Here is Zlatan’s unexpected rating on the brand new Fifa 23 – is only third on the list of best Swedes

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40 years old.
But Zlatan Ibrahimovic is still the Swede who is ranked highest among active players in the new Fifa.
However, he is only third(!) among all Swedes in the game.

Every September, it’s time for all TV-loving football geeks to dig into a new Fifa. The video game edition continues to grow year after year, and today it is as much about what happens around the game, than what actually happens around the virtual pitch.

Zlatan one again

Every year, for example, there is exciting reading and wild discussions about whether Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi gets the highest rating, and it is always exciting to see how our Swedish stars stand out against other players, and how highly they are actually rated. Given that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has dominated world football year after year, it has rarely been particularly exciting when the best Swede is revealed.

220522 Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Milan celebrates after the Serie A game between Sassuolo and Milan on May 22, 2022 in Milan. Photo: IMAGE PHOTO / BILDBYRÅN

And despite the fact that Zlatan Ibrahimovic has now turned 40 years old, and is coming off a season where he hardly played anything due to a knee injury, he is once again the number one player among active Swedish players. Ibrahimovic has an overall rating of 82, which is two down from last year, but perhaps most notable is that this year he only has a 58(!) in speed.

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But here he is third

Second on the list is Dejan Kulusevski, who despite a fantastic spring in the Premier League remains at the overall rating of 81. Third on the list, with the same rating, is Emil Forsberg. But the fact is that even Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in hiding when you count all the Swedes in the game. There he only comes in an honorable third place.

210902 Dejan Kulusevski of Sweden during a press conference after the FIFA World Cup Qualifier football match between Sweden and Spain on September 2, 2021 in Stockholm. Photo: Johanna Lundberg / BILDBYRÅN

This year, Tomas Brolin, great hero during the WC 1994, is in the game. He has received a so-called World Cup hero card, which alludes to his incredible time during the World Cup in 1994, with a total of 89 ratings. In addition, Henrik Larsson, who is in the game as an icon, is a higher rarity on all three cards he has in the game – with a total of 86, 87 and 90 in ratings.

Fifa is released on September 30, and three days earlier if you buy the game’s “Ultimate Edition”.

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