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Mohamed Salah, Cristiano Ronaldo, and eight other FIFA ratings that make zero sense

By Amreen
Ronaldo saw a stunning drop in his FIFA 22 rating
Ronaldo saw a stunning drop in his FIFA 22 rating / Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images

With FIFA 2022’s release right around the corner, a number of player ratings have been revealed, leaving fans utterly confused and outraged about some of the new ratings given to certain players.

It was revealed last week that Cristiano Ronaldo’s rating has seen a massive downgrade - his overall rating has dropped from 92 to 91, and his pace, stamina, and strength stats have seen a massive dip too.

A number of other players, too, have seen their ratings change, and Twitter user, FUT22News, chose to hit out at EA Sports for the new ratings given to some of biggest names in football.

His list begins with Mason Greenwood, who has been rated just 78, despite his 12 goals for Manchester United last season, and the club finishing second in the Premier League. He has already scored three leagues so far this season, but the numbers haven’t helped the abysmal rating dished out to him.

Mohamed Salah is another key player from last season who saw a massive dip in his rating. The Egyptian scored 22 times during the 2020-21 campaign as Liverpool finished third, but still finds himself downgraded by EA Sports.

Fabinho also saw a drop in his rating to 89 – one down from FIFA 21, however, his teammate, Thiago Alcantara managed to get an upgrade.

Virgil van Dijk, who spent the majority of last season sidelined due to injury, dropped to 89, with his pace being hit the hardest. The Dutchman has been rated 78 for pace, which is lower than former Real Madrid man and current Porto defender Pepe, who has been handed a pace rating of 80.