FIFA 17: 6 of the fastest players

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It has been a long wait for hardcore FIFA fans, but EA Sports have now officially revealed the top 50 players in the game for the 2017 version. 

It didn't exactly come as a major surprise that they rated Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Lionel Messi as the top three players.

What was surprising, however, was the fact they placed Portuguese superstar Ronaldo ahead of Messi. 


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Indeed, while Messi secured a 93 rating, Ronaldo trumped him with a score of 94. Neymar, Luis Suarez and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, meanwhile, were all handed scores of 92. 

Now, then, with the top 50 players in the game revealed, it's time to really get stuck into those pesky ratings. 

Pace is, unsurprisingly, a feature that FIFA fans hold in high regard. A quick player can completely change the dynamic of any team, but who are the fastest players from the top 50? 

Well, we're here to take a look. In fact, six players (from the top 50 rated stars) have racked up impressive scores of 90 and above. 

With ratings for the likes of Theo Walcott, Marcus Rashford and co. to come, a few other stars could yet be handed a pace grade of over 90. 

It must be noted that there's no place on this list for Messi, who could only obtain a pace rating of 89 by EA. 

Eden Hazard: 90 pace

Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard may well have had a campaign to forget at Stamford Bridge last term, but that hasn't stopped EA from being rather generous with his pace rating. 

Indeed, it's fair to say that Hazard, who has been handed an overall rating of 88, will be hoping for a far more prominent season under Antonio Conte's guidance at Stamford Bridge. 

After a solid start to the season, there's every chance that Hazard - and his pace - can once terrorise Premier League defenders. 

Marco Reus: 90 pace

Marco Reus, who is set to be on the cover of FIFA 17, continues to prove his credentials at Borussia Dortmund and fully deserves his place on this list. 

The Germany international netted 12 goals in 26 Bundesliga appearances last term and brings so much creativity to Thomas Tuchel's side. 

After landing Mario Gotze in the summer transfer window, it's fair to say that playing as Dortmund on the new FIFA will be a fruitful experience. 

Neymar: 91 pace

Well, Brazil superstar Neymar was always going to make this list. The 24-year-old, who has just guided his country to Olympic Gold, is one of the most feared attacking players in world football. 

That's why, then, his 91 pace rating well and truly makes sense. There may well be no place for Messi and Luis Suarez on this list, but Barcelona's attacking trio remains rather spectacular. 

Cristiano Ronaldo: 92 pace 

Rated as the best player on the game, Ronaldo, who led Portugal to Euro 2016 success in France, is still a speed demon. 

He may well be 31-years-old, but his power is extraordinary. Currently on the sidelines through injury, Real Madrid will be hoping to see him return to the field of play sooner rather than later. 

Gareth Bale: 94 pace

While Ronaldo remains the main man in Madrid, it's safe to say that Wales international Gareth Bale isn't too far behind him. 

The ex-Tottenham man was excellent during Euro 2016 and produced yet another fine season at the Bernabeu last term. There's a notion that Bale is entering the prime of his career and he could get even better during the 2016/17 campaign. 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang: 96 pace

As already mentioned, playing as Dortmund on FIFA 17 really will be quite the experience. With the pace of Reus (90) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (96) in attack, there could be no stopping the German giants.

Aubameyang, who enjoyed a wonderful 2015/16 campaign, has been handed a greater pace rating than any other player in the top 50. There's every chance that he will be rated as FIFA 17's quickest player once all the full grades are released.  

Who else deserves a pace rating of 90 and above? Have your say below! 

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