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FIFA Abbreviations: A Quick Guide To FIFA and FUT Short Hand

Your Complete Guide To FIFA Abbreviations

As video games go, FIFA is full of abbreviations. Heck, even the title is an abbreviation for Fédération Internationale de Football Association!

With so many different abbreviations in one game it can be hard to remember what it all means. So without further ado, here is our full FIFA Abbreviations glossary.

 

FIFA Skill Abbreviations

Commonly known as 'attributes', these are the various skill ratings each player has on FIFA's Ultimate Team game mode (also known as FUT).

Outfield players and Goalkeeper need different skills to play the game. So there are a different set of FIFA attribute abbreviations for each.

 

Outfield Player Attributes on FIFA

Attribute Meaning

PAC

Pace - Top running speed.

SHO

Shooting

PAS

Passing

DRI

Dribbling

DEF

Defending

PHY

Physicality

 

Goalkeeper Attributes on FIFA

Attribute Meaning

DIV

Diving

HAN

Handling

KIC

Kicking

REF

Reflexes

SPE

Speed

POS

Positioning

 

For those of you with familiar with CardsPlug, these are also the letters featured on our personalised football cards inspired by the game. Here is an example of an outfield player's card:

 

 

As far as FIFA Ultimate Team attribute go, they are all the abbreviations you need to know. But what about the FIFA position abbreviations?

Don't worry - we have you covered!

FIFA Position Abbreviations

There are a lot of different positions in FIFA. In fact, there are so many it can be hard to remember them all. Let alone their abbreviations!

Here are the abbreviations for every FIFA position, starting with the attacking positions.

Abbreviation Position

ST

Striker

CF

Centre Forward

LF

Left Forward

RF

Right Forward

LW

Left Wing

RW

Right Wing 

 

Simple enough so far, right? Now let's move on to the midfield positions.

 

Abbreviation Position

CM

Centre Midfield

CAM

Centre Attacking Midfield

CDM

Centre Defensive Midfield

LM

Left Midfield

RM

Right Midfield

 

And finally, let's move onto the defence. These are all self-explanatory (Just remember, they play on the back line)

 

Abbreviation Position

CB

Centre Back

LB

Left Back

RB

Right Back

LWB

Left Wing Back

RWB

Right Wing Back

GK

Goalkeeper

 

Woo, look at you go!

You now know the position AND attribute abbreviations for FIFA. Which means you now know enough to make your own personalised football card!

Still thirsty for more FIFA abbreviation knowledge? Keep reading to find out more abbreviations from FIFA's Ultimate Team mode.

FIFA Ultimate Team Abbreviations

As well as the abbreviations for skills and FIFA player positions, you'll see more short-hand phrases used in FIFA Ultimate Team. Here are some of the most common Ultimate Team abbreviations:

FUT: FIFA Ultimate Team

CHEM: Chemistry. A team needs high chemistry in order to play well with each other. Matching players from the same league, country or team is the best way to put your chemistry through the roof!

CON: Contract. A player's contract shows how many games they have left before you need to buy them a new contract on the game.

IF: In Form. A special card given to the players who make the team of the week. An in-form card will boost a players stats including bumping up their overall rating by one.

MOTM: Man Of The Match. This means the player was the outstanding talent on the pitch during match.

OTW: One To Watch. Up and coming players receive these cards. The stars of tomorrow.

POTM: Player Of The Month. This goes to the best player of the previous month.

TOTGS: Team Of The Group Stage. This is a team of all the best players of the group stages of the Champions, Europa and European Conference Leagues.

TOTW: Team Of The Week. This is the best team from world football from the previous week.

TOTS: Team Of The Season. These are several different squads that represent the best players from each league that season.

TOTY: Team Of The Year. Released at the end of each calendar year and featuring the best of the best. Usually with massive skills upgrades.

SBC: Squad Builder Challenges. SBCs are challenges where you must build the right squad to receive rewards in return. The rewards are often FIFA coins or packs. 

Conclusion

So, there you have it. Hopefully this guide has helped you to expand your FIFA knowledge. At least when it comes to the abbreviations, anyway.

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