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ENGINE (7%)
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ENGINE (7%)
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Yellow
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0.03
Assists
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0.21
Goals
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Paulinho FIFA 21 Career Mode
Name José Paulo Bezerra M. Júnior
Club club Guangzhou
Nation nation Brazil
League league Chinese FA Super L. (CHN 1)
Skills 4
Weak Foot 4
Intl. Rep 3
Foot Right
Height 183cm | 6'0"
Weight 80
Revision IF
Def. WR High
Att. WR High
Added on 2020-10-28
Origin TOTW5
R.Face
B.Type Average
Age 32 years old
Pace
74
Acceleration
76
Sprint Speed
73
Shooting
84
Positioning
86
Finishing
86
Shot Power
85
Long Shots
82
Volleys
77
Penalties
73
Passing
80
Vision
86
Crossing
70
FK. Accuracy
78
Short Passing
85
Long Passing
79
Curve
69
Dribbling
84
Agility
75
Balance
87
Reactions
84
Ball Control
85
Dribbling
84
Composure
83
Defending
82
Interceptions
82
Heading Accuracy
87
Def. Awareness
82
Standing Tackle
81
Sliding Tackle
77
Physicality
87
Jumping
94
Stamina
94
Strength
84
Aggression
83
Physical
Mental
Skill
Chem. Style
0
Base stats
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ST
84
RW
82
LW
82
CF
84
RF
84
LF
84
CAM
84
CM
84
RM
82
LM
82
CDM
83
CB
83
LB
81
LWB
81
RB
81
RWB
81
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4.5
Fantastic ball-winning CM
By skydragon484, 29-10-2020

When I woke up this morning to my red picks I was a little anxious about getting trash this week. The cards overall aren't that great except for 3 or 4 players. Boy was I excited when I opened my first player pick and saw this man pop up. He slotted right into my team after a little work. Yes, his league is terrible but he does have a few notable links. Most will link him with Rulebreakers Talisca but my team couldn't support Talisca so I sold some assets along with my Gattuso card to buy base Socrates. Along with Alex Telles at LB I was able to get him to 10 chem with a shadow in no time. When I got into my first game I realized how much of a beast this card is. He intercepts so many balls even more so than my base Gattuso whom he replaced. He feels awesome overall and does everything well from passing to defending to even shooting when necessary. His pace isn't noticeable with the right chem styles and he is fairly agile with great balance. His in game stats are fantastic coming in at 2367 with no chem style and 2432 with a shadow. I'm sure with a catalyst or hunter this card could be an above average CAM but I am leaning more towards either pure CM or CDM in terms of usage. Overall, I highly recommend you try this card out if you have the coins to get him.

  • Can play CAM, CM, or CDM
  • Great stamina
  • Well balanced stats
  • Always intercepts balls
  • Good nation
  • True box-to-box
  • Great heading


  • Poor league
  • Slow without chem styles
  • Can struggle in 1v1 tackles
  • Expensive
Formation: 433-4
Position: CM
Games: 10
GPG: 0.50
APG: 0.40
4.5
Overall
4.5
Value
4.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (8/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (8/10)
Defending (9/10)
Physicality (9/10)
4.5
Perfect Paulinho (almost)
By IconGervinho, 26-01-2021

When I got Paulinho, it was a red pick at the beginning of the year. My club was pretty empty, so I built my team around him. After using him for over 350 games (mostly weekend league) I can fully recommend him, even in the latter stages of this game. I use him as the central mid in a 4-3-2-1. He is very good at winning the ball back, and even though I do not play with high pressure, he is always charging down the ball carrier. When he wins a tackle, his well rounded stats allow him to advance the ball with a good pass or some dribbles. If passing percentage was tracked, I would not be surprised to see that it was 95%. Positionally, he can work immensely as a cdm or cm. Anywhere else his slight heaviness would have a bit of impact. The most unexpected thing is how frequently he wins headers. Almost every goal he has scored has been on a corner. At 6 foot tall he is no vvd, but the 94 jumping feels like 994. Even on goal kicks against target men I have come to expect Pauly to win everything. All in all, I would describe Paulinho as a rover. He's everywhere on defense and never seems to tire. Compared to most defensive mids he is very good going forward as well

Short Passing - His passing in close quarters is very reliable. Good for a tiki taka style of play

Ball Control - The ball stays close to him when dribbling, and his 4* skills means he has a last resort to escape from defenders

Stamina - This guy can put on the pressure for a full 90 minutes plus extra time

Set Pieces - He is extremely deadly on corners, rises over defenders and causes havoc

Heading - He wins them. A lot of them. Keepers beware of launching the ball upfield

Interceptions - With the shadow, he gets 92 interceptions and you really feel the boost. Paulinho is always running around cutting off passes (even without the tactics!)

Work Rates - Do not let high/high scare you away from using him cdm! If he gets forward, rest assured that you will see him flying back

Heaviness - He is not the most agile, and sometimes has trouble dribbling in the final third. Passing the ball when getting close to goal is recommended

Shooting - Although 84, his shot id never really threatening to the opposition inside and out of the area. In Pauly's defense, I dont shoot lots with him, but when I do I was not blown away


Formation: 4321
Position: CM
Games: 379
GPG: 0.07
APG: 0.21
4.5
Overall
5.0
Value
4.5
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (5/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (7/10)
Defending (9/10)
Physicality (9/10)
4.5
This card is a cracked box to box for 3-5-2 or 5-3
By scibson, 18-02-2021

In form Paulinho is absolutely CRACKED! I used him in a creative fun to use squad in the weekend league and sropped at gold 3. During the weekend i played him as a box to box and for the last 30 game mins i played as a defensive midfielder. This guy is so fun to use and i applyed a catalyst on him. Can he pass the ball? You bet ya Can he win the ball back? with ease Can he score? well in about 20 games for me he scored about 10. and thats what i like most about him he can win the bal back he can run and he can pass but a lot of players can. But what you dont see every day is a central midfielder that has the finishing of a striker if the ball falls to him within range you already know hes putting it into the back of the net. He brought me so much joy over the weekend but i had to reluctantly sell him. I ook foward to using some more of his cards in the future. Well hopefully.

really strong, mental finishing good defensively and is really responsive.Insane stamina

Rarely his 74 pace will be noticeable when up against a really fast team.

Formation: 532
Position: CM
Games: 21
GPG: 0.48
APG: 0.38
4.5
Overall
5.0
Value
3.5
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (7/10)
Shooting (10/10)
Passing (8/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (8/10)
Physicality (10/10)
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