FIFA 22: Best 3 Star Teams to Play With

If you’re tasked with playing as a three-star team in FIFA 22, you may as well pick one of the best ones.


As you’ll know, playing FIFA isn’t always about battling it out with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, and Real Madrid: sometimes, you’ve got to find a team further down the ratings.

Here, we’ve got all of the best three-star teams of FIFA 22 listed, highlighting those with particularly strong ratings that seem to put them just that bit above the rest.


Middlesbrough (3 Stars), Overall 70

Attack: 75
Midfield: 70
Defence: 70
Total: 70
Best Players: Andraž Šporar (75 OVR), Dael Fry (73 OVR), Paddy McNair (72 OVR)

Middlesbrough continue to be on a rollercoaster ride that should eventually see the club back in the Premier League. However, this season, Boro look to be on the downswing, slipping from fifth, seventh, 17th, to tenth over the last four season, and sitting in 15th after 11 games of this season.

In FIFA 22, as far as three-star teams go, Middlesbrough are pretty solid. The trio of star players – Andraž Šporar (75 OVR), Dael Fry (73 OVR), and Paddy McNair (72 OVR) – can form the spine of the team. Around them, you can deploy Onel Hernández (71 OVR, 83 Pace), Darnell Fisher (72 OVR, 79 Pace), and Marcus Browne (67 OVR, 84 Pace) to be a real threat.

Universidad Católica (3 Stars), Overall 70

Attack: 75
Midfield: 70
Defence: 68
Total: 70
Best Players: Diego Buonanotte (76 OVR), José Fuenzalida (75 OVR), Édson Puch (75 OVR)


CD Universidad Católica are the perennial champions of Chile’s Primera División, winning the title four seasons in a row to tally 15 in total for the club. However, this season, with seven losses, two draws, and 13 wins, Los Cruzados trailed Colo Colo by the 22nd-game mark.

Certainly a top-heavy team, you can construct quite the attacking force for a three-star team with Universidad Católica. With Diego Buonanotte (76 OVR) in CAM, José Fuenzalida (75 OVR) on the right wing, Édson Puch (75 OVR) on the left wing, and Fernando Zampedri (75 OVR) as the striker, you’ve got a mighty attack to deploy.

Atlanta United (3 Stars), Overall 70

Attack: 74
Midfield: 70
Defence: 69
Total: 70
Best Players: Josef Martínez (80 OVR), Luiz Araújo (77 OVR), Marcelino Moreno (75 OVR)


In just their second season as an MLS franchise, Atlanta United won the MLS Cup (awarded to the winner of the playoffs that take place after the regular season). In 2019, their third season, Atlanta snagged the US Open Cup. Last season, however, they missed the postseason altogether and might do the same this year.

Despite this, EA has given United’s players the ratings required to make them one of the fastest teams FIFA 22 when using the optimum line-up. They boast five high-speed players, including Jürgen Damm (71 OVR and 92 Pace) and Marcelino Moreno (75 OVR and 89 Pace), as well as a decent goalie in Brad Guzan (69 OVR).

Guangzhou FC (3 Stars), Overall 70

Attack: 74
Midfield: 70
Defence: 69
Total: 70
Best Players: Gao Late (79 OVR), Ai Kesen (79 OVR), A Lan (77 OVR)

Guangzhou FC, formerly Guangzhou Evergrande, are still the dominant force in China’s Super League. In eight of the last ten seasons of play, the South China Tigers have won the league. This season, they’re very much in the mix to retain their crown, but at the 14-game mark, an upstart Shandong Luneng had poached the top spot.

The constant contenders in the Chinese top-flight have several players whose overall ratings dip below the overall of the team, but have some very heavy players to balance things out. So, the four players who you want to get the ball to are Gao Late (79 OVR), Ai Kesen (79 OVR), A Lan (77 OVR), and Fei Nanduo (76 OVR) – all of whom are attack-minded players.

Nacional de Montevideo (3 Stars), Overall 70

Attack: 74
Midfield: 70
Defence: 68
Total: 70
Best Players: Sergio Rochet (76 OVR), Gonzalo Bergessio (75 OVR), Andrés D’Alessandro (75 OVR)

Playing in the Uruguayan Primera División, Club Nacional have been an ever-present title contender from the competition’s very inception. Since 2010, they’ve finished second on three occasions and won the league six times. Last season, their striker Gonzalo Bergessio scored 25 goals to win the golden boot.

