The complete How to Play eFootball 2022 guide.
This article is updated for eFootball 2022 version 0.9.0, and will continue to update as new features are added to eFootball 2022.
GP, Coins, and Points
eFootball 2022 has two currencies: GP and Coins. GP can be used to renew contracts, sign players, hire managers, buy collection packs and more. Coins are the premium currency in eFootball 2022. Coins can also be used to buy anything GP can as well as some exclusive Agents. Coins can only earned by completing objectives within Creative Team, or bought for real money through micro-transactions.
eFootball 2022 Currencies
|eFootball Coins||In-game currency that can be used to sign players and purchase Advantage Match Passes, items, renew contracts and more|
|GP||In-game currency used to sign players and renew contracts|
|eFootball Points||In-game points that can be used to purchase players and in-game items|
Managing in-game currency well will keep the state of your club and your squad healthy. That’s the only way to keep your best players on the pitch and ensure that you always have a manager.
Your main objective early on in Creative Team is to earn as many GP as possible to eventually build any squad you want. So, it is discouraged to spend GP it before you have a better grasp of the game and what it has to offer.
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 Player Abilities
|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
|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
|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|
What are AI Playing Styles?
AI Playing Styles are tendencies that players have when controlled by the CPU. AI Playing Styles are only applied to players controlled by Co-op CPU fillers, players off the ball, and the opposition when playing against CPU in any game mode. Otherwise, they have no effect on the gameplay.
AI Playing Styles in eFootball 2022
|AI Play Style||Description|
|Trickster||A player that will try to dribble past opponents whenever he gets the chance|
|Agility King||A player that can use quick turns and dribbles|
|Speeding Bullet||Frequently breaks through the opposition defensive line with a run on goal (vertical breakthrough)|
|Incisive Run||A dribbler who likes to cut inside for scoring opportunities|
|Long Ball Expert||A player who often plays long balls|
|Early Crosser||A player who will try to get an early cross in when possible|
|Long Ranger||A player that will shoot on sight|
Controls and Commands Guides
The complete reference guide to eFootball 2022 Command List Controls on Playstation (PS4, PS5) and Xbox (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S) platforms. Choose your preferred platform below to see the relevant controls.
This guide covers Match Types and Game Modes in eFootball 2022.
eFootball 2022 Online Solo Match Types
|Tour Event||Play a tournament against AI opponents to earn Event Points. Event Points unlock higher tier rewards.|
|Challenge Event||Play against other players online to complete various objectives. Completing objectives earns rewards, items and GP/Coins.|
|Online Quick Match||Play an unranked online casual match against a random human opponent.|
|Online Match Lobby||Create a public or private room for an unranked online 1v1 match.|
|eFootball™ Creative League.||Take your Creative Team and compete in ranked online matches against the best of the best eFootball 2022 players. PvP Matchmaking for similar skill levels. Placement matches that restart every Phase.|
Creative Team is eFootball 2022’s most competitive game mode. In Creative Team, you build your dream squad from all of the available players in the game, including past legends. You will need to hire a manager, adapt your team to his tactics and make sure that your Team Spirit is high so that your team can gel. When your team is ready, you will face the best teams in the world in eFootball Creative League.
In this game mode, you are matched with another player. The matchmaking system tries its best to match you up with a player that has a similar rating and team strength to yours.
Winning any ranked match increases your rating. However, losing to or drawing an opponent who is substantially lower in ratings will decrease your rating.
In Creative Team, signing the right players will make the difference between winning and losing. In eFootball 2022, players have different ability, skill, and playstyle combinations that makes each player unique. It is your job to create a team that will blend well together and produce results on the pitch.
Additionally, players can be signed using Chance Deals, Nominating Contracts, or items and contracts that are rewarded from the Advantage Match Pass.
Signing Players - Creative Team
|Chance Deal||Sign a player at random from a pre-specified list.|
|Nominating Contract||Sign a player of your choice from a pre-specified list.|
|Advantage Match Pass||The pass awards bonuses, items, and will occasionally reward options to sign new players.|
|Objective / Premium Objective||Each objective will have its own unique rewards. For higher stakes rewards, you can use eFootball Coins to unlock Premium Objectives.|
Players Types are a big part of your Creative Team journey. Not to mention, you will have a variety of players to choose from.
Player Types eFootball 2022
"You can receive rewards for completing challenges. Note that you can play these challenges as many times as you wish, however you will only receive your first-time reward once. Subsequent completions will still render you rewards, but they will be difference. Also, note that the challenge may end in failure if you do not complete the match, or you accept an invitation to join another match and decide to leave the current match."
– eFootball 2022 In-game Tips
Challenge events will reward you with hefty GP rewards. It’s a good idea to clear the events every week, as they change weekly. In past versions of eFootball, different events would cycle through each week allowing players to earn a variety of rewards. If you do not clear the event before it expires, you will not earn any GP.
A rating system for players’ online behavior. For example, rage quitting matches, idling during a match, or having an unstable internet connection can lower your courtesy rating. The highest courtesy rating is A (good) and ranges to C (bad).