James Rodriguez futhead insane FIFA 15 upgrade

By Alan Ng - Jul 17, 2014

It is an exciting time for FIFA fans. EA has just announced Lionel Messi as the global cover star for the game and will soon be making other big decisions on the FIFA 15 UK cover stars and also FIFA 15 Ultimate Team player upgrades.

We have talked about certain players that are due for an upgrade, but one of the players that really stands out for us is James Rodriguez, the Colombian star who plays for Monaco and had an amazing World Cup in Brazil.

So good in fact that he ended up winning the Golden Boot for scoring six goals in the tournament. That’s not what we wanted to talk about though, as looking at the James Rodriguez Futhead stats page, we can see that this player is due an insane upgrade for FIFA 15.

Take a look at his FIFA 14 stats and you’ll see that he originally shipped with a 83 default rating in the game. However, his fantastic performances for club have resulted in no fewer than four in-form cards up to an 87 rating – he could actually be the most improved player since FIFA 14 shipped.


On top of that, his Colombia performances have prompted a further three more upgrades to an 89 and the icing on the cake – a stunning 91 card for being featured in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season.

It really doesn’t get better than that, amazing to think that a player has gone from an 83 all the way up to a 91 in one season. With this in mind, EA are certainly going to reveal a James Rodriguez FIFA 15 upgrade, the only question is by how much.

We wouldn’t be surprised if his new FIFA 15 rating was anywhere between 88-90. It’s a fairly big jump up we agree, but then you can clearly see that EA are not afraid of providing massive upgrades if the player warrants it in reality.

There’s plenty of James Rodriguez transfer speculation linking the player to another club such as Real Madrid too, so it will be interesting to see what happens with the player and if he can maintain his level. If you have been following this player on FIFA 14, let us know your thoughts on his upgrade potential for FIFA 15.

Do you agree that this is the one player that can warrant a massive upgrade close to a 90 rating from 83?

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  • Derp ideal

    James Definetaly deserves atleast a 89 he got the World Cup golden boot and he was great in France and even Better in the world cup he took Columbia to the R-16 He should have been on the cover

  • AB

    James 10-deserves more or 90..that guy showed outstanding performences and he took Colombia futher in the World cup.

  • Guest

    Falcao-less Colombia in the biggest stage in the planet, 6 WC goals & 2 assists in 4.5 games… What fox said.. Deserves no less than 90’s. To me personally I know he will shock the world in La Liga, he will will prove to be better than expected, just a perfect 10 in all meanings… & show why he’s something else… Will go down as a Legend, mark my words.

    • gUEST 2

      do you think James did all the work ? James in fifa deserves and upgrade of 89 or even more but if you watch Colombia played all of our players played well from our gk to our forwards and if falcao was there people would have said falcao did all the work, would Colombia would have done better in this wtorld cup ? yes.

  • Fox

    abso-fucking-lutely, James is an amazing player and deserves no less than 90’s. I’m pretty upset about messi being on the cover of fifa 15 tho, he didn’t do anything on the world cup.

    • NgTurbo

      I think it was a business decision by EA, rather than a footballing decision on the Messi cover.

    • Alan Ng

      I think it was more a business decision than football decision on the Messi cover.