The FIFA series from EA Sports has attained widespread popularity since its first release in 1993. Being one of the best selling video game franchises, it has amazed fans from all around the globe.
The game which started as a mere leisure activity has now transformed into a bigger entity with a significant impact on player brand images off the field. Over the years, the fans have also become devoted to the FIFA game series and have eagerly been waiting for the latest versions.
However, Indian football fans have had very little to remember from FIFA as none of the leagues in the country feature in the game currently. Although rumours said that the Indian Super League (ISL) would be a part of FIFA 20, nothing of the sort materialized when the game came out in September 2019.
Even when the league has a berth in the FIFA Mobile series, the bigger platform still remains a dream for the fans.
But, akin to real football, a few Indian origin footballers, mostly associated with European clubs, are part of the game. Now, Sportskeeda will take a look at the highest-rated Indian origin players on FIFA 20.
#8 Harmeet Singh - 64
Norway's Harmeet Singh is a 29-year-old of Indan origin, who last represented HJK Helsinki in Finland. The midfielder signed for Dutch club Feyenoord in 2012 and had unsurprisingly hogged the limelight post the move.
He has a rating of 64 in FIFA 20 and boasts 3-star skill moves. His passing stands at 65, coupled with a dribbling attribute of 64 and shooting ability of 61. However, the potential of the player, indicating any future development, stands at his overall rating of 64.
Harmeet is currently without a club as his contract with HJK was terminated on mutual terms in January, following a disappointing stint.
He has had a nomadic journey so far and has represented eight clubs in 12 years. During that period, the central midfielder has had spells with clubs in Norway, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Poland.
#7 Malvind Benning - 64
Malvind Benning is a 26-year-old full-back who currently plays for English fourth-tier club, Mansfield Town FC.
He has a rating of 64 in FIFA 20, despite playing in a lower division in the country. The left-back has a potential of 66 and is rated better for his physical attributes (72) and pace (74). He also has a long throw-in trait to his profile, making him a valuable asset for the English club.
Benning began his career with Walsall FC in the same division and stayed at the club until a loan move to York City FC in 2015. The same year, he shifted base to Mansfield Town and has played 149 games in five seasons since.
#6 Yan Dhanda - 66
Yan Dhanda, aged 21, is an Indian origin midfielder playing for Swansea City in the EFL Championship. The youngster rose to fame during his youth career with Liverpool and signed for the Swans in 2018.
Dhanda has a rating of 66 and a potential of 76, with a scope of development existing due to his young age. The winger has a dribbling attribute of 68 and acceleration of 69.
He was a part of the West Bromwich Albion Academy before he was acquired by the Reds. Thereafter, he signed for Swansea and he would be looking to gather some valuable experience during his time at the Welsh club.
Dhanda is one among many Indian origin footballers who have considered donning the Indian national colours.
#5 Sarpreet Singh - 69
Sarpreet Singh might be the most familiar name on the list due to his stint with Bayern Munich. The midfielder became the first player of Indian origin to play in the Bundesliga on 14th December 2019.
The Bayern prodigy has an overall rating of 69, along with a potential of 80, the highest for an Indian origin player. The former Wellington Phoenix player is valued for his balance (82) and acceleration (73).
The New Zealand international who contributed five goals and seven assists for Wellington in the 2018/19 season used to share the field with ATK stars Roy Krishna and David Williams.
#4 Neil Taylor - 70
Neil Taylor currently plies his trade at Aston Villa after making a move to the Midlands club in 2017 . The defender, who rose through the ranks at Wrexham AFC, joined Swansea City in 2010. After 179 games in seven years, he left for Villa.
In FIFA 20, Taylor comes with a rating of 70 and 3-star skill moves. He is best at sliding tackles (72) and ball control (71) and doesn't disappoint in the other defensive traits too. Aged 31, the full-back is not expected to enjoy massive growth and has the same potential as his overall rating.
In the current season, Taylor has started only eight out of 29 matches for Aston Villa in the Premier League.
#3 Danny Batth - 70
Danny Batth is another English defender of Indian origin, who has found his feet in the Premier League and the Championship.
The 29-year-old has an overall rating of 70 on FIFA 20 and has a potential of 71. A strength of 91 is considered his speciality, although he also boasts a 'diver' trait. Batth's aggression (78) and heading (75) are also recognized in the game.
The centre-back enjoyed a long stint at Wolverhampton Wanderers and made 212 appearances over ten years. He joined Stoke City in January 2019 and has played 53 matches for them in all competitions.
#2 Luciano Narsingh - 72
Despite not playing in one of the premier European leagues, Luciano Narsingh holds an impressive rating in FIFA 20. The former Swansea City attacker is currently at Dutch club Feyenoord.
Luciano has an overall rating of 72 and has a 'fan favourite' trait against his name. Though he doesn't have much potential, the winger's sprint speed (88) and acceleration attributes (87) are pretty enviable. Furthermore, his crossing skills (73) are also acknowledged in the game.
The 29-year-old played for Heerenveen and PSV Eindhoven before moving to Swansea City in 2017. A couple of years later, he returned to the Eredivisie and has been a vital cog at Feyenoord since his arrival.
#1 Diego Biseswar - 76
Diego Biseswar who plays for PAOK FC in the Greek Super League is the highest rated Indian origin footballer on FIFA 20. The 32-year-old operates as an attacking midfielder and is a vital figure at the club.
Biseswar has an overall rating of 76, although he hasn't been given much scope to develop further. A few of his traits are - 'beat offside trap' and 'fan favourite'. The traits are backed by a dribbling ability of 81 and a crossing attribute of 77. However, the 30-year-old fairly lacks stamina (56) and strength (63) in the game.
Biseswar spent a large part of his career with Feyenoord and represented them in 108 matches. For his current employers, the midfielder has played 145 matches and scored 24 goals in the process.