FIFA 19 player ratings

FIFA 19 is almost upon us, so you know what that means? New FIFA 19 player ratings! As covered earlier, we took a look at the first batch of new FIFA 19 player ratings. In case you need a refresher, FIFA releases the player ratings for the top 100 players in the game. In this article, we will be taking a look at the second batch, which includes players 80 to 61.

Well let’s not wait any longer, below is the latest FIFA 19 player ratings.

FIFA 19 player ratings: 80-61

FYI, the new FIFA 19 player ratings will start with the “lowest” rated gold card, and move its way up to the best. It’s also worth noting that the new player ratings involve the player’s performance over the last calendar year.

80: Radja Nainggolan

  • Club: Inter
  • Nationality: Belgian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 86

79: Alex Sandro

  • Club: Juventus
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 86

78: Medhi Benatia

  • Club: Juventus
  • Nationality: Moroccan
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 85

77: Parejo

  • Club: Valencia
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 82

76: Nemanja Matić

  • Club: Manchester United
  • Nationality: Serbian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 83

75: Douglas Costa

  • Club: Juventus
  • Nationality: Bazilian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 84

74: Cesar Azpilicueta

  • Club: Chelsea
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 85

73: Naldo

  • Club: Schalke
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 82

72: Fernandinho

  • Club: Manchester City
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 85

71: Miralem Pjanić

  • Club: Juventus
  • Nationality: Bosnian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 85

70: Leroy Sané

  • Club: Manchester City
  • Nationality: German
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 82

69: Leonardo Bonucci

  • Club: Juventus
  • Nationality: Italian
  • FIFA 19 Rating: 88

68: Jérôme Boateng

  • Club: Bayern Munich
  • Nationality: German
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 88

67: Thomas Müller

  • Club: Bayern Munich
  • Nationality: German
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 85

66: Ederson

  • Club: Manchester City
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 83

65: Roberto Firmino

  • Club: Liverpool
  • Nationality: Brazilian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 83

64: Marco Verratti

  • Club: Paris Saint-Germain
  • Nationality: Italian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 87

63: Nicolás Otamendi

  • Club: Manchester City
  • Nationality: Argentinian
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 83

62: Thiago

  • Club: Bayern Munich
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 88

61: Mesut Özil

  • Club: Arsenal
  • Nationality: 86
  • FIFA 18 Rating: 88

Overall Thoughts

As I said in my previous article, these player ratings are relatively similar to their respected cards last year. When you’re referring to the top 100 players, there really aren’t many shocks. With that said, a couple ratings did raise my eyebrows a little bit.

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The first being Miarlem Pjanić. Regarded as one of the best midfielders in Italy and the world, he only received a one-point upgrade. Considering he’s arguably Juve’s most important player and has been a consistent performer for the last three years, he should deserve a better-updated card. Now I may be a little bias since I am a Juventus fan who has watched him play over the last three years but I feel that he deserves at least an 87. To say he is only one point better than both Milinković-Savić and Nainggolan is a little absurd. 87 to me is a fair rating for one of the best midfielders in the world but I may be wrong.

The next player rating I would like to discuss is Mesut Özil. Honestly, I don’t think Özil has performed for the last three years, so the fact he still gets these high ratings is absurd to me. If it were up to me, he would be getting at least an 84 or 85. The fact is that over the last couple years he’s been lackluster and doesn’t look like the same player. Considering these ratings are based on the performances of last year, Özil’s lucky he wasn’t given an 82. Maybe I’m a little harsh on him, but I remember him at his peak, and yes, Arsenal isn’t Real Madrid but his final season with Madrid is when the downfall began.

Besides the two mentioned above, I think the FIFA 19 player ratings are accurate. Bonucci being downgraded from an 88 to 86 is fair considering he had an awful year at Milan. Roberto Firmino also deserved his upgrade from 83 to 86, same with Leroy Sané and Douglas Costa (84 to 86). I also agree with the downgrades of Marco Verratti and Jérôme Boateng. I would’ve even taken Verratti down another rating to 85 because he has stalled the last two years; same with Boateng. Ever since Messi broke his ankles, it hasn’t been the same.

Do you agree with the newest player ratings? Did anyone deserve more of an upgrade/downgrade? Let us know down below you think of the new FIFA 19 player ratings. As always, be sure to come back for more FIFA 19 content, as well as the next instalment of player ratings.

Francesco Lo Presti
Soccer fanatic, lover of sports and VERY Italian.

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