RUI MANUEL CéSAR COSTA - Prime Icon

Top 3 Chem
HUNTER (59%)
HUNTER (59%)
ENGINE (9%)
CATALYST (6%)
HUNTER (59%)
HUNTER (59%)
ENGINE (10%)
CATALYST (6%)
HUNTER (59%)
HUNTER (59%)
ENGINE (10%)
CATALYST (6%)
Red
0.00
0.00
0.00
Yellow
0.02
0.02
0.02
Assists
0.16
0.11
0.11
Goals
0.40
0.39
0.39
Games
869,557
274,960
274,960
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Name Rui Manuel César Costa
Club club FUT 21 ICONS
Nation nation Portugal
League league Icons
Skills 4
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 4
Foot Right
Height 180cm | 5'11"
Weight 74
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Att. WR Med
Def. WR Med
Added on 2020-09-10
Origin Prime
R.Face
B.Type Average
DOB 29-03-1972
ID 1025
Club ID 112658
League ID 2118
Pace
86
Acceleration
83
Sprint Speed
88
Shooting
81
Positioning
89
Finishing
75
Shot Power
87
Long Shots
85
Volleys
81
Penalties
84
Passing
88
Vision
88
Crossing
86
FK. Accuracy
92
Short Passing
91
Long Passing
86
Curve
86
Dribbling
88
Agility
86
Balance
83
Reactions
89
Ball Control
92
Dribbling
86
Composure
82
Defending
44
Interceptions
66
Heading Accuracy
50
Def. Awareness
32
Standing Tackle
40
Sliding Tackle
41
Physicality
79
Jumping
80
Stamina
88
Strength
84
Aggression
57
Physical
Mental
Skill
Chem. Style
0
Base stats
In game stats
Seasonal Stats
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Matches
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Goals
ico
-
Assists
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-
O.Goal
ico
0
Yellow
ico
0
Red
ico
-
Sub in
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Sub out
Upcoming Matches
ST
82
RW
87
LW
87
CF
86
RF
86
LF
86
CAM
88
CM
85
RM
87
LM
87
CDM
71
CB
58
LB
68
LWB
73
RB
68
RWB
73
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5.0
Rui Costa - The cheap(ish) attack engine
By jpljpljpl, 04-01-2021

I originally recruited Rui Costa for a chemistry link to POTM Felix and as a replacement for RTTF Griezman, with whom I was not happy at all.


His main job is to drive long passes behind the defense, create width in attack in a mainly 4-2-2-2 system and occasionally man the box and score a lay off by Felix or Nedved.


Defensively, I was looking for a player with sufficient strength to push opponents on the side on the pitch and create pressure early during opposition attacks.


I must say that he excels at most of the tasks. His passing is brilliant, he is very strong physically and he is always in a good position on the pitch. The one thing that I had to adept to compared with Griezman RTTF, is that you need to give him more time for finishing to find the right composure. If you do that, he will score nicely for you as well. Even though I don't need him anymore chemistry wise, he will definitely stay in the squad for another couple of weeks, as I really enjoy his presence and oversight in my attacking midfield. Whereas Messi likes to drive into the box with beautiful curved finishes, I know that Rui Costa is waiting just outside the box and will play a clinical pass to either Felix or Nedved, which they will convert.


Disclaimer: I am a Gold2/1 - Div2 Player, not awesome, but a bit above average.

  • Great presence in attack, especially if you are looking for a player who will play the clinical last pass to your attackers
  • Excellent strength and physically to fend off those CDMs and LB/RB that will try to prevent that
  • Defensively present to prevent (counter-)attacks early
  • Pace and Stamina are no issues (I use Hunter Chem Style)
  • Not a big con but you have to get used to his finishing if you are switching from a 90+ shooting player
Formation: 4222
Position: CAM
Games: 86
GPG: 0.60
APG: 1.06
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
4.5
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (8/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (8/10)
Physicality (9/10)
4.0
Good Player!
By pothesi, 03-03-2021

I was kind of disappointed to see him pop out after seeing the Portuguese flag in my Mid or Prime Icon Pack from completing the SBC. Me having the awful team I do, I realized I couldn't be mad with a 90 overall Icon CAM, especially one who is a green link to my 90 overall TOTGS Bruno. At first glance, I thought that this card would be making more of an attacking, offensive impact on my team, thinking that putting Hunter on him would just make Goals start coming out of his ears, but I was wrong. As I play with him more and more everyday, I realize and understand how he is the perfect player who you can give the ball and let him move up the field and create space for his teammates. When I can finally afford some better strikers, I am going to take Hunter off of Rui and put Engine on him.


He is a great passer, and is a great dribbler. Without any upgrades to his Dribbling/Physical stats, he still feels like a beast who can get around anyone and if he is contested physically he will stand his ground. All of his Dribbling stats, specifically Dribbling, Ball Control, Reactions, and even Agility, all feel better than the number stat entails. I feel like this card will be even better once Engine is put on him.


With Hunter however, he definitely can shoot. His shooting is very good and definitely above average, but don't expect too much.


I have used just about every single formation in this game and I honestly change my formation like every 3 hours of playing this game so, I can't even really remember or tell you any formation he stood out in.


If you need a CAM who can do it all, specifically get the ball at midfield and create a fast counter attack to set up his teammates, then I would recommend this card. With the cheapest Rui Costa on Xbox as the time of writing being 320k, I think you are getting exactly what you are paying for. Like I said, if you need a CAM who can do it all on Offense, go ahead and give this card a try, if you need a stud attacker who will be putting up 2 goals a game, save your coins and get Neymar.




Dribbling

Passing

Good Shooter with Hunter

Good Physicality

Decent Pace

Some stats feel better than the number might entail.

Not too expensive for an Easily linkable Prime Icon

4*4* is pretty good.

Med/Med Work rates

Can't really place defense if you need him to

Doesn't have the "Icon" Feeling to him

Formation: 451
Position: CAM
Games: 48
GPG: 0.73
APG: 0.54
4.0
Overall
4.0
Value
3.5
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (7/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (8/10)
Defending (3/10)
Physicality (6/10)
4.5
Better than you think
By Tichka, 22-03-2021

After spending nearly all my club to do the prime sbc icon, i was really sad when I saw the portuguese flag, Cam and being rui costa. When you see he is worth 280k, you can be dissapointed. But i told myself i did not do this sbc for nothing and gave him a try :

WHAT A BEAST

I used him in a cam position on fut champs with dybala moments at striker.

Damn he was good, he nearly scored me 1 goal every game. I use hunter to make his shooting and pace better, and it turns him in a absolute beast. Half of his goal were from long shots. He has a super left foot, and you really enjoy the 4* 4*

if you want a cheap icon, buy him

  • passing : its his strong point
  • dribbling : really aprreciated the 4* 4*
  • physicality : great strengh, and lasts all game
  • long shots : Great curve and shot power
  • feels a little heavu IG, but you get used to it
  • aggresivity
  • maybe sometimes a bit slow, but sometimes he was faster than my opponents varane
Formation: 4231
Position: CAM
Games: 16
GPG: 0.88
APG: 0.38
4.5
Overall
5.0
Value
4.5
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (8/10)
Defending (2/10)
Physicality (9/10)
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