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"FIFA 20" Guide: Be a Virtual Pro

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Mr. Awbery is an aspiring "FIFA" player who has qualified for an event in his first year attempting to go pro.

Become a pro with these pro tips!

Become a pro with these pro tips!

How to Become a FIFA Virtual Pro

This article will outline the best way to succeed online in FIFA 20, and specifically in "Pro Clubs," both drop-ins and organised.

This is the game mode that I enjoy most. It is a cut-throat game mode, as you are playing against other teams who want nothing more than to score lots of goals against you. You have to be at your best every game to avoid being destroyed by your opponents. When playing Pro Clubs, you have other people relying on you. If you perform badly, it is not just your game that is ruined. You're destroying your teammates' as well. Pressure, hey?

I will now share my top tips for succeeding in this realm—including how to avoid being hated by your team. These tips are also perfectly applicable to the offline version of "Be a Pro: Seasons," in which you play for a club and can get transferred. It mirrors the career manager mode, but instead, you take on the role of a player, not a manager. Many people find this mode difficult at first, but follow my tips and you will be the future legend of football in no time! (Possibly not, but the intent is there!)

You have to create a Pro before you can be one!

You have to create a Pro before you can be one!

Create Your Pro

First things first: You have to create your Pro.

Although the pace that a 5' 2" striker offers is appealing, I personally feel it will not hold up against better opposition. You will be too weak and unable to hold onto the ball for any significant period of time. I have seen far too many teams on clubs who have two tiny strikers, and they simply do not have the versatility to create danger. Also, it does not look good if the only thing you can rely on is pace, which is already too overpowered in FIFA. Try and play with passing, rather than pace, and you will find that you succeed more often than when you abuse pace.

Oh, and one more thing: Don't make your Pro really ugly with a huge nose or blue hair. Your Pro is supposed to be a representation of your footballing prowess. There is nothing worse than seeing your Pro celebrate and noticing that he has a massive nose, overhanging eyebrows, a pointy chin, and eyes that look like they are trying to escape from his face. Just don't do it, please.

Tips for Creating Your Pro

  • Do not be afraid to have a slow Virtual Pro. The default center-backs are not especially quick, and the strength you gain will benefit you in the long run.
  • As a striker, look at other stats as well as finishing. You want to be able to set up goals on top of scoring.
  • As a mid-fielder, consider your tackling ability. You will no doubt have to track back and help the defenders. A high stat in tackling could benefit you massive!
  • As a defender, try and be tall. Although the pace will be reduced, if you verse an opponent with a tall striker, and you are 5' 2", you will struggle to prevent goals from corners, free kicks, and crosses. Versatility is key! Around 6' 2" is ideal. You have the pace to keep up with players as well as the height and the jumping stat to deal with crosses.
  • Weight dictates strength, not height. A 6' 8" guy is no longer the strongest player on the pitch (unless he is the max weight). Try making a Pro around 6' 2"–6' 3" and add the weight. You will find the perfect balance between speed and strength. My Pro is 6' 2", 167 pounds, and is perfect in this balance.
  • Traits are massively important. They dictate what your Pro can and can't do. Each trait is applicable in certain situations. If you are a defender, chances are you won't need a finesse shot. The same if you are a striker; you will not need acrobatic clearances. Choose the traits to suit your play style. Personally, I have finesse shot, skilled dribbling, fancy passing, overhead kicks, and driven pass. Choose the traits that suit you specifically!
  • It may sound ridiculous, but you may feel slightly better creating a Pro that is an actual player. My Pro is Ibrahimovic. This may only be psychological, but when I play as an actual player I perform better than when I name the Pro after myself.
  • Everything you create can be changed at a later date. Do not think that once you have decided, you can't go back.
Once you have created your Pro and are ready to take on the world, you need to decide what position you want to play. There are many things to consider when doing this.

Once you have created your Pro and are ready to take on the world, you need to decide what position you want to play. There are many things to consider when doing this.

