As the FIFA World Cup 2022 has started with full energy and enthusiasm, it’s getting more and more interesting to figure out which team is going to lift the FIFA World Cup trophy. Question arises: Among the crowd of greatest players including Lionel Messi, Ronaldo, etc. who is the strongest FIFA player as of this time. Who could be the next generation FIFA superstar? Or someone from the dark is going to steal the limelight?
This time, the World Cup is being hosted by Qatar, the first time in Arab World history. After becoming host, Qatar automatically qualified for the tournament to accompany other 31 participating nations. The 2022 FIFA World Cup will see a total of 32 teams divided in eight groups of four each in the first phase. In the knockout stage, round of 16 will take place leading to Quarter finals between eight best teams followed by Semi final and Finals.
Before we go into deep of these details, let’s have a look at the list of strongest FIFA players. Everyone is curious to know it, so let’s not delay.
Top 10 strongest FIFA players
1. Kaliduo Koulibaly
Kaliduo Koulibaly is a Senegalese professional football player who plays as a centre back for the Premier League club Chelsea and the Senegal national team. Kaliduo was born on June 20, 1991 in Saint-Die-des-Vosges , France. The 31 years old footballer has topped the list of strongest FIFA players. According to FIFA 2022 rankings, he is considered the strongest (94) FIFA player. Kaliduo started his professional career with French local club Metz in 2010 at the age of 19 only.
2. Virgil Van Dijk
Virgil van Dijk is a Professional Dutch football player who also plays as a centre back for Premier league club Liverpool and the Netherlands national team. Virgil is also a part of the Netherlands squad for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar and is considered the second strongest FIFA player by FIFA. Considered as one of the best defenders in the world, he is known for his leadership, strength and aerial ability. The Dutch professional was born on July 8, 1991 in Breda, Netherlands. The FIFA player has a quite good social media presence with 12.8 million followers on Instagram.
3. Erling Haaland
Erling Braut Haaland, commonly known as Erling Haaland is a Norwegian professional football player who plays as a striker for Premier League club Manchester City and the Norwegian National team. Known for his strength, finishing and speed, Erling is considered one of the best strikers on the planet. He ranks third in the list of strongest (93) FIFA players. The Norwegian player has become very successful at a very young age as he was born on July 21, 2000. The Norwegian personality has been a part of several clubs like Molde, Bryne, Red Bull Salzburg, Norway U21, etc. Erling has dual nationality of British and Norwegian.
4. Keinan Davis
Keinan Vincent Joseph Davis, commonly known as Keinan Davis is an English professional football player who plays as a forward for the EFL Championship Club Watford, on loan from Aston Villa with team number 7. Keinan is placed in fourth place as one of the strongest (93) FIFA players. He was born on February 13, 1998 and currently is 24 years old. The English prodigy began his youth career with Stevenage in 2014 moving to Aston Villa academy in December 2015 at the age of 17 only. He has made a total of 73 appearances for Aston Villa.
5. Kurt Zouma
Here comes the fifth strongest FIFA player, Kurt Zouma. Kurt Zouma is a French professional football player who plays as a centre back for the premier league club West Ham United and the French National team. You must know that France is the current football champion as they lifted the trophy in 2018 in Russia. In order to preserve its title, France has qualified for the World Cup 2022 and become a part of it. Kurt Zouma will be playing in the Qatar World Cup for the French squad. Zouma has an experience of over 12 years as he made his professional debut with Saint Etienne at the age of 16 only. He was born on October 27, 1994 in Lyon, France. As of 2022, he earns a salary of 62.4 lakh GBP.
6. Eric Dier
Eric Dier is an English professional football player who plays as a centre back for the Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and the England National team. Eric is one of the best defensive players with a versatile nature and that’s why he has been deployed as a defensive midfielder, right back and centre back. The English footballer has been named as the sixth strongest FIFA player in the World. Born on January 13, 1994 in Cheltenham, United Kingdom, Eric has done his schooling from St. Julian’s School.
7. Willy Boly
Willy Boly is ranked seventh in the list of top strongest FIFA players. Willy’s full name is Willy Arnaud Zobo Boly who is a French professional football player. Willy plays as a centre back for Premier league club Nottingham Forest and the Ivory coast National team. His team number is 30 currently while he has played for clubs like Wolverhampton Wanderers and Auxerre as well. Willy was born on February 3, 1991 in Melun, France and has dual nationalities. He has recently become a part of Nottingham Forest and hasn’t scored a single goal till now.
8. Aleksandar Mitrovic
Aleksandra Mitrovic is a Serbian professional football player who plays as a striker for Premier league club Fulham and the Serbia National team. Aleksandra Mitrovic has been listed as one of the strongest FIFA players in latest FIFA Rankings with the rating ’78’. The ratings indicate his potential while his position is striker. Born on September 16, 1994 in Smederevo, Serbia, Aleksandra Mitrovic began his professional career after a loan at Teleoptik. The 1.89m tall Mitrovic has played 12 matches for Fulham while having been a part of clubs like Anderlecht and Newcastle United in the past.
9. Kieffer Moore
Kieffer Robert Francisco Moore, commonly known as Kieffer Moore is a professional football player from Wales who plays as a striker for Premier league club AFC Bournemouth and the Wales National team. Keiffer will play for Wales in the FIFA World Cup Qatar as well. Moore has even played one match for Wales in the tournament recently. Another important thing for the Wales professional is that his name has been listed down as one of the strongest FIFA players with a rating of 73. He also has a potential of 73 while strength is 90.
10. Kristoffer Ajer
Kristoffer Ajer is a Norwegian professional football player who plays as a centre back for the Premier League club Brentford and the Norwegian National team. Ajer is ranked tenth in the list of strongest FIFA players with a rating of 75 and a potential of 83. While the strength of the Norwegian prodigy is 90. The tenth top strongest FIFA player, Ajer was born on April 17, 1998 in Raelingen, Norway. Previously, Ajer played for Start in the Tippeligaen and Celtic in the Scottish Premiership. The Brentford centre back is 1.98 m tall and 92 kg heavy.