Career Mode - Custom player stat growth rates
Although different types of players can grow in various ways, this system remains the same.
The Assistant Coach will always tell you of a raise in your statistics (that increase your overall ranking) via e-mail.
However, this actually decreases over time.
In your first season at a club, your overall rating can go up by around 20 points provided you are not injured during the season (this is regardless of whether or not you play...presumably these statistic increases occur during supposed training sessions).
However, in your second season of football, your rating will only increase about half as quickly. This progress will continue to decrease over about two or three more seasons, until you become similar to other players in that your overall rating rarely increases/decreases. Obviously, if you max out all of your stats, they won't increase anyway.
This Hint may be useful if you are determining what starting stats to give to your player, or what currently existing player you decide to play as.
Note - This Hint obviously does not apply to cheaters who give their custom player 99 in every stat. It also does not apply to Virtual Pros, as Virtual Pros can only increase their statistics via Accomplishments.
Added by: Volke Oct 20th 2011, ID#4262