Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, one of the most polarizing figures in world football, you either love him or love to hate him. Regardless of which category you fall into there is no denying that he has some serious talent, and this talent translates well into the digital version of the Paris man. Neymar has long been a FUT favorite and is normally a staple later in the FIFA cycle. However, this year has been slightly different as Neymar has fallen slightly out of favor in a lot of FUT manager’s minds. Having used the non-inform version of Neymar I can see why; the 92 rated Neymar is one of the most disappointing cards I have trialed this FIFA. The pace just isn’t there, his 5 STAR WEAK FOOT does not deliver consistently, and overall he frustrates given the considerable price tag. I was immediately interested to see if the now 93 rated IF CAM version of the Paris Performer would be a notable improvement or a further waste of hard-earned coins. Neymar was the illusionist, bamboozling defenders in the following squad:
This weekend I decided to 100% commit to the 4-2-3-1 formation and played Lothar Matthäus in the midfield with Firmino (a deadly combination), with Werner and Mbappé providing pace on the wings, followed by Neymar in the CAM position and the vulture Emilio Butragueño up top. With Neymar permanently in the CAM position, I went with the DEADEYE chemistry style, which offers some excellent shooting and passing boosts bringing Neymar to a 96 rated CAM overall. In the end, the main complaints that plague Neymar’s 92 rated NIF, did not exist when using the 93 rated IF. The reality of the comparison is that there were some decent boosts to Neymar’s individual statistics. Time and time again Neymar delivered the goods. Taking into consideration rage quits, problematic gameplay, and the -2 drop back that some managers have invented … 19 goals and 10 assists is a great return from the CAM position.
Linkability & Current Game Strength
Linkability Rating: 4/5
Current Game Strength Rating: 5/5
The ever-growing amount of Brazilian options for building teams is a huge savior for Neymar in this category. Similarly, the consistent focus on Ligue 1 during the FUTMAS promo has increased the wide range of linking options to Neymar. These links are important when looking at the current game strength and how much of an asset this card can be when placed in a squad. 95 ACCELERATION is a key stat for this card as the 89 SPRINT SPEED is slightly lower. Neymar releases from dribbles and turns with a lightning first step. While 97 AGILITY and 84 BALANCE keep Neymar’s turns tight and smooth as he glides past defenders.
Value/Coins & Good vs. Bad
Value/Coins Rating: 4.5/5
Good vs Bad Rating: 5/5
I will be honest, I was not expecting the almost 1.8 million coins for Neymar that was required to test this card on Friday. Even now as he sinks lower and lower to 1.55 million I can’t help but feel he is just a tad high. However, the production from the CAM position, I think, warrants the price tag. But in the end, I would have liked additional boosts to individual statistics from the 93 rated cards. The performance certainly improved, but for a million coin price difference, I simply expected more.
Just about finished the meat of this review and I have not touched on the phenomenal shooting that is packed into this card. This card has just enough speed, brilliant dribbling, pinpoint passing, but more than anything, lethal shooting. +2 boosts to Positioning, Finishing, and Volleys are a nice addition, along with +1 boosts to both Shot Power and Long Shots. With the 93 rated Neymar, I noticed the power and finishing improvements in Neymar’s 5 STAR WEAK FOOT as well. The weaknesses in this card all come from the Physical statistics as a lack of strength on the ball can see Neymar get bullied, and a lack of Stamina means a replacement CAM is needed to finish the match. Some small concerns in a brilliant card.
As Neymar and Mbappé continue to create ample reason to be named the Ligue 1 POTM, I wonder how frustrating a POTM Neymar would be to defend. As it stands Neymar can already twist defenders into knots, and a substantial boost can only amplify this quality. My final words of advice come down once again to the value for coins section of this review. Neymar has just about every quality you would want in a FUT purchase, but the truth of the matter is his price slightly outweighs his quality. It is a small discrepancy, but one that leads me to think your coins are better spent in other areas. In closing, however, if you are on the fence about Neymar and have the bankroll to not worry about slightly overpaying; you have been saving for a while and really want the best level of Neymar; you are needing a CAM with quality, skill, and able to produce with the ball …. Neymar still delivered results, and I believe he would for you too. Cheers for reading.
Positions played: LST in 352 and 532, LCAM in 4231.
