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__ __.__ .__ / \ / \__| ____ ____ |__| ____ ____ \ \/\/ / |/ \ / \| |/ \ / ___\ \ /| | | \ | \ | | Y /_/ > \__/\ / |__|___| /___| /__|___| |___ / _______\/____ \/ \/ \/_____/.________ \_ _____/ | _______ __ ____ ____ | ____/ | __)_| | _/ __ \ \/ // __ \ / \ |____ \ | \ |_\ ___/\ /\ ___/| | \ / \ /_______ /____/\___ >\_/ \___ >___| / /______ / \/ \/ \/ \/ \/ , ############ ,# ######## ;# ###### ###### ## ,##### ,### ## ###### ####### ## ## ######### ##### # ######### #### # ######## ### # ';### ## # ####; # # ###### ###### ## ######## ;####### ## ######## #########: ###### '####. ###### ,###### ####### COMPLETE GUIDE & FAQ's (v1.2) - Last Update: June 6, 2003 For PlayStation 2 By Richard Arnatt (guitarfreak86[at]hotmail[dot]com) MISSED ANYTHING? Email me, Read 01.d for more info. ================================================================= ######## =============================================================== # #### ============================================================= #### # ### #### ### TABLE OF # ###### ## CONTENTS # #### # # ## ### # ============================================================= ##### ####### ============================================================== #### #### ================================================================== ##### Okay, to make things easier, press [Ctrl + F] and type the numerical reference alongside the topic heading in the table below. For example, if you want to read about the best players in Master League Mode, just type "07.d" and press [Enter] until you find what find what you want. You get the idea :-) 01 INTRODUCTION AND LEGAL STUFF ===================================== 01.a Legal Notice 01.b What's New? 01.c Revision History 01.d Contact Me 02 GETTING STARTED ===================================== 02.a Button Denotations 02.b Basic Controls 02.c Advanced Controls 02.d Feints, Dummies and Tricks 02.e Free-kicks 02.f Penalties 02.g Corners 03 GAME MODES ===================================== 03.a Match Mode 03.b League Mode 03.c Cup Mode 03.d Master League Mode 03.e Training Mode 04 WINNING STRATEGIES ===================================== 04.a 1-Star Difficulty 04.b 2-Star Difficulty 04.c 3-Star Difficulty 04.d 4-Star Difficulty 04.e 5-Star Difficulty 05 TACTICS & PRE-MATCH SETTINGS ===================================== 05.a Match Settings 05.b Formation Settings 05.c Useful Formations 05.d (L2) Strategies 06 STARS AND STATS ===================================== 06.a Attributes Explained 06.b Special Abilities 06.c Peculiar Players 07 MASTER LEAGUE GUIDE ===================================== 07.a What is "Master League"? 07.b Earning Points 07.c Transfers 07.d Best Buys 08 SECRETS ===================================== 08.a Secret Teams 08.b Secret Players 08.c Secret Game Modes 08.d A Cheater's Guide to Free Kicks 09 NATIONAL SQUADS ===================================== 10 CLUB SQUADS ===================================== 11 MISCELLANEOUS SQUADS ===================================== 12 CREDITS ===================================== ================================================================= ######## =============================================================== # #### ============================================================= #### # ### #### ### SECTION 01 # ###### ## INTRODUCTION AND LEGAL STUFF # #### # # ## ### # ============================================================= ##### ####### ============================================================== #### #### ================================================================== ##### Welcome to my guide for the connoisseur's choice when it comes to football games, Winning Eleven 5! I know that some people prefer to call it "Soccer", but - being British - I find this hard to swallow. I do not mean to cause any offence or ambiguity, but I shall persist in calling the World's most popular sport by its most widely used name. Also, I have referred to all players and clubs by their real-life names, e.g. Ronaldo instead of "Radolno", and Arsenal and Juventus instead of "London" or "Piemonte" moniker bestowed upon it by the cheapskates at KCET (only joking, guys I love you, please continue to release games of such high quality...) I hope this guide will assist you in playing, and will go some way to make you enjoy playing Winning Eleven 5 even more. Take care and enjoy my work, Richard Arnatt (email@example.com) =============================================================================== 01.a - Legal Notice =============================================================================== This Guide can only be viewed or downloaded from the following sites: • GameFAQs <http://www.gamefaqs.com/> • IGN FAQs <http://faqs.ign.com/> • My Web Site <http://www.guitarfreak86.tk/> If you have found this guide on CheatCC.com, ukwalkthroughs.com, or any site other than those listed above, they are breaking copyright law. Please notify me immediately. My e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org If you are the owner of a non-commercial website and you wish to place a copy of this guide (in its complete form) on your website then please contact me via the same address and I will advise you upon the correct handling of my work. The only exception to this rule is Konami, who are allowed to make any necessary truncations and modifications to suit any licensing issues or otherwise. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Copyright Notice: (c) Copyright 2003 Richard "guitarfreak86" Arnatt. This guide and everything included herein is the sole property of Richard Arnatt. It may not be reproduced in any way, shape or form (physically, electronically or otherwise) aside from being published on a freely-accessible, non-commercial web page in its original, unedited and unaltered format. This guide may not be used for profitable purposes (even if no money would be made by selling it) or for promotional purposes. It may not be used in any kind of transaction, be it commercial or otherwise. It may not be offered as a free gift with another purchase as this creates an incentive to buy and is therefore strictly prohibited. "Winning Eleven" and the Winning Eleven logo are trademarks of Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo. I have no affiliation with either Sony or KCET. All other organizations or brand names and logos are trademarks of their respective owners. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- =============================================================================== 01.c - Revision History =============================================================================== This is where you can find out what I've been doing in every new version of my guide. Every minor change I make from the original is logged here. =============================================================================== Version 1.2 (6th Jun 2003) ------------------------- • Clubs Squads added • Miscellaneous Squads added Version 1.1 (12th May 2003) ------------------------- • Added complete International Squad rosters Version 1.0 (18th Apr 2003) ------------------------- • Everything you see before your beautiful eyes =============================================================================== 01.d - Contact Me =============================================================================== Just so that there is absolutely no confusion about where to send your comments and suggestions, this is my email address: email@example.com If you have a question, mail it to me at this address, but before you do this, please: • Check you have an up-to-date version of this guide. • Check that your question is not answered anywhere in this guide. There is nothing more annoying than being sent a question by a lazy gamer who hasn't read the guide. When you send me any corrections for this guide, please can you include the following information in the subject field: • The name of this guide. • The version of the guide you are referring to. • A brief description of the correction suggestion. Also if it is an error you wish to amend, please can you include the section reference of where you found it. For example if there is a spelling mistake in the "Advanced Controls" section, and you have version 1.6 of this guide you would type: "Winning Eleven 5 Guide v1.6 spelling mistake in 02.d" ...in the subject field. If everyone sticks to this syntax then it will mean I can spend less time sifting through emails and more time perfecting the guide. I will try to reply to each email personally, but this may not always be possible depending on the popularity of this guide. One last thing, any feedback is much appreciated, but can you please email me in standard English? If I receive an email that is incoherent or ambiguous then it will be deleted without regard to its content. Also, flaming is neither big nor clever, and it will only result in any further emails being blocked by my mail server. Rant over. Enjoy the rest of the guide ;-) ================================================================= ######## =============================================================== # #### ============================================================= #### # ### #### ### SECTION 02 # ###### ## GETTING STARTED # #### # # ## ### # ============================================================= ##### ####### ============================================================== #### #### ================================================================== ##### If you're still cutting your teeth in Winning Eleven 5 then my advice is this: Read this section now! If however you are a more advanced player then just skim through this. There's a good chance you might find something you never knew about, particularly from Advanced Controls (02.d) onwards. =============================================================================== 02.a - Button Denotations =============================================================================== To ease the gargantuan task of writing this guide, and to make reading whilst playing more easy, I have used the following symbols to represent the different controller buttons: Directions (in square brackets): [U] - D-Pad Up. [R] - D-Pad Right. [D] - D-Pad Down. [L] - D-Pad Left. NB: Also refers to direction of left analog stick. Action Buttons (in curved brackets): (O) - Circle Button. (^) - Triangle Button. () - Square Button. (X) - 'X' Button. (L1/L2/R1/R2) - Shoulder buttons. (L3/R3) - Performed by depressing either the left or right analog stick until it clicks. Other Commands: , - Press each button in sequence, one after the other. + - Press both linked buttons simultaneously. ~ - Press the first button, followed rapidly by the second. Hold - Press and hold the specified button. Tap - Quickly press and release the button specified. x# - Press the specified button # times. Right, now that's out of the way, let's get on with the game controls =============================================================================== 02.b - Basic Controls =============================================================================== Listed here a the controls that you NEED to know before you let the game disc anywhere near your PS2. Seriously, if you don't know this stuff then you really won't stand a chance when you play against any decent opposition. Movement ------------------------ Player movement is controlled with the d-pad or the left-analog stick. I would personally recommend using the d-pad as it offers a more immediate response. Also you are less likely to run in the wrong direction as there are only 8 directions available on the d-pad and there are around 64 when using the analog sticks. Player movement is dealt with the same if you have the ball or not. The only other thing to remember is that if you have the ball at your feet, turning takes slightly longer than when you are not in possession. Switching Players (L1) ------------------------ If you have selected Semi-Automatic mode then this is done for you, otherwise pressing the (L1) button when not in possession puts you in control of the defensive player closest to the ball. This is among the most important skills you have to learn. Dribbling (R1), (R2) and (L1) ------------------------ Hold (R1) + the desired direction to make your player sprint in that direction. This is very effective when defending as the defensive player can make up lost ground (if your defender is fast, of course) on the attacker who is considerably slower with the ball to deal with as well as normal running. For this reason, the (R1) sprint should only be employed when there is a large amount of space to run into. For a more controlled dash hold the (R2) button + the direction you want the player to run in. This makes the player dribble at a slightly slower speed than the (R1) dash. Although there is a noticeable loss in speed, the increase in manoeuvrability means that it is much easier to outfox the opposition's defenders. By holding the (L1) button, you can perform a very slow dribble. This is useful for situations where tight control is necessary. For players with good dribbling stats, like Maradona or Zidane, the ball stays practically glued to your foot, allowing for quick, precise turns and subtle feints. If you are playing against a very physical defence, e.g. in multiplayer, the (L1) dribble is a good way to frustrate the defenders into cheaply conceding free kicks. Short Pass (X) ------------------------ This is executed