A variety of personalities and technical abilities come together to form a successful football team, and the FIFA game does its best to transfer a lot of those real-life traits to give the game a realistic feel.
One of football’s famous hard men is Rodrigo De Paul, and the feisty Atletico Madrid midfielder is also an interesting character in FIFA 23, but not just for his reputation. Here’s all you need to know about this player, his strengths, and his FIFA 23 ratings.
The Former Udinese man leads a combative and no-nonsense playing style which has earned him a nickname as Lionel Messi’s unofficial on-pitch bodyguard when they are with the Argentina national team.
However, De Paul also recreates that key role tactically as he marshalls the midfield to protect La Albiceleste’s free-flowing band of forwards.
He is also a playmaker from central midfield (CM) who can unlock tight defensive structures with his long passing, and he is capable of shooting from distance. This midfield catalyst has a four-star skill moves rating in FIFA 23 to prove his supreme ability with the ball at his feet.
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Rodrigo De Paul’s FIFA 23 ratings
De Paul boasts an overall FIFA 23 rating of 84 with 84 potentia. His best attributes are 91 stamina, 86 vision, 85 short passing, 85 long passing, 85 ball control, and 84 curve.
The 28-year-old is a solid midfield enforcer who is well-suited to setting the tone in a deep-lying midfield role. Certainly, his qualities will come in very handy if you are playing with a possession-based team in FIFA 23 Career Mode.
On the international scene, De Paul memorably set up Ángel Di María’s winner against hosts Brazil in the 2021 Copa América final with a trademark long pass, which secured Argentina’s joint record 15th South American championship and first major honour since 1993.
The ex-Udinese captain signed a five-year contract with La Liga side Atlético Madrid just days after that historic triumph in a deal worth €35 million to signal a new dawn in his burgeoning career.
Despite a limp title defense in his first season at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, De Paul contributed four goals and two assists in 48 games as the Colchoneros sealed a spot in the 2022-23 UEFA Champions League campaign.
He is now a key man in Diego Simeone’s well-drilled side as well as a fundamental part of the Argentina setup, which aims to win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
For more player ratings, check out this article on Camavinga in FIFA 23.