Ted Lasso and AFC Richmond Make Their FIFA 23 Debut

Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have announced the arrival of AFC Richmond to EA SPORTS FIFA 23, with fans able to authentically take control of their favourite club across multiple game modes including Career Mode, Kickoff, Online Friendlies, and Online Seasons.

A number of AFC Richmond items including kits, tifos, Manager items, and other content will also be available to unlock across FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) and Pro Clubs where applicable.

Jason Sudeikis’ Ted Lasso will also be available as a selectable manager of AFC Richmond in Career Mode, as fans can play as their favourite moustached manager running the show for AFC Richmond or any team of their choosing.

Players can also create their own Manager or select a real-world licensed manager to take control of AFC Richmond, or create a Player and join the AFC Richmond squad in a league of their choosing.


“I am truly fortunate and deeply grateful, to have had many special moments in my career thus far, and I consider this experience among the best of them,” said Emmy Award-winner Jason Sudeikis.

“As long-time fans of EA SPORTS FIFA, having Ted Lasso and the whole AFC Richmond squad incorporated into the newest version of the game is truly a dream come true for myself and the rest of the fellas.”

“Our cast and crew work tremendously hard on this show, and we are flattered that it resonates with so many folks. We look forward to our fans having the opportunity to play with, play as, and even play against their favorite AFC Richmond characters.”

Fans will also be able to play as AFC Richmond as part of the ‘Rest of The World’ league in Kick Off, Online Friendlies and Online Seasons with Roy Kent, Jamie Tartt, Sam Obisanya and Dani Rojas all featuring as part of the Greyhounds’ squad.


AFC Richmond’s iconic home stadium, Nelson Road, will also feature in FIFA 23.

FIFA 23 is developed by EA Vancouver and EA Romania and will be available worldwide on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC, Stadia, PS4, and Xbox One on September 30.

Early access for FIFA 23 Ultimate Edition begins on September 27, 2022.