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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
What makes a tactic successful? Which factors can we fine-tune until we get ourselves a tactic that works? What steps to take? Read this guide.
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Ernst Happel's Total Football 1970 Feyenoord Tactics
Ernst Happel's Total Football 1970 Feyenoord Tactics
24471   2343   1  
Recreating the Total Football used by Ernst Happel. Dominated the Eredivisie winning by 17 points. Lots of Goals, solid in defence and high possession tactic.
Scoring Machine 3-4-1-2
Scoring Machine 3-4-1-2
23906   2689   5  
Balanced high attacking and defending scoring machine for FM 2021. You need to have really good wingers, with good stats on tackling and crossing, they're the key to success.
Paulo Fonseca Tactics at AS Roma 2020/21
Paulo Fonseca Tactics at AS Roma 2020/21
17049   1635  
Here is my recreation of Paulo Fonseca's AS Roma tactic during the 2020/21 season for Football Manager 2021.
Garuda 4-4-1-1 // 100 points with Milan and 3rd with Villa
Garuda 4-4-1-1 // 100 points with Milan and 3rd with Villa
27801   3831   4  
Strong in defence 12 goals conceded with Milan with 59% possession, 81 points with Villa 6 points from the title.
Strikerless False 4231 // Won the CL with Man Utd
15954   1328  
A strikerless tactic for FM 2021 that focuses on vertical movements, moves the ball to the final third quickly and attacks the half space.
LSPlaysFM's 5-3-2 Half Back Treble Winning Tactic
LSPlaysFM's 5-3-2 Half Back Treble Winning Tactic
42185   6501   3  
A defensively rock solid tactic which can score goals for fun. The Treble Winning 5-3-2 Half Back Tactic - Werner 49 Goal Season & Chelsea Treble!
FM21 Goal Getting Short Corner Routine
FM21 Goal Getting Short Corner Routine
46882   10238   4  
A short corner developed with lots and lots of tinkering to create the ULTIMATE short corner routine that works fantastically well with the new patch.
Adi Hütter's Eintracht Frankfurt 3-4-1-2
Adi Hütter's Eintracht Frankfurt 3-4-1-2
23376   2651   1  
FM21 recreation of the attacking and pressing football associated with Adi Hutter's Frankfurt side. Finished 2nd in Bundesliga and won the DFB Pokal.
MrSpaceman's Spaceship Tactic (3-2-5) - INSANE 2.94 GOALS/GAME!!!
MrSpaceman's Spaceship Tactic (3-2-5) - INSANE 2.94 GOALS/GAME!!!
21092   3535   3  
Scoring a 100 goals/season at a rate of 2.94 goals/game and Depay winning Ballon D'Or has never been easier! Perfect for teams with weak FBs and strong attack!
The Overcomplicated Diamond 3-4-3 / 3-3-3-1
The Overcomplicated Diamond 3-4-3 / 3-3-3-1
23200   1607  
A tactic for FM 2021 that uses a 3-4-3 diamond to cram in as many niche roles as possible! Tested with Chelsea, Leverkusen and Sevilla.
Bossanova V3 High Scoring Tactic
Bossanova V3 High Scoring Tactic
18269   2997   3  
An attacking 4-1-2-1-2 that can work with any team. Expect the AFs and AM to score the goals. Treble and 140 league goals in my LFC test.
LSPlaysFM's 4-1-2-1-2 Unbreakable Diamond 2.0 - Unbeaten Prem Season & 87% Win Rate
LSPlaysFM's 4-1-2-1-2 Unbreakable Diamond 2.0 - Unbeaten Prem Season & 87% Win Rate
46642   9975   11  
4-1-2-1-2 Unbreakable Diamond 2.0 – New & Improved For 21.4.0 – Arsenal Treble With A 102 Pts Season & Norwich Unbeaten Prem Season!
FM21 Tactic: The Youri 4231
FM21 Tactic: The Youri 4231
32294   6000   4  
An attacking 4-2-3-1 tactic for FM 2021. Ran a 2 team test (Liverpool and Fulham) on holiday. LFC comfortably won the league, while Fulham qualified for Europa League.
MrSpaceman's FIGHTER JET Tactic (3-2-2-2-1 2DM)
MrSpaceman's FIGHTER JET Tactic (3-2-2-2-1 2DM)
16400   1985   1  
A FM 2021 tactic that guarantees goals and midzone domination! Unbeaten season with Chelsea and loads of goals!
LSPlaysFM's 4-5-1 Striker’s Paradise – Kane 76 Goal Season & 86% Win Rate!