What to Consider When Choosing a Position

  • Where do you enjoy playing? At the end of the day, no matter what anybody says, you are playing FIFA to have fun. Play the position that you want (even if it is left back).
  • The striker is the most frequently played position in FIFA. Therefore most clubs will not be looking for one. Consider dropping into an attacking midfield role. You will still have the attacking intent a striker does, but you will be more likely to set goals up than to score.
  • Defenders can be key to a club's success. Good defenders are highly sought-after by the top clubs. If you enjoy defending and are decent at it, I suggest sticking with it. You will have people begging you to join their teams.
  • Do not be put off by your low rating. It will increase rapidly as you play games.
  • Try different positions. You may just find that you are a potent right midfielder, rather than a striker. You can change your Pro at any point, so if something is not working, try a different position. You will also develop your Pro's stats across the three different positions (Defensive, midfield and Attacking) by playing each role.
  • Bear in mind that you will have at least one other teammate in your club that you will have to play with. Compromise when it comes to position choices. Do not simply claim that you are a solo striker. That is just unfair and totally inconsiderate.
  • If you are playing with someone who is a much better player than you are, let them have it. There is no shame in dropping back and learning from them.
guidetovirtualpro

Avoid Pro-Ranked Matches

In all truth, the only reason I use Pro-ranked matches is to search for a club to join. I do not see any other point in them whatsoever. Don't get me wrong: The concept is good. A random set of people get together and each plays a position to ultimately beat the other side. Unfortunately, in practice, this is seriously flawed and just becomes an aggravating experience. Here's why:

  • Nobody stays in position. If somebody plays as a left-back, it's guaranteed that they will be further up the field than the strikers.
  • Nobody passes. Everybody seems to on a one-man mission to score on their own, with no help from anyone.
  • The keepers randomly run out. Every time I play a Pro-ranked match, the human keeper seems to always charge out and want to play up front.
  • Trash-talking youths always abuse teammates. When there is no reason whatsoever to do so, young players verbally abuse other players.
  • If you do stay in position, you will simply not get the ball. As everybody pushes up, leaving 11 players to fight for the ball, you will be stranded and outside of the action.
  • You can not earn skill points in drop-in sessions.
  • The person playing the ANY role will always pass to his Pro. Nobody else will get the ball.
  • Some people even run the ball into their own net. They're just out to troll you.

Stay away from this game-mode. If you feel the urge to play a Pro-ranked match, make sure you have 700 stress balls at the ready. Use this mode's lobbies to find other players who are looking for a club, join the lobby, and then leave before the game starts. You will receive messages asking for players to join a club, but be prepared and have a high-rated pro first. They are very demanding!

Don't Constantly Call for the Ball

Once you have begun playing for a team, do not constantly call the computer for the ball. Not only does doing this disrupt the computer's passing game, but also the calls of any other teammates. If you call for the ball, make sure it is for the right reason. This only really applies when the computer controls the other players on your team, and can make your team lose time and time again.

The problem arises when you call for the ball without enough space and the computer will automatically attempt to play the ball to you. Now, there are three issues:

  1. When your computer plays the ANY role, it controls players with an average rating of 69–70. They will not be able to play the killer through-ball you think you are calling for. If you are being marked, chances are the computer will mess up the pass and leave you screaming at your screen.
  2. If you do call when you have no space, and the computer makes the pass, you will lose possession and leave yourself open to being attacked by the opposition.
  3. Make the correct calls and the computer ANY can be a powerful tool; defensively solid and able to make the passes you want. Make the wrong calls, and the computer will constantly lose the ball, be out of position, and generally make clubs a living hell for you.

Playing the ANY Role

There is nothing worse than playing Pro Clubs with a bunch of random new guys and one exclaims that he is the best ANY in the world. You accept this and take him up on it, but then concedes nine and gets two red cards.

