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EA Sports Names Positions 50-11 on FIFA 15 Player Rankings

Manchester United's Juan Mata ahead of  their English Premier League soccer match against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
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Will TideySenior Manager, GlobalSeptember 3, 2014

EA Sports have revealed Nos. 50 to 11 or their top-50 ranked players on FIFA 15, with some big games in the mix.

Andrea Pirlo, perhaps surprisingly, comes in at No. 49. Manchester United's Juan Mata is in at 41, with Chelsea signing Cesc Fabregas at 46. 

In their next round of rankings, FIFA added fuel to the Petr Cech vs. Thibaut Courtois goalkeeping battle at Chelsea by putting Courtois just three spots ahead of Cech. 

Their third round of rankings provided one major surprise, considering current form: Neymar who starred prior to injury at the World Cup was ranked No. 30...seven spots below No. 23 Wayne Rooney

UPDATE: For Nos. 20-11, some of Europe's top clubs dominated with multiple entries. Real Madrid led the way with three players, while Manchester United, Manchester City and Bayern Munich had two each. United landed two strikers in the group, with Robin van Persie at No. 11 and the on-loan Radamel Falcao one spot below.

EA Sports Player Ranking for FIFA 15
RankingPlayerClub
11Robin van PersieManchester United
12Radamel FalcaoManchester United
13Philipp LahmBayern Munich
14Gareth BaleReal Madrid
15Sergio RamosReal Madrid
16Thiago SilvaParis Saint-Germain
17David SilvaManchester City
18Luka ModricReal Madrid
19Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich
20Vincent KompanyManchester City
21XaviBarcelona
22Yaya ToureManchester City
23Wayne RooneyManchester United
24Serio AgueroManchester City
25Angel di MariaManchester United
26Marco ReusBorussia Dortmund
27Thomas MullerBayern Munich
28Mesut OzilArsenal
29Mats HummelsBorussia Dortmund
30NeymarBarcelona
31Thibaut CourtoisChelsea
32James RodriguezReal Madrid
33Edinson CavaniParis Saint-Germain
34Petr CechChelsea
35Arturo VidalJuventus
36Toni KroosReal Madrid
37Diego CostaChelsea
38Mario GötzeBayern Munich
39Carlos TevezJuventus
40Karim BenzemaReal Madrid
41Juan MataManchester United
42Jerome BoatengBayern Munich
43Sergio BusquetsBarcelona
44Javi MartinezBayern Munich
45Hugo LlorisTottenham
46Cesc FabregasChelsea
47Iker CasillasReal Madrid
48Xabi AlonsoBayern Munich
49Andrea PirloJuventus
50Giorgio ChielliniJuventus
EA Sports

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