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Cristiano Ronaldo’s FIFA rating takes a hit in EA Sports FC 24

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By Euan Burns

The slow decline of a footballer is something that can make many football fans feel extremely old. For many, the fact that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo no longer play in Europe and rule the Champions League is difficult to understand.

Being a couple of years older, Ronaldo is the one who reaches the most milestones associated with the slow decline of a football career. Failure to nominate for the 2023 Ballon d’Or – the first time it has been omitted since 2003 \- it was one, but now another has arrived.

Not all advocates place value on video game ratings, but EA Sports FC24The series of scores of footballers from around the world has revealed a lot about how some players are viewed in modern football.

The new figures certainly don’t make for great reading if you’re a Ronaldo fan.

What is Cristiano Ronaldo’s EA Sports FC 24 rating?

origin 1Ronaldo scores many goals | ABDULAZIZ ALNOMAN/GettyImages

For context, there are a lot of players they would dream of having Ronaldoin EA Sports FC 24. Those in Career and Ultimate Team modes could still do a lot worse than having Ronaldo’s rating, which dropped to 86 in the new game.

This is a four-point downgrade from the previous iteration of the game, FIFA 23.

As with the Ballon d’Or, the move to Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League will also have many consequences. Ronaldo has still scored frequently following his exit from Manchester United and subsequent move to the Middle East in early 2023, so it appears that the rating of him has largely come down to the league in which he is scoring.

That said, Karim Benzema and Neymar are in the same league and have ratings of 90 and 89 respectively, so something about Ronaldo’s game led the game makers to water down his rating more severely.

When was Cristiano Ronaldo last ranked below 86 on FIFA?

origin 1Ronaldo – Manchester United (Official Music Video) | Etsuo Hara/GettyImages

This is the lowest rating Ronaldo has had in EA’s soccer game since the 2007 edition, 16 years ago.

In that match, the likes of Wayne Rooney, Gianluigi Buffon and Ronaldinho were the highest ranked players, but Ronaldo was still ahead Manchester United. In that match he was given an overall score of 87.

The Portuguese striker had always remained above 87 since 2007, but has now dropped below 86.

In terms of other things Saudi Pro League stars, Riyad Mahrez equals Ronaldo with a rating of 86, as do N’Golo Kante, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Sadio Mane.

READ MORE NEWS AND RATINGS AHEAD OF THE RELEASE OF EA SPORTS FC 24

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