FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide

FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide


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

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


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Introduction to the FIFA 17 Serie A 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 Serie A 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 Serie A 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 Serie A squads are suggested, we added a link where you can check anytime the updated prices.



Serie A


The Serie A is one of the most competitive leagues in the world, but the football is not as spectacular as it is in UK, Spain or Germany.

The qualification of the champion is made through the made points system. Whichever team gathers the most points wins the league. The first three classified teams gain access to the champions league of the next year, while the fourth and fifth qualify for the Europa League and the last three trade places with the first three qualified from the Serie B. Every season starts in September and finishes in May, having 38 game weeks with ten matches each, being a total of 380 matches per season.

The Serie A is the fourth best league classified in the UEFA league coefficients.

Started in 1898, the Italian league has been conquered by sixteen clubs. The dominant club is Juventus, with a total of 32 titles. AC Milan (18), Inter (18) and Genova (9) are the other teams that have won numerous titles.

As of last season, Serie A lost some good players such as Marcos Alonso (Chelsea), Mario Gómez (Wolfsburg), Álvaro Morata (Real Madrid), Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid), Roberto Pereyra (Watford) and obviously Paul Pogba (Manchester United).

These transfers didn’t necessarily make the Serie A weaker, since there were also strong reinforcements: Cuadrado, Benatia and Dani Alves (Juventus), Jovetic, Gabriel and João Mário (Inter), Milik (Nápoles), Gerson, Salah, El Shaarawy and Dzeko (Roma.)

Serie A is a good choice for those who are looking for quality players, but don’t have a large budget. There is not many choices, but the players in Serie A are probably the best value for money.

FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide for FIFA 17 Ultimate Team
Total Players: 545
Gold Players: 262
Average Rating (Global): 74
Best New Cards:
Dani Alves
Éver Banega
Joe Hart
Medhi Benatia
João Mário
Highest Upgrades:
Mattia Aramu (+12)
Lorenzo Pellegrinin (+12)
Highest Downgrades:
Juan Jesus (-4)
Issa Cissokho (-4)
Manuel Pasqual (-4)



Best FIFA 17 Serie A 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.

The goalkeepers with most prestige in the Serie A are the charismatic Gianluigi Buffon, the new signing Joe Hart and the Slovenian National team goalkeeper Samir Handanovič. With having the best rating they are also the most searched for by this league’s teams so this makes them more expensive.


Gianluigi Buffon 88 Juventus ITA
Samir Handanovič 87 Inter SVN
Joe Hart 84 Torino ENG
José Reina 84 Napoli ESP
Mattia Perin 83 Genoa ITA
Andrea Consigli 83 Sassuolo ITA
Marco Sportiello 82 Atalanta ITA
Orestis Karnezis 82 Udinese GRE
Emiliano Viviano 82 Sampdoria ITA
Federico Marchetti 82 Lazio ITA
Antonio Mirante 81 Bologna ITA
Alisson 80 Roma BRA
Stefano Sorrentino 80 Chievo Verona ITA
Neto 80 Juventus BRA
Wojciech Szczęsny 79 Roma POL


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 best on this aspect is Mattia Perin. In the world, no one has better reflexes than him.


Mattia Perin 90 Genoa ITA
Joe Hart 87 Torino ENG
Samir Handanovič 86 Inter SVN
Federico Marchetti 86 Lazio ITA
Alisson 86 Roma BRA
Marco Sportiello 85 Atalanta ITA
Gianluigi Buffon 84 Juventus ITA
Andrea Consigli 84 Sassuolo ITA
Orestis Karnezis 84 Udinese GRE
Wojciech Szczęsny 84 Roma POL
Gianluigi Donnarumma 84 Milan ITA
José Reina 83 Napoli ESP
Emiliano Viviano 83 Sampdoria ITA
Neto 83 Juventus BRA
Antonio Mirante 82 Bologna ITA


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 Buffon the best one.


Gianluigi Buffon 87 Juventus ITA
Samir Handanovič 86 Inter SVN
Joe Hart 84 Torino ENG
Andrea Consigli 84 Sassuolo ITA
Marco Sportiello 84 Atalanta ITA
Neto 84 Juventus BRA
Wojciech Szczęsny 83 Roma POL
Federico Marchetti 82 Lazio ITA
Antonio Mirante 82 Bologna ITA
Emiliano Viviano 81 Sampdoria ITA
José Reina 80 Napoli ESP
Mattia Perin 80 Genoa ITA
Orestis Karnezis 80 Udinese GRE
Stefano Sorrentino 80 Chievo Verona ITA
Łukasz Skorupski 80 Empoli POL


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 Serie A goalkeepers are very tall. From the twenty four goalies, fifteen have at least 190cm.


Joe Hart 196 / 6′5″ Torino ENG
Wojciech Szczęsny 196 / 6′5″ Roma POL
Gianluigi Donnarumma 196 / 6′5″ Milan ITA
Emiliano Viviano 195 / 6′5″ Sampdoria ITA
Ciprian Tătăruşanu 195 / 6′5″ Fiorentina ROM
Etrit Berisha 194 / 6′4″ Atalanta ALB
Samir Handanovič 193 / 6′4″ Inter SVN
Antonio Mirante 193 / 6′4″ Bologna ITA
Albano Bizzarri 193 / 6′4″ Pescara ARG
Gianluigi Buffon 192 / 6′4″ Juventus ITA
Marco Sportiello 192 / 6′4″ Atalanta ITA
Neto 192 / 6′4″ Juventus BRA
Alisson 191 / 6′3″ Roma BRA
Daniele Padelli 191 / 6′3″ Torino ITA
Orestis Karnezis 190 / 6′3″ Udinese GRE


This year is not so easy to choose the best goalkeeper playing in Serie A how it was in previous seasons. In fact, your goal will be in safe hands whether you choose Buffon or Handanovič . Our preference goes to the Juventu’s goalkeeper mainly because of his superb positioning.

Joe Hart was a quality addition this year to medium budget squads, while Andrea Consigli is a very balanced goalkeeper that can be yours for a very special price.

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Best Players
#1 Gianluigi Buffon
#2 Samir Handanovič
#3 Joe Hart
#4 José Reina
#5 Mattia Perin

Economic Choice
Andrea Consigli


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Best FIFA 17 Serie A 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.

Chiellini is the centre back with best reputation in Serie A.


Giorgio Chiellini 88 Juventus ITA
Leonardo Bonucci 87 Juventus ITA
Andrea Barzagli 86 Juventus ITA
Miranda 86 Inter BRA
Kostas Manolas 84 Roma GRE
Gonzalo Rodríguez 83 Fiorentina ARG
Medhi Benatia 83 Juventus MOR
Stefan de Vrij 82 Lazio NED
Raúl Albiol 82 Napoli ESP
Kalidou Koulibaly 82 Napoli SEN
Thomas Vermaelen 81 Roma BEL
Davide Astori 81 Fiorentina ITA
Nikola Maksimović 81 Napoli SRB
Francesco Acerbi 81 Sassuolo ITA
Castán 80 Torino BRA
Jeison Murillo 80 Inter COL
Danilo 79 Udinese BRA
Bruno Alves 79 Cagliari POR
Daniele Rugani 79 Juventus ITA
Lorenzo Tonelli 79 Napoli ITA


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 four best rated players, Chiellini, Barzagli, Miranda and Bonucci. It’s really hard to get past them. The most experienced players are normally those who have a higher rating on this attribute.


