After colossal amounts of investment, Manchester City eventually won their first Premier League title in 2011/12 in the most dramatic of circumstances. However, the team has undoubtedly been at its best since Pep Guardiola joined as the head coach.
While City are yet to surpass their best Champions League finish under Guardiola – semi-finals under Manuel Pellegrini in 2015/16 – they’ve won the Premier League and a domestic treble.
Last season, they missed out on a three-peat of titles, with Liverpool running off with the title, but they’re returning with a reinforced team to attempt to hunt down the Reds and retain the title. FIFA 21 has certainly given City the player ratings to make them one of the best teams in the game.
On this page, you’ll find Manchester City’s highest-rated players of each part of the field featured, with a table that lists all of the player ratings at the base of the article.
Ederson (88 OVR)
Best Position: GK
Overall Rating: 88
Weak Foot: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 93 Goalkeeper Kicking, 88 Goalkeeper Reflexes, 86 Goalkeeper Diving
In the summer of 2017, Manchester City paid a world-record fee to bring in Benfica’s goalkeeper, Ederson. Upon arrival, he not only showed strong shot-stopping ability, but his distribution was nearly flawless.
Despite still being second-fiddle for the Brazil national team, Ederson is one of the best goalkeepers in European football, keeping 20 clean sheets and only allowing 37 goals in 44 competitions last season.
In FIFA 21, Ederson is a couple of OVR points behind compatriot Alisson, but he’s still one of the top GKs in the game.
Aside from a slightly low 82 goalkeeper handling rating, Ederson boasts hefty goalie attributes, including 93 goalkeeper kicking and 86 goalkeeper positioning.
Aymeric Laporte (87 OVR)
Best Position: CB
Overall Rating: 87
Weak Foot: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 89 Marking, 89 Standing Tackle, 88 Sliding Tackle
Pep Guardiola has spent over £350 million on defenders, with Aymeric Laporte being the most expensive at £58.5 million, but easily the most influential of the newcomers along the backline.
The Agen-native was severely missed last season, only managing to play in 20 games. When the centre back was on the pitch, City only dropped points in three of his 15 league games, but lost or drew in nine of the 23 that Laporte missed.
Laporte is Manchester City’s best defender in FIFA 21, boasting hefty attribute ratings in all of the essential areas for a CB.
The Frenchman’s highlight ratings are his 89 marking, 86 heading accuracy, 89 standing tackle, 87 reactions, 88 sliding tackle, 87 interceptions, and 85 strength.
Kevin De Bruyne (91 OVR)
Best Position: CAM
Overall Rating: 91
Weak Foot: Five-Star
Best Attributes: 94 Vision, 94 Crossing, 94 Short Passing
Like Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne was a Chelsea player in his younger years, only to move to a division on the continent and then return to a rival team and become one of the best players in the Premier League.
Easily the best playmaker in the English top-flight, and up there with the very best in Europe, De Bruyne has 90 assists and 58 goals in 225 City games, with 16 of those goals and 23 assists coming last season.
The Belgian CAM comes into FIFA 21 as a member of the near-superstar class of 91 OVR players, alongside Robert Lewandowski, Jan Oblak, and Neymar Jr, just below Lionel Messi (93) and Cristiano Ronaldo (92).
With the ball at his feet, De Bruyne is one of the very best in the game, boasting four-star skill moves, five-star weak foot, and high work rates in defence and attack. He also carries some excellent attribute ratings, including 91 shot power, 91 long shots, 94 crossing, 94 vision, 93 long passing, 88 dribbling, and 92 ball control.
Sergio Agüero (89 OVR)
Best Position: ST
Overall Rating: 89
Weak Foot: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 94 Finishing, 94 Positioning, 92 Reactions
Only 32-years-old, Sergio Agüerois already a legend at the Etihad Stadium, undoubtedly set to join Vincent Kompany and David Silva in statue form down the line.
Standing as one of, if not the premier striker of the English top-flight since joining from Atlético Madrid in 2011, he’s stacked up an incredible 254 goals and 73 assists in 370 City appearances.
In FIFA 21, Agüero is the perfect mercenary striker. His 89 OVR means that he’s one of the highest-rated strikers in the game, being on par with centre forward Karim Benzema and a mere point behind Kylian Mbappé.
With his 94 positioning, 89 shot power, 86 volleys, 84 long shot, 94 finishing, 91 composure, and 92 reactions, all you need to do is kick the ball in the Argentine’s direction to be in with a shot of scoring.
Raheem Sterling (88 OVR)
Best Position: LW
Overall Rating: 88
Skill Moves: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 96 Acceleration, 94 Agility, 94 Balance
Breaking through as a wonderkid at Anfield with 23 goals and 25 assists in 129 games, the ambitious young Englishman wanted titles. So, in 2015, he moved to City.
Still only 26-years-old, Sterling is one of the deadliest forwards in the Premier League. For the Citizens, he’s already scored 100 goals and 76 assists in just 246 games.
Sterling is a true gem in FIFA 21, not even being in his physical prime yet and boasting loads of tremendously user-friendly attribute ratings.
The 88 OVR left winger’s highlight attributes include his 96 acceleration, 92 positioning, 90 sprint speed, 85 finishing, 94 agility, 88 ball control, and 90 dribbling.
All Manchester City player ratings in FIFA 21
Here are all of ratings for players of Manchester City, which includes their OVR and best attributes.
|Ederson||88||GK||93 Goalkeeper Kicking, 88 Goalkeeper Reflexes, 86 Goalkeeper Diving||Brazilian|
|Aymeric Laporte||87||CB||89 Marking, 89 Standing Tackle, 88 Sliding Tackle||French|
|Kevin De Bruyne||91||CAM||94 Vision, 94 Crossing, 94 Short Passing||Belgian|
|Sergio Agüero||88||ST||96 Acceleration, 94 Agility, 94 Balance||Argentine|
|Raheem Sterling||88||LW||96 Acceleration, 94 Agility, 94 Balance||English|
|Bernado Silva||87||RW||94 Agility, 93 Stamina, 92 Dribbling||Portuguese|
|Riyad Mahrez||85||RW||92 Agility, 91 Ball Control, 90 Dribbling||Algerian|
|Rodri||85||CDM||85 Short Passing, 85 Composure, 84 Standing Tackle||Spanish|
|Kyle Walker||85||RB||94 Sprint Speed, 90 Acceleration, 89 Stamina||English|
|İlkay Gündoğan||83||CM||88 Ball Control, 88 Short Passing, 86 Vision||German|
|João Cancelo||83||RB||85 Dribbling, 85 Sprint Speed, 84 Ball Control||Portuguese|
|Gabriel Jesus||83||ST||91 Agility, 90 Balance, 87 Reactions||Brazilian|
|Benjamin Mendy||81||LB||87 Crossing, 84 Sprint Speed, 80 Curve||French|
|Ferrán Torres||81||RM||88 Acceleration, 86 Vision, 82 Dribbling||Spanish|
|John Stones||80||CB||84 Standing Tackle, 81 Jumping, 81 Marking||English|
|Oleksandr Zinchenko||80||LB||83 Short Passing, 82 Ball Control, 82 Crossing||Ukrainian|
|Nicolás Otamendi||79||CB||91 Aggression, 82 Heading Accuracy, 81 Standing Tackle||Argentine|
|Nathan Aké||79||CB||88 Jumping, 82 Marking, 82 Standing Tackle||Dutch|
|Phil Foden||79||CAM||89 Balance, 87 Agility, 83 Ball Control||English|