Soccer Manager 2021: 10 Best Teams you should choose to manage

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Soccer Manager 2021 is one of those games where the choices are endless for you. You may decide to start from the bottom and work your way up. Alternatively, you might decide to take charge of a top tier team instead. Aside from all this, you may just want to take control of your favorite football club in SM21. Here is a list of 10 best teams to start a career in Soccer Manager 2021 with which you will have a fun challenge to play in the game.

What are the best teams in Soccer Manager 2021?

1. Bayern Munich

Best teams in Soccer Manager 2021

This German club had a great last season, winning the iconic treble of Bundesliga, the DFB-Pokal, and the Champions League. With a squad boasting the likes of Lewandowski, Gnabry, Sane, and many more, this makes a great team for SM21. The whole starting 11 is laid out for you, your job will be to simply guide them to glory. With a squad with this much quality, you will definitely have fun managing this team.

2. Barcelona


Once the dominators of Europe, Barcelona have dropped ranks in recent years, and it has now reached a sudden low in the last season. The squad desperately needs a rebuild. As the Barcelona manager, your main job will be to turn the team around and convert a team with an average of old aged players to a young one. Turn the team around and take them back to the top, where they should be.

3. Chelsea

Best teams in Soccer Manager 2021

Anyone that is keeping up with the transfer world will know that Chelsea has gone on a serious spending spree. Having brought in the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Thiago Silva, and more, the team is looking great. This will definitely be a fun team to manage, especially with all the young talent.

4. Leeds United

Leeds United

This English club was once a contender for the top-flight football. They have dropped down in the past decade or so, but they are back in the Premier League for the 2020/21 season. Having already brought in some new signings, including the marquee player, Rodrigo, Leeds will be a team to watch in the PL. Finishing in the top half will be your main priority with Leeds, perhaps in a few seasons, you may see yourself competing for the title.

5. Notts County

Best teams in Soccer Manager 2021

There is nothing better than a good old Road to Glory. Notts County sits in the lowest tier of the National League. With less than £1 million as your transfer budget, improving the squad will take a while. However, you could eventually see yourself in the Champions League final with Notts County. The satisfaction will be great, but lots of hard work is required.

6. Arsenal


The past decade has been relatively stale for Arsenal, having won little other than the FA Cup. However, before that decade, Arsenal was once one of the deadliest teams in all of Europe, notably, during the 2003/04 season. Slowly, Arsenal is making their way back to the high ranks in real-world football, with a team boasting high quality. Can you go Invincible again in SM21?

7. Ajax

Best teams in Soccer Manager 2021

This Dutch team has one of the best youngster academies in the football world. Many of the young talents from Ajax have gone on to be great players. The main competition focus is of course, on winning the Champions League and being crowned champions of Europe. Can you do that with a squad of youngsters?

8. Paris Saint-Germain


The squad of PSG is great, with players like Neymar, Mbappe, and Angel Di Maria. Managing the squad will be fun, but building the squad will be equally as good as that. The team lacks squad depth and with a budget as big as PSG’s, you could go on a huge spending spree. They were runners up to the UCL last season, maybe they could win it in SM21.

9. AC Milan

Best teams in Soccer Manager 2021

AC Milan used to dominate Europe but they have seriously dropped in quality. It is time for a strong rebuild of the club. With a budget of around £40 million, you should be able to soon guide the club back to European glory.

10. Liverpool


The team that went unbeaten for half the PL season was a very strong side to face. The team has not lost a game at the Anfield since April 2017, which is huge. With one of the highest budgets available in-game, and one of the best starting lineups, Liverpool will certainly be a great team to enjoy managing.

Which of these 10 Best teams are you choosing to start your career in Soccer Manager 2021? Do you have any other team in mind? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Oliver Schmidbauer

Your forget the Manchester Clubs

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