Special Traits in FIFA Mobile 21 are used to provide players with unique skills and play styles in the game. Each Trait impacts some aspect of the player’s behavior on the field.
To find out your player’s Special Trait, select a player in the squad and click the Details button.
Important to note, not all traits function the same way. It means, some traits may change the way the player performs on the field, and others may only have an impact when that player is autoplay or being controlled by the AI.
How to use Special Traits in FIFA Mobile?
As explained above, special traits are used to provide players with unique skills and play styles in the game. Each Trait impacts some aspect of the player’s behavior on the field.
Therefore, you cannot use special traits manually using buttons/gestures such as when we want a player to shoot, pass, or perform skill moves. It is embedded automatically in the player/card and can be triggered at any time depending on the situation on the pitch.
Below is a complete list of all the special traits available in FIFA Mobile.
One On Ones (GK)
Goalkeepers with this Trait have an advantage in 1 on 1 situations. During a 1 on 1 situation, they will be more likely rush out to close down an attacker.
Goalkeepers with this trait: Manuel Neuer, Samir Handanovič, and Xavier Pinoteau.
Players with this trait have more powerful headers.
Some players with this trait: Harry Maguire, Duván Zapata, Mario Mandžukić, Matthijs de Ligt, Virgil Van Dijk, Sergio Ramos, Wout Weghorst, and more. Strikers (ST) and Centre Backs (CB) are the positions that have most of these traits.
Long Thrower (GK)
Goalkeepers with this Trait have the ability to target players further away with thrown passes.
Some players with this trait: Jan Oblak, Thibaut Courtois, Alisson, and many more. Most goalkeepers have this trait.
Goalkeepers with this trait more likely to punch the ball during corners or defend crosses and lofted through balls, rather than catching the ball.
Players with this trait: Lev Yashin and Andriy Pyatov.
Pushes Up For Corners (GK)
Near the end of a match, if a goal is desperately needed, a goalkeeper with this trait will be more likely pushing forward in attack for a corner.
Player with this trait: Peter Schemichel.
On autoplay, Players with this trait will be given the ball by their teammates more often, allowing them to dictate more of the attack. They will also make faster passing decisions.
Some players with this trait: Paul Pogba, Lionel Messi, Bruno Fernandes, Kevin De Bruyne, Ruud Gullit, Alejandro Gómez, Antoine Griezmann, David Beckham, and more. Most creative midfielders (especially CAM) have this trait.
On autoplay, players with this trait are more likely to dribble with the ball at high speed and regularly tries to knock the ball ahead of his opponents and beat them with speed.
Some players with this trait: Lionel Messi, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané, Alphonso Davies, Jordi Alba, Kylian Mbappé, C. Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford, Nicolas Pépé, Anthony Martial, Michael Owen, Heung Min Son, Leon Bailey, and more. Most world class wingers (RW and LW) have this trait.
Long Shot Taker
Players with this trait more likely to try and take long shots when running with the ball, especially when afforded the space.
Some players with this trait: Paul Pogba, Lionel Messi, Kevin De Bruyne, David Alaba, Josip Iličić, Bruno Fernandes, Harry Kane, Casemiro, David Beckham, Marco Asensio, Ángel Di María, C. Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford, Marco Reus, and more.
On autoplay, Players with this trait is more likely to attempt long passes.
Some players with this trait: Kevin De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, David Beckham, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sergio Ramos, Virgil van Dijk, Harry Maguire, Mats Hummels, Simon Kjær, Toni Kroos, and more.
On autoplay, Players with this trait will be more likely to attempt an early cross.
Some players with this trait: David Beckham, Andrew Robertson, Kieran Trippier, Nordi Mukiele, Luke Shaw, Kevin De Bruyne, Angeliño, Pascal Groß, and more. Wingers, midfielders, and full backs (RB and LB) are the positions that have most of these traits.
Players with this trait get the full amount of curl when he takes a finesse shot when the ball is on the ground.
Some players with this trait: Rivaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi, Karim Benzema, Christopher Nkunku, Samuel Eto’o, David Beckham, Mohamed Salah, Stephen El Shaarawy, Antoine Griezmann, Saúl, Marco Reus, and more. Most Attackers have this trait.
Players with this trait will be more likely to hold onto the ball even though the teammates are in a better position. They are less likely to pass the ball, and more likely to dribble or shoot.
Some players with this trait: Neymar Jr, Mohamed Salah, Moise Kean, Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Pépé, Andrej Kramarić, Isco, Allan Saint-Maximin, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, Wilfried Zaha, Yannick Carrasco, and more.
Tries To Beat Offside Trap
Players with this trait frequently attempt to beat the offside trap when the ball is played through to him.
Players with this trait: Marc Overmars, Michael Owen, Miroslav Klose, David Trezeguet, Gianfranco Zola, Thierry Henry, Hristo Stoichkov, Gary Lineker, Butragueño, Filippo Inzaghi, and Luis Hernández. So far, only Icon players have this trait.
Dives Into Tackles
On autoplay, Players with this trait will be more likely to use a sliding tackle instead of a standing tackle.
Some players with this trait: Lothar Matthäus, Casemiro, Raphaël Varane, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Ozan Kabak, Sergio Ramos, Philipp Lahm, Arturo Vidal, Ashley Cole, Nemanja Vidić, Eric Bailly, Sven Bender, and more.
Avoids Weaker Foot
Players with this trait will avoid using weaker foot to shoot, even when it might provide a better angle.
Players with this trait: Carlos Alberto, Rivaldo, Fernando Hierro, Roberto Carlos, Diego Maradona, Juan Sebastián Verón, and Ali Abbas (the only non-Icon player who has this trait).
Powerful Driven Free Kick
Players with this trait will start their free kick run-up from further back, producing a more powerful free kick. On autoplay, Players with this trait will be more likely to choose a driven free kick over a finesse free kick.
Some players with this trait: C. Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford, Michael Ballack, Casemiro, Roberto Carlos, Leroy Sané, Nabil Fekir, Frank Lampard, Ronald Koeman, Ruslan Malinovskyi, and more.
When Players with this trait performs a throw-in, the maximum distance of the throw is longer than a player without the Trait.
Some players with this trait: Marquinho, Joe Gomez, John Stones, Kenny Lala, Kyle Walker, Capa, Giorgio Chiellini, Jérôme Boateng, Christopher Trimmel, Jan Bořil, and more.
When Players with this trait performs a throw-in, the maximum distance of the throw is longer than a player without this Trait.
Some players with this trait: Michail Antonio, Weston McKennie, Ben Tozer, Chancel Mbemba, Rodney Kongolo, Eduardo Salvio, Bart van Hintum, Jetro Willems, and more.
Players with this trait will be less likely to make errors when attempting flair moves.
Some players with this trait: this is the most common trait in FIFA Mobile. The majority of players have this trait.
Outside Foot Shot
Players with this trait will be able to perform an outside of the foot shot regardless of their Finishing attribute value.
Some players with this trait: Thomas Müller, Karim Benzema, Bruno Fernandes, André Silva, Pablo Sarabia, Xavi, Julian Brandt, Mesut Özil, Paulo Dybala, and more.
Argues with Officials
Players with this trait will frequently argue with officials, of course when there is a foul.
Some players with this trait: Lars Bender, Carles Puyol, Igor Akinfeev, Sergio Agüero, Lautaro Acosta, Shane Duffy, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Wayne Rooney, Sol Campbell, Piqué, and more.