FIFA 15 Career Mode Guide

Alastair
10059 posts Moderator
edited May 2015
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FIFA 15 Career Mode Guide
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Thank you for expressing an interest in FIFA 15 Career Mode. This guide covers FIFA 15 Career Mode - including brand new features and changes from previous versions. There are still bits of information that need confirmation, so please feel free to ask or contribute should you have any additional points to raise.



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  • Alastair
    10059 posts Moderator
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    Part 1 - Understanding the Basics
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    What is Career Mode?
    Career Mode is a game mode over 15 seasons where players grow, retire and new players come through. You can play as a manager or as a player.

    Can I change teams in Career Mode?
    Yes, as a player you can request a transfer/loan and as a manager you can apply for the managerial job elsewhere.

    Can I manage a country?
    Yes, you can manage a country if they offer you a job but you must always manage a club at the same time.

    What clubs can I use in Career Mode?
    You can use any club in FIFA 15 except for the Rest of The World clubs because they don't have a league. If you swap them with a club who is already playable then you can use the ROTW club and the other club will become unplayable.

    What about Creation Centre, Can I use created things in Career Mode? (PS3 and XBOX 360 only)
    You can use players if you place them in free agents or at a club.
    To use teams and tournaments you will need to buy the Career Mode pack from the FIFA 15 in-game store. This will allow you to add competitions into Career Mode as a separate nation or to swap created clubs with existing clubs to play in an existing league.
  • Alastair
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    edited May 2015
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    Part 2 - The Central Tab
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    The Central Tab is the tab used for playing games. It displays Advance, Play Match, Sim Match, Global Transfer Network, The Main News Story, Latest News Stories and the Table. Advance shows in the top left all the time except for on match days when it is replaced by Play Match and Sim Match.

    Advance
    Advance allows you to advance the calendar until the next match day. This box also shows you the calendar for the next five days.

    Play Match
    Play Match allows you to play the next match.

    Sim Match
    Sim Match simulates the next match. The computer will play the match using the current squad and your assistant manager will make substitutions for you.

    Global Transfer Network
    Global Transfer Network shows you to play a list of players your Global Transfer Network scouts have found. This list cycles through all players they have found showing you three at a time. Selecting this box allows you to see further details about all the players.

    The Main News Story
    Clicking on The Main News Story will bring up the whole article so you can read it. Flicking the right analogue stick to the right allows you to see more news stories. These stories are either major worldwide ones or ones related to your club.

    News
    News shows you all the news stories. Selecting this shows you all the latest news stories.

    Tables
    Tables shows you the three teams above and below you in the table. Flicking the right analogue stick to the right allows you to see the top scorers in your league, fixtures, and when you are in a transfer window you can see the top deals so far and the latest deals.

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  • Alastair
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    edited May 2015
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    Part 3 - The Squad Tab
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    The Squad Tab is the tab used for performing actions related to your club and international squads. It displays Team Management, Club Squad, International Squad, Squad Report, Squad Ranking, National Squad Selection, Team Sheets, Kit Numbers, Injury List and Edit Player. Squad Ranking is available by flicking the right stick when on Squad Report and if you do the same on Kit Numbers, Injury List and Edit Player are available.

    Team Management
    The team management tab lets you change your line up, formation, player roles, player instructions and tactics. If you ave multiple team sheets then you can edit them all here as well as on the teem sheets option.

    Club Squad
    If you manager an international team as well then you can use this option to switch to your club team's squad tab when you are on the international team's squad tab.

    International Squad
    If you manager an international team as well then you can use this option to switch to your international team's squad tab when you are on the club team's squad tab.

    Squad Report
    Squad report allows you to view which of your players stats have increased or decreased. It also allows you to see the player's value, form, morale, injury status, suspension status and appearance stats.

    Squad Ranking
    This shows the ranking of you players sorted by their overall rating.

    National Squad Selection
    The international squad selection tab allows you to add or remove players from an international team you are managing.

    Team Sheets
    This allows you to create new team sheets, either from scratch or by importing team sheets from another clubs, and to edit and delete existing team sheets.

