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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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Zander 4-2-4 // FM21 Tactic
Zander 4-2-4 // FM21 Tactic
24455   5936   6  
Superb tactic for lower league management. Tested in the Scottish League One.
Winning Champions League / Unbeaten FM21 Tactic
Winning Champions League / Unbeaten FM21 Tactic
40759   7336   5  
I created this FM21 tactic for big matches. It's very successful. Tested with Galatasaray.
WIN ALL Attacking 4-2-3-1 Wide
45578   12790   6  
I was able to win all competitions with SL Benfica using this tactic.
WIN AGAINST ALL ODDS! 4-1-3-2 Underdog Tactic by RDF
WIN AGAINST ALL ODDS! 4-1-3-2 Underdog Tactic by RDF
11041   2409   1  
This FM21 tactic is designed to keep things tactically simple, but VERY effective and win against all odds outscoring your opponents!
Vujevic against Strikerless!
3916   544  
Sheffield United won double in first season! A set of 3 FM21 tactics to rotate throughout the season to adapt appropriately to your opponents.
Very Attacking 4-3-3 // 168 goals using a Raumdeuter
Very Attacking 4-3-3 // 168 goals using a Raumdeuter
28147   6928   4  
Guaranteed a 30+ goal striker, the most clear cut chances created in the league and how to get the best out of a raumdeuter.
Very Attacking 4-3-3 / The Arthamart 2021
Very Attacking 4-3-3 / The Arthamart 2021
9389   1799  
Vertical Tika Taka / 4 goals a game
Vertical Tika Taka / 4 goals a game
23065   6772   15  
High intensity 3-4-1-2 which dominates with the strikers and shadow striker. Over 4 goals a game in the league on average! With set piece routine collection as optional download.
Van Mond's - Darkness Imprisoning Me
Van Mond's - Darkness Imprisoning Me
7641   1083   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.
Van Gaal's Ajax Invincibles 3-4-3
Van Gaal's Ajax Invincibles 3-4-3
13698   2650   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.
Unstoppable 4-3-3 | PSV Invincibles + UCL Final
Unstoppable 4-3-3 | PSV Invincibles + UCL Final
27935   7856   10  
This unstoppable tactic secured the Eredivise title for unbeaten PSV + UCL Final! + £100 transfer-profit! GOALS & STRONG DEFENCE!
Undefeated LLM Tactic 85% Win Rate
Undefeated LLM Tactic 85% Win Rate
13493   3050   2  
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.
Unbeatable OP 4-2-3-1 Gegenpress
Unbeatable OP 4-2-3-1 Gegenpress
9954   2004   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.
Trophy Filling Tactic - 160 goals a season!
Trophy Filling Tactic - 160 goals a season!
19666   5145   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!
Total Football Johan Cruyff's 3-4-3 Diamond
Total Football Johan Cruyff's 3-4-3 Diamond
19444   4032   2  
Dominate possession, score beautiful goals and defend as one to overwhelm opponents. Most goals scored, most passes made, highest possession% and best defence.
Total Football - Johan Cruyff's 3-4-3
Total Football - Johan Cruyff's 3-4-3
15145   3199  
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.
The Tinkerman's Unbelievables 4-4-2
The Tinkerman's Unbelievables 4-4-2
34695   6322   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.
The Schlouh 4-4-2 / FM21 Tactic
The Schlouh 4-4-2 / FM21 Tactic
6996   952  
The Schlouh tactic is the best realistic tactic I used in FM21, it is a regular yet very efficient 442 that makes wonders.
The SAINTS Comeback: 4-2-4 Attacking Tactic by huygh-jens
The SAINTS Comeback: 4-2-4 Attacking Tactic by huygh-jens
7917   1654   1  
Very Fluid Attacking Tactich with 2 strikers Managed to finish 3th in first season with Southampton Scored 109, Conceded 52
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 Professor Ralf Rangnick's Red Bulls 4-2-2-2
The Professor Ralf Rangnick's Red Bulls 4-2-2-2
74191   21837   19  
Recreating the high octane football of Ralf Rangnick's Leipzig. Unbeaten in the Bundesliga scoring 102 goals and only conceding 23.
The Overcomplicated Diamond 3-4-3 / 3-3-3-1
The Overcomplicated Diamond 3-4-3 / 3-3-3-1
8406   876  
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.
The Italian Sauce 5-4-1 | Regista, Treq & Mezzala
The Italian Sauce 5-4-1 | Regista, Treq & Mezzala
9980   1587  
a tactic influenced by specialist Italian roles in FM. The aim is to have nice patterns of play with a lot of creativity whilst solidarity
The Holy Grail / Outscore them
The Holy Grail / Outscore them
6005   727  
Goals for fun. Outscore anybody even from going behind. Worked wonders over 2 saves with Wolves.
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.
The Dynamic Duo 4-1-4-1
The Dynamic Duo 4-1-4-1
8736   995  
A total football system that produces beautiful combinations to confuse and overwhelm opponents to score lots of goals, with an iron tight defence.
The Croque Monsieur 4-3-3
The Croque Monsieur 4-3-3
11509   2716   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.
The Bukovi: 4-2-4 Strikerless System for FM21
The Bukovi: 4-2-4 Strikerless System for FM21
5557   551  
Introducing... The Bukovi. A Take on a 4-2-4 Strikerless System for FM 2021.
THE BLUE LIONS - TREBLE WINNING TACTICS
10186   1634   2  
Tactics which resulted in mesmerizing "liquid football" at its finest which brought me tons of trophies during my save with Chelsea!
The 4123 Promotion Tactic for FM21
The 4123 Promotion Tactic for FM21
9384   2390  
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.

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