There is no shame in not being a good defender. Play in midfield or upfront. If you wish to succeed as an ANY, however, follow these instructions:

  • The person playing the ANY role must be able to both defend and attack.
  • As an ANY, you will have control of the other players on the pitch who aren't human-controlled already, as well as your virtual Pro.
  • Do not constantly pass to your own Pro. There are people who only control one player and they will get bored very quickly if you hog the possession.
  • The defaults you receive will range between 68 and 78. Be prepared for them to be much worse than your virtual Pro. Use these players as defenders or midfielders Ultimately it is your virtual Pros that will do the majority of the goal-scoring and creating.
  • Do not only use your Pro. There are 10 other players on the pitch and the only way to succeed is to use them. You have to be pretty darn good to take on the opponent's whole team on your own.
  • If your club does not have an amazing ANY, consider using the computer. It is a solid backup, and when employed correctly, it can be strong in defense and pass exactly where you want.
  • Consider putting your Pro in defense or midfield when playing as the ANY. It always helps to have the support of a high-level Pro when your opponent is attacking. It can be the difference between conceding and clearing the ball.
  • The ANY will receive the blame for any goals they concede, so you must have a strong will and be able to take criticism. After all, your team is relying on you to prevent goals. If you do not, on your head be it.

If all else fails, rotate within your team to be the ANY. When somebody loses, swap. Then no one feels the pressure of constantly controlling the whole team and you can try your hand at it. Do not panic about losses. They are a natural part of the game. Look to learn from them and move on!

Pass, pass, and pass again!

Pass, pass, and pass again!

Pass, Pass, Pass! Got it?

  • The best way to take apart your opponents is to pass. This is especially true when your Pros have leveled up. They will more than likely be at a much higher level than your opponent's defense. You will pick them apart with quick passing and intelligent through-balls. Keep in mind that football is a team game and that the major clubs who succeed are amazing at passing. (Barcelona, cough cough).
  • Do not constantly LB + Y (lobbed through ball). Predictability can be your number-one friend, or enemy, depending upon whether you are predictable or not. The greatest, and most often seen, example of this is the lobbed-through-ball. Many people online seem to believe that the only way to get through your opponents is to chip the ball hopelessly over the defense time and time again. Don't get me wrong: A perfectly timed lobbed-through ball is devastating to a defense, but the key here is perfectly timed. Too often I see the opponent just hoofing the ball over the top, hoping his small striker will latch onto it. Pass around and stay unpredictable.
  • Use all the space available on the pitch. One of the best tactics when playing clubs is common sense: Use the full length of the pitch to attack. Staying in a small, congested area in the middle of the pitch will not stretch the opponent's defense and will lead to a lot of losses. Do not expect to be on the ball all the time. Use the wings, even if the ball isn't on that side. If you have a good team around you, it will be worked over. How many teams do you see with all the strikers and midfielders within a 2m radius? Exactly. None. So why does it happen on FIFA?
  • Do not expect the ball all the time! In real life, players have to make runs to open up channels for teammates. They have to graft off the ball to create opportunities for themselves. It is the same in FIFA. If you constantly get the ball to feet, you are not using your abilities wisely. Search for the gaps in the defense or drop deeper to pick up the ball in space. Space is your friend!
  • Play the pass when you see it! In FIFA, you can see if a teammate wants the ball. Furthermore, you can see if he wants it into space, or into feet. Use these signals from the on-pitch player to understand where your teammate would like the ball. If you see a hand go up, it should mean that they are in a good position and want the ball. Play it with them! Do not wait around for them to be in a perfect one-on-one situation. Give the ball to teammates when they call and they will give it back to you.

Team Chemistry Is Key!

As in real life, bad dressing room chemistry can be disastrous for a team. This is also true for FIFA Pro Clubs. Do not blame your teammates for losses or missed chances. This will only serve to make them dislike you or feel worse about themselves. Instead, offer constructive criticism, or just say "unlucky."

