Football Manager 2022 – Best Player Roles

Last updated on February 26th, 2023 at 05:37 pm

Choosing the right tactic for your Football Manager team and assigning suitable roles for your players is obviously a highly subjective topic and if you’re managing a top team you will most likely be able to make most tactics/roles work to a certain extent. However, if you’re interested in optimizing every aspect of your team, you should be aware that certain roles just offer more in every phase of the game. At times, that comes with the drawback of needing very special players to fill that role, looking at you Complete Forward.

Tier 1 Player Roles

  • Inverted Wing Back
  • Complete Forward
  • Mezzala
  • Shadow Striker

Tier 2 Player Roles

  • Inverted Winger
  • False Nine
  • Deep Lying Playmaker
  • Central Midfielder
  • Advanced Forward
  • Box to Box Midfielder
  • Ball Playing Defender
  • Libero
  • Segundo Volante
  • Wing Back
  • Winger
  • Wide Target Man

Tier 3 Player Roles

  • Half Back
  • Pressing Forward
  • Full Back
  • Defensive Midfielder
  • Attacking Midfielder
  • Advanced Playmaker
  • Central Defender
  • Complete Wing Back
  • Raumdeuter
  • Sweeper Keeper
  • Target Man
  • Wide Midfielder

Tier 4 Player Roles

  • Inside Forward
  • Goalkeeper
  • Deep Lying Forward
  • Anchor Man
  • Regista
  • Ball Winning Midfielder
  • Defensive Winger
  • Enganche
  • Trequartista

Tier 5 Player Roles

  • Carrilero
  • No-Nonsense Centre Back
  • No-Nonsense Full Back
  • Roaming Playmaker
  • Poacher
  • Wide Playmaker

Before you go …

Now that you’re ready to fill your tactic with life by using the best roles Football Manager has to offer, you will probably want to know how to either develop players with these roles yourself or make your favorite players even better. We’ve got you covered with the Training Guide.

Football Manager – Training Guide

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