Another year, another Bundesliga title for Bayern Munich, making it eight seasons in a row as the German top-flight champions. Last season, however, Bayern weren’t content with dominating on home soil.
As well as the Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal trophies, the Bavarians subdued the flair-filled Paris Saint-Germain to claim the Champions League. On top of all of that, they’ve started this season by beating Sevilla to win the UEFA Super Cup.
Despite manager Niko Kovač getting the sack in November, Hans-Dieter Flick was able to guide the German giants to another triumphant season, with FIFA 21 giving their star players hefty ratings to reflect their success.
On this page, we’re taking a look at Bayern Munich’s best goalie, defender, midfielders, and striker, going on to list all of the Die Roten players’ ratings in FIFA 21 in a table at the bottom.
Manuel Neuer (89 OVR)
Best Position: GK
Overall Rating: 89
Weak Foot: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 91 Goalkeeper Kicking, 89 Goalkeeper Reflexes, 87 Goalkeeper Handling
Famously pioneering the modern sweeper-keeper movement as the Schalke 04 goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer has been considered among the very best goalkeepers in the world for close to a decade.
Despite being 34-years-old, Neuer continues to showcase how to play as the perfect sweeper-keeper for Bayern Munich, with the 6’4’’ German also boasting an almighty 84.9 per cent pass completion rate from over 1,000 pass attempts last season – while also keeping 22 clean sheets.
From the initial game ratings shown, it seems as though EA have forgotten the speed at which Neuer leaves the crease to close down incoming strikers, giving him a mere 60 sprint speed and 54 acceleration.
His fundamental attribute ratings, however, are all deservedly high, with Neuer boasting 89 goalkeeper reflexes, 86 goalkeeper positioning, 91 goalkeeper kicking, 87 goalkeeper handling, and 87 goalkeeper diving.
David Alaba (84 OVR)
Best Position: CB
Overall Rating: 84
Weak Foot: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 88 Reactions, 85 Marking, 85 Free-Kick Accuracy
While David Alaba has dabbled at centre back in the past, his permanent move to the central role came as a result of the emergence of Canadian wunderkind Alphonso Davies.
After missing a handful of games with injury, the Austrian returned to the Bayern ranks to find that his place had been taken. However, he proved himself to be sturdy enough at centre-half to play 34 of his 42 games in the role last season.
In FIFA 21, the Bayern Munich back has one distinctly appealing aspect for Career Mode players: he’s among the best contract expiry signings to get at the end of the first season for free.
Prior to a potential move, Alaba is a useful centre back in the game, with his highlight attributes being 85 marking, 83 standing tackle, 83 jumping, 88 reactions, 84 interceptions, and 85 free-kick accuracy.
Joshua Kimmich (88 OVR)
Best Position: CDM
Overall Rating: 88
Weak Foot: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 95 Stamina, 91 Crossing, 89 Aggression
An incredibly versatile, but always defence-minded player, Joshua Kimmich has powered through as Philipp Lahm’s heir apparent since signing for a mere £7.65 million five years ago.
Still only 25-years-old, Kimmich has played 48 games for the national team and over 200 for Bayern Munich. Last season was the defensive midfielder’s best yet, scoring seven goals and setting up 17 in 51 appearances.
The German isn’t the highest-rated CDM in FIFA 21, but he’s up there with the best and isn’t even close to reaching his prime.
Boasting a very well-balanced build, Kimmich’s top attribute ratings are his 87 short passing, 91 crossing, 86 long passing, 88 reactions, 85 ball control, 95 stamina, 89 aggression, and 84 standing tackle.
Robert Lewandowski (91 OVR)
Best Position: ST
Overall Rating: 91
Skill Moves: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 94 Finishing, 94 Positioning, 93 Reactions
At the start of the 2017/18 season, Robert Lewandowski set out to enjoy his final campaign before becoming a 30-year-old striker, which seemed to activate some new tier of sharpshooting in the Polish frontman.
