Hyundai A-League fans and gamers, the moment you have been waiting for is finally here.
EA Sports have released their player ratings for FIFA 20 and now we know how each Hyundai A-League star is rated.
There’s a three-way tie at the top of the list with Melbourne Victory’s Ola Toivonen, Perth Glory skipper Diego Castro and Western United FC’s Italian star Alessandro Diamanti all with an overall rating of 76.
Sydney FC’s Serbian maestro Milos Ninkovic (75), Western Sydney Wanderers midfielder Pirmin Schwegler and Perth Glory recruit Bruno Fornaroli (both 74) are the next best.
Here's the best in each category from the Hyundai A-League’s top 50 players.
Pace to burn
Leading the way in the speed department is Sydney FC’s Kosta Barbarouses and Adelaide United winger Ben Halloran, with a pace rating of 85.
Perth Glory’s Chris Ikonomidis comes in at 82, with Jamie Maclaren of Melbourne City and Newcastle Jets playmaker Dimitri Petratos both at 81.
Victory striker Toivonen is the man you want taking aim at goal. The Swedish international rates 77 with his shooting boots.
There are four players jointly behind Toivonen, with Adam Le Fondre, Bruno Fornaroli, Panagiotis Kone and Diego Castro all on 72.
Western United FC’s Diamanti and Sky Blues winger Barbarouses are next in line at 70.
Italian attacker Diamanti tops the list of best distributors with an impressive rating of 78.
That’s followed by Toivonen (75), with both Ninkovic and Schwegler tied on 73.
On the run
Who’s the best with the ball at their feet? Probably no surprise that Castro leads the dribble ranks with 80, ahead of Diamanti on 78.
Glory’s Ikonomidis is third with a ranking of 77, just ahead of teammate Fornaroli and Ninkovic (both on 76).
The defensive side of the game is also important and it’s an interesting leader in this category.
New Wanderers midfielder Schwegler is the current leader with 73, ahead of Sydney FC’s defensive stalwart Alex Wilkinson (71) and Western United FC’s Josh Risdon (70).
The top 50
Here’s a rundown of how the top 50 Hyundai A-League players shape up on overall rating:
- Ola Toivonen – Melbourne Victory, 76 overall
- Diego Castro – Perth Glory, 76
- Alessandro Diamanti – Western United FC, 76
- Milos Ninkovic – Sydney FC, 75
- Pirmin Schwegler – Western Sydney Wanderers, 74
- Bruno Fornaroli – Perth Glory, 74
- Chris Ikonomidis - Perth Glory, 72
- Panagiotis Kone – Western United FC, 72
- Alex Wilkinson – Sydney FC, 72
- Kosta Barbarouses – Sydney FC, 71
- Robbie Kruse – Melbourne Victory, 71
- Josh Risdon – Western United FC, 71
- Brandon O’Neill – Sydney FC, 70
- Tommy Oar – Central Coast Mariners, 70
- Rhyan Grant – Sydney FC, 70
- Filip Kurto – Western United FC, 70
- Wes Hoolahan – Newcastle Jets, 70
- Alexander Baumjohann – Sydney FC, 70
- Kim Eun Sun – Central Coast Mariners, 70
- Adam Le Fondre - Sydney FC, 70
- Tim Hoogland – Melbourne Victory, 70
- Lawrence Thomas – Melbourne Victory, 70
- Richard Windbichler – Melbourne City, 70
- Steven Taylor – Wellington Phoenix, 69
- Jamie Young – Brisbane Roar, 69
- Jamie Maclaren – Melbourne City, 69
- Ulises Davila – Wellington Phoenix, 69
- Dimitri Petratos – Newcastle Jets, 69
- Patrick Ziegler – Western Sydney Wanderers, 68
- Mirko Boland – Adelaide United, 68
- Andrew Nabbout – Melbourne Victory, 68
- Tomi Mrcela – Perth Glory, 68
- Luke Brattan – Sydney FC, 68
- Neil Kilkenny – Perth Glory, 68
- Joshua Brillante – Melbourne City, 68
- Radoslaw Majewski – Western Sydney Wanderers, 68
- Michael Zullo – Sydney FC, 68
- Florin Berenguer – Melbourne City, 67
- Ivan Franjic – Perth Glory, 67
- Riley McGree – Adelaide United, 67
- Ben Halloran – Adelaide United, 67
- Juande – Perth Glory, 67
- Paul Izzo – Adelaide United, 67
- Scott McDonald – Western United FC, 67
- Michael Jakobsen – Adelaide United, 67
- Scott Jamieson – Melbourne City, 67
- Connor Chapman – Western United FC, 67
- Leigh Broxham – Melbourne Victory, 67
- Thomas Deng – Melbourne Victory, 67
- Liberato Cacace – Wellington Phoenix, 67