FIFA 21 rankings: Megan Rapinoe tops women's player list - Sports Illustrated

Megan Rapinoe Tops FIFA 21 Women's Player Ratings, Downplays Her Own Ranking

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EA Sports's FIFA 21 women's player ratings were released on Friday and U.S. women's national team superstar Megan Rapinoe was tabbed as the game's top player.

Rapinoe tops the list with a 93 rating in the latest version of FIFA to finish just ahead of Australia's Samantha Kerr (92) and France's Wendie Renard (92).

Rapinoe is joined by three of her USWNT teammates in the top 15, including Tobin Heath (90), Alex Morgan (90) and Julie Ertz at 88.

The four teammates won the 2019 Women's World Cup together after defeating Netherlands in the final. The victory gave the USWNT its second straight World Cup title and fourth in total.

Following the USA's World Cup win, Rapinoe was named Sports Illustrated's 2019 Sportsperson of the Year in December 2019. She became only the fourth woman in the Sportsperson of the Year's 66-year history to win it unaccompanied. She also won the Women's Ballon d'Or and FIFA Women's World Player of the Year awards.

She hasn't played since the 2020 SheBelieves Cup, opting out of both the NWSL Challenge Cup and the ongoing Fall Series.

For what it's worth, Rapinoe downplayed her place atop the ratings, insinuating that greater attention to the women's game would result in a more accurate set of tabulations.

Check out the top 15 players in FIFA 21 below, with the full top 100 here:

  1.  Megan Rapinoe - United States - 93 OVR
  2. Samantha Kerr - Australia - 92 OVR
  3. Wendie Renard - France - 92 OVR
  4. Vivianne Miedema - Netherlands - 91 OVR
  5. Amandine Henry - France - 91 OVR
  6. Dzsenifer Marozsán - Germany - 91 OVR
  7. Lucy Bronze - England - 90 OVR
  8. Eugénie Le Sommer - France - 90 OVR
  9. Caroline Graham Hansen - Norway - 90 OVR
  10. Tobin Heath - United States - 90 OVR
  11. Alex Morgan - United States - 90 OVR
  12. Lieke Martens - Netherlands - 89 OVR
  13. Almuth Schult - Germany - 89 OVR
  14. Christine Sinclair - Canada - 89 OVR
  15. Julie Ertz - United States - 88 OVR

Last week, FIFA 21 announced the top-rated men's players with Lionel Messie and Cristiano Ronaldo topping the list. You can check out the top 10 men's player ratings here.