FIFA 23 confirms Ted Lasso’s AFC Richmond player ratings with striker Jamie Tartt better than Arsenal’s Gabriel Jesus, while Sam Obisanya rivals Marcus Rashford but Manchester United legend Roy Keane still more aggressive than Roy Kent


Fans of the hit American show Ted Lasso were thrilled to see the fictional team AFC Richmond added to FIFA 23, and they will be even more surprised by their player ratings.

The Hollywood superstar Jason Sudeikis-led show cleaned up at the 2022 Emmy Television Awards, picking up a number of wins for lead actor, supporting actor and comedy series.

Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond will make their FIFA debuts
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FIFA 23 confirms Ted Lasso's AFC Richmond player ratings with striker Jamie Tartt better than Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus, while Sam Obisanya rivals Marcus Rashford but Manchester United legend Roy Keane still more aggressive than Roy Kent
Some players will be disappointed to be ranked lower than the fictional stars
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Making a huge dent in the US As football, or football, has a growing impact in the US, the Apple+ TV show hasn’t quite taken off in the UK yet, but it could all be to be about to change.

Ted Lasso focuses on fictional English side AFC Richmond, who recently made headlines by joining FIFA 23, and now their player ratings have been revealed.

EA didn’t hold back either, giving star striker Jamie Tartt an overall rating of 84 – higher than Arsenal goalscoring revelation Gabriel Jesus and World Cup-winning France striker Antoine Griezmann, as well as Liverpool’s record £85million signing Darwin Nunez.

English actor Toheeb Jimoh was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Emmys, and his character, Sam Obisanya, reaped the rewards with an overall rating of 81.

That puts him above comparable players such as Manchester United’s Anthony Martial who is 80, and level with Red Devils team-mate Marcus Rashford who is a point above.

Wisconsin-born Leeds coach Jesse Marsch regularly has to deal with comparisons to Ted Lasso, and it’s even been reported that during Ralf Rangnick’s tenure at Old Trafford, his American assistant Chris Armas received the player nicknames.

FIFA 23 confirms Ted Lasso's AFC Richmond player ratings with striker Jamie Tartt better than Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus, while Sam Obisanya rivals Marcus Rashford but Manchester United legend Roy Keane still more aggressive than Roy Kent
The actors of the show will be delighted with their ranking
FIFA 23 confirms Ted Lasso's AFC Richmond player ratings with striker Jamie Tartt better than Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus, while Sam Obisanya rivals Marcus Rashford but Manchester United legend Roy Keane still more aggressive than Roy Kent
Sudeikis probably isn’t a bad person to compare after his Emmy wins
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However, the only character who looks solidly like a real-life counterpart is Roy Kent, who, as his name suggests, has been compared to Old Trafford legend Roy Keane.

Brett Goldstein won an Emmy for his portrayal of the character, portraying a weathered midfield veteran with a short temper who even wears the captain’s armband.

Kent receives a FIFA rating of 83, and although FIFA 23 has yet to release his legend card ratings, Keane will always have the final say, with his total of 88 from last year likely to remain the same. , keeping him in front of his doppelganger .

And the Irishman also has a higher aggression rate, of course.

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FIFA 23 confirms Ted Lasso's AFC Richmond player ratings with striker Jamie Tartt better than Arsenal's Gabriel Jesus, while Sam Obisanya rivals Marcus Rashford but Manchester United legend Roy Keane still more aggressive than Roy Kent

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