87
Pirlo
CM
61 PAC
75 SHO
92 PAS
86 DRI
71 DEF
48 HEA

Great IRL, not so in game.. Rating 3 / 10 | Position CM | Formation 4321 | Submitted by MorroW on 24 February

Oh god, from looking at the other 15 positive reviews this is going to get slaughtered, but it's my experience with Pirlo.

Great player in real life, can pick out a pass anywhere, and is the vital playmaker in the team. In game however, he's nothing like this, and has been really poor for me.

Pace: Felt very slow as expected, not too bothered with this, as you don't need it in a CM position.

Shot: Was absolutely awful, seemingly had no shot power, and the very few shots I had with him were easily saved/wide

Passing: For me in FIFA, there is almost no difference between someone with 90 passing, and someone with 70 passing, it's just how you use the player. All his passing stats are incredible, but sadly wasted on a game where it hardly makes any difference.

Dribbling: This was good, really good tight dribbling, difficult to get ball from his feet.

Defending: Not great, not often in the right position to make challenges either, so not good.

Heading: Absolutely 0 chance of winning a header with him.

Additional stuff:
Work rates: Awful for a playmaker CM, at low/med. Just sits in a spot in your side of the pitch, not much good to be done there. Never pushes forward to help out with the attacks. Seemed lazy.

Strength: Seemingly 0 strength, gets knocked off the ball so easily. Dribbles often come to a stop due to this.

Height: He seems tiny ingame, gets overshadowed by almost all players which is not what you want from your main playmaker player.

In my opinion there are lots of better Serie A/Italian CMs which will do much more than Pirlo does.

If you want a workhorse, go for Marchisio.
If you want someone similar to Pirlo, but better IMO go for Montolivo.
If you want someone to stay around that midfield area getting a good job done, go with Nocerino
If you want a more defensive minded player to sit infront of the back 3/4/5, get De Rossi.

As I said, this is an in game review. He's class IRL, but didn't do it for me ingame.

Cheers for reading.


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One of the best playes i've used Rating 10 / 10 | Position CM | Formation 4411 | Submitted by DiddlesHimself on 06 December

Seriously one of the best players I've used in this game.
There are three points that make him amazing at a CM spot.
First, his shooting, Not only are his long shots amazing, but his free kicks are superb. I'm not very good at free kicks, and i glided many of them in with ease.

Second, His Dribbling, Even when sprinting Pirlo can keep so close control of the ball, making it really difficult for players to get the ball off of him, and very easy for him to get past players.

Finally, the best to last, his passing. Pirlo will rarely miss a pass, if he does, it'll be your fault for directing it wrong. He can pick out a player anywhere, short or long, and if you simply hold 'Y' or triangle, there's a good chance you'll slip your striker in!

10/10
Personal Favorite player in the game. Must Buy. I would recommend partnering him with Marchisio

(reviewed on Xbox, on 9 chemistry)


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Ignore the pace! Rating 10 / 10 | Position CDM | Formation 352 | Submitted by willzsuper on 06 December

Bargain for the price!!!
He is a a great player in any team. I have played him all around the pitch and is great anywhere!
Don't be put off by his pace because his passing is so pin point you forget about it. I tried a long shot every so often and they were pretty good. However, he is deffiantly best from set pieces (Freekicks, Penaltys and Corners) as his kicking is so precise whether it is a shot or cross.
He is also very good for Hybrids (which I used him in) as their are many other great Italian Juventus players you can play him with, Marchiso and Chiellini for example.
His pace is the main thing that I was worried about when I was getting Pirlo as, even though I'm not a pace abuser 61 can be a bit slow (especially when I was playing him as a CDM in 3-5-2) but it was good. I had him beside some reasonably pacey players (like Fellaini) which may have helped but a few times I got on runs with him and the pace wasn't so bad!
I bought him for the Pirlo Chips, I kept him for the wins!
Get him now...


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Real Life Beast! On Game Let Down... Rating 7 / 10 | Position CM | Formation 4231 | Submitted by hazardouss on 09 December

I saw this player playing for his country and he was an absolute legend and I totally agree with his stats in game. For 20k he was a bargain! But as soon as I played him as a CDM in a 4-2-3-1 formation (with 9 chemistry), he turned terrible for me. He couldn't get a pass in even though he has 92 passing and he kept losing the ball. The only good thing I thought he did was stay back and tackle. He did grab a couple of goals from long shots which were amazing despite the lack of dribbling for me.

I would recommend him to anybody looking for a bargain, high rated player that fits in to their team!

Overall, he is good at defending but I think that the 92 passing felt like 60 and his long shots are BEAST!
No offence to him or anybody that uses him!


