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Recommended (2nd year in a row)
By joaovasco, 19-12-2018

Well, this was the second time I got Rui Costa via SBC, and if I get the chance I will do it again in Fifa 20, just the perfect CAM.

Although you have to spend a few hundred coins and maybe some untradable players in order to complete the SBC, Rui Costa is absolutely worth it to me:

  1. Brilliant stamina (believe me, the way I play, I really need a CAM that doesn't go "red" within the 90 minutes);
  2. Unbelievable ball control (I was using Dybala before, there's just no comparison)
  3. Long shots (Whatever doesn't go in, scares the Goalkeeper)
  4. Strength (He can take on an adventurous CB or a muscled CDM, great jump too)
  5. (this one is personal) When he scores you can see banners with his picture jumping up and down in the stands, since I use Benfica's Badge and Kit, the whole thing reminds me of the awesome years I watched him play for my club. (I bet this would also work for Milan and Fiorentina fans).

For me he works perfectly in a system with 4 high-pace players in the wing (I have Sandro, Insigne/D.Costa, Cancelo and Callejon/Cuadrado). Truly a game changer in midfield for me.

  • Positioning
  • Dribbling/Ball Control
  • Passing (all types of pass)
  • Long Shot
  • Strenght
  • You can try him for 20 matches for less than 10k (do put a Deadeye chem, it trully makes the difference)
  • Expensive (well, it's an Icon)
  • Needs a Deadeye to fully work as the perfect CAM, if you like 90+ Pace players, he may not be your guy (he's fast enough for me)
  • I don't see him playing at any other position (not a defensive player at all, despite workrate and decent interceptions)

Formation: 433-4
Position: CAM
Games: 10
GPG: 0.80
APG: 0.50
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (9/10)
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