Barcelona Star Crowned the Best Player in FIFA 23 Ahead of Benzema, Leo Messi and Ronaldo

Barcelona Star Crowned the Best Player in FIFA 23 Ahead of Benzema, Leo Messi and Ronaldo

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:13 PM
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  • Alexia Putellas has knocked Lionel Messi off his perch as the top-ranked footballer in the latest edition of the popular video game, FIFA 23
  • The reigning Ballon d'Or Féminin holder enjoyed a stunning season for Barcelona last season, helping the Catalan giants to a domestic treble
  • Her rating of 92/100 sees the Spaniard ranked ahead of her peers including male counterparts such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Messi

FC Barcelona star Alexia Putellas has emerged as the highest-rated player of FIFA 23, seeing off competition from male counterparts Karim Benzema, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Alexia's rating may come as a surprise to many avid gamers and football fanatics, but owing to her awe-inspiring performance with Barcelona last term, she deserves her spot at the top.

The 28-year-old Spaniard captained Barca to a domestic treble, claiming the Spanish League for the third season in a row, reports the BBC.

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Alexia Putellas is the highest-rated player in this year's FIFA 23, ahead of Lionel Messi. Photo credit: Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images @PSG_English/Twitter
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Putellas' Barca remarkably won all 30 of their league games, with the 2021 Ballon d'Or Féminin holder scoring 18 goals and registering 15 assists.

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Her rating of 92/100 sees means she knocks ex-Barcelona superstar Messi off the game's top spot for the first time in four years.

She does not only beat Messi to the top spot but also Madrid and 2022 Ballon d'Or favourite Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe of PSG, Belgium play maker Kevin De Bruyne, and Robert Lewandowski - who all sit on 91.

According to ESPN, Alexia will miss the 2022-23 season and faces a race against time to be fit for next summer's World Cup, after undergoing knee surgery in July due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

Comparing Ronaldo and Lionel Messi's ratings in FIFA over the years

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are currently on a decline from their impressive selves after dominating world football for over a decade.

The two still have the ability to conjure up magical things, but one can't help but notice that they are slowly fading away. The latest edition of the popular video game FIFA 23 underlines this fact.

Messi has dropped from a rating of 93 to 91, while Ronaldo is basically hanging by a thread in the 90 category.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.