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How is Your Vision? Rating 9 / 10 | Position CDM | Formation 4231 | Submitted by ozutwonderboy on 13 January

I was fairly intrigued with the 92 passing, and really, that was the main reason I bought the card. In rationalizing the purchase, I looked at the 71 defending and Low/Med work rates, and I decided to try him out at CDM. After 10 games with him, I found that, for me and my play style, he was an indispensable part of my build up and attack.

In Division 1, I found it I was getting quite flustered and found it hard to keep possession because my opponent is rushing towards my players before they even receive the ball. Short 1-2 passing, and skilling opens up lots of space, but I find that long passes to my unmarked players across the field will bypass the cluster of defenders and unlock the defense with greater speed.

This is where Pirlo shines. He always positions himself in open space to receive the ball, which is very good in the holding midfield role. Then when the inevitable rush of defenders come my way, I have a variety of options I can execute. His 86 dribbling comes into play here because, with LT+RT dribbling I can work my around for enough time to find the pass I want to make. I was also pleased with his execution of skill moves as well, as I was concerned his low pace and agility would badly affect this aspect of his game. Anyway, once you find a pass, you should go for it. I'm talking all sort of passes. I've been utilizing early crossing more often to all areas of the pitch (especially out to the wings) because it is tremendously accurate. Low crosses and through balls, are lovely as well. What you must realize though (or what you probably realized already), is that Pirlo's sublime passing attributes, mostly rely on YOUR own vision. He is not going to pass without your instruction; you will obviously need to make Pirlo perform those passes. I think this is a big reason why some people cannot fully appreciate playing with him (besides pace).

When it comes to defending, he holds his own. He is not extraordinary by any means, but is not a liability. He is best at intercepting passes in midfield and does a decent job of marking. Makes the tackles, if you are within range.

He is also superb when it comes to penalties, free kicks, and corners. He has very good curve and accuracy, and will be on target nearly all the time.
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There are some other aspects (shooting, pace, heading) that I did not go over. I did not feel they really came into play when I was using Pirlo (except for the shooting, which was fairly good). I used him to have greater control in midfield, start counter attacks, and relieve pressure from either side of the field. My attack flourished under his technical ability and, of course, my vision to exploit it. I would highly recommend Andrea Pirlo, if you're the type of player who appreciates deft passing and creative midfield play.


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Best in possession. Second to none. Rating 10 / 10 | Position CM | Formation 4312 | Submitted by KinGofPossessioN on 15 December

!!!!!!!! PACE PROSTITUTES, THIS IS FOR YOU. DONT BUY THIS PLAYER. YOU FIND HIM USELESS !!!!!!!!

I have always been a fan of Italian national team and Juventus. Pirlo has been my favourite player since WC-06, so when I had extra 20k in my pocket, I instantly bought him. First I put him to LDM in 4-2-2-2. His passing and other positives were there, but his pace left defense exposed. Zanetti played besides him and he has med/high workrates, so it was Pirlo who didn't fit the squad. I bought a gold pack and got some french striker who plays in Real Madrid, can't remember his name. Didn't like his face so i sold him for 60k.

With that 60k I built whole Serie A 4-3-1-2 squad around Pirlo. Played him at LCM. After that he has been my best player.

Pace (6/10) didn't matter. Why do you need pace when you can make circles around players while they are trying to take ball from you. He had Marchisio, Vidal and Armero/Balzaretti(LB) covering him, so I didn't need to worry about his pace when opponent counterattacks.

Shooting (8/10) was little disappointing. According to others they hammer those long shots in with ease. When I had a shot on goal it was too weak to go in. This far I have scored a couple of long shots. But most of my goals for him have come from freekicks. He is really good at them and power doesn't matter that much when they're deadly accurate. Didn't score penalties because Totti :) takes them.

Passing (15/10) was out of this world. I played against La Liga squad with Xavi, Iniesta, Fabregas and Alonso in it. Pirlo out played them all, both defensively and offensively. Didn't waste a single pass and I had something about 65% possession after that game. And won the game 2-0. His match rating was 9.9

Dribbling (10/10) was excellent. He never lost the ball more than one time per match and could walk past 2 or 3 defenders and then give astonishing pass. 3 star skill moves are good enough for him. With full chemistry had like 96 ball control.

Defense (7/10) was a surprise. I didn't buy him to tackle but he did it well. If defense was only about intercepting he would get 9/10, his interceptions are that good.

Heading (5/10) was crap. I don't judge him by that. His jumping is under 40 so he is liability when defending corners.

To sum up he was and is THE best player I have played with and if you have to choose between Pirlo and (add any midfielder here), choose Pirlo. About 20-25k is complete steal and if you know atleast a little about passing, he can't be disappointment.
He will be in my squad 'til I die.


