Monday, 17 October 2011

Football Manager 2011 - Attribute: Strength

Type: Physical

Training Category: Strength

Description: The strength attribute defines how strong a player is and how they are able to impose themselves on the opposition. The strength attribute works relative to the other players on the pitch, when challenging each other for the ball on the floor and in the air. When players are in possession it will help them shield the ball and force themselves past an opponent more effectively and stay on their feet when being tackled.

The strength attribute is highly correlated with the players height and weight, a tall heavy player will naturally be stronger than a short skinny one. As such the players weight and height will place a limit on the maximum strength a player will be able to achieve through training. 
Strength will improve naturally over time as a young player matures, you will see that players under 20 can have their strength attribute increase 3-5 points per season, as such strength is probably the easiest of physical attributes to increase for younger players.

Strength attribute helps players ride challenges

The strength attribute also has an influence on how much power a player can get in their passes, long shot and throw ins. It can be useful for defensive players getting distance on their clearance and allow forward players to smash the ball into the back of the net.

Useful for Position: Goalkeepers, Central Defenders, Defensive Midfielders, Target Men.

Works well with: Tackling, Marking, Jumping, Balance, Aggression, Bravery.

Pro Tip: Try getting defensive players with high strength but poor tackling to learn the Stay On Feet When Tackling Player Preferred Move. They may not have the technical tackling ability to win the ball from the opposition player but hey can hassle and bully them into eventually making a mistake.


  1. yesss i was searching for a nice strenght help, thanks :)

  2. Always need a strong goalie, that's for sure.

  3. strength is so necessary in these kinds of sports!

  4. Strength is very underrated in Football!

  5. I need to get some exercises to get me a little more strength