Istanbul Basaksehir's Current Squad Would Be World Class On FIFA 12 Ultimate Team

Super Lig side Istanbul Basaksehir announced the signing of former Real Madrid and AC Milan striker Robinho this week.

The club's latest purchase adds further experience to their ancient squad, which already includes former Manchester City pair Gael Clichy and Emmanuel Adebayor.

In fact, the Turkish outfit have recruited Eljero Elia, Arda Turan, Gokhan Inler and Emre Belözoğlu in recent years and it genuinely looks like they are trying to build an overpowered squad on FIFA 12 Ultimate Team with a 100k budget.

Image: FUTHead
Image: FUTHead

If you wanted some nostalgia on this cold day in January then you've come to the right place. Pace, pace and more pace.

Eljero Elia was by far one of the most overpowered players on the game, while the likes of Robinho and Arda Turan were popular buys, mostly because of their pace, dribbling and shooting stats.

Tottenham forward Emmanuel Adebayor was also a popular choice among those who wanted a cheap Premier League striker with four star skills.

Image: FUTHead
Image: FUTHead

Are these bringing back any memories?

Gokhan Inler, who was famous on FIFA for his solid overall stats, was basically in every Serie A team while another current Istanbul Basaksehir<span class="redactor-invisible-space" "=""> player, Gael Clichy, was a pacey, dependable Premier League left-back.

Who remembers this beauty of a card back on FIFA 12?

Image: FUTHead
Image: FUTHead

On the subject of FIFA 12 and nostalgia, Aiden McGeady has put Sunderland on the map in Ultimate Team by once again holding five-star skills.

The Republic of Ireland winger has a 73-rated silver card in FIFA 19, with 75 pace, 78 dribbling, 71 shooting, 44 defending, 72 passing and 60 physical.

McGeady's stats might have taken a tumble over the years, but he has held on to his five-star ability since FIFA 12. Now that's pretty impressive!

Five-star McGeady from FIFA 19 to FIFA 12 (left to right). Credit: Futhead
Five-star McGeady from FIFA 19 to FIFA 12 (left to right). Credit: Futhead

Anybody else really fancy building an overpowered squad on FIFA 12, featuring Elia, Robinho and Arda Turan?


Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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