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FIFA 18: Manchester City have the joint second-worst player on FIFA on their books

He's led the team to Under-17 World Cup glory

You’d think if you led a team to World Cup glory EA Sports would make you half decent on FIFA, right?

Well, in the case of England U-17 captain Joel Latibeaudiere, you’d be wrong. Very wrong, in fact.


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That’s because the Manchester City youngster shares the unenviable tag of being the joint second-worst player on FIFA 18 – with a mind-bogglingly low 47 rating.

The 18-year-old has just 55 pace, 23 shooting and 30 passing – rendering him almost useless for Ultimate Team.

Latibeaudiere’s 47 rating makes the England U-17 captain the joint second-worst player on the game

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Latibeaudiere’s 47 rating makes the England U-17 captain the joint second-worst player on the game

To make matters worse, Latibeaudiere is the only player in the bottom 20 linked to a Premier League club, with many of the others playing for League Two sides.

There are more than 10,000 players better than him on FIFA 18.

In comparison to his his England teammates, the likes of Phil Foden, Rhian Brewster and Angel Gomes are rated substantially higher.

His stats are painfully weak

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His stats are painfully weak

Midfielder Foden boasts a decent 65 rating, striker Brewster is 60 rated and Gomes is rated 63.

This isn’t to say that those players don’t deserve their ratings in the 60s – but Latibeaudiere’s seems incredibly low when put against his teammates.

Latibeaudiere led England to their first-ever Under-17 World Cup triumph last year, coming from two goals behind to beat Spain 5-2 in the final.

Latibeaudiere helped carry England to their first ever U-17 World Cup

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Latibeaudiere helped carry England to their first ever U-17 World Cup

Unlike Foden, who has featured for Man City’s senior side, Latibeaudiere is yet to make an appearance for the first team.

Still, surely that doesn’t warrant such a low rating?