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FIFA 23 Career Mode: The Best Teams To Manage | Digital Trends Spanish


FIFA 23 is the latest in EA Sports’ popular soccer franchise, and one of its best features is the career mode. This allows you to choose any club in the game, or even create your own, and lead them to glory, pick teams, make transfers and do things your way.

But which club should you manage? With over 700 teams to choose from, it can be overwhelming. Fear not, we’ve looked at every club in the game to find five that will create races that are as exciting as they are unusual. Whether you want to start small or rely heavily on youth, these are the best teams to manage on FIFA 23.

The road to glory: Barrow

The enduring appeal of the career mode of FIFA it’s your ability to create stories of your own making. The seasons turn and turn, the rivals rise and fall, new star players emerge, all this helps to make each race uniquely yours.

One of the best ways to create a memorable story in career mode is to embark on a “road to glory” journey. Usually this involves taking a very low rated team and leading them to trophies and success. In FIFA 23the best team for this job is Barrow in League Two, the fourth level of the pyramid of English football.

Being in such a low division means you’ll have to push yourself for several seasons before you can even think of winning the nation’s highest honour, the Premier League trophy. Not only that, but Barrow has the lowest budget in League Two, which makes his task even more difficult. Fortunately, the board is very lenient, other than expecting him to control spending by keeping an eye on the club’s finances. Take them to the top, and the glory is all yours.

Most Forgiving Board: RFC Seraing

A screenshot from FIFA 23 showing the RFC Seraing information panel.

Making a success of your team, both on and off the pitch, can be difficult enough at the best of times, but add to that a list of unreasonable demands from the club board, and the pressure mounts another level or two.

In FIFA 23Each club has a set of board requirements covering national success, continental success, brand exposure, financial performance and youth development. If you want a relaxed race with little pressure from the board, you’ll want these requirements to be as low as possible, and they’re no lower than at RFC Seraing in the Belgian Pro League.

In all categories, the board’s expectations are “very low” (lowest possible score). That means there will be minimal interference in his career, and the expectations the board sets shouldn’t be too hard to achieve. On top of that, the team is in a competitive league, so it should remain interesting as you expand the club. If you want a race where you can take it easy, this is the gear to try.

The toughest board: Boca Juniors

A screenshot from FIFA 23 showing the information panel for Boca Juniors.

At the opposite end of the spectrum, you have Boca Juniors. A far cry from RFC Seraing, this club has the toughest and most demanding board expectations of any club in the game. If you want a real challenge, you’ve found it.

National success? critically important. mainland success? That is also critically important. Brand exposure and youth development? You better believe they’re critically important. The only respite is the club’s financial targets, which are rated ‘high’ rather than ‘critical’. Not much respite after all, then.

By the way, the expectations of the Boca Juniors board of directors are the same as those of their archenemy club, River Plate. However, we have chosen Boca Juniors here because they have a lower budget, we would not want things to be too easy now, right? Keep this board happy, and you’ve accomplished something remarkable.

The youth-only challenge: SC Freiburg II

A screenshot from FIFA 23 showing the information panel for SC Freiburg II.

Securing the future of your club is as important as any victory on the pitch, and in fifa 23, that is best represented by scouting and developing young players. If you want that to be the centerpiece of your career, why not try a youth-only challenge where your only recruit can be from your own youth academy? Without being able to attract outside talent, you will embark on a challenging career that can be immensely rewarding.

One of the best teams to pick for this is SC Freiburg II in the German 3rd League. On the one hand, this team is the B team of the Bundesliga team SC Freiburg. That immediately creates some lore for you to exploit. Since real-life SC Freiburg II is primarily a development team, it makes sense that you only recruit youth players.

On top of that, board expectations also play into this. Most goals are rated “very low” in importance, with the financial return set to “medium.” However, youth development is critically important. The good news is that the low national goals give you time to build the team and create a lasting project without the pressure of trophy demands. Time to start exploring!

Smallest budget: UCD AFC

A screenshot from FIFA 23 showing the UCD AFC info panel

These days, the world of football is dominated by wealthy clubs wielding untold financial resources with which to dwarf their rivals. Manchester City, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain – all of these clubs and more could effectively buy whoever they wanted without a second thought.

In FIFA 23, wielding that kind of power can quickly get boring. If you really want to prove yourself with minimal resources, take the helm of Irish club UCD AFC. At just over $700,000, they have the smallest budget of any club in the game, which means you’ll be woefully restricted in who you can buy to upgrade the club.

Not only that, but the Irish league doesn’t have a very high reputation in the game, which means it will be hard to convince players to join, even if you can afford them. Your best bet is to look for cheap junior players and hope that a lucky cup run will bring you a sizeable windfall. If that kind of challenge sounds up your street, this is the team to go for.

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