FIFA 13 Player Ratings: Attackers Who Will Lead Highly-Rated Club Squads

Ian HanfordFeatured ColumnistSeptember 25, 2012

BARCELONA, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 19:  Lionel Messi (L) of Barcelona duels for the ball with Rafael Carioca of Spartak Moskva during the UEFA Champions League group G match between FC Barcelona and FC Spartak Moscow at the Camp Nou stadium on September 19, 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
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FIFA 2013 has finally arrived. If you don't have your copy yet, what are you waiting for?

This year's game features plenty of ways to attack the opposing defense. New dribbling techniques combine with a smarter offensive game plan to create a realistic outlook in the offensive third.

In order to capitalize on that, you're going to need elite attackers. Let's take a look at three players who you should always look to if you're in need of a goal.


Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo carries a 92 rating in this year's game. He's obviously the leader of Real Madrid's attack, giving you an outstanding option in nearly every offensive situation.

He's that rare player. Even if you're not a Madrid fan, you're going to play with them. Gamers want to use Ronaldo at least once, and he rarely disappoints.

The new dribbling system will give Ronaldo more freedom to break down defenders one on one. This makes him more dangerous in the open field, and his strikes are just as deadly.

Just get this guy the ball, if you didn't know that already. He could be surrounded by below-average players and still make his team worth playing with.


Lionel Messi

Messi is a 94 overall, and he happens to play for one of the game's best overall offenses.

He's not related below a 94 in any one category. If it wasn't obvious, that means he's virtually unstoppable with the ball at his feet.

Messi is on the game's cover for a reason. He's unrivaled in terms of production. There's nothing he's incapable of doing in real life, and that holds true in the virtual world as well.

If you're playing in La Liga, Barcelona or Real Madrid is the way to go. Both teams boast a world-class talent, but there's just something about Messi.

He's a one-man wrecking machine. Put the ball at his feet, and watch what happens.


Frank Ribery

Bayern Munich made it to last year's UEFA Champions League final for a reason, and Ribery is a big part of that. If you want to take this club back there on your game console, he will be the key to your hopes as well.

Ribery weighs in with a 90 rating, relying on his acceleration and agility to get the job done on offense. He's not big, or strong, but he's incredibly quick. This is benefited by the new dribbling techniques introduced in the game, making him even more valuable.

Bundesliga play isn't all that competitive. If you want to rack up an inordinate amount of goals with one player, hit up Ribery. His speed makes him an easy target down the field, if you keep your head up.