Not an accolade that any football team in the world wants, but in this article, you will find out which teams on FIFA 22 have the lowest rating based on their defence, midfield, and attack ratings.
So, sorted in order of the worst to the not-so-worst, here are the lowest-rated teams on FIFA 22.
What are the worst teams in FIFA 22?
1. Longford Town (55 OVR)
Attack: 55, Midfield: 55, Defence: 55
Worst Players: Matthew O’Brien (47 OVR), Callum Warfield (48 OVR), Karl Chambers (50 OVR)
Longford Town are the worst team in FIFA 22 and have the lowest overall rating (55 OVR). The newly promoted team play their football in the Irish Premier Division. Club captain Dean Zambra led the club back into the first tier of Irish football after a four-year hiatus.
In the team, you will find the joint highest-rated players to be left back Paddy Kirk and Aaron O’Driscoll, an on-loan centre back from Mansfield Town. Other notable players include 21-year-old on-loan striker Dean Williams and first-choice goalkeeper Lee Steacy (57 OVR).
To have a chance at being successful with Longford Town, try to utilise the left side of the pitch, with the aforementioned Paddy Kirk and 55-rated Dean Byrne, who has 74 acceleration and 75 sprint speed. Byrne is naturally fast and is likely to be your best bet when running through the defence.
It’s best to use a 4-2-3-1 wide formation in order to utilise the best-rated players. Also, allowing your wingers to make runs in behind the defence via tactics would help for a more effective, long ball-based style of attacking play.
2. NorthEast United (55 OVR)
Attack: 56, Midfield: 54, Defence: 56
Worst Players: Emanuel Lalchhanchhuaha (47 OVR), Nabin Rabha (48 OVR), Joe Zoherliana (49 OVR)
Switching our attention to the Indian Super League and the Arena d’Oro, home to the second lowest-rated team on FIFA 22, NorthEast United. Former Indian Super League Champion, Subhashish Roy Chowdhury, captains the club from between the sticks.
The highest-rated player on the team is 30-year-old Spanish centre back Hernán, with an overall rating of 66. He’s closely followed by 65-rated speedster Deshorn Brown. Whilst NorthEast United may not have the best overall rating on FIFA 22, they certainly have a squad with a few speedy players.
To be successful with NorthEast United, try to utilise the players’ speed when attacking by putting balls in behind for your pacy LM, RM, CAM, and ST to try to get on the end of; you will be surprised at how fast these players are in FIFA 22.
Using a 4-2-3-1 wide formation – if you want to give yourself the best chance of success – set your forward players to make runs in behind the defence. With Deshorn Brown and the pace that you have at your disposal from your other players, it is highly unlikely that teams of similar ratings will have players who can match your speed on the wings.
3. Waterford FC (57 OVR)
Attack: 57, Midfield: 57, Defence: 57
Worst Players: Graham O’Reilly (49 OVR), Liam Kervick (50 OVR ), Cian Browne (50 OVR )
Back to the Republic of Ireland Airtricity League, we find six-time champions Waterford FC. Since promotion to the top flight in the 2016/17 season, Waterford FC have maintained their place in the league.
With an average age of just 23 in the starting XI, this team is one of the youngest on this list. Without any real standout players to highlight, Waterford FC are a team that you may struggle to use effectively. The joint highest-rated players on the team are 38-year-old goalkeeper Brian Murphy and 32-year-old centre back Eddie Nolan.
Whilst playing with The Blues, your best bet is to try to soak up as much pressure from the opposition as possible without scoring. So, try to keep the ball and wait patiently for an opportunity to hit the box and get 6’3” Daryl Murphy on the receiving end of a cross.
Using a 5-4-1 formation will enable you to get the best out of this group of players and have the best-rated players on the pitch at the same time. Utilising this formation gives you the ability to reserve the majority of the ball for yourself, set the tempo to low, and pass the ball around before finding an opening. Not the most thrilling of play styles, but likely the most effective for Waterford in FIFA 22.
4. Drogheda United (57 OVR)
Attack: 58, Midfield: 57, Defence: 58
Worst Players: Charles Mutawe (48 OVR), Sam O’Brien (49 OVR), Mohamed Boudiaf (50 OVR)
Staying in the first tier of Irish football, Drogheda United are the fourth lowest-rated team in FIFA 22. Managed by Tim Clancy since 2017, The Super Drogs currently sit sixth in the League of Ireland Premier Division.
Jake Hyland captains the side, which sees left winger Mark Doyle currently their top goalscorer this season with 11 goals, and right back James Brown leading the assists with eight.
Fortunately, your options are not limited when playing with Drogheda United. It’s best to make use of their pacey wingers as speed is such a powerful tool in FIFA 22.
Go for a 4-2-3-1 wide formation and use the attacking option that gives you a flat defensive line, allowing you to siege the opposing defence whilst not leaving your slow defenders exposed at the back. Whilst being vulnerable to long balls in behind, and having lots of gaps in midfield, keep your players tight in formation to limit the chance of the opposition, exploiting this vulnerability in FIFA 22.
