score, they’re an easy-to-digest signifier of your favourite sportsperson’s quality.

So, we’ve got the 25 highest players based on their FIFA 23 ratings, so you can pick out the best of the best for your team, whether you’re playing career mode, multiplayer, or the unfathomably big ultimate team mode. For more help, check out our FIFA 23 career mode, FIFA 23 Switch, and FIFA 23 crossplay guides. We’ve also got a guide to the best football games on Switch if you fancy playing something different.

Here we go then, time for some FIFA 23 rating tables listing the players, their overall rating, as well as pace, shooting, passing, dribbling, defence, and physical skills.

Lionel Messi, Kevin de Bruyne, and Neymar headshots on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

Top 25 FIFA 23 ratings

No. Player Pos. Ov. Pac. Sh. Pas. Dr. De. Ph.
1 Karim Benzema CF 91 80 88 83 87 39 78
2 Robert Lewandowski ST 91 75 91 79 86 44 83
3 Kylian Mbappé ST 91 97 89 80 92 36 76
4 Kevin de Bruyne CM 91 74 88 93 87 64 77
5 Lionel Messi RW 91 81 89 90 94 34 64
6 Mohamed Salah RW 90 90 89 82 90 45 75
7 Virgil van Dijk CB 90 81 60 71 72 91 86
8 Cristiano Ronaldo ST 90 81 92 78 85 34 75
9 Thibaut Courtois GK 90 84 89 75 90 46 89
10 Manuel Neuer GK 90 87 88 91 88 56 91
11 Neymar LW 89 87 83 85 93 36 61
12 Son Heung-min LW 89 88 89 82 86 42 69
13 Sadio Mané LM 89 90 83 80 88 44 77
14 Joshua Kimmich CDM 89 68 72 87 84 83 79
15 Casemiro CDM 89 63 73 75 72 87 90
16 Alisson  GK 89 86 85 85 89 54 90
17 Harry Kane ST 89 68 91 83 82 47 82
18 Ederson  GK 89 87 82 93 88 64 88
19 N’Golo Kanté CDM 89 72 66 74 81 87 82
20 Jan Oblak GK 89 86 90 78 89 49 87
21 Erling Haaland ST 88 89 91 65 80 49 87
22 Toni Kroos CM 88 53 81 90 81 71 68
23 Marquinhos CB 88 79 56 75 74 89 80
24 Luka Modrić CM 88 73 76 89 88 72 66
25 João Cancelo LB 88 85 73 85 85 81 73

 

Robert Lewandowski headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

FIFA 23 ratings – top ten strikers

Here are the top ten FIFA 23 STs by rating.

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Robert Lewandowski 91 75 91 79 86 44 83
2 Kylian Mbappé 91 97 89 80 92 36 76
3 Cristiano Ronaldo 90 81 92 78 85 34 75
4 Harry Kane 89 68 91 83 82 47 82
5 Erling Haaland 88 89 91 65 80 49 87
6 Lautaro Martínez 86 83 83 72 85 48 84
7 Ciro Immobile 86 85 87 68 80 39 75
8 Romelu Lukaku 86 80 85 75 77 38 82
9 Patrik Schick 85 78 83 71 83 36 76
10 Gerard Moreno 85 78 86 77 83 46 72

Neymar headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

FIFA 23 ratings – top ten left-wingers

Here are the top ten FIFA 23 LWs by rating.

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Neymar 89 87 83 85 93 37 61
2 Son Heung-min 89 88 89 82 86 42 69
3 Vinícius Júnior 86 95 79 74 90 29 67
4 Raheem Sterling 86 90 80 78 86 45 67
5 Phil Foden 85 82 78 81 88 56 60
6 Jack Grealish 84 76 76 83 87 46 69
7 Oyarzabal 84 80 83 81 84 41 62
8 Federico Chiesa 84 91 81 76 86 48 73
9 Luis Díaz 84 91 80 75 87 34 73
10 Dušan Tadić 84 68 81 86 84 43 77

Benzema headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

FIFA 23 ratings – top ten centre forwards 

Here are the top ten FIFA 23 CFs by rating.

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Karim Benzema 91 80 88 83 87 38 78
2 Christopher Nkunku 86 88 81 83 88 65 66
3 Paulo Dybala 86 80 85 85 90 40 59
4 Diogo Jota 85 85 83 75 85 57 77
5 Memphis Depay 85 83 84 82 86 30 79
6 João Félix 84 83 80 81 88 40 67
7 Dries Mertens 84 83 82 80 88 34 49
8 Roberto Firmino 83 74 76 79 87 59 78
9 Ruslan Malinovskyi 82 76 81 83 81 64 80
10 Anderson Talisca 82 80 82 78 83 52 75

Lionel Messi headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

FIFA 23 ratings – top ten right-wingers

Here are the top ten FIFA 23 RWs by rating.