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Great passing and shooting Rating 10 / 10 | Position CM | Formation 4312 | Submitted by Gladwin on 08 December

Ok I play Pirlo RCM in a 4312 formation.

Passing: Probably the best passer of the ball on the game. Can play it on the floor or chip a through ball over the defenders heads for my pace abusing stickers to easily run in and score.

Positioning: seems to always be in the right position all the time! Usually covers for Abate at RB as he is very attacking which means he tends to sit back more than others, this allows him to play long, accurate balls over to my two attackers.

Shooting: he doesn't get to many shots on the ball due to him playing fairly deep but when he is in the oppositions half he has sufficient dribbling skills to take it round players and have a decent long shot which is very lethal if the correct power is applied.

All in all Pirlo in a nutshell has one of the best passing, positioning and shooting ratings for a midfielder on the game. A must for a serie a squad.

Check out my serie a 200k team for ideas on serie a teams if you want!


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Disappointing Rating 5 / 10 | Position CM | Formation 4312 | Submitted by SerieASAF on 06 March

I play Pirlo in between Marchisio and Vidal in a 4-3-1-2 formation. I put him there thinking that he would be able to pull the strings in the middle of the midfield by distributing the ball to the forwards or helping Marchisio and Vidal to make runs.

However, he was very disappointing for me in game. His passing is nothing like in real life - it was nothing special and in fact extremely disappointing for me. Marchisio and Vidal were able to make similar or even better passes. Somehow, Pirlo would screw up in passing in almost every game. I can hear the commentator saying Pirlo's mind being read almost every game.

Pirlo was also not impressive for me in defending. He can barely get the ball off the opponent and when he does, he will just get pushed away from the ball again. The only way to save the ball is to immediately pass the ball to someone else in the team. If your opponent manages to get past him, don't expect to catch him because Pirlo is too slow.

His heading is exactly what it says in the card - horrendous. As long as there is another playing contesting for the ball in the air with him, you can forget about having the ball because Pirlo will always lose in this aspect. Even when he does manage to get his head on the ball, he would never be able to make a decent pass with his head to his team mates. His heading is usually very inaccurate and weak.

The only thing I like about him is his shooting... IF he manages to find space. He was able to net impressive shots from outside the box for me. However, that's just what he's good at in this game for me and the fact that it's so difficult to find space with him does not really make his shooting useful as well. However, if you do manage to find space with him from outside the box, don't be afraid to take a long shot with him. It will usually end up in the back of the net or lead to rebounds which your strikers can tap in.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend Pirlo as he was not even able to perform his duty of passing for me well. However, he is only about 10k+ so it wouldn't really hurt much to try him out. If you do not want to spend that amount of money. I would recommend Marchisio, Vidal and Nocerino over him instead as they are much faster and can pass and defend so much better than Pirlo. What's more, they are cheaper than Pirlo and are absolute bargains for their price.


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ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTINGLY GOOD Rating 10 / 10 | Position ST | Formation 4222 | Submitted by Slipperyjin on 03 February

I was fairly intrigued with the 92 passing, and really, that was the main reason I bought the card. In rationalizing the purchase, I looked at the 71 defending and Low/Med work rates, and I decided to try him out at CDM. After 10 games with him, I found that, for me and my play style, he was an indispensable part of my build up and attack.

In Division 1, I found it I was getting quite flustered and found it hard to keep possession because my opponent is rushing towards my players before they even receive the ball. Short 1-2 passing, and skilling opens up lots of space, but I find that long passes to my unmarked players across the field will bypass the cluster of defenders and unlock the defense with greater speed.

This is where Pirlo shines. He always positions himself in open space to receive the ball, which is very good in the holding midfield role. Then when the inevitable rush of defenders come my way, I have a variety of options I can execute. His 86 dribbling comes into play here because, with LT+RT dribbling I can work my around for enough time to find the pass I want to make. I was also pleased with his execution of skill moves as well, as I was concerned his low pace and agility would badly affect this aspect of his game. Anyway, once you find a pass, you should go for it. I'm talking all sort of passes. I've been utilizing early crossing more often to all areas of the pitch (especially out to the wings) because it is tremendously accurate. Low crosses and through balls, are lovely as well. What you must realize though (or what you probably realized already), is that Pirlo's sublime passing attributes, mostly rely on YOUR own vision. He is not going to pass without your instruction; you will obviously need to make Pirlo perform those passes. I think this is a big reason why some people cannot fully appreciate playing with him (besides pace).

When it comes to defending, he holds his own. He is not extraordinary by any means, but is not a liability. He is best at intercepting passes in midfield and does a decent job of marking. Makes the tackles, if you are within range.

