Fernando Torres's Mid Icon card is rated 88, he is 186cm | 6'1" tall, right-footed Spain striker (ST)
that plays for
FUT 21 ICONS
with High/Med work rates.
His average user review rating is 4.5
out of 5 .
He has 4-star weak foot
and 4-star skill moves,
He does not have a real face in-game. He has been used in 1,795,632 games with a GPG (goals per game) of 1.181.
Fernando Torres has 3 special cards
with ratings between 85 and 92.
The best chemistry style for him is HUNTER.
He was born on 20-03-1984 and he is now 39 years old.
His real-life stats are currently 0 goals and 0 assists in 0 matches in domestic competition. He also received 0 yellow cards and 0 red cards.
His current price on FUT is 0 on PlayStation,
0 on Xbox,
and 0 on PC.
Sometimes things were just meant to be. This past Friday I was in the process of deciding who I would be reviewing this weekend and was pretty certain it would be FUT Freeze Allan Saint-Maximin (who we posted on Tuesday) and 87 Kenny Dalglish. I was searching the Scottish legends price and even bid on a few without any success. At some point in the night, one of my mates sent a video and an update on 88 Fernando Torres and how well he had been performing for him. I hadn’t looked much at Torres previously and was pleased to see the price would be right around Dalglish and decided to shift gears. Luckily, I was able to win a decent bid on the Spanish superstar and the review was underway. Little did I know it would work out absolutely perfect with the ICON SBCs that dropped over the weekend, a stroke of luck, and now hopefully I can shed some light on whether or not this card is worth the price tag on the market… and of course whether completing this SBC is worth your hard earned fodder. To start with I applied the FINISHER chemistry style, with the Dribbling boost pairing nicely with the Shooting improvements. Then, Torres lined up alongside Freeze Saint-Maximin as the right ST in my 4-4-2 formation. Finally, “El Nino” was ready to be the legend leading the line all weekend in the following squad:
Disappointing. I realize that giving a card a 9/10 and then calling them disappointing is a sign of how spoilt I am with the variety and quality of cards I get to use. But I think a brief explanation will clear it up. As a Liverpool fan, my image of Fernando Torres is of a Spanish God with his white socks emerging from red Nike Total90 Lasers… blazing past a helpless Nemanja Vidic and rifling laser beam shots into the top bins past helpless goalkeepers. The FIFA 21 version of Torres just could not live up to that image and therefore was disappointing despite being a quality option in attack.
Main Statistic - Pace
Pace Rating: 9.5/10
While I see the majority of FUT Managers using a HUNTER chemistry style on Torres… I cannot help but ask, why!? About midway through my review, I did switch over to the more pacey option but honestly noticed minimal, if any difference at all. 94 ACCELERATION & 89 SPRINT SPEED was more than enough and allowed a focus on other areas with the chemistry styles. The key was definitely the acceleration which was devastating when exiting dribbles or receiving the ball to feet… while the sprint speed was just enough to keep defenders at bay when you get into those vital areas of space.
This is the area of the review that I wanted to focus on specifically as it is a major reason why Torres is a definite 9/10 overall as a striker. Yet, was also one of the areas that created the disappointment with the card that I mentioned at the beginning. 99 FINISHING, 93 SHOT POWER, 92 VOLLEYS, 4 STAR WEAK FOOT; all of the weapons you would expect to create a lethal finisher. The return of 20 goals in 20 matches is certainly respectable and suggests a level of quality in the card. However, all weekend it felt as though for every brilliant finish Torres produced, there was an equally missed opportunity in the match to increase his total. One of the issues I found was that the FINESSE SHOT trait did not really feel any different from a normal card and time and time again I missed those opportunities. But after that, I can’t really pinpoint why Torres was not as clinical as he could be, but it was frustrating when those fine margins that decide a match went against me because of this card.
Value/Coins & Good vs. Bad
Value/Coins Rating: 4.5/5 and 2.5/5
Good vs Bad Rating: 4/5
I will start by clearing up the ratings really quickly related to the value of Torres. The 4.5/5 represents the market price of Fernando which has dropped to 900k with the release of his ICON SBC. I think this is just about perfect but will discuss some of his weaknesses in the next section that just bring him down a .5 rating and perhaps warrant a slightly lower price tag. The 2.5/5 refers to the SBC price, which is beyond crazy to pay for this card. As of this writing, the SBC value of Torres is 950k!!! 50k over the market price and for a card that has some deficiencies in key areas for a top tier level striker. I would definitely suggest trying this card, especially if you are a fan… but just buy the market version and save your fodder for other options, this is definitely not it.
