Who are the top midfielders in FIFA 22?
The best FIFA Midfielders are an important part of your team, granting you the ability to cut through your opponent’s attack and invade their side of the field.
Below we’ve listed FIFA 22’s best midfielders – which includes the best FIFA CAM, the best FIFA CMD and the best CMS ranked in order of their overall rating.
Make sure you investigate the specifics, such as Tackling and Positioning for CDMs, to ensure you get exactly what you want out of each player.
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FIFA 22 best CAM – the best Central Attacking Midfielder in FIFA
FIFA 22 sees Bruno Fernades of Manchester United take the top spot for Central Attacking Midfielder, with Thomas Müller taking the second spot. The rest of the ranking for this game looks pretty different to FIFA 21 – Alejandro Gómez is now in sixth place, with Bernardo Silva, David Silva and Marcos Reus all sitting comfortably above him.
Below you can find the top 15 players for this position in FIFA 22:
|1||Bruno Fernades||Manchester United||88|
|2||Thomas Müller||Bayern Munich||87|
|3||Bernardo Silva||Manchester City||86|
|4||David Silva||Real Sociedad||85|
|5||Marco Reus||Borussia Dortmund||85|
|7||Nabil Fekir||Real Betis||84|
|8||Phil Foden||Manchester City||84|
|13||Tanguy Ndombele||Tottenham Hotspur||82|
FIFA 22 best CDM – the best Defensive Midfielders in FIFA
When it comes to CDMs in FIFA 22, we see Casemiro switching places with N’Golo Kanté and Joshua Kimmich firmly keeping hold of that second place position. Sergio Busquets has also overtaken Fabinho and Jordan Henderson is climbing his way up the rankings.
Here are the top 15 CDMs in FIFA 22:
|2||Joshua Kimmich||Bayern Munich||89|
|7||Wilfred Ndidi||Leicester City||85|
|8||Franck Yannick Kessié||Milan||84|
|10||Marcelo Brozović||Inter Milan||84|
|14||Pierre-Emile Højbjerg||Tottenham Hotspur||83|
FIFA 22 best CM – the best Central Midfielders in FIFA
The best CMS for FIFA 22 looks quite different to last year’s game – Kevin De Bruyne has knocked Toni Kroos down to second place, while Leon Goretzka has jumped from a rating of 84 to 87. Thiago has also dropped down to tenth place, with players like Frenkie De Jong and Luka Modrić coming in above him.
Again, you can find the top CMs in FIFA 22 below:
|1||Kevin De Bruyne||Manchester City||91|
|2||Toni Kroos||Real Madrid||88|
|3||Leon Goretzka||Bayern Munich||87|
|4||Luka Modrić||Real Madrid||87|
|5||Frenkie De Jong||Barcelona||87|
|6||Paul Pogba||Manchester United||87|
|7||Marco Verratti||Paris Saint-German||87|
|8||Marcos Llorente||Atlético Madrid||86|
|12||İlkay Gündoğan||Manchester City||85|
|15||Nicolò Barella||Inter Milan||84|
Other things to know about picking the best FIFA Midfielders
As we hinted at above, picking midfielders in FIFA 22 involves exploring the finer details, with different factors becoming more or less important depending on the mode and formation you’re playing.
Below you can find things to bear in mind:
- For Career Mode, potential is important too – Some players have higher built-in potential for growth than others, and if you’re planning on playing at least two seasons of Career Mode then it’s going to have a major impact on your squad. It’s also a great way to pick up a bargain, too, so if you’re keen on finding some youngsters take the time to go over our detailed list of the best FIFA 22 potential wonderkids and young players, which includes some of the finest young midfielders in the game.
- For Ultimate Team, remember you can use Chemistry Styles – Chemistry Styles, if you didn’t know, add up to a whopping 90 points to your player’s attributes, spread according to the Style you choose. You can read more on Chemistry in general in our guide to how FIFA Chemistry works, and likewise the best FIFA Chemistry Styles in our detailed guide to those, too.
- Think about your style of play when looking at stats – We mentioned this briefly above, but certain midfielders will work better in certain formations and styles.
Have fun in FIFA 22!