BEST FIFA 23 Teams For Career Mode [70+ Hours Experience]

Discover our Top 25 recommendations for the Best Clubs to manage in FIFA 23 by reading our guide!

FIFA 23 is all set for its full release, which has brought all the hype to its peak among Football gamers. When it comes to Football games, nothing is bigger than the FIFA titles. Players get to play their high-demand modes; Ultimate Team and Career Mode. With a new FIFA title comes new player ratings which make Career Modes even more exciting. Hence, I have curated a guide that covers FIFA 23 Best Teams For Career Mode.

Key Takeaways
  • FIFA 23 is back with its most immersive Manager Career Mode ever!
  • It’s time for you to create or pick a manager and then go for one of the Best Teams for Career Mode in FIFA 23.
  • In FIFA 23 Career Mode, you can either go for a big European Club or for a Low-Tier Club to mark your journey in the world of Football.
  • Juventus, Manchester United, FC Barcelona, Como, PSG, and Salford City, are some of the best options to go for in FIFA 23 Career Mode.

Best FIFA 23 Teams Comparison

Team NameLeague NameOverallATTMIDDEFHighest Rated Player
FC BarcelonaLa Liga83. Lewandowski (91)
PSGLigue Mbappe (91)
Manchester UnitedPremier League82. (89)
Leicester CityPremier League78. Telemans (84)
PortsmouthEFL League One66. Pack (69)
Nottingham ForestPremier League77. Lodi (80)
RB LeipzigBundesliga81. Nkunku (86)
JuventusSerie A82. Szczesny (86)
Newcastle UnitedPremier League79. Trippier (84)
ComoSerie B69. Fabregas (73)
Salford CityEFL League Two63. Watt (65)
SunderlandEFL League One69. Diallo (70)
Eintracht FrankfurtBundesliga78. Trapp (86)
Tottenham HotspurPremier League82. Kane (89)
Olympique LyonnaisLigue, Lacazette (82)
Inter Miami CFMLS68. (79)
River PlatePrimera Division76. Armani (79)
Levante Unión DeportivaLa Liga73. (77)
Hamburger SVBundesliga71. Heuer Fernandes (74)
Atalanta (Bergamo Calcio)Serie A79. Zapata (83)
Real Madrid CFLa Liga85. Benzema (91)
Borussia DortmundBundesliga81. Sule (85)
ArsenalPremier League81. Odegaard (84)
Villarreal CFLa Liga80. (86)
Wolverhampton WanderersPremier League78. Neves (83)

Best Career Mode Teams

fifa 23 best manager clubs
Best Clubs to Manage in FIFA 23

Explore FIFA 23 Career Mode with diverse options! Whether you crave the challenge of lifting a low-tier team to glory or dominating with a powerhouse, my Top 25 Best Career Mode Teams caters to all playstyles.

From rags-to-riches tales to well-established clubs, find your perfect match and get a quick guide for each team.

FC Barcelona

LeagueOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
La Liga Lewandowski (91.0 Rating)

After a shocking few years, things seem to have calmed down at FC Barcelona. With Robert Lewandowski up top and a platoon of some of the best talents in football. Hence, the squad is a perfect fit for FIFA 23 Career Mode. 

You get a good blend of experienced players and some high-potential youngsters such as Gavi, Pedri, Kounde, and Araujo. Also, the Blaugrana side has a reasonable transfer budget in the FIFA 23 Career Mode. Therefore, FC Barcelona is one of the viable options to go for in Career Mode. Make sure to utilize Lewandowski’s clinical finishing and the sheer pace of Dembele, Raphinha, and Ansu Fati.


LeagueOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Ligue Mbappe (91.0 Rating)

You will get to control the likes of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar Jr, Verratti, and Sergio Ramos. How can PSG in Career Mode not be enjoyable? With their bulky transfer budget, you can add even more star names to the roster. 

Even though PSG is a dream team, they still have some areas for improvement. Therefore, you can try to revamp their midfield and bring them on the same page as their Attack. Your main aim with PSG would be to win the UEFA Champions League, which is the only trophy that still eludes the Parisians.

