EA Sports revealed Monday the 24 top-rated men’s and women’s players for the latest edition of its popular video game, which will be released Sept. 29.
The days of Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo topping EA Sports’ flagship football video game officially ended with Kylian Mbappe, Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland, and Alexia Putellas unveiled as the top-rated players for the upcoming EA Sports FC 24.
This season will be the first edition of the video game since EA Sports’ long-running partnership with FIFA ended last year.
Messi, rated 91 last campaign, dropped to 90 for this season, while Ronaldo wasn’t included among the top 24 players after being ranked eighth last season with a 90 rating.
It’s the first time EA has included women in its first wave of player ratings. In total, the video game developer revealed the ratings for 16 men and eight women, with the highest-rated players topping out at 91.
Barcelona have the most female representatives (four) on the list, while Manchester City lead the way with the same number of male players after their historic treble-winning campaign.
Of the top five European leagues, Serie A is the only league with no male or female representative in the top 24.
|Rank||Player||’24 Rating||’23 rating|
|1||Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)||91||91|
|2||Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)||91||91|
|3||Erling Haaland (Manchester City)||91||88|
|4||Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)||91||91|
|5||Lionel Messi (Inter Miami)||90||91|
|6||Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona)||90||86|
|7||Sam Kerr (Chelsea)||90||91|
|8||Karim Benzema (Al-Ittihad)||90||90|
|9||Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)||90||90|
|10||Harry Kane (Bayern Munich)||90||89|
|11||Caroline Graham Hansen (Barcelona)||90||90|
|12||Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)||90||90|
|13||Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)||89||89|
|14||Kadidiatou Diani (Lyon)||89||88|
|15||Mapi Leon (Barcelona)||89||88|
|16||Ruben Dias (Manchester City)||89||88|
|17||Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)||89||86|
|18||Rodri (Manchester City)||89||88|
|20||Alex Morgan (San Diego)||89||90|
|21||Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)||89||88|
|22||Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)||89||90|
|24||Ada Hegerberg (Lyon)||89||90|