by pressing the direction you wish to pass in and the (X) button simultaneously. Normally, the pass aims automatically towards the nearest player from your team in the specified direction. Obviously this does not work if you aim in a direction where there is no one to pass towards. When using the analog stick, the AI is less forgiving than when aiming digitally. Note that the further you are from the player receiving the ball, the pass is less likely to be successful. Manual Short Pass ------------------------ By pushing the right analog stick in the direction you wish to pass in, you have a method of playing the pass with absolute control over both the direction and velocity of the pass. The more sharply you tilt the stick, the quicker the pass will travel. The problem with this type of pass is that there is no auto-aiming facility provided by the CPU. As a result, more often than not, the pass will not travel in the desired direction. This can be extremely annoying if it goes wrong during a crucial stage in the match. I would suggest sticking with the regular pass. Clearance ------------------------ When in your own half, pressing the () button hoofs the ball up the field and away from danger. A clearance from within your own box can also be performed with the (O) button. This one's a life saver, LEARN THIS WELL! Long Passes (O) ------------------------ There are six different control methods for long passes which offer various levels of AI assistance for pass aiming. These can be altered in the "Button Config." section of the Options screen and the Pause menu. I personally prefer set-up 1, but I guess it is just personal taste. However, it is set-up 1 I will describe here: All long passes are controlled with the (O) button. If your player is in advance of the 18-yard line then an automatic cross is performed. If the player is within 18 yards of his own goal-line, the player will clear the ball upfield to prevent the opposition from continuing their attack. A gauge is used to control the height and length of the pass. I can't show you how to do this effectively, it just takes practise on your part. However, I would suggest that the gauge should not be filled more than half-way, except to perform a clearance. This is because after the gauge is more than half full it is hard to determine where the ball is going to go. Just take my word for it! :-) Crossing ------------------------ The following commands assume you are using long-pass method 1: (L1) + (O) - "The Route #1 Hoof" Pressing this from any position results in a high ball played into the opponent's 18-yard box. This can be effective against weaker opposition but completely useless against any team worth their salt. Only employ this move if you are desperate, ideally after defending a corner. Ideal for quick, on-the-break plays, but is reliant more upon luck than skill. (O) Far Post Cross - When you are past the opposition 18-yard line (edge of the box), press (O) to execute a cross to the attacker closest to the far post. (O)x2 Near Post Cross - As above, but to the forward closest to the near post. Lightning-quick and very potent. (O)x3 Low Cross - Plays a very fast ball across the face of the goal. Ideal if you have short forwards who aren't suited to headers (Maradona, Nuno Gomes). Shooting () ------------------------ All shots are performed with the () button. Again, this is gauge-operated, with the power and height of the shot determined by the length the () button is held for. Holding the directional button towards the goal will increase the likelihood that the shot will be on target. Depending on which player makes the shot, the shot may be made more or less likely also. For example, a shot from Batistuta will be more likely to create a goal-scoring opportunity than a similar effort by Sol Campbell, obviously! Standing Tackle (X) ------------------------ This tackle is the one you should be using 90% of the time. It's very effective and your chances of being penalised for a foul are much smaller than when performing a sliding tackle. The (X) button is used to perform this, but the (X) button is cleverly shared between two moves. Don't worry if this sounds complicated, it couldn't be easier! Basically, by holding the (X) button when in defence, your player will press towards the attacker and try to force an error. When you have approached the attacking player, any further taps of the (X) button results in your player putting a foot in to try and win possession forcibly. There, not so hard is it :P Sliding Tackle ------------------------ Performed with the (O) button and requires extremely good skill and timing. This is a much more aggressive tackle, which if used wrongly can result in serious repercussions such as a booking or even a sending off. ONLY use this if you are confident of it succeeding, e.g. you have a clear chance of making contact with the ball. Whatever you do, do NOT attempt a sliding tackle if you are behind the player in possession. 9 times out of 10, this will result in at least a booking, if not a dismissal. Just BE CAREFUL!!! =============================================================================== 02.c - Intermediate Controls =============================================================================== This section contains controls and manoeuvres that require a little more skill to perform than those listed in the previous section. These can be extremely effective, although they should be used sparingly unlike the "skill moves" of the FIFA series. Basically you should only use them in specific situations. For this reason, along with each method I will give an example of where it can be used most effectively. Through Pass ------------------------ Performed with the (^) button, this is an extremely useful move as it makes fools of even the stronger defensive line-ups. It is similar to a regular pass in that it is aimed using the left analog stick, but there is no fixed ball receiver. The benefit of this is that you can pass the ball ahead of your intended receiver, allowing him to run on towards the ball and make up ground. This ball should not be played straight, but diagonally across the defensive line. 75% of the time, the defenders will flounder and your forward should be able to knock one in from close range; especially satisfying in multi-player. BEST USE: Bisecting the defence for an easy chance on goal. Keeper Charge ------------------------ Holding the (^) button when not in possession makes your 'keeper charge headlong towards the ball carrying. This is a kind of double-edged sword as being over zealous with your advances can cost you dearly. Never, EVER use this against an expert player; they _will_ chip you and you _will_ look stupid in the replays. Just some friendly advice ;-) BEST USE: If you're absolutely desperate and your defence has abandoned you. Or you're feeling lucky/stupid/like you wanna lose. Defensive Assist ------------------------ Holding the () button will cause the nearest CPU-controlled will press the player in possession. This can be useful if you really need to close down the attacker. Beware the gap the player leaves behind, this allows an easy through pass on goal. BEST USE: With the (X) button, "sandwiching" the attacker and quickly closing him down and preventing an attack. Knock forward ------------------------ Whilst holding (R1) Tap and then hold down the direction you wish to run in. This causes the player to knock the ball a few yards ahead of him. If your player is quick, he'll gain a few extra paces in the ensuing chase for the ball. BEST USE: Getting your speedy winger past the last line of defence to make that inch-perfect cross. Step-overs ------------------------ By repeatedly tapping (L1) or (L2) whilst dribbling, your player will perform either a single or double step-over feint. The only real way to make this move effective is to change direction immediately after performing the feint. About half the time you will probably be tackled, the rest of the time you will be brought down for a free-kick or penalty. VERY rarely, you can use it to get round an opponent, but in nearly all situations it might occur, you could probably have just dribbled round them ;-) BEST USE: Frustrating their central defender into conceding a penalty. The "One-Two" Pass ----------------------- Quite complicated and hard to master, this can bamboozle even the most experienced defenders. To perform it, hold (L1) and press (X). Then, when the other player receives the ball, tap (^) to return the ball. Or, you can tap the (O) button to return a lofted ball. BEST USE: Infiltrating the last line of defence. The Chip ----------------------- Pressing (L1) + () when the keeper is off his line will result in a lofted effort which will float into the goal leaving the keeper stranded in the middle of nowhere. This takes good timing, and you'll need loads of practice, but believe me it's more than worth it to see your mates blush. BEST USE: When the keeper charges you at the edge of the box The Chip II ----------------------- By holding the (R1) button when the shot gauge is still visible, the player will perform a shallower effort on goal. This method is far more effective than the other chip shot as it is more likely to be on target. BEST USE: When the keeper is off his line. Needs immaculate timing. First-Time Shot ----------------------- Press () immediately after you execute a pass to an attacking player. If successful, your player should hit a powerful shot with his first touch at the ball. This is good if you a constantly getting closed down by the defence. BEST USE: When all else fails. =============================================================================== 02.d - Feints, Dummies and Tricks =============================================================================== This section lists the various little tricks and feints that are oh so satisfying against your mates in multi-play. Feint Shot ("Dummy") - ()~(X) ----------------------- Press (), and whilst the shot gauge is still filling up, press (X) to cause your player to fool the defender that you are about to take a shot before craftily scooping the ball of to one side and leaving the defender stranded. This looks really cool and is an immensely satisfying way to make your mates look really stupid. What's more, it's very effective, even against stronger opposition. 'Ave it!! :-) BEST USE: Anywhere in the opponents half, it never gets old! Feint Shot ("Cancel") - ()~(^) ----------------------- As above, but press (^) instead of (X) to cause the player to abandon his shot and continue dribbling in the same direction. Not so useful, but it's in the game, so it's in the guide (to parody a famous EA slogan). BEST USE: When you accidentally press () when you didn't intend to, you ham- fisted idiot!! :-P "Leave it!!" ----------------------- Tapping (R1) just as the ball reaches the player causes him to step over the ball and let it run on for another player. Simple enough, but it's because beginners (who hold (R1) with impunity) fall foul of it often that makes it an "Advanced Control". Can work spectacularly, or fail miserably. Flat-Out Dribble ----------------------- When sprinting with (R1), press and hold (R2) and change your course by 45 degrees. This makes the player thump the ball several paces ahead a give chase. Works well if you have a speedy winger, but usually results in a turnover of posession. The "Shimmy" ----------------------- Probably the most peculiar animation in the game, adopting an ape like stance your player will side-step with the ball to avoid an oncoming challenge. This move is performed when doing the (R2) dribble, by pressing the direction perpendicular to the direction you are running in. So, if you are running to the right, a quick tap of [U] or [D] will result in the "shimmy" being performed. B. F. Fakes ----------------------- To perform this, your player needs the "B.F.Fake" star ability. These feints are very difficult to do and, truth be told, they're not very effective. But they're in the game, so it's in the guide. - #1 - Whilst sprinting with the (R1) button, press an adjacent direction to the direction you are running (e.g. if you are running to the right, press either down-right or down-left) as the player's foot touches the ball and then revert to the original direction. This is a b***h to master, but it is possible, I promise! - #2 - As above but with the (R2) dash. - #3 - Again, but with the (L1) button depressed. This is close to impossible! I still cannot do this every time. =============================================================================== 02.e - Free-kicks =============================================================================== Alas, one minor niggle from the ISS series is that the Free-kicks are still really, really hard to pull off. This section is about the Shooting free kicks because the various passed free-kicks are pretty self-explanatory. So, here goes, a guide to the most difficult thing you have to do, just about. Remember: Practise Often ----------------------------- By frequently practising your free-kicks, you will eventually develop a knack for them and your chances of scoring at a crucial stage in the game will improve. Practise makes perfect, so "they" say. [D] + () - Short range free-kick. Use this when you are within 22M from the goal. Aim between the heads of the defenders and fill the gauge _just_ under half-full. Hold left or right to add swerve to the ball, but usually this isn't necessary. This should be easy enough to learn. () - Mid-range free-kick. When you're less than 30M out then this shot is effective. Aim between the heads of the far side of the wall. Fill the gauge no more than 2/3 full and hold the D-pad towards the goal. Eventually you'll get a 'feel' for this. I score about a fifth of all free-kicks from this range. [U] + () - Long range free-kick (30M or more away). Holding [U] causes the player to hoof the ball low and hard. Aim slightly wide of the goal, fill the gauge between 2/3 and 3/4 full and apply swerve -guess what!