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FIFA 21 Lists: Most Improved + Best 5-Star Skill Moves Players

FIFA 21 player ratings

EA unveiling FIFA 21 ratings created countless opportunities for us to create lists. So we did. (Image credit: EA Sports)

The official announcement of FIFA 21 ratings comes as a real treat to us at EarlyGame because we bloody love ranking stuff. We don't plan on stopping. Oh, no! We're even doubling the dose today, with not one, but two top tens: of the highest-skilled players and of those who received the most notable boost of overall rating.

In case you didn't know already, we really, really like doing rankings. In fact, we've already done a couple of those on FIFA 21 ratings - the top 10 overall players and the top 10 Bundesliga players:

Best FIFA 21 5-Star Skill Moves Players

Today we continue doing what we love with a pair of top 10s. We begin with the players awarded a 5-star Skill Moves stat. There are, of course, more than ten players who have such a stat and the stat itself is of equal value for all players. We wanted to come up with something to satisfy our ranking addiction and stopped on ranking the players with 5-Star Skill Moves by their overall rating. Here's where that lead us:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo - 92 OVR (Juventus/Piemonte Calcio)
  2. Neymar - 91 OVR (Paris Saint-Germain)
  3. Kylian Mbappé - 90 OVR (Paris Saint-Germain)
  4. Ángel Di María - 87 OVR (Paris Saint-Germain)
  5. Jadon Sancho - 87 OVR (Borussia Dortmund)
  6. Roberto Firmino - 87 OVR (Liverpool)
  7. Paul Pogba - 86 OVR (Manchester United)
  8. Thiago Alcántara - 85 OVR (Bayern München)
  9. Riyad Mahrez - 85 OVR (Manchester City)
  10. Memphis Depay - 85 OVR (Olympique Lyon)
FIFA 21 5-star Skill Moves players

PSG have some serious skill on their FIFA 21 roster.

PSG will be a lot of fun to play with all those skillful players upfront. The French champions are having some issues at the start of the season though, so who knows, maybe a nerf during the season? Now that would be real fun!

FIFA 21 Most Improved Players

Our second FIFA 21 player ranking for the day is that of those who received the highest boost compared to their FIFA 20 starts overall. This last season saw the breakout of many potential stars and ratings have moved up accordingly. Here are the most improved players this year:

  1. Marash Kumbulla - 75 OVR (+15) (Hellas Verona)
  2. Dejan Kulusevski - 77 OVR (+13) (Juventus/Piemonte Calcio)
  3. Sebastián Córdova - 75 OVR (+13) (América)
  4. Edmond Tapsoba - 78 OVR (+12) (Bayer Leverkusen)
  5. Christoph Baumgartner - 75 OVR (+12) (Hoffenheim)
  6. Erling Haaland - 84 OVR (+11) (Borussia Dortmund)
  7. Pervis Estupinan - 79 OVR (+11) (Watford)
  8. Mason Greenwood - 77 OVR (+10) (Manchester United)
  9. Pedro Gonçalves - 76 OVR (+10) (Sporting CP)
  10. Carlos Neva - 76 OVR (+10) (Granada)
FIFA 21 Most Improved Players

Erling Haaland could not break into the top 3 of most improved players, but he's still the best in the top 10 overall.

Most of these are aspiring youngsters still, with only Haaland able to make a case for an objectively strong FIFA 21 card, but it is what it is. Do you expect any of these players to make another appearance on such a list for FIFA 22? Now that would be an explosion if we've ever seen one!

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