Fiji Football Association president Rajesh Patel congratulated Fijian wonder boy and Wellington Phoenix striker Roy Krishna for being named in the FIFA 19 Ultimate Team of the Week last week.
“It is a huge achievement for Krishna and Fiji as a whole and I heartily congratulate him for his success in football, “said Patel.
Patel said Krishna had put Fiji Football’s name on the global stage which was recognised by EA Sports.
“He has not only been named in the FIFA 19 team of the week but also carries Fiji name which is a huge achievement.”
“It was Krishna’s stellar form that had been rewarded in the video-game world, “said Patel
The Fijian international has starred for the A-League club this season, scoring nine goals through the first 11 rounds, including a brace in a 3-2 win over the Central Coast Mariners fortnight ago.
Krishna, who was given a game rating of 71 when the game was released in September, is now rated 79 (out of 100) – the second-best rating for an A-league player, behind only star Melbourne Victory import Keisuke Honda.
When FIFA 19 was released in September, every single player in the game was given their own unique rating, with individual stats for every aspect of their game from pace to passing, dribbling to tackling, shooting and strength.
As the 2018-19 season progressed, it became clear that many of the players were overperforming compared to their individual rating.
EA Sports tracks how players perform in real life and then update FIFA 19 accordingly so that the game reflects a player’s individual ability and value.
Last season, many of the world’s top performers received winter upgrades as part of the Ratings Refresh, including Kevin De Bruyne, Paulo Dybala and Kylian Mbappe. It is not just highly-rated players who are part of the ratings refresh, however – even players in lower leagues can receive boosts to their overall statistics.