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Lionel Messi 91 81 89 90 94 34 64
2 Mohamed Salah 90 90 89 82 90 45 75
3 Riyad Mahrez 86 80 83 81 90 38 60
4 Ángel Di María 84 79 79 84 87 48 67
5 Raphinha 83 91 79 77 85 50 73
6 Hakim Ziyech 83 76 77 87 83 50 65
7 Marco Asensio 83 82 80 81 83 43 62
8 Ousmane Dembélé 83 93 77 79 87 36 56
9  Antony  82  93 74 75  86  39 69
10 Rafa 82 91 73 75 86 50 52

Bruno Silva headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

FIFA 23 ratings – top ten centre attacking midfielders

Here are the top ten FIFA 23 CAMs by rating.

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Bernado Silva 88 77 78 84 92 61 68
2 Thomas Muller 87 69 84 83 80 56 71
3 Bruno Fernandes 86 72 86 88 81 67 76
4 Marco Reus 85 70 84 84 85 53 65
5 Nabil Fekir 85 83 82 82 87 38 80
6 Martin Ødegaard 84 76 75 86 84 58 63
7 Mason Mount 84 74 81 85 82 55 67
8 Lorenzo Pellegrini 84 79 77 83 84 74 78
9  Kai Havertz  84 81  79 79 84  45  66
10 Alejandro Gómez 84 86 78 83 85 39  54

Sadio Mane headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

FIFA 23 ratings – top ten left midfielders

Here are the top ten FIFA 23 LMs by rating.

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Sadio Mané 89 90 83 80 88 44 77
2 Kingsley Coman 86 92 77 79 87 30 62
3 Filip Kostić 85 84 78 82 82 68 80
4 Yannick Carrasco 85 89 82 80 87 53 67
5 Ivan Perišić 84 78 81 79 82 74 78
6 Muniain 84 81 77 82 87 51 61
7 Leroy Sané 84 88 81 80 85 38 66
8 Arnaut Danjuma 82 88 81 75 82 42 68
9 Allan Saint-Maximin 81 90 73 73 88 27 68
10 Vincenzo Grifo 81 74 75 80 81 40  63

Kevin de Bruyne headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

FIFA 23 ratings – top ten centre midfielders

Here are the top ten FIFA 23 CMs by rating.

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Kevin de Bruyne 91 74 88 93 87 64 77
2 Toni Kroos 88 53 81 90 81 71 68
3 Luka Modrić 88 73 76 89 88 72 66
4 Frenkie de Jong 87 82 69 86 87 77 78
5 Marco Verratti 87 60 61 87 91 79 66
6 Leon Goretzka 87 78 82 82 83 81 86
7 Thiago 86 61 72 87 90 72 69
8 Sergej Milinković-Savić 86 68 80 82 82 79 86
9  Nicolò Barella 86  79 76  83  84  77 81
10 Parejo 86 50 83 90 80 71 68

Gnabry headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

Fifa 23 ratings – top ten right midfielders

Here are the top ten FIFA 23 RMs by rating.

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Serge Gnabry 85 82 84 79 85 43 69
2 Canales 84 83 79 85 82 68 71
3 Domenico Berardi 84 82 81 81 86 36 71
4 Moussa Diaby 84 93 73 75 87 42 59
5 Bukayo Saka 82 84 74 78 83 65 65
6 Otávio 82 78 69 80 85 63 71
7 Edin Višća 81 87 78 78 82 47 64
8 Ridle Baku 80 82 73 73 81 70 78
9  Emiliano Buendía 80  71 74 81 83 66 70
10 Álex Berenguer 80 81 76 76 82 64 64

Angelino headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

FIFA 23 ratings – top ten left wing-backs

Here are the top ten FIFA 23 LWBs by rating.

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Angeliño 83 78 71 82 84 76 70
2 Robin Gosens 82 82 75 74 79 77 80
3 Leonardo Spinazzola 82 91 64 73 80 78 69
4 Ben Chilwell 82 76 60 78 78 78 75
5 David Raum 81 87 59 77 78 71 77
6 Reguilón 80 83 57 74 78 77 69
7 Davide Zappacosta 79 78 66 73 74 75 72
8 Jonny 79 74 54 71 76 78 69
9  Federico Dimarco 78  76 65 76 75  74  69
10 Iago 77 84 58 69 74 72  71

Kimmich headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

FIFA 23 ratings – top ten centre defensive midfielders

Here are the top ten FIFA 23 CDMs by rating.

