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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 FIFA(3)
FIFA 2001 Windows Gameplay Shot. Lining up for a cross is still a good way to score an easy goal.
FIFA 2001 Windows Gameplay Shot: Oh! So Close!
FIFA 2001 Windows Gameplay Shot: A number of camera angles are available, from telecast to action (as shown here) to a tower view that brings back memories of watching pixels play soccer.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 2001 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamer's Pulse Dec 27, 2000 97 out of 100 97
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Nov 06, 2000 95 out of 100 95
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 2000 91 out of 100 91
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 2000 89 out of 100 89
Gamesmania.de 2000 87 out of 100 87
PC Joker Nov, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Spel för Alla Dec, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 16, 2000 16 out of 20 80
CyberJoy Jan 28, 2001 4 out of 5 80


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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.
Andrew Hartnett (2197) added FIFA 2001 (Windows) on Oct 24, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Grant McLellan (544)