Ligue 1 Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team


For all those players that plan a FUT 14 team based on the Ligue 1, or that plan on building one, we’ve conducted an extensive analysis on the best players.

Here is our guide of the main French league for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team.


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Introduction to the FUT 14 Ligue 1 Guide


Building a team is the biggest challenge in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team. It doesn’t need to be the best team, even 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 14. It’s precisely this aspect that this guide focuses on. For each position, and focusing on the truly important attributes, we’ll show 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 formations with three defenders. According to those formations, the player must be cautious to look at the work rates, trying 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 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 gathering players of the same nationality, while others decide to form a team of players from the same league. The most popular leagues are the Brazilians and the Barclays Premier League. There are also more experienced players that can form hybrid teams without damaging the chemistry a lot.

All of these steps are necessary to have; it could be that the team is not always well built as it could’ve been. This article aims to help those that think or want to form a FIFA 14 Ultimate Team based on players from the Ligue 1. Even the ones have one, could take out some valuable conclusion from this guide that could help turn your team even better.

It’s important that the readers understand that this guide is simply guidance. It’s a theme too vast and the player’s combinations are almost infinite. Besides, there are various factors that influence the choices, like it’s 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 14 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 categories.
  • 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 Ligue 1 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).
  • Prices at the date of publication of the guide
    • In the chapter where FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Ligue 1 teams are suggested, the prices considered are the ones of the date of the guide’s publication: February 2014. It’s natural that the prices have suffered some oscillations throughout the season, so they should only be considered as guiding prices.



    FUT 14 Ligue 1 Goalkeepers (GK)


    Goalkeepers are the players that are less used on field. Because of this they are also the disdained 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. It’s good investment because they’re normally the most economically accessible players.


    Salvatore Sirigu 84 Italy Paris Saint-Germain
    Steve Mandanda 83 France Olympique de Marseille
    Stéphane Ruffier 82 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Mickaël Landreau 81 France SC Bastia
    Cédric Carrasso 81 France Girondins de Bordeaux
    Guillermo Ochoa 78 Mexico AC Ajaccio
    Benoît Costil 78 France Stade Rennais
    Vincent Enyeama 76 Nigeria LOSC Lille
    Kossi Agassa 76 Togo Stade de Reims
    Sergio Romero 76 Argentina AS Monaco


    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.


    Salvatore Sirigu 87 Italy Paris Saint-Germain
    Stéphane Ruffier 85 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Guillermo Ochoa 85 Mexico AC Ajaccio
    Mickaël Landreau 84 France SC Bastia
    Cédric Carrasso 84 France Girondins de Bordeaux
    Steve Mandanda 82 France Olympique de Marseille
    Vincent Enyeama 82 Nigeria LOSC Lille
    David Ospina 82 Colombia OGC Nice
    Benoît Costil 81 France Stade Rennais
    Kossi Agassa 81 Togo Stade de Reims


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

    Salvatore Sirigu 86 Italy Paris Saint-Germain
    Guillermo Ochoa 84 Mexico AC Ajaccio
    Steve Mandanda 83 France Olympique de Marseille
    Stéphane Ruffier 83 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Geoffrey Jourdren 81 France Montpellier HSC
    David Ospina 81 Colombia OGC Nice
    Mickaël Landreau 80 France SC Bastia
    Sergio Romero 80 Argentina AS Monaco
    Cédric Carrasso 79 France Girondins de Bordeaux
    Benoît Costil 78 France Stade Rennais


    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.


    Salvatore Sirigu 192 Italy Paris Saint-Germain
    Sergio Romero 192 Argentina AS Monaco
    Kossi Agassa 190 Togo Stade de Reims
    Stéphane Ruffier 188 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Cédric Carrasso 187 France Girondins de Bordeaux
    Benoît Costil 187 France Stade Rennais
    Nicolas Douchez 186 France Paris Saint-Germain
    Steve Mandanda 185 France Olympique de Marseille
    Guillermo Ochoa 185 Mexico AC Ajaccio
    Mickaël Landreau 184 France SC Bastia


    The choice for the best Ligue 1 goalkeeper on FIFA 14 Ultimate team, is extremely easy.

    In our opinion, Salvatore Sirigu is the best choice. Besides being the best in the two most important attributes, he’s also who has the best positioning and he is the tallest goalkeeper from Ligue 1. For us, Stéphane Ruffier is the best alternative to the French Champion. Steve Mandanda, our third choice, is shorter and has worse reflexes.


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    FUT 14 Ligue 1 Central Backs (CB)


    A goalkeepers 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.


    Thiago Silva 87 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
    Nicolas Nkoulou 81 Cameroon Olympique de Marseille
    Alex 81 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
    Aymen Abdennour 79 Tunisia Toulouse FC
    Bruno Ecuélé Manga 79 Gabon FC Lorient
    Milan Biševac 78 Serbia Olympique Lyonnais
    Eric Abidal 78 France AS Monaco
    Loïc Perrin 78 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Marquinhos 78 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
    Marko Baša 77 Montenegro LOSC Lille


    On a central back, two attributes assume particular importance on their performance: defending and heading.

