FIFA 17 Bundesliga Squad Guide

FIFA 17 Bundesliga Squad Guide

 
 

For all those players who plan to build a FIFA 17 Bundesliga squad, we’ve conducted an extensive analysis on the best players.

Here is our guide to the top German league in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team.

 
 
 
 

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Introduction to the FIFA 17 Bundesliga Squad Guide

 

Building a team is the biggest challenge in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team. It doesn’t need to be the best team, this is because the budget may not allow it, but it needs to be the player’s stature for him to obtain success.

When choosing which players to play with, you will have to look carefully at their attributes. Choosing a team based on ratings is one of the most common mistakes on FUT 17. It’s precisely this aspect that this guide focuses on. For each position, and focusing on the truly important attributes, we’ll show you who are the best athletes to choose.

It’s also important that the player checks to see if the player he chooses fits the formations he likes to play in. For example, a good full back will be useless if the player only uses a formation with three defenders. According to these formations, the player must be cautious and look at the work rate. Try to relate them with the ones we advise in our Formations Guide.

Last but not least, it’s mandatory that you tune all of your team so that the individual and team chemistry will be as high possible. For this last step to be easier, the majority of the players start to define the type of team they’re building. Some choose to gather players of the same nationality, while others decide to form a team of players from the same league. There are also more experienced players that can form hybrid teams without damaging team chemistry a lot.

All of these steps are necessary to have; or it could mean that the team is not always well built as it could be. This article aims to help those that want to form a FIFA 17 Bundesliga squad. Even the players that already have a team based in this league, could take out some valuable conclusions from this guide that could help you make your team even better.

We received thousands of comments about similar guides that we have published in previous years. Most of them have asked us to help improve their teams and the players they had. It’s important that the readers understand that this guide is simply guidance. It’s a theme too vast and the player combinations are almost infinite. Besides, there are various factors that influence the choices, like one’s style of play, the formations used, the available budget, the preferences or even the time spent playing. There’s still one uncertain component: a good player for someone might not be for another. If there was a better team everyone would fight to get it. Part of the fun of FIFA 17 Ultimate Team is this: everyone has their personal club and players.

Another important point and that must stay very clear is that whoever is reading this guide, it’s about some criteria we chose and should be of everyone’s knowledge:

    Only Gold Players
    In this guide we didn’t consider silver or bronze player. Most players don’t assume them to be a better option than gold players, so to simplify the guide’s analysis we didn’t include them. In the future we may come to publish guides exclusively talking about these qualities.
    Only Regular Players
    In this guide we didn’t consider In Forms (IF). They’re extremely expensive and in most cases are not considered good value for money. They should only be used by players with generous budgets, that already have the best team possible and that want small upgrades.
    Only Normal Players
    In this guide we didn’t consider players that have been transferred to other clubs or that have been reviewed (UP). Only players that started their season in the Bundesliga and with their original attributes were considered.
    Only Original Attributes
    In this guide we didn’t consider changes made on a players performance such happens when applying training or chemistry styles cards.
    Position analysis
    To make the comprehension of this guide easier we divided the players in nine distinct groups in order of their original position: Goalkeeper (GK), central backs (CB), right backs (RB and RWB), left backs (LB and LWB), central defensive midfielders (CDM) central midfielders (CM and CAM), right midfielders (RM, RW and RF), left midfielders (LM, LW and LF) and forwards (CF and ST).
    Fluctuation of Prices
    In the chapter where FIFA 17 Bundesliga squads are suggested, we added a link where you can check anytime the updated prices.

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Bundesliga

 

The Bundesliga lives in the shadow of Premier League and La Liga but the truth is that it has many quality players.

The qualification of the champion is made through the made points system. Whichever team gathers the most points wins the league. The first four classified gain access to the champions league of the next year, while the fifth and sixth qualify to the Europa League and the last three trade places with the first two qualified of the 2. Bundesliga and with the play-off winner. Every season starts in August and finishes in May, having 34 game weeks with nine matches each, being a total of 306 matches per season.

The Bundesliga is the most watched sports league in the world and the third best league classified in the UEFA league coefficients.

Started in 1962, the Bundesliga has been conquered by twelve clubs. The dominant club is Bayern Munich, with a total of 24 titles. Borussia Dortmund (5), Borussia Mönchengladbach (5), Werder Bremen (4), Hamburger SV (3), VfB Stuttgart (3), FC Köln (2) and FC Kaiserslautern (2) were the other teams that won more than once.

As of last season, Bundesliga lost some good players such as Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United), Ilkay Gündogan and Leroy Sané (Manchester City), Granit Xhaka (Arsenal) and Loris Karius (Liverpool).

These transfers didn’t necessarily make the Bundesliga weaker. The German teams spent more than 500 million Euros on strong reinforcements: Ousmane Dembélé and Raphaël Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund), Aleksandar Dragovic (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Breel Embolo (FC Schalke 04), Jeffrey Bruma and Mario Gómez (VFL Wolfsburg), Douglas Santos and Alen Halilovic (Hamburger SV), Naby Keïta and Oliver Burke (Leipzig). But the biggest signing of the season happened in Munich. Renato Sanches, best young player of the Euro 2016 and Golden Boy Award winner, signed with FC Bayern for a starting transfer fee around 30 million pounds.

The choices are a lot for which our guide will certainly be useful as to building a team with players from this league. Bundesliga is a good choice to who is looking for quality players, but doesn’t want to spend so much coins as happens in Premier League and La Liga based squads.

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BUNDESLIGA
 
Total Players: 555
Gold Players: 249
Average Rating (Global): 72
 
Best New Cards:
Yevgen Konoplyanka
Mario Gomez
 
Highest Upgrades:
Mahmoud Dahoud (+19)
Andreas Christensen (+15)
Florian Grillitsch (+13)
 
Highest Downgrades:
Arjen Robben (-3)
Marian Sarr (-2)
Neven Subotić (-2)
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 

Best FIFA 17 Bundesliga Goalkeepers

GK
 

Goalkeepers are the players that are used least on the field. Because of this they are also first ignored when building a team. Most players start their purchases with a forward, later they strengthen the midfield, the defence and only later the goal. The truth is a good goalkeeper may be worth a lot of goals. They are a good investment because they are normally the most economically accessible players.

Manuel Neuer is the most popular goalkeeper in the world.

 

MOST HIGH-RATED GOALKEEPERS
Manuel Neuer 92 Bayern GER
Bernd Leno 86 Leverkusen GER
Ralf Fährmann 84 Schalke GER
Yann Sommer 84 Mönchengladbach SUI
Timo Horn 82 Köln GER
Roman Bürki 81 Dortmund SUI
René Adler 81 Hamburg GER
Oliver Baumann 80 Hoffenheim GER
Marwin Hitz 80 Augsburg SUI
Diego Benaglio 79 Wolfsburg SUI
Roman Weidenfeller 78 Dortmund GER
Lukáš Hrádecký 78 Frankfurt FIN
Koen Casteels 78 Wolfsburg BEL
Jonas Lössl 77 Mainz DEN
Jaroslav Drobný 77 Bremen CZ


 

When choosing a good goalkeeper it’s not only down to his rating. There are two fundamental attributes for choosing a good goalkeeper: reflexes and diving.

The first measures a goalkeeper’s agility when making a save. The best on this aspect are Neuer and Fährmann .

 

GOALKEEPERS WITH BEST REFLEXES
Manuel Neuer 89 Bayern GER
Ralf Fährmann 87 Schalke GER
Yann Sommer 85 Mönchengladbach SUI
Roman Bürki 84 Dortmund SUI
Oliver Baumann 84 Hoffenheim GER
Thomas Kraft 84 Berlin GER
Bernd Leno 83 Leverkusen GER
Timo Horn 83 Köln GER
Lukáš Hrádecký 83 Frankfurt FIN
Marwin Hitz 82 Augsburg SUI
Koen Casteels 82 Wolfsburg BEL
René Adler 81 Hamburg GER
Jonas Lössl 79 Mainz DEN
Sven Ulreich 79 Bayern GER
Felix Wiedwald 79 Bremen GER


 

Diving is a fundamental attribute when choosing a goalkeeper. It measures the capacity for a goalkeeper to make a save when jumping.

In this attribute, it is Neuer the best one. Again…

 

GOALKEEPER WITH BEST DIVING
Manuel Neuer 89 Bayern GER
Bernd Leno 85 Leverkusen GER
Ralf Fährmann 83 Schalke GER
Yann Sommer 83 Mönchengladbach SUI
Oliver Baumann 82 Hoffenheim GER
Marwin Hitz 82 Augsburg SUI
Roman Bürki 81 Dortmund SUI
Sven Ulreich 81 Bayern GER
Timo Horn 80 Köln GER
René Adler 80 Hamburg GER
Koen Casteels 80 Wolfsburg BEL
Thomas Kraft 80 Berlin GER
Jonas Lössl 79 Mainz DEN
Diego Benaglio 77 Wolfsburg SUI
Felix Wiedwald 77 Bremen GER


 

The most experienced Ultimate Team players know that another leaning factor on a goalkeeper’s performance without considering the remaining four attributes: height. The more tall a goalkeeper is, better his chances of having a clean sheet.