He is also superb when it comes to penalties, free kicks, and corners. He has very good curve and accuracy, and will be on target nearly all the time.
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There are some other aspects (shooting, pace, heading) that I did not go over. I did not feel they really came into play when I was using Pirlo (except for the shooting, which was fairly good). I used him to have greater control in midfield, start counter attacks, and relieve pressure from either side of the field. My attack flourished under his technical ability and, of course, my vision to exploit it. I would highly recommend Andrea Pirlo, if you're the type of player who appreciates deft passing and creative midfield play.


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Awesome Rating 9 / 10 | Position CM | Formation 442 | Submitted by ooiniinjax on 30 December

Pirlo is great!!!
get him now !
Most people go for Marchisio or Vidal in a serie a team but unless you are playing him out wide get this guy.
First of all his PACE: 61 this was hit and miss one game somehow he found the pace to burn some cbs but other games he didnt have it in him overall it feels about 70.
Next his DRIBBLING: 86 this seems really good to get you out of tight situations in the mid but yo wont be able to pull off any dribbling runs.Overall it seems about 85.
Now his SHOOTING: 75 seems about right again, if the oppsosition give him too much space outside the box hell get it in.
DEFENDING: 71 dont be fooled this guy isn't that good at defending but he can tackle.
PASSING : 92 His best stat his passing is always spot on never rubbish accasionally he will give away the ball but only one in twenty times
HEADING: 48 isn't important
overall this guy is well worth the money


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Pirlo als ZM im 3-4-1-2 als Spielgestalter Rating 9 / 10 | Position CM | Formation 3412 | Submitted by wachenheimer on 15 April

Ich nutze Pirlo in diesem Team: http://www.futhead.com/fifa/squads/9290576/

Pirlo habe ich mir ins Team geholt da ich ihn für die Standards sowie präzises Aufbauspiel verwenden wollte.

61 Pace: Als ZM braucht er meiner Meinung nach kein höheres Tempo, da er die Bälle nur in den Fuß gespielt bekommt und dann sofort weiterleiten soll, weshalb er bei mir so gut wie nie (siehe Zweikampf) ein höheres Tempo benötigen würde.

75 Schießen: Sein Schuss fühlt sich meiner Meinung nach um einiges besser an. Aus der Distanz erziele ich mit ihm keine Tore, jedoch hat er meiner Meinung nach am 16er sehr präzise Schüsse die meistens den Weg ins Tor finden

92 Passen: Der Wert spricht für sich selber. Er spielt meiner Meinung nach bessere Bälle als Xavi und Co. Sie kommen immer genau dahin wo man sie haben will, egal ob kurz oder lang, flach oder hoch. Besonders zu empfehlen in Kombination mit schnellen Außen- oder Mittelstürmern.

86 Dribbeln: Er hat eine sehr schöne Ballkontrolle mit der er sich den Ball immer genau richtig legen kann um zum Pass oder Torabschluss zu kommen. Jedoch kann man wenn man keinen schnellen Verteidiger gegen sich hat sich auch mal mit einer kleinen Finte durchsetzen.

71 Verteidigen: Auf seiner ZM-Rolle muss Pirlo natürlich auch in die Zweikämpfe gehen. Sein Zweikampfverhalten ist nicht schlecht aber auch nicht das beste. Wenn der Angreifer auf Pirlo zuläuft kommt Pirlo oft an den Ball, sonst ist er meiner Meinung nach durch seine körperliche Schwäche meist unterlegen.

48 Köpfen: Auf sein Kopfballspiel kann ich getrost verzichten, da er die Standards selber ausführt.

Fazit:
Pirlo auf der Doppelsechs bzw. auf dem Doppel ZM halte ich neben einem schnelleren Allrounder für sehr brauchbar, da er das Spiel mit überragenden Pässen vorantreibt. Als einzelnen 6er halte ich ihn für zu schwach, da er die Kopfballduelle verliert, in den Zweikämpfen zu oft verliert und mit seinem Tempo nicht nachkommt. Ideal halte ich Pirlo als ZOM in einem 4-1-2-1-2 mit Stürmern wie Di Natale/ Miccoli / Balotelli


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Not quite what I wanted Rating 8 / 10 | Position CDM | Formation 352 | Submitted by redskinandy on 11 January

I was kind of disappointed in Pirlo. One of my favorites on the Italian national team, I saved up for a little bit (back when he was closer to 20k) to get pirlo.
I was really excited when I put him in the game at the left CDM spot in my 3-5-2 next to De Rossi. However, for some reason, Pirlo never saw much action. I found he rarely made important tackles, often got beat by quick through balls, and couldn't really advance the ball down the pitch without passing (due to poor dribbling skills).

That being said, now that he has come down in price, Pirlo's definitely worth a buy. He was a stretch at 20k and I think it was probably not worth it back then. Between Vidal, Marchisio, and Pirlo, the other two would've been much better values. However, now Pirlo is down to almost 8-10k.

