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Football Manager 2021 Tactics

Football Manager 2021 Tactics

Find successful Football Manager 2021 tactics to download. Share your best FM 2021 tactics to help fellow managers struggling to create good FM21 tactics.

How to create a successful tactic on Football Manager
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Invincible 4-2-3-1 Wide // Attack on Fire
Invincible 4-2-3-1 Wide // Attack on Fire
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Good tactics to beat any team. The key is a good goalkeeper, good central defenders and a good home ground.
Piercing Target 4-1-3-2
Piercing Target 4-1-3-2
10681   1135   1  
You will see numerous chances created and goals.
Overpowered Strikerless // GYRFM Striker on Strike!
Overpowered Strikerless // GYRFM Striker on Strike!
10181   1108  
My first attempt at a strikerless tactic on FM 2021 and we went unbeaten in La Liga with Atletico Madrid and Ligue 1 with PSG.
Tiki Taka 4-3-3 All Winning
Tiki Taka 4-3-3 All Winning
43177   7116   1  
My 4-3-3 tiki-taka is an attempt to emulate the tiki taka style, made famous by Josep Guardiola's Barcelona.
Solid 5-3-2 // Title Winning Tactic
Solid 5-3-2 // Title Winning Tactic
18313   2516  
Solid defense, title winning tactic for FM 2021. Won Serie A and Europa League with AC Milan in the 1st season.
N3liNH0's tactic 4-2-3-1 Speedy/IW
N3liNH0's tactic 4-2-3-1 Speedy/IW
13152   1786  
Tactic 4231 with inner wingers! you need fast players with good attributes (passing, decision, volume of play, speed, acceleration) and by position!
Death by xG 4-1-4-1 // 199 goals in one season
Death by xG 4-1-4-1 // 199 goals in one season
36351   6293   3  
This very forward thinking 4-1-4-1 has helped win two-fifths of a Pentagon, send Groningen to the Champions League semi-finals and beats teams into submission.
Jose Mourinho 2017/18 Man Utd Tactics // 4-2-3-1 & 4-3-3
Jose Mourinho 2017/18 Man Utd Tactics // 4-2-3-1 & 4-3-3
16702   1500  
An attempt to recreate the 2 tactics Jose used during the 2017/18 season at Man Utd! Well structured 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 for FM 2021.
Massimiliano Allegri 3-5-2 Juve Tactics
Massimiliano Allegri 3-5-2 Juve Tactics
14640   1702  
An attempt to recreate Juventus 3-5-2 during the 2015/16 season under Massimiliano Allegri. Tactic for FM 2021.
Mauricio Pochettino PSG Tactics for FM21
Mauricio Pochettino PSG Tactics for FM21
15299   1448  
An attempt to recreate the 3 tactics (4-2-3-1 / 4-3-3) used by Mauricio Pochettino during his start at PSG for FM 2021.
Mezzala? I barely know her!
Mezzala? I barely know her!
13347   2118   6  
Possession orientated attacking 4-3-3 with the Mezzala's running the show and the AF tearing up defences.
FM21 Tactic: The Volcano
FM21 Tactic: The Volcano
11380   1021  
Attacking football and lots of goals with two Volantes.
Danish Dynamite 4-3-1-2 // Goals for days.
Danish Dynamite 4-3-1-2 // Goals for days.
13581   1997  
An attacking 4-3-1-2 created for my PSG team. 3 seasons played, 398 league goals in 118 league games. Mbappe played 174 games, scored 236 goals and dished 46 assists.
Koeman's 3-4-3 at Barça
Koeman's 3-4-3 at Barça
17767   1943   1  
My FM 2021 recreation of Ronald Koeman's latest used 3-4-3 formation at FC Barcelona.
Julen Lopetegui's Sevilla blueprint 4-3-3
Julen Lopetegui's Sevilla blueprint 4-3-3
20467   2436  
Recreating the tactics used by Julen Lopetegui. Comfortably won La Liga by 9 points! solid in defence with plenty of possession.
Brendan Rodgers Leicester 4-2-3-1
Brendan Rodgers Leicester 4-2-3-1
23751   3274  