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


    Thiago Silva 87 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
    Nicolas Nkoulou 82 Cameroon Olympique de Marseille
    Aymen Abdennour 81 Tunisia Toulouse FC
    Milan Biševac 81 Serbia Olympique Lyonnais
    Alex 79 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
    Bruno Ecuélé Manga 79 Gabon FC Lorient
    Eric Abidal 79 France AS Monaco
    Loïc Perrin 78 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Marquinhos 78 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
    Marko Baša 77 Montenegro LOSC Lille


    On a game partially made difficult on stopping an opponent’s header in our box, possessing good heading is even more important on a central back than it was before. Allow him to be superior in your box when defending air balls but it’s also worth it on set pieces, like corners where a central backs jump may just be worth some goals.


    Alex 86 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
    Thiago Silva 83 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
    Marko Baša 81 Montenegro LOSC Lille
    Hilton 81 Brazil Montpellier HSC
    Henrique 80 Brazil Girondins de Bordeaux
    Milan Biševac 79 Serbia Olympique Lyonnais
    Bruno Ecuélé Manga 78 Gabon FC Lorient
    Ricardo Carvalho 78 Portugal AS Monaco
    Lamine Sané 78 Senegal Girondins de Bordeaux
    Aymen Abdennour 77 Tunisia Toulouse FC


    Defending and heading may be useless against fast opponents. It’s necessary to fight fire with fire. No 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.


    Thiago Silva 80 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
    Marquinhos 78 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
    Nicolas Nkoulou 77 Cameroon Olympique de Marseille
    Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik 71 Cameroon Stade Rennais
    Aymen Abdennour 68 Tunisia Toulouse FC
    Lamine Sané 68 Senegal Girondins de Bordeaux
    Bruno Ecuélé Manga 66 Gabon FC Lorient
    Loïc Perrin 65 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Eric Abidal 64 France AS Monaco
    Simon Kjær 62 Denmark LOSC Lille


    Thiago Silva intercepts everything that is at his reach. He is one of the fastest central backs of the world. He has his room in any Ligue 1 team.

    Nicolas Nkoulou is our second choice. Alex is a good defender but he is too slow. We recommend to use him only in squads with five defenders. Marquinhos, Aymen Abdennour and Bruno Ecuélé Manga are cheap alternatives.


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    FUT 14 Ligue 1 Right Backs (RB and RWB)


    Full backs have the role of troubling the mission of the wingers. Not only. In addition, good full backs also support their team mates on offensive maneuvers.


    Christophe Jallet 77 France Paris Saint-Germain
    Rod Fanni 76 France Olympique de Marseille
    Mariano 76 Brazil Girondins de Bordeaux
    Serge Aurier 75 Ivory Coast Toulouse FC
    Franck Béria 75 France LOSC Lille
    François Clerc 75 France AS Saint-Etienne


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

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


    Serge Aurier 77 Ivory Coast Toulouse FC
    Rod Fanni 76 France Olympique de Marseille
    Christophe Jallet 75 France Paris Saint-Germain
    Franck Béria 75 France LOSC Lille
    François Clerc 75 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Mariano 73 Brazil Girondins de Bordeaux


    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.


    Mariano 88 Brazil Girondins de Bordeaux
    Rod Fanni 85 France Olympique de Marseille
    Serge Aurier 79 Ivory Coast Toulouse FC
    Franck Béria 75 France LOSC Lille
    Christophe Jallet 74 France Paris Saint-Germain
    François Clerc 71 France AS Saint-Etienne


    Mariano and Rod Fanni are undoubtedly the best right backs playing on Ligue 1. Despite to be who defends worse, Mariano is our first choice.


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    Best FUT 14 Ligue 1 Left Backs (LB e 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 on the team’s offensive manoeuvres.


    Maxwell 77 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
    Henri Bedimo 75 Cameroon Olympique Lyonnais
    Lucas Digne 75 France Paris Saint-Germain


    Maxwell 77 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
    Henri Bedimo 76 Cameroon Olympique Lyonnais
    Lucas Digne 73 France Paris Saint-Germain


    Henri Bedimo 81 Cameroon Olympique Lyonnais
    Lucas Digne 80 France Paris Saint-Germain
    Maxwell 74 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain


    To choose the best left back from Ligue 1 is something really hard to to. Our preference goes to Henri Bedimo. Maxwell is better in four of the six main attributes, but the Lyon’s player is faster, defends almost as well and is great in other important stats like strength, stamina and aggression.


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    Best FUT 14 Ligue 1 Defensive Midfielder (CDM)


    Many of the FIFA 14 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.