Giorgio Chiellini 90 Juventus ITA
Andrea Barzagli 89 Juventus ITA
Miranda 89 Inter BRA
Leonardo Bonucci 87 Juventus ITA
Kostas Manolas 86 Roma GRE
Gonzalo Rodríguez 85 Fiorentina ARG
Stefan de Vrij 84 Lazio NED
Raúl Albiol 84 Napoli ESP
Davide Astori 84 Fiorentina ITA
Danilo 84 Udinese BRA
Medhi Benatia 83 Juventus MOR
Nikola Maksimović 83 Napoli SRB
Francesco Acerbi 83 Sassuolo ITA
Daniele Rugani 83 Juventus ITA
Kalidou Koulibaly 82 Napoli SEN
Jeison Murillo 82 Inter COL
Lorenzo Tonelli 82 Napoli ITA
Alessandro Gamberini 82 Chievo Verona ITA
Cristian Zapata 81 Milan COL
Gabriel Paletta 81 Milan ITA


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 Chiellini and Kalidou Koulibaly are the strongest ones.


Kalidou Koulibaly 86 Napoli SEN
Giorgio Chiellini 85 Juventus ITA
Bruno Alves 84 Cagliari POR
Sebastian De Maio 83 Fiorentina FRA
Kostas Manolas 82 Roma GRE
Slobodan Rajković 82 Palermo SRB
Leonardo Bonucci 81 Juventus ITA
Medhi Benatia 81 Juventus MOR
Cristian Zapata 80 Milan COL
Andrea Barzagli 79 Juventus ITA
Nikola Maksimović 79 Napoli SRB
Gabriel Paletta 79 Milan ITA
Boštjan Cesar 79 Chievo Verona SVN
Gustavo Gómez 79 Milan PAR
Timo Letschert 79 Sassuolo NED
Jeison Murillo 78 Inter COL
Antonio Rüdiger 78 Roma GER
Nicolás Spolli 78 Chievo Verona ARG
Miranda 77 Inter BRA
Gonzalo Rodríguez 77 Fiorentina ARG


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.

Manolas is clearly the fastest centre back playing in the Serie A.


Kostas Manolas 80 Roma GRE
Jeison Murillo 77 Inter COL
Antonio Rüdiger 77 Roma GER
Lorenzo Tonelli 76 Napoli ITA
Miranda 75 Inter BRA
Bastos 75 Lazio ANG
Giorgio Chiellini 74 Juventus ITA
Andrea Barzagli 74 Juventus ITA
Kalidou Koulibaly 74 Napoli SEN
Giancarlo González 74 Palermo COS
Timo Letschert 71 Sassuolo NED
Nenad Tomović 71 Fiorentina SRB
Leonardo Bonucci 70 Juventus ITA
Castán 69 Torino BRA
Santiago Gentiletti 69 Genoa ARG
Vlad Chiricheş 69 Napoli ROM
Slobodan Rajković 69 Palermo SRB
Armando Izzo 69 Genoa ITA
Gonzalo Rodríguez 68 Fiorentina ARG
Davide Astori 68 Fiorentina ITA


Giorgio Chiellini is our number one choice for this position. He is fast and the one with better defending stats. The Juventus’ defender is the most expensive of all centre backs in Serie A.

The big question is: who will partner with Chiellini? It isn’t easy to decide. Leonardo Bonucci is usually the most used, because he is the Serie A centre back with the best passing and dribbling stats. However, Miranda and Barzagli are also good choices. Between these two, our preference goes for the Inter’s defender because he has better heading, positioning and aggression.

The Italian football is known by its defensive and tactical style. It’s no surprise to find great defenders like Manolas and Koulibaly for an amazing price. You don’t need a good budget to build a strong defensive line in this league.

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Best Players
#1 Giorgio Chiellini
#2 Leonardo Bonucci
#3 Miranda
#4 Andrea Barzagli
#5 Kostas Manolas

Economic Choice
Kalidou Koulibaly


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Best FIFA 17 Serie A Right Backs


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

Dani Alves and Lichtsteiner are the most popular right backs playing in Serie A.


Dani Alves 85 Juventus BRA
Stephan Lichtsteiner 83 Juventus SUI
Alessandro Florenzi 82 Roma ITA
Bruno Peres 81 Roma BRA
Dušan Basta 80 Lazio SRB
Elseid Hysaj 79 Napoli ALB
Ignazio Abate 78 Milan ITA
Davide Zappacosta 77 Torino ITA
Vassilis Torosidis 77 Bologna GRE
Lorenzo De Silvestri 77 Torino ITA


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 Italy, no one defends as well as Lichtsteiner and Basta.


Dušan Basta 80 Lazio SRB
Stephan Lichtsteiner 79 Juventus SUI
Dani Alves 78 Juventus BRA
Elseid Hysaj 77 Napoli ALB
Vassilis Torosidis 77 Bologna GRE
Alessandro Florenzi 76 Roma ITA
Lorenzo De Silvestri 76 Torino ITA
Bruno Peres 74 Roma BRA
Davide Santon 74 Inter ITA
Danilo D’Ambrosio 74 Inter ITA


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.

Bruno Peres is the second fastest right-back in FIFA 17 Ultimate Team.


Bruno Peres 92 Roma BRA
Ignazio Abate 88 Milan ITA
Dani Alves 87 Juventus BRA
Alessandro Florenzi 85 Roma ITA
Elseid Hysaj 82 Napoli ALB
Davide Zappacosta 82 Torino ITA
Stephan Lichtsteiner 81 Juventus SUI
Dušan Basta 81 Lazio SRB
Lorenzo De Silvestri 79 Torino ITA
Abdoulay Konko 79 Atalanta FRA


The right-backs are probably the most difficult choices of this league. Dani Alves and Florenzi are clearly the best players to this position but the one you should use depends of your needs. You should pick the Juventus’s player if you use your right back to attack. If you don’t and you need someone more physical, then you need to play with Florenzi. He has a better work rate, is stronger and has an amazing stamina.

If you don’t have a decent budget, try Dušan Basta, our economic choice.

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Best Players
#1 Dani Alves
#2 Alessandro Florenzi
#3 Bruno Peres
#4 Stephan Lichtsteiner
#5 Ignazio Abate

Economic Choice
Dušan Basta

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Best FIFA 17 Serie A Left Backs


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.

A team’s left flank has even less options than the right but that doesn’t necessarily mean it has less quality. Alex Sandro, the most rated left back, is still the best player for this position in Serie A.


Alex Sandro 84 Juventus BRA
Patrice Evra 82 Juventus FRA
Cristian Ansaldi 80 Inter ARG
Faouzi Ghoulam 79 Napoli ALG
Ştefan Radu 79 Lazio ROM
Senad Lulić 78 Lazio BOS
Luca Antonelli 78 Milan ITA
Mário Rui 78 Roma POR
Leonel Vangioni 77 Milan ARG
Danilo Avelar 76 Torino BRA


If you need someone to defend, you need to pick Radu or Evra.