Enjoy plenty of possession without sacrificing goals or exposing your defence. 3rd place finish in the Prem alongside winning the Europa League.
Strong Positional Play 4-3-3
Strong Positional Play 4-3-3
20030   2527  
This FM 2021 tactic is a blend of Klopp and Guardiola's (Arteta tactics). I created it after getting Bristol City into the Premier League.
Shanahan Ball - Treble Winning Tactic
Shanahan Ball - Treble Winning Tactic
16207   2652  
4231 Custom Gegen Press with inverted wing backs AND a deep lying playmaker. Score plenty, but more importantly concede very little and win trophies.
4-2-4 Full Attack & Goal
4-2-4 Full Attack & Goal
18484   3101  
Very offensive tactic with Lots of goals and possession of the ball.
Dominating 4-4-2 by xKoMx
Dominating 4-4-2 by xKoMx
11485   1281  
Created this tactic for Spurs and we are dominating with it in PL. Great offensive tactic, lots of goals.
Ten Hag inspired 4-2-3-1 // Ajax but it's Everton lads
Ten Hag inspired 4-2-3-1 // Ajax but it's Everton lads
30603   3812   4  
Won 2 back to back Champions leagues and a Premier League with Everton. Flexible 4-2-3-1 with 2 DMs very solid at the back and great going forward.
The 4123 Promotion Tactic for FM21
The 4123 Promotion Tactic for FM21
24944   3981  
A fantastic 4123 tactic for FM 2021 that has taken Margate from Tier 8 to Tier 2 within 6 seasons. This tactic will have you playing, direct, fast-paced football.
Hasta Regista Is Back // 4-3-3 Possession Tactic
Hasta Regista Is Back // 4-3-3 Possession Tactic
31248   4079   10  
A very fluid, high tempo possession tactic built around the Regista. Won the Bundesliga, Seria A and Premiership as well as promotion from the Championship.
Sir Alex 4-4-2 with Man Utd 98/99 / FM21 Tactic
Sir Alex 4-4-2 with Man Utd 98/99 / FM21 Tactic
33343   6158   3  
Replicating the treble winning 4-4-2 tactic used by Sir Alex Ferguson in 1998/1999 with Manchester United. Tactic for Football Manager 2021.
Cymatics Gegenpress 4-3-3 // Clinical Attack & Impenetrable Defence
Cymatics Gegenpress 4-3-3 // Clinical Attack & Impenetrable Defence
55791   6985   5  
This FM21 Tactic is inspired by Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool Gegenpress Season 2019/2020 with. Aggressive play, clinical attack & impenetrable defence.
ENGLAND EURO WINNING,TREBLE WINNING & 94 points with Arsenal & 91 goals for Haaland in 53 games - GYRFM 44 FM2
ENGLAND EURO WINNING,TREBLE WINNING & 94 points with Arsenal & 91 goals for Haaland in 53 games - GYRFM 44 FM2
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My 442 tactic 91 goal season for Haaland! All the below results were achieved while being on holiday for the whole season. 94 points and a Europa Cup with Arsenal!!!
Hamburg Rebuild / FM21 Tactic
Hamburg Rebuild / FM21 Tactic
14018   1506   1  
3rd place in Bundesliga, second season. Tactic based on counter-press. Speed is key.
FM21 Tactics by Knap: ARGUS
FM21 Tactics by Knap: ARGUS
31403   4803  
Argus tactics for FM21 by Knap. Usually 3 at the back. Focus is on spreading the play, not as much pressing. A set of 7 tactic variations as of April 24th.
Vujevic against Strikerless!
12360   1021  
Sheffield United won double in first season! A set of 3 FM21 tactics to rotate throughout the season to adapt appropriately to your opponents.
LSPlaysFM’s 4-2-3-1 Double DM Domination Tactic - 110 Point Unbeaten Season
LSPlaysFM’s 4-2-3-1 Double DM Domination Tactic - 110 Point Unbeaten Season
43387   8591   3  
A 4-2-3-1 Double DM Tactic with 110 point unbeaten seasons, quadruple wins, tonnes of goals and so much more!

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