Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team

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

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


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Introduction to the FUT 14 Bundesliga 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 Bundesliga. 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 Bundesliga and with their original attributes were considered.
  • Only Original Attributes
    • In this guide we didn’t consider changes made on a players performance such happens when applying training or chemistry styles cards.
  • Position analysis
    • To make the comprehension of this guide easier we divided the players in nine distinct groups in order of their original position: Goalkeeper (GK), central backs (CB), right backs (RB and RWB), left backs (LB and LWB), central defensive midfielders (CDM) central midfielders (CM and CAM), right midfielders (RM, RW and RF), left midfielders (LM, LW and LF) and forwards (CF and ST).
  • Prices at the date of publication of the guide
    • In the chapter where FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Bundesliga teams are suggested, the prices considered are the ones of the date of the guide’s publication: December 2013. It’s natural that the prices have suffered some oscillations throughout the season, so they should only be considered as guiding prices.





    The Bundesliga lives in the shadow of Barclays PL and BBVA but the truth is that it has many quality players, as it shows the fact that the two finalists of the last Champions League were both Germans.

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

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

    Started in 1962, the Bundesliga has been conquered by twelve clubs. The dominant club is Bayern Munich, with a total of 22 titles. Borussia Dortmund (5), Borussia Mönchengladbach (5), Werder Bremen (4), Hamburger SV (3), VfB Stuttgart (3), FC Köln (2) and FC Kaiserslautern (2) were the other teams that won more than once.

    As to last season, the Bundesliga lost some good players such as Michal Kadlec (Fenerbache SK), Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid CF), Christoph Metzelder (retirado), Serdar Tasci (Spartak Moscow), Marko Arnautovic (Stoke City), Daniel Williams (Reading) and Anatoliy Tymoshchuk (Zenit St. Petersburg). But, the biggest out transfers were the move of Andre Schürrle from Bayer 04 Leverkusen to the Chelsea by 22 million Euros and the move of Mario Gómez from FC Bayern Munich to Fiorentina by 15.5 million Euros.

    These transfers didn’t necessarily make the Bundesliga weaker. The Germans teams spent more than 270 million Euros on strong reinforcements:Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Saint-Étienne), Giulio Donati (Inter), Kevin-Prince Boateng (AC Milan), Vladimír Darida (Viktoria Pilsen), Václav Kadlec (Sparta Praga), Raffael (Dinamo Kiev), Marcelo (PSV), Todor Nedelev (Botev Plovdiv), Tarik Elyounoussi (Rosenborg) and Anthony Modeste (Bordeaux). But the biggest signings of the season happened in Munich and Dortmund. Thiago Alcántara and Henrikh Mkhitaryanhave joined to Bundesliga by 65 million Euros, almost a quarter of the all money spent by the all Bundesliga clubs this season.

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



    FUT 14 Bundesliga 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.

    Manuel Neuer is the more popular goalkeeper from Bundesliga. To many gamers, he is the best FUT 14 goalkeeper. Only René Adler and Roman Weidenfeller have a rating that can be compared. For having the best rating they are also the most searched by this league’s teams so they’re more expensive.


    Manuel Neuer 86 Germany Bayern München
    René Adler 84 Germany Hamburger SV
    Roman Weidenfeller 83 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Bernd Leno 80 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Diego Benaglio 80 Switzerland VfL Wolfsburg
    Marc-André ter Stegen 80 Germany Borussia M’gladbach
    Sven Ulreich 79 Germany VfB Stuttgart
    Kevin Trapp 79 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
    Oliver Baumann 78 Germany SC Freiburg
    Ron-Robert Zieler 78 Germany Hannover 96


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

    The first measures a goalkeeper’s agility when making a save. The best on this aspect are the three goalkeepers with better rating: Manuel Neuer, René Adler and Roman Weidenfeller.


    Manuel Neuer 87 Germany Bayern München
    René Adler 86 Germany Hamburger SV
    Roman Weidenfeller 85 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Tim Wiese 85 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
    Bernd Leno 84 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Jaroslav Drobný 84 Czech Republic Hamburger SV
    Diego Benaglio 83 Switzerland VfL Wolfsburg
    Marc-André ter Stegen 83 Germany Borussia M’gladbach
    Sven Ulreich 83 Germany VfB Stuttgart
    Thomas Kraft 83 Germany Hertha BSC


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

    Also in this aspect, Neuer and Adler are the best on Bundesliga. Diego Benaglio is one of the players of our short list. He has one of the best divings of Bundesliga.


    René Adler 86 Germany Hamburger SV
    Manuel Neuer 85 Germany Bayern München
    Diego Benaglio 84 Switzerland VfL Wolfsburg
    Roman Weidenfeller 83 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Bernd Leno 82 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Sven Ulreich 82 Germany VfB Stuttgart
    Tim Wiese 81 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
    Marc-André ter Stegen 80 Germany Borussia M’gladbach
    Kevin Trapp 80 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
    Oliver Baumann 80 Germany SC Freiburg


    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.

    This is Roman Weidenfeller’s weak point. Even though he can’t be considered a short goalkeeper, the truth is he’s 6 cm short of the mighty Diego Benaglio, this gold goalkeeper holds the title of tallest Bundesliga Goalkeeper. Neuer from FC Bayern and Adler from Hamburger SV are both above 1,90 m.


    Diego Benaglio 194 Switzerland Bundesliga
    Tom Starke 194 Germany Bundesliga
    Manuel Neuer 193 Germany Bundesliga
    Tim Wiese 193 Germany Bundesliga
    Sven Ulreich 192 Germany Bundesliga
    Jaroslav Drobný 192 Czech Republic Bundesliga
    René Adler 191 Germany Bundesliga
    Bernd Leno 190 Germany Bundesliga
    Raphael Schäfer 190 Germany Bundesliga
    Marc-André ter Stegen 189 Germany Bundesliga


    The choice for the best Bundesliga goalkeeper on FIFA 14 Ultimate team, is easy.

    In our opinion, Manuel Neuer is still the best choice. Besides being the best with one of the two most important attributes and the second best on the other, he’s also who has the best kicking. For us, René Adler is the best alternative to the European Champion. Despite he is slow and not having a good kicking, he has amazing stats in the two more important attributes. He is a huge bargain.

    For those who want a cheap goalkeeper, Diego Benaglio is a great choice. He is not as good as the three best Bundesliga goalkeepers but he is tall, has good diving and excellent reflexes. The price is unbeatable…


    Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - GK

    Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Goalkeeper



    FUT 14 Bundesliga 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.

    Mats Hummels and Dante are the central backs with the best reputation in the Bundesliga. No other players can be compared to them.


    Mats Hummels 85 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Dante 84 Brazil Bayern München
    Benedikt Höwedes 82 Germany FC Schalke 04
    Neven Subotic 82 Serbia Borussia Dortmund
    Holger Badstuber 81 Germany Bayern München
    Jérôme Boateng 81 Germany Bayern München
    Sokratis 80 Greece Borussia Dortmund
    Naldo 80 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
    Daniel van Buyten 78 Belgium Bayern München
    Martin Stranzl 78 Austria Borussia M’gladbach


    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.

    It’s the case of the best rated player: Hummels. It’s really hard to get past him. The most experienced players are normally those who have a higher rating on this attribute. Dante proves this.


