Player Review

Rio Ferdinand - 90 - Icon
4.5
huge fast car, but missing the highest gear
By natancz, 12-04-2018

Well guys, there are some things that everyone wants to know about. One of them is "how is Rio 90 in game?", so here is an answer.

PACE

Not much to write here, 83 honestly feels like 83, anyway- that is good for a CB, isn't it?

SHOOTING

His longshots are(not sure why) really good for his shooting stat, when he have some space in 20-25m outside of the goal there is a chance for him to score a beauty. He scored 5 goals for me like that.

PASSING

He can easily deliver a long through ball to wingers, short passes are great, especially when you use driven pass (R1 or RB on xbox).

DRIBBLING

Pretty agile, he is decent on the ball when it comes to control, and his balance is acceptable aswell.

DEFENDING

He is an absolute tank when it comes to tackle the ball. Well, he wasn't when I was playing him with shadow, everything changed after i gave him anchor, now he is a complete defender.

PHYSICALITY

And now is my biggest dissapointment. His jumping isn't that good as it should be, his heading doesn't even exist- after 400 games played he scored just one goal from header, but I conceded a lot more with headers when he was marking the guy heading, his strength is good, but nothing more. Rio is agressive and that is only thing I am sure that you will like about his physicality.

strength

long passes

standing and slide tackles

composure

long shots(!)

pace

height

aggresion

heading

workrates, but didn't felt like he has M/M

jumping(even though stat is good)

price, but mostly known as a best CB in the whole game, so he's worth every coin

Formation: 41212-2
Position: CB
Games: 405
GPG: 0.01
APG: 0.00
4.5
Overall
4.5
Value
4.5
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (3/10)
Passing (7/10)
Dribbling (7/10)
Defending (10/10)
Physicality (7/10)
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