FIFA 23: 20 cheapest 89-rated players for the Ultimate Team

Silvester Gachinga

Ultimate Team is a game mode that enables players to create their own unique team built around current professional active footballers from all clubs.

The fun and excitement come from matching your FIFA 23 team against your opponent for challenges to win packs and coins. The opponent team could be other human players or an artificial intelligence team.

Coins and packs won from each game allow players to build a stronger, better squad that aids progress toward a truly amazing Ultimate team.

Cheapest 89-rated players in FIFA 23

89 gold-rated players’ market prices typically fluctuate between 9,000 and 35,000 coins, and finding a bargain is rare.

However, a few exceptions exist on the game mode path to Glory, where players can upgrade players through unlocking skills after performing challenges. So here are 20 of the cheapest 89-rated players for the Ultimate Team:

RatingPlayerLowest BINPositionCard Type
89Joshua Kimmich11.3KCDMGold
89Casemiro20KCDMGold
89Jan Oblak19KGKGold
89Hueng Min Son11.3KLWGold
89Harry Kane19KSTGold
89Sadio Mane11.5KLW/LMGold
89Neymar Jr.39.3KLWGold
89N’Golo Kante15KCDMGold
89Ederson17KGKGold
89Erling Haaland19KSTGold
89Bukayo Saka30KRW/LWGold
89Christiano Ronaldo70KSTGold
89Marquinhos16KCBGold
89Ruben Diaz8KCBGold
89Luka Modric18KCMGold
89Marc Andre Ter Stergen9.3KGKGold
89Manuel Neuer24KGKGold
89Douglas Luiz30KCDMGold
89Jack Grealish30KLWGold
89Dani Olmo30KCAMGold

1. Joshua Kimmich 

Bayern Munich's Midfielder Joshua Kimmich 
Bayern Munich’s Midfielder Joshua Kimmich. Image: X/iMiaSanMia

Joshua Kimmich is a central defensive midfielder for Bayern Munich and the German national team. He is one of the most-rated midfielders in Europe and was instrumental in Bayern’s Bundesliga title defence.

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The Bayern midfielder costs 20,000 coins and 22,000 on PS and PC consoles, respectively. Kimmich’s strongest attributes are his 87 passing, 84 dribbling, and an overall score of 89.

2. Casemiro 

 Manchester United's Midfielder Casemiro 
Manchester United’s Midfielder Casemiro. Image:X/ UTDMist

Manchester United midfielder Casemiro is known for his athleticism and work rate. He has a FIFA 23 card rating of 90 physicality, 87 defending, and an overall score of 89.

The footballer is priced at 11,250 for Xbox and PS and 19,750 for PC. The defensive midfielder is also a prolific goal scorer, with four goals already in the 2023-24 EPL season.

3. Jan Oblak

Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak
Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak. Image: X/atletiuniverse

Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak is another cheap 89-rated player to include in your Ultimate Team. He was instrumental in Atletico Madrid’s La Liga title win in the 2020-21 edition.

The Atletico Madrid shot-stopper is renowned for handling 90 and reflexes 89, instrumental in keeping clean sheets. Oblak has been a consistent player for the Spanish outfit, costing 19k coins in Ultimate Team.

4. Heung Min Son

Tottenham Hotspur forward Heung Min Son
Heung Min Son. Image: X/ 8wstn

South Korean sensation Heung Min Son is another exceptional alternative. The Tottenham Hotspur forward is renowned for his explosive acceleration 88 and finesse shooting 89.

The South Korean is a Golden Boot winner and a cheap bargain, costing only 11,250 coins to purchase into your team.

5. Harry Kane

Bayern Munich's  forward Harry Kane
Harry Kane. Image: X/ArsenalNr15

English captain Harry Kane is on the list of the cheapest 89-rated players in FIFA 23. The Bayern Munich forward had his ultimate card upgraded by a point from last season owing to his prolific last season in Tottenham colours.

Costing 22,000 coins, Harry is a cheap 89-rated player, with his strongest attributes being 91 shooting and 83 passing accuracy. 

6. Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane holding the CHAN player of the year trophy
Sadio Mane holding the CHAN player of the year trophy Image: Instagram/Sadio Mane

Senegalese Sadio Mane is a winger for Al-Nasser in the Saudi Pro League and Senegalese national team. The Senegalese sensation is known for his explosive acceleration 90 and 88 trickery dribbling.

He costs 11,500 coins for Play Station consoles and 21,500 for PCs, thus making him the ideal goal poacher for your Ultimate Team.

7. Neymar Jr.

Neymar da Silva Santo dribbling
Neymar da Silva Santo. Image: Instagram/NJ 🇧🇷

Neymar da Silva Santo is a Brazilian international who plays for Al Hilal in the Saudi Pro League.

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He is quoted as one of the best players in the world and was instrumental in FC Barcelona’s win in La Liga, UEFA Champions League, and Copa del Reyas as part of the MSN trio.

The Brazilian is renowned for dancing, dribbling 93, trickery with both feet, and sprinting 87. Neymar Jr. is the ideal candidate to feature in your Ultimate team, costing only 39,250 coins.

8. N’Golo Kante

Ngolo Kante holding the World Cup trophy
Ngolo Kante poses with the World Cup trophy. Image:Instagram/nglkante

Al-Ittihad central defensive midfielder and French international N’Golo Kante is a fan favourite among many for his modest, down-to-earth persona.

Kante was instrumental in France’s 2018 World Cup win, Leicester City’s 2015-16 Premier League win, and Chelsea’s 2020-21 UEFA Champions League win. 

He is formidable in defence, boasting 87 defensive attributes and 82 rank ratings on physicality. N’Golo costs 15,000 coins and is the cheapest 89-rated player for the Ultimate Team.

9. Ederson

Ederson Moraes at the Etihad Stadium
Ederson Moraes. Image: X/ederson93

Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson was instrumental in their Premier League title defence and continental treble that saw Man City win their maiden UEFA Champions League title.

Ederson is a formidable shot-stopper with an 88 rating on reflexes and a 93 kicking. With an overall score of 89 rating, Ederson can keep numerous clean sheets and is a cheap Ultimate Team player costing 17,000 coins.

10. Erling Haaland

Manchester City forward Erling Braut Haaland poses for a photo
Erling Braut Haaland. Image: Instagram/erling.haaland

Manchester City forward Erling Braut Haaland is worth mentioning on this list. The Norwegian broke the chart records, including Allan Shearer’s Premier League record, in his maiden season in the English top-flight league. 

Haaland found the back of the net 36 times in 38 appearances for City in the EPL and totalled 50 goals for the entire season. 

He has a 91-shooting rating and 89 paces on FIFA 2023, making him an undoubtedly potent target up front with room for improvement.

11. Bukayo Saka

Bukayo Saka celebrating after scoring a goal.
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka. Image: X/Gooner_Eurychus

Arsenal’s sensational talent, Bukayo Saka, is another great addition to include in your Fantasy Ultimate Team. Saka has a 91 pace rating and was the joint top scorer for Arsenal in a second consecutive season with 15 goals. 

The English-Nigerian talent also has an 88 dribble rating and cuts across opponents to make crosses for his teammates. Saka is a reliable option on the left wing and is relatively cheap, costing 30,000 coins. 

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12. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo after scoring his first goal at the ACL  championships league
Cristiano Ronaldo. Image: Instagram/cristiano

Cristiano Ronaldo is a prolific lethal striker currently playing his trade in the Saudi Pro League. 

A Real Madrid and Manchester United legend, Ronaldo is a five-time Ballon d’Or winner and EURO Championship winner with Portugal.

The Portuguese international had his stats dip from 90 to an 89 rating in the FIFA 23 owing to his move from elite European competition.

13. Luka Modric

Luka Modric while on duty for the Croatia national team. Image: Instagram / lukamodric10
Luka Modric while on duty for the Croatia national team. Image: Instagram/lukamodric10

Luka Modric is a Croatian international who plays for Spanish Galaticos Real Madrid. He has won 5 UEFA Champions League Titles, among other titles such as La Liga.

