Seven main characteristics of creative ability, the most important for the competitive activity of young footballers (15, 17 years) reviewed: creative thinking, inquisitiveness, originality, imagination, intuition, emotionality, creative attitude to the activity. Young footballers 15, 17 years of different playing roles researched. Received data of creative indices compared with the players of different roles of 15, 17 years young footballers. Data received are of great importance at the choice of playing role and for the structure of educational training process. Low indices of creative attitude to the activity of young footballers (15, 17 years) of different playing roles got in the research.