The World football governing body popularly known as FIFA has done the rating of players using the FIFA 22 rating card which saw Argentine talisman and Paris Saint Germain forward, Lionel Messi as the highest rated player with 93 and his Portuguese compatriot, Cristiano Ronaldo been rated at the 3rd spot with 91 just behind 2nd place Robert Lewandowski with 92.
The same energy is applicable for African players narrowing it down to Nigeria where we have a whole bunch of talents who have formed an integral part of the modern game of football across Europe, making waves and doing exploit by promoting our heritage.
Among Nigerian players, Leicester City star and midfield maestro Wilfred Ndidi gets a +1 overall rating on his FIFA 22 rating and as such became the highest rated Nigerian on the list and he’s also ranked as the 6th among Africans.
Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi plays as a defensive-midfielder having been known for his defensive prowess, long range strikes, recovery rate, physical and tactical skills among others which as such made him to be considered as one of the World’s best defensive midfielders.
The 24 years old midfield maestro started his professional football career with KRC Genk In Belgium where he played between the period of 2015 and 2017 before his move to Leicester City, where he was bought to replace N’Golo Kante after leaving for Chelsea in his first season at the King Power Stadium.
Wilfred Ndidi since his move to England has proved his worth by breaking into the team’s regular XI and has made over 150 appearances for the Foxes, establishing himself as one of the best in the league and across Europe.
He played significant roles for the Foxes in the last season where they emerged the Champions of the Emirates FA Cup coupled with winning the English premier league curtain-raiser, FA Community Shield against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City team.
Wilfred Ndidi as the highest rated Nigerian in this category has 85 overall considering his pass accuracy, shooting, dribbling, defending among others.
The Lagos-born football star who has also been phenomenal for the Brendan Rodgers’ side this season across all competitions will then be hoping to keep his brilliant run of form going for the Foxes.