FIFA 21 Career Mode Wishlist

FIFA 21 Career Mode Wishlist

What was missing in FIFA 20 career mode? Which features should be added to FIFA 21 career mode?

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  1. I want to be able to create a club in career mode. Create a name, a crest and choose/design kits. I want to find sponsors and build a bigger stadium and fan base etc. Career mode needs to be waaaaaay more engaging.

  2. STADIUM EDITOR

    Not all stadiums are in FIFA, so adding something similar to what LMA Manager offered, so we can use funds to expand our stadiums, chiding from a variety of designs and capacities; adding and expanding facilities too.

    SPONSORSHIP

    We need to have the option to sign sponsorship deals. This includes advertising, stadium naming, etc. We need to bring in more money to increase our budgets, or use to develop our stadiums.

    TRAINING

    Enough of this rubbish training of only four players. We should have squad training, set-piece training, and individual training. A far more hands on experience. This game is about realism and training four players once a week (when the game actually lets you) is pointless.

    TRANSFERS

    a) We need more negotiating options to make it harder to agree a deal. It’s all so basic that we now do it with our eyes closed. It’s needs to offer a challenge, so it feels rewarding AND frustrating.

    b) Bring in buy-back clauses.

    c) Stagger transfer fees as most clubs do.

    d) Be able to offer more than one player in player plus cash deals.

    e) When a club makes an offer for one of our players, we should be able to tell them a player or theirs that we want in exchange; plus cash if required.

    f) Loan to buy deals. Clubs do this a lot now. Loan for a season for example with an agreed fee to pay at the end of the loan.

    YOUTH ACADEMY

    This needs an overhaul. We should see 20-30 players listed, be able to train them as per the earlier suggestions made to training, and we should get feed-back from our coaches for how they’re performing.

    SCOUTS

    This also needs a lot of changes. How often do our 5* scouts come back with rubbish players?! We should see detailed scout reports about the player discovered, who they play for, what they think they’ll cost, etc. Even random suggestions of players discovered who are clubless.

    DEFENDING

    Please for the love of God put an end to overhead clearances. This just isn’t realistic and hardly ever happens, but we see it in most games. It’s ridiculous. If a defender can’t get to the ball then let it play out.

    WEATHER

    We need better weather effects, and changeable weather mid game. If it rains currently it looks good before kick off but in the game it’s hard to see it’s raining. Let’s see the rain. Hear it. Different levels of rain too, so some puddles when it’s heavy; especially at lower league level where they can’t afford good pitches or drainage.

    NEW MODE *** PRO CAREER ***

    I’ve been nudging EA and Mr Zaro for years to create a new Be A Pro mode in the mould of The Journey.

    A reactive career mode that feels real.

    Start off in a youth team. Performances dictate if you move into the first team or get sold. Performances, media interaction, player interaction, fan interaction, all dictate your career path, good and bad. No script! NO SCRIPT. How fantastic would that be to experience an authentic playing career. Something similar would male career mode as a manager much better also, but this as a Pro Career mode would be immense! And what’s more, EA have the tools to do it already. But we need to shout about it as loudly and frequently as possible. So please screen shot this, copy and paste it to EA and Zaro and Co, and it will come eventually.

    I know they listen as some of my suggestions were taken on board, so hopefully they’ll add more for #FIFA21

    That’s me for now.

  3. Crearía un apartado llamado prestigio. Este se ganaria a medida de que tu club obtenga titulos o buenos resultados. Esto afectaria en, por ejemplo, evitar que un buen jugador de un club con un buen prestigio se vaya a uno con mal prestigio. Esto tambien haria que no puedas fichar buenos jugadores como Mbappe con clubes que no son tan buenos pero tienen dinero, y le aportaria realismo al juego

  4. 1. Samen met hetzelfde team carrière modus kunnen spelen op 2 verschillende consoles.
    2. Een 2de elftal toevoegen zodat je jeugsdspelers en reservespelers wedstrijden kunnen spelen en dat je hier ook info over krijgt wie goed en wie slecht speelden.
    3. Mogelijkheid om met icons te spelen in carrière modus
    4. Het ouderwetse FIFA street terug in het spel brengen.

