The release of the annual Madden, NBA and FIFA ratings, which come with each new iteration of their respective games, generally brings spors to a standstill, with Twitter alight in debate on who's overrated and who got robbed and even often draw comment from the players themselves, who are often unhappy (or sometimes chuffed) with the rating bestowed upon them by a team of game developers.
Naturally then, the release of the FIFA 20 rankings once again saw social media ablaze with chat amongst football fans, even if it was largely the usual suspects sitting atop the very perch of the rankings. Lionel Messi once again prevailed over Cristiano Ronaldo, copping a 94 rating to Ronaldo's 93.
Some notable exceptions from the list were promptly called out by irate football fans, however, including Sergio Aguero who just missed, out, Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino, and the same club's keeper, Allison Becker.
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, who scored over 40 goals for Bayern Munich in a truly rampant display last season, got particular attention having had his ranking downgraded by EA Sports. Twitter even got the hashtag #FixLewyRating momentarily trending.
For now though, the rankings stand resolute. These are the highest-ranked players in FIFA 20 at the time of launch. In more news, here's why FIFA 20's new FIFA Street revival should be the main reason you buy the game.
10. Marc-André ter Stegen (FC Barcelona) — 90 Overall
9. Luka Modrić (Real Madrid) —90 Overall
8. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) — 90 Overall
7. Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool) — 90 Overall
6. Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid) — 91 Overall
5. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) — 91 Overall
4. Eden Hazard (Real Madrid) — 91 Overall
3. Neymar Jr. (PSG) — 92 Overall
2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Piemonte Calcio) — 93 Overall
1. Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) — 94 Overall