Ştefan Radu 84 Lazio ROM
Patrice Evra 83 Juventus FRA
Alex Sandro 79 Juventus BRA
Juan Jesus 78 Roma BRA
Cristian Ansaldi 77 Inter ARG
Luca Antonelli 77 Milan ITA
Faouzi Ghoulam 76 Napoli ALG
Danilo Avelar 74 Torino BRA
Mattia De Sciglio 74 Milan ITA
Mário Rui 73 Roma POR


Leonel Vangioni is faster than any other left back.


Leonel Vangioni 88 Milan ARG
Alex Sandro 87 Juventus BRA
Pablo Armero 87 Udinese COL
Mário Rui 86 Roma POR
Yuto Nagatomo 84 Inter JAP
Cristian Ansaldi 81 Inter ARG
Faouzi Ghoulam 81 Napoli ALG
Senad Lulić 81 Lazio BOS
Mattia De Sciglio 81 Milan ITA
Boukary Dramé 81 Atalanta SEN


Alex Sandro is, in our opinion, the best left back playing in Serie A. He’s fast, good dribbler and defends well. Just like Evra, he is a very balanced player.

If pace is all you need, then Vangioni may be who are looking for. Radu and Mário Rui are also decent choices. The first one is our favourite because he has better work rates and gives much more security to the back line.

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Best Players
#1 Alex Sandro
#2 Patrice Evra
#3 Ştefan Radu
#4 Leonel Vangioni
#5 Mário Rui

Economic Choice
Faouzi Ghoulam

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Best FIFA 17 Serie A 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.

Daniele De Rossi and Medel are the two most popular central defensive midfielders in Serie A.


Daniele De Rossi 83 Roma ITA
Gary Medel 83 Inter CHI
Lucas Biglia 82 Lazio ARG
Milan Badelj 79 Fiorentina CRO
Miguel Veloso 79 Genoa POR
Felipe Melo 79 Inter BRA
Riccardo Montolivo 78 Milan ITA
Sebastián Cristóforo 78 Fiorentina URU
Francesco Magnanelli 77 Sassuolo ITA
Mirko Valdifiori 77 Torino ITA
Leandro Paredes 76 Roma ARG
Mauricio Isla 76 Cagliari CHI
Carlos Sánchez 76 Fiorentina COL
Giuseppe Vives 75 Torino ITA
Alessandro Gazzi 75 Palermo ITA


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.

De Rossi and Medel are really good choices for teams that want to complicate an opponent’s game in the space between the midfield and the defence.


Daniele De Rossi 81 Roma ITA
Gary Medel 81 Inter CHI
Sebastián Cristóforo 78 Fiorentina URU
Felipe Melo 77 Inter BRA
Alessandro Gazzi 76 Palermo ITA
Milan Badelj 75 Fiorentina CRO
Lucas Biglia 74 Lazio ARG
Francesco Magnanelli 74 Sassuolo ITA
Miguel Veloso 73 Genoa POR
Mauricio Isla 73 Cagliari CHI
Bruno Henrique 73 Palermo BRA
Carlos Sánchez 72 Fiorentina COL
Mirko Valdifiori 69 Torino ITA
Giuseppe Vives 69 Torino ITA
Panagiotis Tachtsidis 69 Cagliari GRE


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.

Medel is the best on this side.


Gary Medel 86 Inter CHI
Carlos Sánchez 85 Fiorentina COL
Felipe Melo 84 Inter BRA
Daniele De Rossi 82 Roma ITA
Panagiotis Tachtsidis 80 Cagliari GRE
Bruno Henrique 79 Palermo BRA
Alessandro Gazzi 77 Palermo ITA
Lucas Biglia 76 Lazio ARG
Milan Badelj 75 Fiorentina CRO
Francesco Magnanelli 74 Sassuolo ITA
Mirko Valdifiori 73 Torino ITA
Mauricio Isla 73 Cagliari CHI
Miguel Veloso 72 Genoa POR
Sebastián Cristóforo 72 Fiorentina URU
Leandro Paredes 72 Roma ARG


Medel, our economic choice of last year, was upgraded and he is now our top choice for the defensive midfielder position. No one can be compared to him: he is the one with the best defensive skills, best physical and only Isla is faster than him. However, don’t expect to see him scoring as many goals as De Rossi or Felipe Melo, for example. He has low attacking work rate and his shooting stat is poor.

De Rossi and Felipe Melo are players more available to attack. Our preference goes to the Italian ‘s midfielder because he offers more security to your defensive line.

In another quality level, Biglia is a very balanced player specialist in assist the teammates, while Sánchez impresses by his high stamina and strength.

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Best Players
#1 Gary Medel
#2 Daniele De Rossi
#3 Felipe Melo
#4 Lucas Biglia
#5 Carlos Sánchez

Economic Choice
Felipe Melo

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Best FIFA 17 Serie A Centre Midfielders


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.

In the last few years, the Serie A have lost great players like Poga, Pirlo and Vidal. However, there is still many quality players in the midfield of the Italian stadiums.


Claudio Marchisio 86 Juventus ITA
Marek Hamšik 85 Napoli SVK
Miralem Pjanić 85 Juventus BOS
Radja Nainggolan 84 Roma BEL
Éver Banega 84 Inter ARG
Borja Valero 83 Fiorentina ESP
Sami Khedira 83 Juventus GER
Marco Parolo 81 Lazio ITA
Kevin Strootman 81 Roma NED
Jorginho 81 Napoli ITA
Allan 81 Napoli BRA
Hernanes 80 Juventus BRA
Kwadwo Asamoah 80 Juventus GHA
José Sosa 80 Milan ARG
Riccardo Saponara 80 Empoli ITA
Daniele Baselli 79 Torino ITA
Marcelo Brozović 79 Inter CRO
Matías Fernández 79 Milan CHI
Sven Kums 79 Udinese BEL
Valter Birsa 78 Chievo Verona SVN


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.

Miralem Pjanić, Éver Banega and Borja Valero have great passing stat.


Miralem Pjanić 86 Juventus BOS
Éver Banega 85 Inter ARG
Borja Valero 85 Fiorentina ESP
Hernanes 84 Juventus BRA
Claudio Marchisio 83 Juventus ITA
Marek Hamšik 83 Napoli SVK
Alberto Aquilani 83 Pescara ITA
José Sosa 82 Milan ARG
Luca Cigarini 81 Sampdoria ITA
Jorginho 80 Napoli ITA
Riccardo Saponara 80 Empoli ITA
Daniele Baselli 80 Torino ITA
Kevin Strootman 79 Roma NED
Matías Fernández 79 Milan CHI
Sven Kums 79 Udinese BEL
Radja Nainggolan 78 Roma BEL
Sami Khedira 78 Juventus GER
Marcelo Brozović 78 Inter CRO
Valter Birsa 78 Chievo Verona SVN
Ricardo Álvarez 78 Sampdoria ARG


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

In the Serie A, seven players have better dribbling stat than Valero.


