EA Sports has today released the official top player ratings for FIFA 22 ahead of its release on October 1, with the new PSG signing Lionel Messi taking top spot with a 93 rating, while Man Utd's Cristiano Ronaldo is actually back in third.

Ronaldo has been given a 91, putting him on par with a bunch of players including Kylian Mbappe, Kevin De Bruyne, Neymar Jr and others, while the second place spot actually goes to Bayern's Robert Lewandowski.

Here's the full top 10:

  1. Lionel Messi (RW) – 93
  2. Robert Lewandowski (ST) – 92
  3. Cristiano Ronaldo (ST) – 91
  4. Kevin De Bruyne (CM) – 91
  5. Kylian Mbappé (ST) – 91
  6. Neymar Jr (LW) – 91
  7. Jan Oblak (GK) – 91
  8. Harry Kane (ST) – 90
  9. N’Golo Kanté (CDM) – 90
  10. Manuel Neuer (GK) – 90

The latest entry in the FIFA series is now just a few short weeks away, and with early access beginning before the end of September, you can expect to get your hands on a free trial with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate very soon.

Don't forget that the standard FIFA 22 for Xbox One won't include a free next-gen upgrade, so if you're planning to upgrade to a Series X or Series S soon-ish, you might want to look at getting the more expensive 'Ultimate Edition'.

Thoughts on the ratings? Should Messi be top? Would you put Ronaldo above him? Tell us down below.