FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Staff Guide
Any club that has ambition to achieve the fame, need to have a group of technicians to support players’ work.
This article shows you who is FIFA Ultimate Team Staff, what effect they have on the success of your club and how to choose them.
Learn everything about FUT 13 Staff in this complete guide.
Introduction to FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Staff
In FIFA Ultimate Team, the strengthening of the technical team is made by purchasing staff’s cards. All these cards have the function of amplifying the effect of some consumables.
Here are the categories of FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Staff Cards:
- Head Coaches
- Goalkeeper Coaches
- Fitness Coaches
In a very general way, we can say that managers increase the effect of the contract cards and team talk cards, that head coaches increase the effect of the players’ training cards, that goalkeeper coaches increase the effect of the goalkeepers’ training cards, that fitness coaches increase the effect of the fitness cards and that physios increase the effect of the healing cards.
For this reason, it may be a good option to bet on a good and large technical staff when setting up your club.
FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Staff – Managers
The manager’s role is the more complex within the staff category. These cards have three basic functions:
- Contribute to the team’s chemistry;
- Increase the players’ morale;
- Help to extend the players’ contracts.
Firstly, all teams should have, at least, one manager. He contributes to the team’s chemistry by his nationality and by his favourite formation.
The staff that belongs to a club influences positively the players’ morale and players’ contracts. Each manager’s card shows the percentage gain in morale and the percentage gain in contracts that the manager provides.
By applying a team talk card or a contract card, the effect of these is multiplied by the sum of the managers’ coefficients that the club has. For more managers that you have, the sum of these coefficients can never be greater than 50%. This is valid for both cards: motivational speeches and contracts.
The only manager that needs contracts in order to continue active, is the one who sits on the bench.
The managers contribute to increasing the effect of a contract card or a team talk card with a value ranging between 1 and 3%. This value is written in the manager card, such as nationality, the preferred formation and the number of contracts.
If the staff of your club are the five managers of the image above, you will get a bonus of 8% and 5% when you apply a contract card or a team talk card, respectively. In this case, and following the example of the image below, if you have a gold player with 4 contracts and you apply him a rare gold contract card with 28 contracts, then you will receive a bonus of 2 contracts (4 + 28 x 1.08 = 34). The maths for team talk cards are exactly the same.
There are four rare gold managers, four rare silver managers and four rare bronze managers that are an exception to this rule because they also contribute respectively with 2%, 1% and 1% to the morale of players.
To know the effect that managers have on the team chemistry, please see our Guide to FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Chemistry.
In FIFA 13 Ultimate Team there are 151 managers: 51 bronze, 67 silver and only 33 gold. Check out the full list of managers sorted by their nationality, to make it easier the search for the manager who most contributes to the chemistry of our squad.
|LIST OF FIFA 13 ULTIMATE TEAM MANAGERS|
|Ricardo La Volpe||Argentina||2%|
|Ruben Omar Romano||Argentina||2%|
|Gary van Egmond||Australia||1%|
|Harm Van Veldhoven||Belgium||2%|
|Vladimir Petkovic||Bosnia Herzegovina||3%|
|Michal Bílek||Czech Republic||3%|
|Roberto Di Matteo||Italy||3%|
|Carlos De Los Cobos||Mexico||2%|
|Juan Carlos Chávez||Mexico||2%|
|Joaquín Del Olmo||Mexico||2%|
|Víctor Manuel Vucetich||Mexico||2%|
|José Manuel de la Torre||Mexico||3%|
|Johannes Van’t Schip||Netherlands||2%|
|Marco van Basten||Netherlands||2%|
|John van den Brom||Netherlands||2%|
|Frank de Boer||Netherlands||3%|
|Ricki Herbert||New Zealand||1%|
|Declan Devine||Northern Ireland||1%|
|Steve Lomas||Northern Ireland||1%|
|Michael O’Neill||Northern Ireland||2%|
|Neil Lennon||Northern Ireland||1%||2%|
|Martin O’Neill||Northern Ireland||3%|
|Brendan Rodgers||Northern Ireland||3%|
|Ole Gunnar Solskjaer||Norway||2%|
|João Artur Rosa Alves||Portugal||1%|
|Pat Devlin||Republic of Ireland||1%|
|Alan Mathews||Republic of Ireland||1%|
|Mick Cooke||Republic of Ireland||1%|
|Tommy Dunne||Republic of Ireland||1%|
|Liam Buckley||Republic of Ireland||1%|
|Stephen Kenny||Republic of Ireland||1%|
|Pat Fenlon||Republic of Ireland||1%|
|Chris Hughton||Republic of Ireland||2%|
|Vicente Del Bosque||Spain||2%||3%|
WHICH MANAGERS SHOULD WE BUY ?
