"Big Cup" Squad achievement in FIFA 12

"Big Cup" Squad

Enter an Ultimate Team tournament and finish a match with an overall squad rating of 85 or higher

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How to unlock the "Big Cup" Squad achievement

  • OlsAbsss xOlsAbsss x141,800
    10 Oct 2011 10 Oct 2011 01 Nov 2011
    29 0 28
    This achievement is for getting a squad rating of 85 or higher and then entering and playing a match in any tournament.

    Basically you're going to need mid-high 80s rated players to earn an 85 rated squad. Subs count but reserves don't. Having said that make sure you put your highest rated players in the first 11. (You can have multiple goalkeepers in the frst 11, doesn't matter where you put them).

    To get a squad rating of 85 you will need all of your players ratings to add up to at least 1521. The example squad below adds up to 1521. Having looked around the market, i think this is the cheapest squad to assemble. I have also included a rough price guide of how much each player usually goes for. It will definately earn you the achievement because its the exact squad used for mine.

    Good luck :)

    EDIT: Updated prices

    CF: 85 Rossi (Villarreal) – 4k
    ST: 86 Gomez (Bayern Munchen) – 9k
    RW: 85 Reyes (Atletico Madrid) – 5k
    CM: 85 Sahin (Real Madrid) – 6k
    CDM: 85 Cambiasso (Inter) – 5k
    CAM: 84 Danny (Zenit) – 1k
    CB: 85 Nesta (Milan) – 4k
    CB: 85 Samuel (Inter) – 7k
    CAM: 84 Hernanes (Lazio) – 1k
    RM: 84 Farfan (Schalke 04) – 1k
    GK: 85 Steklenburg (Roma) – 4k

    SUB: 84 Akinfeev (GK – CSKA Moscow) – 1k
    SUB: 84 Diego Lopez (GK – Villarreal) – 1k
    SUB: 84 Adler (GK – Bay. Leverkusen) – 1k
    SUB: 84 Gotze (CAM – Bor. Dortmund) – 1k
    SUB: 84 Santi Cazorla (RM – Malaga) – 1k
    SUB: 84 Joao Moutinho (CM – FC Porto) – 1k
    SUB: 84 Hamsik (CAM – Napoli) – 1k

    Total=54k coins

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    CormacShop around and pick a shitty formation that nobody plays with as you'll find cheaper versions of most of the players listed.

    I picked 3-4-2-1 and instead of using buy now I searched for specific players (by inputting their position, nationality and club) and bid on low valued ones near their time limit. Set a limit in mind based on how much he usually goes for and don't exceed it, another one is probably just around the corner.

    I managed to build my 85 squad for just over 31,000 coins using this method. It may take a little longer but the spendthrift laughs last and longest. Now I'm trading most of them back in for pretty big profits.
    Posted by Cormac on 15 Dec 11 at 04:05
    Q u 4 lK eYou gotta look at the auction blocks a lot...managed Rossi for 1.2K, so I'm not too worried about this :]
    Posted by Q u 4 lK e on 18 Sep 12 at 07:56
    l3jmrI'm wondering if the Manager also has to be a gold card? Because i have team rating 85 and a bronze manager, played 1 game and ach didnt pop for me :(

    Or another theory, do the players have to be for for the "exact" spot - for example does a CB has to be placed on a CB slot or can you out a GK there?

    Posted by l3jmr on 11 Feb 13 at 18:09
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  • danksy9danksy9695,712
    03 Oct 2011 04 Oct 2011
    9 1 9
    This achievement can be extremely frustrating to get as you need to have players with ratings in the mid to high 80's.

    To find out how your doing with your squad theres a number next to you rating and this tells you what rating your squads currently at.

    My team i put together to obtain this achievement consisted of :-

    GK - Stekelenburg (85) Roma
    RB - Daniel Alves (86) Bareclona
    CB - Alessandro Nesta (85) Milan
    RB - Sergio Ramos (85) Real Madrid
    CB - Walter Samuel (85) Inter Milan
    RW - Jose Reyes (85) Atletico Madrid
    CAM - Frank Lampard (87) Chelsea
    CAM - Hernanes (84) Lazio
    LM - Nene (84) PSG
    CF - Giuseppe Rossi (85) Villarreal
    CF - Robinho - (84) Milan


    CB - Vermaelen (83) Arsenal
    ST - Benzema (84) Real Madrid
    CAM - Aimar (83) Benfica
    CAM - Renato Augusto (83) Bay Leverkusen
    LW - Malouda - (84) Chelsea
    RM - Farfan - (84) Schalke
    GK - Diego Lopez (84) Villarreal

    Hopefully this will give you some idea of what you have to assemble as a team to get this. If your having no luck buying packets to get players you can pick some higher rating players on the trade market for between 600 coins - 1000 coins (Or even cheaper depending on what time your doing the markets and how busy it is)
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    paddycfc22anyone willing to let me have a loan of ther 85 team? i doubt anyone will lol cause you cant trust anyone on fifa,

    but i would give them back
    Posted by paddycfc22 on 08 Oct 11 at 14:03
    Rheinadleryeah, im looking for one to loan me their team as well. i did that loads of times one fifa 10 for the team chemistry achievement and they always gave them back. just take a look at my games list. if u need help with any of them, i would definitely return the favor.
    Posted by Rheinadler on 11 Oct 11 at 12:32
    CormacDo it the hard way you cheap bitches!
    Posted by Cormac on 15 Dec 11 at 04:10
  • AjaxCacoAjaxCaco79,948
    06 Nov 2011 07 Nov 2011
    5 1 0
    Allright I just want to add something.
    I started working on the squad OlsAbsss x made.
    It is a really nice one.

    My final team was this one which has a rating of 85.

    CF: 85 Rossi (Villarreal) 3k
    ST: 86 Gomez (Bayern Munchen) 5,5k
    RW: 85 Reyes (Atletico Madrid) 3k
    CM: 85 Sahin (Real Madrid) 3,3k
    CDM: 85 Cambiasso (Inter) 2,8k
    CAM: 84 Danny (Zenit) 0,8k
    CB: 85 Nesta (Milan) 2k
    LW: 84 Malouda (Chelsea) 1,6k
    CAM: 84 Hernanes (Lazio) 1,2k
    RM: 84 Farfan (Schalke 04) 0,7k
    GK: 85 Steklenburg (Roma) 2,2k

    SUB: 85 Buffon (GK - Juventus) 3,5k
    SUB: 84 Diego Lopez (GK - Villarreal) 1,3k
    SUB: 84 Adler (GK - Bay. Leverkusen) 1k
    SUB: 84 Hamsik (CAM - Napoli) 1,2k
    SUB: 83 Pazzini (ST - Inter) 0,8k
    SUB: 80 Olic (ST - Bayern Mun.) 0,5k
    SUB: 78 Medel (CDM - Sevilla) Got it in a pack.

    Of course the 80 and 78 player are really cheap to get.
    I will do the math for you, this team cost me 34,4k.

    Especially keepers are very cheap to get.
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