29 Sep 2020 10:31 AM +00:00

FIFA 21 Career Mode: Bayern Munich – Confirmed Ratings, Line-Up, Potential, Guide, Transfers & more

Having won everything in sight last season, Bayern will be looking to repeat the feat this year.

With the help of our Career Mode guide, can you lead them to glory once more on FIFA 21?

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Bayern have one of the most exciting squads in the world, and their attack is incredible!

Starting XI

Whether you want to play a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3, the outcome is very similar for Bayern.

Down the left you are blessed with pace with Leroy Sane and Alphonso Davies! On the other side, Serge Gnabry is no slouch, although Benjamin Pavard is unlikely to be as effective going forward.

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NEW KID ON THE BLOCK! Leroy Sane will be one to watch this year


With Robert Lewandowski you are guaranteed goals up front, while the midfield three of Leon Goretzka, Thomas Muller and Joshua Kimmich provide a perfect blend of physicality and technique.


Veteran keeper Manuel Neuer is reliable between the sticks. There are plenty of options at centre back, however we feel David Alaba and Niklas Sule provide a balance of pace and power.

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CLASS! Bayern have one of the best starting XI's on the game



Unless there are some late arrivals, Sven Ulreich (OVR 79) will be your backup goalkeeper to begin with.

Jerome Boateng (OVR 82) and Lucas Hernandez (OVR 82) are your two defensive options from the bench, with limited specialist cover at full back.


In central midfield, Spanish enforcer Javi Martinez (OVR 81) provides a more defensive option than Corentin Tolisso (OVR 80). French flyer Kingsley Coman (OVR 84) is a more than useful sub for Sane or Gnabry!

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SUPER SUB! Coman's pace can hurt teams off the bench

Up front is tricky, with teenager Joshua Zirkzee the only out and out striker in the rest of the squad.



Bayern do not have the biggest squad, so their reserves are made up of predominantly younger players.

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Goalkeeper Alexander Nubel has arrived from Schalke and will provide competition for Ulreich. Michael Cuisance is the standout youngster in the squad, so keep an eye on him!


Make sure Alphonso Davies joins the attack! With 96 Pace, the Canadian can really hurt the opposition down the left-hand side.

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Both wingers are dangerous when running at the opposition, so don’t limit them to staying wide or cutting inside and leave them balanced.

Robert Lewandowski is most dangerous between the posts, so keep him central to bag you loads of goals.

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Bayern like to dominate possession, and with such a strong midfield it is easily done. Set your attacking tactics to possession and play your way through almost anyone.


There are still areas to improve this Bayern side despite their success last season.



The German champions will have a sizeable budget and a relatively small squad, so selling is not a concern.

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However, you may want to shift Sven Ulreich if you feel Nubel is a strong enough backup goalkeeper.

It is more a case of loaning out some young stars, but again this is not a priority with Bayern’s limited squad.


A pacey right back is a priority, so you can happily spend the big bucks! Trent Alexander-Arnold (OVR 87) is the best in the game, although it could be tricky to pry him from Anfield.

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THE BEST! TAA is the best right back on FIFA 21


Leicester’s Ricardo Pereira (OVR 85) is a great option. Quick and defensively sound, the 27-year-old can slot straight into first team action.

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The rest of the starting XI is very strong, so younger support players are the order of the day. A secondary striker to cover Lewandowski should also be signed!

Lyon’s Moussa Dembele (OVR 81) is a great all-round threat and won’t break the bank either.


There are plenty of options for training in the Bayern squad, with Joshua Zirkzee top of the list. The teenage forward will have a high potential, so it is worth making the most of.

Centre backs Lucas Hernandez and Niklas Sule will have high potentials too, and they can be your CB pairing for years to come.

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French midfielder Michael Cuisance is also a future star, so monitor his progress closely!

Confirmed Ratings

The confirmed ratings for Bayern so far are as follows:

  • Robert Lewandowski – 91 OVR
  • Manuel Neuer – 89 OVR
  • Joshua Kimmich – 88 OVR
  • Thomas Muller – 86 OVR
  • Serge Gnabry – 85 OVR
  • Leroy Sane – 85 OVR
  • David Alaba – 84 OVR
  • Leon Goretzka – 84 OVR
  • Niklas Sule – 84 OVR
  • Kingsley Coman – 84 OVR
  • Jerome Boateng – 82 OVR
  • Lucas Hernandez – 82 OVR
  • Javi Martinez – 81 OVR
  • Benjamin Pavard – 81 OVR
  • Alphonso Davies – 81 OVR
  • Corentin Tolisso – 80 OVR
  • Sven Ulrich – 79 OVR
  • Alvaro Odriozola – 79 OVR

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