Lionel Messi: Surprise As PSG Star Misses Out on Best 5 Star ‘Skillers’ on FIFA 23, Cristiano Ronaldo Included
Lionel Messi has been omitted from the list of the most skilful players on FIFA 23 despite his known prowess with the ball
Surprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo has been ranked second in as much as the Portuguese star’s strengths lie elsewhere
Kylian Mbappe leads the list, with his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Neymar a close third
Lionel Messi has, over the years, built his reputation around his quick feet, vision and proficiency in front of goal. In fact, it is his dribbling skills that have always helped him evade attackers with such poise and elegance. He is mentioned in the same breath as Ronaldinho when mentioning the best dribblers of all time in world football.
It is, therefore, a surprise when FIFA 23 snubbed the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner in its list of the 5-star ‘skillers.’
Fifa 23 is set to debut on 30th September and the organisers have already released some of the ratings that will be in the new game. Messi still leads all the players with an overall rating of 91.
This is a negative two drop from FIFA 22, plus he is joined at the top by Kylian Mbappe, Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema and Kevin De Bruyne.
But when it comes to 5-star ‘skillers,’ Messi is given a wide berth. More shockingly, his arch-nemesis Cristiano Ronaldo is listed second on that list. Ronaldo is not known for his skills. His career has been centred around absolute mercilessness in front of goal.
Mbappe has been declared the most skilful player on FIFA 23. He is joined by the likes of Neymar, Vinicius Junior, Christopher Nkunku and Memphis Depay.