    Jérémy Toulalan 82 France AS Monaco
    Blaise Matuidi 81 France Paris Saint-Germain
    Rio Antonio Mavuba 81 France LOSC Lille
    Thiago Motta 80 Italy Paris Saint-Germain
    Maxime Gonalons 78 France Olympique Lyonnais
    Jérémy Clément 77 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Marco Verratti 77 Italy Paris Saint-Germain
    Grzegorz Krychowiak 76 Poland Stade de Reims
    Alaixys Romao 76 Togo Olympique de Marseille
    Didier Digard 76 France OGC Nice


    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 on 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 a 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.


    Blaise Matuidi 83 France Paris Saint-Germain
    Jérémy Toulalan 80 France AS Monaco
    Maxime Gonalons 80 France Olympique Lyonnais
    Grzegorz Krychowiak 80 Poland Stade de Reims
    Rio Antonio Mavuba 79 France LOSC Lille
    Jérémy Clément 78 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Thiago Motta 77 Italy Paris Saint-Germain
    Alaixys Romao 75 Togo Olympique de Marseille
    Didier Digard 75 France OGC Nice
    Abel Aguilar 74 Colombia Toulouse FC


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


    Grzegorz Krychowiak 91 Poland Stade de Reims
    Thiago Motta 84 Italy Paris Saint-Germain
    Alaixys Romao 81 Togo Olympique de Marseille
    Jérémy Toulalan 79 France AS Monaco
    Abel Aguilar 77 Colombia Toulouse FC
    Benoît Cheyrou 77 France Olympique de Marseille
    Maxime Gonalons 76 France Olympique Lyonnais
    Didier Digard 76 France OGC Nice
    Blaise Matuidi 75 France Paris Saint-Germain
    Rio Antonio Mavuba 72 France LOSC Lille


    Blaise Matuidi is our first choice for this position. He is not only the fastest and who defends better. He is a very balanced player with an amazing stamina (91) and a good work rate to play everywhere.

    Toulalan and Thiago Motta are too slow. We prefer Krychowiak and Maxime Gonalons.


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    Best FUT 14 Ligue 1 Central Midfielders (CM e CAM)


    A lot of games are decided on 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.


    João Moutinho 83 Portugal AS Monaco
    Mathieu Valbuena 82 France Olympique de Marseille
    Yoann Gourcuff 79 France Olympique Lyonnais
    Clément Grenier 78 France Olympique Lyonnais
    Julien Féret 78 France Stade Rennais
    Florent Balmont 78 France LOSC Lille
    Benoît Pedretti 76 France AC Ajaccio
    Marvin Martin 76 France LOSC Lille
    Rémy Cabella 76 France Montpellier HSC
    Jaroslav Plašil 75 Czech Republic Girondins de Bordeaux


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


    João Moutinho 83 Portugal AS Monaco
    Mathieu Valbuena 82 France Olympique de Marseille
    Clément Grenier 82 France Olympique Lyonnais
    Yoann Gourcuff 81 France Olympique Lyonnais
    Julien Féret 80 France Stade Rennais
    Florent Balmont 80 France LOSC Lille
    Jaroslav Plašil 79 Czech Republic Girondins de Bordeaux
    Benoît Pedretti 78 France AC Ajaccio
    Renaud Cohade 78 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Mathieu Bodmer 78 France Paris Saint-Germain



    Mathieu Valbuena 83 France Olympique de Marseille
    João Moutinho 82 Portugal AS Monaco
    Yoann Gourcuff 81 France Olympique Lyonnais
    Julien Féret 81 France Stade Rennais
    Rémy Cabella 80 France Montpellier HSC
    Clément Grenier 79 France Olympique Lyonnais
    Marvin Martin 76 France LOSC Lille
    Florent Balmont 75 France LOSC Lille
    Renaud Cohade 75 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Jaroslav Plašil 74 Czech Republic Girondins de Bordeaux


    João Moutinho is for us the best midfielder of Ligue 1. His stamina of 91 and his work rate high / high allow him to be on the attack and on the defence. Valbuena is our second choice. He is fast, has a good dribbling and good passing but he is too weak. Yoann Gourcuff and Clément Grenier are other good alternatives.


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    Best FUT 14 Ligue 1 Right Wingers (RM, RW e RF)


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


    James Rodríguez 83 Colombia AS Monaco
    Lucas 82 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
    Dimitri Payet 80 France Olympique de Marseille
    Javier Pastore 79 Argentina Paris Saint-Germain
    Romain Hamouma 77 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Ludovic Obraniak 76 Poland Girondins de Bordeaux
    Henri Saivet 75 Senegal Girondins de Bordeaux
    Yann Jouffre 75 France FC Lorient


    There are three fundamental attribute on 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 through sprints on the side lines.


    Lucas 92 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
    Romain Hamouma 84 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Henri Saivet 84 Senegal Girondins de Bordeaux
    Dimitri Payet 81 France Olympique de Marseille
    James Rodríguez 79 Colombia AS Monaco
    Yann Jouffre 74 France FC Lorient
    Ludovic Obraniak 70 Poland Girondins de Bordeaux
    Javier Pastore 66 Argentina Paris Saint-Germain


    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.


