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by Craig ColeAugust 31, 2011

With the launch of FIFA 12 hot on the horizon it’s time once more to lace up those virtual boots, perfect those fancy tricks and more so than ever throw in some well timed challenges.

Say goodbye to your FIFA 11 alter ego because it’s time to start from scratch with a new virtual persona and a host of new accomplishments to unlock on the way to increasing those all important stats.

Check back soon for some hints, tips and insights into the all new world of ‘be a pro’!

To be continued……

[Edit: You can now read Prospective Episode One - Early Insights]

Craig Cole
Founder of, Evertonian *groan*, entrepreneur. I'm a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment which I put to good use in the Ultimate Team market. ;)
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  • FGB
    August 31, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Hi, the virtual pro in fifa 11 is not save for the 12?

    We’ll do a new player .?

    • August 31, 2011 at 5:55 pm

      Yep – time to start those accomplishments and mould your Pro again from scratch.

      Can’t wait for this series! :)

      • Bello
        November 24, 2011 at 3:24 am

        Hey Question and if anyone can answer please do! :( I’ve been in my pro career in fifa 12 now. 5 different clubs, two of which I became legend in, player of the year 4 years in a row, 224 goals in 224 games ( I’m sure some of you have done better) lol but I’m stating that because I’m guess it is a factor in your career. After my last season with Manchester City I was 31 years old. Won every cup I ever played for with those 5 clubs. So new season comes around and I only get offers as a Manager! no longer a player :( nobody will take me as a player only Manager positions. Has this happened to anyone else beside me? It’s frustrating because I did not finish all of my accomplishments and my overall stayed at 87. So now I have to continue a career as a manager without a choice…it is awesome! but its not fair :/

  • Clark HD
    August 31, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Looking into getting a capture device to create some videos this time round =)

  • FGB
    August 31, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Nice, thanks Masters :)

  • ECP
    September 4, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Agreed with everything you’ve said above.

    1 Quick Question I have for you.

    I know this was an issue at the start of FIFA 11, I’m talking about the length of characters that are allowed for club names. This really ticked off alot of people, most notably AoF – Academy of Football which was used perfectly in FIFA 10, why EA cut down the characters allowed to be used is beyond me. I would like to know if you heard of any news on this, is it back to normal like FIFA 10, we could use up to 20 characters, now it’s only 15 or so, quite dissapointing imo, less creative club names these days!

    • September 5, 2011 at 8:02 am

      I’m guessing the number of charactors was capped to fit into the leaderboard designs on FIFA 12. I’ve not heard anything about how many charactors your club name can have on FIFA 12 but I’ll try and find out…

  • Howard
    September 29, 2011 at 12:33 am

    You can go into game setting and tweak both user and cpu setting so getting accomplishments in this FIFA will be too easy and exploited too much.

    You can set player sprint speed, pass and kick speeds, shot and pass error margins, goal keeper overall ability, throw and kick power for goalie, tackling ability and much more.

    Just turn down the cpus setting and somewhat increase use stats. DO NOT DO 100%!!! The passes atre too fast, your guy runs too fast and shots are overpowered too easy!!!!!

    • September 29, 2011 at 9:41 am

      Yeah – I’ve been using the sliders. Defeats the object of having accomplishments but you can score from anywhere if you put your shooting right up and the CPU keeper right down lol.

      Get’s your stats up but it’s boring as hell :(

      • Mattball
        December 2, 2011 at 4:33 am

        Some achievements (in off-line play) can only be be gotten while in career mode. Can your pro still earn those achievements if you are playing against another person, but still in your career mode?

  • Eddy
    October 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm


    Can you control your own player as you wish?

    For eg. Start an exhibition match and select only your created player and control him?

    ON Pro 2011, you can start a normal league or an exhibition game where you control everything. You can add your player into the team and go on ” Side Selection ” and click ” Fixed “.

    Then select your player and play within the team.

    Is this the same with FIFA 12?

    Also, when you create your player, can you make his stats as good or as bad as you want?

    Eg. I can make my player really shit and all attributes at the bottom, or make him amazing and all attributes at the top?

