Fifa Ultimate Team cards and ratings are always a hot topic amongst the community, with people always picking out and comparing reasons to go in on EA. However, whilst these criticisms are usually just fans representing their favorite players, EA occasionally throw up a that has everyone scratching their heads.
With that in mind, Gamelevate takes a look across Fifa 22 for some of the strangest players available in Ultimate Team this year.
St. Juste’s Jaw-Dropping Pace
Jeremiah St. Juste is a 25-year-old center-back currently playing for Mainz 05, having been signed from Feyenoord back in 2019. At 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in), he isn’t the sort of defender a Fifa player would typically expect to have remarkable pace stats, however, EA have gone all out in making the Dutchman the fastest center-back in the game.
St. Juste’s Ultimate Team card boasts an eye-watering 91 pace, 94 sprint speed, and 87 acceleration, as well as a handy 85 jumping, despite only being a 76 rated card. St. Juste can also be played anywhere across the defense, or as a CDM without losing any rating in his performance, making him one of the strangest, albeit potentially overpowered, players in this year’s Fifa.
Molina And Giroud’s Snail-Pace Stats
Whether it be playing on the shoulder, keeping up with counter-attacks or timing runs against the offside trap, being an attacker requires some amount of pace. However, clearly, someone at EA forgot these football basics when designing Jorge Molina and Olivier Giroud’s Ultimate Team cards.
Jorge Molina is one of Spanish football’s most experienced players, having made over 610 appearances and scoring over 230 times for the likes of Real Betis, Elche, Getafe, and Granada. But, despite being 39 years old now and 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) tall, 33 sprint speed, 39 acceleration, and 34 agility makes him Fifa 22’s least mobile forward.
Olivier Giroud might be 35 years old now, but he remains one of the football world’s most skilled players in his position. A Ligue 1, FA Cup, Europa League, Champions League and World Cup winner, Giroud is still competing at the top table of European football with AC Milan. His 34 acceleration and 43 sprint speed for 39 pace overall. however, are certainly not stats likely to win a place in his trophy cabinet.
Pepe’s Speed Buff
Pepe might be a well-traveled and experienced defender but, coming into Fifa 22 as a 38-year-old now, his pace stat was probably not the attribute he was looking to improve on in this year’s edition.
But, in a mindblowing move that honestly had the whole Fifa community stunned so much many swore it must have been a mistake EA were going to be quick to rectify. But no, Fifa 22 really is sticking with a 38-year-old Pepe having an Ultimate Team card with 79 acceleration and 81 sprint speed, as well as 89 jumping, 82 stamina, and a whopping 94 aggression.
What makes this card all the more surprising is the fact that the previous version in Fifa 21 was nothing like it, with Pepe boasting a far more humble 69 sprint speed and 63 acceleration.