The Bundesliga goalkeepers are very tall. From the 20 goalies, fifeen have at least 190cm. Koen Casteels is the tallest one, 14cm taller than Yann Sommer.

 

TALLEST GOALKEEPERS
Koen Casteels 197 / 6′6″ Wolfsburg BEL
Ralf Fährmann 196 / 6′5″ Schalke GER
Jonas Lössl 195 / 6′5″ Mainz DEN
Diego Benaglio 194 / 6′4″ Wolfsburg SUI
Manuel Neuer 193 / 6′4″ Bayern GER
Timo Horn 192 / 6′4″ Köln GER
Marwin Hitz 192 / 6′4″ Augsburg SUI
Sven Ulreich 192 / 6′4″ Bayern GER
Jaroslav Drobný 192 / 6′4″ Bremen CZ
René Adler 191 / 6′3″ Hamburg GER
Bernd Leno 190 / 6′3″ Leverkusen GER
Roman Weidenfeller 190 / 6′3″ Dortmund GER
Lukáš Hrádecký 190 / 6′3″ Frankfurt FIN
Rune Almenning Jarstein 190 / 6′3″ Berlin NOR
Felix Wiedwald 190 / 6′3″ Bremen GER


 

The choice for the best Bundesliga goalkeeper on FIFA 17 Ultimate Team is really easy.

Besides being the best Bundesliga goalkeeper in the two most important attributes, Manuel Neuer is also the the one with best positioning, diving and kicking in the entire game.

Bernd Leno and Ralf Fährmann are very similar in the most important attributes. However, Leno is faster ans much better with the ball in the feet and for these reasons he is our second choice.

Despite being the shorter goalkeeper from Bundesliga, Sommer is our economic choice. He is a better choice than Bürki and Baumann to keep your goal safe.


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GOALKEEPERS

Best Players
#1 Manuel Neuer
#2 Bernd Leno
#3 Ralf Fährmann
#4 Yann Sommer
#5 Roman Bürki

Economic Choice
Yann Sommer

 
 

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Best FIFA 17 Bundesliga Centre Backs

CB
 

A goalkeeper task is made easier if in front of him are quality central backs. Their function is to stop the opponent from getting dangerously close to your team’s goal.

Jérôme Boateng is the centre back with best reputation in Bundesliga. He’s becoming better and better every year.

 

HIGHEST RATED CENTRE BACKS
Jérôme Boateng 90 Bayern GER
Mats Hummels 87 Bayern GER
Sokratis 84 Dortmund GRE
Ömer Toprak 84 Leverkusen TUR
Benedikt Höwedes 84 Schalke GER
Javi Martinez 84 Bayern ESP
Naldo 84 Schalke BRA
Sven Bender 82 Dortmund GER
Marc Bartra 81 Dortmund ESP
Niklas Süle 81 Hoffenheim GER
Matija Nastasić 80 Schalke SRB
Jeffrey Bruma 80 Wolfsburg NED
Emir Spahić 79 Hamburg BOS
Lamine Sané 79 Bremen SEN
Aleksandar Dragović 79 Leverkusen AT


 

On a centre back, two attributes assume particular importance on their performance: defending and physical, which represents strength, stamina, aggression and jumping.

A player with good at defending will have an easier chance of dispossessing the opponent and avoid him reaching your box.

It’s the case of the two best rated players, Boateng and Hummels. It’s really hard to get past them. The most experienced players are normally those who have a higher rating with this attribute.

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Jérôme Boateng 90 Bayern GER
Mats Hummels 88 Bayern GER
Ömer Toprak 86 Leverkusen TUR
Naldo 86 Schalke BRA
Sokratis 85 Dortmund GRE
Benedikt Höwedes 84 Schalke GER
Javi Martinez 84 Bayern ESP
Sven Bender 84 Dortmund GER
Marc Bartra 84 Dortmund ESP
Niklas Süle 83 Hoffenheim GER
Matija Nastasić 82 Schalke SRB
Aleksandar Dragović 82 Leverkusen AT
John Brooks 81 Berlin USA
Tony Jantschke 81 Mönchengladbach GER
Neven Subotić 81 Dortmund SRB


 

The physical attribute shows the old heading capability but also how likely the players are to win game with their body. This is a crucial attribute when looking for the best centre back.

In this chapter Boateng and Papadopoulos are the strongest ones.

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH BEST PHYSICAL
Jérôme Boateng 85 Bayern GER
Kyriakos Papadopoulos 84 RB Leipzig GRE
Sokratis 83 Dortmund GRE
Jeffrey Bruma 82 Wolfsburg NED
Sven Bender 81 Dortmund GER
Jannik Vestergaard 81 Mönchengladbach DEN
Niklas Süle 80 Hoffenheim GER
Aytaç Sulu 80 Darmstadt TUR
Leon Balogun 80 Mainz NIG
Martin Hinteregger 80 Augsburg AT
Tobias Strobl 79 Mönchengladbach GER
Cléber Reis 79 Hamburg BRA
Benedikt Höwedes 78 Schalke GER
Javi Martinez 78 Bayern ESP
Lamine Sané 78 Bremen SEN


 

Defending and heading may be useless against fast opponents. It’s necessary to fight fire with fire. No one likes feeling impotent when seeing you get overrun by extremely fast players. Even though, in a way, centre backs aren’t that fast, every team needs one of these players with a high pace attribute.

David Abraham and Boateng, always him, are the fastest centre back playing in the Bundesliga.

 

CENTRE BACKS WITH BEST PACE
David Abraham 81 Frankfurt ARG
Jérôme Boateng 79 Bayern GER
Sokratis 78 Dortmund GRE
Ömer Toprak 76 Leverkusen TUR
John Brooks 74 Berlin USA
Marc Bartra 73 Dortmund ESP
Naldo 72 Schalke BRA
Jonathan Tah 72 Leverkusen GER
Aleksandar Dragović 72 Leverkusen AT
Leon Balogun 72 Mainz NIG
Jeffrey Gouweleeuw 72 Augsburg NED
Aytaç Sulu 71 Darmstadt TUR
Marvin Matip 71 Ingolstadt CAM
Cléber Reis 71 Hamburg BRA
Matija Nastasić 70 Schalke SRB


 

Jérôme Boateng is our number one choice for this position. Fast and with good defending and attacking attributes, he is for that the without a chance most expensive of all central backs of the Bundesliga.

The big question is: who will partner with Boateng? It isn’t easy to decide. Hummels is usually the most used, because he is the Bundesliga centre back with the best passing and dribbling stats. In fact he is a great player but, in our opinion, he’s not fast enough. Naldo and Sokratis are the best choices. They are much faster and have better physical stats. If you just need someone to help avoid conceding goals Sokratis, the cheapest of these three, is the right man for that job: he has more suitable work rates, jumps much much better (yes, twice!), is more aggressive, strong and in better shape.


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CENTRE BACKS

Best Players
#1 Jérôme Boateng
#2 Sokratis
#3 Naldo
#4 Mats Hummels
#5 Ömer Toprak

Economic Choice
Sven Bender

 
 

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Best FIFA 17 Bundesliga Right Backs

RB | RWB
 

Full backs have the role of troubling the job of wingers. In addition, good full backs also support their team mates on offensive manoeuvres.

Philipp Lahm, back to this position, is the most popular right back playing in Bundesliga.

 

HIGHEST RATED RIGHT BACKS
Philipp Lahm 88 Bayern GER
Łukasz Piszczek 82 Dortmund POL
Coke 80 Schalke ESP
Paul Verhaegh 78 Augsburg NED
Christian Träsch 78 Wolfsburg GER
Rafinha 78 Bayern BRA
Matthias Ginter 77 Dortmund GER
Roberto Hilbert 77 Leverkusen GER
Peter Pekarík 77 Berlin SVK
Sebastian Jung 77 Wolfsburg GER


 

There are very important attributes for any right back: defending and pace.

Since they’re defenders they should have good defending capacities. This reduces a team’s risk of conceding.

In Germany, no one defends as well as Lahm.

 

RIGHT BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Philipp Lahm 86 Bayern GER
Łukasz Piszczek 81 Dortmund POL
Matthias Ginter 80 Dortmund GER
Coke 79 Schalke ESP
Paul Verhaegh 78 Augsburg NED
Tin Jedvaj 77 Leverkusen CRO
Christian Träsch 76 Wolfsburg GER
Rafinha 76 Bayern BRA
Giulio Donati 76 Mainz ITA
Roberto Hilbert 75 Leverkusen GER


 

A flanked game tends to be faster than a game based in the middle of the field. The players that fill these spaces are obligated to be fast, both penetrating defensive and attacking moves of the team. Pace is one of the most important requirements for a good full back. Even in FIFA 17.