Borja Valero 85 Fiorentina ESP
Miralem Pjanić 84 Juventus BOS
Matías Fernández 84 Milan CHI
Claudio Marchisio 83 Juventus ITA
Éver Banega 83 Inter ARG
Hernanes 83 Juventus BRA
Marek Hamšik 82 Napoli SVK
Riccardo Saponara 82 Empoli ITA
Kwadwo Asamoah 82 Juventus GHA
Filip Đuričić 82 Sampdoria SRB
Radja Nainggolan 81 Roma BEL
Simone Verdi 81 Bologna ITA
José Sosa 80 Milan ARG
Marcelo Brozović 80 Inter CRO
Ricardo Álvarez 80 Sampdoria ARG
Daniele Baselli 79 Torino ITA
Valter Birsa 79 Chievo Verona SVN
Omar El Kaddouri 79 Napoli MOR
Andrea Bertolacci 79 Milan ITA
Mario Lemina 79 Juventus GAB


We love the versatility of the Serie A midfielders. Marchisio and Nainggolan are the two best examples. They can play in any position of the midfield, including as CDM. They know how to attack and how to defend. Who doesn’t like to play with high stamina and high/high work rates players? They don’t give any chance to Khedira.

Don’t think these two players are the only two good options for your midfield. Pjanić and Hamšik are great if you don’t need someone to defend. They are top-assist player in any team.

If you can’t afford any of these players, you should take a look to Asamoah, Valero and Banega. The Juventus midfielder is like a light version of Marchisio: good in everything, high/high work rates and 85 stamina. Valero and Banega are more similar to Pjanić, the only player that has better passing and dribbling stats than they do.

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Best Players
#1 Claudio Marchisio
#2 Radja Nainggolan
#3 Miralem Pjanić
#4 Marek Hamšik
#5 Kwadwo Asamoah

Economic Choice
Borja Valero

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Best FIFA 17 Serie A Right Wingers

RM | RW | RF

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

João Mário left the Liga NOS to become the most rated right winger of the Italian league.


João Mário 83 Inter POR
Domenico Berardi 82 Sassuolo ITA
Juan Cuadrado 82 Juventus COL
José Callejón 81 Napoli ESP
Mohamed Salah 81 Roma EGY
Antonio Candreva 81 Inter ITA
Keisuke Honda 81 Milan JAP
Cristian Tello 78 Fiorentina ESP
Dennis Praet 78 Sampdoria BEL
Iago Falqué 78 Torino ESP
Federico Bernardeschi 78 Fiorentina ITA
Juan Manuel Iturbe 77 Roma PAR
Lucas Castro 77 Chievo Verona ARG
Suso 77 Milan ESP
Simone Pepe 77 Pescara ITA


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 Serie A is extremely well served in this chapter. Six gold players have pace over 90, being the highlighted Jonathan Biabiany.


Jonathan Biabiany 95 Inter FRA
Juan Cuadrado 92 Juventus COL
Cristian Tello 92 Fiorentina ESP
Juan Manuel Iturbe 92 Roma PAR
Mohamed Salah 91 Roma EGY
José Callejón 90 Napoli ESP
Domenico Berardi 88 Sassuolo ITA
Anthony Mounier 84 Bologna FRA
Edenílson 84 Genoa BRA
Federico Bernardeschi 83 Fiorentina ITA
Antonio Candreva 81 Inter ITA
Silvan Widmer 81 Udinese SUI
Iago Falqué 80 Torino ESP
Lucas Castro 79 Chievo Verona ARG
Suso 79 Milan ESP


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, being Cuadrado the best one.


Juan Cuadrado 87 Juventus COL
Mohamed Salah 86 Roma EGY
Domenico Berardi 85 Sassuolo ITA
Juan Manuel Iturbe 84 Roma PAR
Suso 84 Milan ESP
João Mário 83 Inter POR
José Callejón 82 Napoli ESP
Antonio Candreva 82 Inter ITA
Keisuke Honda 82 Milan JAP
Cristian Tello 82 Fiorentina ESP
Federico Bernardeschi 82 Fiorentina ITA
Iago Falqué 82 Torino ESP
Simone Pepe 80 Pescara ITA
Jonathan Biabiany 80 Inter FRA
Anthony Mounier 80 Bologna FRA


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 Candreva, João Mário and Honda offer good quality passing. Biabiany and Iturbe, for example, could’ve been options to consider filling this slot in virtue of their fantastic pace, but they are affected negatively for missing frequently passes to their more forward team mates.


Keisuke Honda 81 Milan JAP
João Mário 80 Inter POR
Antonio Candreva 80 Inter ITA
Dennis Praet 78 Sampdoria BEL
Simone Pepe 77 Pescara ITA
Domenico Berardi 75 Sassuolo ITA
Lucas Castro 75 Chievo Verona ARG
Federico Bernardeschi 74 Fiorentina ITA
Iago Falqué 74 Torino ESP
Suso 74 Milan ESP
Juan Cuadrado 73 Juventus COL
Lucas Ocampos 73 Genoa ARG
Anthony Mounier 72 Bologna FRA
Silvan Widmer 72 Udinese SUI
Mohamed Salah 70 Roma EGY


There is no reason for Cuadrado be so more expensive than Candreva. The Lazio’s winger is slightly better than Cuadrado in almost every stat, including passing, shooting, dribbing and stamina. However, the pace of the Colombian player can make the difference. What he lacks in these attributes he highly compensates with his pace. This and his 5 skills are the main reasons why we consider him the best Serie A right winger.

Berardi is a kind of mix between Cuadrado and Candreva. He’s fast but ony has 3 star skills which can makes a big difference when compared with Candreva.

João Mário is another good winger, especially useful for formations which need players able to help the defence. His only problem is pace.

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Best Players
#1 Juan Cuadrado
#2 Antonio Candreva
#3 Domenico Berardi
#4 João Mário
#5 Mohamed Salah

Economic Choice
Antonio Candreva

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Best FIFA 17 Serie A Left Wingers

LM | LW | LF

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

Insigne, Perišić and Mertens are the three most popular left wingers playing in Serie A.


Lorenzo Insigne 83 Napoli ITA
Ivan Perišić 83 Inter CRO
Dries Mertens 83 Napoli BEL
Giacomo Bonaventura 82 Milan ITA
Stephan El Shaarawy 81 Roma ITA
Alejandro Gómez 80 Atalanta ARG
Felipe Anderson 79 Lazio BRA
Emanuele Giaccherini 78 Napoli ITA
Keita Baldé Diao 78 Lazio SEN
Adem Ljajić 78 Torino SRB
Ladislav Krejčí 77 Bologna CZ
Perparim Hetemaj 76 Chievo Verona FIN
Marko Pjaca 76 Juventus CRO
Rodrigo De Paul 75 Udinese ARG
Ricardo Kishna 75 Lazio NED


Felipe Anderson is the fastest left winger playing in Italy.


Felipe Anderson 92 Lazio BRA
Keita Baldé Diao 91 Lazio SEN
Lorenzo Insigne 89 Napoli ITA
Dries Mertens 89 Napoli BEL
Alejandro Gómez 89 Atalanta ARG
Stephan El Shaarawy 87 Roma ITA
Marko Pjaca 85 Juventus CRO
Ricardo Kishna 85 Lazio NED
Ivan Perišić 84 Inter CRO
Giacomo Bonaventura 82 Milan ITA
Ladislav Krejčí 81 Bologna CZ
Adem Ljajić 80 Torino SRB
Emanuele Giaccherini 78 Napoli ITA
Perparim Hetemaj 78 Chievo Verona FIN
Rodrigo De Paul 71 Udinese ARG


Insigne and Mertens are the most highlighted left wingers in this chapter.