    Mats Hummels 86 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Dante 84 Brazil Bayern München
    Benedikt Höwedes 83 Germany FC Schalke 04
    Holger Badstuber 82 Germany Bayern München
    Sokratis 81 Greece Borussia Dortmund
    Naldo 81 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
    Neven Subotic 80 Serbia Borussia Dortmund
    Daniel van Buyten 80 Belgium Bayern München
    Martin Stranzl 80 Austria Borussia M’gladbach
    Jérôme Boateng 79 Germany Bayern München


    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.

    In this chapter Papadopoulos and Hummels are the strongest ones. The Greek is the shortest CB of the Bundesliga but he is also who has the best heading and jumping. If you choose to not buy one of them, Felipe Santana and Fallou Diagne handle it pretty well.

    In the other hand, Naldo and Daniel van Buyten are the tallest central backs in the league, but they are also who have worst jumping. The Belgian is a player to avoid at all cost, even for his low speed.


    Kyriakos Papadopoulos 86 Greece FC Schalke 04
    Mats Hummels 85 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Felipe Santana 84 Brazil FC Schalke 04
    Benedikt Höwedes 82 Germany FC Schalke 04
    Neven Subotic 82 Serbia Borussia Dortmund
    Jérôme Boateng 82 Germany Bayern München
    Sokratis 82 Greece Borussia Dortmund
    Dante 81 Brazil Bayern München
    Philipp Wollscheid 80 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Heiko Westermann 80 Germany Hamburger SV


    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.

    Hummels and Dante are potentially the best central backs of Bundesliga but both are very slow. Felipe Santana, the third fastest CB of the world, may be a good option. Sokratis and Neven Subotic are also fast players and possess better attributes, in a way that either one of these two present themselves as a viable for a defence based on the Bundesliga.


    Felipe Santana 81 Brazil FC Schalke 04
    Sokratis 77 Greece Borussia Dortmund
    Ömer Toprak 77 Turkey Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Jérôme Boateng 75 Germany Bayern München
    David Abraham 75 Argentina 1899 Hoffenheim
    Naldo 74 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
    Joel Matip 74 Cameroon FC Schalke 04
    Fallou Diagne 74 Senegal SC Freiburg
    Bamba Anderson 73 Brazil Eintracht Frankfurt
    Neven Subotic 72 Serbia Borussia Dortmund


    Hummels intercepts everything that is at his reach. But, if the style of play of the team is to concede extremely fast counter-attacks we don’t advise him. He’s a slow defender that compromises the team in fast attacks. Dante is a central back slightly worse than the German but with similar stats. We only recommend to use both players on the same team at the same time if the formation has 5 defenders.

    Benefiting from their popularity and their characteristic for a good chemistry, Jérôme Boateng come up as being one of the first choices for teams based on the main German League. He is without a doubt a good player for this position but there are other cheaper solutions. Like, Felipe Santana and Sokratis, the central backs with best average between the three most important attributes we considered.


    Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CB

    Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Central Backs



    FUT 14 Bundesliga 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.

    For all players with a good budget, to choose the best right back is something very simple. Philipp Lahm is by far the best one.


    Philipp Lahm 87 Germany Bayern München
    Lukasz Piszczek 83 Poland Borussia Dortmund
    Christian Träsch 76 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
    Sebastian Jung 76 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
    Rafinha 76 Brazil Bayern München


    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.

    Lahm is the players that best fits this aspect. The only other players that offer any type of competition is Lukasz Piszczek.


    Philipp Lahm 82 Germany Bayern München
    Lukasz Piszczek 81 Poland Borussia Dortmund
    Christian Träsch 76 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
    Sebastian Jung 74 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
    Rafinha 72 Brazil Bayern München


    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.

    Between all of the right backs of Bundesliga, Lukasz Piszczek is the fastest one. This is the weakest point of Lahm, the second fastest Right Back.


    Lukasz Piszczek 85 Poland Borussia Dortmund
    Philipp Lahm 79 Germany Bayern München
    Rafinha 79 Brazil Bayern München
    Sebastian Jung 78 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
    Christian Träsch 73 Germany VfL Wolfsburg


    Philipp Lahm is undoubtedly the best right back playing on Bundesliga. He is who has the best passing, dribbling and defending, important attributes in a full back.

    If you don’t have enough coins to buy him, choose Lukasz Piszczek. He is a great player too. The Polish player is also the best one in three of the six main attributes: pace, shooting and heading. His impressive stamina makes his work rate high/high even more precious. The third on our list is Rafinha.


    Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - RB

    Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Right Backs



    Best FUT 14 Bundesliga 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.

    There is only a player that stands out in this position: David Alaba.


    David Alaba 81 Austria Bayern München
    Marcel Schmelzer 78 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Marcell Jansen 76 Germany Hamburger SV
    Marcel Schäfer 76 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
    Christian Fuchs 75 Austria FC Schalke 04


    Alaba is the most popular left back playing on the Bundesliga, but he is not who has best defending. Marcel Schmelzer, from Borussia Dortmund, is the number one on this list.


    Marcel Schmelzer 78 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    David Alaba 77 Austria Bayern München
    Marcell Jansen 76 Germany Hamburger SV
    Marcel Schäfer 74 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
    Christian Fuchs 74 Austria FC Schalke 04


    Alaba is one of the five fastest left backs in the world. He makes his speed his biggest threat, differing from other players from this position. All of them are a lot slower.


    David Alaba 86 Austria Bayern München
    Marcell Jansen 80 Germany Hamburger SV
    Marcel Schmelzer 78 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Marcel Schäfer 77 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
    Christian Fuchs 73 Austria FC Schalke 04


    To choose the best Left Back from Bundesliga is a task even easier than do it on the opposite side. Alaba is the fastest, who has better passing, shooting and dribbling. More than a defence, he is very important in the attack of his team.

    Of all the remaining players, Marcell Jansen is our cheapest choice. Despite having a lower rating than Marcel Schmelzer, he seems to be better player.


    Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - LB

    Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Left Backs



    Best FUT 14 Bundesliga 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.

    The supremacy of Javi Martinez, Luiz Gustavo and Sven Bender over all other Bundesliga central defensive midfielders is extremely clear.


    Javi Martinez 84 Spain Bayern München
    Luiz Gustavo 81 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
    Sven Bender 81 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Sebastian Kehl 79 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Simon Rolfes 79 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Stefan Reinartz 78 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Jermaine Jones 77 United States FC Schalke 04
    Sebastian Rode 77 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
    Pirmin Schwegler 77 Switzerland Eintracht Frankfurt
    Håvard Nordtveit 76 Norway Borussia M’gladbach


    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.

    The CDM with best defending stats is Javi Martinez.He is also the player that have better heading so he is a really good choice for teams that want to complicate an opponent’s game in the space between the midfield and the defence.


    Javi Martinez 84 Spain Bayern München
    Luiz Gustavo 83 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
    Sven Bender 83 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Stefan Reinartz 82 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Sebastian Kehl 81 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Simon Rolfes 79 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Jermaine Jones 79 United States FC Schalke 04
    Håvard Nordtveit 78 Norway Borussia M’gladbach
    William Kvist 77 Denmark VfB Stuttgart
    Marco Höger 76 Germany FC Schalke 04


    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.

    There’s a lot of muscle between the central defensive midfielders of Bundesliga. Once again, Javi Martinez is the one that stands out. On the other hand there’s Sebastian Rode. The Dortmund’s player rarely wins a physical brawl due to being the weakest central defensive midfielder from the main German League.


