Just a few more months and FIFA 18 will be rightly available. However, it is certain that in near days you will have your hands on FIFA 18 but the uncertainty is the players. You might have enjoyed playing along with the top rated players in the previous installment of FIFA. You might want to revive the joy of playing for the team with top players in it in FIFA 18. Nevertheless, the first thing you need to know the players who will be on the list of top players.
Here we will explore top 10 players in FIFA 18 and their recent status in the football career.
- Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski, a Polish professional footballer is regarded among the top strikers in the world. Currently, he plays for the Bayern Munich, a Bundesliga club. The striker has achieved huge career success in both club and country matches. With the club, he has achieved a number of trophies like Bundesliga winner cup, DFB Pokal, Super Cup and Audi Cup among many more. As per the current status, the striker has netted 40 + goals across all the competitions for the Bayern Munich. It seems like the Lewandowski is in excellent form as he doesn’t seem to restrain from scoring.
In FIFA 17, the player was ranked among the highest rated striker. He earned a rating of 90 in overall season. In 2015, he scored five goals against the league competitor Wolfsburg in nine minutes being the fastest ever. No any player has achieved such feat in European football league before but Lewandowski.
Thanks to his excellence form, it is expected the 28-year-old striker to be highly rated in FIFA 18. Unlike the prior year receiving overall 90, this year there is a slight chance of getting a boost in his rating – maybe 92, landing him in the 10th position as the top players in FIFA 2018.
- Sergio Ramos
The 30-year-old, Sergio Ramos is the professional footballer who captains for both the Spain national football team and the Real Madrid club. He plays as both a right back and a central defender. With the club, Ramos has won major 13 honors and also became one of the league “La Liga” top scorers as a defender.
While in the FIFA 17, Ramos was indeed rated lower by EA comparatively to his counterparts. But this year with great achievement in the club seems likable increment in his ratings. Just like years back, he led his country to win three world cups and three European championships; still today he has been showing the similar vigor to take his club to win the La Liga, Champions League, and many other prominent titles. His ability to successfully lead the club was witnessed during the UEFA Euro 2016. He captained the team and led to winning a number of matches. Despite previously he was rated only 89 by EA, this year his performance is spectacular.
He hasn’t only contributed to his team both club and national but has given a win making a last minute score on numerous occasions. In just 15 apps, he has 6 league goals and made 1.7 triumphs in each game. His consistency and improvement have achieved him the 9th position on our top 10 FIFA 18 players and expect him to bag incremental ratings of 91.
- Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard is undoubtedly the greatest footballer known for delivering exceptional performance and goals at the required time. Despite his rough appearance in the previous season, the Belgium footballer is spectacular under new boss Antonio Conte. Hazard plays as both wide midfielder and attacking midfielder. He is moreover known for his speed, creativity, and ability to score. In addition to this list, Hazard also has been ranked as one of the best players in the world by talented coaches and commentators.
Unlike the previous season in the 2015 – 16 seasons, Hazard has flourished his performance and giving hope of title for his club. In the current season, he has scored over 12 goals and assisted more than five times. He was one of the highest rated wingers with the rating of 89 in FIFA 17. But this year the rating will certainly get a boost. Thanks to his performance and graceful goals, Hazard’s rating could increase to 92 in FIFA 18. This could definitely make him one of the top 10 players in FIFA 18.
- Alexis Sanchez
The Chilean-born footballer, Alexis Sanchez sits is certain to enjoy the 7th position as the top player in FIFA 18. The professional footballer plays as a forward for Chilean national team and English club, Arsenal. The player was already the greatest star following his record-breaking transfer to Barcelona, becoming the most expensive transfer in the history of Chilean football. Years later he was signed by Arsenal, being the 3rd most expensive signing in the Arsenal’s history.
After Hazard, Sanchez is regarded as the gem in Premier League. He has been showing brilliant performance after getting shifted to a new position by coach, Arsene Wenger. Although he missed quite a matches this season due to the broken shackles, he has yet managed to score 20 goals and 11 assist so far. In FIFA 17, the player was rated 87 which was surprising given his amazing performances. But this year he expected to reach over 90. The talented, and hardworking forward is exceptionally gifted with agile and flair to score decisively making him one of the top 10 players in FIFA 18.
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a Swedish professional footballer currently playing as a forward for an English club, Manchester United. He is the superb center forward the world has ever seen. While his age comes to a sign of turning him off, yet he proved it all wrong since he landed in Manchester United. Till date, he has scored over 28 goals across all the competitions in the club. Ibrahimovic has played for a number of renowned clubs till date. He has never failed to show his extraordinary performance.
While he serves the sixth position in the top 10 players in FIFA 18 on our list, however, he is the first in scoring the best goal ever in the history of football. All-time leading goal scorer for Sweden also was once the highest paid player in the world. His outlandish bicycle kick for his country against England won him the FIFA Puskas Award for Goal of the Year by the FIFA in 2013. Unlike other players who retire with the age, Zlatan seems to continue, stay fit and keep scoring more goals.
The Guardian ranked him the third best player in the world in 2013. In FIFA 2018, given his exceptional performances in both international and club matches, we expect his rating could increase to 91. Previously he was ranked 90 and an in FIFA 18 increment is viable.
