Be a Pro: Online Team Play

The FIFA 09 online ranking system is rather confusing to some people with the main question being "Why aren't I ranked?" The answer to this is that there are only 10,000 ranking spots, so you have to be better than at least the ten-thousandth ranked player in order to have a rank.

Below is a list of many tips you can use to win more games on FIFA 09. Hopefully, these tips will help you become a better FIFA player and improve your rank. If you're interested in learning about rank, look here, but for now, here is the tip sheet.

Tip Sheet

This page is a basically what the name says: a list of tips that you can use to play better FIFA. It is the small things such as remembering to only use the sprint button when you have space to run into that make the big differences in competitive matches both online and offline. Read more here.


A feature that is all-new to FIFA 09 is the choice of setting Custom Tactics. With Custom Tactics, you can make your team play exactly the way you want them to. You can expound on the advantages of a team such as Barcelona with such great passing by specifying them to play with quick, short passes and increase their build up play. You could set free form positioning to take advantage of AC Milan's abundance of players who have a high positioning stat. Most importantly, you can customize your team's settings to make them play just how you want.

Many players don't typically use the controls offered by the D-pad, some don't even know what the D-pad is capable of doing. The D-pad is very useful, especially if you are a good tactician from watching real-life football. In FIFA 09, the D-pad has two sets of controls. The first one being quick tactics, which requires you to press up on the D-pad, and then select your tactic with whatever direction on the D-pad it is set to. There are four quick tactics to choose from and can be set to a direction from the Team Management screen of any team.


Below are a number of basic game tactics to help you in FIFA 09. You need to have some sort of structure in your play if you expect to win games. You can't just go out and pass around and shoot when ever, you need a planed form of attack and defence.


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