    Javi Martinez 87 Spain Bayern München
    Stefan Reinartz 85 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Sebastian Kehl 83 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Jermaine Jones 81 United States FC Schalke 04
    Håvard Nordtveit 80 Norway Borussia M’gladbach
    Luiz Gustavo 79 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
    Julian Baumgartlinger 79 Austria 1. FSV Mainz 05
    Simon Rolfes 77 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Marco Höger 77 Germany FC Schalke 04
    Roman Neustädter 77 Germany FC Schalke 04


    Despite being slow, Javi Martinez is our first choice for this position. He is the best defensive midfielder on the most important attributes. However, if you need someone faster, the natural choice is Luiz Gustavo. He is not as good as the German but he will not compromise on the pace.

    Among the cheap players, Stefan Reinartz is almost as good as Sven Bender


    Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CDM

    Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Central Defensive Midfielders



    Best FUT 14 Bundesliga 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.

    There is many quality in the Bundesliga midfield. Some of the best footballers of this league play in this position. It’s the case of the European Champions Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mario Gotze and Toni Kroos.


    Bastian Schweinsteiger 88 Germany Bayern München
    Mario Götze 85 Germany Bayern München
    Toni Kroos 84 Germany Bayern München
    Ilkay Gündogan 84 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Diego 84 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
    Rafael van der Vaart 83 Netherlands Hamburger SV
    Nuri Sahin 82 Turkey Borussia Dortmund
    Lars Bender 81 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Kevin-Prince Boateng 81 Ghana FC Schalke 04
    Thiago 81 Spain Bayern München


    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.

    Even though Nuri Sahin and Toni Kroos are on the top table of the players with best passing skills, Schweinsteiger is who stands out by being who does it better.


    Bastian Schweinsteiger 86 Germany Bayern München
    Toni Kroos 85 Germany Bayern München
    Nuri Sahin 85 Turkey Borussia Dortmund
    Ilkay Gündogan 84 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Rafael van der Vaart 84 Netherlands Hamburger SV
    Diego 83 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
    Sejad Salihovic 83 Bosnia Herzegovina 1899 Hoffenheim
    Mario Götze 80 Germany Bayern München
    Lars Bender 80 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Julian Draxler 79 Germany FC Schalke 04


    Gotze has the best dribbling of Bundesliga. In the world, only six players are better than him. On Germany, only Ilkay Gündogan e Diego can be compared with him in this aspect.


    Mario Götze 90 Germany Bayern München
    Ilkay Gündogan 87 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Diego 87 Brazil VfL Wolfsburg
    Thiago 85 Spain Bayern München
    Julian Draxler 85 Germany FC Schalke 04
    Bastian Schweinsteiger 83 Germany Bayern München
    Toni Kroos 83 Germany Bayern München
    Henrikh Mkhitaryan 83 Armenia Borussia Dortmund
    Rafael van der Vaart 82 Netherlands Hamburger SV
    Nuri Sahin 82 Turkey Borussia Dortmund


    There are three central midfielders that stand out on the Bundesliga. Any of the three is a great player, so the choice depends on the specific tasks we have to them. Bastian Schweinsteiger is a very balanced player that can be used also as a CDM. His box to box style brings quality to any team. Gotze is the most attacking player from this three. He scores more goals and play with the ball always on his feet. Ilkay Gündogan is an amazing choice. His price is half of the price of the other two players making him the right man for who needs a player to assists the forwards. He is the fastest one and has the best average on the two most important attributes.

    Diego, Kroos, Mkhitaryan and Boateng are cheaper players that can perform well their roles as central midfielders. In our opinion, the Brazilian is the best choice, even because Kroos is very slow. For those who successfully control his work rates, the Ghanaian can be converted into a good defensive midfielder.

    Our cheapest choice falls to Julian Draxler. Even though he isn’t good defensively, the German player is fast dribble and is a good passer.


    Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CM e CAM

    Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Central Midfielders



    Bundesliga Right Wingers (RM, RW e RF)


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

    The right side of the midfield is one of the strongest points of Bundesliga based teams. Robben is probably the best right midfielder of the world, but Thomas Muller, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Jefferson Farfán are also good players.


    Arjen Robben 88 Netherlands Bayern München
    Thomas Müller 85 Germany Bayern München
    Jakub Blaszczykowski 83 Poland Borussia Dortmund
    Jefferson Farfán 83 Peru FC Schalke 04
    Xherdan Shaqiri 80 Switzerland Bayern München
    Gonzalo Castro 80 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Sidney Sam 78 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Vieirinha 78 Portugal VfL Wolfsburg
    Patrick Herrmann 77 Germany Borussia M’gladbach
    Nicolai Müller 77 Germany 1. FSV Mainz 05


    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.

    On the Bundesliga, only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Jakub Blaszczykowskithe are faster than Robben. There are two other right midfielders with a pace over 90.


    Jakub Blaszczykowski 93 Poland Borussia Dortmund
    Arjen Robben 92 Netherlands Bayern München
    Patrick Herrmann 91 Germany Borussia M’gladbach
    Sidney Sam 90 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Jefferson Farfán 88 Peru FC Schalke 04
    Nicolai Müller 88 Germany 1. FSV Mainz 05
    Xherdan Shaqiri 87 Switzerland Bayern München
    Stefan Aigner 85 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
    Jonathan Schmid 84 France SC Freiburg
    Vieirinha 83 Portugal VfL Wolfsburg


    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.

    Robben has the best dribbling of Bundesliga. No one can be compared to him in this aspect.


    Arjen Robben 92 Netherlands Bayern München
    Xherdan Shaqiri 86 Switzerland Bayern München
    Jefferson Farfán 85 Peru FC Schalke 04
    Vieirinha 84 Portugal VfL Wolfsburg
    Jakub Blaszczykowski 82 Poland Borussia Dortmund
    Sidney Sam 82 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Nicolai Müller 81 Germany 1. FSV Mainz 05
    Thomas Müller 80 Germany Bayern München
    Patrick Herrmann 80 Germany Borussia M’gladbach
    Gonzalo Castro 79 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen


    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.

    Thomas Müller is the player with better passing but Farfán is the best one on crossings. Vieirinha, for example, could’ve been an option to consider filling this slot in virtue of his fantastic pace and dribbling, but he’s affected negatively for missing frequently passes to his more forward team mates.


    Thomas Müller 81 Germany Bayern München
    Arjen Robben 80 Netherlands Bayern München
    Jefferson Farfán 80 Peru FC Schalke 04
    Gonzalo Castro 80 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Lars Stindl 79 Germany Hannover 96
    Jakub Blaszczykowski 78 Poland Borussia Dortmund
    Makoto Hasebe 76 Japan 1. FC Nürnberg
    Xherdan Shaqiri 74 Switzerland Bayern München
    Stefan Aigner 74 Germany Eintracht Frankfurt
    Sidney Sam 73 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen


    Arjen Robben is clearly the most indicated player to occupy this position in a team without budget restraints. He is probably too expensive but, who wants the best needs to buy him.

    Thomas Muller is, to us, the second best right midfielder. He is not much fast but he is a balanced player. In formations that request the help of this players in the back line he is really useful due to his high/high work rates and amazing stamina. Another great choice is Jakub Blaszczykowski, the Polish player that stands out with his amazing pace.

    Jefferson Farfán and Xherdan Shaqiri are our economic choices. Besides Robben and Blaszczykowski, they are the players with best average in the three most important attributes.


    Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - RM, RW e RF

    Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Right Wingers



    Bundesliga Left Wingers (LM, LW e LF)


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

    Ribéry is clearly the best Bundesliga player for this position. Only Marco Reus can be compared with him.