Manchester United

League NameOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Premier League82. (89.0 Rating)

Since Sir Alex Ferguson left Old Trafford, Manchester United fans have been put through a roller coaster of misery each season. The Red Devils have been unable to find their lost glory and compete for the biggest titles in Europe. Manchester United last won the Premier League in 2013 and the Champions League in 2008.

On paper, the Manchester United squad isn’t all that bad. They have 91 rated Cristiano Ronaldo, 88 rated Casemiro, and 87 rated David De Gea as their top three players in FIFA 23. On top of that, you also get a good amount of transfer budget at the club, which will allow you to make some changes in your first season. 

Leicester City

League NameOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Premier League78. Telemans (84.0 Rating)

Nobody can forget the fairytale story Leicester City completed back in the 2015-16 Premier League season. After their shocking Premier League title win against the Big 6, Leicester remained in the top half of the table in the years that followed. However, they lost two of their star players, N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez, during that time.

Going for The Foxes in FIFA 23 Career Mode doesn’t seem like a bad idea. You can try rejuvenating their spark and lead them back to another Premier League win or maybe even a UCL title. They still have a pretty decent squad that contains two of the Best Midfielders in the Premier League; James Maddison and Youri Tielemans.


LeagueOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
EFL League One66. Pack (69.0 Rating)

Portsmouth is one of the Best Lower-tier clubs for FIFA 23 Career Mode. The English club has been a popular pick in the previous FIFA titles as well. The reason why they stand out in front of the other smaller clubs is that they have their official stadium in FIFA 23.

Hence, by playing with them, you would get a more realistic experience in your Career Mode. Portsmouth plays in the EFL League One, which is two tiers below the Premier League. Hence, to make it back into the Premier League, it would take you at least 2 seasons. So if you’re someone who likes taking on long projects in Career Modes, then Portsmouth would suit you best. 

Nottingham Forest

LeagueOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Premier League77. Lodi (80.0 Rating)

Nottingham Forest has been making headlines ever since they returned to the Premier League in the 2022-23 season. The last time Nottingham Forest tasted the highest level of English football was back in 1998-99. Many of you won’t know this, but the Club won 2 European Cups (now known as Champions League) back in the 70s.

They recently signed 21 new players for their squad in order to compete in the Premier League. All of this presents a perfect opportunity to go for Nottingham Forest in FIFA 23 Career Mode. However, making new transfers would be a bit tricky in the beginning since you can’t really sell off some of these new players in their team. So you might need to utilize their current squad for the first season.

Nottingham Forest has some pretty decent ballers on the team, including Jesse Lingard, Morgan Gibbs-White, and Emmanuel Dennis.

RB Leipzig

LeagueOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Bundesliga81. Nkunku (86.0 Rating)

RB Leipzig is one of the youngest clubs in the European top 5 leagues. The German club was formed back in 2009, and in just a couple of seasons, they managed to book their spot in Bundesliga as well as the Champions League, which is not an easy feat considering they were founded only 13 years ago. 

RB Leipzig has a great energetic squad for FIFA 23 Career Mode. The German club made it into the Semi-Finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2019-20, which came as a big shock around the world. Additionally, it implanted a huge impression that RB Leipzig was not here to mess around. In the last season, they made it into the Semi-finals of the Europa League, which showcased another great European run. 


LeagueOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Serie A82. Szczesny (86.0 Rating)

Just like FC Barcelona, Juventus is yet another European giant that fell from grace in the previous years. Up till Serie A 2019-20 Season, Juventus had won the Italian title for 9 consecutive years! However, in the past 2 seasons, Juventus were unable to win the competition they had dominated for years. 

On top of that, they were unable to make their mark or have decent runs in the Champions League either, despite having Cristiano Ronaldo from 2018 to 2021. Their constant downfall is exactly what makes them a great team to choose in FIFA 23 Career Mode. 

If you like a challenging take on the Career Mode, then Juventus is a viable choice. Even though they don’t have the greatest of players now, their squad is still quite decent, which includes; Angel Di Maria, Federico Chiesa, Dusan Vlahovic, and Paul Pogba. 