Brosinski is the fastest Bundesliga right-back in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team. Besides him, only Caiçara and Weiser may be considered reasonably fast.

 

RIGHT BACKS WITH BEST PACE
Daniel Brosinski 86 Mainz GER
Júnior Caiçara 82 Schalke BRA
Mitchell Weiser 81 Berlin GER
Łukasz Piszczek 79 Dortmund POL
Pavel Kadeřábek 78 Hoffenheim CZ
Sebastian Jung 77 Wolfsburg GER
Artem Fedetskyi 77 Darmstadt UKR
Theodor Gebre Selassie 77 Bremen CZ
Atsuto Uchida 77 Schalke JAP
Roberto Hilbert 75 Leverkusen GER


 

The right-backs are probably the most difficult choices of this league. Piszczek and Lahm are clearly the best players to this position but the one you should use depends of your needs. You should pick the Dortmund’s player if you use your right back to attack. If you don’t, then you need to play with Lahm. He is an amazing player but not fast enough, even applying him the right chemistry style, to play in the wing. Like his work rates show, he is a top defender but don’t expect from him much more than that.

If you don’t have enough coins to buy them, try Weiser, our economic choice.


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RIGHT BACKS

Best Players
#1 Philipp Lahm
#2 Łukasz Piszczek
#3 Mitchell Weiser
#4 Daniel Brosinski
#5 Júnior Caiçara

Economic Choice
Mitchell Weiser


 
 
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Best FIFA 17 Bundesliga Left Backs

LB | LWB
 

Left backs have exactly the same role of their team mates on the other flank. In other words, they try to make a winger’s job hard and participate in the team’s offensive manoeuvres.

David Alaba is the big name for this position. Ricardo Rodriguez is also used by many Ultimate Team fans.

 

HIGHEST RATED LEFT BACKS
David Alaba 87 Bayern AT
Ricardo Rodríguez 83 Wolfsburg SUI
Marcel Schmelzer 80 Dortmund GER
Jonas Hector 80 Köln GER
Oscar Wendt 79 Mönchengladbach SWE
Bernat 79 Bayern ESP
Wendell 78 Leverkusen BRA
Abdul Rahman Baba 78 Schalke GHA
Marvin Plattenhardt 77 Berlin GER
Erik Durm 76 Dortmund GER


 

If you need someone to defend, you need to pick Alaba.

 

LEFT BACKS WITH BEST DEFENDING
David Alaba 83 Bayern AT
Ricardo Rodríguez 80 Wolfsburg SUI
Marcel Schmelzer 79 Dortmund GER
Jonas Hector 78 Köln GER
Oscar Wendt 76 Mönchengladbach SWE
Bernat 76 Bayern ESP
Gaëtan Bussmann 76 Mainz FRA
Sead Kolašinac 75 Schalke BOS
Abdul Rahman Baba 74 Schalke GHA
Marcel Schäfer 74 Wolfsburg GER


 

Alaba, Baba and Wendell are much faster than any other left back.

 

LEFT BACKS WITH BEST PACE
David Alaba 86 Bayern AT
Abdul Rahman Baba 86 Schalke GHA
Wendell 86 Leverkusen BRA
Raphaël Guerreiro 83 Dortmund POR
Erik Durm 82 Dortmund GER
Sead Kolašinac 80 Schalke BOS
Bernat 79 Bayern ESP
Oscar Wendt 78 Mönchengladbach SWE
Douglas Santos 78 Hamburg BRA
Marcel Schmelzer 77 Dortmund GER


 

David Alaba is, in our opinion, the best left back playing in Bundesliga. He is one of the best left backs of FIFA 17, and that’s why he is widely used in hybrids squads.

Just like in previous years, Ricardo Rodriguez is still our second choice. He’s far from the Alaba quality but he costs several times less.

Wendell is fast and has a decent passing, making him the best alternative to the two most popular left backs from the Bundesliga.


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LEFT BACKS

Best Players
#1 David Alaba
#2 Ricardo Rodríguez
#3 Wendell
#4 Marcel Schmelzer
#5 Bernat

Economic Choice
Wendell


 
 
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Best FIFA 17 Bundesliga Defensive Midfielder

CDM
 

Many of the FIFA 17 Ultimate Team formations require some midfielders that have a natural aptitude to defend. Central defensive midfielders distinguish themselves for being especially aimed to help the more retreated line of their teams. According to their attributes and their work rates, they can also be useful for starting attacks. They are players that occupy a very strategic position in the field.

With regard to the popularity, the supremacy of Xabi Alonso, Luiz Gustavo and Lars Bendter over all other Bundesliga central defensive midfielders is extremely clear.

 

HIGHEST RATED CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS
Xabi Alonso 84 Bayern ESP
Luiz Gustavo 83 Wolfsburg BRA
Lars Bender 83 Leverkusen GER
Josuha Guilavogui 80 Wolfsburg FRA
Sebastian Rode 80 Dortmund GER
Daniel Baier 80 Augsburg GER
Nuri Şahin 80 Dortmund TUR
Julian Baumgartlinger 79 Leverkusen AT
Julian Weigl 79 Dortmund GER
Johannes Geis 79 Schalke GER
Per Ciljan Skjelbred 78 Berlin NOR
Christoph Kramer 78 Mönchengladbach GER
Eugen Polański 78 Hoffenheim POL
Pirmin Schwegler 77 Hoffenheim SUI
Matthias Lehmann 76 Köln GER


 

There are a variety of attributes in a central defensive midfielder that you have to give attention: defending, so that the first defender of team works; strength, so that you win all brawls in a prone area of the field; heading, to win possession in aerial moves like goal kicks; pace, so that you cover the most terrain on the field as possible; stamina, so they can equally participate in offensive and defensive moves (especially useful for players with high/high work rates); passing and possession so that he can properly start attacks. In our opinion the two first are the most important.

Normally using a central defensive midfielder is associated with having a deficit of elements in your defence. So, it makes sense that when you search for a player to occupy this position you’d want players that can defend.

Luiz Gustavo, Bender and Guilavogui are really good choices for teams that want to complicate an opponent’s game in the space between the midfield and the defence.

 

CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST DEFENDING
Luiz Gustavo 83 Wolfsburg BRA
Lars Bender 82 Leverkusen GER
Josuha Guilavogui 82 Wolfsburg FRA
Sebastian Rode 79 Dortmund GER
Fabian Lustenberger 79 Berlin SUI
Eugen Polański 78 Hoffenheim POL
Roger 78 Ingolstadt BRA
Julian Baumgartlinger 77 Leverkusen AT
Xabi Alonso 76 Bayern ESP
Johannes Geis 76 Schalke GER
Christoph Kramer 76 Mönchengladbach GER
Daniel Baier 75 Augsburg GER
Kevin Vogt 75 Hoffenheim GER
Dennis Aogo 75 Schalke GER
Pirmin Schwegler 74 Hoffenheim SUI


 

The area of the field occupied by the central defensive midfielders is the one where most ball disputes happen. Strong players will have a higher probability of winning the ball.

Baumgartlinger is the best on this side.

 

CENTRAL DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST PHYSICAL
Julian Baumgartlinger 84 Leverkusen AT
Luiz Gustavo 82 Wolfsburg BRA
Josuha Guilavogui 81 Wolfsburg FRA
Roger 81 Ingolstadt BRA
Kevin Vogt 81 Hoffenheim GER
Lars Bender 80 Leverkusen GER
Eugen Polański 80 Hoffenheim POL
Sebastian Rode 79 Dortmund GER
Johannes Geis 78 Schalke GER
Christoph Kramer 76 Mönchengladbach GER
Dennis Aogo 76 Schalke GER
Benjamin Stambouli 76 Schalke FRA
Per Ciljan Skjelbred 75 Berlin NOR
Matthias Lehmann 74 Köln GER
Dominik Kohr 74 Augsburg GER


 

If you are used to read our players reviews, you already know that we hate slow players. Sometimes, when a player has amazing stats we make an effort to like him. That’s not the case of Xabi Alonso. This man is slower than our grandma!

Luiz Gustavo is the most balanced defensive midfielder of this league. He will offer security to your back line. However, if you need someone more focused in the attack, we suggest you Rode and Bender.


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CENTRE DEFENSIVE MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
#1 Luiz Gustavo
#2 Sebastian Rode
#3 Lars Bender
#4 Josuha Guilavogui
#5 Xabi Alonso

Economic Choice
Sebastian Rode


 
 
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Best FIFA 17 Bundesliga Centre Midfielders

CM | CAM
 

A lot of games are decided in the midfield and not close to the goals. The players that play in these zones are the ones that should create the game and define its rhythm.

Arturo Vidal is by far the centre midfielder most rated in the Bundesliga.