  5. Please we need to edit our teams kit every season and change licenses we also want to edit our stadium and to arrange frendlies.

    1. If possible, that will be awesome, but it shouldn’t be with the team created by the player. I am saying with the team that the player comtract players, therefore I mention the teams with only or almost different players.

  6. Please please create kit team career mode please
    Please, we can change the design of the team’s kit every season, they are very boring

  7. When a player is injured make the medics come on if it’s necessary and carry the player off with a board

  8. 1. Add a Be the Ref mode with NO RESTRICTIONS WHILE REFFING. You can mannage the game however you like( Also add a referee career mode)

    2. Add Spanish Commentary.. Make it exciting Like in real life how they are.

    3. Add that Commentator that commentated on that match with Lewandowski 9 minute miracle.

    4. Please improve your Commentary.. There’s no excitement at all and they say the same things over and over…. Add things such as the Aguero moment by Martin Tyler….You know the AGUEROOOOOOOO!!!! You’ll Never see anything like this ever again!!!!

    5. Please improve the passing… Its a bit innacurate.

    6. Add an ability to play in an empty stadium with no fans

    7. Add moments where the fans run onto the field and those types of things

    8. In career mode when the Squad is FULL and you are doing a SWAP transfer, ALLOW it to happen because you are SWAPPING PLAYERS.Please EA

    9. If the player is offside and scores, dont just call it offside, Do the VAR moment and decide whether to give the Goal or not.

    10. Please add VAR moments

    11. When taking a setpiece or something show the players getting into positions instead of Skipping it. And when the ball goes out show the ball boys giving the ball.

    12. Add moments where the Players quarrell after fouls and stuff and everyone gets involved and breaks it up.

    13. Please Add a dive button for the players. And. add moments sometimes give yellow cards for diving

  9. We should be able to change the hair, beards of the players. It should have the ability to create and edit stadiums. We kindly ask you to pay more attention to the Career Mode.

  10. Would love it on career mode if it had more stats. I think its already been said above but why cant we see the history of the competition so we can see who’s won it the most and in the past. It just feels like as soon as you finish a season on career mode everything is forgotten and its wiped clean.

    Following on from this it would be great to see players career stats, app, goals etc what trophies they’ve won..

    Being able to upgrade your stadium has been asked for for years!

  11. Career Mode – Kit editor

    Sick of wearing the same kit every season. As a creative person I’d love to be able to choose my own colours and sponsors.

  12. Albeit some of them might be impossible to add, I’m just going to list it anyways as a mean of possibility.

    1. YOUTH TEAM. U-23s. Being able to interact with assistant coaches and conduct SCRIMMAGES or Practices at Practice grounds. This has been well overdue ever since the introduction of youth scouting with no other additional features.

    2. STAFFS. Being able to hire or fire coaches and trainers based on team needs. (Ie: Defensive minded coaches, GK coaches or Fitness Coaches). This would add real depth into the mode.

    3. PLAYER’S RETIREMENT. Being able to hire former players after their retirement as assistant coaches. Would be cool to see them on the coaching bench stadium side.

    4. Arrange FRIENDLIES aside from pre-season. (Ie, Player’s testimonial at the end of season)

    5. Proper detailed FINANCIAL System. Current system offers no interaction whatsoever. Could add the club’s debt and loans which needs to be cleared by a certain period otherwise the club will fall into financial difficulty making it practically impossible to buy new talents and managers would be fired and you would have to search for jobs in other clubs. The debts amount could be a made-up number again, with the consent of all clubs and proper officials.

    Part 2, FINANCIAL FAIR PLAY (FFP). Making it more realistics. (Ie, i can manage plymouth argyle and sign Mbappe, Neymar, Sancho, Messi through contract expiry). Totally blows the common sense. Spending over the FFP limits barring club from transfer for a season would be so exciting. Also, being able to request funds from the board would be fun with certain terms to be complied prior. (Ie, averaging 3 goals across 10 matches, not getting a red card for 10 matches)

    6. SOCIAL MEDIA. Rumours or tweets showing that a player is unhappy that would like to leave the club, etc.

    7. TROPHY ROOM. Being able to see the number of trophies the club have won since the beginning because football nowadays is all about stats and Career mode has been lacking this.