Newcastle United

LeagueOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Premier League79. Trippier (84.0 Rating)

Newcastle United had a big money takeover in 2021 when a Saudi Arabian wealth fund bought the club for 300 Million pounds. I’m well aware of some previous oil-money takeovers in football, and those clubs are now at the top of Europe (Manchester City and PSG). 

They made their record-breaking signing of the Swedish striker Alexander Isak by paying 63 Million Pounds to Real Sociedad. They also bought Bruno Guimaraes and Kieran Trippier

Having an exciting squad with some of the highest prospect players in Europe, Newcastle United is a great club to go for in FIFA 23 Career Mode. However, I would like to point out that in FIFA 23 Career Mode, Newcastle United has a transfer budget of 71 Million Pounds only.


LeagueOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Serie B69. Fabregas (73.0 Rating)

A wild entry in my list of the Best Teams for Career Mode in FIFA 23. Como, also known as Como 1907, is an Italian club that plays in Serie B (the division below Serie A). I am pretty sure that you never played with Como before since they weren’t a highly used team in the past FIFA games.

Como had an underwhelming season in Serie B last season, as they only finished 13th in the table. However, they managed to sign the veteran Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas from Monaco. On top of that, Thierry Henry also joined them as an investor and stakeholder. 

Therefore, the whole setup at Como is perfect for an underdog story for Career Mode in FIFA 23. You can take charge of the Italian Club and lead them to Serie A and eventually win the title and book a spot in the UEFA Champions League. 

Salford City

LeagueOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
EFL League Two63. Watt (65.0 Rating)

If you’re really into some tough challenges in FIFA 23, then Salford City is the best club you can choose in the Career Mode. The small club is based in Manchester and is part of the EFL League Two (Fourth Division in English football). The club was founded back in 1940 but is now owned by some of the most well-known footballers in the country. 

We will be completely honest with you guys. There won’t be a lot of money in your transfer budget with Salford City; after all, they play in the Fourth Division in England. Hence, you will have to work with their current squad and build your way up slowly in FIFA 23.


LeagueOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
EFL League One69. Diallo (70.0 Rating)

Even though they aren’t well off like their bitter rivals Newcastle United, nonetheless, Sunderland is another option for you to opt for if you are looking to take a club back to its glory days. Despite being relegated down to EFL League One, the Black Cats were able to crawl their way back into the Championship through playoffs in the 2021-22 Season. 

Therefore, there’s a perfect opportunity for you to pounce on the situation and bring Sunderland back into the Premier League. You can also make them get their hands on the title that they won so many times in the last century. There won’t be a hefty budget to work with, but that’s the fun part when it comes to managing smaller teams in FIFA 23.


LeagueOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Bundesliga78. Trapp (86.0 Rating)

Eintracht Franktfurt is a mid-tier club in FIFA 23. The German club finished 11th in the Bundesliga last season. However, their highlight of the 2021-22 season was their outstanding run in the UEFA Europa League. Frankfurt managed to win their second-ever Europa title by beating some major teams like FC Barcelona, West Ham United, and Real Betis. 

In the ongoing Bundesliga Season, Eintracht Frankfurt sits at 7th after playing seven games. The Frankfurt roster holds some decent players, which include; Kevin Trapp (86 Rated), Evan Ndicka (81 Rated), and Mario Gotze (81 Rated).

Tottenham Hotspur

LeagueOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Premier League82. Kane (89.0 Rating)

Coming back to the Premier League, I have a team that most of you will be well accustomed to. Tottenham Hotspur is always a great team to choose from in FIFA Career Mode. The main reason behind that is, despite having a world-class squad, the London club hasn’t won any major trophies. 

May it be a curse or a lack of efficiency, only you can take the reins of the club and lead them towards silverware. Tottenham’s squad is capable of challenging for the Champions League in the first season of your gameplay. So if you’re someone who’s looking for instant success, then you can go for Spurs in FIFA 23 Career Mode. 

At Spurs, you’ll have some of the Highest-rated Premier League players in FIFA 23 with you, including; Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son.


LeagueOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Ligue Lacazette (82.0 Rating)

When it comes to FIFA Career Modes, Olympique Lyonnais has always been one of my favorite clubs to go for. Their squad has a mix of all kinds of players, and yet they are eluded by the major trophies. Hence it creates the perfect job for you to take over and guide them to success. 

Last season was a bit underwhelming for Lyon; they only finished 8th in the League and were knocked out during the Quarter Finals of UEFA Europa League. They also lost a key player, Bruno Guimaraes, to Newcastle United. However, their former player Alexandre Lacazette has returned to the club. You will also get to use players like; Jerome Boateng, Houssem Aouar, and Corentin Tolisso.

Inter Miami CF

League Overall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
MLS68. (79.0 Rating)

A pretty random shout on my list of the Best Clubs to Manage in FIFA 23. Far away from European football, you can take control of Inter Miami CF, who are part of the American League called MLS. Although you won’t have as many games, competitiveness, and tournaments in the USA it will still offer a different challenge.

Inter Miami CF was launched 4 years ago by none other than David Beckham. There have been constant rumors that Inter Miami is planning to bring in a lot of old veteran players in a few years to take MLS to the next level.

Some of these rumored players include Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, and Sergio Busquets. Nonetheless, if you have tried the Career Mode in FIFA 23 with numerous teams, then going for a club like Inter Miami would switch things up a bit. Their roster includes some big-name players such as Kieran Gibbs and Gonzalo Higuain.

River Plate

League Overall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Primera Division76. Armani (79.0 Rating)

Set your sights on River Plate in the heart of South America! While not in Europe, River Plate stands among the giants of world football, battling fiercely in the Argentine Primera Division, notably against Boca Juniors. Feel the unmatched atmosphere of the league, replicated brilliantly in FIFA.

With recent success, including a Primer Division win, River Plate promises a unique experience. Immerse yourself in Superclásico showdowns and aim for glory in the Club World Cup against UEFA Champions League winners.


League Overall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
La Liga73. (77.0 Rating)

Managing Levante is another demanding job if you want to test yourself in the FIFA 23 Career Mode. Despite being up to par in the prior La Liga seasons, the Spanish club went through a nightmare in the 2021-22 campaign. They faced 19 defeats and finished 19th on the table, which ultimately relegated them down to Segunda Vision in Spain.

All of this is a great chance for you to take hold of the Valencia-based club in FIFA 23 and revitalize it. They have an average squad and not a lot of money for their transfer budget. Thus, it will require some time to complete their rags to riches story in FIFA 23 Career Mode.

Hamburger SV

League Overall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Bundesliga71. Heuer Fernandes (74.0 Rating)

Hamburger SV is a well-known club in Germany. They have been a part of the Bundesliga since its founding in 1963, however, following a disappointing season, they were demoted back to the lower division in 2018. Their relegation ended their 55-year history in the Bundesliga, and ever since that, they have been unable to book their place in the biggest German League. 

That is exactly where you can step in! Take control of Hamburger SV and fulfill their prolonged dream of returning to the Bundesliga. Not only that, they strategize their game plan and build a worthy enough squad even to win the Bundesliga title and compete with Europe’s biggest clubs in the Champions League.


League Overall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Serie A79. Zapata (83.0 Rating)

Since Juventus’ downfall in Serie A, a lot of Italian clubs have stepped up and started making footprints across Italy and Europe. Among these clubs, Atalanta is the least talked about. Their attacking prowess is extraordinary, and they have the drive to win some titles in Italy. Therefore, I think it’s worth mentioning them in my guide. 

Note: Atalanta is named ‘Bergamo Calcio‘ in FIFA 23 due to naming rights issues.

Similar to Tottenham, you can pick Atalanta as your Career Mode team in FIFA to give them that final push to win some trophies. Their squad is pretty solid, and they also provide a moderate transfer budget in FIFA 23. Some of their players to look out for are; Luis Muriel, Marten de Roon, and Duvan Zapata.