    Lucas 88 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
    James Rodríguez 85 Colombia AS Monaco
    Dimitri Payet 83 France Olympique de Marseille
    Javier Pastore 82 Argentina Paris Saint-Germain
    Romain Hamouma 79 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Henri Saivet 79 Senegal Girondins de Bordeaux
    Yann Jouffre 75 France FC Lorient
    Ludovic Obraniak 74 Poland Girondins de Bordeaux


    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.


    James Rodríguez 82 Colombia AS Monaco
    Javier Pastore 80 Argentina Paris Saint-Germain
    Lucas 78 Brazil Paris Saint-Germain
    Dimitri Payet 77 France Olympique de Marseille
    Ludovic Obraniak 77 Poland Girondins de Bordeaux
    Yann Jouffre 77 France FC Lorient
    Romain Hamouma 75 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Henri Saivet 72 Senegal Girondins de Bordeaux


    To us, it is extremely difficult to choose between James Rodriguez and Lucas. The Brazilian player is really fast but he is too weak. Besides that, James is better on passing, crossing, shooting and heading. Dimitri Payet is our third choice.


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    Best Ligue 1 Left Wingers (LM, LW e LF)


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


    Ezequiel Lavezzi 85 Argentina Paris Saint-Germain
    André Ayew 80 Ghana Olympique de Marseille
    Jonathan Pitroipa 77 Burkina Faso Stade Rennais
    Anthony Mounier 77 France Montpellier HSC
    Romain Alessandrini 76 France Stade Rennais
    Eric Bauthéac 75 France OGC Nice
    Franck Tabanou 75 France AS Saint-Etienne


    Jonathan Pitroipa 91 Burkina Faso Stade Rennais
    Romain Alessandrini 91 France Stade Rennais
    Ezequiel Lavezzi 88 Argentina Paris Saint-Germain
    Anthony Mounier 84 France Montpellier HSC
    André Ayew 82 Ghana Olympique de Marseille
    Eric Bauthéac 82 France OGC Nice
    Franck Tabanou 77 France AS Saint-Etienne


    Ezequiel Lavezzi 88 Argentina Paris Saint-Germain
    André Ayew 82 Ghana Olympique de Marseille
    Jonathan Pitroipa 80 Burkina Faso Stade Rennais
    Romain Alessandrini 78 France Stade Rennais
    Eric Bauthéac 78 France OGC Nice
    Anthony Mounier 75 France Montpellier HSC
    Franck Tabanou 74 France AS Saint-Etienne


    André Ayew 78 Ghana Olympique de Marseille
    Anthony Mounier 75 France Montpellier HSC
    Romain Alessandrini 75 France Stade Rennais
    Franck Tabanou 75 France AS Saint-Etienne
    Ezequiel Lavezzi 74 Argentina Paris Saint-Germain
    Eric Bauthéac 72 France OGC Nice
    Jonathan Pitroipa 69 Burkina Faso Stade Rennais


    Ezequiel Lavezzi is the best left winger of Ligue 1. For those that don’t want to pay so many coins for the PSG’s winger, André Ayew is a good alternative. He is not fast as Romain Alessandrini but he is better in almost everything else, including strength, stamina and aggression.


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    Best Ligue 1 Forwards (CF e ST)


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

    There are three great forwards on Ligue 1.


    Falcão 90 Colombia AS Monaco
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic 89 Sweden Paris Saint-Germain
    Edinson Cavani 87 Uruguay Paris Saint-Germain
    Bafétimbi Gomis 81 France Olympique Lyonnais
    Salomon Kalou 78 Ivory Coast LOSC Lille
    André-Pierre Gignac 77 France Olympique de Marseille
    Jérémy Ménez 77 France Paris Saint-Germain
    Nolan Roux 76 France LOSC Lille
    Alain Traoré 76 Burkina Faso FC Lorient
    Darío Cvitanich 76 Argentina OGC Nice
    Jérémie Aliadiere 76 France FC Lorient
    Jordan Ayew 75 Ghana Olympique de Marseille
    Marco Ruben 75 Argentina Évian Thonon Gaillard FC
    Wissam Ben Yedder 75 France Toulouse FC
    Saber Khalifa 75 Tunisia Olympique de Marseille


    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.


    Zlatan Ibrahimovic 89 Sweden Paris Saint-Germain
    Falcão 86 Colombia AS Monaco
    Edinson Cavani 84 Uruguay Paris Saint-Germain
    Bafétimbi Gomis 80 France Olympique Lyonnais
    André-Pierre Gignac 78 France Olympique de Marseille
    Nolan Roux 78 France LOSC Lille
    Alain Traoré 78 Burkina Faso FC Lorient
    Jordan Ayew 75 Ghana Olympique de Marseille
    Salomon Kalou 74 Ivory Coast LOSC Lille
    Jérémy Ménez 74 France Paris Saint-Germain
    Darío Cvitanich 73 Argentina OGC Nice
    Jérémie Aliadiere 72 France FC Lorient
    Marco Ruben 72 Argentina Évian Thonon Gaillard FC
    Wissam Ben Yedder 71 France Toulouse FC
    Saber Khalifa 71 Tunisia Olympique de Marseille


    On FUT 14, knowing how to head gained another importance. Plenty of goals are born like this.


