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The unknown Argentinian better than Lionel Messi on FIFA 17

Deevya Mulani
SENIOR ANALYST
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6.61K   //    25 Mar 2017, 11:19 IST
Lionel Messi is outgunned in numerous attributes by his fellow Argentinian

What’s the story?

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are the undisputed best players in FIFA 17, rated 94 and 93 respectively. It so happens that another little-known Argentinian, Alejandro Dario Gomez, who played with Messi at the U-20 World Cup is giving some serious competition to the duo at the top with his FIFA attributes.

In case you didn’t know...

The striker played for the U-20 Argentina squad in 2007, winning the youth World Cup alongside current stars like Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria but soon dropped off the international radar. After spending a few years in the footballing wilderness across Italy and Ukraine, ‘Papu’, as he is affectionately known, finally got his move the Serie A when Atalanta moved for him in 2014.

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Alejandro Gomez has been playing for Serie A outfit Atalanta for the past couple of seasons and is known for his exemplary work rate, technical skills and blockbuster long range shots. The 29-year-old saved the club from relegation in his first season with the club before helping them to a respectable 13th place finish last season.

The heart of the matter

When the detailed attributes of both, Gomez and Messi are compared, some surprising facts come to the fore. Gomez scores higher than his four-time Ballon d’Or compatriot in the vital statistics of pace, passing, defence and physical.

The surprises don’t stop there. Gomez is more agile, quicker off the mark, has better crossing and curving and has a better long shot. His stamina stats top off at an unbelievable 99. Apart from this, he is also a more dependable penalty taker and has skills on par with the Argentinian legend.

What’s next?

FIFA Ultimate Team players have been raving about the new Argentinian sensation on the game. According to Futbin, a website which analyses the FIFA 17 transfer market, report that Gomez’s card costs between 1,80,000- 2,00,000 coins, a fraction when compared to his more famous compatriot’s price range of 7,00,000-9,00,000 coins.

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FUT players looking for a world class FIFA 17 buy on the cheap may have to quickly buy him before news of his abilities become mainstream.

Author’s Take

Purchasing the world’s best players on the FUT market can turn out to be an expensive affair and bargains such as Gomez are much appreciated. Gamers will be drooling over the prospect of having a player on their roster who is faster, a better passer, and shooter than Lionel Messi, at almost one-fifth the price.

Although the striker, with all his ability, couldn’t crack the big time like Messi, he has managed to carve out a unique niche for himself in the FIFA world if not reality.

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Deevya Mulani
SENIOR ANALYST
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