Ted Lasso, the fictional football manager from Apple TV’s hit show, will feature in FIFA 23 – because of course he will. In fact, you’ll also be able to take control of his AFC Richmond team across virtually all modes, including Career, Kick-Off, Online Friendlies, and much more. For Ultimate Team players, there’ll be a number of goodies to unlock, including “kits, tifos, and Manager items”.
In addition to players like Roy Kent, Jamie Tartt, Sam Obisanya, and Dani Rojas, you’ll also be able to play in AFC Richmond’s home stadium, Nelson Road. “It is so f***ing cool to be in FIFA. I’m not sure this is going to help dispel the CGI rumours but f*** it, totally worth it,” said Brett Goldstein, who plays AFC Richmond player Roy Kent. “I look forward to beating my nephew in a game with me as Roy Kent and him as Jamie Tartt. He’s gonna be furious.”
Actor Jason Sudeikis, who plays the titular gaffer, added: “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. 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.”