FIFA 23 FUT Champions Upgrade: How to complete & best players

Nathan Warby
FIFA 23 FUT Champs upgradeEA Sports

FIFA 23 FUT Champions Upgrade SBCs are live in Ultimate Team, giving players the chance to trade in their red picks for a chance at earning better ones. Here’s how to complete the FIFA 23 FUT Champs Upgrades and the best players up for grabs.

FUT Champions is the most competitive mode in FIFA 23, pitting the very best players against one another in pursuit of valuable rewards. Placing well in FUT Champs unlocks a boatload of packs to open, as well as red versions of TOTW cards.

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But as is the case with all FIFA 23 Ultimate Team rewards, we don’t always end up with the players we would have wanted. That’s why EA have brought back the FUT Champions Upgrade SBCs to give fans another roll of the dice.

Here’s how to complete the FIFA 23 FUT Champions Upgrades, as well as the best FUT Champs players in the pool.

How to complete FIFA 23 FUT Champs Upgrade SBCs

There are two different upgrade SBCs available in FIFA 23 – the regular FUT Champions Upgrade and a FUT Champions Premium Upgrade.

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The standard SBC is ideal for those who don’t play FUT Champs every weekend or don’t rank highly each time. It doesn’t ask for as many cards to be submitted but places a strict rating limit on the possible reward.

Then, the Premium Upgrade is aimed at FUT fans with plenty of red picks to spare, demanding a full squad but guaranteeing a decent rating in return.

Check out the requirements for both FIFA 23 FUT Champions Upgrades below:

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FUT Champions Upgrade

  • FUT Champs players: Exactly 5
  • Players in the squad: 5
  • Reward: One FUT Champions player 83 to 86-rated

FUT Champions Premium Upgrade

  • FUT Champs players: Exactly 11
  • Squad Rating: Min. 81
  • Players in the squad: 11
  • Reward: 86+ FUT Champions Player Pick
Haaland in FIFA 23EA Sports
Erling Haaland is just one of the valuable TOTW cards released in FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 best FUT Champions players

With each passing week, the pool of FUT Champs players that could appear from either SBC gets bigger and bigger. Every fresh TOTW adds a handful of new cards, so it can be tough to keep track of all the biggest names that are in the mix.

We’ve put together a breakdown of all of the best FUT Champions players featured in each SBC below:

FUT Champions Upgrade (83-86)

  • Mason Mount (86) – Chelsea
  • Gabriel Jesus (86) – Arsenal
  • Federico Valverde (86) – Real Madrid
  • Kai Havertz (86) – Chelsea
  • Rafael Leao (86) – AC Milan
  • Wissam Ben Yedder (86) – Monaco
  • Christian Romero (86) – Spurs
  • Fikayo Tomori (86) – AC Milan
  • Theo Hernandez (86) – AC Milan
  • John Stones (86) – Manchester City
  • Marcus Rashford (85) – Manchester United
  • Bukayo Saka (85) – Arsenal
  • Ibrahima Konate (85) – Liverpool
  • Ousmane Dembele (85) – Barcelona
  • Timo Werner (84) – RB Leipzig
  • Seko Fofana (84) – RC Lens
  • Darwin Nunez (84) – Liverpool
  • Joe Gomez (84) – Liverpool
  • Nuno Mendes (83) – PSG
  • William Saliba (83) – Arsenal
  • Gerard Deulofeu (83) – Udinese
  • Jeremie Frimpong (83) – Bayer Leverkusen

FUT Champions Premium Upgrade (86+)

  • Kevin De Bruyne (94) – Manchester City
  • Mohammed Salah (93) – Liverpool
  • Lionel Messi (92) – PSG
  • Karim Benzema (92) – Real Madrid
  • Kylian Mbappe (92) – PSG
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (82) – Al Nassr
  • Heung Min Son (91) – Spurs
  • Neymar Jr. (90) – PSG
  • Antoine Griezmann (89) – Atletico Madrid
  • Sadio Mane (90) – Bayern Munich
  • Marquinhos (89) – PSG
  • Joao Cancelo (89) – Manchester City
  • Luka Modric (89) – Real Madrid
  • Erling Haaland (89) – Manchester City
  • Kingsley Coman (88) – Bayern Munich
  • Leroy Sane (88) – Bayern Munich
  • Wissam Ben Yedder (88) – Monaco
  • Jonathan David (88) – Lille
  • Federico Valverde (88) – Real Madrid
  • Frenkie de Jong (88) – Barcelona
  • Victor Osimhen (88) – Napoli
  • Eduardo Camavinga (88) – Real Madrid
  • Nicolo Barella (87) – Inter Milan
  • Phil Foden (87) – Manchester City
  • Jules Kounde (87) – Barcelona
  • Achraf Hakimi (87) – PSG
  • Diogo Jota (87) – Liverpool
  • Eder Militao (87) – Real Madrid

There you have it, that was everything you need to know about the FIFA 23 FUT Champions Upgrades. We’ll be updating this page throughout the year with all the best FUT Champs players included in the rewards.

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For more on FIFA 23, be sure to check out our other 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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About The Author

Nathan is a Senior Writer for CharlieIntel and Dexerto, primarily covering FIFA and Call of Duty, as well as general gaming news and guides. After leaving university with a degree in Sports Studies and a master's degree in Magazine Journalism, he took on a role as a local news reporter before moving into games media. You can contact Nathan by email at [email protected].