Cristiano Ronaldo vs Lionel Messi On FIFA 22

Oskar Hartmannov
Friday 17 September 2021
Last Updated 2022-07-06T18:08:03Z

How do ratings of rivals compare and who is better?
Even though they are well into their thirties now, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi continue to compete at the highest levels of the game. Both players have found new clubs - Ronaldo returning to Manchester United, Messi joining Paris Saint-Germain - and fans will be able to pit them head-to-head on FIFA 22 from October 2021. Which of them is better on the new EA Sports game? Goal takes a look at their ratings and how they compare.

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  1. What is Cristiano Ronaldo's FIFA 22 rating?
  2. What is Lionel Messi's FIFA 22 rating?
  3. How do Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi compare on FIFA 22?
  4. Who are the best players on FIFA 22?
  5. More FIFA 22 ratings & news

What is Cristiano Ronaldo's FIFA 22 rating?

Cristiano Ronaldo has an overall rating on FIFA 22 of 91. The Manchester United forward has gone down one point from FIFA 21, when he had a rating of 92. It is the third successive decline for Ronaldo in the EA Sports series, with the Portugal captain having previously boasted a rating of 93 on FIFA 20 and 94 on FIFA 19.

Nevertheless, Ronaldo remains the best player in the Premier League - sharing that title with Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne - and among the top stars in the game overall. The closest player on the Manchester United team is Bruno Fernandes, who has an overall rating of 88, while Jadon Sancho and Paul Pogba are 87. Ronaldo's pace attribute has gone down two points but continues to be high at 87, while his physical has also reduced slightly to 75 from 77 in FIFA 21.

Lionel Messi's FIFA 22 rating is 93 and that makes him the best player on the game. His overall rating has remained unchanged from FIFA 21. The new Paris Saint-Germain signing's FIFA ratings have actually been 90-plus since FIFA 09 and since being given a 94 in FIFA 12, he has not dropped below 93 in any of the 10 subsequent titles.

Interestingly, Messi's Pace, Shooting, Passing, Dribbling and Physical attributes all remain unchanged from FIFA 21, but his Defence attribute has gone down from 38 to 34 in FIFA 22. Messi is the best PSG player on FIFA 22, with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe coming closest to him with ratings of 91.

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