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It's been a while, Futheaders! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with your family, and a great New Years. I wish you all the best for the year to come.
We're kicking off the year with a whole bunch of reviews. I'll be doing player reviews, player comparisons, and other new types of articles.
Today, we start off with the best player in FUT -- the 90-rated Ruud Gullit.
I know that ninety-something percent of you will never use this item, and to you, this review may be useless. But bear with me, and you'll see why I'm doing this.
Potentially the best in-game stats in the game.
87+ acceleration, sprint speed, shot power, positioning, finishing, long shots, vision, free kicks, long and short passing, reactions, ball control, composure, heading and stamina - he's the best around. He's only got three stats below 80, and they are all defensive stats (and still 75+).
I use him with the Hawk chemistry style, which gives him the following boosts:
Fun fact -- he's a 93-rated striker with this boost.
All stats are from Legendary/Ultimate Squad Battles, Online Divisions and Online Singles Matches.
Here is the squad I currently use him in (I switch to 4-3-1-2 in game). I've used him predominantly at ST, but he's currently playing at CAM.
Let's get into the review.
Once he gets going, he's unstoppable. I was very pleasantly surprised at how fast he feels in game. With the Hawk chemistry style, he outpaces any defenders or midfielders, and once he gets away, there is no catching up. I frequently just sprint past the opponents, relying on nothing but his pace to get through to goal.
The best shot I've used this year. Perfect positioning, perfect finishing, and the best long shots and shot power I have used (on both feet). Inside the box, any type of shot is going in. Outside the box, any shot can go in if you hit it right. My favorite shot to score with him is near post screamers (from anywhere between 5 and 35 yards), and his finesse shots are delightfully good.
He pulls off every pass with ease. The long passing is the best I've used this year by a long ways, and the short passing is as good as it gets. I am always blown away by his vision -- he can see and pull off passes that no other player can. His free kicks are incredible (he is the only player I can consistently score them with), and his curve is unreal.
One of my favorite parts of the item. Perfect ball control, seamless dribbling, incredible agility and balance. He doesn't feel clunky at all, he never makes a mistake on the ball, and he can dribble through entire teams with ease. For a player as big and strong as he is, he's incredible. The best dribbler I have used this year.
Perfection. Feels so much higher than 80 in-game, even without the boosts. He intercepts everything, and his long reach and incredible strength plus acceleration means he wins every tackle. He can break up the play like the best of them.
Utterly dominant. His braids, his height, and his unbelievable power makes him unstoppable. He's never bullied on the ball, never contained, never beaten in the air, and never bested in a challenge. He is the definition of a tank. The only player who can even come close is Prime Patrick Vieira, and even then, Gullit is usually the winner.
Makes the item truly god-tier. He can do everything, and he can do it with either foot. The five-star weak foot means you don't have to think when using this -- you just do, and he does it perfectly. It makes him completely unpredictable, and totally unstoppable.
Every skill is perfectly executed. The combination of pace, strength and unreal dribbling makes him a skiller's wet dream.
The only downside is that he doesn't have five-star skills. But that is literally the only flaw.
This is the best item in the game so far. He's the most dominant, complete, utterly incredible player I've ever used. If you ever have the opportunity, get it.
The main point of this review is to show you that the perfect player exists. He is the ultimate man for your Ultimate Team. As I review players this year, this man will be the scale on which they are measured -- his perfection makes him the perfect yard stick.
But here's the question -- is he worth it? Is any player worth it at almost four million?
In one word -- yes. I was of the strong opinion that no player is worth that much, but Gullit single handedly wins me games and divisions. He has singlehandedly won he hundreds of thousands in rewards, and by the end of the year, he'll pay that four million back.
Also, he's a joy to play with, and at the end of the day, it's a game.
Value for Coins: 10/10