Player Review

89 - Icon
A decent card
By JediPurpleSquirrel31, 01-03-2021

Packed him from base icon pack a while ago. Overall, I think he is a decent card. Pace is not bad, but I recommend improving it with a hunter or engine. The shooting is just sublime - he has an absolute rocket of a right foot, the four star weak foot also makes the shooting even more excellent. His strength and jumping stats are fairly good as well.

My main complaint is regarding his balance. Despite having good agility, Van Basten's balance makes him feel like a battleship when making turns and he will sometimes almost trip on the ball (hence why I recommend an engine for him). The passing is pretty bad as well but it would be too harsh to judge him for that as passing is not the strong suit for most strikers. The three star skills area let down.

On the whole, this is a pretty good card - the shooting makes it really stand out. Don't let the low price in comparison to other icons fool you - this is a classic example of an icon which is severely over hated by people, simply because they are annoyed about not packing Pele or Zidane from their icon pack.

. Absolutely insane shooting

. Pace is decent - would recommend chemistry style that increases it to make it even better

. Four star weak foot

. Strength is not bad

. Good dribbling (except for balance)

. Good jumping and heading accuracy

. Three star skills

. Balance really lets down the dribbling

. Bad passing

Formation: 442
Position: ST
Games: 38
GPG: 1.32
APG: 0.24
Pace (7/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (3/10)
Dribbling (7/10)
Defending (1/10)
Physicality (7/10)
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