40 Teams to Start a Save With on Football Manager 2021

11 November 2020 09:00

We were teased on several occasions but now, finally, the Football Manager 2021 Beta is out and we could not be more excited.

This year's incarnation of the greatest video game series of all time, is set to the best yet as well. There are a host of new features to get your teeth stuck into, including new body language mechanics, revamped recruitment centre and much improved match presentation.

Enough about all that though. You've clicked on this article for help with one of the biggest decisions you will make this year - which team to choose for your inaugural FM21 save?

Here are 40 suggestions.we think we've covered most bases.


1. Inter Miami

Don't worry, we're sure he'll look a lot happier than this when you take over | Ira L. Black - Corbis/Getty Images

David Beckham is a hard man to please. It may be Inter Miami's inaugural MLS campaign but Golden Balls will still be expecting success from the off.

At least you've got Gonzalo Higuain to bang in 30 goals a season.


2. Dundalk

Dundalk could be a great place to develop your managerial skills | GEORG HOCHMUTH/Getty Images

There is a lot to contend with when managing in the League of Ireland, not least the fact that the summer schedule puts you out of kilter with European competitions. This makes continental success challenging.

Can you manage both domestic and Europa League commitments at Dundalk?


3. Bolton Wanderers

Ohhhhhhhh that's a bad kit | Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images

It's scandalous that a club as big as Bolton Wanderers are languishing in League Two.

Time to get them back where they belong. Is Kevin Davies still playing by the way? What about Ivan Campo?

Shame about that Home Bargains kit that will stay with you throughout you climb up the leagues.


4. Milan

Can you help Zlatan win a Scudetto in what is likely to be his last season? | MIGUEL MEDINA/Getty Images

After a pretty horrific few years, things are finally looking up for Milan.

Blessed with an exciting young core and the timeless Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the Rossoneri are just a few additions and a talented manager away from ending Juventus' stranglehold over Italian football.


5. Braintree Town

If you like orange, Braintree is the team for you | Alex Davidson/Getty Images

Last season, Braintree Town finished rock bottom of the National League registering just four wins in 38 games before Covid-19 brought things to a halt.

Many are tipping them to struggle again this time out. Help the Iron prove the doubters wrong by guiding them to the Football League for the first time in their history.


6. Falkirk

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