Player Ratings Explained


There are two different sets of player items in FIFA Ultimate Team, one for position players and the other for goalkeepers.  Each player has an overall rating followed by six essential ratings for that specific player.  Finding players that have high ratings, specific to the style of football that you like to play, is important for your squad.


DIV– the DIVING attribute refers to the goalkeeper’s ability to dive across and stop a shot.  The best keeper’s are the ones who can dive further across to prevent a goal from being scored!

HANHANDLING refers to how well a goalkeeper manages the football.  Preventing juicy rebounds from shots and throwing accurately to teammates shows a goalie handles the football well.

KIC– the KICKING attribute reflects a keeper’s ability on goal kicks.  Having a keeper that can kick it far and accurately will put less pressure on your defenders and give your attackers more chances to score.

REFREFLEXES reflects a goalkeeper’s reaction time to shots.  That cheeky chip shot is less likely to work if your keeper has quick reflexes!

SPD– a keeper’s SPEED is shown in their ability to rush out and intercept potential one-on-one situations. 

POS– the POSITIONING attribute refers to a goalkeeper’s ability to correctly position themselves in anticipation for the shot.  Keeper’s that stop shots more consistently are positioned in their net well.


Position players’ attribute ratings are arrived at based on a number of different ratings that delve deeper into football.  These detailed stats can be viewed in the Team Management screen when you pause the game during a match.  Some of the thorough, in-game stats that make up FUT ratings are listed below.

Position Players

PAC– the PACE attribute refers to a player’s speed.  It takes into account a player’s sprint speed and acceleration, which can be found in that player’s bio in the team management section of the game.  Players that typically have high PAC attributes are wing players.

SHO– a player’s SHOOTING ability is reflected in the SHO attribute.  The Shooting attribute accounts for a few factors including Finishing, Long Shots, and Shot Power.  Generally, attacking players such as strikers will have a higher SHO attribute than all the other players.

PAS– the PASSING attribute refers to the player’s ability to accurately pass the ball.  This attribute takes into account a player’s Short and Long passing abilities, as well as Crossing.  Usually, midfielders will have higher PAS attributes.

DRI– a player’s ability to DRIBBLE and maintain possession of the football is shown in the dribbling attribute.  Ball Control, Agility, and Balance play important roles in arriving at the DRI rating for each FUT item.  For the most part, midfielders and attackers will have a higher DRI attribute than defenders.

DEF– the DEFENSIVE capabilities of a player is shown in the DEF attribute.  A higher DEF rating will likely result in less goals being scored on you.  Marking, Tackling, and Strength are important traits for a strong DEF rating in FUT.  CDM’s and CB’s are the two types of players that have high DEF ratings.

HEA– a player’s HEADING ability is reflected in the HEA attribute.  Their HEA rating is derived from a player’s Jumping and Heading Accuracy attributes.  Player’s that are tall and can get to loose balls in the air will have a higher HEA attribute.  Generally, CB’s and attacking players will have a good HEA attribute.