The first question that must be asked is: should we buy Managers? For us the answer is yes. In the long run they can make us save many thousands of coins. Especially those that increase the effect of contracts cards. The purchasing of managers is only disapproved for those players who do not think play more than 100 FUT 13 matches. In such cases, the investment in the managers’ cards may be higher than what you earn with them.
The second question is: what managers we should buy? Basically we should buy enough to reach the 50% effect at the lowest possible price, regardless of their nationality, their tactics, their number of contracts or even their level (gold, silver or bronze).
It is here that we need to do math. For this purpose, it makes no sense to buy, for example, Low, Mancini and Del Bosque because the three managers cost several thousand coins that can be used to purchase a greater number of lower-level managers that boost more contracts and moral. For those players who just want to benefit from the 50% contracts bonus, here’s our suggestion, as an example:
Among these managers we should have one that has the formation of our squad and whose nationality is the same as most players of our team.
FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Staff – Head Coaches
HEAD COACHES’ ROLE
The head coaches are responsible for the development of players’ technical attributes. Each coach’s card shows, in addition to the attribute to which it is engaged, the increment percentage which this coach provides.
By applying a player’s training card, the effect of this is multiplied by the sum of the coaches’ coefficients that the club has. If you can gather all the coach cards of an attribute, when you apply the corresponding training card, this will suffer a 50% bonus.
The Head Coaches contribute to increasing the effect of a training card with a value ranging between 5 and 15%. This value is written in the head coach card.
If you have the five head coaches of the image above, you will get a bonus of 45% and 15% when you apply a heading training card or a passing training card, respectively. In this case, and following the example of the image below, if you have a player with heading 68 and you apply him a heading training card +10, then you will receive a bonus of 4 points (68 + 10 x 1.45 = 82). The maths for other attributes training cards are exactly the same.
HEAD COACHES CARDS
|HEAD COACHES EFFECT|
HEAD COACHES LIST
In FIFA 13 Ultimate Team there are 36 head coaches, 12 of each of three levels. Check out the full list of head coaches sorted by the attribute that they boost.
|LIST OF FIFA 13 ULTIMATE HEAD COACHES|
WHICH HEAD COACHES SHOULD WE BUY ?
The first question that must be asked is: should we buy Head Coaches? We don’t think so. They only have value to those who use training cards. To use this kind of consumable regularly is too expensive because they expire after one match.
For those gamers that improve the players attributes in the most important times, such as tournaments finals, hire all head coaches for a specific attribute mean a bonus of 50% when applying the corresponding training card. For these players, our advice is to not buy the rare silver cards because their prices are ridiculously expensive for the 10% that they represent.
FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Staff – Goalkeeper Coaches
GOALKEEPER COACHES’ ROLE
The goalkeeper coaches are responsible for the development of goalkeepers’ technical attributes. Each goalkeeper coach’s card shows, in addition to the attribute to which it is engaged, the increment percentage which this coach provides.
By applying a goalkeeper’s training card, the effect of this is multiplied by the sum of the goalkeeper coaches’ coefficients that the club has. If you can gather all the goalkeeper coaches’ cards of one attribute, when you apply the corresponding training card, this will suffer a 50% bonus.
The Goalkeeper Coaches contribute to increasing the effect of a training card with a value ranging between 5 and 15%. This value is written in the goalkeeper coach card.
If you have the five goalkeeper coaches of the image above, you will get a bonus of 40% and 5% when you apply a reflexes training card or a speed training card, respectively. In this case, and following the example of the image below, if you have a goalkeeper with reflexes 80, and you apply him a reflexes training card +15, you will receive a bonus of 6 points (80 + 15 x 1.40 > 99). The maths for other attributes training cards are exactly the same.
GOALKEEPER COACHES CARDS
|GOALKEEPER COACHES EFFECT|
GOALKEEPER COACHES LIST
In FIFA 13 Ultimate Team there are 36 goalkeepers coaches, 12 of each of three levels. Check out the full list of goalkeepers coaches sorted by the attribute that they boost.
|LIST OF FIFA 13 ULTIMATE TEAM GOALKEEPERS COACHES|
|A Van Dijk||Diving||10%|
WHICH GOALKEEPERS COACHES SHOULD WE BUY ?
The first question that must be asked is: should we buy Goalkeepers Coaches? We don’t think so. They only have value to those who use training cards. To use this kind of consumable regularly is too expensive because they expire after one match.
