FIFA 18 Player Roles

Player Roles

The player roles are assigned to players who are playing on the pitch in all FIFA 18 game modes. Player Roles are customisable and you can assign them to any player in your squad’s Starting 11.

You can review and change the player roles in the TEAM MANAGEMENT menu > ROLES. In FIFA Ultimate Team, you can assign and preset these roles for your squads under Squad Actions window > Player Roles. Auto-Assign Player Roles is also available in FUT which let CPU pick up the best players for the appropriated roles.

Here is the list of all six player roles in FIFA 18 including their usage instructions.

Role Important Attributes Details
CAPTAIN Team captaincy
LEFT SHORT FREE KICK
  • FKA
  • SHO
  • FIN
  • Curve
  • Preferred Foot: Right
Taking short free kicks on the left side of your opponent’s goal. A Right-footed player with good attributes like Free Kick Accuracy (FKA), Shot Power (SHO), Curve and Finishing (FIN) would be good for this role.
RIGHT SHORT FREE KICK
  • FKA
  • SHO
  • FIN
  • Curve
  • Preferred Foot: Left
Taking short free kicks on the right side of your opponent’s goal. A Left-footed player with good attributes like Free Kick Accuracy (FKA), Shot Power (SHO), Curve and Finishing (FIN) would be good for this role.
LONG FREE KICK
  • FKA
  • Long Shots
  • SHO
  • Curve
Taking long free kicks. A player with good attributes like Long Shots, Shot Power (SHO), Free Kick Accuracy (FKA) and Curve would be ideal for assigning this role to.
PENALTIES
  • PEN
  • SHO
  • FIN
  • FKA
Taking penalty kicks. A player with good attributes like Penalties, Shot Power (SHO), Finishing and Free Kick Accuracy (FKA) would be good for taking penalties.
LEFT CORNER
  • Long Pass
  • Short Pass
  • PAS
  • Curve
  • FKA
  • Preferred Foot: Left
Taking left corner kicks. A left-footed player with good attributes like Long Pass, Short Pass, Passing (PAS), Curve and Free Kick Accuracy (FKA) would be perfect for this role.
RIGHT CORNER
  • Long Pass
  • Short Pass
  • PAS
  • Curve
  • FKA
  • Preferred Foot: Right
Taking left corner kicks. A right-footed player with good attributes like Long Pass, Short Pass, Passing (PAS), Curve and Free Kick Accuracy (FKA) would be idea to be assigned to this role.

Tips

  • Auto-Assignment feature does a good job for you as for player roles assignment. If you’re not sure about the roles, just leave the job to the CPU by selecting Auto-Assign and reseting to the default assignments.
  • Take note that you can always change the kick taker in the game buy holding R2 / RT button when taking corners, free kicks or penalties.
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