    Falcão 89 Colombia AS Monaco
    Edinson Cavani 84 Uruguay Paris Saint-Germain
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic 79 Sweden Paris Saint-Germain
    Bafétimbi Gomis 78 France Olympique Lyonnais
    Marco Ruben 78 Argentina Évian Thonon Gaillard FC
    Darío Cvitanich 75 Argentina OGC Nice
    Salomon Kalou 74 Ivory Coast LOSC Lille
    Nolan Roux 73 France LOSC Lille
    Wissam Ben Yedder 72 France Toulouse FC
    Alexandre Lacazette 72 France Olympique Lyonnais
    André-Pierre Gignac 68 France Olympique de Marseille
    Jordan Ayew 68 Ghana Olympique de Marseille
    Saber Khalifa 67 Tunisia Olympique de Marseille
    Jérémy Ménez 66 France Paris Saint-Germain
    Jérémie Aliadiere 64 France FC Lorient


    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.


    Jérémy Ménez 86 France Paris Saint-Germain
    Alexandre Lacazette 86 France Olympique Lyonnais
    Edinson Cavani 83 Uruguay Paris Saint-Germain
    Salomon Kalou 83 Ivory Coast LOSC Lille
    Jérémie Aliadiere 81 France FC Lorient
    Wissam Ben Yedder 81 France Toulouse FC
    Falcão 78 Colombia AS Monaco
    Jordan Ayew 78 Ghana Olympique de Marseille
    Alain Traoré 77 Burkina Faso FC Lorient
    Saber Khalifa 77 Tunisia Olympique de Marseille
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic 76 Sweden Paris Saint-Germain
    André-Pierre Gignac 76 France Olympique de Marseille
    Bafétimbi Gomis 73 France Olympique Lyonnais
    Nolan Roux 72 France LOSC Lille
    Darío Cvitanich 72 Argentina OGC Nice


    There are three amazing forwards on Ligue 1: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Radamel Falcão and Edinson Cavani. The Swedish player is the best forward of this league. He is the one with better shoting, passing, dribbling, ball control, shooting power, strength, long shooting, skills…

    If you don’t have enough coins to buy them, since he is the second most expensive player of the whole game, you have two other good forwards to choose: Falcão, the best player for crossings style; and Cavani, a fast player with a bad high / high work rate for who want to play only with one forward.


    Ligue 1 Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

    Best Ligue 1 Striker in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team



    Ligue 1 Team 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 player based on their role and style of play that fits each player. And that is made in the previous chapters. 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 25k budget and 4-4-2 with a 10k budget.




    Ligue 1 Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

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    • First Squad
    • GK: Salvatore Sirigu (1.1k)
      RB: Mariano (0.7k)
      CBR: Thiago Silva (28k)
      CBL: Nicolas Nkoulou (0.8k)
      LB: Henri Bedimo (0.4k)
      CDM: Blaise Matuidi (1.3k)
      RM: James Rodríguez (0.9k)
      LM: Ezequiel Lavezzi (30k)
      CAM: João Moutinho (1k)
      STR: Radamel Falcão (74k)
      STL: Zlantan Ibrahimovic (1600k)

    • Substitutes and Reserves
    • GK: Stéphane Ruffier (0.7k)
      RB: Rod Fanni (0.4k)
      CB: Alex (0.9k)
      CB: Aymen Abdenour (0.6k)
      LB: Maxwell (0.6k)
      CDM: Grzegorz Krychowiak (0.6k)
      RM: Lucas (5k)
      LM: André Ayew (0.7k)
      CAM: Mathieu Valbuena (0.9k)
      ST: Edinson Cavani (6k)
      ST: Jérémy Menez (1k)


    • Budget
    • 1755.6 k coins (1738.2k + 17.4k)

    • Summary
    • The choice for this team’s player was based on analysis made in the previous chapters.
      In goal, Sirigu is clearly the best goalkeeper from Ligue 1.
      In centre back position, Thiago Silva is unquestionable. Nkoulou is a good choice for the other spot since Alex is too slow. Mariano and Bedimo are the full backs.
      As CDM we have chosen Matuidi because he is the one with better quality for this position. João Moutinho may play as CAM but, if you want, he also plays well as CDM.
      Lavezzi is amazing on the left side but in the opposite side it is not so easy to choose between the pace of Lucas or the technique of James Rodriguez.
      Ibrahimovic is the key player on the attack and Falcão is the best player on the air. For who doesn’t like to cross to the head, Cavani may be a better choice.