Treat Others as You Would Like to Be Treated

If you constantly get onto your club members' backs for missing opportunities, they will either not want to play with you or be less inclined to pass to you and help you out. Also, you do not want sweet Karma coming round and biting you right back. Digging your teammates for missing will only cause them to dig at you if you miss. Treat people how you wish to be treated!

Distribute Free Kicks and Penalties Fairly

Just a small tip: Do not claim free kicks and penalties straight away. Within my club, we have found two fair ways of distributing them: If you score, you stay on. If you miss, you pass the responsibility. Or, whoever wins the foul takes the free-kick/penalty. Personally, I believe both of these work equally well, but the worst way to do it is to simply claim a free-kick. Do not say, "This is mine!" Instead, offer it to your teammates first. They will give it back to you in the future, and like you more!

Communication Is Key

Communication Is Key

Communication Is Key

The difference between a good club and a bad club, more often than not, hinges on communication. It is no good saying to your friends or club members, "Oh you should have played that pass earlier." This is not constructive and only serves to make you sound like an idiot. Instead, tell your teammates when you want the pass, and where.

  • If you want a cross to the front post, tell them. This will definitely improve your game, and being in sync with your team is that much easier with voice chat.
  • If you are making a dummy run, let your friends know, so they do not play the ball. Asking for the ball played to a particular place will help the club understand what you want from them, and will only lead to more chances.
  • Similarly, in defense, if you want your partner to mark a run, tell them. Do not blame them afterward for not picking up the run. You can only blame them if you let them know first. A club that communicates can be very potent and will utterly destroy clubs who do not talk.

Quiz

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. What is the tallest your Pro can be?
    • 6'7
    • 6'8
    • 6'9
    • 6'10
  2. What is the heaviest your Pro can be?
    • 212lbs
    • 222lbs
    • 232lbs
    • 242lbs

Answer Key

  1. 6'7
  2. 212lbs

It's Time to Go Pro

And that's it, guys—my top tips for succeeding, or playing better, with your Pro online or offline. Please leave a comment below and check out my latest Football analysis to receive more helpful advice.

End of Guide Poll

Comments

bshit guide on November 20, 2019:

there is no PRO ranked matches

the article has comments dating back 6 years (so the article was made for fifa 15 or something)

images used show players that quit professional football

this guide isnt even serious.

abandonado fc on May 30, 2018:

i have a pro team looking for tournaments westcoast time?

Robert on May 24, 2018:

My team plays without and "any" position as we feel it takes away from the fun of the game mode. The "AI" that the computer controls just make so many mistakes, like misplacing passes, losing the ball under pressure, failing to intercept passes and constantly losing headers. Needless to say they cost us a lot of goals and this is very infuriating. Any help?

Danish on April 03, 2017:

i am playing as ST but i want to change my position to midfielder..tell me the way to change position in fifa17

spikeshem on February 14, 2017:

I started playing proclubs on FIFA 13 and ended up being a top 100 player on it and also 14. Finally making a transition to Xbox one and FIFA 17, hopefully it won't be a difficult transition, BTW great article.

Iluvpancakes on December 14, 2016:

To help for anyones questions about becoming a captain it's simple.. A high rating has nothing to do with being the captain for your team, it's about consistency and staying with the same club for several seasons. Enjoyed the article it is a little confusing tho because offline or online is not specified.

Hellur on October 12, 2016:

How do I make my players transfer market go up? I try practicing, do well in games but it stays in the 10 million margin? Help?

Csabi on October 09, 2016:

How can I take the freekick or corner kick ? which is the bottom?

Mr Awbery (author) from England on October 04, 2016:

@Stoli - I'm sorry to hear you think none of this applies to FIFA 17. If you would like to respond and let me know what you think doesn't apply, I would be more than happy to review my article. I update all of my articles every FIFA, so my apologies if there are some things in which no longer apply. Thanks!

