Just wow. I packed this guy as my first ever icon and was going to sell him and buy a team. Thought I'd try him out first and I honestly don't think he will be leaving my team for a very long time. Stats wise seems better than his mid card as he's quicker and has better stamina which has allowed me to put a marksman chem on him and further improve his dribbling/physical. I'm not an amazing player - got stuck into Div 5 after calibrating and have used him in a mix of rivals and legendary squad battles. Really seems to fit the meta this year with the close dribbling and has one hell of a turn of pace from strafe dribbling into a sprint. Surprisingly strong and his low centre of gravity allows him to hold the ball through challenges way more than I've experienced with anybody else. Gets beyond the striker from CAM at will and just about manages to get through the whole game with 80 stamina.
Difficult to compare as the next best player in my squad is Ben Yedder so I'll leave out the comparisons but if I had to guess, he's a stronger, quicker version of Messi with 5* skills and a worse right foot. Have left the value at 4* just because he is an expensive player but compared to some of the other premium icons I can see him picked in way more teams than he was last year.
Absolute beast of a player.
Dribbling- Best dribbler that I've ever used. Beats TOTY Mbappe from fifa 19. Ball sticks to his feet and has incredibly close control. Seems perfectly suited to this meta
Pace- Fastest of all his cards and has a serious burst. Granted I'm playing against teams without similar level players but if you use L1 dribbling and burst out of it with R2, he can create separation with just about anybody
Positioning- Runs past the striker all the time and gets through on goal all the time
Shooting- One hell of a left foot, right is serviceable
Stature/Physical- His small stature, combined with quite high strength and aggression see him able to ride through challenges seemingly at will. Marksman helps, as would hawk. Biggest surprise of the card! Able to hold the ball well with L2, and dribble through people. Incredibly difficult for defenses to deal with.
3* Weak foot- No getting around it, he misses some shots you think he should score. Dribbling makes it pretty easy to get it onto his left though and he will score easy ones 9/10
Stamina- Gets through 90 mins but does tire towards the end. Once fitness kicks in you'll want to put a fresh card on every game but considering price probably not going to break the bank...
I considered putting height in here but I feel his stature is actually one of his strengths in that his dribbling is so closely controlled and he is surprisingly strong on the ball. That being said, if he's played anywhere other than CAM, height will be more of a negative.
"…ahí la tiene Maradona, lo marcan dos, pisa la pelota Maradona, arranca por la derecha el genio del fútbol mundial, deja el tendal y va a tocar para Burruchaga. ¡Siempre Maradona! ¡Genio! ¡Genio! ¡Genio! Ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta-ta. ¡Gooooool! ¡Gooooool! ¡Quiero llorar! ¡Dios santo, viva el fútbol! ¡Golaaaaaazooo! ¡Diegoooool! ¡Maradona! Es para llorar, perdónenme. ¡Maradona, en recorrida memorable, en la jugada de todos los tiempos! ¡Barrilete cósmico! ¿De qué planeta viniste? ¿Para dejar en el camino a tanto inglés, para que el país sea un puño apretado gritando por Argentina? ¡Argentina 2 - Inglaterra 0! ¡Diegol, ¡Diegol! ¡Diego Armando Maradona! Gracias Dios, por el fútbol, por Maradona, por estas lágrimas, por este Argentina 2 - Inglaterra 0."
Maradona... for those who remember this comment... during his game against England and his crazy goal of the century.
Guys ... this is what Icons in FIFA is about: Playing with amazing stars of this game: Football
Played with this little guy 1437 games... scored just crazy goals for me and ... and ... so fun to play with.
Pace, dribbling, shoot, animation, positioning... he has everything you need.
Just give him a try. I have him since November and he is the only one why I switch on my PS4. Now 1M he is so so low price for his quality. Now I have only I advice: abuse of his finesse shoot.
Best way to play him:
As a CAM (not good as ST)
41212 or 4231 formation
Hunter chem style
Give him freedom
Abuse of his finesse shoot outside the box
(Sorry for my English... I am French).
Positioning (he is always is the right position and wait for the ball)
Leader ( you feel this guy is giving the tempo of your team)
Pace (enough to make your opponent crazy)
Passing (no doubt one of the best passing in the game between the lines)
Dribbling (not enough place here do describe this ...)
Shoot (Just enjoy
Physical (for a small player like this he is very strong)
3* weak foot (Shoot with the right foot is very difficult)
Stamina (you can't play with him the full match... especially if you like dribbling)
Ok, this is my first review and i thought i had to do it. I packed "el Diego" in my baby icon sbc pack and i was not very hyped until i tried him. In 37 seven matches (FUTChamps and Div Rivals) hescored 52 goals and gave 29 assist, playing as stricker and CAM. Theres nothing else i can tell you, this guy is amazing, by far best player ive used this year, even better than neymar. If you can buy him, he is a must in your team, and if you packed him, congrats, you have a real GOD.(USED HAWK ON HIM)
Ok, esta es mi primera review, crei que tenia que hacerla despues de haber jugado con este jugador, es INCREIBLE, por lejos el mejor jugador que probe este año, incluso mejor que neymar. En 37 partidos (futchampions y div rivals) hizo 52 goles y 29 asistencias jugando como delantero en una 442 y mco en una 4231. Al principio no me parecia lo mejor pero cuando le puse halcon me cambio totalmente, super rapido, el mejor regate que probe y un tiro super fuerte y su colocacion es escencial. Ademas que las 5* de skills agregan mucho. Si puede, pruebenlo, no se van a arrepentir.
Espero les sirva :)
Hope is useful :)}
(Review de Argentina, sorry for bad english)
Speed: Very fast, hawk increases even more
Shooting: Great shooting, feels very strong
Dribbling: Combined with that pace it makes the best attribute of him
5* Skills: makes him even more funny
Passing: Not the best but it really impressed me
Physicality: You cant hope maradona is strong but he gets some balls due to his balance
2* WF: Obviously, the only thing it can be better, but he even scored some goals with his right foot
Stamina: Sometimes you have to replace him, but if you know how to use him, your rivals will abandon de match earlyer than he is subbed.
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