FIFA 23 - Best overpowered 50k Ultimate Team starter XI as of January 2023

If you've recently got your hands on FIFA 23 over the Christmas period, you'll need to build a cheap Ultimate Team XI that can compete with the stacked top-tier squads in FUT Champions.

Well, we're here to help. We've constructed the most overpowered FUT starter squad possible for under 50,000 coins!

You will need to set up in the 4-2-4 formation in order to achieve full chemistry with every player in the team.

However, we recommend switching to the 4-2-3-1 system in-game as this will allow you to get the best out of each and every card selected.

Please note, all prices are accurate as of Tuesday, 3 January 2023 and are taken from the FUT 23 PlayStation and Xbox transfer market.


We've saved most of our budget for the attacking positions, with the defence costing a combined sum of just 10,100 coins.

Pacey centre-backs Lukas Klostermann and Josko Gvardiol are pretty much timeless in FUT 23, with both players possessing quality way beyond their base ratings.

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FAN FAVOURITE - There's a reason why FUT players love Klostermann so much

GK - Peter Gulacsi - 7,400 coins

RB - Jeremie Frimpong - 1,200 coins

CB - Lukas Klostermann - 700 coins

CB - Josko Gvardiol - 700 coins

LB - Leonardo Spinazzola - 800 coins


The midfielders come in a little more pricey. The two defensive midfielders, Lorenzo Pellegrini and Franck Kessie can more than hold their own against some of the best cards in the game.

Memphis Depay adds flair to the middle third with his five-star skill moves and great technical ability in the central-attacking-midfield role.

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CHEAP BEAST - Kessie has brilliant stats across the board

CDM - Lorenzo Pellegrini - 3,200 coins

CDM - Franck Kessie - 3,200 coins

CAM - Memphis Depay - 7,500 coins


Ferran Torres is the facilitator in the attack. His Barcelona links allow the likes of Franck Kessie, Memphis Depay and the main man up front to get full chemistry.

That man is Ousmane Dembele. The best value player in the entire game.

The Frenchman's five-star skill moves and five-star weak foot make him perfect for the striker role, allowing you to turn in tight spaces in the box and get your shot away on either foot.

Fellow France international Kingsley Coman is the most expensive player in the squad and for good reason. Raw pace coupled with five-star skill moves makes the Bayern Munich forward a frightening prospect for defenders.

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BUDGET GOAT - Dembele will be usable until the final day of the FUT calendar

RW - Ferran Torres - 750 coins

LW - Kingsley Coman - 12,000 coins

ST - Ousmane Dembele - 5,500 coins

Full 50k Starter Squad

The entire starter XI will set you back roughly 43,000 coins on the PlayStation and Xbox market.

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Of course, a squad is not complete without super subs and you have about 7,000 coins to play with.

Here are some overpowered cheap substitute options for you to choose from:

  • Allan Saint-Maximin - 3,500 coins
  • Joao Felix - 3,300 coins
  • Antony - 2,200 coins
  • Adama Traore - 1,000 coins
  • Timo Werner - 750 coins
  • Carlos Soler - 1,000 coins
  • Juan Cuadrado - 1,900 coins
  • Nuno Mendes - 1,700 coins
  • Dayot Upamecano - 700 coins
  • Min Jae Kim - 650 coins
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