- towards the goal This seems impossible at first, but you'll get the hang of it soon enough! Dipping the shot - by holding (X) after the ball has been struck, the ball will dip sharply. This can be useful if you overhit it, but the significant loss in speed decreases the likelihood of scoring. Pressing (X) before the ball is struck will almost always result in the ball smacking into the wall. Low Trajectory Shots - performed very similarly to the "Chip Shot 2", holding (R1) whilst the shot gauge is still visible. This, when combined with [U], results in an extremely powerful, low trajectory shot on goal. This is a bit hit and miss, but when used effectively it can produce stunning results. BTW, it has come to my attention that pressing (^) after taking a free kick has a similar, albeit less drastic dipping effect. Use this on long-range efforts if you know you have overhit the shot slightly. Tip For Practice Mode ----------------------------- Use the "Vertical Intermediate" camera view obtain a better perspective of your free kicks. For example, from a side-on view the ball does not seem to curve at all. However, in vertical mode it is obvious that some players can bend the ball up to 40degrees from long range. It's all about the detail after all. Defending Free-Kicks ----------------------------- To a certain extent, defending a free-kick is controlled by the game's AI. Just do everything in your power to force a possession turnover, and don't concede any more free kicks in the process, obviously ;). Rule for life - NEVER, EVER hold (^) when defending a free kick, unless you _want_ to be laughed at :-) Still finding it too hard? ----------------------------- There is a cheater's method to score free kicks from close range. It is in the "Secrets" section under 08.d, but be warned! This method is so effective you might as well not bother learning how to take them properly. I would suggest only reading this if you are desperate. Remember, _CHEATING IS WRONG!_ =============================================================================== 02.f - Penalties =============================================================================== Simple. Just press () and hold the desired direction to shoot. If you're the goalie, just hold the direction you want to dive in and hope. Here is a crudely drawn goal with the available directions you can shoot in, marked with a '*': __________________________________________________ | | | * * * | | | | | | | | | | * (neutral) | | | | | | * * | That's all there is to it! =============================================================================== 02.g - Corners =============================================================================== This is a tricky one, as everyone will have their own preferred style that they follow when taking corners. Some like to pass it out for a cross, but I prefer a direct approach. This is how I take corners, feel free to send in your suggestions to my email, (read 01.d). 1. Turn slightly towards the goal-line. 2. Fill the gauge about 3/4 full and hold the d-pad away from the goal-line for an outward-swinging cross. 3. The ball should sail directly to the far-post forward for and easy header. 4. Celebrate your goal. There ya go. It's pretty easy once you know how. 70% of my corners result in goals using this method. I'm not joking, it really is that effective, even on 5-star difficulty. Don't try in-swinging corners, cause the keeper eats those for breakfast in this game! If you're playing your default Master League team or are playing strikers with poor 'Jump' and 'Header' stats, then you have no choice but to play a ground pass and try and to make a shot from the edge of the box. ================================================================= ######## =============================================================== # #### ============================================================= #### # ### #### ### SECTION 03 # ###### ## GAME MODES # #### # # ## ### # ============================================================= ##### ####### ============================================================== #### #### ================================================================== ##### This section contains brief descriptions of what each game mode is and what can be done within it. =============================================================================== 03.a - Exhibition Mode =============================================================================== Exhibition Match/P.K. Match Select any team and play a single match. For P.K matches, set the sequence in which the players take the shots. For National Team matches, you can select National sides for play, and in Club Team mode, you can play as one of the club sides on offer. For Elite matches, you can choose to pit the European or World Elite teams against each other. Master League data can be uploaded. =============================================================================== 03.b - League Mode =============================================================================== Select 16 Nations to take part in a tournament against the CPU, or other human opponents for either 30 games (a season), or 15 games (a half-season). Extra Time and Penalty Shootouts do not take place. Winning this league results in the World Elite being unlocked for International matches. =============================================================================== 03.c - Cup Mode =============================================================================== International Cup -------------------- Basically the same format as the World Cup. One group stage with a knockout tournament proceeding it. Europian Cup -------------------- A 16 team tournament that only allows European Teams to enter. Note the badly translated Africa Cup -------------------- As above, but only African nations may enter. Americas Cup -------------------- Another international tournament, with North & South American teams eligible. Konami-UMBRO Cup -------------------- A Customisable tournament that allows you to create your own custom tourney. =============================================================================== 03.d - Master League Mode (NB: for a more in-depth guide see chapter 7.) =============================================================================== This mode allows you to manage one of 40 club teams, acquiring players and training your squad as you go. Your team starts off in division three (D3), the objective being to win games/point and promote yourself into division one. Here you must continue battling (whilst avoiding relegation) until you are strong enough to come 1st in D1. ================================================================= ######## =============================================================== # #### ============================================================= #### # ### #### ### SECTION 04 # ###### ## WINNING STRATEGIES # #### # # ## ### # ============================================================= ##### ####### ============================================================== #### #### ================================================================== ##### Short of coming round your house and showing you how to play, this is where you learn all the methods you will need to beat any opponent with (almost) any team. It won't happen overnight - it's taken me months! - but practise often and it will come. I have written each section so that each one corresponds to the level of skill required to win a game. Obviously, if you're an old hand at Pro Evo, then you might do cheeky things like rounding the 'keeper or shooting from 40 yards, but if this is the case then you probably don't need any help in this department. =============================================================================== 04.a - 1-Star Difficulty =============================================================================== Well, we all have to start somewhere. At this level, running with the ball trumps all other types of play due to the defenders' spontaneous bouts of narcolepsy. If you use a player with high dribbling stats (Owen, Babangida, Rivaldo) then this obviously helps. What you basically want to do is run with the ball until you are just inside the penalty area, tap () and hold the d-pad/left analog stick in the direction of the goal. The opponent will very rarely intercept short passes, so full advantage should be taken of this opportunity. Make short passes from goal kicks or free kicks until your star-dribbler has the ball. All that needs to be done now is to nestle the ball neatly into the back of the net :-). In defence, just press the player with the ball and possession should be turned over to your team with ease. Avoid using slide tackles as the chances are it will land you in the ref's book. As long as you know the basic controls for the game, you really shouldn't have any trouble comfortably winning games at 1-Star Difficulty. I can win a ten minute game scoring 40+ goals, so the lack of a challenge means I rarely play games at this level. You should be too good for 1-Star within a couple of weeks of playing. =============================================================================== 04.b - 2-Star Difficulty =============================================================================== This mode is slightly trickier. Running with the ball is still encouraged, but now the defence are more vigilant in the box. Make sure the ball is always in motion by either passing or dribbling. Try to avoid confrontations with the opposition unneccesarily by passing early and running diagonally. Running in a straight line between the central defenders is a no-no. Sliding tackles need to become a part of your repertoire at this stage. You need to be able to effectively win the ball without giving away free kicks or penalties. Make good use of any corners or free kicks and don't be afraid of taking a direct shot if it's at close range. If you can, use one-twos to split the defence open for an easy chance on goal. Take advantage of the A.I. players' rigidity. Defensive players will converge around the ball carrier, leaving an awful lot of space for your speedy center- forward to dart in unmarked. Use your full-backs to support your wingers in attack. Get your winger to lure the opposite full-back out from their position, then unleash a through pass forward for your own full-back to run onto and make a cross. Depending on your knowledge of football as a sport, it may take between a fortnight to a few months to perfect. =============================================================================== 04.c - 3-Star Difficulty =============================================================================== Right, this is where the difficulty curve takes a sharp incline. You can't simply rely on running around the opposition (a la FIFA). Instead, a certain degree of tactical nous is required to really succeed at this setting. Firstly, you need to find out what your team's strngths are and play your matches accordingly. For example, if you play as Nigeria, you need to take advantage of their high speed and attacking stats by attacking constantly in a barrage of shots and high-speed dribbling to frustrate their defence. If France is your choice then play like them and dominate the midfield and control the possession. Remember, if they don't have the ball, they cannot score. Don't be afraid to play "negative football" and concentrate on shutting down all their attacks. Of course if the opposition's defence is weak, then this method is not such a good idea. If, however, you are 3-2 up with 2mins on the clock, do not bother trying to get a fourth as the resulting counterattack could bury your lead. Pass intelligently. Do not simply hoof the ball upfield and hope for the best. Look for unmarked players in open space and give them the ball. Take every opportunity to score and do not get cocky (rounding the keeper, dribbling in your own box, trying to score with your goalie). Practise set-plays often to take full advantage of the opportunity to score without any defensive pressure. I am able to score from 80% of corners even at this level. Switch between the flanks to confuse the opposition. This takes a bit of practise but it is a very impressive technique. Trevor Brooking gets particularly excited about this. To switch, hold the d-pad towards the opposite flank and press the long pass button (usually (O)) and fill the gauge until it is roughly 2/3 full. Do all these things and before long you should be able to start taking on the big boys. =============================================================================== 04.d - 4-Star Difficulty =============================================================================== NOTE: This is what separates the men from the boys. From here on the game starts to get seriously hard! Make sure you are a very competent player