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156 goals - No wingers | 4-3-1-2 wins titles and promotions

Created with FC Rapid in Romania, this formation won 11 straight titles, one Europa League and reached a Champions League final.

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Football Manager 2021 Tactics - 156 goals - No wingers | 4-3-1-2 wins titles and promotions
As part of a 'Build A Nation' save, this 4-3-1-2 tactic took FC Rapid to 11 straight titles in Romania. It would go on to win titles in Italy and France, plus promotion to the Championship via the Playoffs.


The Tactic

Created by Tom, who had previous success with this 4-3-3 with Raumdeuters, after success playing with a diamond and a 4-3-2-1, he wanted to go back to two strikers, but play an AMC rather than wingers.


On the right you'll find the more defensive of the Full Backs, playing on support, with the left wing-back on attack, which makes sense when you look at the roles of the Mez ahead of them. The centre-backs and Ball Winning Midfielder provide a solid base in which the attacks are built on.


Tom's trademark is his use of playing two Mezzalas, ahead of the more cautious full back the Mez plays on attack. Hits the space, gets forward and drives into the channels. Whereas on the left, using the Mez on support, provides the launchpad for the wing-back. Then the AMC brings it all together. Linking with both Mez, he then drives into space created by the forwards.


Down the right is where the power of this formation comes. The Mez(a)/AF combo works really well, with the Complete Forward creating space for the AM and then ammunition coming from the Wing-Back on the left. It's a great balance and creates some superb football.


This is so key to your team understanding this tactic. Weekly Match prep, including teamwork and match tactics are needed to help the players understand what's going on, as well as Match Review after each fixture. Do this early and throughout the season and you will see the benefits.

For the individual players, train them for the position they are going to play and the tactic will benefit.

Set Pieces

For the testing, only corners aimed to the near post were set up, plus short corners.

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Discussion: 156 goals - No wingers | 4-3-1-2 wins titles and promotions

4 comments have been posted so far.

  • some_pizza95's avatar
    Bro this was the most fun i have had in a long time! Great tactic.
  • MosH37's avatar
    What do you set the training to so they understand the tactic?
  • TheGibShow's avatar
    @Vads I spoke to Tom and said his CF was huge, so he was aiming everything to him. So it's player dependant
  • vads's avatar
    In possession distribute to specific player. Which player is that; the AMC?
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