    Kit Numbers
    Kit Numbers will allow you to change your entire teams kit numbers. This is a useful feature especially for new signings.

    Injury List
    Injury lists lets you see who is injured at every club in your league, what injury they have and what date they are due back.

    Edit Player
    Using edit player you can change the appearance of any of your players. This can be purchased from the EASFC Catalogue for 1,500 FCC once you reach level 19.
  • Alastair
    10059 posts Moderator
    edited May 2015
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    Part 4 - The Transfers Tab
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    The Transfers Tab is the tab used for signing new players and selling your own players as well as load transfers. It displays Scout Report, Search Players, Scout Instructions, My Shortlist, Sell Players, Transfer Negotiations, Global Transfer Network and Finances. Scout Instructions and My Shortlist are available by flicking the right stick when on Search Players and if you do the same on Sell Players, Transfer Negotiations are available.

    Scout Report
    This shows you recommended players to sign for your team.

    Search Players
    This allows you to search for players by their position, name, league, team, age, nationality and transfer status. This shows players in alphabetical order. Flicking the right analogue stick to the right allows you to manage the instructions you set for your Global Transfer Network scouts and view your shortlist.

    Scout Instructions
    This allows you to manage the instructions you set for your Global Transfer Network scouts.

    My Shortlist
    This is a list of players which you have chosen to keep a closer eye on with a view to signing in the future.

    Sell Players
    This allows you to see your current squad, their wage and transfer value as well as list them for loan, sale or release them. Flicking the right analogue stick to the right allows you view your transfer negotiations.

    Transfer Negotiations
    This shows your current and previous transfer negotiations.

    Global Transfer Network
    This allows you to manage your Global Transfer Network scouts. You can send them to a country, recall them and view their reports as well as hiring and firing scouts

    Finances
    This shows you your remaining transfer and wage budgets. Selecting this allows you to alter your budget split.
  • Alastair
    10059 posts Moderator
    edited May 2015
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    Part 5 - The Office Tab
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    The Office Tab is the tab used for signing new players and selling your own players as well as load transfers. It displays Inbox, Contracts, Youth Staff, Youth Academy, My Career, Request Funds, Browse Jobs, Resign National team, National Team Job Offers and Settings. Youth Academy is available by flicking the right stick when on Youth Staff and if you do the same on Browse Jobs, Resign National team and National Team Job Offers are available.

    Inbox
    This shows you all your emails and player conversations. Your emails are automatically deleted periodically but you can archive them by pressing Triangle. You will receive emails about all sort of issues including but not limited to match performance, match rearrangements, cup progress, prize money, transfers, objectives, scout reports, job offers and contact with your agent. You will receive a message from your players if they feel they have not been playing enough, need a rest or want a transfer. You will see a white number in a red hexagon next to 'Office' in the tab list when you have anything new in your inbox. A pop up also appears in the top left corner while you are advancing if you get a new message.

    Contracts
    This allows you to see how long your players have remaining on their contracts along with they wage and offer them new deals.

    Youth Staff
    This allows you to hire new youth scouts, check their current assignments and give them new assignments.

    Youth Academy
    This allows you to view how you youth players are progressing and offer contracts to them.

    My Career
    My Career lets you see your career history. You can see your stats for your whole career or just for each season.

    Request Funds
    Request Funds allows you to ask the board for more money. You can set how much more you would like and will receive an email telling you their answer. When requesting more money you commit to achieving objectives of your choice, the more money you want, the better the objective the board will want you to set.

    Browse Jobs
    Browse Jobs allows you to look at which clubs have a managerial vacancy. You can see their current league and position, their transfer and wage budgets and their starting eleven.

    Resign National Team
    This lets you resign from your job of national team manager.

    National Team Job Offers
    Once you receive a job offer you can view it here. Job offers will be time limited but you will have time to delay your decision to think about it.