before taking this on. Simply being "good at games" is not enough, you need to think like a footballer and play at a very good level. It took me months to get to a high enough level to play proficiently at 4 and 5 Star difficulty. Constantly try to find methods of creating goalscoring chances. Every pass should be forward and any confrontation with the opponent should be avoided by passing early. Take advantage of any "star" players you have in your team. Master the first-time pass and shot to catch your opponent on the break. You have to make every goalscoring chance count. Do not hesitate or make too many touches with one player as you increase the risk of losing possession. Use your own judgment to determine whether a shot is practisable and work upon improving your reaction times to allow you to react quickly to a defensive press. Once a player within arms length of you then you will almost certainly lose the ball unless you pass immediately. Use feints effectively to acquire free kicks near the edge of the box. You should be able to score most free kicks within 30m of goal. Do not waste a single set piece; scoring from corners is a particularly effective way to win matches. This is a relatively short section, but there's a lot to learn here. Learn it and you will be well on your way to winning regularly at this level. =============================================================================== 04.e - 5-Star Difficulty =============================================================================== Hmm, it doesn't get much harder than this. You've basically got to incorporate everything mentioned before, but you also need a bit of something I cannot teach: LUCK! That's right, luck. There are some game where you will do everything right, and still you will fall foul of the other team getting a lucky deflection or a dubious penalty decision, and there is nothing you can do to avoid it! It can be frustrating, but it creates a very realistic and tense atmosphere in each and every game. Your best friend in 5-Star is the scanner. Using this, you can easily see where there is space for your players to run into. It never lies! This helps because you can view areas of the pitch otherwise invisible on-screen. As a general rule, you should not pass the ball anywhere that you cannot see on screen. So, unless you are phenomenally talented, those 40-yard ground passes are not going to get through. Just keep it simple, and concentrate on building up a solid attack line. You will very rarely score more than three goals in a game, so once you have reached this amount you should concentrate on defending your own goal, as there is nothing more annoying than throwing away a solid lead through lapse defending. The opposition defence are extremely efficient at shutting you down, and will do so within a second or two of receiving the ball. Be swift in your actions, and try to hold the majority of ball possession. Wow, there isn't much else I can say to help you now. If you're good enough for this level, then you already know it all. Good luck in your matches. (you'll almost certainly need it) =============================================================================== 04.f - Scoring Strategies =============================================================================== In every football game I have ever played, there are always certain methods that practically guarantee a goal. Konami have tried hard to eliminate as many of these "bugs" as possible in the final release. However, as the Zen Buddhist's say, "only God is perfect", and there are still a few defensive lapses that the CPU commits almost every time. What you need to know is how to exploit them. So far I have discovered five surefire ways to score, two of which come from set-pieces. So, in order of effectiveness, here they are: "THAT" FREE-KICK ------------------------ • What is it? Also mentioned in greater detail in 09.d, this cheeky method is extremely effective. Even Beckham himself can't score this often! • How do I do it? See 09.d • Ease of use - 10/10 • Effectiveness - 9.5/10 THE DIAGONAL THROUGH PASS ------------------------- • What is it? Another simple method that can be extremely useful when starting out in Master League, where your players are too slow to perform darting runs. Possibly the most satisfying way to score against human opponents. • How do I do it? This works best if one of your CFs plays slightly deeper than the other, creating a natural "link-up" style of play. For some reason, the CPU is nowhere near as good at judging diagonal passes as it is at straight ones. Exploit this frequently by passing diagonally between the central defenders. The defenders cannot deal with this easily, increasing your likelihood of scoring dramatically. Be careful about getting caught offside though! • Ease of use - 7/10 • Effectiveness - 8/10 THE LIGHTNING CORNER -------------------- • What is it? A low-trajectory corner that is too quick for the CPU goalie to deal with. Success rate from scoring with headers is greatly improved. • How do I do it? Don't adjust the direction of your corner, just hold [U] and fill the gauge to about 2/3 full. The resulting ball should provide your attackers with a simple header on goal. • Ease of use - 9/10 • Effectiveness - 7.5/10 THE "ONE-TWO" ------------- • What is it? A movement that involves two players making a quick exchange of passes to get the better of a defender. • How do I do it? Get to the edge of the box and pass using (L1)+(X), followed by a sharp tap of triangle. The return pass will go behind the defender, allowing your player to run onto it and score. • Ease of use - 6/10 • Effectiveness - 6/10 THE STRAY SB ------------ • What is it? This one has served me well during the years. It's a simple enough manoeuver that manages to completely fool the CPU defenders practically every time. • How do I do it? Give the ball to one of your central midfielders and have him dribble down either wing. Don't hold (R1), normal pace should be enough. Eventually, the CPU side back will become frustrated and will stray out of his position, leaving a big gap for your winger to run into. Knock a through-pass forward for your SMF or WG and have him center the ball The defence doesn't have enough time to react to this, leaving you with an uncontested header on goal. This takes a lot of practice to master. Its all about luring out the defender, without allowing him to tackle you. • Ease of use - 4/10 • Effectiveness - 6/10 ================================================================= ######## =============================================================== # #### ============================================================= #### # ### #### ### SECTION 05 # ###### ## TACTICS & SETTINGS # #### # # ## ### # ============================================================= ##### ####### ============================================================== #### #### ================================================================== ##### Okay, so now you know how to play to a decent standard. Now let's look at the tactical side of things. Here, I will explain all the non-gameplaying aspects of the game, which can have a big impact on the final result. Right, deep breaths, here we go... =============================================================================== 05.a - Pre-Match Settings =============================================================================== Environment Settings -------------------- • Day/Night - Sets what time of day the game will be played. Has little or no effect on the outcome of the game. • Season/Weather - Choose any combination of Summer, Winter, Fin or Rainy. during rainy conditions, ground passes are considerably slower than on a fine day. Also, during the Winter, players with a low Mentality stat are likely to under- perform. • Match Time - Obvious enough. How long the match will last. Can choose from 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 or 30 minutes of matchplay. Oddly a full 90 minute match cannot be played! Gameplay Options ---------------- • Difficulty - Sets how well A.I. players play. The more stars selected the more difficult the match will be to win. See Chapter 5 for more details on each difficulty level. • Injuries - Toggles whether players can be injured. • Condition - Set the playing condition and match fitness of both teams. Red Arrows means that all the team's players are on top form, whereas White Arrows mean that all players in the selected team are playing dreadfully (on a "cold streak"). Choosing "?" means that the form of each player will be randomised, although the player's Mentality stat has a positive effect/ • No. of Subs. - How many players can be substituted during the course of a match. Extra Match Settings -------------------- • E.X. - In the event of a tie, an extra period equal to 30 minutes of game time. • G. Goal - "Golden Goal", as above, but the first team to score wins. • P.K. - If the scores are still level after extra time has been played, a Penalty Shootout will be undertaken to decide the winner. "Atmospheric" Settings ---------------------- • Stadium Effects - Toggles whether flares can be let off by supporters. Note that due to a clause in KCET's contract with the JFA, flares cannot be let off when the Japanese National Team is playing. • Stadium - Select the arena the match will be played in. Many of the stadiums resemble famous real-life arenas, but their names are different for legal reasons. • Commentary Stance- Sets the bias of the Commentators. If team is favoured, the Commentary will be very supportive of that team. • Support Stance - Sets which team the crowd prefers. Players Mentality stats are boosted when the crowd is cheering their side on. =============================================================================== 05.b - Formations Screen =============================================================================== Wow, there one helluva lot of stuff to explain here, so this doesn't make for light reading! BTW, listen to how badly the music is looped on this screen, it's laughable. OK, we'll go through it option by option, I think. Probably for the best. Substitutions ------------- Allows you to edit your starting line-up, and allows changes to be made during the game. The players are listed by Name, Number and Position in that order. This is what the abbreviations for each position stands for: GK - Goalkeeper CBW - Sweeper CBT - Central Defender SB - Full Back/Wingback DMF - Defensive Midfielder OMF - Attacking Midfielder SMF - Side Midfielder; 'L' or 'R' denotes which flank they are playing on WG - Winger, Attackers that play out wide CF - Centre Forward Also, by using the (L1) and (R1) buttons, you can cycle through the players' form and suspensions. In PES2, 3 yellow cards recieved incurs a one-match ban, whilst only one red card has the same penalty. Two yellow cards in one match is the same as recieving a red card. Note that in some tournaments, receiving 2 yellow cards rather than 3 will still incur a 1-match ban. In the second page (player form), the green bars indicate how tired a player is. Four green bars indicates full match fitness, whilst no bars indicates a player is exhausted and needs to be rested for a few matches. The coloured arrows on the right indicates how well a player will play in the match. Here is what these arrows represent: Red, Up - The player is on a "hot streak" and will play very well Orange, Up/Right - The player is doing well and should be chosen Green, Right - Indicates an average performance will be had Blue, Down/Right - Player performance is mediocre. Avoid playing this player White, Down - Player is in dreadful condition. Do. Not. Play Red, Cross Shape - The player is badly injured and cannot play Orange, Cross Shape - The player is injured, and will play poorly if chosen Arrow surrounded with a Red Square - Recovering from serious injury Arrow surrounded with an Orange Square - Will reach full fitness after one game When choosing your starting line-up, any players that are injured or under- performing should be weeded out and replaced by Red or Orange players. You may still want to include "Star" players like Owen or Rivaldo even if they have a blue arrow, but even they will play extremely poorly if they have a white arrow. During the later stages of a match, you may want to replace some of the more tired players with a set of fresh legs. Even if they are not as skilful, sometimes the added speed boost will work in your favour. Formation --------- Your current formation is displayed in the panel above your squad list. The yellow dot is your goalie, the blue dots are defensive players, the green ones are your midfield and the red dots are your attackers. By pressing (L2) and (R2) you can change this to display each players attack attitude (covered later) and their squad number. In the Formation sub-menu, you can: - Choose a formation from a selection of 21 premade formations - Create a custom formation - Set a player's defensive role The default formations are as follows: Default - The formation the team plays in real life 4-5-1 A - A well balanced formation with two OMFs supporting a lone striker 4-5-1 B - A more defensive version of 4-5-1 A. 4-4-2 A - The classic "Diamond" formation played by Bayern Munich 4-4-2 B - Another variation on 4-4-2 formation with the Midfielders in the center 4-4-2 C - The most commonly used formation in English football. Sven swears by it, I tend to swear at it, but it's all personal preference. 