FIFA 23: Cheapest 87-rated players in Ultimate Team

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The Team of the Season (TOTS) campaign may have ended in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, but the need for cheap fodder continues!

We had plenty of content released over the TOTS event, but bigger and better cards have dropped during the Shapeshifters promo, with Squad Building Challenges (SBCs) letting you upgrade your current side by trading in players for special items.

We all know by now that in order to complete SBCs, you'll need fodder. So, check out the cheapest 87-rated players in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team below.

Cheapest 87-Rated Players

We have seen a slight price increase for the cheapest 87-rated players in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, with you now having to pay around 16,000 coins on PlayStation and Xbox to secure a card of that rating.

The Premier League provides several of the cheapest 87-rated players in the game right now, with David De Gea, Hugo Lloris, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Rodri, Andrew Robertson and Fabinho all on the list.

If you're needing to hit certain chemistry requirements as well as squad rating, then the Prem is definitely the place to go!

Top 10 cheapest 87-rated players in FUT 23:

  • Ilkay Gundogan (MOTM) - 15,500 coins
  • Andrew Robertson - 15,750 coins
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold - 16,000 coins
  • Rodri - 16,000 coins
  • Thomas Muller - 16,000 coins
  • David De Gea - 16,000 coins
  • Marco Verratti - 16,000 coins
  • Fabinho - 16,000 coins
  • Hugo Lloris - 16,000 coins
  • Leon Goretzka - 16,000 coins


An SBC - or Squad Building Challenge - is one of the playable game modes within Ultimate Team.

You are tasked with building teams using players from your club, but with specific requirements.

SBC requirements regularly include a minimum overall squad rating amongst other things.

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MASTER THE BASICS - SBCs offer a regular way you can claim rewards in FUT

So, in order to hit the minimum squad rating, you will need 'SBC fodder'.

SBC fodder refers to high-rated cards that are cheap in price due to either their on-pitch performance or their underrated value in the market but are useful in SBCs because of their high OVR rating.

In many cases, it can be more economical to include an 87 OVR or 88 OVR card in SBCs that require a lower-rated squad, such as an 84 or 85 squad rating, as it can significantly bump up the overall rating of the squad.

More cheapest-rated players

If you're after other cheap players with different ratings in FIFA 23 Ultimate Team, then take a look at our other lists:

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