For those gamers that improve the goalkeepers attributes in the most important times, such as tournaments finals, hire all goalkeepers coaches for a specific attribute mean a bonus of 50% when applying the corresponding training card. For these players, our advice is to not buy the rare silver cards because their prices are too expensive for the 10% that they represent.
FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Staff – Fitness Coaches
FITNESS COACHES’ ROLE
The role of a fitness coach is to help players to recover the desired physical conditions. Any fitness coach’s card has written the contribution percentage to the player’s physical condition. By applying a fitness card, the number of points that will benefit the player is multiplied by the sum of the coefficients of all the fitness coaches that the club have.
For more fitness coaches that you have, the sum of these coefficients can never be greater than 50%
The Fitness Coaches contribute to increasing the effect of a fitness card with a value ranging between 1 and 5%. This value is written in the fitness coach card.
If you have the five fitness coaches of the image above, you will get a bonus of 21% when you apply a fitness card for the whole squad or just to one player. In this case, and following the example of the image below, if you have a player with fitness 20, and you apply him a fitness card +60, you will receive a bonus of 13 points (20 + 60 x 1.21 = 93).
FITNESS COACHES CARDS
|FITNESS COACHES EFFECT|
FITNESS COACHES LIST
In FIFA 13 Ultimate Team there are 36 fitness coaches, 12 of each of three levels. Check out the full list of fitness coaches sorted by their level.
|LIST OF FIFA 13 ULTIMATE TEAM FITNESS COACHES|
WHICH FITNESS COACHES SHOULD WE BUY ?
The first question that must be asked is: should we buy Fitness Coaches? We don’t think so. They only have value to those who use fitness cards. To use this kind of consumable regularly is too expensive. Having a squad rotation is a better option. For those who use intensively fitness cards, we recommend the purchase of fitness coaches, especially the gold rare cards because they are best value for money.
FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Staff – Physios
Owning one or more physios in your club gives you the chance to speed up the recovery of your injured players. Similarly to the head coaches and the players’ training cards, to the goalkeeper coaches and the goalkeepers’ training cards, and to the fitness coaches and the fitness cards, physios also increase the effect of healing cards.
By applying a healing card, the effect of this is multiplied by the sum of all the physios’ coefficients specialists in that injury that your club own.
If you can gather all the physios’ cards of an injury, when you apply the corresponding healing card, this will suffer a 50% bonus.
The Physios contribute to increasing the effect of a healing card with a value ranging between 5 and 15%. This value is written in the physio card.
If you have the five physios of the image above, you will get a bonus of 40% and 5% when you apply a back healing card or a foot healing card, respectively. In this case, if you have a injury player on the back out for 4 matches, and you apply him a healing card +2 for all injuries, the player will be out only for one match (4 – 2 x 1,40 = 1).
In FIFA 13 Ultimate Team there are 42 physios, six of each of seven injuries. Check out the full list of physios sorted by the injuries.
|LIST OF FIFA 13 ULTIMATE TEAM PHYSIOS|
|L De Goosman||Head||15%|
WHICH PHYSIOS SHOULD WE BUY ?
The first question that must be asked is: should we buy Physios? We don’t think so. They only have value to those who use healing cards. To use this kind of consumable regularly is too expensive. Having a squad rotation is a better option.
For those who use intensively healing cards, we recommend the purchase of physios, especially the gold rare cards because they are best value for money.
FIFA 13 Ultimate Team Staff – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How many staff’s can I own on my club ?
A: The only limit is that you can’t have a duplicate card.
Q: What should I do in order to staff make effect ?
A: Nothing. You just need to hire them and store them on your club.
Q: There is any limit to the staff effect ?
A: Yes. Usually 50%.
Q: Where can I see how my staff affect training and development cards ?
A: You can go to Active Squad – Actions Player – Consumables and then select the consumable card which you want to know the staff effect.
Q: How can I buy Staff ?
A: In the auction house, using the filter staff, or in packs.
Q: Where can I find the staff that I hired ?
A: In My Club.
Q: What is the difference of having a gold manager or a bronze manager ?
A: To the chemistry, gold managers are more valuable than silver and silver than bronze. The other difference is about the contract and team talk percentage boost.
Q: Can I change the formation of my manager ?
A: Yes. You just need to apply him a formation manager card that you can find in packs or in auction house (filter: training).
Q: Which staff spends contracts ?
A: Only the managers that sit on the bench. All the others that are stored on the club produce their effect without spending contracts.
Q: Can I choose to have no staff at my club ?
A: Yes. Although it is highly recommended to have at least one manager to put on the bench.