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FIFA 16 Barcelona: Complete Guide For Career Mode

FIFA 16 Barcelona - 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 - £72m
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  • Wage budget – £350k/week

What the team needs

  • Centre back
  • Centre midfielder
  • Back-up forward/attacker for 'MSN'  

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 their 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:

  • Andres Iniesta - £28m (He's 31 and not getting any younger, so will only get cheaper. It's worth cashing in now)
  • Jeremy Mathieu - £9m

Total Received = £37m New Budget = £109m  

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: Aymeric Laporte (83)

Cost:£26m (Athletic Bilbao)

Is he worth it?

  • Laporte is still so young (21) but is already ranked 83 overall and will grow to 88-90 in no-time. He's also at least 7 years younger than Pique, Mascherano and Vermaelen, making him a potential mainstay in your defence for the next 10+ seasons

Alternative option – Marquinhos (81) - £23m (PSG)  

Name: William Carvalho (81)

Cost:£23m (Sporting Lisbon)

Is he worth it?

  • Replacing Iniesta's ingenuity up-front with a more defensive minded player like Carvalho means the rest of your forwards are awarded that extra bit of freedom, which can only be a good thing in this team

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

Name: Breel Embolo (76)

Cost:£11m (Basel)

Is he worth it?

  • Embolo is just 18 but has bags of potential. He's quick, agile and is a great fit to fill-in for Messi/Neymar/Suarez as and when he's needed to
  • £11m is also a bargain price to pay for someone who's a deadlock to grow to at least 87

 Alternative option – Angel Correa - £13m (Atletico)

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: Paul Pogba (86)

Cost: £47m (Juventus)

Is he worth it?

  • If you manage to offload Iniesta, then sign Pogba ahead of Carvalho. Alternatively, you could offload Busquets and Iniesta and sign both Pogba & Carvalho  

Name: Lucas Moura (81)

Cost: £19.5m (PSG)

Is he worth it?

  • Lucas is a step further in the development chain than Embolo, but may demand more first-team football. Still, for £19.5m, he will definitely grow so even if you are forced to sell him, you should receive at least £40m for him  

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


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