FC 24 Best Meta Players – All positions in Ultimate Team ranked

FC 24 Best Meta Players – All positions in Ultimate Team ranked
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We’re taking a look at the best meta players in FC 24 Ultimate Team to help you assemble a top squad! Here, overall ratings don’t matter, it’s about what these guys can do on the pitch.  

The FC 24 release date is nearly here, with people already getting on FUT with FC 24 early access or via the FC 24 Web App and Companion App. Check out our guide to the best meta players for every position in FC 24 Ultimate Team

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What is a Meta Rating in FC 24? 

We have teamed up with EasySBC to bring you the best Ultimate Team players, based on a Meta Rating. The Meta Rating has been created to show how good cards perform in-game, rather than judging them on their overall rating. This is determined by looking at key stats for positions and the player role, then scored from 1 to 99.9. Preferred chemistry styles are also shown to achieve the Meta Rating. 

You may notice that some of these lists contain players who are out of position and who may not be able to start in the position we’ve listed. Remember, this is all based on the Meta Rating algorithm assessing the numbers behind the card. Switching formation in-game is the best way to get these cards on full chemistry while also occupying unfamiliar positions. 

We have split the positions into two lists, one of regular players and the other of Icons and FUT Heroes

FC 24 Best Meta GK 

“A tall player with quick reactions, good positioning, and a strong presence in the box.”

It’s the usual suspects featuring as the best meta goalkeepers in FC 24, with players representing the five top leagues. Each of them has a Meta Rating that outperforms their actual overall, which is why they all come at a premium price in FUT 24.

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Thibaut CourtoisReal MadridGKGlove94.490
AlissonLiverpoolGKGlove94.489
Gregor KobelBorussia DortmundGKGlove92.187
Gianluigi DonnarummaPSGGKGlove91.987
Mike MaignanAC MilanGKGlove91.687

Here are the best meta Icon and FUT Hero goalkeepers

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Lev YashinIconGKGlove96.492
Peter SchmeichelIconGKGlove94.489
Petr Cech IconGKGlove93.688
Edwin van der SarIconGKGlove92.588
Iker CasillasIconGKGlove91.290

FC 24 Best Meta LB (Defensive) 

“A quick defensive player that can stop the opposing wingers and also contribute with good passes going forward.”

Real Madrid is home to most of the best meta left-backs in FC 24, although the man at the top of the list may take you by surprise. After a huge ratings upgrade, Federico Valverde has become perhaps the most-meta player in FUT 24. A total all-rounder, this isn’t the only list you will see him popping up on out-of-position.

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Federico ValverdeReal MadridCMShadow87.988
Ferland MendyReal MadridLBShadow87.482
Fridolina RolfoBarcelona FemeniLBShadow87.187
Sandro TonaliNewcastle UnitedCDMShadow87.086
David AlabaReal MadridCBShadow86.785

Here are the best meta Icon and FUT Hero defensive left-backs

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Roberto CarlosIconLBShadow90.990
Lothar MatthausIconCMShadow90.090
CafuIconRWBShadow89.391
Carlos AlbertoIconRBShadow89.291
RamiresFUT HeroCDMShadow88.686

FC 24 Best Meta LB (Attacking) 

“A quick player that has both offensive and defensive abilities and needs high stamina for running up and down the line for the entire game.”

Despite losing Lionel Messi to the MLS and Neymar to the Saudi Pro League, PSG is still a formidable force in FUT 24. This is thanks to the influx of women’s players in Ultimate Team, with top talents added at both ends of the field. With two of the best meta attacking left-backs in the game, PSG Feminine is a great team to pick up players from.

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Selma BachaPSG FeminineLBShadow89.486
Federico ValverdeReal MadridCMShadow88.288
Ferland MendyReal MadridLBShadow88.182
Theo HernandezAC MilanLBShadow88.085
Sakina KarchaouiPSG FeminineLBShadow87.486

Here are the best meta Icon and FUT Hero attacking left-backs

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Roberto CarlosIconLBShadow92.390
Lothar MatthausIconCMShadow90.890
CafuIconRWBShadow90.491
Sonia BompastorFUT HeroLBShadow89.286
Bixente LizarazuFUT HeroLWBShadow89.288

FC 24 Best Meta CB 

“A strong and quick defensive player that can body opponents but can also keep up with fast strikers.”

