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Football Manager 2023 Sugar Daddy Clubs

The ultimate list of all sugar daddy clubs in Football Manager 2023, grouped by foreground, background, underwriter and underwriter (expects return).

By on Nov 05, 2022   83874 views   3 comments
Club Insights - Football Manager 2023 Sugar Daddy Clubs

This is the complete list of all active sugar daddy clubs in Football Manager 2023.

Sugar Daddy refers to the club's chairperson. Clubs with such rich chairpersons (formerly 'chairmen') at the helm stand a much better chance of receiving budget injections from time to time, depending on the occasion.

Date of first publication: 5 November 2022

A Sugar Daddy chairperson doesn't guarantee that you'll always have ridiculous amounts of money to spend on transfers. You might as well manage a sugar daddy club and get close to zero transfer budget. However, they will supply more money than the average chairperson if needed or to reward your good performance.

Club reputation gets a boost as well, so you might find less players wanting to leave for a bigger club. However, this has a bigger effect when smaller teams get tycoon takeovers in-game so they can attract the players to spend their money on.
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Sugar Daddy Types

There are 4 types of sugar daddy chairpersons, as explained below.

Foreground - Will throw money at the club to spend until he leaves.
Background - Will spend enough to make them a force in their current league but if they go up a level or two it would no longer apply.
Underwriter - Won't give you any extra transfer budget but come the end of the season they will always cover any loss the club is making and not expect the money back.
Underwriter (Expects Returns) - Similar to "Underwriter" but expects the money back.

For example, if you spent the entire transfer budget at R. Madrid (no sugar daddy) you'd have to re-earn it, but if you do the same at PSG (foreground sugar daddy) the chairman will just pump more money into the club.

Bankruptcy for sugar daddy clubs is highly unlikely. But don't go overboard with your expenses. Bad financial management can lead to severe debt situation for your club, which could result in going into administration. And there's always the possibility for the sugar daddy chairman leaving the club.


FM 2023 Foreground Sugar Daddy Clubs

Name Nat
Man City England
Newcastle England
AS Monaco France
Paris SG France
Al-Shabab (KSA) Saudi Arabia
Almería Spain
Lugano Switzerland
Grasshoppers Switzerland
Shakhtar Ukraine
LA Galaxy United States
Hertha BSC Germany
Alverca Portugal
Lusitânia Lourosa Portugal
Al-Ahli (KSA) Saudi Arabia
Al-Hilal (KSA) Saudi Arabia
Al-Sadd Qatar
Al-Arabi Qatar
Al-Nassr (KSA) Saudi Arabia
Al-Ittihad Saudi Arabia
Ulsan South Korea
Jeonbuk South Korea
Al-Wahda (UAE) United Arab Emirates
Al-Jazira (UAE) United Arab Emirates
Al-Ain United Arab Emirates
Al-Gharafa Qatar
Al-Jaish (QAT) -
Johor DT Malaysia
SH Port China
Al-Duhail Qatar
Shabab Al-Ahli United Arab Emirates
Toronto FC United States
Atlanta United United States
LAFC United States
Wieczysta Kraków  Poland
Estrela da Amadora SAD Portugal

FM23 Background Sugar Daddy Clubs

Name Nat
O'Higgins Chile
Universidad de Chile Chile
Beijing China
Shelbourne Ireland
Sunderland England
Wolves England
Wrexham England
AEK Greece
Olympiacos Greece
PAOK Greece
Xanthi Greece
FC Utrecht Netherlands
Osaka AC Japan
Okayama FC Japan
Saitama UTD Japan
Giurare Yokohama Japan
Belenenses Portugal
Salgueiros Portugal
Queen's Park Scotland
F.C. Andorra Spain
Sion Switzerland
Zürich Switzerland
Lausanne Switzerland
Neuchâtel Xamax Switzerland
Samsunspor Turkey
Famalicão Portugal
PTM Portugal
Atlante Mexico
Esteghlal Iran
Persepolis Iran
South China Hong Kong
Yverdon Switzerland
Selangor Malaysia
Suwon South Korea
Pohang South Korea
Eyüpspor Turkey
Pendikspor Turkey
Busan South Korea
Zhejiang China
Eastern Hong Kong
Kitchee Hong Kong
Kuwait SC Kuwait
Qadsia Kuwait
Kazma Kuwait
Kedah Malaysia
Kelantan Malaysia
Pahang Malaysia
Al-Ettifaq Saudi Arabia
Al-Wasl United Arab Emirates
Al-Nasr (UAE) United Arab Emirates
Stade Lausanne-Ouchy Switzerland
Stade Nyonnais Switzerland
Schaffhausen Switzerland
YF Juventus Switzerland
Rapperswil Switzerland
Adana D.S. Turkey
Al-Qadsiah Saudi Arabia
Panachaiki Greece
Al-Rayyan Qatar
Ibiza Spain
Salford England
TP Mazembe Congo DR
Sepahan Iran
DPMM Singapore
Binh Duong Vietnam
Suphanburi Thailand
Chonburi Thailand
Dorados Mexico
Baniyas United Arab Emirates
Al-Taawoun Saudi Arabia
Al-Fateh Saudi Arabia
Al-Faisaly (KSA) Saudi Arabia
Fylde England
Pyramids Egypt
Felda Utd Malaysia
Bangkok Utd Thailand
Muangthong Utd Thailand
Yangon Utd Myanmar
Buriram Utd Thailand
CD Rongcheng China
Kunshan China
LC Sailors Singapore
Bodrumspor Turkey
Manisa FK Turkey
Bunyodkor Uzbekistan
Berco SC Portugal
Black Stars Switzerland
Cancún Mexico
Länk FC Vilaverdense Portugal

