What is a target man in football and FM? If you are looking for target man definition and FM 2021 best target man strikers, you are on the right track. You can find the target man definition, best traits, attributes, and recommendations below. Go and brew yourself a nice cup of coffee because we are starting soon.
FM target man definition:
A target man can transform an average team into a good one by using his sheer physicality to disrupt the opposition’s defence and open up space for his strike partner and supporting midfielders.
The target man uses his strength and aerial presence to bring teammates into play rather relying on technical ability.
With an attack duty the target man will lead the line and open space for teammates to move intro. With a support duty, the target man will look to win flick-ons and play simple possession passes to his teammates to bring them into play.
A target man must be tall. Look for +1.90 player with decent jumping, heading, bravery, and strength. Obviously we don’t expect a target man to sprint at all. Your other attackers must do sprinting while your target man distracting defenders. Also good freekick and corner takers would highly contribute to our target mans goals. Because our tall and strong finisher can score a good amount of header goals.
Counter attack tactics aren’t good for target man roles. Attacking and positive football is much better playstyle for target mans. Here is the list of best target man player traits:
- Plays with back to goal.
- Runs with ball rarely.
- Likes to try to beat offside trap.
- Attempts overhead kicks. (Only for strikers with high technique.)
FM 21 Best Target Man Players
Here is the list of FM 2021 best target mans:
- Romelu Lukaku
- Dominic Calvert-Lewin
- Duvan Zapata
- Alexander Mitrovic
- Chris Wood
- Oli McBurnie
- Borja Iglesias
- Odsonne Edouard
- Wout Weghorst
- Paul Onuachu
FM 21 Target Man Wonderkids
Any young striker with good jumping, heading, and strength can be molded into a target man after couple of years. But you must make them play on the role and personally adjust their training. Of course this works with high potential youngsters only. For that reason I recommend you to check our newly created FM 2021 wonderkids list. Thank you for being here, I am hoping to see you again soon. Take care now.