FIFA 23 is the latest game in this long-running sports franchise that never fails to drive fans absolutely nuts. The series is a huge goldmine for EA, as each annual title brings its own incremental innovations that slowly build up to make each one FIFA Title a must for its followers. There are many game modes in these titles that will provide players with hours of fun, with the patented career mode being absolutely adored by the crowd.

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The usual suspects that players take on in this mode range from dominant teams like Manchester City and Bayern Munich to teams with a lot of potential like Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund. However, players who really want to test their skills in Career Mode will be well served by the following teams, which are challenging but great fun to play with.


10/10 Lazio (Serie A)

Ciro Immobile plays for Lazio

Serie A is arguably the most interesting league at the moment, with a whopping six teams battling for the title. The league is extremely competitive and one of the toughest to start your career.

While it might be tempting to take on one of Milan’s teams or Juventus, players looking for a bigger challenge should try to control teams like Lazio instead. The team has decent players and can definitely win trophies with the right combination of tactics and player development.

9/10 Marseille (League 1)

Marseille in Ligue 1

Most people will inevitably move to PSG if they want a successful career in Ligue 1. However, this team is so easy to play that players could turn the difficulty all the way down instead.

Instead, teams like Marseille are much more interesting to control. The team definitely has a lot of talented players and some great transfer strategies coupled with some magic moments can help this team to take the title instead of staying in PSG’s shadow.

8/10 Leicester City (First Division)

Leicester City

Leicester City are the underdogs everyone loves to cheer for. Their historic Premier League victory remains one of the biggest talking points in football to this day and proves why people love the beautiful game.

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The squad has suffered quite a bit this season under Brendan Rogers. Players who want to lead their turnaround can definitely take the reins, although don’t expect the task to be easy by any stretch of the imagination.

7/10 Bayer Leverkusen (Bundesliga)

Bayer Leverkusen

The two teams that come to mind for most fans when they talk about the Bundesliga are Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. While the former have all but monopolized the league, there’s no reason players shouldn’t try to dethrone this side with one of the many competitive sides in the Bundesliga.

Such is the case of Bayer Leverkusen, who boast an impressive squad but have failed to live up to expectations in both domestic and international competition. Of course, their destiny can change at any time if players choose to take charge of this team in career mode instead.

6/10 Seville (League)


One La Liga team that has been hit hard by luck is Sevilla. This team has a long history but most people won’t believe it after seeing how so-so their performance has been lately in the league.

It will take a firm hand to guide the ship to bring this team back into the fold as a team worthy of fighting for the league. Thankfully, most players will have the consciousness to build this team into something big and compete for both international and national titles.

5/10 Leeds United (First Division)


Leeds United will certainly be one of the most difficult teams to handle in the Premier League. While the team certainly has a ton of talent, FIFA 23 it’s all about the numbers… and Leeds United are suffering as a result.

Controlling this team’s early stages may be frustrating, but players shouldn’t worry too much. Given enough time, patience and skill, players can take Leeds United back to the glory days they briefly enjoyed in the past.

4/10 Schalke 04 (Bundesliga)

Schalke 04

Another legendary team with an impressive history that doesn’t really get the spotlight these days is Schalke 04. Apart from the Revierderby, which gets a lot of attention in Germany, Schalke 04 doesn’t really get the spotlight.

All of this can be changed in career mode, giving players a halfway decent roster that will definitely require a bit of investment. Good transfer strategy and tactics are crucial for Schalke 04 to become one of the most competitive teams in the league.

3/10 Rome (Series A)


Jose Mourinho’s Roma is easily one of the most interesting teams in Serie A. The team boasts several established names that players will be happy to control FIFA 23.

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In fact, this squad really has a shot at winning Serie A, and players can push that notion even further by controlling it in career mode. It might be a Herculean task given Serie A’s competitiveness, but Roma can definitely be favorites to win LaLiga if the players invest properly in the squad.

2/10 Monaco (League 1)


Most people won’t even guess that Monaco won Ligue 1 in the 2016-17 season. After all, the team hasn’t really reached those heights, especially as PSG poached their biggest talent in the form of Kylian Mbappe.

Having said that, they are still quite an exciting team to control in Ligue 1 as long as the players are willing to go head-to-head with the might of PSG in Ligue 1. Players familiar with how Career Mode works will have a great time controlling Monaco.

1/10 Valencia (League)


One of the most iconic teams in La Liga, Valencia consistently produces impressive talent through their academy, which is constantly being unfairly poached. Regardless, it’s clear that the team needs a guiding hand to really have any chance of winning Silverware.

This can be achieved in career mode by players who want to break the duopoly of Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga. It will certainly be a challenging affair but Valencia are definitely a fun team for passionate players who don’t mind having a little patience before consistently winning their games.

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