For most EA FC Mobile (previously FIFA Mobile) players, getting and collecting the best football players into the squad is one of the main goals. Unfortunately, top-notch football players are usually very hard to get and even if they can be bought from the market, most likely the prices are very expensive.
Alternatively, for those of you who have limited coins (especially if you are a F2P player), you can look for players who are cheap but have good stats and are not inferior compared to superstar players who cost hundreds of millions such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, or Mohammed Salah.
Cheap players with good stats are commonly called “budget beasts”. Finding them is not that easy. You should frequently browse the forums that discuss it and read many reviews and feedback from users who have tried and tested these budget beasts.
Please note that you need to Rank these budget beasts (recommended Rank 4 or 5) to show their best gameplay. Apart from obtaining higher stats, Rank Up is also useful for unlocking training levels, allowing you to train them to the highest extent possible.
You don’t have to start Rank Up from scratch. You can buy players who already have a rank in the market.
For your convenience, here is a list of the 10+ best cheap players to train that you can try to use. Some of them I found based on my own experiences and some others I got from other users’ feedback.
Morientes brings a strong and agile presence on the field, standing out for his exceptional positioning, effective use of the heel-to-heel skill move, and quick turns. His physical attributes and height allow him to easily navigate tight spaces and shake off defenders. Notably, his finishing skills surpass other strikers in his OVR range.
A standout feature is his proficiency in power headers. He actively presses opponents by making runs down the pitch, positioning himself well in advantageous spaces. His dynamic playing style, coupled with finesse shots, makes him a well-rounded and complete striker.
Additionally, possessing a 4-star skill rating at a considerable height adds versatility to his gameplay. However, his 4-star weak foot doesn’t deliver optimal performance, limiting his offensive capabilities. Stamina depletion is another consideration, as it occurs rapidly, affecting his endurance throughout a match.
Ginola’s positioning stands out, despite officially having H/M workrates, he often behaves more like H/H during gameplay. Notably, he seamlessly covers for missing strikers and even takes up the role of an LB when necessary.
When it comes to shooting, Ginola proves his prowess by effortlessly handling all aspects of the Elite Shooting system. He can execute striker-like moves, including volleys and penalties, with remarkable ease.
Pace is another strong suit. This attribute makes him particularly effective during counter-attacks, where he truly shines.
Ginola’s playmaking abilities are considered among the best in the game. His passing is sublime, and when it comes to dribbles, his ball control and agility are unmatched, especially if given additional skill points.
Surprisingly, Ginola also showcases a defensive edge. He can effectively pressure attackers from the left, making him the strongest LM in the game. This defensive prowess also translates into being a challenging player to tackle, facilitating better ball retention for more extended runs.
On the downside, for those who prefer LM players solely for attacking purposes, Ginola might not be the ideal choice. In such cases, his defensive attributes might be deemed as surplus to requirements.
Lucio stands out as an exceptional player, showcasing several key strengths on the field. His pace makes him adept at intercepting attackers and initiating quick plays forward.
Notably, Lucio’s passing ability sets him apart as a true ball-playing center-back. What makes Lucio even more unique is his ability to dribble around attackers, a skill uncommon for defenders. His smooth ball control and inclusion of the roulette skill move add an impressive dimension to his gameplay.
In terms of defending and physicality, Lucio excels with solid tackling and a well-rounded combination of heading ability and shot power. His valuable traits, including dives into tackles and power header, make him a standout choice.
Edwin van der Sar
If you have references of other players who you think can be classified as “budget beasts”, please let us know in the comments below.