Best FIFA 17 League to Play

Best FIFA 17 Leagues to Play on FIFA 17 Ultimate Team


If you want to want to go with the flow and use one league or nationality for a team but you still don’t know which one to choose, get to know the strong and weak spots within the most popular choices. With our help, you will be able to find your best FIFA 17 League to play on your FIFA 17 Ultimate Team campaign.


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    ? Other Leagues
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    Best FIFA 17 League to Play

    How to pick the right league to play?

    Every single year, dozen of players ask us our opinion about which league should they pick to build their squad. The answer is not easy and depends of many factors, including your budget, play style, preferences, favourite formation and the time you plan to play. In order to give you an extra help, we decided to create this article showing the strong and weak points of each one of the most popular leagues.


    Best FIFA 17 League to Play on FIFA 17 Ultimate Team

    Premier League

    Complete analysis of this league can be found here

    The main football league in England works as basis for most FIFA 17 Ultimate Team squads out there. Why does that happen? The main reason has to do with most FUT 17 players’ origins being linked to it, the league is considered the most spectacular professional football league in the world. But there are more reasons. Actually this is one of the best leagues to choose for a squad because although it’s not the one with the best players in the game, it’s got more quality players than any other. You have too many choices and potential variations to exercise, it means you can easily find a great team according to your taste. The fact that the best players in the world are from other leagues is probably not a disadvantage because they’re so expensive that few people are able to buy them. The Premier League still has got one more advantage: the fact that it has many players from other countries makes it easier for hybrid teams to be built based on it.

    Basically, you can say the only big disadvantage of building a squad based on Premier League players is their high price. No other league has average prices as high as this one. Since the demand is bigger than the supply, the players’ prices raise and surpass what you’d pay for equivalent players from other leagues.

    Pogba, Ibrahimovic and Eric Bailly were all great additions to this league in crucial positions.

    Many quality options
    ChallengerMost expensive league

    Best FIFA 17 League to Play on FIFA 17 Ultimate Team

    Best FIFA 17 League to Play on FIFA 17 Ultimate Team


    Complete analysis of this league can be found here

    LaLiga is also one of the top leagues, but not just because it’s got elite players such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar, Gareth Bale and Luis Suárez. This is the mandatory squad league for people with an unlimited budget on FUT 17. Just the five players mentioned above will form almost half a team with a quality level you won’t find anywhere else. However there are few game players who can afford such players when building a squad. Even for a somewhat limited budget, the Spanish league comes out as a good option mainly because you can build a squad as good as a Premier League by spending way less coins. One of the good things about this league is that, maybe excepting the central defensive midfielder, all positions are occupied by players that offer guaranteed quality.

    Whoever decides to build a team based on this league will surely find a big variety of choices, much quality and relatively high prices. In our opinion, it’s more appropriate for people who want to build a squad with no cost restrictions, but it’s also a great alternative to the Premier League whilst being more accessible. The league is also a great one for hybrid teams since there are many Spanish players out there playing in the best European leagues.

    If you have a good budget you need to use a formation with wingers since the best players in the world for this position play in this league.

    Best players in world
    Good for hybridsExpensive
    Lack of quality strikers for medium budget squads

    Best FIFA 17 League to Play on FIFA 17 Ultimate Team

    Best FIFA 17 League to Play on FIFA 17 Ultimate Team


    Complete analysis of this league can be found here

    Thanks to all the success of German clubs in the European competitions, most notably FC Bayern, the Bundesliga has climbed to a remarkable spot, player quality wise, in the last few years. This is obviously not the only reason why the main German football league is, at the moment, the third most used league in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team. It always has good solutions for every – or almost every – position, with a more accessible price than the Premier League. In previous years this price difference was even more notorious, but the league’s popularity rose and its players got a bit more expensive. Still, it’s possible for you to build an excellent squad based on the Bundesliga with less than 1 million coins. Even for those with superior budget there’s always the possibility of improvement, calling on players such as Robben and Ribery, for example. Just as example, the unlimited budget squad of the Bundesliga we suggested in our league’s guide is most rated and cheaper than the one from the Premier League. If these numbers are too big for you, we advise you to move on to another league.

