Totti's incredible journey as a footballer has been charted using his FIFA appearances & stats

Michael Plant
90Min

Yesterday brought the news that no Roma fan - or, for that matter, football fans altogether - ever wanted to hear:

 

After 25 years as a professional footballer, Francesco Totti is set to retire at the end of the season.

 

The Italian has been a Roma player for 25 years and in that time has played an incredible 783 times for the club.

He has also registered 307 goals for Roma and was part of the 2006 Italian squad who won the World Cup.

To celebrate the 40-year-old's remarkable career, the Sport Bible have charted his growth through many of the various FIFA games, as he is the only player still playing who was in the game's original version in 1996.

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Starting in FIFA 2004, at age 26, Totti was incredibly rated as a 93, the same as Lionel Messi in this year's game.

The following year saw the Roma captain shoot up to an unbelievable 94, which in today's game would make him the joint highest ranked player.

As the years passed, Totti's physical attributes began to decline, yet he was still ranked as a 91 in 2010, aged 32.

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Even more remarkable four years later he was ranked at 82, the same as Sadio Mane in FIFA 17.

Today in his final FIFA game, Totti can still claim a highly respectable score of 80. Not bad for 40-years-old. 

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