Karim Benzema, Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi are tied for the title of the highest rated forward in FIFA 23, with all four players rated 91 in EA Sports’ Ultimate Team game mode.
The quartet are joined by Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne for the accolade of the highest rated player in the game, with the Belgian also rated 91.
FIFA 23 will be released on 30 September and player ratings for the FIFA Ultimate Team mode have been officially revealed.
Players can be rated up to 99, with forwards receiving an overall rating as well as ratings in categories such as pace and shooting.
While Benzema, Lewandowski, Mbappe and Messi are tied for top spot of forwards in FIFA 23, Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo are both just one rating lower in fifth and sixth place in the standings respectively.
Liverpool star Salah has been handed a one rating boost from his 89 rated base card in FIFA 22, while Ronaldo has suffered the opposite fate, dropping from a 91 rated FIFA Ultimate Team card to a 90 rated one.
Similarly, Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar has also been downgraded, falling from 91 to 89 rated in FIFA 23. The Brazilian is the 11th highest rated player in the game, dropping five places after featuring as the sixth highest rated player in FIFA 22.
Tottenham duo Heung-Min Son and Harry Kane are also 89 rated, with South Korean international Son staying the same rating as his FIFA 22 card, while Kane has dropped by one rating.
New Manchester City signing Erling Haaland is 88 rated, and Vinicius Junior has been given a plus six rating boost after his immense 2021/22 season. The Brazilian winger is 86 rated in FIFA 23.
Christopher Nkunku has also been handed a major rating increase, jumping from an 81 rated card in FIFA 22 to an 86 rated card in FIFA 23. He has also been re-positioned from a central attacking midfielder to a centre forward. Lautaro Martinez, Paulo Dybala, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Ciro Immobile are also rated 86.
Like Nkunku, Patrik Schick has also been rewarded for his impressive goal-scoring campaign for Bayer Leverkusen by moving from a 79 rated striker in FIFA 22 to an 85 rated striker in FIFA 23.
Dusan Vlahovic, Wissam Ben Yedder and Jack Grealish complete the top 30 rated forwards in FIFA 23.
The 30 highest rated forwards in FIFA 23
|Player||Team||FIFA 23 Rating|
|Karim Benzema||Real Madrid||91|
|Kylian Mbappe||Paris Saint-Germain||91|
|Lionel Messi||Paris Saint-Germain||91|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||Manchester United||90|
|Erling Haaland||Manchester City||88|
|Vinicius Junior||Real Madrid||86|
|Christopher Nkunku||RB Leipzig||86|
|Lautaro Martinez||Inter Milan||86|
|Riyad Mahrez||Manchester City||86|
|Romelu Lukaku||Inter Milan||86|
|Phil Foden||Manchester City||85|
|Patrik Schick||Bayer Leverkusen||85|
|Iago Aspas||Celta Vigo||85|
|Joao Felix||Atletico Madrid||84|
|Wissam Ben Yedder||Monaco||84|
|Jack Grealish||Manchester City||84|