Lockdown. Eusébio da Silva Ferreira, aka “Ice”, aka “Baby” … a plethora of nicknames given by FUT Managers who make the game look a lot better than I ever could. I prefer o Rei (King) as this card truly is one of the kings of FUT. Whatever you call him, 89 Baby Eusébio was, is, and will continue to be one of the premier cards in FIFA 20. With a blip in the available cards to review we felt it was time to go searching for the Golden Ticket… the perfect 10/10 in FIFA 20 (under 4 million of course). While Eusébio seemed like a good place to start, I had already had experience with this card having used him many moons ago during my Flashback Modric review. I was not blown away by Eusébio at that time, but having not been my focus I was interested in diving into the deep end yet again to see if Eusébio would sink or swim. Having secured the funds to buy my baby back, I applied the HAWK chemistry style, placed the King as the right ST in my 4-4-2, and jumped into what was truly a nightmare weekend. Yet through it all, Eusébio reigned supreme match after match in the following squad:
Fool me once, shame on you… fool me twice, shame on me… I realize that I am maybe being a bit ridiculous given that this card is still a premier option, but 89 Eusébio just doesn’t sprinkle the stardust quite as I expect. Now before everyone starts typing in CAPS in the comments… I do highly rate this card (obviously from the 9.7), but still a LONG .3 away from perfect. The main issue is gameplay related, and while not directly a card flaw, it is a constant issue in FIFA and therefore affects card value/rating for me. In quality gameplay, this card absolutely flies and the 22 goals in 20 games are one of the most misleading returns I have had. If you follow me @IVIaeday on Twitter you would know that I had 8 rage quits in Eusébio’s 20 matches this weekend, including matches at 1-0, 2-0 and other quite low score lines. It was as if my opponent watched Eusébio in action and felt, “why bother.” These early quits deprived Eusébio of some quality returns for the weekend for sure. On the flip side, again if you looked at my weekend results you would also see some really low scoring losses. Any degradation in gameplay completely sends this card for a loop, leaving him a shadow of himself and completely incapable of changing the game like you know he can. So disappointing in the moment, and even now looking back on it I am having nightmares of the slow turns and constant post hitting that ensued during these matches.
Linkability Rating: 4.5/5
The ICONs really do make this section easy and the introduction of improved Portuguese options such as Bruno and Bernardo Silva make Eusébio a nice link to various hybrids.
End Game Strength
End Game Strength Rating: 5/5
While my frustrations remain about some of the performances I had with this card over the weekend, in smooth gameplay this card is unrelenting. 99 ACCELERATION & 99 SPRINT SPEED are lightning and mixed with the 95 AGILITY & 93 BALANCE Eusébio just floats past would be challenges. Given how many cards are now crazy fast and unbelievably agile it is incredible that this card was this dominant right out of the box. Regardless of some poor gameplay and painful matches, this card still has it and is obviously going to last the entirety of FIFA 20.
Value/Coins & Good vs. Bad
Value/Coins Rating: 4/5
Good vs Bad Rating: 5/5
Like I say, this card was a lethal weapon in the early days and why I was nowhere near able to afford him at the time. But now the card competition is coming thick and fast… and boosted, with 5 STAR WEAK FOOT starting to feel like a normal occurrence. Mix that with the 3 million coin price tag and you would really need a special card to make it worth it. Yet, I will confirm that the 5 STAR WEAK FOOT on this card is 100% accurate and you can lose track of which is Eusébio’s “strong” foot when both just arrow into the net from everywhere. Additionally, I can say without hesitation that the finesse shots with Eusébio are by far the most powerful and accurate I have used… and therefore the most lethal.
If we omit every match in poor gameplay and just focus on when Eusébio is flying it is a short conversation when discussing weaknesses. The card can thread a needle with passes, put defenders in the spin cycle, blister the net with power, and is a ruthless finisher. However, the one small statistics I wish Eusébio was stronger in is exactly that… his 75 STRENGTH. At 5’9 this card is certainly no powerhouse and when the bigger defenders get tight it is game over if you are not prepared to bamboozle them with the impressive collection of tricks in Eusébio’s locker. I know I said I was omitting the poor matches… but I will say that this issue is only amplified in worse gameplay as opponents can get closer more often while Eusébio’s agility is drastically affected.
It goes without saying that a review discussing a player’s performance in poor gameplay should not be a thing… but sadly it is an all-too present reality. Playing alongside Dembele (who is much less affected) was a real eye-opener as to what Eusébio needs to thrive. I include it in my review because if you are saving hard earned coins for one final shot at a top tier player, I might be steering clear of Eusébio myself, especially if you are often hit with spells of poor gameplay. But… when you do hit those free-flowing games, there is really nothing like Baby in full flight. In closing, if the drought in top tier review options continues next week we will look once again at more top tier options until FIFA 21 begins… with FUT Birthday Mbappé and Prime Best high on my “to try list.” However, feel free to comment on who you would like to see reviewed next week as I am open to suggestions. In the meantime stay safe, and take it easy on how bad I am that I couldn’t get the best out of Baby. Cheers for reading.