Stoli on October 04, 2016:

Half this no longer applies to 17

Paulinhooo on June 09, 2016:

In my career mode, my pro cant train. It doesn't show the player development menu. Why is this?

Paulinhooo on June 08, 2016:

Hey, I was wondering how do you get transferred to other clubs? I'm on loan at millwall right now, from athletico Madrid, but say I didn't want to be Athletico anymore, would I just request a transfer and hope they go through?

Mr Awbery (author) from England on May 31, 2016:

@Really to be honest that part of the article was a little rant about my annoyance with certain looks of players - it's just a personal preference and I hope I'm allowed to express that in my own article

I felt like there are plenty of tips about how to play effectively , but I'm sorry you disagree .

Mr Awbery (author) from England on May 31, 2016:

@Tom if you go to your pro , edit pro , then just choose the position as midfielder , then winger . Hope this helps !

Tom on May 29, 2016:

How do you make yourself a winger on Fifa 16? Loved this advice by the way!

dylan on January 21, 2016:

How do u start a new pro online if u already have one

Really on December 28, 2015:

What does looks have to do with how you play. Second i read that i instantly judged this aticle negative. Also me and my friends make fun of people with real world pros like way to lack in creativity. I think its dump seeing a messi every other match. Poor advice, has nothing to do with helping out your play.

lrave on April 14, 2015:

what's the reason to play Be a Pro if its totally broken? You going to World Cup and ...you can't play all games because according to EA players are not fit enough to play all 7 games during tournament... just a joke....

You being put off the team during most important games during season from no reason.... transfers are random... when you simulate game , the result is random, it doesn't matter players form, tactic, skills, league position, even time when you went on the bench... I tested if few times when I asked for being sub in 90 minute of the game...I was drawing 1:1 and after simulation I got result 3:1 ... when I was the only one on the pitch who actually could kick the ball straight....there was no chance that morons from my team could even do any single action during last 2- minutes.... FIFA15 = joke designed for kids to buy it only because its called FIFA and has reputation.....

Waseem Khan on January 16, 2015:

What is the max overall you can achieve with your pro in offline virtual pro as CAM

stevo on January 14, 2015:

How do u make ur computer defense play better i know about r1 high pressure and all that it just seems like r computer is just stupid and we 5 star team ppl can just run by and they always r all over us

ASKI on January 09, 2015:

Hey i want to know how much CAM progress is needed to be 90 ovr/

The Retard of Everything on December 28, 2014:

How can you put your pro as a Right Winger?

Df on December 14, 2014:

Hey man how do I get a specialty I'm a defender btw?

Brock on July 07, 2014:

How do I become a captain I'm on acrrington and I'm a 77 overall CAM and the captain is always some 50 overall dude!

Cichson on June 24, 2014:

Hi, can I change position of my player in career mode when i buy "Edit Player" at 19lvl ?

Thom on June 05, 2014:

what is the max rating a striker can get in offline player mode? Ive been stuck on 77 for ages. I am in season 2018 and i get accomplishments but im not getting any higher

Lol on May 25, 2014:

Can you become a captain

sing on May 02, 2014:

how to get more strength as a CAM

Evsie on May 01, 2014:

Hi. Awesome blog.

I have a query as to improving the free kick stats on offline. I'm never picked to take a free kick even if my pro is on loan at a lower club. Id imagine one can choose their pro to take said kick if they were controlling the entire team but I prefer to play just as my pro.

