FIFA 22 Bayern Munich Career Mode Guide: Starting lineup and who to sign

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Bayern Munich dominate German football year-in, year-out, but can you take them back to the top of European football in FIFA 22 Career Mode?

The German giants last tasted European success two years ago when they beat PSG, but they fell to the same opponents at the quarter-final stage last season.

Our guide should help you on your way to making Bayern Munich the most feared team in the world.

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Team Rating

Bayern Munich has a five-star rating in FIFA 22.

The breakdown of the ratings is as follows: ATT 92, MID 84, DEF 81.

Starting Lineup and Formation

Bayern Munich’s default formation is a 4-2-3-1, and some variation of that or a 4-3-3 will help you get the best out of a star-studded squad.

Your striker will need no introduction with Robert Lewandowski leading the line, and there is not much competition for places!

Serge Gnabry and Leroy Sane are the starting wingers in the game, but Kingsley Coman is the highest-rated of the three. The trio are all top-class, so you are well covered in the wide areas.

Thomas Muller starts in the attacking midfield role, with fellow German internationals Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich completing an excellent midfield trio.

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Canadian speedster Alphonso Davies starts at left-back, with Niklas Sule and Dayot Upamecano forming a promising partnership in centre-back.

French World Cup winner Benjamin Pavard occupies the right-back position with legendary German stalwart Manuel Neuer between the sticks.

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Tactics and Instructions

Alphonso Davies can be a great attacking threat, so making sure he is set to 'Get Forward' should get the best out of him.

You can balance this out by telling the less attacking Benjamin Pavard to 'Stay Back While Attacking', ensuring you have three defenders back at all times.

Both Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka can contribute to your attacking play so we don't want to limit them, but making sure they 'Cover Centre' is vital to keeping your defence compact.

We want Robert Lewandowski to 'Stay Central' too, making sure he is in front of goal as much as possible.

Development Plans

Teenage prodigy Jamal Musiala is a player you may want to look at changing his position which in the latest update is LM, as he is the most likely to replace Thomas Muller in the CAM role.

With a potential of 88 OVR, Musiala can even eclipse the veteran Muller’s 87 OVR.

Elsewhere, you just need to ensure that players are working on the attributes you want them to, so it is worth altering players’ development plans.

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Transfer Market

Starting budget: £99 million

Who should go?

Bayern Munich does have a large squad, so there are several players that can be let go.

Sven Ulreich (OVR 75), Bouna Sarr (OVR 74), Corentin Tolisso (OVR 80), Michael Cuisance (OVR 73), and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (OVR 76) can all be put on the transfer list.

Benjamin Pavard (OVR 79) could also be put up for sale if you are planning on bringing in a new right-back.

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The following youngsters can also be sold as their potential rating is not high enough to challenge for a first-team spot:

Josip Stanisic, Taylor Booth, Oliver Batista Meier

Loans

Malik Tillman (POT 81) is probably the only youngster worth sending out on loan in the first season with several players already on short-term deals at other clubs.

Tamguy Nianzou (POT 85), and Omar Richards (POT 82) could also benefit from loans if you don’t intend to use them much in the first year of your save.

Chris Richards (POT 84) is one player to keep an eye on when he returns from his loan spell in the second season.

Who to sign?

Bayern Munich are well stocked in most areas, but right-back is certainly an area of weakness.

Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (OVR 87) is the best RB in the game, but it will take a hefty transfer fee to pry him away from Anfield.

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You won’t be able to sign Achraf Hakimi (OVR 85) or Pedro Porro (OVR 80) in your first season either, so you may have to be patient.

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Transfer Options (RB/RWB)

Player Age Club Cost Wage OVR POT
Trent Alexander-Arnold22Liverpool£88m£129k8790
Achraf Hakimi22PSG£63m£86k8589
Pedro Porro21Sporting CP£35m£69k8087
Aaron Wan-Bissaka23Man Utd£42m£99k8387
Joao Cancelo27Man City£62m£159k8687

A replacement for Robert Lewandowski will be required at some point, so finding a young forward with great potential is the way to go.

We know about the talents of Erling Haaland (OVR 88) and Kylian Mbappe (OVR 91), but they will both cost a small fortune!

Chelsea’s German star Kai Havertz (OVR 84) could also be a viable option as he can easily be molded into an out-and-out striker.

Transfer Options (ST/CF)

Player Age Club Cost Wage OVR POT
Kylian Mbappe22PSG£167m£198k9195
Erling Haaland20Borussia Dortmund£123m£95k8894
Kai Havertz22Chelsea£81m£112k8492
Joao Felix21Atletico Madrid£71m£52k8391
Victor Osimhen22Napoli£50m£61k8189

Board Expectations

As you'd expect, the Bayern Munich board expects trophies to be won.

Domestic Success and Continental Success are critical to your tenure in charge, so make sure you win everything you compete in!

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BIG CLUB MENTALITY - Bayern's board expect results

Brand Exposure is also critical to the board, so make sure to bring in top-class players to help you achieve those goals.

You can forget the Financial targets as they are of low priority, but it is worth investing some time and money in your Youth Development.