Marlos Romero Bonfim - 87 - MOTM
Best WInger I have used
By NoilBoy, 03-05-2018

I played Marlos at RAM in 4-2-3-1 formation with the instruction to stay forward.

I had the 86 IF Marlos who was impressive, when I saw this card's price drop below the 86, I knew that I had to try him out.

My play style primarily consists of loads of dribbling and taking on defenders before cutting in or cutting it back.

The stats are reflective of the card.

Pace: He felt quick off the blocks and could simply outrun a few full backs. Even though his is capable of simply just running down the wing and crossing it, that is not my play style so I did not really make use of it.

Dribbling: The most important stat on a winger and I guarantee you he will not let you down. His ball control makes sure he can bring down over the top balls or control the ball perfectly before beginning a skill run. When he does control it, his combination of 5* skills and 96 agility ensured I was instantly able to beat any man tied too close to him. His dribbling in tight spaces was unreal.

He has scored amazing skill goals for me which should be out soon on my Youtube channel (somewhere late May to early June 2018), you can check it out if you want:

Shooting: I did cut inside a lot with him and finessed it in seemed to be the way to go with him scoring more often than not when he got into the position. He also scored some critical goals running in from the right hand side to give support and finish the play off cause of his 87 positioning.

Passing: I do not really pass the ball around much but each and every one of his cutbacks, no matter how hard seemed to reach the player running in. His passing stat is 90 and it was so good that even though I almost never cross the ball aerially, even I could not resist it as he put it onto a platter for my short strikers. Whenever he came centrally he always seemed to find the right through ball as reflected by the number of assists he got for my club.

Physical: Not too strong but that did not seem to be an issue either as he did not go flopping over, and usually higher strength would compromise on how agile he felt despite having a high agility stat (Example FUT Birthday Bolasie who was extremely good to but sometimes did not feel agile cause of his size). His stamina is decent and he can survive the 90 minutes, however this is why I gave him the stay ahead while attacking instruction so that he does not waste any of his energy defending.




Ball Control

5 star skills




Decent on free kicks too, I do not usually score them but he curled a few in from 20-30 yards for me.

3* weak foot can sometimes be irritating but he seemed to do decently on his right side too.

Sprint speed is 86 which is quick but means extremely quick fullbacks can catch upto him (this is me nitpicking as was extremely rare)

League and Nation can be an issue but can be strong linked with eMOTM Fred and some of his other teammates (sadly he changed nations from Brazil)

Formation: 4231
Position: RW
Games: 42
GPG: 0.74
APG: 0.81
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (8/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (4/10)
Physicality (6/10)