After using him for 141 matches, I finally had to review him! He is by far the pack card I have ever opened from a pack in FIFA. I received him untradable so I had no choice but to use him as I could not sell him therefore I cannot really comment on the "value for money" section as I didn't spend any money on him. I am glad that I couldn't because now I have what to me is the one of the best strikers I have ever used in FIFA. He is the full forward package for most players. I played him as a solo striker and in a two striker formation and he was just as good in both. He can be played as an ST, CF, CAM or even a winger or inverted winger if you wish to meaning he can play anywhere up front. Apart from being a prolific goalscorer (100 goals), he is also a great playmaker and chance creator for his team mates. Racking up 52 assists for my club. Overall, I would fully recommend him if you can live with the cons that will be talked about further in this review. I will be reviewing him without the added bonuses from the Engine chemistry style.
-Pace (92): Incredibly fast pace with 93 acceleration and 91 sprint speed. He outruns all midfielders and defenders for me and is perfect for the "get in behind" instruction.
-Shooting (93): Absolutely amazing shooting. Good positioning, finishing, shot power, long shots, volleys and penalties all rated above 92 allows him to score prolifically from all kinds of situations and positions. Lethal left footed finesse shots into the left top corner cutting in from the right side. Also effortless goalkeeper lobs of they rush out of goal.
-Passing (86): For a striker, he has amazing passing. He has good vision, crossing, great free kick accuracy so you can use him to take free kicks easily combined with shot power and curve, as well as solid short and long passing. He is also a great playmaker and a good chance creator for his team mates and can set up a lot of assists.
-Dribbling (92): Solid dribbler, good ball control, good agility and balance as well as composure in front of goal and around opponents.
-Heading (82): As broken as heading is in FIFA 20, he scores a few headers for me in his games.
-Physicality (86): For a 5'ft10'', 73 KG player, he is very strong in the physical department. 86 stamina allows him to run for a long time, 83 strength allows him to hold his ground and push through but the best part is his 93 aggression. It allows him to fight in all challenges as well as push through players with ease and putting all the effort into getting what he wants to do.
-3 star weak foot: This to me is his biggest con by far. Means you can't shoot very well with his right foot. Sometimes he will manage to score but most right footed shots will either miss or be easily saved by the goalkeeper.
-Jumping (79): He doesn't jump very high or well.
-Can't play as a target man. He is only 5'ft10'', has 82 heading (which isn't too bad but not good enough for a target man) and 79 jumping so he won't be winning any aerial duels against taller and stronger opponents.
-Left footed: This con is personal to me as I always play with right footed strikers. I am right footed in real life so it only feels more natural to me to shoot with the right foot in game. It took some getting used to playing only with his left foot as his right is too unreliable (3 star weak foot) but if you don't mind that then it's fine.
-Medium/Medium attacking and defending work rates: A little bit of a con, he most does his job but occasionally he will be lazy to make a run behind the defenders if you want to give him a through ball. He doesn't really join the defence if you set him onto "stay forward" instruction.
I had the privilege to play with is mid icon and was never happier with any other player. Unfortunately, after wanting to try other players I needed to switch formations where he could not fit. Long story short, I got over my new team and formed a new one with this Stoichkov in it. Let me tell you, his prime feels so much better than his mid and that one was already godly for me. A very noticeable upgrade is his physicality. My man feels like an unshakable mountain and got a significant stamina boost. Secondly, there is his shooting. He is one trait shy from being a god tier shooter, yet what he has now is already very lethal. My Stoichkov never misses the target I can say that much. The pace is not shabby either. I run mine with an engine style and watch him outpace most of the defenders. If he does not outpace them, then his hold up game will do the talking. As I said, his balance, strength and aggression make him an unshakable mountain. If needed to, you can also run him as your cam, I mean look at his passing!! Last but not least, my man has the 4* skills and the creamy dribbling. All these factors lead him to out classing every defender: he is too fast, too strong, too slippery. However, on the other hand he only has a 3* weak foot. You can solve that quite easily by running him on the right, but I'm telling you that 3* is plenty. The shooting and composure totally makes up for it. In summary, Stoichkov is a near perfect striker, only shy of a 4* weak foot and shooting trait, yet still lethal against the likes of van Dijk and Ramos. Lastly, I highly recommend equipping the engine style on him as his shooting is good enough and putting him in the striker position.
I packed Quincy Promes TOTSSF that I sell to buy this Hristo Stoichkov Prime.
I saw his stats and I wait a lot of this card, and he did not disappoint me and played his best football in FUT Champions and for some challenges in Rivals.
I played 47 games with Hristo and he scored 43 goals and more than 10 assists, I think it's very good! He's one of the only to be a very polyvalent striker with his monstrous stats, he has pace, he can do unbelievable shoots, he can do incredible passes, he remains standing thanks to his physical stats (93 Agression!) and finally he can play more than +90 mins with his 86 endurance.
By the way, his 89 free-kick accuracy allows him to shoot very good free-kicks, I find the crossbar on one of his free-kicks and most of them are on the target. One of his bigs avantages are his capacity to do terrifying finesse shots with his left foot and there's 99% that it's in. The biggest con of this card is his 3* weak foot who doesn't allow him to shoot from his right foot so you have to place him on the left in your composition (for me, I used him in a 4-2-2-2 and placed him on the left striker position so he can go on his right foot when he shoots)
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