Chemistry style: Finisher
Games played: 20
Review: First big card up for a review since I sold my old account. After Lautaro I dabbled with a couple of teams, but I wasn’t too sure what it was going to look like. I have a much better picture now and on top of the list is Neymar 93 IF. He will be in my team till something crazier comes along or till I made enough money to get another “godsquad”. I chose the Finisher chem style because I wanted the maximum shooting possible as he’d be playing striker.
I used his NIF before and he was already great, but this is something else. He feels much faster, his shooting is immaculate and he glides even smoother past defenders. (It might just be the fact that before, he was one of 11 stars and now he is THE star).
I’ve noticed pretty early this fifa that I prefer my strikers to be able to pass. And boy, let me tell you, this guy can pass. You can see that in the crazy amount of assists he has. My CAM hardly ever gets a ratio of 1 assists per game, let alone my striker! Also worth noting are his goals scored. 1:1 ratio is more than I can ask for. His 5* WF helps ofcourse with both passing and shooting
So that’s shooting and passing covered. Lets move on to his pace and dribbling. I am not a complete pace whore so his base pace of 92 is more than enough for me to get away from defenders. Combine this with his amazing dribbling and 5* skills and you shouldn’t worry about defenders getting anywhere near you. The only card that dribbled better than this (imo) was last years OP Cruyff. I can’t get enough of his scoop turns, his turns, his cuts and his twists. He just wriggles through the tightest spaces where you wouldn’t normally dream of going through.
However when you do get too close to a defender, or make a wrong move or a wrong turn. You will get pushed off the ball. Don’t even hope to recover it either. He is like a chihuahua trying to attack a rottweiler. He doesn’t stand a chance. He is not as weak as Insigne or Mertens, but it’s close.
Rating: 9.9/10, this card is made for me. He combines everything I want from a striker. I must admit that while I was thinking about this rating that I would give his NIF a 9.5 ATLEAST. So you must ask yourself: Is he worth the extra coins? For me yes, he is better, but also he allows me to use him for Atal’s chemistry (who is just insanely good).
Value for coins: I don’t think you will many better cards for this price. In his price range you find Maradonna 91 and Dalglish 90 and I can’t imagine they would be better (haven’t tried them). I also managed to snipe him for 1.432m so I’m completely happy with his price.
This Neymar card is by far one of the best cards I have used, I have used CR7 (normal and inform), Messi, prime Del Piero, Maradona etc. I'm a silver 1/gold 3 weekend league player at best so id say im not the best but this card makes you feel like a pro, the skills and pace feel godly, the turns and flicks make you feel like the man himself. i play him at CAM/ST (but with false 9 instructions) and he has an insane record of 36 games 45 goals and 34 assists! i paid 1,745,000 for him and i believe this card to be worth every penny!!! Neymar and Mbapppe have made the weekend league enjoyable for me again so if you have the coins definitely try him out!
Pace - electric
Shooting - feels like an icon
Passing - 85% of the time its perfect but the odd pass does go astray, but i feel like that its how this game plays
5* 5* - can shoot, pass, turn and skill from anywhere in any postion
Price - is very expensive but worth it in my opinion
Hello to everyone! First i want to say that i'm not speak english, i'm from Argentina! Sorry if i can't express well.
Neymar stats in my club: 121 Games/ 160 Goals/ 81 Assist
I'm using him in the position of ST
Well, i packed Neymar in a TOTW Upgrade (yes, i was very lucky) and what can i say about this animal. Hes pace is exceptional, he outpace all the defenders! He is so smooth with the ball, if you know how to do skills, you are very previleged! Use skills with this man is like a orgasm.
Im a Elite 3 player! In Division Rivals i'm in division 3.
Pace: The pace that Neymar have is exceptional, is like flying! With the ball and Running for the ball, he is phenomenal. 10/10
Shoot: What can i say! He has 5 stars of weak foot, if you shoot with his left foot you are going to press O to celebrate with your personalized celebration. Maybe he can be better with the longshots, but he has been so clinical for me. 9.5/10
Passing: No Words, absoluty phenomenal, he pass the ball from his feet to the feet from another player! Brilliant in every word. 10/10
Dribbling: NO FU***** WORDS, EPIC DRIBBLING FROM THE MINUTE 1 TO THE 90! HE DODGES PLAYERS LIKE I DODGES THE SCHOOL 11/10
Defending: Nah, so bad! 2/10
Phy: Nop, maybe he can be better. But if we talk about his stamina is great! 7/10
Worth the money?
Yes, from 2kk you have a guy that can win a game for his own!
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