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Joshua Kimmich 89 68 72 87 84 83 79
2 Casemiro 89 63 73 75 72 87 90
3 N’Golo Kanté 89 72 66 74 81 87 82
4 Fabinho 87 66 69 78 77 86 83
5 Rodri 87 58 72 78 79 83 84
6 Marcelo Brozović 86 69 74 81 81 81 78
7 Sergio Busquets 85 42 62 79 79 82 73
8 Declan Rice 84 71 64 74 76 82 83
9  Franck Yannick Kessié 84  78  76  74  79 82  87
10 Sandro Tonali 84 81 73 81 79 79 82

Reece James headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

FIFA 23 ratings – top ten right wing-backs

Here are the top ten FIFA 23 RWBs by rating.

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Reece James 84 81 70 82 82 80 82
2 Denzel Dumfries 82 83 63 70 73 78 89
3 Pedro Porro 81 82 71 75 80 75 78
4 Rick Karsdorp 80 85 63 74 77 75 79
5 Hans Hateboer 80 82 64 71 77 77 76
6 Jonathan Clauss 80 84 69 76 78 69 70
7 Nélson Semedo 80 83 57 69 80 75 74
8 Matteo Darmian 80 71 59 70 76 81 69
9  Nordi Mukiele  79  78  49  68 72 81  80
10 Marco Davide Faraoni 78 78 73 74 76 72 76

Joao Cancelo headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

FIFA 23 ratings – top ten left-backs

Here are the top ten FIFA 23 LBs by rating.

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 João Cancelo 88 85 73 85 85 81 73
2 Andrew Robertson 87 80 61 81 81 82 76
3 Theo Hernández 85 93 72 76 81 78 83
4 Jordi Alba 85 84 70 82 82 77 70
5 Marcos Acuña 85 76 74 83 87 80 83
6 Alphonso Davies 84 94 66 77 85 76 77
7 ​​Ferland Mendy 83 92 64 77 78 78 84
8 Yuri Berchiche 82 81 68 76 76 79 82
9 Grimaldo  82  87 65  81 83 74 71
10 Lucas Digne 82 78 69 80 79 77  76

Virgil van Dijk headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

FIFA 23 ratings – top ten centre-backs

Here are the top ten FIFA 23 CBs by rating.

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Virgil van Dijk 90 81 60 71 72 91 86
2 Marquinhos 88 79 56 75 74 89 80
3 Rúben Dias 88 63 39 66 68 88 88
4 Antonio Rüdiger 87 82 53 71 67 86 85
5 Kalidou Koulibaly 87 82 33 59 68 88 85
6 Aymeric Laporte 86 61 50 72 69 86 79
7 Thiago Silva 86 49 54 73 72 87 76
8 David Alaba 86 79 71 83 80 85 77
9 Milan Škriniar 86 78 41  57  69 88 86
10 Niklas Süle 85 71 48 66 59 85 83

Trent Alexander Arnold headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

FIFA 23 ratings – top ten right-backs

Here are the top ten FIFA 23 RBs by rating.

Rank Player Ovr. Pac. Shot. Pas. Dri. Def. Phy.
1 Trent Alexander-Arnold 87 76 69 89 80 80 73
2 Kyle Walker 85 91 63 77 78 80 82
3 Achraf Hakimi 84 92 75 79 80 75 78
4 Caravajal 84 82 54 77 80 78 79
5 Kieran Trippier 84 70 64 82 77 80 72
6 Juan Cuadrado 83 90 75 78 87 76 72
7 Ricardo Pereira 83 79 67 79 81 80 73
8 Jesús Navas 83 85 68 82 81 79 57
9 Giovanni Di Lorenzo 82  85 66 73  77 78  80
10 Noussair Mazraoui 82 84 66 77 82 76  74

Thibaut Courtois headshot on a blurred background of a stadium for Fifa 23 ratings lists.

FIFA 23 ratings – top ten goalkeepers

Here are the top ten FIFA 23 GKs by rating. Note that goalkeepers stats are different – overall, diving, handling, kicks, reflexes, speed, and positioning.

Rank Player Ovr. Div. Han. Kic. Ref. Spd. Pos.
1 Thibaut Courtois 90 84 89 75 90 46 89
2 Manuel Neuer 90 87 88 91 88 56 91
3 Alisson 89 86 85 85 89 54 90
4 Ederson 89 87 82 93 88 64 88
5 Jan Oblak 89 86 90 78 89 49 87
6 Gianluigi Donnarumma 88 90 83 79 89 52 85
7 Marc-André ter Stegen 88 86 85 87 90 47 85
8 Keylor Navas 88 89 84 75 89 54 87
9 Mike Maignan 87 85 82 85 89 51  85
10 Hugo Lloris 87 88 83 74 88 61  84

There you go – all the best players by their FIFA 23 rating no matter what position you’re looking for. We’ve got more help in the form of our FIFA 23 OTW, FIFA 23 Pro Clubs, and FIFA 23 Ultimate Team guides, too.

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