Lionel Messi may not be the highest rated player in FIFA 17 anymore but he reigns supreme among the best dribblers on in the game after the official ratings were revealed. The Barcelona forward retains his top spot from FIFA 16 and will hold on to the crown for yet another edition of the popular game with a dribbling rating of 96.
However, the rest of the top 10 did see some players’ dribbling values go up and down. Last year, Bayern Munich and Netherlands winger Arjen Robben was in second place on the list. But he barely manages to make it into the top five in FIFA 17.
The biggest threat to Messi’s dominance in the list comes from his Ballon d’Or rivals Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo. His Barcelona teammate has moved up to second on the list with a rating of 95 while Ronaldo is on 91.
Eden Hazard, who was third best in FIFA 16, is now fourth with a rating of 90. Franck Ribery also drops one position to sixth while Juventus forward Paulo Dybala makes his debut in the top 10. All three players have a rating of 90.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, Borussia Dortmund forward Mario Gotze and Leicester City forward Riyad Mahrez complete the top 10. Mahrez has steadily increased his ratings after a stellar season with the Premier League champions that also saw him crowned the PFA Player of the Year last season.
In all, the Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga and Premier League are represented by three players each while the Italian Serie A has just the lone player in the top 10.
EA Sports’ latest offering, FIFA 17, is set to be released on 27 September in the United States of America and 29 September worldwide. It will be available on consoles such as Sony’s PlayStation 3 & Play Station 4, Microsoft’s XBox One and XBox 360 and also for PCs.
|1||Lionel Messi||FC Barcelona||93||96|
|2||Neymar Jr||FC Barcelona||92||95|
|3||Cristiano Ronaldo||Real Madrid||94||91|
|5||Arjen Robben||Bayern Munich||87||90|
|6||Franck Ribery||Bayern Munich||86||90|
|8||Sergio Aguero||Manchester City||89||89|
|9||Mario Gotze||Borussia Dortmund||84||89|
|10||Riyad Mahrez||Leicester City||85||88|