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FIFA 19: EA Sports have revealed the top 10 strongest players in this year’s game

Good luck getting the ball off any of these units

Who will take the coveted No1 spot?

In the buildup to the most-anticipated FIFA game in years, EA Sports continue to drip-feed ratings and hints.

The latest batch of ratings to hit social media are set to cause just as much of a storm as the top 10 free-kick takers and top 10 fastest players.


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Lionel Messi pipped Cristiano Ronaldo as the best free-kick taker in the game

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Lionel Messi pipped Cristiano Ronaldo as the best free-kick taker in the game

The top 10 strongest players have just been announced by EA Sports, with the list already sparking mass debate in the FIFA community.

Adebayo Akinfenwa last year retained his long-held position as the strongest player in the game, coming in at top-spot on FIFA 18.

Will the Wycombe Wanderers man fight off the competition and be named the strongest player in FIFA once again?

10 Sebastian Coates

The former Liverpool man has rebuilt his career in Portugal

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The former Liverpool man has rebuilt his career in Portugal

Coates was once ridiculed for his inconsistency at Liverpool. Just look at him now.

The Uruguayan has salvaged his career and become a solid centre-back for Sporting in Portugal.

Coates’ 6’5″ height makes him favourite for any aerial duel and his impressive strength rating will see him out-muscle most strikers around.

9 Kara Mbodji

The Senegalese defender won’t give strikers an inch in this year’s game

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The Senegalese defender won’t give strikers an inch in this year’s game

Mbodji was rewarded for his fine form for Anderlecht by receiving a call-up to Senegal’s 23-man squad for the World Cup.

The centre-back, who can also play in CDM, secured a move to Ligue 1 side Nantes on the final day of the summer transfer window.

The 28-year-old stands at 6’4″ tall and his impressive strength rating will no doubt help to keep out the very best strikers in France’s top flight.

8 Niklas Sule

His respectable pace considering his height makes him a very appealing prospect

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His respectable pace considering his height makes him a very appealing prospect

Sule was snapped up by the Bundesliga Champions from Hoffenheim in 2017. He took to life with Bayern Munich like a duck to water.

The no-nonsense centre-back has seen a +1 increase in his overall rating from his FIFA 18 card, with his strength stat also receiving an upgrade.

Sule is one of the most feared defenders in the German top flight, with his towering 6’5″ frame leaving most strikers with no chance of getting past him.


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7 Kalidou Koulibaly

The Napoli man has emerged as one of the best centre-backs in Europe

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The Napoli man has emerged as one of the best centre-backs in Europe

Koulibaly is very much a man in-demand following his impressive form for Napoli in recent seasons.

The Senegalese centre-back is only 6’2″ tall, however is one of the strongest players around.

His 87-rating makes him a must-have option for anyone building a Serie A squad in this year’s game.

Just imagine the partnership with Raphael Varane if Koulibaly still had French nationality on his card…

6 Anderson Esiti

The Gent midfielder is one of the strongest CDMs around

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The Gent midfielder is one of the strongest CDMs around

Esiti is going somewhat under the radar as one of the most exciting CDMs in Europe.

Gent’s Nigerian midfielder might not be the fastest man around, with a pace rating of just 45, however he is certainly one of the strongest players in Europe.

The 24-year-old is now a full international for Nigeria and will want to continue the impress form he has shown for Gent.

5 Felipe Carvalho

The Uruguayan defender is yet to receive a call-up for the national team

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The Uruguayan defender is yet to receive a call-up for the national team

Carvalho will likely go under the radar as one of the best silver centre-backs in FIFA 19.

The Uruguayan’s combined pace and strength make him one of the most-well equipped central defenders in the game.

The only thing preventing the 6’2″ centre-back from making his way into plenty more teams is the fact he features in a less than popular league.

Carvalho lines up for Norwegian side Valerenga, making his card fairly obsolete in this year’s game. Real shame.

4 Romelu Lukaku

The Man United striker is famously a nightmare for defenders to mark

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The Man United striker is famously a nightmare for defenders to mark

Lukaku might not have the best first-touch in FIFA 19, however his brute strength should more than make amends for that.

The Man United striker has a card that will be the envy of anyone building a Premier League squad in Ultimate Team.

The Belgium’s 87-rated card, looks very well rounded, with 84 for both pace and shooting, as well as 87 for physicality.

Coming in as the fourth strongest player in FIFA 19, Lukaku will be a difficult man for defenders to disposes on the pitch.

3 Kendall Watson

Vancouver Whitecaps have the strongest player in MLS

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Vancouver Whitecaps have the strongest player in MLS

Watson is one of the best defenders MLS have to offer in FIFA 19.

The 6’5″ tall centre-back featured for Costa Rica at the World Cup this summer and gave a good account of himself.

The 30-year-old might not be the fastest defender, with just 51 pace, however he is by far the strongest player in MLS in this year’s game.

Surely a partnership with the pacey Sporting Kansas City man Ike Opara is a must for anyone building an MLS squad in Ultimate Team.

2 Tomas Chory

He’s the very definition of a target-man

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He’s the very definition of a target-man

Chory will be a relatively unknown name to many of you.

We can almost guarantee however that the 6’7″ tall striker will soon become a cult-hero in FIFA 19.

The Czech Republic forward plays for Viktoria Plzen in his country’s top flight, so his league will sadly see him as a player who won’t be used much out of choice.

However, in a jovial exhibition match against your friends, we have no doubt that Chory will make an appearance and cause havoc for defenders.

1 Adebayo Akinfenwa

Officially the strongest player in FIFA 19

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Officially the strongest player in FIFA 19

He’s done it once again. Was it ever in any real doubt?

Akinfenwa is officially the strongest player in FIFA 19, retaining the crown from FIFA 18.

No doubt EA Sports were a bit scared to actually take the accolade away from the Wycombe man.

The powerhouse striker famously threatened to have a “one-on-one” with whoever pipped him to the strongest player in the game.

We aren’t going to argue with Akinfenwa taking the top spot…


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