 

HIGHEST RATED CENTRE MIDFIELDERS
Arturo Vidal 87 Bayern CHI
Thiago 84 Bayern ESP
Mario Götze 84 Dortmund GER
Julian Draxler 84 Wolfsburg GER
Shinji Kagawa 83 Dortmund JAP
Gonzalo Castro 82 Dortmund GER
Hakan Çalhanoğlu 80 Leverkusen TUR
Kevin Kampl 80 Leverkusen SVN
Max Meyer 80 Schalke GER
Daniel Didavi 80 Wolfsburg GER
Mahmoud Dahoud 79 Mönchengladbach GER
Vladimír Darida 79 Berlin CZ
Maximilian Arnold 79 Wolfsburg GER
Thorgan Hazard 79 Mönchengladbach BEL
Alen Halilović 79 Hamburg CRO
Yunus Mallı 79 Mainz TUR
Zlatko Junuzović 79 Bremen AT
Leon Goretzka 79 Schalke GER
Charles Aránguiz 79 Leverkusen CHI
Joshua Kimmich 78 Bayern GER


 

Centre midfielders are responsible for discovering lines that break the opponents defence. Their passing quality has to be really good so they can assist forwards.

Passing stat is very balanced between the centre midfielders of Bundesliga.

 

CENTRE MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST PASSING
Thiago 82 Bayern ESP
Gonzalo Castro 82 Dortmund GER
Charles Aránguiz 82 Leverkusen CHI
Zlatko Junuzović 81 Bremen AT
Arturo Vidal 80 Bayern CHI
Julian Draxler 80 Wolfsburg GER
Hakan Çalhanoğlu 80 Leverkusen TUR
Joshua Kimmich 79 Bayern GER
Lewis Holtby 79 Hamburg GER
Mario Götze 78 Dortmund GER
Max Meyer 78 Schalke GER
Alen Halilović 78 Hamburg CRO
Pascal Groß 78 Ingolstadt GER
Vladimír Darida 77 Berlin CZ
Leon Goretzka 77 Schalke GER
Kevin Kampl 76 Leverkusen SVN
Thorgan Hazard 76 Mönchengladbach BEL
Sebastian Rudy 76 Hoffenheim GER
Aaron Hunt 76 Hamburg GER
Fabian Frei 76 Mainz SUI


 

A Centre midfielder usually needs creativity. Good dribbling allows the team to move forward, creating potential disequilibrium’s.

In this league, only Robben and Ribery have better dribbling than Götze and Thiago.

 

CENTRE MIDFIELDERS WITH BEST DRIBBLING
Thiago 89 Bayern ESP
Mario Götze 89 Dortmund GER
Shinji Kagawa 87 Dortmund JAP
Julian Draxler 86 Wolfsburg GER
Max Meyer 85 Schalke GER
Kevin Kampl 85 Leverkusen SVN
Gonzalo Castro 82 Dortmund GER
Thorgan Hazard 82 Mönchengladbach BEL
Mahmoud Dahoud 82 Mönchengladbach GER
Yunus Mallı 82 Mainz TUR
Alen Halilović 81 Hamburg CRO
Koo Ja Cheol 81 Augsburg KOR
Zlatko Junuzović 80 Bremen AT
Vladimír Darida 80 Berlin CZ
Arturo Vidal 79 Bayern CHI
Daniel Didavi 79 Wolfsburg GER
Lewis Holtby 79 Hamburg GER
Renato Sanches 79 Bayern POR
Valentin Stocker 79 Berlin SUI
Hakan Çalhanoğlu 78 Leverkusen TUR


 

Arturo Vidal is undoubtedly the best player for this position. He is strong, fast and with great stats for all other attributes, including amazing stamina and work rate. He can play as CAM, CM or even CDM.

Our second choice is Renato Sanches. If you are asking why we have chosen a 78 rated player, that’s because you haven’t tried him yet. He is a beast, one of the best surprises this year. There is a casting issue with the Golden Boy winner: he is not a CAM or a CM. In the best of chances, he is a CDM. With his high/high work rate, amazing stamina, strength and aggression the best you can do is to give him freedom to play every where.

Draxler and Thiago are both great players. You should pick them according to your needs: the Wolfsburg player is more suitable to the CAM position, while the Spanish midfielder plays better as CM. The same applies to Gonzalo Castro and Mario Götze, in a slightly lower qualitative level.

For lower budgets, we also recommend Çalhanoglu and Goretzka, our economic choice.


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CENTRE MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
#1 Arturo Vidal
#2 Renato Sanches
#3 Julian Draxler
#4 Thiago
#5 Gonzalo Castro

Economic Choice
Leon Goretzka


 
 
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Best FIFA 17 Bundesliga Right Wingers

RM | RW | RF
 

The wingers are responsible for giving game width in the attack. They’re normally very explosive players.

Arjen Robben is the right winger most popular who play in Bundesliga.

 

HIGHEST RATED RIGHT WINGERS
Arjen Robben 87 Bayern NED
Karim Bellarabi 83 Leverkusen GER
Patrick Herrmann 81 Mönchengladbach GER
Vieirinha 81 Wolfsburg POR
Ibrahima Traoré 80 Mönchengladbach GUI
Jakub Błaszczykowski 79 Wolfsburg POL
Sidney Sam 77 Schalke GER
Jonas Hofmann 77 Mönchengladbach GER
Nicolai Müller 77 Hamburg GER
Ousmane Dembélé 77 Dortmund FRA
Marcel Risse 77 Köln GER
Pablo De Blasis 76 Mainz ARG
Lukas Rupp 76 Hoffenheim GER
Breel Embolo 76 Schalke SUI
Christian Clemens 76 Mainz GER


 

There are three fundamental attributes for a winger: pace, dribbling and passing.

Pace is probably the biggest weapon of these players. They use it to evade opponents and getting to the other side, many times via sprints on the side lines.

The Bundesliga is well served in this chapter. Three gold players have pace 90 or higher, being the highlighted Heller. In other hand, the age of Robben costs him a decrease of 6 points.

 

FASTEST RIGHT WINGERS
Marcel Heller 93 Darmstadt GER
Patrick Herrmann 91 Mönchengladbach GER
Karim Bellarabi 90 Leverkusen GER
Ibrahima Traoré 88 Mönchengladbach GUI
Nicolai Müller 88 Hamburg GER
Arjen Robben 86 Bayern NED
Sidney Sam 86 Schalke GER
Marcel Risse 86 Köln GER
Breel Embolo 86 Schalke SUI
Christian Clemens 85 Mainz GER
Ousmane Dembélé 84 Dortmund FRA
Genki Haraguchi 83 Berlin JAP
Fin Bartels 82 Bremen GER
Pablo De Blasis 81 Mainz ARG
Vieirinha 80 Wolfsburg POR


 

Just being fast doesn’t cut it to reach the opponents box, having good dribbling to surpass the opponents’ players that appear on the way.

There are a lot of players gifted in dribbling, but in Bundesliga no one can be compared to Robben.

 

RIGHT WINGERS WITH BEST DRIBLLING
Arjen Robben 90 Bayern NED
Karim Bellarabi 85 Leverkusen GER
Vieirinha 85 Wolfsburg POR
Ibrahima Traoré 85 Mönchengladbach GUI
Patrick Herrmann 83 Mönchengladbach GER
Ousmane Dembélé 82 Dortmund FRA
Pablo De Blasis 82 Mainz ARG
Jakub Błaszczykowski 81 Wolfsburg POL
Genki Haraguchi 81 Berlin JAP
Sidney Sam 79 Schalke GER
Breel Embolo 79 Schalke SUI
Fin Bartels 79 Bremen GER
Nicolai Müller 78 Hamburg GER
Jonas Hofmann 78 Mönchengladbach GER
Lukas Rupp 78 Hoffenheim GER


 

When reaching the opponents box the winger has to decide what to do. Normally, they choose to cross to the forwards. That is why it’s important for them to have good passing.

Only Robben offers good quality passing.

 

RIGHT WINGERS WITH BEST PASSING
Arjen Robben 81 Bayern NED
Vieirinha 77 Wolfsburg POR
Jakub Błaszczykowski 77 Wolfsburg POL
Karim Bellarabi 75 Leverkusen GER
Patrick Herrmann 75 Mönchengladbach GER
Lukas Rupp 75 Hoffenheim GER
Ibrahima Traoré 74 Mönchengladbach GUI
Jonas Hofmann 73 Mönchengladbach GER
Sidney Sam 72 Schalke GER
Christian Clemens 72 Mainz GER
Nicolai Müller 71 Hamburg GER
Marcel Risse 71 Köln GER
Ousmane Dembélé 70 Dortmund FRA
Pablo De Blasis 70 Mainz ARG
Alessandro Schöpf 69 Schalke AT


 

Robben is clearly the most indicated players to occupy this position in a team without budget restraints. He is the right winger with best passing, shooting and dribbling in this league. The only problem is his price.