Give him a go, see if you like him. He wasn't the best but he certainly wasn't the worst.


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Best deep-lying playmaker in FIFA13 Rating 9 / 10 | Position CM | Formation 4312 | Submitted by SoqedHozi on 17 December

Plays in FIFA just like he does in RL, by which I mean:
1) Drops deep (low/med workrates are fantastic) to receive the ball from the defence and always makes himself available. Workrates also mean he doesn't loose much fitness game-to-game.
2) His touch is great and his dribbling rarely puts him under pressure.
3) His passing is smooth and accurate as you could need.
4) Fair shooting when he does get forward (does so on occasion, even scored a few headers for me).

By far the best thing about him in my opinion is his deep position. He acts as a brilliant shield for my defence despite his low pace (good acceleration though) and low defence.

In all, not the perfect player (would like more pace/strength/height) but I wouldn't be without him if I could help it. If your looking for an alternative, I've found Cigarini and Nocerino to be the best options for rotating.


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Great player? Rating 9 / 10 | Position CM | Formation 442 | Submitted by D_falanga on 13 December

Andrea Pirlo, known for his pin-point passes and sightseeing through balls is a decent player to have on your team. Nothing more, nothing less. Don't be fooled by the 87 average he has cause that does not make a player.

This man will create a lot of good one on one chances for your paceful players and will score some screamer goals if played correctly. Of course, this sounds like he'd be a beast, correct? Well not exactly. He has many cons to go with his pros.

To start, he feels like a snail when he runs. There are better choices than him (Vidal on Juventus) and at a much reasonable price. And his offensive workrate, being low, causes him to fade when on the counterattack. His tackle ability feels pretty delayed and doesn't have a long reach. If a fast player gets by Pirlo, good luck trying to catch him... Unless linked up with a fast CM.

Pros:
-Amazing Passer (Will spot out the forwards)
-He'll make you feel like you can take free kicks
-Due to his team, and nationality, links well with a variety of players
-Can score from a distance
-Good 1st-touch

Cons:
-Feels Sluggish (Very slow for a CM)
-Low work rate
-Off with the tackle
-Won't do much defensively
-Doesn't play out as an 87 overall player

Final words:
Buy him if your building a Serie A/Italian National team and have fast pace players to make up for his lack of speed. For his value, he's a gamble. His value has been decreasing throughout the weeks so take your chane if you want to buy him.


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Pirlo, what a great player Rating 8 / 10 | Position CM | Formation 4411 | Submitted by danny879 on 10 February

Hello everyone and welcome to my review of Andrea Pirlo, Italian legend. He is a great passer of the ball and can play balls to my strikers and attacking midfielders with ease.
Although he is not the fastest I've paired with Vidal who has 80 pace. His shot is bad, but not the best. I prefer to De Rossi's shot. His workrates are ideal for a deep playmaker, but not for an attacking midfielder.
You must play him with a central midfielder as fast as I did with Vidal. I would not use Rossi but Nocerino, Guarin and Nainggolan are other options to play alongside the passing master. I didn't attempt many headers with him, but out of maybe 2 he won 1.

Pace-62 4/10
Shooting-75 6/10
Dribbling 8/10
Defense-71 7/10
Passing 92 10/10
Heading- 48 2/10

I hope you liked.


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Great if he suits your tactics Rating 9 / 10 | Position CDM | Formation 352 | Submitted by Froometube on 06 April

To give you an idea of how I used him, here is my team: "http://www.futhead.com/fifa/squads/7052016/#". First of all, I wasn't originally planning on having pirlo, and it was Song originally in his place, but I got frustrated with not being able to provide passes good enough for Cavani or Di Natale. I thought i'd give Pirlo a try, and it certainly payed off. His short passing is great everytime, brilliant at releasing Pedro down the wing, or playing a lobbed ball for Cavani to run on to. After using him for a while, I figured out the tactic on how to use him; pass him the ball when he has some good space (so he doesn't get closed down to quickly), have a look up the pitch to see a striker making a run (9 times out of 10 it was Cavani) and play a chipped through ball to him, and it is SO unbelievably accurate, that he will almost always have a good run at goal. Originally I thought the same as some people, that although his passing is brilliant, it can hardly have that much of an impact, but i was very wrong. You just have to think how Pirlo does on the pitch and do the exact same.

Pro's:
1. Incredible passing
2. Smooth dribbling, can hold the ball well in midfield without losing it providing you don't get too close
3. Good longshots, has good freekick and penalty stats, but in my team Miccoli is my free kick taker and Vidal is my pen so i can't say much about them, but they're likely to be good.