4-3-3 A - Uber-attacking formation with 5 offensive players 4-3-3 B - As above, but with one of the OMFs moving into a more defensive position 4-3-3 C - A flat midfield line that is more likely to cut out forward passes 3-6-1 A - Offensive formation in more ways than one! Utter **** 3-6-1 B - Fills the midfield but leaves the CF stranded 3-5-2 A - Attacking formation that pays off with practise 3-5-2 B - Defensive variation of 3-5-2 A 3-4-3 A - In my opinion, the best formation available. 3-4-3 with a diamond midfield. Now if only it was this effective in Championship Manager 3-4-3 B - Like above, but with two DMFs and two OMFs. Not enough width for my liking and can leave you exposed 3-4-3 C - Same idea but with a flat midfield. Good if you are weak defensively 5-4-1 A - Good. If "good" means a nil-nil draw 5-4-1 B - Ditto 5-4-1 C - Why did they bother? 5-3-2 A - Strong defence at the expence of the midfield. Good for when you are starting out at Master League. 5-3-2 B - Same idea but with a defensive twist 5-3-2 C - Like Marmite and Sophie Ellis-Bextor, you either hate it or you love it. (OK, OK, it's an _awful_ analogy I know) Custom Formations ----------------- If you want to adapt your formation slightly to fit with your playing style, this is the place to go. PES2 has just about the most flexible formation editor I've seen (at time of publishing, CM4 is not yet available). Basically, if you're good enough to use this, then you don't need me to explain it, you just select a player and move him to the desired position. You'll work it out ;-) Defence Type ------------ Here you can toggle the method each player defends with. Here's a brief definition of what each one means. Covering (CV) - Player's priority is to not allow any ball to breach his line rather than focusing on any particular region or player. Zone Mark (ZN) - The player defending all balls within his region. The simplest way to defend. Man Mark (##) - Marks the selected player and tries to force him out of the game. Attack Attitude --------------- This is where you set each players attitude. Has less effect on the gameplay than you might expect, but it give you the opportunity of turning fullbacks into wingbacks by encouraging them to make forward run. Other than that it's fairly redundant as most players will respond more to their "Attack", "Defense" and "Teamwork" stats. It's a nice inclusion though. Kicker, etc. ------------ Here, you can set the team's captain, and who takes the free kicks and corners for your side. Captains should have a high Mentality stat, whilst set-piece takers requirve respectable stats for Free Kick Acc., Power, Curving and Shot Accuracy. Also, take heed of the player's prefered foot, as ideally you want a left-sided player taking the left corner kicks. Of course, if your player has the "Outside" special ability then you're sorted anyway! =============================================================================== 05.c - (L2) Strategies =============================================================================== You may have noticed a glaring omission from the previous section? Well worry not as I have decided to give the Strategies page its own segment. Here, I will describe what each strategy does, and when it can be usefully applied. Unless you set the strategies to auto (which is advised if you are a novice) then these strategies are performed by holding (L2) and pressing (O), (^), () or (X) button to turn them on or off. The strategies you can perform are: Normal - Balanced play Centre Att. - Focus all attacking play into the centre by moving all wide players inwards R. Side Att. - Focus all attacks on the right wing L. Side Att. - Focus all attacks on the left wing Opp Side Att. - If the player you are controlling is on the wrong side of the pitch, triggering this will cause him to stay there Change Side - All wide midfielders and attackers switch side, to confuse the opposition and leave their marking in tatters CB Overlap - Allow the centre back to join the attacking play Zone Press - Stifle the player with the pass to attempt to regain possession Counter Att. - Increase the gap between forwards and the midfield, making long ball, "Route 1" style play more effective. Offside Trap - Requires immaculate timing. Causes the defense to move forward simultaneously in an attempt to catch the opposing striker in an offside position. Needs to be executed exactly 2 seconds before the pass is made. 2x Formation - Change to the formation specified. ================================================================= ######## =============================================================== # #### ============================================================= #### # ### #### ### SECTION 06 # ###### ## STARS & STATS # #### # # ## ### # ============================================================= ##### ####### ============================================================== #### #### ================================================================== ##### =============================================================================== 06.a - Attributes Explained =============================================================================== The ability of each player in Winning Eleven 5 is determined by a variety of numerical values called attributes. A high value indicates that the player is very able at the field specified. A low value means that they are very poor in this field. Here, I will explain what each attribute means and it's affect on the player possessing it. If you want to view your player attributes, then they can be found easily in the Formations screen, or in the Transfers screen if you are playing in Master League mode. If, for some reason, you would like to change the values of a particular player, this can be achieved in Edit Mode, under the "Modify Player" section. These are the definitions of each attribute: • Attack ------- Sets the attacking ability of the player. A high attack stat favours attacking players such as strikers and wingers. • Defence ------- Sets the defensive ability of the player. As you might expect, this favours defensive positions such as... drum roll... defenders and goalies. • Balance ------- Determines how sturdy the player is, thus determining the players resistance to challenges by the opposition. As a general rule, if your player's Balance stat is higher by 20 than the challenging player's, your player will not be affected by a tackle. This, however, is not true of aerial challenges. • Stamina ------- Determines the players endurance. A player with a high Stamina stat will fatigue less quickly, and is therefore likely to perform better than a player with low stamina during the closing stages of a match. • Speed ------- Sets the players maximum speed when running. Increases the player's speed when dribbling to a certain extent. Particularly useful for wingers. • Acceleration ------- This affects the amount of time required for a player to reach maximum speed. A high value means a player will reach maximum speed in a shorter time. • Response ------- The higher this value, the more sensitive the player is to stray balls. For goalies, this means that the 'keeper is more likely to successfully perform a "reaction save". A striker with a high response will be able to make clever runs between pairs of defenders, but this creates a higher risk of being caught in an offside position. • Dribble Accuracy ------- Affects the player's capabilities when running with the ball. A high value means the player will run with the ball closer to his feet, thus allowing him to change direction more quickly. • Dribble Speed ------- The higher this value, the difference in speed between running with or without the ball is lessened greatly. • S-Pass Accuracy ------- Affects the accuracy of your players ground passes. A high value increases the success rate of passes by this player. • S-Pass Speed ------- A high value equals quicker passes, which in turn reduces the likelihood of the opposition intercepting your ground passes. • L-Pass Accuracy ------- The higher this value, the better the accuracy and success of long passes. • L-Pass Speed ------- The higher this value, the greater the velocity of long passes and crosses. • Shot Accuracy ------- Determines how likely a shot will be on target. A high value results in more accurate attempts at goal. • Shot Power ------- The higher this value, the more powerful a player's shot is. Players with high power stats are more likely to score as the 'keeper has less time to react to shots. • Shot Technique ------- This stat determines how likely a player is to score from difficult positions, e.g. long-distance or when the angle is tight. • Header ------- The higher this value, the more accurate a headed pass or shot will be. • Jump ------- Determines how high the player can jump, thus increasing the likelihood of winning aerial confrontations. • Technique ------- How skilful a player is. Players with a lower value tend to bounce the ball too much when controlling the ball, making it easier for the opposition to close the player down. • Curving ------- Sets the amount of curve the player can put on the ball from free kicks and corners. Does not seem to have any effect in open play. • Aggression ------- Players will commit to tackles more fiercely if they have high aggression stats. Goalies will be more likely to involve themselves in the tousle near the goalmouth when free kicks and corners are being taken. A player may also be more inclined to break through the defense single-handed. • Mentality ------- The higher this value, the effect of fatigue on the player's performance will be lessened. The player will tend to make an extra effort and play better when his team is losing. A low value in this situation can result in the player refusing to apply himself fully during the later stages of the match. • Stability ------- A better name for this would be "consistency". Affect the players ability to maintain match fitness, even when playing consecutive games. • Team Work ------- The higher this value, the more likely it is that passes to other players will succeed. Also, the player is more perceptive to the actions of other players and will make more intelligent plays to accomodate their style of playing. When signing players in Master League, players with good Teamwork stats will fit in to the squad much more quickly than players with lower stats in this area. =============================================================================== 06.b - Special Abilities =============================================================================== These are the stars that can be seen under some players attribute lists. Players possessing these stars may be able to perform special abilities or they may be particularly adept in some areas such as dribbling or passing. These abilities, when combined with strong attributes can create exceptionally skilled players. To find out if a player possesses a particular ability, look for a star in the field you want to find out about, if a star is visible, the player has this talent. Here is a list of what all of the star abilities mean: • Dribble Ability ------- Computer controlled opponents or team-mates favour dribbling when in possession of the ball. • Post Player Ability ------- Improves the players ability when standing in the goalmouth during corners and free kicks. Also minutely affects the players teamwork and passing ability. • Positioning ------- The player positions himself well in front of goal. Increases likelihood of a pass to him resulting in a chance on goal. • Reaction ------- Increases the frequency of the player making darting runs at goals, but also increases the likelihood of being caught offside. Increases the effectiveness of goalkeepers. • Scoring ------- Increases the player's goal-scoring rate. Essential for strikers. • Playmaker ------- Allows the player to perform extremely well timed and paced passes towards the front line of attack. When controlling this player, other team-mates will assist you by running into helpful positions in front of goal. • Passing ------- Players with this ability have increased awareness of his team-mates' position and his passes reflect this. • B. F. Feint ------- Allows the player to perform feints and "dummies" with both feet. See section 02.d ("Feints, Dummies and Tricks") for more information on how to perform these. • P.K. ------- Increases the likelihood of scoring from a penalty kick. • 1-1 Score ------- Makes a player more likely to score during one-on-ones. Also increases the effectiveness of chip-shots, in particular the low-trajectory, (R1), chip- shot. (See 02.c for more info on this) • L-Throw ------- Throw-ins performed by this player can travel distances of up to 40m!! • 1-Tch Pass ------- Improves the accuracy of direct-play or "first-time" passes. • Outside ------- Allows the player to use the outside of his boot when taking free kicks or corners. Allows the player to curve the ball in either direction. • Marking ------- A player with this ability is good at positioning himself, and he is able to stay with the player he is marking more effectively. • D-Line ------- Increases the effectiveness of the "offside trap" by synchronising the forward movement of the defence. • Fd. Kick ------- Able to make "Feed Kicks" or low trajectory passes. Useful when clearing the ball or when taking goal kicks. • P.K. Goalie ------- Improves the goalie's ability to save penalty kicks. • 1-1 Goalie ------- The 'keeper will be more responsive to shots from close range, and is more able to steal the ball from the feet of attackers. • Injury Tolerance (A, B or C instead of a star) ------- How likely a player is to be injured by aggressive tackles. 