As the best-rated center-back in the game, it’s unsurprising to see Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk occupy the top spot for best meta CB. He has all the attributes needed to bully attackers off the ball. AC Milan’s Fikayo Tomori is also worth a mention, as his Meta Rating far outperforms his actual overall, thanks mainly to his top pace stats.

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Virgil van DijkLiverpoolCBShadow89.389
Fikayo TomoriAC MilanCBShadow89.084
Eder MilitaoReal MadridCBShadow88.986
MarquinhosPSGCBShadow88.187
Jules KoundeBarcelonaCBShadow87.985

Here are the best meta Icon and FUT Hero center-backs

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Paolo MaldiniIconCBShadow92.892
LucioFUT HeroCBShadow91.989
Patrick VieiraIconCMShadow91.288
Carlos AlbertoIconRBShadow90.391
Marcel DesaillyIconCBShadow90.288

FC 24 Best Meta RB (Defensive) 

“A quick defensive player that can stop the opposing wingers and also contribute with good passes going forward.”

Meta right-backs look to be hard to find in FC 24 Ultimate Team, with Manchester City man Kyle Walker the only player who actually occupies that position on this list. However, playing a left-footed player at RB feels sickening, so we don’t expect to see many people using Ferland Mendy or Fridolina Rolfo there!

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Federico ValverdeReal MadridCMShadow88.688
Sandro TonaliNewcastle UnitedCDMShadow87.786
Ferland MendyReal MadridLBShadow87.282
Fridolina RolfoBarcelona FemeniLBShadow87.087
Kyle WalkerManchester CityRBShadow86.784

Here are the best meta Icon and FUT Hero defensive right-backs

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
CafuIconRWBShadow90.691
Lothar MatthausIconCMShadow90.690
Carlos AlbertoIconRBShadow90.091
RamiresFUT HeroCDMShadow90.086
Roberto CarlosIconLBShadow89.290

FC 24 Best Meta RB (Attacking) 

“A quick player that has both offensive and defensive abilities and needs high stamina for running up and down the line for the entire game.”

If you’re after an attacking right-back, then it looks like you will need to turn to players from alternate positions to fill the spot! This seems rather surprising, with Achraf Hakimi, Marcos Llorente, and Jeremie Frimpong all absent from the list. Portland Thorns’ versatile CAM Crystal Dunn makes an appearance, and she could be a great addition to your team if you can get her on decent chemistry!

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Federico ValverdeReal MadridCMShadow88.688
Selma BachaPSG FeminineLBShadow88.686
Ferland MendyReal MadridLBShadow88.082
Crystal DunnPortland ThornsCAMShadow87.784
Theo HernandezAC MilanLBShadow87.285

Here are the best meta Icon and FUT Hero attacking right-backs

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Roberto CarlosIconLBShadow91.590
Lothar MatthausIconCMShadow91.290
CafuIconRWBShadow91.191
RamiresFUT HeroCDMShadow89.986
Carlos AlbertoIconRBShadow89.691

FC 24 Best Meta CDM (Powerful) 

“A tall and strong player that can win the ball from anyone in a defensive duel and can also take part of the build-up play.”

Once again, Federico Valverde is the man to turn to in this position! It is surprising to see Virgil van Dijk turn up so high on the list, however, from there it is pretty standard. Newcastle United’s new boy Sandro Tonali is another player worth investing in given his versatility. Borussia Dortmund beast Emre Can is a slightly more budget option, although he isn’t insanely cheap.