After getting Pires and Nakata in my first two Icon packs I decided to say fuck it and sold half my club to do it for the third time. Luckily I managed to pack this absolute god. I'm a pretty shit Fifa player and usually barely scrape above 50% win rate in WL but this week I went 14-3 solely because of Eusebio hard carrying game after game. With a Marksmen his shooting is pretty much maxed out and you can literally power shot from anywhere in the box and it would go in. In fact you dont even have to get remotely close to the box as a finesse from 50 yards out would more than likely hit the target and go in because of his 99 long shot. His dribbling is just on a whole different level and you can literally just wiggle your left stick around and he would spin like a fucking tornado and evades everything. His pace is blistering and he's decently strong as well and can usually hold his ground really well. His passing is not bad for a striker also and he never ever gets tired. He even manages to score headers. Enough said.
Not quite sure how much he goes for right now but if you can afford him I recommend you do it because this guy literally has 0 weakness and will 100% improve your game.
But i managed to pack him in a base Icon pack after my fifth.
(Butragueno in the one from Icon swap, Larsson, Owen, Zambrotta, Eusebio)
I thought i was dreaming when I packed him at work on the Computer. I would've been happy with a Van der Saar but i got Eusebio. I had 1.4 Mil left so i adjusted my Team a bit.
I played 13 Games on the same evening i Packed him. He got me 7 Ragequits, 5 of them before the 30th minute. 2 of them before the game even started because my enemy backed out. I got 10 Wins and 1 loss in the 92' Min.
In one game he scored 7 Goals. 7. against a 5 Mil Team with 6 Icons in it.
Anyway this Card is absolutely BROKEN!
He's absolute rapid. If i had the kick off he was through my opponents Team before he was at his controller
He scored all types of Goal.
Low driven. Finess shots from in the box and from 30 Meters outside box. Freekicks, powershots and headers after a Corner.
you can feel the 97 Shot power with marksman.
Who scores headers in FIFA 20? LMAO
95% of his passes come inchperfect to the players feet, chest or wherever you want him to pass.
I say only one Thing to his Dribbling, one word
you can't the ball off his feet.
When you get a 8/10 in defensive as a Defender, you're doing something right. He wins almost every single tackle he Comes against. it diesnt matter to him if it's ferdinand or VVD. he just wins it.
+He has a hammer heading power and accuracy
The combination of all of his stats with his physicality are just wonderfull. if he ever looses a ball he goes in to the enemy, breaks his ankle without it being a foul and gets the ball back.
THIS CARD IS THE GOAT
If i'd loose my account or it would get deleted, i would save all my coins. would sell everything i'd ever get in order to buy this Card again.
I HATE it when People say a Card doesn't have cons but this Card legit doesn't have any cons.
Maybe that if you can't Play him in Goal or that he doesnt have Stamina for a 120 Minute game if you start him on 80 Fitness.
Im so sorry. This year I had the pack of a fifa lifetime. A jumbo premium gold pack, maybe worth $3, gave me this godlike fifa card. I have had so many games where Im getting outclassed in rivals yet, all it takes is like 3 well worked through balls because any shot on target is going in. I have this card tradeable and no matter his price he will never be sold. Give him an engine or sniper, honestly anything. Best finishing in the game, easily maxed out pace, pacing never lets you down with 5* weakfoot. The 5* WF is so good with his incredible shooting stats becasue it makes him so unpredictable which not many cards can do. His dribbling is super stciky and chem style boosts make him unstopable. Oh and btw his stamina is kante like. His record is with me 361 games played a fucking incredible 463 goals scored with 251 assists. if u have the coins no card is better.
-Im so sorry. This year I had the pack of a fifa lifetime. A jumbo premium gold pack, maybe worth $3, gave me this godlike fifa card. I have had so many games where Im getting outclassed in rivals yet, all it takes is like 3 well worked through balls because any shot on target is going in. I have this card tradeable and no matter his price he will never be sold. Give him an engine or sniper, honestly anything. Best finishing in the game, easily maxed out pace, pacing never lets you down with 5* weakfoot. The 5* WF is so good with his incredible shooting stats becasue it makes him so unpredictable which not many cards can do. His dribbling is super stciky and chem style boosts make him unstopable. Oh and btw his stamina is kante like. His record is with me 361 games played a fucking incredible 463 goals scored with 251 assists. if u have the coins no card is better.
-Never misses shots inside or outside box
-Passing lets you down once every 10 games
-Physcial is best for a striker that can max out pace
-Dribbling is end game with chem style boosts
-5* WF (honetsly the best thing about this card)
can afford like messi, neymar, mbappe, VVD and kante with the coins for one baby eusebio
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