'A' indicates strong resistance, while 'C' shows proneness to ailments. ================================================================= ######## =============================================================== # #### ============================================================= #### # ### #### ### SECTION 07 # ###### ## MASTER LEAGUE GUIDE # #### # # ## ### # ============================================================= ##### ####### ============================================================== #### #### ================================================================== ##### =============================================================================== 07.a - What is Master League? =============================================================================== Probably the most addictive football experience on any console, that's "what"! I have totalled approximately 150 hours playing Master League mode on various Winning Eleven games, and I would like to think that I have learnt every nuance of it pretty damn well. Master League is probably the coup de gras of this game, that nails shut the coffin for both FIFA and TIF. Anyway, enough salivating/FIFA-bashing (for now, at least), business before pleasure... The basic premise of Master League mode is to choose a team and - starting as a squad of nobodies - build it up to stage where you can beat all competition and finish first in Division One. You start in Division Three, and your goal is to win matches and have your team promoted through the divisions to eventually become champions of the World... wuhahahahahah! "So, how do I achieve such a feat?" I hear you ask, and God knows enough emails have found their way to my inbox asking just that, so I'll tell you... now! It's all about points you see, and what do points win..? Surprisingly not prizes, but instead they are used to ensure your survival. If your points drop below zero, you are declared bankrupt, and (wah-wah-wah) it's GAME OVER for you, my son. So, points are very important, get it? Got it? Good! These "points" that I speak of are used primarily to pay your players' wages, but if you manage to accumulate a stack of the things, then you are able to sign new players to strengthen your squad. You win points by winning matches and vice versa if you suffer a defeat, simple as that... well, it's a bit more complicated than that, truth be told. So complicated, in fact, that I've dedicated a section to it (07.b). Players' wages are deducted after each fixture, so bear this in mind when attempting to buy new ones. Buy too many and the extra wages might thump your finances into the red, which you _definitely_ want to avoid. The teams are split into three "divisions", aptly named Division One, Division Two and Division Three. Divisions One and Two consist of 16 teams, with the smaller Division Three consisting of just 10 teams. Fixtures are arranged in a manner that each team will play every other in their division twice, once at home and once away. The rankings are decided by each team's "points" score. This might confuse some, but these points are NOT the points mentioned in the last paragraph, but another quantity applied to each team to determine their league standing. Every win in the league will gain you 3 points, a tie will get you a single point, and losing gets you nothing, nada, zilch. In the event that two or more teams' points are equal, then the team's goal difference is used to separate them (goals scored minus goals conceded). The team ranked first after all fixtures have been played are declared champions. Besides the regular league-based format of the three divisions, there's also a couple of round robin tournaments for you to negotiate: • The Tiny Cup - Tournament for Division Three teams only, taking place directly after the end of the season. • The Masters Cup - Another tournament but only for teams in the top two divisions. Consists of five rounds, interspersed between the regular league fixtures. Winning these extra competitions will result in a sizeable increase in your points balance, so they should not be taken lightly. =============================================================================== 07.b - Points =============================================================================== There is a simple formula to determine how many points you will receive in a fixture: POINTS = RESULT BONUS + GOAL BONUS + CUP BONUS Listed below are the values awarded for each type of fixture, which can then be substituted into the above formula to work out the points won in a match. It is worth noting that there is no difference in the way that points are allocated in each difficulty, it just feels like it ;) Also, points are not lost for conceding goals, so winning 2-1 is the same as winning 2-0. It's the one aspect of the system that I don't like, but who am I to complain? Every match result will award you points in the following manner Win: 10pts Draw: 3pts Loss: 0pts Goal: 1pt (per goal) For example, a 3-0 win will award you with 13 points, from which your players' salaries will be deducted. As you will probably work out for yourself, this piddling amount won't buy you many new players. In 5-star you'll be lucky to get through a season avoiding bankruptcy, believe me. To earn the serious money you need to win competitions such as the league titles and the various cup competitions. Not only does winning the Master's Cup win you thousands of points, but no salary points are expended in cup games either. Awesome *air-guitars*!! So remember, league for survival, cups for players - unless you're on Easy of course. You really would have to _try_ and make yourself bankrupt on this setting. If you stick to this then survival in Master League should come more easily :) =============================================================================== 07.c - Transfers =============================================================================== The only way to improve your squad in Pro Evo is to buy better players, or to loan them from other clubs. Unfortunately, the way transfers are dealt with is different depending on your difficulty setting, so what works in Easy might not work in hard mode. So you're going to need to do a bit of experimenting yourself. You can do it, yeah ^_^!! Transfer Value -------------- This value is only visible when negiotiating a contract with a player who is tied to another club. This value is how many points the player's club want in order to release their player. Clubs are unlikely to sell short of their asking price, so expect to pay in excess of 65 points (ouch) for World class players like Totti, Zidane or Recoba. Yearly Wages ------------ This value is paid by the player's club every year. As a general rule, a player will not want to leave his club for anything less than what he is already being given. Exceptions to this include if a player is not a first -team regular, has been dropped due to a new signing taking his place or, of course, if the player is playing in a lower division. Don't pay more than a player will be worth to you. If he is costing you 20 points a season, you need to make sure that his presence will ensure an extra goal every game. Useful Advice ------------- In Master League, you need to be very careful which players you invest in. Unless you're in Division One and your goal is to build a super-team (covered later), only buy players you intend to play in the first-choice lineup. If you play 442 then there is little need to blow your wad on three strikers. Although they aren't brilliant, your default team will do as substitutes even at the highest level. And of course, make sure you buy a range of players. It's alright if your strikers score three times a match, but if your weaker defence let's four through then you are, as we experts call it, "screwed"! Right, now you know _how_ to transfer players, you want to know _what_ players you should buy?! Well if you would just gimme a sec I was going to do that next... =============================================================================== 07.d - Best Buys =============================================================================== OK, this is how it works. I write down all of the positions available in the game. I then list the best players in that position, and for the Extreme players out there, I also put in a couple of decent players you might want on a tight budget. Then, you read it and take heed. You then become better at Master League mode. Simple, capische. Even simpler, I've marked all the cheap players with a *. BEST GKs -------- Oliver Kahn - Germany - B. Munich Gianluigi Buffon - Italy - Juventus Fabien Barthez - France - Man Utd. Josè Luis Chilavert (Chavilert) - Paraguay - No Club Schumacher (Schucher) - Gen. Germany - No Club Oscar Cordoba (I. Bocorda) - Colombia - My Pick: Yashin, every time. 150 penalty saves in a career, what more can I say. Won't let you down due to his large frame and lightning-quick response. If you haven't unlocked him yet, go with Kahn. He ain't cheap, mind. In Division Three, try loaning Robinson for someone decent between the sticks. BEST CBT/CBWs --------- Alessandro Nesta - Italy - Lazio Fabio Cannavaro - Italy - Parma Jaap Stam - Netherlands - Lazio Frank De Boer - Netherlands - Barcelona Paolo Maldini - Italy - A. C. Milan Franz Beckenbauer (Badenfauer) - Gen. Germany - No Club* Frank Rijkaard - Her. Holland - No Club* Enzo Scirea - Imm. Italy - No Club* Taribo West - Nigeria - No Club* Carlos Gamarra (Garama) - Paraguay - No Club* My Pick: Rijkaard, he is pure class. An excellent tackler, passer and ball -holder, capable of making decisive clearances and darting runs. To partner him, I would choose Cannavaro over Nesta, despite his lower defense stat. He is tall and a brilliant header of the ball, as well as being solid enough to stop dead any forward in his tracks. BEST SBs -------- Roberto Carlos (Roberto Larcos) - Brazil - Real Madrid Cafu (Facu) - Brazil - Roma Bixente Lizarazu - France - B. Munich Lilian Thuram - France - Parma Carlos Puyol - Spain - Barcelona V. Bronckhorst - Netherlands - Arsenal Passarella (Pallera) - Al. Argentina - No Club* De la Cruz (Ulisees) - Ecuador - No Club* My Pair: Passarella and Thuram, could cause some controversy, but I like using my SBs for their primary purpose, defending. They just don't come more solid than these two. BEST DMFs --------- Roy Keane - Ireland - Man Utd. Emerson (Esermon) - Brazil - Roma Stefan Effenberg - Germany - B. Munich Franz Beckenbauer (Badenfauer) - Gen. Germany - No Club* My Pick: Beckenbauer or Keane, depending on your style of play. I normally side with Keane due to his high mentality and teamwork stats, but it'd hard to argue against playing Beckenbauer, who just oozes class. It's your call really, but bear in mind that Keane'll hurt your wallet more. BEST LMFs (or LWG) --------- Rivaldo (Ravoldi) - Brazil - Barcelona Marc Overmars - Netherlands - Barcelona Roberto Carlos (Roberto Larcos) - Brazil - Real Madrid Figo - Portugal - Real Madrid Edgar Davids - Netherlands - Juventus Pavel Nedved (Navdid) - Czech Republic - Juventus Ryan Giggs (Gigsi) - Wales - Man Utd. My Pick: So many to choose from, but Rivaldo's superior crossing and long- range shooting ability gives him the edge over the competition. You could buy any of these and feel very satisfied indeed :) BEST RMFs (or RWG) --------- David Beckham - England - Man Utd. Figo - Portugal - Real Madrid Tijani Babangida - Nigeria - No Club* My Pick: You want speed, go for Babangida. You want practically everything else, go with Goldenballs himself, David Beckham. And if you want to have your proverbial cake and eat it then Figo is your man. BEST OMFs --------- Pele (Perles) - C. Brazil - No Club Zico (Cozi) - C. Brazil - No Club Michel Platini (Argenti) - C. Euro - No Club Johan Cruyff (Craff) - C. Holland - No Club Juan Veron (Revon) - Argentina - Man Utd. Rivaldo (Ravoldi) - Brazil - Barcelona Zinedine Zidane - France - Real Madrid My Pick: Was there any doubt? Pele, of course, for more reasons than I care to list. Best. Player. EVAR!!! BEST CFs -------- Diego Maradona (Madorna) - C. Argentina - No Club* Johan Cruyff (Craff) - C. Holland - No Club* Marco Van Basten (VonTasben) - C. Holland - No Club* Andrej Shevchenko - Ukraine - A. C. Milan Ronaldo (Radolno) - Brazil - Internazionale Gabriel Batistuta - Argentina - Roma Alvaro Recoba - Uruguay - Internazionale Michael Owen - England - Liverpool Hernan Jorge Crespo - Argentina - Lazio Ruud Van Nistelrooy - Netherlands - Man Utd. Thierry Henry - France - Arsenal My Pick: Any of them! Seriously, pick one from the top five and pair him with one of the bottom six and you'll score 60+ a season. Brilliant. ================================================================= ######## =============================================================== # #### ============================================================= #### # ### #### ### SECTION 08 # ###### ## SECRETS # #### # # ## ### # ============================================================= ##### ####### ============================================================== #### #### ================================================================== ##### This