FIFA 16 Atletico Madrid: Complete Guide For Career Mode

FIFA 16 Atletico Madrid Guide – For those gamers that don’t like playing online, manager mode is their FIFA haven. 

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FIFA 16 Atletico – For those gamers that don’t like playing online, manager mode is their FIFA haven. A place where you can take apart any team you want, and completely construct a new one, however you please. Sometimes though, it helps to have a helping hand in explaining how to best use different teams on Career Mode. So, RealSport have devised a team-by-team guide for anyone looking to start a manager mode on FIFA 16. A list of some other useful FIFA guides: Complete Premier League Team-By-Team Guide For Completing Career Mode: 

General Tips

  • Always choose the lenient option when selecting your ‘financial strictness’. This way you get 85% of the money that the board receives from outgoing transfers to spend on new players
  • Use the new ‘Training’ feature – even if you can’t be bothered to always carry out the drills, simulate 5 drills every week, it’s a useful way to help your players grow outside of matches
  • Remember, it’s not always the wisest move to spend all your transfer budget in summer as you could need a few replacements come January, so if possible, save a few of those pennies for a rainy day!


  • Transfer budget – £43m
  • Wage budget – £210k/week

What the team needs

  • Centre midfielder
  • Winger  

Who you should get rid of 

A general rule here is to sell off players that are old (31+), as on FIFA, their ratings can deteriorate pretty fast, so it’s best to cash in on them while they’re still valuable. Below is the names of the players you should get rid of and the lowest value at which you should sell that player:

  • Tiago – £6m
  • Gabi – £10m

Total Received = £16m New Budget = £59m

Who you should buy (with the smaller budget)

If you can, aim to sign younger players, as FIFA has this thing for making a majority of all decent young players develop pretty well, even if they don’t in real life. If you can’t sell the ‘deadweight’ players, the following are those you can sign within your original budget (£72m):

Name: Ross Barkley (79) Cost: £26.5m (Everton)

Is he worth it?

  • Barkley adds a sense of dynamism to Atletico’s midfield which they currently don’t have. Barkley sitting jus behind Griezmann and Vietto/Jackson could be what’s needed to hustle back the La Liga title to the Vicente Calderon from Real Madrid/Barcelona

Alternative option – Youri Tielemans (78) – £11m (Anderlecht)

Name: Bernard (78) Cost: £11m (Shakhtar Donetsk)

Is he worth it?

  • Bernard is something of a steal at £11m, as he has the potential to easily grow to 85-87, and is a nice option either to start with or bring off the bench as a ‘plan B’

 Alternative option – Goncalo Guedes (73) – £4.3m (Benfica)  

Name: Miranda (85) Cost: £1.3m (Recall from loan)

Is he worth it?

  • If it only costs £1.3m to recall your best defender, then take that chance. This isn’t real life, so get Miranda back to the Vicente Calderon ASAP

 Alternative option – N/A  

Who you should buy (with the larger budget)

If you do manage to sell the ‘deadweight’ players listed above, these are the extra players you should think about signing. Each player’s rating is shown in brackets:

Name: Goncalo Guedes (73) Cost: £4.3m (Benfica)

Is he worth it?

  • You don’t have to spend all £16m at once you get from Gabi/Tiago, so invest in a prospect like Guedes to work on over the next 2-3 seasons. He’s a little raw, but can grow as high as 88 so sign him up now whilst he’s cheap  

Name: Bertrand Traore (74) Cost: £5m (Chelsea)

Is he worth it?

  • Traore is another like Guedes who’s someone you sign now and grow for a few seasons. He’s capable of playing up-front and grows as high as 85/86  

More gaming guides:

FIFA 16:

Complete Team-By-Team Guide To Starting A Career Mode (Premier League) including:

Top 5 FIFA 16 Goals

The Real Picture: What FIFA 16 Needs To Fix


FM 16:

Wonderkids Guides

Premier League Best Wonderkids

Europe’s Best Wonderkids

La Liga Wonderkids

Bundesliga Wonderkids

Serie A Wonderkids

Best Wonderkids From Smaller European Leagues

Best XI’s

Premier League Wonderkids Best XI

The 11 Best ‘Big Budget’ Signings On FM15

Europe’s Best Wonderkids XI

La Liga Wonderkids Best XI

The 11 Best Signings On FM15

Bundesliga Wonderkids Best XI

Smaller European Leagues Wonderkids XI

The Premier League On-Loan XI

The Best FM15 Signings Under £5m


FM 16 Stories

Celtic In The Premier League

Barcelona In League 2

Ronaldo & Messi At Aston Villa

Barcelona In The Premier League

Messi On A Cold Night In Stoke


General Guides

How To Sign Any Player For Cheap On FM16

6 Reasons To Buy FM16 

5 Bargains You Won’t Find In FM16

6 Teams To Try On FM16

What Happened When We Played FM16 For The First Time

The 5 Best Free Transfers At Every Position

Best Signings From Relegation-Prone Teams 


Transfer Budgets

Premier League Teams Transfer/Wage Budgets Revealed

Every European Team’s Transfer/Wage Budgets Revealed

La Liga Teams Transfer/Wage Budgets Revealed

Serie A Teams Transfer/Wage Budgets Revealed

Bundesliga Transfer/Wage Budget Revealed

Smaller European Teams Transfer/Wage Budget Revealed

The 20 Teams With The Highest Transfer/Wage Budgets