    Settings
    This allows you to change all the settings for your matches.
  • Alastair
    10059 posts Moderator
    edited May 2015
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    Part 6 - The Season Tab
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    The Office Tab is the tab used for signing new players and selling your own players as well as load transfers. It displays Calendar, Team Stats, Player Stats, Other Leagues, Tables and Fixtures.

    Calendar
    The calendar allows you to look at what date every match and transfer window will be in the current season.

    Team Stats
    Team Stats lets you see all the stats for every team in the competitions you play as well as the major international ones. You can select each team and see their stats for all their players in the one competition. You can view Appearances, Goals, Assists, Clean Sheets, Yellow Cards, Red Cards and Average Match Rating for every player

    Player Stats
    Player Stats shows you the Top Scorers, Assists leaderboard, Clean Sheets leaderboard and the Yellow and Red card leaderboards for all the competitions you play as well as major international competitions

    Other Leagues
    Other Leagues lets you see the league tables for every league in career mode.

    Tables
    Tables shows you the current table for your league aswell as the tree for cup competitions. Before cup games it shows the latest results in that tournament.

    Fixtures
    This shows you the latest results in the same competition as your next match.
  • Alastair
    10059 posts Moderator
    edited June 2015
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    Part 7 - Continental Qualification
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    This is a list of how to qualify for a continental competition from every country that can.

    UEFA
    • The previous winner's of the Champions Cup enter the group stage of the Champions Cup along with 21 other teams. 20 teams will enter the playoff round making a total of 32 teams in the group stage.
    • The previous winner's of the Euro League (or a team from the Barclays Premier League if they have already qualified for the Champions Cup or Euro League Group Stage) enter the group stage of the Euro League along with the 10 losing teams in the playoff round of the Champions Cup. 44 teams will enter the playoff round of the Euro League making 48 teams in the group stage.
    • If the team who wins a cup has already qualified for a European competition through the league then an extra qualification spot will go to the league.
    • The winner of each season's Champions Cup and Euro League will play each other in the Copa Europe.
    Austria
    1.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    2.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    3.Euro League Group Stage
    4.Euro League Qualifying Round
    5.Euro League Qualifying Round
    ÖFB-Samsung-Cup = Euro League Qualifying Round

    Belgium
    1.Champions Cup Group Stage
    2.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    3.Euro League Qualifying Round
    4.Euro League Qualifying Round
    Coupe de Belgique = Euro League Group Stage

    Denmark
    1.Champions Cup Group Stage
    2.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    3.Euro League Qualifying Round
    4.Euro League Qualifying Round
    DBU Pokalen (Cup)= Euro League Group Stage

    England
    1.Champions Cup Group Stage
    2.Champions Cup Group Stage
    3.Champions Cup Group Stage
    4.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    5.Euro League Qualifying Round
    FA Cup = Euro League Group Stage
    Capital One Cup = Euro League Qualifying Round
    If the winner of the Euro League has already qualified for the Champions Cup or Euro League then the Barclays Premier League will get an additional space in the Euro League Group Stage Stage.

    France
    1.Champions Cup Group Stage
    2.Champions Cup Group Stage
    3.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    4.Euro League Qualifying Round
    5.Euro League Qualifying Round
    Coupe Nationale (Cup) = Euro League Group Stage

    Germany
    1.Champions Cup Group Stage
    2.Champions Cup Group Stage
    3.Champions Cup Group Stage
    4.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    5.Euro League Qualifying Round
    6.Euro League Qualifying Round
    Deutscher Pokal (Cup) = Euro League Group Stage

    Italy
    1.Champions Cup Group Stage
    2.Champions Cup Group Stage
    3.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    4.Euro League Qualifying Round
    5.Euro League Qualifying Round
    TIM Cup = Euro League Group Stage

    Netherlands
    1.Champions Cup Group Stage
    2.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    3.Euro League Qualifying Round
    4.Euro League Qualifying Round
    5.Euro League Qualifying Round
    Dutch Cup = Euro League Group Stage

    Norway
    1.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    2.Euro League Qualifying Round
    3.Euro League Qualifying Round
    NM SAS Braathens Cup = Euro League Qualifying Round

