JOHN BARNES - Base Icon

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HUNTER (43%)
HUNTER (43%)
SHADOW (22%)
ENGINE (15%)
HUNTER (45%)
HUNTER (45%)
SHADOW (17%)
ENGINE (17%)
HUNTER (45%)
HUNTER (45%)
SHADOW (17%)
ENGINE (17%)
Red
0.00
0.00
0.00
Yellow
0.02
0.02
0.02
Assists
0.32
0.25
0.25
Goals
0.35
0.38
0.38
Games
1,049,482
322,063
322,063
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Name John Barnes
Club club FUT 21 ICONS
Nation nation England
League league Icons
Skills 4
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 4
Foot Left
Height 182cm | 6'0"
Weight 79
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Att. WR Med
Def. WR Med
Added on 2020-09-10
Origin Base
R.Face
B.Type Stocky
DOB 07-11-1963
ID 247517
Club ID 112658
League ID 2118
Pace
82
Acceleration
79
Sprint Speed
84
Shooting
83
Positioning
81
Finishing
83
Shot Power
83
Long Shots
85
Volleys
80
Penalties
74
Passing
86
Vision
86
Crossing
86
FK. Accuracy
83
Short Passing
88
Long Passing
81
Curve
82
Dribbling
87
Agility
77
Balance
75
Reactions
85
Ball Control
89
Dribbling
88
Composure
91
Defending
61
Interceptions
60
Heading Accuracy
74
Def. Awareness
68
Standing Tackle
59
Sliding Tackle
34
Physicality
84
Jumping
68
Stamina
85
Strength
85
Aggression
83
Physical
Mental
Skill
Chem. Style
0
Base stats
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Seasonal Stats
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Matches
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Goals
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Assists
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O.Goal
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0
Yellow
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0
Red
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Upcoming Matches
ST
83
RW
85
LW
85
CF
85
RF
85
LF
85
CAM
85
CM
83
RM
85
LM
85
CDM
75
CB
68
LB
70
LWB
74
RB
70
RWB
74
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5.0
Starter icon baby Barnes
By luc1200, 05-10-2020

Super complete CAM. He is quite cheap for a midfielder icon this fast.

  • Pace
  • Shooting - scores from outside the box, also great composure when in front of the keeper
  • Passing - feels really smooth, especially for quick play as he has a great first touch and control
  • Stamina - no need to replace him
  • Strength - he keeps the ball and pushes defenders
  • 4*/4*
  • Agility - fix it with artist (92 agility)
  • No other
Formation: 4222
Position: CAM
Games: 25
GPG: 1.04
APG: 0.56
5.0
Overall
4.5
Value
5.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (4/10)
Physicality (8/10)
4.5
Barnes Attacking CM
By AnthonyT, 23-10-2020

Underrated and under-utilised icon. I was on the hunt for an attacking LCM to play in 4-2-3-1 or 4-1-2-1-2 after Firmino wasn't doing enough in the position. I debated quite a few players including KDB which seemed the obvious choice but I went with Barnes.


For some context I float around 2000 skill rating. Barnes in the LCM is set to get forward and get into the box for crosses, cut backs as always are key this year and he's the man who's arriving late into the box onto the end of a lot of them. Barnes is perfect for at attacking CM role, his dribbling is fluid, passing is accurate, and he scores the chances he should due to his high composure. His acceleration tied with his strength and stocky frame means he gets away from defenders with ease.


He is pricey especially when come December when Primes come out his value will decrease but he's a difference maker in midfield and has been worth it for me.


  • Dribbling
  • Pace
  • Passing
  • Strength/Stocky buid
  • Pricey
  • Will need subbing around the 75th mark
Formation: 4321
Position: CM
Games: 30
GPG: 0.33
APG: 0.53
4.5
Overall
4.0
Value
4.5
GC
3.5
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (7/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (10/10)
4.5
My Man Barnes worth a try for sure !
By MastaOfDisastaaa, 16-12-2020

Hi Guys !


Dont be afraid about those yellow agility and balance numbers as it totally doesnt reflect how this guy feels in game.

First ofall he is a stocky kind of build with very high strength and aggression to go with it, also has really nice dribbling and ball control stats, these kinda cancel that 77 agility and 75 balance in game but you need to use him wisely.


In the way I play in 442(2) I have CDMs as well as LB/RB on balanced, also I use 7 depth and press after bad touch, that way this defensive tactic becomes very offensive and very aggressive.

Barnes in my team works as a playmaker.

I have him with hunter chem, on stay central/false 9 instructions, that way he always comes for the ball and his great strength means he can easily shield the ball and distribute, my other striker is a typical pace-whore dream IF Rashford on get in behind, I cannot count how many goals I scored using simple one-two passes between the strikers.

Barnes although significantly slower than Rashford is still quick enough to get in behind with properly played through ball, his great set of shooting traits means he feels nearly like 5 star weak foot player, you can finesse it, you can make outside foot shoots, you can score on his weak foot as well, 90+ composure does help a lot.

His passing is great, his ability to create chances for other players is great, he is a really really good player with this years gameplay.

Even his stamina is very high and he will easily last you full games, especially if you treat him right and play as striker, not CDM or CM like some people do :)

He will also perfectly work as CAM but I feel that striker in 2 striker formation is the best as he gets more opportunities to score goals while if you use him as false 9 will very often act like CAM anyway.

It would be fantastic if EA changed his position on his prime icon moments card and make him CAM or ST as LW has so much competition this year :)


Anyway, hope I could help you, dont hesitate on getting this card, Barnes is fantasic, if I could change anything on this card I would give him 90+ jumping, 90+ heading accuracy and power header trait, then he would be complete for me :)



Formation: 442-2
Position: ST
Games: 27
GPG: 0.93
APG: 0.52
4.5
Overall
5.0
Value
4.5
GC
4.5
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (9/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (8/10)
Defending (5/10)
Physicality (9/10)
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