    Franck Ribéry 90 France Bayern München
    Marco Reus 85 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Szabolcs Huszti 78 Hungary Hannover 96
    Juan Arango 78 Venezuela Borussia M’gladbach
    Ivan Perišic 77 Croatia VfL Wolfsburg
    Eljero Elia 76 Netherlands Werder Bremen
    Ibrahima Traoré 76 Guinea VfB Stuttgart
    Daniel Caligiuri 76 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
    Kevin Großkreutz 76 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Tranquillo Barnetta 76 Switzerland Eintracht Frankfurt


    Besides the two players with best ratings, also Eljero Elia have a pace higher than 90. Ribery, Reus and Elia are in fact three of the five fastest left midfielders of the world.


    Franck Ribéry 91 France Bayern München
    Marco Reus 91 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Eljero Elia 91 Netherlands Werder Bremen
    Ibrahima Traoré 87 Guinea VfB Stuttgart
    Daniel Caligiuri 83 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
    Václav Pilar 82 Czech Republic SC Freiburg
    Takashi Inui 81 Japan Eintracht Frankfurt
    Ivan Perišic 80 Croatia VfL Wolfsburg
    Kevin Großkreutz 80 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Szabolcs Huszti 78 Hungary Hannover 96


    Ribéry is clearly the most highlighted left winger in this chapter. In the world and for this position, no one has better dribbling. Reus e Elia have good dribbling too.


    Franck Ribéry 93 France Bayern München
    Marco Reus 86 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Eljero Elia 84 Netherlands Werder Bremen
    Ibrahima Traoré 83 Guinea VfB Stuttgart
    Szabolcs Huszti 82 Hungary Hannover 96
    Daniel Caligiuri 82 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
    Takashi Inui 82 Japan Eintracht Frankfurt
    Juan Arango 80 Venezuela Borussia M’gladbach
    Tranquillo Barnetta 78 Switzerland Eintracht Frankfurt
    Václav Pilar 78 Czech Republic SC Freiburg


    Ribéry is clearly the best fitted passer between the remaining left wingers. The Venezuelan Juan Arango is also better on passing than the popular Marco Reus.


    Franck Ribéry 82 France Bayern München
    Juan Arango 81 Venezuela Borussia M’gladbach
    Marco Reus 80 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Szabolcs Huszti 78 Hungary Hannover 96
    Ivan Perišic 76 Croatia VfL Wolfsburg
    Kevin Großkreutz 74 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Tranquillo Barnetta 73 Switzerland Eintracht Frankfurt
    Václav Pilar 72 Czech Republic SC Freiburg
    Daniel Caligiuri 70 Germany VfL Wolfsburg
    Eljero Elia 69 Netherlands Werder Bremen


    Ribéry is the most expensive player of Bundesliga. His price is prohibits him from lots of budgets, proving the worth of the player. He’s without a doubt the best left winger. Among all the Bundesliga left wingers, he is the one with better dribbling, pace and passing, the three most important attributes. But there is more: he is one of the few that can perform any skill.

    For those that don’t want to pay as many coins for the Bayern winger they have Marco Reus. He is not a cheap player but he is a good second choice. Our cheap suggestion is Eljero Elia. Only Ribery and Reus can be better than him on the average of the three most important attributes in a player of this position.


    Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - LM, LW e LF

    Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Left Wingers



    Bundesliga Forwards (CF e ST)


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

    There are good forwards on the Bundesliga but no one is as good as Lewandowski. He was one of the players with a highest upgrade compared to FUT 13.


    Robert Lewandowski 86 Poland Borussia Dortmund
    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 84 Netherlands FC Schalke 04
    Mario Mandžukic 83 Croatia Bayern München
    Claudio Pizarro 81 Peru Bayern München
    Stefan Kießling 81 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 80 Gabon Borussia Dortmund
    Vedad Ibiševic 79 Bosnia Herzegovina VfB Stuttgart
    Mame Diouf 79 Senegal Hannover 96
    Mohammed Abdellaoue 78 Norway VfB Stuttgart
    Max Kruse 78 Germany Borussia M’gladbach
    Luuk de Jong 78 Netherlands Borussia M’gladbach
    Didier Ya Konan 78 Ivory Coast Hannover 96
    Ivica Olic 78 Croatia VfL Wolfsburg
    Cacau 77 Germany VfB Stuttgart
    Jan Schlaudraff 77 Germany Hannover 96


    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.

    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar has the best shooting and finishing of the Bundesliga. It is true that he is not a fast forward but he is still an interesting player.


    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 82 Netherlands FC Schalke 04
    Claudio Pizarro 80 Peru Bayern München
    Stefan Kießling 79 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Mohammed Abdellaoue 79 Norway VfB Stuttgart
    Max Kruse 79 Germany Borussia M’gladbach
    Robert Lewandowski 78 Poland Borussia Dortmund
    Mario Mandžukic 78 Croatia Bayern München
    Luuk de Jong 77 Netherlands Borussia M’gladbach
    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 76 Gabon Borussia Dortmund
    Vedad Ibiševic 76 Bosnia Herzegovina VfB Stuttgart
    Didier Ya Konan 76 Ivory Coast Hannover 96
    Cacau 76 Germany VfB Stuttgart
    Jan Schlaudraff 76 Germany Hannover 96
    Heung-Min Son 76 Korea Republic Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Ivica Olic 75 Croatia VfL Wolfsburg


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

    Unlike with shooting there’s no proportionality between players with high ratings and players with good heading. Of the three players with better heading, only Mandžukic has a rating higher than 80. He is who has better heading on the Bundesliga. Among all the forwards of the world, only Falcão is better than him.


    Mario Mandžukic 88 Croatia Bayern München
    Adrián Ramos 85 Colombia Hertha BSC
    Mame Diouf 84 Senegal Hannover 96
    Robert Lewandowski 83 Poland Borussia Dortmund
    Stefan Kießling 83 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Klaas-Jan Huntelaar 82 Netherlands FC Schalke 04
    Ádám Szalai 80 Hungary FC Schalke 04
    Bas Dost 80 Netherlands VfL Wolfsburg
    Claudio Pizarro 78 Peru Bayern München
    Vedad Ibiševic 78 Bosnia Herzegovina VfB Stuttgart
    Luuk de Jong 78 Netherlands Borussia M’gladbach
    Julian Schieber 78 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Artjoms Rudnevs 78 Latvia Hamburger SV
    Eren Derdiyok 78 Switzerland Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 76 Gabon Borussia Dortmund


    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.

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is the fastest forward of the world. Mame Diouf, Adrián Ramos, Didier Ya Konan and Heung-Min Son are also known by their pace but the other attributes are not good enough.


    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 95 Gabon Borussia Dortmund
    Mame Diouf 88 Senegal Hannover 96
    Adrián Ramos 85 Colombia Hertha BSC
    Didier Ya Konan 83 Ivory Coast Hannover 96
    Heung-Min Son 83 Korea Republic Bayer 04 Leverkusen
    Robert Lewandowski 82 Poland Borussia Dortmund
    Artjoms Rudnevs 81 Latvia Hamburger SV
    Ivica Olic 80 Croatia VfL Wolfsburg
    Kevin Volland 80 Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
    Jan Schlaudraff 79 Germany Hannover 96
    Mario Mandžukic 77 Croatia Bayern München
    Cacau 77 Germany VfB Stuttgart
    Mohammed Abdellaoue 76 Norway VfB Stuttgart
    Julian Schieber 76 Germany Borussia Dortmund
    Max Kruse 74 Germany Borussia M’gladbach


    Robert Lewandowski is the best Bundesliga forward, without any discussion. However, he is a bit expensive forcing many players to choose another forward. That choice is subjective because it depends of the play style of each player. In our opinion, Mandzukic is the best one for who wants a player with good heading, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for who wants a player really really fast and Klaas-Jan Huntelaar for who is looking for a finisher.