Lorenzo Insigne 88 Napoli ITA
Dries Mertens 87 Napoli BEL
Alejandro Gómez 86 Atalanta ARG
Felipe Anderson 86 Lazio BRA
Stephan El Shaarawy 84 Roma ITA
Marko Pjaca 84 Juventus CRO
Keita Baldé Diao 83 Lazio SEN
Adem Ljajić 83 Torino SRB
Emanuele Giaccherini 83 Napoli ITA
Giacomo Bonaventura 82 Milan ITA
Ricardo Kishna 82 Lazio NED
Ivan Perišić 81 Inter CRO
Rodrigo De Paul 79 Udinese ARG
Ladislav Krejčí 78 Bologna CZ
Perparim Hetemaj 77 Chievo Verona FIN


Left wingers in Serie A don’t have a good passing. Bonaventura and Insige are the best ones.


Giacomo Bonaventura 81 Milan ITA
Lorenzo Insigne 79 Napoli ITA
Dries Mertens 78 Napoli BEL
Ivan Perišić 78 Inter CRO
Emanuele Giaccherini 76 Napoli ITA
Perparim Hetemaj 76 Chievo Verona FIN
Alejandro Gómez 75 Atalanta ARG
Adem Ljajić 75 Torino SRB
Ladislav Krejčí 75 Bologna CZ
Rodrigo De Paul 75 Udinese ARG
Marko Pjaca 74 Juventus CRO
Felipe Anderson 72 Lazio BRA
Stephan El Shaarawy 70 Roma ITA
Keita Baldé Diao 70 Lazio SEN
Ricardo Kishna 68 Lazio NED


There is lack of quality left wingers in Serie A. It’s probably the weakest position of this league.

There are no big differences between our two first choices. Mertens is strongest and has a better weak foot but you will not find much more than that.

Even Perišić can be an interesting choice. If it wasn’t his lower pace and dribbling, he woud be our favourite. We can’t say the same about Felipe Anderson, which is really fast but has an acceptable passing stat for someone who plays in this position.

Alejandro Gómez is a good surprise in this league. He is just slightly worse than our first choices for most of the attributes but costs much less.

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Best Players
#1 Dries Mertens
#2 Lorenzo Insigne
#3 Ivan Perišić
#4 Giacomo Bonaventura
#5 Felipe Anderson

Economic Choice
Alejandro Gómez

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Best FIFA 17 Serie A Forwards


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

Gonzalo Higuaín was one of the mot expensive players in football’s history. He is much popular than the others Serie A strikers


Gonzalo Higuaín 88 Juventus ARG
Paulo Dybala 85 Juventus ARG
Carlos Bacca 84 Milan COL
Mario Mandžukić 83 Juventus CRO
Mauro Icardi 82 Inter ARG
Stevan Jovetić 81 Inter MON
Manolo Gabbiadini 81 Napoli ITA
Francesco Totti 80 Roma ITA
Edin Džeko 80 Roma BOS
Ciro Immobile 80 Lazio ITA
Eder 80 Inter ITA
Nikola Kalinić 80 Fiorentina CRO
Diego Perotti 80 Roma ARG
Josip Iličić 80 Fiorentina SVN
Luiz Adriano 79 Milan BRA
Rodrigo Palacio 79 Inter ARG
Fabio Quagliarella 79 Sampdoria ITA
Arkadiusz Milik 79 Napoli POL
Alberto Paloschi 78 Atalanta ITA
Mattia Destro 78 Bologna ITA


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 experienced Serie A forwards Quagliarella and Totti, as well as Higuaín and Dybala, are the ones with best shooting.


Gonzalo Higuaín 87 Juventus ARG
Paulo Dybala 86 Juventus ARG
Francesco Totti 84 Roma ITA
Fabio Quagliarella 84 Sampdoria ITA
Stevan Jovetić 82 Inter MON
Manolo Gabbiadini 82 Napoli ITA
Arkadiusz Milik 82 Napoli POL
Carlos Bacca 81 Milan COL
Mauro Icardi 81 Inter ARG
Ciro Immobile 81 Lazio ITA
Josip Iličić 81 Fiorentina SVN
Eder 80 Inter ITA
Massimo Maccarone 80 Empoli ITA
Edin Džeko 79 Roma BOS
Luiz Adriano 79 Milan BRA
Mauro Zárate 79 Fiorentina ARG
Mario Mandžukić 78 Juventus CRO
Nikola Kalinić 78 Fiorentina CRO
Duván Zapata 77 Udinese COL
Maxi López 77 Torino ARG


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 Serie A strikers don’t have good physical. It’s not the case of Mandžukić.


Mario Mandžukić 85 Juventus CRO
Alberto Paloschi 80 Atalanta ITA
Filip Đorđević 79 Lazio SRB
Duván Zapata 78 Udinese COL
Andrea Belotti 77 Torino ITA
Nikola Kalinić 76 Fiorentina CRO
Leonardo Pavoletti 76 Genoa ITA
Mauricio Pinilla 76 Atalanta CHI
Maxi López 75 Torino ARG
Gonzalo Higuaín 74 Juventus ARG
Carlos Bacca 74 Milan COL
Arkadiusz Milik 73 Napoli POL
Manolo Gabbiadini 72 Napoli ITA
Ciro Immobile 72 Lazio ITA
Edin Džeko 72 Roma BOS
Cyril Théréau 72 Udinese FRA
Khouma Babacar 71 Fiorentina SEN
Alessandro Matri 70 Sassuolo ITA
Riccardo Meggiorini 69 Chievo Verona ITA
Stevan Jovetić 68 Inter MON


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.

Niang, Muriel and Dybala are the fastest strikers playing in Serie A. Higuaín is not in the top 10.


M’Baye Niang 89 Milan FRA
Luis Muriel 89 Sampdoria COL
Paulo Dybala 88 Juventus ARG
Carlos Bacca 85 Milan COL
Eder 85 Inter ITA
Adalberto Peñaranda 84 Udinese VEN
Manuel Pucciarelli 83 Empoli ITA
Manolo Gabbiadini 82 Napoli ITA
Diego Perotti 82 Roma ARG
Rodrigo Palacio 81 Inter ARG
Gonzalo Higuaín 80 Juventus ARG
Ciro Immobile 80 Lazio ITA
Mauro Zárate 80 Fiorentina ARG
Ryder 80 Udinese BRA
Riccardo Meggiorini 79 Chievo Verona ITA
Mauro Icardi 78 Inter ARG
Stevan Jovetić 78 Inter MON
Luiz Adriano 78 Milan BRA
Alberto Paloschi 77 Atalanta ITA
Alessandro Matri 77 Sassuolo ITA


Higuaín is the most rated striker but Dybala is the one who no one wants to play against. He’s fast, has a good shooting and the best dribbling. He is that kind of player with the ball glued to his feet that cuts easily into the box and scores. He makes everything looks so easy. Obviously Higuain is still a great choice but not as good as his team mate. He’s much slower and his stamina is low. The biggest advantage of the Higuaín over Dybala is that he scores many goals with his head. If you need two strikers, these are the ones you should use. They play very well together and their hyperlink may boost your team’s chemistry.

There is a lack of quality strikers for medium budget squads. The only quality choice for these squads is Carlos Bacca. He is not the best one in any of the six main attributes, but he is a very balanced player.

If you have a low budget you can’t miss Gabbiadini. Try him and you will understand why he is, in our opinion, better than Niang and Immobile. However, if you like to cross to the box, Mario Mandžukić may be a better alternative.

