EA Sports' FIFA 21 is finally out with a number of players from the Bundesliga registering some high overall ratings against their name. That would come as no surprise considering that excellent players ply their trade in Germany and here, we take a look at the highest rated XI from the league.
1. GK - Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich) - 89
The best goalkeeper in the world and one who revolutionised the way they play the game has been Manuel Neuer, who had an excellent season 2019/20, leading Bayern Munich to the treble. The German is still 34-years-old and unfortunately for opposition players, he is not going anywhere anytime soon.
2. LB/LCB - David Alaba (Bayern Munich) - 84
A versatile player who has excelled as a left-back and in some instances at centre-back, David Alaba has been an impressive performer for Bayern for almost a decade now. The 28-year-old is arguably the best in his position, with a number of top clubs keen to land him once his contract with the Bavarians comes to an end.
3. CB - Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) - 86
Regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation, Mats Hummels enjoyed a brilliant 2019/20 campaign on his return to Borussia Dortmund, adding steel and bite to their defence. While his lack of his pace remains an issue, there is no doubt that his style of play and reading of the game makes him a valuable asset.
4. RCB - Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich) - 84
A defender with loads of talent, Niklas Sule suffered a serious injury last season which caused him to miss half the campaign. However, he stepped up when it mattered the most, replacing Jerome Boateng in the Champions League final against Paris Saint-Germain and marshaled the defence to lead his side to European glory.
5. CM - Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) - 88
One of the best right-backs in the world who is gradually also becoming one of the best midfielders of his generation, Joshua Kimmich is sure to break all German records going forward. He is only 25-years-old and is only going to get better as his career progresses.
6. CM - Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) - 85
Arguably the most talented player to come from Germany in the last decade or so, Marco Reus' career has been disrupted by injuries and there is no doubt that he would have been considered as one of the best in the world if he could keep fit. The 31-year-old continues to rake up goals and assists on a regular basis and he will be key if Borussia Dortmund are to challenge for the Bundesliga title.
7. LCW - Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich) - 85
That the hierarchy at West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal did not believe that Serge Gnabry could perform at the highest level and released him is one of the worst mistakes made by them in the recent past. The 25-year-old has gone on to become one of the most exciting players in the world and he was on fire last season, scoring 23 goals in all competitions as Bayern won the treble.
8. RCW - Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) - 87
The most exciting talent to emerged from England off late, Jadon Sancho has become the most sought after youngster in the world thanks to his brilliance on the pitch over the past two years. A number of top clubs are desperate to sign the 20-year-old and who ever does get him will be getting a superstar in the making.
9. LW - Leroy Sane (Bayern Munich) - 85
It came as a surprise to many that Manchester City let Leroy Sane leave last summer and their loss was Bayern's gain as the German champions were getting a player who is dazzling to watch and one who is capable of not only registering assists but scoring goals on a regular basis. The 2017/18 PFA Young Player of the Year is only 24, with Bayern getting someone who can be a cornerstone for them for the next decade or so.
10. RW - Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) - 84
Another youngster who is creating waves in Europe is Erling Haaland who has been scoring goals for fun, already netting 23 goals in just 26 games for Dortmund so far. The 20-year-old like the others on this list has been linked with potential moves to top European clubs and it will be interesting to see for how long Dortmund will be able to hold on to him.
11. ST - Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) - 91
The most inform striker for two years now, it was a pity for Robert Lewandowski that the Ballon d'Or award ceremony were cancelled this year as he would be the favourite to scoop the honour. The Polish hitman has scored more than 40 goals in each season since 2015, and his haul of 55 goals in just 47 games last campaign was just staggering.