Yes the FC Barcelona legend looks good but is missing some stats in key areas but is that noticeable in game. Simply put... NO. Puyol has play for the badge trait 100%, he isnt scared to get his hands dirty against the best players in the game like mbappe or neymar or even the best icons in the game such as cruyff. As exxpected this guy is truely a brick wall and doesnt let anyone through without a goal scoring permit which may come once every blue moon because despite only playing 3 games with him im already gonna call him mr reliable. Under pressure or completely open, Puyol stays composed and is capable of playing a 50m ball or a simple 5m one two with your cdm. He may not be the most versatile player but he fills the void in CB PERFECTLY. Especially considering he only cost 500k as an sbc which is 100% worth it, meanwhile being 800k on the market i think he is justifiably priced. Considering if you pick Blanc for your Icon Swap as well, you could have one of the best defensive partnerships on the game for 500k... THATS INSANE. If you want to see some gameplay i have a video here EL CAPITAN PUYOL IS 100x BETTER THAN VARANE!!! Prime Moments Puyol Player Review aswell as other reviews such as Blanc on my channel so feel free to go give it a watch if you are considering changing up your team. All support is greatly appreciated <3
Plays for the BADGE <3
Has that groovy hairstyle
Elegant touch on the ball
Can fizz a 50m pass with ease
Has ice in his veins and feels no pressure
Defensive awareness is just next level
Easy links and good strong links
SBC Price is very well Valued
however in the games i played i didnt really find these to be an issue at all but it is something to note
I did the Puyol PIM sbc as I needed a decent cb. I did the loan and played 2 games with him, it went decent and then I used 200 k and some fodder to do him. He is incredible. He is always in position, moves decent, and can shut down players like Mbappe and Neymar Fairly well. His strength is great and he rarely loses headers. Would definitely recommend to do the sbc when fodder goes down.
-Passing (With Catalyst)
-Pace is decent
So i wanted to make a review on this card as he looked insane and his defensive stats are crazy. I got him partnered up with 86 hierro at the back ( Ik i need to improve him) and I'm in div 4 in rivals and still come up against very sweaty players. I played 10 games with him and he is a BEAST!! He's AI Blocks are OP I played against a mid Cruyff and a baby Eusebio and he stopped them for getting past he is a tank at the back since he has the defending stats are all 99 with a Shadow. If your looking for a CB Get this Guy !!
Pace but with shadow insane
Let me start out by saying that I did him for 2 reasons: first, he is one of my childhood idols, but since I felt that EA did his pace dirty on his prime card I never used it. Second, I was desperate to get rid of Varane.
I used him in my WL and he is just amazing, I used him with shadow to just finish maxing out his defensive stats - I must note that I originally intended of using him with catalyst, but that chem style improves his short passing but not his vision, and I personally feel that if it doesn't improve his vision its just better to max out the defensive stats. He is a bit better than I imagined, now I'll get into each face stat.
Card says 75 that goes up to 85 with chem style. First off, I must say that his pace although not meta, is still very good and most definitely useable. He is relatively short for a CB and I feel that this makes him feel a bit faster on his feet. One thing I did notice is that in my opinion his pace can sometimes be inconsistent, I played a few matches where he could easily catch up to CR7 and Neymar and then other matches where he would get outpaced by Pogba. Conclusion: Good pace.
The card says 62 but I really believe that a lie. He's quite good with the ball at his feet and despite having lower dribbling rating than Varane and Joe Gomez, he feels better than both of them. He's obviously not a great dribbler, but he can move the ball. His agility and balance seem very low but honestly he doesn't feel clunky at all (for a CB).
Card displays 70 and it feels quite solid for a CB. I was originally worried by his 60 vision but it doesn't feel too bad thanks to his 78 short passing. He can pass when needed and definitely passes much better than Varane.
Its a truly marvelous stat. He has a base stat of 96 that maxes out at 99 with chem style. His defensive capabilities are hand down the best I've used this year. His tackling is almost always perfectly clean and effective and his legs reach much farther than you'd expect. His interceptions are on point and he is great at avoiding rebounds. His defensive positioning is always perfect, either for intercepting or to quickly chase the rival player. He rarely loses the player he's marking. His heading is very good and strong despite his height.
He's one of the most physically complete defenders out there. With 94 strength and aggression he compensates for his height. He has absolutely no problem bullying CR7, Mbappe and Neymar although his only weakness are big strong players like POTM Haaland, but fortunately he's less common than the first ones mentioned. He has a great physical presence in-game which I consider is in large part due to his unique hairstyle.
So my conclusion is: If you're not running a 10+ million coin squad you should do him. He's a great player that can completely reshape your defence and as long as you don't pull him out of position his pace won't often be a problem. And on top of that, his hairstyle is fun to look at.
- Defensive stats
- Physicality and physical presence
- He's Puyol
Note that english isn't my first language.
I found that he could tackle the ball even when i didn't expect him to, and that he was always fast enough to get a hold of the fast guys Mbappe ect. He always comes back and tackles the ball, which often could have led to a goal, he is very good on the ball, and has a good pass, theres not anyone getting him of the ball as his physical stats are too good. He also got some goals of headers and a few assists of long through balls.
Overall i think he is defenetly worth the 550k for the sbc.
He is always in the right place.
He can't get pushed of the ball
He is good on the ball
He can head the ball if needed, even though he is quite small
He is quite fast.
There is not many cons, but maybe he could use a little bit more agility.