FIFA 22 Ratings: Best Italian Players

How good are the Euro 2020 Champions?

Over the summer, Italy won their first European Championship since 1968 when they beat England on penalties. It was their first major international tournament win for 15 years after they won the World Cup in 2006.

The Azzurri didn’t go into Euro 2020 as favourites, but their solidity and effective style of play under Roberto Mancini saw them continually exceed expectations, notching up a number of significant wins along the way.

The common consensus was that Italy was going through a transitionary period heading into the tournament. As the careers of players such as Chiellini and Bonucci wound down, new stars in Donnarumma and Barella were expected to be needed to replace them. As it turned out, however, the veterans weren’t done yet, and they were instrumental in leading Italy’s other future stars like Federico Chiesa and Manuel Locatelli to victory.

In this article, we’ve listed the best Italian players in FIFA 22. It begins with an in-depth look at the top seven players before providing a list of all the best Italian players.

Gianluigi Donnarumma (89 OVR – 93 POT)

Team: Paris Saint-Germain
Best Position: GK
Age: 22
Overall Rating: 89
Weak Foot: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 91 diving, 90 reflexes, 85 positioning

Donnarumma had played 251 games for AC Milan by the age of just 22 before he left this summer to join French giants Paris Saint-Germain. The goalkeeper will have stiff competition for the coveted number one spot at PSG, with the experienced Keylor Navas having established himself in the position over the past couple of years.

Now that Buffon has retired, Donnarumma has established himself at Italy’s number one keeper. He has already made 36 appearances for Italy, including every game of their Euro 2020 winning run.

The only part of Donnarumma’s game to be cautious of is his 79 kicking. Beyond that, his 91 diving, 90 reflexes, 85 positioning, and 83 handling are all world-class attributes for arguably the best young goalkeeper in world football.

Marco Verratti (87 OVR – 87 POT)

Team: Paris Saint-Germain
Best Position: CM
Age: 29
Overall Rating: 87
Weak Foot: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 94 composure, 94 balance, 92 ball control

Verratti joined Paris Saint-Germain from his hometown club Pescara in 2012. Since then, he has played just shy of 350 games, racked up nearly 60 assists, and has 27 domestic trophies to his name.

A player who has been riddled with injuries which have hampered his international career, Verratti was able to play in all of Italy’s knockout games at this year’s Euro 2020. In the final, he played 96 minutes before coming off for Manuel Locatelli.

Verratti excels in all the areas that you need as a central midfielder. On the ball he’s fantastic with 92 ball control and 91 dribbling, while his distribution is also great with 90 short passing, 89 vision, and 89 long passing. His 94 composure, 94 balance, and 91 agility allow him to find the space and give him the decision-making required to get the attack going.

Ciro Immobile (87 OVR – 87 POT)

Team: Latium (Lazio)
Best Position: ST
Age: 31
Overall Rating: 87
Weak Foot: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 91 positioning, 91 finishing, 90 reactions

Having scored goals in Germany, Spain, and Italy playing for seven different clubs, Immobile seems to have found a home in Rome. The Lazio striker has scored over 150 goals for the club, including 36 in 37 Serie A games in 2019/2020.

The 31-year-old scored his first goals in a major tournament at Euro 2020, netting two in two games to begin the tournament. After being benched for Italy’s penultimate group game, he couldn’t find his form and was unable to score in the subsequent games, though Italy still came out of the tournament as winners.

Immobile is the epitome of a clinical finisher and a fox in the box. With 91 finishing, 91 positioning, and 90 reactions, Immobile can find space and put the ball into the back of the net in the tightest of scenarios. His 84 acceleration and 87 sprint speed mean that he’s also proficient peeling off defenders.

Lorenzo Insigne (86 OVR – 86 POT)

Team: Napoli
Best Position: LW
Age: 30
Overall Rating: 86
Weak Foot: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 93 balance, 93 ball control, 90 dribbling

With the exception of three loan spells early on in his career, Lorenzo Insigne has spent his career exclusively with Napoli. In that time, he’s scored 110 goals in 402 games for the side from Naples.

Insigne made his debut for Italy at the age of 21. Since then, he has played 49 times for his country, netting ten goals and assisting nine more. He scored twice on Italy’s road to glory in Euro 2020 during the past summer.

