Vieirinha included in FIFA 19 TOTW lineup

Vieirinha included in FIFA 19 TOTW lineup

After a strong performance for PAOK last weekend, Adelinho Vieirinha has been included in this week’s edition of the FIFA 19 Ultimate Team: Team of the Week…

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Adelinho Vieirinha’s impressive performance against Asteras Tripolis last Sunday has earned the PAOK captain a spot in the FIFA 19 Ultimate Team: Team of the Week.

Vieirinha scored the match-winning goal courtesy of a delightful free-kick as PAOK managed a 3-0 win in Tripoli to extend their unbeaten run in the Greek top flight to 15 games.

The 32-year-old was included amongst the substitutes in the Team of the Week, which also features superstars like Barcelona’s Luis Suarez, Manchester United’s David de Gea, and Liverpool’s Fabinho among others.

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As a result of being included in the Team of the Week, Vieirinha was given a special item player card – and a ratings boost – in the video game’s popular mode, FIFA Ultimate Team, which allows players to construct their fantasy team with players from leagues around the world.

Vieirinha, whose previous rating in the game was an overall rating of 75, received a boost all the way up to 81 overall; making the Portuguese international the highest-rated player from the Super League currently available in the game.

This marks the first time this season that a player from the Super League has been included in the game mode’s Team of Week – a welcome sight for fans of the Greek top flight.

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Super League’s Best

PAOK’s Pontus Wernbloom (79 overall) was previously the highest-rated player from the Super League, with Vieirinha the first Super League player to pass the 80-overall plateau in this season’s edition of the game.

FIFA 19 features four Greek clubs in total, including AEK, Olympiacos, and Panathinaikos in addition to PAOK.

Bebras Natcho (78 overall) remains the top-rated Olympiacos player in the game, while Dmytro Chygrynskiy and Andre Simoes share the honour of being the highest-rated AEK players (77 overall).

Anthony Mounier, who is the only gold quality Panathinaikos player in the game, is the highest-rated player from the Trifylli with his 75 overall rating

Rating Boosts for Manolas and Sokratis

Outside of the Super League, Kostas Manolas was included in the Team of the Week starting eleven in late October after the Roma defender put in standout performances against CSKA Moscow and Napoli.

Manolas in-game rating rose to 86 overall (from 85), making him the current joint-highest-rated Greek player in the game along with international team Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

Papastathopoulos, who is referred to as just Sokratis in the game, joined Manolas on 86 overall after the Arsenal centre-back was named to the FIFA 19 version of the UEFA Europa League Team of the Group Stage last month.

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by Peter Katsiris

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