FIFA 19 Player’s Roles Complete Guide

FIFA 19 Player's Roles Complete Guide

The FIFA 19 Player Roles are often ignored, but they may contribute to increasing the success rate of your set pieces. If you don’t know what they are or how to set up them, read this guide where we explain everything you should know.

 

FIFA 19 Player’s Roles

Find out how to properly define the FIFA 19 player roles

You created a squad with good players and a decent chemistry. You also picked your favourite formation but, even knowing you have good FIFA skills, you still don’t understand why you don’t win more often, right? Well, maybe something is missing. Most of the people ignore that, when they have their team almost ready, they need to make the final adjustments to make that team play the way they want. They need to give it their identity. If you feel that this may be happening to you, you still have to set up (in descending order of importance):

✔️ Tactics;
✔️ Player Instructions;
✔️ Player Roles.

Today we will explain how the FIFA 19 player roles work and how they can be useful for your team.

The player’s roles allow you to choose in advance the player you want to be responsible for taking set pieces, including penalties, free kicks and corners (on both sides). Do you know when you want a specific player to shoot a penalty but the game insists on putting another teammate? Well, you can specify an instruction for that player and he will become the default option. This is done using the players’ roles.

You can access the FIFA 19 player’s roles screen following the path Ultimate Team > Squads > Active Squad > Squad Actions > Custom Tactics > Roles. Before starting a match, you can also make changes, selecting Edit Lineup > Squad Actions > Player Roles. Even after the game starts, you can pause it and make new adjustments. The game will always save your last configuration which means that you don’t have to set up every time you are going to play. In fact, you can change the kick-taker during the game itself, without having to pause the game. Just hold R2 or RT, depending on your console. The difference from doing it on the player’s roles screen, is that this way, your decision will only have effect for that particular set piece. That is, in the next set piece, the player who will be in charge of it, will be the one that has been defined in the player’s roles screen. Note that this year you can configure a role via game plans and use it from the D-Pad

FIFA 19 player’s roles are only assigned to the players of the starting eleven. If you make a substitution, the player who comes in will not follow the role of the player who goes out.

Before we explain role to role how to set up them, it is necessary to draw attention to the fact that the game itself facilitates this configuration. There is a feature, on the bottom of the screen, that picks the best player for each role, based on their attributes. The 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 resetting to the default assignments.

Another useful feature is shown to you when you are selecting the kick-takers. To make your life easier, the most important stats of the selected player are immediately displayed, depending on the role you are assigning.

FIFA 19 Player's Roles Complete Guide
 
 

Roles Explained

How to set up each player’s role

Left Corner
Right Corner
Short Free Kick
Long Free Kick
Penalties
Captain
 



 
 

Left Corner

💪 MOST IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES
Long Passing | It is used to classify how well a player performs a long pass in the air to his teammate.
Short Passing | It ranks how well a player performs a short / ground pass to his teammate.
Curve | It measures the player’s ability to curve the ball when passing and shooting
Free Kick Accuracy | It measures the player’s accuracy for taking Free Kicks.

💬 SUGGESTION
Find the player on your team who is the best in the mentioned attributes (in descending order of importance) and whose preferred foot is the left. Be careful not to pick someone you need for other roles during this type of set piece.

Examples: Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez, Hakim Ziyech, Nuri Şahin, Emre Belözoğlu and Keisuke Honda..


 
 

Right Corner

💪 MOST IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES
Long Passing | It is used to classify how well a player performs a long pass in the air to his teammate.
Short Passing | It ranks how well a player performs a short / ground pass to his teammate.
Curve | It measures the player’s ability to curve the ball when passing and shooting
Free Kick Accuracy | It measures the player’s accuracy for taking Free Kicks.

💬 SUGGESTION
Find the player on your team who is the best in the mentioned attributes (in descending order of importance) and whose preferred foot is the right. Be careful not to pick someone you need for other roles during this type of set piece.

Examples: Toni Kroos, Kevin De Bruyne, Christian Eriksen, Ivan Rakitić, Paul Pogba, Marco Reus, Miralem Pjanić, Dimitri Payet and Éver Banega.


 
 

Short Free Kick

💪 MOST IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES
Free Kick Accuracy | It measures the player’s accuracy for taking Free Kicks.
Shot Power | It evaluates how hard the player hits the ball when taking a shot at goal
Curve | It measures the player’s ability to curve the ball when passing and shooting
Finishing | It is the accuracy of shots using foot, inside the penalty area

💬 SUGGESTION
Find the player on your team who is the best in the mentioned attributes (in descending order of importance). If the free kick is on the right side of your opponent’s goal and your kick-taker is left-footed, choose another one. The same applies if the free kick is on the left side of your opponent’s goal and your kick-taker is right-footed. Be careful not to pick someone you need for other roles during this type of set piece.

Examples: Arjen Robben, Paulo Dybala, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Ivan Rakitić, Marco Reus, James Rodríguez and Gylfi Sigurðsson.


 
 

Long Free Kick

💪 MOST IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES
Free Kick Accuracy | It measures the player’s accuracy for taking Free Kicks.
Long Shots | It measures the accuracy of shots from outside the penalty area.
Shot Power | It evaluates how hard the player hits the ball when taking a shot at goal
Curve | It measures the player’s ability to curve the ball when passing and shooting

💬 SUGGESTION
Find the player on your team who is the best in the mentioned attributes (in descending order of importance). Be careful not to pick someone you need for other roles during this type of set piece.

Examples: Coutinho, Marco Reus, James Rodríguez, Wesley Sneijder, Gylfi Sigurðsson, Raphael Guerreiro, Hakan Çalhanoğlu, Anderson Talisca and Wahbi Khazri.


 
 

Penalties

💪 MOST IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES
Penaltie | It measures the accuracy of shots from inside the penalty area.
Shot Power | It evaluates how hard the player hits the ball when taking a shot at goal
Finishing | It is the accuracy of shots using foot, inside the penalty area.
Free Kick Accuracy | It measures the player’s accuracy for taking Free Kicks.

💬 SUGGESTION
Find the player on your team who is the best in the mentioned attributes (in descending order of importance). Be careful not to pick someone you need for other roles during this type of set piece.

Examples: Jonas, Kévin Gameiro, Mario Balotelli, Hatem Ben Arfa, Ryad Boudebouz, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Marco Reus, Eden Hazard and Adrien Silva.


 
 

Captain

💪 MOST IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES

💬 SUGGESTION
This role has no influence on the game. It’s only relevant to some animations that do not affect your team’s performance. Choose a player of your preference freely.

 
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2 COMMENTS

  1. My team 4-1-2-1-2(2)

    GK Neuer(Basic) =90
    LB Halsentenberg(Sentinel) =91
    CB Hummels(Sentinel)= 90
    CB Boateng(Guardian)= 87
    RB Kimmich(Guardian)= 87
    CDM Goretzka(Architect) = 85
    CM Muller(Finisher) =89
    CM Demirbay(Marksman)= 93
    CAM Reus(Marksman) =90
    ST Volland(Hawk) = 91
    ST kruse(Finisher)= 87

    I want to know which player is perfect for which role?

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