Player Review

89 - FUT Birthday
Best non-icon box to box IG
By drievuvvetwi, 29-03-2019

I was searching for a new box to box player and was thinking about an icon because I had the money. I almost bought one but then I stumbled upon this gem. He has 2507 IG stats which makes this card the 13th best card (paired with TOTY Messi) based upon that. He even has more IG stats than 90 Gullit. But the best thing of all is that this card just cost me 260K. If you compare his price with Gullit 90 than its 13 times less. It's even 3 times less than 86 Gullit. Now enough with comparing, let's review this Futbirthday Alaba!

Team at the start:

Team IG:

I play Alaba as a CM so i will review him from that position too.

Pace: 93 acceleration and 86 sprint speed makes him one of the fastest CM's in game.

Dribbling: He feels very smooth on the ball and never misses a first touch. He can dribble past his opponents with easy. Only downside is that he doesn't have 4 star skills.

Shooting: Just look at the 97 long shots paired with 98 shot power (without chem style, this is insane) He bangs them in from everywhere. The 75 finishing isn't the best but the shot power makes up for this.

Defending and Physicality: Stamina is very important for a box to box player and his 90 stamina really does the job. Defense is not top tier level but still really good. His strength is just 73 but I boost this with an architect chemstyle to 83 so no problems at all.

And now the passing... It's just unreal on this card. when you see a little gap between the defenders just pass it. His passes always just cut through the opponents defence. Every long ball is exactly right and when he finds himself on the side... well just cross and he delivers him right on the head of your attacker.

Just everything! Wow i love this card!

Passing, shooting, dribbling or defending? This card can do it!

Pace for a CM

Definitely quality/price ratio.

4 star weak foot

The only thing I can think of is the lack of 4 star skillmoves...

Oh and sometimes i forget that he is a midfielder and not my LB (just old habits)

Formation: 41212-2
Position: CM
Games: 15
GPG: 0.40
APG: 0.53
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (9/10)
Physicality (9/10)
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