HIDETOSHI NAKATA - ICON MOMENTS

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Name Hidetoshi Nakata
Club club Icons
Nation nation Japan
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Skills 4
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 4
Foot Right
Height 175cm | 5'9"
Weight 73
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Att. WR Med
Def. WR Med
Added on 2020-02-14
Origin Moment
R.Face
B.Type Lean
DOB 22-01-1977
ID 246542
Club ID 112658
League ID 2118
Pace
88
Acceleration
90
Sprint Speed
85
Shooting
88
Positioning
78
Finishing
80
Shot Power
95
Long Shots
96
Volleys
94
Penalties
93
Passing
90
Vision
95
Crossing
83
FK. Accuracy
85
Short Passing
91
Long Passing
86
Curve
91
Dribbling
91
Agility
86
Balance
88
Reactions
91
Ball Control
95
Dribbling
88
Composure
94
Defending
63
Interceptions
76
Heading Accuracy
71
Def. Awareness
51
Standing Tackle
64
Sliding Tackle
59
Physicality
67
Jumping
65
Stamina
86
Strength
72
Aggression
31
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ST
85
RW
88
LW
88
CF
88
RF
88
LF
88
CAM
90
CM
88
RM
88
LM
88
CDM
76
CB
67
LB
76
LWB
79
RB
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RWB
79
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5.0
What Icons are all about!
By Turnado, 20-02-2020

Background:


I first heard of Nakata whilst playing Championship Manager 99 - soon after, on a family holiday to Rome in 2000, captivated by his story, I purchased a Nakata Roma shirt. I celebrated like crazy when he joined Bolton FC in the Premiership. Was gutted when he retired young after deciding he didn't really like football, but loved following his career, some of the goals he scored for Roma and Japan in particular - and his career peak - winning the 3 - a - side cage football match on the legendary Nike TV advert.


Anyway - I always end up using him in Fifa, usually this leads to a fair amount of frustration, this year especially I found his finishing to be poor. Until they give him a +2 PIM... a what a difference it has made.


Review:

I'll keep things short and to the point here. He feels like a cross between KdB and Messi. I put Sniper on him to boost his Finishing and Dribbling ability and it works a treat and dealt with the Finishing issue I found with his Prime. Giving him 99 composure seems to make him untouchable. I'm using him at CAM (team below) and have also used him as a CM, he is inexplicably decent in this role, given his stats / size.

  • Pace - 8/10: More than enough for a CAM, 90 acceleration allows him to beat his man easily. I don't tend to sprint much with my CAM so I'm not the best measure of this stat.
  • Shooting - 10/10: Game changer. His long range shots (96) & power (95) are immense - he finishes near and far post, driven and also consistently good with Finesse. His FKs are decent too. In the box he manages to get a shot away where other players wouldn't be able to.
  • Dribbling - 10/10: This is a notable improvement from his Prime also. With Sniper his stats are basically maxed out. The ball sticks to his feet and he seems to ride tackles very well for his relatively light Physical stats.
  • Passing - 10/10: His passing has always been good on Fifa so this was no surprise. Combination of Vision (95), Short Passing (91) & Curve (91) allow him to thread balls through the smallest gaps - even after the latest update seems to have nurfed close passing which is my playstyle.
  • Defending - 7/10: I'm contemplating putting Anchor on him and using him as a CM to allow me to bring Neymar more central. I feel his stats + that intangible 'Icon Factor' which can't be explained, but makes players feel better than expected, would allow this. It bugs me Fifa doesn't fully recognise the defensive side of his game stat wise - but in game, he has that tenacity and dynamism that a great CM needs.
  • Physical - 8/10: As mentioned above - he performs above his Physical stats. Granted, his strength (72) is higher than most CAMs - but he feels even stronger. His stamina is more than enough for a CAM and worked fine as a CM too.


TLDR; Random childhood hero finally has his most playable Fifa card. Nakata is finally more than just a meme.


Perfect CAM. Elite Finishing, Long Shots, Delicate Dribbling, Immaculate Positioning / Passing

Defending stats could be higher if playing at CM - would recommend Anchor for this position

Formation: 4231
Position: CAM
Games: 30
GPG: 0.83
APG: 0.37
5.0
Overall
4.5
Value
5.0
GC
4.5
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (7/10)
Physicality (8/10)
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