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Football Manager Abbreviations and Terminology

A collection of Abbreviations, Terminology and Slang to help you understand FM fan chat and more

By Updated on Oct 17, 2011   145717 views   0 comments

General Football Manager Terminology

SI - Sports Interactive - Creators of the Football Manager series
FM - Football Manager
FMH - Football Manager Handheld (PSP/iphone)
FML - Football Manager Live (now defunct)
FMO - Football Manager Online (in testing)
FMC - Football Manager Classic (mode)
CM - Championship Manager - Game once made by Sports Interactive and Eidos, now made by Eidos
CA - Current Ability
PA - Potential Ability
PPM - Player Preferred Moves
GS - Genie Scout
FMRTE - Football Manager Real Time Editor
DB - Database
ME - Match Engine
AssMan - Assistant Manager
LLM - Lower League Management
LLaMa - Lower League Manager
OI - Opposition Instructions
Patch - Piece of software that fixes bugs as well as providing a database update.
AI - Artificial intelligence


GK - Goalkeeper
SW - Sweeper
DR - Right Back
DL - Left Back
DC - Centre Back
WBR - Wing Back Right
WBL - Wing Back Left
DMC - Central Defensive Midfielder
MCd - Defensive minded Centre Midfielder
MCa - Attacking minded Centre Midfielder
MR - Right Midfielder
ML - Left Midfielder
AMR - Attacking Midfielder Right
AML - Attacking Midfielder Left
AMC - Attacking Midfielder Centre
FC - Centre Forward
ST - Striker
FS - Fast Striker
TM - Target Man

Roles & Mentalities

G - Goalkeeper
SK - Sweeper Keeper
S or SW - Sweeper
L - Libero
CD - Central Defender
BPD - Ball Playing Defender
LD - Limited Defender
FB - Full Back
WB - Wing Back
DM - Defensive Midfielder
A or ANC - Anchor Man
DLP - Deep Lying Playmaker
CM - Central Midfielder
BWM - Ball winning Midfielder
BBM or B2B - Box To Box Midfielder
AP - Advanced Playmaker
DW - Defensive Winger
WM - Wide Midfielder
W - Winger
AM - Attacking Midfielder
IF - Inside Forward
T or Treq - Trequartista
DLF - Deep Lying Forward
AF - Advanced Forward
TM - Target Man
P - Poacher
CF - Complete Forward
DF - Defensive Forward

D or Def - Defend
S or Sup - Support
A or Att - Attack

Player Status Icons

Wnt - A club is interested in the player.
Bid - A club has made a transfer offer for the player.
Trn - Player has a future transfer agreed with another club.
Req - Player has been placed on the transfer list at his own request.
Unh - Player is currently unhappy.
Fut - Player is unsure about his future.
Ctr - Player is currently out of contract at the club.
Ine - Player is ineligible to play in the next match.
Loa - Player has been made available for loan.
Int - Player is currently away on international duty.
Lst - Player has been placed on the transfer list by the club.
Lmp - Player is lacking in match practice.
Fgn - Player is foreign.
Inj - Player is currently injured.
Frt - Player is leaving on a free transfer at the end of his contract.
PR - Player has reacted to a media comment.
iPR - Same as PR, but in regards to international affairs.
Cup - Player is cup-tied and ineligible to play in the cup match.
Rst - Player is in need of a rest.
Sus - Player is currently suspended.
Yel - Player is one yellow card away from picking up a suspension.
Yth - Player is on a youth contract.
Hol - Player is currently away on holiday.
Wdn - Player has been withdrawn from international duty by his club manager.
Unf - Player is not fully fit.
Wp - Player requires a work permit before he can play.
Slt - Player has a slight concern about something.
Tut - Player is currently acting as mentor for a youngster at the club.
Lrn - Player is currently learning from an experienced player at the club.

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