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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.

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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.

NameAgeClubPositionRatingPotentialPrice
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.

NameAgeClubPositionRatingPotentialPrice
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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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs guide: Names, value and, contents

There’s a whole of different packs to open in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, so here’s our guide on each ones value and contents.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs

FIFA 22 Ultimate Team is stuffed full of different packs to open in the hope of bagging a Ronaldo or Messi, but it can be hard to know which pack is which. Here’s our full guide of every FUT pack’s name, value, and contents.

FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team mode is all about earning packs to try and get one of the game’s top-rated superstars.

Whether you’re playing Squad Battles or FUT Champs, earning packs is the way to improve your squad and earn valuable coins.

But so many packs to be earned, it’s not always clear what’s inside the rewards you are working towards. Here’s our complete guide on every FIFA 22 pack’s name, value, and contents.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs

FUT 22 bronze packs

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The cheapest packs in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team are the packs containing bronze items, with players up to 64 rated.

While these may seem like they have little value, EA included them as a great way to make a small, gradual profit.

Here’s what’s inside each bronze, as well as their values:

  • Bronze Pack (400)
    • 12 items, 1 rare
  • Premium Bronze Pack (750)
    • 12 items, 3 rares

FUT 22 silver packs

Joao Felix in FIFA 22

Next up are packs featuring silver items. Players found in these packs can be rated anywhere up to 74.

If you have some coins to spare, opening these might offer up an obscure player who becomes important for an SBC later in the year.

Find every silver pack and its value below:

  • Silver Pack (2,500)
    • 12 items, 1 rare
  • Premium Silver Pack (3,750)
    • 12 items, 3 rares

FUT 22 gold packs

fifa 22 ultimate team packs player

These are the standard FUT packs containing items that will be invaluable in the early stages of Ultimate Team but still have the chance to produce walkouts.

Although they become less appealing as the year goes on, they’re a cheap way of securing rare Chemistry Styles and Manager Leagues.

Here’s every standard gold pack you can find on the FUT store:

  • Gold pack (5,000)
    • 12 items, 1 rare
  • Premium Gold Pack (7,500)
    • 12 items, 3 rare

FUT 22 promo packs

Theo Hernandez dribbling the ball in FIFA 22

Some more valuable FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs land on the store regularly during promotional events or serve as rewards to SBCs.

These often contain far more rare gold players than the standard lineup and have higher probabilities of pricing walkouts or special cards.

Here’s every promo pack that could show up on the FUT store:

  • Gold 13 Pack (5,000)
    • 13 items, 1 rare
  • Jumbo Gold Pack (12,500)
    • 24 items, 3 rare
  • Gold Player Pack (12,500)
    • 12 players, 1 rare
  • Premium Electrum Players Pack (12,500)
    • 6 gold players, 6 silver players, 3 rares
  • Jumbo Premium Gold Pack (15,000)
    • 24 items, 7 rares
  • Prime Electrum Players Pack (20,000)
    • 6 gold players, 6 silver players, 6 rares
  • Premium Gold Players Pack (25,000)
    • 12 gold players, 3 rares
  • Rare Gold Pack (25,000)
    • 12 items, 12 rares
  • Gold Upgrade Pack (30,000)
    • 12 gold players, no rares
  • Rare Electrum Players Pack (30,000)
    • 6 gold players, 6 silver, 12 rares
  • Mega Pack (35,000)
    • 30 items, 18 rares
  • Prime Gold Players Pack (45,000)
    • 12 players, 6 rares
  • Jumbo Premium Gold Players Pack (50,000)
    • 24 players, 7 rares
  • Rare Players Pack (50,000)
    • 12 gold players, 12 rares
  • Rare Mega Pack (55,000)
    • 30 gold items, 30 rares
  • Jumbo Rare Players Pack (100,000)
    • 24 gold players, 24 rares
  • Ultimate Pack (125,000)
    • 30 gold players, 30 rares

FUT 22 reward packs

Chelsea players in FIFA 22

Certain FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs never make their way onto the FUT store and can only be earned by completing SBCs or objectives.

These range in terms of quality, but they have no assigned coin value because they cannot be bought.

Here is every other valuable pack that can be earned on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team:

  • Small Mixed Player Pack
    • 2 gold players, 2 silver players, 2 bronze players, 1 rare
  • Small Electrum Players Pack
    • 3 gold players, 3 silver players, 1 rares
  • Mixed Players Pack
    • 4 gold players, silver players, 4 bronze players, 1 rare
  • Small Gold Players Pack
    • 6 players, 1 rare
  • Small Prime Mixed Players Pack
    • 2 gold players, 2 silver players, 2 bronze players, 3 rares
  • Small Prime Electrum Players Pack
    • 3 gold players, 3 silver players, 3 rares
  • Small Rare Mixed Players Pack
    • 2 gold players, 2 silver players, 2 bronze players, 6 rares
  • Rare Mixed Players Pack
    • 4 gold players, 4 silver players, 4 bronze players, 12 rares
  • Small Rare Electrum Players Pack
    • 3 gold players, 3 silver players, 6 rares
  • Small Rare Gold Players Pack
    • 6 players, 6 rares
  • Jumbo Premium Gold 26 Pack
    • 26 players, 7 rares
  • Electrum Players Pack
    • 6 gold players, 6 silver players, 1 rare
  • Prime Mixed Players Pack
    • 4 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze players, 6 rares
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That was our guide on all of the FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs. EA will likely add more FIFA 22 Ultimate Team packs throughout the year, so be sure to check back here for the latest updates.