    Far from the quality of these four players, Mame Diouf is our cheapest choice. He is fast and has a great jumping. It is a pity not seeing him shooting with the feet as he does with his head. To fix this problem you may need to buy Ivica Olic.


    Bundesliga Squad Guide for FIFA 14 Ultimate Team - CF e ST

    Best FUT 14 Bundesliga Forwards



    Bundesliga 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, 4-4-2 with 50k budget and 4-3-3 with a 15k budget.


    Team with Unlimited Budget


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    • First Squad
    • GK: Manuel Neuer (55k)
      RB: Philipp Lahm (35k)
      CBR: Felipe Santana (0.8k)
      CBL: Mats Hummels (4.5k)
      LB: David Alaba (18k)
      CDM: Bastian Schweinsteiger (70k)
      RM: Arjen Robben (360k)
      LM: Franck Ribéry (930k)
      CAM: Ilkay Gundogan (25k)
      STR: Robert Lewandowski (60k)
      STL: Pierre-Emerik Aubameyang (7k)

    • Substitutes and Reserves
    • GK: René Adler (1.8k)
      RB: Lukasz Piszczek (8k)
      CB: Dante (4k)
      CB: Sokratis (0.7k)
      LB: Marcell Jansen (0.6k)
      CDM: Javi Martinez (1.2k)
      RM: Thomas Muller (2.5k)
      LM: Marco Reus (95k)
      CAM: Mario Gotze (55k)
      ST: Mario Mandzukic (1.3k)
      ST: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (0.8k)


    • Budget
    • 1,736 million coins coins (1,565k + 171k)

    • Summary
    • The choice for this team’s player was based on analysis made in the previous chapters.
      In goal, Neuer is probably the best goalkeeper of FUT 14. In centre back position, Mats Hummels is unquestionable even with a risky high/medium work rate. In order to compensate the lack of speed and the work rates of the German picked Felipe Santana instead of Dante. We suggest to use Dante only on formations that use 5 defenders. The full backs chosen were fast enough and equally balanced. Lahm is untouchable on the right side, while on the left Alaba has no competition.
      Schweinsteiger plays very well as CDM and Gundocan is cheaper and better than Mario Gotze.
      The two wingers are irreplaceable, the same happens with Lewandowski in the attack. The last spot in the team may be filled by Aubameyang or, for who prefers a player with good heading, by Mandzukic.


    50K Budget Team


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    • First Squad
    • GK: René Adler (1.8k)
      RB: Lukasz Piszczek (8k)
      CBR: Mats Hummels (4.5k)
      CBL: Felipe Santana (0.8k)
      LB: Marcell Jansen (0.6k)
      RM: Thomas Muller (2.5k)
      CMR: Kevin-Prince Boateng (2k)
      CML: Diego (2.5k)
      LM: Eljero Elia (1.2k)
      STR: Mario Mandzukic (1.3k)
      STL: Pierre-Emerik Aubameyang (7k)

    • Substitutes and Reserves
    • GK: Roman Weidenfeller (1.3k)
      RB: Rafinha (0.8k)
      CB: Jérome Boateng (1.2k)
      CB: Sokratis (0.7k)
      LB: Marcel Schmelzer (0.9k)
      RM: Jakub Blaszczykowski (3.7k)
      CM: Henrikh Mkhitaryan (1.5k)
      CM: Javi Martinez (1.2k)
      LM: Ibrahima Touré (0.7k)
      ST: Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (0.8k)
      ST: Stefan Kiebling (1k)


    • Budget
    • 46k coins (32,2k + 13,8k)

    • Summary
    • The choice for this team’s players was based on analysis made in the previous chapter.
      In goal, René Adler is a cheaper alternative to Neuer. In the defence, the central backs are the same. The full backs are still very fast but much cheaper.
      On the midfield, Diego is a good investment but to choose who will play with him is a bit harder. On a 442 formation it may be a good option to use someone more defensive, like Boateng, but if you want to try something more risky, try Mkhitaryan. Thomas Muller and Eljero Elia are to us the best choices to the wings while on the attack we suggest Mandzukic and Aubameyang.


    15K Budget Team


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    • First Squad
    • GK: Diego Benaglio (0.3k)
      RB: Rafinha (0.8k)
      CBR: Sokratis (0.7k)
      CBL: Felipe Santana (0.8k)
      LB: Marcell Jansen (0.6k)
      CMR: Thiago (0.6k)
      CM: Luiz Gustavo (1k)
      CML: Julian Draxler (0.8k)
      RW: Xherdan Shaqiri (1k)
      LW: Eljero Elia (1.2k)
      ST: Mame Diouf (0.5k)

    • Substitutes and Reserves
    • GK: Bernd Leno (0.4k)
      RB: Christian Trason (0.7k)
      CB: Neven Subotic (0.8k)
      CB: Omer Toprak (0.4k)
      LB: Marcel Schmelzer (0.9k)
      CM: Sven Bender (0.7k)
      CM: Lars Bender (0.7k)
      CM: Nuri Sahin (0.8k)
      RW: Sidney Sam (0.7k)
      LW: Ibrahima Traoré (0.7k)
      ST: Ivica Olic (0.7k)


    • Budget
    • 15.8k coins (8.3k + 7.5k)

    • Summary
    • The choice for this team’s players was based on analysis made in the previous chapter.
      In goal Diego Benaglio is a true penny saver. In front of him, Felipe Santana and Sokratis close the path to goal with the precious help of Luiz Gustavo. The Brazilian player is a very useful element in these types of formation for giving defensive security in midfield and setting free team mates to start attacks. Rafinha and Jansen are the full backs.
      The biggest new of this team is the double Draxler / Thiago that with their pace, dribbling, and above average passing give width to the attack.
      On the last third of the field, Shaqiri and Elia are great players that support the striker Mame Diouf. For who likes to cross to the box, he is the best choice. Otherwise, the spot can be filled by Olic. This position is the one that, for who have more coins, should invest. Mandzukic, for example, would be perfect on this team.



    Hybrid Squads


    Building a hybrid team is not usually an easy task. The biggest difficulty is finding key player to join between different leagues.

    The Bundesliga is not a good league to hybrid squads. The team with greatest quality is the result of the combination of Bundesliga and BPL. Ozil, Schürrle and Podolski are key players in this connection.

    Building a good Hybrid team based in the BBVA and Bundesliga is also possible. Javi Martinez, Dante and Diego are essential in this transition, as it may happen with Khedira and Benzema.

    On an inferior level, the Bundesliga still connects reasonably with other leagues, especially with the Serie A and Brazilian players. Klose, Mario Gomez, Dante, Diego, Luiz Gustavo and Felipe Santana have their role in these hybrids.

    Follow our other league guide to easily build your hybrid team.


