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"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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OlsAbsss xOlsAbsss x138,963
10 Oct 2011 01 Nov 2011
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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
SlavenBOSS92k coins thats going to take alot of time if you dont buy the microsoft packs which i dont
Posted by SlavenBOSS on 11 Oct 11 at 04:36
MNoRRis874 games ~ 2000 coins + cup reward ---> 120-150 games :(
Posted by MNoRRis87 on 11 Oct 11 at 07:34
iPinkMorphYou should put the players actual positions. Like Nesta is a CB and Farfan is Midfield. Gets confusing. Im trying it now though as I want this achievement and I have 100k :)
Posted by iPinkMorph on 11 Oct 11 at 18:35
iPinkMorphHaving just bought all of them, they only make a rating of 84! Gay!
Posted by iPinkMorph on 11 Oct 11 at 19:58
iPinkMorphWait, never mind. I never had the 85 keeper on. Got the achievement. Works great. Thanks :)
Posted by iPinkMorph on 11 Oct 11 at 20:20
JafooolieI just made a squad adding upto 1511, with two 81 Rated players, an 82 and one 83.
Posted by Jafooolie on 11 Oct 11 at 20:58
iPinkMorphYou need 1521 though.
Posted by iPinkMorph on 11 Oct 11 at 21:00
mmcqueenie90I needed 1522 for the overall 85. Oh well, finally got it! :-)
Posted by mmcqueenie90 on 14 Oct 11 at 16:44
EnishaI bought that squad for only 81k. Thanks :)
Posted by Enisha on 15 Oct 11 at 14:56
elruka22If helps i still have Gomez,Samuel,Hernanes,Sahin,Joao Moutinho,Danny n Lisandro Lopez that i took at the Diego Lopez's place.. I could sell them for those prices u see so u dont have to fight on the auctions or smth else
Posted by elruka22 on 16 Oct 11 at 00:08
DANgerous MavuWorked perfectly. Will probably be able to sell the players back on very quickly and break even at least even with EA's 5% :)
Posted by DANgerous Mavu on 22 Oct 11 at 13:32
English GamerrrNene is 84 rated and under 2k, Brazllian LM in Ligue 1, plays for PSG.
Posted by English Gamerrr on 26 Oct 11 at 17:37
IveABrownThumbive actually still got a 77 st, 79 rb,80 cb,80 lb and my squad rating is 84 so far,its not just about the player rating its also about your squad all being the same formation as if i take my 77 st out for a 84 forward my rating goes down to 83 because that player has a different formation to what my team plays
Posted by IveABrownThumb on 29 Oct 11 at 19:06
IveABrownThumbrest of squad is 84 and 85 forgot to add
Posted by IveABrownThumb on 29 Oct 11 at 19:12
OlsAbsss xNo, i can guarantee its nothing to do with formation, all to do with player ratings
Posted by OlsAbsss x on 30 Oct 11 at 01:08
Wembley66Used this team to unlock mine. Can't be bothered creating a new solution so I thought I'd add it in here.


GK- Buffon [85]- Juventus- 5,500
GK- Stekelenburg [85]- Ajax- 3,100
CB- Nesta [85]- Milan- 3,900
CB- Chiellini [84]- Juventus- in a pack (7,500)
DM- Cambiasso [85]- Inter- 3,600
RW- Reyes [85]- Atletico- 4,800
CM- Sahin [85]- R.Madrid- 3,600
AM- Hernanes [84]- Lazio- 1,900
RM- Cazorla [84]- Malaga- 1,400
CF- Rossi [85]- Villarreal- 3,900
ST- Gomez [86]- B.Munich- 6,500

GK- Adler [84]- B.Leverkusen- 1,600
GK- Akinfeev [84]- CSKA Moscow- 1,300
GK- D.Lopez [84]- Villarreal- 1,500
RM- Farfan [84]- Schalke- 1,100
CM- Moutinho [84]- Porto- 950
AM- Danny [84]- Zenit- 1,700
ST- L.Lopez [84]- Lyon- 1,500

Total: 55,350

Use Götze, Hummels or Samuel instead of Chiellini if you're buying all these players from the market as it will be cheaper.
Posted by Wembley66 on 31 Oct 11 at 21:13
IveABrownThumbyea you were right thanx
Posted by IveABrownThumb on 01 Nov 11 at 15:22
HurballJust created a squad rated 1521 and it was still rated 84. Identical to the one in the solution but with two 85 goalkeepers.

So I'm thinking that you can't put two goalies in the starting 11 without affecting the rating. Gonna have to sell one of them and get an outfield 85 instead.
Posted by Hurball on 01 Nov 11 at 18:42
Wembley66Hurball- I played Buffon as a GK and Stekelenburg as a RB so you can get it with two GKs. Make sure all the highest rated players are in the starting XI. I originally had Farfan [84] at RB and the rating was 84 but when I put Stekelenburg at RB it went up to 85.
Posted by Wembley66 on 02 Nov 11 at 19:14
tommygun1707this is shit, i put reyes (85) in my team and swaped him with a 80 rated player and my overall rating goes down! WTF?
Posted by tommygun1707 on 03 Nov 11 at 13:10
tommygun1707this has to be more than just top rated players
Posted by tommygun1707 on 03 Nov 11 at 15:47
I got Nesta for 1k coz he had a 3 game arm injury lol
Posted on 07 Nov 11 at 18:48
Abused Ginger xanyone want to help me quickly get this? im so close to 1000g! will help other people with anything.
Posted by Abused Ginger x on 10 Nov 11 at 20:51
Ominator1I agree it has to be more than just top ranted players. Everyone I have is in the correct formation 4321. I'm at 84 but I have Anderson 77 on sub, I can't change him out for anyone or it drops to 83. I've tried 83s up to 85s, any position and still goes down.
Posted by Ominator1 on 20 Nov 11 at 23:56
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?

thanks
Posted by l3jmr on 11 Feb 13 at 18:09