5. SC East Bengal FC (OVR: 57)
Attack: 52, Midfield: 58, Defence: 57
Worst Players: Haobam Singh (47 OVR), Sarineo Fernandes (48 OVR), Anil Chawan (49 OVR)
The team with the highest average midfield rating on this list is three-time Indian Super Cup Winners, SC East Bengal. Under the management of former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler, they only managed a ninth-place finish last season.
With 63-rated Bhattacharya in goal, 65 and 63-rated Mrčela and Prce at centre back, 6’5” man mountain Amir Derviševič (67 OVR) in the middle of the pitch, and on-loan speedster Subha Ghosh as a striker, you have a solid spine to build the rest of the team around.
To use the Red and Gold Brigade to the best of their ability, it is important to dictate play through the centre of the pitch, using wider players to move the ball around instead of trying to dribble it past the opposition.
With this in mind, using a 5-3-2 formation would be beneficial and help you to make the most of you core players. You’ll want to gradually work your way up the field whilst pressing the opposition as soon as they gain possession, due to the high stamina ratings of the team.
6. Odisha FC (57 OVR)
Attack: 70, Midfield: 57, Defence: 57
Worst Players: Mohammad Dhot (49 OVR), Lalhrezuala Sailung (49 OVR), Premjit Singh (49 OVR)
Boasting the highest average attack on this list, Odisha FC also play their football in the Indian Super League. Signing Javi Hernández and Malaysia international Liridon Krasniqi in the summer, The Kalinga Warriors are surprisingly well equipped considering their stature on FIFA 22.
Spanish striker Aridai (70 OVR) is the star of the team, with 93 agility, 94 balance, and 80 sprint speed. The 5’6” player also has the Acrobat trait, which could produce some unexpected, elaborate over-head kicks. Utilising this natural goalscorer will be your best bet of winning whilst using Odisha FC.
For the best results with this team, use a 4-4-1-1 formation. This will allow you to have a chance at dealing with teams attacking from the centre; the added protection from the midfielders and the licence for Krasniqi to be more creative will increase your chances of success.
7. Derry City (58 OVR)
Attack: 58, Midfield: 57, Defence: 59
Worst Players: Caoimhin Porter (47 OVR), Patrick Ferry (49 OVR), Jack Lemoignan (49 OVR)
Finally, the highest-rated team on this list of the worst teams in FIFA 22 is the 11-time Irish League Cup Winners, Derry City. Playing their football at Brandywell Stadium and captained by 22-year-old Eoin Toal, The Candystripes currently hold the fourth spot in Ireland’s top division.
Whilst there aren’t any stand-out players, on-loan central midfielder Bastien Héry and left back Daniel Lafferty are the highest-rated players at the club on FIFA 22. Otherwise, on-loan striker Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe and 25-year-old James Akintunde offer good options up front, both possessing decent speed.
To play successfully with the least-worst team on this list, Derry, you will need to utilise the speed that you have at the top whilst also keeping your shape around the park. To do this, use a 5-2-1-2 formation and set in ‘Roam from Position.’ This will soak up pressure around the ball and allow your fast strikers and attacking midfielder to find space in the opposing half.
The worst teams in FIFA 22
In the table below, you’ll find the outright worst teams in FIFA 22.
|Longford Town||Rep. Ireland Airtricity League||0.5||55||55||55||55|
|NorthEast United||Indian Super League||0.5||55||56||54||56|
|Waterford FC||Rep. Ireland Airtricity League||0.5||57||57||57||57|
|Drogheda United||Rep. Ireland Airtricity League||0.5||57||58||57||58|
|SC East Bengal FC||Indian Super League||0.5||57||52||58||57|
|Odisha FC||Indian Super League||0.5||57||70||57||57|
|Derry City||Rep. Ireland Airtricity League||0.5||58||58||57||59|
|Finn Harps||Rep. Ireland Airtricity League||0.5||58||59||58||59|
|Jamshedpur FC||Indian Super League||0.5||58||64||58||56|
|Chongqing Dangdai Lifan FC SWM Team||Chinese Super League||0.5||59||66||57||56|
|Kerala Blasters FC||Indian Super League||0.5||59||67||59||59|
|Hyderabad FC||Indian Super League||0.5||59||64||60||58|
|Sligo Rovers||Rep. Ireland Airtricity League||1||60||63||58||61|
|SC Freiburg II||German 3. Bundesliga||1||60||62||62||59|
|Sutton United||English League Two||1||60||60||61||60|
|Mineros de Guayana||Venezuelan Primera División||1||60||58||61||60|
|Central Coast Mariners||Australian Hyundai A-League||1||60||64||60||59|
|Tianjin TEDA FC||Chinese Super League||1||60||60||60||61|
|Chennaiyin FC||Indian Super League||1||60||59||63||58|
|FC Goa||Indian Super League||1||60||64||60||60|
These have been the worst-rated teams on FIFA 22. Now you know which teams to either avoid or choose, depending on how confident you’re feeling.
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