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FIFA 2001

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FIFA 2001 comes back to the series' fast-paced roots. The gameplay is balanced differently to previous versions, and includes online play as an option.

It includes 17 leagues from around the world in addition to over 50 national teams. Exhibition, Tournament, League, Cup, Season, and Training modes are available to play, ranging from simple round-robin competition to simple knock-outs to combinations of the two, and the player rosters are as up-to-date as possible.


FIFA 2001 PlayStation 2 This is how the player in possession of the ball is indicated. The cross, circle, square and triangle buttons all produce different kinds of shot, lob, pass etc.
Demo version
FIFA 2001 PlayStation These are some of the game's configuration options
FIFA 2001 Windows Gameplay Shot: A Free Shot on Goal.
FIFA 2001 PlayStation 2 The game's title screen

Demo version

Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA 2001: World Championship" -- PS2 Japanese Title
  • "FIFA 2001: Major League Soccer" -- PS2 Title

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User Reviews

Pixel City, if you don't find an excellent soccer game! PlayStation 2 Fake Spam (94)

The Press Says

Absolute Playstation PlayStation 2001 96 out of 100 96
IGN PlayStation Dec 05, 2000 9.2 out of 10 92
GameSpot PlayStation Jun 07, 2000 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Windows Oct 31, 2000 9 out of 10 90
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 28, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Windows Jan, 2001 8.3 out of 10 83
PSM PlayStation 2 Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Apr 26, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
Video Games PlayStation Dec, 2000 78 out of 100 78
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Dec 07, 2000 7 out of 10 70


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EA Cover Curse

Ben Olsen (featured on the cover of the US PS2 version) suffered the curse by breaking his ankle and missing the entire following season.

Missing Sponsors

While it was the first in the series to include real and unique kits, some teams did not carry shirt sponsors. The reason? They were sponsored by rival companies such as Eidos (Manchester City) or Infogrames (Olympique Lyon).

Scratch and Sniff

The Playstation CD reads: "Smell the pitch - Scratch and sniff". This refers to olfactory rubber on the media which smells like grass.

Information also contributed by Dudujones, Luis Silva.

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