FIFA 23: The Best Teams For Career Mode

We all know how FIFA's Career Mode works; it's usually the same as the year before. But to squeeze some more life out of it, you'll need to look for interesting clubs that you can take over and lead to the top of world football. Here are those clubs.

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The best teams for Career Mode in FIFA 23. | © EA Sports / EarlyGame

Your first Career Mode save, in FIFA 23, will probably be with your favorite club – that's how most people do it. But if it gets boring after a few days or weeks, because you already won the Treble four times in a row, your next choice should be a small club. You can try to lead them to glory with some huge talents. But which clubs should you pick? Well, we've listed some interesting clubs and scenarios for you to try in Career Mode below.


Absolute Underdogs

Absolute underdogs mostly play in the lower divisions and have a very long way to the top ahead of them. This is exactly the reason why you should choose them, because Career Mode with these teams will simply take longer and stay exciting for longer.

Wrexham AFC

The definition of an underdog in FIFA. Wrexham AFC play in the fifth English division and shouldn't even be in the game. Thanks to the takeover of Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney and especially because of the Disney+ series which resulted of the takeover, AFC Wrexham raised a lot of awareness and in the end they even got an exclusive contract with EA Sports. You can find the club, when you go to the rest of the world, while creating a new career mode save with an authentic manager.

Board Expectations And Budget
Domestic SuccessHigh
Continental SuccessVery Low
Brand ExposureVery Low
FinancialVery Low
Youth DevelopmentMedium
Budget3,788,729 $

FC Andorra

FC Andorra recently got promoted to the second Spanish division and with this, they are the first football club from Andorra you can play in FIFA. The club, which was founded in 1942 was bought by none other than Gerard Piqué when the club was in deep financial struggles back in December 2018. Currently, Piqué is even president of the club. If you start the Career Mode with Andorra, you could maybe sign him for the last years of his career.

Board Expectations And Budget
Domestic SuccesVery Low
Continental SuccesVery Low
Brand ExposureVery Low
FinancialMedium
Youth DevelopmentMedium
Budget2,281,552 $

Südtirol

FC Südtirol also recently got promoted. The club got promoted to the second Italian division for the first time after it was founded in 1995. Here, your task is also to bring a small, exciting club to the top of world football.

Board Expectations And Budget
Domestic SuccessVery Low
Continental SuccesVery Low
Brand ExposureVery Low
FinancialMedium
Youth DevelopmentLow
Budget

3,889,636 $

Forest Green Rovers

The Forest Green Rovers were honored as the world's first climate neutral football club by the United Nations in 2018. The club is even vegan. With the Rovers, you can create a very cool Career Mode save, especially if you're passionate about saving the environment. By the way, the kits are also very sexy!

Board Expectations And Budget
Domestic SuccessLow
Continental SuccessVery Low
Brand ExposureVery Low
FinancialMedium
Youth DevelopmentVery Low
Budget2,698,163 $
Forest Green Rovers Jerseys
The Rovers' kits make the Career Mode just a little more exciting. | © EA Sports

Back To Former Glory

Now you know the absolute underdogs. Let's take a look at clubs who partly also play in the same leagues as the underdogs, but had much better times, in which they won many trophies and had some of the best players in world football.

Girondins de Bordeaux

The French club can brag with six championship titles and four cup wins. In the more recent past, it didn't look quite as good. After the slow but constant decrease in performance, this year we saw a complete disaster – Bordeaux was supposed to be relegated to the third division due to licensing problems. After a long back and forth, they finally stayed in Ligue 2 and with that also in FIFA. Can you lead them to the French Double?

Board Expectations And Budget
Domestic SuccessHigh
Continental SuccessVery Low
Brand ExposureMedium
FinancialMedium
Youth DevelopmentMedium
Budget7,215,939 $

Parma

Apart from the iconic yellow and blue jerseys, Parma can also show off their three cup wins and the win of the Europa League in 1999. Additionally, they regularly fought for the league title back in the nineties and had Icons of the game like Buffon, Crespo or Veron under contract. The first one plays for Parma again and has turned 44 in the meantime. Your goal should definitely be to bring one of the best goalkeepers of all time back to the top of Italian football.

