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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.

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All Winning 4-2-2-2
All Winning 4-2-2-2
68648   7356   6  
In my opinion, this is the best tactic in the history of FM by MarioPL.
Machine Learning Tactic // FM 21.2.x
Machine Learning Tactic // FM 21.2.x
17409   1148   4  
This FM 2021 tactic is based on the principles of machine learning. The training model used only the most successful tactics for the current match engine.
WIN AGAINST ALL ODDS! 4-1-3-2 Underdog Tactic by RDF
WIN AGAINST ALL ODDS! 4-1-3-2 Underdog Tactic by RDF
38415   5589   1  
This FM21 tactic is designed to keep things tactically simple, but VERY effective and win against all odds outscoring your opponents!
3-5-2 Montella's Revenge
3-5-2 Montella's Revenge
10501   1182   2  
Created this FM21 tactic during my 2nd season at Cremonese and it works fine with an extremely poor lineup. Very solid, concedes very few chances, always threatening up front.
Unbeatable OP 4-2-3-1 Gegenpress
Unbeatable OP 4-2-3-1 Gegenpress
27408   2992   1  
I have used this tactic with Manchester United for about 1 and a half seasons and it has worked brilliantly! Would definitely recommend using this tactic.
Olelbis 4-3-3 with 3 strikers
Olelbis 4-3-3 with 3 strikers
21012   1568  
A winning enjoyment with 3 attackers it's my baby. Real football possession, goals and trophies.
Van Gaal's Ajax Invincibles 3-4-3
Van Gaal's Ajax Invincibles 3-4-3
36701   4438   6  
Recreating the tactics used by Van Gaal's all-conquering Ajax side of the '90s. Dominate possession, score goals for fun and strangle teams in defence.
The Schlouh 4-4-2 / FM21 Tactic
The Schlouh 4-4-2 / FM21 Tactic
11950   1195  
The Schlouh tactic is the best realistic tactic I used in FM21, it is a regular yet very efficient 442 that makes wonders.
4-2-4 Control Possession Score LOADS of Goals
4-2-4 Control Possession Score LOADS of Goals
28034   4335   3  
The BornOffsideFM Hand Of The King helps control the opposition and score LOADS of goals. 140 goals when tested with PSG and Villa got in the top 4.
The Holy Grail / Outscore them
The Holy Grail / Outscore them
13149   1079  
Goals for fun. Outscore anybody even from going behind. Worked wonders over 2 saves with Wolves.
Goals Goals Goals! Broken 4-3-1-2 Tactic!
Goals Goals Goals! Broken 4-3-1-2 Tactic!
31561   4801   2  
This is by far the most OP Tactic I have come across this year. Works with virtually any style of team and you will get rewards straight away.
4-4-2 Lobanovskiy Scientific Football
4-4-2 Lobanovskiy Scientific Football
20809   1908   6  
"[...] in my concept of football it only takes universal men, capable of doing everything." (Valeriy Lobanovskiy)
Deadly Counter-Attack! NO HIGH PRESS! 4-4-1-1
Deadly Counter-Attack! NO HIGH PRESS! 4-4-1-1
42608   12229  
THIS IS A COUNTER ATTACK TACTIC! So, there is no high press or attacking mentality, something new for you on FM21
Relentless 4-3-3 Domination
Relentless 4-3-3 Domination
24256   3056   3  
100+ Goals a season between your strikers! A mixture of route one, vertical tiki-taka and gegenpress. High tempo. High press.
Einaudi 4-4-2 / Die Maschine
Einaudi 4-4-2 / Die Maschine
17159   2869   2  
A tactic built around the Die Maschine philosophy within Football Manager. It is defensively solid but plays beautiful attacking football at the same time.
FM21 Tactic: 3-6-1 by mithriandir
FM21 Tactic: 3-6-1 by mithriandir
13655   1171   1  
Offensive tactics tested with Legia and Polish National team.
GYRFM 72% Win Percentage w/ Arsenal
GYRFM 72% Win Percentage w/ Arsenal
22617   3129   1  
A 4-3-2-1 tactic tested with Arsenal and had 72% win percentage using it.
Strikers Paradise! RDF's 3-1-3-2-1
Strikers Paradise! RDF's 3-1-3-2-1
25671   4059   10  
The strikers in this tactic simply perform amazing, given you have a decent enough striker. Unorthodox shape with the 3-1-3-2-1, but it scores goals!!
Total Football Johan Cruyff's 3-4-3 Diamond
Total Football Johan Cruyff's 3-4-3 Diamond
55709   7882   2  
Dominate possession, score beautiful goals and defend as one to overwhelm opponents. Most goals scored, most passes made, highest possession% and best defence.
Van Mond's - Darkness Imprisoning Me
Van Mond's - Darkness Imprisoning Me
14046   1438   3  
Amazing underdog tactic for FM 2021 that encompasses the full throttle gegenpress whilst embracing a tika-taka approach causing chaos and upset in the Bundesliga.
Ralph Hasenhuttl's Electrifying 4-4-2
Ralph Hasenhuttl's Electrifying 4-4-2
22286   2362  
Throughout Hasenhüttl's career, he has preferred the 442 which has to press, and have a very narrow attacking shape. On FM, we recreate just that!
Dominant & Very Attacking 3-1-4-2
21851   2022  
Great FM21 tactic that worked brilliantly in Valencia, winning the league in the last matchday.
FM21 Goal Machine Tactic | 331 goals between 3 teams!
FM21 Goal Machine Tactic | 331 goals between 3 teams!
64424   14572   12  
Tested with 3 different teams with mixed media predictions and all three teams scored 100+ in the season
Don Capello's Roma 3-4-1-2
Don Capello's Roma 3-4-1-2
31057   3298   2  
Recreating the Scudetto winning Roma side from 2000/01 season. Solid in defence with creativity provided by Treq and RWB. Won the league-best attack and defence.
Unstoppable 4-3-3 | PSV Invincibles + UCL Final
Unstoppable 4-3-3 | PSV Invincibles + UCL Final
58022   11632   10  
This unstoppable tactic secured the Eredivise title for unbeaten PSV + UCL Final! + £100 transfer-profit! GOALS & STRONG DEFENCE!
Jose Mourinho's 4231 Spurs by RDF
Jose Mourinho's 4231 Spurs by RDF
36798   5208   1  
Play just like Mourinho and dominate world football! Replicating the tactics the special one is using at Tottenham during the 2020/21 season for FM 2021.
4-2-3-1 Instinct Victory by SilentSoul14
4-2-3-1 Instinct Victory by SilentSoul14
21494   3520   1  
The rise of the unemployed without a license to one of the best clubs in the world.
3-4-1-2 Underdog High Pressure
3-4-1-2 Underdog High Pressure
29349   4118   1  
Great tactic for underdogs (works with good teams as well). You have a great solid defense, and fast counter attack. Over 12 years of game experience.
4-4-1-1 Counter Tactics by Daveincid
4-4-1-1 Counter Tactics by Daveincid
13157   1086  
This tactic follows the rule: A good offensive wins games, a good defensive the championship. But there is a small difference... you score a lot too!
Solskjær's 4-2-3-1 Man Utd Tactics
Solskjær's 4-2-3-1 Man Utd Tactics
41937   6162   3  
Replicate the way Man Utd play in real life under Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Attacking play and get Bruno Fernandes firing! A set of 2 tactics for FM 2021.

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