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


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    Great guide! I was waiting for this since quite sometime.
    This is my team 4-4-2
    GK: Adler/ Weidenfeller
    RB: Pizschek/ Rafinha
    CB: Hummels/ Sokratis / Subotic
    LB: Schmelzer
    CM: Sahin/ Gundogan/ Mkhitaryan
    RM: Muller/ Blaszczykowski
    LM: Reus
    ST: Huntelaar/ Aubameyang/ Huntelaar

    Neuer, alaba, gotze and schweinsteiger are my next buys.

    I would like to suggest a few things though.
    Nuri Sahin firstly, may not have the most amazing stats but for barely 1-1.5k is outstanding in the centre. Great ball winner and assists almost every second game. He has decent dribbling and cant be muscled off the ball easily either.

    Also, I have 3 forwards, Mandzukic, Aubameyang and Huntelaar, and even though I have almost 250k to spend, Im in 2 minds to buy Lewandowski, cuz these 3 have been amazing. Aubameyang, paired with a decent number 9 is almost unplayable. His stats may not say so but he can head well, finish well, devastating pace, and not only scores a lot of goals, he has the highest assists in my team!
    Mandzukic has 65 goals in 66 games for me so that should tell you everything about him (i dont have words for his heading), and on top of that a decent number of assists too.
    After buying Huntelaar, I realized he is one of the most underrated and cheapest number 9s in FUT14, he was on of my first buys and he has scored an insane number of goals of every type since then (whether played alone or with another striker) even with horrible service behind him.

    In the defence, Subotic paired with Hummels instead of Santana is also a great combination, he’s quick, strong, good defending n headers, and although not as quick as santana, his all round stats compliment those of hummels really well.

    What are your thoughts on my team and also on Lewandowski? Is he as good as his price?


    Love the guid. Although I have diffirent players and priorities in my team, I love to read other people’s opinion about it. I totally agree with yeshish on Nuri Sahin. I’ve had him since I first started my squad and I upgraded every position, exept him. He’s indeed not the fastest player, but a great intercepter of the bal because he is always standing in the right place at the right time (not strange with 86 vision =] ).
    My team (I completed it a few weeks ago):
    GK – Adler / Weidenfeller
    RB – Piszczek / Lahm
    RCB – Hummels / Subotic
    LCB – Dante / Höwedes
    LB – Alaba / Jansen
    RM – Blaszczykowski / Farfan
    RCM – Gundogan / Boateng
    LCM – Sahin / Schweinsteiger
    LM – Reus / Elia
    RST – Mandzukic / Huntelaar
    LST – Aubameyang / Lewandowski

    My centre backs are quite “slow”, but with the pace of Alaba and Piszczek I can repair a lot of damage done by troughballs. Lewandowski is a good player. But I’m not quite sure what to think of him. I have the feeling that the partnership with Huntelaar makes him a decoy instead of a finisher. I’ve been thinking of pairing him up with, for example the likes of Götze. Hoping that it would boost my playstyle, since Huntelaar is quite useless outside the box. What’s your take on this?


    Hello i know im not rodrigo but i have trouble resisting putting in my 2 cents.


    Why is the rest of my comment missing…?


    Hey thanks for finally making this guide! Since i last asked about my team i have gone from rated 79 to 82 and my team is much faster and more well balanced. My issue now, however, is that other than by a few new players in bundesliga (Neuer, Götze, Lewandoski, Schweinsteiger, Lahm, and Hummels with Ribery and Robben well out of budget) i dont have much room to build my team. So, i want to build a hybrid with bbva in it. I already have one bbva player but he will be replaced with Neuer. Since last you helped me i was on a 3-5-2 but wingers would drop too deep. So, i am on a 5-2-2-1 that looks like this:
    GK: Diego Alves
    LWB: Alaba
    LCB: Naldo
    CB: Dante
    RCB: Felipe Santana
    RWB: Piszcek
    LCM: Luiz Gustavo
    RCM: Diego
    LW: Reus (amazing)
    ST: Aubameyang (Lewandowski or Huntelaar would work better for me since i only pass to my striker instead of sprinting with him except on counterattack)
    RW: Müller

    Since i just bought Reus my budget is a bit low but div 1 can bring in coins well until i have enough to trade. I want to make my squad a hybrid but i wish to completely avoid having players with individual chemistry under 7 or 8. As a wing player who likes to play crosses and through balls who should i put in a hybrid?


    Hello, thank you for the guide, it is very great!!!
    For my Bundesliga squad, I use a 4-1-2-1-2 formation.
    For my first squad, the players I use are:
    ST: Aubameyang
    ST: Mandzukic
    CAM: Diego
    LM: Elia
    RM: Muller
    CDM: Boateng
    LB: Jansen
    CB: Boateng
    CB: Hummels
    RB: Piszczek
    GK: Adler
    For my second squad, the players I use are:
    ST: Diouf
    ST: Kiebling
    CAM: Mkhitaryan
    LM: Traore
    RM: Blaszczykowski
    CDM: Javi Martinez
    LB: Schmelzer
    CB: Felipe Santana
    CB: Dante
    RB: Rafinha
    GK: Weidenfeller
    Are there anymore adjustments I can make to make my squad better? Thanks


    Hi, i have a team and need some help on who to buy. I have 10k

    Rory McGregor

    I wished I’d read your guide before starting………

    Fifa13 I made a BBVA squad, was lucky enough to get the team of the season Sergio Ramos in a gold pack, which was nice. I also won YaYa Toure in a gold pack and made an awesome Ivory Coast squad.

    This season, on Fifa 14, I managed to win Reus and Weidenfeller in gold packs so a Budesliga squad was a no brainer. I’ve pretty much got a decent enough team from buying inexpensive players, just need to expand the subs and reserves bench. Your guide and advice has proven invaluable.
    Many thanks.


    Should I buy Gotze or Schwingy . gotze is fast but schwigy is slow but having better stats my team
    St: Auba/Man’s
    LM: blasczoski
    Cb:Hummel’s and dabte
    My apologies for spelling mistakes weird names lol


    My team in a 4-3-3 formation. Please recommend improvements.
    GK- Neuer
    RB- Lahm
    LB- Alaba
    RCB- Hummels
    LCB- Dante
    LCM- Scweinsteiger
    RCM- Gundogan
    CM- Götze
    RW- Robben
    LW- Reus
    ST- SIF Lewandowski
    I don’t have much of a budget, and would like to know what to do about my defence really. Obviously the team is really good already but I can’t get Ribery and although I will save for him I want to make sire the rest of the team is complete first. Or should I sell SIF Lewandowski and buy his normal card and Riberys? Thanks


    When is the serie a guide


    Hi, I have a bundesliga squad but Im bored of it cuz there arent too many variations so I was thinking of a new hybrid squad

    4-3-3 with CAM

    Gk – Cech
    Rb – Lahm
    Cb – mertsacker
    Cb – kompany
    Lb – ashley cole
    Cm – schweinsteiger
    Cam – ozil
    Cm – mata
    Rw – Robben
    St – Van persie
    Lw – Hazard

    It will cost 1 million or lesser than that
    what do you think about the squad?


    The question doesn’t solely relate to this feed however I wondered which league/nationality do you believe is the strongesty/best team you play with? Brazilian, BPL, BBVA or Bundesliga?


    “Ribery, Reus, and Elia are in fact the three fastest left midfielders of the world.”-Did you mean fastest of Bundesliga? I found 15 faster left midfielders and one obvious gold one (also the only gold one): Cristiano Ronaldo has a pace of 93 on his regular, IF, and SIF cards. The fastest player of the game, Mathis Bolly of Ivory Coast, has a pace of 97, and he plays in the secondary German league. Could you fix this error in the guide?