Con's:
1. Workrates are a bit of a pain. I play him as a CDM in 3-5-2, and use him to play the long ball over the top tactic, but due to his low attacking and medium defensive workrates, you very rarely seem him past the halfway line, so don't often get to utilise his longshots. As a CDM in 3-5-2, i think his work-rates are a bit better suited as opposed to being just a CM, but i don't know to be honest. Fortunately though, Vidal does all the running in my team, so i have someone to defend when Vidal goes up.
2. Well, his pace isn't fantastic, but as a midfielder/defensive midfielder, you don't really need much pace (cough Ramires, cough). His heading isn't great either, but you don't particularly need that in the central midfield position. Tackling is fine as well, but not spectacular either.

All in all, if you understand how to use Pirlo well, then he will be absolutely brilliant for you. He doesn't do a lot of running, but use him properly and just abuse his incredible passing, and since very few people ever see him, they won't know how to defend against this tactic ;).


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I think I'm in love. Rating 9 / 10 | Position CM | Formation 3412 | Submitted by jmackg11 on 09 December

I don't know where to start. First of all, his passing is the best thing about him, just like the stats say. he never seems to miss a target, and puts it where only the target can get it. this has been extremely helpful, as despite my rather good knowledge of the game, I'm really not that good, and passing is one of my main struggles, but no more. Secondly, his longshots are AMAZING! I didn't think i would be scoring goals with him, but he scores almost as many as he creates. Just find a good gap in the defense, and let 'er rip. To tell you how big of a deal this is, I hardly ever scored longshots until now. I would rely on being able to get in the box, and sometimes I just can't do that for some reason. In conclusion, he's been my saving grace.


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The cheap beast Rating 10 / 10 | Position CDM | Formation 352 | Submitted by hamsik on 10 January

Pirlo is one of the best players at his position.

I used him in this squad as CDM: http://www.futhead.com/fifa/squads/3521688/
and he was fantastic. he was everywhere where he should be. he gives wonderful crossings and he is really worth the little money you pas for him.
(75 shooting) At first he has an amazing shot, he shoots almost all the balls within 30m right into the crossing.
(61 pace) This is one of the disadvantages of Pirlo it really feels like he is pace 55 or something.
(92 passing) His passes are in one word A M A Z I N G, he makes sure that all his passes are at the right time and moment.
(86 dribbling) his dribbling is very accurate and fast
(71 defending) If you use Pirlo just like I do as a CDM he really helps the defense and he is every time at the right place.
(48 heading) Pirlo is dramatic in heading, even with an open goal he manages to head the ball against over the goal.


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OVER POWERED!!! Rating 9 / 10 | Position CDM | Formation 352 | Submitted by mauler on 10 January

i use Pirlo as a cdm in my seria a team, and to make it simple for you guys he is an absolute beast.Many worry about his pace being too low,but even i (a pace abuser) have no problem with it because when ever he is on the ball it is stuck to his feet! just wiggle the left joystick in a 360 motion and you will dribble the incoming defender and his passing well i wont say much about his passing just type pirlo on youtube,watch him in real life and you will find he does just the same as in youtube, his long through passes will give any striker with over 75 pace an easy 1 on 1.

pace 7/10 for a cdm you do not need more trust me, but it leaves you wanting a bit more while defending with him
shots 7/10 brilliant freekicks but his long shots are average though
passing 10/10 just hold on to the triangle button with out aiming and you will get a brilliant pass its unbelievably over powered
dribbling 8/10 its a 10/10 for making space to find a pass our to take a shot but in terms of dribbling PAST the defender6/10
defending:6.5/10 the only thing i do not like about him, his defending is good but he feels a bit lazy sometimes while defending the only time his pace has a side effect.(get Vidal next to him to help)

to conclude he is amazing and is the only player i used on Fifa that allows your team to play realistic football!! not just pace abusing, GET HIM NOW!!!!!!!


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Disappointing Rating 6 / 10 | Position CM | Formation 451 | Submitted by WackaFlockaSeagulls on 03 May

Alright, so I have used Pirlo in the formations,mainly the 4-5-1 but also briefly in the 3-5-2 as a CDM. I really wanted to use him because he is so good in real life, but I just could not use him right. My main thing about him is his work rate. low/med means that he will just sit back and do nothing. He only sees the ball when he is passed to. He has an amazing through ball and is a really good dribbler, but there lies an issue. If he always sits back, you can never see the people you want to pass to, making it much more difficult to try and get the lob through balls to your strikers because you can't know for sure when there is a good opportunity to use it. When it comes to dribbling, he is not fast enough to get away from anyone so it is really only a matter of can he break away for a second to pass the ball off, which is much more difficult when his poor strength gets him thrown off the ball all the time. Basically this is him broken down.

