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Career mode: Good team

Create a club in Manager mode with the maximum budget. Create fifteen or sixteen players with maximum attributes. Set their birthday to 1990 so they are very young. Build only as many players to have only the minimum for your squad to be ready for your created team. You will now have an invincible team in Career mode. If you do not have many players you will not have to pay a lot of money to them. Try to give them as low of an amount of money as you can to accept.

Manager mode: Cheaper players

  • Have the transfer window is open. For example, if playing as Manchester United, put Tevez on the transfer market. Negotiate for someone like Eto'o, who is better. If you get him, something will appear if someone bid for Tevez. Let Tevez go because you have got Eto'o. Instead of paying all that money for him, you are only losing a little bit.
  • Sign good players for higher wages and set their contract length to four years. When they are on your team, go to "Team Management", then "Player Contracts". Go to those good players and reduce their wage as much as desired. Sign them for five years and they will accept as long as the wages are not too low.

Easy goals

Give the ball to C.Ronaldo and sprint from midfield towards your opponent's post. Press [Sprint] and take three steps then shoot the ball. The power of the ball should be almost full.

Easy money

  • Have the transfer window is open. Search for good free agent players with at least skill level 75 and below the age of 30. The more skills with younger age, the better. Sign them and offer them the highest wage you can. If your negotiator skills are low, the player you try to sign will reject your offer. Try to re-sign him with a higher offer. For example, if the player wage is $35,000 the first time, the board will only allow you $45,000 for the player. The player will reject any offer below $70,000. When you re-sign him for the second time, the board will allow you more than $80,000. You can now sign him. When the player is yours, change his status to "For Sale". Big clubs will be interested in him and you can get a lot of money. If you manage a small club with a limited budget, do not keep this player. Otherwise, you will not have enough money for other players.
  • In Manager mode you will have a 90+ overall team. The Youth Academy in your office will have youth players of about 70 at the age of 15 or 16. You can either play with them throughout or sell them in your fourth of fifth season to earn millions of dollars. Try this with J. Baxter, Rodwell, Bunce, Morris, etc.

Dodging free kicks

While the other team takes a direct free kick, hold [Shoot] + [Sprint]. One of your players will jump and dodge the free kick.

Fake free kick

  • While taking a free kick, call the second player by pressing [Pace Control]. Then, hold [Shoot] + [Cancel/Dummy Move] until the meter is full. The first player will roll over the ball and the second player will shoot the ball.
  • While taking a free kick, select a fake direction side (for example, right). While shooting side, select left and shoot. The camera should not move.

Spin the ball

While taking a corner or long passing from any of the corners, press [Long Pass] and hold a direction button. The ball will spin towards that direction. Note: You can also do a bicycle kick by pressing the direction button to the outside of the penalty box.

Faster recovery

If your player is injured and is out for too many days, you can speed up his recovery. Use the player as a sub while he is injured. He will suffer another less serious injury, and should heal in about a week or less.

Clean sheets

For clean sheets to be credited in season, tournament, Be A Pro Season, manager modes (everything outside exhibitions), it would be the final keeper present at the end of a shutout (clean sheet) game. For example, if you start with Edwin Van der Sar in the first half, Thomasz Kusczak in the beginning of second half, but finish with Wayne Rooney in goal because Kusczak was red-carded, and the final score was 2-0, Rooney will be credited with the clean sheet, and not Edwin Vander Sar. Kusczak is ineligible because he was red-carded. The clean sheet is void if any goals are scored against them. If any keeper conceded a goal, any substitute keepers in goal will not benefit even if they didn't concede any further goals.
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Recommended teams