Neymar de Silva Santos Junior, popularly known as Neymar is a professional Brazilian-born footballer who plays as a forward for Brazil and FC Barcelona. Neymar made a debut at age of 17 and till date has been giving great performance for club and country. The Barcelona’s attacking treasure recently scored his 100th goals for the club. Although he is regarded as the best player in the world behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, with his ongoing hard work and performance on the pitch displays, he might take over them quite soon in coming future.
Neymar is an accurate penalty and free kick taker, able to score with both feet and head. Unlike the prior season, this season he hasn’t been able to give his best. He has failed to impress scoring only 10 goals so far. Verily, it is not a good for Neymar, but he is still an amazing playmaker, who has had been creating chances for his team. While he has squandered quite goals, but also has equally provided 11 assists. Only 25 years old, and Neymar has already bagged titles like La Liga, Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana, FIFA Club World Cup, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup with the Barcelona.
FIFA 17 earned him the ratings of 92, but this year due to his quite dismal performances we can see him go one point down to 91. Regardless of the rating, Neymar is the Barcelona’s playmaker who has given a number of exceptional goals that any player has given for the club.
- Manuel Neuer
The professional German footballer, Manuel Neuer currently plays for Bayern Munich. Munich’s goalkeeper and vice-captain have been the world’s best goalkeeper for several years in a row. In no time at all, he is certain to bag the world’s greatest goalkeeper title as well. His unique playing style has earned him the Sweeper – keeper title. Neuer is known for quick reflexes, strength, shot stopping abilities and accurate control of the ball.
Neuer is regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world by renowned pundits. In addition to this, he is also the holder of the IFFHS Wolrd’s Best Goalkeeper award, winning it for the past four successive years since 2013. Likewise, previously he also has won the Golden Glove award and known as the best and most complete goalkeepers of all time. The list would be incomplete without such an extraordinary footballer and he certainly deserves the fifth position among the top 10 players in FIFA 18.
In the ongoing Bundesliga league cup, the German goalkeeper has kept over 10 clean sheets and just conceded 13 goals. The keeper known for being able to adapt to any given situation on the pitch, this season has been in the commanding position on the pitch. Although he has not shown a much substantial effort to have an increment in his ratings, he is yet ranked as the third best player in the world by The Guardian. Nevertheless, we expect the world’s top rated goalkeeper to earn the overall rating around 92. In terms of his capabilities and skills in FIFA 18, you can expect his diving and reflection to get boost than in the prior FIFA.
- Luis Suarez
An Uruguayan professional footballer has been taking over the headline since joining Barcelona from Liverpool. His move to Barcelona created a history, making him one of the expensive players in the football. The footballer plays as a striker for his national team and the Spanish club, Barcelona.
During his tenure in Liverpool, Suarez earned a number of awards like Football League Cup with the club, PFA Players Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year. He also bagged the Premier League Golden Boot for scoring 31 goals in an entire season. While he is known for his amazing skills and performance, he also appears to be the most controversial player. Suarez was often banned for carrying the dismal scenes on the pitch. Despite all, since his debut for Barcelona, he has assisted and led the club to reach finals and earn trophies.
This year as well, the Uruguayan striker has shown a great performance by scoring goals. In addition, his assists rate has surpassed that of the Messi. In 21 league apps, he has netted 18 astonishing goals. The player was rated 92 in the FIFA 17 and this year is expected to see a rise. We expect his rating will go up to 94, making him a third top player in FIFA 18.
- Cristiano Ronaldo
The professional Portuguese footballer, Ronaldo is undeniably one of the best players in the world. Ronaldo plays as a forward for his national team and the Spanish club Real Madrid. Since his record-breaking transfer to Real Madrid, the player has been topping headlines year after year. Till date, the player has won FIFA Ballon d’Or, FIFA Wolrd Player of the Year, and Best FIFA Men’s Player of many revered awards.
The player is ranked the best player in the world and also regarded as the greatest footballer of all time. He is likewise only the player to win European Golden Shoe awards for four times. With so many awards and more to come, Ronaldo unquestionably fits for the list of best player in the world.
For his club Real Madrid, Ronaldo has led it to a number of finals along with many triumphs. In the previous season, he led Madrid to 11th Champions League title. This season as well, Ronaldo has given stellar performances. The 32 years old has scored 19 goals plus 8 assists in 28 matches. We anticipate his ratings to hold on 94 in FIFA 18.
- Lionel Messi
Argentine professional footballer, Lionel Messi tops the list of top 10 players in FIFA 18. The footballer is the best player in the world and has been rated as the greatest of all time by top pundits. The player is only the footballer to win the five FIFA Ballon d’Or awards and first to win three European Golden Shoes. While many would claim for Ronaldo, yet based on the performance, playmaking, and scoring, Messi is the king of the pitch.
Messi never fails to give excellent performance for Barcelona and the country. Like the previous season, this year as well, he has led his club to win a number of matches both in European and La Liga. The prolific goal scorer has netted exceptional scores and free kicks – 34 goals in 33 appearances plus six assists.
The greatest footballer and the number 1 player in FIFA 18 on the list, has given an amazing performance. Despite missing few weeks this season due to injury, he hasn’t failed to render sparkling goals following the return. In FIFA 17, the player was rated 93 while we expect to increase to 94 or beyond in FIFA 18.