FIFA 21 Player Roles

PLAYER ROLES

FIFA 21 player roles allow you to choose in advance the player you want to be the captain or responsible for taking set-pieces.

FIFA 21 PLAYER ROLES

The player’s roles allow you to choose in advance the player you want to be responsible for taking set pieces, including penalties, free kicks and corners (on both sides).
Left Corners
LEFT CORNER
The player who will take the left corners by default.

Most Importante Attributes
Long Passing | It is used to classify how well a player performs a long pass in the air to his teammate.
Short Passing | It ranks how well a player performs a short / ground pass to his teammate.
Curve | It measures the player’s ability to curve the ball when passing and shooting.
Free Kick Accuracy | It measures the player’s accuracy for taking Free Kicks.

Find the player on your team who is the best in the mentioned attributes (in descending order of importance) and whose preferred foot is the left. Be careful not to pick someone you need for other roles during this type of set-piece.
To make your life easier, when you are selecting a kick taker, the most important stats of the selected player are immediately displayed. Take note that you can always change the kick taker in the game by holding R2 / RT button when taking a corner.
FIFA 21 Player Roles
RIGHT CORNER
The player who will take the right corners by default.

Most Importante Attributes
Long Passing | It is used to classify how well a player performs a long pass in the air to his teammate.
Short Passing | It ranks how well a player performs a short / ground pass to his teammate.
Curve | It measures the player’s ability to curve the ball when passing and shooting.
Free Kick Accuracy | It measures the player’s accuracy for taking Free Kicks.

Find the player on your team who is the best in the mentioned attributes (in descending order of importance) and whose preferred foot is the right. Be careful not to pick someone you need for other roles during this type of set piece.
To make your life easier, when you are selecting a kick taker, the most important stats of the selected player are immediately displayed. Take note that you can always change the kick taker in the game by holding R2 / RT button when taking a corner.
Short Free Kick
SHORT FREE KICK
The player who will take the short free kicks by default.

Most Importante Attributes
Free Kick Accuracy | It measures the player’s accuracy for taking Free Kicks.
Shot Power | It evaluates how hard the player hits the ball when taking a shot at goal.
Curve | It measures the player’s ability to curve the ball when passing and shooting.
Finishing | It is the accuracy of shots using foot, inside the penalty area.

Find the player on your team who is the best in the mentioned attributes (in descending order of importance). If the free kick is on the right side of your opponent’s goal and your kick-taker is left-footed, choose another one. The same applies if the free kick is on the left side of your opponent’s goal and your kick-taker is right-footed. Be careful not to pick someone you need for other roles during this type of set-piece.
To make your life easier, when you are selecting a kick taker, the most important stats of the selected player are immediately displayed. Take note that you can always change the kick taker in the game by holding R2 / RT button when taking a free kick.
Long Free Kick
LONG FREE KICK
The player who will take the long free kicks by default.

Most Importante Attributes
Free Kick Accuracy | It measures the player’s accuracy for taking Free Kicks.
Long Shots | It measures the accuracy of shots from outside the penalty area.
Shot Power | It evaluates how hard the player hits the ball when taking a shot at goal.
Curve | It measures the player’s ability to curve the ball when passing and shooting.

Find the player on your team who is the best in the mentioned attributes (in descending order of importance). Be careful not to pick someone you need for other roles during this type of set piece.
To make your life easier, when you are selecting a kick taker, the most important stats of the selected player are immediately displayed. Take note that you can always change the kick taker in the game by holding R2 / RT button when taking a free kick.
FIFA 21 Player Roles
PENALTIES
The player who will take penalty kicks by default.

Most Importante Attributes
Penalty | It measures the accuracy of shots from inside the penalty area. Shot Power | It evaluates how hard the player hits the ball when taking a shot at goal. Finishing | It is the accuracy of shots using foot, inside the penalty area. Free Kick Accuracy | It measures the player’s accuracy for taking Free Kicks. Find the player on your team who is the best in the mentioned attributes (in descending order of importance) and whose preferred foot is the left. Be careful not to pick someone you need for other roles during this type of set piece.
To make your life easier, when you are selecting a kick taker, the most important stats of the selected player are immediately displayed. Take note that you can always change the kick taker in the game by holding R2 / RT button when taking a penalty kick.
FIFA 21 Player Roles
CAPTAIN
The player who will be the captain by default.

Most Importante Attributes


This role has no influence on the game. It’s only relevant to some animations that do not affect your team’s performance. Choose a player of your preference freely.
HELP
You can access the FIFA 21 player roles screen following the path Ultimate Team > Squads > Active Squad > Squad Actions > Custom Tactics > Roles. Before starting a match, you can also make changes, selecting Edit Lineup > Squad Actions > Player Roles. Even after the game starts, you can pause it and make new adjustments. The game will always save your last configuration which means that you don’t have to set up every time you are going to play. In fact, you can change the kick-taker during the game itself, without having to pause the game. Just hold R2 or RT, depending on your console. The difference from doing it on the player’s roles screen is that this way, your decision will only have effect for that particular set piece. That is, in the next set-piece, the player who will be in charge of it, will be the one that has been defined in the player’s roles screen. Remember that you can configure a role via game plans and use it from the D-Pad.

FIFA 21 player roles are only assigned to the players of the starting eleven. If you make a substitution, the player who comes in will not follow the role of the player who goes out.
There is a feature, on the bottom of the screen, that picks the best player for each role, based on their attributes. The Auto-Assignment feature does a good job for you as for player roles assignment. If you’re not sure about the roles, just leave the job to the CPU by selecting Auto-Assign and resetting to the default assignments.