For those that can’t pay so many coins, Bellarabi is the best alternative. He is really fast and has a great dribbling stat.

If you want to save your coins, don’t waste them on Dembelé. He’s more popular than Herrman, Traoré or Vierinha but his skills don’t justify the extra money you have to pay for him.


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RIGHT MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
#1 Arjen Robben
#2 Karim Bellarabi
#3 Patrick Herrmann
#4 Ibrahima Traoré
#5 Vieirinha

Economic Choice
Patrick Herrmann


 
 
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Best FIFA 17 Bundesliga Left Wingers

LM | LW | LF
 

The left wingers have exactly the same role as their team mates from the other side.

Reus and Ribéry are the two most popular left wingers playing in Bundesliga.

 

HIGHEST RATED LEFT WINGERS
Marco Reus 88 Dortmund GER
Franck Ribéry 86 Bayern FRA
Douglas Costa 84 Bayern BRA
Yevgen Konoplyanka 83 Schalke UKR
Salomon Kalou 81 Berlin IVC
Kingsley Coman 81 Bayern FRA
André Schürrle 81 Dortmund GER
Filip Kostić 80 Hamburg SRB
Julian Brandt 79 Leverkusen GER
Fabian Johnson 79 Mönchengladbach USA
Daniel Caligiuri 79 Wolfsburg ITA
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting 78 Schalke CAM
Jairo 77 Mainz ESP
Takashi Usami 77 Augsburg JAP
Leonardo Bittencourt 77 Köln GER


 

The left wingers of the Bundesliga are even faster than the ones of the right side.

 

LEFT WINGERS WITH BEST PACE
Kingsley Coman 93 Bayern FRA
Douglas Costa 92 Bayern BRA
Marco Reus 90 Dortmund GER
Yevgen Konoplyanka 90 Schalke UKR
Filip Kostić 90 Hamburg SRB
André Schürrle 88 Dortmund GER
Fabian Johnson 87 Mönchengladbach USA
Jairo 87 Mainz ESP
Florian Kainz 86 Bremen AT
Leonardo Bittencourt 84 Köln GER
Caiuby 84 Augsburg BRA
Franck Ribéry 82 Bayern FRA
Daniel Caligiuri 81 Wolfsburg ITA
Julian Brandt 79 Leverkusen GER
Jonathan Schmid 79 Augsburg FRA


 

In the world, only four players have better dribbling than Ribery.

 
 

LEFT WINGERS WITH BEST DRIBBLING
Franck Ribéry 90 Bayern FRA
Marco Reus 86 Dortmund GER
Douglas Costa 86 Bayern BRA
Yevgen Konoplyanka 84 Schalke UKR
Kingsley Coman 84 Bayern FRA
Salomon Kalou 84 Berlin IVC
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting 83 Schalke CAM
André Schürrle 82 Dortmund GER
Daniel Caligiuri 82 Wolfsburg ITA
Julian Brandt 82 Leverkusen GER
Filip Kostić 81 Hamburg SRB
Leonardo Bittencourt 81 Köln GER
Takashi Usami 80 Augsburg JAP
Admir Mehmedi 80 Leverkusen SUI
Emil Forsberg 80 RB Leipzig SWE


 

Franck Ribéry and Marco Reus have passing stats very similar.

 
 

LEFT WINGERS WITH BEST PASSING
Marco Reus 84 Bayern POL
Franck Ribéry 83 Bayern GER
Yevgen Konoplyanka 81 Dortmund GAB
Douglas Costa 78 Leverkusen MEX
Fabian Johnson 76 Wolfsburg GER
Filip Kostić 75 Mönchengladbach BRA
Kingsley Coman 74 Schalke NED
André Schürrle 74 Mönchengladbach GER
Daniel Caligiuri 74 Leverkusen GER
Julian Brandt 74 Bremen GER
Takashi Usami 74 Köln FRA
Leonardo Bittencourt 73 Mönchengladbach GER
Salomon Kalou 72 Bremen PER
Jairo 72 Frankfurt GER
Emil Forsberg 72 Berlin BOS


 

There is an old rule for FIFA videogames: the cover athlete receives a bonus in his stats. We are not saying that Reus is not a great player, but probably we didn’t needed to test him to know that he is better than Ribery and Douglas Costa. Between these two, our preference goes to the younger one, mainly because of his pace.

It’s incredible to see so many quality players for this position in the Bundesliga. Not even Schürrle is in the top 5.

Like in FIFA 16, Kostić and Fabian Johnson are great options for low budget teams.


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LEFT MIDFIELDERS

Best Players
#1 Marco Reus
#2 Douglas Costa
#3 Franck Ribéry
#4 Yevgen Konoplyanka
#5 Kingsley Coman

Economic Choice
Filip Kostić


 
 
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Best FIFA 17 Bundesliga Forwards

CF | ST
 

The forwards are the players on which fall the most responsibility of scoring goals.

Lewandowski is in his career’s top-form.

 

HIGHEST RATED FORWARDS
Robert Lewandowski 90 Bayern POL
Thomas Müller 87 Bayern GER
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 86 Dortmund GAB
Javier Hernández 83 Leverkusen MEX
Mario Gómez 82 Wolfsburg GER
Raffael 82 Mönchengladbach BRA
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 81 Schalke NED
Lars Stindl 81 Mönchengladbach GER
Kevin Volland 81 Leverkusen GER
Max Kruse 80 Bremen GER
Anthony Modeste 80 Köln FRA
André Hahn 79 Mönchengladbach GER
Claudio Pizarro 79 Bremen PER
Alexander Meier 79 Frankfurt GER
Vedad Ibišević 78 Berlin BOS
Adrián Ramos 78 Dortmund COL
Stefan Kießling 78 Leverkusen GER
Raúl Bobadilla 78 Augsburg PAR
Pierre-Michel Lasogga 77 Hamburg GER
Andrej Kramarić 77 Hoffenheim CRO


 

To score goals shooting is necessary. If either by foot or head, the most important attribute for a forward are: shooting, heading and pace.

Most goals are scored with the foot so good shooting is a necessary attribute for a forward.

The most rated forwards are the ones that best shooting: Lewandowski and Aubameyang.

 

FORWARDS WITH BEST SHOOTING
Robert Lewandowski 87 Bayern POL
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 84 Dortmund GAB
Thomas Müller 83 Bayern GER
Mario Gómez 83 Wolfsburg GER
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 82 Schalke NED
Lars Stindl 82 Mönchengladbach GER
Alexander Meier 82 Frankfurt GER
Javier Hernández 81 Leverkusen MEX
Kevin Volland 81 Leverkusen GER
Claudio Pizarro 80 Bremen PER
Alfreð Finnbogason 80 Augsburg ICE
Raffael 79 Mönchengladbach BRA
Max Kruse 79 Bremen GER
Pierre-Michel Lasogga 79 Hamburg GER
Anthony Modeste 78 Köln FRA
André Hahn 78 Mönchengladbach GER
Vedad Ibišević 78 Berlin BOS
Stefan Kießling 78 Leverkusen GER
Raúl Bobadilla 78 Augsburg PAR
Sandro Wagner 78 Hoffenheim GER


 

Jump, strength and stamina are the ingredients to the new physical attribute, very important when we are analysing the best forwards: jump to score with the head; strength to dispute the ball with the opponents; and stamina to sprint in direction of goal at any time of the game.

Most of the best Bundesliga strikers don’t have good physical. It’s not the case of Raúl Bobadilla.

 

FORWARDS WITH BEST PHYSICAL
Raúl Bobadilla 86 Augsburg PAR
André Hahn 83 Mönchengladbach GER
Robert Lewandowski 82 Bayern POL
Kevin Volland 82 Leverkusen GER
Stefan Kießling 82 Leverkusen GER
Jhon Córdoba 82 Mainz COL
Sandro Wagner 82 Hoffenheim GER
Pierre-Michel Lasogga 81 Hamburg GER
Anthony Modeste 80 Köln FRA
Haris Seferović 79 Frankfurt SUI
Mario Gómez 78 Wolfsburg GER
Julian Schieber 77 Berlin GER
Vedad Ibišević 75 Berlin BOS
Franco Di Santo 75 Schalke ARG
Lars Stindl 74 Mönchengladbach GER
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 73 Schalke NED
Alexander Meier 73 Frankfurt GER
Thomas Müller 72 Bayern GER
Adrián Ramos 72 Dortmund COL
Alfreð Finnbogason 72 Augsburg ICE


 

Depending on the style of play and formation, having good shooting and heading may not be enough for a striker. Especially in games that privilege counter-attack, pace is a very important attribute.

Aubameyang is the fastest player in the game.