Modric is a prolific game reader who can unlock defences with his excellent passing 89 and dribbling 87 abilities. He is regarded as one of the most formidable midfielders with eye-catching precision crossing, costing 18,000 coins on the Ultimate Team.

14. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen during a match
Marc-Andre Ter Stegen. Image: X/barcacentre

German goalkeeper Marc Andre Ter Stegen plays for La Liga Santander club Barcelona. He won a treble in his first season at the Catalan club and was formidable in goal as the MSN trio tore apart the defence up front.

Ter Stegen is renowned for his cat-like reflexes and distribution that rate 90 and 87, respectively. The Barcelona shot-stopper is also fondly known as the Berlin Wall, owing to his defensive attributes. Ter Stegen is one of the cheapest 89-rated players on FIFA 23, costing 9,300 coins.

15. Marquinhos

Marquinos playing during a match
Marquinos. Image:Instagram/mmarquinhosm5

Paris Saint-Germain and Brazilian national team centre-back Marquinos is regarded as one of the best defenders.

He is an Olympic medallist who lifted numerous Ligue 1 titles with PSG. Marquinos excels in defending with an 89 rating and 80 physicality rating and cost just 16,000 coins to add to your Ultimate Team.

16. Ruben Diaz

Manchester City's Ruben Diaz
Ruben Diaz. Image: Instagram/rubendias

Portuguese center-back Rubenis a treble cup winner with Manchester club Man City. Ruben Diaz plays for Manchester City and is among the lowest-priced 89-rated players.

His strongest attributes are his defence and physicality, which both rate 88. Moreover, he costs 8,000 coins and is a cheaper option to include in your Ultimate team.

17. Manuel Neuer

Manuel Neuer holding a ball during a match
Manuel Neuer. Image: X/MahrezzFC

Bayern Munich’s German international goalkeeper is one of the best shot-stoppers in the world. The German redefined the role of a goalkeeper and most notably led to the invention of the sweeper-keeper playing style.

Neuer can pick out a pass and assist a teammate excellently, owing to his excellent 91-footwork distribution.

Aside from being excellent in possession, Neuer is formidable between the sticks owing to his 88 reflect rating and a good candidate for the Ultimate Team selection, costing 24,000 coins.

18. Douglas Luiz (path to Glory)

Douglas Luiz at a stadium during a match
Douglas Luiz. Image: Instagram/dgoficial

Douglas Luiz is one of the cheapest 89-rated players in FIFA 23. He is an Olympic medallist, and currently, he is on a hot streak in the Premier League with three goals already to his name in the 2023-2024 campaign.

Douglas Luiz costs 30,000 and is worth mentioning in your Ultimate Team.

19. Dani Olmo (path to Glory)

RB Leipzig's  midfielder Dani Olmo
Dani Olmo. Image: X/Blue_Footy

Spanish international Dani Olmo is an RB Leipzig midfielder who has already netted two goals in the German Bundesliga 2023-2024 campaign.

Costing around 30,000 coins, Olmo is a great asset for your Ultimate Team Lineup.

20. Jack Grealish (path to Glory)

Jack Grealish holding the UEFA Championships trophy
Jack Grealish holding the UEFA Championships trophy. Image: Instagram/jackgrealish

Manchester City Left winger Jack is among the cheapest 89-rated players on the path to glory career mode.

The England international was prolific in front of goal in the 2022-23 Treble Cup winner squad, partnering alongside Erling Haaland, Riyad Mahrez, and Phil Foden.

Grealish costs about 30,000 coins to add to your Ultimate Team, and his strongest attributes are 92 dribbling and 89 passing.

The Ultimate Team game mode allows players to build and customize their team’s identity by choosing unique club badges and jerseys.

Players can compete by completing challenges that aid in improving the player’s attributes, such as their weaker foot.

Completing skills such as dribbles, assists, or shots per ninety helps players earn points to upgrade their squad and improve the overall score.

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