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Football Manager 2017 Tactics

Football Manager 2017 Tactics

Find successful Football Manager 2017 tactics to download. Share your best FM 2017 tactics to help fellow managers struggling to create good FM17 tactics.
How to create a successful tactic on Football Manager
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5-2-3 Sezak FM17
5-2-3 Sezak FM17
37087   7421   8  
A FM 2017 tactic with the combination of Juventus and Barcelona tactical principles.
Tiki Taka Shadow (5-2-3 Sezak V2) FM17
37029   7077   2  
Tiki taka is about creating an environment which enables players to make short passes. This FM 2017 tactic focuses more on possession compared to the first version.
Asymmetric Bulldozer for FM17
Asymmetric Bulldozer for FM17
36763   6014   1  
The popular Asymmetric Bulldozer tactic revamped for FM 2017 from my success in FM15. It's only natural that I pay my respects to the creator. It's not mine, just recreated for FM17.
Sarri 4-3-1-2 Empoli Tactic FM17
Sarri 4-3-1-2 Empoli Tactic FM17
36382   7361   2  
A tactic for FM 2017 created to replicate Sarri's Empoli style of play.
Sampaoli's Verticalità FM17 Tactic
Sampaoli's Verticalità FM17 Tactic
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A tactical philosophy for FM 2017 inspired by Jorge Sampaoli. Aggressive pressing, high defensive line, overlapping wing backs. Tested with SD Eibar.
Attacking 4-2-3-1 Asymmetric by Starfish
Attacking 4-2-3-1 Asymmetric by Starfish
35771   8889   11  
High tempo, lots of chances and more importantly LOTS of goal, this FM 2017 tactic has led me to back to back Champions Leagues and 3 Premier Leagues with West Ham.
4-2-3-1 Ultra Attack Wingerless
4-2-3-1 Ultra Attack Wingerless
35759   8703   3  
Very attacking tactic for FM 2017. First game I tested the tactic with, it ended up winning 12-3 against Arsenal.
2-3-2-1-2 Possession - FM17 Tactic
2-3-2-1-2 Possession - FM17 Tactic
35388   7040   3  
Lots of shots, possession, clear cut chances and a solid defence! Perfect build up! I need you to test this FM 2017 tactic, maybe it's plug and play!
High Pressure 5-2-2-1 FM17 Tactic
High Pressure 5-2-2-1 FM17 Tactic
33938   5275   3  
The best tactic I've created on FM 2017. It's based on very high pressure with many players in the middle. Very good balance and the wingbacks exploiting the flanks.
The Guardiola Formula for FM18
The Guardiola Formula for FM18
33639   6426   2  
Pep Guardiola's FM 2018 free scoring and solid defending 4-3-3 DM strikerless and wingerless tactic. Won the quintuple with Man Utd on 18.3.
Marco Silva - Hull City - FM17 Tactic
Marco Silva - Hull City - FM17 Tactic
33299   4309   4  
A tactical overview on how to emulate the tactics of Marco Silva in the Football Manager 2017 match engine. Plus the tactic file itself.
AlexC's Liverpool Tactic FM17
AlexC's Liverpool Tactic FM17
32721   5005   3  
A simple possession (over 65%) tactic for FM 2017 with very solid defense, fluid shape with some player instructions on free roles and set pieces ready.
Kyznar's 4-2-3-1 Narrow FM17 Tactic
Kyznar's 4-2-3-1 Narrow FM17 Tactic
32651   4595   1  
A high pressing game, quick attacking football, very fluid system, inspired by (not replicating) Jurgen Klopp's philosophy.
4-2-3-1 Surovilo Counter
4-2-3-1 Surovilo Counter
32514   4959   2  
4-2-3-1 counter tactic for FM 2017 with emphasis on wing play and advanced forward. Very effective for average teams, or lower leagues.
Lethal 4-3-3 FM17 Tactic
Lethal 4-3-3 FM17 Tactic