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Best Players
#1 Paulo Dybala
#2 Gonzalo Higuaín
#3 Carlos Bacca
#4 Manolo Gabbiadini
#5 M’Baye Niang

Economic Choice
Manolo Gabbiadini

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FIFA 17 Serie A 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 Serie A Squad with Unlimited Budget


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First Squad

GK: Gianluigi Buffon
RB: Dani Alves
CBR: Leonardo Bonucci
CBL: Giorgio Chiellini
LB: Alex Sandro
CDM: Radja Nainggolan
RM: Juan Cuadrado
LM: Dries Mertens
CAM: Claudio Marchisio
STR: Gonzalo Higuaín
STL: Paulo Dybala

Substitutes and Reserves

GK: Samir Handanovič
RB: Alessandro Florenzi
CB: Miranda
CB: Andrea Barzagli
LB: Patrice Evra
CDM: Sami Khedira
RM: Antonio Candreva
LM: Lorenzo Insigne
CAM: Miralem Pjanić
ST: Carlos Bacca
ST: Manolo Gabbiadini

November 2016

Playstation 4: 590k coins
Xbox One: 500k coins

Updated Prices

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

Your goal will be in safe hands whether you choose Buffon or Handanovič.

Chiellini and Alex Sandro are untouchables in the defence. In the right side you can use Florenzi, if you want to keep your goal safe, or you can play with Dani Alves, if you need someone able to attack. In our opinion, the other spot of the defence should be filled by Bonucci but Miranda and Barzagli can also be used, depending of your needs.

Nainggolan is a CM but he is better than any other native CDM of Serie A. We love his high/high work rates and amazing stamina. In front of him, Marchisio is another great player with high/high work rate, making this midfield the strong point of this league

Who builds an unlimited budget Serie A squad shouldn’t use a formation with wingers. There are not many quality choices for this position. Cuadrado and Mertens are the best ones.

Higuaín and Dybala are the perfect pair to the attack. They complement each other very well. For some reason they cost more than half budget of the squad.

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 Serie A Squad with Medium Budget


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First Squad

GK: Samir Handanovič
RB: Alessandro Florenzi
CBR: Miranda
CBL: Andrea Barzagli
LB: Patrice Evra
CMR: Marek Hamšik
CMC: Sami Khedira
CML: Kwadwo Asamoah
RW: Juan Cuadrado
LW: Dries Mertens
ST: Carlos Bacca

Substitutes and Reserves

GK: Joe Hart
RB: Bruno Peres
CB: Kostas Manolas
CB: Kalidou Koulibaly
LB: Stefan Radu
CM: Borja Valero
CM: Gary Medel
CM: Éver Banega
RW: Antonio Candreva
LW: Lorenzo Insigne
ST: Manolo Gabbiadini

November 2016

Playstation 4: 115k coins
Xbox One: 85k coins

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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. Cuadrado and Mertens are the only two who keep been elected to the starting eleven.

Handanovič, Barzagli, Miranda and Florenzi are changes that will not affect too much the quality of your back line. We can’t say the same about Evra.

The central midfield position of this team has to be of Khedira. He’s slow but he builds up the first barrier between your goal line and the opponent, making his physicality attributes count. Hamšik e Asamoah complete the midfield.

In the attack, the wingers have the mission to assist Carlos Bacca. In Serie A, only Dybala and Higuaín are better than him.

If you still have some room in your budget, Radja Nainggolan is the player that would improve this squad a lot. If you have enough coins to buy Higuaín, do it as soon as possible.


FIFA 17 Serie A with Low Budget


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First Squad

GK: José Reina
RB: Ignazio Abate
CBR: Kalidou Koulibaly
CBL: Jeison Murillo
LB: Steefan Radu
CMR: Éver Banega
CML: Felipe Melo
RM: João Mário
LM: Alejandro Gómez
STR: M’Baye Niang
STL: Manolo Gabbiadini

Substitutes and Reserves

GK: Mattia Perin
RB: Dušan Basta
CB: Lorenzo Tonelli
CB: Gonzalo Rodríguez
LB: Leonel Vangioni
CM: Borja Valero
CM: José Sosa
RW: Mohamed Salah
LW: Keita Baldé Diao
ST: Ciro Immobile
ST: Mario Mandžukić

November 2016

Playstation 4: 9k coins
Xbox One: 9k coins

Updated Prices

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

In the goal Reina is a decent very cheap goalkeeper. Abate, Koulibaly, Murillo and Abate are the four other defenders. Any of them is a great value for money.

On the midfield, Felipe Melo and Banega 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. João Mário and Alejandro Gómez fill the wings in order to assist Gabbiadini and Niang. If you need more pace in the wings and someone with good heading in the box, pick Salah and Mandžukić.


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83 thoughts on “FIFA 17 Serie A Squad Guide”

  1. Hi
    Great guide
    Who would u recommend as cm with high/high workrates (excluding asamoah naingoolan and marchisio)

  2. Hi,

    I’ve picked up Fifa17 after a couple of years out and have cobbled together the following team: 5-2-1-2

    Tomovic – Astori – Romagnoli
    Zappacosta Vangioni
    Baselli – De Rossi
    De Guzman
    Berardi(RF) – Belotti (80)

    My current budget to upgrade is around 10k. Who would you recommend as upgrades do the squad? I generally like a bias towards Italians.
    Also, is playing a more attack-minded winger at wingback (e.g. Candreva) too risky a proposition?

    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      Hi. No, it is not too risky.
      My suggestion is to start improving your CBs, following the suggestions we published in this guide.

      1. Hi
        I have
        GK Handanovic
        LWB Sandro
        CB Chiallini/Barzagli/Bonucci
        RWB Peres
        2CM If Belloti/ If Hamsik
        LW Bonaventura
        RW If Caljeaon
        ST If 88 Icardi

        Question is should i change anything i would like Icardi to score more but by some reason i score mostly with wings or midfield, i have 2nd squad with Muller who scores a lot from other bundesliga guys, is icardi that bad?

  3. Hi Rodrigo
    Who is better as a CAM
    Pjanic or Hamsik?
    I play 4-2-3-1 (2) wide
    any upgrades?
    my budget is limited though
    Thank you!

  4. Hi!

    I have about 35k to improve this team:

    What would you do? I was thinking about spending them on bringing in Chellini or TOTT Koulibaly (which looks like an absolute beast) – who would you pick? And who to play on the other CB – Barzagli, Miranda, Manolas? I tried them all, but I struggle finding good combinations… Or Bonucci? I see you recommend him often, but IMO his stats are not as good as the other ones’ (I dont care about dribbling/passing). Is he really better than the others in-game?

    Also, I struggle with deciding whether I should play 1 or 2 def players in the CDMs. Can you suggest a duo of two def players, a duo of one def and one att player, and a duo of two balanced players? And which combination you would pick? You can use the 35k to improve this position instead.

    Maybe you have other suggestions where to spend the 35k – but I sometimes struggle in defence, so that’s why I’m thinking CB or CDM.

    Btw, that left winger is incredible, you should recommend him to those who like wide formations 🙂

    1. If you don’t recommend Hamsik or Pjanic on the midfield, you can think of selling one of them so there is 45-50k to improve instead.

