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Football Manager Guide - Mental Attributes

Football Manager Guide - Mental Attributes

Football Manager guide on players mental attributes and how they are related and dependant against other attributes.


Informs us how much does a  player assert himself on the  game and how much he gets involved, this doesn't automatically tell us how aggressive or unsporting the player is. Aggressiveness along with unsporting  are  determined with hidden attributes like dirtiness together with sportsmanship. The number of fouls a player makes is however co-relaid with aggressiveness, more aggressive player could make more fouls simply because hill will attempt more tackle during a match.

Significant relevant attributes:

  • Tackling - since a more aggressive player is going to attempt a lot more challenges, especially if he's a playing in some of the defensive positions
  • Decisions - so he can decide properly the way to assert himself in certain occasions


Informs us on how well a player is a able to predict  actions and moves from his teammates and the opponent players. Better anticipation is going to help a player in order to react quicker to events, nevertheless, he'll should also be capable of assuming up a good initial position

Significant relevant attributes:

  • Off the ball - to obtain superior initial attacking positions
  • Positioning - to obtain superior initial defensive positions
  • Acceleration - in order to respond quicker to an event


Information on how eager  player would be to stop the opponent or perhaps to win a ball, regardless of the chance of suffering an injury


This attribute shows exactly how calm as well as collected a player is in pressurised circumstances or while he’s in control of the ball


This attribute shows the amount of time a player can remain concentrated on the game. When this attribute is poor it's going to reduce the effectiveness of the player later on in the match and can add to the odds of him doing errors.


This attribute shows just how capable a player is at seeing a possibility  less creative player wouldn't see. It won't say how effective a player is at taking advantage of the imaginative and prescient vision he's got.

Significant relevant attributes:

  • Crossing - crossing the ball accurately
  • Finishing -  shoot accurately
  • Free Kicks - taking the free kicks accurately
  • Heading - heading the ball accurately
  • Long Shots - shooting at goal from distance accurately
  • Passing - passing the ball to his teammates accurately
  • Technique - to execute more challenging technical actions properly
  • Anticipation - predict an event and respond to a scenario in the match
  • Composure - to stay calm sufficient to anticipate properly to make a good decisions
  • Concentration - to stay concentrated enough to anticipate properly to make a good decisions constantly
  • Decisions - to decide on the best choice from all of the possibilities seen
  • Flair - to have the ability to make a more unpredictable decision


Hidden Attributes in Football Manager

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This attribute shows exactly how smart a player is at analyzing a situation and afterward making the best decision.

Significant relevant attributes:

  • Anticipation - in order to predict events so that he can base actions on
  • Creativity - to decide between attacking  options in front of him
  • Composure - to keep his mind calm long enough to anticipate properly to make beneficial decisions
  • Flair - in order to come up with a more unpredictable decision
  • All technical attributes


This attribute shows just how motivated and determined a player is going to be to secure a win on the field

Significant relevant attributes:

  • Aggression - possessing mental approach required to get involved
  • Bravery - possessing mental will in order to risk pain as well as injuries in order to be successful
  • Work Rate - having the  mental force to work hard during the entire match


This attribute shows exactly how competent a player is at innovating creative and unpredictable moves to create opportunities from nothing

Important related attributes:

  • Technique - to do more challenging technical actions properly
  • Anticipation - to calculate the moves of his teammates as well as the opponents
  • Composure - to stay calm enough to anticipate properly to make good decisions
  • Concentration - to stay concentrated enough to anticipate properly to make good decisions constantly
  • Creativity - to see and do all  available possibilities
  • Decisions - to decide on the unexpected possibility if it's the very best of all the possibilities found


This attribute shows just how inspiring as well as motivating  player might be to his team-mates and just how much impact he's got on match event. This is the most important attribute you should consider when picking your team captain!

Off the Ball

This attribute shows just how intelligent  player is at analyzing the game and afterward finding area allowing him to receive the ball and then exploit the opening within the opponents team formation.

Significant relevant attributes:

  • Anticipation - in order to  anticipate precisely what his teammates will do during attack and also the movements of the opponent team
  • Decisions - to decide on the very best movement having regarded the potential events


This attribute shows just how effective  player is at analyzing  defensive situations as well as getting into the very best position to manage that situation

Significant relevant attributes:

  • Anticipation - in order to anticipate what are the opposition is going to do during their attacking move
  • Decisions - to decide on the very best position to shift in, having regarded the possible events


This attribute shows just how good  player is at working as part of a team and exactly how good a player is at following instructions

Significant relevant attributes:

  • Anticipation - so that player can predict events to be able to base decisions on
  • Creativity - to determine  attacking choices available to choose between
  • Composure - in order to stay calm enough to anticipate properly and make effective decisions that help the squad
  • Concentration - in order to maintain concentration enough to anticipate properly to make good choices that will help the team through the match
  • All technical attributes

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