When Pirlo has the ball
-Through balls: beautiful (would be better if I could ever see who they were going to though)
-short/medium passing: Absolutely beautiful. This is where he shines.
-Shots: though not taken often, they are actually pretty good. His longshots are nice. 7/10
-dribbling: His stats are very good with ball control and dribbling, but he lacks the speed to separate after the dribble. He also gets thrown off the ball far too often to be a good dribbler.
-speed: It's really only a problem when dribbling and on defense.

The issue here lies with Pirlo's defense (at least for me). The issue was that he didn't play defense. He would sit back, but rarely challenge people. The computer would not bring him back to play defense or even be in the way. He just wouldn't do anything unless you took control of him and ran over to make a stop. That's where speed became an issue though, because you had to run over with him, never being able to intercept anything, and rarely catching up to people. Then, even when he would get to a person, he could not throw them off the ball and his tackling skill is very poor. I feel there are much better cm's out there, like Marchisio, Vidal, and Montolivo I feel fills Pirlo's role better. I would also suggest Michael Carrick, as he plays very similarly to Pirlo, but can actually defend.



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PASSING MYSTRO Rating 10 / 10 | Position CM | Formation 352 | Submitted by joesly on 05 January

Pirlo is one of the best CM on FUT 13. FACT!

He is my favourite serie A player because of his long pass and short passing.

Firstly, 12 - 20 k is nothing if you have the coins he is a must buy. I paid 17.50k because i got him in CDM and in 3-5-2 formation
and he is worth it easily. I wish he was quicker but its okay if you don't always use pace or strength.

94 ball control - what more could you want ???? He dances around players and slots it to the striker.
96 long passing - spot on by EA Sports he is the best long passer in fifa 13.
86 penalties - Needs upgrading to 88-90 but 86 is fine.
94 short passing - again spot on he isn't as good as xavi in real life or on fifa 13.
96 vision - makes his passing better.
86 free kicks and 87 curve - Im not the best at free kicks but i score every time with pirlo only player i like better at free kicks is juninho or Cristiano Ronaldo.
86 long shots - I never knew how good he is at long shots and i love it!

In conclusion, PASSING MYSTRO him and xavi are the best!!


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Andrea Pirlo: The Creator Rating 10 / 10 | Position CDM | Formation 352 | Submitted by Crg1014 on 22 May

Andrea Pirlo, A stat by stat review:

Pace: Listed as 61, feels like 65. His pace is awful, I admit it. At CDM in a 352 though, you really don't need pace to succeed. The pace in a 352 is needed on the wings and at striker (see my team: http://www.futhead.com/fifa/squads/9987607/ ). Pirlo's 62 strength certainly doesn't make up for that lack of pace, but again, you don't need him for pace.

Shooting: Listed as 75, feels like 90. Pirlo is not a good straight up shooter, although he can nail a few longshots. What makes him so amazing is his ability on free kicks and penalties. His 80 power and 87 curve makes for some brilliant free kicks, and I consider him the 2nd best penalty shooter in the game (and the best IRL) after Frank Lampard.

Passing: Listed as 92, feels like 100. The reason you don't need pace from Pirlo in a 352 is that you can lob it up to one of your wingers or strikers once he touches the ball. He is also an incredibly accurate short passer, which I've found useful on more than one occasion. He is the best passer in the game, plain and simple. And also: DAT VISION! He sees everything!

Defending: Listed as 71, feels like 80. Looking at all of his defending stats, Pirlo should be an awful defender - but he isn't. His standing tackles are much better than their 68 rating and I never slide tackle, so his poor sliding doesn't effect me at all. Pirlo's marking abilities are decent, and certainly better than their 60 rating, but his lack of pace prevents him from keeping up with pacy players.

Heading: Listed as 48, feels like 50. Pirlo's heading sucks. It is essentially impossible for him to win a header, and you can not expect any header goal out of him. Thankfully, my other CDM is Marouane Fellaini, who makes up for Pirlo's lack of heading ability.

Bottom Line: He may not be the fastest or strongest player, but he is the best creator in the game, and is a monster on free kicks and penalty kicks. Get him on your team ASAP.


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Master of the game. Rating 10 / 10 | Position CF | Formation 4231 | Submitted by trollimite4321 on 30 April

