FIFA 19 best midfielders - the best CAM, best CDM, and best CMs in FIFA

The top midfielders in FIFA 19 and where to find them.

The best FIFA Midfielders are essential for building a strong side, especially in Ultimate Team, where they often provide the most amount of links to other players.

Here on this page, we'll be listing FIFA 19's best midfielders - which includes the best FIFA CAM, the best FIFA CDM, and the best CMs, too, ranked in order of their overall rating.

Be sure to take also look at the specifics depending on what you want out of them, like Tackling and Positioning for CDMs, or Stamina for box-to-box Central Midfielders.

For other stats-based guides, it's worth taking a look at our list of the highest potential FIFA 19 wonderkids, plus we have pages on the best Goalkeepers, best Defenders, the best Wingers and best Strikers in the game, too.

On this page:

FIFA 19 Ultimate Team Team Of The Year Nominations - FIFA TOTY

FIFA 19 best CAM - the best Central Attacking Midfielders in FIFA

Without further ado then, let's dive in!


FIFA 19 best Attacking Midfielders (CAM)

RankPlayerClubOverall Rating
1Kevin De BruyneMan City91
2David SilvaMan City89
3IscoReal Madrid89
4Paulo DybalaJuventus89
5Christian EriksenTottenham Hotspur88
6James RodríguezBayern Munich88
7Mesut OzilArsenal86
8Nabil FekirLyon85
9Dimitri PayetMarseille84
10Henrikh MkhitaryanArsenal84

FIFA 20 ratings and the top 100 players are here! Plus there's details on the FIFA 20 demo date and time and full release date, the FIFA 20 Ones to Watch OTW players list so far, and a full FIFA 20 Icons list, too. Otherwise, head back to our main FIFA 19 tips, controls and guide hub for much more on FIFA 19 in one place, including a full FIFA 19 The Journey: Champions walkthrough of objectives, decisions and rewards, lists of all Five Star Skillers, all FIFA 19 FUT Icons in the game, a list of the best FIFA 19 players in the top 100 FIFA player ratings list, plus the best goalkeepers, best defenders, best midfielders, best wingers, and best strikers, and dedicated, in-depth explainers on FIFA 19 Chemistry and Chemistry Styles, too. There's also a list of FIFA 19 potential wonderkids and best young players, how to take set pieces like free kicks and penalties, and finally a list of all FIFA 19 OTW cards, too.

FIFA 19 Gameplay - Kick-Off Mode - House Rules, Stat Tracking, Survival Mode

FIFA 19 best CDM - the best Defensive Midfielders in FIFA

FIFA 19 best Defensive Midfielders (CDM)

RankPlayerClubOverall Rating
1 N'Golo Kanté Chelsea 89
2 Sergio Busquets Barcelona 88
3 Casemiro Real Madrid 88
4 Fernandinho Man City 86
5 Nemanja Matic Manchester United 86
6 Blaise Matuidi Juventus 85
7 Arturo Vidal Barcelona 85
8 Fabinho Liverpool 85
9 Javi Martinez Bayern Munich 84
10 William Carvalho Real Betis 84

FIFA 19 best CM - the best Central Midfielders in FIFA

FIFA 19 best Centre Mids (CM)

RankPlayerClubOverall Rating
1 Luca Modric Real Madrid 91
2 Toni Kroos Real Madrid 90
3 Paul Pogba Manchester United 88
4 Andres Iniesta Vissel Kobe 87
5 Ivan Rakitic Barcelona 87
6 Miralem Pjanic Juventus 86
7 Thiago Bayern Munich 86
8 Daniel Parejo Valencia 86
9 Marco Veratti PSG 86
10 Radja Nainggolan Inter 85

Other things to know about picking the best FIFA Midfielders

As we alluded to above, there are a few additional things to bear in mind when choosing your midfield players in FIFA 19, with slightly different factors becoming more or less important depending on the mode and formation you're playing.

  • For Career Mode, potential is important too - Some players have higher built-in potential for growth than others, and if you're planning on playing at least two seasons of Career Mode then it's going to have a major impact on your squad. It's also a great way to pick up a bargain, too, so if you're keen on finding some youngsters take the time to go over our detailed list of the best FIFA 19 potential wonderkids and young players, whcih includes some of the finest young midfielders in the game.
  • For Ultimate Team, remember you can use Chemistry Styles - Chemistry Styles, if you didn't know, add up to a whopping 90 points to your player's attributes, spread according to the Style you choose. You can read more on Chemistry in general in our guide to how FIFA Chemistry works, and likewise the best FIFA 19 Chemistry Styles in our detailed guide to those, too.
  • Think about your style of play when looking at stats - We mentioned this briefly above, but certain midfielders will work better in certain formations and styles. If you're a fan of Tiki-Taka then players like Iniesta, Silva, and Verratti are well-suited, whilst more dynamic, phsyical, end-to-end stuff might make the likes of Pogba, Kante, and De Bruyne more useful.

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