FM 2013 Player Profile – Maxym Koval

FM 2013 Goalkeepers

written by Karl Deighton

Maxym Koval

Age: 19

Position: GK

Club: Dynamo Kyiv

Nationality: Ukrainian

Value: £2.6m

Price tag: £12m

Koval’s profile in 2012 (after starting new game, in version 13.3)

fm13 player profile, koval2, 2012 profile

Koval’s scouting report from Moss of Liverpool

Koval’s profile aged 26 in 2019

Koval’s career history until 2019

Here I present one of this year’s best goalkeepers. Maxym Koval from Dynamo Kyiv is a top class player between the sticks. His reflexes, throwing, jumping and concetration are top notch. In my save he ends up at Porto, and has been a brick wall, he may have a great defence in front of him and his opponents aren’t exactly amazing, but he still has to stop what is hit at him. He has conceded just 78 goals in 119 games, keeping 62 clean sheets in the process. Whichever way you look at him he is a brilliant GK, and can improve beyond the future profile, I do like my keepers to have a bit of eccentricity though.

Best buy rating: 8/10

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  • comment avatar P. Rubio November 2, 2012

    Can anyone please tell me what eccentricity is?

  • comment avatar Dan November 2, 2012

    Its the keepers ability to do the unexpected, it could be sheer genius, Rene higuita is an example that would have high eccentricity. Basically not shackled to just do the basic traditional aspects of goalkeeping, he will come flying out to win the ball with his head at the top of the box, or drop the ball and dribble.

    Side note, you going to do one on Gary Gardner and Jack grealish at villa?

  • comment avatar Ferdie den Boer November 2, 2012

    Doesn’t it also make them prone to mistakes?

    • comment avatar darock November 2, 2012

      For me it does! For high eccentricity i imagine someone like Valdes and Reina, when they do fints in theit own box or leave their line chasing balls to the touchline. This guy with eccentricity=1 must be very strick keeper.

  • comment avatar :d November 2, 2012

    Lack of rushing out could be a problem as well if you play a high D line.

  • comment avatar Karl Deighton November 2, 2012

    Right to clear everything up, low or high eccentricity isn’t a particularly bad thing. GKs with high eccentricity are more likely to do crazy things, like running miles out to clear the ball, but they are also more likely to make amazing saves that GKs with less eccentricity cannot. I like my keepers to have 8-14 eccentricity, giving them a nice balance.

  • comment avatar Hugo Falcao June 4, 2013

    In my save he have 20 years (still in Kyev) but he is better than the profile that you have of 2019.
    I will buy him now to my team (Benfica) for 13M euros.
    If you want I can send you the profile that he have now and in few years when he will be developed.
    Keep the great work you are doing ;)

  • comment avatar Viet Anh June 22, 2013

    Off the ball 16 O.o does that mean he can make good runs forward ? :D

    • comment avatar Darren Smith June 23, 2013

      haha, yeah does seem like a weird attribute for a keeper especially seen as positioning is like the defensive version of it.

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