So i avoided Pirlo in my Serie A squad for a long time because of a terrible word from a friend who told me he was terrible, useless, underpowered. Ive never known someone to be so wrong in their life. I also noticed that there were no reviews of Pirlo in CF. I can see why people would doubt him. CF usually need a mix of pace, passing and shooting.
Pirlos stats do not show that mix that people like Boetang shows and his work rates ( Low Med ) would probably force people to put him in CDM. I originally put him there but he dominated the pitch so i put him in CF. Great move.
Obviously Pirlo's passing cannot be matched. Its one of the highest if not the highest for a normal card. Being a CF means this guy is the keystone of your squad. He will be the captain most times, He can reach all corners of the opponents half with any type of pass with success. This means that his obvious lack of pace is completely void because he will have many players around him to pick out.
His dribbling feels absolutely amazing. The amount of times that i dribbled past whole defences or get penalties, freekicks or just fouls by using his precision dribbling is amazing.
The other thing that Pirlo is amazing for the CF role is his long shooting. He has 4 star weak foot but it feels like 5 star. If he gets any amount of space any within 34 yards of the goals i would take it. He literally has a success rate of 99% from inside the box also. Seriously. If this guy could get any more accurate he would have his own game on iTunes instead of Dude Perfect.
The last thing that I love about Pirlo is wierd but it is great for me. His workrates. Low Med workrates means that instead of running up and trying to run past defenders his CF position cancels out his Med defence rate. He sort of lingers around that CF position and slowly pushes up behind your main strikers. Its amazing the positions he puts himself in.
His defending is pretty good also. He will win many many tackles with him just as you win them with defenders. He will often take the ball back if he loses it.
His heading looks very low but i find that on Fifa if you can get a ball to a small player they score very often. Probably because of their balance, i dont know. If you get the ball to him he will score most easy sitters and can actually win a fair few hard headers.

Overall i would say whatever position you are getting Pirlo in ( Maybe not ST ) he excells in it. He just seems to adjust to whatever position he is in perfectly. The day the IF card comes out is the day I rinse my credit card.


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Andrea Pirlo – The Creator Rating 9 / 10 | Position CM | Formation 4312 | Submitted by glambert on 26 April

Andrea Pirlo war der erste Spieler über 85 GES, den ich gezogen habe. Ich packte ihn sofort ins Team, weil er einer meiner Lieblingsspieler war, war mir aber bewusst, dass er sehr langsam ist.

Das ist nämlich Punkt eins: Es ist gar nicht so schlimm, wenn ein mittlerer ZM defensiv ausgerichtet und langsam ist. Wichtiger ist, so find ich, dass dieser Spieler auch einen hohen Abfangen-Wert hat und seine Schlüsselattribute Übersicht, Reaktionen und die allgemeinen Passwerte sind. Pirlo ist in all diesen Dingen überragend und mindestens auf demselben Level wie Xavi und Iniesta. Punkt zwei ist folgender: Pirlo kann aus der Distanz sehr schöne Schüsse abfeuern. Diese haben aufgrund seiner extrem guten Schusstechnik viel Effet und sehen einfach nur wunderbar aus. Wer den Gegner also mit Tiki-Taka schwindlig spielt und plötzlich mit Pirlo einen Hammer raushaut, der hat nichts zu verlieren, aber umso mehr zu gewinnen. Punkt drei: Pirlo ist ein exzellenter Standardexperte; bei indirekten Freistößen und Eckbällen kann er als Vorbereiter glänzen wie kein anderer, bei Elfmetern und direkten Freistößen sind seine Werte gut genug, um das ein oder andere Ding ins Tor unterzubringen.

Kommen wir zu den negativen Dingen.

Pirlos größter Schwachpunkt sind seine halbherzigen Workrates (ideal wäre L/H oder M/H), die ihm nicht erlauben, sich dem Tempo des Spiels ideal anzupassen, daher muss Pirlo in Teams gespielt werden, die auf Ballbesitz setzen, damit man alles aus ihm herausholen kann. Ein weiterer Schwachpunkt sind seine nur durchschnittlichen Defensivwerte und die schwache Beweglichkeit und Stärke, die seiner Rolle wehtun können, wenn er keine schnellen RZM und LZM (bzw. RDM/LDM in anderen Formationen) neben sich hat.

Zusammenfassend:

+ PRO
Pirlo ist für den Spielaufbau essenziell, verfügt über eine brillante Schusstechnik, ist bei Standards ein Killer und verfügt über die Fähigkeit, das Spiel nach Belieben zu lenken.

- CONTRA
Im Spielaufbau wegen seinem Tempo nur effektiv bei ballbesitzorientierten Teams, nur als ZM für die Mitte im 4-3-1-2 nützlich (gilt auch für alle anderen Formationen), muss wegen seinen durchschnittlichen Defensivwerten schnelle LZM/ZRM neben sich haben, schwache Workrates.

PREIS-LEISTUNGS-VERHÄLTNIS
Wer sein Team gezielt mit Pirlo verstärken will und weiß, wie man ihn einsetzen muss, der kann nichts verlieren. Ich würde auf PC bis zu 90.000 Münzen für ihn zahlen, weil er im Spiel fast so gut wie Xavi ist. Also das durchschnittlich Neunfache. Note: 1 (10/10).

Hol dir Pirlo jetzt!


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