LSPlaysFM's 4-5-1 Striker’s Paradise – Kane 76 Goal Season & 86% Win Rate!
52905   10221   9  
A True Striker's Paradise! Attacking Players just can't stop scoring with this tactic, Kane with 76, Depay on 53 goals, 86% Win Ratio, 2.47 GPG & More!
Rosler's Unbeaten 4-4-2 for 21.7 ME
Rosler's Unbeaten 4-4-2 for 21.7 ME
34182   5637   3  
Classic 442 tactic for FM 2021. Liverpool test: 102 points +99 goal diff. Unbeaten season. Salah 64 goals. Plus Fulham test.
Very Attacking 4-3-3 // 168 goals using a Raumdeuter
Very Attacking 4-3-3 // 168 goals using a Raumdeuter
52095   9445   5  
Guaranteed a 30+ goal striker, the most clear cut chances created in the league and how to get the best out of a raumdeuter.
85% win percentage GYRFM Awesymetric / Best Asymmetric Tactic?
85% win percentage GYRFM Awesymetric / Best Asymmetric Tactic?
34376   5709   19  
Best asymmetric tactic yet for 21.4.0?? I think so!!! My first attempt at an asymmetric tactic and I am very happy with it.
Leeds Redemption 4-4-2
Leeds Redemption 4-4-2
12606   1312   1  
Great 4-4-2! Fast wingers and at least 1 tall + 1 decently fast attacker is important!
My Best Tactic for the Winter Update
11520   667   1  
My best FM21 tactic after the winter update. Tested with test server and got amazing results.
The Croque Monsieur 4-3-3
The Croque Monsieur 4-3-3
19163   3380   2  
A classic 433, well balanced, allowing you to score a very decent amount of goals from every part of the field, and conceding less than one per game on average.
Moyibi 4-4-1-1 Asymmetric
Moyibi 4-4-1-1 Asymmetric
11022   1258   2  
The Moyibi tactic is back! My typical asymmetrical 4-4-1-1, scoring a lot of goals, very solid defensively. Working very well with elite, sub-top and underdog teams.
Undefeated LLM Tactic 85% Win Rate
Undefeated LLM Tactic 85% Win Rate
41986   6800   3  
Recommended for lower league teams. 85% win rate with a goal difference of +74 this tactic helped us to an invincible season. Undefeated for a total of 27 games.
FM21 Tactic: The Incredible Hulk
FM21 Tactic: The Incredible Hulk
16621   2330   1  
We wanted to create a three at-the-back tactic that would be strong defensively, but still offer an attacking threat. We think we smashed it.
LSPlaysFM's Unbreakable Diamond - 105 Pts, 3.00 GPG, Unbeaten Seasons & More!
LSPlaysFM's Unbreakable Diamond - 105 Pts, 3.00 GPG, Unbeaten Seasons & More!
117711   27656   26  
4-1-2-1-2 Tactic Great At Scoring Goals! 62 Serie A Games Unbeaten & 105 Pts, Treble With Liverpool & Norwich, 3.00 GPG - Includes 21.3.0 Tactic Tweak
Total Football - Johan Cruyff's 3-4-3
Total Football - Johan Cruyff's 3-4-3
39708   5574  
When most of his opponents would play a 4-4-2 formation, Johan Cruyff would play a 3-4-3. Johan Cruyff believed a certain way was the best way to win a football.
4-3-3 Godspeed
4-3-3 Godspeed
22146   3038  
Double Volante, Solid Defence, Goals and no extreme pressing. Won the league with Monaco, 2nd with Torino and top 10 finish with West Brom. High tempo football for FM 2021.
LSPlaysFM's Narrow 4-3-1-2 Treble Tactic! - 108 Gls & 2.84 GPG
LSPlaysFM's Narrow 4-3-1-2 Treble Tactic! - 108 Gls & 2.84 GPG
35131   6091   5  
A European Treble With Man United getting 98 Pts & scoring 108 goals with a 2.84 GPG! Fulham in 5th with 74 pts in season 1 & More!
4-3-2-1 Ninja // Minimum 1 goal per game for your striker
4-3-2-1 Ninja // Minimum 1 goal per game for your striker
18387   2317   1  
Continuation of the ML Tactics series - Surpass expectations and attack brightly, even in matches against the top of the league
Trophy Filling Tactic - 160 goals a season!
Trophy Filling Tactic - 160 goals a season!
40856   7818   3  
With an 82% win rate, Mijhou Theory - Heavy Raine gets the most out of high tempo, aggressive pressing football. An aggressive FM 21 tactic that gets goals, plenty of them!

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