    Thanks for any help

    • October 2, 2011 at 11:36 am

      For the last 3 years FIFA has had the virtual pro mode allowing you to create your own pro as you like from the way he looks, position he plays right down to the boots he wears.
      It’s quite in depth with height, weight etc effecting certain stats bur in order to unlock the best out of your player you need to complete accomplishments for example “score 2 in match” would add +1 shooting ability.
      You can use him in any exhibition match for any club you wish to play for or even start a season campaign. The real beauty is joining a club of your own creation and battling online in 11 v 11 matches against other pros. offers a great website for just this where you can join clubs, play with like minded people and get your club well know.
      A neat option is to go onto the EA website upload a photo (gameface) and download you very own face onto your player.

  • October 2, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I should add yes you have the option to just control your own player across all game modes.

    • Eddy
      October 2, 2011 at 1:42 pm

      Thanks for the reply. It’s appreciated.

      So in order to make your player above average statistically, you need to get acheivements etc …

      BY the way. I never play online. Offline only is what I am talking about.


  • Khalid
    October 4, 2011 at 8:22 am

    I have a problem with my Pro… Each time I do some accomplishments… It restarts from scratch when I turn of FIFA… Anyone knows a way to solve this?

  • billy
    October 11, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    yeah mate i keep getting the same thing its doing my head in!!! can anyone help?? ive got 26 man of the mathes but apparentley in my accomplishments book ive only acheived 3?? wtf!!! HELP PLEASE!!??

  • David
    October 11, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    yea i’ve had this problem A LOT! so annoying, does anyone know what’s caused it? score a volley in a game, free kicks etc

  • JoeS
    October 12, 2011 at 11:01 am

    After you’ve done accomplishments go into the edit pro screen, when you exit the edit pro screen it will save any progress to your pro.

    • billy
      October 12, 2011 at 8:30 pm

      mate ive tried it, trust me, but i think its because you have to be playing at home or something, when someone knows for defo, then tell me!!! hahaha, sounds really sad but its annoying

  • October 12, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    FIFA 10 and 11 had the same issue with some accomplishments not saving and it was addressed in the first patch of each game. I’ve found by checking each accomplishment after they unlocked during a match they saved but have had no issues in FIFA 12.

    Finally if you’re playing online the accomplishments only unlock if you are the HOST of the game or if you are playing in the HOSTING side of a clubs match. Hope this helps.

  • Benji1867
    October 16, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    See i only found out about the sliders today, ive worked my nuts off with my pro to get him an 84 striker and i was wondering why people were so good. bit sad really.

    (Big striker looking to move to a world class club or good team orientated player to join the summit, benji186769, on ps3, add me

  • Andreas
    October 20, 2011 at 10:26 am

    can you buy your virtual pro i career mode, and if you sell him can you then play as him in the team who bought him?

  • Andy Hennessey
    October 28, 2011 at 7:26 am

    When i play on the pro club team for some reason my virtual pro isnt in the game i am some one else but i still get accomplishments for my player… anyone know what the deal is with that. I play with my friends and they have their player but mine will come show up as a random person

  • November 17, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    can u get accomplishments when u have no online acount?

  • Kjaer
    December 13, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Hi i have a question about fifa 12.
    i have been the best fotball player of the match every time i play but i never get on the weekly best or the month best player. anyone know why ?

  • callum
    January 2, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Yes u don’t need online to unlock acclombishments
    Also wen I play online against random people I use a team that my pro is in and wen I play thew natch he ent
    There anybody help me please?

  • dannyb
    January 7, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    right i have been doin my accomplishments and i got them to 74 but i have done more since then and on the accomplishment sheet it says i am 82 which is right but it still says 74 on the team management does any1 know what this is about?

  • sam crabtree
    January 27, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    can you play for national side eg England in become a pro ? i play for liverpool but i remember last years one you can play for england but not sure if you can in fifa 12 HELP ???

  • roziander
    June 10, 2012 at 7:41 am

    hey i have a question,

    when you play as a manager en you’re vitrual pro is in your team al is wel but when you get an offer en you go to another club, your vitrual pro just doesn’t come along like in fifa 11. Then when i try to find him on the transfer list, i can’t find him, he just vanished.
    how can you move to another club and get your virtual pro to go with you?

    • June 10, 2012 at 3:11 pm

      You have to choose a player manager contract I think. If you just choose a manager one your Pro isn’t a player anymore (just a manager).

      Got to be careful accepting those contracts.

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