Up the Bucs: Lorch leads FIFA ratings

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Thembinkosi Lorch ranks the highest amongst the Orlando Pirates stars in FIFA 20, edging Vincent Pule and Fortune Makaringe for the top spot.

The 2019/20 PSL Footballer of the Season was Pirates standout performer so it comes as no surprise to see him leading the charts for the Absa Premiership side in the annually released video game.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the highest-rated Pirates stars in FIFA 20

Having impressed in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with Bafana Bafana, famously scoring the goal to knock out hosts Egypt in the round of 16, his stock has never been higher.

However, in comparison to the highest-rated Chiefs stars, he falls significantly short of Amakhosi star player, Khama Billiat who ranks 78.

Lorch stands out from the rest

With the exception of the fleet-footed winger, there are no players who stand out significantly from the squad, with six players rated 68, which includes Luvoyo Memela, Justin Shonga and captain Happy Jele.

In the game that was released in September last year, ratings have often been hotly debated, with several players expressing dismay at their individual statistics.

However, with Pirates lack of silverware in recent seasons and amidst a squad rebuild, many of the younger players showcase some great potential for improvement.

Did you know?

Record six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi is the highest-rated player in the 2020 edition of the game at 94, edging Ronaldo, who's rated 93.

Your thoughts, please?

Would Lorch deserve to the ranked as the best player at Pirates in the 2021 version of the EA Sports series?