I was lucky enough to pack this guy as a OTW in a ... just a little joke, my credit card has been on fire.
I played this dude at the end of FIFA 18 and was so excited, that i want this guy so bad this season of FIFA too.
Bought this guy in OTW-version for around 2,7 million coins - i will never regret that.
My stats so far: 290 games / 320 goals / 90 assists
Chemistry Style: Hunter
Pace: This year pace is a little bit hard to evaluate. Yes, CR7 is fast, but as usual this year he can be catched by some defenders. For me he is fast enough. When he is threw, it is not easy to catch him. In view of this years gameplay: 9/10
Shooting: This guy is on the cover of FIFA 19, so what do you expect? With timed finishing, you will finish almost everything. I scored so many goals in stupid angles, its just OP. Finesseshot, powershot - you will score nearly everything. 10/10
Passing:not a lot to say about it, for a striker it's pretty decent. Enough to pass to your second striker or put it back to your midfielders. Through balls also work decent. In case this guy is a striker 9/10
Dribbling:87 agility - hmmm i would rate him around 80. Sometimes smooth as f..., sometimes a bit clunky. Balance is with 70 not perfect, so he will fall sometimes when your opponents defender push him. Could be better, could be a lot worser. 7,5/10
Defending: Not neccessary for a striker, but i actually run sometimes with him back to catch the counter-attacks from my opponents. But in all in all not neccessary N.A./10
Physics: 95 jumping with 89 heading is brilliant - just put the corner at the near post - goal. 79 strength is nice but in combination with his balance it is not always perfect. Aggression is enough (63) but could be better. Maybe another chemistry style works better for him, i prefer as mentioned hunter.
Last but not least, 88 Stamina is perfect - he can run all day long and penetrate your opponents defense. 9/10
- Dribbling (most time)
- Agility (sometimes)
- Balance (sometimes)
Hello everybody! And welcome to the very first player review we are doing. A little intro about who we are and why we doing this.
Me and my roommate we share our FIFA account and split the futchampions games, we play one half each and it actually works pretty well, half stress and if one of us does not win the game, the other one will. We usually end up on Elite 3 - Gold 1, so I guess we are decent players. We play beautiful FIFA, don't do that timed finished long shots meta bulls***,we have original and unique teams and love this game as much as you probably do.
And you must be wondering soo what, we don’t care , please go for the review.Not yet.
We decided we should start doing FIFA players reviews because honestly, there is no player reviewer out there who seems we can trust. There is this ugly bold guy on youtube who is less reliable and annoying than anybody, and that’s pretty much it. So we thought that the FIFA community deserves good reviews for players, from people who plays decent FIFA, plays a lot( we played 900 games so far) , and don’t do it for the views, just honest reviews who can be trusted. And that’s how it’s going to be!! We have reviewed on FUTBIN so far kimpembe live and griezzman if (who we got on our elite rewards)
So, lets start with the review.
We liked CR7 so much that we saved goals we liked and after 300 games we came up with this video,watch it, enjoy it, and then read the review.
He is so fucking good, probably the best striker you can have, paired with R9 prime. Don't include other strikers as i haven't found another player who is also such an aerial thread( tried eusebio, pele, cruyff, raul prime... no one gets close to CR7). The complete striker. He gives you the confidence to try any shot you want and one of the most important things about him, he heads 9/10 balls, which is super important, will win you so many games from corner kicks.
He is fast. Like a lot. Like pretty fast. Not only that, his H/L workrates and positioning makes him do runs that no other player has done for us yet. Not as fast as previous years in his stats, but he feels the same. 10/10
Shooting: Watch the video. Do it. That is how good he is. He scores anything you want. Nothing else to add. Perfect. 20/10
Dribbling: Super good. Lacks a bit of balance and does not have messi's dribbling, but its super good. 5* skills and his body type makes him unstoppable added to his strength 10/10
Passing: His passing is actually surprisingly good, both his short and long passing.He plays as lone striker and doesn't do lots of passes but does the job perfectly. 10/10
Physical: This is what makes this card so good. His height, added to infinite stamina, plus his jumping and strength makes him the perfect player. Watch in the video how he scores from corner kicks. Added to all this makes CR7 the perfect striker. 10/10
Hope this review helped you, if you reconsidering adding him into your team do it, you won’t regret it. We sold him in advance of toty crash as we packed griezzman if, but will rebuy him again, making this video made us want to rebuy him.
Look for more reviews on FUTBIN, we'll review only players who we consider top tier. If you see a player is reviewed by us ( TwoHighGuysPlayFIFA) You know the player is good ;)
Shooting. No matter where or how, he will score.