  • Use the following players in 3-5-2 formation.
Goalkeeper: Petr Cech
Defense: Sergio Ramos
Defense: Terry
Defense: Mertsacker
Midfielder: Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi
Midfielder: Anderson
Midfielder: Mikel or Essien
Midfielder.Jesus Navas
Midfielder: Dos Santos
Forward: Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo
Forward: Roney
  • Use the following players in 4-1-2-1-2 formation.
GK: Julio Cesar or James
RWB: Dani Alves
RCB: Lucio
LCB: Carragher
LWB: Evra
RWM: B.Schneider
CM: Andres Iniesta or Anderson
LWM: F.Ribery or Nani
CAM: Deco or Lampard
CF: Adebayor
ST: Karim Benzema
  • Use the following players in 4-4-2 formation.
GK: Cech
RB: Sergio Ramos
CB: Mertesacker
CB: Terry
LB: Bale
RM: Cristiano Ronaldo
CM: Fabregas
CM: Essien
LM: Messi
RS: Aguero
LS: Pato
  • Use the following players in 4-3-3 formation.
GK: Cassilas or Buffon
RB: Sergio Ramos
RCB: John Terry
LCB: Nesta
LB: Puyol
RCM: Kaka or Messi
CM: Steven Gerrard
LCM: Christiano Ronaldo
RF: Kaka or Messi
CF: Rooney
LF: Torres
  • Try the following team.
GK: Sergio Asenjio (rated 91)
RB: Gareth Bale (rated 90)
RCB: Mertersacker (rated 92)
LCB: Breno (rated 92)
LB: Drenthe (rated 92)
RM: Jesus Navas (rated 96)
CM: Fabregas (rated 96)
LM: Messi (rated 98)
CAM: Anderson (rated 98)
RS: Alexandre Pato (rated 96)
LS: Geovani Dos Santos (rated 97)
GK (substitute): Fiorille or Neuer (rated 88)
CB (substitute): Terry (rated 90)
CB (substitute): Thiago Heleno (rated 91)
RM (substitute): Ronaldo (rated 96)
CM (substitute): Obi Mikel (rated 92)
ST (substitute): Jose Baxter (rated 96)
ST (substitute): Carlos Vela (rated 95)
  • Try the following team.
GK: Neuer
RB: Sergio Ramos
CB: Mertsacker
CB: Chiellini
LB: Clichy
RWM: Cristiano Ronaldo
CM: Gerrard
CM: Fabregas
LWM: Messi
RF: Rooney
LF: Baxter
  • Try the following team.
GK: P. Cech
RB: J. Zenetti
RCB: Puyol
LCB : R. Ferdinand
LB: Sergio Ramos
RCM : S. Gerrard
LCM : E. Cambiasso
RCAM: C. Ronaldo
LCAM: L. Messi
RS: W. Rooney
LS: David Villa
  • Try the following team.
GK: Petr Cech F
RB: Sergio Ramos I
CB: Carlos Puyol R
CB: Nemanja Vidic S
LWB: Patric Evra T
RWM: Cristiano Ronaldo
CM: Cesc Fabregas 11
LM: David Silva
CAM: Steven Gerrard
LF: Ronaldinho
ST: Fernando Torres
GK: Iker Casillas
RB: Maicon
LM: Ribery
CM: Xavi
LF: Ibrahimovic
  • Try the following team.
GK: Iker Casillas
RB: Sergio Ramos
RCB: Ricardo Carvalho
LCB: Pepe
LB: Puyol
RCM: Angel Di Maria
CM: Xabi Alonso
LCM: Karim Benzema
RS: Christiano Ronaldo
ST: Fernando Torres
LS: Kaka

Recommended players

Try getting the following players for your team.

