Best FIFA 23 Career Mode teams: Most fun saves

Matt Porter
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Selecting a team to manage can pose a significant challenge for FIFA 23 Career Mode enthusiasts. Should you find this process daunting, we have highlighted 10 of the most entertaining and best Career Mode saves that FIFA 23 has to offer.

While many FIFA 23 players are focused on grinding Ultimate Team, Career Mode has a dedicated fanbase who love nothing more than managing their squad to glory.

For some, your Career Mode team is obvious — take over the club you support in real life and live your wildest dreams. For others though, that may be too easy, or their beloved club isn’t included in the game’s roster.

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That can leave you struggling to pick who to coach. If you’re one of these people, then we’ve put together 10 FIFA 23 Career Mode saves that are both challenging and rewarding.

FIFA 22 Manchester United playersEA Sports
The Manchester United roster is full of established stars and young players with potential.

Manchester United

Historically, Manchester United are the Premier League’s most successful side, but they haven’t won the title since 2013. With new manager Erik ten Hag, and big signings like Antony and Casemiro, United are a team that requires some building but have all the tools to compete near the top already.

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If youth is the future for your club, developing Alejandro Garnacho into a top talent could prove worthwhile in your FIFA 23 Career Mode save with Manchester United.

Malaga CF

A decade ago, Malaga were Champions League quarter-finalist and regulars in La Liga’s top four. Last season, they avoided relegation to Spain’s second tier by just two points, and are in desperate need of a rebuild.

Go in, stabilize the club, and try and challenge the big boys at the sharp end of European football once again.

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Union Berlin

Defying all the odds, Union Berlin are currently sitting fourth in the Bundesliga and are on the verge of qualifying for the illustrious Champions League competition.

Whether they can hold on and pull off another miraculous accomplishment remains to be seen, but you can take charge over the capital city side and see if you can pull off a miracle of your own.


Playing in real stadiums always adds a level of realism to any FIFA Career Mode, and Portsmouth are the lowest-ranked team in the game with a real stadium.

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You can take charge at Fratton Park, and try to guide Pompey from League 1 all the way back to the Premier League, from which they were relegated in 2010.

Portsmouth's Fratton Park in FIFAPortsmouth play their football at Fratton Park.

A.C. Monza

Monza may be best known for its Formula 1 circuit, but the city’s football team made headlines of their own this year. Celebrating their 100th anniversary, A.C. Monza are sitting in the top half of the Serie A table during their first ever season in the top flight.

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Unfortunately, in FIFA 23 Career Mode, Monza are favorites to drop straight back down to Serie B. Your job is to stop this from happening and send Monza steaming up the table as fast as the F1 cars at the racetrack.

Charlotte FC

The Queen City side are one of the newest MLS expansion teams alongside St. Louis City SC, but Charlotte FC need some serious work if they’re going to be MLS Cup champions.

With Poland International Karol Swiderski among your ranks, take this young side all the way to championship glory.

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Newcastle United

Newcastle United are the richest club in world football, but that doesn’t mean this will be an easy task. After years of mismanagement, Newcastle United’s squad needs deadwood cleared out, and a team built around its existing stars.

With a huge budget and a massive stadium, Newcastle United belong among Europe’s elite. Now, it’s your job to get them there.

You can shape Newcastle United’s future in FIFA 23 Career Mode.

Wrexham AFC

Owned by Hollywood superstars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McIlhenny, Wrexham AFC have shot to global notoriety thanks to the pair’s enthralling docu-series Welcome to Wrexham.

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With big-name owners, now they need a big-time manager, and you’re just the person for the job. Guide Wrexham from League 2 all the way to the dizzying heights of the top flight, and you can make sure it’s always sunny for the Welsh town’s fans.

Paris FC

France’s capital city is dominated by PSG, but it’s time for things to change. Paris has more than one football club, and your aim is to overtake your local rivals with Paris FC.

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The club find themselves in Ligue 2, just missing out on promotion last year, so you’ll have a decent squad for the level. Your first task is promotion, and after that, total domination.

AFC Richmond

We couldn’t make this list without AFC Richmond. If “football is life” is something you “believe” in, then take charge of Dani Rojas and the rest of the club’s wacky players and guide them to glory.

Even better, with FIFA 23 you can actually control existing managers, so you can literally be Ted Lasso on the sidelines.

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For more, check out some of our other FIFA 23 guides:

Best custom tactics in FIFA 23 | How to get free Twitch Prime Gaming pack in FIFA 23 | Best wingers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best midfielders in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best strikers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best goalkeepers in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team | Best defenders in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team

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Matt is CharlieINTEL's UK Editor, specializing in all things Call of Duty, including Warzone and Modern Warfare 2. Matt previously worked as a freelance esports writer for Gfinity, before joining Dexerto in 2018 as a Junior & Senior Writer. You can contact Matt via email at: [email protected]