Cristiano Ronaldo And Lionel Messi Lead The Way In ‘FIFA 17’s Player Ratings

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In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death, taxes, and that when FIFA drops every fall, Lionel Messi will be the best player. Well, that has been the case for the last few years, but FIFA 17‘s best player is someone other than Barcelona’s legendary forward.

Instead, that honor goes to Messi’s biggest rival: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo. The list of the top 50 players on everyone’s favorite soccer game was released over the last week, with the top 3 of Ronaldo, Messi, and Barcelona winger Neymar rounding out the list. Here’s the entire top 50:

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50. Blaise Matuidi, CDM, Paris Saint-Germain, 86
49. Marcelo, LB, Real Madrid, 86
48. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, ST, Borussia Dortmund, 86
47. Dimitri Payet, LM, West Ham United, 86
46. Arjen Robben, RM, Bayern Munich, 87
45. James Rodríguez, CAM, Real Madrid, 87
44. David Silva, CAM, Manchester City, 87
43. Karim Benzema, ST, Real Madrid, 87
42. Arturo Vidal, CM, Bayern Munich, 87
41. Sergio Busquets, CDM, Barcelona, 87

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40. Samir Handanovič, GK, Inter Milan, 87
39. Mats Hummels, CB, Bayern Munich, 87
38. Thomas Müller, CF, Bayern Munich, 87
37. Angel Di María, RW, Paris Saint-Germain, 87
36. Alexis Sánchez, LW, Arsenal, 87
35. Ivan Rakitić, CM, Barcelona, 87
34. Jan Oblak, GK, Atletico Madrid, 87
33. Leonardo Bonucci, CB, Juventus, 87
32. David Alaba, LB, Bayern Munich, 87
31. Hugo Lloris, GK, Tottenham, 88

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30. Eden Hazard, LM, Chelsea, 88
29. Giorgio Chiellini, CB, Juventus, 88
28. Petr Čech, GK, Arsenal, 88
27. Toni Kroos, CM, Real Madrid, 88
26. Gianluigi Buffon, GK, Juventus, 88
25. Marco Reus, LM, Borussia Dortmund, 88
24. Andres Iniesta, CM, Barcelona, 88
23. Diego Godín, CB, Atletico Madrid, 88
22. Philipp Lahm, RB, Bayern Munich, 88
21. Keven De Bruyne, RM, Manchester City, 88

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20. Pepe, CB, Real Madrid, 88
19. Gonzalo Higuaín, ST, Juventus, 88
18. Paul Pogba, CM, Manchester United, 88
17. Antoine Griezmann, ST, Atletico Madrid, 88
16. Thiago Silva, CB, Paris Saint-Germain, 89
15. Luka Modrić, CM, Real Madrid, 89
14. Sergio Ramos, CB, Real Madrid, 89
13. Thibaut Courtois, GK, Chelsea, 89
12. Mesut Özil, CAM, Arsenal, 89
11. Sergio Agüero, ST, Manchester City, 89

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10. David De Gea, GK, Manchester United, 90
9. Robert Lewandowski, ST, Bayern Munich, 90
8. Jérôme Boateng, CB, Bayern Munich, 90
7. Zlatan Ibrahimović, ST, Manchester United, 90
6. Gareth Bale, RW, Real Madrid, 90
5. Manuel Neuer, GK, Bayern Munich, 92
4. Luis Suárez, ST, Barcelona, 92
3. Neymar, LW, Barcelona, 92
2. Lionel Messi, RW, Barcelona, 93
1. Cristiano Ronaldo, LW, Real Madrid, 94

This year’s version of FIFA is more hotly anticipated than usual, as Frostbite has taken control of the game engine. Footy fans, understandably, cannot wait to get their hands on the game, which comes out September 27 in North America. In the meantime, they’ll surely debate over these ratings, because any time Ronaldo is ranked above Messi in anything, soccer fans get fired up.