Kevin de Bruyne is the highest rated midfielder in FIFA 23, with the Manchester City and Belgium star rated 91 in FIFA Ultimate Team for the latest edition of EA Sports’ popular video game.
Not only is De Bruyne the highest rated midfielder in the game, but he is also the joint-highest rated player overall, tied with Karim Benzema, Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe for that accolade.
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 midfielders receiving an overall rating as well as ratings in categories such as passing and defending.
De Bruyne is two ratings higher than the midfielder in second place in the rating standings, namely Sadio Mane. The Bayern Munich player is classified as a left midfielder in FIFA 23, meaning he fits into the category of midfielder. Mane is 89 rated in the Ultimate Team game mode and is one of four midfielders with a base rating of 89. Joshua Kimmich, Casemiro and N’Golo Kante are also rated 89.
Real Madrid star Toni Kroos is the sixth highest rated midfielder in FIFA 23. The German has been handed a base rating of 88 for the fourth year in a row. Fellow Los Blancos midfielder Luka Modric is also 88 rated for FIFA 23, with the Croatian receiving a plus one overall rating boost after spending two years as an 87 rated card.
Bernardo Silva is the third and final midfielder rated 88 in FIFA 23, while his Manchester City team-mate Rodri is one rating lower at 87. Fabinho, Thomas Muller, Frenkie de Jong, Marco Verratti and Leon Goretzka are all rated 87 too.
Thiago Alcantara and his former Bayern Munich team-mate Kingsley Coman are both rated 86, along with Nicolo Barella and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic among others. Coman has once again been positioned as a left midfielder in FIFA 23. Bruno Fernandes has been downgraded two ratings and also has an 86 rated card.
Paul Pogba, Jorginho and Sergio Busquets are three of nine midfielders handed an 85 rated card in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team.
The 30 highest rated midfielders in FIFA 23
|Player||Team||FIFA 23 Rating|
|Kevin de Bruyne||Manchester City||91|
|Sadio Mane||Bayern Munich||89|
|Joshua Kimmich||Bayern Munich||89|
|Toni Kroos||Real Madrid||88|
|Luka Modric||Real Madrid||88|
|Bernardo Silva||Manchester City||88|
|Thomas Muller||Bayern Munich||87|
|Frenkie de Jong||Barcelona||87|
|Marco Verratti||Paris Saint-Germain||87|
|Leon Goretzka||Bayern Munich||87|
|Kingsley Coman||Bayern Munich||86|
|Nicolo Barella||Inter Milan||86|
|Bruno Fernandes||Manchester United||86|
|Marcelo Brozovic||Inter Milan||86|
|Ilkay Gundogan||Manchester City||85|
|Paul Pogba||Manchester United||85|
|Marco Reus||Borussia Dortmund||85|
|Serge Gnabry||Bayern Munich||85|
|Nabil Fekir||Real Betis||85|