32501   6688   3  
A lethal tactic for FM 2017. Won the double with Barcelona (only lost twice during the La Liga season). Also went to Champions League final with AC Milan in my second season.
5-1-4-0 Strikerless Control
5-1-4-0 Strikerless Control
32141   5489   1  
3 centre backs, 2 complete wing backs, 1 centre midfielder and 4 attacking midfielders. Stability and reliability at the back and fluid attacks up front. Tested with AC Milan.
3-4-1-2 Unbeaten SCP
3-4-1-2 Unbeaten SCP
32054   7669   1  
Winning all with Sporting (SCP): Portuguese League (unbeaten), Taça de Portugal, UEFA Champions League. A very fluid control tactic for FM 2017.
Suk Sam 3top v3 FM17 Tactic
Suk Sam 3top v3 FM17 Tactic
31954   6999   2  
Won the EPL with Swansea in 1st season using this very effective FM 2017 tactic; no transfer in either.
FM17 Tactic: Pass 2 Win - Goals Galore
FM17 Tactic: Pass 2 Win - Goals Galore
30729   5487   5  
A 4-3-2-1 Christmas tree tactic for Football Manager 2017. Midfielders (MCs & AMCs) passing the ball around, creating chances and scoring goals. By VincelaBera.
Mourinho's Revenge - The 2-4-2-2
Mourinho's Revenge - The 2-4-2-2
30418   4763   5  
A FM 2017 tactic based on Mourinho's 2-4-2-2 formation which Manchester United utilised against Conte's 3-4-3 and won 2-0.
HarDStyle Attacking 4-2-4 WB Wide - FM17 Tactic
HarDStyle Attacking 4-2-4 WB Wide - FM17 Tactic
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My personal tactics for FM 2017 that reflect the recent tactics of Sport Lisbon and Benfica, using an attacking 4-2-4 WB Wide system.
4-3-1-2 Wingerless Possesion FM17 Tactic
4-3-1-2 Wingerless Possesion FM17 Tactic
30230   4112   1  
This FM 2017 tactic aims to dominate the central areas using short patient passing to open teams up. Tested with Oxford United.
Ronin - Lippi's Italy 2006 World Cup Tactic
Ronin - Lippi's Italy 2006 World Cup Tactic
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This is the FM 2017 translation of the World Cup winning tactic of maestro Marcello Lippi from 2006. Perfect for counter attacking football.
VikingDan's 4-4-2 Diamond - Lower league to Premier League
VikingDan's 4-4-2 Diamond - Lower league to Premier League
29845   4102   3  
The 'as seen on stream' FM 2017 tactic that got Stockport County from non league, to the Premier league!
FM17 Tactic: Passive Aggressive
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A possession based defensively exceptional attacking tactic for FM 2017 by Rohit Kapali.
Klopp Pep Junior 2-5-3
Klopp Pep Junior 2-5-3
29140   2540   1  
High pressing tactic for FM 2017. The gameplan is to win the ball high up the field for easy counters and to control the game when in possession.
Mladen 3-1-4-2 Control
Mladen 3-1-4-2 Control
29085   4661   2  
Huddersfield win Championship!!! Wells player of the year, top goalscorer and first in assists!!!
Goal Scoring 4-2-2-2 Narrow
Goal Scoring 4-2-2-2 Narrow
28460   3226  
A possession based, goal scoring tactic for FM 2017 which scores a lot of goals but doesn't always dominate possession.
Strikerless FM17 Tactic - Destruction from the flanks
Strikerless FM17 Tactic - Destruction from the flanks
27936   4524  
A strikerless tactic for FM 2017 tested with Leeds United. Got promoted as top seed from Championship on the 1st season, and was able to finish 5th in EPL on the 2nd season.
4-2-3-1 Attack Lukáš Hrubý
4-2-3-1 Attack Lukáš Hrubý
27549   5841   3  
Assault and combination tactics for FM 2017.

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