    2. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      1) Chiellini.
      2) Bonucci. Yes, we believe he is better than the other ones.
      3) Radja Nainggolan and Marchisio can make all these positions.
      4) I agree that CB and CDM should be your first buys.

      1. Thanks!
        But 50k in not enough for both Nainggolan and Marchisio. I guess Nainggolan should be the first choice – who to partner with him? Asamoah? Medel? Pjanic? Hamsik?

      2. Hi again!
        I guess feedback is appreciated. I first spent the money in defence. Chiellini was great – a little bit slow for my defending style, I like more pace like Manolas. So I didn’t find him worth the money and used Manolas instead. Bonucci is even slower, and that bothered me a lot. So I sold both, and decided to spend the money on Nainggolan 84 instead. Meanwhile, I used Manolas, together with the upgraded gold Koulibaly. Koulibaly has been a real beast, but he is a little too aggressive, and sometimes goes into the midfield – I guess because of his high offensive work rate. If it wasn’t for that, Manolas and Koulibaly would probably be the best combination for me so far. But because of the space Koulibaly left behind, I discarded him, so now I use Manolas/Barzagli/Miranda on turn, which works really good. And not to mention – Nainggolan has been a great joy – he is everywhere. He cleans up in defence more than all my defenders together, so definately worth the money. Especially after my 433-2 change where he is CDM.

        Regarding goalkeepers – I find SIF Donnarumma better than Buffon and Handanovic. He makes those impossible saves quite often. And he is not expensive – definately worth 25k.

        With 70k – what to do? Bring back Chiellini? Change Marchisio or Hamsik for an IF card you might recommend?

        1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

          Hi. Thank you for your reply.
          Nianggolan is one of the most loved players this year. Yes, Chiellini would be in my opinion the best buy. Be sure to apply him a chemistry style that boosts his speed by +3.

  5. Boas Rodrigo!

    A minha equipa atualmente é
    D. Alves – Barzagli – Chiellini – Alex Sandro
    Cuadrado – Pjanic – Nainggolan – Mertens
    Dybala – Mandzukic
    Jogo em 4x4x2 classico.

    Tenho 50k empatados. A minha duvida é: qual achas melhor, Kalinic IF ou Mandzukic IF? Ja jogaste com eles? Gosto de gajos fortes e bons no jogo aereo para complementar o dybala (ja tive o higuain e nao gostei).
    Ja agora… que outras melhorias consideras interessantes?

    Abraço e bons jogos!

  6. I like Serie A . Chose 5-3-2 formation. Buffon SBC. Alex Sandro-Chiellini-Bonnuchi Inform Inform-Manolas-Dani Alves Toty. Three central midfielder Hamšík SBC -Naingollan inform -Markizio. Couple in attack Mertens inform and Dybala. On the bench Higuain inform, inform Pjanic, Florenzi inform, inform Icardi, Parolo inform, Evra. To play on this scheme Hamšík is not enough selection skills of the ball. There is a desire to take his place purchase Pogba. I can not learn to use Higuain. The game on the counter, he is noticeably inferior to Mertens. Unfortunately there is no alternative to Alex Sandro. Evra is very weak. Try using Mario Rui.

  7. Mateescu Alin

    Hello, I have these two teams and I alternate them, both 4-3-3 (4).
    1) Buffon
    Dani Alvez, Chiellini, Miranda, Alex Sandro
    Marchisio, Hamsik, Naingoolan
    Cuadrado, Dybala, Mertens
    2) Handanovic
    Florenzi, Manolas (Tonelli 83 IF, question already made who to use), Barzagli, Evra
    Medel, Alexandro Gomez 83 IF, Pjanic
    Candreva, Immobile 85 IF, Insigne
    Do you have any suggestions, maybe mixing players from the two squads?
    I was thinking to drop Dybala as CAM instead of Hamsik and put Higuain after buying him as striker.
    Thank you, look forward for your competent answer!

      1. Hello Rodrigo. I have bought Higuain and placed Dybala as CAM, but I was very angry of how I controlled them, I mean Higuain is 2 classes behind Dybala as speed, dribbling, etc.
        I bought Joao Mario and I sold Higuain. Dybala is now back as ST and Joao Mario is the new CAM. All I can say this team now is marvellous, won 11 matches in a row and I am now in League 2.
        For the second team I took out Manolas and bought Bonucci. You were right, Bonucci is great.

  8. Hello. I have Tonelli special 83, Manolas normal card and Barzagli normal card. Who should I use as regulars in a 4 3 3 system?
    Thank you.

    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      I don’t trust on IF cards. In my opinion, you should use Manolas and Barzagli.

  9. Hello Rodrigo,

    I am just wondering what would be a good squad to make with this league with the 4312 and around 800K!

    Thank you

    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      Something like Buffon, Alves, Bonnuci, Chiellini, Sandro, Naingollan, Hamsik, Marchisio, Pjanic, Higuain, Dybala.
      If you see that you still have many coins you can think buying IF cards.

      1. Thank you so much Rodrigo! I have a BPL squad right now but I feel like I can get more bang for my money with calcio A since they aren’t that expensive! What do you think!

  10. Hi
    I have pulled out a Serie a 3-5-2 with this players:
    De Rossi-Medel
    I have got 10k to spend.
    Got any suggestions??

    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      Mandzukic is a great player but only if you cross a lot to the box.
      Here are a few suggestions: Kalidou Koulibaly, Manolo Gabbiadini and Felipe Melo.

  11. Hey Rodrigo. Love the Reviews!

    I was just wondering if you could make any adjustments to this team
    Formation: 4-1-2-1-2 (2)
    GK: Handanovic
    LB: Alex Sandro
    CB: Bonucci
    CM: Jorghinio
    CM: Marco Parolo
    CAM: Borja Valero
    ST:TIF Icardi

    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      Thank you.
      Well, it depends of your play style, preferences and budget.
      Assuming that you don’t have enough coins for Dybala (he is much cheaper on XBox), I suggest buying Nainggolan and Marchisio. I know they are expensive. If you want someone cheaper try Pjanic.

  12. Hi, I’ve been having some problems, losing 5 in 7 games can you suggest any improvements to my squad??

    Insigne-TIF Icardi-Berardi

    Thank You

    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      Are you conceding too many goals? Maybe you should try another formation, like 532. Try to buy Miranda and Hamsik.

  13. I use this 4 2 3 1 with these players but I conceded goals every game with is annoying. why is that?
    Florenzi (inform) – Bonucci (inform)- Chiellini- Sandra
    ———Marchisio – Nainggolan(inform)——–
    Salah (inform 86) —Pjanic(inform)—-Mertens(blue)

    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      I love your team. However, if you are conceding many goals, maybe it’s time to try another formation. I suggest to try 532, a great formation for this league.

  14. Hi, i have this team. what i need to inprove?

    Gk: Buffon
    LB: Alex Sandro
    CB: Chiellini
    CB: Bonucci
    RB: Dani Alves
    CM: Hamsik
    CAM: Marchisio
    CM: Pjanic
    LW: Insigne
    ST: Dybala
    RW: Cuadrado

    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      You have a good team. If you are not winning as many times as you wished, maybe you should change to a formation without wingers and join Higuain to the attack.

