I packed him in my guarenteed CSL or Eredevise TOTS pack, I felt so happy that I also cried. Instantly I tried him in my team at DIVISION 2 in rivals. I can say easily that yhis guy is officialy the cheap Gullit, I can't understand how this guy is under a million coins.
I played with him 5 games to try him some positions with diferent tactics, this guy can play EVERYWERE, he is so fast, strong, he is not clunky with the ball, very good pass and he's long shots are amazing.
Played him with:
4-3-1-2 CENTRAL CM or CAM
ENGENIE as the chemistry
CAM: COME BACK ON DEFENSE and STAY ON EDGE OF BOX FOR CROSS
CM: BALANCED ATTACK and COVER CENTER
Pace: 9/10 He is fast with an engenie, but not enough for outrun a quick CB or catch players like Adama, but pretty decent stat.
Shooting: 10/10 This guy is a banger, very good finishing and pretty decent long shots, also finesse shot trait helps him a lot.
Passing: 10/10 He never misses any pass, you can play very easily with him, also FK are decent, nothing more to say.
Dribling: 10/10 I used an engenie for improve his balance and agility, because there were pretty low for a guy who cost 1 mill coins, the is quick with the ball AND NOT CLUNCKY, also very decent composture and 99 reactions helps him a lot. This is the stat that most surprised to me, I thank that he would be hard to dribble with, also the body type doesn't afects him.
Defending 9/10 Think that I used him as a CAM, his defending surprised me, he is so annoying and the stats that the card says lies, he is a wall, not something like a VVD or Diego Carlos, but he assures you a very solid CAM defening, BUT IF YOU PLAY HIM AS A CDM, USE AN ANCHOR OR SHADOW
Phisical 10/10 He is a monster, 99 stamina is the key stat on this card, he runs and runs and runs and he never gets tired, 99 jumping and 6'0" its perfect, and strenght and agression are pretty decent for him.
In conclusion I RECOMEND PAULINHO?
The answer is YES. This guy for his price is the best CAM or CM of the game with Gullit, just try him in a FUT DRAFT or something
His performance makes him the best player UNDER A MILION COINS.
SHOOTING + FINESSE SHOT
PASS IS DECENT
HE CAN PLAY ANYWERE
MAYBYE LEAGUE, BUT IF U HAVE ICONS OR BRAZILIANS YOU ARE DONE
I rarely write Futbin reviews, but after I just finished the first half of my weekend league at 14-2, which is pretty good for me, I just had to.
Paulinho is absolutely unreal. I got lucky in my CSL/Eredivisie guaranteed and decided to try him out instead of Henderson. Luckily, Paulinho fit my team perfectly because of Brazilian links. In the way I set up my 442 formation, I normally have both CM's on Stay Back, because I feel like they bomb forward way too much if I don't. I decided to make an exception for Paulinho. That was one of the best decisions I've made in FIFA this year. When playing 442, you literally get an extra amazing attacker in Paulinho. He has more than fast and agile enough with Anchor and has an absolute rocket in his boots.
My CM's typically don't score a lot, but this Paulinho has 12 goals and 8 assists in 16 games. While playing at CM. There are probably several other players out there that could play this attacking CM role but Paulinho just absolutely crushed it for me.
Warning: to play this attackingly with one of your CM's, you have to have a world class defensive CDM or CM on Stay Back that can clean up. Paulinho is very solid defensively, but since he does so much work in attack he can get caught out of you try to do a lot with him. I personally use TOTY Kante.
Shooting in general
Speed (on and off ball)
Can be caught out defensively if you always force it to him in attack