Maicon is AMAZING for me. I use him alongside Miranda and they are doing so well together. IF Maicon is like a brick wall you can't get past. His standing tackles are soo good, it feels like he has 99 for standing tackle. His slidings are perfect too. He positiones himself very well. Maicon is the one that goes to an attacker to get the ball ogg him, whilst Miranda stays behind. I bought this card the night it came out for very cheap (14K) and saw that he once was like 55K, but I had absolutely no temptation to sell him to make huge profit, because he is so good for me. I recommend him for anyone. His nationality is a big plus, he fits perfectly in hybrids like mine. He also scored a few goals for me, all from corners. His heading is very strong and he wins allmost all air duels.