22 for 22: Headliners Goretzka

22 for 22 is a series of 22 investing/trading highlights from FIFA 21, 1 posted each day over the course of September leading up to the FIFA 22 web app release on September 22nd. Reviewing these will help aspiring FIFA traders learn about the ins and outs of the FUT market and remind veterans of what they already know. Below is a list of the investments we have looked at already.

  1. Luis Suarez (October 8th, 2020)
  2. TOTS Barnes (April 29th, 2021)
  3. FOF Gnabry (June 18th, 2021)
  4. Inform Stindl (December 26th, 2020)
  5. Iago Aspas (April 4th, 2021)
  6. Headliners Yedder (April 3rd, 2021)
  7. Discard Informs (March 12th, 2021)
  8. Inform Walker (October 21st, 2020)
  9. FFS Estupiñán (February 18th, 2021)
  10. Toko-Ekambi (January 31st, 2021)
  11. Inform Izzo (December 31st, 2020)
  12. Anthony Martial (October 2nd, 2020)
  13. Discard TOTS (June 5th, 2021)
  14. UCL Kimmich (October 28th, 2020)
  15. Inform Leno (November 26th, 2020)
  16. Rulebreakers Kamara (October 29th, 2020)
  17. Headliners Goretzka (January 20th, 2021)

Bought for: XBOX 470k PS4 560k PC 675k

Highest price: XBOX 685k PS4 775k PC 870k

Profit: XBOX 181k PS4 176k PC 152k

ROI: XBOX 38% PS4 31% PC 22%

Reasoning for Investment: When a new promo features multiple players from the same club, links to players from that club tend to rise sharply. 2IF Mahrez was a good example of this for the PL TOTS, and Headliners Goretzka was a great one for us during TOTY. Not only was he Gullit-gang, but he linked with 4 other Bayern TOTY players (Davies, Neuer, Kimmich, Lewandowski).

Goretzka was also aided by the fact that Bayern was on a win streak over the TOTY campaign, and he increased substantially for that reason as well. After seeing the stats of Goretzka’s FIFA 22 card, I’d be scared to see what a Headliners or TOTY card of his might look like in January…