FIFA 22 Ratings: Best Argentinian Players

Can Argentina build from their Copa America success?

In 2021, Argentina won the Copa America for the first time in nearly 20 years. Prior to that, the South American giants had struggled since their last international tournament win in 1993, even though they’ve had one of the best players of all-time in Lionel Messi at their disposal.

Messi leads Argentina in all-time goals scored with 79, which is 25 more than second-placed Gabriel Batistuta. Other Argentinian legends on the list include Diego Maradona, Sergio Agüero, Gonzalo Higuaín, and Ángel Di María.

The most notable rivalry involving Argentina is with their South American neighbours Brazil, who they beat in the 2021 Copa America final. However, other more minor rivalries include England – courtesy of the infamous Hand of God moment – and Uruguay, who they’ve played 197 times since 1902.

In this article, we will look at the best Argentinian players in FIFA 22. We will begin with a breakdown of the seven best players before a table at the foot of the article lists all of the best Argentinian players on FIFA 22.

Lionel Messi (93 OVR – 93 POT)

Team: Paris Saint-Germain
Best Position: RW
Age: 34
Overall Rating: 93
Weak Foot: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 96 Ball Control, 96 Dribbling, 96 Composure

If someone had told you this time last year that Lionel Messi would leave Barcelona, you would have said that it would only happen in Career Mode. Well, Messi stunned the world by joining French giants Paris Saint-Germain after a dispute with Barcelona’s board.

Arguably the greatest footballer of all-time, Messi’s incredible numbers will not surprise anyone who has ever watched him play. He is the leading goalscorer for Argentina with 79, and across his 778 games for Barcelona, he scored a staggering 672 goals.

Messi remains the best player on FIFA 22. His downgraded 80 acceleration may be a result of his age, but his 95 finishing, 95 vision, 94 long shots, 94 free-kick accuracy, and 94 reactions ensure that he remains lethal when finishing or setting up his teammates.

Sergio Agüero (87 OVR – 87 POT)

Team: Barcelona
Best Position: ST
Age: 33
Overall Rating: 87
Weak Foot: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 93 Finishing, 91 Positioning, 91 Composure

Throughout his ten-year stint at Manchester City, Sergio Agüero racked up some incredible numbers. He scored 290 goals through 360 games, is a six-time League Cup winner, five-time Premier League winner, and was the league’s top goalscorer in the 2014/15 season.

Calf problems have kept Agüero from making his Barcelona debut after moving from Manchester over the summer, and at 33-years-old with a history of injuries, only time will tell how effective he can be for the Catalans.

The sheer scoring ability of Sergio Agüero is still pronounced on FIFA 22, with 93 finishing, 91 positioning, and 91 composure. His 75 acceleration, 68 sprint speed, and 62 stamina aren’t what they used to be, but he can still cause problems in the opposing box with 90 balance and 89 reactions.

Paulo Dybala (87 OVR – 88 POT)

Team: Juventus
Best Position: CF
Age: 28
Overall Rating: 87
Skill Moves: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 94 Balance, 93 Ball Control, 92 Agility

A 13-goal and ten-assist season for Palermo in Serie A sparked a move to Juventus for Paulo Dybala in 2014/15. However, since scoring 19 goals in his first season for the Italian giants, and then 22 a couple of years later, Dybala has failed to score more than 11 goals in the three seasons since.

His record the national side isn’t all that impressive either, with just two goals in 30 games. It’s worth noting, however, that many of his caps saw him come on as a substitute rather than being in the starting eleven.

Dybala is a multi-talented threat on FIFA 22. He has 90 vision, 90 dribbling, 89 long shots, 88 free-kick accuracy, and 85 finishing, and is lethal from set pieces, driving down the wing, as well as when outside and inside of the box.

Ángel Di María (87 OVR – 87 POT)

Team: Paris Saint-Germain
Best Position: RW
Age: 33
Overall Rating: 87
Skills Moves: Five-Star
Best Attributes: 94 Agility, 91 Curve, 88 Dribbling

Few players can say that they’ve won the league in France, Spain, and Portugal along with the Champions League, but Di María has done all four and has over 100 caps for Argentina.

The Argentinian legend moved to Paris Saint-Germain in 2015 after a tumultuous period at Manchester United. Since joining the Parisian giants, he has played over 250 games and has accumulated over 100 assists.

