Player Attributes in PES 2021

Here you can find the official Konami description for each player stat. This is what sets a player apart, along with their unique set of Skills.

Some stats were renamed in PES 2020 and some were introduced in last year's version, such as "Tight Possession" or "Aggression".

Inspire is something new which appeared first in PES 2020. You can also find the explanation and its possibilities at the bottom of this list.

Player Attributes - The Complete List

Offensive Awareness

Indicates how quickly a player can respond to the ball when attacking.

Ball Control

Indicates how adept a player is at controlling the ball in general. Affects trapping and feints.

Dribbling

Indicates how adept a player is at maintaining control of the ball while dribbling at speed.

Tight Possession

Indicates how skilled a player is at performing turns while dribbling at low speed.

Low Pass

Indicates how accurate a player is when playing low passes along the ground.

Lofted Pass

Indicates the accuracy of the player's lofted passes.

Finishing

Indicates the player's shooting accuracy.

Set Piece Taking

Indicates a player's accuracy from set pieces including free kicks and penalties.

Curl

Indicates how much curl a player can put on the ball.

Header

Indicates the accuracy of the player's headers.

Defensive Awareness

Indicates how quickly a player can respond to the ball when defending.

Interceptions

Indicates how proficient the player is at winning the ball against an opponent.

Aggression

Indicates how aggressively the player will attempt to steal the ball during challenges.

Kicking Power

Indicates how much power a player can generate when kicking the ball.

Speed

Indicates how quick the player is when off the ball.

Acceleration

Indicates how quickly the player is able to reach his top running speed.

Balance

The higher the value, the better the player is at avoiding tackles and maintaining his balance when coming into contact with another player.

Physical Contact

The higher the value, the better the player is at winning challenges and not losing his balance when coming into contact with another player.

Jump

Indicates how high a player can jump.

Stamina

Indicates a player's level of fitness and endurance.

GK Awareness

Indicates how quickly a player can respond to the ball when playing in goal.

GK Catching

Indicates the goalkeeper's ability to catch the ball. A higher value means that the keeper can catch more powerful shots.

GK Clearing

Indicates the goalkeeper's ability to knock the ball away to safe areas.

GK Reflexes

Indicates the goalkeeper's ability to make quick reaction saves.

GK Reach

Indicates the goalkeeper's coverage of the goal and the size of the area in which he can make saves.

Weak Foot Usage

Indicates how often a player will use his weaker foot. The maximum value is 4.

Weak Foot Accuracy

Indicates how accurate a player is with his weaker foot. The maximum value is 4.

Form

Indicates a player's ability to maintain form over time. The maximum value is 8.

This is an important stat which I explain in more detail here.

Injury Resistance

Indicates a player's level of resistance to injury. The maximum value is 3.

Inspire

Players may have the Inspire characteristic based on his abilities. When on the ball, such players inspire teammates to behave in a way that complements their playstyle, meaning that this affects the players around the player that currently has the ball.

There are 3 different Inspire possibilities, and a player can have up to 2 stars for each one.

Dribble on the Break

Available for players skilled at through-dribbling. Teammates will react as if the player is dribbling towards the goal.

Low Pass

Available for players skilled at low passing. Teammates will move as if the player is making a low pass.

Lofted Pass

Available for players skilled at lofted passing. Teammates will move as if the player is making a low pass.