The best midfielders in FIFA 21

Who are the best midfielders in FIFA 21?

On September 10, EA Sports announced ratings for the top 100 players in FIFA 21. A slew of superstar midfielders made the list, including Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne and Brazilian sensation Casemiro. But what other midfielders made the top 100, and who are the best in FIFA 21? We have answers to both of those questions, so let’s get into it.

Midfielders in FIFA 21 Top 100

28 midfielders made the FIFA 21 Top 100, with the highest overall going to Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne. De Bruyne, who was also the highest-rated midfielder in FIFA 20, received a 91 overall rating from EA. Here’s a look at all of the midfielders that made the top 100, including where they placed on the list:

  • Kevin de Bruyne – #4
  • Casemiro – #17
  • Joshua Kimmich – #19
  • Toni Kroos – #20
  • N’Golo Kante – #26
  • Luka Modric – #29
  • Bruno Fernandes – #32
  • Fabinho – #44
  • Sergio Busquets – #46
  • Thomas Muller – #49
  • Paul Pogba – #51
  • Marco Veratti – #52
  • Alejandro Gomez – #54
  • Jordan Henderson – #55
  • David Silva – #58
  • Thiago – #66
  • Kai Havertz – #67
  • Luis Alberto – #68
  • Hakim Ziyech – #72
  • Marco Reus – #73
  • Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – #75
  • Georginio Wijnaldum – #76
  • Miralem Pjanic – #81
  • Parejo – #84
  • Koke – #86
  • Frenkie de Jong – #91
  • Rodri – #92
  • Christian Eriksen – #99

And here are the best five midfielders at each position, sorted by overall rating:

Center Attacking Midfielder

  1. Kevin de Bruyne – 91 OVR
  2. Bruno Fernandes – 87 OVR
  3. Thomas Muller – 86 OVR
  4. Alejandro Gomez – 86 OVR
  5. David Silva – 86 OVR

Center Defensive Midfielder

  1. Casemiro – 89 OVR
  2. Joshua Kimmich – 88 OVR
  3. N’Golo Kante – 88 OVR
  4. Fabinho – 87 OVR
  5. Sergio Busquets – 87 OVR

Center Midfielder

  1. Toni Kroos – 88 OVR
  2. Luka Modric – 87 OVR
  3. Paul Pogba – 86 OVR
  4. Marco Verratti – 86 OVR
  5. Thiago – 85 OVR

Shooting

Kevin de Bruyne not only received the highest overall rating among midfielders, but the Man City superstar will also start 2020 with one of the best shooting attributes in the game. De Bruyne’s 86 Shooting rating is tied first among midfielders who made the FIFA 21 top 100. Dortmund midfielder Marco Reus also received an 86 Shooting rating.

Here are the best shooting midfielders in FIFA 21:

  1. Kevin de Bruyne – 86
  2. Marco Reus – 86
  3. Bruno Fernandes – 83
  4. Parejo – 83
  5. Thomas Muller – 83
  6. Christian Eriksen – 81
  7. Kai Havertz – 81
  8. Paul Pogba – 81
  9. Toni Kroos – 81
  10. Alejandro Gomez – 79

Defense

Central defensive midfielders Casemiro and N’Golo Kante received the highest Defense (86) attributes among midfielders that made the top 100 in FIFA 21. Liverpool midfielder Fabinho rounds out the top three, as he received an 85 Defense rating.

Here are the top ten midfielders in FIFA 21 in terms of defense:

  1. Casemiro – 86
  2. N’Golo Kante – 86
  3. Fabinho – 85
  4. Sergio Busquets – 83
  5. Rodri – 82
  6. Jordan Henderson – 81
  7. Joshua Kimmich – 81
  8. Marco Verratti – 79
  9. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – 79
  10. Georginio Wijnaldum – 78