Reviews

91 - Icon Moment
4.5
The Magician
By iamdavidstamm, 21-02-2021

Disclaimer: massive Porto-Fan here. I did this card because this guy was one of my childhood heroes and it was mainly a pretty sentimental thing (I actually met him before this pandemic at a local pub, very nice guy).

Now let's talk about the card itself: I think he's fun to use. If you don't care about the META and just want to play with players you love (I packed Neymar, I know, I shouldn't talk about not playing with META-players), he's great. The 3-star weak foot is not that big of a deal, to be honest, but that's the only "significant" thing that the card lacks.

Overall: decent pace (not the best, of course), fantastic dribbling, very good shooting and now the best part of the card: the passing. The passing on this card is insane. Raúl is my main striker (this WL he scored 35 goals and made 15 assists in 19 matches) and these guys are the perfect combo. Raúl makes the "Get In Behind"-runs that Deco fulfills with his magical passes. Those passes really bring some nostalgia up...

Conclusion: fun to use, but not META. 7 tokens? Bargain.

  • Insane passing
  • Very good shooting
  • Fantastic dribbling
  • Good stamina
  • Not the best pace
  • 3-star weak foot
Formation: 352
Position: CAM
Games: 5
GPG: 0.60
APG: 1.40
4.5
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (6/10)
Physicality (6/10)
4.5
Underrated Beast (Deco)
By Royceschultz, 21-02-2021

When Looking at this seasons icon swaps it is easy to become underwhelmed, but fear not, Deco is here to give you good value for your tokens. When I saw him I just knew I have to do him, with a plus 8 on his shooting compared to his prime card, you can definitely tell. He's really surprised me in the first five games I've played with him in rivals. His movements are quick, passes are crisp, and weak foot is almost unnoticeable. Though he may not have the finesse shot trait, his curve stat makes his shots whip off both feet especially with his great runs and positioning in the attacking third. His passing is almost unlimited in its ability, he split defenses when giving through balls to Higuain and uses his short and lean - body type very well, twisting and turning, always keeping the ball close to his body. The only flaws I saw with this card was that he wasn't as fast as I thought he'd be with and hunter and sometimes he gets bodied off the ball, but on a positive note he doesn't fall to the ground often.

All in all he's a great card to get for 7 tokens and you can get those 7 in about 4-5 hours with weeks to do it. He is probably the best value out of all the player selections available.

A

Quick Dribbling

Great Passing

Nice Finesse and Outside Foot Shots

Attacking Runs

Body Type


Weak

Pace at Certain Times

Formation: 4231
Position: CAM
Games: 5
GPG: 1.60
APG: 1.00
4.5
Overall
5.0
Value
4.5
GC
4.5
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (1/10)
Physicality (6/10)
4.0
AMAZING VALUE FOR MONEY CARD
By Edololo000, 24-02-2021

I state that this is my first review, and this player prompted me to write it, i needed a player to help me link my bruno 92 potm, I initially underestimated this card, but looking at the stats I asked myself, why not? so there are no other great players from icon swaps 2

The card is sick on CAM, good pace, brilliant passing, amazing dribbling, man just look at the past year prime deco, is not the same card by far, the only cons is the physique and the unimpressive speed, but if you need a good CAM, don't let this card go for just 7 swaps

dribbling

passing

shooting

speed

physical

strenght

heading

Formation: 352
Position: CAM
Games: 10
GPG: 0.80
APG: 0.80
4.0
Overall
5.0
Value
3.0
GC
3.0
Stamina
Pace (7/10)
Shooting (8/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (4/10)
Physicality (4/10)
4.5
DECO ES MI FVCKING PADRE
By maxisuter, 23-02-2021

es buenisimo, pienso que para los 7 tokens que vale es totalmente worth it, tiene mejor regate y velocidad de lo que me esperaba. No defiende casi nada y no tiene mucho fisico, es mas mco que mc, pero va perfecto en las dos posiciones igualmente.

El regate es buenisimo y el tiro tambien, me sorprendio, y el tiro colocado una exquisitez. Es mas rapido de lo que me esperaba y el pase tambien es muy bueno, para tirar los corners y tiros libres va como piña.

Tal vez que no defiende casi nada (si lo usas de mc), no tiene mucho fisico, y tampoco tiene mucha resistencia, lo use de mc y se cansa bastante.

Formation: 41212-2
Position: CM
Games: 10
GPG: 0.70
APG: 0.90
4.5
Overall
5.0
Value
4.5
GC
3.5
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (6/10)
Physicality (7/10)
5.0
Surprisingly Amazing.
By RamPaiger, 07-03-2021

Okay, i know it is going to sound it weird, but PIM Deco is the best striker that i have tried on this year, along with RB Mertens and Freeze Aouar.

I'm playing in DIV 1 and in Weekend League, with Mertens and Deco up front and they make it rain on the field.



Deco feels a lot more faster than 85 pace, he can outrun any CB in the game (with a Hunter chem style) and his physicality is good enough to endure challenges from the strongest CB in the game.


His dribbling is quite good, he holds the ball and don't make bad touches like some other cards in the game. You can skill with him easily, he is a La Croqueta machine.


The game changer in this card is the passing. With 2 strikers in the team, he can assist with ease. He often goes into open spaces, making great runs to be in a position that he can assist the other striker. He can do some unbelievable through balls, and amazing 1-2's.


About his shooting, it is simply outstanding. This man can do it all. Finesse shot? You've got it, chief. Outside of foot? Yes, please. Screamers from outside of the box? Hell Yeah!

He doesn't miss in one-on-one's and carries the team to great wins in difficult games, his 93 composure feels like 99 and the most important thing, he feels like 5* weak foot..


I'm so glad that this card is good. Since i'm Brazilian, i saw him play in the National League here and he was always pure class. It is amazing that this year, FIFA could replicate that.


If you haven't picked him in Icon Swaps, please do! This card is too great to just pass unnoticed by the community, and i'm sure he will be a great addition to your team.



  • Amazing Passes
  • Good Dribbling
  • Great Shots
  • 4* skill moves
  • Good Pace
  • He can't score headers
  • He can get tired easily (with Pressure After Heavy Touch)





Formation: 4222
Position: ST
Games: 36
GPG: 0.86
APG: 0.92
5.0
Overall
4.5
Value
5.0
GC
3.5
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (6/10)
Physicality (7/10)