    Poland
    1.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    2.Euro League Qualifying Round
    3.Euro League Qualifying Round
    4.Euro League Qualifying Round
    Polska Puchar (Cup) = Euro League Qualifying Round

    Portugal
    1.Champions Cup Group Stage
    2.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    3.Euro League Qualifying Round
    4.Euro League Qualifying Round
    5.Euro League Qualifying Round
    Taça de Portugal (Cup) = Euro League Group Stage

    Republic of Ireland
    1.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    2.Euro League Qualifying Round
    EA Sports Cup = Euro League Qualifying Round

    Russia
    1.Champions Cup Group Stage
    2.Champions Cup Group Stage
    3.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    4.Euro League Qualifying Round
    5.Euro League Qualifying Round
    Pirelli Russian Football Cup = Euro League Group Stage

    Scotland
    1.Champions Cup Group Stage
    2.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    3.Euro League Qualifying Round
    4.Euro League Qualifying Round
    Scottish Cup = Euro League Group Stage

    Spain
    1.Champions Cup Group Stage
    2.Champions Cup Group Stage
    3.Champions Cup Group Stage
    4.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    5.Euro League Qualifying Round
    6.Euro League Qualifying Round
    Spanish Cup = Euro League Group Stage

    Sweden
    1.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    2.Euro League Qualifying Round
    3.Euro League Qualifying Round
    4.Euro League Qualifying Round
    Swedish Cup = Euro League Qualifying Round

    Switzerland
    1.Champions Cup Group Stage
    2.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    3.Euro League Qualifying Round
    4.Euro League Qualifying Round
    5.Euro League Qualifying Round
    Swiss Cup = Euro League Group Stage

    Turkey
    1.Champions Cup Group Stage
    2.Champions Cup Playoff Round
    3.Euro League Group Stage
    4.Euro League Qualifying Round

    Rest of The World
    Panathinaikos FC, Olympiakos CFP and PAOK
    Champions Cup - 2 teams enter the Champions Cup Playoff
    Euro League - 1 team enters the Euro League Group Stage and 1 team enters the Euro League Qualifying Round (1 team enters both competitions)


    Conmebol
    16 teams enter the Group Stage of the Copa Latinoamericana. The winner of the previous years competition automatically qualifies along with the teams listed below. In total only 4 teams per nation may enter the competition.
    Argentina
    The winner of both the Apertura and Clausura stages of the Primera División qualify for the Copa Latinoamericana, along with up to three other teams from this league.

    Chile
    The winner of both the Apertura and Clausura stages of the Campeonato Nacional Scotiabank qualify for the Copa Latinoamericana, along with up to three other teams from this league.

    Colombia
    The winner of both the Apertura and Clausura stages of the Liga Postobón qualify for the Copa Latinoamericana, along with up to three other teams from this league.

    Mexico
    The winner of both the Apertura and Clausura stages of the Liga MX qualify for the Copa Latinoamericana, along with up to three other teams from this league.
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  • Alastair
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    Part 8 - FAQs & Extra Information
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    If you have any suggestions for anything to go here then please let me know.
  • Alastair
    10059 posts Moderator
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    Part 9 - Useful Links
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    Sofifa - This website contains the in game database allowing you to see player's ratings for a specific week (e.g. the week you started your career).
    FIFA Scouting Tips - FIFA Scouting tips contains guides recommending good players for you to sign for a variety of player types.
    FUTWIZ CM Squad Builder - This tool lets you quickly make a career mode squad which you can show off to your friends. Once you have selected a player you cna change their rating and age.
    FUTWIZ CM Growth - This allows you to compare players by their growth.
    FUTWIZ CM Potential - This allows you to compare players by their potential.
    FUTHEAD CM Clubs - This shows basic information about clubs such as their transfer budget, average rating and the make-up of their squad.
    FUTHEAD CM Leagues - This is useful for looking at leagues to see the number of teams and standard of team in each league.
    FUTHEAD CM Nations - This is useful for looking at nations to see the number of players and average ratings of those players.
  • Alastair
    10059 posts Moderator
    edited June 2015
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    Part 10 - Change Log, Acknowledgements & Disclaimer
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    Change Log
    Any chances made to this guide will be listed here.