    8. Similar to 7. PLAYER’S STATS. Being able to scroll through player’s yearly stats and performances. (Ie: Ronaldo scoring 30 goals in 2020 for Juve, winning Ballon D’Or.) And also past player’s stats.

    9. KITS and CREST. Now i understand the legal complications this will cause. But if FIFA could perhaps find a loophole in the contracts or re-negotiate terms with sponsors to customise Kits whilst retaining their original sponsorship. Just a quick tweak of the positioning of the logos and kit colours would definitely keep players fresh rather than seeing the same kit for 10 seasons. If Editing Kits cannot be done, then perhaps customising a generic 4th kit could be an option.

    10. SPONSORSHIP. Similar to 9. This was introduced in the past but was removed. I assume again, it was due to legal issues. But it would be fun to see Sponsorship deals (Ie, bonus increase for finishing top 4, failing which the sponsor would retract) It could be a generic sponsor or made-up brand for all i care. Just having this would make it seem more “managerial”.

    11. STADIUMS. Again similar to the above concerning legal matters. Was available in the past, not anymore. The ability to maintain the stadium, equip new facilities like lounges, etc, increase capacity or repaint or relocate the stadium would be fun. Also, realistic. Makes no sense whatsoever for 2nd tier Leyton Orient to play in “Town Park” with capacity of 10,000 and being promoted to to the PL bearing the same stadium. Also imagine how cool it would be to be able to walk inside the stadium showing player’s meetings in the locker rooms prior to a match.

    Alternatively, you could just edit a generic stadium, customising the outlook and design of the stadium, primary colours, seating capacity and minor facilities like hotels, buildings around stadium and fan flags or banners to create a more lively atmosphere during matchday.

    12. CUT SCENES. In my opinion, the simplest thing to add on this list. As seen in FIFA 20 with the conferences, would be more immersive if more are added. (Ie, Players’ bus arrival, team talk during half time or before match, Players interview post-match)

    13. VISIONS and EXPECTATIONS. Needs to be more elaborate. (Ie, expectation to play more attacking football and scoring more goals or concede less than x amount of goals per season) All these would subsequently then impact the board’s morale towards you, fan behaviour, number of fans attending games which also affects the club’s revenue. All this taken into account with no.5, you will have one of the best modes in sporting game history.

    14. PLAYER’S CONTRACT AND TRANSFERS. Being able to insert player swap clauses when another club wants to purchase your player. Not just a one-way system like the current game. Also, i might be mistaken, but the sell-on clauses don’t impact your budget later on if they sell. Or I don’t notice it anyways. Would be fun to be able to negotiate more on terms making more realistic. (Ie, making it impossible for Messi to sign for Wycombe FC on contract expiry because of brand exposure, player’s traits being a one club player, etc)

    15. ADDITIONAL FEATURES.to be added to the interface.
    – Timeline (W/L) of club’s current run of form
    – Medical reports of players
    – social media platform
    – stadium view, locker room view, on pitch view, manager’s office view.

    Lastly, A GM or CHAIRMAN MODE. A new mode apart from Career Mode. Essentially the same as Career Mode with the addition to hire or fire Managers, Meeting with the League for league expansion, new rules and FFP terms.

    I would be happy with just the addition of 4-5 new features as mentioned above. Career mode have been a standstill for a while now. Please do not just focus on FUT and the Journey.