Shooting? Check (good enough for sure)
When looking at the current META in FIFA 21 it is so important to check the above trifecta in order to have a dominant card. Unfortunately, this is where Torres started to struggle in the review. He has the pace, the shooting is certainly good enough, the card is actually so powerful with his size (186cm |6’1) and 75 STRENGTH… but the dribbling and passing ultimately let him down in the end. 97 AGILITY & 86 BALANCE should be enough, but I swear they are not in this case. Torres has decent movement but not enough to properly break down a deep back line and can even feel sluggish at times. The Passing was also an area where Torres was not spectacular, the 79 SHORT PASSING & 53 LONG PASSING (yes it is that bad this is not a typo) are not near crisp enough for me. Yet, the size and hold up play that Torres can provide did produce a nice return of 14 assists in the 20 matches… making Torres a nice option in those hold up roles.
I guess it is my own fault in the end. I wanted the player I pictured at the start of the review… and realistically that player is the 91 Prime Torres isn’t it? Overall, it was a watered down version of the electric superstar I remember … but still showed some of the brilliance you would expect. One thing I wasn’t expecting was the number of header goals Torres managed during the review. The previously mentioned size paired perfectly with 84 JUMPING & 82 HEADING ACCURACY to produce some key moments throughout the review including one late match winner as the video illustrates. Like I have said, once I got over the disappointment that this card was not a world beater I was able to start appreciating everything 88 Torres does bring to any squad. While I would steer miles clear of the SBC, I do think the market version has dropped to just about the perfect price and warrants a test drive if Torres has been a card of interest for you. Hope all is well with you and yours, stay safe out there. Cheers for reading.
If you're old like me and you love football, chances are, you were a fan of El Nino at some point. Even if you aren't a Liverpool/Atletico supporter, you cant help but in awe with his performance on the pitch in his golden days. His speed, his strength, his finishing are all top notch. I can never forget the magical volley vs blackburn, that insane curve goal against Sunderland, and even his goal vs Barcelona that took Chelsea to the CL final. Simply, this card was the Torres you fondly remember. The ultimate no.9. However, he is definitely NOT META. He is definitely NOT AGILE. He is definitely NOT able to dribble his way past the entire defensive line. However, he made me genuinely enjoy playing FIFA 21, and made playing this horrible game mode fun again.
1. Speed. With a hunter, he feels pretty fast. Not Mbappe, Mane or even Rashford esque fast, but when he get a yard of space defenders will struggle to catch up with him.
2. Strength. I was very surprised when he managed to out muscle Van Dijk, Varane, Ramos and all those meta CBs. Even when the defenders catch up to him, you can simply tap L2 to shoulder off the defender. Not sure if its the hidden mechanics of the icons but he is strong as hell.
3. Shooting. Oh my lord. Left peg, right peg, long shot, finesse, chips shots, you name it. He just finishes everything. Even more clinical than IF Ben yedder, whom I hold a high regard in terms of pure finishing ability.
4. Positioning. He is not the most agile of players, but he just manage to find spaces behind the defence line like no others. There are so many strikers where you need to manually trigger the runs or try to find the pass to him, but he just do it on default. Most of the time you just need to press through pass and he is suddenly clear through on goal.
1. Agility & Dribbling. He is definitely heavy on the ball. A lot of much cheaper attackers feel better than him when it comes to dribbling. Don't try to do fancy runs with him.
2. Passing. Not the worst, but I didn't manage to get any assist with him over 15 matches, and I was quite surprised because I play a 2 striker formation most of the time. He is definitely the one who need to be fed, instead of being the provider.
3. Price. To be very honest, Mbappe, Neymar, TOTGS Rashford, CR7 are all cheaper or at a similiar price and they are all probably more suited to the game, more meta. For almost 1.2m his price is steep.