    Once again, it is a waste not using a formation with wingers when building a squad based on the Bundesliga.

    This year, the chance to joining Renato Sanches and Vidal in the midfield is one of the things that may convince you to play with this league. However, what really draws attention is the front line with Lewandowski and Aubameyang. No other league has two dangerous strikers as this one.

    Top players for most of the positions
    Cheaper alternative than Premier League
    Best wingers are expensive
    Lack of quality strikers for medium budget squads

    Best FIFA 17 League to Play on FIFA 17 Ultimate Team

    Best FIFA 17 League to Play on FIFA 17 Ultimate Team

    Serie A

    Complete analysis of this league can be found here

    Do you feel like you can’t gather the coins necessary to build a squad based on one of the three leagues we described previously? Don’t worry. The Serie A allows you to start from low or medium spending capacity while that doesn’t mean a significant quality loss. It is no doubt the best FIFA 17 league regarding price vs quality for you to face any opponent head-to-head. Even with you not being able to reach an 86 squad rating, which you won’t, you definitely won’t fail to have a good squad, plus you’ll have that with the advantage of not carrying the responsibility of owning the most expensive teams. The prices are somewhat attractive in a way that all the league’s best players together cost less than Messi.

    Best value for money
    Many quality choices on the midfield
    Impossible to create a squad as good as the top-squads from the other three leagues
    Lack of quality wingers

    Best FIFA 17 League to Play on FIFA 17 Ultimate Team

    Best FIFA 17 League to Play on FIFA 17 Ultimate Team

    Ligue 1

    Complete analysis of this league can be found here

    Among the five leagues given as the most popular ones, the Ligue 1 is clearly the weakest. It’s relatively cheap, such as the Serie A, but it doesn’t offer quality solutions for all positions like the Italian league does. You just have to take a look at the centre backs to realise you’ll need to make a few adaptations in order to build a sufficiently competitive squad based on this league, especially now that David Luiz moved to the Premier League.

    People who want to build a strong team based on the French league will be forced to use Paris Saint-Germain players. They fill the league’s tough core. Names like Thiago Silva, Matuidi or Di Maria are an absolute choice for any team. There are alternatives but the truth is that they’re never as good as, for example, what you get in the Serie A.

    Affordable squad
    Thiago Silva is a top-class player
    Not as good as the other four leagues
    Lack of quality wingers

    Best FIFA 17 League to Play on FIFA 17 Ultimate Team


    Other Leagues

    More leagues besides the five already analysed

    If your budget is low, there are leagues that can be quite useful to you. Here are the Portuguese, Russian and Turkish leagues. Having them as base, you’ll be able to build minimally competitive squads with just a portion of your coins. The biggest problem you might come to find is player choice as there are not many. Since there are less players in these leagues, some positions can’t be occupied by players of the same quality as the rest, there is a point where you might have to call on silver or even bronze players. This is particularly noticed when it comes to defenders. Unbalanced but yet interesting squads can be frequently seen.

    Besides the low cost, these leagues have also the advantage of causing your opponent to underestimate you or have too much confidence. Although some of these teams can turn out to be very interesting, you’ll hardly be able to face the best teams effectively.

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    Really cheap squads
    Lack of quality players in a few positions
    Less top-class players than in the other five leagues
    Some expensive players on Liga Nos and MLS due to Squad Building Challenges



    Teams based on nationalities and not on leagues

    Building a squad based on only one nationality is probably going to lead you to limited choices and, in most players’ opinions, this is less fun. However, these teams can easily be adapted to hybrids. Three nationalities are in the spotlight for they currently have quality players in all positions: Spanish, Brazilian and German.

    The Spanish’s popularity has rose immensely in the last few years, mainly after their World Cup and European titles. Such exposition made many good players of this nationality play not only in the LaLiga but also in the Premier League, Bundesliga and Serie A. This is something particularly good because it offers us the possibility of easily building hybrid teams with Spanish players.

    After being world champions, the main German players have had their stats rise remarkably. Although that wasn’t enough for them to effectively reach the Spanish, their great performance led several people to build squads based on this nationality.

