FIFA 20 Best Players For Career Mode and Ultimate Team - ST, CB, RB, LB, CM, LW, RW, GK

FIFA 20 Best Players For Career Mode and Ultimate Team - ST, CB, RB, LB, CM, LW, RW, GK

We’ve broken down FIFA 20's top player to show the best defenders, goalkeepers, midfielders, and strikers in the game.

FIFA 20 makes some notable changes to the tried and tested FIFA formula. There’s a new player morale system, and tweaks to the game as a whole. This being FIFA though, much has remained unchanged, and looking at the top 100 players this year it’s easy to get a bit of deja vu. Regardless, we’ve put together this guide on best players for Career Mode and FUT. With these stats, you’ll know which players to aim for, and which aren’t matched to your current team setup. We’ll be giving the pace, shooting, dribbling, passing, defense and physical stats for each of the top 100 players, broken down by position, so that you can see which players have made the cut this year.

The Top 100 Players For FUT and Career Mode

EA has officially revealed the best players in the game. This means that we’ve got all of the key stats for the top 100 players in the game, available so that you can start eyeing up your ideal team. We’ve included the table below, showing each players position, overall rating and each of the core 6 stats. Take a look!

PlayerPositionPACSHOPASDRIDEFPHYOVR
MessiRW87929296396694
Cristiano RonaldoST97998289357893
Neymar JrLW91858795325892
OblakGK87927889509091
HazardLW91838694356691
De BruyneCAM76869287617891
Van DijkCB77607072908690
Ter StegenGK88858890438890
SalahRW93868189457490
ModricCM74768990726690
SuarezST73898084518489
Sergio RamosCB72687574878589
Sergio BusquetsCDM42628081858089
MbappeST96847890397589
LewandowskiST77877485418289
KoulibalyCB71285468898789
KanteCDM78657781878389
KaneST70917981478389
GriezmannCF81868489577289
De GeaGK90848192578589
ChielliniCB68465862908289
AllisonGK85848589529089
AgueroST80907788337489
ReusCAM85888487456688
Raheem SterlingRW93797889455788
PogbaCM74818685668688
PiqueCB56617269888088
NeuerGK87879187568588
Mane LW94837788447488
LlorisGK89826891648488
KroosCM45809081706988
HandanovicGK88856989538988
GodinCB60486463898388
EriksenCAM73819084536388
EdersonGK86829388648688
DybalaCAM83828490436488
David SilvaCAM65748889525788
CourtoisGK85897287488588
CavaniST75867279558388
AubameyangST94857580376988
VertonghenCB63637473877987
Thiago SilvaCB62547273877887
ThiagoCM69748590696387
NavasGK90817590548287
MertensCF88838090355387
LaporteCB64507169888287
InsigneCF89798591354787
HummelsCB51587673897687
Heung Min SonCF88868087426887
FernandinhoCDM66747979847987
CasemiroCDM62727572858987
Bernardo SilvaRW81768392516787
BenzemaCF76828086397787
AlderweireldCB64557267887987
AlbaLB90698183797387
UmtitiCB69636970868286
SzczesnyGK85827388498686
SkriniarCB69415966878286
SaneLW95817986387086
Roberto FirminoCF77828087617886
RakiticCM62818681747086
PjanicCM68688785756786
ParejoCM41808879706986
MullerCAM72837978557186
MarquinhosCB74417371867786
Marco VerrattiCM65608490796686
LacazetteST82857586407486
KimmichRB72698684797886
IscoCAM71778390596086
ImmobileST80856381397686
Di MariaRW84798487486886
CoutinoLW79808490526486
BonucciCB58586971877986
VaraneCB83456264858085
SuleCB72425551868285
SaulCM70787981787885
SandroLB83657780828285
RodriguezCAM55868786506385
RodriCDM67687778828085
RobertsonLB85627779807585
Milinkovic-SavicCM67798082778485
MatuidiCDM75667678838185
MarceloLB81748389777985
ManolasCB82254262868185
LukakuST75827372358485
KokeRM68758682747985
IcardiST75846177366985
IbrahimovicST56887778347885
Hakim ZiyechCAM80758683506685
GomezCAM89788186395585
GimenezCB69455256868285
FabinhoCDM68697877858385
DonnarummaGK90807490498085
De LigtCB67586669838485
De JongCM79648488767685
CarvajalRB81477881828085
Bruno FernandesCAM77838785657485
Axel WitselCDM73748080838185
AllanCM75717884858485
AlabaLB83738180807685

Who is the Best Player in FIFA 20?

