I have now used Doumbia in my starter squad in every FUT year since FUT 14.
Each year he provides a beast, sweaty, cheap striker that can compete with the best defenses in FIFA, for just few thousand coins.
The amazing thing about him is that even though he has decent stats, he always surprises me with being a lot better than his stats show.
I mean, he is not that tall, and he hasn't got amazing heading stats, but he is still scoring tons of goals with his head.
A lot better than his stats show
Great possible links (check out squad above)
Doumbia was in my starter team, with Pizzi in CAM and Gelson Martins on the right and Deulofeu on the left in a three league hybrid in the 433(4) formation. His pace is outstanding, his finishing, especially finesse shots, feels miles better than the 77 displayed on his card. Within just a few games, Doumbia scored several goals, and since the partnership with Pizzi has improved and I am scoring at least 2 goals per game, whether it be Squad Battles or online seasons, with this budget attack. His 4* weak foot also means you don't have to worry about shooting on his left foot as it will probably still end up in the back of the net. I would highly recommend Doumbia for a budget team as he goes for hardly any coins and his shot conversion rate proves to be very impressive in-game
Ridiculous pace allows him to glide past players with ease
Good physicality and strength
Doumbia is one of the best strikers I've used this year. His shooting inside the box is perfect with his strong and weak foot and due to his high pace he can get passed any defender easily. His 4* skills are not really necessary as a striker but really helpful in some Situations. His Passing play is normal, its very low because of his crossings but his short passing is very good so he assisted many goals for me. Usually I play squad battles on legendary or against friends.
shooting inside the box
Defending (Doesn't really need it)
Doumbia was used in the 4-3-2-1 formation. His role was to score goals from headers and from long passes. Finesse shots aren't working as well as headers. His 4* skills aren't working, because when he has ball he often loses it, so I was finishing with one touch. His volleys and weak foot are pathetic. 77 finishing feels like 70, his 90 pace feels like 80, and his 73 strength feels like 50. Absolute garbage.