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Description

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.

Screenshots

FIFA 2001: Major League Soccer Windows FIFA(5)
FIFA 2001: Major League Soccer PlayStation 2 The end of the demo version shows the game's main features
FIFA 2001: Major League Soccer 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: Major League Soccer Windows Hanging Around. When you're the Manchester United Goalie, you can get away with it.

Promo Images

FIFA 2001: Major League Soccer Screenshot
FIFA 2001: Major League Soccer Screenshot
FIFA 2001: Major League Soccer Other
FIFA 2001: Major League Soccer Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "FIFA 2001: World Championship" -- Japanese PlayStation 2 title
  • "FIFA 2001" -- European / in-game 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
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Nov 06, 2000 95 out of 100 95
PC Player (Germany) Windows Nov, 2000 91 out of 100 91
PlanetPS2 PlayStation 2 Dec 27, 2000 91 out of 100 91
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 28, 2000 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Windows Oct 31, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2000 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) Windows Dec, 2000 88 out of 100 88
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Nov, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Spel för Alla Windows Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

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).

Information also contributed by Luis Silva.
Contributed to by Andrew Hartnett (2276) and Grant McLellan (622)