This card is possibly the best in the game. Ronaldo is very fast but is also very good on the ball. He can score from near enough anywhere.
-Dribbling (also 5* skill)
-Very expensive compared to other special cards
-Hard to make hybrids around
-4* Weak foot
Got my old stand-by in a Two-Rare-Players Gold Upgrade pack. Insane. I had used him in most games in FIFA17 and a bit early in 18, but this guy is a game changer. Get him, and watch him track back and attack defensively. He can score off balance, and he is way too fast to be fair.
I use him with Aguero up top in my PL team, and even at 8 chemistry, he is the single best player I have ever used in a FIFA game.
And I play a lot.
Work rate, both on offense and defense
I got him way too late in the season.
What can I say. He is an absolute BEAST! His acceleration is amazing and strength accompanies it well. His finishing isn't great with his left, but almost always finds the back of the net with his right foot. His long shots and stamina are probably the biggest down factors, but really that's if you're being picky. And for the price your'e getting him at, he is totally worth the money. I have also scored a few headers with him and his jumping is much better than I expected. He can win headers against same size or slightly shorter with ease. His dribbling is absolutely amazing, and passing is not bad either. Better than about 90% of strikers at this price tag. (However with a Hunter or and Hawk he becomes much better with his left.)
I really am enjoying FUT so much now with some of these bargains, enjoying players like Ronaldinho, Messi, TOTS 90+ rated players, etc... but Sam is the cream of the crop. Chem is very difficult, but as a sub he's still 94 rated, and I feel like that rating doesn't do him justice. He outscores my 95 TOTS Icardi off the bench. I don't usually sub him on until 60' or later.
He's got it all. Pace, Clinical shooting, Glue on his feet, Physical stats, Heading, and most surprisingly ridiculous creative abilities. I've actually found him to be a great replacement for Messi who I play in a F9 role. Matches goals with assists. For less than 15k, this guy can elevate your game. I haven't tried prime ronaldo, or 99 rated suarez, but I would bet this card gives them a run for their money.
Long Finesse Shots
So I see there is no reviews here. So here I am. I played with Isco's 94 tots and found his stamina to be a big problem. Although Isco has 85 stamina on his TOTS, EA believe that he is a pack a day smoker with asthma, and that after 60 minutes he is borderline dead. Therefore, I decided that I would try this guy out as a LF striker. Let me tell you, 6 chem, 7 chem, makes no difference this man is an absolute beast. Typically I'll put him to CAM at the start of the game but he can cut it as a striker. Literally any finesse shot is gonna hit that top corner. Across keeper longshots are the same story. This man's passing is out of this world, his passes could find a hay in a needle stack. His dribbling is a thing of beauty, tippy tappy tap dancing around defenders like they're statues. Pretty much, for about 10k more than his TOTS this guy is a massive upgrade. Every stat I noticed a different.
Shooting - My man could fight a war alone his shooting is that great
Passing - Could probably find my dad with his pass
Dribbling - He could probably whack me off with his feet whilst wearing his cleats and I'd still cum in 3 seconds
Pace - 88 Pace but with a hawk makes it 92 and he feels absolutely rapid. Lucky my man ain't a criminal cuz he'd be outrunnin the law with ease
Stamina - His card says 97 stamina but he's probably cut down to half a pack a day at this rate and has his asthma inhaler on him at all times. For some reason his stamina is still shite compared to the rest of my team even with their stamina stat being borderline IDENTICAL, but its manageable, there is no longer a need to sub him off anymore.
Physical - If ever he gets caught up by a defender and his to have a full on brawl with them because for some reason defenders on this game literally swing their elbows into your face and give you mild concussions and the referee forgets that this isn't MMA, Isco sometimes can be bullied off the ball. HOWEVER, this is usually irrelevant because his silky dribbling and eagle eyed passes can save him from being smacked up and yeeted across the pitch from a stupidly powerful shirt pull. Plus if worse comes to worse just shield the ball. It's that overpowered that a bloody toddler could shield the ball from Bigfoot himself.