At 33-years-old, Di María’s pace isn’t what it once was with 83 acceleration and 83 sprint speed, but he still has five-star skill moves, 88 dribbling, and 87 ball control to beat defenders, as well as 88 vision and 88 crossing to put dangerous balls into the box.

Lautaro Martínez (85 OVR – 89 POT)

Team: Inter Milan
Best Position: ST
Age: 24
Overall Rating: 85
Weak Foot: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 89 Balance, 89 Reactions, 88 Jumping

After an underwhelming first year in Serie A for Inter Milan, Lautaro Martínez has made improvements each year. With strike partner Lukaku now gone, Martínez will be looking to continue a great start to this season, which saw him score three goals in his first three games.

For Argentina, Martínez has scored 15 goals in 31 matches, including a first-half hattrick against Mexico in 2019. He will be hoping to continue this form into the next World Cup after he was left out of Argentina’s squad in 2018.

An all-around striker, Martínez is quick, powerful, and clinical in FIFA 22, boasting 86 acceleration and 84 strength, along with 89 balance. Strong in the air with 88 jumping and 87 heading accuracy, he also has 88 volleys – meaning that he always has a chance to net some very exciting goals.

Alejandro Gómez (85 OVR – 85 POT)

Team: Sevilla
Best Position: CAM
Age: 33
Overall Rating: 85
Weak Foot: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 93 Agility, 93 Balance, 91 Acceleration

Affectionately known as ‘Papu,’ Alejandro Gómez may be small in stature, but his impact on the field is anything but. He was an instrumental part of an Atalanta side that has consistently ascended since he joined the club in 2014.

A rumoured dispute with the coach towards the end of last season, however, resulted in a suspension for Gómez, which ultimately sparked the end of his Atalanta career. He then made the move to Spain to join Sevilla over the summer.

Gómez’s low centre of gravity means that he has incredible movement with 93 agility, 93 balance, and 91 acceleration. He is very proficient on the ball with 86 ball control and 85 dribbling, but can also provide for teammates with 86 vision, 85 short passing, and 85 curve.

Marcos Acuña (84 OVR – 84 POT)

Team: Sevilla
Best Position: LB
Age: 30
Overall Rating: 84
Skill Moves: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 90 Balance, 90 Stamina, 88 Ball Control

Marcos Acuña has slowly made his way backwards throughout his career, moving from the left wing at Racing Club, to the left midfield for Sporting CP, and finally to the left back position at Sevilla.

He has played sporadically for Argentina since making his debut in 2016. In total, Acuña has made 35 appearances for his national side and played the full 90 minutes in the Copa America final when Argentina topped their South American rivals in Brazil.

Acuña’s attacking history is evident on FIFA 22 with 90 balance, 87 dribbling, 87 ball control, and 87 crossing. He is also a more than adequate defender, with 84 standing tackle, 82 sliding tackle, and 80 marking. Acuña also has a high attacking and a high defensive work rate.

All the best Argentinian players in FIFA 22

In order of their overall ratings, these are all of the best FIFA 22 players from Argentina in FIFA 22.

Lionel Messi   RW ST CF349393
Ángel Di María  RW LW338787
Paulo Dybala  CF CAM278788
Sergio Agüero ST338787
Lautaro Martínez ST238589
Alejandro Gómez   CAM CF CM338585
Emiliano Martínez GK288485
Marcos Acuña  LB LM298484
Lucas Ocampos  LW RW268383
Mauro Icardi ST288383
Ángel Correa  ST RM268386
Cristian Romero CB238287
Nicolás Tagliafico LB288282
Éver Banega  CDM CM338282
Rodrigo De Paul  CM CF278283
Joaquín Correa   CF ST CAM268182
Joaquín Paredes  CDM CM278183
Nicolás Otamendi CB338181
Agustín Marchesín GK338181
Giovani Lo Celso  CM CAM258185
Juan Musso GK278183
Gonzalo Higuaín ST338181
Gerónimo Rulli GK298080
Esteban Andrada GK308081
Roberto Pereyra   CM LM CF308080
Franco ArmaniGK348080
Enzo Pérez  CDM CM358080
Walter Benítez GK288082
Eduardo Salvio  RM RW308080

If you want a superstar from the ranks of La Albiceleste, sign one of the players listed above.

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Tim M

Tim is an avid football and basketball fan supporting West Ham and Toronto Raptors respectively. He also enjoys playing their digital counterparts FIFA and NBA 2K. When he’s not watching or playing, you’d find him relaxing in front of the tv with his fiancee and a glass of wine.
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