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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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5-2-2-1 Spaceship / The Art Of Defending by LSPlaysFM
5-2-2-1 Spaceship / The Art Of Defending by LSPlaysFM
15015   2735   6  
As Sir Alex once said, “Attack wins you games, Defence wins you titles” and that statement could not be more true then with this FM21 tactic!
The Godfather: Antonio Conte's Nerazzuri 3-5-2
The Godfather: Antonio Conte's Nerazzuri 3-5-2
24923   3852   1  
Recreating the philosophy of Conte's Inter side. The treble was won implementing these principles of play, built on the best defence in Seria A.
F9 Viola / FM21 Tactic
F9 Viola / FM21 Tactic
23524   4637   5  
A xmas tree shaped formation suitable for top and underdog teams. Tested on holiday with Fulham, West Ham and Liverpool.
Winning Champions League / Unbeaten FM21 Tactic
Winning Champions League / Unbeaten FM21 Tactic
40755   7336   5  
I created this FM21 tactic for big matches. It's very successful. Tested with Galatasaray.
Invincible Goal Galore: 3-4-1-2
Invincible Goal Galore: 3-4-1-2
48602   11075   3  
A tactic that guarantees you to be the top goalscorers in any competition. Works with good players in defence. Otherwise you'll end up conceding a lot of goals.
Rebuilding Barcelona 2-3-2-3 // Andreas Tiki Taka
Rebuilding Barcelona 2-3-2-3 // Andreas Tiki Taka
31095   4945   3  
Made a FM21 tactic for the "New Barcelona" where I got rid of all the old and expensive players.
Shevyi 433
Shevyi 433
30340   4527  
My vision of football as a junior coach in real life. This is my 4-3-3 idea of football adapted to FM 2021.
FM21 Tactic: Reminvincible 4231
FM21 Tactic: Reminvincible 4231
16344   4182  
Like last year, a good attack and a solid defence. You are going to score a lot of goals and have high possession. Recreated my tactic by adapting them to FM21.
Klopp's 4-3-3 Liverpool // FM21 Tactic
Klopp's 4-3-3 Liverpool // FM21 Tactic
12026   2650   1  
"It’s like an orchestra. But it’s a silent song. I like heavy metal more. I always want it loud.” - Jurgen Klopp
3-5-2-Atalanta tactic by Vujevic
3-5-2-Atalanta tactic by Vujevic
9438   1694   2  
My best 3 at back tactic. Easy treble with Atalanta in first season without transfers! Requires high quality players.
3-5-2-Pirate Poacher tactic by Vujevic
3-5-2-Pirate Poacher tactic by Vujevic
9493   1155  
Pirate Poacher tactic for FM 2021 with unique playstyle with two Poachers up Front!
3-5-2 No 10 tactic by Vujevic
3-5-2 No 10 tactic by Vujevic
31309   3725   2  
My standard FM 2021 tactic with 3 at back what helped to win me instant title with Benevento in first season!
Spen_Crow's 4-2-3-1 My Way
Spen_Crow's 4-2-3-1 My Way
29542   5391   3  
A tiki taka type style that I have developed over the years of playing FM.
Klopp + Guardiola 4-3-3 Combo Tactic by RDF
Klopp + Guardiola 4-3-3 Combo Tactic by RDF
35772   8201   1  
This FM 2021 tactic is what happens when you combine Klopp and Guardiola tactical styles together. You create goals, possession and even a great defence!
Aytac Emre's 4-2-3-1 // Better Results Tactic
Aytac Emre's 4-2-3-1 // Better Results Tactic
29064   5510   2  
With this tactic your players will not get tired anymore and also you probably win with better defence.
Ancelotti's Xmas Tree / FM21 Tactic by Daljit
Ancelotti's Xmas Tree / FM21 Tactic by Daljit
14042   2354   2  
While it's not possible to replicate Ancelotti's magic 100% on FM21, we can come close. We adapt and try to achieve the direct fluid attacking Ancelotti's Milan was known for. Tactic by Daljit.
Goal Hoarder
Goal Hoarder
36580   8160   6  
High-scoring 3-5-2 tactic for FM 2021 with water-proof defence. 117 points with Hull City first season.
Klopp's Yellow Wall 4-2-3-1
Klopp's Yellow Wall 4-2-3-1
45452   8911   7  
Recreating the Dortmund tactics used by Klopp. Won the domestic double with Haaland scoring 38 goals In the league.
Best Possession & Goals FM21 Tactic by RDF x FMScout
Best Possession & Goals FM21 Tactic by RDF x FMScout
57177   14514   9  
Been looking for the best Possession based tactic? Look no further! Not only for nice football but also scores PLENTY of goals!
Orbit the Enganche 4-3-1-2
Orbit the Enganche 4-3-1-2
34450   5902   4  
A possession-based tactic for FM2021 that aims to get the best out of the Enganche. 2nd with both Valencia and Arsenal and 7th with West Brom.
Maldini Doesn't Tackle 4-2-4 for FM21
Maldini Doesn't Tackle 4-2-4 for FM21
21317   4628   3  
A 4-2-4 system based on using both 2 strikers focusing on Width, Pace and Power in counter attacks. Tested it on stream with ridiculous results. MDT 424 for FM 2021.
Counter Attacking 3412 for Underdogs
Counter Attacking 3412 for Underdogs
81909   21271   5  
Counter Attacking tactic designed for the underdog, works for everyone. Fulham 7th into Europe, Liverpool 104 points – Original Squads.
Jose Mourinho's Porto 4-3-1-2
Jose Mourinho's Porto 4-3-1-2
31072   6087   3  
A modified version of Jose Mourinho's 4-3-1-2 Formation leading Porto to a Champions League win in 2003-2004
FM21 Double Broken Tactic
FM21 Double Broken Tactic
189345   48409   74  
Over 100+ Points in 1 season, 110+ Goals and positions. These tactics have aggression and brutal form with More and More Possession and Goals.
The Protagnista 4-1-2-1-2 Narrow
The Protagnista 4-1-2-1-2 Narrow
26664   3540   12  
A vertical Tika Taka system for FM 2021 that controls the game through possession. Won the Domestic double in Italy with the best defence and the league's top scorer.
The Tinkerman's Unbelievables 4-4-2
The Tinkerman's Unbelievables 4-4-2
34689   6321   5  
Recreating the tactics of Claudio Ranieri that took Leicester to the unthinkable, a Premier League title! The Tinkerman's Foxes is a 442 cautious tactic for FM 2021.
Ottmar "der General" Hitzfeld - Dortmund 1997 Inspired 5212
Ottmar "der General" Hitzfeld - Dortmund 1997 Inspired 5212
24388   4874   12  
Unbeaten in my first year winning the Bundesliga AND Champions League. 96 points in the League and Erling Braut Håland scoring 67 goals in all comps!
4-3-2-1 Create Space / Total Football
4-3-2-1 Create Space / Total Football
11228   1334   2  
This FM21 tactic is based on movement. When defending tactic will be 5-2-2-1, while attacking will change to 2-1-3-4.
3-6-1 Positive by mithriandir
3-6-1 Positive by mithriandir
6862   838   2  
FM2021 offensive tactics tested with Legia and the Polish National team. You need wing backs with good work rate for best results.
Rinus Michels - Total Football Ajax Inspired 3-4-3 Tactic
Rinus Michels - Total Football Ajax Inspired 3-4-3 Tactic
43528   9013   18  
Rinus Michels, named Coach of the Century by FIFA in 1999. With this tactic you should expect lots of possession, high pressing and also plenty of goals!

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