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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
|Middlesbrough||3 Star||England, Championship||75||70||70||70|
|Universidad Católica||3 Star||CONMEBOL Libertadores||75||70||68||70|
|Atlanta United||3 Star||US, MLS||74||70||69||70|
|Guangzhou FC||3 Star||China, Super League||74||70||69||70|
|Nacional de Montevideo||3 Star||CONMEBOL Libertadores||74||70||68||70|
|CD Tenerife||3 Star||Spain, Segunda División||73||70||69||70|
|Rosario Central||3 Star||Argentina, Primera División||73||70||68||70|
|Al Ittihad||3 Star||Saudi Arabia, Pro League||72||70||68||70|
|Newell’s Old Boys||3 Star||Argentina, Primera División||72||69||70||70|
|Real Sporting de Gijón||3 Star||Spain, Segunda División||72||69||70||70|
|DC United||3 Star||US, MLS||72||68||68||70|
|Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors||3 Star||Korea Republic, K-League 1||71||71||69||70|
|Kawasaki Frontale||3 Star||Japan, J1 League||71||70||71||70|
|Moreirense||3 Star||Portugal, Primeira Liga||71||70||70||70|
|San Lorenzo de Almagro||3 Star||Argentina, Primera División||71||70||70||70|
|Hamburger SV||3 Star||Germany, 2. Bundesliga||71||70||70||70|
|Queens Park Rangers||3 Star||England, Championship||71||70||70||70|
|Fortuna Düsseldorf||3 Star||Germany, 2. Bundesliga||71||70||69||70|
|Kasımpaşa||3 Star||Turkey, Süper Lig||71||70||68||70|
|Gaziantep FK||3 Star||Turkey, Süper Lig||71||69||71||70|
|Salernitana||3 Star||Italy, Serie A||71||69||71||70|
|Venezia||3 Star||Italy, Serie A||71||68||69||70|
|Kaizer Chiefs||3 Star||Rest of the World||71||66||67||70|
|Famalicão||3 Star||Portugal, Primeira Liga||70||71||71||70|
|FC Juárez||3 Star||Mexico, Liga MX||70||71||67||70|
|Vitesse||3 Star||Netherlands, Eredivisie||70||70||72||70|
|Cuiabá||3 Star||Brazil, Série A||70||70||71||70|
|Málaga CF||3 Star||Spain, Segunda División||70||70||71||70|
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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