It’s a well-known fact that a lot of professional footballers like to play FIFA from time to time, and after coming up against Ajax forward Quincy Promes online, a player has revealed his Ultimate Team lineup.
Promes is a prominent part of his team's attack, with 10 goals and four assists in 17 league games at the time of writing. He’s looking much more comfortable back home in the Netherlands than he ever did at the likes of Sevilla FC and Spartak Moscow, steadily becoming a player fans can rely on.
But supporters aren’t the only ones relying on Promes’ abilities, as he slots into the LW position of his own Ultimate Team squad alongside some seriously huge names.
Something that makes it obvious that this is Promes’ official team is his own 99-rated player card – something EA bestow only upon pro players who play FIFA Ultimate Team. So, watch out for that when you're playing online, as you too could be going toe-to-toe with a star.
Joining him is some real talent, and you can tell Promes doesn’t just play the game casually. Just based on his team alone, we can see he knows all the ins-and-outs of it – the importance of his team’s chemistry, how best to structure his squad, and has even added a few special cards to the mix as well.
His starting XI, as posted to Reddit by Ado4Hazem, is in the 4-3-3 (2) formation as follows:
Qunicy Promes' Ultimate Team
- GK: Edwin Van der Sar
- RB: Kenny Lala
- CB: Virgil Van Dijk
- CB: Matthijs De Ligt
- LB: Alex Telles
- CM: Zinedine Zidane
- CM: Ruud Gullit
- CM: Ronaldo (R9)
- RW: Lionel Messi
- ST: Frenkie de Jong
- LW: Quincy Promes
There are a few interesting points to take from this side. Firstly, he clearly knows what he’s doing. It looks like he’s converted the Brazilian Ronaldo – one of the greatest strikers of all time – to a central midfielder, presumably switching him with de Jong in-game to max out his team’s chemistry rating.
Also, it appears he has a lot of faith in his national teammates, with six Dutchmen in the starting XI, including Icon players Edwin Van der Sar and Ruud Gullit. The inclusion of Van Dijk isn’t that odd considering how great he is in FIFA, almost becoming an essential part of your backline if you’re looking to be winning consistently.
Although Promes clearly puts a lot of time and effort into his team, we’re not sure we’ll see him competing at any FIFA events soon. As Ajax’s top scorer, he’s probably got more important things on his mind.