Attributes are responsible for determining a player’s quality, and knowing them well can give you the opportunity to choose your team more efficiently. In this new series presented by Silvio Teixeira – also the author of tête-à-tête – you’ll have the opportunity to go deeper on each one of the game’s attributes according to the new FIFA 16 rules. Welcome to “Learning about FIFA 16 attributes”.
Learning about FIFA 16 attributes: Stamina
And finally the last attribute of this series! Actually we did skip a few small ones, but the idea was to cover the most important attributes for now so that you have some kind of basis for choosing your players.
One of the most underrated FIFA attributes. Admit it, you’ve never even analyzed or picked a player over another by looking at this attribute. Of course just looking at this attribute wouldn’t be enough, but it is in fact an attribute of great importance for some positions. You always think of blaming the game or its bugs the second you concede a 45th or 90th minute goal, right? Stamina is the attribute that usually screws you over in the last minutes of the match, so how about taking a look at it more carefully?
Stamina is the attribute which determines how tired your player gets as the match approaches half time or full time (that’s right, the last minutes of the first half count as well), so in case he runs out of stamina, having excellent attributes won’t be doing much. And don’t think that your player is tired only when he stops to catch his breath, when he gets to this point it actually means he’s stopped playing, his performance starts being affected way before this happens. Stamina is also responsible for your player getting injured more easily in any challenge, not necessarily in the last minutes of the match.
Importance by position
- Great Importance | CDM, CM, CAM
Medium Importance | ST, CF, RF, LF, RM, RW,, LW, LM, LB, RB
Low Importance | CB
Importance by position depends a lot on how you play, which players you choose, there’s a direct relation between Stamina and Work Rates, because the bigger the area your player covers on the pitch, the more tired he’ll get, so players with High/High work rates must have high Stamina, otherwise they become useless after 30 minutes past on each half. Midfielders always have the necessity to cover more pitch. The fullbacks, although they run through both defending and attacking fields, normally don’t need to be on the other side, that’s why I set medium importance. Low importance only for centre backs with L/H work rates (low for attacking and high for defending).
Considering only “regular” players (non-IF), these are the ones with the highest Stamina by category (gold, silver and bronze).
Players with High Stamina
Gold | Christofer Kramer (95), Ramires (94), Nainggolan (94)
Silver | Nildo Petrolina (93), Davide Zappacosta (93), Craig Bryson (93)
Bronze | Joe Edwards (92), Wil Atkinson (92), Gerard O’brien (92)
With 90+ (since too many players have at least 85 of Stamina) both the BPL and the Serie have 20 players, while the super BBVA has only 12, and none of the super stars from there are in this list.
Making good use of Stamina
– Choose players who cover less pitch when possible. One or two centre backs with high work rate for defending and low for attacking will help. The same goes for strikers, pick medium or low for defending for them to stay put instead of run the entire pitch like crazy.
– If money is not a problem, switch some of your regular cards for their IF, this is an attribute that normally gets a ridiculous bonus that can be up to 10 points.
Squads with high Stamina
Because of the great amount of players with Stamina above 85 there is in the game, you get to choose a team based on other attributes, just looking out to avoid players with disappointing Stamina, such as Internacional’s centre back Juan with just 33, Benfica’s Luisão with 47 and Demichelis with 49. Players with less than 60 of Stamina will let you down at the end of every half, be careful.
– The lowest Stamina in the game belongs to Palermo. Roberto Vitielo seems like he would get tired by eating breakfest with his 34 of stamina. Although there are other players with 34 of stamina he’s the fastest one (66), which makes him get tired more easily.