 

FORWARDS WITH BEST PACE
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 96 Dortmund GAB
Timo Werner 90 RB Leipzig GER
André Hahn 85 Mönchengladbach GER
Javier Hernández 83 Leverkusen MEX
Adrián Ramos 82 Dortmund COL
Robert Lewandowski 81 Bayern POL
Eduardo Vargas 81 Hoffenheim CHI
Jhon Córdoba 80 Mainz COL
Kevin Volland 79 Leverkusen GER
Thomas Müller 78 Bayern GER
Yoshinori Mutō 78 Mainz JAP
Josip Drmić 77 Mönchengladbach SUI
Anthony Modeste 76 Köln FRA
Mark Uth 75 Hoffenheim GER
Raffael 74 Mönchengladbach BRA
Max Kruse 74 Bremen GER
Raúl Bobadilla 73 Augsburg PAR
Franco Di Santo 73 Schalke ARG
Andrej Kramarić 73 Hoffenheim CRO
Mario Gómez 72 Wolfsburg GER


 

Having Lewandowski and Aubameyang together in the same team is so hype! The Bayern’s striker is better in almost everything but who doesn’t want to try the fastest player of the game? Aubameyang is even better this year! Thomas Müller is a very balanced forward, but far from the quality of these two.

There is a lack of quality strikers for medium budget squads. The best three we found were Javier Hernández, Hahn and Volland. Our preference goes for the first one, mainly because of his pace. Hahn is faster than him and also has very interesting stats but his work rate medium/high is not the best one for a striker.


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FORWARDS

Best Players
#1 Robert Lewandowski
#2 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
#3 Thomas Müller
#4 Javier Hernández
#5 André Hahn

Economic Choice
Kevin Volland


 
 
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FIFA 17 Bundesliga Squad Suggestions

 

A lot of people think that this is the most important part of the guide. It’s not. The thing that is really important to know is how to choose players based on their role and style of play that fits each player. The team suggestions that follow are simple graphic indicators of what we wrote previously. They should serve merely as orientation because it’s impossible to build a team that fits everyone. They depend on various factors we don’t know such as budget, formation, style of play and player preferences.

To try and explore the needs of the maximum player as possible we suggest three teams with different budgets and formations: 4-1-2-1-2 with unlimited budget, 4-3-3 with medium budget and 4-4-2 with a low budget.

 
 
 
 

FIFA 17 Bundesliga Squad with Unlimited Budget

 

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First Squad
 

GK: Manuel Neuer
RB: Philipp Lahm
CBR: Jérôme Boateng
CBL: Sokratis
LB: David Alaba
CDM: Renato Sanches
RM: Arjen Robben
LM: Marco Reus
CAM: Arturo Vidal
STR: Robert Lewandowski
STL: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Substitutes and Reserves
 

GK: Bernd Leno
RB: Łukasz Piszczek
CB: Naldo
CB: Mats Hummels
LB: Ricardo Rodriguez
CDM: Luiz Gustavo
RM: Karim Bellarabi
LM: Douglas Costa
CAM: Julian Draxler
CF: Thomas Müller
ST: Javier Hernández

 
 
Budget
October 2016
 

Playstation 4: 1,6 million coins
Xbox One: 1,5 million coins

 
 
Updated Prices

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Summary

The choice for this team’s players was based on the analysis made previously.

If there are undoubted players in this team, Neuer is certainly one of them. It is clear his superiority.

Boateng and Alaba are untouchables in any defence of any league. In the right side you can use Lahm, if you want to keep your goal safe, or you can play with Piszczek, if you need someone able to attack. In our opinion, the other spot of the defence should be filled by Sokratis or eventually by Naldo. Hummels is too slow to take this position.

It is very unusual to see a 78 rated player in the starting eleven of an unlimited budget squad but Renato Sanches deserves it. He is better than any other native CDM of this league. In front of him, Vidal is another player with high/high work rate and with an amazing stamina, making this midfield one of the most feared.

Who builds an unlimited budget Bundesliga squad must use a formation with wingers. Robben, Reus, Ribéry and Douglas Costa are four of the best wingers in the game. Aubameyang and Lewandowski are the perfect pair to the attack. They complement each other very well.

Once all the players reach maximum individual chemistry via loyalty (achieved by each player after 10 matches for your club or by being pack pulled) you can go without a manager for your squad. They’ll be of no use while wasting contracts.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FIFA 17 Bundesliga Squad with Medium Budget

 

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First Squad
 

GK: Bernd Leno
RB: Łukasz Piszczek
CBR: Sokratis
CBL: Naldo
LB: Ricardo Rodríguez
CMR: Julian Draxler
CMC: Renato Sanches
CML: Thiago
RW: Karim Bellarabi
LW: Yevgen Konoplyanka
ST: Javier Hernández

Substitutes and Reserves
 

GK: Ralf Fährmann
RB: Mitchell Weiser
CB: Ömer Toprak
CB: Sven Bender
LB: Wendell
CM: Luiz Gustavo
CM: Gonzalo Castro
CM: Mario Götze
RW: Patrick Herrmann
LW: Kingsley Coman
ST: André Hahn

 
 
Budget
October 2016
 

Playstation 4: 105k coins
Xbox One: 80k coins

 
 
Updated Prices

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Summary

The choices for this more affordable team players was based on analysis made previously.

Most of the players of the previous team are too expensive to be used in the medium budget squad. Sokratis and Renato Sanches are the only two who keep been elected to the starting eleven. Leno, Naldo and Ricardo Rodriguez don’t have the same quality but they allow you to save many coins.

The central midfield position of this team has to be of Renato Sanches. He builds up the first barrier between your goal line and the opponent, making his physicality attributes count. Thiago and Draxler complete the midfield.

In the attack, Bellarabi and Konoplyanka have the mission to assist Javier Hernandez. If you need a stonger striker, use Adrián Ramos.

If you still have some room in your budget, Douglas Costa is the player that would improve this squad a lot.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FIFA 17 Bundesliga with Low Budget

 

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First Squad
 

GK: Yann Sommer
RB: Daniel Brosinski
CBR: Sven Bender
CBL: Aleksandar Dragović
LB: Wendell
CMR: Luiz Gustavo
CML: Zlatko Junuzović
RM: Patrick Herrmann
LM: Filip Kostić
STR: André Hahn
STL: Kevin Volland

Substitutes and Reserves
 

GK: Roman Bürki
RB: Júnior Caiçara
CB: Neven Subotić
CB: John Brooks
LB: Marcel Schmelzer
CM: Sebastian Rode
CM: Kevin Kampl
RW: Ibrahima Traoré
LW: Fabian Johnson
ST: Adrián Ramos
ST: Anthony Modeste

 
 
Budget
October 2016
 

Playstation 4: 11k coins
Xbox One: 10k coins

 
 
Updated Prices

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Summary

The choice for this budget team was based on analysis made previously.

In the goal, Yann Sommer is a decent very cheap goalkeeper. Brosinski, Bender, Dragović and Wendell are the four other defenders. Any of them is a great value for money.

On the midfield, Luiz Gustavo and Junuzović complement each other well. The first one is strong, quick and aggressive, the second is a player that usually pushes forward to assist his colleagues. Herrman and Kostić fill the wings in order to assist Hahn and Volland.

 
 
 

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90 thoughts on “FIFA 17 Bundesliga Squad Guide”

  1. My Bundesliga squad is as followed, where I’ve used 4-1-2-1-2

    Fährmann
    Lahm – Hummels – Sokratis – Rodriguez
    Keita (IF 87)
    Robben – Schürrle (IF 84)
    Thiago
    Esswein (FUT Birthday card 81) – Müller

    Bench:
    Blaszczykowski (FUT Birthday card 83)
    Bellarabi
    Toprak
    Hernandez
    Coman
    Schmelzer
    Dembele

    Currently I have around 80k, does anyone have good advice for me on who to buy or what to change?

      1. en banca tengo a ribery-castro-wendell-lahm-rode-luiz gustavo-bender y hernandez gracias por la atencion saludos

  2. Thanks for the amazing guide. I’m trying to upgrade my team but I don’t know which areas to target. I currently employ a 4-3-3 (2), and my current team is:

    Douglas Costa — Muller — Robben
    Thiago — Sanches — Draxler
    Rodriguez — Sokratis — Naldo — Piszczek
    Leno

    And my second squad is:

    Konoplyanka — Hernandez — Bellarabi
    Castro — Luis Gustavo — Gotze
    Wendell — Bender — Toprak — Lahm
    Fahrmann

    I’m thinking about selling Robben; his relatively slow pace and weak right foot concern me. However, I’m not sure which players will give me the biggest upgrade from here. Amongst Lewandowski, Alaba, Vidal, and Reus, how would you rank the best purchases I can make from here?

