3 of 5 stars
Name 4141
Base Formation 451
Attacking Score 1 /3
Defending Score 2 /3
Counter Score 1 /3
Popularity Medium
Availability FC | UT
FIFA/FC Editions FC 24 | FC 25 | FIFA 14 | FIFA 15 | FIFA 16 | FIFA 17 | FIFA 18 | FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22 | FIFA 23
Features 4xx
Slow Build-Up


It is very similar with the 4-5-1 (2) but the CDM in front of the back four gives more security on the defence.

Very organised and solid midfield build up.
Lacks a little attack.
The striker may needs support. CM’s should have high attacking work rate.

Pos Att WR Def WR Important Attributes
RB M M Pac Def
CB R L H Def Phy
CB L M H Pac Def
LB M M Pac Def
CDM M H Def Pas
CMR H M Pas Dri
CML H M Pas Dri
RM H M Pac Dri
LM H M Pac Dri
ST H L Sho Phy
Key Player
CAM | Most of your play will hinge on the CAM and his ability to play good, sharp passes. The opposition will see him as the danger man in this set-up too so you can use him as a foil really well.

Play Styles

Slow, methodical possession is needed to work the ball up to the pitch to ensure that when you do get the ball to your striker, he won’t be all alone up there at the top of the pitch.

How to Use this Formation

If you want to dominate the midfield and sure up the defense, this is the formation people use. The CDM is the link between a seamless transition from defence to attack or a more controlled ballgame. It is very important to not try to play on the flanks using this formation. You will have to outmuscle the midfield. 4141 is a very solid formation that has strength when pushing forward but can be also very hard to break down. It is suited to players who prefer to build up the play, rather than hitting the opponent quickly on a counter-attack.

How to Counter this Formation

The key against this formation is being patient because pace won’t work on it.

Formations you should use to beat this one (by descending order):
4231, 433, 451, 343.