Ag├╝ero (Athletic Madrid)
bale (Tottenham)
Balotelli Barwuah (Inter)
Baxter (Everton)
Dos Santos (Tottenham)
Jovetic (Fiorentina)
Pato (Milan)


Complete the following tasks to unlock PlayStation3 trophy rewards.
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Gimme five (Bronze): Score five goals in the arena.
Time you played a match? (Bronze): Score twenty goals in the arena.
Hero (Bronze): Save a penalty.
Eat my chip (Bronze): Score by chipping the keeper in a match.
Screamer! (Bronze): Score from over 30 yards out in a match.
On the spot (Bronze): Score from a penalty in a match.
Like on the training field (Bronze): Score from a corner.
Wing play (Bronze): Score from a cross.
Last Gasp Goal (Bronze): Score in the 89th minute.
In off (Bronze): Score off the woodwork in a match.
What a Beauty! (Bronze): Score on the volley in a match.
One goal a season (Bronze): Score with a defender in a match.
Fling yourself at it (Bronze): Score with a diving header in a match.
Good head on your shoulders (Bronze): Score with a header in a match.
Director in the making (Bronze): Upload a video to EA Sports football world.
The ol' switcheroo (Bronze): Successfully perfom a pass that switches the play from one flank to the other.
Sparkly clean (Bronze): Keep a clean sheet.
Judas (Bronze): Beat your favourite team with their rival.
The Kwong (Bronze): Score a headed goal with the shortest created player.
Provider (Bronze): Perform a cross for a friend who scores from it. (Co-op).
The Gipson Curse (Bronze): Go into an online match after choosing your own arena player.
Optimus Chung (Bronze): Win a game with adidas Live Season enabled.
The Venhola Ice (Bronze): Win a FIFA 09 Clubs match with your club.
The Poon Sang (Bronze): Win with a team of 11 created players in an unranked online match.
Club god (Bronze): Reach legendary status for your club.
Pictures speak a thousand words (Bronze): Upload 5 screenshots to EA Sports football world.
1st time out (Bronze): Win an Online League match.
Manual labour (Bronze): Win a match with fully manual settings (no assistance can be switched on).
Ranked Winner (Bronze): Win a Ranked online match.
FIFA Fair Play (Bronze): Play 5 consecutive matches without getting any cards (bookings must be enabled in the settings).
World Champion (Bronze): Ultimate Team: Win the Gold World Trophy.
Online Champion (Bronze): Ultimate Team: Win Gold Ultimate Team Trophy.
Silver Packs (Bronze): Ultimate Team: Open first Silver Pack.
Gold Packs (Bronze): Ultimate Team: Open First Gold Pack.
Bigger Venue (Bronze): Ultimate Team: Upgrade to a Silver Rated Stadium.
The Collector (Bronze): Ultimate Team: Complete an 11 player team page in the collection.
Best of the Best (Bronze): Ultimate Team: Obtain your first Gold Rated Manager.
Giant Killer (Silver): Beat a five star team with a half star team.
Bend it like a pro (Silver): Score from a free kick in a match.
On yer bike! (Silver): Score with a bicycle kick.
A Man Down (Silver): Win a game when down one man.
Custom sixty four winner (Silver): Win a Created Tournament that starts with sixty four teams.
One star winners (Silver): Win a Tournament that starts with sixteen teams, with a one star rated team..
Huge investment (Silver): Buy a player in Manager Mode for 50 million of your chosen currency.
Spending spree (Silver): Buy 50 players in your career in Manager Mode.
The Peterson (Silver): Play for over fifty hours.
Frequent flyer (Silver): Win in every stadium.
Jonzo's lounge (Silver): Score 2500 points and win 5 badges in a single Lounge Mode match.
Duo-Hedgeidecimal (Silver): Enter a match with 20 people in a FIFA 09 Clubs Match.
Living legend (Silver): Reach legendary status for your country.
Real world winner (Silver): Win 5 Interactive League matches.
Club Tournament Mastery (Silver): Ultimate Team:Win all gold Club Tournaments.
Online Tournament Mastery (Silver): Ultimate Team:Win All gold Online Tournaments.
Solid Gold (Silver): Ultimate Team:Obtain 11 gold players.
Huge return (Gold): Sell a player in Manager Mode for 50 million of your chosen currency.
The purist (Gold): Complete a Manager Mode season without simming any games.
Football Legend (Platinum): Unlock all other trophies (excluding additional content trophies)


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