Squad Building Challenges can be one of the best ways to improve your Ultimate Team in FIFA 23, and this year we have seen some excellent items made available.
Part of the challenge of unlocking these great rewards is meeting the squad requirements, and this often involves including a player of a specific rating. With that in mind, you will need to know who the cheapest 89-rated players are in the game.
As the season comes into its final stages there will be plenty of SBCs to unlock, with both players and packs as the rewards. Take a look at the cheapest 89-rated players available in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team below.
Cheapest 89-Rated Players
There are just ten 89-rated gold players in FUT 23, so it is unsurprising to see a few special cards mixed in with the cheapest items for this rating.
A couple of Fantasy FUT players currently appear on the list, but keep an eye out for FUT Hero items too, as they often become some of the cheapest around.
For the cheapest 89-rated players you are looking at shelling out around 27,000 coins on PlayStation and Xbox, a significant jump from 88-rated players.
The Premier League is home to six of the ten 88-rated gold players, with Brazilians Ederson, Allison and Casemiro useful if you're looking to build chemistry too.
Top 10 cheapest 89-rated players in FUT 23:
- Joshua Kimmich - 26,500 coins
- Casemiro - 26,500 coins
- Sadio Mane - 26,750 coins
- N'Golo Kante - 26,750 coins
- Harry Kane - 26,750 coins
- Jan Oblak - 27,000 coins
- Heung Min Son - 27,000 coins
- Neymar - 27,500 coins
- Nicolas Tagliafico (Fantasy FUT) - 27,750 coins
- Patrick Wimmer (Fantasy FUT) - 27,750 coins
FIFA 23 SBCs
An SBC - or Squad Building Challenge - is one of the playable game modes within Ultimate Team.
You are tasked with building teams using players from your club, but with specific requirements.
SBC requirements regularly include a minimum overall squad rating amongst other things.
So, in order to hit the minimum squad rating, you will need 'SBC fodder'.
SBC fodder refers to high-rated cards that are cheap in price due to either their on-pitch performance or their underrated value in the market but are useful in SBCs because of their high OVR rating.
In many cases, it can be more economical to include an 88 OVR or 89 OVR card in SBCs that require a lower-rated squad, such as an 85 or 86 squad rating, as it can significantly bump up the overall rating of the squad.
More cheapest-rated players
If you're after other cheap players with different ratings in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, then take a look at our other lists:
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