The FIFA video game franchise is one of the most popular in the world. The latest edition of the legendary videogame was released on September 30 and sold millions of copies on the first day available.
The game features the best players in the world including Karim Benzema, Lionel Messi, and Kylian Mbappe. Alongside those soccer superstars are the top players from Ghana. The national team has several players playing at the highest level, and these players were rewarded with high ratings in FIFA 23. Which Ghanaian footballers had the highest rating in FIFA 23? Let’s look at the top 5.
Ghana are preparing for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and fans around the country are debating whether the Black Stars can reach the knockout stages. Ghana have a great chance of making the last 16 as they play in a group with Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea. Fans can visit BeMyBet to find the best sportsbooks available in Ghana to wager on the Black Stars at the World Cup.
Twenty-three-year-old Mohammed Salisu is rated 77 on FIFA 23. The Ghanaian defender plays for premier League club Southampton after joining the club in 2021. Salisu has become one of the Premier League’s top central defenders in a very short time and is likely to be on the shortlist for bigger clubs around Europe after some impressive performances for the Saints.
Strasbourg’s Alex Djiku may not be a household name to football fans outside of Ghana, but he is making a name for himself with the national team. Djiku debuted for the Black Stars in 2020 and has made 15 appearances for the national team. The midfielder was born in France to Ghanaian parents, which allows him to play for the Black Stars. Djiku joined Strasbourg in 2019 and is currently rated 77 in FIFA.
Celta Vigo signed Joseph Aidoo in 2019 from Genk. The 26-year-old Ghanian debuted for the national team in 2019 and has made 10 appearances. Aidoo is rated 78 on the new FIFA video game, making him the third-highest-rated Ghanaian player.
New Black Stars member Inaki Williams is the second-highest rated Ghanian on FIFA 23 at 81. Williams was born in Spain to Ghanaian parents. Williams played at various age levels for the Spanish national team. However, Williams changed national team allegiances in 2022 to Ghana. The Athletic Bilbao star made just one appearance for Spain’s national team before making the chance. His appearance was in 2016.
Thomas Partey’s recent long-range goal against Tottenham Hotspur reminded fans of the midfielder’s quality. The Arsenal defensive midfielder is the highest-rated Ghanian player in FIFA 23 with a fantastic 84 rating. Partey will be the vice-captain for Ghana at the World Cup, but current Ghana captain Andre Ayew is not in the new edition of FIFA after the forward joined Qatar’s Al Sadd in 2021.