FIFA 15 Ratings: 10 Criminally Underrated Superstars

Is it any wonder football stars have been whinging about their FIFA ratings?

The dust is just now beginning to settle on EA Sport's announcement last Sunday of the top 50-rated players on FIFA 15. Since Wednesday 3rd, the publishers of the highly-popular football simulation game have been teasing out ratings 10 at a time, and ended their countdown by unveiling the top 10 players at the end of last week. The top 10 consists of most of the usual suspects - Cristiano Ronaldo, Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi etc - but there were a few surprises as the big reveal came to an end. Players many fans expected to see a lot higher up in the standings were instead shackled with a dismal overall rating while some misfiring stars were treated with kid gloves. EA are known to miss a sitter when it comes to player ratings in the FIFA franchise and have been notorious for making a howler or two down the years. And they have mostly stayed true to form this time around as well because some of the players you are about to see on this list have been criminally underrated in the latest game. Most of these superstars made the top 50 at least, while a few didn't even achieve that much, and were astonishingly snubbed from the elite category. Others have been perplexingly downgraded from last year, while some haven't even moved from '14. With that in mind, here are 10 Criminally Underrated Superstars on FIFA 15.

Joseph is an accredited football journalist and has interviewed nearly all of the current 20 Barclay's Premier League managers. He is also a correspondent for Bleacher Report and has written for Caught Offside and Give Me Football.