2 of 5 stars
Name 5212
Base Formation 532
Attacking Score 1 /3
Defending Score 3 /3
Counter Score 3 /3
Popularity Low
Availability FC | UT
FIFA/FC Editions FC 24 | FC 25 | FIFA 09 | FIFA 10 | FIFA 11 | FIFA 12 | FIFA 13 | FIFA 14 | FIFA 15 | FIFA 16 | FIFA 17 | FIFA 18 | FIFA 19 | FIFA 20 | FIFA 21 | FIFA 22 | FIFA 23
Features 5xx


5212 is a formation not used by many players. It’s similar to 5221 but with two ST with a more creative CAM option.

▲ Strong defence with space for wing backs to run into.
▲ The best formation for who likes to play in counter-attack.
▼ Can be narrow attacking wise limiting options.
▼ It depends too much on CAM so he must be really good.

Pos Att WR Def WR Important Attributes
CB R L H Def Phy
CB C L H Def Phy
CB L M H Pac Def
RWB M M Pac Dri
LWB M M Pac Dri
CM R M M Pas Vis
CM L H H Sta Def
CF H M Pas Sho
ST R H M Sho Phy
ST L M L Sho Pac
Key Player
CAM | Pick a CAM with a medium/high defensive work rate as well as a high attacking work rate and they’re going to be a real asset to your team. If they can drop in to help the 2 CM’s but also work forward to find space in behind the two ST’s then you’re going to have a very difficult CAM to contain.

Play Styles

Defensive set-up with strong possibilities for counter attacking.

How to Use this Formation

In this formation, you will have 5 defenders including 3 central defenders (CB) one of them is a sweeper and 2 wide full-backs acting as wing-backs, who will be helping the midfielders and strikers on attacks -, especially on counter-attacks. The wing-backs will be required to get up each flank in order to support attacks and also fulfill their defensive responsibilities. Much of the play will go through the middle and the CAM will have to pull the strings and be a creative spark. This is a very solid formation defensively, as long as the LWB and RWB fill in when they can.

How to Counter this Formation

This formation plays similar to the 41212(2) and the 352. This allows for passing options at almost any time of the game. If you want to play narrow through the central midfield, it allows that. If you want to spread your opponent’s defense out and play wide, it can also do that. Sometimes the best thing to do is to counter with the same weapons.

Formations you should use to beat this one (by descending order):
5212, 5221, 442, 433.