Pace. Super fast, added to his H/L workrates he makes unstoppable runs
Aerial game. Height, jumping and strength makes him unstoppable
So i play from FIFA 16, and never had the opportunity to play with Ronaldo on my team(only on the draft), but this year everything changed. EA gave me Ronaldo from my Fut Champions rewards, now i'm hoping to got Messi.
Ronaldo is a monster(ofc) , in this years scoring goals from headers are more OP's, so if ronaldo is in the area and you cross the ball to him, it has a 70% chance to score a goal. The other stuff you guys already know, he is lethal from long shot's, he lethal on finishing and even with 81 passing, he is lethal on passing.
Sometimes he is weak on close duels
Just for the record, I'm a division 3 (almost 2) and Gold 1 player. So this review may not be as accurate if you're either much better or worse than me.
Let's get started.
Chemistry style: Hawk
Postition: ST at 4-2-3-1 narrow (Defensive)
LS at 4-1-2-1-2 narrow (Attacking)
LS at 5-3-2 (Ultra Defensive)
LS at 4-2-4 (Ultra Attacking)
Let's start with his pace. At 89 acceleration and 91 sprint speed, he's usually fast enough to reach most through balls and long passes from my playmakers, CDMs and CBs (your midfielders should definetely have 80 long passing or above). He will never leave fast defenders behind as easily as Mbappe or Aubameyang, but his pace will never be a problem. His 70 balance stat sometimes allow defenders to bully him of the ball, but his 79 strength (boosted with a +5 by Hawk chem style) mostly makes up for it.
His shooting skills are ridiculous. He can score from almost anywhere on the pitch with his 94 finishing, 95 shot power and 93 longshots. If you're familiar with timed finesse shots and timed first touch shots from outside of the box, he will be a goalscoring machine for your club (as he is for mine). Also, with 95 positioning and High/Low workrates he always seems to be at the right place at the right time, scoring not only classy, Puskás-worth goals, but also the ugliest rebounds ever.
I don't usually score volleys from crosses with CR7, but when I lift the ball with skill moves and time shots correctly, he never misses. I would say that his 87 volleys stat feels somewhat underrated.
His 4 star weak foot atribute is definetely not a problem, as he can score first touch powershots fairly easily with his left foot (specially if timed correctly). His left foot finesses are not as accurate as his powershots, but from the inside of the box he will never miss.
With 95 jumping and 89 heading, he's one of the game's biggest aerial threat you can get (only worse than IF Mario Mandzukic in my opinion).
Also, 95 composure means that face to face with the keeper he will only miss if you don't finish properly.
Ronaldo is definetely not a good playmaker, though his passing will not be a problem if you play him as a striker. With 4 star weak foot, 82 vision, 81 S/P, 77 L/P and 79 strength, he can always back into defenders and pass trough balls to my RAM and LAM (Dybala and IF MBappe) as long as the other defenders are not too close to the ball's path.
So here is where things get complicated. With 5 star skill moves, 87 agility, 88 dribbling and 94 ball control, he can play his skills moves very quickly and will easily leave defenders hanging as long as they don't actually touch him, as his 70 balance stat will often make him sluggish on the ball. Don't get me wrong, as a striker it's usually not a problem, but if you are looking for a winger or playmaker, go for Neymar or Mbappe, as they feel much quicker on the ball than Ronaldo.
Ronaldo always plays as a striker for my club, so his defensive skills only matter when I'm playing on high pressure situations. His low defensive WR and poor defensive stats makes him an awful defender, but he still manages to get the ball back sometimes due to his strength and jumping.
CR7 is not even close to IF Mario Mandzukic or Romelu Lukaku when it comes to protecting the ball inside the box. He also gets bullied off the ball very often. But his pace and dribbling combined with his strength make him the most balanced and versatile striker in the game.
With 95 jumping he can always score crazy headers and win the ball back.
88 stamina is more than enough for him to play extra time without getting tired and still managing to score important last minute goals, specially if you instruct him to stay foward while your opponent is attacking.
Cristiano is the best striker you can buy and even at 2,5 million coins, he's still worth it as the only striker that is as good as him is prime Fenômeno at nearly 10 million coins.
Fast, strong and quick and scores all sorts of goals from almost anywhere on the pitch.
Sometimes sluggish due to his low balance, but his pace, strength, agility and ball control usually make up for it. If you have the coins, buy him. You will not regret it.
