MARCELO - SHAPESHIFTERS

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Marcelo FIFA 21 Career Mode
Name Marcelo Vieira da Silva
Club club Real Madrid
Nation nation Brazil
League league LaLiga Santander
Skills 5
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 4
Foot Left
Height 174cm | 5'9"
Weight 75
Revision ShapeShifters
Def. WR Med
Att. WR High
Added on 2020-02-21
Origin ShapeShifters
R.Face
B.Type Average
Age 33 years old
Pace
90
Acceleration
91
Sprint Speed
88
Shooting
86
Positioning
96
Finishing
84
Shot Power
95
Long Shots
81
Volleys
73
Penalties
68
Passing
92
Vision
88
Crossing
98
FK. Accuracy
74
Short Passing
94
Long Passing
85
Curve
93
Dribbling
94
Agility
89
Balance
90
Reactions
89
Ball Control
97
Dribbling
94
Composure
89
Defending
80
Interceptions
84
Heading Accuracy
77
Def. Awareness
73
Standing Tackle
82
Sliding Tackle
85
Physicality
86
Jumping
83
Stamina
86
Strength
84
Aggression
88
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Upcoming Matches
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ST
89
RW
92
LW
92
CF
91
RF
91
LF
91
CAM
91
CM
90
RM
92
LM
92
CDM
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CB
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LB
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LWB
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RB
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RWB
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FUTBIN Player Review

ShapeShifter Marcelo

Well. We finally found out what the giant green blob promo was going to be.  The ShapeShifters entered packs this past Friday and have to be one of the worst card designs in history, and were borderline impossible to read at first.  After a tweak to the font, they are still the ugliest cards imaginable, but with an interesting concept.  For the football purest they are an abomination, but to the card collecting arcade FUT manager, they are a nice addition.  My biggest complaint was the player choices, which seem to double up on numerous SBCs we have completed in the past, but we can try and focus on the positives.  Immediately a few cards caught the eye, and in the end, CAM Marcelo was just too enticing to pass up.  After the quick addition of the SNIPER chemistry style it was time to test the Brazilian as the CAM in the 4-2-3-1 and at times the ST in a 4-4-2.  Marcelo created the joga bonito in the following squad:
 

Overall

Rating: 9.4/10
Pace Rating: 9.0/10
Dribbling Rating: 9.9/10
Shooting Rating: 9.6/10
Passing Rating: 9.5/10
Physical Rating: 8.5/10
Defending Rating: N/A

I will start by saying that Marcelo is perhaps the biggest “fair-weather” player I have used in FUT.  When the gameplay is smooth, or your opponent is not quite your level, he will completely dismantle them (note the ball roll meg in the video).  In slower gameplay (which is getting all too frequent) or in tightly contested matches you cannot rely on him to be the game-changer.  Marcelo brings the flair to a squad but not the substance.

Linkability & Current Game Strength

Linkability Rating: 4/5
Current Game Strength Rating: 4/5

Much like my Firmino review, Marcelo has so many angles to enter into your squads.  The Real Madrid links are looking better every day, Brazil has endless options, and La Liga offers a pool of talent to select from.
I will echo my previous comments with ratings … good gameplay/weak opponent = 5/5 rating … poor gameplay/strong opponent 3.5/5.  Regardless of the gameplay though, the 90 Pace does not do Marcelo justice.  Somehow 91 ACCELERATION and 88 SPRINT SPEED adds up to an incredibly fast option and never more noticeable than on the dribble. 99 AGILITY, 95 BALANCE, 99 BALL CONTROL, and 5 STAR SKILLS are all incredibly responsive and the speed at which Marcelo exits the dribble is even more impressive.  Unfortunately, these qualities can be completely erased by the gameplay, but I went for 4/5 rating in the end because of the finishing on this card.  Regardless of the gameplay, this card can take chances with some of the best I have used, the result was of course 27 goals in 20 matches.  It felt all weekend that Marcelo could not miss, especially on his favorite left peg.  The 4 STAR WEAK foot was normally reliable as well, creating a lethal option in and around the box.  