Board Expectations And Budget
Domestic SuccessCritical
Continental SuccessLow
Brand ExposureMedium
FinancialLow
Youth DevelopmentLow
Budget15.004.129 $
Buffon FIFA 23
Bring Parma and Buffon back to the top of Italian football! | © EA Sports

Rot-Weiss Essen

The Western German club has had a successful past. RWE was able to win the German League back in 1954/55 and also won the German Cup in 1952/53. In 2021/22 they then won the Regionalliga West (fourth German division, only teams from West Germany compete in there) and with that returned to professional football in the third league. Can you make RWE the strongest football club from Western Germany?

Board Expectstions And Budget
Domestic SuccessLow
Continental SuccessVery Low
Brand ExposureMedium
FinancialLow
Youth DevelopmentHigh
Budget2,738,205 $

Top Clubs

If you prefer to make a good club even better, we have two clubs with a long tradition for you. These clubs need to make a few more steps to be reconsidered as the world's elite.

Juventus

After their return to FIFA this year, they will also play a very exciting role in the Career Mode. The former Italian serial champions have made a few mistakes and have taken some steps back. Can you lead the fully licensed club to regain their status of the best club in Italy and even win the Champions League with them?

Board Expectations And Budget
Domestic SuccessCritical

Continental Success

Critical
Brand ExposureCritical
FinancialVery Low
Youth DevelopmentMedium
Budget176,540,840 $
Juventus in FIFA 23
Juventus is back in FIFA! | © EA Sports

Nottingham Forest

The promoted team has raised awareness with their incredible transfer spendings in the last transfer summer. But they actually were one of the best English teams once. They won the Champions League back to back in 1978/79 and 1979/80 and became English league champions in 1977/78. In the last years, we rather saw players like Nicklas Bendtner play for Nottingham...

Board Expectations And Budget
Domestic SuccessVery Low
Continental SuccessVery Low
Brand ExposureMedium
FinancialVery Low
Youth Development

Medium

Budget

35,640,432 $

Get Creative!

In case you haven't found the fitting club in this list yet, we definitely have something for you here!

AFC Richmond

AFC Richmond is the first fictional football club in a FIFA game. The club, which got famous with the Apple series Ted Lasso, can only be played with the eponymous manager, but you can add the club to any league you want. Just play the story of the London-based club like it happened in the series, or completely rewrite it!

Board Expectations And Budget
Domestic SuccessMedium
Continental SuccessLow
Brand ExposureHigh
FinancialHigh
Youth DevelopmentMedium
Budget30,014,100 $


Create A Club

Here, we don't suggest any particular club. Because in FIFA 23, you can edit every player you get in your own created club, you can simply create your Sunday League team. Just name the players like your teammates and give them some realistic stats. Then you can take your home club from the Sunday League (or from the lowest league in FIFA) to the Champions League title.

Board Expectations And Budget
Domestic Success

Individual

Continental SuccessIndividual
Brand ExposureIndividual
FinancialIndividual
Youth DevelopmentIndividual
Budget

1.000.000 $ - 1.000.000.000 $

Super League

The last and at the same time the biggest challenge we have for you is the Super League. In case you didn't know: You can simply put teams into different leagues and with that turn the four English leagues into a Super League. Just take the best teams in the world and put them into the four leagues. Every match will be a tough one and there is no room for error. Fight with the club of your choice and climb the leagues from the fourth division to the Premier League title!

Board Expectations And Budget
Domestic Success

Individual

Continental SuccessIndividual
Brand ExposureIndividual
FinancialIndividual
Youth DevelopmentIndividual
Budget

1.000.000 $ - 1.000.000.000 $

Which club will you play first in the FIFA 23 Career Mode?

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