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FIFA 18: 5 players you won't believe have better attribute ratings than Lionel Messi

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Messi isn't the best in every category.
Messi isn't the best in every category

Following the historic reveal of EA Sports' FIFA 18 player ratings, the world is abuzz with discussions over who made the prestigious top 100 list of the popular franchise and which big players could not quite make the cut. This year's ratings had the usual suspects largely reigning supreme, but as is generally the case, a few surprises did pop up every now and then.

The runaway leaders for FIFA 18 were as usual Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The duo scored 94 and 93 respectively in their overall ratings, maintaining themselves as the top brass in the process and laying down the law yet again in the gaming world. However, you will be surprised to note that while Messi, in particular, made headlines for his groundbreaking achievements in football, he isn't just overtaken by Ronaldo in this year's current player ratings.

Messi's FIFA 18 card
Messi's FIFA 18 card

In fact, there are several players who managed to beat the Argentine's numbers in specific attributes such as pace, strength, passing etc. Here we are giving you the lowdown on the players who managed this impressive feat. Here are 5 players who had better attributes than Lionel Messi in FIFA 18:

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#5 Leroy Sane - 94(PAC)

Sane's FUT 18 card
Sane's FUT 18 card

Lionel Messi's 89 pace looks highly impressive at a first glance but his pace attribute is far from the best in FIFA 18. One of the players who are above Messi in this regard is young Man City winger Leroy Sane. His recent goal rush against Liverpool proved what a talented player he is and the German is still just finding his feet at the Etihad.

His 94 pace is largely the reason that his stock continues to rise in Europe and in the next few years we could see him scale even greater heights. For now, he can rejoice the fact that he comfortably beats Messi's pace rating.

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