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FIFA 18: Cristiano Ronaldo won’t be too happy if EA don’t change this one thing about him

Despite the fact he's the best player in FIFA 17, some gamers aren't happy with a particular stat

Cristiano Ronaldo may be the best player on FIFA 17 but for some fans he’s still not good enough.

And there’s one stat in particular that gamers want to see improved in FIFA 18  – his weak foot.

Ronaldo’s top card – a Team of the Year beast – made him the utterly unstoppable in FIFA 17

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Ronaldo’s top card – a Team of the Year beast – made him the utterly unstoppable in FIFA 17

The FIFA 18 cover star had an incredible campaign last season – scoring 39 goals across all competitions.

Some of his most breathtaking strikes last season came from his, so called, weak foot.

Yet despite proving his ability to finish just as well with both feet, EA awarded the Portuguese a four star weak foot rating rather than a perfect five.


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On the FIFA sub-Reddit, fans even kicked off a discussion on the matter – begging EA to boost Ronaldo’s score in FIFA 18.

One wrote: “Ronny is literally two footed every game I watch. He deserves five stars. Also they’re not even tap ins they’re great goals.

“It’s robbery that Ron and (Lionel) Messi both have four stars.”

Ronaldo scored 39 goals last season – many scored by his so called weaker foot

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Ronaldo scored 39 goals last season – many scored by his so called weaker foot

Another fan said: “100 per cent agree… both of his feet are rocket launchers.”

Earlier in the year, some fans voiced concerns that Ronaldo was too good in the game – especially when it came to his speed and dribbling ability.

On a FIFA sub-Reddit, one wrote: “Over the past two / three years it’s been clear that he has slowed down.

“I’m not in anyway saying his ability has declined, but having been watching the majority of his games this season and a few last season something has been made clear.

“He does not have 92 pace, and he does not have 91 dribbling.

“He is still clearly a world class player with world class finishing and positioning, but if we are looking at players like Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben who had their pace nuked, surely Ronaldo has to have his downgraded, right?”

Some fans have complained that the Portuguese was too fast in FIFA 17

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Some fans have complained that the Portuguese was too fast in FIFA 17

EA won’t be releasing any details on player ratings until much later in the year – but we think it’s highly likely Ronaldo will still be the best player on the game.

Whether he gets a lower rating in the last game is still anyone’s guess – but given that he’s the cover star, it’s unlikely to take too much of a hit – and given his form in recent months, it may even rise.

FIFA cover stars through the years

  • FIFA 17: Marco Reus
  • FIFA 16: Lionel Messi and Jordan Henderson
  • FIFA 15: Lionel Messi and Arturo Vidal
  • FIFA 14: Lionel Messi
  • FIFA 13: Lionel Messi, Joe Hart and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
  • FIFA 12: Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshire

Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus fronted the last game after a public vote, but was met by a lukewarm reception from fans.

The previous year Jordan Henderson featured on the cover with Messi – causing a stir on social media, with some complaining the Liverpool midfielder wasn’t a big enough name to grace the cover of such a prestigious game.

But those doubts are unlikely to be forthcoming with the announcement of Ronaldo on the cover, with the world’s most famous footballer likely to make new and existing players rush to the shops when it goes on sale on September 29.

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