It’s a good thing that age doesn’t matter in Kick Off modes as two of the best players for Nacional de Montevideo in FIFA 22 are over 35-years-old (Bergessio and D’Alessandro). Still, it is encouraging to see the goalkeeper Sergio Rochet (76 OVR) as the team’s highest-rated player.

CD Tenerife (3 Stars), Overall 70

Attack: 73
Midfield: 70
Defence: 69
Total: 70
Best Players: Enric Gallego (73 OVR), Míchel (72 OVR), Shaquell Moore (72 OVR)

Since coming up from the third tier of Spanish football, CD Tenerife have been distinctly middling in all but one Segunda División campaign. Back in 2016/17, they climbed to fourth, but since then, it’s been bottom-half finishes for Chicharrero. That said, the early stages of this season saw Tenerife in the mix for promotion places.

Headlining the show for Tenerife isn’t their top-rated striker (Gallego, 73 OVR), but rather their right back, Shaquell Moore (72 OVR). The American’s overall rating makes him one of the top players, but his 87 pace makes him the most useful in FIFA 22. In a similar vein, you could also turn to versatile English attacker Samuel Shashoua (69 OVR, 86 Pace).

Rosario Central (3 Stars), Overall 70

Attack: 73
Midfield: 70
Defence: 68
Total: 70
Best Players: Emiliano Vecchio (76 OVR), Jorge Broun (74 OVR), Lucas Gamba (74 OVR)

Rosario Central have been a slightly less than middling team in their time in the Argentine Primera División, with the highlights being their Copa Libertadores qualification in 2017/18 and a ninth-place finish in 2019/20. So far this season, it looks like business as usual, sitting 17th after 14 games.

Still, there’s plenty to like about Rosario Central in FIFA 22, with you being capable of starting ten players rated at 71 overall or above. Headlining the ratings is creative midfielder Emiliano Vecchio (76 OVR), but you’ll certainly look to feed the 88 pace of Lucas Gamba (74 OVR) whenever the forward has some space ahead of him.

All of the best 3 star teams in FIFA 22

In the table below, you’ll find all of the best three-star teams for you to use in FIFA 22. You’ll want to keep in mind that, if you want to play as a CONMEBOL team, you’ll need to go into the specific CONMEBOL Kick Off mode.

TeamStar RatingLeagueAttackMidfieldDefenceOverall
Middlesbrough3 StarEngland, Championship75707070
Universidad Católica3 StarCONMEBOL Libertadores75706870
Atlanta United3 StarUS, MLS74706970
Guangzhou FC3 StarChina, Super League74706970
Nacional de Montevideo3 StarCONMEBOL Libertadores74706870
CD Tenerife3 StarSpain, Segunda División73706970
Rosario Central3 StarArgentina, Primera División73706870
Al Ittihad3 StarSaudi Arabia, Pro League72706870
Newell’s Old Boys3 StarArgentina, Primera División72697070
Real Sporting de Gijón3 StarSpain, Segunda División72697070
DC United3 StarUS, MLS72686870
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors3 StarKorea Republic, K-League 171716970
Kawasaki Frontale3 StarJapan, J1 League71707170
Moreirense3 StarPortugal, Primeira Liga71707070
San Lorenzo de Almagro3 StarArgentina, Primera División71707070
Hamburger SV3 StarGermany, 2. Bundesliga71707070
Queens Park Rangers3 StarEngland, Championship71707070
Fortuna Düsseldorf3 StarGermany, 2. Bundesliga71706970
Kasımpaşa3 StarTurkey, Süper Lig71706870
Gaziantep FK3 StarTurkey, Süper Lig71697170
Salernitana3 StarItaly, Serie A71697170
Venezia3 StarItaly, Serie A71686970
Kaizer Chiefs3 StarRest of the World71666770
Famalicão3 StarPortugal, Primeira Liga70717170
FC Juárez3 StarMexico, Liga MX70716770
Vitesse3 StarNetherlands, Eredivisie70707270
Cuiabá3 StarBrazil, Série A70707170
Málaga CF3 StarSpain, Segunda División70707170

If you want to get the edge in a battle between two three-star teams in FIFA 22, pick one of the best teams, as listed above.

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