I got Stoichkov thinking that he was going to be an amazing forward and my god was i right. I played him with a hawk which gave him 97 pace, 99 in every shooting stat aside from long shots as well as 88 strength and 99 aggression. The man is absolutely incredible... 67 goals in 41 games later he is my second favourite player behind Prime Best. He feels absolutely rapid, pace could be 199. His shooting is un-fucking-believable, who cares about a 3* weak foot he will put it in from anywhere. His left foot is terrifying, he has an absolute thunder-cunt of a shot from inside the box. His dribbling is Messiesque while his passing is decent for a striker. His physicality echos that of Ronaldo and 4* skills is enough for your average fifa player. One of the best players I have ever used in FUT.
Pace like Usain fucking Bolt
Dribbles better then a spastic
Shoots better then a white kid with mental health issues inside a US school
More physical then my abusive father
Dead trim in game???
Very good card. I packed him so that is why im saying coin worth is high for this card. Worth it in different ways. Finishing is spot on. Outsides finess or power shot; makes no difference. You don't really need a striker with passing, but its good to have one. doesn't feel as fast as he looks card wise, but is still fast, don't get it wrong. He can hold up play, but doesnt have as much strength as his card says. Fells weaker.
Shooting-anywhere he can bang his shots with 94 finishing and 92 shot power. Has all 90s stats for shooting which is incredible.
Passing-for a striker, its better than a lot of other strikers
stamina is decent so you don't always have to sub off
his strength is questionable
doesnt feel as fast
This is my second review on Futbin. I know Stoichkov isn't one of the most popular players in FUT, but he is so so good on this game. He's the best forward I've owned so far. I've used Aguero, Lewandowski, Neymar, 2IF Salah, Mbappe, Flashback Pato, Flashback Sturridge, etc... I put my entire team into his SBC. Including, UCL Firmino, Aguero, Kante, 2 IF Van Dijk, Varane, Rui Costa, IF Alisson, Futmas Alli.(all undtradable) I needed a fresh start on this game. I was frustrated/bored and 2-6 in the WL on Friday. After getting Stoichkov, I finished with 14 wins and a few games to play. I came up against the prime Best a few times. My Stoichkov outplayed theirs every time. I loved every minute of using this card. He's clinical, fun to use, can take insane shots, skill through any defense. He currently has 36 goals and 9 assists in 29 games. And is his weak foot an issue? NO. His 3 * WF did not give me any problems passing, shooting, crossing, etc. My team is linked, But I elected to use the 4-2-3-1, 4-2-1-2(2) instead.
Pace: This guy is rapid. His 93 Acceleration feels better than Messi's. It is only bettered by Mbappe IMO. He makes his runs before the defense can turn. I can't count how many breakaways I had with this card during the WL. He can't be caught once he's gone because of his 83 Strength and 93 Agression. The only player that caught him and successfully won the ball back was TOTY Varane. On the ball he's so so quick but I'll touch on that in the dribbling.
Shooting: WOW. I've scored my three best goals with him in the span of about 15 games. In the first game, he hit a first-time finesse from about 35 yards out (Over Nueur). I was 1-0 down, and that kick off goal brought me back in the game. This card has 94 Finishing, 92 Shot Power, Long Shots, Volleys, AND Penalties. MADNESS. Can't forget the 90 Curve.
So, "Timed Finesses." The main exploit of FUT 19. He is the best. I can take a shot from anywhere, even inside the area, yell "goal" and without looking, know Stoichkov made the shot. Someone moves their keeper well? No problem. He can chip, rifle, scoop, bend, you name it around the goalie. He's scored around 6-8 on his 3* WF as well. He can take outside-the-box finesse shots on that WF as well. I hit a few in the yellow, using his right, that went in. Overall, his shots are probably only rivaled by CR7, Lewandowski, or possibly Messi. But no one is BETTER, just on the same insane level.
Passing: I had no problems with his passing. He can ping it around and send through balls with ease on either foot. He possesses 88 Vision, 85 Crossing, 85 Short Passing and is a pleasure to dish out assists with. He recorded a bunch from his striker role. Passing includes Free Kicks according to FUT. He has 89 FK Accuracy with that 90 Curve, and 92 Shot Power, he can bang them in from set pieces. It's worth noting that his 3* WF didn't affect his passing range or accuracy.
Dribbling: Imagine Messi had more Strength. That's it. His dribbling is on the level of Messi, no exaggeration. He has 90 Agility, 92 Ball Control, and 93 Dribbling. There are cards with higher dribbling stats, BUT.... They don't have 93 Aggression. That stat makes him so tenacious and fiery on the ball. He goes in and out of skills rapidly and allows him to get shots off at great angles. His dribbling is very similar to Griezmann's but a little better.
Defending: HE CAN WIN THE BALL BACK! He kept me in a few games just by having high aggression and strength, I believe this would allow him to be a great CAM or even CM. But this card is 100% suited to playing up top.
Physical: YO... He's beastly and feastly bros. He was last seen pushing Van Dijk over and calling him boy like he was Kratos. Look, he isn't Lukaku strong, but he can actually dribble a football so.. His aggression makes him so annoying to play against I'm assuming. I'm glad he's in my squad for this reason. He strikes fear in opponents when he's lurking in their box, waiting for an arrant pass, or a bad touch. He's great in the air too, he won quite a few headers fro corners, goal kicks, crosses. No slouch in the skies. His 86 Stamina is great. No complaints.
Only way I can start this review is by saying he's INSANE! His SBC cost around a mil in total, as I used my prime Rivaldo (also a good player) as the Icon. To describe Stoichkov or even compae him to a single other player is impossible, because there's simply no one like him. He has the pace of Mbappe, the finishing of Van Basten, the dribbling and ball control of Bergkamp and the physicality of Ibra (his strike partner). Overall, he's an absolute monster and game changer and worth every penny.
- Pace: this dude is rapid! outpaces almost any defender when in a full sprint, rapid on and off the ball.
- Shooting: 99 in every shooting stat but long shots (still a 92) with Hawk, his left foot is unmatched. If he's in the box with almost any space, 8-9/10 times the ball is in the back of the net
- Passing: really solid for a ST, gets a ton of assists (particularly on crosses)
- Dribbling: excellent on the ball and in transition, can beat any defender with a simple feint.
- Physicality: high aggression enables him to win the ball back easily, and his high strength makes him a pain to bring down.
- Stamina lasts all game easily
- 3*WF, which barely affects him
- 5'10 isn't ideal for a ST but he makes it work
This Guy is an absolut banger!
My first thought, when I bought Stoichkov was, that I was looking for a striker that can support my CR7. I played Butragueno 92, Pele 91 and Eusebio 89 before and I've been disappointed by all of them. They were rather too small or didn't know how to play one single pass. But El Pistolero is the combination of all players I named above.
He plays deadly passes through to CR7, scores some Headers and the most important thing is what we call in Germany :"Linke Klebe". His left foot is unbelievable good and you can score with him from anywhere (when you use his left foot). Poorly you really feel his 3* weak foot and he sometimes misses guaranteed goals with his right foot.
But all in all Stoichkov is an absolut banger and can change your game, when CR7 has his bad days. Don't get me wrong, CR7 scored 235 Goals in 215 Games for me but in some games it feels like he is on vacation. And especially in this games Stoichkov shows, why he's called "The Pistolero". He just finishs very very clean.
- Jumping and Heading
- Curve Shots
- Long Shots
- Sometimes Strength
- Right Foot
- Sometimes strength