    1. Hi.
      We believe that Robben is a great player but if you don’t have the same opinion, maybe you should not invest in Reus. Lewandowski should be your first buy and Vidal the second one.
      Regards

  3. My current team is 4-3-3
    Leno
    Rodriguez, sokratis, hummels, lahm
    Luis gustavo, draxler, thiago
    Douglas Costa, muller, robben

    (Bench: ribery, sommer, toprak, götze, renato sanchez, piszczek, kevin volland)

    I don’t know what player to buy next. I dont pay real money so it already took a long time to get Arjen Robben. What payable player would anyone recoment to buy next to strenghten my main team?

  4. I tried Hernandez (striker) but he isn’t enought physical, Gomez an Volland are much better ! 😉

  5. Nice guide! I’ve been focused on using my Bundesliga team as my first choice!

    Had a few questions on the mid/attacking players – this is how it looks for me now – 433(4). And yes, I packed Lewandowski 😀

    Schurrle Draxler Hellermann
    Coman(Costa) Lewandowski (Hernandez) Bellarbi

    1. Should i focus on a CDM instead of Schurrle – I think he’s being wasted there
    2. What chemistry styles would you put on that front 4 (incl Draxler) if you had a choice?

    For example I keep thinking Hunter would be amazing on Lewa and get his pace and shooting insanely high (no need for Aubameyang then!)

    Plus, I think I might go with Renato for on of my mid spots after this!

  6. Hello Rodrigo I have the exact same formation & team as you’re Medium budget squad except I have Douglas Cost@ LW instead of Konoployanka. I also have a similar squad and formation as you’re medium budget Spanish league side. Which I rotate between games to keep my guys fresh. My question is this, would you suggest it is better I sell the Spanish league players squad in favour of buying more of a in depth squad of Bundesliga players? I prefer the Bundesliga if I’m being honest and I’m sure I saw you suggest it is better to have one squad rather than two. Can you please explain why this is to me any advice is grateful. Kind regards from Scotland.

      1. Ok thanks I had a good look at that Rodrigo. In you’re opinion do you think it is wise to have two separate teams one resting on the others bench and reserved while the other one plays? Or should I sell the Spanish league players in favour of a more in depth all bindesliga team?

        1. I will tell you what I do. I always play with my best eleven. In this way, I use all my coins to improve a single team and it is easier to know how they play. Obviously, there is a problem: fitness. Since I always have many coins, I buy fitness cards. It is a more expensive way to play but at least I always play with my best players.

  7. Hi i have a squad

    Leno
    Lahm,hummels,sokratis,rodriguez
    Vidal,reus,robben,draxler,muller
    Hernandez or Voller

    Need a good formation plss currently im using 41212 !

  8. Great guide

    My team is

    Fährmann
    Pisczek toprak sokratis schmelzer
    Bender
    Draxler thiago
    Bellarabi chicharito konoplyanla

    Why do you think that luiz gustavo and naldo would be better choices than toprak and bender? And do you have other suggestions? (I think rodriguez is to slow for my play style

    1. Hi.
      Luis Gustavo defends better than Bender and a CDM is supposed to help the back line. However, if you need someone to help the attack, Bender is a good option.
      In my opinion, Naldo is better than Toprak for many reasons: he is much taller (12cm!), has better work rates and his skills are much better (ball control, heading, long shots, free kicks, long passing, etc).

  9. Dear Admin;

    My team;

    Leno
    Alaba Boateng İf Sokrates Lahm(pitzchek)
    Vidal Black Sanchez Thiago
    Draxler
    Lewandowski Aubameyang

    İ like to play with 2 ST. İ try to play with 4312

    İ got Costa. Really like him but when i use 41212 , i feel weak against 4321.

    Any advice ? Any upgrade ?

    Have you tried if Thiago ?

  10. Hello. I already have a premier league squad and I’m thinking of building a 2nd team. I’ve packed Douglas Costa recently and already have a decent RB option.Do you think Bundesliga is the answer or should I look elsehwere? Thanks.

    1. Bundesliga is great this year. You can buy a top team or a medium budget team with many quality. However, if you just want a team to play a few matches and you use a formation without wingers, we suggest to try the Serie A.

      1. My BPL team hasn’t been great recently so I decided to build a full-on bundesliga side. Currently I have Renato Sanches,Sokratis,Douglas Costa and Wendell. I’m planning to build this team:-
        Sommer
        Piszczek Sokratis Toprak Wendell
        Gustavo
        R.Sanches Thiago
        Bellarabi D.Costa
        Hernandez

        Is there any improvements I can make to this or should I change anything?

        Thanks.

  11. Hi admin,

    my squad:

    Leno
    Rodriguez-Sokratis-Naldo-Pisczek
    Draxler-Sanchez-Tiago
    Costa-Chicarito-Bellarabi

    Now, i have about 20K coins. What is your opinion with improve this squad?

    1. Put Wendell for Rodríguez, Coman for Douglas, Bellarabi with his pace and physical in ST with RF card is too much better than Chicharito, and for the RW Dembélé with Hunter is your man. I tried that and I won Second division very easily.

  12. I’m playing with this squad
    4-3-3 (4) with 2 cm and CAM
    fahrman
    bartra howedes
    piszhcek bernat
    Thiago > Castro > Gotze
    Schourle with Ibrahim in wingers
    and Hernandez is ST

    I don’t like sanchez the midfield is OP and I have luis Gustavo for hard games as CDM + Mario Gomez for hard situations.
    gonna swap bartra with sokratis and bellarabi with Ibrahim
    how ever I’m a BIG FAN of Thomas muller !! hes the best !
    do u guys think I’m need something else ?!

  13. Great Guide!!!
    I was wondering if you have any recommendations for my two squads

    Fahrmann
    Brosinski Howedes S.Bender Schmelzer

    Gotze(Cm) Castro9CM)
    Draxler(CAM)
    Hermann(RW) Schurlle(LW)
    Muller
    _________________________________________________________________

    Lloris
    Coleman Sakho Vertonghen Rose

    Cabaye(CM) Alli(CM)
    Oscar(CAM)
    Lamela(RW) Walcott(LW)
    Kane

  14. And why not Fährmann instead of Leno for GK? He got much better reflexes than Leno and as I followed your guid, REF is the most important stat for an GK.
    Fährmann is also 5 cm bigger than Leno and they got almost the same Points in POS and HAN. But Leno got a far better KIC (which your guide told is lesser important)
    Kind regards. (again ;D )

    1. Let’s assume it is a tie here. Ralf Fährmann has better reflexes and he is higher, which are both important, but Leno has better positioning and diving. We gave the second place to Leno because he may be slightly worse in these attributes but he is much better in kicking and speed. It’s true that these two are less important but the difference is too big. Your goals will be in safe hands whether you use Leno or Ralf Fährmann.

      1. Thank you so much for your fast replies.
        I am going to follow your advice to buy Rodriguez and test him out for LB.
        But I have to add 83(Leno) vs 87(Fährmann) in reflexes is a big difference. And the positioning is almost the same(Leno 86/Fährmann 85).
        Handling is exaclty the same and in diving Leno is slightly better.
        But you are right Fährmann can’t really kick off. But I used to throw the ball always with him, which he can do really good. (I guess KIC is really only for the goal kick but not for throwing.)

        Just hoping for the miracle for getting Neuer in a pack.. 🙂
        Maybe in FIFA XY, but who knows.

        In the end I have again to say how I appreciate it what you do for the community. I made yesterday more than 100k coins threw your trading guide. Optimized my team to the maximum perfection (for my feasible budget), and even tried Sanches for CDM and he really made a big impact and is awesome.

        (I got now for ST Werner and Hernandez (both TOTW), ZOM Draxler/Thiago, LM Konoplyanka/Coman, RM Bellarabi, LV Baba but consider Rodriguez, IV Hummels and Sokratis(TOTW) and RV Piszczek (If you ask why i can pronounce him so good.. my Girl friend is from Poland ;D )
        Any suggests for optimizing? got around 100k coins left.

        Last but not least I have to tell you that you really are awesome!

        Greetings from Germany!
        Peace out.

        P.S.
        Maybe you consider to compare Leno and Fährmann again and decide who is the better choice 😉 I still stick to Fährmann.

          1. I understood.
            One tip: Renato is a monster as CB. I’m not telling you to use him in that position because of chemistry but he can be used if someone is injured, for example.

        1. Hi again.
          My suggestion is to save the coins you have now to improve your squad on January 9. You will be able to buy much more quality players than now.
          Keep with Fährmann. It’s a good GK. Check if Hummels is not too slow for you. If he is, change him by Naldo for example.
          Regards

          1. Hi again, I checked out your promotions calendar but I wasn’t able to find out what is on January 9?
            Or do you think the prices will drop there immensely?
            I also considered to buy the 125k pack when they are available.
            Which would you suggest?

            Regards

  15. First at all, great guide! BUT
    I ask myself why did you choose WENDELL(Leverkusen) over BABA(Schalke 04).
    They both have the same amouth of Speed, but Baba can slightly defend better.
    But on the other hand Wendell can better pass.
    Or should i buy Rodriguez? But he is by far too slow with 74 Speed for an LB.
    I hope you give me some answers.
    Kind regards.
    PS ( I studied your whole website all day long. I learned a LOT and I appreciate your enthusiam for doing this so very well.)

