FOOTBALLCRITIC HIGHEST RANKED
What is FC Ranking?
A player's FC Ranking is calculated using the following three key elements:
- A player's average FC Match Rating across their last 1800 minutes of football
- The quality of the competition in which the player is competing
- Additional bonuses rewarded which are dependent on the player's position.
We possess over 50,000 players in our database and, currently, only nine have a perfect score of 99. Our database is updated each and every Monday.
Lionel Messi – Barcelona, FC Ranking: 99
The mercurial Argentine may have drawn a blank in his last two competitive fixtures for Barcelona, but only recently he was responsible for a four-goal haul over Eibar and although his powers might be fading over so slightly, another scintillating performance is surely just around the corner. His superb performances still massively outweigh his poorer ones.
Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich, FC Ranking: 99
The Polish punisher did not feature in Bayern’s emphatic and somewhat bizarre 6-0 win over Hoffenheim last weekend, but that’s not to say he’s been quiet and with the ruthlessness he showed against Chelsea in the Champions League, the Bavarian outfit have one foot in the quarter-finals.
Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund, FC Ranking: 99
The 19-year-old has made noises about a return to England and if that is to be the case, Borussia Dortmund will certainly miss him. Especially if he continues to turn in match winning performances, such as last Saturday’s effort at home to Freiburg.
Neymar – PSG, FC Ranking: 99
You cannot accuse Neymar of poor finishing, but after being sent off at home to Bordeaux at the tail end of last month you could perhaps accuse him of poor discipline. That sending off meant he missed PSG’s clash with Dijon last weekend, an encounter they easily won by four goals to nil.
Serge Gnabry – Bayern Munich, FC Ranking: 99
The second of three Bayern players to make the list with a perfect rating of 99 and with the form that Gnabry has been in as of late, you can begin to understand why. Scintillating against Chelsea, fantastic against Hoffenheim and unsurprising that it never worked under Tony Pulis at West Brom.
Kylian Mbappe – PSG, FC Ranking: 99
Joining his PSG teammate Neymar with a perfect FC ranking, there almost seems to be an arms race between Mbappe and Erling Haaland, as to who will be Europe’s number one forward in the next few years. Whoever it turns out to be, it is going to be a fantastic battle to sit back and watch.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus, FC Ranking: 99
Worthy of the moniker of ‘Mr Consistent’ for Juventus and with 21 Serie A goals this season from as many appearances, the 35-year-old phenom is doing his best to keep the Old Lady of Turin in the title race. Surely this is not the season, where their vice like grip on the Scudetto is prised away.
Thiago Alcantara – Bayern Munich, FC Ranking: 99
The third of our Bayern trio when it comes to perfection, Thiago Alcantara is not necessarily a player who will grab the headlines but he is certainly someone who makes the German giants tick and with a 9.3 rating against Schallke in DFB-Pokal, the 28-year-old once again showed his true worth.
Josip Ilicic – Atalanta, FC Ranking: 99
He may not be anything in the way of a true household name, but the 32-year-old seems to be experiencing something of an ‘Indian Summer’ as far as his career concerned. A goal and two assists in last weekend’s emphatic 7-2 win over Lecce, could one final big money move be on the cards?
Toni Kroos – Real Madrid, FC Ranking: 98
With Kroos possessing a 98 FC ranking, he is perhaps labelled as the ‘best of the rest’ although that is not to diminish his talents by any stretch and as a key component in Real Madrid’s vital 2-0 win over Barcelona last Sunday, he will be crucial to Los Blancos hopes of winning this season’s La Liga title.