If you are looking for an Icon ST/CAM and you can't afford the 1mil and higher costing Icons, look no further! This card is what you need and as i tried Crespo(85) i can say for sure, Bergkamp(87) is on another level all-together!
Let's start with the cons at first!
So here are the reasons why you should buy him if you have the coins.
4* 4*! You can do all the skill moves you will need to shake of defenders and you can use any of his feet to score a goal as it seems like he doesn't even have a weaker foot!
I use him with a Hunter chem style, so his acceleration is 90 and his sprint speed is 86 with high 90s shooting stats... he finishes everything in front of goal, he could get the shot on target even with his eyes closed while juggling chainsaws in the air... just wow!
He could work as a CAM too if you wish, but i think he is more proficient as a striker, he has very good, high 80s stats in passing, with 92 vision, so he can get the ball to your other striker or wingers to score an easy tap-in. Honestly he shines in a 2 striker formation as you can get away with that speed, with that high dribbling(85), ball control skill(93) and if you break away you just need to pass it to your 2nd striker and finish it easily.
Now, the most important stat on this card, his composure(97). Just look at that stat. LOOK AT IT! He is a machine, a freakin' goal-machine! He never falters, not even if he is surrounded by 4 defenders and an army of evil space monkeys! He scores, gets the pass trough, never flinches! I came to realize this stat is ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT stats in the game.
Let's talk about the other things that neither pros or cons:
Strength(75), agility(79), balance(80), stamina(72) and heading(62). All of them are okay stats. None of them are a problem, yes his heading accuracy is shit, but his positioning is that good, he just needs to nod the ball into the empty net if he gets the chance. But i suggest to not use him as a lone striker, he definitely needs a striker partner! His strength is okay, but won't be able to muscle off the defenders like an Ibra or Balotelli. His agility and balance are not an issue, his high dribbling stats overwrite them so much, that you can turn and spin like a ballerina on stage! Lastly his stamina is good he could last me the whole 90 mins without a problem!
What i did not mentioned at all is his work rates, because it gots overwritten by his in-game stats as he is always going to be in a perfect position in attacking and stays forward to lead your attack!
I think thats all, and one thing is sure, i'll keep this card 'till the end of Fifa 18 and i will upgrade it to it's prime card... for the price you can get this card i plain robbery! His other Icon card is double the price because he is faster?! Come on guys, wake up, pace is not everything it can be boosted with chem styles! I enjoyed the Icon Crespo(85) but i was astounded when i was playing with Bergkamp(87)!
One of the best cards in the game, i have the confidence to say this. If you have the coins, give it a go, i think you will as pleased with him as i am!
- Ball control
- Skill moves/Weak foot
First of all I have to say that I switch the formation to the normal 4231 in game, where the LM, CAM and RM are on linear formation. I've used Bergkamp for 40 Games and he has 32 Goals and 20 Assists. I played him as CAM cause I didn't like his pace for a ST.
- Altough he has only 77 longshots, he scored some incredible longshots (e.g. right foot outside finish from 31m)
- You feel he's an icon. His ball control is insane and his first touch is really great. Sometimes you see some first touches like Bergkamp did in real life years ago.
- Bergkamp is a real game changer for me. I'm sure I had 5-10 games where he scored the equalizer or the winning goal in the few remaining minutes.
- 96 penalty says it all from 6 Penaltys he scored every single one.
- 4* / 4* makes him really flexible becaue his weak foot is almost as good as his strong one. And to be honest I didn't really felt the difference between the feet
- 72 stamina is not that great, in some situations he doesnt have the power to make a run even though there's a huge gap
- 79 agility is a bit disappointing because you can feel him being a bit sluggish so it gets hard to quickly get by defenders
I think Bergkamp It was a good player in his carreer but in Fifa 18 Its poop I think Bronzes are best Than icon Bergkamp 87
If you think Firmino in CAM its the same that Firmino To this icon but the only Better of firmino is the Chemistry, because an icon do chemistry with all
He is so Slow but with a hunter or catalyst do you repair that
Longhsot 77 In game Its like 69
So I was looking for a great all round CAM for my 4231 squad. I was really impressed by Bergkamp's stats, and especially that composure. High passing was also interesting. I tried him both with a Hunter chem style and Deadeye. All I can say is: If you are thinking about using him at CAM, there are so many better options out there. Even with Hunter he feel very sluggish, which makes it difficult to split open a good defence to make use of his shooting and passing from CAM position. In 10 Fut champs games he had 3 goals and 2 assists, a horrible record given his price. He hit the cross bar in several 1-on-1 situations, and also missed easy chances, which really surprised me. I sold him and got Hagi instead. In 5 games he already has 5 goals and 7 assists.
Seemingly a good all rounder. Good passing and positioning.
Missed easy chances.
Slow on the ball and takes ages to get a shot off. Probably due to his low agility.