FM 23 Underwriter Sugar Daddy Clubs

Name Nat
ATM Brazil
BOT Brazil
BRA Brazil
CEC Brazil
Colo Colo Chile
SH Shenhua China
Derry City Ireland
Dundalk Ireland
Bournemouth England
Aston Villa England
Blackburn England
Brentford England
Bristol City England
Cardiff England
Charlton England
Chelsea England
Chorley England
Crawley England
Dag & Red England
Derby England
Everton England
Fulham England
Gloucester England
Huddersfield England
Leicester England
Middlesbrough England
Millwall England
Plymouth England
Portsmouth England
Preston England
QPR England
Reading England
Rotherham England
Sheff Utd England
Sheff Wed England
Southampton England
Stoke England
Watford England
West Brom England
West Ham England
York England
HJK Finland
KuPS Finland
OGC Nice France
Rennes France
Aris Greece
Kavala Greece
Levadeiakos Greece
OFI Greece
Vitesse Netherlands
Maccabi Tel-Aviv Israel
Sakai FC Japan
Hamamatsu Rafale Japan
Funabashi Bandits Japan
Nagoya Stolz Japan
Kyoto Mantis Japan
FC Hiroshima Japan
Ballena Shizuoka Japan
Monterrey Mexico
León Mexico
Lame Northern Ireland
Dinamo Moscow Russia
Lokomotiv Moscow Russia
Spartak Moscow Russia
Alloa Scotland
Queen of Sth Scotland
Ross County Scotland
Home Utd -
Sembawang Singapore
Tampines Singapore
Woodlands Singapore
Young Boys Switzerland
Luzern Switzerland
Servette Switzerland
Beşiktaş Turkey
Fenerbahçe Turkey
Galatasaray Turkey
Trabzonspor Turkey
Toluca Mexico
Tigres Mexico
Atlas Mexico
Santos Laguna Mexico
Sabah Malaysia
Jurong Singapore
Gombak Utd Singapore
Al-Wehda Saudi Arabia
Gimcheon South Korea
Jeonnam South Korea
Jeju South Korea
Kobe Leone Japan
Niigata Unicorn Japan
Sendai Lumiere FC Japan
Higashiosaka Rosa Japan
Kitakyusyu Blanco Japan
Hachioji Tigre Japan
Haverfordwest Wales
Pachuca Mexico
Tanjong Pagar Singapore
IFK Mariehamn Finland
Kallithea Greece
Atromitos Greece
Başakşehir FK Turkey
Kasımpaşa Turkey
Torpedo Moscow Russia
Daejeon South Korea
Seoul South Korea
August First China
HKFC Hong Kong
Osotspa -
Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Iraq
Al-Zawra'a Iraq
Al-Faisaly Jordan
Wehdat Jordan
Eroil Iraq
Al-Suwaig Oman
Dhofar Oman
Al-Orouba Oman
Khaan Khuns Erchim Oman
New Radiant Maldives
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
Melaka Malaysia
N. Sembilan Malaysia
Perlis Malaysia
Terengganu Malaysia
Perak Malaysia
Al-Wakrah Qatar
Al-Shamal Qatar
Al-Riyadh Saudi Arabia
Al-Raed Saudi Arabia
Al-Shorta (SYR) Syria
Al-Muhafaza Syria
Al-Karamah Syria
Al-Jaish (SYR) Syria
Tijuana Mexico
Asan FC South Korea
Abahani KC (D) Bangladesh
MK Dons England
Seongnam South Korea
Asteras Tripolis Greece
Yamaga Japan
Hoffenheim Germany
Niigata Unicorn (Singapore) Singapore
Al-Sailiya Qatar
Paya Lebar -
Al-Kharitiyath Qatar
Al-Diriyah Saudi Arabia
Umm-Salal Qatar
Al-Markhiya Qatar
Al-Mesaimeer Qatar
Al-Shahaniya Qatar
Muaither Qatar
Kanbawza -
Sarawak Malaysia
Penang Malaysia
Winterthur Switzerland
FC Inter Finland
Veroia Greece
Kalamata Greece
Zenit Russia
Buxton England
Harrogate England
Brackley England
Ebbsfleet England
Fleetwood England
Tatung Chinese Taipei
Taipower Chinese Taipei
Geylang Int. Singapore
Al-Shoulla Saudi Arabia
Muktijoddha SKC Bangladesh
Abahani KC (CTG) Bangladesh
Mohun Bagan -
Tractor Iran
April 25 North Korea
Lucky Mile Hong Kong
Qatar SC Qatar
Guam Shipyard Guam
Al-Diwaniya Iraq
Maziya SRC Maldives
Al-Khor Qatar
Kaya Philippines
Daegu South Korea
Suwon FC South Korea
Incheon South Korea
Gyeongnam South Korea
Balestier Singapore
Young Lions Singapore
Hapoel Ramat-Gan Israel
Kiryat-Shmona Israel
Al-Khaleej (KSA) Saudi Arabia
Hajer Saudi Arabia
Al-Nahda Saudi Arabia
Ohod Saudi Arabia
Al-Hazem Saudi Arabia
Al-Orobah Saudi Arabia
Najran Saudi Arabia
Al-Fayha Saudi Arabia
Al-Batin Saudi Arabia
Damac Saudi Arabia
South Shields England
Altınordu Turkey
Sporting Afrique -
Al-Mujazzal Saudi Arabia
Al-Nojoom Saudi Arabia
Al-Jeel Saudi Arabia
BJ IT China
PBDKT -
Super Reds -
Naft Tehran Iran
Bangkok Glass -
Yadanarbon Myanmar
Zeyar Shwe Myay Myanmar
Chao Pak Kei Macau
Hougang Utd Singapore
HeB Zhuoao -
Global Philippines
Sheikh Jamal Bangladesh
Stallion Philippines
NAPA Rovers FC Guam
PKNP -
Warriors FC Singapore
Ceres (PHÍ) -
Chanthabouly Laos
KCC Hong Kong
Al-Ain FC Saudi Arabia
Benfica Laulara East Timor
NTUS Chinese Taipei
Police Tero Thailand
Meralco -
Saif SC Bangladesh
QHD BSU China
China Football College China
BJ BSU China
Spennymoor England
SJK Finland
DL Pro China
Alebrijes Mexico
FC Juárez Mexico
Waterford Ireland
Lysekloster Norway
Krasnodar Russia
Sochi Russia
Gangwon South Korea
Bucheon 1995 South Korea
Gwangju South Korea
Anyang South Korea
Seoul E-Land South Korea
Ansan South Korea
Intercity Spain
Seattle United States
NYCFC United States
RB Leipzig Germany
Mazatlán Mexico
Krybas Ukraine
2001 China NYT -
CD Tanghu China

