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Championship Teams to Try and Manage in FM22

FMInside May 21, 2022 Last modified: 21 May 6,638 views

Football Manager is the most popular football manager simulation in the world. Having started life as ‘Championship Manager’ in 1992, the game has been known as ‘Football Manager’ since 2004.

With so many teams to try to manage, some just get overwhelmed and would rather turn towards other simpler games, but there are a select few hardcore football fans that would not find this a problem, as they would pull themselves together and take up the challenge of making their first decisive decision in picking the right team for themselves. Selecting a football team to manage can be just as fun as selecting one of the many Platin Casino slots online in the UK. But for the players that are hesitant about whom to pick as their first club to manage, here are 5 interesting Championship teams to try out in FM222.


Birmingham City may start the game with over £6 million in the back but there is only £500,000 to spend on new players. The squad at the beginning of the game is predicted to finish in the bottom half of the table, so winning promotion is a challenge. The top talents at the club include Dutch right-winger, Tahith Chong, Defensive Midfielder Ivan Sunjic and experienced striker, Troy Deeney.

Swansea City

For those who want to try and reach the Championship playoffs, Swansea City are a top pick. However, do not expect to be backed by the board in the transfer market as the club have only £260,000 to spend at the beginning of the 2021/22 season. Swansea City has a strong central midfield pairing of Matt Grimes and Olivier Ntcham and a team can be built around this duo. Talented Dutch striker Joël Piroe is worth tracking throughout the season as he is a prospect for the first team.

Queens Park Rangers

Managing QPR brings a little more money into play for those who like to enter the transfer market. The London club have £400,000 to spend at the start of the game but there are also some exciting talents in the club, including full back Sam McCallum and central midfielder Andre Dozzell. With a solid goalkeeper in the goalpost like Seny Dieng and a reliable centre back like Rob Dickie, there is the basis of a good team at QPR. Maybe not a Championship winning team to start off with but reaching the playoffs is very possible and would also be a fantastic achievement.


More will be expected of you if you choose to manage Middlesbrough in the Championship when playing FM22. The transfer budget is much higher than most teams in the Championship and you must put that to effective use. The board want you to reach the playoffs in the first season and a central defensive partnership of Paddy McNair and Dael Fry is a good place to begin. The team also comes with some great international talents, so the potential to make it to the playoffs is realistic.

Blackburn Rovers

If you want the challenge of getting the best out of the players you’ve already got and loan signings, Blackburn Rovers is the club for you. With a much lower budget than the top Championship clubs, it is going to be tough. However, the club always expects to finish in the top half of the table, so good tactics and coaching will be key to reaching this objective. With a Bradley Dack and Joe Rothwell partnership in midfield, the team should be confident in the way they play.


FM22 is so realistic, it is even said that even real football clubs have used the game to find new players in the past. The depth of Football Manager is incredible, and you can easily get hooked to it. Pick one of the Championship teams highlighted above and see if you can lead them to the riches of the Premier League.


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