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FIFA 22 Career Mode best bargains: Top players for small budgets

Picking up a bargain can be a great way to make money in FIFA 22 Career, so we’ve picked some of the best players that you should sign.



FIFA player holding a shirt in Career Mode

There’s no shortage of superstars to draft into your team in FIFA 22 Career Mode, but the Mbappe’s of the world will take up a big chunk of your transfer budget. So, we’ve put together the best bargains forwards, midfielders, defenders & goalkeepers to make your club a success.

FIFA 22 is finally here and fans are diving into yet another season of EA’s football franchise. This year, Career Mode has seen a significant revamp, letting players build their own clubs from the ground up.

After the club’s kits and stadiums are designed, it’s all about putting together a squad of talent to start climbing the ladder. At the start, funds might be hard to come by, especially if you’re looking to sign the top-rated players in the world.

FIFA 22 PSG players in a line

It can be hard to find a good ideal in the transfer market. Many of the clubs in major leagues will demand high transfer fees for their players, especially the ones in their first team.

That’s why it can be a much savvier move to make an offer for someone outside of Europe’s top leagues, as they tend to ask for more modest deals. Or, at the very least, aim for players that are nowhere near a club’s starting XI.

We’ve focused our lists on younger players of 24 or under, as these will make great long-term options who can grow alongside your club.

These are some of the top bargains you can bag in FIFA 22 Career Mode.

FIFA 22 Career Mode bargain forwards

FIFA 22 haaland kicking a ball

There are a whole host of cheap forwards in this year’s game that EA has awarded bags of potential.

Premier League youngsters like Manchester City’s Liam Delap and Kayky, in particular, are players that will rise in rating very quickly, meaning they can be sold within a few seasons for a tidy profit.

Player NameAgeClubPositionRatingPotentialPrice
Dane Scarlett17SpursST6386£450k
Fode Fofana18PSVST6484£1.4 million
Antwoine Hackford17Sheffield UnitedST5984£650k
Liam Delap18Manchester CityST6485£1.6 million
Rodrigo Gomes17BragaRW6383£1.3 million
Kayky18Manchester CityRW6687£800k
Dario Sarmiento18GironaLW6583£1.8 million
Luca Oyen18GenkLW6583£1.8 million

FIFA 22 Career Mode bargain midfielders

Mason Mount in FIFA 22

The midfield is a vital area of the pitch, so you’ll want to invest here pretty early on in your career.

Granada’s Eteki may seem like a big investment in the first few seasons, but he has a high enough starting rating that he can slip straight into the first team, while still having room to improve.

Fabio Carvalho20FulhamCAM6786£2.4 million
Kacper Kozlowski
17Pogoń SzczecinCAM6885£1.1 million
Caden Clark18RB LeipzigCAM6686£2.1 million
Yan Brice Eteki24Granada CFCM7583£10.5 million
Xavi Simmons19PSGCM6584£1.8 million
Romeo Lavia17Manchester CityCDM6285£300k
Rodrigo Fernandes20Sporting LisbonCDM6883£2.8 million
Largie Ramazani20UD AlmeríaRM6783£100k
Shola Shoretire17Manchester UnitedRM6284£1 million
Anthony Gordon20Preston North EndLM6783£2.7 million
Talles Magno19New York CityLM6785£2.6 million

FIFA 22 Career Mode bargain defenders

Theo Hernandez dribbling the ball in FIFA 22

Solid defenders are generally hard to come by, especially in the full-back positions. Their rarity usually means that you have to pay big money to sign a quality one.

However, Jesus Alejandro Gomez of Malaga is a steal at just £1 million and has the potential to be one of the world’s best.

It’s best to grab him as early as possible and place him in the starting XI. That way you’ll see a big return on your investment within a few years.

