The best Scottish footballers according to Fifa 18 revealed: Dundee FC and Saints stars snubbed


Dundee FC and St Johnstone players have failed to make it into Fifa 18’s list of top 50 Scottish players.

The highest ranked Scot has been revealed as Matt Phillips with Tom Cairney at number two and Celtic’s Scott Brown third on the list.

Fifa 18’s full list of player ratings has been revealed ahead of the hugely anticipated game’s release on Friday.

The highest ranked Dundee FC Scotsman is Paul McGowan, who comes in at 67 with an overall player rating of 68.

Dundee’s Paul McGowan celebrates a goal

As only Scottish Premiership teams feature in the game, no Dundee United players are on the list.

Given an overall player rating of 68, the top Saint Johnstone Scot is Steven MacLean at 63rd on the list.

Steven MacLean.

However Charlie Adam, who hails from Fintry and spent his youth career with the Dark Blues, is listed as Scotland’s 13th best player.

And Laurencekirk-born Ryan Guald, who plays for Portugal’s CD Aves, is listed as the country’s 24th top footballer.

Ryan Gauld.

Aberdeen FC star Graeme Shinnie is the Dons’ top Scot at 35th.

Five Celtic stars feature in the top 20 Scottish players list, but only one Rangers player made the same cut in Graham Dorrans.

West Brom’s Phillips has been given an overall rating of 77 – with his pace listed as 87, his dribbling skills at 77 and his shooting prowess 71.

Fulham’s Cairney is also given an overall 77 while Scotland captain Brown is rated as 76.

Stoke’s Darren Fletcher is number four with a 76 rating, West Brom’s Robert Snodgrass fifth at 76, and West Brom’s James Morrison is sixth also at 76.

James McArthur of Crystal Palace is seventh with a 75 overall score, Newcastle’s Matt Ritchie is eighth with the same rating, Celtic’s Stuart Armstrong is ninth also at 75.

Scotland’s Leigh Griffiths celebrates his first goal against England.

Hoops striker Leigh Griffiths is tenth also with an overall rating of 75.

We’ve listed Fifa 18’s top 50 Scottish players below:


  1. Matt Phillips

  2. Tom Cairney

  3. Scott Brown

  4. Darren Fletcher

  5. Robert Snodgrass

  6. James Morrison

  7. James McArthur

  8. Matt Ritchie

  9. Stuart Armstrong

  10. Leigh Griffiths

  11. Andy Robertson

  12. Kieran Tierney

  13. Charlie Adam

  14. James Forrest

  15. Ross McCormack

  16. Steven Naismith

  17. Liam Bridcutt

  18. Graham Dorrans

  19. Kevin McDonald

  20. Barry Bannan

  21. Jordan Rhodes

  22. Grant Hanley

  23. Ryan Fraser

  24. Ryan Guald

  25. Callum McGregor

  26. Kenny Miller

  27. Christophe Berra

  28. Russell Martin

  29. Phil Bardsley

  30. Lee Wallace

  31. Steven Fletcher

  32. George Boyd

  33. Chris Martin

  34. Ryan Jack

  35. Graeme Shinnie

  36. Alan Hutton

  37. Ross Wallace

  38. Craig Bryson

  39. Paul Gallagher

  40. Ikechi Anya

  41. Charlie Mulgrew

  42. Barry Douglas

  43. Kenny McLean

  44. Barrie McKay

  45. Steven Whittaker

  46. Johnny Russell

  47. Ali Crawford

  48. Jay Fulton

  49. Stephen Kingsley

  50. Oliver Burke