Dele Alli truly has the world at his feet.
Since his £5million arrival at Spurs in 2015, the Milton Keynes Kaka has seen his star rise to becoming one of the most sought-after stars in world football.
His two goals against Real Madrid in the Champions League underlined his credentials as a future world-class star, so where better to track his remarkable rise than his FIFA stats?
FIFA 14 – 54 Rating
Who would have known in 2013 that a young player by the name of Bamidele Alli would only be four years away from lighting up the world?
Having broken through as a 16-year-old at MK Dons, Alli was handed a 54 rated FIFA card, before excelling that season – playing 33 times in the league and scoring six goals.
FIFA 15 – 55 Rating
Alli’s fine form in League One clearly hadn’t registered much with the bods at EA Sports, as Alli was only handed a one point raise for the following season’s game.
To prove he wasn’t just a one-season wonder, he went on to play 44 times in all competitions, scoring 16 and assisting 11 on the way.
FIFA 16 – 67 Rating
Now we’re talking.
Despite Alli’s move to Spurs becoming official in February 2015, the boy wonder moved back to MK Dons on loan until the end of the season.
But throughout the following season Alli really made himself known to the world.
Part of the Spurs team who pushed Leicester all the way (until the last month of course), Alli picked up so very, very nice cards along the way, including a TOTS 85 rated card.
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FIFA 17 – 80 Rating
Gold, and a card featuring the cheeky Dele grin.
Now an established household name and an integral part of Spurs and England’s XI, Alli saw his normal rating hit the 80s for the first time.
Again picking up a 91 card for his TOTS performances and a similar card for picking up the Young Player of the Year award, Dele had hit the big time.
FIFA 18 – 84 Rating
And here we are today.
Dele’s rise through from rags to riches has been nothing short of phenomenal, and even the staunchest Arsenal fan will admit that the Spurs midfielder could be on the cusp of something special.
Let’s just hope he can take some of it into the 2018 World Cup…
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