The Highest-Rated Italian Players In FIFA 23

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FIFA 23 is in full swing, and it’s fair to say that this year’s release, which is the last to carry the FIFA name, is packed full of great content. Not only is there tons of great content, such as promos, but there are also some excellent players to pick from, many of which are Italian. If you’re looking to build a team featuring Italian players, keep reading to find out who ticks the boxes.


As everyone knows, it’s the icons that top the bill as the best players on FIFA, and there are some excellent choices where Italians are concerned.

  • Paulo Maldini – 94 – CB
  • Franco Baresi – 93 – CB
  • Roberto Baggio – 93 – CAM
  • Alessandro Del Piero – 92 – CF
  • Alessandro Nesta – 92 – CB
  • Fabio Cannavaro – 92 – CB

Italians have always been the perfect choice when it comes to defenders, and not only are there great picks here, such as Maldini and Baresi, but there are different types, with Cannavaro, for example, more mobile but smaller.

Other Special Cards

As well as icons, there are other special cards, which are obtainable by completing SBCs and the like. Gamers can also open packs, but there is an element of gambling involved, which is what gamers already experience in some areas of the traditional gaming sector, especially when looking at online casino bonuses from the leading casino sites. 

Again, it will come down to the type of players a person is looking to add to their squad, but there are some superb high-rated options to suit everyone’s team and chemistry set-up.

  • Claudio Marchisio (World Cup Hero) – 88 – CM
  • Antonio Di Natale (Hero) – 88 – ST
  • Matteo Politano (Winter Wildcard) – 88 – ST
  • Ciro Immobile (Inform) – 87 – ST
  • Leonardo Bonnuci (Rulebreakers) – 87 – ST
  • Federico Chiesa (Out Of Position) – 87 – RW

As we mentioned above, Italians have always been renowned for being good defenders, with the Italian game labelled defence-focused. However, with the cards mentioned above, you also have some excellent attacking options.

Best of the Rest

There are also some great picks from the vast array of gold cards representing Italian players, and a couple of them even rank higher than many special cards. It also means it’s possible to put together a solid Italian team that can include great options but won’t break the bank at the same time.

  • Gianluigi Donnarumma – 88 – GK
  • Marco Verratti – 87 – CM
  • Nicolo Barella – 86 – CM
  • Jorginho – 85 – CM
  • Sandro Tonali – 84 – CDM
  • Lorenzo Pellegrini – 84 – CAM

The leading candidates for the gold are Italians who more or less play in the middle of the park, so it is potentially worth considering icons and special cards at the top end of the pitch and at the back, with Donnarumma and then midfielders from the selection of rare golds. In many ways, it shows that Italian players can have you well covered in FIFA Ultimate Team in FIFA 23, and it’s not going to cost too much to put together a competitive squad.

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