Insigne’s low centre of gravity makes him extremely difficult to contain with 93 balance, 90 acceleration, and 89 agility. His 93 ball control and 90 dribbling make him lethal attacking defenders on either flank.

Giorgio Chiellini (86 OVR – 86 POT)

Team: Juventus
Best Position: CB
Age: 37
Overall Rating: 86
Weak Foot: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 93 marking, 91 jumping, 91 strength

Giorgio Chiellini joined Juventus from Fiorentina way back in 2005. Though he played as a left midfielder for Fiorentina for 17 games, he ultimately reverted to centre back, where he has played ever since. In the last 16 years for the Old Lady he’s played 538 times, scoring 36 goals in that time.

Though he has won nine Serie A titles in his illustrious career, Chiellini’s proudest achievement may be winning Euro 2020 this summer and being voted the best defender of the competition at the ripe old age of 37.

Intelligence over speed is Chiellini’s mantra in FIFA 22. With only 69 sprint speed and 67 acceleration, it’s his 93 marking, 91 strength, 91 jumping, and 89 interceptions that make him the defender he is.

Jorginho (85 OVR – 85 POT)

Team: Chelsea
Best Position: CM
Age: 30
Overall Rating: 85
Weak Foot: Three-Star
Best Attributes: 92 short passing, 91 penalties, 89 long passing

Best known for his unique penalty taking style, Jorginho is an understated central midfielder who is adept at ball possession. Maurizio Sarri brought Jorginho with him from Napoli to Chelsea in 2018, but the 30-year-old midfielder has outlasted his manager and remained one of Chelsea’s key players.

Statistically, Jorginho doesn’t stand out from the crowd. However, he played every minute of the Euro 2020 final and also Chelsea’s Champions League final, winning both and showing his worth in big games.

Jorginho’s most effective goal scoring method is from the penalty spot, with 91 penalties in FIFA 22. Beyond that, his passing ability is world class with 92 short passing, 89 long passing, and 88 vision.

Leonardo Bonucci (85 OVR – 85 POT)

Team: Juventus
Best Position: CB
Age: 34
Overall Rating: 85
Weak Foot: Four-Star
Best Attributes: 90 jumping, 88 marking, 86 interceptions

A solitary year in Milan in 2017/2018 aside, Leonardo Bonucci has been an integral part of his Juventus side ever since he arrived there in 2010. His partnership with Chiellini is arguably one of the most solid defensive partnerships in the last ten years for both club and country.

Two World Cup and two Euro participant achievements were eclipsed as career highlights this summer when Italy won Euro 2020. Bonucci played a key role in that tournament, scoring Italy’s only goal in normal time and scoring his penalty to help them beat England in the final.

What Bonucci lacks in pace he makes up for in power and defensive ability. 90 jumping and 97 strength make him lethal in the air in both boxes. His 88 marking, 86 interceptions, and 85 standing tackle allow him to break up the attacking teams’ momentum.

All the best Italian players in FIFA 22

Gianluigi DonnarummaGK228993
Ciro ImmobileST318787
Marco VerrattiCM CAM288787
Lorenzo InsigneLW CF308686
Giorgio ChielliniCB368686
Leonardo BonucciCB348585
Jorginho  CM CDM298585
Nicolò BarellaCM248489
Federico ChiesaRW LW RM238391
Leonardo SpinazzolaLWB LB LM288383
Francesco AcerbiCB338383
Pierluigi GolliniGK268287
Manuel LocatelliCDM CM238287
Alessio RomagnoliCB268283
Salvatore SiriguGK348282
Domenico BerardiRW RM268282
Alessandro FlorenziRB RWB308181
Matteo PolitanoRB RW278181
Alessio CragnoGK278183
Manuel LazzariRWB278181
Lorenzo PellegriniCAM CM CDM258186
Andrea ConsigliCK348181
Andrea BelottiST278182
Giovanni Di LorenzoRB278080
Angelo Ogbonna CB338080
Alessandro BastoniCB228089
Mattia PerinGK288082
Gianluigi BuffonGK438080
Gianluca ManciniCB CDM258084
Rafael TolóiCB308080
Stefano SensiCM CDM258083

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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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