      GLigue 1 Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

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      • First Squad
      • GK: Salavatore Sirigu (1.1k)
        RB: Mariano (0.7k)
        CBR: Aymen Abdenhour (0.6k)
        CBL: Nicolas Nkoulou (0.8k)
        CMR: João Moutinho (1k)
        CM: Blaise Matuidi (1.3k)
        CML: Matthieu Valbuena (0.9k)
        RW: James Rodriguez (0.9k)
        LW: André Ayew (0.7k)
        ST: Edinson Cavani (6k)

      • Substitutes and Reserves
      • GK: Stéphane Ruffier (0.7k)
        RB: Rod Fanni (0.4k)
        CB: Alex (0.9k)
        CB: Marquinhos (0.4k)
        LB: Maxwell (0.6k)
        CM: Yoann Gourcuff (0.7k)
        CM: Clément Grenier (0.7k)
        CM: Julien Féret (0.3k)
        RW: Lucas (5k)
        LW: Romain Alessandrini (0.9k)
        ST: Jérémy Menez (1k)


      • Budget
      • 26.0k coins (14.4k + 11.6k)

      • Summary
      • The choice for this team’s players was based on analysis made in the previous chapter.
        In the defence, the five players are the same, except Thiago Silva that was replaced by Aymen Abdenhour due to his price.
        On the midfield, Matuidii plays on the centre to help the back four. The other two midfielders are the attacking players: João Moutinho and Valbuena are our first choices.
        Ayew and James are responsible to assist Cavani. To many players, Cavani may not work on this team because of his high / high work rate. In that case, Jérémy Menez may replace him.


        10K BUDGET TEAM


        Ligue 1 Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

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        • First Squad
        • GK: Stéphane Ruffier (0.7k)
          RB: Rod Fanni (0.4k)
          CBR: Bruno Ecuélé Manga (0.3k)
          CBL: Marquinhos (0.4k)
          LB: Henri Bedimo (0.4k)
          RM: Dimitri Payet (0.6k)
          CMR: Grzegorz Krychowiak (0.6k)
          CML: Julien Féret (0.3k)
          LM: André Ayew (0.7k)
          STR: Bafétimbi Gomis (0.7k)
          STL: Salomon Kalou (0.4k)

        • Substitutes and Reserves
        • GK: Guillermo Ochoa (0.6k)
          RB: Serge Aurier (0.3k)
          CB: Laminé Sané (0.3k)
          CB: Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik (0.3k)
          LB: Lucas Digne (0.4k)
          RM: Romain Hamouma (0.3k)
          CM: Maxime Gonalons (0.3k)
          CM: Rémy Cabella (0.3k)
          LM: Anthony Mounier (0.3k)
          ST: Alexandre Lacazette (0.4k)
          ST: André-Pierre Gignac (0.3k)


        • Budget
        • 9.3k coins (5.5k + 3.8k)

        • Summary
        • The choice for this team’s players was based on analysis made in the previous chapter.
          In goal Ruffier is a true penny saver. In front of him, Manga and Marquinhos close the path to goal. Fanni and Bedimo are the other two defenders.

          On the midfield, Julien and Krychowiak give support to the attack but also to the defence. On the last third of the field, Payet and Ayew are great players that support the strikers Gomis and Kalou, two really cheap and popular players.


        Follow our tips and you’ll more successful on FIFA 14 Ultimate Team with your Ligue 1 squad.


    71 thoughts on “Ligue 1 Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team”

    1. Brilliant guide throughout, only been playing fifa since start of April, but you have helped so much… The guide is like a bible!

      My team 4-2-3-1(2)
      GK Sirigu
      LB Maxwell
      CB Thiago Silva
      CB Chiellini
      RB Abate
      LM Lavezzi
      CDM Matuidi
      CDM Vidal
      RM Cuadrado
      CAM Cavani
      ST Falcao

      Manager Roberto Martinez Serie A

      Have Cuardrado with chem 7 as a weak link, have lucas too but he suffers the same, cuadrado is not loyal yet, will that make a difference, any other suggestions.

      Thanks Rodrigo!

      1. Hi. Thank you and welcome to our website.
        If he is playing well and if he will get IC 8, keep with him.
        Your team is great. If you are a new player, let me say that you going very well. To build an hybrid is not easy.

        1. Thanks, just got promoted to div 1, haven’t played it yet, think my full backs are a bit week tho, really like thiago silva, but don’t know how to improve this situation without changing my whole team, havent got loads of coins as I’ve bought and sold constantly to get what I have… Any suggestions for next steps to improve?

          Thanks so much.

    2. Hi rodrigo,
      i have a 3-5-2 ligue 1 team
      Cb- nkoulou, thiago silva, abdnennour
      Cdm- Matuidi, Cabaye
      Lm- Lavezzi
      Rm- Lucas
      Cam- Moutinho
      St- Falcao, cavani
      I have 80k now and im wondering who to buy next, i am thinking of buying second IF rodriguez for cam but im not sure he will be worth it, what do you think, i could also spend the money on a second team but im not sure what to do

    3. hey Rodrigo, i’m a big supporter of your extremely helpful guides but i’m in need of help in team building. I’m trying to make a Ligue 1/Brazilian hybrid with at least one pacey striker. This is my team, But i don’t like two slow strikers up front so i tried switching out cavani and then put in ibarbo but i couldn’t form good chemistry. Any help is appreciated.

