50 Best footballers in the Premier League according to Football Manager 2021

The best 50 footballers in the Premier League have been revealed by the newly-released Football Manager 2021.

Mirror Football have already brought you the best wonderkids in FM21 and the best 50 footballers in the world on FM21, but it's time to reveal the comprehensive list of the best 50 footballers from the Premier League, according to FM21.

Due to Man City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne's inclusion in the top three in the world list, it's no surprise that the Belgian playmaker is ranked as the best player in the Premier League on FM21.

He's duly followed by Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and Liverpool duo Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane.

The top six clubs in the Premier League feature heavily in the list, but there are also players from Everton, Leeds United and Aston Villa included too.

Check out the full list of the top 50 players in the Premier League on FM21 below.

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The top 50 players in the Premier League ranked by FM21

If you are new to the Football Manager series, each player in the FM database is given a value out of 200 for both Current Ability (how good they are now) and Potential Ability (how good they can become).

We have taken the top 50 players in the Premier League who have been given the highest Current Ability rating on FM21 and ranked them in order.

Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) – Current Ability is 188/200

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) – Current Ability is 182/200

Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – Current Ability is 180/200

Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool) – Current Ability is 180/200

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – Current Ability is 179/200

Sergio Aguero (Man City) – Current Ability is 178/200

Alisson Becker (Liverpool) – Current Ability is 175/200

Raheem Sterling (Man City) – Current Ability is 172/200

Bernardo Silva (Man City) – Current Ability is 171/200

Aymeric Laporte (Man City) – Current Ability is 170/200

Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – Current Ability is 169/200

Ederson (Man City) – Current Ability is 168/200

Heung-Min Son (Tottenham Hotspur) – Current Ability is 167/200

Paul Pogba (Manchester United) – Current Ability is 167/200

N'Golo Kante (Chelsea) – Current Ability is 165/200

Fernandinho (Man City) – Current Ability is 164/200

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – Current Ability is 164/200

Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea) – Current Ability is 163/200

Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) – Current Ability is 162/200

Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – Current Ability is 160/200

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – Current Ability is 160/200

Fabinho (Liverpool) – Current Ability is 160/200

Ilkay Gundogan (Man City) – Current Ability is 160/200

Thiago (Liverpool) – Current Ability is 160/200

Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) – Current Ability is 159/200

Jack Grealish (Aston Villa) – Current Ability is 158/200

Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool) – Current Ability is 158/200

Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) – Current Ability is 158/200

Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) – Current Ability is 158/200

Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea) – Current Ability is 158/200

Joao Cancelo (Man City) – Current Ability is 157/200

Rodri (Man City) – Current Ability is 157/200

Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – Current Ability is 157/200

Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – Current Ability is 156/200

Gabriel Jesus (Man City) – Current Ability is 156/200

Timo Werner (Chelsea) – Current Ability is 156/200

Thiago Silva (Chelsea) – Current Ability is 156/200

Naby Keita (Liverpool) – Current Ability is 155/200

Thomas Partey (Arsenal) – Current Ability is 155/200

Riyad Mahrez (Man City) – Current Ability is 155/200

Kyle Walker (Man City) – Current Ability is 155/200

Willian (Arsenal) – Current Ability is 155/200

David De Gea (Manchester United) – Current Ability is 155/200

Ruben Dias (Man City) – Current Ability is 154/200

Joe Gomez (Liverpool) – Current Ability is 154/200

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool) – Current Ability is 154/200

Joel Matip (Liverpool) – Current Ability is 154/200

Rodrigo (Leeds United) – Current Ability is 154/200

Kai Havertz (Chelsea) – Current Ability is 153/200

James Rodriguez (Everton) – Current Ability is 153/200

James Milner ( Liverpool ), Allan ( Everton ) and Rui Patricio ( Wolves ) also boast a 153 out of 200 Current Ability on FM21.

The Football Manager database currently contains data on more than 800,000 individuals and 45,000 active clubs, with data sourced from their international on the ground scouting network which numbers roughly 1,000 people, among their ranks are some who are involved in football in professional capacities, including scouts and coaches.

In addition, each annual iteration of Football Manager has built-in algorithms which check for outliers and data discrepancies.

Data accuracy is further ensured by input from contributors who are active within the professional game (players, agents etc.) who provide regular feedback.

FIFA 21 Latest News




Football Manager 2021 is out now on PC, Mac, Mobile, Touch and Xbox.

This year, FM is different to anything that has gone before, as it features the impact of Covid-19, as players who start a new career mode save will experience later league start dates, a different transfer market and an impact on club finances.

From season two of your virtual save, the world should return to 'normal', or as close as possible.

It has also been confirmed that FM will return to the Xbox platform for the first time since 2007.

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