He’s a legend, a cult favourite and the German hero Mario Gomez has a Fantasy FUT Hero SBC available in FIFA Ultimate Team now!
He finished joint top-scorer at the 2012 UEFA European Championship for Germany, he won the Bundesliga with VfB Stuttgart and FC Bayern München, the UEFA Champions League with FC Bayern München and the Turkish Super Lig with Besiktas during his loan spell there. Safe to say he has had a very widespread career.
He’s not too expensive, coming in at 129.1K coins which makes it easier to unlock his card.
He has some good meta characteristics including:
- 94 Positioning, 95 Finishing, 94 Shot Power and 93 Volleys making his shooting near perfect inside the box
- 94 Reactions, 92 Composure and 87 Ball Control help him maintain possession of the ball when pressured by defenders
- 92 Strength make it difficult for defenders to physically move him off the ball
- Standing tall at 6’2 with 95 Heading Accuracy and 88 Jumping with the Power Header trait he is a formidable attacking option in the air
- His 5-Star Weak Foot along with his ability to be Lengthy AcceleRATE type give him an extra edge in the attacking department
- He also has 88 Short Passing to allow for accurate execution of short distance passing moves
- High/Medium Workrates make him ideal in an attacking position
He is fantastic in his ideal position at ST and a Target Man who can play alone up top or in a strike partnership with a ball playing striker next to him. His best abilities are brought out by providing him the ball for first time strikes on the ground or in the air.
His Player Profile is similar to that of TOTY Honourable Mentions Harry Kane. His passing/dribbling stats are noticeably lesser but he will play in a similar manner as a target man striker in the game with 5-Star Weak Foot, elite shooting and physical stats.
He’s not an elite player due to his drawbacks including:
- 83 Acceleration and 88 Sprint Speed aren’t quick enough to receive first time over the top through balls
- 78 Vision, 75 Curve and 77 Crossing limit his passing options to short and on the ground
- 82 Agility and 82 Balance are a significant boost from his Base Hero card but still not nearly enough to compensate for his height and High and Average body type.
- 3-Star Skill Moves limit him from using essential skill moves
- 76 Aggression means he won’t be pouncing on any loose balls or try and press the ball once it’s lost
- He doesn’t have the Outside Foot Shot Trait and he can’t be Lengthy unless his strength is boosted which limit the chemistry styles that can be used on him
What Chemistry Style to use for Fantasy FUT Hero Mario Gomez?
The suggested Chemistry Style for Fantasy FUT Hero Mario Gomez is: HAWK. The +4 boosts in Pace are helpful, the +8 boost in Aggression makes it a respectable 84 while the +4’s in Positioning, Finishing and Shot power almost max those stats out. The most important boost however is the +4 boost in Strength which allows him to have the Lengthy AcceleRATE type.
Which version of Fantasy FUT Hero Mario Gomez should you pick?
Both the available versions of Fantasy FUT Hero Mario Gomez have identical stats so the decision we’re making is what League and Team affiliation for his upgrade path we want to choose. The Bundesliga version follows VfB Stuttgart for his upgrades while the Serie A version follows ACF Fiorentina. Fiorentina are 12th in the Serie A table at this moment with their most difficult fixture in the upgrade timetable being Inter Milan away from home. VfB Stuttgart are 16th in the Bundesliga table just off the two relegation spots with their most difficult fixture being Dortmund at home.
AFC Fiorentina have the best chance at getting the upgrade so the ideal choice would be the Serie A version.
Fantasy FUT Hero Mario Gomez: Complete or Yeet?
He plays in an unpopular but effective style in the game as a target man ST, he’s fairly priced and his nearest alternative is almost twice as expensive. Given that he is a Hero, can offer really good links to 2 popular leagues and can be upgraded, this SBC is worth it. My verdict: Complete!
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