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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 Windows Loose balls by your goal can result in mistakes such as this.
FIFA 2001 PlayStation 2 The demo version starts with the players on the pitch waiting for the player(s) to activate their controllers
FIFA 2001 Windows FIFA(2)
FIFA 2001 Windows Gameplay Shot. Lining up for a cross is still a good way to score an easy goal.

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

IGN PlayStation Dec 05, 2000 9.2 out of 10 92
PlanetPS2 PlayStation 2 Dec 27, 2000 91 out of 100 91
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 28, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Power Unlimited Windows Jan, 2001 8.3 out of 10 83 PlayStation 2 Dec 06, 2000 16 out of 20 80
Power Unlimited PlayStation 2 Feb, 2001 8 out of 10 80
CyberJoy Windows Jan 28, 2001 4 out of 5 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Dec, 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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