FIFA 09 Xbox 360 Cheats

Rating 6

Spinning the ball

While taking a corner or long passing from any of the corners, press [Long Pass] and hold a direction button. The ball will spin at that direction. Note: You can also do a bicycle kick by pressing the direction button to the outside of the penalty box.

Rating 6

Easy goals hint

Give the ball to C.Ronaldo and sprint from midfield towards your opponent's post, then press [Sprint], take three steps, and shoot the ball. The power of the ball will be almost full.

Rating 5

Fake free kick hints

  • While taking a free kick, call the second player by pressing . Then, hold + until the meter is full to have the first player roll over the ball and the second player shoot the ball.

  • While taking a free kick, choose a fake direction side (for example, right). While shooting side, select left and shoot. The camera should not move.

Rating 4

Good team in Career mode

Create a club in Manager mode with the maximum budget a nd create fifteen or sixteen players with maximum attributes. Set their birthday to 1990 so they are very young. Build only as many players to have only the minimum for your squad to be ready for your created team. This will be an invincible team in Career mode. If you do not have many players, you will not have to pay tons of money to them. Try giving them as low of an amount of money as you can to accept.

Rating 4

Faster recovery hint

If your player is injured and is out for a long time, you can speed up his recovery by using the player as a sub while he is injured. He will suffer another less serious injury, and should heal in about a week or less.

Rating 2

Clean sheets

For clean sheets in season, tournament, Be A Pro Season, manager modes (everything outside exhibitions), it will be the final keeper present at the end of a shutout (clean sheet) game that receives the credit. For example, if you start with Edwin Van der Sar in the first half, Thomasz Kusczak at the start of second half, but finish with Wayne Rooney in goal because Kusczak was red-carded, and the final score was 2-0, Rooney will be credited with the clean sheet, and not Edwin Vander Sar. Kusczak is ineligible because he was red-carded. The clean sheet is void if any goals are scored against them. If any keeper conceded a goal, any substitute keepers in goal will not benefit even if they didn't concede any further goals.

Rating 2


1st time out (10 points) Win an Online League match.
A Man Down (20 points) Win a game when down one man.
A.Bell Fever (20 points) Catch the A.Bell Fever by beating the creator or someone who already has the fever.
Bend it like a pro (15 points) Score a free kick.
Club god (40 points) Reach legendary status for your club.
Custom sixty four winner (50 points) Win a Created Tournament that starts with sixty four teams.
Director in the making (10 points) Upload a video to EA Sports football world.
Duo-Hedgeidecimal (50 points) Enter a match with 20 people in a FIFA 09 Clubs Match.
Eat my chip (10 points) Score by chipping the keeper.
FIFA Fair Play (40 points) Play 5 consecutive matches without getting any cards.
Fling yourself at it (20 points) Score with a diving header.
Frequent flyer (20 points) Win in every stadium.
Giant Killer (15 points) Beat a five star team with a half star team.
Gimme five (5 points) Score five goals in the arena.
Good head on your shoulders (10 points) Score with a header.
Hero (10 points) Save a penalty.
Huge investment (20 points) Buy a player in Manager Mode for 50 million of your chosen currency.
Huge return (30 points) Sell a player in Manager Mode for 50 million of your chosen currency.
In off (20 points) Score off the woodwork.
Jonzo's Lounge (60 points) Score 2,500 points and win 5 badges in a single Lounge Mode match.
Judas (10 points) Beat your favorite team with their rival.
Last Gasp Goal (19 points) Score in the 89th minute.
Like on the training field (10 points) Score from a corner.
Living legend (50 points) Reach legendary status for your country.
Manual labour (10 points) Win a match with fully manual settings.
On the spot (5 points) Score from a penalty.
On yer bike! (30 points) Score with a bicycle kick.
One goal a season (10 points) Score with a defender.
One star winners (75 points) Win a Tournament that starts with sixteen teams, with a one star rated team.
Optimus Chung (10 points) Win a game with adidas Live Season enabled.
Pictures speak a thousand words (10 points) Upload 5 screenshots to EA Sports football world.
Provider (10 points) Perform a cross for a friend who scores from it.
Ranked winner (10 points) Win a Ranked Xbox LIVE Match.
Real world winner (20 points) Win 5 Interactive League matches.
Screamer! (10 points) Score from over 30 yards out.
Sparkly Clean (10 points) Keep a clean sheet.
Spending spree (20 points) Buy 50 players in your career in Manager Mode.
The Gipson Curse (10 points) Go into an online match after choosing your own arena player.
The Kwong (10 points) Score a headed goal with the shortest created player.
The Parolin Manoeuvre (10 points) Win a game whilst not signed in to Xbox LIVE.
The Peterson (1 point) Play 50 hours of football.
The Poon Sang (20 points) Win with 11 created players over Xbox LIVE.
The Venhola Ice (20 points) Win a FIFA 09 Clubs Match with your club.
The ol' switcheroo (5 points) Perfom a pass that switches the play from one flank to the other.
The purist (100 points) Complete a Manager Mode season without simming any games.
Time you played a match? (15 points) Score twenty goals in the arena.
What a Beauty! (5 points) Score on the volley.
Wing play (10 points) Score from a cross.

"Ultimate Team" achievements
Best of the Best (5 points) Obtain your first Gold Rated Manager.
Bigger Venue (10 points) Upgrade to a Silver Rated Stadium.
Club Tournament Mastery (50 points) Win all gold Club Tournaments.
Gold Packs (15 points) Open First Gold Pack.
Online Champion (15 points) Win Gold Ultimate Team Trophy.
Online Tournament Mastery (50 points) Win All gold Online Tournaments.
Silver Packs (5 points) Open first Silver Pack.
Solid Gold (70 points) Obtain 11 gold players.
The Collector (15 points) Complete an 11 player team page in the collection.
World Champion (15 points) Win the Gold World Trophy.