      1. Hi.
        First of all, thank you to follow us.
        We spent some time trying to find a solution for your team but it is not easy. If you want someone faster as ST, you will loose chemistry. There is no other way…

        1. Thanks for the fast response Rodrigo and your group. But can you try again because im able to buy a manager and along with loyalty, chemistry can be recovered. If your unable to, i understand. Thanks again.

    4. Hi Rodrigo, I’m building an hybrid, could you tell me which left side is better to my 4-2-2-2 ligue 1 right side, paying attention to workrates and according to my style of play (in general I attack for the sides abussing crossings and having possesion)? any recommendation or change?

      [Obviously every player has 9 individual chem in both cases]

      1. Bundesliga left side:
      Alaba Santana (m/m) T.Silva (m/h) Dani Alves
      Schweinsteiger (h/h) Matuidi (h/h)
      Reus Lucas
      Lewandowsky Cavani

      – I wouldn’t buy Ribery if I can afford him, I would save the money to use Ibra instead of Cavani.

      2. Barclays PL left side:
      Cole D.Luiz (h/m)
      Toure (m/h)
      Aguero (if desagree for crossings, he could be changed from a player to keep toure with high chem)

      – Toure can be changed by Ramires (don’t remember workrates, he use to go forward I think) if I need to use another central forward.
      – Cole can be replaced by any bpl LB if you think he’s not the best.

      Thank you very much, I’m a fan of your posts and I learned a lot about Ultimate Team reading you!

    5. I use 3-4-1-2. Bundesliga and Ligue 1 hybrid:
      Gk: Neuer
      Cb’s:Thiago Silva, Dante, Boateng (UP)
      Cdm’s: Schweinsteiger, Matuidi (IF)
      Rm & Lm: Lucas, Ribery (TOTY)
      Cam: James Rodriguez (TIF)
      St’s: Falcao, Ibrahimovic (TOTY)

    6. Hi so im trying 4-4-2 with this squad :

      st : cavani , falcao
      lm: ayeu
      cm: matuidi, joao mutinho
      rm: james rodrigues
      lb: bedimo
      cb: nkolou, thiago silva
      rb: mariano
      gk: sirigu

      I havent played any games yet. I want to ask u if u can think of a better formation for this squad ?
      And can u tell me what chemistry style should I apply on my midfielders and quarterbacks?
      Also any other recomendations are welcomed .
      p.s. currently im in 5’th division on PC.

      thank u

    7. My team plays a 41212 formation and the players are
      Gk Sirigu
      RB Mariano
      Lb Bedimo
      Cb thiago silva and nkoulou
      Cdm matuidi
      Lm lavezzi
      Rm Rodriguez
      Cam joáo moutinho
      St falcao and cavani

      Any suggestions besides Zlatan cause I don’t have a million coins

    8. Hi, I play 3-5-2 my team is:

      CB- Silva+Alex+Nkolou
      ST- Cavani+IF Ben Yedder. Is this a good team, and do you have any suggestions? Thanks

    9. U can build a good team on French Ligue, Having Falcao and Cavani in front with Lavezzi Lucas as winger such a deadly forward but not so good to play makers and RB,LB that is nothing like bundisliga ex.

      Ibra is so DAMM EXPENSIVE ! But Falcao will do his job !

    10. Hey man my first time reading ur guide. I use a 4-3-3. Bedimo silva, alex, mariano
      Cabaye moutinho matuidi
      Lavezzi cavani lucas is that good? What suggestions?

    11. hi, thanks for the guide.
      i have some question about the CB
      i am going to build 3-5-2 and i get Silva and Nkoulou. I am not sure
      which remaining CB i should choose now. please give me some advice on it.Thank you.

    12. Hey Rodrigo, I’m having a hard time getting IBRA to the ball what formation do you think works best with him? And any suggestions other than ligue 1 on who to pair him with?

      1. In our opinion, Ibra needs to play with someone on the attack. So, most of xx2 formations should be fine to him. He can play with many players, like Aguero, Eto’o or Lewandowski. The main problem is hot to keep his chemistry high.

        1. thanks i made a ligue 1 bund hybrid 442(2) with
          ibra and aubamayang at st
          lavezzi and blasz at rm and lm
          matudi and guduon at cdm
          if bedimo silva hummels and piszchek on defense
          adler in gk

          any suggestions on how to improve the squad?
          sorry for misspelling players names.

    13. Really, really nice guide.
      Can you give me your opinion on playing Ibrahimovic as CAM?
      3-4-1-2 formation with Cavani and Falcao as ST? Can Ibra perfom that role or better use him as ST?