Cesar Montes24MonterreyCB7583£10.5 million
Morato20BenficaCB6884£1.1 million
Malick Thiaw19SchalkeCB6684£1.8 million
Rav van den Berg17PEC ZwolleCB5983£170k
Braian Cufre24Malaga LB7481£7 million
Jesus Alejandro Gomez19AtlasLB6387£1.2 million
Killian Sardella19AnderlechtRB6783£2.1 million
Ki-Janer Hoever19WolvesRB6383£1.3 million

FIFA 22 Career Mode bargain goalkeepers

Alisson Becker in FIFA 22

Keeper is the one position on the pitch that you have no control over, so be sure to invest in a quality stopper at the earliest possible opportunity.

Genk’s Maarten Vandevoordt is the go-to if you want a possible starter straight away, but with a little more patience, the free agent Charis Chatzigavriel is an ideal long-term buy.

Player NameAgeClubPositionRatingPotentialPrice
Gavin Bazunu19PortsmouthGK6382£1 million
Charis Chatzigavriel17Free AgentGK5884£130k
Bart Verbruggen18AnderlechtGK6583£1.6 million
Gavin Bazunu19PortsmouthGK6483£1.2 million
Maarten Vandevoordt19GenkGK7187£1.3 million

Those were our picks for the best bargains you can secure yourself in this year’s career mode. There’s guaranteed to be plenty more hidden gems, so make sure to make use of your scouting network to uncover them.

For more on FIFA 22, check out our guides on the fastest players in this year’s game, and the best strikers you can buy in Career Mode.

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How to complete FIFA 22 Fabinho & Rodrygo Showdown SBC

Players can secure one or both of Fabinho and Rodrygo as part of the new FIFA 22 Ultimate Team Showdown SBC.



Fabinho Rodrygo FIFA 22 Showdown SBC

As the iconic Champions League Final between Liverpool and Real Madrid approaches, FIFA 22 players will have the opportunity to complete the Fabinho and Rodrygo Showdown SBC.

While Ultimate Team players are currently focusing on securing the best TOTS cards available, EA have released two more top cards with the Fabinho and Rodrygo Showdown SBC.

Players in your squad from the previously released Premier League TOTS and LaLiga TOTS are sure to provide excellent linking options with Fabhinho and Rodrygo.

The Champions League Final will take place on May 28 and the winner of the match will receive an in-game upgrade of +2. Here’s everything you need to know about the Fabinho & Rodrygo Showdown SBC.

FIFA 22 Showdown Fabinho SBC stats

Fabinho FIFA 22 SBC stats

The base version of Showdown Fabinho is excellent, however, without the +2 upgrade, you may have a hard time justifying the steep price you’ll have to pay. Nonetheless, if you’re flush with coins and fodder, Fabinho is a great addition even at this stage of the game.

Fabinho is one of the best CDMs in the game and if you run a Premier League squad, he’ll be a massive improvement from TOTS Rice, Fernandes, Silva, and Fred. His 94 Standing Tackle and 92 Interceptions will surely result in Fabinho winning many loose balls in the middle of the pitch.

FIFA 22 Showdown Rodrygo SBC stats

Rodrygo FIFA 22 SBC stats

If you completed the Isco SBC, then Rodrygo is a no-brainer. The winger is slightly cheaper than Fabinho but still quite expensive. You’ll certainly be able to justify the price if Rodrygo moves to 94 overall.

5* skill moves and 4* weak foot is a great combination, while 97 Agility, Sprint Speed, and Acceleration make him incredibly quick. He also has the movement stats like 96 Balance and 95 Dribbling to go with that pace.

How to complete FIFA 22 Showdown Fabinho SBC

To complete this SBC players will need to give up four squads: Liverpool, Brazil, Premier League, and Top Form. Costing around 470,000 coins, Fabinho is considered a luxury option at CDM. You’ll have to gather a ton of fodder and coins to complete this FIFA 22 SBC.

You can check out the cheapest solutions below.