Any thoughts?

thelion on April 05, 2014:

my offlinepro seems to be stuck on a 79 overall i achieve loads of accoplishsments but never go uo. (i play for chelsea as st aged 21)

footballz on March 22, 2014:

hi i need high overall as a mf but i only get 67 age 18 . how can i create a mf pro with the highest overall plz help me

Az on February 27, 2014:

@pete i mean online pro clubs mate not offline its getting beyond a joke now i ask the people we play against but they say they don't do nethin and you can see they do no matter what i try the cpu just stands there whereas the other way round there bots play 1 2s between themselves they man mark you off the pitch im a 89 striker as well which makes it even more frustrating because iv not come across many 89 strikers we have to make a new club when we get to division 4 because its bollox

pete on February 21, 2014:

@Az - what level are you playing? if you make the level be higher the cpu players will be better. all of them, the other team included. a friend of mine plays world class but reduces the speed so they don't blow past him. i play on pro level and it opens space for passing but tackling is harder and more physical.

martijn on February 13, 2014:

Im playing as pro in offline career mode. But how can i take the set pieces by myself? Thnks

Thijmen on February 11, 2014:

Nice work man, but do u know how to get the 70 clearences, I'm 3 weeks stuck on only 3/70.

MC Dave on January 21, 2014:

Great guide, agree with you on a lot of points.

Mr Awbery (author) from England on January 17, 2014:

Sorry for the lack of responses guys, I will ensure I get on it as quickly as possible !

@Ben - unfortunately if your team refuses a transfer, you cannot leave. Much like in real life, if the team needs you, they will not let you leave

@Billy - thanks very much man, give me your XBOX One tag and we can have a game?

@DaNiceGuy - I have honestly never hear that, but take it as a compliment man!

DaNiceGuy on November 28, 2013:

At the start of every career it says ''has the potential to become something special'' but now the thing says ''the big entertainer'' what does that mean? (i know what a entertainer is but what it means like does it mean i score a lot of goals or always do something to keep the fans entertained?)

billy on November 23, 2013:

I would definitely play with you online!! I agree with pretty much everything you said. Playing your position and actually staying in it, not always calling for the ball, pass the ball and pass the ball on the ground!! I am so tired of playing with people that always use chip through ball and play way out of position; ex. selecting RW as your position but run all over the damn field. Stay wide when your team has the ball, then come in tight when on defense; IT'S NOT THAT HARD!!!!

Ben on November 06, 2013:

Can anyone tell me how to get a transfair from my team when i ask it gets turned down im oldham got them in top flight but they only buy poor players so i have to make/score everything id like to see the ball less to work on my timing thanks ^^ :)

Mr Awbery (author) from England on October 25, 2013:

@Ld - glad it is all sorted , as I say it is usually dependant on the other players vying for your position, and being a 76, Andy Carroll would have been a preference, I'm glad to hear that they got rid of him and are now playing you as a sole striker!

Ld on October 25, 2013:

*West Ham not West Brom

Ld on October 25, 2013:

Thank you for the reply.

My problem has been solved! I am at West Brom and currently I am up to a 76. I finishe out the season (only with 10 appearances due to Andy Carroll). Luckily, Carroll was transferred out right at the start of the new season! I am now the starter and playing nearly every game!

Thanks again,

LD

Mr Awbery (author) from England on October 25, 2013:

@Id - if you go to My Actions and it will allow you to see how long you have left in your career, and also ask to be transfer listed... I would suggest moving to a slightly less prestige club to build your ability before moving to a bigger club - just out of curiosity who do you play for and what is your rating?

To understand your place in the team, have a look at the other players in your squad, and if they are much higher rating than you, it may be time to move on to another club!

Get back to me and I will help you out

MrAwbery

ld on October 24, 2013:

I'm just wondering, is there any way to check how many years you have left on your current contract? I am not getting as much pt as I want and I was wondering if I should wait it out one more season, or request a transfer.

Mr Awbery (author) from England on October 16, 2013:

@KyleArmy - Excellent man, if you find your progression a little fast, up the difficulty so you score less, therefore grow less - just a tip if you want it slower!

KyleArmy on October 16, 2013:

Thanks for your reply. My rating has risen to 70 overall so far. Suppose I'll just go with it for now then and see how it pans out. Scored 2 on my England debut too!

