The popular football video game will have women’s football clubs for the first time ever.
FIFA 23 will be the final instalment in the long-running FIFA line of video games developed by Electronic Arts. The upcoming edition is special for multiple reasons and one of them is the inclusion of women’s football clubs. Teams from the Women’s Super League and the Division 1 Féminine from England and France respectively will be available for the users once the game releases on 27 September 2022.
Women’s football has gone through leaps and bounds in recent years in terms of popularity. It is heartening to see a bigger inclusion in the popular video game for women footballers and clubs alike. With the addition of women footballers, users are now also aware of their ratings thanks to EA Sports revealing them ahead of the game’s release on all major gaming platforms.
Here is a look at the top 10 highest-rated female footballers in FIFA 23 as the game approaches a worldwide release:
Vivianne Miedema – 89
Vivianne Miedema is a Dutch footballer who plays for English side Arsenal in the Women’s Super League. She is a fabulous attacker with an 89 overall rating in FIFA 23. She has also played for FC Bayern Munich in the past.
Christiane Endler- 89
Christiane Endler is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in women’s football. The Chile international has an 89 overall rating, the highest for a female goalkeeper in the game. She is currently playing for Olympique Lyon, one of the strongest clubs in women’s football.
Caroline Graham Hansen – 90
Caroline Hansen plays for Norway on the international stage and FC Barcelona at the club level. She is a winger by trade and has a rating of 90 in FIFA 23. The 27-year-old has already won the league thrice and the UEFA Champions League once with the iconic Spanish club among other silverware.
Alex Morgan – 90
Alex Morgan is one of the most popular figures in women’s football. She is well-known across the world for her skills while representing the USWNT. The striker currently plays for San Diego Wave FC of the National Women’s Soccer League. The two-time FIFA Women’s World Cup winner has a 90 overall rating in FIFA 23.
Lucy Bronze – 90
Lucy Bronze is one of the best full-backs in women’s football. She plays as a right-back for Barcelona and the England national team on the club and international levels respectively. She was a significant player for the English team that won the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 and has a rating of 90 in FIFA 23.
Marie-Antoinette Katoto – 90
Marie-Antoinette Katoto plays for Paris Saint-Germain in the Division 1 Féminine and the French women’s national football team. The 23-year-old is one of the most lethal strikers in the world and already an all-time leading goalscorer for PSG. She has 108 goals in 113 appearances for the club and has a 90 rating in FIFA 23.
Ada Hegerberg – 91
Ada Hegerberg plays for Lyon in France and the Norwegian women’s national team at the international level. The brilliant striker has an overall rating of 91 in FIFA 23, which is the joint second-highest for a female player. She won the first-ever Ballon d’Or Féminin award back in 2018 and has won the UEFA Women’s Champions League six times.
Wendie Renard – 91
Wendie Renard is a defender by trade and many regard her as the best in the business for the position. The 91 overall rating does justice to her immaculate talent and leadership qualities. Renard plays for Lyon and the French national team. She is an eight-time UEFA Women’s Champions League winner and a 14-time French league winner.
Sam Kerr – 91
Sam Kerr features on the cover of FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition alongside Kylian Mbappe, such is her stature in the world of football. The all-time leading Australian scorer plays for Chelsea in the WSL. She has an overall rating of 91 in the game, making her one of the strongest players to choose from.
Alexia Putellas – 92
Alexia Putellas is royalty in women’s football. Her undisputed greatness has been justified in FIFA 23 as she receives a 92 overall rating, the highest for an individual player. The Spaniard plays for FC Barcelona in the Primera División and has won it six times already. In addition, she has one UEFA Women’s Champions League title. Furthermore, she won the 2021 Ballon d’Or Féminin among many other individual honours.