    Hey my team is:
    Formation: 4-3-3
    Gk- Neuer
    LB- IF Alaba
    CBS- Boateng&Felipe Santana
    RB- Piszech
    CDMs- SIF Lahm&Schweinsteiger
    CM- Gundogan
    RW- IF Robben
    LW- IF Ribery
    ST- SIF lewandowski
    I make this team as a pretty fast one all things considered, and I like that a lot. I always concede on counter attacks but then I’m a counter attacking player. Help would be appreciated! Thanks!


    Try Hummels instead of Boateng.


    na, i hate slow players whatever the poaition. thanks anyway

    John magillan

    Hi i was wondering what is the best starting XI you can do as a hybrid using only around 13k? Btw great guide

    John magillan



    I currently have your 100k team except for Kiebling(diouf was better for me). Who should I buy next?
    1. Gundogan and Neuer
    2. Gundogan and Lewandowski
    3. Gundogan, Lahm and Alaba
    4. Reus
    5. Schweinsteiger
    6. Neuer and Lewandowski
    7. Gundogan and Gotze


    Nice job on the analysis. I just scored a good deal on Neuer and replaced Adler in my ultimate Bundesliga team. However, that made my overall team rating drop from 84 to 83. Can i conclude, taking all attribute values into account, that Fifa14 technically rates Adler as the better goalkeeper?


    When is Serie A guide coming (guessing ligue 1 is after that?) because i need to decide my gk in my hybrid. Between Handanovic, Buffon, and Marchetti so if you can help with that as well that would be great. However, i know Serie A isnt out yet so you may not be able to help yet.


    Hi rodrigo,
    I am looking for a team that suits my play style and one that I can enjoy and do well with, I like to abuse crossing and am sweaty, I often have more possession in matches and like overlapping fullbacks. I prefer 2 strikers but it isn’t a need and I’m in div 4 online seasons. I have about a 150k budget and I was wondering if you can try and build me or tell me the right league for a squad and a formation that you think will suit my play style, thanks 🙂


    Any advice on My team;

    LB – ALABA
    CB – DANTE
    RB – LAHM (TOTY)
    ST – GOMEZ

    Any advice appreciated!


    Thanks for the guide I have found it very useful.
    I have about 5k and wondering what I should spend it on. My team is:
    Gk; Adler
    Cb: hummels, Santana
    Rb: rafinha
    Lb: Jansen
    cdm: Gustavo, Bender
    lm: Elia
    rm: shaqiri
    Cam: draxler
    St: diouf
    I am currently using a 4231 formation


    Hi, i already have all the good players in my team, including a toty lahm.
    I want to know if it is worth to buy IF cards now and which one should i buy first, for example, should i buy TOTY neuer first and after others or start by the IF cards of lewandowski and alaba?
    I dont think that TOTY ribery is good to le btw because he is too expensive and i can use the money to buy other players.

    Thank you


    hi rodrigo!
    i read all your guides and i noticed something.
    you always suggest 4-3-3 for cheap teams, 4-4-2 for mid. budget teams and 4-1-2-1-2 for unlimited budget. is there a special reason behind those suggestions?
    thanks a lot!



    i just noticed, that it is different in the brazilian guide.


    I am using 433(2) and 433(5)
    I would like to know is Lewandovski the best option for st/cf.. I am using Aubameyang or Mandzukic right now.
    Also, I am using hummels and dante for cbs but I have seen a lot of times that others use boateng and santana. ( I think because of their pace) Which one you recommend? And for CDM, Schweinsteiger is the best option, isn’t it?


    Do you know when next maintenance break will be? It would be awesome for me to get a good BPL player to sell or a good bundesliga player to use.


    Hi. I was looking to buy schweinsteiger, neuer and gotze taking into consideration the market crash but the prices, I have noticed, havent fallen much, for these players atleast, Im assuming it is cuz of the weekend, do you suggest me to buy these players right now, or wait till after monday? Do you think there will be a considerable drop in prices after monday?


    I’ve made a 200k bpl squad and can you please tell me who to get, I don’t have any budget so can only replace players with players of equal or less value. Here’s he team: GK cech
    RB walker
    LCB SIF Caulker
    RCB kaboul
    Lb clichy
    CDM fellaini
    CAM cazorla
    LM Willian
    RM navas
    RST etoo
    LST IF soldado


    Hi! My team right now is a 442 Bundesliga squad. Do you have any suggestions?
    GK: Adler
    CBs: Boateng + Hummels
    LB: Alaba
    RB: Lahm
    LM: Reus
    CMs: Gundogan + Kroos
    RM: Shaqiri
    STs: Aubameyang + Lewandowski
    I only have a budget of about 50k, any suggestions would be great. 🙂


    Hello again. I just completed a hybrid between serie a and bundesliga because i believe great teams can be formed from bundesliga, serie a, and ligue 1 in hybrids or monoleagual squads. Here it is, in 5-3-2:
    GK: Marchetti, Handanovic, & Buffon (I rotate them out, theyre all quality)
    LCB: Hummels
    CB: Barzagli
    RCB: Chiellini (have Benatia in subs for either serie CB, campagnaro is also a sub for handanovic’s chemistry)
    LWB: Alaba
    RWB: SIF Maicon (scored him for 5k, great deal)
    LCM: Sahin
    CM: Gundogan
    RCM: Borja Valero (IF card is one of the few IF cards i am considering later on)
    LST: Lewandowski
    RST: Gomez

    As i know you love to see people’s ideas & squads i thought you might want to see this. Also: improvements you can give are welcome. What i need is a bench squad. I have Benatia, Campagnaro, Aubameyang, and 2 of my 3 gks in subs/res. other various players fill other spots but most are chemistry damaging. Sahin can become a sub when i get Schweinsteiger, and Gomez & Valero will be subs for tevez and pirlo in the future. I hope you like the team!


    One more request: could you do a 5xx squad in future guides? 5-2-2-1 has the most unique positions (8 vs 7 and 6) and i always prefer 5 defenders, it allows me 1 “wall” player.

    Kevan Oktavio

    Hi rodrigo, truly love your guide. Any advice for my 4-1-2-1-2 squad?

    GK – Adler/weidefeller
    RB – Piszcek/Rafinha
    LB – Alaba/Jansen
    CB – Santana/Subotic
    CB – Boateng/Sokratis
    CDM – Javi Martinez/Boateng
    CAM – Diego/Van Der Vaart/Mkhitaryan
    ST – Aubameyang/Huntelaar
    ST – Mandzukic/Diouf

    LM – Elia/Traore
    RM – Blaszczykowski


    I must start with saying – amazing guide 😉 I’m going to start playing UT and I decided to make a Bundesliga squad. After reading this guide I thought about a squad like this:
    Formation 4-2-3-1
    GK – Adler
    RB – Rafinha
    CB – Sokratis/Hummels Santana
    LB – Jansen
    CDM – Luiz Gustavo S.Bender/Reinartz
    CAM – Draxler
    RM – Shaqiri
    LM – Elija
    ST – Huntelaar/Mandzukic

    I thought about using this squad until I have enough money to buy players like Robben, Ribery etc. So, what do you think? Is a team like this worth buying? Or maybe I should think about different formation (I like attacking trough the middle, but I also enjoy doing crosses, so I am not sure if 4-2-3-1 is a good formation for this playstyle)?


