FIFA 23 - Ronaldo hit with DOWNGRADE as Portuguese captain becomes a FREE agent

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo

FIFA 23 Ratings always cause a stir and a recent rating update is sure to send shockwaves through the FIFA community.

Whilst 2022 hasn't been the best year for Cristiano Ronaldo, he's certainly shown plenty of quality to remain in the conversation as one of the best in the world.

However, EA Sports seem to disagree, as Ronaldo has been downgraded once again in FIFA 23.


Cristiano Ronaldo has once again been downgraded in FIFA 23, dropping out of the 90s for the first time since FIFA 11.

What's more, CR7 is now a free agent for the first time ever in FIFA 23, meaning he can be signed for absolutely nothing in Career Mode.

This latest squad update is sure to compound a challenging year for Ronaldo, but we're still backing the Portuguese sensation to bounce back and showcase his class in 2023.

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UNITED NO MORE - Ronaldo is now a FREE agent in FIFA 23

That being said, this latest downgrade - matched with those seen in FIFA 22 - has meant that Ronaldo has lost an accumulative 6 overall points over the course of 2 games.

With no destination set for Ronaldo, there's every chance that the glory days of CR7 in FIFA have officially come to an end.

How to sign Free Agents in FIFA 23

Signing Free Agents in FIFA 23 is super simple and can lead to some incredible results for your team.

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SIUUUU FOR FREE - CR7 is a free agent in FIFA 23

Free Agents are players unattached from a club and boast a value of £0.

The only costing involved in signing a free agent is their wage and any signing-on fee/bonus they request in contract negotiations.

These are the simple steps to help you sign a free agent in FIFA 23:

  1. Navigate to the transfer search section of the Career Mode UI.
  2. Under 'Transfer Status', change the toggle to 'Free Agents'
  3. Scan the Free Agent market and add your desired player to your shortlist
  4. Navigate your shortlist and enter into contract negotiations with your desired free agent
  5. Agree on a wage and any signing-on/bonus

It's as simple as that.

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