The 31-Year Old Former Premier League Player Whose Pace Has Risen By 22 On FIFA 19
Normally football players aren't best pleased with their FIFA stats but one man who must be thrilled with his card in this year's game is Lucas Leiva.
The Brazilian signed for Liverpool in 2007 from Gremio and went on to make over 346 appearances. He left for Lazio after 10 years on Merseyside and helped the club to a fifth-placed finish - narrowly missing out on a Champions League spot to Inter Milan on Goal Difference.
Still, the 31-year old's form was very good in the Italian capital. So good, in fact, that EA Sports have given him an almighty upgrade in just a year.
On FIFA 18, Lucas was 79-rated and had a very, very average set of statistics but that's all change on FIFA 19. Lucas has climbed four overall ratings to 83 and had monumental improvements all over the place - including a pace rise of 22 and a shooting increase of 27. Bonkers stuff.
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Lucas is rated better than his compatriot and Manchester United new boy Fred, while he's been given the same mark as Liverpool's new No.8 Naby Keita.
Fred compared to Lucas Leiva on FIFA 19... :eyes: pic.twitter.com/o4ENJKZW9C- TheFootballRepublic (@TheFootballRep) September 13, 2018
Another man who EA have clearly been impressed by is Pablo Guinazu, a 40-year old Argentine who captains Talleres de Cordoba.
On FIFA 18, the 13-time capped Argentina international was a Bronze 64-rated CDM going for 200 coins but fast forward a year and he's now climbed a massive 11 overall marks to a 75 Gold.
Meet Pablo Guiñazú, the Argentinian midfielder who has improved by 11 ratings between FIFA 18 and FIFA 19 :arrow_up:- Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) September 13, 2018
...and he's 40 years-old! :astonished: pic.twitter.com/S7sSOVmgIe
But most bizarrely, he's got an insane 82 physical rating which is predominantly rounded up from his ridiculous 89 stamina. He must have been doing some serious business last season!
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