  13. Hola:
    Propongo Modo Árbitro, con las siguientes características:
    -Academia FIFA de Arbitros
    -Realismo en los partidos
    -Panel de decisiones a la hora de jugar un partido

  14. Added fifa 21 : – WORLD CUP ARGENTINA 78, WORLD CUP ESPANA 82, WORLD CUP MEXICO 86 – MORE STADIUMS SOUTH AMERICA (MARACANA…)
    – MORE LEAGUES (URUGUAY, SERBIA, BULGARIA, UKRAINE, HUNGARY…)
    – STADIUMS EMPTY OR FULL IF YOU WIN OR LOST
    – CHOOSE SPONSORS AND KITS

  15. There are a number of additions that could and should be added to FIfa 21 career mode: here are a few of my suggestions – would be very interested to get other people’s thoughts

    1: TRANSFERS (6 months or less) – come January I am looking for a bargain buy to tide me over until the summer – players with 6 months or less on their contract have one option – offer contract – I want to buy him there and then for more than likely a discount price, it happens every year in every league in football so why can it happen in FIFA. It’s all great signing players for next season but defeats me that I can’t have them now if I put a bid in

    2: Contracts : signing a player on a 1 year deal I have noticed that you can’t then offer him a new deal as it’s says he has only recently negotiated a contract – it’s now March and I can’t offer him a new deal and risk losing this player – what’s that about? Surely I should be able to offer a new deal to any player I see fit?

    3: Loans at your club: made a loan signing – had a blinder – want to make the move permanent – CANT. What is going on guys? Surly I should be able to negotiate with the players parent club to make a move permanent.

    4: Crowds : imagine the scene, it’s 1-1 against your biggest rivals in the 89th minute and you score a top corner winner – the crowd go …. mediocre …. not what you’d expect – id like to see more realistic crowd interaction, relatively it’s quite good with fans celebrating with players etc but I get the same reaction scoring against Blackpool for 5 goal of the game as I do for the scenario above.

    4(b) : id also like to see crowd attendance increase/decrease based on performance.

    5: sponsors objective : a couple of sponsors presented to you at the start of the season with benefits of each and you should get to choose who to go with and ensure you meet their objectives

    6: club objectives don’t mean much : I don’t achieve them all – I still kept on, they need to A: make these realistic, can’t set me the objective of winning the league and then a different one of reducing my wage bill by £100,000 but at the same time if I don’t meet these then serious discussion is required

    7: manager requests : speaking to the board is vital , wether this be for extra funds or discussing about players or staff , requesting better training facilities or a stadium expansion you should be able to make the approach

    8: continuous stats: into my 8th year at the club I want to know how many goals my striker has scored for me on a yearly basis and what his over all total is – similar to COOP stats – it is possible

    9 : more interaction with players : it’s ok just now but you can’t speak to a player they need to speak to you 1st, id love to approach a player who’s playing well to congratulate him or open up talks about a possible move rather than wait about for them to discuss with me

    10: search engine improvement : the option to search for players who’s contracts are running low – mentioned previously about signing these guys but would be great to put them all together rather than find them through luck of the draw

    These are just a couple of things I’d hope to see next season – thoughts?

  16. 1. Career mode should start on an amateur club and based on a short season performance (5 to 10 games) you should receive an offer from different clubs.
    2. If you’re starting as a manager, the same thing goes, since it makes no sense that I can start being coach of Liverpool or Real Madrid in the very first season and with very limited budget on those rich clubs. Simply make no sense.
    3. Stats are not properly managed and are only based on objectives, for example, if your objective is to fight for the league and you win it, your overall career stats shows that you completed the objective but don’t sum that title to your stats.
    4. Objectives should be more realistic since for you to get fire need to lose like all season long.
    5. Ability to sign new sponsors and team kits.
    6. Received club offers more often and don’t need to go and search for a new job.
    7. As with player, managers should have a contract and should be renewed or cancelled.
    8. If a manager received an offer from another club with existent contract (more than 6 months) clubs must negotiate and pay.

  17. 1. In Manager carrera mode, You Will be able to change team Kits at the end/beginning of the season, as in Pro Clubs, select Sporting brand, sponsors, team colors and team Kits.
    2. Objectives aren’t realistic, it’s very easy to stay a long time in the same team, You shouldn’t be able to collect Bad results without any sanction or be fired.
    3. A more realistic calendar, in some times there are close games un a week
    4. The manager could receive offers to go to another team, as National teams offers.
    5. Improve the player career mode, it’s so obsolete, should take the example of PES Be a legend mode, You should began in an amateur team, and You could receive offers from different profesional teams to began your career, if You show a good level, You can receive offers from better teams.
    6. In manager mode, adjust Transfer process, if You play in a small team, it’s very difficult to Buy a player.
    7. It Will be a good idea to improve your stadium, to get better earnings per game. And that the crowd could participate in animical status, if the team is getting Bad results, the crowd is not going to the stadium.

