Cristiano Ronaldo’s FIFA rating has reportedly dropped to its lowest in 12 years after the ex-Manchester United star made his sensational move to Saudi side Al-Nassr.
The 37-year-old completed his transfer to Al-Nassr on an eye-watering £175million-a-year contract following his exit from United in November. The striker left Manchester United by mutual consent following his viral interview with Piers Morgan.
But since then, Ronaldo’s FIFA 23 rating has suffered. Although it has only dropped from 90 to 88, it’s crucial how FIFA rates the ex-Real Madrid and Juventus star. This is the first time that we are witnessing Ronaldo’s rating dropping below 90.
He cut an isolated figure under United boss Erik ten Hag and then was further snubbed by ex-Portugal boss Fernando Santos at the World Cup in Qatar. The Portugal star was also snubbed by the manager at the time Fernando Santos during the World Cup in Qatar.
At the launch of FIFA 2023, Ronaldo’s rating was 90 – lower compared to his FIFA 22 rating i.e. 91.
As per the reports, Ronaldo has seen his dribbling and stamina stats take the biggest hits, falling from 84 to 81 and 74 to 70 respectively.
The striker’s finishing is down to 91 from 92, his acceleration has fallen to 76 from 78 and his reactions have been altered to 90 from 93.
His long shots, positioning and composure have all dropped marginally but are astonishingly 88, 93 and 94 respectively.
The changes only affect Career Mode so FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) cards will not be affected.
But Ronaldo still remains by far the highest-rated FIFA player in the Saudi Pro League, with the second highest being 76-rated Salem Al Dawsari.