Liverpool requirements

  • # of players from Liverpool: Min 1
  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75

Liverpool solution – Cost: 65,000 coins

Liverpool FIFA 22 Fabinho SBC Solution

Brazil requirements

  • # of players from Brazil: Min 1
  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 86
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65

Brazil solution – Cost: 100,000 coins

Brazil FIFA 22 Fabinho SBC Solution

Premier League requirements

  • # of players from the Premier League: Min 1
  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 55

Premier League solution – Cost: 135,000 coins

Premier League FIFA 22 Fabinho SBC Solution

Top Form requirements

  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 88
  • Team Chemistry: Min 45

Top Form solution – Cost: 170,000 coins

Top Form FIFA 22 Fabinho SBC Solution

How to complete FIFA 22 Showdown Rodrygo SBC

To complete this SBC you’ll need to give up three squads: Real Madrid, Top Form, and LaLiga. With a value of around 378,000 coins, Rodrygo is yet another expensive Showdown SBC player up for grabs.

You can check out the cheapest solutions below.

Real Madrid requirements

  • # of players from Real Madrid: Min 1
  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 85
  • Team Chemistry: Min 75

Real Madrid solution – Cost: 65,000 coins

Real Madrid FIFA 22 Rodrygo SBC Solution

Top Form requirements

  • # of TOTW or TOTS players: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 87
  • Team Chemistry: Min 65

Top Form solution – Cost: 140,000 coins

Top Form FIFA 22 Rodrygo SBC Solution

LaLiga requirements

  • # of players from LaLiga: Min 1
  • Squad Rating: Min 88
  • Team Chemistry: Min 55

LaLiga solution – Cost: 173,000 coins

LaLiga FIFA 22 Rodrygo SBC Solution

The Fabinho and Rodrygo Showdown SBCs are available until May 28 (10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST) before Liverpool and Real Madrid go head to head in France.

Given their prices, most players will have to choose between one or the other, so it really comes down to who you think will win the final. Both cards will feel incredible in-game when boosted to 94, but they’re still great options at 92.

For more FIFA 22, check out everything you need to know about the upcoming Ligue 1 TOTS release including which players to expect.

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FIFA 22 Team of the Week: TOTW 36 & featured players

EA have announced another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. We’ve got everything you need to know, as well as the full FIFA 22 TOTW 36 lineup.



Chelsea players celebrating in FIFA 22

It’s time for another FIFA 22 Team of the Week. In FIFA 22 TOTW 36, there are some huge names for people to add to their teams and we’ve got all the details listed for you.

Ultimate Team remains the most popular mode in the FIFA series. One of the many reasons for this is incorporating real-world football into its addictive gameplay loop through special cards, such as Icons or the upcoming TOTS.

One of the mode’s oldest promotions is ‘Team of the Week’, which offers players a weekly batch of upgraded cards, based on real-life player performances the previous week, to help build out their squads.

We’ll be updating this hub with the latest FIFA 22 TOTW news, so be sure to check back here every week.

Here are the full updates for FIFA 22’s Team of the Week 36.


FIFA 22 striker Erling Haaland

The FIFA 22 TOTW 36 is here and the star power is shining this week with Manchester City and A.C Milan being crowned champions of their leagues on the final day of the season. For those who like to try out new cards and have the funds to do so, FIFA’s TOTW is great.

Check out the full squad for the FIFA 22 TOTW 36 here.

What are TOTW cards in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team?

Team of the Week items are special cards that boost stats based on that player’s performance in the previous week of real-world games. Any player awarded an in-form will see both their ratings and in-game stats get a permanent increase.

Every week, EA unveils a 23-man squad of the stars who had the best games in the previous domestic or international fixtures round. They could be awarded for a last-minute winner in a big game or a heroic performance from a goalkeeper to keep a clean sheet.

Each TOTW is available in packs for an entire week until it is replaced by the next squad on the following Wednesday. Players can’t receive an in-form two weeks in a row.

While an in-form card is in packs, it replaces the base version of that player. The normal card will return to packs when that TOTW is over.

