Thiago's FUT BIRTHDAY card is rated 92, he is 174cm | 5'9" tall, right-footed Spain midfielder (CM)
that plays for
with Med/Med work rates.
His average user review rating is 5.0
out of 5 .
He has 5-star weak foot
and 5-star skill moves,
giving him the ability to perform every skill move in the game.
He does have a real face in-game. He has been used in 2,993,144 games with a GPG (goals per game) of 0.239.
Thiago has 4 special cards
with ratings between 85 and 92.
The best chemistry style for him is SHADOW.
He was born on 11-04-1991 and he is now 31 years old.
His real-life stats are currently 0 goals and 0 assists in 14 matches in domestic competition. He also received 2 yellow cards and 0 red cards.
His current price on FUT is 0 on PlayStation,
0 on Xbox,
and 0 on PC.
FUT Birthday has always been a personal favorite of mine… some of my favorite all-time cards have come from this promo and with my own birthday at the end of March it has always just been a good time of year. I will never forget 5 STAR Griezmann who couldn’t miss and caused me issues with future reviews as I refused to sell him despite needing the coins. Then there was CM Florenzi in FIFA 18 who dominated the center of the pitch for my squad well into the closing stages of the game. Regardless of your experiences and coin totals, it seems that everyone has “that card” from a previous FUT Birthday that brings us all back to better, less laggy times. This time around… I think that many FUT Managers will be struggling more than ever to find the FIFA 21 version of “the one.” However, for myself, I was hoping that Liverpool’s newest midfield maestro, Thiago Alcântara, just might be that card for me in FIFA 21. Much like FUT Birthday Team 1 there has been a lot of debate on the true value of the Spanish sorcerer since his arrival, but one thing is for certain if the statistics performed up to their potential… this was always going to be one enjoyable review. Playing in the CAM role of the 4-3-1-2 (Tactics now live on YouTube: MaeNine) Thiago was afforded the freedom and space to truly display each and everyone one of the weapons in his arsenal... while the HUNTER chemistry style tried to fill in some of the gaps that could have separated Thiago from other elite FUT options. Combined with a workhorse midfield and clinical strikers, Thiago truly flourished all weekend in the following squad:
This card is something special in the CAM position… and while I am sure there are people getting decent output from Thiago as both a CM or CDM, it was immediately clear to me that this card is a one position specialist and the main reason comes in the form of pace or lack thereof. I even had to put an asterisk next to the pace rating for this card to draw further attention to my findings. The 99 ACCELERATION on this card feels like 150 as Thiago literally burst out of every dribble like he was fired from a slingshot. The time and space that this pace injection creates in an otherwise congested midfield can not be overstated and allowed me to unlock opponents throughout the weekend. The issue is that after those initial 4-5 lightning-esque strides, you can actually see the 81 SPRINT SPEED (which feels more like 60) initiate and pull Thiago back like a parachute. For the majority of my review, this was a non-issue, but there were two or three instances where breakaways with Thiago ended in comical losses of possession. In the end, this all but limits Thiago to a CAM role in specific formations where acceleration far outweighs overall speed… and you should read the rest of this review with that in mind.
Main Attribute – Shooting
Pace Rating: 10/10
Weak Foot: *****
Traits: Outside Foot Shot
There has been a bit of a trend with my past few reviews… cards that suggest they have a certain level of weak foot and then when the time comes, can not live up to those levels. Judging by the rating you can already tell that this review was certainly a complete 180 as Thiago put on a finishing clinic that many strikers would envy. It is a bit mad to say that with 90 FINISHING, 91 SHOT POWER, 84 LONG SHOTS & 5 STAR WEAK FOOT that I was not expecting a lot from Thiago… but with recent reviews in mind I simply expected mediocre results. However, if the 18 goals in 20 matches from CAM doesn’t provide enough proof, I think the video will, Thiago has a large variety of different goals in his locker.
Main Attribute – Height
Height: 174 cm | 5’9
Dribbling Rating: 9.5/10
I already went in on the acceleration… but then add 95 AGILITY & 94 BALANCE to a smaller player build and you have an extremely difficult player to defend. I found Thiago’s ability to beat his opposing midfielder and then accelerate away was the true catalyst for my attacks throughout the weekend. The close control and abrupt direction changes create a constant need to back off of Thiago or find yourself chasing. In either case, the space created can then be exploited with the previously mentioned clinical finishing… or the soon to be discussed pinpoint passing. Either way, your opponent is now scrambling and in serious trouble.
Value/Coins & Good vs. Bad
Value/Coins Rating: 4.5/5
Good vs Bad Rating: 5/5
570k. I am conflicted with this rating I won’t lie. On one hand, you have one of the best CAMs I have used in the game. Period. Honestly, I would choose Thiago 10 games out of 10 over Moments Dybala if I was in a must win match. However, I just find it difficult to fully suggest Thiago is perfect value when he is so limited in the formations and position he can play.
