• Player Review

    Marcelo - 90 - FUT Birthday
    5.0
    So much fun!
    By AlexG18, 24-03-2019

    (Excuse me for my English)

    I always liked Marcelo in FIFA, and when he got 5star skills this year it was only getting better!

    I think he's not solid enough for the LB position.. his defending is too low and combined with his low workrate, it was a no from me.

    But I always loved Marcelo's attacking stats, so when he got this RM FutBirthday card I needed him so bad.

    I didn't had the patience to wait for his price to go down, so i bought him right away and oh my... let's get to the review now!


    I used him at RAM in a 4-2-3-1 formation, with marksman in Rivals (division 1)


    Pace 9/10:

    Excellent! He can outpace players as Alex Sandro. He isn't Mbappe, but looks a lot like neymar if we're talking about pace!


    Shooting 9/10:

    Also brilliant! With his marksman chemstyle he has that finishing boost and better longshots. You can shoot from everywhere you like! His 4star weakfoot helps him a lot, so he won't become predictable. His left foot is just deadly, outside the box... magical! Finishing is 8/10. I personally love the fact you can celebrate your goals with a player who is normally a defender.


    Passing 9/10:

    Perfect, never misplaced a pass.


    Dribbling 10/10:

    Oh boy, this is the part thing of this card! With marksman his dribbling wil give him the boost what brings him to a elite level. It's phenomenal, just as good as Neymar! But on top of that, Marcelo is a lot stronger than Neymar. Ofcourse he will get bullied by defenders as Ferdinand, but players as Sandro, Mendy, Alonso won't get him of the ball! You can turn in such small spaces that your opponent has no idea where to look. His 5 star skill makes sure you can humiliate people and score some sick goals!


    Defending 8/10:

    Actually you don't need defending stats for your RAM/RW, but no complaints from me! His low defensive workrate will keep him in front, so you can pass the ball to him and get past one or two defenders. Finally you will give a perfect pass to your striker, and complete the perfect counter attack!


    Physical 7/10:

    More than enough in my opinion! In the beginning of fifa19 I always played with players like Neymar and SIF Mahrez, who had none physical. Marcelo is pretty strong and will fight for every ball, the marksman chemstyle gave him that jumpboost so he can actually win headers.


    Overall a great card! Highly recommended

    • Pace: he's quick! (because of his height and agility/balance)
    • Shooting: especially long shots. The 99 positioning and shotpower are just brilliant!
    • Passing
    • Dribbling is phenomenal! (Who's Neymar when you have Marcelo?)
    • So much fun to use him!
    • 5star skills
    • 4star weakfoot

    Can't really come up with one...

    Maybe height? But I personally never had issues with small players.

    Wait, price! He's expensive, but we're going to the end of Fifa19.. so i just thought f*** it!

    He's worth every penny!

    Formation: 4231
    Position: RW
    Games: 35
    GPG: 0.94
    APG: 0.46
    5.0
    Overall
    4.0
    Value
    4.0
    GC
    4.0
    Stamina
    Pace (9/10)
    Shooting (10/10)
    Passing (9/10)
    Dribbling (10/10)
    Defending (8/10)
    Physicality (7/10)
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