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Georginio Wijnaldum - 89 - UCL Live
Insane Box to Box Midfielder!
By Yarkle72, 17-01-2021

I was lucky enough to pack Wijnaldum from my Icon Swap packs, and at first I was a bit skeptical about him. At that time I was playing a 352 with him and Kante at CDM. Wijnaldum at CDM was very underwhelming, and I barely saw any of him. His attacking strengths weren't being utilised, even on balanced instruction and not stay back. After playing around 30 games with him at CDM, I changed my formation to a 442 and kept the Kante and Wijnladum duo. Immediately, Wijnladum become 10x the player he was at CM compared to CDM. He is on balanced attack, and he is just everywhere on the pitch. There's really no hidden stats on this card and everything feels like what the stats say. With a shadow, his pace does feel like higher 80s. His 82 positioning meant that he would occasionally make runs into the box, and his 78 finishing and 81 shot power meant that he finished the clear chances. His short and long passing were great, and he rarely missed a pass. His agility at 86 felt like that, he can dribble to get out of tight situations but nothing exceptional. The main part about his dribbling is his 90 balance and 88 reactions meaning that he never fell down making a tackle and had great jockeying. His defense was great but nothing exceptional like Kante. He intercepted some passes, and made some decent tackles. Wijnaldum isn't the strongest due to his height and his 76 strength, and sometimes he would back away from a tackle due to his 77 aggression. He lasted me the whole game with his insane stamina, even with his High/High workrates. Lastly, 4* SM meant I could do all the essential skill moves and 4* WF meant that I could comfortably pass with both of his feet. Overall, if you need a Box to Box midfielder that can attack, pass, dribble, defend, and last you the whole game without any negatives about the card, Wijnaldum is perfect for you, and make sure to play him as a CM, not a CDM or CAM.

Shooting as a Box to Box CM

Passing (Especially 90 Short Passing)

Dribbling (Especially Balance and Reactions)



High/High Workrates

4* WF, 4* SM




Formation: 442
Position: CM
Games: 51
GPG: 0.18
APG: 0.27
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (7/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (9/10)
Defending (8/10)
Physicality (9/10)
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