JOSIP ILICIC - HEADLINERS

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Name Josip Ilicic
Club club Atalanta
Nation nation Slovenia
League league Serie A TIM
Skills 4
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 3
Foot Left
Height 190cm | 6'3"
Weight 79
Revision Headliners
Def. WR Med
Att. WR Med
Added on 2020-01-24
Origin Headliners2
R.Face
B.Type High & Average+
Age 32 years old
Pace
86
Acceleration
88
Sprint Speed
84
Shooting
95
Positioning
93
Finishing
91
Shot Power
99
Long Shots
99
Volleys
90
Penalties
88
Passing
94
Vision
97
Crossing
91
FK. Accuracy
95
Short Passing
96
Long Passing
82
Curve
95
Dribbling
95
Agility
80
Balance
68
Reactions
93
Ball Control
99
Dribbling
99
Composure
90
Defending
51
Interceptions
54
Heading Accuracy
68
Def. Awareness
62
Standing Tackle
37
Sliding Tackle
30
Physicality
78
Jumping
38
Stamina
81
Strength
83
Aggression
67
Physical
Mental
Skill
Chem. Style
0
Base stats
In game stats
Seasonal Stats
ico
26
Matches
ico
15
Goals
ico
4
Assists
ico
0
O.Goal
ico
1
Yellow
ico
1
Red
ico
5
Sub in
ico
13
Sub out
ico
7
Matches
ico
5
Goals
ico
0
Assists
ico
2
Yellow
ico
0
Red
Upcoming Matches
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c Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio VS ACF Fiorentina c (Coppa Italia)
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c Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio VS Bologna FC c (Serie A)
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c AC Milan VS Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio c (Serie A)
ST
91
RW
94
LW
94
CF
94
RF
94
LF
94
CAM
95
CM
89
RM
93
LM
93
CDM
73
CB
61
LB
68
LWB
74
RB
68
RWB
74
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3.5
Close, but not good enough (89 UPDATE!!)
By Dovahklutch, 30-01-2020

Packed him right after his hat trick, so I figured I'd keep him over the weekend and try him out. I don't mind "off-meta" players, so trying him in WL wasn't an issue for me, and his stats looked pretty good. I thought this card had hidden gem potential.


...he's okay, but that's about it. There are a few things that REALLY hamper this card from being a truly elite one. He has very obvious pros and cons, and (sadly tbh) the cons outweigh the pros. Part of this is the way FIFA programs tall players, and part of it is the way his stats are allocated.


For reference, he played all 30 WL games for me this past weekend AND he played an evening of rivals after the 89 live upgrade. I tried him with engine, hawk, and hunter cards.


Let's get to the pros and cons.

  • Highly skilled, he will make every pass in the game and make every shot in the game.
  • 95 base long shots, 90 base passing, 90 base curve, 95 base dribbling, 95 shot power- you can feel all those stats in game, even in bad connections. Like I said, he is one of the most skilled cards in the game. In terms of passing, the card he felt closest to me was Prime Laudrup.
  • Finesse shot makes his decent base shooting jump to very good/elite shooting.
  • 4*, 4*, lefty, but his weak foot genuinely felt 5*. Like I said, he will make every pass you can think of with both feet. I also felt no "penalty" when he shot with his right foot. His finesse trait AND base 95 shot power and pseudo 5* WF, make his shooting feel amazing.


This is where the card goes to shit, and it falls mostly on the way FIFA programs tall players. Ilicic has THREE major flaws.



  • The first his is dribbling. With an engine card, Ilicic falls right behind the :threshold" of usable dribbling stats for tall players - 80 agility, 80 balance. When a tall card has 80/80, they don't feel as clunky and you can take advantage of their dribbling stats. The player I always think of is Firmino, who has base 80/80, which allows you to take advantage of his insane dribbling.


  • Because Ilicic doesn't have 80/80, you can rarely take advantage of his 99 dribbling. I would be clean on goal or have space, and he would take these god awful touches or look like he was tripping over himself. Other times, you COULD feel his 99 dribbling, but those opportunities were rare, and didn't happen often enough for me to justify the 99 dribbling stats on the card.


  • The second are his physical stats. He is 6'3 but has little strength and aggression, so you can't really run in behind people because he gets bodied too easily, and you can't take advantage of jump balls because he can't jump or fight for second balls. This kills the card!! Other tall players usually have decent physical stats to make up for their lower dribbling stats, but Ilicic doesn't have them. Players like Socrates, Firmino, Zlatan, Kane, Henry, De Bruyne, Balotelli, etc ALL are strong to compensate for it. Ilicic is one of the tallest, yet weakest players in the game and you feel it!


  • On top of that, he has low stamina, so after a few bumps and tussles, he's dead by the 70th minute. I tried everything with him, conservative interceptions, possession, etc, but he's too weak and has too little stamina to be effective at the end of a game.


  • The third are his work rates. M/M by itself isn't a killer, but coupled with his low strength, aggression, and stamina, Ilicic ends up being a passenger most of the game. He has too little stamina to be a central cam and not enough pace to be a winger. The position where he's most effective is as a second striker in a two striker formation.



Formation: 442
Position: CAM
Games: 40
GPG: 0.00
APG: 0.00
3.5
Overall
5.0
Value
3.5
GC
2.5
Stamina
Pace (7/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (7/10)
Defending (4/10)
Physicality (5/10)
3.5
NOT META, BUT GOOD
By slav0607, 03-02-2020

I was waiting for Headliner Lautaro Martinez and I sold 91 Hazard(i was playing him as a CAM in 4231) and I've needed a ST for WL. I started searching and I saw him. First I thought that he would be bad because of his pace, agility and balance. But I've needed a tall striker with some physical and I bought him for 61K. And in the first match he impressed me. He scored 2 goals and made 1 assist. I've continued to play with him and he was so good. But i've sold him. I needed a change in my team and I sold him. I've selected him cause i play for fun and I love to play with players that are not meta. If you searchb for a ST from serie A I recomend Ilicic or Lautaro 86.

Finishing

Short and long passing

Crossing

Ball control

Pace

Agility

Balance

Formation: 4231
Position: ST
Games: 31
GPG: 0.68
APG: 0.45
3.5
Overall
5.0
Value
3.0
GC
2.5
Stamina
Pace (6/10)
Shooting (8/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (7/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (6/10)
4.5
ILICIC 91 HEADLINER
By ElMundoDelNabo3, 08-04-2020

He's a great cam with amazing stats he shots every ball he touches and he has a great passing , he also has amazing skill and this card with an engine is amazing.I had also his 90 card and he was a beast. He's also tall but he doesn't score a lot headers and his free kicks are AMAZING. He has a good pace for a cam.

Great shot

Pass and Vision

F.K.


He`s not regular

Stamina

Formation: 4231
Position: CAM
Games: 123
GPG: 0.79
APG: 0.92
4.5
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
GC
2.5
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (8/10)
Defending (4/10)
Physicality (7/10)
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