    Dear Rodrigo,

    Please kindly,

    I have two squads,the first one is Barclay’s (same one as the unlimited posted before)

    and the second one is the fallowing :


    1. If i played with the first squad,would the 2nd team considered resting and the fitness would be counted and back to 100% again or not?
    or I have to put the tired players from squad one in the subs and reserves of squad 2 to get them back to the 100% again.

    2. As you can see I bought Neuer (TOTY) ,Do you think its a waste of money or the difference from 86 > 94 will make a matter?

    3.or is it better to get Robben and lewandwski instead of him.

    Remark: I still have around 200k .

    4.Any suggestion to be done to the above squad?

    Thanking you in advance..regards


    GK: Courtois
    LB: jansen
    CDM:Javi Martinez
    CDM:Luiz Gustavo

    Should I replace Courtois with Adler or no? any other advise?


    My 3-5-2 Team:



    Boateng/Javi Martinez

    Rating 83(5 stars)
    Chemstry 100


    Hi Rodrigo, here’s my team.
    Jansen Dante Hummels Piszczek
    Elia Blaszczikowsky
    Mandzukic Aubameyang

    What do you think? Any area I need to strengthen? Still got 30k with me.


    I currently have the unlimited budget team, except I can’t afford Ribery or robben. Who would you say is the second best choice in LM and RM? Also are there any informs I could replace with some of the cheaper players in the unlimited budget one? Thanks


    Hi, I have around 50k, and am not sure whether to buy schweinsteîger, lewandowski, or neuer. My team is a 41212:
    Mandsukic and aubaumeyang
    Muller/blasykowski/Elia/ farfan
    Alaba Hummels Subotic Lahm


    Hi Rodrigo,
    I currently have the following side:
    Formation 4-1-4-1.


    Is 4-1-4-1 a good formation to use?
    And who are the next 3 players I should try to buy?

    Thanks 🙂


    I am using a 3-4-1-2 formation…(iOS)
    GK – Neuer(40 k)*
    RCB – Kompany(2 k)*
    CB – Hummels(5 k)
    LCB – Lahm (38k)*
    RM – Navas(15k)*
    CM -Ozil(70k)
    CM – Kroos(5k)
    LM – Reus(Pack)
    CAM – Gundogan(20 k)
    LS – Lewandowski(35 k)
    RS – Muller(7 k)(RF)

    *indicates bargain price
    Should I sell Gundogan and buy gotze(45 k)or schweinstieger(75 k)?I can raise my budget up to 100 k)
    Any other suggestions tnx

    Squad rating 86 Chemistry 100


    Thanks for your suggestions.
    However, I sold most of my players and made a new team.Its again a bundesliga bpl hybrid but IMO with higher squad rating(though my top squad is still stuck at 186)

    FORMATION 4-2-3-1(no LM or RM)

    RB – Lahm
    RCB- Hummels
    LCB- Vidic
    LDM-Rooney(Converted him to CM at low cost)
    RAM-Gomez(bought as CAM)
    CAM-Mata(bargain deal.. Generally sold for 80k but bought him for 50k)
    ST-Cazorla(Converted to ST)

    SUBS-Cavani,Buffon,Fabregas,Diego Costa,Chiellini,Giroud(can’t get rid of him since he’s not tradable),Jefferson(same as giroud)

    Well I am aiming for top squad 187… I have come up with some ideas to achieve that
    A)Sell Fabregas and buy Thiago Silva
    B)Sell Fabregas and buy Kompany(or Pique(same price)) and a 85 rating guy(preferably Cech))
    C)Sell Mata(I would not like to do so)

    And one more thing..
    I never understood the whole concept of squad rating ..
    What should be the combination of players to achieve a higher rating..

    Since I don’t play online matches too much coz of the poor servers I sold off rues and lewa(which I wouldn’t have done otherwise)

    If u have any suggestions pls let me know..
    Thanks in advance


    gk. Neuer
    CB . Alaba
    RM. Shaqiri/Farfan
    RW. Blaszokowski


    Serie A guide…hows it coming ive been waiting for it. Pretty excited to see what u have to say. If you’ve already tested cms/cams what did u think of Borja Valero? He has pretty good stats and his IF card has 88 passing which is insane. Huge bargain (serie a has the only IF cards i care about, SIF Maicon, IF Valero, SIF Benatia). Im interested to see your thoughts and the sooner the better.


    Who’s best out of Blaszczykowski, Farfan or Muller for a hybrid with bundesliga and serie a


    Oh I forgot to tell you my formation is 4-3-3 (4)


    I need some help with my team!

    GK: Adler
    LB: Alaba
    CB: Santana
    CB: Hummels
    RB: Piszchek
    CDM: KP Boateng (with position change)
    LM: Elia
    CM: Diego
    CM: Gundogan
    RM: Muller/Blaszykowski
    ST: Aubameyang

    I dont know which direction to take from here. Which players should i now buy??
    Also, I modelled my team on your 50k budget team, and I’m so glad I took your advice by getting Kevin-Prince Boateng, he is sooo good! 😛
    Thank you!


    I have 25k and I want to know I should buy. My team is
    Gk: Adler
    Lb: Jansen
    Cb: hummels, Santana
    Rb: rafinha
    cdm: javi Martinez
    Lm: elia
    Rm: blaszczykowsi
    Cam: Diego
    St: aubameyang, mandzukic
    I am currently using a 41212 formation. Thanks.


    I am using a 41212 formation. and my team is
    Gk – Adler
    LB – Alaba
    CB – Dante, Hummels
    RB – Piszcek
    CDM – Schweinsteiger
    LM – Elia
    RM – Blaszczkowski
    CAM – Gotze
    ST – Reus, Lewandowski
    Got any suggestions for some changes ? Thanks.


    i think i am going to make a bundesliga team but i have a few questions.
    i want to use the 4141 formation because i really like it.
    i, thinking of gotze and gundogan at the cm spots, do you think schweinsteiger will be good at cdm or schould i put him on cm and put javi martinez at cdm.
    my other question is about the cb’s i think dante and IF toprak will work out great together. or would you advice someone else? thanks a lot


    Hi I’m new to fifa and I was looking for some sugestions.

    I have very low coins are there any cards that would be good to buy and would give me a profit in the future. Also I have a pretty low budget team any suggestions.


    Hi here’s my team. Any suggestions?


    I use 4231(2) thank you very much!


    I have built the following hybrid and wouldlike suggestion for possible improvements :). Thx in advance.

    Its a 433(4)
    Gk: Neuer
    LB: Marcelo
    CB: Dante
    CB: Boateng
    RB: Lahm
    CM: Modric
    CM: Matuidi
    CAM: Cavani
    LW: Ronaldo
    RW: Lucas
    ST: Ibrahimovic

    Bench: Felipe Luis, Ramos, Xabi Alonso, Scwheinsteingger, Gundogan, Robben, Lewandowski
    Coach: Low – BBVA


    Hi Rodrigo,
    I am wanting to buy marco reus, and i am wondering what time is the best time to buy him?
    Is during the night in the UK the cheapest time? Or is it when lots of people are online? Any help would be great.
    Thanks 😀


    Hi Rodrigo:

    I just want to ask for the highest rated Bundesliga team, and I’ve put Ribery and Robben at LM and RM position, but it happens that the striker gets the ball way more than the midfielders and Robben and Ribery doesn’t get much of the ball. Is it sensible that I put Robben and Ribery in LW and RW so they can do more of attacking? If so, can you give me the best squad with Ribery and Robben at LW and RW position?

    Thx 🙂