AC Milan player dribbling the ball in FIFA 22

In FIFA 22, EA has addressed fans’ complaints that TOTW items are often quickly rendered useless by the other promotional cards added to the game throughout the year.

Every week, one player will receive a special Featured TOTW card. These players will receive a larger boost than the rest of the squad in an attempt to make them more desirable to those building their teams.

To qualify for this additional stat boost, the player must have a base card that is under 80-rated and not have any other performance-based card in packs – such as a Ones to Watch.

Screenshot of Jude Bellingham card

When is the TOTW released?

Historically, EA announces the latest TOTW every Wednesday so that any Monday night games can be considered.

Each new team is normally Tweeted out around 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT with a full look at every upgrade.

For more on FIFA 22, check out our guide to the upcoming Ligue 1 TOTS including a release date and Team of the Season nominees.

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FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS: Release date, predictions, & leaks

FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS is set to be one of the biggest releases on the FUT calendar, here’s everything you need to know about the event.



FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS

The Ligue 1 TOTS is set to hit FIFA 22 Ultimate Team very soon, celebrating the very best players that the French league has to offer. Here’s everything we know about FIFA 22 Ligue TOTS, from the release date to squad leaks.

FIFA 22 TOTS is well and truly underway, and EA is showering its players constantly with new and exciting content. The Premier League, Bundesliga, and LaLiga squads have made quite an impact on many FUT teams, and the Ligue 1 squad is set to follow suit.

In recent years, Ligue 1 has emerged as one of the most popular leagues in Ultimate Team, with many of the game’s biggest names plying their trade over in France for PSG, Lille, and other clubs. Unsurprisingly, this means the Ligue 1 is always one of the most-anticipated releases of the year.

We’ve got everything you need to know about FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS right here, including the release date, players we expect to feature, and squad leaks.

FIFA 22 Team of the Season card design

FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS release date

According to the official schedule announced by EA Sports, Ligue 1 TOTS will come to Ultimate Team on Friday, May 27, 2022. It will replace the LaLiga squad in packs from 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.

The French league will take center stage for an entire week before being replaced by Serie A on the following Friday.

Don’t worry, though, if you miss out on the player you wanted, the best Ligue 1 players will likely return for Ultimate TOTS on June 10.

Mbappe in FIFA 22

FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS voting

Unfortunately, the Ligue 1 TOTS will not take fan votes into account. While the likes of the Premier League and Bundesliga always allow players to vote, other leagues are hand-picked by EA themselves.

The schedule never mentioned a voting window for the French league, and with the squad arriving on May 27, EA will be selecting the elite players involved.

FIFA 21 Ligue 1 TOTS

FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS predictions

There have been plenty of stellar performances in Ligue 1 this season. PSG were an unstoppable force as they reclaimed their title, but stars from up and down the table are also worthy of a mention.

With this in mind, here is our predicted FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS.


  • Alban Lafont (FC Nantes)


  • Achraf Hakimi (PSG)
  • Marquinhos (PSG)
  • Duje Caleta-Car (Marseille)
  • Johnathan Clauss (RC Lens)


  • Aurelien Tchouameni (AS Monaco)
  • Benjamin Bourigeaud (Rennes)
  • Dimitri Payet (Marseille)


  • Jonathan David (Lille)
  • Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
  • Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco)

Ligue 1 TOTS squad leaks in FIFA 22

Renowned Ultimate Team leaker FutSheriff has revealed what the Ligue 1 TOTS squad could look like, and it appears that the biggest names in world football have made the cut in FIFA 22. Sheriff is usually on the mark when it comes to squad leaks and they are suggesting that Neymar, Messi, and Mbappe will be included in the Ligue 1 TOTS.

Aside from PSG’s trio of attackers, Marquinhos, Fofana, Tchouameni, and Ben Yedder are expected to be the most sought-after players in the Ligue 1 TOTS squad.

There you have it! That’s everything you need to know about FIFA 22 Ligue 1 TOTS. For more, be sure to check out our guide to the Serie A TOTS for Italy’s best.

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