    1. Hi. Thank you for your preference.
      In my opinion Baba is as good as Wendell on the defence. The major difference is passing, where Wendell is much better.
      I use Rodriguez in my team and I have no doubt that he is better than them according to my play style. It’s true that he is not a fast player but in everything else he is much better, especially defending, passing and shooting.

  16. Great post dude
    Team I’m running ATM is in 4-1-2-1-2 narrow

    Farmhann
    Piezek-IF sokratis-boateng-alaba
    Movember Gustavo
    Vidal-Renato sanchez
    Muller
    Lewendowski-aubamoyang

    I kinda want to be a bit more solid at the back for fut champs, would you really recommend lahm? The pace scares me aha

    Also used neuer and he’s terrible with long shots so I find farhmann my best option
    Any changes you would make would be appreciated

  17. Hi, I am running a 4-3-3(2) with
    Leno
    Brosinski IF Sokratis Toprak Wendell
    Luiz Gustavo
    Thiago Douglas Costa
    Bellarabi Hahn Konoplyanka

    What would you suggest as improvements?

      1. I would also appreciate help on my EPL squad. It’s also a 4-3-3(2) with
        Lloris
        Clyne Koscielny Bailly Shaw
        Kante
        Fabregas Payet
        Willian Lukaku Depay

        Thanks

  18. i have 422 with griezmann and aubameyang top-carrasco koke renato and dembele-rodiguez sokratis hummels piszevk- leno-100 chem what
    Can i improve

  19. Hi Rodrigo, fantastic guide as always.

    I was looking for some squad help, I have just qualified for weekend league for 1st time. I have been saving coins for the market crash & had good pack luck, now have 600k. I usually rotate squads each game for fitness, but think fut champs be better with one team? Here’s my squads who to improve would be great.

    Leno
    Rodriguez Toprak Socratis, Piszchek
    Sanches
    Costa Bellarabi
    Schurrle Hernandez

    Bravo
    Azplicueta bailly smalling Valencia
    Kante
    Martial shaqiri
    Remy Vardy

    Thanks in advance

    1. One team is always better but it is also more expensive.
      In the Bundesliga you probably forgot Draxler. My suggestions are: Boateng and Lewandowski.
      For the Premier League squad, my suggestions are Walker, Lukaku and Depay.

  20. Carlos Segura

    Hey man, great guide as always. Got a question.
    My main midfield right now is draxler as cam, thiago cm and Gustavo cdm. Which would be the best substitute for draxler? I use calhanoglu but not sure if maybe gotze would be a better substitute? Right now I can’t afford Vidal or Renato btw. Also I use Castro as thiago’s substitute.

  21. Great Guide!
    I am going to by the middle squad, but is it any other striker then Hernandez with more pace?

  22. Hi,
    I want to ask about Bundesliga middle 🙂
    Im playing 4-3-3 (Attack) with Draxler as CAM and Gustavo (Movember) and Sanches as CM.
    Im going to buy Vidal, he`s amaizing overal player, I should swap him with Sanches or some1 other? maybe Draxler?
    Thx, Ur the best !

    1. Difficult question. Draxler is amazing, Sanches is a wild player and Gustavo is the only player of these three that knows how to defend.
      It depends of your experience. If you feel you don’t need anyone to help the back four, remove Gustavo from your team. Otherwise, you will need to keep with Draxler (more tactical) or Renato (better for a physical play style).

  23. Hi Rodrigo,
    I am building a Bundesliga team (4-3-3) and I have a doubt about the RW…is Robben better than IF Embolo (RW)?

  24. Awesome guide. I have been following your website for a few years now and always look forward to these.

    I am looking for a little help on upgrades to my Bundesliga team. Right now I have a 4-3-3 (2) formation and prefer to play counter attack.

    I have about 265 K to spend on upgrades.

    Leno
    Rodriguez, Naldo, Sokrates, Pizszcek
    Sanches (CDM) Thiago Draxler
    Costa Lewandowski Bellarbi

    My subs/reserves pretty much consists of the same players on your medium budget team bench.

    Please let me know of any suggestions. I would be greatful.

  25. Hey, great guide as always. I have a Bundesliga squad and Turkish team for fitness. i want to keep rating around 81. It’s the team;
    Sommer
    LB: Baba(will replace with wendell)
    CB: Ömer Toprak
    CB: Sokratis
    RB: Brosinski
    CDM: Renato Sanches
    CDM: Rode (better than Gustavo for me)
    LM: Coman
    RM: Hermann
    CAM: Castro
    ST: Hernandez

    Any suggestions?

  26. Great guide Rodrigo I have been following your page for the last couple of years and always look forward to these .

    I am looking for advice on improvement of my squad 4-3-3 (2) right now I have the following team and prefer counterattackin playstyle

    Leno
    Piszczek Socrates Naldo Rodriguez
    Sanches (CDM) Thiago Draxler
    Costa Lewandowski Bellarbi

    I have about 250k to spend.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks

  27. You have an error in the left wingers section. you mention Reus as better than Robben when I think you meant Ribery. Also, Mario Gomez is a great striker for budget.

  28. Alfredo trejo

    Hello Rodrigo currently I have 2 squads a BUNDES with a 4-3-3(4).
    Sommer
    Pizcek Bender Toprak Schmelzer
    Castro Draxler Gustavo
    Bellarabi Hann Coman
    I tried Konaplyanka and didn’t like him at all. What upgrades do you recommend??? I have about 35,000 coins..

    Furthermore I have a BPL squas with a 4-3-3(2)
    Hart
    Valencia Mustafi Smalling Rose
    Barkley Matic Eriksen
    Mane Kane Martial
    Again I have about 35,000k coins to spend on both squads what upgrades do you recommend for both teams and what should be my priorities?

    Thank you so much

    1. Hi.
      Here are my suggestions:
      Bundesliga – Sokratis, Renato Sanchez and Javier Hernandez (15k)
      Premier League – Wilshere and Shaqiri (10k)
      You still keep with 10k for future upgrades.

      1. Alfredo trejo

        One more thing who do I remove in place of Renato sanches, Luiz Gustavo or Castro?

        Thanks again’!

  29. Hi Rodrigo,

    Once again a fantastic guide like very other years, been a huge fan of this since Fifa 14. I was just wondering that when is FUT United and will the prices drop after the event? Thanks

    1. Thank you!
      You can have an idea of FUT United dates here. Yes, a crash is expected for the FUT United release date. In the coming days, we will publish a guide showing how the prices go down or up along the year.

  30. Excellent guide indeed!
    It’s really awesome to see clearly that, with an unlimited budget you get an 88 Squad Rating (more even taking into account that you pack a 78 CDM as Renato that lowers the ratio) and you spend less than a 87 rating unlimited budget squad as you showed in the Premier League squad guide.

    Personally, I’ve never given the Bundesliga a chance to make it my primary squad, but all of the sudden with a Gold Gift Pack I’ve got an Scream Team Muller, and decided to give it a go.

    In the meantime while I try to earn some coins to afford some of the bests players as possible, I’m playing with an hybrid team that lines up like this

    4 – 3 – 3 (3)
    Karnesis
    Schmelzer Sokratis Manolas Bruno Peres
    Gotze Draxler Khedira
    Coman Muller (Scream team) Bellarabi

    PS: after reading your guide, my next buy will be definitely Renato Sanches
    Keep the hard work you’re doing great pal

    1. Hi. Thank you.
      This is the first year that my first squad is from the Bundesliga. As you said, for the same price you have much more quality than Premier League.
      Your teams looks good until you save more coins.
      About Renato Sanches, maybe I should lower your expectations. There is lack of quality choices in the Bundesliga for the CDM position and in my opinion he is better than everyone else. However, keep in mind that he is a 78 rated card, OK? Now that you you have low expectations, try him and see how good he is. 🙂

      1. Buy khedira he is good at cm or cdm and gives good chemistry.. And not expensive

        1. I have an all Deutsch team I’ve been using and I have Khedira at CDM in a 4-2-1-2-1, he’s a beast at stealing the ball. Great guide! I’m going to switch my team to Bundesliga because of some of the national limitations.

  31. Great guide !

    Im going to build 4-3-3 (4) with 2 CM and CAM
    I think about Gustavo and Rode as CM and Draxler as CAM (cant buy Vidal).
    Should I swap someone with Sanches?

    Leno
    Lahm Sokratis Naldo Rodrigez
    Rode Draxler Gustavo
    Bellarabi Muller Costa

      1. Muller – Scream Team as Cam and Vidal as CDM.

        FIFA brings the CDM up to an attacking role on 41212 and tbh.. Vidal is a better holding mid

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