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What are talents?

Every player in goalunited has the ability to learn a specific talent. When a player is created it is set which kind of talent the player can develop, but it is up to the manager to find and promote it.

You can see your player's talents in your player’s details, each talent has a specific icon indicating what it does.

The quality of a talent is measured by the number of developed talent slots a player has. A player can have up to 5 talent slots for his talent (indicated by 5 icons in the list). Each slot that is added for a player starts out 'empty'. The talent then has to be trained so that the slots fill up.
The more fully trained talent slots a player has, the better. Talents do not only help your team during the matches, they also raise the sales value of the players. Players with good talents are always in high demand on the transfer market.

The talents

There are three different types of talents:


  • Penalty saver - Increases the chance of defending a penalty
  • Incredible reflexes - Increases the chance for hard to get saves
  • Field player - Joins the players on the field in the right situations

Field players

  • Endurance champ - Can keep up full power longer than other players
  • Dribbling - Creates chances with good dribbling
  • Crossing - Chance for exceptional crosses
  • Creativity - Great ideas can lead to extra goal chances
  • Header - Higher chance to jump to a successful header
  • Speed - Long sprints and quick moves can create extra chances
  • Shooting power - Higher chance to score from a distance
  • Prolific scorer - A good eye for the perfect position in front of the goal

Special talents

  • Penalty - Increased chance for a perfect shot
  • Free kick - Creates more dangerous free kicks
  • Corner kick - More accurate corner kicks

Some of those talents are triggered in the background, they affect the results of the matches, but they are not displayed in the live ticker.
Other talents are triggered quite obviously. The talents lead to actions in the match that are clearly recognizable in the live ticker. The actions are coloured green and show the talent.

The more talents slots are filled, the better. For talents that trigger actions during the matches, the possibility for an event goes up. For talents that add a bonus, the bonus increases.

Adding talent slots

To add a talent slot go to the player details, and click on the card button below the player’s picture. On the opening screen you can then play a 'Talent slot' trading card. A new and empty talent slot is added instantly.
For players without a talent the first slot reveals which talent the player is 'born with'.
There are three different cards, the card shown adds the first or second slot for a player. The next best card can also add slots three and four, and the best of the three can be used to add any of the 5 slots.

Talent training

To fill a talent slot and with that make the talent active, you have to train it. You can do that by either selecting the 'talent training' for your general training, or by playing an 'improve talent' trading card. Both of those methods slowly fill up the slot until it reaches 100%. The first talent slots fills up very quickly, as only very few training points are needed. Each additional slot requires more training points to fill up.

Be aware though: Talent training either by card or by training program only affects one player at a time!

Talent training only takes effect if a player has a talent slot that is not fully trained. If the player has no talent slots at all or all slots are fully trained, a new talent slot has to be added first.

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