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FIFA 23 Ultimate Team: Best budget Bundesliga players

FIFA 23 is now finally here! The game is available to play on a 10- hour trial via EA access from the 27th of September.


Those who have pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition of the game can then start playing the full game from the 27th of September, whilst the full game is out for those who buy the standard edition from the 30th of September.

One of the biggest selling points of the FIFA franchise is, of course, Ultimate Team. This is a game mode within FIFA that allows players to create their ultimate team, hence the name, through buying players on the transfer market within the game, earning them through objectives or buying packs with either FIFA points or in-game coins.

Best budget Bundesliga players on FIFA Ultimate Team

The key to having a successful Ultimate Team throughout the game cycle generally starts with an effective budget team.

The Bundesliga is one of the most popular leagues to build your starter team with, due to the number of quality players across the division.

And now, ahead of the full launch of FIFA 23, 101 highlighted the best cheap Bundesliga players on Ultimate Team this year.

Donyell Malen, Borussia Dortmund (ST)

There are limited decent striking options in the Bundesliga this year, with Timo Werner likely to be everyone’s go-to option.

Outside of Werner, Malen is the next best thing and is expected to be cheap due to his 79 rating.

Malen has 88 pace, excellent dribbling for a card of his rating and, most importantly, four-star skills and a four-star weak foot.

Emile Forsberg, RB Leipzig (CAM)

Forsberg is the best cheap CAM from the Bundesliga this season.

His pace is lacking at 71, but if you play him centrally and not in a 4-2-2-2, he should be fine.

Elsewhere, the midfielder is four-star, four-star, has excellent dribbling and good passing, including 85 vision and 86 short pass.

Emre Can, Borussia Dortmund (CM)

Once again, Emre Can is an excellent box-to-box option to have early in the game.

He only has two stats under 80 (78 shooting and 77 passing), with his defensive and physical stats making him a great pick up for your Bundesliga side.

Djibril Sow, Eintracht Frankfurt (CM)

If you want another work-horse central midfielder then Sow is the next best thing to Can.

He is a very well-rounded option with his 69 shooting the only real downside. But with medium/high work rates, he should not be around the opposition box much anyway.

Christian Gunter, SC Freiburg (LB)

With 80 pace, Gunter is slightly on the slow side for a full-back, but he should be usable in the first few weeks of the game being out.

Outside of his slow pace, though, the German is a solid left-back, with high/medium work rates, 86 crossing 88 stamina and 81 strength.

Dayot Upamecano, Bayern Munich (CB)

Upamecano has gone down one rating this year, but he should still be an excellent centre-back.

The Frenchman has 81 pace, 83 stand tackle, 85 slide tackle, 87 jumping and 88 strength.

Evan Ndicka, Eintracht Frankfurt (CB)

Ndicka is a slightly worse version of Upamecano, but would still make a great partner for him early on.

Ndicka has 80 pace, 82 defensive awareness, 83 stand tackle and 81 strength. He is also left-footed, so fits into a back-four with Upamecano (right-footed) nicely.

Jeremie Frimpong, Bayer Leverkusen (RB)

The Bundesliga is severely lacking in right-back options this year.

The only decent player you should consider getting in is Frimpong. He has 94 pace, 83 dribbling, high/medium work rates and 84 stamina.

However, given the lack of options at RB, the Dutchman’s price may be somewhat inflated.


Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.



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