THIAGO - AWARD WINNER

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Name Thiago Alcântara
Club club FC Bayern München
Nation nation Spain
League league Bundesliga
Skills 5
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 3
Foot Right
Height 174cm | 5'9"
Weight 70
Revision Award Winner SBC
Def. WR Med
Att. WR Med
Added on 2020-08-25
Origin N\A
R.Face
B.Type Average
Age 29 years old
Pace
89
Acceleration
98
Sprint Speed
82
Shooting
91
Positioning
97
Finishing
84
Shot Power
93
Long Shots
97
Volleys
99
Penalties
92
Passing
96
Vision
97
Crossing
88
FK. Accuracy
86
Short Passing
99
Long Passing
98
Curve
96
Dribbling
99
Agility
99
Balance
96
Reactions
94
Ball Control
99
Dribbling
99
Composure
95
Defending
83
Interceptions
99
Heading Accuracy
64
Def. Awareness
80
Standing Tackle
80
Sliding Tackle
85
Physicality
85
Jumping
99
Stamina
99
Strength
79
Aggression
75
Physical
Mental
Skill
Chem. Style
0
Base stats
In game stats
Seasonal Stats
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2
Matches
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0
Goals
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0
Assists
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0
O.Goal
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0
Yellow
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Red
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1
Sub in
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Upcoming Matches
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c 1. FC Cologne VS Bayern Munich c (Bundesliga)
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c FC Salzburg VS Bayern Munich c (UEFA Champions League)
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c Borussia Dortmund VS Bayern Munich c (Bundesliga)
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c Bayern Munich VS Werder Bremen c (Bundesliga)
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c Bayern Munich VS FC Salzburg c (UEFA Champions League)
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c VfB Stuttgart VS Bayern Munich c (Bundesliga)
ST
90
RW
95
LW
95
CF
95
RF
95
LF
95
CAM
96
CM
97
RM
95
LM
95
CDM
92
CB
84
LB
89
LWB
92
RB
89
RWB
92
FUTBIN Player Review

Award Winner Thiago

Lockdown: It feels like only yesterday that I was reviewing TOTSSF Thiago; the lockdowns had started and the TOTSSF promo had arrived to help kill the copious amount of time on my hands.  TOTSSF Thiago was one of my favorite midfielders at the time and remained at the top of my list until Summer Heat Wijnaldum dethroned the Spanish magician.  However, the winds may be changing back in Thiago’s favor yet again after his fantastic display this weekend.  This card is something special on the ball and really mirrors the master class that Thiago put on in the Champions League Final.  A smooth operator and one of my favorite midfielders on the ball in FIFA 20.  Even with some abysmal gameplay this weekend I still felt like Thiago was able to influence matches with his incredible agility and quick acceleration.  In the end, I decided that the HAWK chemistry style would be the best fit for Thiago’s already impressive list of stats, and then deployed him in the attacking CM role of my 4-4-2 formation.  Thiago was the metronome all weekend in the following squad:
 

Overall

Rating: 9.6/10
Pace Rating: 9.8/10
Dribbling Rating: 9.9/10
Shooting Rating: 9.5/10
Passing Rating: 9.9/10
Physical Rating: 9/10
Defending Rating: 9.5/10

They were not messing around when they boosted this card!  Thiago has some impressive statistics before you start playing around with chemistry styles, and it only gets more impressive from there.  When you complete a card like Thiago you are expecting the dribbling and passing… or at least I was.  So I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Thiago had also been gifted a massive influx of pace and a much needed shooting upgrade;  Both of which were massive in the impact Thiago had all weekend.  The pace is self-explanatory... Thiago has it and it is an effective weapon both offensively and defensively… but the shooting needs a few words.  The upgrade to a 4 STAR WEAK FOOT has really added a whole new level to this card, while the shooting statistics are all sitting at 99, except for 97 LONG SHOTS and 89 FINISHING.  The finishing is still a bit of an issue but the results were vastly improved from the TOTSSF who scored 7 goals and 5 assist in 20 matches, while if you follow me on Twitter @IVIaeNine you will know that AWARD WINNER Thiago scored 11 goals and added 8 assist in his 20 match test drive (the 22 game image includes two disconnects from this weekend).  An excellent return, but really only scratches the surface of what this card brings to the table.  
    

Linkability 

Linkability Rating: 4/5

LOTS of Bayern options at your disposal and unlike Alaba you can find numerous Spanish options if you want Thiago in some hybrids.  Additionally, the central positioning offers a wider variety of options and really makes Thiago an easier fit with your plans.

End Game Strength

End Game Strength Rating: 5/5

Unlike the TOTSSF this card is a bang on 5/5 and really has the trifecta of FIFA 20 must haves: Pace, Agility and a 4+ WEAK FOOT.  It is obvious from one glance at this card that the highlight of these three is going to be the dribbling.  Thiago has the weird instance of a 99 dribbling base rating despite having 96 BALANCE, 94 REACTIONS and 95 COMPOSURE; but I can tell you from the 20 matches that I played this card is nothing short of perfect on the ball.  I really enjoyed the left stick dribbling with TOTSSF Thiago and this card is just like it...  but on steroids.

