For our first ever goalkeeper giveaway we've back to Serie A where there's really no bigger prize than the legend himself Gianluigi Buffon. Find out how the Juventus stopper got on in our player review below.
TOTS Buffon Giveaway (PS3)
- 94 Positioning
- 93 Diving
- 90 Reflexes
- 88 Handling
As the second highest rated keeper in the whole of FIFA 13 Ultimate Team, TOTS Buffon is certainly a good place to start if you're in the market for a Serie A goalkeeper. In terms of stats however, his 92 OVR looks a little inflated as the likes of Casilias and Neur both have better stats in the key areas which matter most for who ever you decide to play in net.
But Buffon is, if nothing else a presence. At 6'3 he's big and powerful and his ability to come and take crosses can certainly get you out of trouble against teams who pile on the pressure from set pieces. With diving, handling and reflexes all between 88 and 93 he's a great shot stopper too and one of the best when it comes to clinging on to shots rather than parrying them.
The downside I guess is that due to his age he can be a little slow on the move at times and this is especially obvious when having to make multiple saves. On more than one occasion after making a good save TOTS Buffon was a little slow to react to the follow up, resulting in a conceded goal when a few other keepers in the game perhaps would have done better.
PS3 Price - 392k | Xbox 360 Price - 314k
Even with that minor negative TOTS Buffon is a great card, and with Serie A teams incredibly popular, and fairly cheap to put together who ever wins him in our giveaway i'm sure will instantly be able to place him in a squad. A wonderful goalkeeper and a living legend within the game.