Yes, you really can play as AFC Richmond in FIFA 23. Having withdrawal symptoms following the Ted Lasso Season 3 finale? Sooth those ails by donning the red and blue in FIFA 23. The gang are all here, including Coach Beard, Jamie Tartt and Dani Rojas. But which modes can you use them in, and is it possible to nab that Bantr-sponsored strip? All is revealed in your FIFA 23 AFC Richmond guide.
How can I play as AFC Richmond in FIFA 23?
AFC Richmond are available in career mode, standard kick-off matches, online friendlies, and online seasons. If you select them in career, you’re presented with a ‘Swap Team’ screen where you choose which side they’ll replace in an existing league. [It might be tempting to choose Forest, but you’ll be losing one of the best FIFA 23 kits.]
These are the board expectations you start with in career mode as AFC Richmond:
- Domestic Success: Medium
- Continental Success: Low
- Brand Exposure: High
- Financial: High
- Youth Development: Medium
- Transfer Budget: £25m
Is Ted Lasso in FIFA 23?
Yep, Jason Sudeikis has been scanned to appear in your FIFA 23 dugout. You don’t need to control AFC Richmond in order to have him as your FIFA 23 career mode boss, either. Start a new save, then select ‘Play As Real Manager’. Now choose the Rest Of World tab, and scroll to the bottom right hand corner. You’ll find Ted Lasso next to Ukraine legend Sergiy Rebrov, and can customize his dugout wear in whatever manner you see fit.
Is the AFC Richmond stadium in FIFA 23?
It most certainly is. Crystal Palace’s home ground of Selhurst Park was rebranded as Nelson Road in the TV show, and the same makeover has been performed in-game. However, given that Selhurst was in the game anyway, it didn’t make our guide to the six new FIFA 23 stadiums. It nonetheless feels like a fresh venue once you step out in the Greyhounds’ official garb.
How do I get AFC Richmond cards in Ultimate Team?
There are no AFC Richmond players in FUT, but early in the season you could nab both Ted Lasso and/or Coach Beard to patrol the touchline. Doing so required you to dip into the new solo Moments mode. Completing some fairly basic challenges earned stars which can then be spent on either, or both – they cost four stars each.
Further items could be unlocked via the ‘Ted Lasso Game-On’ and ‘Ted Lasso’s Story’ objectives sets. Namely three official AFC Richmond kits, two Tifos, a stadium theme, and the club’s badge. Sadly, Ted Lasso Game-On expired on Thursday, November 10, and Ted Lasso's Story has since disappeared too.
Your best best now is the secondary market. To find Ted Lasso or Coach Beard search 'Staff' with your league set to 'Premier League', and country set to 'United States'.
All three kits, along with the AFC Richmond badge and Nelson Road stadium, can also be found in this way. However, the latter is a rare silver card, so expect to pay the maximum asking price of 5,000 coins.
For future help on objectives challenges like this, bookmark our FIFA 23 skill moves.
What are the AFC Richmond player ratings in career mode?
Here’s the full set of AFC Richmond players, along with their potential. Prefer real-life numbers? Try our FIFA 23 ratings guide.