Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk during the UEFA Champions League draw ceremony
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Alisson Becker and Virgil van Dijk during the UEFA Champions League draw ceremony

EA Sports released the players ratings for the 2020 edition of their football game- FIFA 20. Unsurprisingly, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’s Cristiano Ronaldo topped the ratings with 94 and 93 respectively.

Ronaldo’s rating dropped one point from the previous edition of the game to 93. He, along with Messi were the joint highest in FIFA 19. Neymar, as in FIFA 19, is rated 92 behind the duo in FIFA 20.

Former Chelsea superstar Eden Hazard has also kept his rating at 91, so has Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne despite missing the major part of the last season due to injury.

Jan OBlack is the highest rated goalkeeper at 91, while Virgil van Dijk is the highest rated defender at 90. Luka Modric slips a point to 90, while Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen complete the top 10.

David deGea, after a dismal season, was left out of the top ten, dropping his rating from 91 last year to 89 this year. Madrid’s Sergio Ramos was another notable absentee from last year, with the Spaniard also dropping from 91 to 89.

While the top ten sits this way, many were left disappointed with the ratings of a few of the players below.

19-year old Dortmund starlet Jadon Sancho, for one, wasn’t happy even after his impressive upgrade from 72 in FIFA 19 to 84 FIFA 20. He seemed unhappy with his ‘passing’ rating.

Sancho took to Twitter to express his feelings. “77 passing?!” he wrote with a screenshot of his card, with the and a number of confused emojis.

It didn’t take long for EA Sports to reply. Defending their rating, EA Sports wrote, “Why pass when you have 90 dribbling?”

That still didn’t sit well with Sancho, who tweeted back: “I think both could be 90, a bit harsh.”

Another rating that wasn’t taken well was of Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino. On this instance, it was not as much the player, but the fans felt that his rating should have been higher. Many fans on social media mocked EA Sports for the rating of the Champions League winner.