How to Play Champions League in FIFA 16

FIFA 16 Champions League

There is no official UEFA Champions League tournament in FIFA 16 as EA Sports do not have the license for it. But, using the Tournament Mode in FIFA 16, you are able to set up a tournament similar to UEFA Champions League and simulate UCL tournament in FIFA 16.

Before we go and create a UEFA CL tournament in FIFA 16, let’s just review the current UEFA Champions League (2015/2016) teams and groups, and most importantly, see which current UEFA CL teams are not available in FIFA 16:

UEFA Champions League 2015-16 – Group Standings

Teams in red are not available in FIFA 16. You can replace them with the suggested teams in brackets.


GROUP A
– Real Madrid CF
– Paris Saint-Germain
– Malmö FF
– FC Shakhtar Donetsk
GROUP B
– PSV Eindhoven
– Manchester United FC
– PFC CSKA Moskva
– VfL Wolfsburg


GROUP C
– SL Benfica
– Club Atlético de Madrid Club
– Galatasaray AŞ
FC Astana (Orlando Pirates)
GROUP D
– Juventus
– Sevilla FC
– Manchester City FC
– VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach


GROUP E
– FC Barcelona
– Bayer 04 Leverkusen
FC BATE Boris (Amkar Perm)
– AS Roma
GROUP F
– FC Bayern München
– Olympiacos FC
GNK Dynamo Zagreb (PAOK)
– Arsenal FC


GROUP G
FC Dynamo Kyiv (Panatinaikos)
– FC Porto
– Chelsea FC
Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC (Kaizer Chiefs)
GROUP H
– FC Zenit
– Valencia CF
– KAA Gent
– Olympique Lyonnais


Source: UEFAChampions League

As you can see above, there are 5 teams that are not available in FIFA 16. You can replace these teams with some other teams from the rest of the world teams or any other leagues you like. Here is our suggestion for the replacement:

Teams Replacement

Replace the unavailable teams with available ones


  • FC Astana > Orlando Pirates (Rest of the World)
  • BATE Borisov > Amkar Perm (Russian League)
  • GNK Dynamo Zagreb > PAOK (Rest of the World
  • FC Dynamo Kyiv > Panatinaikos (Rest of the World)
  • Maccabi Tel-Aviv > Kaizer Chiefs (Rest of the World)

After deciding on this, you can start setting up UEFA CL tournament in FIFA 16 by following these steps:

FIFA 16 UEFA Champions League Tournament

Go to PLAY > CUSTOM TOURNAMENT menu in FIFA 16
Select tournament type Group & Knockout
Set number of teams to 32
Auto fill teams option should be set to NO
You can name the tournament UEFA CL
Advanced setting should be turned ON

Now, select Advance and make the following changes:

FIFA 16 UEFA Champions League

Subs on Bench: 7
Select Cup: Cup 5
Final Stadium: San Siro
Final Match Legs: 1
Teams Per Group: 4
Teams Advancing / Group: 2
Fixtures v Group Teams: 2
Knockout Round Fixtures: 2

Then, go ahead and select the teams as the above group list. After this, re-arrange the group as the current UEFA Champions League standings are shown above.

Now you can save your tournament and enjoy the UEFA Champions League Tournament in FIFA 16!

Comments (7)

7 thoughts on “How to Play Champions League in FIFA 16

  1. It is like champions league…but it is only through name…it doesn’t have the official match ball…no…champions league anthem..if there is one in Pes then why not in FIFA..plz do…include a champions league in fifa

  2. I don’t know why there isn’t Champions league on ps4.On pes 16 the champions league is present so i think you should do one on fifa

  3. You can’t add Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates because, well… How south african teams will play the Champions League???!!!!

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