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Federico ValverdeReal MadridCMShadow86.788
Virgil van DijkLiverpoolCBShadow85.989
Emre CanBorussia DortmundCDMShadow85.883
Sandro TonaliNewcastle UnitedCDMShadow85.386
CasemiroManchester UnitedCDMShadow85.189

Here are the best meta Icon and FUT Hero powerful central defensive midfielders

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Patrick VieiraIconCMShadow90.288
LucioFUT HeroCBShadow89.989
Ruud GullitIconCFShadow87.790
Paolo MaldiniIconCBAnchor87.392
Yaya ToureFUT HeroCDMShadow86.687

FC 24 Best Meta CDM (Agile) 

“A short player that is quick on their feet, has a strong defensive presence and can jockey better than anyone.”

Again, a center-back pops up as a midfield option, with Mapi Leon taking the top spot as one of Barcelona Femeni’s premium players. We want to highlight Crystal Dunn once again, who looks set to become a FUT fan favourite! If you can get her for a decent price, she is definitely worth the investment.

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Mapi LeonBarcelona FemeniCBShadow87.789
Crystal DunnPortland ThornsCAMShadow87.284
Nicolo BarellaInterCMShadow87.186
Federico ValverdeReal MadridCMShadow86.988
Sandro TonaliNewcastle UnitedCDMShadow86.786

Here are the best meta Icon and FUT Hero agile central defensive midfielders

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Lothar MatthausIconCMShadow91.790
Roberto CarlosIconLBShadow90.490
RamiresFUT HeroCDMShadow89.086
Homare SawaIconCMShadow88.891
Camille AbilyIconCMShadow88.690

FC 24 Best Meta CM (Box-to-Box) 

“A player that can do everything from contributing with goals and assists to winning defensive duels (think Gullit Gang).”

Familiar faces Federico Valverde and Crystal Dunn pop up once again, but then it is Barcelona Femeni you need to turn to! The women’s side has come in and taken Ultimate Team by storm, providing plenty of meta players. Their Spanish midfield is particularly formidable, with Alexia Putellas and Aitana Bonmati two of the best in the game.

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Federico ValverdeReal MadridCMShadow90.588
Alexia PutellasBarcelona FemeniCMShadow90.491
Fridolina RolfoBarcelona FemeniLBShadow90.087
Aitana BonmatiBarcelona FemeniCMShadow88.890
Crystal DunnPortland ThornsCAMPowerhouse88.884

Here are the best meta Icon and FUT Hero box-to-box central midfielders

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Lothar MatthausIconCMBasic93.590
Ruud GullitIconCFShadow92.590
Homare SawaIconCMShadow92.291
Roberto CarlosIconLBGuardian91.490
Zinedine ZidaneIconCAMShadow91.394

FC 24 Best Meta CAM (Playmaker) 

“A skillful player that can set up their teammates but is also a goal threat – even when given very little space.”

Aside from Debinha, the best meta CAMs all come from alternate positions. Alexia Putellas is a brilliant option in any forward position. PSG’s formidable Frenchman Kylian Mbappe makes his first appearance, and is probably the best card in FUT 24!

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Alexia PutellasBarcelona FemeniCMHunter92.991
Kylian MbappePSGSTDeadeye92.191
NeymarAl HilalLWHunter90.689
Caroline Graham HansenBarcelona FemeniRWHunter90.390
DebinhaKansas City CurrentCAMHunter89.688

Here are the best meta Icon and FUT Hero playmaker central attacking midfielders

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
PeleIconCAMEngine95.495
Mia HammIconSTEngine94.993
Johan CruyffIconCFEngine94.593
ZicoIconCAMEngine93.791
RonaldinhoIconLWEngine93.493

FC 24 Best Meta LW 

“A very quick and technical player that can beat anyone 1-on-1 with the ball glued to their feet.”

Get ready to see the following players a lot! If you’re after a quick, attacking player, with top dribbling, look no further than Kylian Mbappe, Caroline Graham Hansen, Alexia Putellas, Vinicius Jr, and Neymar!

