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The best teams for FIFA 23 Career mode

Do you want the best players, the most money, or the highest potential?

When you start Career mode as a manager in FIFA 23, you’ve got a big decision to make. Do you create your own team? Do you choose your own favorite team? Or do you choose the best team? And if you do choose the best team, what does “best” mean anyway? Best overall? Richest? Highest potential? All these are important factors when selecting your Career mode team, so we’ve put together this list of the best teams, no matter exactly what you mean by “best.”

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The best FIFA 23 Career mode team overall

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Manchester City: Overall Rating: 85

Manchester City used to skulk in the shadow of their more prestigious local rivals Manchester United, but since Sheikh Mansour bought the club in 2008, money has poured in, and Man City has become a force to be reckoned with.

The Career mode team with the highest transfer budget

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Manchester City: Transfer Budget: £233,750,920

One of the most fun aspects of managing a team in Career mode is exploring the transfer market and buying new players, so the team with the highest transfer budget might be the best team to choose. You might have a hard time improving an already stellar squad, though.

The Career mode team with the best Attack

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FC Bayern München: Attack Rating: 89

While solid defending is extremely important in ensuring a successful season, no one would deny that creating and scoring goals is the fun part of playing FIFA 23, and Bayern Munich is the absolute best team in the game for doing just that.

The Career mode team with the best Midfield

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Real Madrid CF: Attack Rating: 87

If you want to control the game, passing the ball around efficiently, keeping possession, frustrating the opposition, then there’s no better team than Real Madrid. Who needs potential when you’ve got veterans like Kroos, Modrić, and Casemiro at the heart of your team?

The Career mode team with the best Defence

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Manchester City: Attack Rating: 86

Manchester City should be your first choice if you want overall quality, budget, or defense. Not only do Laporte, Rúben Dias, and Ederson form a brick wall in front of goal, Walker and João Cancelo are lethal in providing attacking support on the flanks.

The Career mode team with the highest Potential

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VfB Stuttgart

Managing a Career mode team is a marathon, not a sprint, and while choosing a killer team from the start, spending loads of money, and winning everything might be fun for a season or two, it might not provide much long-term satisfaction. If you want to see young talent develop into stars, then VfB Stuttgart is your best choice. They have the youngest squad in the big five European leagues. Give them five seasons or so, and they could be threatening for the Bundesliga title.


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Gavin Mackenzie
Gavin Mackenzie has been playing video games since the early 80s, and writing about them professionally since the late 90s. Having been a writer and editor on various British magazines including PLAY, GamesTM, and X360, he's now a freelance guides specialist at Gamepur.