I've noticed that when creating your own player at the start of a career, your birth year is locked at 1997. I believe that in FIFA 18, your player was also born in 1997. Which meant he was 19/20 years old. So in FIFA 19, your player starts at 20/21. I heard somewhere else that apparently the birth age was also 1997 in FIFA 17. If so, it seems like EA keeps forgetting to update the birth year with each new release. And that means an older player each year. I'd like to start at a younger age, especially since that's how it was in the past. It seems like it would be an easy fix for EA, but it just doesnt seem like something that's on their radar and I'm not sure it ever will be. Maybe eventually we'll be starting our careers at 30.