So now that we’ve seen the top 100 players, we can see who the best player is overall. This is Lionel Messi, which will no doubt be no surprise to many. Following him up are Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

Who Are the Best Free Kick Takers?

When looking at the best free kick takers in FIFA 20, we’ll be analyzing the FK ACC value. This stands for Free Kick Accuracy, and is the vital stat to consider when looking at best free kick takers. We’ve listed the top 20 players according to this value below.

  1. Lionel Messi - FC Barcelona: 94 FK ACC
  2. Miralem Pjanic - Piemonte Calcio: 92 FK ACC
  3. Sebastian Giovinco - Al Hilal: 92 FK ACC
  4. Enis Bardhi - Levante UD: 91 FK ACC
  5. Parejo - Valencia CF: 90 FK ACC
  6. Hakan Calhanoglu - Milan: 90 FK ACC
  7. Robert Skov - TSG 1899 Hoffenheim: 90 FK ACC
  8. James Ward-Prowse - Southampton: 89 FK ACC
  9. Marvin Plattenhardt - Hertha BSC: 89 FK ACC
  10. Paulo Dybala - Piemonte Calcio: 88 FK ACC
  11. Angel Di Maria - Paris Saint-Germain: 88 FK ACC
  12. Memphis Depay - Olympique Lyonnais: 88 FK ACC
  13. Aleksandar Kolarov - Roma: 88 FK ACC
  14. Neymar Jr - Paris Saint Germain: 87 FK ACC
  15. Gareth Bale - Real Madrid: 87 FK ACC
  16. Bruno Fernandes - Sporting CP: 87 FK ACC
  17. Anderson Talisca - Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao: 87 FK ACC
  18. Rusian Malinovskyi - Atlanta: 87 FK ACC
  19. Lasse Schone - Genoa: 87 FK ACC
  20. Kengo Nakamura - Kawasaki Frontale: 87 FKA

So Which Free Kick Takers Should You Buy?

While it is obviously ideal if you could add world-class players like Messi and Pjanic to your team, it’s unlikely you’ll afford them or get them from random drops in FUT 20. Instead, we recommend going for players like James Ward-Prowse from Southampton, or Robert Skov as they will be significantly cheaper. Skov still boasts a 90 FK ACC rating too, and you’ll notice the considerable increase in accuracy when compared to the majority of players in the game.

Best Goalkeepers - GK

Goalkeepers are obviously essential in FIFA 20. They’ve definitely been improved since last year’s entry too, with reaction time noticeably better across the board. It’s not just good reactions that GKs need, though, so we’ve listed the DIV and other core stats in the table below:

PlayerPositionDIVHANKICREFSPDPOSOVR
Ter StegenGK88858890438890
De GeaGK90848192578589
AllisonGK85848589529089
NeuerGK87879187568588
LlorisGK89826891648488
HandanovicGK88856989538988
EdersonGK86829388648688
CourtoisGK85897287488588
NavasGK90817590548287
SzczęsnyGK85827388498686
DonnarummaGK90807490498085

Who is the Best Goalkeeper Overall?

After pouring through the FIFA 20 player ratings released so far , we’ve found that the best goalkeeper in the game is Jan Oblak. They play for Atletico Madrid currently, as well as the Slovenian international squad.

For runner up we have Ter Stegen. Stegen actually beats out Oblak in terms of Kick and Reflex stats, though has a lower rating overall. Stegen currently plays for Barcelona, and the German national squad.

Finally, we have Allison, who has been climbing the rankings for the best goalkeepers for the last few years. They have great positioning play, and unmatched Speed. Allison currently plays for UK club Liverpool F.C. as well as the Brazilian National Squad.

FIFA 20 Best Defenders

Defenders are extremely important to consider when building a team. You won’t be able to win matches with lightning fast strikers alone, especially with the changes to pace that have been brought in this year. In the table below you’ll find the best defenders the game has to offer, before we continue on to break them down by position.

PlayerPositionPACSHOPASDRIDEFPHYOVR
Van DijkCB77607072908690
Sergio RamosCB72687574878589
KoulibalyCB71285468898789
ChielliniCB68465862908289
PiqueCB56617269888088
GodinCB60486463898388
VertonghenCB63637473877987
Thiago SilvaCB62547273877887
LaporteCB64507169888287
HummelsCB51587673897687
AlderweireldCB64557267887987
UmtitiCB69636970868286
SkriniarCB69415966878286
MarquinhosCB74417371867786
BonucciCB58586971877986
VaraneCB83456264858085
SuleCB72425551868285
ManolasCB82254262868185
GimenezCB69455256868285
De LigtCB67586669838485
KimmichRB72698684797886
CarvajalRB81477881828085
AlbaLB90698183797387
SandroLB83657780828285
RobertsonLB85627779807585
MarceloLB81748389777985
AlabaLB83738180807685

Best CB

Centre-backs are there to squash any direct attacks from the strikers on the opposing team. They need to be able to intercept crosses coming in from the wings, and assist the goalkeeper in any close-to-goal shot attempts. Here are the best CB in FIFA 20.

