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“You Say 5′4″ Messi Is Faster Than Ronaldo”- IShowSpeed Visibly Angry After Comparing the EA FC 24 Cards of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

Published 09/27/2023, 10:03 AM EDT

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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are arguably two of the greatest soccer players of all time. These two stars have dominated on every field, be it in the real field of soccer or in the virtual field of EA FC 24, previously FIFA. For the last 10 years or so, these two cards were fixed at the top spot for the highest ratings of the game. But things have changed now.

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Messi might not be the highest-rated card in this year’s EA soccer simulation, but he managed to hold the second spot. On the other hand, Ronaldo might have fallen apart from the most worthy competitor of his time. And this absolutely didn’t please probably the biggest fan of Ronaldo.

“Don’t tell me this is real” – IShowSpeed on the comparison between the FC 24 cards of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi


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In a recent stream, IShowSpeed was reviewing EA FC 24 player cards. And it was obvious he wouldn’t go past his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo. And when you bring Ronaldo, it is inevitable that Leo Messi will come up automatically. In this edition of EA’s soccer simulation, Messi still holds the second-highest rating of 90, but Ronaldo is not even in the competition for the top 5 rated cards. Ronaldo once used to rule the card charts with ratings like 94, and that too for consecutive seasons from FIFA 16 to FIFA 19. So, things aren’t the same now.

This is what Speed was absolutely unable to accept. Seeing both of the cards, his first reaction was this: “Don’t tell me this is real.” Not only in ratings but many attributes of Messi are better than Ronaldo in FC 24.


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For example, Messi’s pace is rated at 80, while Ronaldo has a pace attribute of 77. Seeing this, Speed absolutely couldn’t hold his nerve: “So you say 5′4″ Messi is faster than Ronaldo?”

Speed didn’t like Ronaldo’s other attributes as well


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Despite having a higher shot attribute than Messi, Speed thinks his idol should have deserved more in that certain area. He was also unhappy with the Portuguese superstar’s passing attributes. Ronaldo managed to get 75 in that certain skill. But Speed thinks he is way better than that. He made us remember that he started his career as a midfielder for Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United. So, his passing skill is way superior to 75.

There’s more. Speed didn’t even like how EA didn’t do justice to his idol’s dribbling ability. In the dribbling attribute, Ronaldo has a 79 rating. Seeing this, Speed gave a hilarious reaction: “I just threw up in my mouth. That’s so f**king disgusting.”


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The whole world is highly anticipated with the EA FC 24 right now. Fans are pumping up as the release date is around the corner. But as things stand, IShowSpeed is not going to enjoy this soccer simulation title very much, along with FC Barcelona and FC Bayern Munich fans.

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Written by:

Nilendu Brahma


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Nilendu Brahma is an eSports Content Writer at EssentiallySports, bringing his passion for gaming and sports journalism to the forefront. With a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Nilendu combines his love for writing with his expertise in eSports. As a die-hard Barcelona fan and a cricket fanatic, he understands the pulse of sports enthusiasts.
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Ananya Giri