FIFA fans are calling for EA to downgrade Cristiano Ronaldo's card in Ultimate Team, claiming his statistics in the game are no longer realistic.
While his shooting ability is easily as good as it ever has been, his pace and dribbling abilities have understandably decreased over the last few years and fans of the popular simulation believe it is time for the game's developers to start reflecting the Portugal international's real-life performances.
On a Reddit page dedicated to the discussion, one user wrote: “Over the past two / three years it’s been clear that he has slowed down.
“I’m not in anyway saying his ability has declined, but having been watching the majority of his games this season and a few last season something has been made clear.
“He does not have 92 pace, and he does not have 91 dribbling. He is still clearly a world class player with world class finishing and positioning, but if we are looking at players like Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben who had their pace nuked, surely Ronaldo has to have his downgraded, right?”
Other users also believe Ronaldo should stay the best player on the series' next edition, FIFA 18, but also that he should still be downgraded.
“He isn’t going to suddenly get a huge decrease, that’s not how downgrades work unless a player performed really badly (which Ronaldo didn’t, he simply played below his normal).
“He’ll get a one or two overall downgrade, with maybe three/4four downgrade max on the important stats. He’ll still be a top player and probably the best card unless someone else gets a huge upgrade.
“If he has an even worse season next year, I’d say next FIFA will be the last where we’ll see him be the best.”
Ronaldo has still performed well this season, scoring 19 La Liga goals in 25 appearances, but that return is a far cry from his 2015-16 campaign, during which he scored a total of 35 league goals.