92 - Gonzalo Higuaín
Top 3 Chem
HUNTER (52%)
HUNTER (52%)
HAWK (24%)
CATALYST (5%)
HUNTER (52%)
HUNTER (52%)
HAWK (26%)
FINISHER (4%)
HUNTER (52%)
HUNTER (52%)
HAWK (26%)
FINISHER (4%)
Red
0.00
0.00
0.00
Yellow
0.02
0.02
0.02
Assists
0.47
0.46
0.46
Goals
0.76
0.74
0.74
Games
453,809
153,816
153,816
  • Info
  • Traits
  • Specialities
Name Gonzalo Higuaín
Club club Juventus
Nation nation Argentina
League league Calcio A
Skills 3
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 4
Foot Right
Height 184cm | 6'0"
Weight 87
Revision SIF
Def. WR Med
Att. WR High
Added on 2018-02-07
Origin TOTW21
Age 30 years old
Pace
82
Acceleration
80
Sprint Speed
83
Shooting
91
Positioning
96
Finishing
95
Shot Power
92
Long Shots
85
Volleys
92
Penalties
73
Passing
72
Vision
72
Crossing
69
FK. Accuracy
63
Short Passing
77
Long Passing
60
Curve
76
Dribbling
87
Agility
78
Balance
72
Reactions
92
Ball Control
89
Dribbling
88
Composure
90
Defending
27
Interceptions
21
Heading Accuracy
92
Marking
12
Standing Tackle
23
Sliding Tackle
19
Physicality
78
Jumping
83
Stamina
75
Strength
89
Aggression
52
Physical
Mental
Skill
Chem. Style
0
Base Stats
In Game Stats
ST
90
RW
85
LW
85
CF
88
RF
88
LF
88
CAM
84
CM
74
RM
82
LM
82
CDM
53
CB
48
LB
53
LWB
57
RB
53
RWB
57
Top Reviews
Verified
5.0
The Marksman
By spind0octa, 12-02-2018

I was excited for this card, mainly because I have used NIF Higuain for a long time and believe he is one of the best cards in the game. He always gets a bad rap from other players, possibly because of his pace.


Firstly I should say, what an insane price for a card like this. A 92 rated player for 350k at time of writing is great value. Again, probably because of his pace, but if you can get the hang of this card effectively, it's not an issue. If you're after after a speedster to run onto through balls, turn away now. Higuain is a strong and clincal striker who is a beast in the air, on holding up balls and clinical finishing. Run him alongside a fast poacher type player or in front of an attacking clinical CAM


For this card I recommend a Marksman chemistry style and will address his stats with Marksman


  • PACE; let's start with the elephant in the room. 82 pace isn't great, but this isn't the type of player to play through balls to and to blaze past defenders. It's certainly serviceable, and it feels like a decent upgrade on his NIF
  • SHOOTING; this is probably the most important stat. 99 positioning, volleys, positioning, finishing and shot power, with 95 long shots. It quite literally doesn't get any better than this, this is icon level finishing, press B to score. He has a great finesse shot but can just as easily power them into the top corner. I don't recommend low driven necessarily, he's got a lot more in his locker than that
  • PASSING; again, noticeably better than his NIF, Higuain does a lot of passing as he'll be the focal point of your attacks but his vision feels much stronger now, letting him make those through balls to wingers or his strike partner
  • DRIBBLING; due to his pace you're not going to go past players but this is important for stopping low driven passes and holding off defenders, and there's no one better in the game
  • DEFENDING; mostly irrelevant but due to his size and strength he can do a job intercepting and tackling simply due to his size
  • PHYSICAL; this is really important and this card upgrades his strength to unstoppable levels. He can now hold off basically anyone with ease and with 93 jumping and the latest patch he really is a handful
  • Price; you're getting a Prime MVB for less than half the price with better work rates and tradeable
  • Strength; an absolute beast who can shrug off even the Baillys of this world
  • Jumping; noticeably better than his NIF
  • Finishing; some of the best in the game and 4* WF


Overall, Higuains 2IF elevates him to icon level as a target man. A fun and different card to use for any Serie A player

  • Pace, but not a dealbreaker as he doesn't need it
  • Stamina if you press defenders, leave him on Default interceptions
Formation: 352
Position: ST
Games: 10
GPG: 0.60
APG: 1.00
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
3.0
GC
3.5
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (7/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (10/10)
4.0
A bit disappointed
By matfalko, 12-02-2018

I don't know, I have mixed feelings about this guy. Played him as ST in a 4-2-3-1 with 3 CAMs behind him (Mertens, Bonaventura, Dybala).


He seems to be a beast in the box because every ball he receives and has some clear goal space he transforms in a goal. But that's it. Unfortunately his speed needs to be compensated and his physicality is not close to other top strikers (for example Lewandowski, who is much more expensive too).


Through balls are not an easy way to score with him as he will always struggle against strong, sweaty CBs in a sprint or in a fight for the ball. You really need to make your team work for him to create the best clear chance in the box.


Apart from finishing his heading is quite strong too. He finds the best positioning in the box and scored a couple of corners for me as well.


Dribbling is ok, but lower values of agility and balance tend to make him look clunky in close spaces. After some games I was rather playing one-twos than trying to overcome the direct marking defender.


Played around 50 games changing chem styles (Hunter, Catalyst, Engine, Hawk) to see if something changes in his performance but unfortunately you can't compensate every gap. You need to give up on some stats in favor of some speed or dribbling.


I'm quite disappointed as I was hoping to have found my striker for ages after long time but maybe he doesn't suit my gamestyle. You might have better luck than me.

  • Finishing
  • Heading
  • Positioning in the box
  • Lack of speed
  • Not the best physicality
  • Dribbling feels quite stiff
  • Passing could be better
Formation: 4231
Position: ST
Games: 50
GPG: 0.96
APG: 0.24
4.0
Overall
2.5
Value
3.5
GC
3.0
Stamina
Pace (5/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (6/10)
Dribbling (6/10)
Defending (3/10)
Physicality (6/10)
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