May 8, 2021

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Fans slam FIFA 21 ratings as Lionel Messi overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski


‘His team went trophyless and their last game was 8-2’: football fans slam FIFA 21 player ratings as Lionel Messi wins ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski

  • Football fans took to social media after FIFA 21 player ratings posted
  • Barcelona star Lionel Messi is highest rated player again with a score of 93
  • The Argentine beat Cristiano Ronaldo at 92 and Robert Lewandowski at 91
  • Many criticized decision to rate Messi after Barcelona’s disappointing season

Football fans have taken to social media to criticize FIFA 21 player ratings after the popular video game placed Lionel Messi among the top rated for the upcoming edition.

The Argentinian, whose Barcelona side failed to win a trophy last season, was rated 93 by EA Sports, with Cristiano Ronaldo one down out of 92 as both stars were rated higher than Champions League winner Robert Lewandowski, who has had an exceptional season for Bayern. Munich but was rated at 91.

Messi and Ronaldo have been credited with being the best players in the world for many years, but many felt Lewandowski topped the pair in 2019-2020, scoring an incredible 55 goals in all competitions to secure the treble with the Bavarian.

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski also scores 91 in new FIFA 21 game

Fans took to social media to criticize FIFA 21 player ratings as Lionel Messi was the best player ahead of Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo

The statistics released by the highly regarded video game are often a key source of debate for fans about who should be considered the best players in the world.

Several fans have cited Lewandowski’s 8-2 beating by Bayern against Messi’s Barcelona as the reason the Polish striker should have been ahead of him in the last issue.

“Messi is the highest rated player in FIFA 21. I just remind you that his team went without a trophy and their last game was 8-2”, was the opinion of @drFateTT after the publication of the highly anticipated ratings on social networks.

Fans have also targeted Ronaldo for the highest ranking with @iLatif writing: ‘Ronaldo didn’t do anything except score penalties last season but EA sports decided to give him a higher rating than Lewandowski who was supposed to win Balon D’or ”.

@apolosolicandrew agreed, saying: ‘The argument should have been that Ronaldo was above Lewandowski’

Best FIFA 21 ranking

93 – Lionel Messi

92 – Cristiano Ronaldo

91 – Robert Lewandowski, Kevin De Bruyne, Neymar, Jan Oblak

90 – Virgil van Dijk, Kylian Mbappe, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Alisson Becker, Marc-Andre Ter Stegen

89 – Sergio Ramos, Manuel Neuer, Sergio Aguero, Karim Benzema, Casemiro, Thibaut Courtois

Messi still managed 31 goals and 26 assists in the last campaign, but his side have spent much of the season in crisis after ceding their La Liga lead to rivals ReaL Madrid before their quarter-final humiliation in Europe.

Ronaldo also had 37 more than impressive goals and seven assists as the 35-year-old helped Juventus claim the Serie A title last season.

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne – the Premier League’s highest player – plus Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar and Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, are all next in the pecking order with a 91 rating in FIFA 21.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk, along with teammates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, have 90 ratings on the game, as does star Kylian Mbappe of PSG and France.

Fans felt Robert Lewandowski deserved a higher mark after his outstanding season

Fans felt Robert Lewandowski deserved a higher mark after his outstanding season

Cristiano Ronaldo's 92 rating also divided opinion after being rated higher than Pole

Cristiano Ronaldo’s 92 rating also divided opinion after being rated higher than Pole

How Top 10 Players Ranked In FIFA 21 Game - Releasing Next Month - Watch

How Top 10 Players Ranked In FIFA 21 Game – Releasing Next Month – Watch

The game is slated for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows on October 9.

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