Short passing and through balls (when there's enough space)
I packed CR7 in a 81+ serie A pack during rating refresh and of course i was very pumped. I played my first 3 matches with him and he scored 10 goals in it. From then i felt: this is the best player i've ever used and boy i was right. I know i should have written this review like 5 months ago but i wanted to play at least 500 games with him. So here i am after those games writing a review about my main man CR7. BTW i'm Dutch so my English could be bad.
Pace: It's good pace but you can't compare it with 92 lozano or tots gnabry.
Shooting: It's 93 that's obviously very good. But it feels more like 96 nearly every shot goes in i've played with so many players with like 92 to 95 shooting like Futties Lozano, Tots Chiesa,FB firmino et cetera and CR7 even in this phase of fifa is one of the shooters of the game
Passing: It's not the best but certainly good for a striker. His crosses and through balls are the aspects i like the most
Dribling: his dribling is unbelievable! certainly in combination with his pace and 5* skillmoves.
Physical: It does the job his strength is o.k, but his jumping his out of this world i love how many goals i score from crosses and near post corners.
He's a gamechanger i normaly finish gold 1 in wl with sometimes some late goals from CR7. If you have enough coins you should buy him because he's super cheap and certainly worth every single penny
None sometimes messes up left footed shots
Cristiano - I have been fortunate enough to pack this man not once, but twice this year - once pre-patch and once post-patch and I can honestly say that he is one of the few players that hasn't been rendered useless.
90 pace seems a little harsh, he feels faster in game - when he's sent through on goal, there's very few players on the game capable of catching him.
All of his shooting is incredible. He's constantly getting in position for tap-ins and reboubds, his finesse shots seem crisp and accurate, his low drivens are net busters and his long shots are always on target - when he strikes the ball and it's green timed, he doesn't miss. His heading is absolutely exceptional - there have been loads of times where I've overhit crosses and Ronnie has still leapt above the opposition centre backs and powered his headers beyond the keeper - corners aimed at this guy are basically penalties.
The one aspect of this card that I actually have slight issues with - his short passing can be quite inconsistent at times, but I feel this could realistically be my fault - in an attempt to shoe horn other players into the team, I experimented with using Ronaldo as a CAM - this is 100% not the best role for his limited passing abilities. I've used CR7 in both 1 and 2 striker formations, and I have found that he seems to be more influential when used as a lone striker with CAMs with good passing to find him in good positions, rather than having Ronaldo as the supplier.
5* skill moves that are seamlessly pulled off, Ronaldo is a delight to dribble with - his custom animations make him very difficult to get off of the ball, and he seems to glide past players with posession, where the majority of other players would have lost the ball. At times his first touch can leave a little to be desired, but this is only when he is sprinting when he comes onto it - the same really with most players in the game.
Nothing major to report here - his strength does help him when pressing opposition defenders when they're in possession, his height and jumping is also a massive bonus when defending corners, he has a nack of getting infront of his man and clearing well.
The man is a unit. 84 strength with the Marksman chemistry style, he bullies full backs when he's running through and more than holds his own against the majority of CB's in the game (minus TOTYs). His jumping is incredible - 6 foot 2 and 99 jumping leads to many a goal from crosses and corners as previously mentioned, not many can compete with him and he has out jumped opposition goalkeepers on numerous occasions
- Incredible shooting across the board
- Jumping and heading combination
- 5* Skills
- Custom animations help with dribbling, shooting and jumping
- There are no negatives for Ronaldo - worth every single coin, has single handedly won me more games than I can count
I got lucky and packed Ronaldo in my first Rare Players Pack of the day, followed by an icon in the next pack. I decided to keep him and build a decent squad around him with the remaining coins. He is easily the best striker on this game and only rivaled by 94 and 96 R9. I still think he edges both cards due to his Jumping, Heading, Stamina and workrates. He also has custom animations and is taller, which makes him an aerial threat in the air and a menace on the pitch. CR7 has been involved in 28 goals in 18 games. 23 Goals and 5 Assists. You could say this is an average record for a 94 rated card, but understand that I'm playing in Division 3/2 in Division Rivals facing good opponents who have squads similar to mine. I have gone against Van Dijk and Varane (the most used centerbacks in FIFA 19 right now) and he has no trouble facing them. I use him in a 4-1-2-1-2 (2) as RS alongside Mbappe and they destroy defenses every game. Ronaldo will work in any formation especially a formation that allows him to receive crosses all game. In a 4-1-2-1-2 (2) crossing works very well because I have fullbacks with good crossing to set him up every time.