is a comprehensive list of everything there is to unlock within Pro Evolution Soccer 2. If I find any, I'll include a "Glitches" sub-section, but as yet none have become apparent. If you find anything alse, _please_ email me about it. =============================================================================== 08.a - Secret Teams =============================================================================== There are nine secret teams to unlock in total. Here are the details of how to unlock each one. To clear some confusion, please note that the European and World All-Star teams are immediately selectable in "All-Star Match" mode, but using the methods below unlocks them in all other game modes. European All-Stars =================== Win the International Cup as any team. World All-Stars =================== Win the International League as any team. C. Argentina - Classic Team =================== Win the American Cup as Argentina C. Brazil - Classic Team =================== Win the American Cup as Brazil C. Germany - Classic Team =================== Win the "Europian" Cup as Germany C. Holland - Classic Team =================== Win the "Europian" Cup as The Netherlands C. Euro - Classic Team =================== Win the "Europian" Cup as England, France or Italy =============================================================================== 08.b - Secret Players =============================================================================== Win Master League Division One multiple times to unlock the following players: Pagliuca Illgner Ravelli Homme Popescu Matthaeus Ince Paulo Sousa Dunga Deschamps Ginola Savicevic Hagi Stoikovic Gascoigne Valderrama Rai Boban Scifo Laudrup R. Baggio Signori Stoichkov Vialli Mancini Papin Klinsman Palermo Sheringham Weah Ravanelli Jardel Phillips =============================================================================== 08.c - Secret Modes & Options =============================================================================== You may have noticed whilst scrolling the menus that there is an option in Exhibition Mode that is locked and it's name obscured by ?s: Master League Vs. National Team ================== This mode allows you to pit your saved Master League teams against any National side. To unlock it, win the Master League Division One with any of your teams. =============================================================================== 08.d - Free Kicks... A Cheater's Guide =============================================================================== I knew it, you're just a dirty cheat really aren't you?! Oh well, I did warn you. So here we go, the Cheater's Guide to Free Kicks. Simply line the free kick up as you would in the previous trick, but this time hold [Down] and fill up the gauge completely by holding down (O). If you lined it up right, and your luck's in, the ball should fly into the back of the net at the sort of pace that Roberto Carlos would envy. The trick to this method is getting the ball lined up so that it will either go between a defender's legs, or so that it squeezes itself between a pair of defenders. If you get it right then your free kicks should fire home about 70% of the time, once you've mastered it. You filthy, rotten cheat... you disgust me!! ================================================================= ######## =============================================================== # #### ============================================================= #### # ### #### ### SECTION 09 # ###### ## NATIONAL SQUADS # #### # # ## ### # ============================================================= ##### ####### ============================================================== #### #### ================================================================== ##### IRELAND ================================ Given Dunne Staunton Harte Carr Kilbane Holland RoyKeane McAteer RobbieKeane Quinn Breen Fleming G.Kelly Finnan Duff Delap Kinsella Carsley Foley Connolly Kiely N. IRELAND ================================ Carrol Taggart Murdock A.Hughes Elliot Lennon Lomas Horlock Johnson Mallack Healy McGibbon Williams Nolan Whitley Mulryne M Hughes Quinn Gray McKnight Gillespie Taylor SCOTLAND ================================ Sullivan Weir Hendry Elliott Boyd Dailly Cameron Ferguson Hutchison Gallacher McCann Ritchie O'Neill Naysmith Davidson Holt McNamara Burley Dodds Johnston Dickov Gould WALES ================================ P. Jones Coleman Melville Page Delaney Robinson Savage Giggs Speed Blake Hartson Symons Weston Barnard Jonhson Davies M. Jones C. Robinson Bellamy I. Roberts G. Roberts Freestone ENGLAND ================================ Seaman Ferdinand Campbell As. Cole G. Neville Barmby Scholes Gerrard Beckham Owen Heskey Brown Southgate P. Neville Carragher Lampard Murphy Hargreaves McManaman A. Cole Fowler Martyn PORTUGAL ================================ Quim JorgeCosta Couto Dimas Xavier Vidigal PauloBento RuiCosta NunoGomes Conceicao Figo Beto F. Meira Nelson Secretario Bino Capucho Simao JoaoPinto SaPinto Pauleta PedroEspinha SPAIN ================================ Casillas Hierro Paco Sergi ManuelPablo Guardiola Munitis Mendieta Gerard Raul Urzaiz Abelardo Velasco Puyol Xavi Helguera Guerrero Baraja Victor Catanha Morientes Esteban FRANCE ================================ Barthez Desailly Leboeuf Lizarazu Thuram Petit Vieira Pires Djorkaeff Zidane Henry Christanval Candela Djetou Makelele Micoud Robert Giuly Trezeguet Wiltord Anelka Rame BELGIUM ================================ DeWilde VanMeir Valgaeren VonKerckhoven Deflandre Vanderhaeghe Goor Verheyen Wilmots Mpenza Strupar J. Peeters Leonard Hendrikx Baseggio Boffin Walem B. Peeters Cavens M. Mpenza Nilis Herpoel NETHERLANDS ================================ VanDerSar Stam Hofland Numan Melchiot VanBommel Cocu Kluivert VanNistelrooy Zenden Overmars F. DeBoer VanBronckhorst Reiziger Bosvelt Davids R. DeBoer Seedorf Hasselbaink Vennegoor VanHooijdonk Westerveld SWITZERLAND ================================ Zuberbuhler Henchoz Fournier Lubamba Zwyssig Vogel Comisetti Sesa Sforza Chapuisat Turkyilmaz Magnin Zellweger Mazzarelli P. Muller Cantaluppi Celestini Wicky Rey Buehlmann M. Yakin Pascolo ITALY ================================ Buffon Maldini Nesta F. Cannavaro Tacchinardi Tommasi Coco Zambrotta Totti DelPiero Vieri Iuliano Materazzi Pancaro DiBiagio Albertini Gattuso Fiore Montella Inzaghi Delvecchio Toldo CZECH REPUBLIC ================================ Srnicek Fukal Rada Repka Horvath Nedved Poborsky Berger Rosicky Koller Smicer Novotny Vlcek Latal Bejbl Jarosik Baranek Tyce Lokvenec Wagner Sionko Maier GERMANY ================================ Kahn Linke Nowotny Woerns Hamann Ballack Bode Rehmer Deisler Neuville Jancker Baumann Beinlich Ziege Ramelow Wosz Heinrich Scholl Rink Bierhoff Zickler Lehmann DENMARK ================================ Schmeichel Gravesen Henriksen Heintze Helveg Gronkjaer B.Nielsen Toefting Rommedahl Sand Tomasson J.Laursen Schjonberg Lusti A. Nielsen Bisgaard Goldbaek Jorgensen Michaelsen Jensen Pedersen Sorensen NORWAY ================================ Olsen Johnsen Berg Bergdolmo Basma Leonhardsen Mykland E. Bakke Carew Solskjaer Iversen Andersen Bragstad Hoftun Bjornebye Skammelsrud Riise Helstad Riseth Strand Flo M. Bakke SWEDEN ================================ Hedman Saarenpaa P.Andersson Mellberg Kamark Ljungberg Linderoth D. Andersson Alexandersson Larsson Allback C. Andersson Bjorklund Lucic Mjallby Svensson Mild A. Andersson Ibrahimovic Jonsson Osmanovski Kihlstedt SWEDEN ================================ Niemi Tihinen Hyypia Helin Saarinen Valakari Nurmela Wiss Litmanen Kolkka Forssell Ylonen Salli Pasanen Reini Riihilahti Kuivasto Koppinen Johansson Kuqi Kottila Jaaskelainen POLAND ================================ Dudek Klos Waldoch Mi. Zewlakow Zielinski Krzynowek Karwan Swierczewski Kaluzny Juskowiak Olisadebe Rzasa Hajto Kozminski Bak Zdebel Kielbowicz Ma. Zewlakow Iwan Gilewicz Kryszalowicz Matysek SLOVAKIA ================================ Konig Karhan Sobona Gresko Timko Moravcik Suchancok Balis Leitner Jancula Szilerd Nemeth Kratochvyl Dzurik Demo Sedlak Valchovic Ujlaky Pinte Meszaros Prohaszka Peter Nemeth Susko AUSTRIA ================================ Wohlfanrt Hiden Hatz Baur Stranzl Kirchler Kuhbauer Floegel Herzog Brunmayr Mayrleb Winklhofer Dospel Schopp Hoertnagl Cerny Wagner Kitzbichler Weissenberger Kocijan Haas Schicklgruber HUNGARY ================================ Kiraly Matyus Sebok C. Feher Halmai Hamar Korsos Illes Lisztes Tokoli Horvath Juhar Bodnar Lendvai Peto Dveri Rosa M. Feher Dombi Nagy Safar Babos SLOVENIA ================================ Dabanovic Knavs Milinovic Vugdalic Pavlin Ceh Karic Novak Zahovic Siljak Udovic Galic Bulajic Pavlovic Tavcar Rudonja Zlogar Gajser Acimovic Osterc Nemec Simeunovic CROATIA ================================ Pletikosa Kovac Stimac Simic Soldo Jarni Stanic Prosinecki Kovac Suker Boksic Tudor Tomas Cvitanovic Vranjes Biscan Zivkovic Saric Jurcic Vugrine Balaban Pavlovic YUGOSLAVIA ================================ Kocic Mihajlovic Mirkovic Djordevic Dudic Lazetic Jokanovic Drulovic Stankovic Milosevic Kezman Bunjevcevic Djukic Obradovic Djrovic Sakic Sarac Ilich Jugovic Mijatovic Kovacevic Cicovic ROMANIA ================================ Stelea Belodedici Ciobotariu Filipescu Galca D. Munteanu Chivu Contra C. Munteanu Ilie Moldovan Selymes Haldan Lincar Petrescu Petre Rosu Lupescu Mutu Vladoiu Ganea Lobont BULGARIA ================================ Zdravkov Kirilov Markov B. Ivanov Peev S. Petrov Stoyanov Iliev Balakov Ivanov Hristov Pahzlin I. Petkov Kishishew Tomash M. Petkov Topuzakov M. Petrov Todorov Berbatov Yuvov Ivankov GREECE ================================ Nikopolidis Patsatzoglou Ouzounidis Amanatidis Zagorakis Poursanidis Georgatos Basinas Tsartas Machlas Georgiadis Antzas Venetidis Goumas Lakis Karagounis Zikos Mavrogenidis Niniadis Choutos Liberopoulos Eleftheropoulos TURKEY ================================ Rustu Bulent Ogun Fatih Muzzy Izzet Suat Belozoglu Okan Hakan Unsal Arif Hakan Sukur Alpay Osman Penbe Umit Davala Tayfur Abdullah Tayfun Nihat Cenk Hasan Sas Omer UKRAINE ================================ Shovkovsky Vashchuk Golovko Nesmachny Luzhny Dmitrulin Popov Rebrov Shevchenko Gusin Vorobev Fedorov Skripnik Startsev Zubov Kovalev Yashkin Mikhailenk Kossovskyi Serebrennikov Skachenko Konovalov RUSSIA ================================ Nigmatullin Chugainov Onopko Khlestov Smertin Khokhlov Karpin Beschastnykh Mostovoi Titov Buznikin Solomatin Yanovski Tetradze Drozdov Gusev Tikhonov But Alenichev Semak Panov Filimonov MOROCCO ================================ Fouhami El Karkouri Naybet Abrami El Assas Mariana Hdioud Hadji Ramzi Bassirh Hadda Neqrouz Saber Chippo El Khalif Benmahmoud Sellami Chiba Oakiri Bahja Zerouali Zaza TUNISIA ================================ El Ouaer Trabelsi Jaidi Badra Chihi Bouzayene Thabet Kanzari Baya Jaziri Zitouni Bouazzizi Boukadida Trabelsi Godhbane Clayton Gabsi Souayah A. Sellimi Jelassi B. Slimane Salhi EGYPT ================================ El Sayed El Saka I. Hassan Kamouna Ramzy Khashaba I. Said Sabry A. Hassan Emam H. Hassan Omara Youssef Monaem Hanafy Radwan Abdelhalim Abdelaziz T. Said Hosny Farouk El Hadary NIGERIA ================================ Shorunmu West Iyenemi Babayaro Okpara Oliseh Lawal Babangida Okocha N. Kanu Ikedia Sodje C. Kanu Oparaku Adepoju Finidi Oruma Aghahowa Akpoborie Chukwu Ikpeba Egbo CAMEROON ================================ Boukar Njanka Kalla Song Foe Wome Geremi Olembe Lauren Eto'o Mboma Pensee Elanga Hamga Mettomo Tchoutang Ndo Angibeaud N'Diefi Simo Job Songo'o SOUTH AFRICA ================================ Vonk Schoeman Issa Carnell Mokoena Buckley Fortune Ngobe Zuma Bartlett Nomvete Fish Radebe Tinkler Phiri Mngomeni Bapela Sapula Ndlanya McCarthy Masinga Arendse UNITED STATES ================================ Keller Regis Berhalter Agoos Jones Llamosa Ramos Stewart Reyna Sanneh Moore Pope Hejduk Deering Ramos O'Brian Clinton Williams Kirovski McBride Razov Meola MEXICO ================================ Campos Davino Suarez Marquez Villa Pardo Arrellano Palencia Ruiz Blanco Hernandez Carmona Almaguer Hierro Ramírez Lozano Zapeda Rodriguez Abundis Borgetti Osorno Perez JAMAICA ================================ Ricketts Lowe Goodison Dixon Dawes Marshall Malcolm Whitmore Powell Boyd Burton F. Davis C. Davis McDonald Johnson Griffiths Gardner Butler Williams Thomas Harris Lawrence COLUMBIA ================================ Cordoba I. Cordoba Yepes Bedoya Quintana Serna Viveros Balano Aristizabal Angel Castillo Bermudez Ortegon Dinas Mazziri Grisales Oviedo Morantes Ricard Bonilla Montano Calero BRAZIL ================================ Dida Roque Junior Lucio Roberto Carlos Cafu Emerson Vampeta Rivaldo Juninho P. Romario Elber Zago Aldair Junior Ferreira Conceicao Ze Roberto Alex Leonardo Denilson Amoroso Rogerio PERU ================================ Ibanez Rebosio Pajuelo Olivares Soto Solar Jayo Palacios Solano Zuniga Pizarro Soto Marengo Huaman Pereda Ciurlizza Soria Maldonado Holsen Lobatón Mendoza Butron CHILE ================================ Tapia Rojas Reyes Contreras Maldonado Tello Galdames Pizarro Estay Salas Zamorano Vargas Margas Fuentes Rojas Alvarez Villarroel Sierra Navia Tapia Nunez Ramirez PARAGUAY ================================ Chilavert Gamarra Ayala Caniza Arce Quintana Struway Paredes Acuna Cardozo Santacruz Sarabia Caceres Da Silva Enciso Gavilan Brizuela Alvarenga Benitez Gonzalez Campos Tavarelli