    14. This guide was great thanks it helped heaps
      so ive got a 4-3-3 team
      GK- Sirigu
      LB- Bedimo
      CB- IF Nkoulou + Thiago Silva
      RB- Mariano
      CM- Matuidi + Moutinho + Cabaye
      LW- Lavezzi
      RW- Lucas
      ST- Cavani
      Ive got 15k at the moment and i wasnt sure who to save up for next, who would you recommend, i was thinking an inform because falcao is to expensive, unless there is anyone from another league that would fit in?

      1. Hi.
        You already have the good ones. Except Ibra and Falcao. Instead wasting your coins on IF cards, why don’t you save for Falcao. If you usually cross to the box, you will need him. Cavani is a god player but not to play alone on the attack. He has a high/high work rate which means that he will be out of position too many times.

          1. sorry for all the questions, but i ended up selling Nkoulou and buying falcao, and then i opened a special pack and got lewandowski so now ive got 55k again and i wasnt sure if i should buy IF Nkoulou and someone else cheapish or someone better, what do you think?

    15. Awesome guide Rodrigo! I have made a team that uses 4-1-2-1-2 that lines up like this
      GK: Sirigu
      RB: Fanni
      CB: N’Koulou
      CB: Thiago Silva
      LB: Bedimo
      CDM: Matuidi
      RM: Rodriguez
      LM: Lavezzi
      CAM: Valbuena
      ST: Falcao
      ST: Cavani

      Whenever I have used Colombia I score a lot of headers from crosses with Falcao, but with the formation I’m using at the moment I don’t get many crosses in as the RM and LM aren’t really the focal points of the formation I am using, and Lavezzi and Rodriguez are also more suited to cutting in, what would be the ideal formation that would have a focus on playing through the wings and crossing, as well as players good for this. Also, what would be a formation where my LM and RM (or LW and RW) would be focal points of my attack?

    16. Hey rodrigo thanks for building an awesome guide
      I was planning to build an ligue 1/bpl hybrid squad and can’t find an appropriate striker pls help me find team is
      Gk lloris
      Cb kaboul koscielny
      RB walker
      Cdm matuidi
      Rm Lucas
      Lm schürrle
      Cam menez
      St cavani

      Thanks for ur help

      1. Hi.
        I’m not sure if the chemistry of your players are OK. And don’t even know the formation you play. I think Remy UP could be a good ST that connects well with both leagues.

    17. Rodrigo,
      First of all many thanks for putting these guides together. It helped me a lot to build several teams: BBVA, Bundesliga, Barclays PL… What I’m missing is something like the ultimate “world hybrid league”. It’s easy to buy the best players from all leagues and put them together, but then you don’t have good chem. Is it possible to build a team like that, with still a pretty good chem?

    18. Thanks for the guide. I originally built a Ligue 1 side but sold it recently due to not being that great in the sense that it didn’t suit my style of play.
      I noticed that you’ll be making a Liga Portuguesa guide sometime, and I’m think of making one as they are cheap and they can replace my Ligue 1 side. When do you think that the guide will be out?
      I know you only just brought this one out, but I was just wondering, not getting aggravated or annoyed that “you haven’t brought one out in ages”. Thanks again.

    19. hey rodrigo!
      you wrote the following about cavani: “a fast player with a bad high / high work rate for who want to play only with one forward.”
      please, tell me why those workrates are for squads with only one forward? are there some disadvantages if i use him next to an other striker in a 4-1-2-1-2?
      thanks for the great work!

      1. They are bad because your only forward may be out of position leaving you without a striker to pass to at times. Believe me; high/high is not good for a single ST. Try Tevez and you might understand.

        1. You misread. With 1 striker his work rates are bad and with 2 it isnt a problem. With 2 having a high/high and a high/low is nice for counter attack because the high/high can draw defenders forward while a high/low striker can lurk forward ready to strike when the opponent loses possession.

          1. oh thank you kaleb! you are right, i misread. english is not my mother tongue.


      2. Hi.
        The Work Rates tell us how often a player goes to defend or to attack.
        A player that has a high/high work rate, will be out of position many times because he can’t be in two places at the same time. We don’t recommend to use Cavani alone on the attack because there is a good chance to not having him there when you need. If he is the only forward, then nobody will be there.
        In a 41212 it is not a problem.
        More details HERE.

        1. His scores on the 3 most important stats are very tempting on a one ST formation. Isnt Falcao also high/high? Anyway, 83 pace is 2nd best for a ligue 1 ST and 84 shooting and heading is great on the most important stats. If you dont lose possession for prolonged amounts of time or hold possession yourself well, then your only worry with high/high work rate is stamina. High/high basically means he moves forward when you hold possession and falls back when it is lost. Exceptions are relatively rare.

      1. We haven’t done it because this guide was a light version to save us time for other guides.
        The community is asking the full version, so we will do it. But in that case there will be only two more guides.

      1. OK. We will add them.
        We haven’t done it because this guide was a light version to save us time for other guides.
        The community is asking the full version, so we will do it. But in that case there will be only two more guides.

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