For all those players who plan to build a FIFA 17 Russian Football Championship squad, we’ve conducted an extensive analysis on the best players.
Here is our guide to the top Russian league in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team.
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Introduction to the FIFA 17 Russian Football Championship 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 Russian League 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.
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 and Silver Players
In this guide we didn’t consider bronze player. Most players don’t assume them to be a better option than gold and silver players, so to simplify the guide’s analysis we didn’t include them.
- 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 Russian Football Championship 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 Russian League squads are suggested, we added a link where you can check anytime the updated prices.
Best FIFA 17 Russian League Goalkeepers
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.
#1 Igor Akinfeev
#2 Stanislav Kritsyuk
#3 Yuriy Lodygin
#5 Sergey Ryzhikov
Best FIFA 17 Russian League Centre Backs
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.
#1 Salvatore Bocchetti
#3 Sergio Sánchez
#4 Carlos Zambrano
#5 Serdar Tasci
Best FIFA 17 Russian League 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.
#1 Igor Smolnikov
#2 Mário Fernandes
#3 Renat Yanbaev
#4 Roman Shishkin
#5 Andrey Eschenko
Best FIFA 17 Russian League 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.
#1 Vitaliy Denisov
#2 Kirill Nababkin
#3 Domenico Criscito
#4 Yuriy Zhirkov
#5 Georgiy Schennikov
Best FIFA 17 Russian League Defensive Midfielder
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.
#1 Javi García
#2 Pontus Wernbloom
#4 Charles Kaboré
#5 Igor Denisov
Best FIFA 17 Russian League Centre Midfielder
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.
#2 Axel Witsel
#3 Manuel Fernandes
#4 Roman Eremenko
#5 Christian Noboa
Best FIFA 17 Russian League Right Wingers
RM | RW | RF
The wingers are responsible for giving game width in the attack. They’re normally very explosive players.
#1 Quincy Promes
#2 Zoran Tošić
#3 Pavel Mamaev
#4 Alexandr Samedov
Best FIFA 17 Russian League Left Wingers
LM | LW | LF
The left wingers have exactly the same role as their team mates from the other side.
#1 Oleg Shatov
#4 Alan Kasaev
#5 Lorenzo Melgarejo
Best FIFA 17 Russian League Forwards
CF | ST
The forwards are the players on which fall the most responsibility of scoring goals.
#1 Fedor Smolov
#3 Alexandr Kerzhakov
#4 Artem Dzyuba
#5 Jerry Mbakogu
FIFA 17 Russian League Squad Suggestion
The team suggestion that follows should serve merely as orientation because it’s impossible to build a team that fits everyone. It depends on various factors we don’t know such as budget, formation, style of play and player preferences.
Since the players of this league are all very cheap, it makes no sense to publish more than one squad. The difference between an unlimited budget squad and a low budget squad is just a few thousand coins.
FIFA 17 Russian League Squad with Unlimited Budget
GK: Igor Akinfeev
RB: Igor Smolnikov
CBL: Salvatore Bocchetti
LB: Vitaliy Denisov
CDM: Axel Witsel
RM: Quincy Promes
LM: Oleg Shatov
STR: Fedor Smolov
Substitutes and Reserves
GK: Stanislav Kritsyuk
RB: Mário Fernandes
CB: Sergio Sánchez
CB: Carlos Zambrano
LB: Kirill Nababkin
CDM: Javi Garcia
RM: Zoran Tošić
CAM: Manuel Fernandes
ST: Alexandr Kerzhakov
ST: Artem Dzyuba
Playstation 4: 7k coins
Xbox One: 7k coins
If you want to know the current prices of any player or of the full squad, please click here.
Akinfeev is better than Kritsyuk because of his positioning. In fact, that’s where Lodygin is failing. Otherwise, it would be him the best goalkeeper of the Russian league.
There are many centre backs with great defensive skills in this league but (almost) all of them are too slow. That’s the case of Ćorluka, Alexey Berezutskiy or Vasiliy Berezutskiy. Maurício and Bocchetti will both keep your goal safe for longer time. In our opinion, the other spots of the defence should be filled by Smolnikov and Denisov, two of the easiest choices of this team.
For the defensive midfielder position we picked Witsel. He his decent in the defence and even better in the attack. However, if you don’t feel confident with him, use Javi García. He will give much more security to your back line. Danny is the best midfielder but only to attack. Don’t expect to see him helping the defence.
The choice of Promes for the right winger is pretty obvious. However, in the opposite side it’s not so easy to choose between Joãozinho and Shatov. Our preference goes to the Russian player because the Brazilian player is too weak.
Smolov is the best striker playing in Russia and Ari the best alternative to him.
If you don’t have enough coins to build this team, replace Danny and Witsel by Manuel Fernandes and Javi Garcia.
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.
Follow our tips and you’ll become more successful on FIFA 17 Ultimate Team with your Russian League team.
2 thoughts on “FIFA 17 Russian Football Championship Squad Guide”
Hello Rodrigo, will there be a Turkish League guide? sorry if the comment duplicated
Yes, it will. It is ready to be published on Friday, as usual.
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