Mr Awbery (author) from England on October 15, 2013:

@KyleArmy, whilst unrealistic in a sense, the fact you have been called up for England means your rating must be quite high, and more importantly your form must be fantastic. I completely agree it is slightly unrealistic, but with the rate of your players growth , coupled with what is clearly a great run of form, I cannot say it is unrealistic

KyleArmy on October 15, 2013:

I've just started playing this for the first time ever. I'm a forward and I'm at Northampton. I've been on fire and I've been called up to the England squad for the first set off international friendlies. Whilst proud of this, I can't get away from the fact that it's very unrealistic. So what I want to know is, does this kind of thing happen all the time or have I deserved my call up? Let's face it, League 2 players simply do not get called up to the England squad!

Mr Awbery (author) from England on October 03, 2013:

@Tummas - I completely agree, if you have players who can dribble in your team then definitely utilise it - one of my favourite players in FIFA 14 is Adel Taarabt due to his five star skills and amazing dribbling

Tummas on October 03, 2013:

It's not always best to pass. A dribble can open everything up too.

Mr Awbery (author) from England on October 03, 2013:

@tjordan1607 - I don't know whether your form is changing because there are subtle differences in your performance or not, but that does seem quite erratic - just ensure that you are in position as much as possible, and doing positive things such as winning the ball, scoring, assisting and not doing negative things (stray out of position, losing the ball)... I also notice that if you score early in the game , there is more time to lose the rating bonus it gives you - you have to play well for the duration of the game

tjordan1607 from Saginaw, Texas on October 01, 2013:

So I have had an issue with form. One match, I'll end with a 9.5, then the very next match, I'll end up with a 5.9. I always follow the same pattern and do the same thing every match. I stay in my position, I score goals regularly, set up goals, and help push the ball forward very well. I don't know why the form rating is so erratic. Is it me, or is anyone else having this problem?

Mr Awbery (author) from England on September 29, 2013:

@Joe - If you go to edit my pro (somewhere in career) and go to the star tab - you should be able to select up to 5 traits to apply

Joe on September 29, 2013:

In Fifa 14, career mode, how do I apply traits? Anyone?

Mr Awbery (author) from England on September 26, 2013:

@None - The problem with playing as a LF (Left Forward) is that you would have to find a team who plays with two inside forwards, the only formations supporting this are 4-3-2-1, 5-2-2-1 or 3-4-2-1... These are very uncommon (in manager mode) so you will struggle... However there are a number of teams who will play one of these formations, check team management before signing for a team!

None on May 20, 2013:

Meant to add more,

Is this bad? I haven't found a team that plays me in my proper position. I've played at ST and LM :-/

None on May 20, 2013:

Great stuff, I accidentally made my pro a LF (left forward)

Mr Awbery (author) from England on April 18, 2013:

@scrawlx101 - Unfortunately i do not know the answer to your questions, as i do not play as a CDM and i haven't played offline modes long enough to earn captaincy - i would recommend searching the internet my friend

@Yahya No you will not lose any ability in terms of ball control, shooting, defending etc - However you will see an alteration in your physical stats - @scrawlx101 is absolutely right

Mr Awbery (author) from England on April 18, 2013:

@Shika - Yes you do, and in fact, if you achieve accomplishments as an ST - this will also boost you at CAM - so you may find after your stint as an ST, you will go back to CAM maybe as an 82 :)

Shika on April 17, 2013:

Can i gain back my abilities if i go back to my old position,weight, height etc. (Pro Clubs)

For example: My player has a 81 rating, 183cm, CAM, 80 kg. I want to change to an ST for a while and change the weight and length of the player. Basically, if i want to go back to my old position, do i get that 81 rating back again?

Cmackem on April 08, 2013:

If I play as any on a drop in match, does it still improve my pro players stats?

scrawlx101 on April 02, 2013:

some1 answer mine:

For online VP:can a cdm playmaker,box to box and ball winner achieve the specialty complete midfielder because i am currently a cdm box to box with the dribbler,tactitian and playmaker trait.I have 90 shot power and 83 long shots.