He can take on any defender and make him look like a Sunday League player. He will jump over any player you throw at him. If you're struggling against a good opponent, just whip it in and he'll score 9/10 times. He turns around games even if you have the disadvantage. He will carry you against the strongest of oppositions. When you have him your squad, people will focus on marking him all game, which gives your other attackers space. No other player I've used this FIFA has done this for me. For this reason alone, he's worth his value.
SHOOTING & POSITIONING:
His shooting is pretty much maxed out with any attacking chem style and you can feel it in game. He can score from any angle with ease. His positioning is lethal. Just like in real life, he's in the right areas of the pitch at the right time.
JUMPING & HEADING:
This makes him a stand out from any other striker I've used. He's scored a ridiculous amount of headers for me. The 95 Jumping and 89 Heading are definitely stand out stats.
PACE & STAMINA:
He's still just as fast as he was a couple of years ago on FIFA and you will have no problem outpacing defenders and midfielders this year.
SKILLS & WEAKFOOT:
He has 5* skills and 4* WF, which is notable for a player in his position. Most strikers have 4* WF and 3* skills which limits what you can do with them, but Ronaldo can do any skill on this game and his shooting stats are so high that there isn't much of a difference between his right and left on this game.
He has 95 Composure and it is noticeable in-game. He make the most complex finish look like an open netter. This makes him different from any other striker apart from your Prime Icons. He scores in every 1v1 situation and every crucial moment.
Most people here put Balance as their con but this can easily be combated by a simple chem. style like Engine. I use a Hawk on him and his Dribbling is smooth. 70 Balance is more than enough for a player that is 6'2. Not sure why people are expecting Ronaldo to dribble like Messi in this game. I'm guessing these people have bad internet connection and experience delay.
So, I packed Prime Henry (7.5 K pack Hypetrain!!!) I was totally loving that card, then I said: “You know what? I will switch to OTW Ronaldo as a safe investment for the future”.
I wish I didn’t.
Based to my game experience Ronaldo this year is a big let down due to a simple reason: the Balance/Agility combo that the pace cannot compensate as it was for last year.
Let me explain, Henry have balance issues too right? But his movements are smooth and classy and his shooting is deadly.
Ronaldo movements are clunky and clumsy, it have nothing to to with chem styles (have tried them all) is just the base of the card, the way EA decided he has to move around the pitch.
He doesen’t have the balance and strength to be a real Target Man not the agility and reactions to be a cam (cam cards must be smooth and silky on the ball) and he has not the pace to burst past defenders when he is wide on the pitch (No one really does this year, except ADAMA and STERLING), so he struggle to find the right position on the pitch.
I moved Ronaldo around as a ghost to find a place where he could shine. Couldn’t find any. Sadly.
Lone striker? Yes but then someone like Cavani is much better and cheeper.
Playing him paired with someone else? Struggles to pass the ball (god know why, he is the only one with passing issue in my team, feels like Manolas)
5 Stars skiler? Dribbling with a tall player like him is a mess, not much difference from IF Arnautovic if you want to try something similar.
Now another sad part: Shooting. The power is amazing but man… those crossbars, those posts. No one else in my team hit so much wood as this guy. Sometimes I even celebrate a goal cause I am sure I’ve scored just to see the ball bouncing back on the pitch, on the keeper or shaving the post. It’s so weird how much this card miss the target. Insane.
As I said passing is so weird, I almost can say it is “bad”
A good thing about Ronaldo? Corners and headings from crosses. Perfection. The way he uses is head is godlike.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a very good card, but so it’s Firmino or Son or Salah. IMO this card shouldn’t cost more than 1m coins.
I wish I could write a total different review as much as I wait his first inform to sell him on…. or a patch to fix some broken shooting mechanics.
In the end Don’t buy him, just go and get an icon guys.
This FIFA is not made for the dear old Cr7.
-Random amazing longshoot
-Lowers Opponents Morale! Many are scared of him and I got a lot of Ragequits when I am 1 or 2 goals ahead.
Can run for days due stamina
This is a long list of things that disappointed me.
Shooting right on crossbars and posts a bit too much.
Inconsistent in many games
Ronaldo in this team is so shit. He cant pass and feels like he should have 0* weak foot. He has no composure when he has an open goal and misses every time. I play weekend league every week and i play in division 2. He is worse than my friend Joe and he is SHIT!
Everything ranging from stamina to goalkeeping. He is especially shit on 1v1s and doesn't close down the opponent quick enough when in goal.
I bought it because in FIFA 18 it was the best player of the whole game, in this FIFA it really is very short compared to last year. I feel your letter very slow and very agile, I miss many easy goals.
the only thing I like about his letter is the great shot he has, but it is not worth having a 2 million player that does not make a difference in the game.