LIONEL MESSI and Cristiano Ronaldo will not be the highest-rated players in FIFA 23.
For the first time since 2007 a new player will boast the best rating on the video game.
Messi, 35, was rated 93 overall on the previous edition of the game, FIFA 22 – with Robert Lewandowski next best on 92.
Cristiano Ronaldo came in joint-third with a rating of 91, level with Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe.
But the World Cup winner has now taken over as top dog with a rating of 93 according to FutZoneFIFA – a total unmatched by any other player on FIFA 23.
Mbappe has been rewarded after a magnificent season which saw him score 39 goals and assist 26 for PSG.
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The France international also received a bumper new contract to reflect his importance to the club – increasing his salary to £1.6million a week.
Mbappe has reportedly posed for photos for the new FIFA game after visiting FIFA studios.
That includes pictures with his FIFA card, which shows off his overall rating and his rating for attributes including pace, shooting, passing, dribbling, defending and physical.
So far Mbappe's card is the only one to be leaked, with Messi and Ronaldo possibly dropping to below 90 for the first time in years.
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Messi struggled in his first year at PSG, scoring just six goals in 26 league games.
Ronaldo faired better at Manchester United with 24 goals in all competitions but the striker is now unsettled at the club.
He was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea but the Blues have now ended their pursuit of the Portuguese.
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