Football Manager Guide - Physical Attributes

Football Manager Guide on physical attributes, all you ever needed to know about physical attributes in Football Manager.

Football Manager Guide - Physical Attributes

Football Manager guide on physical attributes of the players in Football Manager, and how they relate to other attributes.


This attribute shows information on how fast  player can achieve his top speed, right from a standing position

Significant relevant attributes:

  • Agility - to switch directions fast
  • Balance - to remain stable on his feet while running
  • Pace - player's top speed


This attribute shows just how much flexibility as well as range of movement a player possesses while moving, either with or without the ball.

Significant relevant attributes:

  • Acceleration - to achieve top speed fast immediately after shifting direction
  • Balance - so he stay stable on his feet while shifting direction


This attribute shows how good  player can easily move and remain on his feet, just how mobile he's in control and just how stable he stays while dealing with opponents as well as moving quickly in different directions

Significant relevant attributes:

  • Agility - to switch directions rapidly when needed
  • Strength - in order to compete physically with opposition players challenging  him


This attribute shows the distance in that your player can rise from the ground while jumping. However player's height, isn't going to grant the Jumping attribute an improvement.

Significant relevant attributes:

  • Heading - So that your player can hit  the ball well with his head if he wins the ball in air
  • Bravery - shows if the player posses mental will to get engaged in aerial challenges
  • Balance - to keep stable while jumping


Hidden Attributes in Football Manager

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Natural Fitness

This attribute shows  player's starting level of fitness, just how much stamina a player can have throughout a season and it will provide several hints regarding how prone a player can be to exhaustion as well as  injuries when over-trained or perhaps over-played.

Significant relevant attributes:

  • Stamina - how fast his condition drops throughout a match through the the player's starting condition which is affected by Natural Fitness


This attribute shows the top speed a player is going to peak at while running. He'll be somewhat quicker without having the ball compared to while having it at his feet.

Significant relevant attributes:

  • Acceleration - to achieve top speed rapidly
  • Agility - to switch directions fast while running
  • Balance - to remain stable on his feet while running
  • Stamina - to keep up his top speed for extended period of time, in both quick breaks as well as over the the entire match


The amount of physical efforts a player can withstand throughout a match before his match condition falls a percentage point. The greater  player's match condition, means much better he'll play, as a result, the better his stamina for a longer period he can play effectively for.

Significant relevant attributes:

  • Work Rate - pinpoints just how  player will play, therefore impacting on how fast his condition is going to drop
  • Natural Fitness - it will help you determine the player's starting condition


This attribute shows just how strong  player is at holding of the opponent or perhaps ‘out-muscling’ them during physical challenges.



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Football Manager Guide on physical attributes, all you ever needed to know about physical attributes in Football Manager.
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