Rating 2

Recommended players

Try adding the following players for your team:

  • Sergio Rodrigues
  • Agüero (Athletic Madrid)
  • bale (Tottenham)
  • Balotelli Barwuah (Inter)
  • Baxter (Everton)
  • Dos Santos (Tottenham)
  • Jovetic (Fiorentina)
  • Pato (Milan)

Rating 1

Easy money

  • To easily earn money, have the transfer window open to search for good free agent players with at least skill level 75 and below the age of 30. The more skills with younger age, the better. Sign them and offer them the highest wage you can. If your negotiator skills are low, the player you try to sign will reject your offer. Try re-signing him with a higher offer. For example, if the player wage is $35,000 the first time, the board will only allow you $45,000 for the player. The player will reject all offersbelow $70,000. When you re-sign him for the second time, the board will allow you more than $80,000. You can now sign him. When the player is yours, change his status to "For Sale". Big clubs will be interested in him and you can get a lot of money. If you manage a small club with a limited budget, do not keep this player. Otherwise, you will not have enough money for other players.

  • In Manager mode you will have a 90+ overall team. The Youth Academy in your office will have youth players of about 70 at the age of 15 or 16. You can either play with them throughout or sell them in your fourth of fifth season to earn millions of dollars.

Rating 1

Close free kicks tip

Hold down LB and RB and aim. If you are in the middle aim to the players stronger foot. Kick the ball at about 1/4 power and it will go in most of the time.

Rating 1

Recommended teams

  • Use the following players in 3-5-2 formation.

Goalkeeper - Petr Cech
Defense - Sergio Ramos
Defense - Terry
Defense - Mertsacker
Midfielder - Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi
Midfielder - Anderson
Midfielder - Mikel or Essien
Midfielder.Jesus Navas
Midfielder - Dos Santos
Forward - Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo
Forward - Roney

  • Use the following players in 4-1-2-1-2 formation:

GK - Julio Cesar or James
RWB - Dani Alves
RCB - Lucio
LCB - Carragher
LWB - Evra
RWM - B.Schneider
CM - Andres Iniesta or Anderson
LWM - F.Ribery or Nani
CAM - Deco or Lampard
CF - Adebayor
ST - Karim Benzema

  • Use the following players in 4-4-2 formation:

GK - Cech
RB - Sergio Ramos
CB - Mertesacker
CB - Terry
LB - Bale
RM - Cristiano Ronaldo
CM - Fabregas
CM - Essien
LM - Messi
RS - Aguero
LS - Pato

  • Use the following players in 4-3-3 formation:

GK - Cassilas or Buffon
RB - Sergio Ramos
RCB - John Terry
LCB - Nesta
LB - Puyol
RCM - Kaka or Messi
CM - Steven Gerrard
LCM - Christiano Ronaldo
RF - Kaka or Messi
CF - Rooney
LF - Torres

  • Try the following team:

GK - Sergio Asenjio (rated 91)
RB - Gareth Bale (rated 90)
RCB - Mertersacker (rated 92)
LCB - Breno (rated 92)
LB - Drenthe (rated 92)
RM - Jesus Navas (rated 96)
CM - Fabregas (rated 96)
LM - Messi (rated 98)
CAM - Anderson (rated 98)
RS - Alexandre Pato (rated 96)
LS - Geovani Dos Santos (rated 97)
GK (substitute) - Fiorille or Neuer (rated 88)
CB (substitute) - Terry (rated 90)
CB (substitute) - Thiago Heleno (rated 91)
RM (substitute) - Ronaldo (rated 96)
CM (substitute) - Obi Mikel (rated 92)
ST (substitute) - Jose Baxter (rated 96)
ST (substitute) - Carlos Vela (rated 95)

  • Try the following team:

GK - Neuer
RB - Sergio Ramos
CB - Mertsacker
CB - Chiellini
LB - Clichy
RWM - Cristiano Ronaldo
CM - Gerrard
CM - Fabregas
LWM - Messi
RF - Rooney
LF - Baxter

  • Try the following team:

GK - P. Cech
RB - J. Zenetti
RCB - Puyol
LCB - R. Ferdinand
LB - Sergio Ramos
RCM - S. Gerrard
LCM - E. Cambiasso
RCAM - C. Ronaldo
LCAM - L. Messi
RS - W. Rooney
LS - David Villa

  • Try the following team:

GK - Petr Cech F
RB - Sergio Ramos I
CB - Carlos Puyol R
CB - Nemanja Vidic S
LWB - Patric Evra T
RWM - Cristiano Ronaldo
CM - Cesc Fabregas 11
LM - David Silva
CAM - Steven Gerrard
LF - Ronaldinho
ST - Fernando Torres


GK - Iker Casillas
RB - Maicon
LM - Ribery
CM - Xavi
LF - Ibrahimovic

Rating 1

Dodging free kicks

While the other team takes a direct free kick, hold [Shoot] + [Sprint] to make your players jump and dodge the free kick.

Rating 0

Cheaper players in Manager Mode

  • Have the transfer window open. For example, if playing as Manchester United, put Tevez on the transfer market and negotiate for someone like Eto'o, who is better. If you get him, something will appear if someone bid for Tevez. Let Tevez go because you got Eto'o. Instead of paying all that money for him, you are only losing a little bit.

  • Sign great players for higher wages and set their contract length to four years. When they are on your team, go to "Team Management", then "Player Contracts". Go to those good players and reduce their wage as much as desired. Sign them for five years and they will accept as long as the wages are not too low.