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FIFA 19 Ratings Released: Dzeko Roma’s Top Rated Player

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FIFA or PES, PES or FIFA; it’s a debate that has raged for millennia...I mean, millennials. With its player and league licenses, and superior marketing and distribution network, EA Sports’ FIFA franchise has kept PES at bay. Over the past several years, however, PES has gained ground. Not only were they acquiring licensure of their own, but PES proponents site the series’ more intuitive game play as a significant advantage over it’s more famous competitor.

While I have no clue about the market shares of football games, the mere fact that FIFA player ratings generates headlines leads me to believe they’re still leading the pack. I personally haven’t played the game in years (which is more down to me not having time), but the ratings still pique my interest.

So, without further delay, let’s take a look at how the folks at EA weighed and measured our beloved Giallorossi:

  1. Edin Dzeko (85)
  2. Kostas Manolas (85)
  3. Daniele De Rossi (83)
  4. Ivan Marcano (82)
  5. Javier Pastore (82)
  6. Federico Fazio (82)
  7. Alessandro Florenzi (82)
  8. Steven Nzonzi (82)
  9. Aleksandar Kolarov (82)
  10. Stephan El Shaarawy (81)
  11. Diego Perotti (81)
  12. Antonio Mirante (80)
  13. Bryan Cristante (78)
  14. Juan Jesus (78)
  15. Lorenzo Pellegrini (78)
  16. Patrik Schick (77)
  17. Cengiz Ünder (77)
  18. Rick Karsdorp (76)
  19. Ante Coric (76)
  20. Davide Santon (75)
  21. Patrick Kluivert (75)
  22. Robin Olsen (75)
  23. Daniel Fuzato (66)
  24. Luca Pellegrini (66)
  25. Nicolo Zaniolo (64)

Pretty interesting list, eh? I think they did pretty well at the top, Dzeko and Manolas have certainly been rocks for Roma over the past two years, but what about the rest? Is Schick really worse than Juan Jesus? Should Roma actually start Mirante ahead of Olsen?

I also find it quite ironic (and telling) that Perotti and El Shaarawy are identically rated; it’s like anyone who coaches the team can really tell the difference either, right?

So, what do we think, did EA hit the nail on the head or were they well off the mark?