For more on FIFA 22, check out our guides on the best tactics you should use, as well as the latest patch notes.

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FIFA 22 Ultimate Team pack animations: How to tell if it’s boards or a walkout

Packs are the lifeblood of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, and there’s an easy way to tell if you’re about to get boards or a walkout.

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FIFA 22 walkout player animation

Opening packs is one of the many things that makes FIFA 22 Ultimate Team so addictive, as we desperately hunt for that next star player. Luckily, there is a way to tell if you’re getting a boards or walkout player before you see their face.

FIFA 22 has landed, and eager fans are jumping back into the Ultimate Team grind for another season. A dizzying amount of packs have already been opened, as fans seek to pull the game’s highest-rated players.

Even though EA has made the pack animations far less drawn out this year, there is still a period of suspense while you’re waiting for the player to reveal himself.

However, those with a keen eye will notice a way of knowing how good the pack is ahead of time.

FIFA 22 PSG players in a line

FIFA 22 boards pack animation

Every card can be useful in some way, whether it be as a starter in your Ultimate Team, an impact sub, or SBC fodder. That being said, everyone opens a pack with the hope of getting someone who’s at least boards.

These cards have a rating of 83 or above, and in some cases can still have very high values depending on their stats, league, and nation.

The giveaway from EA that you have packed a boards player is that the stage that shows off the best card in the pack will have orange flames on both sides.

Once you spot it, you know you’re guaranteed at least an 83-rated card or higher.

FIFA 22 boards animation

FIFA 22 walkout pack animation

While packing a boards player is by no means a bad result – what fans really want to see is a walkout.

As the name suggests, these cards are rated 86 or higher and are accompanied by an animation of the player walking onto the screen and doing some sort of celebration.

Much like boards, these packs are also met with fireworks that light up the screen. This time you’ll see six different flames from all around the stage to hammer home that you’ve been awarded something particularly special.

After a few suspenseful moments, the nation will appear on the boards at either side of the card, and the player you have packed will come out – usually performing a hilarious animation.

FIFA 22 walkout pack animation

Fans had originally complained that the animation for walkout players was too fast and didn’t build up enough tension compared to previous years, but this was changed in the latest update.

That was how you can tell how good a pack is before the best player inside is revealed so you get hyped in advance.

EA may tweak the pack animations further throughout the year, we’ll update this page with any new tells that are added or discovered by fans.


For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out the best starter team you can build, and the ICONS joining the roster this year.

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How to recover quick sold FUT players in FIFA 22

If you’ve quick sold a player by mistake in FIFA 22, here’s an easy way you can recover them before they’re lost forever.

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FIFA 22 Quick Sell Recovery

Quick-selling players in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team is an easy way to make quick coins on unwanted cards. But how do you recover them back if you quick sell by accident? We’ve got a guide, right here.

When it comes to Ultimate Team, as much as we’d love to constantly pack the game’s top-rated superstars, we all know that isn’t always the case.

If you pack an unwanted FIFA 22 player who doesn’t have much market value, you can quick sell to make a quick buck.

But if your fingers slip and you accidentally discard a high-value TOTW or an SBC player, don’t panic – there is an easy way to get them back.

How to recover quick sold players in FIFA 22

FIFA 22 menu

For whatever reason, EA hasn’t included a way of retrieving lost players within the main FIFA 22 Ultimate Team menus.

Luckily, all is not lost, because you can easily get them back using the FIFA 22 Web App.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

  1. Login to the FIFA 22 Web App or the mobile Companion App
  2. Head into the Club menu
  3. Click on ‘Quick Sell Recovery’
  4. Press on the calender icon and select the date you discarded the player
  5. Scroll to the player you want to retreive
  6. Click ‘Recover’
  7. The player will now move into the ‘Unassigned’ section of the main FUT menu
  8. Send them back to your club
Quick sell recovery in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

This is an extremely useful feature if you’ve mistakenly lost an item, but it does come with a handful of caveats that fans should be aware of.

Quick sell recovery requires players to pay back the coins they received for originally discarding them.

This isn’t an issue with untradeable cards, but worth bearing in mind with special cards that have big quick sell values.

You can also only rescue players you have quick sold in the last seven days, after that they are lost forever. There’s also a limit of five recoveries every 30 days.

Unassigned section of FIFA 22 Ultimate Team

That was our easy guide on how to recover quick sold items in this year’s Ultimate Team, so keep it in mind the next time you discard your best player.


For more on FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, check out the new FUT Hero cards, as well as our guide on the best starter team you can build.

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