Value/Coins & Good vs. Bad 

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

The long list of cards being released at the end of FIFA 20 has been just about perfectly priced, and Thiago is really no different.  140k for a card that rivals the statistics of some of the best out there and has a weak foot boost feels more than fair.   

Even if you read my TOTSSF Thiago review, it was a long time ago and so a refresher is probably in order.  At that time I went with a 4.5/5 rating in this category due to the abysmal shooting and poor physical statistics (especially his stamina).   But now, I am happy to say that Thiago 2.0 passed both tests this time around and really proved to be one of the most well-rounded cards I have used this FIFA.  The combination of 99 STAMINA, 84 STRENGTH, 85 AGGRESSION and the 99 INTERCEPTIONS really did turn this card into a workhorse in the center of the pitch.  Thiago always seemed to be in the right place to break up my opponent's attacks and then had enough defensive statistics to win his fair share of 50/50 encounters.  Finally, after winning the ball Thiago moves it on in style and to say his passing is on point is an understatement; I put a small clip from one of his half time summaries to really demonstrate the quality you are getting with this card. 

Closing Words

The second clip of my video is a perfect representation of what you are getting with Thiago if you pull the trigger on this SBC.  Strong tackle, brilliant acceleration, intelligent run and a pinpoint pass for the easy tap-in finish.  Perhaps the word I have been missing with this review is BALANCED!… This card strikes the absolute perfect balance for those attacking midfield positions, whether it be a CM or CAM I think Thiago is just about the perfect option.  The Med/Med work rates keep Thiago in the right position for the majority of the match, but he can still make those last ditch tackles in your box, or put the finishing touches on the marvelous passing moves you complete at the other end of the pitch.  In the end, this is a brilliant card, matching the real life magician who earned it, and I can’t wait to see the Liverpool man in red next season… hey, a man can dream right! Cheers for reading. 
 

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by IVIae, 31-08-2020

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5.0
Thiago Award Winner Review
By juliansandys, 26-08-2020

I used this card in a 41212 narrow setup. I really loved his left stick dribbling around defenders and his ability to switch the play to the other side of the pitch. The weak foot upgrade to 4 star was really helpful with his ability to pass and shoot and it helped me feel more comfortable taking shots with his weak foot. Although he doesn't have the Finesse Shot Trait his finesses are very clean. He reminds me of a Coutinho TOTSSF card with the 5 star skills and the finesse shots and also the ability to left stick dribble. His sprint speed is a bit of a problem so I would recommend either an Anchor or a Shadow Chemistry Style. His Linkability is a 10/10 with cards like the Leon Goretzka RTTF, TOTSSF Lewandowski, TOTSSF Davies and Flashback Boateng in the Bundesliga and with Spanish links there is TOTSSF Ramos, TOTSSF Carvajal and TOTSSF Pozuelo. I would Rate him a 10/10 for Value as he is only 110k coins to complete and he is also a 96 rated card so at the very least if you don't like him you could use him as fodder.

5 Star Skills

Acceleration

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Work Rates

Formation: 41212-2
Position: CM
Games: 5
GPG: 0.40
APG: 0.20
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (7/10)
Shooting (6/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (7/10)
Physicality (6/10)
4.5
BTEC FB Modric + 5* skills
By chaleur, 26-08-2020

Since this card is so similar to FB Modric, whom I have 400 games with, I'll compare this card to him.

AW Thiago has better Pace and Physicality, equivalent passing, slightly worse left stick dribbling (but the 5 star skills obviously makes him more dynamic), worse shooting and significantly worse defending than FB Modric.


With 89 finishing, I was shocked the number of easy easy chances he was missing... (He still has not scored a goal, whereas in the same timeframe my CDM has 3 goals) I play a 3-1-4-2 and 4-3-3 (5).

5 star skills and dribbling

Passing

Interceptions

Pace

Physicality

Defending

Shooting

Formation: 433-5
Position: CM
Games: 22
GPG: 0.00
APG: 0.36
4.5
Overall
5.0
Value
4.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (10/10)
Shooting (7/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (7/10)
Physicality (7/10)
4.5
Dont sweat it
By Wolven, 27-08-2020

Dont get me qrong, he's a banger. However, he's not worth spending all your coins on if you dont have any fodder, ESPECIALLY if you have SH delaney. There's minimal difference between the two, and for me in my lineup, SH Delaney and SO Can have more advantages than thiago. His passing , shooting and dribbling are good, but he lacks in all other areas. Out of a rating of 10 on the "All rounded cards" i would give him an 8.5, Delaney 10, and SO Can 8. He isn't worth fretting over ONLY AND ONLY IF you have SH delaney. There is really no point in grinding and crafting an 85 rated squad specially since you have a similiar player in your squad anyways. He's a great dribbler, passer and shooter, dont get me wrong, but imo not really a well rounded card.

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Pace

Formation: 4222
Position: CDM
Games: 23
GPG: 0.04
APG: 0.52
4.5
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
GC
4.0
Stamina
Pace (6/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (4/10)
Physicality (4/10)
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