The FIFA 23 ratings for women’s soccer have been unveiled ahead of the game’s release on Sept. 30, with many of the world’s brightest stars featuring among the top 25.
Alexia Putellas headlines the group with a score of 92, while cover star Sam Kerr, Wendie Renard and Ada Hegerberg fall in behind with scores of 91. Alex Morgan is the lone American in the top 25, sitting seventh with a score of 90.
While Putellas has soared to No. 1 after the Spanish player failed to crack the top 10 in the last two versions of the game, others have seen their stock fall.
Vivianne Miedema was tied for the highest rating last year with a 92, but this year the Dutch star sits in 10th with an overall rating of 89. The tumble is not necessarily due to Miedema’s lack of success but rather the rising tide of talent overall.
Alongside Putellas, Hegerberg (91), Marie-Antoinette Katoto (90), Caroline Graham Hansen (90) and Christiane Endler (89) have all risen into the top 10 after not featuring at all last year.
USWNT’s Megan Rapinoe has fallen out of the top 25 despite finishing in the top 10 in both of the previous editions. She holds the No. 43 spot with a score of 85.
For the first time ever, club teams from England’s Women’s Super League and France’s Division 1 Féminine are set to debut at launch in FIFA 23.
Olympique Lyonnais, with three players in the top 10, should be a solid pick for gamers, and Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal also should be top choices based on player ratings.
It’s unknown whether more teams will be added – or when the NWSL will be added. Reports have circulated about both the NWSL and Germany’s Frauen-Bundesliga being added sometime next year, and EA has said it intends to announce new leagues in the coming months.
With those additions could come better competition, although clubs such as PSG and Lyon likely will still have a stronghold.
Already, EA has confirmed that more World Cup 2023 players will be added in the form of a post-launch update.
7. Alex Morgan – 90
T-27. Catarina Macario – 86
T-27. Rose Lavelle – 86
T-27. Lindsey Horan – 86
T-27. Christen Press – 86
T-43. Megan Rapinoe – 85
T-43. Sophia Smith – 85
T-43. Jane Campbell – 85
T-43. Mallory Pugh – 85
T-43. Becky Sauerbrunn – 85
T-43. Alyssa Naeher – 85