FM 2023 Underwriter (Expects Return) Sugar Daddy Clubs

Name Nat
Guangzhou China
Tianjin China
Morelia Mexico
Chongqing -
Shenzhen China
Shandong China
BJ San'gao China
Changchun China
Xinjiang -
Henan China
Locomotive (CHN) China
JX Beidamen China
HB Youth China
BJ Baxy China
BJ Youth China
Meizhou China
LN SY Urban China
ShaanX Chang'an China
SQL Football School China
HuB Istar China
SC Jiuniu China
WH Three Towns China
BJ Dongcheng China
Mineros Mexico
GZ City China
CZ Mighty Lions China
HLJ Ice City China
YB Sport School China
ZH Qin'ao China
SC Tianfu China


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Discussion: Football Manager 2023 Sugar Daddy Clubs

3 comments have been posted so far.

  • Diplexbullet19's avatar
    Almeria are not foreground, i just managed my first season and came 9th (low block counter works?!) And with a bank doubled since the start and having 60mil positive, they only gave me 5mil to spend and zero increase in wages.
  • Stam's avatar
    @Rughani: You might be referring to Alverca SAD who start in the Portuguese Third Division South. They don't have any sugar daddy status. However, the other Alverca club who start in the Portuguese Lisbon First Division (not playable in the default database) have foreground sugar daddy status.
  • Rughani's avatar
    Alverca definitely doesn't have a foreground sugardaddy owner.
    I had a 3 year save with them already, it was a real struggle financially...
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