Value/Coins & Good vs. Bad 

Value/Coins Rating: 5/5
Good vs Bad Rating: 5/5

If you just look at the stats alone this card is a steal at 1.4 million coins … honestly just look at the list of players with 90+ Pace, Passing, Dribbling & 85+ Shooting, Physical … I can save you the time, the list is short.  Then add in the 80+ Defending and the list is down to three: 94 Gullit, TOTY Kante, and our boy Marcelo.  In fact, I think this card is undervalued at 1.4 million based on stats alone, and after my review, the only conclusion I can come to is that FUT Managers are experiencing the same issues I did, and Marcelo is not receiving the hype that would send his price skyrocketing.

Not sure how to approach the Good vs Bad Rating on this card.  After applying the SNIPER chemistry style this card is the META.  Everything you can think of is at your fingertips when you get this lad into your squad.  Plenty of pace for a CAM, a cannon of a left foot and reliable right, and the way he executes skill moves is incredibly silky.  He has it all; until he doesn’t, and the biggest issue is you don’t know game to game what you will get.

Closing Words

Why I have to offer reviews on good vs bad gameplay in 2020 is beyond me… but I’ll take the positive vibes route and just focus on the good to close.  I am not a skiller at all and anyone following my reviews for the past three years will know that the Marcelo video contains more skills than all of my previous videos combined (and yes I realize it is still nothing compared to proper skillers).  Why?  He honestly brings it out of you and in the right situations, this card is just so enjoyable.  At times I had to remind myself to “stay in my lane”, and “I am not good enough to try and play like this…” but it just kept working.  In closing, if your goal is simply winning matches or fun in the game is directly tied to winning, I would stay clear.  If you want to try a unique and entertaining card, I found that Marcelo can even shapeshift a playstyle.  Cheers for reading. 


 

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by IVIae, 25-02-2020

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4.5
Marcelo is Love!
By Uetzer, 25-02-2020

At this moment when I saw the Shapeshifter Team I already know that I will buy Marcelo, no matter what he costs. His stats looks very amazing and for sure I want to try him out.

First I wanted to test him on the COM position, but after I decided to buy Socrates his place was on the right CDM position, which is my offensive one. He played next to 86 Vieira, who carried the backround of the court all the game.

I played 30 Games of Weekend League with him (23-7)

Marcelo ist all over the field, he can dribble, he can pass and he feels very smooth! I always try to build up my offensive slowly, so a CDM who can dribble & pass is very important for me.

Also his defensive side is good, too. As I already said you will see him all over the field. He can see the passes of your oppenents before they know they will pass, he will tackle before the opponent knows whats going on.

There are only two things which I have to complain about. Bigger one is his Stamina, which doesn't feel like 86 for me. Can't play extra time with him. Seconds thing is his shooting. Its not very constant. Sometimes he flairshoots like a young good and in the next moment he fails an easy one.


But all in all I will buy him back for sure if his price is going down. I am totally in love with this card!

  • His hairstyle is amazing!
  • Dribbling
  • Passing
  • Box to box player
  • Nostalgic feeling!
  • Stamina (90 minutes is okay, extra time not)
  • Shooting (Not constant)
Formation: 4231
Position: CDM
Games: 30
GPG: 0.20
APG: 0.50
4.5
Overall
4.5
Value
4.0
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (8/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (9/10)
Physicality (8/10)
4.5
he is so good
By hopland04, 22-02-2020

he fells much fatser ingame.

he helps in defense to.

and he is a skiller.

i use him in a 4-2-3-1 as a cam whit oshimen as st such a good partner ship.

5 star skill.

4 star weak.

helps in defense

he is let foot.

Formation: 4321
Position: CAM
Games: 50
GPG: 0.94
APG: 1.12
4.5
Overall
4.0
Value
5.0
GC
3.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (8/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (9/10)
Physicality (7/10)
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