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 Hanging Around. When you're the Manchester United Goalie, you can get away with it.
FIFA 2001 PlayStation 2 The game's title screen

Demo version
FIFA 2001 Windows Gameplay Shot: A Free Shot on Goal.
FIFA 2001 PlayStation The kick off. The active player has a yellow circle round them. The active player is changed by the pressing cross

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)

Critic Reviews

Gamer's Pulse Windows Dec 27, 2000 97 out of 100 97
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 28, 2000 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Nov 06, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Power Unlimited Windows Jan, 2001 8.3 out of 10 83
Gry OnLine Windows Dec 21, 2000 8 out of 10 80
PSM PlayStation 2 Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited PlayStation 2 Feb, 2001 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 2 Dec 06, 2000 16 out of 20 80
Spel för Alla Windows Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Super Play PlayStation 2 Jan, 2001 5 out of 10 50


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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.
Contributed to by Andrew Hartnett (2216) and Grant McLellan (544)