    1/6/15
    • Updated teams missed off the continental qualification for Austria, Norway, Poland, Republic of Ireland and Sweden.
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    Acknowledgements:
    Thanks must go to the following people for their contribution and help.
    • LT
    • NooWaay

    Disclaimer:
    • The majority of information above has been confirmed from an official source, however; there are values and calculations that are the result of vigorous testing, rather than official confirmation.
    • I take no responsibility for loss of virtual currency, items and/or time as a result of factually incorrect information.
    • In light of new information that supersedes that of above, this guide is subject to change and evolve at any point.
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  • Chow
    2525 posts Fans' Favourite
    This post has been spotlighted in the Community News. Great post! :)
  • I am manager of Rayo Valecano... A play legendary dificulty... I was champion of bbva league..then I was invited to be manager of Valencia. I always think that I only could apply for a vacant to be manager... Now I realized that I can receive offers as weel. It is the fisrt time this happen whit me. Cool!!!!
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    I am manager of Rayo Valecano... A play legendary dificulty... I was champion of bbva league..then I was invited to be manager of Valencia. I always think that I only could apply for a vacant to be manager... Now I realized that I can receive offers as weel. It is the fisrt time this happen whit me. Cool!!!!

    Doesn't happen to much though. I one career for example I won the the Champions League several times with Feyenoord. The teams should be battling for me.
  • Scoot
    267 posts Sunday League Hero
    Some people have said they get offered all the time. I only get an offer from a club team once every 5 seasons lol.

    Country offers though, now I wish I could turn that off!
  • when is the best time request for transfer money?
  • LaMertesackerRun
    6214 posts Big Money Move
    edited August 2015
    when is the best time request for transfer money?
    Sometimes I ask for more money around October/November as well as at the start of the Winter transfer window. Most of the time (when I do this) they give me the money both times I ask so by doing this you get a higher transfer budget. You can also get money given to you by the board around March although it doesn't have as much use during this time. After the first season I guess you can ask for money in the summer transfer window, during the Autumn months, during the January window and March-ish so the transfer budget significantly increases. Hope this helps. :)
  • when is the best time request for transfer money?
    Sometimes I ask for more money around October/November as well as at the start of the Winter transfer window. Most of the time (when I do this) they give me the money both times I ask so by doing this you get a higher transfer budget. You can also get money given to you by the board around March although it doesn't have as much use during this time. After the first season I guess you can ask for money in the summer transfer window, during the Autumn months, during the January window and March-ish so the transfer budget significantly increases. Hope this helps. :)

    Thanks so much! Because of you, I got Lacazette! :smiley:
  • LaMertesackerRun
    6214 posts Big Money Move
    when is the best time request for transfer money?
    Sometimes I ask for more money around October/November as well as at the start of the Winter transfer window. Most of the time (when I do this) they give me the money both times I ask so by doing this you get a higher transfer budget. You can also get money given to you by the board around March although it doesn't have as much use during this time. After the first season I guess you can ask for money in the summer transfer window, during the Autumn months, during the January window and March-ish so the transfer budget significantly increases. Hope this helps. :)

    Thanks so much! Because of you, I got Lacazette! :smiley:
    Nice, which team?
  • ESexton18
    680 posts An Exciting Prospect
    Great guide Ali. I have a question, to finish FIFA 15 I've done a Road to Glory with Portsmouth. However, I'm 5 years in and want to switch to another team. The unfortunate thing is I cannot get a new job with any team. What do I need to do to fix this? I was promoted to the BPL and am mid table with Pompey, yet I can't even get a job with teams well below me. Thanks for the help.
  • If you Sum up all the Champions cup quallification tickets you get 21, thats 1 to much. Thats Also the case if you Sum up all the EU quallification tickets. You get 45 but it should be 44. There something wrong but i can't figer out what and that bothers me.
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