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Kylian MbappePSGSTEngine93.791
Caroline Graham HansenBarcelona FemeniRWHunter92.190
Alexia PutellasBarcelona FemeniCMHunter91.291
Vinicius JrReal MadridLWEngine91.189
NeymarAl HilalLWHunter90.789

Here are the best meta Icon and FUT Hero left-wingers

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
PeleIconCAMEngine95.595
Mia HammIconSTCatalyst94.593
RonaldinhoIconLWHunter94.293
Johan CruyffIconCFCatalyst93.993
ZicoIconCAMHunter93.491

FC 24 Best Meta RW 

“A very quick and technical player that can beat anyone 1-on-1 with the ball glued to their feet.”

Exactly the same selection as on the left wing, however, with slightly different Meta Ratings due to weak foot and skill move ability.

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Kylian MbappePSGSTEngine94.091
Caroline Graham HansenBarcelona FemeniRWHunter92.590
Vinicius JrReal MadridLWEngine91.589
Alexia PutellasBarcelona FemeniCMHunter91.191
NeymarAl HilalLWHunter90.889

Here are the best meta Icon and FUT Hero right-wingers

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
PeleIconCAMEngine95.895
Mia HammIconSTCatalyst94.693
RonaldinhoIconLWHunter94.693
Johan CruyffIconCFCatalyst94.093
ZicoIconCAMHunter93.591

FC 24 Best Meta ST (Complete) 

“A quick player that can shoot from any angle, beat their opponent 1-on-1, and set up their teammates.”

Vinicius Jr makes way for Tottenham’s Heung Min Son, but aside from that the best meta complete strikers are the same as the wingers. Pacey and dribbling ability are key factors here, as well as great finishing. That is why Son makes the cut.

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Kylian MbappePSGSTHawk92.491
Alexia PutellasBarcelona FemeniCMHunter91.591
Caroline Graham HansenBarcelona FemeniRWHunter89.690
NeymarAl HilalLWHunter89.389
Heung Min SonTottenhamLWHunter88.387

Here are the best meta Icon and FUT Hero complete strikers

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
RonaldoIconSTHawk93.894
Mia HammIconSTHunter93.893
PeleIconCAMHawk93.795
Johan CruyffIconCFHunter93.593
David GinolaFUT HeroLMHunter93.389

FC 24 Best Meta ST (Agile) 

“A small, quick, and responsive player with both L1 dribbling that is a nightmare to defend against and good shooting.”

It’s those five once again! If you’re lucky enough to pack any of these players or have the coins to invest in them, you won’t be disappointed! Clearly, they are the best meta attacking options in the game.

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Kylian MbappePSGSTFinisher92.691
Alexia PutellasBarcelona FemeniCMHunter92.691
NeymarAl HilalLWHunter92.089
Caroline Graham HansenBarcelona FemeniRWHunter91.890
Vinicius JrReal MadridLWFinisher91.389

Here are the best meta Icon and FUT Hero agile strikers

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
PeleIconCAMEngine95.695
Mia HammIconSTHunter95.393
ZicoIconCAMHunter94.191
Bobby CharltonIconCAMHunter94.092
Johan CruyffIconCFHunter93.993

FC 24 Best Meta ST (Target Forward) 

“A tall and strong player that can win an aerial duel against anyone and can finish with both their feet and head.”

A slightly different attacking threat, a target forward can cause havoc for an opponent that isn’t ready for them. As well as being a physical threat, pace is key, which is why Erling Haaland has a much higher Meta Rating than others on the list. Leon Goretzka as a striker is a turn-up for the books! But, if you want a cheap beast, then look no further than Romelu Lukaku.

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Erling HaalandManchester CitySTHawk90.391
Harry KaneBayern MunichSTHunter86.190
Robert LewandowskiBarcelonaSTHunter85.290
Leon GoretzkaBayern MunichCMHunter85.285
Romelu LukakuRomaSTHunter85.184

Here are the best meta Icon and FUT Hero target forwards

PlayerClubPositionChemistry StyleMeta RatingOverall
Ruud GullitIconCFHunter91.390
Eric CantonaIconCFHunter90.389
Didier DrogbaIconSTHunter90.189
David GinolaFUT HeroLMHunter88.889
SocratesIconCAMHunter88.789

All Meta Ratings correct at the time of writing.