Real Madrid

League Overall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
La Liga85. Benzema (91.0 Rating)

Another pick for those who want instant glory in FIFA 23 Career Mode. Real Madrid is the best club in Europe and the World as of right now, and why wouldn’t you want to get a taste of their success by becoming their manager? However, will you be able to cope with the pressure of high demands set by the board of Los Blancos?

Real Madrid also has the Highest-rated Player in FIFA 23; Karim Benzema (91 Rated). During the 2021-22 season, the French striker scored 27 goals in La Liga and 15 goals in the Champions League. Other than that, their squad also holds players such as Thibaut Courtois (90 Rated), Toni Kroos (88 Rated), Modric (88 Rated), and Vinicius Junior (86 Rated).

Borussia Dortmund

LeagueOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Bundesliga81. Sule (85.0 Rating)

Returning to the German football scene, Borussia Dortmund is considered to be the second-biggest club in the country. Despite being in the shadows of their rivals, Bayern Munich, BVB has done a decent job in recent years. They don’t have a high transfer budget like some other big clubs. Yet they have constantly made smart deals and polished many world-class players.

The most recent example of this is Erling Haaland. Who recently moved to Manchester City. It is a great club to go to, especially if you enjoy honing young talents. During your tenure as their manager, you can also try ending the reign of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

Dortmund finished 2nd in the 2021-22 Bundesliga season. Their European run was very underwhelming as they were knocked out during the group stages of the Champions League. However, these things shouldn’t phase you, as their squad, which holds players like; Marco Reus, Jude Bellingham, Donyell Malen, and Mats Hummels, is capable enough to help you win titles in FIFA 23 Career Mode.


LeagueOverall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Premier League81. Odegaard (84.0 Rating)

As I near the end of my list of the Top Teams in FIFA 23 Career Mode, I have included another London-based club. Arsenal has one of the youngest squads and managers in the Premier League. Their young mentality generates a perfect opportunity for FIFA players who like to build a whole project throughout multiple seasons.

With some outstanding players like; Bukayo Saka, Gabriel Jesus, Gabriel Martinelli, and Martin Odegaard, your job will be to not only win the Premier League but take Arsenal back to the Champions League, which has eluded them since 2018. 


League Overall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
La Liga80. (86.0 Rating)

Villareal has just one of those exciting squads in Europe. Watching them during the 2021-22 season offered pure entertainment for the fans. They have pacey players, a fluid attack, and a solid defensive line. Under Unai Emery, the Yellow Submarine finished 7th on the La Liga table in the 2021-22 campaign. 

Having been so close to the final spot in the UCL creates an urge for FIFA players to take Villareal to the European podium. Therefore, Villareal is another great option to pick as your club in the Career Mode of FIFA 23. They have some remarkable players such as Parejo, Pau Torres, Gerrard Moreno, and Arnaut Danjuma.


League Overall AttackMidfieldDefenseHighest Rated Player
Premier League78. Neves (83.0 Rating)

Finishing up my list, I make a final visit to the Premier League. In the previous season, under Nuno Espirito, Wolves really surprised the premier league fans with their grit and passion. Most of their squad consisted of Portuguese players, which instantly created that unique chemistry. On top of that, having one of the fastest players in football gave them that extra edge while attacking.

In the current season, things don’t seem too good for the club as they sit in the 16th spot after 7 games. However, having players like Diego Costa, Adama Traore, Podence, Neto, and Ruben Neves makes them a great club to go for in the FIFA 23 Career Mode. With the sheer pace of Adama Traore (96) and Pedro Neto (85), you’ll be flying past the opposition defenses.

Wrap Up

With that, I reach the end of my detailed guide about the Best Teams in FIFA 23 for Career Mode. I included 25 Clubs in my list. The reason behind such a big list was to provide you with tons of different options regardless of what your playstyle is. If you want to manage an already settled team, then you can go for any of the big European clubs in FIFA 23.

However, if you’re trying to take a tense, challenging job, then you can go for any of the low-level teams I have included above. Either way, you will have fun in the FIFA 23 Career Mode by managing every aspect of a football club. I hope you enjoyed reading through my guide! Stay tuned to eXputer to learn game-changing tips for FIFA 23.

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