PlayerPositionPACSHOPASDRIDEFPHYOVR
Van DijkCB77607072908690
Sergio RamosCB72687574878589
KoulibalyCB71285468898789
ChielliniCB68465862908289
PiqueCB56617269888088
GodinCB60486463898388
VertonghenCB63637473877987
Thiago SilvaCB62547273877887
LaporteCB64507169888287
HummelsCB51587673897687
AlderweireldCB64557267887987
UmtitiCB69636970868286
SkriniarCB69415966878286
MarquinhosCB74417371867786
BonucciCB58586971877986
VaraneCB83456264858085
SuleCB72425551868285
ManolasCB82254262868185
GimenezCB69455256868285
De LigtCB67586669838485

Best RB

There aren’t too many RB defenders that are included in the Top 100 players, but don’t let that put you off. The players in the table below excel at stopping attacks coming up the wing, stopping potential crosses into the box.

PlayerPositionPACSHOPASDRIDEFPHYOVR
KimmichRB72698684797886
CarvajalRB81477881828085

Best LB

Finally, we have the best LB players in FIFA 20. There are notably more of them in the top 100 than for RB players, so we have more ratings to go off of.

PlayerPositionPACSHOPASDRIDEFPHYOVR
AlbaLB90698183797387
SandroLB83657780828285
RobertsonLB85627779807585
MarceloLB81748389777985
AlabaLB83738180807685

Best Midfielders

If you’re looking to build a team of your own, either in Career Mode or in FUT, you’ll need to plan out your midfield carefully. To help you out, we’ve put together the table below, listing the overall best midfielders in FIFA 20. You’ll also be able to check out the individual stats that make them great!

PlayerPositionPACSHOPASDRIDEFPHYOVR
De BruyneCAM76869287617891
ReusCAM85888487456688
EriksenCAM73819084536388
DybalaCAM83828490436488
David SilvaCAM65748889525788
MullerCAM72837978557186
IscoCAM71778390596086
RodriguezCAM55868786506385
Hakim ZiyechCAM80758683506685
GomezCAM89788186395585
Bruno FernandesCAM77838785657485
Sergio BusquetsCDM42628081858089
KanteCDM78657781878389
FernandinhoCDM66747979847987
CasemiroCDM62727572858987
RodriCDM67687778828085
MatuidiCDM75667678838185
FabinhoCDM68697877858385
Axel WitselCDM73748080838185
ModricCM74768990726690
PogbaCM74818685668688
KroosCM45809081706988
ThiagoCM69748590696387
RakiticCM62818681747086
PjanicCM68688785756786
ParejoCM41808879706986
Marco VerrattiCM65608490796686
SaulCM70787981787885
Milinkovic-SavicCM67798082778485
De JongCM79648488767685
AllanCM75717884858485
Neymar JrLW91858795325892
HazardLW91838694356691
Mane LW94837788447488
SaneLW95817986387086
CoutinoLW79808490526486
KokeRM68758682747985
MessiRW87929296396694
SalahRW93868189457490
Raheem SterlingRW93797889455788
Bernardo SilvaRW81768392516787
Di MariaRW84798487486886

Best CM

CM is an important position to consider, as it will form the backbone of your midfield approach. Here are the best CM players in FIFA 20.

PlayerPositionPACSHOPASDRIDEFPHYOVR
ModricCM74768990726690
PogbaCM74818685668688
KroosCM45809081706988
ThiagoCM69748590696387
RakiticCM62818681747086
PjanicCM68688785756786
ParejoCM41808879706986
Marco VerrattiCM65608490796686
SaulCM70787981787885
Milinkovic-SavicCM67798082778485
De JongCM79648488767685
AllanCM75717884858485

Best LM and LW

If you’re looking for some players to cover the upper left side of the pitch, look no further than the players in the table below. Note that Pace is an extremely important factor here and key for LW and LM players.

