Well, in some cases he is better than other goalkeepers regarding his quick pace and ability to catch but as we all know, goalkeepers on this game are broken. Buffon is no different. In fact, he is probably worse at saving low driven shots than any goalkeeper I have used. I actually have a Japanese team and the 73 rated goalkeeper feels better than Buffon does. He is good for SBC fodder being 98 rated but he is so disappointing. I never normally use goalkeepers who are shorter than 6 foot 5 as they at least have a chance of saving long shot finesses. I thought Buffon would be decent, but he isn't. He really isn't. Low chem 91 De Gea is much better.
Pace, quick off his line to close down one on ones.
Doesn't give away cheap rebounds like so many other GKs do.
Quite cheap to do the SBC.
He is good at dribbling.
His distribution is good. Can throw accurately and to a teammate. Kicking I haven't really noticed.
LOW DRIVENS, cannot save any. Far post, even near post will go in.
Long shot finesses. No goalkeepers can save these but I thought a 98 rated GK would be the exception. He isn't.
I missed the first chance to get Pirlo so I was excited when he came back for Futties
So Pirlo is not the fastest but he can beat defenders due to his good acceleration.
Long shots, Free kicks, Penalties, and Finesse are all good but Finishing inside the box not the best.
PASSING : 10/10
Nothing much to say, he never misses a pass and is great at crossing to PTG Firmino
He has great ball control and dribbling so he can hold possesion even when he is tired or he can't outrun players.
He's not the best defender but he can make a good stand tackle and get possesion back a few times
He's a bit strong but won't use that because he has no aggression. Do not ever try to head the ball with him, if he even decides to jump, it won't do much.
I used a Gladiator on him to boost shooting and defending. DO NOT USE HUNTER OR SHADOW because his low stamina will drain him before he can make those fasts runs
I use him as a super sub be aware of that
Close-Range free kicks always go in
Ball Control / Dribbling
I have played FIFA 18 almost every single day...
Saved around 525.000 coins for Futties and Premium SBCs.
I have wasted around 100-150 k on this piece of garbage..
Honestly - you are better off using a bronze keeper.
Thanks EA! I now deleted my account and wasted all my remaining coins on packs premium gold packs (500k - best card? PTG = Oxlade-Chamberlain)
Sort out your pack weight and game...I am done with FIFA - not buying Fifa 19
Buy Begovic for 1k - he is way better than this piece of joke
Chemistry to be replaced by any bronze keeper
everything - complete trash
ruined my FIFA 18 experience at the end...what a joke
i spend more than 200k for his premium SBC but his not worth it. the stats were highly impressive because of which i thought it would be worth spending.
this 98 rated buffon nowhere plays near to his stats, maybe the worse 90+ rated GK i have ever used.
guys dont waste your coins on his SBC, you will be disappointed.
handling is good
cant save easy ones.
long shots go easily in
Keepers in Fifa 18 seem to be bugged somehow. If they don't have the "save with feet" trait they are usually pretty useless.
Tried several TOTS cards, informs etc.
At the end it all comes down to Begovic and de Gea...and possibly Ruffier (who also has the trait to save with feet - whereas his informs are horrible).
Buffon is a complete disaster...do not waste your coins...unless you want to use him for another SBC. This card is just as bas as his gold card....
Quite unreal if you ask me...how can EA release such a poor special card? He is complete pants
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