In the season of his 29th birthday, Lewandowski scored 41 goals and set-up five. In 2018/19, as a 30-year-old, he dropped a goal to score 40, but added 13 assists. Last season, he fired in a massive 55 goals and ten assists.
Now, the 32-year-old comes into FIFA 21 as one of the best strikers in the game, sitting only a single OVR point back from Cristiano Ronaldo.
Lewandowski’s attributes make him the perfect player to pass the ball to in and around the box, as shown by his 94 positioning, 94 finishing, 89 shot power, 85 long shots, 89 volleys, 93 reactions, and 88 composure.
Thomas Müller (86 OVR)
Best Position: CAM
Overall Rating: 86
Skill Moves: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 94 Reactions, 94 Positioning, 86 Stamina
Thomas Müller is an oddity in a modern football where high-energy, skill, and speed are prized above all else; he scores so many goals, sets so many up, but doesn’t adhere to the archetypes that we’ve come to expect at the highest level.
The German simply has a great mind for working himself into space and scoring goals. Müller won the Golden Boot at the 2010 World Cup, came second in the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot race, and has 200 goals and 194 assists in 537 games for Bayern Munich so far.
Müller has famously been the example put out by EA Sports when trying to explain how they adjust the ratings subjectively, with the scorer of 14 goals and 26 assists last season being given 86 OVR as one of the top CAMs in FIFA 21.
The Bavarian-native’s primary attributes are his 94 positioning, 85 finishing, 85 vision, 85 crossing, 94 reactions, 84 composure, and 86 stamina.
All of the Bayern Munich Player Ratings in FIFA 21
Here, you’ll find the overall ratings and best attribute ratings for each player in Bayern Munich’s squad on FIFA 21, with more to be added once the full title is released.
|Robert Lewandowski||91||ST||94 Finishing, 94 Positioning, 93 Reactions||Polish|
|Manuel Neuer||89||GK||91 Goalkeeper Kicking, 89 Goalkeeper Reflexes, 87 Goalkeeper Handling||German|
|Joshua Kimmich||88||CDM||95 Stamina, 91 Crossing, 89 Aggression||German|
|Thomas Müller||86||CAM||94 Reactions, 94 Positioning, 86 Stamina||German|
|Serge Gnabry||85||RM||90 Acceleration, 88 Balance, 87 Dribbling||German|
|Leroy Sané||85||LM||95 Sprint Speed, 91 Acceleration, 88 Dribbling||German|
|David Alaba||84||CB||88 Reactions, 85 Marking, 85 Free-Kick Accuracy||Austrian|
|Leon Goretzka||84||CM||87 Reactions, 85 Ball Control, 84 Short Passing||German|
|Niklas Süle||84||CB||93 Strength, 88 Standing Tackle, 87 Sliding Tackle||German|
|Kingsley Coman||84||LM||94 Acceleration, 93 Sprint Speed, 88 Dribbling||French|
|Jérôme Boateng||82||CB||88 Strength, 87 Standing Tackle, 84 Composure||German|
|Lucas Hernández||82||CB||86 Aggression, 86 Sliding Tackle, 85 Jumping||French|
|Javi Martínez||81||CDM||86 Aggression, 85 Heading Accuracy, 84 Marking||Spanish|
|Benjamin Pavard||81||RB||86 Jumping, 84 Interceptions, 82 Heading Accuracy||French|
|Alphonso Davies||81||LB||96 Acceleration, 96 Sprint Speed, 85 Dribbling||Canadian|
|Corentin Tolisso||80||CM||84 Long Passing, 83 Jumping, 82 Heading Accuracy||French|
|Sven Ulreich||79||GK||84 Goalkeeper Reflexes, 79 Goalkeeper Diving, 79 Goalkeeper Positioning||German|
|Odriozola||79||RB||81 Crossing, 79 Acceleration, 79 Stamina||Spanish|