EA Sports has released a list of the Top 50 players in FIFA 14 and FIFA 14: Ultimate Team, and has surprisingly ranked Gareth Bale - the world's most expensive footballer - at No.17 with a rating of 87.

Besides Bale's placement, the list is pretty much what you'd expect with Messi and Ronaldo taking the top two spots with ratings of 94 and 92, respectively.

Arsenal's new signing Mesut Özil takes 18th place with an 87 rating.

Here's how Real Madrid's new signing compares to Ronaldo.

Ronaldo

Pace 93

Shooting 90

Passing 79

Dribbling 91

Defending 48

Heading 86

Bale

Pace 93

Shooting 84

Passing 82

Dribbling 84

Defending 74

Heading 74

FIFA 14 player ranking - Top 50:

50. Thomas Müller 85

49. Sergio Busquets 85

48. Pedro 85

47. Marco Reus 85

46. Eden Hazard 85

45. Arturo Vidal 85

44. Mats Hummels 85

43. Luka Modrić 85

42. Karim Benzema 85

41. Ezequiel Lavezzi 85

40. Santi Cazorla 85

39. Jesús Navas 85

38. Petr Čech 85

37. Xabi Alonso 85

36. Ashley Cole 85

35. Robert Lewandowski 86

34. Ángel Di María 86

33. Luis Suárez 86

32. Manuel Neuer 86

31. Cesc Fàbregas 86

30. Sergio Ramos 86

29. Gerard Piqué 86

28. Mario Gomez 86

27. Carlos Tévez 86

26. Vincent Kompany 86

25. Giorgio Chiellini 86

24. Yaya Touré 86

23. Andrea Pirlo 86

22. Iker Casillas 86

21. Gianluigi Buffon 86

20. Edinson Cavani 87

19. Juan Mata 87

18. Mesut Özil 87

17. Gareth Bale 87

16. Thiago Silva 87

15. Nemanja Vidić 87

14. Philipp Lahm 87

13. Wayne Rooney 87

12. David Silva 88

11. Sergio Agüero 88

10. Bastian Schweinsteiger 88

9. Arjen Robben 88

8. Zlatan Ibrahimović 89

7. Xavi 89

6. Robin van Persie 89

5. Andres Iniesta 89

4. Falcao 90

3. Franck Ribéry 90

2. Cristiano Ronaldo 92

1. Lionel Messi 94

A FIFA 14 demo launches September 10, with the full game coming to stores on September 27.

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Which players do you think have been overrated and whom have been treated unfairly by EA's stats team?

Source: easports.com