Real Madrid have always boasted of some of the finest players in the world, and this season is no different. This is best reflected through the silverware in their cabinet, but also through the several editions of the popular videogame FIFA that EA have released over the years.
This year, though, they have rebranded their beloved FIFA to EA FC 24 after ending their partnership with the organisation. The rating database from the game has been released officially, containing over 17,000 players.
Madrid Universal, therefore, takes a look at the ratings for Real Madrid players in this edition of the game.
85+ club — Courtois, Vinicius clear the pack
After the departure of Karim Benzema, Thibaut Courtois has taken over the honour of being the highest-rated player from Real Madrid in this edition of the game, with an overall of 90. The Belgian is also the joint-highest player alongside Robert Lewandowski from La Liga.
Vinicius Jr trails the goalie with a score of 89, with an upgrade of three from last year’s edition. He is also one of the fastest players in the game, with a pace score of 95.
Federico Valverde had a rather quiet second half of the season, but his statistic tally of seven goals and four assists was enough for him to garner a rating of 88.
Luka Modric is the only Madrid player to get 87 in this edition of the game, but is joined by Jude Bellingham, Toni Kroos, and Eder Militao in the 85+ club, with each of them getting 86 on their cards.
The trio of David Alaba, Antonio Rudiger, and Rodrygo have been honoured with a rating of 85, each, rounding off this particular rating category.
80+ club — Tchouameni, Nacho headline
There are nine Real Madrid players to be given a rating between 79 and 85, headlined by Aurelien Tchouameni, who has been given an 84-rated card. Nacho, meanwhile, is rated 83.
Eduardo Camavinga, Dani Carvajal, Joselu, and Ferland Mendy have been given 82, each, and not too far below them are Kepa Arrizabalaga and Lucas Vazquez at 81, each.
Returning from his loan spell at AC Milan, Brahim Diaz is the only player to be rated 80.
Below 80 — Dani Ceballos stars
There are five Real Madrid players given a rating below 80 in this edition by EA, with Dani Ceballos leading the list. His overall of 79 is the same as last year.
New signings Fran Garcia and Arda Guler follow at 78 and 77 each. The former has an impressive pace score of 89.
Andriy Lunin is the final piece of the puzzle in this category, with a score of 74, which is understandable due to his role as the second-choice goalkeeper.
Official: Real Madrid starting lineup against Las Palmas
Real Madrid will be looking to return to winning ways as they get set to take on UD Las Palmas in a couple of hours at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Following the derby debacle against Atletico de Madrid last weekend, it is imperative for Los Merengues to bounce back strongly tonight.
With kick-off not very long away, Carlo Ancelotti has announced the starting lineup that will be stepping onto the pitch to face Las Palmas.
Ancelotti has changed things a fair bit from the derby defeat, with both Luka Modric and Toni Kroos dropping to the bench.
But the biggest surprise is that Jude Bellingham has also been rested by the Real Madrid boss.
Instead, Real Madrid go in with the quartet of Aurelien Tchouameni, Federico Valverde, Eduardo Camavinga, and Brahim Diaz in their diamond midfield setup. The latter makes his first start for Real Madrid this season.
Up top, Joselu returns to the starting lineup, pairing up alongside Rodrygo Goes while Vinicius Jr remains on the bench, having only recently returned from an injury.
At the back, club captain Nacho Fernandez starts his first game of the season at the expense of Lucas Vazquez at right-back. Ferland Mendy also gets a look-in at left-back while David Alaba and Antonio Rudiger make up the rearguard that will shield Kepa Arrizabalaga.