A players' overall performance are expressed through 18 attributes, which can be seen in the bottom of the player profile page. These attributes are divided into three main categories: technical, mental, and physical. Each attribute affect players performance during matches.
Some attributes are more important to some players. For example, a Forward benefits more from having good finishing attributes than others - and Defenders benefit from having a good marking attribute. The manager can also affect the importance of each ability by placing a player wisely on the field or by giving him certain instructions. For example, a midfielder that is good at finishing will perform better if he is instructed to finish often. In this way, the manager can exploit players strengths.