Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo's FIFA Team Of The Year Cards Have Been Compared
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's FIFA 20 Team of the Year cards have been compared and it's Messi who has the better overall stats.
EA released the select eleven on Monday and there was no place for Ronaldo for the first time.
However, the 34-year-old was named as the '12th man' yesterday and now has a 99 rated card, the same as Messi.
But when the two cards are compared, it's still Messi that comes out on top with 16.5 attributes higher than Ronaldo's, in comparison to his 12.5 higher than Messi.
ICYMI: Cristiano Ronaldo is the 12th #FIFA20TOTY player! :flag_pt: Deserved winner? #TOTY pic.twitter.com/7medvE2C19
- FIFA 20 FUT (@UltimateTeamUK) January 11, 2020
Which #TOTY players have you packed so far? :eyes: #FIFAFriday pic.twitter.com/uLmO01x7XZ
- FIFA 20 FUT (@UltimateTeamUK) January 10, 2020
FUTHead have a breakdown of each card's individual stat and it's the Argentine who manages to dominate on the technical aspects.
However, Juve frontman Ronaldo is clearly superior in the physical department.
Check out the winner of each category below.
Acceleration: Lionel Messi (99)
Agility: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (both 95)
Balance: Lionel Messi (97)
Jumping: Cristiano Ronaldo (99)
Reactions: Cristiano Ronaldo (99)
Sprint speed: Cristiano Ronaldo (99)
Stamina: Cristiano Ronaldo (99)
Strength: Cristiano Ronaldo (95)
Ball control: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (both 99)
Crossing: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (94)
Curve: Lionel Messi (99)
Dribbling: Lionel Messi (99)
Finishing: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (both 99)
Free kick: Lionel Messi (99)
Heading: Cristiano Ronaldo (99)
Long passing: Lionel Messi (98)
Long shots: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (both 99)
Defensive awareness: Lionel Messi (42)
Penalties: Cristiano Ronaldo (90)
Short passing: Lionel Messi (98)
Shot power: Cristiano Ronaldo (99)
Sliding tackle: Lionel Messi (33)
Standing tackle: Lionel Messi (47)
Volleys: Lionel Messi (93)
Aggression: Cristiano Ronaldo (76)
Interceptions: Lionel Messi (51)
Positioning: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (both 99)
Vision: Lionel Messi (99)
Composure: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo (both 99)
On the pitch, Ronaldo has started 2020 in great form and scored a hat-trick against Cagliari on Monday.
:fire: ANOTHER hat-trick for Cristiano Ronaldo
:boom: This was his :three::six:th league hat-trick since January 2008, no player in Europe's top 5 leagues has more in that time.
:round_pushpin: He is now the only player EVER to score a hat-trick in the Premier League, Serie A, LaLiga & the World Cup. pic.twitter.com/Npgq4YZgqU
- Premier Sports :tv: (@PremierSportsTV) January 8, 2020
Messi meanwhile found the net against Atletico Madrid in the Supercopa de Espana but Barca ended up falling to a 3-2 defeat.
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