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FIFA 18: You won’t believe how average David de Gea’s first FIFA card was

The Spaniard is a far cry from the shot-stopper he is today

David de Gea may be one of the world’s best keepers right now – but, like everyone, it’s been a long journey to the top.

Off the back of a spectacular display against Arsenal – where the Spaniard clocked an incredible 14 saves – what better time to go back and see just how far he’s come.


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And it’s some climb.

Back in FIFA 11, De Gea was a bronze card with a distinctly average 78 rating.

To put that into perspective, West Ham’s Joe Hart (who’s having a nightmare season) is rated 82 this year.

He had 78 for diving, 84 handling, 84 kicking and 79 reflexes. Speed was rated a 51, while positioning was scored at 74.

The keeper has come on leaps and bounds in FIFA

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The keeper has come on leaps and bounds in FIFA

Sure, he’s far from the worst keeper on the game, but amongst the world’s best? No way.

Fast forward to FIFA 18 and it’s a very different story.

The 26-year-old climbs to 90 for diving, 85 handling, 87 kicking and 90 for reflexes – rocketing his overall score to 90.

David de Gea has turned into on of the worlds leading stoppers

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David de Gea has turned into on of the worlds leading stoppers

Don’t get too excited, though – he costs an absolute fortune.

To get De Gea in your Ultimate Team, you’ll have to shell out more than 250,000 coins.

If his latest performance is anything to go by, it could well be a great investment.