First off please bear with me, this is my first futbin review. I'm a massive Liverpool fan and got into football just prior to Torres leaving, so I found Liverpool just before he left. While I don't remember him playing too much as I was quite young, I still remember El Nino's legendary status as one of the best forwards to have worn the Liverpool No.9. Seeing that he would be getting an icon in FIFA 21 meant I knew I had to get my hands on him, and when his mid SBC came out, I finally had a chance. Of course I did him, slapped a hunter on him and jumped straight into weekend league...wow. What a player. Within 15 games he had become my favourite player on the game so far, easily outplaying every other player in my team and destroying my other attacking player's, like mid Del Piero and Salah, goal contributions. He became my go-to goal scorer, using his strength and pace to bully defenders and tear open back lines (especially Vidic ;) ) I may be slightly biased, but his goals to games don't lie - he scores goals, it really is as simple as that. He does have his cons, as most players do...but I'll get to that shortly.
Shooting - His shooting is by far his best attribute. His base stat of 87 looks nothing special, but with a hunter it is taken to another level. His positioning and finishing is world class, with his shot power being more than suffice to cause the net to ripple when he gets a shot off. His finesse shot trait really helps, with a finesse on his right foot resulting in a goal 9 times out of 10
Weak Foot - For me, I absolutely do not mind a player having 4* WF, and Torres is an example as to why. His WF time and time again feels better than Del Piero's, who apparently has 5*. The only difference I can occasionally see is the finesse shots on his left can be slightly less effective than on his right, but that is minor.
Pace - Torres is deceptively fast - with a hunter on him that boosted pace is definitely enough to trouble defenders. Granted, his body type, height and the sheer godliness of some of the faster full backs and Varane mean he can't simply break through with a through ball. However, his pace is certainly good enough - he isn't slow by any means, I'm thinking of an example in weekend league against Joe Gomez where he took a big touch past him and completely burnt him for pace. He isn't going to be outpacing everyone, but he certainly has the potential to cause problems with his speed. I play him in a two striker formation with headliner lozano, and those two a lethal together, with lozano providing the majority of the pace, and Torres the finishing.
Strength - For the base stat of 75 strength and only 63 aggression, you can't imagine Torres being a physical presence on the pitch. However, whilst he is no Adama, his strength is definitely better than what his card suggests. Some of the weaker CB like Kounde can often struggle against his tall, physical presence
Passing - For me his biggest con is his passing. At striker it doesn't necessarily have to be good, but Torres noticeably struggles in often quite simple passes. Lozano will often make a lovely run and Torres is just unable to make the through ball to find him. It is a pity, if he had good passing he would be one of the best strikers in the game.
Dribbling - For me, Torres' dribbling is not an issue. Does he feel entirely smooth on the ball? No. Is he the most responsive? No. But that isn't what you are getting with Torres - he is a big presence who will score you goals given the chance, not a silky dribbler. I don't mind his less than meta dribbling, but I know many of those playing in the higher divisions or with meta teams might expect something smoother.
Heading - For someone so tall and threatening, I can rarely rely on Torres to score headers consistently. I'm not sure if it is just the style of the game, or whether is is Torres himself. He will score the occasional header, but most of his efforts are too weak to trouble the keeper or simply not on target. This is disappointing, as if Torres could score those front post corners like I've seen the likes of inf Sergio Ramos do, he would be pretty much the complete goal scorer.
Price - Again, not an issue for me. This guy is a legend, and I would happily complete the pricey SBC for him. However, if you are not a Torres lover, you may see this as a bit steep, however I would argue the player you are getting is worth the coins/fodder
I played with him in a 4-2-3-1 with Neymar in CAM.He was amazing,I did the Weekend league with "El Nino".He is so good i did the Sbc icon because i had many players and i did him for 350k.He have a good speed,He is a very good finisher.But he is not so good for passing but he is playable.I like him he is a good scorer he is in one vs one he score he shoots strong.
Maybe it was a full decision but I decide to play with him as LAM becous I needed an Icon to link my team that can play in the offence.
So last weakand leage I gave him a chance. I slaped him an engine and was exited to test El Ninio.
He's dribbling was good, not amazing, but good, it was dificult sometimes to create chanches with this guy.
He's pace was enough for a winger but passing was avarage minus.
He's main weapon is he's finishing, he scored some nice goals for me, but he doesn't have a alinical finishing as players like ney, mbape and all this gang, that why I tested him on wing and not as a striker.
He's got 4*4 (another why not play him as striker) so he's not a game changer.
So in conclusion, he can be fun card sometimes, but he absolutely not worth nearly 900K
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