Roles are assigned to players who are playing on the pitch. FIFA 21 player roles are customisable and you can assign them to any player in your squad’s Starting 11.
You are able to review and re-assign 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 21 which let CPU pick up the best players for the appropriated roles.
Here is the list of all six player roles in FIFA 21, including their instructions.
|SHORT FREE KICK||
||Taking short free kicks. A 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||
||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.|
||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.|
||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.|
||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.|
- Auto-Assignment feature does a good job for you as for player roles assignment. If you are 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.