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Andrew Matthews The world's most expensive player is ranked 23rd in the new game.
# Up for debate
EA Sports reveal player ratings for FIFA 16, Gareth Bale doesn't make the top 20
There are also no Liverpool players in the top 50.

THE NEWEST ADDITION to EA Sports’ FIFA series is scheduled for release in the UK and Ireland on the 24 September, and the official Twitter page have been gearing up for the launch by revealing the top 50 players in the ratings.

Unsurprisingly, some of these ratings are causing quite a bit of debate. The man many describe as the greatest footballer of all-time, Lionel Messi, is once again the highest rated player on the game. Messi has a rating of 94 out of 100, a one-point upgrade on his stats in FIFA 15.

Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo is a close second with a rating of 93 and Luis Suarez rounds out the top three with a rating of 90. There are three new arrivals in the top 10, with Manchester City’s David Silva, PSG defender Thiago Silva and Champions League winner Neymar receiving a ratings boost.

But there is no place for the world’s most expensive player, Gareth Bale, in a top 20 that includes Premier League midfielders Mezut Ozil and Cesc Fabregas.

Here’s the top 10 players in full, with the top 50 available here:

10. David Silva – 88

Nigel French Nigel French

9. Thiago Silva – 88

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8. Neymar Jnr – 88

Francisco Seco Francisco Seco

7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 89

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6. Eden Hazard – 89

Frank Augstein Frank Augstein

5. Arjen Robben – 90

Matthias Schrader Matthias Schrader

4. Manuel Neuer – 90

Michael Probst Michael Probst

3. Luis Suarez – 90

Doug Benc Doug Benc

2. Cristiano Ronaldo – 93

Francisco Seco Francisco Seco

1. Lionel Messi – 94

Ivan Sekretarev Ivan Sekretarev

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