URUGUAY ================================ Carini Montero Sorondo Rodriguez Mendez Garcia Guigou O'Neil Magallanes Recoba Delgado Lembo Bizera Ramos Tais Cedres Coelho Poyet Olivera Alonso Zalayeta Berbia ARGENTINA ================================ Bonano Samuel Ayala Sensini Simeone Kily Gonzalez Zanetti Veron Ortega C. Lopez Batistuta Pochettino Sorin Vivas Almeyda Husain Aimar Gallardo G. Lopez Crespo Cruz Burgos JAPAN ================================ Kawaguchi Hattori Matsuda Morioka Nanami Inamoto Nakamura Hirano H. Nakata Takahara Yanagisawa Nakata Toda Myoujin Ito Oku Ono Morishima Kubo Nishizawa Nakayama Narazaki KOREA ================================ Choi Chul-Woo Yoon Jong-Hwan Hong Myung-Bo Park Jin-Sub Lee Sang-Hun Park Ji-Sung Park Jae-Hong Park Tae-Ha Choi Yong-Su Park Sung-Bae Kim Do-Hoon Lee Woon-Jae Lee Lim-Saeng Ahn Jun-Hwang Hwang Sun-Hong Yoo Sang-Chul Lee Min-Sung Seo Jung-Won Noh Jung-Yoon Kim Tae-Young Lee Young-Pyo Ha Seok-Ju CHINA ================================ Gang Haidong Bing Feng Yao Tie Chen Enhua Yang Zhiyi Maozhen Chengying Shengqing Yunlong Jiayi Weifeng Hui Yijun Bin Jin Yong Song IRAN ================================ Boromand Mahdavi Rahbarifard Hamedani Yazdani Minavand Emamifar Bagheri Mahdavikia Azazi Daei Hasheminasab Pashazadeh Abbasi Karimi Halali Khakpour Navazi Dinmohammadi Estili Hashemian Fanaei SAUDI ARABIA ================================ Al Deayea Al Dossary Al Khilaiwi Al Saqri Dukhi Al Shahrani Al Shehri Al Jaber Al Temyat Al Meshal Falatah Zubromawi Omar Al Jahani Ghamdi Howsawi Al Shlhoub Al Dossary M. Al-Otaibi O. Dosary Babkr Al Tisir AUSTRALIA ================================ Bosnich Popovic Moore Lazaridis Muscat Okon Skoko Emerton Corica Kewell Viduka Foxe Laybutt Murphy Vidmar Enes Tiatto Foster Zelic Johnson Agostino Kalac ================================================================= ######## =============================================================== # #### ============================================================= #### # ### #### ### SECTION 10 # ###### ## CLUB SQUADS # #### # # ## ### # ============================================================= ##### ####### ============================================================== #### #### ================================================================== ##### MANCHESTER UNITED ================================ Barthez Johnsen Brown Silvestre G. Neville Giggs Veron Roy Keane Beckham Scholes Van Nistelrooy Blanc Wallwork Irwin P. Neville Butt Fortune Djordjic Yorke Andy Cole Solskjaer Van Der Gouw ARSENAL ================================ Seaman Adams Campbell Ashley Cole Dixon Pires V. Bronckhorst Vieira Parlour Bergkamp Henry Keown Luzhny Grimandi Inamoto Lauren Edu Ljungberg N. Kanu Wiltord Jeffers R. Wright CHELSEA ================================ DeGoey Desailly Gallas LeSaux Melchiot Gronkjaer Petit Lampard Zenden Zola Hasselbaink Bogarde Babayaro Ferrer Jokanovic Di Matteo Stanic Dalla Bona Morris Aleksidze Gudjohnsen Cudicini LIVERPOOL ================================ Westerveld Hyypia Henchoz Carragher Babbel Gerrard Hamann Berger Barmby Owen Heskey Traore Staunton Heggem Riise Murphy McAllister Litmanen Smicer Fowler Diomede Arphexad LEEDS UNITED ================================ Martyn Radebe Ferdinand Harte G. Kelly Dacourt E. Bakke Kewell Bowyer Viduka Smith Woodgate Matteo Duberry Mills Batty Burns McPhail Wilcox Bridges Robbie Keane Robinson WEST HAM UNITED ================================ Hislop Dailly I. Pearce Winterburn Song Moncur Carrick J. Cole Sinclair Di Canio Kanoute Margas Stimac Foxe Potts Newton Charles Lomas Keller Diawara Todorov Bywater NEWCASTLE UNITED ================================ Given Marcelino Dabizas Griffin Barton Robert Gavilan Solano Dyer Cort Shearer S. Caldwell Goma A. Hughes Lee Bassedas Speed Acuna Bellamy Lua Lua Cordone Harper BARCELONA ================================ Dutruel Christanval P. Andersson Sergi Puyol Cocu Xavi Rivaldo Kluivert Overmars Saviola Abelardo F. De Boer Reiziger Rochembach Gerard Gabri Giovanni Luis Enrique Dani Alfonso Reina REAL MADRID ================================ Casillas Karanka Hierro Roberto Carlos Salgado Makelele McManaman Figo Zidane Raul Morientes Campo Helguera Conceicao Celades Geremi Solari Munitis Baljic Savio Guti Cesar Sanchez VALENCIA ================================ Canizares Pellegrino Ayala Carboni Angloma Baraja Santos Kily Gonzáles Rufete Aimar Carew Djoric Amarilla Bjorklund Gerardo Albelda Vicente Angulo Sanchez Alonso A. Ilie Palop DEPORTIVO LA CORUNA ================================ Molina Naybet Donato Romero Manuel Pablo Cesar Sampaio Mauro Silva Fran Victor Djalminha Diego Tristan Cesar Martin Helder Capdevila Emerson Scaloni Fernando Valeron Turu Flores Pandiani Makaay Songo'o MONACO ================================ Porato Marquez Rodriguez Leonard Panucci Bonora Jugovic Giuly Gallardo Simone Bierhoff Irles Jurietti DaCosta Dabo Gravelaine Farnerude Raducioiu Eloi Prso Nonda Biancarelli MARSEILLE ================================ Gregorini Van Buyten Leboeuf Dos Santos Camara Belmadi Swierczewski J. Leroy Ba Cavens Bakayoko N'Gotty Marquet Perez Blondeau Abardonado Brando Adriano Marcelinho Pouget Mouret Lama PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN ================================ Letizi Potichino Distin Domi Mendy Arteta E. Cisse Dehu Okocha Anelka Ronaldinho Yanovski Paisley El Karkouri Algerino Okpara Cisse Ducrocq Benarbia Luccin L. Leroy Casagrande BORDEAUX ================================ Rame Sommeil Roche Bonnissel Jammali Dugarry Smertin Legwinski Batlles Christian Pauleta Afanou Saveljic Alicarte Grenet Basto Pavon Diabate Wilmots Feindouno Bugner Roux AJAX ================================ Grim Pasanen Bergdolmo Chivu Trabelsi Vierklau Van Der Vaart Yakubu Wamberto Machlas Arveladze C. Kanu De Cler Galasek Witschge Van Der Gun O'Brien Knopper Van Der Meyde Hose Ikedia Lobont FEYENOORD ================================ Dudek De Haan VanWonderen Rzasa Emerton Paauwe Bosvelt Tomasson VanHooijdonk Santiago Kalou Laybutt VanGobbel DeVisser Ryan Jochemsen Ono Toninho Korneev Cruzeiro Somalia Malkowski P.S.V. EINDHOVEN ================================ Waterreus Hofland Faber Heintze Lucius Bouma Vogel Van Bommel Rommedahl Kezman Bruggink Dirkx Nikiforov Van Der Weerden Ooijer Van Der Doelen De Jong Ramzi Kolkka Pedeira Vennegoor Lodewijks INTER ================================ Toldo Materazzi I. Corboba J. Zanetti Vivas Di Biagio Belozoglu Conceicao Seedorf Ronaldo Vieri Simic Gresko C. Zanetti Farinos Georgatos Guly Okan Dalmat Suker Ventola Ballotta JUVENTUS ================================ Buffon Montero Thuram Pessotto Zenoni Nedved Tacchinardi Tudor Zambrotta Del Piero Trezequet Iuliano Paramatti Ferrara Birindelli Athirson Maresca E. Davids Conte O'Neill Salas Carini MILAN ================================ Abbiati Maldini Costacurta Chamot Contra Kaladze Serginho Gattuso Rui Costa F. Inzaghi Shevchenko Roque Junior M. Laursen Albertini Ambrosini Redondo Donati Helveg Pirlo Jose Mari Javi Moreno S. Rossi LAZIO ================================ Peruzzi Mihajlovic Nesta Negro Simeone Mendieta Pancaro Poborsky Fiore C. Lopez Crespo Stam Colonnese Couto Favalli Giannichedda Gottardi D. Baggio D. Stankovic Lombardo S. Inzaghi Marghegiani PARMA ================================ Frey F. Cannavaro Sensini Djetou Almeyda Lamouchi Junior Sartor Nakata Milosevic Di Vaio Mangone Ferrari Gurenko Falsini Benarrivo Boghossian Appiah Micoud Montano M'boma Taffarel FIORENTINA ================================ Manninger Pierini Adani Moretti Repka Baronio Di Livio Chiesa M. Rossi Morfeo Nuno Gomes Firicano Tarozzi Torricelli Vanoli Amoroso Cois Rossitto Amaral Leandro Mijatovic Taglialatela ROMA ================================ Antonioli Zago Samuel Zebina Emerson Tommasi Candela Cafu Totti Montella Batistuta Aldair Lassissi Assuncao Lima Guigou Fuser D'Agostino Balbo Cassano Delvecchio Lupatelli BORUSSIA DORTMUND ================================ Lehmann Kohler Woerns Dede Ferreira Stevic Helinrich Rosicky Koller Amoroso Addo Metzelder Kapetanovic Bugri Oliseh Ricken Reina Herrlich Tanko Ikpeba Bobic Laux BAYERN MÜNCHEN ================================ Kahn Linke Kovac Lizarazu Sagnol Jeremies Scholl Salihamidzic Effenberg Pizzaro Elber Kuffour Sforza Fink Tarnat Hargreaves Kovac Santa Cruz Zickler Jancker Sergio Dreher BAYER LEVERKUSEN ================================ Butt Luciano Nowotny Zivkovic Ballack Ramelow ZeReborta Sebescen Basturk Neuville Kirsten Babic Hoffmann Placente Hejduk Vranjes Ojigwe Schneider Daun Brdaric Rink Zuberbuehler VASCO DA GAMA ================================ Helton Junior Baiano Odvan Paulo Miranda Jorge Jorginho Felipe Juninho P. Juninho Romario Euller Galvao Gilberto Silva Oliveira Liova Torres Henrique Cleberson Luiz Pedro Gesiel Marcio PALMEIRAS ================================ Marcelo Galeano Bastos Thiago Arce Fernando Marcio Junior Alex Lopes Juliano Gilmar Angelo Paulo Nunes Neto Taddei Flavio Adriano Alberto Basilio Bastos Sergio RIVER PLATE ================================ Bonano Lombardi Ayala Diaz Yepes Astrada Coudet Ortega D'Alessandro Cardetti Cuevas Sarabia Paz Franco Garce Berizzo Zapata Ledesma Arvarez Gancedo Cavenaghi Sala BOCA JUNIORS ================================ Cordoba Burdisso Traverso Matellan Ibarra Serna Villareal Battaglia Riquelme Barros Delgado Medina Bermudez Fagiani Pinto Pereda Marchant Andrizzi Barijho Takahara Gavan Abbondancieri ================================================================= ######## =============================================================== # #### ============================================================= #### # ### #### ### SECTION 11 # ###### ## MISCELLANEOUS SQUADS # #### # # ## ### # ============================================================= ##### ####### ============================================================== #### #### ================================================================== ##### MASTER LEAGUE DEFAULT ================================ Inorov Stromer Daric Valery Iorga Cellini Ximenes Espinas Marinda Castello Baroja Cecil Vorlander Eddington Nachtegall Harty Matt Ostwald Burchet Njord Huygens Kelsen EURO ALL-STARS ================================ IkerCasillas Stam Nesta Thuram Roy Keane Nedved Beckham Totti Zidane Raul Owen Maldini Mihajlovic Vieira Mendieta Figo Scholl Rui Costa Solskjaer Nuno Gomes Shevchenko Toldo WORLD ALL-STARS ================================ Chilavert Montero Cordoba Roberto Carlos Arce Veron Rivaldo Zanetti Recoba N. Kanu Batistuta Myung-bo Samuel Emerson Bagheri Fortune H. Nakata Salas Mboma Romario Kewell Cordoba EURO CLASSIC ================================ Zoff Baresi Tresor Cabrini Amoros Tigana Tardelli Giresse Platini Rossi Keegan Moore Butcher Scirea Fachetti Conti Antognoni Cantona Lineker Bettega Charlton Banks HOLLAND CLASSIC ================================ Van Breukelen R. Koeman Rijkaard Tiggelen Van Aerle Wouters E. Koeman Vanenburg Muren Van Basten Gullit Hulshoff Michels Krol Suurbier Van Hanegem Haan Rep Rensenbrink Cruyff Neeskens Jongbloed GERMANY CLASSIC ================================ Maier Breitner Hoeness Vogts Beckenbauer Rummenigge Grabowski Overath Netzer Seeler Muller Schellinger Buchwald Brehme Kaltz Bonhof Foster Schuster Haller Littbarski Voller Schumacher BRAZIL CLASSIC ================================ Leao Julio Cesar Oscar Junior Leandro Cerezo Falcao Socrates Zico Rivelino Careca Pereira Carlos Alberto Dos Santos Djalma Santos Didi Gerson Pele Jairzinho Tostao Garrincha Gilmar ARGENTINA CLASSIC ================================ Pumpido Ruggeri Brown Garre Cuciuffo Batista Omar Giusti Burruchaga Maradona Valdano Passarella Galvan Tarantini Olguin Ardiles Gallego Bertoni Oscar Cruz Diaz Kempes Fillol ================================================================= ######## =============================================================== # #### ============================================================= #### # ### #### ### SECTION 12 # ###### ## CREDITS # #### # # ## ### # ============================================================= ##### ####### ============================================================== #### #### ================================================================== ##### Thanks be to... MY FAMILY ========= Mum, Dad, April, Jenny and Poppy (my dog). Thanks for supporting me, and making me cups of tea during extended periods of FAQ writing :) MY BEST FRIENDS =============== Rhian Walsh, Sam Hayden, Steven Gatesman, Laura Bellis, David Tucker, Alex Jones and Dan Cansfield, for making my humble existence an enjoyable one. My Fellow Writers (on GameFAQs.com) =================================== • Devin Morgan • Jacco Kemper (Gobicamel) • Matt Reynolds (Crazyreyn) • Ryan Harrison (KenShamrock) • Duncan Hardy (Supernova54321) • Rebecca Skinner (The Karpah Queen) • Chad Steele (BTB) • David McCutcheon (Zoopsoul) • Steve McFadden (Psycho Penguin) • Ronan Murphy (AlaskaFox) • Trace Jackson (Meowthnum1) • Seth Doko (Hang Me) • Andrew Testa (TestaALT) • Brian Sulpher If you get a chance to read any of their work, please do so. They rule! Thanks, guys, for encouraging me to write, and for your praise and criticism. I would have quit a long time ago if it had not been for your support. =============================================================================== END OF DOCUMENT. ©2003 Richard Arnatt (Guitarfreak86). All Rights Reserved. ===============================================================================