After the Hidden Gems series we decided to start a squad builder series where we will feature cheap and good squads to compete with in FIFA 16 Ultimate Team. The first squad we have for you is a starter squad featuring gold Portuguese players. As a premise, the starter squads can’t cost more than 5.000 coins! So let’s get into it:
Squad Formation: 4-2-3-1 (2)
Goalkeeper: Rui Patricio – Sporting’s goalkeeper is our choice in goal for this squad builder, the 190cm | 6’2″ tall goalkeeper is a brick wall and produces some spectacular saves thanks to his 84 Diving, 80 Reflexes, 80 Handling and 79 Reactions. Cost = 650 coins on open bid.
Left-Back: Mario Rui – For the LB we go with him thanks to his H/M workrates and these stats: 86 Pace, 75 Crossing, 75 Standing Tackle, 76 Sliding Tackle, 92 Balance, 92 Stamina and 92 Jumping. Cost = 350 coins on open bid.
Left Center Back: Josué – Very good defender in-game, the 75 pace, 80 Sliding Tackle, 80 Standing Tackle, 78 Jumping, 78 Marking and his 186cm | 6’1″ height makes him a reliable defender in front of your goalkeeper. Cost = 350 coins on open bid.
Right Center Back: Paulo Oliveira – Our second rare gold player of the team is another great center back who is 187cm | 6’1″ tall and has M/H workrates. His main in-game stats are 86 Marking, 85 Standing Tackle, 80 Sliding Tackle, 72 Pace, 78 Strength, 77 Heading and 87 Jumping. Cost = 650 coins on open bid.
Right Back: Figueiras – Genoa’s right back, since his summer arrival, is one of the best players in this squad and we’ll show you why: 81 Pace, 84 Agility, 90 Balance, 77 Ball Control, 78 Standing Tackle, 78 Interceptions, 80 Sliding Tackle, 78 Crossing, 79 Stamina, 80 Aggression and H/M workrates. Cost = 350 coins on open bid.
Left Midfielder: Cavaleiro – The young Portuguese player is one of football’s future prospects because at just 21 years of age he’s already 76 rated in FIFA 16. With 86 Pace, 83 Dribbling, 79 Ball Control, 78 Shot Power, 73 Crossing, H/M workrates and double 4* skills and weakfoot he is one hell of a player in-game. Cost = 350 coins on open bid.
Left CDM: Andre Gomes – The 188cm | 6’2″ tall central midfielder,who has been linked with Chelsea, is a gem of a player in FIFA 16 and here’s why: 75 Standing Tackle, 85 Ball Control, 80 Shot Power, 75 Long Shots, 79 Vision, 85 Short Passing, 79 Long Passing, 77 Stamina, 82 Strength, 80 Aggression, 4* weak foot and M/M workrates. Cost = 350 coins on open bid.
Right CDM: Raul Meireles – Just two words can describe this player: LONG SHOTS! This guy might be in the twilight years of his career but he has a cannon for a foot in FIFA 16 and he’s one of the few players in the game that doesn’t have a single red stat! Beside the 84 Shot Power, 81 Long Shots and the “Long Shot Taker” trait he also displays the following stats: 78 Reactions, 78 Ball Control, 76 Dribbling, 78 Interceptions, 78 Stamina, 78 Short Passing, 77 Long Passing and 72 Sliding Tackle. And let’s not forget his M/M workrates, the 3* skill moves and the 4* weak foot. Cost = 450 coins on open bid.
Right Midfielder: Sturgeon – Just like Cavaleiro he has double 4* skills and weak foot and H/M workrates. With 81 Pace, 82 Dribbling, 79 Ball Control, 77 Vision, 72 Crossing, 76 Short Passing, 74 Shot Power and 82 Stamina he will be doing lots of damages on his side of field. Cost = 350 coins on open bid.
CAM: Danny – If you already checked our first chapter of Hidden Gems series, you will know that Danny doesn’t need any further presentation. Cost = 500 coins on open bid.
Striker: Bebé – Just like above, the player has already been covered in the Hidden Gems series. His current club, Rayo Vallecano, might be struggling in La Liga at 5/1 at the time of writing in the odds with betfair, but he is a class act. Cost = 400 coins on open bid.
Goalkeeper – Beto. Cost = 350 coins on open bid.
Center Back – Vezo. Cost = 350 coins on open bid.
Left Back – Pinto. Cost = 350 coins on open bid.
Center Midfielder – Tiago. Cost = 350 coins on open bid.
Central Advanced Midfielder – Pizzi. Cost = 350 coins on open bid.
Striker – Eder. Cost = 350 coins on open bid.
Short Free Kick Taker: Danny
Long Free Kick Taker: Raul Meireles
Left Corner Taker: Danny
Right Corner Taker: Rui
Penalty Taker: Raul Meireles
Total Squad Cost: 4100 coins OB / 5200 BIN