PlayerPositionPACSHOPASDRIDEFPHYOVR
Neymar JrLW91858795325892
HazardLW91838694356691
Mane LW94837788447488
SaneLW95817986387086
CoutinoLW79808490526486

Best RM and RW

Now onto the RW and RM players. These players are responsible for the upper right portion of the pitch, and are key for creating attacking chances. Here are the best RM and RW players in FIFA 20.

PlayerPositionPACSHOPASDRIDEFPHYOVR
KokeRM68758682747985
MessiRW87929296396694
SalahRW93868189457490
Raheem SterlingRW93797889455788
Bernardo SilvaRW81768392516787
Di MariaRW84798487486886

Best CDM and CAM

Finally, we have the CDM and CAM positions. These can be used to strengthen certain areas of your team, either bringing a player down to help with defense or moving them up for attack. Here are the best FIFA 20 Players in the CDM and CAM positions.

PlayerPositionPACSHOPASDRIDEFPHYOVR
De BruyneCAM76869287617891
ReusCAM85888487456688
EriksenCAM73819084536388
DybalaCAM83828490436488
David SilvaCAM65748889525788
MullerCAM72837978557186
IscoCAM71778390596086
RodriguezCAM55868786506385
Hakim ZiyechCAM80758683506685
GomezCAM89788186395585
Bruno FernandesCAM77838785657485
Sergio BusquetsCDM42628081858089
KanteCDM78657781878389
FernandinhoCDM66747979847987
CasemiroCDM62727572858987
RodriCDM67687778828085
MatuidiCDM75667678838185
FabinhoCDM68697877858385
Axel WitselCDM73748080838185

Best Strikers - ST

There are multiple elements to consider when choosing a striker. Often times, having a player with higher physicality can help push into space, though you might want to invest in players with high pace for breaking away from defenders. We’ve collected the best Strikers in FIFA 20 below, so be sure to check them out!.

PlayerPositionPACSHOPASDRIDEFPHYOVR
GriezmannCF81868489577289
MertensCF88838090355387
InsigneCF89798591354787
Heung Min SonCF88868087426887
BenzemaCF76828086397787
Roberto FirminoCF77828087617886
Cristiano RonaldoST97998289357893
SuarezST73898084518489
MbappeST96847890397589
LewandowskiST77877485418289
KaneST70917981478389
AgueroST80907788337489
CavaniST75867279558388
AubemeyangST94857580376988
LacazetteST82857586407486
ImmobileST80856381397686
LukakuST75827372358485
IcardiST75846177366985
IbrahimovicST56887778347885

Who Are the Best ST?

If you want to score goals consistently, you’ll need to consider your ST players carefully. In the table below, we’ve pulled together the very best strikers in FIFA 20, alongside their stats. Pay particular attention to the SHO and PAC stats.

PlayerPositionPACSHOPASDRIDEFPHYOVR
Cristiano RonaldoST97998289357893
SuarezST73898084518489
MbappeST96847890397589
LewandowskiST77877485418289
KaneST70917981478389
AgueroST80907788337489
CavaniST75867279558388
AubemeyangST94857580376988
LacazetteST82857586407486
ImmobileST80856381397686
LukakuST75827372358485
IcardiST75846177366985
IbrahimovicST56887778347885

Who Are the Best CF in FIFA 20?

The CF position has seen somewhat of a resurgence in recent years, as teams have started to move away from a 4-4-2 formation in favor of more experimental ones. Shooting ability is key here, and having a bit more Physicality can really help when jostling with defenders in the box.

PlayerPositionPACSHOPASDRIDEFPHYOVR
GriezmannCF81868489577289
MertensCF88838090355387
InsigneCF89798591354787
Heung Min SonCF88868087426887
BenzemaCF76828086397787
Roberto FirminoCF77828087617886

So Who is the Best Goal Scorer?

Overall, Christiano Ronaldo is the best goal scorer in FIFA 20. While Messi may be rated more highly overall, he is placed at the RW position for a reason. Ronaldo is simply a better finisher, with higher SHO and PHY stats to prove it. In terms of a pure goal scorer, you can’t get much better than Ronaldo.

For more info on FIFA 20, like release date and cover stars, head to our FIFA 20 Everything We Know page. For a look at how Pro Clubs have changed this year there's our FIFA 20 Pro Clubs Guide. There's also our page on what's new in FUT 20. For a look at how the new FUT progression system works, there's our FUT Season Objectives Guide.

Jake Green

Senior Guides Writer

Jake is a former freelance writer who is still very much new to all of this. He spends his days dreaming of an X-Files dating-sim and playing wonderfully silly VR games. He has an unhealthy obsession with Mega Man, and would pretty much trade a kidney for Skate 4 at this point.