For Offline VP:

Is it possible to change the postion of your VP if you are captain?

scrawlx101 on April 02, 2013:

some physical stats go down or up depending if you change height or weight Yahya

Yahya on March 31, 2013:

Thanks for the other reply, and one more Question. Do i lose my ability if i change my height or weight?

scrawlx101 on March 31, 2013:

For online VP:can a cdm playmaker,box to box and ball winner achieve the specialty complete midfielder because i am currently a cdm box to box with the dribbler,tactitian and playmaker trait.I have 90 shot power and 83 long shots.

For Offline VP:

Is it possible to change the postion of your VP if you are captain?

Mr Awbery (author) from England on March 30, 2013:

@D_Milly - Yeah i love playing CDM too, although i find that i am constantly running up and down the pitch, due to the positioning arrows underneath me - I prefer either playing CAM or CB, depending if i am wanting to play attacking or defensive

@EduardFo - I do not understand whether you mean you have an offline pro and an online pro - if this is the case they are for those purposes - one is an offline pro and the other you can take online, you cannot use one for the other or vice versa

@Adrian - In all honesty mate I am not sure, I have been playing player career mode for a fair few seasons (Not as many as you, well done on that!) and haven't ever been promoted to captain, maybe @fozz is right and it has to be in your contract, be sure to research and let me know!

Yahya - Nope, you do not lose your other stats if you change position (if you mean ability) and if you mean statistics as in Goals scored etc then no - each position (Defense, Midfield, Striker) has it's own stats, so if you move between them then your stats will save for each one

@B;Blaze - I honestly couldn't tell you, I can see why it would be frustrating, but then it isn't an issue that affects gameplay too much - if you are annoyed by it contact EA

I will try to respons to everyone's messages as soon as i can - keep them coming guys!

B;Blaze on March 29, 2013:

Nice one! In My Pro, the career forward stats seem to be wrong... games played, goals, assists, shots all seem to be wrong and they don't seem to update... why is this??

Yahya on March 29, 2013:

Do i lose my stats in pro clubs if i change my position?

fozz on March 21, 2013:

sorry that is you will be captain when you start playing for that team. i will say it in the contract offer

fozz on March 21, 2013:

to get captain you need to stay with a team for a while and just proform well and be consistent.

if u are a key player for a good top flyt team then if u join a lower team then 9 times out of 10 u'll get Captain...

fozz on March 21, 2013:

hay all i deleted my offline pro by mestake. iv created a new one in player carrer but the pro tab on the main menu is not coming up (xbox 360) can u help .. thanks

adrian on March 21, 2013:

how do i get to be the captain of my team?it's 2022,i've played for several clubs,but never had the chance to be captain of the team.

Eduardfo on March 13, 2013:

Hi, How do i change my virtual pro player(I have 2)?

D_Milly on March 11, 2013:

I love playing Centre Defensive mid... the reasons being 1. You can get on the ball & be composed 2. You can be creative and pass the ball around 3. You can dive into crunching tackles (if you're good at tackling) 4. You can venture forward if you've got cover at the back. 5. You get the odd chance to strike them from range if you're in space & there's nothing on. And finally it's really fun & lots of things to do.

Mr Awbery (author) from England on February 22, 2013:

No Ben - he means in offline be a pro mode, there is no way to change once you have taken on a position - online you can change at any point, offline you choose a position and stick there

Ben on February 18, 2013:

Go to Edit Pro and then it's the third tab to the right.

Mr Awbery (author) from England on February 15, 2013:

Hi D_Up_Looo, unfortunately i do not believe you can edit your pro's position once chose offline in career - I have played around five seasons with my pro , and not once have a been able to change my position - Sorry "/

D_Up_Looo on February 12, 2013:

how exactly do you change the position of your player ? offline