Osimhen beaten: Here’s Africa’s highest-rated EA Sports FC star

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The latest ratings of the EA Sports FC 24 is out, and there is plenty of talk concerning it, especially as it concerns Napoli forward Victor Osimhen.

Osimhen has been in the news recently, and it has not been positive. The superstar Nigerian forward is at loggerheads with his club following the mocking TikTok video of him.

Anyway, that is not our focus in this piece.

The Serie A top scorer last season was expected to get a bumper rating, and he sure did, but how does he compare with the other African stars?

The latest rating shows that Mohammed Salah is the highest-ranked African player, beating the Nigerian star to second place.

Despite Osimhen beating the Egyptian in most metrics last season, Liverpool is ranked higher than him.

Osimhen vs Salah EA Sports FC stats compared

Osimhen rated 90 on ea sprts 24 fc
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Osimhen helped Napoli to the Serie A title for the first time in 33 years and finished as Capocannoniere. Let us compare the ratings and see if it is justified.

Play Styles
Victor Osimhen – Chip Shot, Power Header, Rapid and Acrobatic.
Mo Salah – Chip Shot, Rapid and Trivela.

Salah received a rating of 89, dropping one place and is 13th globally, but remains ahead of Osimhen, who moved up five points to 88 and 30th.

While Salah received three stars for his weak foot and four for his skill moves, Osimhen reversed it, getting four stars for his weak foot and three for his skills.

Both forwards are rated high on attack work rate and medium on their defence.

Salah beats Osimhen in positioning and finishing, as he is rated 92 on both, to the Nigerian’s 90 and 91.

Osimhen only beats Salah with his shot power but is rated lower in long shots, volleys and penalties.

The cumulative total for the Egyptian when it comes to shooting is 87 to 86.

Osimhen has a better pace total of 90 compared to Salah’s 89.

POS OVR PAC SHO PAS DRI DEF PHY
Osimhen ST 88 90 864 661 835 422 821
Salah RW 89 891 872 811 882 45 761

 

Mo Salah

mo salah rated higher than osimhen in ea sports 24
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PACE 89 SHOOTING 87 PASSING 81 DRIBBLING 88
Acceleration 89 Positioning 92 Vision 84 Agility 89
Sprint Speed 89 Finishing 92 Crossing 80 Balance 91
Shot Power 82 Free Kick Accuracy 69 Reactions 93
Long Shots 84 Shot Passing 84 Ball Control 86
Volleys 83 Long Passing 77 Dribbling 88
Penalties 81 Curve 84 Composure 90
DEFENDING 45 PHYSICALITY 76
Interceptions 55 Jumping 80
Heading Accuracy 59 Stamina 87
Def Awareness 38 Strength 75
Standing Tackle 43 Aggression 63
Sliding Tackle 41

 

Victor Osimhen

osimhen moved up 5 places in the ea sports rating
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PACE 90 SHOOTING 86 PASSING 66 DRIBBLING 83
Acceleration 87 Positioning 92 Vision 70 Agility 78
Sprint Speed 92 Finishing 91 Crossing 62 Balance 68
Shot Power 86 Free Kick Accuracy 52 Reactions 89
Long Shots 77 Shot Passing 74 Ball Control 86
Volleys 83 Long Passing 54 Dribbling 83
Penalties 81 Curve 63 Composure 80
DEFENDING 42 PHYSICALITY 82
Interceptions 34 Jumping 94
Heading Accuracy 84 Stamina 81
Def Awareness 36 Strength 86
Standing Tackle 45 Aggression 68
Sliding Tackle 22

Mahrez leads other Africans behind Salah and Osimhen

Riyad Mahrez had a fantastic season with Manchester City. The Algerian winger contributed to the monumental season they had that saw them win a treble (Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Champions League).

Mahrez is ranked at 3rd in Africa and 71 globally with an overall rating of 86. He finishes above the likes of Sadio Mane, Thomas Partey and Achraf Hakimi.

Below are the top ten highest-rated African players in the EA Sports FC 24.

mmahrez is rated below osimhen in the ea sports rating
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Top 10 Africans with the highest EA sports FC rating

# Player Country Team Age Position Rating Potential
1 Mohamed Salah Egypt Liverpool 31 RW 89* 89
2 Victor Osimhen Nigeria Napoli 24 ST 88 90
3 Riyad Mahrez Algeria Al Ahli 32 RM 86* 86
4 Sadio Mane Senegal Al Nassr 31 CF 86* 86
5 Yassine Bounou Morocco Al Hilal 32 GK 85* 85
6 Andre Onana Cameroon Man United 27 GK 85 86
7 Thomas Partey Ghana Arsenal 30 CDM 85 85
8 Ismael Bennacer Algeria AC Milan 25 CDM 84 87
9 Achraf Hakimi Morocco PSG 24 RB 84 87
10 Kalidou Koulibaly Senegal Al Hilal 32 CB 84* 84

This article was most recently revised and updated 2 months ago

Chooka Izuegbuna is a Sports Journalist with 20 years of experience in print, TV and Radio. He has worked with some of the top media houses in Nigeria, including NTA Network, Channels TV, TVC, Silverbird TV and MITV. Chooka broke his sports reporting teeth with The Game Football Weekly in 2003 as a cartoonist and reporter.
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