    There’s a whole difference in this case, now: Brazilian players. They’re internationally known as the ones who revealed the biggest number of great players. Although the Brazilian league’s been excluded again from the game you still have an immense variety of choices, after all they’re the ones present in all FIFA 17 Ultimate Team leagues. Which is good. This nationality is particularly good for building teams of any category: gold, silver or bronze.

    Besides these nationalities, there are a few others that can offer you an at least interesting squad: Argentinian, Belgian, Colombian, Portuguese and French.

    Usually cheaper than the main leagues
    Limited choices

    What do you think it is the best FIFA 17 league to use in our Ultimate Team squad? Share your opinion with us in the comments, please.


20 thoughts on “Best FIFA 17 League to Play”

  1. I can’t believe that Belgian nationality has been ignored. Coupling them with EPL (as most top Belgians are playing in EPL) is fetching me good results.

    Other EPL players with these players: Hazard, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Lukaku, Mirallas, Benteke, Dembele, Courtois

    Can hybrid them with other good Belgians playing in other leagues: Mertens, Nainggolan and Witsel.

  2. Adrian Carreño

    Hola Rodrigo!

    Para el black friday estare comprando RW, ST y LW. Para ello dispongo de 550k, no podemos predecir cuanto bajara el mercado pero si te pido por favor que te bases en los precios actuales de las consolas ya que la plataforma es Pc y es mucho mas caro. No importa la química de estos 3 yo intentare hacerla con los jugadores del fondo, la idea es conseguir los mejores jugadores en sus puestos a ese costo.

    Yo he pensado en Reus, Dybala, Di Maria o Reus, Mullen, Robben o Reus, Draxler (MP), Robben o Reus, Mullen, Salah Sif (86) Martial, Griezman, Di Maria o Hazard, Sturridge Di Maria.

      1. Adrian Carreño

        Si, de eso estoy seguro! Me interesaba era la recomendación de los mejores 3 delanteros.


  3. I am currently running a Spanish team and I would like you to see what improvements I can make on my team.

    I am running a 4 – 3 – 3 (4)

    Jose Reina

    Bellerin – Nacho Fernandez – Navarro – Grimaldo

    Sergi Roberto – Borja Valero – Illarramendi

    Lucas Vasquez – Iago Aspas – Jony

    I just want some improvements on my team please.
    Thank you for your time.

  4. I think the French nationality is severly under rated here… for me it’s a top 3 nations option

  5. Adrian Carreño

    Hola Rodrigo!

    Quiera saber cual consideras que es el mejor delantero central (ST) del juego por máximo 100k?

    Por que no hacen un artículo con los mejores jugadores en sus puestos? Esto seria de gran ayuda para los que hacemos híbridos.

    Muchas gracias por tu atención

  6. Switch between leagues. Building teams is fun. i started serie a squad and the players are apotheek cheaper then bundesliga organisatie PL

      1. My serie a team is
        Lichtsteiner chielini barzagli evra
        Khedira as cdm
        Nainggolan and marchisio as cm because lack of quality wingers ik play 41212 narrow with cm
        Pjanic/hamsik as cam
        And strikers dybala and higuain
        Reserve players: basta, radu, derossi, parolo, miranda eder gabbiadini. Do you seems improvements? Ik likes my lb and rb as good defenders not atackers that why i dont have sandro and alves. Thnx for youre time. I love This series about best teams for each league !! In naar future im gonny build bundesliga team or serie a bundesliga hybrid

  7. Hi,
    I’ve been looking at your squad guides released so far and they’ve been really informative.

    Currently, I have a Russian league squad and about 80-100k to spend on another squad (am using a PS4).

    Manuel Fernandes

    Players not used: Eremenko, Ionov, Fernando, Song, Mario Fernandes

    Would just like to ask:
    1. What improvements would you suggest to my current Russian League squad?
    2. Which league would you suggest I use my 80-100k to build a first team squad to rotate with this Russian league squad?

    1. Hi.
      Unfortunately we haven’t tested the Russian league yet and for that reason we can’t give our opinion.
      I suggest you Serie A. 80-100k is enough to build a good squad from that league.

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