  18. 1. You need to be able to adjust the strictness of the board. When you are 5th with Bayern Munich halfway of the season for example, nothing happens now. You should get a warning from the board that you need to win your next 2 or 3 games, otherwise you get fired.
    2. The crowd must be more realistic. When you are low on the ranks they must boo your players way more.
    3. Possibility of an online co-op master leaguemode with friends.

  19. 1. you can start a player career mode when your 15 or 16 and start of at a youth team and play matches in the youth league and progress the way through and when your good enough you could play in the senior team.
    2. MANAGE A YOUTH TEAM AND PLAY MATCHES IN A YOUTH MANAGER CAREER MODE AND GET THEM GOOD THEN PUT THEM IN TO THE SENIOR TEAM
    3.NEED TO ADD THE vanarama national league and some of the good league not recognised by EA.
    4. ADD THE FIFA CLUB WORLD CUP AND THE CONCACAF World Cup qualifying.
    5.BRING VAR INTO FIFA 21.
    6. BRING MORE NATIONS INTO FIF21 E.G PANAMA,JAMAICA, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND OTHER GOOD NATIONS THAT SHOULD BE IN FIFA.

  20. My Wishlist for Career Mode

    1. Sponsors
    2. Staff
    3. New Kits
    4. Put how many Champions Leagues u have on your shirt eg. Real Madrid (13)
    5. Players over 30 years don’t minus their rating if they are playing good

  21. had every fifa from 10 until 18 that got sick of lack of career mode improvements.
    be a player mode:
    either you play all game or you dont play at all, why? coming from the bench, being substituted and being on the bench and not playing at all gives it more realism. and it’s so easy to do! if ‘fifa dont want this to be default because kids are their priority, give us a config to turn these features on.

    career mode:
    if i buy a young player why can’t I lend him to another team straight away if i know he’s too young to play, or
    even better, why cant i sign him and agree to keep the player on the same team for one or two years(happens all the time), again simple things, i’m a programmer, should take 2 hours to do tops.

    gameplay:
    players aware of ball, on a disputed ball in particular, example attacking team keeps going forward altough it is obious that the closest to the ball is the defending team leaving you exposed to the counter attack.

    These are some easy things that come into mind but if I give it another thought will come up with more, as i’m not playing since 18. I dont care to much about conference scene and all that, would like the gameplay to be improved and little thing like i mention here that give it realism. i would really like to buy another fifa to play career mode but not gonna do it if i don’t see an intention and work to really improve it.

  22. Changes to fifa 21

    Don’t change the game a few weeks after it’s released as the left and right backs were no were to be seen and the passing was so bad it was impossible

    When in manager mode and you was taking over as Chelsea as an example half of the loan players weren’t even there I had to search for 12 of them and even then some weren’t even on the game how realistic is that it’s fifa 20 for goddess sake. All that money you pay for ultimate team and it gets less fun each year. Surly all the money that people buy and then the money with all the pack openings surly means you can stick to the actual game without changing it and changing it and for the Xbox version it seems to be worse than PS4 version as we’re demonstrated during a recent online tournament.

  23. Brand exposure. Would like to hav the ability to change kit every season and sponsorships. Make CM fun and creative again.

  24. Co-op career mode for 2-20 players. Imagine having 20 of your online friends competing in the premier League against each other. Be great fun.

    1. Yes this is exactly my thought as well. Imagine how cool it would be when you play with Liverpool for example and during your match you receive updates from the other matches where your friends are playing with Chelsea, man u etc..
      After every player finishes their day then you can all proceed further to the next day.
      This would make career mode so much more fun.

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