Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may have just signed for Arsenal – but we doubt Arsene Wenger would have noticed him a few years back.
Back in FIFA 2010, the young Gabon ace boasted a silver card with a lowly 72 rating.
To put that into perspective, Stoke City’s shockingly awful striker, Saido Berahino – who hasn’t scored for about two years – is rated at 76.
Let’s take a closer look at Auba’s ratings through the years..
With 82 pace, there are signs the youngster’s going to be pretty quick – although it’s some way off his top-rated 99 score in a few of his upgraded cards these days.
Elsewhere, his shooting is rated at 64 – making him far from deadly in front of goal.
He can’t pass either – with a score of 56 rendering his play-making ability almost redundant.
A 71 score for dribbling hints a skillful runner in the making, while his 6ft 1ins frame makes him pretty decent at headers, too.
The Gabon star starts to show signs of improvement – with bumps in all aspects.
His pace climbs one point, but it’s his dribbling and shooting that have the biggest gains.
Huge increases in ability see Auba rocket into gold card status. His overall is now 75 – just one point higher than the previous year.
However, his pace has risen to 89 and his shooting is now rated 70.
Amazingly, his heading ability has dropped a point, while dribbling remains the same.
Another big leap for the Gabon star – whose pace now heads well into the 90s.
Dribbling creeps up to 79 while he’s far more deadly infront of goal with 75 pace.
Passing climbs to 71, while dribbling is at 79 – making him more than a decent player.
Pace rises yet again as Auba hits the 80 overall mark for the first time.
Dribbling takes a hit slightly, but nearly everything else rises.
There are signs he’s hit a plateau with his heading ability – which has stayed around the 76 mark for the past couple of seasons.
For the first time in his FIFA career, Auba’s overall takes a hit – and he falls back into the 70s.
On closer inspection, though, it’s not clear why.
For one, he’s up in all the attacking attributes. It seems a defending score of 38 pulls him down – but it’s a bit harsh if you ask us.
Back with a bang climbing to his highest rating yet – 82.
His pace remains the same, but his shooting starts creeping into the 80s.
Passing and dribbling both climb, while a physical score of 71 means he’s never been stronger on the ball.
Yet another big rise for the striker, who sees his pace climb by one point to 96.
He’s now the fastest player in the game (compared with other standard cards).
This, combined with 80 dribbling and 84 shooting means he’s a world-class attacking threat.
Now 28-years-old and arguably riding his peak, Auba’s on an impressive 88 rating.
His 96 pace, 84 shooting and 81 dribbling make him even more deadly than he was the year before.
We can’t wait to see his FIFA 19 card!