Introduction – READ
I am a classic football fan.
In the past years I have created legends databases for Football Manager and other football games.
Everything you see on the site reflects my knowledge and my opinion which, needless to say, is by no means perfect.
If you find any errors, inaccuracies, missing players or have any specific request please contact me here
To see my sources please click here
Overall Rating Explained
A player’s overall rating is an approximate average of many factors, including:
Sum of Technical, Physical, Mental and Tactical Skills
Continuity of performance at high levels over the years
A player's national, continental and world reputation
Ability to make an Impact under pressure in important matches
Ability to make an impact in different environments (clubs, national teams, leagues, etc.)
Individual and team awards (Balon d'Or, Best Player, Championship, etc)
The overall values you find in the macro categories, as shown above, hardly ever represent the average of the values entered below.
This is because I have given a different “weight” to each value depending on the role.
How quickly the player is able to reach his top speed
The ability to rapidly change the position of the entire body
The ability to maintain balance when coming into contact with other players
How high a player can jump
How fit a player is. The higher the value the less a player will be prone to get injured
Rapidity of movement over medium and long distances
The higher the value, the more likely the player will win a physical challenge
The ability to sustain prolonged physical effort
Refers to the skill of the player to controll the ball
Speed, effectiveness and variety of dribbling
Power, precision and technique of free kicks
Indicate the accuracy of the player’s headers
Indicate the accuracy of the player’s long passes
How close a shot is to the desired point of impact
How hard a player can kick the ball
The player’s ability to shoot in unfavourable situations or from difficult positions
Indicate the accuracy of the player’s short passes
The ability to be in the best defensive position against opposing attackers
Off the ball
How well a player can assess a situation and move off the ball, making himself available to receive a pass or score
How well a player follows tactical instructions and works for and alongside his teammates
The players ability to read how the game is going. Defensively it’s his ability to intercept a pass or make time is tackle to perfect; offensively is how well the strikers will anticipate the defenders
A player’s mental focus and attention to detail. A high concentrated player will react better under pressure, make better judgement calls and won’t make many mistakes
How likely the player is to perform consistently on the pitch
A player’s commitment and hunger to succed both on and off the pitch
The player’s ability to influence players around them on the pitch, having a positive effect on them
Refers to a player’s ability to spot a potential opportunity. The awareness of knowing what is happening around him on the pitch
A player’s ability to put the ball in the back of the net when presented with a chance
How well a player sticks close to his direct opposition in defensive situations
The ability to make a clean sliding tackle at the right time wihout committing a foul
How well the player will be at winning the ball cleanly without conceding fouls
The goalkeeper’s ability to catch the ball
The goalkeeper’s coverage of the goal and size of the area in which he can make saves
The accuracy of the goalkeeper’s kick off
The ability to choose the right position on the goal line according to the opponent’s attacks
The player’s ability to make quick reaction saves
The higher the value the more the goalkeeper will choose the right time to rush out the goal
Please note that the skills I have used (not the values entered but the name and type of skills) are inspired by several football games and simulators, including: Football Manager, Pro Evolution Soccer, FIFA, etc.
Playing Styles Explained
All player photos belong to 3D PES faces made by talented facemakers.
I have contacted many of them and got their permission to use the pictures, from some of them I did not get a reply.
Some of the faces used are low quality, and I apologize for this: unfortunately it is a difficult task to find HQ pictures for all players.
How the Search function works
It is currently not possible to carry out a cross-search or an single skill rating search.
This function will be implemented in the future.
You can also search for players in a more specific way, as in the example.
If you type in “Italy Defenders” (or “Brazil Midfielders”, or just “Midfielders” or “Sweeper”, or “Manchester United”, “Brazil“, or “Beckenbauer”) the search will automatically show you specific players, which you can then sort as shown.