It is a hard sell to say a card is a 4.5/5 in value and then follow that category by saying a card has next to no weaknesses… but here it goes. Beyond the sprint speed, Thiago seldom put a single foot wrong and everything just seems to work so well together in this card's design. First, the responsive dribbling opens up space, then the 95 SHORT & LONG PASSING is inch perfect moving the ball into dangerous areas, followed by the 91 STAMINA allowing Thiago to arrive in terrific areas all match long, if needed the 75 STRENGTH is enough to protect the return pass, and then it comes down to a 5 STAR finish or one more pass to finish off a terrific move… entirely revolving around Thiago’s many skill sets. With 14 assists from CAM it is clear just how involved this card was throughout the weekend, and was ultimately key to the success I experienced
570k is a lot for a one position card… but if you are only good at one thing you better be fantastic at it, and Thiago certainly checks that box. Overall, if you play a formation with a CAM I can’t recommend Thiago enough, a must try... and without CAM, there will be just too many occasions when the lack of pace will leave you frustrated and wanting more. On one final off-topic note, I have been hearing the requests for more “affordable” options in the comments and on Twitter @MaeNine_ … so on my YouTube: MaeNine this week watch for Inaki Williams vs. Persic in the 300k player showdown coming soon … along with some real budget options with Moses Simon and Hwang Hee Chan also coming later in the week. Hoping you are safe and well. Cheers for reading.
This is my first time writing a review but after playing with Thiago I felt like I had to.
It is incredible how easily he can maneuver around in the midfield and always find the perfect pass. I am currently 9-1 in champs, and it is much thanks to this guy. The man can attack, defend and everything else you want him to do. It might be a hefty price tag for a player with bad links but if you want to try something different then it has to be Thiago Alcántara!
I used this card in the RCM of a 4312 and i'll say, he feels brilliant on the ball. his passing is first rate, his shooting; top notch, and he feels fine defensively. Scored a hattrick and assist on his debut, and he is probably the best CM i've used in the prem all season.
Dribbling, passing, shooting
Pace (feels a tad slow but isn't the biggest issue as he's a CM), Strength
This card is frankly the most outrageous card I've used this year. Don't worry about his pace he is very quick and his reactions will never fail. His dribbling and passing are absolutely cracked, his shooting is wonderful and his positioning is brilliant. Thiago is extremely agile and can play any part of the midfield, I played him in a 2 alongside a DM and instructed him to get forward. However, he plays every role simultaneously. This man can score a goal, create a chance and stop a sitter the other end too. If he can fit in your team, BUY HIM!
The only Spanish walkout you'll ever need besides TOTY Ramos...
After getting my best pack ever and getting this absolute legend I needed to write this review to spread the word. I played him left CM in a narrow 4-1-2-1-2 alongside future stars Neuhaus, and oh lord these two run the midfield. This man can defend and attack. It feels like he's all over the pitch. Silky-smooth skills. Just the complete player. Please for the love of god get this man cause he's 100% the best card in the game. Never used a player that bosses just like him. Had to promote him to captain just for the pure shifts he's put in for the club.
-Silky smooth dribbling
-Good shooting. Gets the job done for a CM
-Constantly wins the ball off of anyone he faces
-Skills for dayssss
-Turns up and scores a surprising amount of goals
-Can sometimes feel a little weak, bet he's got the acceleration to zip in and win the ball off of anyone before they even have a chance to lay a finger on them.
I tried Thiago at CAM and he was good. In 7 games of rivals he scored 4 and assisted 3. Not bad. Not 440k worth though.
Then I changed my formation to 4-3-3 standard and played him in the right CM spot with prime Veron and Rabiot at CDM. He really comes to life here and he has outscored every other player in this role (11 games in rivals). 99 acceleration is a nice perk with Thiago which helps me transition from defence easily. He's also really solid defensively and makes his fair share of tackles (around 2-3 per game which is really nice. I don't play an overly pressing style) The best attributes for me we're his passing, dribbling and his 5* 5*.
Overall, if you're looking for a CAM I'd say he's good BUT not an upgrade on players such as Wazza, Neymar... If you're looking for a CM who will get forwards but also do some dirty work, I can honestly say he's incredible. Definitely worth the coins. Runs the midfield.
Dribbling is really really good. Up there with some elite level dribblers. Coupled with the skills really nice.
Shooting has been reliable with a hunter. Much better than stats suggest.
Overall pace is good, acceleration is really great.
Defending is good. Haven't tried out at CDM might be decent with a shadow.
Came as a surprise but scored some headers. That jumping stat makes him an ok header.
Passing is unreal. short/long.
Good workmates for a CM.
Strength. At times gets pushed off of the ball, but if you're a good dribbler/skiller you can counteract this.
CANTHIAGOKARIUS rtg is happy again, his gold/ OTW wasnt doing great lately, when this card was released I sold my club for him, and hes great at what he does. Out of the midfeilders ive used this year, this guy is by far the best, check pros/ cons
Acceleration is INSANE 0-199 real quick
Skills with a flair trait is insane
Dives into tackles trait is very useful
Great defending can play as a lone CDM
Best passer in the game, 15 assists in 7 from CM, through ball is insane
Links to la liga and prem
Low sprint speed means hell get caught if you run in a straight line
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