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FIFA 18: A keeper in FIFA 17 is now a midfielder in this year’s game

Is this the most broken player in FIFA history?

Ever heard of Naif Al Mutairi?

Thought not. And it seems neither has EA, as they’ve got him down playing for two different positions in the last two games.


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In FIFA 17, the 26-year-old was listed as a goalkeeper playing for Al Batin. He wasn’t great either.

The bronze card had a low 51 score, with just 55 for diving, 50 for handling and 47 for kicking. Reflexes were an agonising slow 56.

His FIFA 17 card, left, compared with this year’s – turns out he’s better as an outfield player

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His FIFA 17 card, left, compared with this year’s – turns out he’s better as an outfield player

In this year’s game, Mutairi now plays as a left midfielder – and fares slightly better, despite ageing three years (yes, he’s now 29… not sure what’s going on there).

Oh, and he’s shrunk a few inches, too – down from 179cm in FIFA 17 to 168cm.


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The Saudi Arabian is still a bronze card – boasting 66 pace, 46 shooting and 51 passing. His dribbling is 55.

Hardly worth picking, if we’re honest. So, what position does he actually play?

Well, according to various sources, he’s actually a midfielder – so at least EA it right in the end.

The downside is that he only played once for his club last season – so, just like on FIFA, he’s struggling to get a game.

Maybe he’ll have more luck as a goalkeeper?