Who is your team’s best player according to FIFA 21?

New FIFA, new ratings. Find out each North-West club’s highest rated player and their best attribute. 

How are ratings decided? 

Every year EA Sports award all footballers on the game an overall rating out of 99 ahead of each new FIFA installment.  

Player’s overall ratings is a summary based off their attributes, which are decided from real-life performances. 

Every outfield player’s attributes are split into six sections which are pace, dribbling, shooting, passing, defending and physicality. Attributes are also given a rating out of 99, so the better a player is at passing the higher the passing would be, the same philosophy follows each attribute. 

Premier League 


Nick Pope – 82 rated.  

The six-foot seven keeper has achieved this rating after an impressive season for the Clarets, keeping 15 clean sheets last season. FIFA say his best attribute is his reflexes. 


Blackburn Rovers 

Bradley Dack – 74 rated 

The Rovers star scored nine goals in 22 games in the Championship last season. Dack’s best attributes are his pace and dribbling. 

Preston North End 

Ben Pearson – 75 rated  

The Lilywhites midfielder played a huge part in an Alex Neil side which just fell short off the playoffs last season. The midfielder’s best attribute is his physicality. 

League One 

Accrington Stanley 

Sean McConville – 66 rated 

The Stanley winger scored five league goals last season as his side avoided relegation on points per game last season. FIFA say his best attribute is his pace. 


Chris Maxwell – 67 rated 

The keeper is slowly becoming a fan favorite at Bloomfield Road after some impressive performances following his signing last January. His best attribute is his reflexes. 

Crewe Alexandra 

Perry Ng – 67 rated 

The right back played a huge role in The Railwaymen’s promotion from League Two last season, scoring two and assisting five goals. FIFA say the defender’s best attribute is his pace. 

Fleetwood Town 

Glenn Whelan – 68 rated 

The experienced midfielder was a part of a Joey Barton side that missed out on play-off glory last season, losing to winners Wycombe in the semi-finals. Whelan’s best attribute is his defending. 


Oliver Rathbone and Jimmy Ryan – 66 rated 

Both midfielders have earned this rating after playing in a Dale side that avoided relegation last season. Ryan’s best attribute is his physicality while Rathbone’s is his pace. 

Wigan Athletic

Kal Naismith and Lee Evans – 69 rated 

Both players were unfortunate as their side were relegated last season after receiving a points deduction following the club’s administration. Naismith’s best attribute is his pace and Evans’ is his passing and physicality. 

League Two 

Bolton Wanderers

Eoin Doyle – 66 rated 

The Irishman is a new signing at Wanderers, joining after a successful spell at Swindon last season. Where his 26 goals helped win promotion from League Two while he also became the top scorer in the division. Doyle’s best attribute is his physicality. 


Ben Pringle – 65 rated  

The midfielder is one of many new signings under manager Derek Adams this season after joining on a free transfer. His best attribute is his passing and physicality. 

Oldham Athletic 

David Wheater and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson – 64 rated 

Due to the Latics not having a player over 65 rated, they are the only team on this list without a silver card. Wheater’s best attribute is his physicality while Borthwick-Jackson’s is his pace. 

Salford City 

Tom Clarke and Bruno Andrade – 67 rated 

The pair are two new big signings for the side, as they both dropped down from higher divisions to join the club, as Salford hope to push for promotion this season. Their best attributes are their physicality and pace respectively.  

Tranmere Rovers 

Jay Spearing – 67 rated  

The former Liverpool prospect is a new signing for the recently relegated side, Spearing also comes down a division after leaving Blackpool this season. His best attribute is his physicality.