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Player Rated 97 On FIFA 2003 Is Still Going Strong On FIFA 19

Player Rated 97 On FIFA 2003 Is Still Going Strong On FIFA 19

A good portion of the players who were active in FIFA 2003 are most likely Icons/Legends these days but one man who has stood the test of time is Italian defensive midfielder Matteo Brighi.

Edgar Davids, Ryan Giggs and Roberto Carlos were the cover stars adorning the classic game, while the likes of Thierry Henry, 2003 Ballon d'Or winner Pavel Nedved and Zinedine Zidane were in their absolute pomp.

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Image: EA Sports
Image: EA Sports

But it was actually journeyman Brighi who was the highest-rated player on the game, with an insane 97 overall.

Brighi has had a very odd career which has spanned a total of 12 clubs, including the likes of Juventus, Parma, Brescia and Roma He's had also had two spells at Bologna and Torino.

Following his exploits in Italy, he bagged the league's young player of the year while earning a call-up for Italy in the UEFA European Under-21 Championships.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

He eventually got a shot at the senior's but was unable to replicate his early potential, ultimately getting the four caps for 'Gli Azzurri'.

Now 37, Brighi plays for Serie A side Empoli but has yet to play for the club. Still, he remains featured on FIFA even if his rating enduring a steady decline down to 70 over 15 years.

Here's his overall ratings from FIFA 10 onwards:

FIFA 10

FIFA 11

FIFA 12

FIFA 13

FIFA 14

FIFA 15

FIFA 16



FIFA 17

FIFA 19

He's had a bit of a fall from grace but that glorious 97 rating he once had bestowed upon him back in FIFA 03 will never be forgotten.

Topics: Football, Football News, FIFA 19, FIFA 18

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