  15. Hi,
    Please give me your advice for my hybrid squad, and I am bad in defending X_X


    GK:Joe Hart
    RB: Florenzi
    CB: Giorgio Chiellini+Andrea Barzagli
    LB: Alex Sandro
    CDM: Sami Khedira
    LM: Douglas Costa
    CAM: Julian Draxler
    RM: Karim Bellarabi
    ST: Thomas Müller+André Hahn

    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      If you need help on your defence, I suggest someone faster as CDM. Renato Sanches is cheap and probably useful in this team.

      1. thanks for the good suggestion,

        but how can I use Renato Sanches as CDM without changing the serie A defense line?

    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      You can check the current prices clicking in the ‘updated prices’ links. The squads would probably be the same ones.

  16. Who shall i get on FIFA 17ut is it movember barzagli or bonucci or chiellini

  17. Hi all!

    Great guide! I liked it very much!

    I want to ask you to help me. How can i upgrade my team? I’m in DIV6 but that’s because I haven’t play much recently. I haven’t relegated yet. Unfortunately, I don’t enjoy playing with this team. Do you have any suggestions? I built this squad last week. It is under constrution. 😀

    My Serie A team: (4-3-2-1 w/ custom tac.)
    Hart (GLO)
    Evra – Vermaelen – Benatia – Lichtseiner (They havent got any Chem yet)
    Insigne (FIN) – Khedira (GLA) – Joao Mário (PWR)
    Felipe Anderson (ART) – Salah (HWK)
    IF Immobile (HWK)

    I would like to improve this team but probably I’m not the richiest FUT player. 😀
    Thanks in advance, take care!

    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      Hi. Thank you.
      First of all, sorry to not reply to your PL guide question but the comments are closed on that page.
      If you don’t have many coins, you should use NIF cards only.
      My suggestions: Miranda, Pjanić and Bacca.

  18. Hi just wanted to know if there was anything else I could do to Improve my team I’ve got a series A team 41212(2) formation with handonovic chellini bonucci Sandro lichsteiner medel pjanic marchisio valero gabbiadini and manzukic

    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      Yes, there is.
      Look to the suggestions we have in this guide to the midfield.

  19. Great post as usual. Quality site.

    A few thoughts on chemistry with tested examples, maybe you’ll consider a formation guide using chemistry cards.

    I think this year the chemistry cards are quit interesting. It allows us to take players who are strong in one or two categories and improve other two categories. The result is an exceptional player. E.g.: take Jovetic and add a hunter card.

    I am using the formation below, mainly hunters and shadows. I paid about 30k – built it over two weeks. It is quite competitive against stronger squads.

    How I built it: only bought players with chemistry. It is much cheaper. If Eder is 1’000 I paid 2’000 on open bid for the HUN card. Shadows and hunters card are about 4’000 and 5’000.

    Evra-SHA, Koulibaly-SHA, Manolas- ANC, Florenzi-SHA
    Kucka- HUN, Banega -HUN, Hernanes -HUN
    Perisic- HUN, Jovetic-HUN, Candreva-HUN

    Manolas doesn’t need a shadow, that’s why he gets an anchor. Kucka is quite strong and with a hunter card he is also quick and has excellent long shots. Actually I score a lot with Hernanes and and and Kucka. Long shots, of course.

    I also have a similar fitness squad, which is almost equally good
    Ghoulam- SHA, Benatia- ANC, Rodriguez -ANC, Peres- ANC
    Parolo -HUN, Valero -HUN, Strootman -Hunter
    Mertens- Hunter, Eder-Hunter, Salah – Engine

    I plan to test Khedira (Hunter/Engine), Asamoah (Hunter/Engine), Cuadrado (Engine), Alex Sandro (Shadow), Hamsik (Hunter). And maybe Barzagli

    I’ve tested and didn’t like:
    – Niang -HUN – consistent bad finishing
    – Palacio- HUN – invisible
    – Insigne – HUN/ENG – quick but weak

    The formations are quite competitive against stronger squads and better opponents. Currently I am looking to improve strength and stamina for midfielders and attackers.

  20. Adrian Carreño

    Rodrigo como estas?

    Que opinas de Salah SIF (86)? Si lo comparas con Di Maria cual tomarias?

    Por otra parte, he notado cosas raras en este juego, ya van dos jugadores que he probado que no parecen obedecer a las stas que marca su carta. Higuain y Lacazette, ambos jugadores funcionaron bien pero no tan eficientes como lo dicen sus stas, estuve viendo review de otras perdonas y opinan lo mismo, pensé que el problema era yo, por eso busque bastante información.


    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      I haven’t tried Salah SIF card but his stats are better than Di Maria card. However, I never trust in IF stats.
      The best way to know if a player is good or not is playing with him.

  21. Hi,
    I would just like to know what improvements I can make on my current Serie A team.


    Jose Reina
    Basta – Gonzalez – Castan – Armero
    Widmer Gomez
    Muriel Pinilla

    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      Hi. It depends of your play style, preferences and budget.
      Here are a few suggestions: Koulibaly and Felipe Melo.

      1. Thanks!
        I will definitely try them out!
        I’m on a medium budget now, so I think I could get them and judging from this guide it seems as tough mandzukic is a better heading option than Pinilla. But I just want to know if his high/high workrates would be a major problem if I were to use him

        1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

          Good point. High/high work rate is not the best for someone that you expect to see inside the box all the time. However, at least he has a good stamina which means that he is able to attack and go back.
          It may be a problem, especially if he is the only striker. Maybe you should try him and sell him if he doesn’t play as you expect.

          1. Thank you so much Rodrigo,
            Mandzukic is a really good heading option and a very good finisher in the box too. With your guide I now partner him up with Gabbiadini and I must say that it really works a charm.
            Also Koulibaly and Melo have really helped me to cencede less goals.
            So thanks a lot Rodrigo!!!!!!

        1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

          That’s probably you have a different play style. What do you feel is not working?

          1. i am playing 433(4) i think i need instructions on my players what do u put on ur player instructions

          2. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

            That’s something that depends of many factors. My instructions may not be the best ones for you.
            We will publish a customise tactics and instructions guide in the coming weeks.

      2. My Serie A Squad is

        Florenzi-Koulibaly-Manolas-Alex Sandro
        Insigne-TIF Icardi-Berardi

  22. Hi,
    After looking at this guide, I’ve come up with the following team. What are your thoughts?


    Joe Hart
    Florenzi-Manolas-Koulibaly-Alex Sandro
    Bacca-IF Mandzukic

    1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

      It looks great. I don’t have any improvement suggestion which is a good thing.

      1. Ok thanks! Would u suggest to use mertens over perisic? Or do you have any other strikers to recommend to replace IF mandzukic?

        1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

          Yes, we prefer Mertens.
          If you love to cross to the box, Mandzukic IF is the best one. Otherwise, you can try Gabbiadini.

        2. I would use Third In Form Icardi a really great player who ticks all the boxes for me (Use a shadow card it makes him outpace pretty much anyone)!!

    2. Hi, what league do u recommend me? I have 90k coins, i’m between bundesliga or santander

    3. I have buffon sandro florenzi if . Chellini and manolas if in defense then naingolan if hamsik if marchiso dybala icardi 86if and imobile 85if. Plus banega kulibaly mertens cuadrado. What kind of formstion you sugest me pls? Thanks

      1. Rodrigo Lopes (Admin)

        The formation should be chosen according to your play style and preferences. However, I always recommend a formation without wingers to play using a Serie A squad.

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