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FIFA 18: This the worst player in FIFA history… but he still has a better shot than Neymar

This has to be the most bizarre card the series has ever seen

When it comes to FIFA, we’re always talking about the best.

But what about the worst?

Baraclough beats some of the world’s best players when it comes to shooting

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Baraclough beats some of the world’s best players when it comes to shooting

Believe it or not, you have to go back to FIFA 10 to find him. A card so utterly bizarre that we’ll never see that mix of attributes in the game again.

His name? Ian Baraclough.

Let’s take a closer look.


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The former Scunthorpe United defender / midfielder has an atrociously bad “11” pace, making him much slower Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker.

In fact, in every attribute, Baraclough scores a meagre “11” – apart from one.

He is utterly devastating at shooting.

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Baraclough’s other stats are ’11’ for everything else – making him the worse player in history

Bizarrely, EA gave him an 88 score – so he’d be perfect if you could actually get him in the box.

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To put that into perspective, that’s better than Neymar, Eden Hazard Falcao in FIFA 17.

In fact, he has the same rating as Harry Kane, Antoine Griezmann and Paulo Dybala when it comes to shooting.

Barraclough’s in-game shooting score is the same as Antoine Griezmann

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Barraclough’s in-game shooting score is the same as Antoine Griezmann

In real life, Baraclough had a lot more success – enjoying spells at the likes of Leicester City, Grimsby Town and Queens Park Rangers.

He now works as assistant manager at League One club Oldham Athletic.

So, it’s not all bad news.


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