Lionel Messi is no longer the highest-rated player in new FIFA leak claims 4 months ago

Lionel Messi is no longer the highest-rated player in new FIFA leak claims

Move aside Lionel, there's a new king in town.

Lionel Messi's reign as the king of FIFA is over, he will no longer be the highest-rated player in the new instalment of the game, set to be released later this year.

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The Paris Saint-Germain forward was top of the rankings in FIFA 22 and is 93 rated in the game. But for the first time since 2007, neither Messi nor Cristiano Ronaldo will be the best-rated player in the FIFA game.

Fifa 23 Lionel Messi

Instead, Messi's crown has been passed on to one of his fellow teammates at the French giants: Kylian Mbappe.

According to FIFA news source @FUTZONEFIFA on Twitter, Mbappe will become the top dog on the game. You best all start working out how to save your coins to afford him.

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Mbappe is set to be rated at 92, meaning Messi is likely to have received a downgrade. Don't worry Lionel, we know you're still very good.

PSG's number seven is also set to rank higher than other elite-level performers such as Robert Lewandowski, Erling Haaland, Karim Benzema, Kevin De Bruyne and others.

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The source added that Mbappe had been in the EA Sports studio recently to shoot some photos with his updated card in preparation for the launch of the game on September 30.

Details on the rest of the game are relatively limited but they are likely to be revealed within the coming weeks.

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Mbappe is a keen player himself but revealed back in February that he had taken a break from the popular game mode, Ultimate Team as he said it had an impact on his mindset.

Speaking on a Twitch stream he said: "I stopped playing FUT Champions because it started affecting my mind."

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