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Player Abilities, Skills & Playstyles – eFootball 2022

The complete reference guide to eFootball 2022 Player Abilities, Player Skills, and Players’ Playstyle with descriptions listed next to each ability and skill.

eFootball 2022 was released on September 30, 2021 for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S,   Windows ( Steam) platforms.

eFootball 2022 Player Abilities

Ability Description
Offensive Awareness How quickly the player responds to the ball when attacking
Ball Control How adept the player is at controlling the ball (touches, trapping, feints)
Dribbling How adept the player is at maintaining control of the ball while dribbling at high speed
Tight Possession How skilled the player is at performing turns while dribbling at low speed
Low Pass Accuracy when playing low passes along the ground
Lofted Pass Accuracy of lofted passes
Finishing Accuracy of shots
Heading Accuracy of headers
Set Pieces Accuracy during set pieces (corners, free kicks penalties)
Curl How much curve and spin the player can put on the ball
Speed Player's top speed without the ball
Acceleration How fast the player can reach his top speed
Kicking Power How much power the player can generate when kicking the ball
Jumping How high the player can jump
Physical Contact Balance and strength when pressured physically
Balance How well the player avoids tackles, stay on his feet when losing balance due to physical contact
Stamina The higher the stamina the slower the player will get fatigued
Defensive Awareness How quickly the player responds to the ball when defending
Tackling Proficiency at winning the ball from opponent
Aggression How aggressive the player is when attempting to steal the ball during challenges
Defensive Engagement Defensive work rate
GK Awareness How quickly the GK can respond to the ball
GK Catching GK's ability to catch, higher GK Catching can catch more powerful shots
GK Deflecting GK's ability to fist/knock the ball to safe areas
GK Reflexes GK's ability to block close range shots
GK Reach GK's coverage of the gal and size of area in which he can make saves
NonDom Leg Usage How often the player will use his non dominant foot
NonDom Leg Precision How accurate the player is with his weaker foot
Conditioning Volatility of the player's condition
Injury Resistance Player's resistance to getting injured

eFootball 2022 Player Skills

Skill Description
Scissors Feint Enables players to execute the Scissors Feint at high speeds
Double Touch Enables players to quickly execute the Double Touch
Flip Flap Enables players to execute the Flip Flap
Marseille Turn Enables players to execute the Marseille Turn
Sombrero Enables players to execute the Boomerang Trap and the Sombrero Turn
Chop Turn Enables players to execute Chop Turn quickly
Inside Bounce Enables players to execute Inside Bounce
Sole Control Enable step on ball control to execute feints and turns
Heading Improves accuracy of headers, frequency of downward headers
Long-Range Curler Enables players to hit curling shots with great accuracy froma distance
Chip Shot Control Enables accurate chip shots
Long-Range Shooting Improved accuracy at long-range shots
Knuckle Shot Enables players to hit knuckle shots at higher frequency, also applies to FK
Dipping Shot Enables top spin shots that bounce erratically in front of the GK
Rising Shot Enables shot that begin with a low trajectory that rise sharply
Acrobatic Finishing Enables players to find a finish even from awkward positions of when off balance
Heel Trick Enables players to pass and shoot with their heel, even in awkward positions or off balance
One-time Shot Improves technique and precision in one-time shots
One-touch Pass Improves technique and precision in one-touch passes
Through Passing Increases accuracy of through balls
Wighted Pass Enables players to apply back-spin when playing lofted passes and through balls, improves accuracy
Pinpoint Crossing Enables players to curl in crosses with accuracy
Outside Curler Enables players to shoot and pass using the outside of the boot even at long distances
Rabona Enables players to execute a Rabona
No Look Pass Enables passes that misdirect opponents
Low Lofted Pass Enables players to hit a long accurate Lofted Pass with a low trajectory
GK Low Punt Enables GK to take long accurate punt kicks with low trajectory
GK High Punt Enables GK to take long, high punts
Long Throws Improves range of long throws
GK Long Throws Improves range of GK's throws
Penalty Specialist Improves accuracy of penalty kicks
GK Penalty Saver Enables better GK reactions during penalty kicks
Gamesmanship Enables players to win more free kicks on the ball
Man Marking Enables players to stick to and. chase down their opponent
Track Back The player aggressively pressures the opposition player on the ball, even running back from the frontlines
Interception Enables better pass interceptions
Blocker Improves player's chances to block shots and passes
Aerial Superiority Improves player's chances of winning aerial challenges
Sliding Tackle Improves player's chances of winning the ball with a sliding tackle
Acrobatic Clearance Enables players to clear the ball using their feet even in awkward positions
Captaincy When the player is captain, he will reduce the effects of fatigue for the entire team
Super-Sub Improves player's stats when introduced in the second half of the game
Fighting Spirit Enables players to perform better under pressure, fatigue, and adversity such as playing against a higher ranked team or when a goal down

eFootball 2022 Player Playstyles

Playstyle Description Compatible Positions
Adv. Striker Predatory striker who plays off the shoulders of the last defender CF
Dummy Runner Distracts the defense to create space for other players to exploit CF / SS / AMF
Poacher Striker who lurks in the opposition 18 yard box, waiting for the ball CF
Target Man Positions himself on the frontlines as a target man and protects the ball with his physique CF
Deep-Lying Forward Forward that is willing to drop back to receive the ball and help create plays CF / SS
Creative Playmaker Takes advantage of gaps in the defense to initiate attacks and assist in shots on goal SS / RWF / LWF / AMF / RMF / LMF
Prolific Winger Receives passes on the wings, occasionally cutting into the center when he has the chance RWF / LWF
Roaming Flank Tends to cut inside from the wing to receive passes RWF / LWF / RMF / LMF
Cross Specialist Hugs the sideline, waiting for a chance to cross the ball in RWF/ LWF / RMF/ LMF
Classic No. 10 Old-school static playmaker who uses passes to control the match SS / AMF / CMF
Hole Player Has a sharp eye for goals and surges forward at any opportunity SS / AMF / RMF / LMF / CMF
Box-to-Box Tirelessly covers every blade of grass for the full 90 minutes RMF / LMF / CMF / DMF
The Destroyer Tenacious battler who keeps opposition attacks at bay through hard tackling and pressing CMF / DMF / CB
Orchestrator Lurks in deeper positions, ready to initiate attacks CMF / DMF
Anchor Man Deep-sitting defensive midfielder protecting the back line DMF
Offensive Fullback Attack-minded full back who will run upfield and join the attack when possible RB / LB
Fullback Finisher Attacking full back who enjoys joining the attack in central areas high up the pitch RB / LB
Defensive Fullback Solid full back who prefers to stay back and stick to defensive duties RB / LB
Build Up A player who likes to drop back to receive the ball and trigger attacks from deep CB
Extra Frontman Defender who likes to join the attack at every given opportunity CB
Offensive Goalkeeper Sweeper keeper type role, often comes out to cover the area behind the defense GK
Defensive Goalkeeper Traditional keeper who prefers to stay around the goal line GK

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